Divya Kala Mela; an event to showcase the products and craftsmanship of Divyang artisans

Source: The post is based on the article “Divya Kala Mela; an event to showcase the products and craftsmanship of Divyang artisans” published in AIR on 3rd December 2022. What is the News? The Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment has inaugurated the Divya Kala Mela in Kartavya Path at India Gate, Delhi. What… Continue reading Divya Kala Mela; an event to showcase the products and craftsmanship of Divyang artisans

Ministry of Power launches scheme for Procurement of Aggregate Power of 4500 MW for five years under of SHAKTI Policy

Source:  The post is based on the article “Ministry of Power  launches scheme for Procurement of Aggregate Power of 4500 MW for five years under of SHAKTI Policy” published in PIB on 1st December 2022 What is the News? The Ministry of Power has announced a Scheme for Procurement of Aggregate Power of 4500 MW… Continue reading Ministry of Power launches scheme for Procurement of Aggregate Power of 4500 MW for five years under of SHAKTI Policy

After complaints, Centre set to prioritize wages for MGNREGS site supervisors

Source: The post is based on the article “After complaints, Centre set to prioritize wages for MGNREGS site supervisors” published in The Hindu on 3rd December 2022. What is the News? The Union Rural Development Ministry has devised a protocol to prioritize payment to Mates or site supervisors under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee… Continue reading After complaints, Centre set to prioritize wages for MGNREGS site supervisors

Most drones crossing border originate from Pak Rangers outposts: Agencies

Source: The post is based on the article “Most drones crossing border originate from Pak Rangers outposts: Agencies” published in The Hindu on 3rd December 2022. What is the News? Most cases of violation of international borders by drones originating from Pakistan in the past one year have taken place in the Amritsar sector of… Continue reading Most drones crossing border originate from Pak Rangers outposts: Agencies

DigiYatra: These airports in India now have facial recognition technology. How does it work?

Source: The post is based on the article “DigiYatra: These airports in India now have facial recognition technology. How does it work?” published in Indian Express on 3rd December 2022. What is the News? The Union Minister for Civil Aviation has launched Digi Yatra from the Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi for three airports… Continue reading DigiYatra: These airports in India now have facial recognition technology. How does it work?

Natovenator polydontus: A goose-necked dinosaur from Mongolia, built like a diving bird

Source: The post is based on the article “Natovenator polydontus: A goose-necked dinosaur from Mongolia, built like a diving bird” published in Indian Express on 3rd December 2022. What is the News? Scientists have discovered a dinosaur fossil in Mongolia that was likely a semi-aquatic diving predator. This dinosaur has been named as Natovenator polydontus.… Continue reading Natovenator polydontus: A goose-necked dinosaur from Mongolia, built like a diving bird

Wormhole or Einstein-Rosen bridge Theory: Bifrost now a reality, or so

Source: The post is based on the article “Bifrost now a reality, or so” published in Business Standard on 3rd December 2022. What is the News? A team of physicists has created the first-ever wormhole, a tunnel that connects two distant points in space and time. This wormhole is like the magical Bifrost bridge in… Continue reading Wormhole or Einstein-Rosen bridge Theory: Bifrost now a reality, or so

Tourist guides to front ‘unique India experience’ at G-20 meeting venues

Source: The post is based on the article “Tourist guides to front ‘unique India experience’ at G-20 meeting venues” published in The Hindu on 3rd December 2022. What is the News? One thousand tourist guides would fan out across the 55 locations where G-20 meetings would be held over the next one year to facilitate… Continue reading Tourist guides to front ‘unique India experience’ at G-20 meeting venues

Explained | How will global layoffs impact India?

Source: The post is based on the article “Explained | How will global layoffs impact India?” published in The Hindu on 3rd December 2022. What is the News? Many U.S. multinational companies have announced massive layoffs, which already crossed 60,000 in September and October 2022. What is Layoff? A layoff is the temporary or permanent… Continue reading Explained | How will global layoffs impact India?

Adivasis at bottom rung of India’s development pyramid, finds Tribal Development Report 2022

Source: The post is based on the article “Adivasis at bottom rung of India’s development pyramid, finds Tribal Development Report 2022” published in Down To Earth on 2nd December 2022 What is the News? Bharat Rural Livelihood Foundation(BRLF) has released the Tribal Development Report 2022. It is claimed to be the first of its kind… Continue reading Adivasis at bottom rung of India’s development pyramid, finds Tribal Development Report 2022

Agnikul inaugurates India’s first private space vehicle launch pad in Sriharikota

Source: The post is based on the article “Agnikul inaugurates India’s first private space vehicle launch pad in Sriharikota” published in Indian Express on 1st December 2022. What is the News? Chennai-based space tech startup Agnikul Cosmos inaugurated India’s first private space vehicle launchpad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre(SDSC) in Sriharikota. What is Agnikul… Continue reading Agnikul inaugurates India’s first private space vehicle launch pad in Sriharikota

Explained | How do personality rights protect celebrities?

