BRABO stands for “Bravo Robot” It is first “Made in India” Industrial Robot It is developed for MSMEs in India The robot is primarily developed to complement the human workforce and repeatedly perform high volume, dangerous and time-consuming tasks ranging from handling of raw materials to packaging of finished products. It is an Articulated Robot[…]

Srimanta Sankardeva

  He was a Vaishnavite, social and religious reformer during 15th-16th century He inspired Bhakti Movement in Assam His ideas was based on Bhagavata Purana He was from Assam Sankaradev is widely credited for developing new forms of music (Borgeet); theatrical performances(Ankia Naat, Bhaona); dance form (Sattriya), and literary language namely Brajavali. His teachings are[…]

State entities can now directly borrow bilateral loans

The Union Cabinet has approved the policy guidelines to permit financially sound State Government entities to borrow directly from bilateral ODA (Official development Assistance) partners for the purpose of implementing vital infrastructure projects.   What is the present situation? At present, external assistance from bilateral and multilateral sources is received by the union government for:[…]

UN Election Assistance Division

It was set up in 1991 to help member states to build credible and sustainable national electoral systems. The UN electoral assistance is based on the principle established in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.   According to it, “the will of the people, as expressed through periodic and genuine elections, shall be the basis[…]


It is the next generation launch vehicle of ISRO It will be capable of launching four-tonne class satellites into Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO). It has an indigenous cryogenic third stage, designated as C25. The C25 stage is considered as the most powerful upper stage developed by ISRO which uses Liquid Oxygen (LOX) and Liquid Hydrogen[…]

Australia’s 457 visa program

457 Visa program is a Visa program of Australia It allows Australian employers to employ foreign workers for a period up to four years in skilled jobs where there is a shortage of Australian workers. The visa holders are eligible to bring family members, who have unrestricted work and study rights in Australia.  It was[…]

Civil Services Day

  It is organised by Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Celebrated on 21 April On this day, the ‘Prime Minister Award for Excellence in Public Administration’ is presented in three categories. These awards were instituted in 2006. The awards have been instituted with a view[…]

Advocates (Amendment) Bill, 2017

The Law Commission of India has proposed various amendments to the Advocates Act, 1961 so as to usher in forward-looking reforms in the legal profession. It has placed before the government, the Advocates (Amendment) Bill, 2017.   Key Proposals: Action against lawyers who go on strike Allows entry of foreign law firms and lawyers Bar council(s)[…]

India-China : Gwadar Port

Advantages for China: It will provide China a short route to oil-rich West Asia and Africa. China can use the port to transport fuel into north-western China, by transporting oil and gas from the port through pipelines to China’s Xinjiang province. As China’s oil imports increase, it would prefer to insulate its energy transports from[…]

National Ayush Mission

Ministry/Department : Ministry of AYUSH AYUSHstands for Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy. Sowa-Rigpa is also covered under AYUSH. Objective: To provide cost effective and equitable AYUSH health care throughout the country by improving access to the services Mission: Mission has 4 components: AYUSH Services : Give universal access AYUSH Educational Institutions :[…]