Category PIB

Medium Range Surface to Air Missile

• In a significant boost to India’s defence capabilities, the first deliverable Firing Unit (FU) of Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) System was handed over to Indian Air Force (IAF) in the presence of Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath…

First pollen calendar

• Chandigarh now has its first pollen calendar, which can identify potential allergy triggers and provide a clear understanding for clinicians as well as allergy sufferers about their causes to help limit their exposure during high pollen loads. About: •…

Karbi Agreement

• In the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, a historic Karbi Anglong Agreement to end the decades old crisis ensuring Assam’s territorial integrity was signed in New Delhi. Salient features of the Agreement: • This Memorandum of Settlement…

Financial Stability and Development Council

• Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman recently chaired the 24th meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council. • The meeting deliberated on the various mandates of the FSDC, viz., Financial Stability, Financial Sector Development, Inter-regulatory…

C-DOT

• The Centre for Development of Telematics observed its 38th Foundation Day recently. About: • Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) is an autonomous Telecom research and development Centre of the Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications. It was established…

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:…

Multi-Mode Hand Grenades

• The first batch of Multi-Mode Hand Grenades (MMHG), manufactured by Economic Explosives Limited (EEL), following Transfer of Technology from Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory of Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), was handed over to the Indian Army in Nagpur,…

PRAGATI platform

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently chaired the meeting of the 37th edition of PRAGATI. About the platform: • PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation) is an ICT based multi-purpose and multi-modal platform launched in 2015 by the Prime Minister’s…

SAMARTH Scheme

• In order to meet the skill gap in the industry, Ministry of Textiles is implementing Samarth Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector. About: • First batch in each 63 training centers have been completed successfully benefitting 1,565 artisans.…