HC bans homework for Class I & II students News: The Madras High Court has directed the Centre to instruct the State governments and Union territories to ban the homework for students of Classes I & II. Important Facts: 2. Madras HC order is based on NCERT recommendations. 3. Important highlight of order are ban… Continue reading HC bans homework for Class I & II students
A Maritime Stretch: Modi in Southeast Asia News: 1. Harsh V. Pant, Professor of International Relations at King’s College London has analyse India’s maritime opportunities in the South East Asian Region. Important Facts: Indonesia is geo-politically positioned at the centre of the Indo-Pacific and is of a great asset to India. India’s “Act East” policy… Continue reading A Maritime Stretch: Modi in Southeast Asia
India, U.K. to talk amid rows News: 1.Indian officials are trying to get Mr Mallya deported to India. Important Facts: 2.External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj revealed the contents of a conversation between Indian and British PM related to the extradition of Vijay Mallya and immigration. 3.Home Affairs dialogue was held for the first time in… Continue reading India, U.K. to talk amid rows
Bacteria-coated broccoli sent to space News: Scientist have experimented a possible way to grow vegetables in micro-gravity conditions of the space station. Important facts: Six broccoli seeds were sent to space for the astronauts at the International Space Station. Three seeds are sent as it is and three seeds are coated with two different bacteria.… Continue reading Bacteria-coated broccoli sent to space
Policy on Biofuels: Green Push? News: 1.The Cabinet approved the National policy on Biofuels earlier this month. Important Facts: 2.The policy aims to encourage the production and use of biofuels like ethanol. 3.This policy aims to rectify supply side issues in the production of biofuel 4.Important Provisions: In addition to sugarcane, the policy approves the use… Continue reading Policy on Biofuels: Green Push?
In 2016, 5/20 norm was replaced with 0/20 News: Government eases norms for airlines having no domestic experience to fly aboard Important Facts: In 20o4, government brought 5/20 norm to allow Indian private carrier to fly overseas. Faeture of 5/20 norms Norm is for airline based in india only for overseas flight airline need to… Continue reading In 2016, 5/20 norm was replaced with 0/20
Great Barrier Reef facing its toughest test ever – Coral Bleaching News: Scientists are concerned about the ability of Great Barrier Reef to survive the current environmental crisis. Important facts: The Great Barrier Reef of Australia is facing the challenges due to rising sea temperature It has survived 30,000 years. In the past the reefs shifted… Continue reading Great Barrier Reef facing its toughest test ever – Coral Bleaching