Five billion people unprotected from trans fat leading to heart disease

Source: The post is based on the article “Five billion people unprotected from trans fat leading to heart disease” published in WHO on 23rd January 2023 What is the News? The World Health Organization(WHO) has released a report titled “Countdown to 2023 – WHO report on global trans fat elimination”. What are the key findings… Continue reading Five billion people unprotected from trans fat leading to heart disease

PM participates in ceremony to name 21 largest unnamed islands of Andaman & Nicobar Islands after 21 Param Vir Chakra awardees

Source: The post is based on the article “PM participates in ceremony to name 21 largest unnamed islands of Andaman & Nicobar Islands after 21 Param Vir Chakra awardees” published in PIB on 23rd January 2023. What is the News? The Prime Minister has named the 21 largest unnamed islands of the Andaman & Nicobar… Continue reading PM participates in ceremony to name 21 largest unnamed islands of Andaman & Nicobar Islands after 21 Param Vir Chakra awardees

Netherlands sticks to plan to close Groningen gas field by October

Source: The post is based on the article “Netherlands sticks to plan to close Groningen gas field by October” published in Economic Times on 22nd January 2023. What is the News? The Netherlands has planned to shut down the Groningen gas field this year because of safety concerns. What is Groningen gas field? The Groningen… Continue reading Netherlands sticks to plan to close Groningen gas field by October

Year End Review- 2022 : Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

Source: The post is based on the article “Year End Review- 2022 : Ministry of Road Transport and Highways” published in PIB on 4th January 2023. What is the News? The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has launched several initiatives and schemes in 2022. What are the schemes and initiatives launched by the Ministry… Continue reading Year End Review- 2022 : Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

Puri’s Jagannath Temple: Why non-Hindus and foreigners can’t enter here

Source: The post is based on the article “Puri’s Jagannath Temple: Why non-Hindus and foreigners can’t enter here” published in Indian Express on 22nd January 2023. What is the News? The Odisha Governor has backed the entry of foreign nationals inside the world-famous Jagannath Temple in Puri. What is Lord Jagannath Temple? Lord Jagannath Temple… Continue reading Puri’s Jagannath Temple: Why non-Hindus and foreigners can’t enter here

Assam’s Charaideo Maidam nominated for UNESCO world heritage tag: Assam CM

Source: The post is based on the article “Assam’s Charaideo Maidam nominated for UNESCO world heritage tag: Assam CM” published in The Hindu on 23rd January 2023 What is the News? Assam chief minister has said that Charaideo Moidams (pyramids) is India’s nomination for UNESCO’s world heritage site status in the cultural category for 2023-24.… Continue reading Assam’s Charaideo Maidam nominated for UNESCO world heritage tag: Assam CM

Study traces high rainfall in Northern Bay of Bengal than the other parts of India for the last 10000 years

Source: The post is based on the article “Study traces high rainfall in Northern Bay of Bengal than the other parts of India for the last 10000 years” published in PIB on 19th January 2023. What is the News? According to a study, regions surrounding the Northern Bay of Bengal(BoB) received higher precipitation than the… Continue reading Study traces high rainfall in Northern Bay of Bengal than the other parts of India for the last 10000 years

New plateau type discovered from Maharashtra could prove to be a repository of information to study climate change effects on species survival

Source: The post is based on the article “New plateau type discovered from Maharashtra could prove to be a repository of information to study climate change effects on species survival” published in PIB on 19th January 2023. What is the News? Researchers have discovered a rare low-altitude basalt plateau in the Western Ghats that could… Continue reading New plateau type discovered from Maharashtra could prove to be a repository of information to study climate change effects on species survival

Year End Review 2022: Ministry of Cooperation

Source: The post is based on the article “Year End Review 2022: Ministry of Cooperation” published in PIB on 3rd January 2023. What is the News? The Ministry of Cooperation has launched several initiatives and schemes in 2022. What are the schemes and initiatives launched by the Ministry of Cooperation in 2022? Computerization of Primary Agriculture… Continue reading Year End Review 2022: Ministry of Cooperation

Year End Review 2022: Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs

Source: The post is based on the article “Year End Review 2022: Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs” published in PIB on 9th January 2023. What is the News? The Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs has launched several initiatives and schemes in 2022. What are the schemes and initiatives launched by the Ministry of… Continue reading Year End Review 2022: Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs

