INS Dhruv Launched

INS Dhruv Launched : India’s first ballistic missile ship ( With key features )

INS Dhruv Launched
India has launched its first ballistic missile and satellite tracking ship INS Dhruv.

key points :

  • It has been built by Hindustan Shipyard along with DRDO and NTRO.
  • The ship costs around 1500 crores..
  • It is a 10,000 tonne vessel and it will be commissioned from southern Indian port of Visakhapatnam.
  • It is designed by Vik Sandvik Design India.

key features of INS Dhruv :

  • INS Dhruv will be the latest weapon in Indian Navy’s arsenal.
  • It will be jointly operated by National Technical Research Organisation, Defence Research and Development Organisation and the Indian Navy.
  • The ship has the capability to provide early warning of attacks by ballistic missiles launched from Pakistan and China, according to reports.
  • It can attain a speed of 21 knots and is powered by two imported 9,000 kilowatts combined diesel and diesel (CODAD) configuration engines and three 1200 kilowatt auxiliary generators.
  • It has capability to map ocean beds from research as well as detection of enemy submarines.

INS Dhruv :

INS Dhruv is a research vessel and missile range instrumentation ship built by India’s Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL).

The ship was earlier only known by it’s shipyard designated yard number as VC-11184.

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INS Dhruv Launched

INS Dhruv Launched

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World largest direct air carbon capture plant

World largest direct air carbon capture plant in Iceland

World largest direct air carbon capture plant
Swiss company Climeworks launched Orca, the world’s largest direct air capture and storage plant that permanently removes CO2 from the air.
The plant, named Orca, after the Icelandic word “orka” meaning “energy”.
The plant is located in proximity to the Hellisheidi geothermal power plant by ON Power near Reykjavik, Iceland.

Highlights :

  • The world’s largest plant that can directly suck in Carbon Dioxide from the air has started operating in Iceland.
  • The plant in Iceland will be able to capture up to 4,000 tons of Carbon dioxide per year that equates to the emissions from about 870 cars.
  • It will employ high-tech filters and fans to extract carbon dioxide directly from the air.

About Orca’s construction :

  • The construction of Orca started in May 2020 and is based on advanced modular technology.
  • These units are powerful and compact with minimal physical footprint.
  • This has made it possible for Orca to be operational in under 15 months.
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, that equates to the emissions from about 870 cars. The plant cost between US$10 and 15m to build, Bloomberg
There are currently 15 direct air capture plants operating worldwide, capturing more than 9,000 tonnes of CO2 per year, according to the IEA.

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World largest direct air carbon capture plant

World largest direct air carbon capture plant

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The Uttar Pradesh population control stabilization and welfare bill 2021

The Uttar Pradesh population control stabilization and welfare bill 2021 : All important details

The Uttar Pradesh population control stabilization and welfare bill 2021
The Uttar Pradesh population control stabilization and welfare bill 2021
UP Government Adityanath Yogi unveiled a new population bill on World Population Day on July 11, 2021.
The draft of the population bill, prepared by the UP Law Commission, aims at curbing the population menace in the state.
UP is India’s most populous state, with a population of around 220 million.

Objectives :

  • Its main objective is promoting two child policy and states that people violating it in the state will be debarred from contesting local bodies polls, applying for government jobs or receiving any kind of subsidy.
  • The new Population Policy, comes with the target to bring the birth rate to 2.1 per thousand population by 2026 and to 1.9 by 2030.
  • It also focuses on comprehensive arrangements for the care of the elderly, apart from better management of education, health, and nutrition of adolescents between 11 to 19 years.

Key points :

  • State Population Fund would be constituted, and it will be utilized to implement this Act.
  • The bill is necessary to control and stabilize the population to promote sustainable development with more equitable distribution.
  • The Bill comprises incentives for those who limit their families to two children or less and disincentives for those who defy the two-children norm laid out in the bill.

Whom will it apply to?

The provision of this legislation shall apply to a married couple where the boy is not less than 21 years of age and the girl is not less than 18.
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The Uttar Pradesh population control stabilization and welfare bill 2021
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The Uttar Pradesh population control stabilization and welfare bill 2021

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Coconut Development Board Act 1979

Coconut Development Board Act 1979, Cabinet approves amendment

Coconut Development Board Act 1979
The Union Cabinet approved the proposal of amendments to the Coconut Development Board Act, 1979 for famer walfare to make it more efficient to carry out the activities of farming and production of coconut.
Now, the Cabinet had approved to make the post of chairman of the board.
  • The post of the chairman will be non-executive and there would be a CEO for executive powers.
  • Those who have field experience will be appointed as non-executive chairman of the board.
It will be beneficial to the coconut growers at large.
The board will now carry out the activities related to the development of coconut outside the country too.

