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Navegaon-Nagzira Tiger Reserve (NNTR) : Forest Fire

Forest Fire At Navegaon-Nagzira Tiger Reserve (NNTR) In Maharashtra: Three laborers were killed and two others injured during an operation to douse a forest fire at Navegaon-Nagzira Tiger Reserve (NNTR) in Maharashtra. It is situated in the Gondia and Bhandara districts of Maharashtra. Gondia District shares common boundaries with the state of Madhya Pradesh and […]

Prev Shaphari : Certification Scheme For Aquaculture Products

Prev Shaphari: Certification Scheme For Aquaculture Products: The Marine Products Exports Development Authority (MPEDA) has developed a certification scheme for aquaculture products called ‘Shaphari’. Shaphari is based on the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization’s technical guidelines on aquaculture certification. Shaphari is a Sanskrit word that means superior quality of fishery products suitable for human […]

What is Global Minimum Corporate Tax Rate?

Global Minimum Corporate Tax Rate: The US Treasury Secretary has urged G20 nations to move towards a global minimum corporate tax. It is an attempt to reverse a “30-year race to the bottom” in which countries have resorted to slashing corporate tax rates to attract multinational corporations (MNCs). Proposal on a Global Minimum Corporate Tax […]

Indus And Ganges River Dolphins : Two Different Species

Indus And Ganges River Dolphins : Detailed analysis of South Asian river dolphins has revealed in recent research that the Indus and Ganges River dolphins are not one, but two separate species. Currently, Indus and Ganges River dolphins are classified as two subspecies under Platanista gangetica. But according to a new study, this classification needs […]

Vaccine Passport : Recent Developments

Vaccine Passport: Several types of coronavirus vaccination records, sometimes called “vaccine passports,” already exist, in paper and digital form. Hundreds of airlines, governments, and other organizations are experimenting with them. Vaccine passport: It is an electronic record of vaccination, possibly in the form of a QR code, that is easily accessible through a smartphone or […]

Criminalising Begging : Supreme Court Directive

Begging: The Supreme Court has asked the Centre and four States to file their response within three weeks on a plea seeking a direction to repeal the provisions criminalizing begging. The plea has referred to the August 2018 verdict of the Delhi High Court which had decriminalised begging in the national capital and said provisions […]

Who was Jyotirao Phule?

Jyotirao Phule: He was born on April 11, 1827, and his birth anniversary is celebrated as Jyotiba Phule Jayanti every year. Born in 1827 in Satara district of Maharashtra. Phule was given the title of Mahatma on May 11, 1888, by Vithalrao Krishnaji Vandekar, a Maharashtrian social activist. Social reforms and key contributions: His work […]

Lilavati Awards 2020 : Important Points

Lilavati Awards 2020: Union Minister of Education Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ presented the AICTE Lilavati Awards 2020 on women empowerment to the winners. With women empowerment as the theme, the objective of the award is to create awareness about issues like sanitation, hygiene, health, nutrition, literacy, employment, technology, credit, marketing, innovation, skill development, natural resources, […]

Who is Noura al-Matroushi?

Noura al-Matroushi : UAE’s First Woman Astronaut: The United Arab Emirates named the next two astronauts for its space programme, including the country’s first woman astronaut. Noura al-Matroushi has been identified as the UAE’s first woman astronaut, with her male counterpart as Mohammed al-Mulla. The two will undergo training at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in […]

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, […]