Etalin Hydroelectric Project: Temporary relief as plan for Etalin hydel in Arunachal junked

Source: The post is based on the article “Temporary relief as plan for Etalin hydel in Arunachal junked” published in Down To Earth on 19th January 2023. What is the News? The proposed Etalin hydroelectric project in Arunachal Pradesh has been scrapped in its present form. What is the Etalin Hydroelectric Project? Etalin Hydroelectric Project… Continue reading Etalin Hydroelectric Project: Temporary relief as plan for Etalin hydel in Arunachal junked

Chamundi Hills: Citizens’ committee to press for heritage panel clearance for work on Chamundi Hills

Source: The post is based on the article “Citizens’ committee to press for heritage panel clearance for work on Chamundi Hills” published in The Hindu on 20th January 2023. What is the News? The citizens committee to save the Chamundi Hills have urged the government to conserve and promote the religious sanctity and environmental integrity… Continue reading Chamundi Hills: Citizens’ committee to press for heritage panel clearance for work on Chamundi Hills

Survival of the Richest: The India story – India’s richest 1% own more than 40% of total wealth: Oxfam

Source: The post is based on the article “India’s richest 1% own more than 40% of total wealth: Oxfam” published in The Hindu on 18th January 2023. What is the News? Oxfam has released a report  titled “Survival of the Richest: The India story”. What are the key findings of the Survival of the Richest:… Continue reading Survival of the Richest: The India story – India’s richest 1% own more than 40% of total wealth: Oxfam

ASER 2022: ASER Report flags widening learning gaps

Source: The post is based on the article “ASER Report flags widening learning gaps” published in The Hindu on 19th January 2023. What is the News? Annual Status of Education Report(ASER) 2022 has been released by Pratham, a non-governmental organization. What is the ASER? ASER is a household survey conducted across 616 rural districts covering… Continue reading ASER 2022: ASER Report flags widening learning gaps

Global Risk Report: Natural disasters, extreme weather second-most severe global risk in short term, says WEF report

Source: The post is based on the article “Natural disasters, extreme weather, second-most severe global risk in short term, says WEF report” published in Down To Earth on 16th January 2023. What is the News? The World Economic Forum(WEF) has released the 18th Edition of Global Risks Report 2023. What is ‘Global risk’? ‘Global risk’… Continue reading Global Risk Report: Natural disasters, extreme weather second-most severe global risk in short term, says WEF report

Archaeological Survey of India all set to begin Excavation at Purana Qila again

Source: The post is based on the article “Archaeological Survey of India all set to begin Excavation at Purana Qila again” published in PIB on 18th January 2023. What is the News? The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is all set to begin  excavation at Delhi’s Purana Qila again.  What is Purana Qila? Purana Qila… Continue reading Archaeological Survey of India all set to begin Excavation at Purana Qila again

UNSC 1267 Committee: UNSC’s sanctions committee blacklists LeT’s Makki after China lifts its hold

Source: The post is based on the article “UNSC’s sanctions committee blacklists LeT’s Makki after China lifts its hold” published in The Hindu on 17th January 2023. What is the News? The United Nations Security Council(UNSC) 1267 Committee has listed Abdul Rehman Makki as a global terrorist. What is the UNSC 1267 Committee? It was… Continue reading UNSC 1267 Committee: UNSC’s sanctions committee blacklists LeT’s Makki after China lifts its hold

Europe’s largest known deposit of rare earth elements found in Sweden: Could the discovery change geopolitics?

Source: The post is based on the article “Europe’s largest known deposit of rare earth elements found in Sweden: Could the discovery change geopolitics?” published in Indian Express on 18th January 2023. What is the News? Swedish state-owned mining company, LKAB has announced that it has discovered more than one million tonnes of rare earth… Continue reading Europe’s largest known deposit of rare earth elements found in Sweden: Could the discovery change geopolitics?

