March 16, 2021

Project RE-HAB ●Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), on Monday, launched a unique project of creating “bee-fences” to mitigate human – elephant conflicts in the country. ●The objective of Project RE-HAB (Reducing Elephant – Human Attacks using Bees) is to thwart elephant attacks in human habitations using honeybees and thus reducing loss of lives of … Read more

March 15, 2021

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) ●EESL is a Super Energy Service Company (ESCO), which enables consumers, industries and governments to effectively manage their energy needs through energy efficient technologies. ●EESL is implementing the world’s largest energy efficiency portfolio across sectors like lighting, buildings, electric mobility, smart metering, agriculture, etc. ●EESL’s energy efficiency solutions have saved … Read more

March 14, 2021

Swamp Deer ●The barasingha, also called swamp deer, is a deer species distributed in the Indian subcontinent. ●Populations in northern and central India are fragmented, and two isolated populations occur in southwestern Nepal. ●It is extinct in Pakistan and Bangladesh. ●Swamp deer occur in the Kanha National Park of Madhya Pradesh, in two localities in Assam, and in … Read more

March 13, 2021

Sufism ●Sufism as Tasawwuf is mysticism in Islam, “characterized by values, ritual practices,doctrines and institutions”. ●It is variously defined as “Islamic mysticism”,”the inward dimension of Islam” or “the phenomenon of mysticism within Islam”. ●Sufis have often belonged to different ṭuruq or “orders” – congregations formed around a grand master referred to as a wali who traces a direct chain of successive teachers back to … Read more

March 1, 2021

SDSAT ●Satish Dhawan SAT (SDSAT)is built by Space Kidz India. ●SDSAT is a nano satellite intended to study the radiation levels/space weather and demonstrate long range communication technologies. UNITYSat ●UNITYsat, the combination of ‘3 Satellites’ designed and built as a Joint Development by Jeppiaar Institute of Technology, Sriperumpudur (JITsat), G. H. Raisoni College of Engineering, … Read more

5 January 2021

BEE Star Rating ●BEE rating is an energy efficiency standard for appliances sold in India.●The higher the star rating, the less electricity an appliance consumes●Each appliance gets between one and five stars, with five stars meaning that it’s extremely efficient and is likely to keep your electricity bills in check.●These star labels are issued by … Read more

4 January 2021

COVAXIN ●India’s indigenous COVID-19 vaccine by Bharat Biotech is developed in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) – National Institute of Virology (NIV). ● The indigenous, inactivated vaccine is developed and manufactured in Bharat Biotech’s BSL-3 (Bio-Safety Level 3) high containment facility. ●The vaccine will be used as a “back-up”, only if … Read more