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

India has 500 million tonnes of gold ore reserves: Govt

Source: Down To Earth What is the News? The Union Minister of Mines has informed Rajya Sabha about the Gold Ore Reserves present in India. Gold Ore Reserves in India: According to National Mineral Inventory data, India has 501.83 million tonnes of gold ore reserves as of April 1, 2015. Out of these, 22 million… Continue reading India has 500 million tonnes of gold ore reserves: Govt

King Chilli ‘Raja Mircha’ from Nagaland exported to London for the first time

Source: PIB What is the News? The consignment of ‘Raja Mircha’ also referred as king chilli from Nagaland was exported to London via Guwahati by air for the first time. About Raja Mircha: Raja Mircha is a chilli from Nagaland. It is also referred to as king chilli or Bhoot Jolokia and Ghost pepper. Genus:… Continue reading King Chilli ‘Raja Mircha’ from Nagaland exported to London for the first time

Tap it for India: Puri’s tap water is safe to drink.

Source: Times of India About the news: In India, piped water isn’t universally available, and tap water isn’t potable in most of the country. Recently, Puri in Odisha has become the first Indian city to get 24×7 safe drinking water on tap. Progress of tap connections in India: UP, West Bengal and Rajasthan were the states… Continue reading Tap it for India: Puri’s tap water is safe to drink.

Students can now get 40% of university credits from e-courses

Source: Times of India About the news: The government has recently announced that from the 2021-22 academic session, students of 149 universities would be allowed to earn up to 40% of their required credits from among the over 800 online courses available on the Swayam platform. About the announcement Students of 149 universities can now get… Continue reading Students can now get 40% of university credits from e-courses

Defence Minister flags-in Indian Army Skiing Expedition, ARMEX-21

Source: PIB What is the News? Union Defence Minister has flagged-in the Indian Army Skiing Expedition (ARMEX-21) in New Delhi. About ARMEX-21: ARMEX-21 is an Army Skilling Expedition conducted by the Indian Army. Purpose: It was conducted in the mountain ranges of the Himalayan region to promote the adventure activity in the country and the… Continue reading Defence Minister flags-in Indian Army Skiing Expedition, ARMEX-21

UNESCO’s ‘Historic Urban Landscape’ project for Gwalior, Orchha launched

Source: AIR What is the News? UNESCO has selected Gwalior and Orchha cities of Madhya Pradesh under its “Historic Urban Landscape Project”. About Historic Urban Landscape Project: The Historic Urban Landscape Project was adopted in 2011 by UNESCO’s General Conference. The project aims for the inclusive and well-planned development of fast-growing historical cities while preserving… Continue reading UNESCO’s ‘Historic Urban Landscape’ project for Gwalior, Orchha launched

1.2 lakh Indian children lost caregivers: study

Source: The Hindu What is the News? A Global Study has been published in Lancet estimating the number of children who lost one or both parents or caregiver during Covid-19. About the study: The study was conducted by researchers from the CDC Covid-19 Response Team, University of Oxford, WHO and others. Coverage: It covered 21… Continue reading 1.2 lakh Indian children lost caregivers: study

India signed 26 pacts to fight drug menace

Source: The Hindu What is the News? The Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA) has informed the Lok Sabha about the steps taken by the Government to combat illicit trafficking of narcotics, drugs, and psychotropic substances. Steps taken by the Government to combat Illicit Trafficking of drugs: Pacts and Agreements: India has signed 26 bilateral pacts, 15… Continue reading India signed 26 pacts to fight drug menace

Explained: In new policy, what owners can or can’t do with their vintage vehicles

Source: Indian Express What is the News? The Government of India has released the Draft Vintage cars Policy. The policy aims to not only regulate vintage cars and two-wheelers with strict dos and don’ts but also preserve and promote the heritage of vintage vehicles. What are Vintage Vehicles? Currently, the Central Motor Vehicle Rules(CMVR), 1989… Continue reading Explained: In new policy, what owners can or can’t do with their vintage vehicles