Category Indian Express

2001 FO32

• On 21 March 2021, the largest asteroid predicted to pass by Earth will be at its closest. It won’t come closer than 2 million km to Earth, but it will present a valuable scientific opportunity for astronomers who can…

Trusted telecom rules

• The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has amended the licensing conditions for telecom companies to include defence and national security as parameters when purchasing ‘trusted telecom products’ and sourcing equipment from ‘trusted telecom equipment sources’. About: • Including defence and…

Inner-line permit system

• The Uttarakhand government, in a recent meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah, had sought withdrawal of “inner-line permit” (ILP) system in Niti Valley of Chamoli district and Nelang Valley of Uttarkashi district for better border management and expansion…

New rule on airbags

• The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a Gazette notification regarding mandatory provision of an airbag for passengers seated on the front seat of a vehicle, next to the driver. About: • The Ministry has mandated…

QS World Rankings 2021

• As many as 25 courses by Indian universities have figured in the top 100 globally, according to QS World University Rankings by Subject. About: • Three Indian Institutes of Technology have entered the top 100 engineering institutes with IIT-Bombay…

Court etiquette

• The debate around court etiquette in India was triggered again on February 23 after a Supreme Court Bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) S A Bobde objected to a petitioner addressing judges as “Your Honour”. About: •…

Karbi insurgency

• Over 1,000 militants of five militant groups of Karbi Anglong district ceremonially laid down arms at an event in Guwahati in the presence of Assam Chief Minister. About: • The surrendered militants comprised cadres from five outfits — Karbi…