•It is a proposed orbiter to Venus by the Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) to study the surface and atmosphere of Venus
•It will be launched in 2023
•ISRO aims to explore in its Venus mission include surface, subsurface, and atmosphere of the planet, as well as its interaction with the Sun.
Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP👏!)
~is a campaign launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals, GoI, to provide quality medicines at affordable prices to the masses through Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendra
•It Creates awareness about generic medicines through education and publicity so that quality is not synonymous with only high price.
[7th March 2019 to be celebrated as ‘Janaushadhi Diwas’ across India.]
•Pharmacists, popularly known as “Swasth ke Sipahi”, of Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Kendra, are delivering essential services and medicines at doorstep of patients and elderly under Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP)
iGOT e-learning Platform
•Department of Personnel and Training has launched iGOT a learning platform to combat COVID 19 for all front-line workers to equip them with the training and updates in coping with Pandemic
•The platform is designed to population scale, and will provide training to around 1.50 crore workers and volunteers in the coming weeks.
•The platform reflects the vision of the PM Modi to ‘care for those who serve the nation’ and boost their morale
US plans to conduct space mining
•The order, titled “Encouraging International Support for the Recovery and Use of Space Resources,” gives Americans the the right to engage in the commercial exploration, recovery, and use of resources in outer space
•This Executive Order establishes U.S. policy toward the recovery and use of space resources, such as water and certain minerals, in order to encourage the commercial development of space
•U.S. policy contradicts the 1979 Moon Treaty, which America has not signed. The treaty says that all non-scientific use of space resources be governed by an international regulatory framework
【Russia’s space agency Roscosmos also released a statement criticizing the move】