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  • Buddhist Remains From a Millennium ago in Jharkhand
    What is the News? Earlier this year, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) had discovered Buddhist Remains from Hazaribagh’s Sadar block located at the eastern side of Jharkhand’s Sitagarha hills. What did the Archaeological Survey of India(ASI) discover? ASI had discovered the remains of a Buddhist monastery along with some Shaivite remains ...
  • “Chilika Lake” was a part of the Bay of Bengal: Study
    What is the News? According to a study by the National Institute of Oceanography(NIO), Chilika lake was once a part of the Bay of Bengal. About Chilika Lake: Chilika Lake is Asia’s largest brackish water lake located in the State of Odisha. A narrow spit separates it from the Bay of Bengal. Click Here ...
  • India eyes “Cape of Good Hope” after the block in Suez Canal
    What is the News? When the Suez Canal was blocked recently, India had explored the option of re-routing the ships via the Cape of Good Hope.  About Cape of Good Hope: Location: It is a rocky headland. It is on the Atlantic coast of the Cape Peninsula in South Africa. The Cape of Good Hope ...
  • Traffic in “Suez Canal” suspended
    What is the News? A 400 m long “Ever Given vessel” blocked the Suez Canal. The ship blocked the canal due to a lack of visibility created by the bad weather and a sand storm. The officials are still not able to clear the Vessel. So they temporarily suspended the traffic. About ...
  • Significance of Tulip Garden in “Zabarwan Range” of J&K
    What is the News? The Prime Minister through a tweet asked everyone to visit a tulip garden in Jammu and Kashmir. The garden is located at the foothills of the Zabarwan range. About the Tulip garden  The tulip garden is located at the foothills of the Zabarwan range. It is Asia’s largest tulip ...
  • Ecuador’s “Sangay Volcano” erupted
    What is the news? Ecuador’s Sangay volcano erupted and blew clouds of ash as high as 8,500 meters (8.5 km) into the sky.  About Sangay Volcano: Sangay is an active stratovolcano in central Ecuador. It is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Stratovolcanoes or composite volcanoes are conical volcanoes. They are ...
  • El Salvador becomes “Malaria-free Country”
    What is the news? El Salvador becomes the first Malaria-free country in Central America and the third in America.  It received a Malaria-free certificate from the World Health Organization (WHO). About Malaria: Malaria is a disease caused by Plasmodium parasites. It is transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. Types: ...
  • Nord Stream 2 pipeline between Germany and Russia
    What is the News? In a development that could increase tensions between Russia and the US, Russian energy major Gazprom has said that it has resumed building the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. Nord Stream 2 Pipeline: It is a 1,200km-long offshore natural gas pipeline being constructed from Russia to Germany across the Baltic ...
  • Denmark to build world’s ‘first energy island’ in North Sea
    What is the News? Denmark’s government has approved a plan to build an artificial island in the North Sea. It is a part of its effort to switch to green energy. What is Energy Island? An energy island is based on a platform that serves as a hub for electricity generation from surrounding ...
  • Importance of Ladakh’s Pangong Tso Lake
    Pangong Tso Lake is an endorheic lake (landlocked) located in eastern Ladakh. It lies partly in India’s Ladakh region and partly in Tibet. The lake is formed from Tethys geosyncline. The lake literally translates into a “conclave lake”. Pangong means conclave in Ladakhi and Tso means a lake in the Tibetan ...
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