Source: The post is based on the article “Explained | How do personality rights protect celebrities?” published in The Hindu on 2nd December 2022. What is the News? The Delhi High Court has passed an interim order to prevent the unlawful use of Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan’s name, image and voice. The court through its… Continue reading Explained | How do personality rights protect celebrities?

Union Minister for Civil Aviation Launches Digi Yatra for Three Airports in The Country

Source: The post is based on the article “Union Minister for Civil Aviation Launches Digi Yatra for Three Airports in The Country” published in PIB on 1st December 2022. What is the News? The Union Minister for Civil Aviation has launched Digi Yatra from the Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi for three airports in… Continue reading Union Minister for Civil Aviation Launches Digi Yatra for Three Airports in The Country

Centre to cut funds if land is not allotted for housing scheme

Source: The post is based on the article “Centre to cut funds if land is not allotted for housing scheme” published in PIB on 2nd December 2022. What is the News? The Central Government has said that the states which are unable to provide land to landless beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojana(PMAY-G) by… Continue reading Centre to cut funds if land is not allotted for housing scheme

Joint Exercise Agni Warrior with Singapore Armed Forces Concludes at Devlali (Maharashtra)

Source: The post is based on the article “Joint Exercise Agni Warrior with Singapore Armed Forces Concludes at Devlali (Maharashtra)” published in PIB on 2nd December 2022. What is the News? The 12th Edition of Exercise Agni Warrior between the Singapore & Indian Army has concluded at Field Firing Ranges, Devlali (Maharashtra). What is Exercise… Continue reading Joint Exercise Agni Warrior with Singapore Armed Forces Concludes at Devlali (Maharashtra)

World’s first intra-nasal vaccine for COVID developed by India has got approval from the CDSCO for restricted use in emergency situations in the age group of 18 and above

Source: The post is based on the article “World’s first intra-nasal vaccine for COVID developed by India has got approval from the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) for restricted use in emergency situations in the age group of 18 and above” published in PIB on 2nd December 2022. What is the News? World’s first… Continue reading World’s first intra-nasal vaccine for COVID developed by India has got approval from the CDSCO for restricted use in emergency situations in the age group of 18 and above

e-Rupee: Here’s a Quixplained on India’s first official digital currency

Source: The post is based on the article “e-Rupee: Here’s a Quixplained on India’s first official digital currency” published in Indian Express on 2nd December 2022. What is the News? The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has launched the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) — digital rupee or e-rupee(e₹). What is CBDC or the digital… Continue reading e-Rupee: Here’s a Quixplained on India’s first official digital currency

Explained | What is the Karnataka-Maharashtra border dispute?

Source: The post is based on the article “Explained | What is the Karnataka-Maharashtra border dispute?” published in The Hindu on 2nd December 2022. What is the News? The Supreme Court will hear arguments about the maintainability of a petition filed by the Maharashtra government challenging some provisions of the State Reorganisation Act,1956 and demanding… Continue reading Explained | What is the Karnataka-Maharashtra border dispute?

Zombie Virus’: See 50,000 years old virus found in Siberia

Source: The post is based on the article “Zombie Virus’: See 50,000 years old virus found in Siberia” published in Economic Times on 1st December 2022. What is the News? French scientists have warned of the onset of another outbreak after they revived a 48,500-year-old zombie virus buried under a frozen lake in Russia. What… Continue reading Zombie Virus’: See 50,000 years old virus found in Siberia

United Nations Development Programme to help waste segregation workers access government schemes

Source: The post is based on the article “United Nations Development Programme to help waste segregation workers access government schemes” published in The Hindu on 30th November 2022. What is the News? United Nations Development Programme(UNDP) is implementing Plastic Waste Management Programme in India. What is Plastic Waste Management Programme? Objectives of the programme: Create… Continue reading United Nations Development Programme to help waste segregation workers access government schemes

