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Data On Fatalities Due To Hydro-Meteorological Calamities

Data On Fatalities Caused Due To Hydro-Meteorological Calamities: The Union Home Ministry has released data on fatalities caused due to hydro-meteorological calamities. Hydro-meteorological calamities and hazards include flash floods, cloudburst and landslides Highlights: Nearly 6,800 people lost their lives in the country over the past three years due to hydro-meteorological calamities. West Bengal has recorded […]

IBSA (India, Brazil and South Africa) : Important Points

IBSA:   India organized the IBSA (India, Brazil and South Africa) Tourism Ministers’ virtual meeting. India is the current IBSA Chair. The IBSA is a trilateral, developmental initiative between India, Brazil and South Africa to promote South-South cooperation and exchange. The idea of South-South Cooperation (SSC) is not new. Its genesis can be traced back […]

Fortification Of Rice

Fortification Of Rice: Emphasising that malnutrition is a “hurdle” in the development of women and children, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced fortification of rice distributed under various government schemes including Public Distribution System (PDS) and Mid-Day-Meal scheme by 2024. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) defines the fortification as “deliberately increasing the […]

What is The Incel Movement?

The ‘Incel’ Movement: The ‘incel’ movement, a dangerous online subculture comprising men who identify as ‘involuntary celibates’ and regularly express deeply misogynistic views about women, is slowly becoming a threat to law and order, experts have warned. Incels are a largely online community of men who describe themselves as “involuntary celibates. Men who are part […]