Reconstructing past deep-water circulations of Indian Ocean

Source: The post is based on the article “Reconstructing past deep-water circulations of Indian Ocean” published in The Hindu on 15th January 2023. What is the News? Studies have indicated that tectonically driven changes in the ocean gateways had a dramatic impact on the Global Overturning Circulation(GOC). What is Global Overturning Circulation(GOC)? It is the… Continue reading Reconstructing past deep-water circulations of Indian Ocean

Wealth Report 2023 Attitude Survey: India Findings: Wealth of 9 in every 10 ultra-rich Indians rose in ’22: Knight Frank report

Source: The post is based on the article “Wealth of 9 in every 10 ultra-rich Indians rose in ’22: Knight Frank report” published in Business Standard on 16th January 2023. What is the News? Real estate company Knight Frank has released a report titled “Wealth Report 2023 Attitude Survey: India Findings”. What are the key… Continue reading Wealth Report 2023 Attitude Survey: India Findings: Wealth of 9 in every 10 ultra-rich Indians rose in ’22: Knight Frank report

Joshimath sank by 5.4 cm in 12 days, says ISRO report

Source: The post is based on the article “Joshimath sank by 5.4 cm in 12 days, says ISRO report” published in The Hindu on 13th January 2023 What is the News? According to images released by the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) of the Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO), Uttarakhand’s Joshimath has witnessed a rapid subsidence… Continue reading Joshimath sank by 5.4 cm in 12 days, says ISRO report

Year End Review 2022: Ministry of Tribal Affairs

Source: The post is based on the article “Year End Review 2022: Ministry of Tribal Affairs” published in PIB on 13th January 2023. What is the News? The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has launched several initiatives and schemes in 2022. What are the schemes and initiatives launched by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs in 2022?… Continue reading Year End Review 2022: Ministry of Tribal Affairs

Roman secret to durable architecture? Self-healing concrete

Source: The post is based on the article “Roman secret to durable architecture? Self-healing concrete” published in Down To Earth on 13th January 2023. What is the News? New research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, and laboratories in Italy and Switzerland have discovered the secret behind Roman construction abilities. What was the… Continue reading Roman secret to durable architecture? Self-healing concrete

Juna Khatiya Site: Gujarat’s Harappan necropolis reveals death rituals of 5,000 years ago

Source: The post is based on the article “Gujarat’s Harappan necropolis reveals death rituals of 5,000 years ago” published in The Hindu on 13th January 2023. What is the News? Excavations at one of the biggest necropolises at Juna Khatiya village (Kutch, Gujarat) show rows of graves with valuable items such as Ceramic pots, beaded… Continue reading Juna Khatiya Site: Gujarat’s Harappan necropolis reveals death rituals of 5,000 years ago

Atmospheric rivers: California’s record-breaking storm: What is the ‘Pineapple Express’ phenomenon underlying it

Source: The post is based on the article “California’s record-breaking storm: What is the ‘Pineapple Express’ phenomenon underlying it” published in the Indian Express on 12th January 2023. What is the News? Forecasters in the US have said that the rain arriving in California is caused by a “true Pineapple Express” -a specific example of a… Continue reading Atmospheric rivers: California’s record-breaking storm: What is the ‘Pineapple Express’ phenomenon underlying it

Corbusier’s vision for Chandigarh: The genius & the flaws

Source: The post is based on the article “Corbusier’s vision for Chandigarh: The genius & the flaws” published in Indian Express on 12th January 2023 What is the News? The Supreme Court has directed the Centre and the Chandigarh administration to take a number of steps to preserve Le Corbusier’s Chandigarh. Who was Le Corbusier?… Continue reading Corbusier’s vision for Chandigarh: The genius & the flaws

3,700 dams in India will lose 26% storage capacity due to sedimentation by 2050: UN study

Source: The post is based on the article “3,700 dams in India will lose 26% storage capacity due to sedimentation by 2050: UN study” published in Economic Times on 10th January 2023 What is the News? According to a study by the United Nations, around 3,700 dams in India will lose 26% of their total… Continue reading 3,700 dams in India will lose 26% storage capacity due to sedimentation by 2050: UN study

U.S. Ambassadors fund to help restore Paigah Tombs complex in Hyderabad

Source: The post is based on the article “U.S. Ambassadors fund to help restore Paigah Tombs complex in Hyderabad” published in The Hindu on 11th January 2023 What is the News? The US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation will extend financial support of $250,000 towards the conservation and restoration of six of the Paigah tombs.… Continue reading U.S. Ambassadors fund to help restore Paigah Tombs complex in Hyderabad

Year End Review 2022: Ministry of Cooperation

Source: The post is based on the article “Year End Review 2022: Ministry of Cooperation” published in PIB on 9th January 2023 What is the News? The Ministry of Cooperation has launched several initiatives and schemes in 2022. What are the schemes and initiatives launched by the Ministry of Cooperation in 2022? Computerization of Primary Agriculture… Continue reading Year End Review 2022: Ministry of Cooperation

Joshimath crisis: What is land subsidence and why does it happen?

