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Kiran Bedi Removed As Puducherry Lieutenant Governor

President Kovind Removes Kiran Bedi As Puducherry Lieutenant Governor: President Kovind removes Kiran Bedi as Puducherry’s Lieutenant Governor. Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan has been given the additional charge of Puducherry. Puducherry is a union territory that is governed by Article 239A of the Constitution. The Government of Union Territories Act, 1963 provides for a Legislative […]

Three New Variants Of Coronavirus Identified

Three New Variants Of Coronavirus Identified: The WHO has identified three new variants of coronavirus originating in the UK, Brazil and now in South Africa. Of the three, the latest South African variant known as 20H/501Y.V2 or B.1.351, is different from the one in Britain and appears to be more infectious than the original virus. […]

What Is Net Neutrality?

Net Neutrality: Industry body Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has urged the government to bring over-the-top (OTT) service providers like WhatsApp, Google Duo, etc under licensing regime and defer net neutrality rules on telecom operators till the time ‘same service same rules’ are applied on the apps. Telecom operators have been demanding that the […]

Who was Maharaja Suheldev?

Maharaja Suheldev: The Prime Minister has laid the foundation stone of a Maharaja Suheldev memorial and the development work of Chittaura lake in Uttar Pradesh’s Bahraich district. About Maharaja Suheldev: He was the erstwhile ruler of Shravasti in Uttar Pradesh’s (UP) Bahraich district, who ruled in the 11th century. He is known in history for […]

Fossils Of Coelacanth : A Giant Fish | IUCN Status

Fossils Of Coelacanth: A group of paleontologists has discovered fossils of the coelacanth, a giant fish regarded as an iconic example of a “living fossil.” The discovered fossil of Coelacanth is believed to be 66 million years old belonging to the Cretaceous era. Coelacanths are elusive, deep-sea creatures, living in depths up to 2,300 feet […]

Sandes Instant Messaging Platform : GIMS

Instant Messaging Platform: The National Informatics Centre (NIC) has launched an instant messaging platform called Sandes on the lines of WhatsApp. NIC is under the aegis of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. It provides network backbone and e-Governance support to the Central Government, State Governments and UT Administrations. Sandes App: It is a […]

809th Urs Of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti

809th Urs Of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti: Prime Minister Modi has handed over a Chadar that would be offered at the Ajmer Sharif Dargah on the 809th Urs of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti. Ajmer Sharif Dargah is a Sufi shrine (dargah) of the revered sufi saint, Moinuddin Chishti, located at Ajmer, Rajasthan. The shrine has Chisti’s grave […]

Amendments To The Juvenile Justice Act 2015 : Highlights

Amendments To The Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 : The Union Cabinet has approved the amendments to the Juvenile Justice Care and Protection of Children Act, 2015 on February 17, 2021. The amendment proposes that the DMs, ADMs will monitor the functioning of agencies that are implementing this activity in each district. After this amendment, the […]

Draft Blue Economy Policy for India : Highlights

Draft Blue Economy Policy for India: The Ministry of Earth Sciences has asked for suggestions on the Draft Blue Economy Policy for India. The stakeholders such as NGOs, industry, academia, and citizens have been asked to submit their inputs and ideas by 27th February 2021. The Draft Blue Economy Policy was created by the government […]