Tarini

  Source: The Print   Context: Indian naval ship Vessel Tarini returns after a historic 188-day voyage.   About INS Tarini: INSV Tarini is a cruising sloopbuilt at the Aquarius Shipyard Goa. The vessel was christened INSV Tarini, after the Tara Tarini temple.

Global Greenhouse Gas Watch

  Source: WMO  Context: The World Meteorological Congress – the supreme decision-making body of WMO, approved (in its 19th session) a new greenhouse gas (GHG) monitoring initiative – Global Greenhouse Gas Watch.   Background: In 2022, the WMO Executive Council decided to develop an architecture for a global Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Infrastructure to build on …

Atal Bhujal Yojana (ABY)

  Source: PIB  Context: The National Level Steering Committee of the Atal Bhujal Yojana, chaired by the Secretary of the Department of Water Resources, has decided to continue the ABY for another two years beyond 2025, till 2027.   Key features of the Atal Bhujal Yojana (ABHY):

Manufactured sand (M-Sand)

  Source: BS  Context: The Rajasthan government has announced its support for the use of manufactured sand (M-Sand) as a cost-effective and convenient alternative to river sand   As per the M-Sand Rajasthan policy introduced in 2021, it is mandatory to use at least 25% M-Sand in government construction projects. M-Sand units have been granted …

Mohenjodaro’s Dancing Girl

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: IE   Context: The mascot of International Museum Expo 2023 was inspired by Dancing Girl Sculpture.    About Mohenjodaro’s Dancing Girl:   Tags: Mohenjodaro’s Dancing Girl

Snowball effect

  Source: Indian Express  Context: According to the World Economic Forum president India witnessing a ‘snowball effect’; set to see exponential growth in coming years.    About the Snowball effect: When the snowball starts to roll, it gets bigger and bigger, and that is what is happening with the Indian economy – the growth will …

NavIC satellite: Why a regional navigation system matters to India

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Science and Technology/ Geography   Source: IE    Context:  ISRO will launch a new NavIC satellite ( NVS-01), belonging to the second generation of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), known as NavIC, to overcome some of the previous issues faced by NavIC.   Issues faced by NavIC (Indian Regional …