New Arctic Policy India – Nodal Body and Objectives

New Arctic Policy: India drafted a new Arctic policy that aims at expanding scientific research, sustainable tourism and exploration of mineral oil and gas in the Arctic region. About the Policy: Nodal Body: India has designated Goa-based National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research to lead scientific research and act as a nodal body to […]

What is Traffic Violation Premium?

Traffic Violation Premium: A Working Group set up by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) for Traffic Management has recently proposed to add a “traffic violation premium” to the vehicle insurance policy. Previously in September 2019, the IRDAI constituted the Working Group to examine the establishment of a system of Linking Motor […]

Parakram Diwas, 23rd January: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti

Parakram Diwas: The central government has decided to observe Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti as ‘Parakram Diwas’ to be celebrated on 23rd January. A high-level committee headed by the Prime Minister has also been formed to plan year-round programmes to mark the anniversary of Bose. Recently the Government of India has also instituted Subhash Chandra Bose […]

Not Many, But One – Poems of Sree Narayana Gurudev Launched

English translation of poems of Sree Narayana Gurudev: The Vice President of India has virtually launched “Not Many, But One”, an English translation of poems of Sree Narayana Gurudev. Who was Sree Narayana Gurudev Sree Narayana Guru was born on 22nd August, 1856 to Madan Asan and his wife Kuttiyamma in Chempazhanthy, a village near […]

Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW) Trial by DRDO

Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW): The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has conducted a successful trial of the indigenously developed Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW) off the Odisha coast from the Hawk-I jet of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). This was the ninth successful test of the system conducted over the last five years. The system belongs […]

24th Hunar Haat Being Organized in Lucknow

24th “Hunar Haat”: It is being organized in Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) from 22nd January to 04th February, 2021. Hunar Haat is an exhibition of handicrafts and traditional products made by artisans from the minority communities. The USTTAD scheme aims to promote and preserve the rich heritage of the traditional arts & crafts of the minority communities. It […]

Who was Joymoti Konwari?

Joymoti Konwari: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Assam on January 23. The venue for Modi’s program is the historic Jerenga Pothar in Upper Assam’s Sivasagar district. Formerly known as Rangpur, Sivasagar was the seat of the powerful Ahom dynasty, which ruled Assam for six centuries (1228-1826). Jerenga Pothar, an open field in […]

ShramShakti – National Migration Support Portal held at Goa

ShramShakti: The Union Minister of Tribal Affairs launched “ShramShakti”, a National Migration Support Portal at a program held at Panjim, Goa. It would effectively help in the smooth formulation of state and national level programs for migrant workers. The tribal migration repository, ShramShakti would be able successfully able to address the data gap and empower […]

World’s Oldest Known Cave Art

World’s oldest known cave art: Archaeologists have discovered the world’s oldest known cave art — a life-sized picture of a wild pig that was painted at least 45,500 years ago in Indonesia. The Sulawesi warty pig painting was found in the limestone cave of Leang Tedongnge The cave painting uncovered in South Sulawesi consists of […]