Coconut development board act :

  • The Act came into force on the 17th of March, 1979 and extends to whole of India.
  • Through this Act, the Union took the Coconut Industry under its control as a matter of public interest.
  • This Act consists of five Chapters and 21 Sections.
  • A Coconut Development Board has been established under this Act on 12th January 1981and comes under the Ministry of Agriculture.
  • The Board has its head-quarters at Kochi in Kerala.
  • It has set up six state centers and nine Demonstration cum Seed Production (DSP) Farms.
  • It has also established a Technology Development Center at Aluva.
  • It also maintains a Fund for these purposes, known as the Coconut Development Fund.
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Coconut Development Board Act 1979
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Recently appointed governors at India 2021, Check full list here

Recently appointed governors at India 2021 : President appoints new governors for 8 states

Recently appointed governors at India 2021
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President Ram Nath Kovind
President Ram Nath Kovind emerged with a new announcement on 06 July having new Governors of 8 new states.
P.S. Sreedharan Pillai, Governor of Mizoram, was transferred and appointed as Governor of Goa.

Ramesh Bais, Governor of Tripura is transferred and appointed as Governor of Jharkhand.

New governors list :

  • Union Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot has been appointed as Karnataka Governor.
  • Mangubhai Chhanganbhai Patel was named as governor of Madhyapradesh.
  • Satyadev Narayan Arya, Governor of Haryana is transferred and appointed as Governor of Tripura.
  • Ramesh Bais is appointed as Governor of Jharkhand.
  • Bandaru Dattatraya, Governor of Himachal Pradesh is transferred and appointed as Governor of Haryana.
  • P.S. Sreedharan Pillai has been appointed as governor of Goa.
  • Hari Babu Kambhampati has been appointed as governor of Mizoram.
  • Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar has been appointed as Governor at Himachal Pradesh.
Prime Minister Modi’s Union cabinet is expected to get a reshuffle with the addition of new ministers on July 8.
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Recently appointed governors at India 2021
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Second Indian woman in space

Second Indian woman in space : Sirisha Bandla will become the second Indian born to fly in space

Second Indian woman in space
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Second Indian woman in space
Two minute reads :
A woman of Indian origin Sirisha Bandla will become the second Indian-born woman to fly into space after Kalpana Chawla.
The Indian-American astronaut, Bandla will be one of the six crew members abroad Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic flight ‘VSS Unity’.

Key points :

  • Virgin Galactic spaceflight Unity 22 is scheduled to blast off to space on July 11, 2021 from New Mexico.
  • The crew includes Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Galactic, and 3 mission specialists.
  • The six-member team includes Dave Mackay, Michael Masucci, Colin Bennett, and Beth Moses.

Important facts :

  • Sirisha Bandla will become the second India-born woman to fly to space.
  • Bandla will be the fourth Indian to fly into space.
  • Kalpana Chawla, Rakesh Sharma and Sunita Williams were the other Indians who went into space prior to Bandla.
  • Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group is set to become the first billionaire to go to space, beating Jeff Bezos’ space flight by nine days.
  • Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is also going to make a spaceflight onboard the New Shepard spaceship, which is scheduled for July 20.

About Srisha Bandla :

Second Indian woman in space
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Srisha Bandle
  • The 34-year-old aeronautical engineer was born in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur district and brought up in Houston, Texas.
  • Sirisha Bandla is the Vice President of Government Affairs and Research Operations at Virgin Galactic, the company that has made the spacecraft.

Important takeaways of Virgin Galactic :

  • Founded : 2004
  • Headquarters : Mojave
  • Founder : Rechard Branson
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India’s Second Largest Cricket Stadium

India’s Second Largest Cricket Stadium at Jaipur after Narendra Modi Stadium : Key Highlights

India's Second Largest Cricket Stadium
India’s Second Largest Cricket Stadium
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Two minute reads :
BCCI has granted finance Rs.100 crores to the Rajasthan Cricket Association ( RCA ) to built India’s Second Largest Cricket Stadium at Jaipur.
An amount of about Rs. 290 crores has been estimated in the construction work.
The sources of the amount are —
  • Rs. 100 crores loan from the bank
  • Rs. 100 crores infrastructure grant from BCCI
  • Rs. 90 crores from RCS funds

Features of the stadium :

  • The proposed cricket stadium will have a seating capacity of 75,000.
  • There will be two practice grounds, 4 cricket academies, hostels etc. and will be made of international level.
  • The stadium is the biggest cricket stadium in the world as it is oval in shape.

Key details :

Construction work will be done in two phases.
  • There will be 40,000 spectator capacity in the first phase.
  • The ground will have 44 international level cricket pitches.
The construction work for the first phase of stadium is likely to take 24 to 30 months.

