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5G

Recently, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has warned that the new 5G technology could interfere with sensitive navigation equipment such as altimeters, which could lead to “catastrophic disruptions.” Airlines across the world, including India, are adjusting their scheduled flights to the US due to the rollout of 5G by …

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SEGREGATION OF DOMESTIC HAZARDOUS WASTE

Segregation of domestic hazardous waste remains a distant dream for most Indian cities in absence of robust framework and infrastructure. Indore is the only city in the country that safely handles its domestic hazardous waste. Important points: Domestic Hazardous Waste is any chemical or product that can cause serious illness …

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BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY

The concept of Web3, also called Web 3.0, used to describe a potential next phase of the internet, created quite a buzz in 2021. Important points: World Wide Web, which is also known as a Web, is a collection of websites or web pages stored in web servers and connected …

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PASSEX EXERCISE

Recently, India’s INS Kochi and Russian ships engaged in the international Passage Exercise (PASSEX). A passage exercise is normally undertaken whenever an opportunity arises, in contrast to pre-planned maritime drills. Earlier, Indian Naval ships conducted PASSEX with the US Navy also. Important points: Russia’s inclusion as a dialogue partner of …

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NATIONAL STARTUP AWARDS 2021

Recently, the Union Minister of Commerce & Industry presented the second edition of National Startup Awards 2021. It was also announced that 16th January (Startup India Initiative was launched on this day in 2016) will be celebrated as National Start-up Day, to take the Startup culture to the far flung …

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CHOKEHOLD

Recently, the US has proposed a law aiming to end China’s alleged “chokehold” on rare-earth metal supplies. The Bill aims to “protect the US from the threat of rare-earth element supply disruptions, encourage domestic production of those elements, and reduce its reliance on China. The law would require the creation …

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INCENTIVE FOR SEMICONDUCTORS

The Ministry of Electronics and Information (MeitY) is seeking applications from 100 domestic semiconductor chip design firms, companies, start-ups and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) under its Design Linked Incentive (DLI) Scheme. The DLI scheme is part of the MeitY’s comprehensive Program for the Development of Semiconductors and Display …

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E-DNA

According to some studies, DNA floating in the air (i.e. e-DNA) can boost biodiversity conservation efforts across the world. Important points: Researchers from two teams have independently shown that environmental DNA (e-DNA) can potentially identify and monitor terrestrial animals. Animals shed DNA through their breath, saliva, fur or faeces into …

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PRADHAN MANTRI FORMALISATION OF MICRO FOOD PROCESSING ENTERPRISES SCHEME

Recently, the Ministry of Food Processing Industries and NAFED (National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Limited) today launched six, One District One Product (ODOP) brands under the Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro food processing Enterprises (PMFME) Scheme. The Ministry has signed an agreement with NAFED for developing 10 brands …

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INTERNET OF THINGS

Recently, in order to secure Consumer Internet of Things (IoT) devices, Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC), under Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications, has released a report “Code of Practice for Securing Consumer Internet of Things(IoT)”. These guidelines will help in securing consumer IoT devices & ecosystem as well as managing …

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