Defence production

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: HT Context: The value of defence production in India has exceeded ₹1 lakh crore (₹1 trillion) for the first time. Over the past five years, the value of defence production by both state-run companies and the private sector has nearly doubled.   About Defence Indigenization:

Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) blend

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: PIB  Context: India successfully flew its first commercial passenger flight using an indigenously produced Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) blend.   What is Sustainable Aviation Fuel? Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) is a type of aviation fuel that is produced from renewable sources, unlike traditional fossil-based jet fuels. It is considered sustainable …

Sanchar Saathi Portal

  Source: PIB Context: Ministry of Communications has launched the Sanchar Saathi portal, which aims to enhance the safety and security of mobile phone users in India.   The portal introduces three reforms: CEIR for blocking stolen/lost mobiles Know Your Mobile Connections for checking registered connections ASTR (Artificial Intelligence and Facial Recognition powered Solution for …

Stars Programme

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: PIB   Context: The Ministry of Education and the World Bank organized a workshop on School-to-Work Transition under the STARS Program.    Aim: The workshop aimed to strengthen vocational education and discuss skill gap analysis in the six STARS states.   About STARS Programme:

Lakes

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: IE, DTE  Context: As per a recent study published in the Journal of Science, more than half of the world’s large lakes are drying up.   Major Findings of the Study:   About Lakes:

Commander Abhilash Tomy

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME) Source: TH  Context: Commander Abhilash Tomy (Retd) made history as the first Indian to complete the Golden Globe Race, a solo non-stop circumnavigation of the globe without modern technological aids. Despite suffering a life-threatening injury during a previous attempt, Tomy returned to India triumphant after finishing the GGR 2022 in …

India’s Women in Science

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Achievements of Indians in Science & Technology   Source: IE  Context: Two books – Lilavati’s Daughters (2008) and Lab Hopping (2023) – highlight the complicated relationship between science and gender in India.   Some notable women scientists of India: Anandibai Joshi (India’s first woman physician), Iravati Karve (India’s first woman anthropologist),  …