Layoffs by IT firms in the U.S. will greatly impact H-1B workers

Source: The post is based on the article “Layoffs by IT firms in the U.S. will greatly impact H-1B workers” published in The Hindu on 1st December 2022. What is the News? The layoffs by the IT Firms in the US will significantly impact the Indian H-1B workers. Why have there been layoffs by IT… Continue reading Layoffs by IT firms in the U.S. will greatly impact H-1B workers

Exercise Yudh Abhyas: India-U.S. exercise near LAC irks China

Source: The post is based on the article “India-U.S. exercise near LAC irks China” published in The Hindu on 1st December 2022. What is the News? China has expressed concern over the India-US joint military exercise Yudh Abhyas being held in Uttarakhand, about 100 km from the Line of Actual Control(LAC). What is Exercise Yudh… Continue reading Exercise Yudh Abhyas: India-U.S. exercise near LAC irks China

Man-animal conflict mitigation team selected for the Wildlife Trust of India award

Source: The post is based on the article “Man-animal conflict mitigation team selected for the Wildlife Trust of India award” published in The Hindu on 1st December 2022. What is the News? The Wildlife Trust of India(WTI) has selected an eight-member team from Chinnakkanal (Munnar forest division in Kerala) for its award this year for… Continue reading Man-animal conflict mitigation team selected for the Wildlife Trust of India award

Supreme Court floats idea of ‘Project GIB’: What is this endangered bird

Source: The post is based on the article “Supreme Court floats idea of ‘Project GIB’: What is this endangered bird” published in Indian Express on 1st December 2022. What is the News? The Supreme Court has asked the Government if a ‘Project Great Indian Bustard (GIB)’ can be launched on the lines of ‘Project Tiger’.… Continue reading Supreme Court floats idea of ‘Project GIB’: What is this endangered bird

16 drones shot down along Pakistan border in 2022: BSF

Source: The post is based on the article “16 drones shot down along Pakistan border in 2022: BSF” published in The Hindu on 1st December 2022. What is the News? Make-in-India technology is helping the Border Security Force(BSF) shoot down drones carrying deadly weapons, ammunition and drugs from Pakistan with greater success. For instance, in… Continue reading 16 drones shot down along Pakistan border in 2022: BSF

Over 160-200 million Indians could be exposed to lethal heat waves annually: World Bank

Source: The post is based on the article “Over 160-200 million Indians could be exposed to lethal heat waves annually: World Bank” published in The Hindu on 1st December 2022. What is the News? The World Bank has released a report titled “Climate Investment Opportunities in India’s Cooling Sector”. What are the key findings of… Continue reading Over 160-200 million Indians could be exposed to lethal heat waves annually: World Bank

Explained | How FIFA is using SAOT for offside decisions

Source: The post is based on the article “Explained | How FIFA is using SAOT for offside decisions” published in The Hindu on 1st December 2022. What is the News? Federation Internationale de Football Association(FIFA) is using Semi-Automated Offside Technology (SAOT) for offside decisions in the ongoing football world cup. What is Semi-Automated Offside Technology(SAOT)?… Continue reading Explained | How FIFA is using SAOT for offside decisions

One step closer to a universal flu vaccine?

Source: The post is based on the article “One step closer to a universal flu vaccine?” published in Economic Times on 1st December 2022. What is the News? Researchers are working on a universal flu vaccine that works against 20 known influenza A and B viruses. How is this universal vaccine different from the current… Continue reading One step closer to a universal flu vaccine?

Significant Decline in the Maternal Mortality Ratio(MMR) from 130 in 2014-16 to 97 per lakh live births in 2018-20: Health Minister

Source: The post is based on the article “Significant Decline in the Maternal Mortality Ratio(MMR) from 130 in 2014-16 to 97 per lakh live births in 2018-20: Health Minister” published in PIB on 1st December 2022. What is the News? The Office of the Registrar General of India has released a Special Bulletin on the… Continue reading Significant Decline in the Maternal Mortality Ratio(MMR) from 130 in 2014-16 to 97 per lakh live births in 2018-20: Health Minister

What is wet leasing of aircraft, for which govt has relaxed rules

Source: The post is based on the article “What is wet leasing of aircraft, for which govt has relaxed rules” published in Livemint on 30th November 2022. What is the News? The Ministry of Civil Aviation has relaxed rules related to the wet leasing of aircraft. It has allowed the wet leasing for a year… Continue reading What is wet leasing of aircraft, for which govt has relaxed rules

TRAI releases recommendations on ‘Licensing Framework for Establishing and Operating Satellite Earth Station Gateway(SESG)’

Source: The post is based on the article “TRAI releases recommendations on ‘Licensing Framework for Establishing and Operating Satellite Earth Station Gateway(SESG)” published in PIB on 30th November 2022. What is the News? The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India(TRAI) has released recommendations on ‘Licensing Framework for Establishing and Operating Satellite Earth Station Gateway (SESG)’. What… Continue reading TRAI releases recommendations on ‘Licensing Framework for Establishing and Operating Satellite Earth Station Gateway(SESG)’

Explained | What is the Karnataka voter data theft case?

