Lithium Ion Batteries Charge Up Rural Houses

Context: The shift towards lithium ion batteries from the older technology of lead acid batteries has allowed firms like Kaho India Private Limited to help the Centre achieve its rural electrification target even in areas beyond the reach of the grid. More details: Kaho India Private Limited, started in 2012, Read More …

UIDAI Launches Blue Coloured BAAL AADHAAR

Context: UIDAI has now  introduced a blue coloured ‘Baal Aadhaar’ card for children below the age of 5 years. More details: Aadhaar, the 12-digit unique identity number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), is a compulsory identity card.  A number of government schemes require applicants to provide Read More …

Embryonic stem cells maintain pluripotency

Context: Embryonic stem cells are capable of generating all the cell types that compose the organs and systems of the human body. Now, researchers at Pune’s National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS) have found a dual mechanism that keeps specific genes off, which helps the embryonic stem cells maintain pluripotency Read More …

What’s inside the Svalbard Global Seed Vault ?

Context: Today the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway celebrates the 10th anniversary of its official opening. The Norwegian government has planned to spend about $13 million to upgrade the vault. What is the Svalbard Global Seed Vault and how many seeds are there? It is a facility located on a remote Read More …

SWAJAL YOJANA

Context: Union Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation, launched the Swajal pilot project at Village Bhikampura, Karauli, Rajasthan. Details of the Yojana Besides ensuring the availability of clean drinking water to every household round the year, the project would also generate employment. Swajal is a community owned drinking water programme Read More …

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Hetero launches HIV treatment drug in India

Hetero Healthcare Ltd. on Tuesday said it had launched generic anti-retroviral fixed-dose combination (FDC) of ‘Emtricitabine (200mg) and Tenofovir Alafenamide (25mg) in India. The medication is indicated in combination with other anti-retroviral agents for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) infection in adults and pediatric patients 12 years of Read More …

Facts Corner-Part-34

LOKPAL The ‘Lokpal’ is the central governing body that has jurisdiction over all members of parliament and central government employees in case of corruption The main function is to address complaints of corruption, to make inquiries, investigations, and to conduct trials for the case of central government employees with having Read More …

Saras completes second test flight successfully

Context: India’s indigenous light transport aircraft SARAS has been successfully test flown for a second time. About SARAS: The SARAS is an indigenous aircraft developed by the National Aeronautics Laboratories (NAL), which is overseen by the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR). The aircraft programme is named after Indian Read More …