Disinvestment of Air India Subject – Economy Context – Tata takes over Air India Concept – The first attempt to conduct a strategic sale of the airline was made in 2001 during the NDA regime, when Atal Vihari Vajpayee was the Prime Minister. At that point, the government of the day wanted to […]
mRNA Vaccines Subject – Science and Tech Context – China mRNA vaccine may fall short of Pfizer, Moderna shots Concept – To know about mRNA Vaccines, please refer August 2021 DPN.
National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) Subject – Science and Tech Context – Price of Covishield, Covaxin may be capped at ₹275/dose Concept – National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) was constituted as an attached office of the Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP) in 1997 under Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers as an independent Regulator for pricing of drugs and […]
Hyperloop Rail Subject – Science and Tech Context – The Railways is in the news for its plans on hyperloop trains Concept – Hyperloop trains are hydrogen fuel-cell trains and lighter aluminium coaches — the most futuristic being hyperloop. Hyperloop trains, like Maglev, use linear motors, with magnetised coils placed along the track […]
Separation of the post of Chairperson and Managing Director Subject – Economy Context – Over a third of top-500 firms yet to split MD and chair roles Concept – Over a third of the top 500 companies by market cap are yet to comply with SEBI’s requirement to split the post of chairperson […]
Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) by ISRO Subject – Science and Tech Context – ISRO’s SSLV, a small satellite launcher with big prospects ahead Concept – The ISRO chairman has mentioned the launch of an “SSLV-D1 Micro SAT in April 2022”. The SSLV is intended to cater to a market for the launch […]
‘Personal Safety User Guide’ by Apple Subject – Science and Tech Context – Apple has released a ‘Personal Safety User Guide’ to address growing AirTag stalking cases Concept – Apple launched what it calls a “Personal Safety User Guide” to address the growing stalking problems caused by its AirTags, a little tracking device […]
Daily Practice Sheet 26 January 2022 Daily Prelims Topic ‘National Priority’ status Why Republic Day is celebrated? Rights and Duties Padma Awards Chakma-Hajong Burkina Faso A portable non-invasive way to detect oral cancer How FCRA works? Anglo-tribal encounters in colonial India Securities Transaction Tax (STT) Importance of fiscal consolidation Strategic and Non-strategic […]