Wednesday, 6 July, 2022
TopicDefence Research and Development Organisation

Topic: Defence Research and Development Organisation

Hijab row not about choice, liberals supporting ‘dangerous trend’, RSS-backed Organiser says

Hijab and niqab are considered signs of a repressive, regressive society, but fundamentalist organisations want to promote segregated religious identity, says Organiser editorial.

DRDO issues directions for usage of anti-Covid drug 2-DG on patients

DRDO said 2-DG should be prescribed as early as possible for moderate to severe Covid patients and caution must be exercised while prescribing it to those with comorbidities.

Missiles, drones, defence shield — India has a series of military trials planned for 2021

A shot in the arm will be the full-fledged trial of the indigenous Rustom 2 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, which is scheduled to begin in the first half of 2021, after much delay.

IITs get new brief from Modi govt — work on indigenous defence technology

HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal tells IIT directors that institutions will have to contribute in space & defence sectors as part of Make in India.

A year on, plan to help police get tech-smart remains only on paper

The project was to be a collaboration between IIT-Delhi and a police research unit; stakeholders blame bureaucratic hurdles for delay.

Kalam’s banana republic

Science is rational, transparent business. It should be open to competition and peer review. Wrap it in the tricolour, and you legitimise mediocrity.

On Camera

YourTurn

Currently, India provides pensions for the elderly on the basis of the National Pensions Scheme | Representative Image | Wikimedia Commons

Giving up on NPS a tragedy for state govts. DB pensions are ad hoc, delay fiscal stress

Several of the problems of the National Pensions Scheme can be easily remedied. The solution to fiscal stress isn't going back two decades ago.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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