Chamba chappal, Lahaul’s knitted socks and gloves has been granted Geographical Indications (GI) tag

Chamba chappal, Lahaul’s knitted socks and gloves has been granted Geographical Indications (GI) tag from the Union government’s Geographical Indications registrar. Native products like the Kullu Shawl, Kangra Tea, Chamba Rumal, Kinnauri Shawl, Kangra Painting, Himachali Chilli Oil and Himachali…

Agni-5 ballistic missile successfully tested in India: Basics Explained

Agni-5 ballistic missile, with a 5,000-km long-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile, was successfully tested in India in late October; can carry a warhead of around 1,500 kg and has a launch weight of 50,000 kg, making it one of the most…

India’s first pilot plant to convert high ash coal to methanol: Basics Explained

India has developed an indigenous technology to convert high ash Indian coal to methanol and established its first pilot plant, September 2021 in Hyderabad. This technology will help the country move towards the adoption of clean technology and promote the…

India scores 46th rank in the Global Innovation Index 2021: Basics Explained

India has climbed 2 spots and has been ranked 46th by the World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO) in the Global Innovation Index 2021 rankings.India has been on a rising trajectory, over the past several years in the Global Innovation Index (GII),…

Indian scientists get rare peek into Sun’s magnetic field: Basics Explained

Indian Scientists, along with international collaborators, have measured the magnetic field of an eruption from the Sun’s atmosphere (by observing the weak thermal radio emission associated with the erupted plasma for the first time), offering a rare peek to the…

India decides to ratify Kigali Amendment to Montreal Protocol

India on Wednesday decided to ratify a key amendment to the 1989 ozone-saving Montreal Protocol negotiated five years ago. The Kigali Amendment, named after the Rwadan capital where it was negotiated, enables the phase-out of hydroflurocarbons, a set of chemicals…

Geoengineering and Climate Change: Basics Explained

Geoengineering refers to a set of emerging technologies that could manipulate the environment and partially offset some of the impacts of climate change; geoengineering is conventionally split into two broad categories: The first is carbon geoengineering, often also called carbon…

Nuclear Fission/Fusion: Basics Explained

Recently, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California announced that an experiment carried out in its National Ignition Facility has made a breakthrough in nuclear fusion research. In the experiment, lasers were used to heat a small target or fuel…