Monthly Archives: January 2021

40th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica Launched

Context: India today launched the 40thscientific expedition to Antarctica. This Indian expedition marks four decades of country’s scientific endeavour to the southern white continent. The 40th expedition journey will be flagged off from Goa on January 5, 2021, with 43 members onboard. The chartered ice-class vessel MV Vasiliy Golovnin will …

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Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways

GS-3 4.SAGARMALA SEAPLANE SERVICES The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways is starting the ambitious Project of Sagarmala Seaplane Services (SSPS) with potential airline operators. A seaplane is a fixed-wing aeroplanedesigned for taking off and landing on water. MECHANISM: The project is being initiated under a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) …

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Important Geophysical Phenomena

GS-3 3.NATIONAL METROLOGY CONCLAVE 2021 Recently, the Prime Minister has inaugurated the National Metrology Conclave 2021and also laid the foundation stone of National Environmental Standards Laboratory through a video conference. BACKGROUND: The Conclave was organised by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research- National Physical Laboratory (CSIR-NPL), New Delhi, on its …

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India and Its Neighborhood- Relations

GS-2 2.IRAN STEPS UP URANIUM ENRICHMENT Recently, Iran has resumed enriching uranium up to 20% in violation of the 2015 nuclear deal and also seized a South Korean-flagged tanker near the crucial Strait of Hormuz. Meanwhile, the USA has decided to keep nuclear powered aircraft carrier Nimitz in the Gulf …

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Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways

GS-3 1. KOCHI – MANGALURU NATURAL GAS PIPELINE PM to dedicate Kochi – Mangaluru Natural Gas Pipeline to the nation. KOCHI – MANGALURU NATURAL GAS PIPELINE It is a 450 km long pipeline built by GAIL (India) Ltd. It has a transportation capacity of 12 Million Metric Standard Cubic Metres …

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Issues Relating to Development and Management of Social Sector

GS-2 2. INDIGENOUSLY DEVELOPED DNA VACCINE CANDIDATE DBT-BIRAC supported indigenously developed DNA Vaccine Candidate by ZydusCadila, approved for Phase III clinical trials. IMPORTANT POINTS: India’s first indigenously developed DNA vaccine candidate against COVID-19, ZyCoV-D, by ZydusCadila has been approved by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI), for the conduct …

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Important International Institutions, Agencies and Their Structure, Mandate

GS-2 5.INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF SECURITIES COMMISSIONS (IOSCO): The International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) has become an Associate Member of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). IFSC IN INDIA: The first International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) in the country has been set up at the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City …

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