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i-Drone

• Union Health Minister launched the ICMR’s drone response and outreach in the north-east (i-Drone). The delivery model is aimed at ensuring that life-saving vaccines reach everyone. About: • This is for the first time that a ‘Make in India’…

Gaming disorder

• Gaming addiction, a disorder is quickly growing as the pandemic spurred an increased use of Internet devices. About: • According to the All India Gaming Federation, India’s online gaming industry is expected to be worth ₹15,500 crore by 2023.…

Retrospective taxation

• The Central government has notified rules for implementing the ‘Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021’. About: • Accordingly, the amendment bill notified on October 1, 2021, will enable the scrapping of the contentious retrospective tax demand provisions. • It was…

Zojila tunnel

• Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways reviewed the work on Zojila and Z Morh tunnels. About the tunnels: • The Zojila tunnel will be Asia’s longest bi-directional tunnel and will allow all-weather connectivity between Ladakh and Srinagar, which…

Lockdowns slowed green energy push

• According to a report, the lockdowns slowed renewable energy installations in the country and the pace of such installations is lagging India’s 2022 target. • The report was released by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).…

Beijing-Lhasa expressway

• Continuing its infrastructure build-up in Tibet, China has completed a key section of the Beijing-Lhasa expressway, a 295-km stretch from Lhasa to Nagqu. About: • This section is located at an average altitude of 4,500 metres above sea level,…

Nag Anti-Tank Guided Missile

• The indigenously developed helicopter-launched Nag Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM), Helina has completed all trials and the process. About HELINA: • HELINA (Helicopter based NAG) is a third generation fire and forget class anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) system mounted on…