Source: The post is based on the article “Explained | What is the Karnataka voter data theft case? ” published in The Hindu on 30th November 2022. What is the News? Bengaluru’s civic body has cancelled permissions granted to a trust to conduct house-to-house surveys to help create awareness about the Systematic Voters’ Education and… Continue reading Explained | What is the Karnataka voter data theft case?

TRAI releases recommendations on “Use of Street Furniture for Small Cells and Aerial Fibre deployment”

Source: The post is based on the article “TRAI releases recommendations on Use of Street Furniture for Small Cells and Aerial Fibre deployment” published in PIB on 30th November 2022. What is the News? The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India(TRAI) has released its recommendations on “Use of Street Furniture for Small Cells and Aerial Fibre… Continue reading TRAI releases recommendations on “Use of Street Furniture for Small Cells and Aerial Fibre deployment”

Centre’s low-cost WiFi scheme still buffering

Source: The post is based on the article “Centre’s low-cost WiFi scheme still buffering” published in Business Standard on 30th November 2022. What is the News? Nearly two years since the PM WANI scheme has been launched, the government has been able to activate 132,000 hotspots. What is the PM WANI Scheme? The PM WANI… Continue reading Centre’s low-cost WiFi scheme still buffering

Betting for exotic meat, gambling dens in Manipur descend further into illegality

Source: The post is based on the article “Betting for exotic meat, gambling dens in Manipur descend further into illegality” published in The Hindu on 30th November 2022. What is the News? Manipur Police has been conducting raids to catch raffle draw organizers allegedly offering prizes in the form of wild animal meat, including flying… Continue reading Betting for exotic meat, gambling dens in Manipur descend further into illegality

India, Bangladesh establish contact as more Kuki-Chin refugees are expected to enter Mizoram

Source: The post is based on the article “India, Bangladesh establish contact as more Kuki-Chin refugees are expected to enter Mizoram” published in The Hindu on 30th November 2022. What is the News? The Mizoram Cabinet has approved the setting up of temporary shelters and other amenities for Bangladeshi Kuki-Chin refugees. Who are the Kuki-Chin… Continue reading India, Bangladesh establish contact as more Kuki-Chin refugees are expected to enter Mizoram

NITI Aayog proposes decarbonising of industrial emissions

Source: The post is based on the article “NITI Aayog proposes decarbonising of industrial emissions” published in The Hindu on 30th November 2022. What is the News? NITI Aayog has released a report titled ‘Carbon Capture, Utilisation, and Storage Policy Framework and its Deployment Mechanism in India’. What is Carbon Capture, Utilisation, and Storage(CCUS)? Click… Continue reading NITI Aayog proposes decarbonising of industrial emissions

Nai Chetna campaign against gender-based violence gets under way in Kerala

Source: The post is based on the article “Nai Chetna campaign against gender-based violence gets under way in Kerala” published in The Hindu on 29th November 2022. What is the News? The Ministry of Urban Development launches the Nai Chetna-Pahal Badlav Ki Campaign. Note: The campaign is being implemented in Kerala under the umbrella of… Continue reading Nai Chetna campaign against gender-based violence gets under way in Kerala

RBI announces launch of first pilot for retail digital rupee on 1 Dec

Source: The post is based on the article “RBI announces launch of first pilot for retail digital rupee on 1 Dec” published in Livemint on 30th November 2022. What is the News? The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced the launch of the first pilot for retail digital Rupee or e-rupee from December 1,2022.… Continue reading RBI announces launch of first pilot for retail digital rupee on 1 Dec

What’s known about the Russian volcano that may be about to erupt?

