Quantum Computing

India and Russia has decided to increase cooperation in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain System, and Quantum Computing. About: • In the first India-Russia Strategic Economic Dialogue at St Petersburg, both countries decided to increase cooperation in the field of Artificial Intelligence, blockchain system, quantum computing, financial Technology and explore the possibility of…

Solar Cycle

IISER Kolkata develops simulation to predict solar activity over 10 years. About: • A team of researchers from IISER Kolkata have developed a way of predicting the intensity of activity in the next solar cycle (approximately from 2020 to 2031) using data spread over the last 100 years. What is Solar Cycle? • The solar…

Emergency Helpline 112

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh launched Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) for Himachal Pradesh at Mandi on Nov 28, 2018. About: • Himachal Pradesh is the first state to launch the pan-India single emergency helpline number 112. • It was launched under Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) project. • The Central Government has allocated Rs…

Space Command for US Military

Recently, US government ordered the creation of “Space Command“ which will have overall control over military’s space operation. About: • Space command will be sixth branch of USA military that would focus on all matters off-world from procuring military satellites to Defending USA spacecrafts in orbits from attack. Role of Space in Military Operations: •…

Border Guarding Forces

214th Report on ‘Working Conditions in Border Guarding Forces is released. About: • A committee headed by P. Chidambaram presented its Report on Working Conditions in Border Guarding Forces (Assam Rifles, Sashastra Seema Bal, Indo Tibetan Border Police and Border Security Force), to the Rajya Sabha. • Out of the seven Central Armed Police Forces…

National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA) Project

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Water Resources while giving a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha, gave details on the status of implementation of the NeVA Project. About: • Data depository: NeVA aims to bring all the legislatures of the country together, in one platform thereby creating a massive data depository…

Integrated Government Online Training Programme (iGOT)

iGOT initiative aims at “Competent Civil Services for Good Governance”. About: • iGOT initiative will augment the existing training mechanism with online module-based training coupled with certification. • Universal accessibility: This will make training inputs available to government servant on site and on flexitime basis through Massive Online Open Courses mechanism. It will provide a…

Budget 2019

The Constitution, under Article 112, refers to the Budget in India as the ‘annual financial statement’. In other words, the term ‘budget’ has nowhere been used in the Constitution. The budget is a statement of the estimated receipts and expenditure of the Government of India in a financial year, which begins on 1 April and…