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Who was Guru Chemancheri Kunhiraman Nair?

Guru Chemancheri Kunhiraman Nair: Guru Chemancheri Kunhiraman Nair, a recipient of Padma Shri, died at the age of 104. Chemancheri Kunhiraman Nair, also known as Guru Chemancheri (1916 – 2021) was a noted Indian Kathakali actor. Kathakali is a major form of classical Indian dance from Kerala. He also played a significant role in making […]

What is Kenya-Somalia Maritime Border Dispute?

Kenya-Somalia Dispute: Kenya has declined to take part in proceedings of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over its maritime border dispute with neighbouring Somalia. Direction of Maritime Boundary: The main point of disagreement between the two neighbors is the direction in which their maritime boundary in the Indian Ocean should extend. Somalia’s Stand: The […]

Wholesale Price Index (WPI) : February, 2021

Wholesale Price Index (WPI) For The Month Of February 2021: The Office of the Economic Adviser, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade has released the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) for the month of February 2021. Wholesale Price-Inflation: It increased for the second consecutive month to 4.17%. This is the highest since November 2018, […]

National Institutes Of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship And Management Bill, 2019

National Institutes Of Food Technology Entrepreneurship And Management Bill, 2019: The Rajya Sabha passed the National Institutes of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management Bill, 2019. The Bill declares certain institutes of food technology, entrepreneurship, and management as institutions of national importance. These institutes are the National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management Kundli, in […]

What is Project RE-HAB?

Project RE-HAB (Reducing Elephant-Human Attacks Using Bees): A pilot project launched in Kodagu, Karnataka entails installing bee boxes along the periphery of the forest and the villages with the belief that the elephants will not venture anywhere close to the bees and thus avoid transgressing into the human landscape. This idea stems from the elephants’ […]

Fresh Election In Case Of NOTA Majority : Latest Status

NOTA (None Of The Above): The Supreme Court asked the Centre and the Election Commission of India to respond to a plea that fresh elections should be conducted in constituencies where the highest number of votes polled are NOTA (None Of The Above). The petition said candidates ‘rejected’ by voters should not be fielded again […]

Great Indian Bustard IUCN Status | CITES | Schedule

Great Indian Bustards: The Supreme Court intervened on behalf of the critically endangered Great Indian Bustards over the birds falling dead after colliding with power lines running through their dwindling natural habitats in Gujarat and Rajasthan. Scientific Name: Ardeotis nigriceps. Physical description: Black crown on the forehead contrasting with the pale neck and head. The […]

National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021

National Capital Territory Of Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) moved a Bill in the Lok Sabha in which it proposed that the “government” in the National Capital Territory of Delhi meant the Lieutenant-Governor of Delhi. The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021 proposes to amend Sections 21, 24, 33, […]

Changes In Hong Kong’s Electoral System

Changes In Hong Kong’s Electoral system: China has made changes in Hong Kong’s electoral system. The measures are part of China’s efforts to consolidate its authoritarian grip over the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) following the imposition of national security law in June 2020. The New Electoral System: Increased Membership of the Legislative Council: […]

Arms Report 2021 : Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

Report By Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI): According to a recent report by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) India’s arms imports came down by a third (about 33%) between 2011-2015 and 2016-2020. India Specific Findings: India remains the second-highest importer, only behind Saudi Arabia. Russia is the largest arms supplier to India in […]