Start-up AR4, Sodion ally to make sodium ion battery packs

AR4 Tech, a start-up in Coimbatore, has partnered Sodion Energy of Singapore to make sodium ion battery packs for domestic and export markets. The sodium-ion batteries, developed by Sodion, will be made into battery packs here. AR4 Tech will use the packs to convert existing petroleum vehicles (mainly two-wheelers) into …

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Japan releases water from Fukushima plant

Environmental conservation Context: Japan began releasing wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean. A big step in decommissioning the still highly dangerous site 12 years after one of the world’s worst nuclear accidents. Japan has repeatedly insisted the wastewater is treated and will be harmless backed by …

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Speedy disengagement along LAC

Security challenges and their management in border areas Context India and China have agreed to step up efforts for the disengagement of troops and de-escalation of tensions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) Respect the LAC In a conversation with President of China, PM highlighted India’s concerns on the …

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18 dead as rail bridge collapses in Mizoram

Syllabus: Security and Disaster Management Context A railway bridge under construction over the Kurung river in Mizoram collapsed on Wednesday, killing at least 18 workers. Pillars intact According to the Railway Ministry, the girder was designed by the Paris-headquartered STUP Consultants and proof-checked by experts from the Indian Institute of …

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Dark side of the moon

Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights Ahead of the scheduled landing of the Chandrayaan-3 lander on the moon on, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) released images of the far side of the lunar surface. Key details: The …

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India’s ageing workforce

Indian economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 2.India’s ageing workforce Context: An analysis of India’s workforce, sourced from Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy’s (CMIE’s) Economic Outlook data, shows that while India may be the country with the most youthful population, its workforce is rapidly ageing. …

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Traditional Medicine

Syllabus: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. Context WHO Global Summit signifies increased role of India in the field of Traditional Medicine. In Depth The ever first Global Summit on traditional medicine organised by World Health Organisation, and co-hosted by Ministry of Ayush, in …

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No more bulk SIM cards as govt. steps in to curb fraud

Syllabus: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention. Why in NEWS To reduce cyber frauds performed through fraudulently acquired SIM cards, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) will now mandate registration and …

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