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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India and the Northern Sea Route

Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. The story so far: Murmansk, popularly called the capital of the Arctic region and the beginning point of the Northern Sea Route (NSR), is witnessing the rising trend of Indian involvement in cargo traffic. In …

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Manipur victims before magistrates

Responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. Context Union Home Minister Amit Shah that the CBI would investigate cases connected to the violence, the agency has registered 27 cases so far. They include several alleged incidents of sexual assault on women victims. CBI CBI stands for Central Bureau of Investigation. It is …

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The committee selecting the CEC

Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. Story so far The Union government introduced a Bill in the Rajya Sabha that proposed that the selection panel for appointing the Election Commission, comprising the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and other Election Commissioners (ECs), will consist …

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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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Favour of BRICS

Syllabus: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Context At the plenary session of the 15th BRICS summit in the historic South African city, PM urged member States to take advantage of India’s digital solutions and to work for the welfare of the Global …

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