Current Affairs :
Treading Paths Of Diplomacy: Track I & Track II
Diplomacy is an art of negotiations between representatives of state. With time this art got refined by many brilliant diplomats and this art is continuously evolving. Now, question arises what are the tracks followed towards this? These tracks are the various approaches of negotiations and resolution of conflicts.
National Mission On Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical Systems
In the era of Fourth Industrial Revolution, Government of India needs to enable revolution of “smart” devices and systems from smart cars to smart grids, which collectively would give rise to smart cities and address the most pressing national priorities.
Public Cloud Policy
Transitioning to cloud necessitates involvement of Government. With this in mind, MeiTY has embarked on an ambitious project called “Silver line Architecture for Cloud” that tries to establish a transparent and conducive regulatory framework that ensures data ownership, retention policy and content regulation while codifying measures to be taken in case of data theft or leakage out of the system and provides faster resolution and remedies to the user.
Blockchain Based Coffee: E-marketplace For Coffee
Coffee Board is collaborating with M/s Eka Plusfor development of Blockchain based marketplace application.
DD Science & India Science
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) along with Doordarshan and Prasar Bharati, launched two science communication initiatives, DD Science and India Science.
Genome India Initiative: Human Genome Cataloguing Project
India will launch its first human genome mapping project by October 2019, a move that will help researchers get closer to developing effective therapies for treating diseases such as cancer. The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) plans to scan nearly 20,000 Indian genomes over five years and develop diagnostic tests that can be used for cancer.
Gaganyaan: India’s First Manned Mission To Space
Gaganyaan is an Indian crewed orbital spacecraft that will send 3 astronauts to space for seven days by 2022. It is a part of the Indian Human Spaceflight Programme.
Chandrayaan-2: India’s Orbiter-Lander-Rover Mission
Chandrayaan-2 mission was a significant technological leap compared to the previous missions of ISRO, which brought together an Orbiter, Lander and Rover with the goal of exploring South Pole of the Moon.
Cartosat-3 satellite is a third generation agile advanced satellite having high resolution imaging capability.
Earth Observation Satellite RISAT-2B
Radar Imaging Satellite 2B (RISAT-2B) is an indigenously developed Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Imaging Satellite operating in the X-band.