Category PIB

India-EU Leaders’ Meeting

• At the invitation of the President of the European Council Mr. Charles Michel, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi participated in the India-EU Leaders’ Meeting. About: • The meeting was held in a hybrid format with the participation of leaders…

WAG 12 B Locomotive

• Indian Railways inducts 100th 12000 HP WAG 12 B Locomotive. About: • The loco is named WAG 12 B with number 60100. • The locomotive is manufactured by Madhepura Electric Locomotive Pvt. Ltd. (MELPL). • These locomotives are state…

Section 142 of the Social Security Code

• Section 142 of the Social Security Code, 2020 has been notified by Ministry of Labour & Employment covering applicability of Aaadhar. About: • The notification of section will enable Ministry of Labour and Employment to collect Aaadhar details for…

Anti-particle of the electron

• Researchers from Raman Research Institute (RRI), Bengaluru, an autonomous institution of Department of Science and Technology have resolved mystery of ‘positron excess’ phenomenon. About: • The positron is called the anti-particle of the electron. • Also known as anti-electron,…

NTIPRIT conducts webinar on NavIC

• National Telecommunications Institute for Policy Research, Innovation and Training (NTIPRIT), the apex training institute of Department of Telecommunications, Government of India conducted a webinar on April 28, 2021 on the topic NavlC — Opportunities for the Telecom Industry” in…

Article 217 (1)

• The President of India, in exercise of the power conferred by clause (1) of Article 217 of the Constitution of India, appointed Smt. Justice Vimla Singh Kapoor, Additional Judge of the Chhattisgarh High Court, to be a Judge of…

Agriculture Infrastructure Fund

• Agriculture Infrastructure Fund has crossed the Rs. 8000 crore mark after receiving 8,665 applications worth Rs. 8,216 crores. The largest share of the pie is contributed by Primary Agricultural Credit Societies (PACS) (58%), agri-entrepreneurs (24%) and individual farmers (13%).…

Project DANTAK

• Project DANTAK is commemorating its Diamond Jubilee in Bhutan. About: • Project DANTAK was established on April 24, 1961 as a result of the visionary leadership of His Majesty the Third King and then Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru.…

Pyrolysis pilot

• The foundation stone of the Integrated Solar Dryer and Pyrolysis pilot was laid by Dr. K J Sreeram, Director, CSIR- Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), Chennai. About: • The pilot is part of the Indo-German project ‘Pyrasol’ launched to…

Large Area Certification

• 14,491 ha area of UT of A&N Islands becomes the first large contiguous territory to be conferred with organic certification under ‘Large Area Certification’ scheme. About: • Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare (DAC&FW) is working to identify…

ROPAX Jetty Project

• Rs. 110 crore ROPAX Jetty Project to come up on river Dhamra in Odisha. About: • Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW) has accorded administrative approval for developing all-weather ROPAX (Roll-on/Roll-off Passenger) Jetty and allied infrastructure connecting Kaninali…