Source: The post is based on the article “What’s known about the Russian volcano that may be about to erupt?” published in The Hindu on 28th November 2022. What is the News? The Shiveluch volcano in Russia’s far eastern Kamchatka peninsula may be gearing up for its first powerful eruption in 15 years. Where is… Continue reading What’s known about the Russian volcano that may be about to erupt?

eGramSwaraj and Audit Online of Ministry of Panchayati Raj wins GOLD AWARD under the National Awards for e-Governance

Source: The post is based on the article “eGramSwaraj and Audit Online of Ministry of Panchayati Raj wins GOLD AWARD under the National Awards for e-Governance” published in PIB on 28th November 2022. What is the News? eGramSwaraj and AuditOnline of Ministry of Panchayati Raj have won the GOLD AWARD under the category “Excellence in… Continue reading eGramSwaraj and Audit Online of Ministry of Panchayati Raj wins GOLD AWARD under the National Awards for e-Governance

Defence Ministers of India, France discuss defence industrial cooperation

Source: The post is based on the article “Defence Ministers of India, France discuss defence industrial cooperation” published in The Hindu on 29th November 2022. What is the News? The 4th India-France annual defence dialogue was chaired by the Indian Defence Minister and his French counterpart. What are the key takeaways from the 4th India-France… Continue reading Defence Ministers of India, France discuss defence industrial cooperation

India-Malaysia joint military exercise ‘Harimau Shakti-2022’

Source: The post is based on the article “India-Malaysia joint military exercise Harimau Shakti-2022” published in PIB on 28th November 2022. What is the News? India – Malaysia joint military Exercise “Harimau Shakti -2022” has commenced at Pulai, Kluang, Malaysia. What is Exercise Harimau Shakti? Exercise Harimau Shakti is a joint annual military training exercise… Continue reading India-Malaysia joint military exercise ‘Harimau Shakti-2022’

Centre plans to document cultures, social practices of indigenous, tribal societies

Source: The post is based on the article “Centre plans to document cultures, social practices of indigenous, tribal societies” published in The Hindu on 29th November 2022. What is the News? The President of India has addressed a National Workshop on ‘Janjatiya Anusandhan – Asmita, Astitva evam Vikas’, held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The workshop… Continue reading Centre plans to document cultures, social practices of indigenous, tribal societies

India’s SARAS radio telescope provides astronomers clues to the nature of Universe’s first stars and galaxies

Source: The post is based on the article “India’s SARAS radio telescope provides astronomers clues to the nature of Universe’s first stars and galaxies” published in PIB on 28th November 2022. What is the News? Raman Research Institute RRI) in Bengaluru have determined properties of radio luminous galaxies formed just 200 million years after the… Continue reading India’s SARAS radio telescope provides astronomers clues to the nature of Universe’s first stars and galaxies

Why was Google sued for its location tracking practices?

Source: The post is based on the article “Why was Google sued for its location tracking practices?” published in The Hindu on 28th November 2022. What is the News? Recently, Google has reached an agreement with the Attorney-Generals of 40 U.S. States to pay a historic $391.5 million settlement over its location tracking practices. What… Continue reading Why was Google sued for its location tracking practices?

Birth certificate to be made mandatory for jobs, driving license, passport, voting right

Source: The post is based on the article “Birth certificate to be made mandatory for jobs, driving license, passport, voting right” published in The Hindu on 28th November 2022. What is the News? The Union Home Ministry proposed an amendment to the Registration of Birth and Death (RBD) Act,1969. The bill will be introduced in… Continue reading Birth certificate to be made mandatory for jobs, driving license, passport, voting right

Why perennial rice developed in China is a big deal

Source: The post is based on the article “Why perennial rice developed in China is a big deal” published in Livemint on 29th November 2022. What is the News? Farmers in China are now growing a perennial variety of rice, that does not need to be planted every year.  What is the Perennial Variety of… Continue reading Why perennial rice developed in China is a big deal

CITES COP19: Rare Jeypore Ground Gecko listed in Appendix 2 to stall its trafficking

Source: The post is based on the article “CITES COP19: Rare Jeypore Ground Gecko listed in Appendix 2 to stall its trafficking” published in Down To Earth on 28th November 2022. What is the News? Jeypore Ground Gecko has been included in Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). Note:… Continue reading CITES COP19: Rare Jeypore Ground Gecko listed in Appendix 2 to stall its trafficking

What is Imphal’s Ima market, which minister Jaishankar called ‘a great example of Nari Shakti’

Source: The post is based on the article “What is Imphal’s Ima market, which minister Jaishankar called a great example of Nari Shakti” published in Indian Express on 28th November 2022. What is the News? External Affairs minister has tweeted pictures of his visit to Manipur’s Ima market, calling it a “great example of nari… Continue reading What is Imphal’s Ima market, which minister Jaishankar called ‘a great example of Nari Shakti’