Monthly Archives: September 2020

RAISE 2020

CONTEXT: RAISE 2020 – Mega Virtual Summit on Artificial Intelligence. Representatives from the global AI industry to hold discussions at the Summit The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and NITI Aayog will organize a Mega Virtual Summit on Artificial Intelligence (AI), RAISE 2020- ‘Responsible AI for Social Empowerment …

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(O-SMART) SCHEME

Ocean Services, Modelling, Applications, Resources and Technology (O-SMART) SCHEME of the Ministry of Earth Sciences The objectives of O-SMART (Ocean Services, Modelling, Applications, Resources and Technology) scheme of Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Govt. of India are To generate and regularly update information on Marine Living Resources and their relationship …

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NEUTRINO OBSERVATORY

Context: Government to set up Neutrino Observatory in the country India based Neutrino observatory (INO) will observe neutrinos produced in the atmosphere of the Earth. This observation will tell us more about the properties of neutrino particles, whose main source is the Sun and the Earth’s atmosphere. The neutrino detector …

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ROCKET LAUNCHING PORT

context: The status of setting up of country’s second space rocket launching port by ISRO in Kulasekarapattinam, located in Tamil Nadu. • As per the request of Department of Space, Government of Tamil Nadu has identified 961.66.90 hectares in Thoothukudi district. • Land survey is completed for 431.87.74 hectares and …

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The Farm bills

News: Bills aimed at transforming agriculture in the country and raising farmers’ incomes. The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020. Bills passed by Lok Sabha on 17th September 2020, were passed by …

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FORENSIC DNA PHENOTYPING

Forensic DNA Phenotyping refers to the prediction of appearance traits of unknown sample donors, or unknown deceased (missing) persons, directly from biological materials found at the scene. “Biological witness” outcomes of Forensic DNA Phenotyping can provide investigative leads to trace unknown persons, who are unidentifiable with current comparative DNA profiling …

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6 TH BRICS COMMUNICATION MINISTERS MEETING

CONTEXT: “BRICS countries continue to cooperate in Telecom/ ICT activities on International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Forum”. In the meeting a broad consensus was built to continue cooperation among BRICS Countries on important areas such as, the role of Information and Communication Technologies in the fight against COVID-19, building trust and …

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32 EARTH OBSERVATION SENSORS CURRENTLY IN ORBIT, PROVIDING SPACE BASED INFORMATION

There are 32 earth observation sensors with advanced capabilities, currently in orbit, providing space based information.Five earth observation satellites and five communication payloads were realized since January, 2018. Information support was provided for all the major disaster events viz. floods, cyclones and forest fires occurred since January 2020. ADVANTAGES About …

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NEW ATOMIC POWER PLANTS

During the last three years and the current year, the Government has accorded administrative approval and financial sanction for construction of twelve (12) nuclear power reactors – ten (10) indigenous 700 MW Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) to be set up in fleet mode & two (02) units of Light …

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INVESTMENT IN ATOMIC ENERGY

INVESTMENT IN ATOMIC ENERGY The Capital investment for the nuclear power projects is being funded with a debt to equity ratio of 70:30. The equity part is funded from internal resources of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) and Government Budgetary Support. The present policy (Consolidated FDI Policy of …

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