Know about Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

The organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is the second-largest intergovernmental organization, just after the United Nations. It has a member strength of 57 states. The org is the voice of the Muslim world to safeguard and protect the interests of the Muslim world, along with promoting international peace and harmony. It was established in Rabat, … Read more

What is ‘MAAREECH’ in the context of Indian Defence?

MAAREECH is an advanced anti-torpedo decoy system launched by Indian Navy. Produced by Bharat Electronics Limited. MAAREECH is capable of detecting, locating and neutralizing incoming torpedos. It was produced under the Make in India initiative.

What is ‘Varunastra’ in the context on Indian defence?

Varunastra is the heavyweight anti-submarine torpedo launched by DRDO. It is India’s first heavyweight torpedo. Varunastra was developed by the BDL, Vishakhapatnam Unit of Indian Navy. It can be deployed in both shallow and deep-water environment. The weight 1500 kilograms. Operational range is 40 kilometres. The maximum speed is 74 kilometre per hour. Varunastra is … Read more

Why is Shahtoot dam in news recently?

Minister of External Affairs Shri S Jaishankar has recently announced that India will construct the Shahtoot Dam in Afghanistan. The dam will be built across the Maidan river, a tributary of River Kabul in Afghanistan. The planning and commissioning of the dam across the river began in 2016. The dam will be instrumental in irrigation … Read more

Know about Jason-CS Mission and Sentinel-6 Satellite

Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael satellite was launched from the Air Force base in California by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Sentinel-6-Satellite will be a part of the mission called Jason-CS Mission with its objective to measure changes in the global sea level, water vapour distribution and monitor El Niño and La Niña. The satellite will throw a series of … Read more

What is Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN)?

Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) is a programme in Higher Education. The National Institute of Technology, Tiruchi launched GIAN programme in 2015. It is a program under the Ministry of Human Resource and Development. Global Initiative for Academic Networks (GIAN) in Higher Education is focused on tapping the talent pool of scientists and entrepreneurs … Read more

Feni Bridge is connecting India with which country?

1.8km-long Feni bridge which connects India and Bangladesh will be completed by December 2020. The bridge connects Sabrum in India to Ramgarh in Bangladesh is being built at a cost of Rs.129 crore. Feni bridge will make it easier to transport goods from Chittagong and Kolkata ports as the distance between Sabrum and Chittagong is … Read more

Why is Anakkayam Small Hydro Electric Project in news?

Recently, various environmental activists have come together to protest against the Anakkayam Small Hydro Electric Project in Kerala. The project is set to come up through the buffer zone of the Parambikulam Tiger Reserve (PTR). The area is ecologically fragile, previously experienced many massive landslides causing loss of precious flora and fauna species. Controversy: The project was approved without the … Read more

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