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  • World Bank Released Global Economic Prospects Report

    10 days ago
    According to the report, the Indian economy will contract by 9.6% in 2020-21. The Indian economy will recover by 5.4% in 2021-22. India's economic contraction will be mainly attributed to the sharp decline in household spending and private investment. Highlights: ♦ The informal sector accounts for four-fifths of the country's employment, is severely affected. On the other hand, the world economy will grow by 4% in 2021. Services and manufacturing are gaining momentum.... Read More


    Stricter Monitoring Of Indian Pangolin

    10 days ago
    The Odisha Forest Department emphasized the need for stricter monitoring of social media platforms to check for pangolin poaching and trading. Key Facts: ♦ Pangolins are scaly anteater mammals and their skin has large protective keratin scales. They are the only mammals with this features. ♦ Pangolins are nocturnal and their diet is mainly composed of ants and termites. ♦ Among the eight species of pangolin, the Indian pangolin (Manis crassicaudata) and the Chinese... Read More
    Category: Environment


    Vandalism Of The Idol Of Lord Rama

    10 days ago
    The 16th-century Ramateertham temple was seen in the news due to the vandalism of the idol of Lord Rama at the Kodandarama Swamy temple. Highlights: ♦ On December 29, Lord Rama’s idol was destroyed on the top of the historic Ramateertham Temple, which is 12 kilometres away from Vizianagaram. ♦ It is located in Andhra Pradesh. ♦ Ramateertham is one of the sacred places of traditional communication with Lord Sree Rama. ♦ The famous ancient temple of... Read More
    Category: Arts & Culture

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    Digital Payments Index by RBI

    10 days ago
    The Reserve Bank of India has established a comprehensive Digital Payment Index (DPI) to record the degree of digitization of payments across the country. Highlights: ♦ The RBI-DPI has been constructed with March 2018 as the base period. ♦ The DPI in March 2019 and March 2020 reached 153.47 and 207.84, respectively, indicating considerable growth. ♦ RBI-DPI contains five main parameters: Payment Enablers, Payment Infrastructure – Demand-side factors and Supply-side... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy


    Community Fishing Prohibited In Deepor Beel

    10 days ago
    The Kamrup (Metropolitan) District administration bans community fishing in Deepor Beel. This is a wetland on the southwestern edge of Guwahati. This is the only Ramsar site in Assam. Highlights: ♦ This order is necessary to prevent fishing, excavation and construction in and around the wetlands that have been shrinking over the years. ♦ Deepor Beel was designated as a Ramsar site in 2002 to maintain multiple forms of aquatic life in addition to 219 species of birds. ♦... Read More


    Tide-Rainfall Flood Quotient: A New Measurement Devised

    10 days ago
    In order to understand whether coastal cities are more prone to flooding due to tidal events or extreme rainfall, a research team from IIT Bombay has devised a new measure called the “Tide–Rainfall Flood Quotient”. Highlights: ♦ Using past rainfall data, tide data and the topography of the area, this framework can be used to determine the main factors at play. ♦ The team selected three coastal areas that are geographically diverse and vulnerable to... Read More


    Sagarmala Seaplane Services Launched by Union Ministry

    10 days ago
    The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways is launching the Sagarmala Seaplane Service (SSPS). The Ministry is beginning the operation of Seaplane Services on specific routes under the framework of Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) through potential airline operators. Sagarmala Seaplane Services: ♦ The Ministry is beginning the operation of Seaplane Services on specific routes under the framework of Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) through potential airline operators. ♦ The... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    CSIR-NPL Celebrates Its Foundation Day

    10 days ago
    CSIR-NPL, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)-The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) celebrates its 75th Foundation Day. CSIR-NPL: ♦ Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)-The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is one of the main laboratories of CSIR. ♦ It was established in January 1947 and is located in New Delhi. ♦ It is the National Metrology Institute of India and the main research institute in the field of physical sciences. ♦... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    GST Compensation Shortfall In States

    10 days ago
    The 10th Instalment of Rs 6,000 crore was issued to the States as a back-to-back loan to meet the GST compensation shortfall. Highlights: ♦ The Ministry of Finance has issued the tenth instalment of 60 billion rupees a week to the states to make up for the shortage of goods and services tax compensation. ♦ The money has been released to 23 states and 3 UTs with legislative assemblies. ♦ The remaining 5 states (Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim)... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy


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    Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica

    10 days ago
    The 40th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica was launched. Highlights: ♦ The 40th expedition will take off from Goa on January 5, 2021, with 43 members on board. ♦ The chartered ice-class vessel MV Vasiliy Golovnin will take this journey and will reach Antarctica within 30 days. ♦ After leaving the team of 40 members, it will return to India in April 2021. ♦ When returning, it will also bring back the winter team from the previous trip. ♦ Due to... Read More


    Banana Grit Developed From Raw Nendran Bananas

    10 days ago
    Scientists from the CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research)-National Institute of Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST) in Pappanamcode, Kerala, have proposed a new product, Banana Grit or Granules developed from the original Nendran banana. CSIR is India's largest research and development (R&D) organization. Highlights: ♦ Banana sand and its by-products can improve intestinal health and are ideal ingredients in a healthy diet. The concept was... Read More


    Rashtriya Kamadhenu Aayog Announces Online Exam

    10 days ago
    Rashtriya Kamadhenu Aayog recently announced that it will conduct a national-level "Gaau-Vigyan" (Cattle Science) online exam. This is done to arouse students and the public's interest in local cows and their benefits. Highlights: ♦ The exam will be on February 25, 2021. ♦ All elementary, middle and university level students can take the te test for free. ♦ The exam will be held every year starting in 2021. ♦ This exam is the first time in... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Asian Waterbird Census Conducted in AP

    10 days ago
    The census of Asian waterbirds is being conducted in the Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary and nearby wetlands in Andhra Pradesh. Highlights: ♦ Every January, thousands of volunteers from Asia and Oceania visited the wetlands in their countries and counted waterbirds. The citizen science program is the Asian Waterbird Census (AWC). ♦ is the annual exercise since 1987. ♦ AWC is a component of the Global Waterbird Monitoring Program, International Waterbird Survey coordinated by... Read More
    Category: Environment


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