Published on: September 28, 2021
SNIPPETS – 28 SEPTEMBER 2021
- The Karnataka legislature has passed a Bill to amend the Karnataka Police Act, 1963 in order to ban all forms of gambling in the state, including online gambling to strengthen the Karnataka Police Act to make gambling a cognizable and non-bailable offence and “curb menace of gaming through the Internet, mobile apps”
- The right of an institution, whether run by a majority or minority community, to get government aid is not a fundamental right. Both have to equally follow the rules and conditions of the aid, the Supreme Court held in a judgment.It is mentioned in article 30 of Indian Constitution.
- The Union Minister of Power, New and Renewable Energy recently reviewed the progress of the PM-KUSUM scheme and reaffirmed the government’s commitment to accelerating solar pump adoption
- Prime Minister launched Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission. It connects the digital health solutions of hospitals across the country with each other. Every citizen would now get a digital health ID and their health records would be digitally protected.
- The Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) has developed the country’s first-ever non-GM (genetically modified) herbicide-tolerant rice varieties. They are named Pusa Basmati 1979 and Pusa Basmati 1985.
- With advanced technologies and newer experiments, and researchers of XENON1T have made the first putative direct detection of dark energy.
- The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully tested a new version of the Akash surface-to-air missile Akash Prime from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, Odisha
- The Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), Bengaluru, has awarded the Professor Peraiah Foundation Award for 2021 to Dr Shravan Hanasoge of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) in Mumbai for his work on deciphering the internal structure of the sun, stars and the earth
- In order to facilitate early detection of crime and expedite investigation, the State government will set up Forensic Science Laboratories (FSL) in six cities in Karnataka, including Hubballi-Dharwad, Kalaburagi, and Mysuru.