Day June 12, 2020

AspirantWorld One liners : 12th June

• Indian-American soil scientist Dr. Rattan Lal has won the prestigious 2020 World Food Prize, which is considered to be equivalent to a Nobel Prize in the field of agriculture. The award recognized his contribution to increasing the global food…

[Editorial Analysis] A slow turn

Mains Paper 3: Economy Prelims level: CMIE data Mains level: Economic growth and development process Context: • Going by leading indicators, economic activity in India appears to have picked up, although marginally as the restrictions have been eased. • Activity…

Operation Desert Chase

• Rajasthan Police arrested two civil defence employees in Jaipur based on Military Intelligence (MI) inputs. • The arrested employees had been passing on sensitive information to Pakistan’s spy agency ISI. About the Operation: • The operation was jointly carried…

Axons as shock absorbers

• Scientists from Raman Research Institute (RRI), an autonomous institute under the Department of Science and Technology have found out that spectrin, which are flexible rod-shaped molecules present in axons, act as ‘shock absorbers’ to protect axons from stretch-induced damage.…

Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle

• The Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) Complex was inaugurated at Visakhapatnam. About: • The DSRV Complex is designed to accommodate the newly inducted Submarine Rescue System with state of the art facilities to store the DSRV assets in a…

New media policy for Jammu and Kashmir

• The Government has approved a Media Policy-2020 for creating a sustained narrative on the functioning of the Government in media. Background: • The Jammu and Kashmir administration on 2nd June approved a new media policy ‘Media Policy-2020’ that would…