GS-3 SLAF’S 70TH ANNIVERSARY: SURYAKIRANS, SARANG & TEJAS TO TAKE PART IN CELEBRATIONS The Sri Lankan Air Force (SLAF) will celebrate its 70th anniversary in March 2021. In the celebration, the Indian Air Force’s Sarang, Surya kirans and Light Combat Aircraft Tejas will participate in Colombo from March 3 to 5, …Read More »
Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
GS-3 INDIA EMERGED OUT OF TECHNICAL RECESSION The Indian economy has emerged out of technical recession as it grew at 0.4% in the third (October-December) quarter of 2020-21 with improvement in manufacturing, construction and agriculture. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) had contracted by 24.4% and 7.3% in the April-June and …Read More »
GS-3 MIGRATORY BIRDS LEAVE CHILIKA Eastern Odisha’s average maximum temperature for February has gone up by 3-4 degrees Celsius Migratory birds in and around Chilika lake and Bhitarkanika National Park have started their homeward journey a couple of weeks earlier than other years, as temperatures in Odisha began to soar. Bhubaneswar, located …Read More »
Achievement of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
GS-3 PSLV-C51/AMAZONIA-1 MISSION PM congratulates NSIL and ISRO on the success of the 1st dedicated commercial launch of PSLV-C51/Amazonia-1 Mission. Important points: India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C51 successfully launched Amazonia-1 along with 18 co-passenger satellites from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. PSLV-C51/Amazonia-1 is the first dedicated commercial mission …Read More »
GS-3 MARITIME INDIA SUMMIT 2021 PM to inaugurate Maritime India Summit 2021 on 2nd March. Maritime India Summit 2021: It is a virtual summit being organised by the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways. The Summit will visualize a roadmap for India’s maritime sector for the next decade and will …Read More »
GS-3 GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS AS IMPORTED FOOD CROPS The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) in a recent order has set 1% threshold for Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) in food crops imported into India. Earlier in August 2020, FSSAI had issued the order that 24 food crops the …Read More »
GS-3 NGT SUGGESTS NATIONAL RIVER REJUVENATION MECHANISM Recently, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed the Ministry of Jal Shakti to devise an appropriate National River Rejuvenation Mechanism for effective monitoring of steps to curb pollution and for rejuvenation of all polluted river stretches across the country. Assessment of the CPCB: …Read More »
GS-3 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FOR COAL SECTOR Government has put major thrust on sustainable development in coal mining and is taking multi-pronged action on both environmental & social fronts. The Ministry of Coal has undertaken several out-of-the-box measures besides regular environmental monitoring and mitigation during mining operation in order to sustainably …Read More »
GS-3 NATIONAL URBAN DIGITAL MISSION The National Urban Digital Mission (NUDM) has been launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) along with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY). Several other digital initiatives of MoHUA viz. India Urban Data Exchange (IUDX), SmartCode, Smart Cities 2.0 website, …Read More »
GS-3 SITANADI-UDANTI TIGER RESERVE: CHHATTISGARH Thousands of tribals living in villages located in the core areas of SitanadiUdanti Tiger Reserve are protesting and demanding the recognition of their Community Forest Resource rights. Community Forest Resource (CFR) rights are given under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of …Read More »