New Guidelines For The Geo-Spatial Sector In India

New Guidelines For The Geo-Spatial Sector In India: The Ministry of Science and Technology has released new guidelines for the Geo-spatial sector in India, which deregulates existing protocol and liberalizes the sector to a more competitive field. The new guidelines: The sector will be deregulated and aspects such as prior approvals for surveying, mapping and […]

Corruption Perception Index 2020 Report : Findings

Corruption Perception Index 2020: India’s rank has slipped six places to 86th among 180 countries in Corruption Perception Index (CPI) released by Transparency International. India was ranked 80th out of 180 countries in 2019. The top countries on the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) are Denmark and New Zealand, with scores of 88, followed by Finland, […]

Rise In Sensex Reasons : Increased Foreign Portfolio Investments

Increased Foreign Portfolio Investments: The Sensex has risen 11.36%, post-Union Budget 2021-22 presentation, due to increased Foreign Portfolio Investments (FPIs). Sensex, otherwise known as the S&P BSE Sensex index, is the benchmark index of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in India. It comprises 30 of the largest and most actively traded stocks on the BSE […]

What is Digital Intelligence Unit? Objective

Set Up Of Digital Intelligence Unit: The Ministry of Communications has decided to set up a Digital Intelligence Unit (DIU) as a nodal agency to deal with complaints of unsolicited commercial communication (UCC) and cases of financial fraud, especially in the digital payments space. Apart from the DIU a Telecom Analytics for Fraud Management and […]

Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary : Elephants Died Of Haemorrhagic Septicaemia

Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary: Six elephants died of Haemorrhagic Septicaemia (HS) in Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary located in Odisha’s Kalahandi district. Haemorrhagic septicaemia (HS) is a disease which infects animals that come in contact with contaminated water or soil by contagious bacteria (Pasteurella multocida). In this disease the respiratory tract and lungs of the animals are affected, […]

Longitudinal Ageing Study In India (LASI) 2021 Report : Key Points

Longitudinal Ageing Study In India : Longitudinal Ageing Study in India (LASI) is a national survey of scientific investigation of the health, economic, and social determinants and consequences of population aging in India. The report was recently released. Key findings: At least five percent of India’s elderly population (aged 60 years and above) stated they […]

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala : Appointed As The New Chief Of The WTO

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been appointed the new chief of the World Trade Organization, becoming the first woman to ever lead the institution and the first African citizen to take on the role. Roles and functions of Director General of WTO: The director-general of the World Trade Organization is the officer of the World […]

What Is A Toolkit? Greta Thunberg Case

Greta Thunberg toolkit Case: Activist Disha Ravi Case is in the custody of the Delhi Police for editing and sharing a toolkit with globally known teen anti-climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg. Some others have also been booked for coordinating with pro-Khalistan outfit Poetic Justice Foundation (PFJ) in connection with protest by farmers’ unions over the […]

Mars Missions of NASA and China : Two More Rovers set to Land

Mars Missions: Two more rovers — NASA’s Perseverance and China’s Tianwen-1 — are set to land on Mars on February 18 and in May 2021 respectively. NASA’s Perseverance Rover: The most sophisticated mission from an engineering standpoint, NASA’s Perseverance Rover, is en route to Mars and is set to land on Thursday at Jezero Crater, […]

The Indian Sign Language (ISL) Dictionary : 3rd Edition

3rd Edition Of The Indian Sign Language (ISL) Dictionary: Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment will virtually release the 3rd edition of the Indian Sign Language (ISL) Dictionary with 10,000 terms (including 6,000 earlier terms) on 17th February 2021. The Dictionary has been brought out by the Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre […]