Current Affairs

Tejas successfully completed maiden flight after FOC

Tejas, the made in India Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), completed its maiden test on March 17, 2020. The Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) tweeted, “The first light combat aircraft in FOC standard (SP-21) took to the skies for a maiden flight.” DRDO also tweeted that this flight signifies teamwork between various stakeholders. This first flight …

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Microsoft India and NASSCOM campaign to empower People with Disabilities

Microsoft India and NASSCOM Foundation launched the ‘Innovate for Accessible India’ campaign on March 17, 2020. The initiative has been launched in partnership with Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Ministry of Science and Technology and ERNET, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) and other departments. The major objective of ‘Innovate for Accessible …

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Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020 passed by Lok Sabha 

The Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020 was passed by the Lok Sabha on March 17, 2020 through a voice vote. The bill seeks to covert three regulatory bodies under the Civil Aviation Ministry including the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) into statutory bodies. The Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020 was tabled in the lower house of …

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A new sanitizer developed by scientists of IHBT

A new hand-sanitizer has been developed by the scientists of the Institute of Himalayan Bio-resource Technology (IHBT) located in Palampur, Himachal Pradesh. Several preventive measures have been announced by the government to prevent Coronavirus. Apart from that, counterfeit goods are also being sold in the market that increases the risk of Coronavirus. Therefore, scientists of …

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NavIC messaging system designed by ISRO: What is NavIC?

The NavIC messaging system has been designed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to broadcast warning messages to the fishermen about emergencies such as cyclones, tsunamis and high waves. ISRO has also developed a NavIC receiver along with the NavIC messaging system. This was shared by Minister of State for Fisheries, Pratap Chandra Sarangi …

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Superhero Vaayu to teach kids how to fight against COVID-19 virus

Coronavirus India: The Government has enrolled Superhero Vaayu to clear all queries related to Coronavirus and share healthy tips with kids on how to defeat COVID-19 pandemic. The Government of India recently tweeted a video of Superhero Vaayu taking up questions from little kids on how to defeat coronavirus and stay healthy. The video campaign …

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Top 5 Current Affairs: 18 March 2020

Coronavirus India: Superhero Vaayu to help kids fight COVID-19 Central Government recently launched a Superhero named ‘Vaayu’ to answer all the queries related to Covid-19, Coronavirus. The superhero will help kids in their fight against the deadly coronavirus by sharing some healthy tips with them. So far, over 140 cases of Coronavirus have been confirmed …

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Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020 passed by Lok Sabha

The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020 was passed by the Lok Sabha on March 17, 2020. The bill seeks to amend the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 and increase the upper limit of legal abortions to 24 weeks for special categories of women. The bill was passed in the lower house of …

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