Source: The post is based on the article “Joshimath crisis: What is land subsidence and why does it happen?” published in Indian Express on 9th January 2023 What is the News? Joshimath, Uttarakhand has been declared as a landslide and subsidence-hit zone. What is Land Subsidence? According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA), subsidence… Continue reading Joshimath crisis: What is land subsidence and why does it happen?

Year End Review- 2022 : Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

Source: The post is based on the article “Year End Review- 2022 : Ministry of Road Transport and Highways” published in PIB on 9th January 2023 What is the News? The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has launched several initiatives and schemes in 2022. What are the schemes and initiatives launched by the Ministry… Continue reading Year End Review- 2022 : Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

Report on municipal finances: Municipal corporations in India are gasping for funds

Source: The post is based on the article “Municipal corporations in India are gasping for funds” published in Business Standard on 10th January 2023 What is the News? The Reserve Bank of India(RBI) has released a study titled “Report on municipal finances”. The study reveals how municipal bodies are increasingly dependent on fund transfers from… Continue reading Report on municipal finances: Municipal corporations in India are gasping for funds

Settlement on debris is primary reason for ‘sinking’, states report

Source: The post is based on the article “Settlement on debris is primary reason for ‘sinking’, states report” published in TOI on 9th January 2023 What is the News? The Uttarakhand town of Joshimath which is located at the foothills of the Himalayas, has been reportedly “sinking”, with cracks visible on the walls of the… Continue reading Settlement on debris is primary reason for ‘sinking’, states report

Land subsidence: PMO reviews situation in ‘sinking’ Joshimath town

Source: The post is based on the article “PMO reviews situation in ‘sinking’ Joshimath town” published in The Hindu on 8th January 2023 What is the News? Joshimath has been declared a Landslide-subsidence zone and over 60 families living in uninhabitable houses in the sinking town have been evacuated to temporary relief centers. What is… Continue reading Land subsidence: PMO reviews situation in ‘sinking’ Joshimath town

Half of glaciers will disappear by 2100 even if world sticks to 1.5°C goal: Study

Source: The post is based on the article “Half of glaciers will disappear by 2100 even if world sticks to 1.5°C goal: Study” published in Down To Earth on 7th January 2023 What is the News? According to a study titled “Global glacier change in the 21st century: Every increase in temperature matters”, half of… Continue reading Half of glaciers will disappear by 2100 even if world sticks to 1.5°C goal: Study

Remote work helped in saving jobs during COVID: ILO report

Source: The post is based on the article “Remote work helped in saving jobs during COVID: ILO report” published in The Hindu on 7th January 2023 What is the News? The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has released a report titled ‘Working Time and Work-Life Balance Around the World’. What are the key findings of the… Continue reading Remote work helped in saving jobs during COVID: ILO report

Sagol Kangjei: The ancient polo of Manipur, played on the celebrated Manipur Pony

Source: The post is based on the article “Sagol Kangjei: The ancient polo of Manipur, played on the celebrated Manipur Pony” published in Indian Express on 6th January 2023 What is the News? Union Home Minister inaugurated a 122-foot-tall statue of a polo player astride a Manipur Pony in Imphal, a project that has been… Continue reading Sagol Kangjei: The ancient polo of Manipur, played on the celebrated Manipur Pony

Year End Review 2022: Ministry of Home Affairs

Source: The post is based on the article “Year End Review 2022: Ministry of Home Affairs” published in PIB on 3rd January 2023 What is the News? The Ministry of Home Affairs has launched several initiatives and schemes in 2022. What are the schemes and initiatives launched by the Ministry of Home Affairs in 2022? National… Continue reading Year End Review 2022: Ministry of Home Affairs

Jain community protests: What are the issues linked to Jharkhand, Gujarat shrines

Source: The post is based on the article “Jain community protests: What are the issues linked to Jharkhand, Gujarat shrines’ Scheme” published in Indian Express on 5th January 2023 What is the News? Members of the Jain community have been staging protests over demands related to two holy sites — Sammed Shikhar on Parasnath hill… Continue reading Jain community protests: What are the issues linked to Jharkhand, Gujarat shrines