India’s / World’s Largest Cricket Stadium :

  • The Narendra Modi Stadium, also known as the Motera Stadium, is the India’s largest cricket stadium as well as in the world.
  • It has a seating capacity of 132,000 spectators.

World’s Second largest cricket stadium :

  • The second largest cricket stadium in the world is Melbourne Cricket Stadium in Australia.
  • It has a seating capacity of 100,024.

Important takeaways of BCCI :

  • Founded : 1928
  • Headquarters : Wankhede Stadium
  • President : Sourav Ganguly
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India's Second Largest Cricket Stadium
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Delhi’s Healthcare Information Management System

Delhi’s Healthcare Information Management System roll out by Delhi Government : All important points

Delhi's Healthcare Information Management System
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Arbind Kejriwal
Two minute reads :
Delhi Government, Arvind Kejriwal informed that the cloud-based Health Care Information Management System will be rolled out by March 2022.
Delhi will be the only state in the country to have this system which will also be implemented in private hospitals as well.
There’s some delays in this project due to the pandemic and the project is expected to be fully implemented by March 2022.

Focus of this project :

  • The HIMS will focus on the healthcare delivery process including patient care, hospital administration, supply chain management, planning and budgeting, and backend services.

key points of the project :

  • Under this project, entire system will be on the cloud and digitized.
  • System is also supposed to include a 24×7 call centre, or Health Helpline number.
  • Health cards will be issued in the names of all the residents of Delhi, for which special surveys will be conducted by the government.
  • With the help of their registered card number entered in the system, the hospitals will be able to access all of the patients’ health-related information and past registry.
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Delhi's Healthcare Information Management System
Delhi’s Healthcare Information Management System
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Goods and service tax system

Goods and service tax system completes four year : See details and key points

Goods and service tax system
Goods and service tax system
The Goods and Service Tax system, the countries biggest tax reform, completed four years on 1st July 2021.
The government has decided to honour the tax payers who have been a part of its success story.

Key points

  • The Goods and Service Tax Act was passed in the Parliament on 29th March 2017 and came into effect on 1st July 2017.
  • Over the years, GST rates were reduced on 400 goods and 80 services.
  • GST is a single domestic indirect tax law for the entire country.
  • GST has been a milestone in the economic landscape of India.

Advantages of GST

  • GST also removed a tax arbitrage across states that distorted business investment decisions.
  • GST has mainly removed the cascading effect on the sale of goods and services, leading decrease in cost of goods.
  • It has decreased the number of taxes, compliance burden and overall tax burden on common man making the tax system transparent and easy.
  • This makes our tax system easy and accessible. As it is mainly technologically driven.
  • All the activities like registration, return filing, application for refund and response to notice needs to be done online on the GST portal, which accelerates the processes.

What are the components of GST?

There are three taxes applicable under this system: CGST, SGST & IGST.
  • CGST: It is the tax collected by the Central Government on an intra-state sale (e.g., a transaction happening within Maharashtra)
  • SGST: It is the tax collected by the state government on an intra-state sale (e.g., a transaction happening within Maharashtra)
  • IGST: It is a tax collected by the Central Government for an inter-state sale (e.g., Maharashtra to Tamil Nadu)
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Global Cybersecurity Index 2020

Global Cybersecurity Index 2020 rankings : U.S. ranks top, India jumps to number 10 in index

Global Cybersecurity Index 2020
Global Cybersecurity Index 2020
Two minute reads :
The U.S top the chart followed by UK and Saudi Arabia tied on the second position, while Estonia was ranked third in Global Cybersecurity Index 2020 by ITU.
  • U.S ranks 1st followed by UK
  • Saudi Arabia at 2nd
  • Estonia ranks 3rd
  • South Korea, Singapore and Spain ranks 4th
  • Russia, UAE and Malaysia spots 5th
  • Interestingly, neighbours China and Pakistan were ranked at 33 and 79, respectively.

India rank, in GCI 2020 :

  • India’s overall score was 97.49.
  • India’s 10th position, is a marked improvement from the index’s earlier edition released in 2018, when it was ranked on the 47th spot.
  • It moves up 37 places to rank as the 10th best country in the world on key cyber safety parameters.
  • In the Asia-Pacific region India secured the 4th spot.

GCI and it’s aim :

  • Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) is a trusted reference that measures the commitment of countries to cybersecurity at a global level.
  • It aims to raise awareness from cybercrime and different dimensions of the issue.

Countries, were measured here along with five pillars :

  • (i) Legal Measures
  • (ii) Technical Measures
  • (iii) Organizational Measures
  • (iv) Capacity Development
  • (v) Cooperation – and then aggregated into an overall score
The countries were asked 82 questions where 20 indicators were measured.
The ITU Global Cybersecurity Agenda (GCA)​ ​provides the general foundation and framework for the initiative.
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Global Cybersecurity Index 2020
Global Cybersecurity Index 2020

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