Drone Sector in India

Drone Sector in India   Context: The production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme for the drone industry was notified by the Ministry of civil aviation in September 2021   What is there in the scheme?   Under the scheme, manufacturers of drones and drone components will be […]

National Financial Reporting Authority

National Financial Reporting Authority   Context: The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of former finance secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey as the chairperson of the National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA).   NFRA   National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) is a statutory […]

Phosphorus Shells

Phosphorus Shells   Context: A senior Ukrainian police officer has accused Russian forces of launching phosphorus bomb attacks in the eastern region of Lugansk.   About: White phosphorus munitions are weapons that use one of the common allotropes of the chemical element phosphorus. White phosphorus is used in smoke, illumination, […]

GenOMICC Project

GenOMICC Project   Context: Scientists in the United Kingdom as part of a research project, GenOMICC (Genetics of Mortality in Critical Care), have identified 16 new genetic variants that make a person more susceptible to a severe COVID-19 infection.   About: The GenOMICC project is […]


TRAI Context: Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) organised a seminar on “25 Years of TRAI Act: Way Forward for Stakeholders (Telecom, Broadcasting, IT, AERA and Aadhaar)”   About TRAI: Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act (TRAI) was enacted in 1997. This Act established […]

Implications of the Unguided Missile

Implications of the Unguided Missile   Context: The accidental firing of a missile by India into Pakistan could have led to serious, unintended escalation of tensions between the two nuclear-armed countries, but, fortunately, that did not happen. Moreover India’s image as a global image of […]