Ice age crater discovered beneath Greenland glacier

Ice age crater discovered beneath Greenland glacier News: An international team lead by researchers University of Copenhagen in Denmark have discovered a 31-km wide meteorite impact crater buried beneath the ice-sheet in the northern Greenland. Important Facts: This is the first time that a crater of any size has been found under one of Earth’s… Continue reading Ice age crater discovered beneath Greenland glacier

Super-Earth’ found orbiting Sun’s nearest single star

Super-Earth’ found orbiting Sun’s nearest single star News: Astronomers have discovered a frozen planet with a mass over three times that of the Earth, orbiting the closest solitary star to the Sun. Important Facts: The potentially rocky planet, known as Barnard’s star b, is a ‘super-Earth’ and orbits around its host star once every 233… Continue reading Super-Earth’ found orbiting Sun’s nearest single star

The unifier of modern India

The unifier of modern India News: The Statue of Unity has been inaugurated in Surat in commemoration to the “Iron Man of India” Sardar Vallabhai Patel on his 143rd birth anniversary. Important Facts: Sardar Patel served as the first home minister of independent India. He is credited with integrating the more than 500 disparate princely… Continue reading The unifier of modern India

Castles in the air 

Castles in the air  News: The article discusses about the concept of ‘Charter Cities” and its implications. Important Facts: About Charter Cities These are characterised as “startup cities” that experiment with reforms by breaking out of the existing state system and build new cities with distinct rules that foster innovation and economic growth. Since the… Continue reading Castles in the air 

Time to hew a new antiquities law

Time to hew a new antiquities law News: The article discusses about the outdated Antiquities and Art Treasures Act, 1972 and holistic regulation and conservation of our civilisational history. Important Facts: Background: The Antiquities and Art Treasures Act, 1972 has long outlived the purpose for which it was drafted. About the Antiquities and Art Treasures… Continue reading Time to hew a new antiquities law