DRDO developed advanced chaff technology to protect fighter jets of IAF.

  • It has been developed to protect fighter aircraft from hostile radar threats.
  • It is an electronic countermeasure technique used by armies around the world to protect their assets like naval ships and aircraft.
  • It protects the property from radar and radio frequencies.
  • Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) facilities at Pune and Jodhpur have jointly developed this advanced chaff technology.

India launched Unite Aware in partnership with the United Nations.

  • India has launched a technical platform called Unite Aware in collaboration with the United Nations to improve the safety and security of UN peacekeepers.
  • This initiative is based on the expectation that a complete peacekeeping operation can be visualized, coordinated and monitored on a real-time basis.
  • The Unite Aware platform was launched when India assumed the presidency of the 15-nation UN Security Council for the month of August.
  • India has contributed USD 1.64 million for UNITE Aware.
  • The Unite Aware platform will provide the United Nations Military Personnel (Blue Helmet) with terrain related information in the line of duty.
  • India has developed the technology platform in partnership with the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations and Department of Operational Support.

Piyush Goyal chaired the 5th meeting of BRICS Industry Ministers.

  • Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal chaired the 5th meeting of BRICS Industry Ministers via video conferencing.
  • Industry ministers from BRICS countries Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa participated in the meeting.
  • This year, India chose the theme of Intra BRICS Cooperation for Sustainability, Consolidation and Consensus for its Presidency.
  • The BRICS Ministers called for the need to adopt emerging new technologies, recognizing it as an important tool for the modernization and transformation of industry and promoting economic growth.

A "Mermaid" species of algae discovered on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

  • A group of botanists has discovered an Umbrella Head algae species from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
  • The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are home to coral reefs and are rich in marine biodiversity.
  • In March 2021, two new species of red algae were discovered off the coast of India.
  • The Umbrella Head algae is a bright green algae with a size of 20 to 40 mm.

PR Sreejesh will be the brand ambassador of Kerala Adventure Tourism.

  • Olympian Parattu Ravindran Sreejesh (PR Sreejesh), goalkeeper and former captain of the Indian national hockey team is set to be named as the brand ambassador of adventure tourism in Kerala.
  • Sreejesh was part of the Indian hockey team that won the bronze medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. PR Sreejesh hails from Ernakulam, Kerala.

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