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Mangrove Plantation in Odisha

What are Mangroves? The Odisha government has proposed to raise mangrove and casuarinas plantations in the coastal belt. Previously, the mangroves served as a natural barrier to cyclonic winds in Bhitarkanika National Park during Cyclone Yaas. Odisha is vulnerable to various natural disasters like cyclones, floods, hailstorms, drought due to its unique geo-climatic condition. Mangroves […]

Children and Digital Dumpsites Report – WHO

Children and Digital Dumpsites report:   The new report, titled Children and Digital Dumpsites, was recently released by the WHO. More than 18 million children and adolescents working at e-waste dumpsites in low- and middle-income countries are potentially at the risk of severe health hazards. They face risk due to discarded electronic devices or e-waste […]

IN-EUNAVFOR – Joint Naval Exercise

IN-EUNAVFOR Joint Naval Exercise:   The maiden Indian Navy – European Union Naval Force (IN-EUNAVFOR) Exercise is being conducted in the Gulf Of Aden. Participants: Along with the Indian Navy, other naval forces are from Italy, Spain, and France. The naval exercise included advanced air defense and anti-submarine exercises, tactical maneuvers, Search & Rescue, and […]

Antonio Guterres : 2nd Term UN Secretary General

Antonio Guterres: 2nd Term UN Secretary-General: The United Nations General Assembly appointed Antonio Guterres as the ninth UN Secretary General (UNSG) for a second term beginning 1st January, 2022 and ending on 31st 2026. India had expressed its support for the re-election of Guterres as UN Chief. About Antonio Guterres: Guterres took oath of office […]

Integrated Tri-Service Theatre Commands

Integrated triservice theatre commands.: A high-level committee has been formed for the consultations on the creation of integrated triservice theatre commands. The committee will examine all issues and find a way forward before a formal note on their creation is sent to the Cabinet Committee on Security. The move was necessitated due to some aspects […]

What is an Election Petition?

Election Petition: The West Bengal Chief Minister has filed an election petition in the Calcutta High Court challenging the Assembly election result of the Nandigram constituency. Election Petition: The Election Commission’s role ends with the declaration of results, after that, an election petition is the only legal remedy available to a voter or a candidate […]

Rising Sea Levels effects on Lakshadweep Islands

Rising Sea Levels: A study has projected that sea levels will rise around Lakshadweep Islands due to the impact of global warming. It will affect airport and residential areas that are quite close to the present coastline. India’s smallest Union Territory, Lakshadweep is an archipelago consisting of 36 islands with an area of 32 sq […]

General Elections 2019 – An Atlas

General Elections 2019 – An Atlas: Chief Election Commissioner, Shri Sushil Chandra along with Election Commissioner Shri Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioner Shri Anup Chandra Pandey released ‘General Elections 2019 – An Atlas’ on June 15, 2021. 17th General Elections conducted in 2019 were the largest democratic exercise in human history which witnessed the participation […]