ICC Investigations Into Israel-Palestine War Crimes

ICC Investigations Into Israel-Palestine War Crimes: International Criminal Court (ICC) has launched investigations into the war crimes in Palestinian territories occupied by Israel (West Bank and the Gaza Strip). The decision for investigation is taken after a recent ruling that the court’s jurisdiction extends to territories occupied by Israel since the 1967 Six-day Arab- Israeli […]

Similipal Biosphere Reserve | Tiger Reserve

Similipal Biosphere Reserve: A massive fire broke out in the Similipal Biosphere Reserve in Odisha. The core area of the biosphere was untouched by the fire, however, the fire is threatening damage to its rich biodiversity. It was formally designated a tiger reserve in 1956 and brought under Project Tiger in the year 1973. It […]

Sri Lanka’s West Container Terminal (WCT) Project

Sri Lanka’s West Container Terminal (WCT) Project: Sri Lanka said it will develop the West Container Terminal (WCT) at the Colombo Port, along with India and Japan. The decision comes a month after the Rajapaksa government ejected the two partners from a 2019 tripartite agreement to jointly develop the East Container Terminal (ECT), citing resistance […]

National Cyber Security Strategy 2020

National Cyber Security Strategy 2020: A National Cyber Security Strategy 2020 is being formulated by the Office of National Cyber Security Coordinator at the National Security Council Secretariat. Cyber Security is protecting cyberspace including critical information infrastructure from attack, damage, misuse, and economic espionage. The National Security Council (NSC) of India is a three-tiered organization […]

Freedom in the World 2021 : U.S. Think Tank Report

U.S. thinktank report: The report “Freedom in the World 2021: Democracy under Siege” was recently released by US think-tank Freedom House. Key findings: Freedoms in India have reduced resulting in India being classified as ‘partly free’. India’s score was 67, a drop from 71/100 from last year downgrading it from the free category last year. […]

Spectrum Auctions 2021 : Highest Bidder

Spectrum Auctions: The telecom spectrum auctions concluded after bidding for a day and a half, with the Centre garnering ₹77,814.8 crore in revenues. The amount exceeded the expectations of the government as well as analysts, as telcos focused on renewing expiring spectrum and consolidating holdings in select bands. The Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio was the […]

Himalayan Serow : IUCN Status | CITES | Native To

Himalayan Serow: Himalayan serow was spotted in the Manas Tiger Reserve in Assam. It was spotted close to the border with Bhutan in Manas’s Bansbari-Mathanguri forest. The Himalayan serow is a subspecies of the mainland serow native to the Himalayas. Common name: Himalayan Serow Scientific name: Capricornis sumatraensi thar. Local name: Jingal, Yemu. Description: An […]

Amendment in Insurance Ombudsman Rules 2021

Amendment In Insurance Ombudsman Rules: The government has amended insurance ombudsman rules. As per the new rules: Insurance brokers are now covered under ombudsman rules. Policyholders are now allowed to file online complaints. The scope of complaints has been enlarged to ombudsmen from only disputes earlier to deficiencies in service on the part of insurers, […]