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Jharkhand State Employment Of Local Candidates Bill, 2021

The Jharkhand State Employment Of Local Candidates Bill, 2021: The Jharkhand government announced 75% reservation in private sector jobs with a salary of up to Rs 30,000 for locals. The bill will treat shops, establishments, mines, enterprises, industries, companies, societies, trusts, Limited Liability Partnership firms, and any person employing ten or more persons as the […]

Medical Termination Of Pregnancy Bill, 2020 : Passed By Rajya Sabha

Medical Termination Of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020: The Rajya Sabha passed the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020 that increases the time period within which an abortion may be carried out. The Bill was passed in March last year in the Lok Sabha. Currently, abortion requires the opinion of one doctor if it is […]

World Energy Transitions Outlook Report 2021 : Findings

World Energy Transitions Outlook Report: The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) released the World Energy Transitions Outlook report. Key highlights of the report: Previewed at the virtual Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue, which began on March 16, 2021, the report proposes energy transition solutions for the narrow pathway available to contain the rise of temperature to […]

Rule Curve of Mullaperiyar Dam : Issue

Mullaperiyar Dam Issue: The Supreme Court said the Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary will be “personally responsible” and “appropriate action” will be taken on failure to give information on the ‘rule curve’ for the Mullaperiyar dam to the Supreme Court-appointed Supervisory Committee. The ‘rule curve’ in a dam decides the fluctuating storage levels in a reservoir. […]

What is Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)?

Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU): The President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) addressed Members of Parliament at the Central Hall of the Indian Parliament. IPU is an international organization of national parliaments. It was established in 1889 in Paris. It was founded by statesmen Frédéric Passy of France and William Randal Cremer of the United Kingdom. It […]

First Moving Supermassive Black Hole Discovered

First Moving Supermassive Black Hole: Scientists have discovered the first moving supermassive black hole whose mass is about three million times that of our Sun. The black hole was traveling within its own galaxy (J0437+2456) which is around 228 million light-years away from Earth. Scientists studied 10 faraway galaxies with supermassive black holes in the […]

Who was Guru Chemancheri Kunhiraman Nair?

Guru Chemancheri Kunhiraman Nair: Guru Chemancheri Kunhiraman Nair, a recipient of Padma Shri, died at the age of 104. Chemancheri Kunhiraman Nair, also known as Guru Chemancheri (1916 – 2021) was a noted Indian Kathakali actor. Kathakali is a major form of classical Indian dance from Kerala. He also played a significant role in making […]

What is Kenya-Somalia Maritime Border Dispute?

Kenya-Somalia Dispute: Kenya has declined to take part in proceedings of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over its maritime border dispute with neighbouring Somalia. Direction of Maritime Boundary: The main point of disagreement between the two neighbors is the direction in which their maritime boundary in the Indian Ocean should extend. Somalia’s Stand: The […]

Wholesale Price Index (WPI) : February, 2021

Wholesale Price Index (WPI) For The Month Of February 2021: The Office of the Economic Adviser, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade has released the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) for the month of February 2021. Wholesale Price-Inflation: It increased for the second consecutive month to 4.17%. This is the highest since November 2018, […]