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  • Latest Findings About Venus

    47 days ago
    By bouncing radio waves off Venus, scientists were able to gain new information about the planet. The researchers used NASA's Goldstone Antenna in the Mojave Desert of California to send radio waves toward Venus 21 times between 2006 and 2020, studying the radio echo, which revealed knowledge about the planet's characteristics. Highlights: ♦... Read More

    Pulayar Community and Anamalai Tiger Reserve

    47 days ago
    Inside the Anamalai Tiger Reserve in Tamil Nadu, two Pulayar tribal settlements (Kattupatti and Kuzhipatti) are preparing for their annual festival of local deity Vairapattan. Highlights: About Pulayar Community: ♦ The Pulayar, also known as Pulaya, Holeya, or Cheramar, are a major ethnic community in Kerala, Karnataka, and historical Tamil... Read More
    Category: Environment

    Eco Sensitive Zone Around Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary

    47 days ago
    The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) recently announced the development of an Eco Sensitive Zone (ESZ) around the Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary (TCFS, Maharashtra). The ESZ serves as a buffer for protected areas, reducing construction pressures around wildlife sanctuary and national parks. Highlights: About Thane Creek... Read More
    Category: Environment

    Indian Monsoon Resembled Australian Monsoon

    47 days ago
    According to a new analysis based on fossil leaves, the Indian monsoon 25 million years ago was similar to the one that exists today in Australia. Highlights: ♦ About 180 million years ago, India split from the supercontinent Gondwana and travelled 9,000 kilometres north to enter Eurasia. The subcontinent migrated from the southern hemisphere... Read More
    Category: Environment

    Control Over Dahla Dam - Afghanistan

    47 days ago
    After months of fierce fighting in Kandahar, the Taliban have taken control of Afghanistan's second-largest dam. Highlights: ♦ It is now under Taliban control and provides irrigation to farmers through a network of canals as well as drinking water for the provincial capital. ♦ After fighting erupted in neighbouring Helmand province... Read More

    Unique Disability ID (UDID) Disability Certificates

    47 days ago
    From June 1st, the Government of India's Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) has made it mandatory for all States/UTs to issue disability certificates only via the UDID portal. Highlights: ♦ Under the RPwD Act of 2016, the Central Government published the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rules, 2017. ♦... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Initiative to Waive TRIPS Protection for COVID-19 Vaccines

    47 days ago
    The United States will support an initiative of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to abandon Trade-Related Intellectual Property (TRIPS) protection for the COVID-19 vaccine. Highlights: ♦ It is an international legal arrangement between all of the World Trade Organization's (WTO) member countries. ♦ It sets minimum requirements... Read More

    RBI Steps in to Ease COVID-19 Burden

    47 days ago
    The Governor of the Reserve Bank of India has declared a series of measures to aid the country's battle against the second wave of COVID-19 infections. Highlights: ♦ An Rs. 50,000 crore Term Liquidity Facility, with a term of up to three years and a repo rate, to facilitate access to emergency health facilities and to expand COVID-related... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DAR&PG)

    47 days ago
    The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DAR&PG) is the Government of India's nodal agency for administrative reforms and the redress of public grievances relating to the States in general, as well as grievances relating to Central Government agencies in particular. About DAR&PG: ♦ By reports and documentation,... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Scientists Model Interior Structure of Saturn

    47 days ago
    The scientists at the John Hopkins University have simulated the indoors of Saturn. The simulations say that a thick layer of Helium rain affects the magnetic subject of the planet. Highlights: ♦ Saturn stands out in the Solar device as its magnetic discipline is nearly perfectly symmetrical around its rotational axis. The Cassini Mission... Read More

    Global warming by 2100 to be at 2.4C Climate Action Tracker

    47 days ago
    The Climate Action Tracker launched a document calculating the impacts of the latest US Climate Summit. According to the report, even after enforcing the ambitious climate dreams of the summit, international temperature will expand by using 2.4°C through 2100 as in contrast to that of pre-industrial levels. Highlights: ♦ The document tracked... Read More
    Category: Environment

    Global Report on Food Crises by GNAFC

    47 days ago
    The Global Anti-Food Crisis Network (GNAFC) released the "2021 Global Food Crisis Report". GNAFC is an international alliance composed of the European Union, the United Nations, and other governmental and non-governmental organizations. Highlights: ♦ According to the report, the economic crisis is the main reason for pushing 40 million... Read More
    Category: Index / List

    World Migratory Bird Day is on 8th May

    47 days ago
    May 8, 2021 is World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) 2021, which helps to raise global awareness of the threats faced by migratory birds, their ecological importance and the need for international cooperation for protection. The first WMBD was celebrated in 2006. Highlights: ♦ Organizers: "Convention on Migratory Species", "African-Eurasian... Read More
    Category: Important Days

    World Thalassemia Day is on 8th May

    47 days ago
    World Thalassemia Day is May 8. With the increase in the number of thalassemias in India, prevention and control programs are no longer available. my country currently has no global national plan for incurable diseases. Highlights: ♦ Thalassemia is an inherited blood disease, usually characterized by abnormal production of hemoglobin in the... Read More
    Category: Important Days

    World Red Cross Day is on 8th May

    47 days ago
    The Indian Red Cross Society celebrated World Red Cross Day. The World Red Cross Memorial Day is May 8, the birthday of Henry Dunant, the founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Highlights: ♦ Henry Dunant was the recipient of the first Nobel Peace Prize. ♦ The main goal of the Red Cross is basically to inspire, initiate... Read More

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