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India-Seychelles Strategic Convergence is Reinforced Resolve to Secure Their Oceanic Space

India and Seychelles agreed to work together on Assumption Island project based on each other's rights and signed multiple MoUs in the fields of data sharing, culture, information technology and education on June 25, 2018, during six-day visit to India of President of Seychelles, Danny Antoine Rollen Faure, from June 22. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India is offering USD 100 milli...

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India-U.S. ‘2+2’ Ministerial Dialogue for Signing of COMCASA

Inaugural India-U.S. ‘2+2’ Ministerial Dialogue, the new dialogue format that was decided by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U. S. President Donald Trump in their first meeting in Washington DC in June 2017, has paved the way for signing of COMCASA, Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement, meant to provide a legal framework for the transfer o...

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Zoji La – the Smart Tunnel for Economic & Socio-Cultural Integration

Zoji La Tunnel, an engineering marvel as first of its kind on such tough terrain, situated at an altitude of 11578 feet on Srinagar-Kargil-Leh highway, where temperatures fall to -45 degrees, will be India’s longest road tunnel and Asia's longest bi-directional underground road to be built almost 400 metres beneath the existing highway. Currently, Ladakh remains cut-off from the rest of India fr...

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Mohanpura Project for Agriculture, Domestic & Industrial Uses

Mohanpura Irrigation Project that includes a dam and a canal system would facilitate irrigation of agricultural land in Rajgarh district and benefit 727 villages in Madhya Pradesh was dedicated to the Nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday June 23, 2018. This ₹3866 crore would irrigate 1.25 lakh hectares of land and provide drinking water to over 400 villages. Prime Minister...

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Index to Assess & Improve Management of Water Resources

Composite Water Management Index (CWMI) Report prepared by NITI Aayog, keeping in view the criticality of water for life, has been released by Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources and Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, on June 14, 2018. According to the CWMI report, based primarily on data supplied by States, 70% of the water resources ...

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Dhanush- India’s 1st Long-Range Artillery Gun Better than Bofors

Dhanush, India’s first indigenous long-range artillery gun has cleared tests under severe cold conditions in Sikkim and Leh and in hot and humid weather in Balasore in Odisha, Babina in Jhansi and in the desert of Pokhran in Rajasthan. Six guns in battery formation, at one go and at one target, successfully fired 101 rounds on June 7, 2018; and are now ready for induction into Army. Plan is to i...

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Copyright Coverage to Internet & Digital Environment

WIPO Copyright Treaty, 1996 and WIPO Performance and Phonograms Treaty, 1996 accession, which extends coverage of copyright to the internet and digital environment, has been approved by the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 4, 2018. These World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) treaties provide a framework for creators and right owners to use technical tools t...

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Indian Petroleum & Explosives Safety Service

Indian Petroleum & Explosives Safety Service (IPESS) formation as Group ‘A’ service of the technical cadre of Petroleum & Safety Organization (PESO) to enhance capacity and efficiency of the organisation, as well as to enhance career progression of its Group ‘A’ officers has been approved by the Union Cabinet chaired by chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 2, 2018. From its inc...

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Expressways to Decongest & Depollute Delhi

Eastern Peripheral Expressway that will contribute towards twin objectives of decongesting and de-polluting national capital by diverting traffic not destined for Delhi and Phase-I of Delhi-Meerut Expressway stretching from Nizamuddin Bridge to Delhi UP Border- the first National Highway in the country with 14 lanes that has several features to help reduce pollution, are the two...

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Blockchain Technology making deep inroads into Multiple Sectors

Blockchain technology offers the ability to create businesses and operations that are both flexible and secure. Its applications are still in the developmental stage.  The demand for blockchain-based services is on the rise, and the technology is maturing and advancing at a rapid pace. The potential applications for blockchain technology are almost without limit. It is making deep inroads into m...

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