It’s been 40 years! Update India’s flood map NOW

Source: Down To Earth Relevance: New flood-prone area map is essential for India’s Disaster Management. Synopsis: To mitigate frequent floods, India needs a New flood-prone area map. About the news: Recent occurrences of heavy rainfall leading to flooding across India have shown that flood-prone areas in the country go beyond those mentioned in the central… Continue reading It’s been 40 years! Update India’s flood map NOW

SC: Why keep inmates entitled to remission of sentence in jails?

Source: Times of India About the news: Recently, a Supreme Court bench comprising the Chief Justice of India expressed disappointment over the efforts of legal services authorities (LSA’s), both at the national and state level. The bench mentioned, “Legal services authorities aren’t educating the inmates about their right to get remission”. About Prison Status in… Continue reading SC: Why keep inmates entitled to remission of sentence in jails?

India’s leopard count jumps 63% in just 4 years

Source: Down To Earth About the news: The Environment Minister has recently released the report ‘Status of Leopards, Co-predators and Megaherbivores-2018’. The report points out that India’s official leopard count increased 63 percent from 2014-2018. Key findings of the report: The report mentions that in 2014, the number of leopards in India was 7,910. The… Continue reading India’s leopard count jumps 63% in just 4 years

Intensity of severe cyclonic storms increasing in the North Indian Ocean region due to atmospheric parameters related to global warming

Source: PIB About the news: The intensity of severe cyclonic storms in the North Indian Ocean region has shown an increasing trend in the past four decades, says a recent study by Indian Scientists. Why do we need to study the North Indian Ocean? The impact of global warming due to climate change and its… Continue reading Intensity of severe cyclonic storms increasing in the North Indian Ocean region due to atmospheric parameters related to global warming

Legislators indulging in vandalism cannot claim immunity, says SC

Source: The Hindu  What is the News? The Supreme Court has rejected Kerala government’s plea to withdraw criminal cases against its MLAs. They were charged for destroying public property and disrupting a Budget speech on the State Assembly floor in 2015. What was the argument of the Kerala Government? Kerala Government has argued that the… Continue reading Legislators indulging in vandalism cannot claim immunity, says SC

Intriguing layer where internal rotation profile of Sun changes theoretically explained

Source: PIB  What is the News? Indian astronomers have found a theoretical explanation for an intriguing layer named Near-Surface Shear Layer(NSSL). What is a Near-Surface Shear Layer(NSSL)? It has long been known that the sun’s equator spins faster than the poles. However, a peek into the internal rotation of the sun using sound waves revealed… Continue reading Intriguing layer where internal rotation profile of Sun changes theoretically explained

Landmark decision taken by Government of India in Medical Education

Source: PIB What is the News? The Central Government has announced that it will provide 27% reservation for OBCs and 10% reservation for the economically weaker section(EWS). It will be provided under the All India Quota (AIQ) scheme for undergraduate and postgraduate medical/dental courses in state medical and dental colleges from 2021-22. About All India… Continue reading Landmark decision taken by Government of India in Medical Education

Amendments to Act regulating major airports passed in LS

Source: Livemint What is the News? Lok Sabha has passed the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2021. Purpose of the Bill: The Bill seeks to amend the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India Act, 2008. The 2008 Act established the Airport Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA). AERA regulates tariffs and other charges (such… Continue reading Amendments to Act regulating major airports passed in LS

Over 9 lakh kids, most from UP, acutely malnourished

Source: TOI What is the News? The Ministry of Women and Child Development has informed Rajya Sabha about the status of the Malnourishment of Children in India. Malnourishment in Children: Over 9.3 lakh severely acute malnourished (SAM) children between six months and six years have been identified in the country till November 2020. Out of this… Continue reading Over 9 lakh kids, most from UP, acutely malnourished

Affordable Rental Housing Complexes Scheme under Atmanirbhar Bharat Package

Source: PIB What is the News?  Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs has informed that about 88,236 govt-funded vacant houses are available. They can be converted into Affordable Rental Housing Complexes under the Affordable Rental Housing Complexes Scheme. About Affordable Rental Housing Complexes Scheme: Affordable Rental Housing Complexes(ARHCs) is a Sub-scheme under Pradhan Mantri… Continue reading Affordable Rental Housing Complexes Scheme under Atmanirbhar Bharat Package