Daily Archives: March 14, 2023


Stepping up from its ongoing initiative of providing potable water on six islands of Lakshadweep using low temperature thermal desalination (LTTD) technology, the Chennai-based National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) is working at making this process free of emissions. Key details: Currently, the desalination plants are powered by diesel generator sets — …

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Australia’s High Commissioner visits Jarracharra: Dry Season Wind Exhibition of Australian Textiles at National Crafts Museum. ‘Jarracharra: Dry Season Wind’ exhibition is organized by Ministry of Textile and Australian High Commission It showcases a powerful collection of Aboriginal women’s textile art from the Maningrida region in Western Arnhem Land, Australia. This exhibition features women pushing artistic barriers to depict ancient …

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In a historic step to make Lakhpati Didis from the Self Help Groups (SHGs), Ministry of Rural Development signs MoU with Ministry of Ayush for skilling of rural youth and empowering women Under the ‘Lakhpati Didi’ (Women with annual earnings of Rs. 1 lakh and more) scheme for women belonging to Self Help …

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Minister of Power and New and Renewable Energy informed that under the scheme a total 2.86 crore households have been electrified. Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana – Saubhagya  was launched in 2017. Achieving universal household electrification, by providing electricity connections to all un-electrified households in rural areas and all poor households in urban areas in the country. …

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The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy informed the Lok Sabha about the progress of Atal Jyoti Yojana. Atal Jyoti Yojana (AJAY) is a sub-scheme under Off- Grid and Decentralized Solar Application Scheme. It comes under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). Aim: Under AJAY, Solar LED Lights are being installed in rural, semi-urban and urban areas which don’t have adequate …

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Minister for State  for Ministry of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences informed Lok Sabha that Deep Ocean Mission would not result in any over exploitation of the marine resources by the corporate houses and will not affect the life and livelihoods of fishers in the country. The mission is …

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A P8I aircraft of the Indian Navy arrived at Guam, USA on 14 Mar 23 to participate in ‘Exercise Sea Dragon 23’. This exercise is an annual, multi-national high-end anti-submarine warfare (ASW) training exercise of the navies of participant countries. It is hosted by the USA. Participants: USA India Japan Canada Republic of Korea  Aim: The Exercise aims …

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President of India presents President’s colour to INS Dronacharya. The President’s Colour Award is the highest honour that can be bestowed upon any military unit of India. It is also known as ′Nishaan′ which is an emblem that is worn by all unit officers on the left-hand sleeve of their uniform. It is an acknowledgement of the unit’s meritorious service. While the practice …

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