Category: Current Affairs

GM MUSTARD

Mustard is one of India’s most important winter crops sown between mid-October and late November. Dhara Mustard Hybrid-11 or DMH-11 is a genetically modified variety of mustard developed by the Delhi University’s Centre for Genetic Manipulation of Crop Plants. If approved by the Centre, this will be the second GM crop, after Bt Cotton, and the first…

Jute Industry in India

Jute is the second most important fibre produced in India after Cotton It has several socio-economic and environment related advantages. It is a natural biodegradable fibre which can substitute pollution causing plastics in several applications. It provides supplementary income to farmers low lying land in relatively high rainfall areas Jute supports around 40 Lakh farm…

Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC)

  Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) was established as a statutory body by the Government of India under the KVIC Act, 1956. It was to promote the ideology that Indians could be self-reliant on cotton and be free from foreign cloth and clothing. It was also a movement towards rural self-employment and self-reliance. Khadi…

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board

The Centre has constituted a four-member Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) under the Chairmanship of MS Sahoo. The main activity of IBBI would be to regulate the functioning of insolvency professionals, insolvency professional agencies and information utilities under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016. The Centre had notified the Insolvency Code in May…

‘Nasha Mukt Bharat Yatra’

It is a nation-wide campaign to make society liquor free. This campaign launched at Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu on October 2 to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Around 150 organisations from 10 States would join the campaign to make India liquor free. Social activist and national convener of the campaign Medha Patkar lead…

ISRO flight-tests scramjet engine

India on became the fourth nation to flight-test a scramjet engine, a technology that scientists claim could change the way space travel is undertaken in the future. Though the full development of the engine, for an “air breathing” propulsion system that significantly reduces the amount of fuel needed to fire up engines on a rocket,…

Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)

It is a statutory organisation under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC). It was established in 1974 under the Water (Prevention and Control of pollution) Act, 1974. CPCB is also entrusted with the powers and functions under the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981. It provides technical services to the…

SURROGACY

  A surrogacy arrangement or surrogacy agreement is the carrying of a pregnancy for intended parents. Intended parents may seek a surrogacy arrangement when either pregnancy is medically impossible, pregnancy risks present and unacceptable danger to the mother’s health or is a same sex couple’s preferred method of procreation.   Fertility tourism: Fertility tourism or…

Established in 1942. It is an autonomous body and the largest research and development (R&D) organisation in India. Chairman: Prime Minister of India Director General : Dr. Girish Sahni Location: Anusandhan Bhawan, Rafi Marg, New Delhi-110 001. It runs 37 laboratories and 39 field stations or extension centres spread across the nation, with a collective…