Contempt of Court
Michael Arul, businessman and son of late high-profile IGP F.V. Arul, was arrested by the police on Saturday, and has been lodged in the Saidapet sub-jail.
Public Distribution System (PDS)
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in India and the Rajasthan government have joined hands to improve the Targeted Public Distribution System (TDPS) in the state.
Afghan Crisis and its impact on India
Taliban has captured Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan and its elected President has left the country. This has created a tough scenario for India and the world to manage.
Kashmir Saffron gets GI Tag
Context: Recently, Kashmir Saffron got Geographical Indication (GI) tag by the Geographical Indications Registry. The application was filed by the Directorate of Agriculture, Government of Jammu and Kashmir.
Muktoshri- Arsenic-Resistant rice
Context: Researchers in West Bengal have developed and commercialized a rice variety that is resistant to Arsenic and can be grown in areas with very high arsenic-contamination. Last year West Bengal issued a Gazette notification for the commercial use of “Muktoshri”.
PERMANENT COMMISSION FOR WOMEN IN INDIAN ARMY
Context: The Supreme Court, in a landmark judgement, had recently declared that Short Service Commission (SSC) women officers are eligible for permanent commission and command posts in the Army irrespective of their years of service.
National Education Policy 2020
Panel headed by former ISRO chief K. Kasturirangan submitted a draft of National Education Policy which forms the basis of National Education Policy 2020. This policy is aligned to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.