Editorials

INTERNATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY AGENCY (IRENA)

According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), hydrogen will make up 12% of the energy mix by 2050. The agency also suggested that about 66% of this hydrogen used must come from water instead of natural gas. Recently, IRENA has released the ‘World Energy Transitions Outlook’ Report. Hydrogen Hydrogen …

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G20

Recently, Italy hosted the G-20 foreign ministers’ meeting to discuss the fight against Covid-19 and how to speed up the recovery of the global economy and boost sustainable development in Africa. Currently, Italy holds the presidency of G-20. The G-20 summit is scheduled to be held in Italy in October, …

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ARMY AVIATION CORPS

Two women officers have been selected to undergo helicopter pilot training for the first time in the Army Aviation Corps. They will join front-line flying duties on completion of their training in July 2022. Till now, women officers were assigned only ground duties in the Army Aviation Corps. Army Aviation …

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EKLAVYA MODEL RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS (EMRS)

Recently, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MTA) inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Microsoft to support the digital transformation of schools such as Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) and Ashram Schools, among others under the Ministry. It is aimed at building an inclusive, skills-based economy. Important points: Artificial Intelligence curriculum will be made available to tribal students …

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE BOARD OF INDIA (SEBI)

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has proposed a framework for setting up a spot gold exchange. The spot exchange is where financial instruments, such as commodities, currencies, and securities, are traded for immediate delivery. SEBI is a statutory body established in April, 1992 in accordance with the provisions of the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, …

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Nuclear Medicine

Context: DAE plans to rope in private agencies for Nuclear Medicine Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), plans of sharing one of its facilities partially with private agencies for the weekly production of “Column Chromatography Generator Production”. The Technology for the Production of important radiopharmaceuticals, like 18F-FDB for various cancer imaging …

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Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources

GS-2 POTENTIAL TREATMENT FOR ALZHEIMER’S JNCASR Scientists develop a new molecule that could be a potential drug candidate for the treatment of Alzheimer’s. JNCASR – Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, autonomous institute under the Dept. of Science and Technology, GOI. Located in Bengaluru. Details: Scientists have developed a …

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Way to Predicting Solar Cycles

Context: Way to predicting solar cycles– Kodaikanal Solar Observatory Digitized Data probes Sun’s rotation over the Century Scientists have estimated how the Sun has rotated over a century from data extracted from old films and photographs that have been digitized. This estimation would help study magnetic field generated in the …

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