Import Of Crushed Genetically Modified (GM) Soybean

Import Of Crushed Genetically Modified (GM) Soybean: The Union government has decided to allow the import of crushed genetically modified (GM) soybean, which is a major ingredient of poultry feed. The poultry industry has been crushed by multiple disasters over the last year and a half. In January 2020, a false rumour that COVID-19 could […]

Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science : IPCC

IPCC Released Its Sixth Assessment Report “Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science: IPCC released its Sixth Assessment Report “Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science”. Several Indian Scientists have participated in the preparation of this report. The Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the sixth in a […]

Four New Ramsar Sites in India’s Wetlands

Four New Ramsar Sites: India’s Wetlands: Four more Indian sites – two each from Haryana and Gujarat – have been recognised as wetlands of international importance under the Ramsar Convention. Further, according to recent estimates by Wetlands International South Asia, nearly 30% of the natural wetlands in India have been lost in the last three […]

Atmanirbhar Narishakti Se Samvad

Atmanirbhar Narishakti Se Samvad: Prime Minister (PM) of India participated in ‘Atmanirbhar Narishakti se Samvad’ and interacted with women Self Help Group (SHG) members promoted under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM). Highlights of the Conference: The PM lauded the Self-Help Groups of women for their unprecedented services during the Covid-19 period. For […]

Greater Adjutant Storks (Garuda) : IUCN Status

Greater Adjutant Storks (Garuda): Bihar has decided to tag greater adjutant storks locally known as ‘Garuda’ with GPS trackers to monitor their movement as part of efforts to conserve them. Scientific Name: Leptoptilos dubius Genus: The greater adjutant is a member of the stork family, Ciconiidae. There are about 20 species in the family. They […]

Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY)

Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY): Under the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY), the Union government’s health insurance scheme, approximately 20.32 lakh COVID-19 tests and 7.08 lakh treatments were authorised from April 2020 to July 2021. The total value of the tests and treatment stood at ₹2,794 crore. Key Features […]

SEACAT: Southeast Asia Cooperation And Training

Southeast Asia Cooperation And Training (SEACAT): The Indian Navy demonstrated its maritime maneuvers in U.S. Navy-led Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) military exercise in Singapore. The military exercise also included navies of 20 other partner nations as well. The maritime exercise aimed to foster enhanced cooperation between Southeast Asian countries by incorporating tactics, standardized […]

Open Network For Digital Commerce (ONDC)

Open Network For Digital Commerce (ONDC): The Union Minister of Commerce & Industry chaired a meeting for the review of the Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) initiative of Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT). ONDC is globally first-of-its-kind initiative that aims to democratise Digital Commerce, moving it from a platform-centric model […]