Prelims

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre

The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) is India’s premier nuclear research facility headquartered in Trombay, Mumbai, Maharashtra. The Atomic Energy Establishment, Trombay (AEET) was established by the government of India in 1954 to consolidate all the research and development activity for nuclear reactors and technology under the AEET. As a result, all the scientists and engineers engaged in the fields of …

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Gratuity

What is Gratuity? Gratuity is the monetary benefit provided by the employer to his/her employee for the services rendered by him during the period of employment. A minimum of five years of service with an organisation is mandatory for availing the benefit of gratuity. The Payment of Gratuity Act 1972 makes it mandatory for the employers to …

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White Label ATMs

Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) set up, owned and operated by non-bank entities are called White Label ATMs. These White Label ATMs provide banking services to the customers of banks on the basis of the cards (debit/credit/prepaid) issued by banks. The non-bank entities which set up, own and operate ATMs are called White Label ATM Operators. …

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West Nile Virus

What is West Nile Virus? West Nile Virus is a viral infection which typically spread by mosquitoes and results in neurological disease as well as death in people. The Virus is the member of the flavivirus genus and belongs to the Japanese encephalitis antigenic complex of the family Flaviviridae. It was first detected in a …

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National Productivity week

National Productivity week : National Productivity Council (NPC) is celebrating National Productivity week. This year, the theme is “Circular Economy for Productivity & Sustainability”. This theme will help NPC to meet its zero waste goal. The above theme is decided by looking into the different national objectives of sustainable growth and commitments with respect to different …

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World Government Summit

World Government Summit The World Government Summit is a neutral, non-profit organization at the intersection of government and innovation. The World Government Summit functions as a knowledge exchange platform for leaders in the public and private sectors to convene and collaborate with world-renowned experts to create a positive impact for citizens worldwide. The World Government …

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International Financial Services Centres

IFSCs are set-up to bring back the financial services and transactions that are currently carried out in offshore financial centres by Indian corporate entities and overseas branches or subsidiaries of financial institutions (FIs) to India. The first IFSC in India was set up at GIFT City in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Unified Regulator: In order to ensure this, the business and …

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GSAT-31

GSAT-31 would be placed at Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit. GSAT-31 will augment the Ku-band transponder capacity in Geostationary Orbit. GSAT-31 derives its heritage from ISRO’s earlier INSAT/GSAT satellite series and will provide continuity to operational services on some of the in-orbit satellites. GSAT-31 will provide DTH Television Services, connectivity to VSATs for ATM, Stock-exchange, Digital Satellite …

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