18 Mar, 2020

  • COVID-19 Testing- (Science and Technology)
  • A case for more Policewomen- (Editorial, Social Issues)
  • Battle ready LCA Tejas takes to the sky- (Science and Technology)
  • POSEIDON (P-8I) - (Science and Technology)
  • Pamban Bridge, Dhanushkodhi- (Geography)
  • Anti defection Law (Reference) - (Polity and Governance)
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    Battle ready LCA Tejas takes to the skies

    The combat version of 4th generation fight jet LCA Tejas being developed by ADA for Indian AirForce flew for the first time paving the way for production of 15 more advanced jets by next year.

    • In focus: Combat-ready Tejas MK-1
    • About Tejas LCA
    • Tejas Mk1
    • Need
    • Challenges
    • Way Forward

     

    Navy to get four more P-81 aircrafts from May

    • POSEIDON
    • Anti Submarine Warfare aircraft.

     

    Pamban Rail Bridge

    • appeared as an image in the paper
    • Pamban Rail Bridge
    • Rameswaram Island

     

    Make tests free, ICMR tells private labs and Diagnostic Tests being evaluated for COVID-19 government has requested the private labs to consider making the COVID tests free of cost.

    • Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)
    • antibodies, antigens, proteins and glycoproteins 

     

    A case for more policewomen

    • At least since 2009, when the Home Ministry set 33% as the target for women’s representation in the police, increasing women’s recruitment in the police force has been the goal of the Central and State governments.
    • Yet, India persists with a male-dominated police force. Only seven States (Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Gujarat and Sikkim) had more than 10% policewomen.
    • Selective implementation
    • Challenges
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