Mandarin Duck : Spotted in Assam | IUCN Status

Mandarin Duck: Floating in the Maguri-Motapung beel (or wetland) in Assam’s Tinsukia district for over a week is the spectacular and rare Mandarin duck. First spotted on February 8 by Madhab Gogoi, the duck has since become the star of the wetland. Considered the most beautiful duck in the world, the Mandarin duck, or the […]

MK-1A Arjun Main Battle Tank : Key Points

Arjun Main Battle Tank: Prime Minister Modi handed over the indigenously developed Arjun Main Battle Tank (MK-1A) to the Indian Army at a ceremony in Chennai. The army will get 118 units of the Main Battle Tank, indigenously designed, developed and manufactured by CVRDE and DRDO along with 15 academic institutions, eight labs and several […]

Policy Target Of Doubling Farmers Income By 2022

Policy Target Of Doubling Farmers’ Income By 2022: The Central Government admitted that no actual assessment of farm income has been carried out since 2013. The Government of India in its Annual Budget 2016-17 set a policy target of doubling farmers’ income by 2022. Agriculture sustains livelihood for more than half of India’s total population. […]

Report on Falling Numbers Of SC & ST Students In IITs

Falling Numbers Of SC & ST Students In IITs:   Data collected from a series of Right to Information (RTI) applications pertaining to five older Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), has indicated that the acceptance rate is skewed against students from the Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), and Other Backward Classes (OBC) communities. SC […]

Dickinsonia : Fossils Of The Earliest Known Living Animal

Dickinsonia: Researchers have discovered three fossils of the earliest known living animal, the 550-million-year-old ‘Dickinsonia’ on the roof of the Bhimbetka Rock Shelters. The fossils were found in the roof of the Auditorium Cave at Bhimbetka Rock Shelters About Dickinsonia: In September 2018, an international team of researchers claimed to have discovered the world’s oldest […]

One Nation One Ration Card Scheme : Punjab Becomes 13th State To Complete The Reform

One Nation One Ration Card scheme: One Nation One Ration Card scheme, Punjab becomes 13th State to complete the One Nation One Ration Card scheme reform The State has become eligible to mobilize additional financial resources of one thousand five hundred and sixteen crore rupees through Open Market Borrowings. About the scheme: One Nation One […]

What is Bhuvan National Geo-Portal?

Bhuvan: The Department of Space (DoS), under which ISRO comes, has signed an MoU with geospatial technology company CE Info Systems Pvt Ltd. The collaboration will enable them to jointly identify and build a holistic geospatial portal utilizing earth observation datasets, ‘NavIC’, Web Services, and APIs (application programming interface) available in MapmyIndia. The geospatial portals […]

Inauguration of Sagarika : The International Cruise Terminal In Kochi

Inauguration of Sagarika: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of various projects in Kochi, Kerala. The inauguration of Sagarika, the International Cruise Terminal in Kochi will cater to over lakh cruise guests. It is the country’s first full-fledged international cruise terminal. He also inaugurated the Marine Engineering Training Institute of Cochin […]

Status of Skilled Youths in India Report : Highlights

Status of Skilled Youths in India: The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) informed Rajya Sabha about the Status of Skilled Youths in India. MSDE is implementing its flagship demand-driven Centrally Sponsored Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), for imparting short duration skill development training through Short-Term Training (STT) and Recognition of Prior […]