Day June 17, 2020

[Editorial Analysis] A quota case: On quota politics

Mains Paper 2: Polity Prelims level: Affirmative action Mains level: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure Context: • Quota politics is back in play to favour, this time, students from government higher secondary schools…

AspirantWorld One liners : 17th June

• India has pledged to construct a Rs.2.33 crore sanitation facility at the Pashupatinath Temple complex in Kathmandu, Nepal. It will improve the infrastructure in the holy shrine for the pilgrims. Pashupatinath Temple project will be constructed under the Nepal-Bharat…

Product Application and Development Centre

• Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas inaugurated a Product Application & Development Centre (PADC) setup by Indian Oil at Paradip. About: • PADC has been setup by Indian Oil at Paradip, adjacent to its Refinery and Petrochemicals complex. •…

NASA’s Gateway lunar orbiting outpost

• NASA recently finalised the contract for the initial crew module of the agency’s Gateway lunar orbiting outpost. The contract, which is worth $187 million has been awarded to Orbital Science Corporation of Dulles, Virginia, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary…

Indian Gas Exchange

• Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister launched the Indian Gas Exchange (IGX), which is the first nationwide online delivery-based gas trading platform. About: • IGX has been incorporated as a wholly owned subsidiary of the IEX, which is India’s…

Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence

• India joined the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI or Gee-Pay) as a founding member to support the responsible and human-centric development and use of AI. About: • India joined the league of leading economies including USA, UK, EU,…