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James Webb Space Telescope

• NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope was launched, opening a new era of astronomy. • The telescope is an international collaboration led by NASA in partnership with the European and Canadian space agencies. Functions of JWST • Webb will gaze…

Magnetar

• An international group of researchers has succeeded in measuring for the first time the characteristics of a flare on a distant magnetar. • The team includes astronomers from Norway, Spain and the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES),…

Smart Cities Mission

• The Central Government has released more than 27 thousand crore rupees so far under the Smart Cities Mission. Over 22 thousand crore rupees has already been utilized out of the total released amount. Six thousand 452 projects worth more…

Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme

• The Ministry of Power has reviewed the implementation of the Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme. About the scheme: • In July 2021, the government launched a Reforms-based and Results-linked, Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme. • The Scheme seeks to improve the…

Mission SAGAR

• As part of yet another deployment undertaken by the Indian Navy since 2020 under Mission SAGAR, Indian Naval Ship Kesari entered the Port of Maputo, Mozambique recently. About: • This is the eighth such deployment in consonance with the…