Earth’s Hidden Layer : What is the Fifth Layer?

Earth’s Hidden Layer: Scientists have recently detected the signs of a hidden structure inside the core of Planet Earth. This sign has the potential to change the long-standing narrative of what lies at centre of Earth. This layer is being termed as the fifth layer’. As per the long-standing narrative, there exists four layers namely; […]

Digital Payment Scorecard by MeitY : Key Points

MeitY Digital Payment Scorecard: The Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) has released the list of “Digital Payment Scorecards”. In the list, the State Bank of India (SBI) has topped for the third consecutive months. The digital payment scorecard tracks the performance of the Commercial Banks on several digital parameters. SBI maintained the top […]

Declaration Of World Heritage Sites By UNESCO

Declaration Of World Heritage Sites By UNESCO: Union Minister of Culture and Tourism informed Lok Sabha about the Declaration Of World Heritage Sites By UNESCO. At present, India has 38 World Heritage Properties. All the sites under the Ministry are conserved as per ASI’s Conservation Policy. At present, India has 42 sites listed under the […]

3rd Janaushadhi Diwas 2021 : Theme

Janaushadhi Diwas: The Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India (BPPI) celebrated the 3rd Janaushadhi Diwas (7th March 2021) to spread awareness about quality generic medicines, available at low prices. Theme of Janaushadhi Diwas was “Seva Bhi – Rozgar bhi”. The Janaushadhi week was celebrated across the country from 1st-7th March 2021. As a part of […]

What are ‘Radio-Loud’ Quasar?

Radio-Loud’ Quasar: An international team of astronomers has discovered the most distant ‘Radio-Loud’ Quasar with the help of the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO’s VLT). Quasars: Quasars are very luminous objects in faraway galaxies that emit jets at radio frequencies. The word quasar is short for “quasi-stellar radio source”. The name, which means […]

USA New Peace Initiative For Afghanistan

USA President’s New Peace Initiative: The USA President has envisaged a New Peace Initiative (Plan) to decide on the roadmap for peace in Afghanistan. Under the plan, the USA proposed a regional conference under the United Nations auspices with foreign ministers of the USA, India, Russia, China, Pakistan and Iran to discuss a “unified approach” […]

International North South Transport Corridor (INSTC) : Chabahar Port

Chabahar Port: India expressed its intent to include Chabahar port in the 13-nation International North South Transport Corridor (INSTC) that extends from India to Russia, and to expand INSTC membership by including Afghanistan and Uzbekistan, at a “Chabahar Day” event organised as part of Maritime India summit. This Summit saw participation from several regional officials […]

3 Umbrella Schemes For Women And Child Development

Ministry of Women and Child Development: For effective implementation of various schemes and programs of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, all major schemes of the Ministry have been classified under 3 umbrella schemes viz. Mission Poshan 2.0, Mission Vatsalya and Mission Shakti. Schemes included under the Umbrella Scheme are as follows: Saksham Anganwadi […]

Report : Parliamentary Standing Committee On Water Resources

Parliamentary Standing Committee On Water Resources: According to information provided to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Water Resources, Only half of government schools and anganwadis have tap water supply, despite a 100-day campaign for 100% coverage being launched by the Jal Shakti Ministry in October 2020. Less than 8% of schools in Uttar Pradesh and […]