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Narrow-Line Seyfert 1 (NLS1) : New Active Galaxy Identified

New Active Galaxy Identified: Astronomers have discovered a new active galaxy identified as the farthest gamma-ray emitting galaxy that has so far been stumbled upon. This active galaxy called the Narrow-Line Seyfert 1 (NLS1) galaxy, which is about 31 billion light-years away, opens up avenues to explore more such gamma-ray emitting galaxies that wait to […]

Thwaites Glacier : Important Points

The Thwaites Glacier: Researchers at the Sweden’s University of Gothenburg are now saying that fears related to the melting of Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier are worse than previously thought, owing to the supply of warm water flowing underneath at a rate underestimated in the past. The Thwaites Glacier is 120 km wide at its broadest, fast-moving, […]

Ken-Betwa Project : Important Points

Ken-Betwa Project: Congress president Sonia Gandhi has written to Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar, asking him not to implement the Ken-Betwa river linking project. It is because the Panna Tiger reserve will be damaged by the river linking project. The state government’s open estimate is that around 40 percent of the area of the tiger […]

Shitalakhsya River is a Tributary of

Cargo Vessel Sank In The Shitalakhsya River In Narayanganj In Bangladesh: A Bangladesh ferry carrying around 50 passengers collided with a cargo vessel and sank in the Shitalakhsya River in Narayanganj in Bangladesh, leaving at least 26 people dead. Shitalakshya River Shitalakshya River (also known as Lakhya River) is a distributary of the Brahmaputra. In […]

Chenab Bridge : World’s Highest Railway Bridge In Jammu & Kashmir

World’s Highest Railway Bridge In Jammu & Kashmir By Indian Railways: The Prime Minister has lauded the completion of Arch closure of the Chenab Bridge, the World’s Highest Railway Bridge in Jammu & Kashmir by Indian Railways. The length of the Chenab bridge will be 1,315 metres with 17 spans, of which the span of […]

Maoist Attack In Sukma : Important Points

Maoist Attack In Sukma: A team of security forces was attacked by a People’s Liberation Guerilla Army (PLGA) unit in the Tarrem area near the Sukma-Bijapur district border, Chhattisgarh. Several security personnel were killed and many were injured. PLGA was founded in 2000. It has been declared as a terrorist organisation and banned under the […]

Baikal-GVD : World’s Biggest Underwater Neutrino Telescope

World’s Biggest Underwater Neutrino Telescope: Russian scientists launched one of the world’s biggest underwater neutrino telescopes called the Baikal-GVD (Gigaton Volume Detector) in the waters of Lake Baikail, the world’s deepest lake situated in Siberia. The construction of this telescope, which started in 2016, is motivated by the mission to study in detail the elusive […]

Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin

Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin: Due to the adverse impact of Covid-19, only 5.4% of the sanctioned houses under the central government’s flagship rural housing scheme, Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin, have reached completion for the year 2020-2021. Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana- Gramin (PMAY-G): Launch: To achieve the objective of “Housing for All” by 2022, the erstwhile […]