Kyasanur Forest Disease

Kyasanur Forest Disease: A new point-of-care test has been found to be highly sensitive in the rapid diagnosis of Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD). This disease is also known as monkey fever. Point-of-care Test: It is developed by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-National Institute of Virology. It includes a battery-operated Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) analyser, […]

7th Meeting Of The BRICS Astronomy Working Group (BAWG)

7th Meeting Of The BRICS Astronomy Working Group (BAWG): India virtually hosted the 7th meeting of the BRICS Astronomy Working Group (BAWG) under the Science, Technology, and Innovation track of the BRICS 2021. The Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune, and Department of Science and Technology (DST) coordinated the meeting. BRICS is an […]

Mobile Monitoring Software (NMMS) App And Area Officer Monitoring App

Mobile Monitoring Software (NMMS) App And Area Officer Monitoring App: Union Minister of Rural Development launched National Mobile Monitoring Software (NMMS) app and the Area officer monitoring App. The NMMS App permits taking real-time attendance of workers at Mahatma Gandhi NREGS worksites along with a geotagged photographs, which will increase citizen oversight of the program […]


DIPCOVAN: Defense Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS), a laboratory of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), has developed an antibody detection-based kit ‘DIPCOVAN’, the DIPAS-VDX COVID-19 IgG Antibody Microwell ELISA for sero-surveillance. The DIPCOVAN kit can detect both spike as well as nucleocapsid (S&N) proteins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus with a high sensitivity […]

Personal Guarantors Liable For Corporate Debt: SC

Personal Guarantors Liable For Corporate Debt: SC: The Supreme Court upheld a government moves to allow lenders to initiate insolvency proceedings against personal guarantors, who are usually promoters of big business houses, along with the stressed corporate entities for whom they gave a guarantee. It held that November 15, 2019, government notification allowing creditors, usually […]

Kalakshetra: Centre For Artistic Endeavour

Kalakshetra: Centre For Artistic Endeavour: It is an arts and cultural academy dedicated to the preservation of traditional values in Indian art and crafts, especially in the field of Bharatanatyam dance and Gandharvaveda music. Founded in 1936 by the vibrant visionary Rukmini Devi Arundale. The Institution stands testimony to her dream of creating a space […]

International Day for Biological Diversity

International Day for Biological Diversity: The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) (International Biodiversity day) is observed on 22nd May every year. The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 1993 proclaimed 22nd May as IDB to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. The UNGA also declared the period 2011-2020 as the United Nations (UN) […]

Who Was Sunderlal Bahuguna?

Sunderlal Bahuguna: Well-known environmentalist and Gandhian Sunderlal Bahuguna passed away at the age of 94 due to COVID-related complications. Sunderlal Bahuguna (1927 – 2021) was an Indian noted Garhwali environmentalist. He was one of the early environmentalists of India. He was one of the founders of the Chipko, or hug the tree movement, in the […]