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  • “Armenian Genocide” recognised by the US
    What is the News? The US President has officially recognised the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in 1915-16 as an act of genocide.  What is Genocide? Raphael Lemkin, the Polish lawyer has coined the term “genocide” in 1943. According to Article II of the UN Convention on Genocide of December 1948, Genocide ...
  • “Oldest water on Earth” helps in the quest for life on Mars
    What is the News? According to scientists, the findings of the “Oldest Water on Earth” could provide information about the nature of water and life on Earth and the possibility of finding life on Mars. The Oldest Water on Earth: In 2009, Geologist Dr. Barbara Sherwood Lollar of the University of Toronto extracted ...
  • “Trachoma” eliminated from Gambia as a public health problem
    What is the News? The World Health Organization (WHO) recently validated the Gambia for its elimination of trachoma as a public health problem. Overall, this makes Gambia second country after Ghana to achieve this milestone in the WHO’s African Region. (Please note that, Africa & WHO’s African region are not the same) Ghana ...
  • “Deep Time Project”: Volunteers Leave Cave After 40 Days in Isolation
    What is the News? The Deep Time project in France’s Lombrives Cave has come to an end. About Deep Time Project: The Deep Time Project was led by the scientists of the Human Adaptation Institute in partnership with labs in France and Switzerland. Aim: The project aimed to test how people adapt to changes ...
  • 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 ...