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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …