ISRO successfully launched Earth Observation Satellite EOS-04 and two small satellite on PSLV-C52

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched the Earth Observation Satellite (EOS-04) onboard the PSLV C-52 rocket on 14th February 2022 from Sriharikota.  The launch also carried two other rideshare satellites into orbit. The launch was conducted at 5.59 am from First Launch Pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre of Sriharikota to deploy EOS-04 in the Sun-Synchronous … Read more

Highlights of the Union Budget 2022-23

The Union Budget seeks to complement macro-economic level growth with a focus on micro-economic level all inclusive welfare. The Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs, Smt Nirmala Sitharaman tabled the Union Budget 2022-23 in Parliament today. The key highlights of the budget are as follows: PART A India’s economic growth estimated at 9.2% to be the … Read more

‘Beating the Retreat’ Ceremony 2022: 1,000 ‘Make in India’ drones to enthrall audience for first time

A novel drone show will be one of the major attractions of this year’s ‘Beating the Retreat’ ceremony, which will be graced by President and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Shri Ram Nath Kovind, at the historic Vijay Chowk in the heart of New Delhi on January 29, 2022. For the first time, the … Read more

Padma Awards 2022 announced : Full list of Recipients

Padma Awards – one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Awards are given in various disciplines/ fields of activities, viz.- art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc. … Read more

India’s First “District Good Governance Index”, launched in Jammu

The Union Minister of Home and Cooperation Shri Amit Shah virtually released India’s First “District Good Governance Index”, prepared by DARPG in collaboration with Government of Jammu & Kashmir in the august presence of Minister of State for PMO, Personnel, PG and Pensions Dr. Jitendra Singh and the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu & Kashmir Shri … Read more

Rocket Engineering Expert  S. Somanath Appointed new ISRO Chief

Vikram Sarabhai Space Center (VSSC) director and ISRO’s principal scientist S. Somnath (S. Somanath) has been made the new chief of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). Thiruvananthapuram-based VSSC director S. Somnath is the best rocket technologist and aerospace engineer of the country. Before VSSC S. Somnath has also been the director of Liquid Propulsion … Read more

3rd National Water Awards Announced: Uttar Pradesh Awarded First Prize, Rajasthan Second and Tamil Nadu Third

Union Minister of Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat announced 3rd National Water Awards-2020, on 7th January 2022.  In the Best State category, Uttar Pradesh has been awarded first prize, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu got second and third prize of the year. The National Water Awards (NWA) were instituted to recognize and encourage exemplary work and efforts … Read more

Uvariopsis dicaprio: A new Tree found in Cameroon and here’s why it is named after famous American Actor Leonardo DiCaprio

Uvariopsis dicaprio, is four metres tall, with 15 cm long leaves, and bears bunches of large, glossy, bright yellow-green flowers on its trunk. The tree is endemic to the Ebo forest and is so far only known from the lower submontane forest which has an elevation of 850 metres. The area of occupation of U. … Read more

Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change shared the draft notification waste tyre management

The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change on Wednesday shared the draft notification for regulations for the extended producer responsibility (EPR) for waste tyres that will, if finalised, be effective starting the new fiscal year. As per data provided for an NGT case, India discards roughly 275,000 tyres each year but does not have … Read more