700-ft-long mural Wall of Peace thrown open at last

Source: The post is based on the article “700-ft-long mural Wall of Peace thrown open at last” published in The Hindu on 4th January 2023 What is the News? The Wall of Peace was inaugurated in Kerala. What is the Wall of Peace? Wall of Peace is a great work of modern mural art on… Continue reading 700-ft-long mural Wall of Peace thrown open at last

50 ASI-protected monuments disappear: How did they go ‘missing’, what happens next

Source: The post is based on the article “50 ASI-protected monuments disappear: How did they go ‘missing’, what happens next” published in Indian Express on 4th January 2023 What is the News? According to a submission made in Parliament by the Ministry of Culture, as many as 50 of India’s 3,693 centrally protected monuments are… Continue reading 50 ASI-protected monuments disappear: How did they go ‘missing’, what happens next

129th birth anniversary of Satyendra Nath Bose: a look at the scientist’s contributions

Source: The post is based on the article “129th birth anniversary of Satyendra Nath Bose: a look at the scientist’s contributions” published in Indian Express on 3rd January 2023 What is the News? The 129th birth anniversary of Satyendra Nath Bose was celebrated recently. Who was Satyendra Nath Bose? Satyendra Nath Bose was born on… Continue reading 129th birth anniversary of Satyendra Nath Bose: a look at the scientist’s contributions

Year-End Review -2022: Department of Atomic Energy

Source: The post is based on the article “Year-End Review -2022: Department of Atomic Energy” published in PIB on 3rd January 2023 What is the News? The Department of Atomic Energy has launched several initiatives and schemes in 2022. What are the schemes and initiatives launched by the Department of Atomic Energy in 2022? Apsara-upgraded or… Continue reading Year-End Review -2022: Department of Atomic Energy

Year-End Review -2022: Department of Space

Source: The post is based on the article “Year-End Review -2022: Department of Space” published in PIB on 3rd January 2023 What is the News? The Department of Space has launched several initiatives and schemes in 2022. What are the schemes and initiatives launched by the Department of Space in 2022? Key missions: Altogether 44… Continue reading Year-End Review -2022: Department of Space

Asian Pacific Postal Union(APPU): India takes over leadership of the Asian Pacific Postal Union

Source: The post is based on the article “India takes over leadership of the Asian Pacific Postal Union” published in PIB on 3rd January 2023 What is the News? India has taken over the leadership of the Asian Pacific Postal Union(APPU). What is the Asian Pacific Postal Union(APPU)? Asian Pacific Postal Union(APPU) is an intergovernmental… Continue reading Asian Pacific Postal Union(APPU): India takes over leadership of the Asian Pacific Postal Union

2022 Year Ender Review: Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

Source: The post is based on the article “2022 Year Ender Review: Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship” published in PIB on 3rd January 2023 What is the News? The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has launched several initiatives and schemes in 2022. What are the schemes and initiatives launched by the Ministry of… Continue reading 2022 Year Ender Review: Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

Year-End Review -2022: Ministry of Rural Development

Source: The post is based on the article “Year-End Review -2022: Ministry of Rural Development” published in PIB on 3rd January 2023 What is the News? The Ministry of Rural Development has launched several initiatives and schemes in 2022. What are the schemes and initiatives launched by the Ministry of Rural Development in 2022? Mahatma Gandhi… Continue reading Year-End Review -2022: Ministry of Rural Development

Year-End- Review of Ministry of Heavy Industries – 2022

Source: The post is based on the article “Year-End- Review of Ministry of Heavy Industries – 2022” published in PIB on 30th December 2022 What is the News? The Ministry of Heavy Industries has launched several initiatives and schemes in 2022. What are the schemes and initiatives launched by the Ministry of Heavy Industries in… Continue reading Year-End- Review of Ministry of Heavy Industries – 2022

Year End Review –Ministry of Education

Source: The post is based on the article “Year End Review –Ministry of Education” published in PIB on 30th December 2022 What is the News? The Ministry of Education has launched several initiatives and schemes in 2022. What are the schemes and initiatives launched by the Ministry of Education in 2022? Samagra Shiksha Shiksha Shabdkosh:… Continue reading Year End Review –Ministry of Education

Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Year End Review 2022

Source: The post is based on the article “Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Year End Review 2022” published in PIB on 30th December 2022 What is the News? The Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying have launched several initiatives and schemes in 2022. What are the schemes and initiatives launched by the… Continue reading Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Year End Review 2022