Sittanavasal, a Jain heritage site in Tamil Nadu, battles the elements

Source: The post is based on the article “Sittanavasal, a Jain heritage site in Tamil Nadu, battles the elements” published in The Hindu on 25th September 2022. What is the News? At least three-fourths of the art in Sittanavasal is either damaged or vandalised. This is due to unrestricted public access and general exposure to the elements. About… Continue reading Sittanavasal, a Jain heritage site in Tamil Nadu, battles the elements

Broad-billed sandpiper spotted for the first time at Nanjarayan tank bird sanctuary

Source: The post is based on the article “Broad-billed sandpiper spotted for the first time at Nanjarayan tank bird sanctuary” published in The Hindu on 25th September 2022. What is the News? Broad-billed sandpiper (Calidris falcinellus) has been spotted for the first time at Nanjarayan tank bird sanctuary in Tamil Nadu. What is a Broad-billed… Continue reading Broad-billed sandpiper spotted for the first time at Nanjarayan tank bird sanctuary

1,464 books, 74 years and counting: How the world’s largest Encyclopaedic Sanskrit Dictionary is taking shape

Source: The post is based on the article “1,464 books, 74 years and counting: How the world’s largest Encyclopaedic Sanskrit Dictionary is taking shape” published in Indian Express on 26th September 2022 What is the News? Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute in Pune, Maharashtra is hosting an Open Day for the general public to… Continue reading 1,464 books, 74 years and counting: How the world’s largest Encyclopaedic Sanskrit Dictionary is taking shape

Centre to set out area limits for mineral mining in states

Source: The post is based on the article “Centre to set out area limits for mineral mining in states” published in The Hindu on 27th September 2022 What is the News? The Government of India is preparing to set out area caps for mining as it aims to carve out smaller mining areas to attract… Continue reading Centre to set out area limits for mineral mining in states

Foreign Trade Policy extended for six months

Source: The post is based on the article “Foreign Trade Policy extended for six months” published in PIB on 26th September 2022 What is the News? The Ministry of Commerce has announced the extension of the existing Foreign Trade Policy (2015-20) by another six months. What is Foreign Trade Policy? Foreign Trade Policy provides a… Continue reading Foreign Trade Policy extended for six months

Government to reduce number of awards given for scientific research

Source: The post is based on the article “Government to reduce number of awards given for scientific research” published in The Hindu on 26th September 2022. What is the News? The Government of India has decided to reduce the number of awards given to scientists and medical researchers on the grounds that they are restricted… Continue reading Government to reduce number of awards given for scientific research

Fertility rate declined by 20% in India in 10 years: SRS data

Source: The post is based on the article “Fertility rate declined by 20% in India in 10 years: SRS data” published in TOI on 26th September 2022 What is the News? According to the Sample Registration System (SRS) data 2020, General Fertility Rate (GFR) has declined in India by 20% over the past decade. What… Continue reading Fertility rate declined by 20% in India in 10 years: SRS data

NavIC system: Why is the Centre promoting this home-grown alternative to GPS

Source: The post is based on the article “NavIC system: Why is the Centre promoting this home-grown alternative to GPS” published in Hindu Businessline on 26th September 2022 What is the News? India is pushing tech giants to make their smartphones compatible with its NavIC system. However, the manufacturers, including companies like Samsung, Xiaomi and… Continue reading NavIC system: Why is the Centre promoting this home-grown alternative to GPS

AVGAS 100 LL, special aviation fuel meant for piston engine aircrafts and Unmanned Ariel Vehicles launched

Source: The post is based on the article “AVGAS 100 LL, special aviation fuel meant for piston engine aircrafts and Unmanned Ariel Vehicles launched ” published in PIB on 26th September 2022 What is the News? The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has launched indigenously-developed AVGAS 100 LL.  What is AVGAS 100 LL? AVGAS… Continue reading AVGAS 100 LL, special aviation fuel meant for piston engine aircrafts and Unmanned Ariel Vehicles launched

Govt commits Rs. 7,385 crore under Fund of Funds for Startup India Investment for 88 Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs)

Source: The post is based on the article “Govt commits Rs. 7,385 crore under Fund of Funds for Startup India Investment for 88 Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs)” published in PIB on 26th September 2022 What is the News? Fund of Funds for startups has committed Rs 7,385 crore to 88 alternative investment funds (AIFs). These… Continue reading Govt commits Rs. 7,385 crore under Fund of Funds for Startup India Investment for 88 Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs)