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Who Was Gangubai Kathiawadi?

Who Was Gangubai Kathiawadi?   A film starring actor Alia Bhatt is facing legal trouble after individuals claiming to be family members of the main protagonist, Gangubai Kathiawadi, have objected to her portrayal in the film. Gangubai Kathiawadi Known for One of Mumbai’s well-known and influential brothel owners in the 50s and 60s. She also […]

How is Election Symbols Allotted?

Election Symbols:   Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during an election speech in Uttar Pradesh, appeared to suggest a connection between the 2008 Ahmedabad blasts and the Samajwadi Party due to its election symbol, the bicycle. Bicycles were first used as carriers of bombs in the 2006 Malegaon blasts. The perpetrators of the blast strapped two […]

Financial Action Task Force on Pakistan

Financial Action Task Force:   Pakistan’s efforts to investigate and prosecute leaders of UN-designated terror groups in order to counter terror financing will be assessed during the ongoing meetings of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in Paris. The multilateral financial watchdog will announce whether Pakistan is to be retained in the grey list, or […]

NASA’s Perseverance Rover: 1 Year Completed

NASA’s Perseverance Rover:   Nasa’s Perseverance rover has completed a full Earth year on Mars after its successful landing on February 19, 2021. During this period on the Red Planet, the rover has: Collected the first rock cores from another planet. Served as a base station for Ingenuity helicopter. Extracted oxygen from thin Martian air. […]

Academic Bank Of Credit Implementation Date

Academic Bank Of Credit:   The Academic Bank of Credits (ABC) is expected to be implemented from this academic year. However, this scheme has many pros and cons and there are issues which still need to be addressed before it gets implemented. ABC will affect organised, systematic learning: Students may find it difficult to change […]

Dark Energy: New Observations

Dark Energy:   Astronomical observations suggest that a significant part of the universe is made up of dark matter which interacts with the rest of the universe only through the gravitational pull. Many large lab experiments have tried to detect elementary particles that could be candidates for dark matter. However, such dark matter particles have […]

India-France External Affairs Ministers Meet

India-France External Affairs Ministers Meet:   The External Affairs Minister of India held talks with his French counterpart. The two leaders discussed several regional and global issues including the India-EU relationship, Afghanistan situation, Indo-Pacific Strategy, South China Sea Dispute, Iran nuclear deal and the Ukraine crisis. The two Ministers agreed to jointly launch the Indo-French […]

Awareness Campaign To Manage Fires In Similipal Biosphere Reserve Odisha

Awareness Campaign To Manage Fires In Similipal Biosphere Reserve ,Odisha:   The Forest Administration and SHGs (Self Help Groups) have started an awareness Campaign to manage fires in Similipal Biosphere Reserve this year. Earlier, scientists unravelled the mystery behind Odisha’s ‘Black Tigers’ in Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR). Similipal derives its name from ‘Simul’ (silk cotton) […]