Himanta Biswa Sarma:15th Chief Minister of Assam: Himanta Biswa Sarma, the face of the BJP in Northeast India, will be sworn in as the 15th Chief Minister of Assam. His name was proposed by outgoing Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. BJP retained power in the state along with alliance partners Asom Gana Parishad and UPPL. Dr. […]
Tag: 10th May 2021
Maharana Partap Birth Anniversary 2021
Maharana Partap Birth Anniversary: 9th May: Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to Maharana Partap on his birth anniversary. Pratap Singh popularly known as Maharana Pratap was a king of Mewar, a region in the present-day state of Rajasthan. He was the eldest son of Udai Singh II (founder of city of Udaipur). Battle of […]
Gopal Krishna Gokhale Birth Anniversary 2021
Gopal Krishna Gokhale Birth anniversary:9th May Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to Freedom Fighter and social reformer, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, on his birth anniversary. Gokhale became a member of the Indian National Congress in 1889. He was the leader of the moderate faction of the Congress party. In 1905, he was elected president of […]
Laureus Sportsman Of The Year 2021
2021 Laureus Sportsman Of The Year: Spain’s Rafael Nadal was named the 2021 Laureus Sportsman of the year, while fellow tennis player Naomi Osaka won the top women’s honor. Japan’s Osaka won her second U.S. Open title last year, while Nadal equalled Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slam titles by claiming his 13th French […]
Chinese Rocket Debris Disintegrated Over The Indian Ocean
Debris From A Chinese Rocket Disintegrated Over The Indian Ocean: Debris from a Chinese rocket made an uncontrolled re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere and disintegrated over the Indian Ocean, with remnants falling at a location to the west of Maldives. The debris came from the upper stage of a Long March 5Brocket– China’s largest– that […]
What are Social Stock Exchanges (SSEs)?
Social Stock Exchanges (SSEs): A technical group on social stock exchanges (SSEs), constituted by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), has recommended that political and religious organizations, trade organizations as well as corporate foundations should not be allowed to raise funds through SSEs. Pursuant to an announcement made by the Finance Minister Nirmala […]
India-European Union (EU) Leaders Meeting
India-European Union (EU) Leaders Meeting: Indian Prime Minister participated in the India-European Union (EU) Leaders Meeting. The meeting was held in a hybrid format with the participation of leaders of all the 27 EU Member States as well as the President of the European Council and the European Commission. This is the first time that […]
What Is Post Devolution Revenue Deficit?
Post Devolution Revenue Deficit: The Ministry of Finance has released the second monthly installment of Post Devolution Revenue Deficit (PDRD) Grant of Rs. 9,871 crore for the year 2021-22 to 17 States. About the Post Devolution Revenue Deficit (PDRD): The Centre provides the Post Devolution Revenue Deficit Grant to the States under Article 275 of […]
3rd Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM) : India Participation
3rd Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM): India participated in the 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM) and shared plans for research and long-term cooperation in the Arctic Region. The first two meetings—ASM1 and ASM2—were held in the USA in 2016 and Germany in 2018, respectively. The Arctic region comprises the Arctic Ocean and parts of countries such […]
What Is Animal Corridor?
Animal Corridor: There are cases of clearance of forest land, digging, and construction activities on at least three animal corridors within the eco-sensitive zone of the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve. The Supreme Court of India in its 2019 order had said that “No new construction shall be permitted on private lands which form […]