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What is Pilot Pey Jal Survekshan Project?

Pilot Pey Jal Survekshan: Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has launched a Pilot Pey Jal Survekshan under Jal Jeevan Mission- Urban, JJM-U. It will be conducted in cities to ascertain the equitable distribution of water, reuse of wastewater, and mapping of water bodies with respect to quantity and quality of water through a challenging […]

Sanctuary Lifetime Service Award 2020 : Who is S. Theodore Baskaran?

Sanctuary Lifetime Service Award 2020:   S. Theodore Baskaran who is a writer, a historian, a naturalist, and an activist has won the Sanctuary Lifetime Service Award, 2020. The award was instituted by the Sanctuary Nature Foundation. Theodore Baskaran was chosen for the award in light of his dedication to wildlife conservation. He won the […]

e-Chhawani Portal Launched : For Cantonment Areas

e-Chhawani Portal Launched: The Defence Minister of India, Rajnath Singh, has launched the e-Chhawani portal With the launch of this portal, the residents of Cantonment areas can now register their complaints with respect to civic issues. The portal would also help in resolving the complaints regarding the civic issues from home. This portal will work […]

Mandarin Duck : Spotted in Assam | IUCN Status

Mandarin Duck: Floating in the Maguri-Motapung beel (or wetland) in Assam’s Tinsukia district for over a week is the spectacular and rare Mandarin duck. First spotted on February 8 by Madhab Gogoi, the duck has since become the star of the wetland. Considered the most beautiful duck in the world, the Mandarin duck, or the […]

MK-1A Arjun Main Battle Tank : Key Points

Arjun Main Battle Tank: Prime Minister Modi handed over the indigenously developed Arjun Main Battle Tank (MK-1A) to the Indian Army at a ceremony in Chennai. The army will get 118 units of the Main Battle Tank, indigenously designed, developed and manufactured by CVRDE and DRDO along with 15 academic institutions, eight labs and several […]

Policy Target Of Doubling Farmers Income By 2022

Policy Target Of Doubling Farmers’ Income By 2022: The Central Government admitted that no actual assessment of farm income has been carried out since 2013. The Government of India in its Annual Budget 2016-17 set a policy target of doubling farmers’ income by 2022. Agriculture sustains livelihood for more than half of India’s total population. […]

Report on Falling Numbers Of SC & ST Students In IITs

Falling Numbers Of SC & ST Students In IITs:   Data collected from a series of Right to Information (RTI) applications pertaining to five older Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), has indicated that the acceptance rate is skewed against students from the Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), and Other Backward Classes (OBC) communities. SC […]

Dickinsonia : Fossils Of The Earliest Known Living Animal

Dickinsonia: Researchers have discovered three fossils of the earliest known living animal, the 550-million-year-old ‘Dickinsonia’ on the roof of the Bhimbetka Rock Shelters. The fossils were found in the roof of the Auditorium Cave at Bhimbetka Rock Shelters About Dickinsonia: In September 2018, an international team of researchers claimed to have discovered the world’s oldest […]

One Nation One Ration Card Scheme : Punjab Becomes 13th State To Complete The Reform

One Nation One Ration Card scheme: One Nation One Ration Card scheme, Punjab becomes 13th State to complete the One Nation One Ration Card scheme reform The State has become eligible to mobilize additional financial resources of one thousand five hundred and sixteen crore rupees through Open Market Borrowings. About the scheme: One Nation One […]