India develops new vaccine to control classical swine fever

Topics Covered: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. India develops new vaccine to control classical swine fever What to study? For Prelims: About CSF, symptoms and prevention, the new vaccine. For Mains: Significance and the need for new vaccines. Context: The Indian Institute of Veterinary Research (IVRI) …

Vikram Sarabhai

Topics Covered: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. Vikram Sarabhai What to study? For prelims: Key contributions of Vikram Sarabhai. For mains: Contributions of India and Indians to the development of space technology. Context: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) are conducting …

East Asia Summit

Topics covered: India and its neighbourhood- relations. East Asia Summit What to study? For Prelims and Mains: EAS- composition, objectives, significance for India and issues associated. Context: India is set to host an East Asia Summit conference this week in Chennai with a focus on maritime security cooperation and tackling challenges in the maritime domain. It will be organised …

Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA)

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) What to study? For Prelims: PTA- features and applications. For Mains: Significance of the move and it’s implications. Context: The government has announced that it was abolishing in “public interest” an …