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White-Sided Dolphins

White-Sided Dolphins: The traditional annual killing of whales and dolphins (grindadrap hunt) in North Atlantic islands that belong to Denmark has sparked controversy. 1,428 white-sided dolphins were slaughtered at Faroe Islands. White-Sided Dolphins: Scientific Name: Lagenorhynchus acutus Their common name comes from the prominent white stripes on their sides, which span from below the dorsal […]

Mura-Drava-Danube: World’s First Five-Country Biosphere Reserve

Mura-Drava-Danube (MDD) Was Declared As The World’s First ‘Five-Country Biosphere Reserve: Mura-Drava-Danube (MDD) was declared as the world’s first ‘five-country biosphere reserve’ by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) The biosphere reserve covers 700 kilometres of the Mura, Drava and Danube rivers and stretches across Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary and Serbia. The […]

15th East Asia Summit Energy Ministers Meeting

15th East Asia Summit Energy Ministers Meeting: The Union Minister of State for Power attended the 15th East Asia Summit Energy Ministers Meeting. The theme of the meeting was “We Care, We Prepare, We Prosper”. The meeting was aimed at coordinating efforts of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries in pursuing the goal of […]

United In Science 2021: WMO

United In Science 2021: WMO: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) released a report named United in Science 2021. It is a multi-organization high-level compilation of the latest climate science information. The report is coordinated by the WMO, with inputs from the United Nations Environment Programme, World Health Organization, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Global Carbon […]

Crime In India Report 2020: NCRB

Crime In India Report 2020: NCRB: National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) released the Crime in India Report 2020. While 2020, a year marked by months of a national lockdown due to the pandemic saw fewer traditional crimes such as those committed against women and children, among others, it witnessed a big spike in civil conflicts. […]

AUKUS Alliance

AUKUS Alliance: The UK, US and Australia have announced a historic security pact in the Asia-Pacific, in what’s seen as an effort to counter China. It is called the AUKUS pact and AUKUS alliance. Under the AUKUS alliance, the three nations have agreed to enhance the development of joint capabilities and technology sharing, foster deeper […]

What Is Collective Security Treaty Organization?

What Is Collective Security Treaty Organization? The Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) is planning to hold large military drills in Tajikistan next month, amid what it described as a deteriorating situation in neighbouring Afghanistan. Tajikistan is the only country out of the six-member bloc led by Russia that shares a border with Afghanistan. Moscow has […]

Doing Business Rankings Discontinued: World Bank

World Bank Group Has Decided To Discontinue Publication Of Its ‘Doing Business’ Rankings Of country: The World Bank Group has decided to discontinue publication of its ‘Doing Business’ rankings of country business climates after a review of data irregularities in the 2018 and 2020 reports. In August 2020, World Bank paused the publication of Doing […]

National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA): Standalone Legislation

National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA): National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) Chairperson has pitched for a ‘standalone legislation’ for the regulator in the interests of autonomy. He also demanded that all necessary penal provisions relating to financial reporting should be consolidated and vested with it. Currently, the NFRA may take action against auditors for professional misconduct […]