Yearly Archives: 2023

PURCHASING OF INDIGENOUS DEFENCE SYSTEMS

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) headed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday accorded Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) for three capital acquisition proposals amounting to ₹4,276 crore. These include the helicopter-launched Nag (HELINA) anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM), very short-range air defence systems (VSHORAD), BrahMos cruise missile launchers, and fire control …

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THE BEGINNING OF INDIA’S CULTURAL RENAISSANCE

The month-long Kashi Tamil Sangamam, which showcased Tamil culture, heralded a new era where ancient Indian traditions intermingle with one another and are revitalised with the help of modern practices so that they contribute to cultural and economic growth. It gave a rich cultural context to India’s mission to become …

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LESSONS FROM RUSSIA’S UKRAINE WAR

Russia is “a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma,” said Winston Churchill in 1939, referring to the West’s muddled understanding of Joseph Stalin’s Soviet Union. The words of the Conservative leader, who led Britain during wartime, still ring true as the world, 10 months into Russia’s invasion of …

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BLACKBUCK SURVIVE CHALLENGES

A new study conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has shed light on how blackbuck in India have fared in the face of natural and human-induced challenges to their survival. The blackbuck is found only on the Indian subcontinent. While males have corkscrew-shaped horns and black-to-dark brown coats, …

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EXPERT PANELS ON NEW ELEPHANT CORRIDORS

The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday informed the Madras High Court that it had constituted two expert committees to come up with a consolidated list of elephant corridors, comprising those that had already been identified as well as potential elephant corridors, in the State. A Division Bench of Justices N. …

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INDO-AUSTRALIA TRADE RELATIONS

The Engineering Export Promotion Council of India (EEPC) on Tuesday organised an outreach programme to raise awareness among exporters from various sectors on Indo-Australia trade dynamics in light of the Australia-India Economic Co-operation and Trade Agreement (ECTA). The bilateral trade agreement came into force on December 29, 2022, and now, …

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WORLD’S LONGEST RIVER CRUISE ‘GANGA VILAS’

The launch of world’s longest river cruise with MV Ganga Vilas by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 13 January, 2023 in Varanasi luxury cruise will cover a distance of more than 3,200 kms across 27 river systems in 5 states in India and Bangladesh. The huge untapped potential …

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DIGITAL INDIA AWARD 2022

e-NAM, a flagship initiative of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare,  has won the Platinum Award in the Digital Empowerment of Citizens Category in Digital India Awards 2022 held in New Delhi today. e-NAM is a digital platform integrating 1260 APMC mandis across 22 States and 3 UTs to …

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HUMAN-ANIMAL CONFLICT IN WAYANAD

In the latest in a series of wild elephant attacks in Kerala, SubairKutty, a daily worker, was attacked by a rouge elephant at SulthanBathery town adjacent to the Wayanad wildlife Sanctuary in the early hours of January 6. Subair, who was taken to a hospital with injuries, had a miraculous …

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