Month August 2021

National Small Industry Day

• Every year on August 30, the country celebrates National Small Industry Day. On August 30, 2000, a comprehensive policy package for the SSI (Small Scale Industry) sector was launched, providing significant support to small firms in India. Some of…

CSIR mapping groundwater sources

• Science and Technology Minister Dr Jitendra Singh said, mapping groundwater sources by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) will help to utilise groundwater for drinking purposes and supplement Prime Minister Modi’s Har Ghar Nal Se Jal Mission. About:…

SAMRIDH Programme

• The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has announced the Startup Accelerator for Product Innovation, Development & Growth (SAMRIDH) programme, which aims to help growing startups in India. About SAMRIDH: • SAMRIDH will create a conducive platform for…

International Atomic Energy Agency

• The International Atomic Energy Agency has said that North Korea appears to have restarted its Yongbyon nuclear reactor since July, 2021, suggesting that it handled a full batch of spent fuel. • Plutonium, which is used for nuclear weapons,…

Leaded petrol eradicated

• After a 20-year campaign, the use of leaded petrol or gasoline has ended worldwide. • According to UNEP, Algeria is the last country to use the fuel and exhausted its supplies last month, thereby completely eradicating the use of…