World’s Oldest Known Cave Art

World’s oldest known cave art: Archaeologists have discovered the world’s oldest known cave art — a life-sized picture of a wild pig that was painted at least 45,500 years ago in Indonesia. The Sulawesi warty pig painting was found in the limestone cave of Leang Tedongnge The cave painting uncovered in South Sulawesi consists of […]

Quantum Computing Applications Lab Being Set Up in India

Quantum Computing Applications Lab: The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) in India will establish a Quantum Computing Applications Lab in the country, in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), to accelerate quantum computing-led research and development and enable new scientific discoveries. The Lab will provide quantum computing as a service to government ministries […]

WhatsApp Updated Privacy Policy – Recent Development

Facebook-owned WhatsApp recently updated its privacy policy: Facebook-owned WhatsApp recently updated its privacy policy, triggering a mass digital migration of users from the messaging platform to its rivals. The switch gained momentum after the Elon Musk urged his followers on Twitter to install the Signal app. Signal is a cross-platform centralized encrypted messaging service developed […]

Urea Plant Being Set Up at Namrup

Urea plant at Namrup: Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers chaired a meeting on the upcoming 12.7 lakh MMTPA capacity urea plant at Namrup. The Namrup-IV unit is important for ensuring local development and creating job opportunities. Namrup is a small town situated close to the foothills of the great Patkai Mountain Range (Purvanchal Range […]

Alternative Anti-Cancer Therapy Using Transgenic Zebrafish

Alternative Anti-Cancer Therapy: An Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) faculty from the Department of Science & Technology (DST) is working on an Alternative Anti-Cancer Therapy (Anti-Angiogenic) using transgenic zebrafish. INSPIRE is an innovative program sponsored and managed by the DST for the attraction of talent to Science and was launched in 2008. […]

NGC 2808 – Hot Ultra Violet (UV) Bright Stars Cluster in Milky Way

Ultra Violet (UV)-bright stars: Astronomers have spotted rare hot Ultra Violet (UV)-bright stars in the massive intriguing globular cluster in the Milky Way Galaxy called NGC 2808. India’s first multi-wavelength space satellite AstroSat helped astronomers in this. Data: Scientists combined data of Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (on board AstroSat) with observations made using other space missions […]

Egypt Resumed its Severed Diplomatic and Economic Ties with Qatar.

Egypt resumed the severed diplomatic and economic ties with Qatar.: Egypt was part of an Arab quartet (other members were Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain) which had accused Qatar of supporting terrorism and being too close to Iran due to which they had imposed a land, air and naval blockade on Qatar in […]

Budget Session: Question Hour | Types of Questions

Question Hour: Question Hour, which had been suspended by the government during the monsoon session, will resume when Parliament meets for the budget session. The suspension was done in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. The government had also canceled the winter session of Parliament citing a rising number of Covid cases. Question Hour : The […]

What is Vaccine Diplomacy? India’s Approach

Vaccine Diplomacy: India has decided to ship out doses of the novel coronavirus vaccine to ‘neighboring and key partner countries’. The first batches of vaccines have been already delivered to Bhutan and Maldives by special planes as a grant or gift. Vaccine Diplomacy: Vaccine diplomacy is the branch of global health diplomacy in which a […]