CSIR-IICT Nuclear Magnetic Resonance test facility

Topics Covered: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.   CSIR-IICT Nuclear Magnetic Resonance test facility What to study? For Prelims: What is NMR spectroscopy? For Mains: Significance of NMR.   Context: The CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT), Hyderabad has announced that the …

Independent Directors Databank

Topics Covered: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.   Independent Directors Databank What to study? For Prelims: About the Databank and who is an independent director? For Mains: Need for and significance of the databank.   Context: …

Rotavirus

Topics covered: Issues related to health.   Rotavirus What to study? For prelims and mains: Rotavirus- symptoms, transmission and vaccines.   Context: Vice- President has launched the new rotavirus vaccine – ROTAVAC5D. The vaccine has been designed and developed by Bharat Biotech.   About Rotavirus: It is a genus of double-stranded RNA virus in the …

Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana

Topic covered: Issues related to women. Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana What to study? For prelims and mains: key features, objectives and significance of the programme, issues related to feminization of agriculture.   Context: In line with the provisions of National Policy for Farmers (NPF) (2007), the Department of Rural Development, Ministry of Rural Development is …