IIT Current Affairs - 2020

Khadi Agarbatti Aatmanirbhar Mission approved

On September 6, 2020, the Ministry of MSME approved the Khadi Agarbatti Aatma Nirbhar Mission. The scheme aims to create employment for migrant workers in different parts of the country, support the local Agarbatti industry and handholding artisans. Background The current Agarbatti consumption in India is 1,490 metric tonnes per day. However, the production of Read More…

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SRIJAN: Online Portal launched to promote Indigenisation of Defence Production

On August 14, 2020, the Defence Minister Raj Nath Singh launched “SRIJAN”, an online portal to promote indigenization of Defence production. Highlights The portal is to display those items that are currently being imported by Indian Defence Industry. This will help domestic industries of the country to learn and focus more on these specific items. Read More…

Government to review Chinese language programmes across universities

The Ministry of Education which was formerly known as the Ministry of Human Resource Development is all set to put several higher education institutes that offer Chinese language training on the radar. Even those institutes that had links with the official Chinese language learning and training department “Hanban” in the past are on close scrutiny. Read More…

IIT Kharagpur: Rapid testing device to detect COVID-19 in one hour

The researchers of IIT Kharagpur has developed rapid diagnostic device to detect COVID-19 infection within one hour. Highlights The device will help to bring the cost of COVID-19 testing far down as compared to that of the RT-PCR machines. Thereby, COVID-19 testing facility shall be availed for under-served communities. The cost of the test is Read More…

SHUDH: UV Sanitizing Device developed by IIT Kanpur

The IIT Kanpur has developed an Ultra Violet Sanitizing product called “Shudh”. The device is capable to disinfect 10 ×10 square feet room in just 15 minutes Highlights The disinfection helper, SHUDH is smartphone operated and is handy. It has six UV lights. Each UV light is of 15 watts. The device can be used Read More…

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