Factory of the world Editorial 28th Nov’20 TimesOfIndia

Global efforts at diversifying supply chains: Global companies have stepped up efforts of diversifying their supply chains in the wake of the Covid-19-induced disruptions and US-China trade tensions.They are looking to implement the ‘China Plus One’ strategy i.e., not depending on China alone for any supplies, and looking for more locations.For example, large companies like … Continue reading Factory of the world Editorial 28th Nov’20 TimesOfIndia

About: Foreign Exchange Reserves

About: Foreign Exchange Reserves Foreign exchange reserves are the foreign currencies held by a country's central bank.The reserves in India are managed by the Reserve Bank of India for the Indian government and the main component is foreign currency assets. Reserve Bank of India accumulates foreign currency reserves by purchasing from authorized dealers in open market operations. Reserve … Continue reading About: Foreign Exchange Reserves

Kartarpur corridor

Headline : Kartarpur corridor Background The Kartarpur Sahib corridor was first proposed in 1999 when Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee took a bus ride to Lahore, as a long-standing demand from the Sikh community for easy access to the revered shrine across the border where Guru Nanak spent the last 18 years of his life. In … Continue reading Kartarpur corridor

About Quantum computers

About Quantum computers In 1950s quantity of information for the first time were expressed in terms of the number of “bits”. The bits, the 0s and 1s of binary code, are the basis of all conventional computing to store information. 0s and 1s are represented in the form of electric charges. In ordinary computers, charge is stored, … Continue reading About Quantum computers

Higher Education: ‘Destination India’ for foreign students Editorial 16th Nov’20 FinancialExpress

Not many overseas students are studying in India: The higher education sector in India remains inwardly oriented, that is, most of the students in Indian colleges and universities are Indians.India has not been able to attract many foreign students in Indian higher education institutions. Statistics on overseas students in India for higher education: Out of … Continue reading Higher Education: ‘Destination India’ for foreign students Editorial 16th Nov’20 FinancialExpress

In focus: Ultima Thule

In focus: Ultima Thule Introduction Ultima Thule is a small rocky and icy trans-Neptunian planetesimal in the Kuiper belt about 30 km in radius. Planetesimal is one of many small solid celestial bodies thought to have existed at an early stage in the development of the solar system Ultima Thule belongs to a class of Kuiper belt … Continue reading In focus: Ultima Thule

About: Pfizer Vaccine

BNT162b2 is a vaccine that has been developed using mRNA technologye. it makes use of the messenger RNA molecules that tell cells what proteins to build.The mRNA, in this case, is coded to tell the cells to recreate the spike protein of the novel coronavirus.The coronavirus spike protein is a molecular machine that facilitates the entry of coronavirus into host … Continue reading About: Pfizer Vaccine

About: India’s agricultural exports

About: India's agricultural exports Agricultural exports are extremely important as the exports help farmers/producers/exporters to take advantage of wider international market and increase their income.Exports have also resulted in increased production in agriculture sector by increasing area coverage and productivity.Giant strides have been made in agri export since independence.In 1950-51, India’s agri export was about … Continue reading About: India’s agricultural exports

About: Earth observation satellites

About: Earth observation satellites Earth observation satellites are used for land and forest mapping and monitoring, mapping of resources like water or minerals or fishes, weather and climate observations, soil assessment and geospatial contour mapping.Data from Earth-observation satellites are in great demand, both from government agencies, which need it for planning and infrastructure development, as well as … Continue reading About: Earth observation satellites

What is CrispR?

What is CrispR? CRISPR stands for “clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats”. It is a method of DNA editing more efficient than ones available. CRISPR uses an enzyme called Cas9 to cut strands of DNA at precisely targeted locations. This allows one to insert new genetic material into the gap. CRISPR promises to revolutionize gene editing in … Continue reading What is CrispR?

About Kalpana Lajmi

About Kalpana Lajmi Kalpana Lajmi was a critically acclaimed filmmaker who focused on social issues concerning women. She was one of the earliest feminist filmmakers in Indian cinema. Her body of work covered issues ranging from patriarchy, sexuality and gender, domestic violence to transgender and prostitution. Noted works Lajmi debuted in the film industry in 1977 … Continue reading About Kalpana Lajmi

About: Bulk drugs or APIs

What is a bulk drug park and why Himachal wants one In News Himachal Pradesh (HP) is one of the states trying to get an allotment of a bulk drug park under the central government bulk drug park scheme.The HP government has identified around 1,400 acres in Una district and sent a proposal to the Centre.Several … Continue reading About: Bulk drugs or APIs

About: Indo-Pacific

In recent years, the term ‘Indo-Pacific’ has become widely resonant in the geo-strategic discourse.Geographically, the Indo-Pacific refers to the Indian and the Pacific Oceans between the east coast of Africa and the American west coast and their several littoral countries.However, there are slight differences in what various countries perceive as the geographical spread of "Asia-Pacific".While … Continue reading About: Indo-Pacific