Current Affairs

Indigenization Of Technology & Research:

Genome India Project

On 7th February, 2020, the government gave clearance to an ambitious gene-mapping project- Genome India Project (GIP), which has been described as the “first scratching of the surface of the vast genetic diversity of India”.


Polycrack Technology

On 23rd January, 2020, Indian Railways commissioned the country's first governmental waste to energy plant in Mancheswar Carriage Repair Workshop at Bhubaneswar, Odisha under the East Coast Railway zone.


Enzyme Technology For Cheaper Bio-fuel

Recently, the scientists from the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) in New Delhi, received a patent from the US Patent and Trademark Office for the enzymes that enhances the production of biofuels from agricultural waste.


India Plans To Launch Its Own Space Station

Why is it in News?

The Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on 13 June that India is planning to have its own space station and the details of the project will be worked out after the first manned mission, Gaganyaan, scheduled in 2022.


DRDO Successfully Tests HSTDV

Why is it in News?

On 12th June, 2019, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully carried out the maiden test of Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) and other technologies.


All-Weather Radar Imaging Satellite

Why is it in News?

RISAT-2B satellite was launched on May 22 from Sriharikota and it marked the resumption of a vital ring of Indian all-seeing radar imaging satellites. Two were launched earlier in 2009 and 2012. At least a half-dozen could be launched in the near future. These would provide reconnaissance capability from about 500 km in space and a comprehensive vigil over the country.


INS Vishal

Why is it in News?

Budgetary woes has put India


INS Imphal

Why is it in News?

The Indian Navy has launched Guided Missile Destroyer INS Imphal from Mazagon Dock Mumbai.


National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT)

Why is it in News?

The appointment committee of Cabinet has given nod for the appointment of 32 members to the NCLT.


Nirbhay Missile

Why is it in News?

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test fired the first subsonic missile


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