Zebrafish and Induced Hibernation

Zebrafish: New research in zebrafish has demonstrated how induced hibernation (torpor) may protect humans from the elements of space, especially radiation, during space flight. The researchers exposed zebrafish to radiation like what would be experienced on a six-month journey to Mars. They observed signs of oxidative stress (imbalance between antioxidants and free radicals), DNA damage, […]

Lithuania Quits China’s 17+1

Lithuania Quits China’s 17+1: Lithuania said it was quitting China’s 17+1 cooperation forum with central and eastern European states that include other EU members, calling it “divisive”. Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries (China-CEE, China-CEEC) is an initiative by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs to promote business and investment relations between […]

Kharif Strategy 2021

Kharif Strategy 2021: The Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare has formulated Kharif Strategy 2021 to achieve self-sufficiency in edible oils. Kharif Season: Crops are sown from June to July and Harvesting is done in between September-October. Crops are: Rice, maize, jowar, bajra, tur, moong, urad, cotton, jute, groundnut, soyabean etc. States are: Assam, West […]

Net Zero Emissions (NZE) Roadmap : ‘Net Zero by 2050’

Net Zero Emissions (NZE) Roadmap:‘Net Zero by 2050’: The International Energy Agency (IEA) released its Net Zero Emissions (NZE) Roadmap – named ‘Net-Zero by 2050’. It is the World’s first comprehensive energy roadmap which comes ahead of the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP) 26 climate change convention in Glasgow, Scotland in November 2021. […]

Gujarat Freedom Of Religion (Amendment) Bill, 2021

Gujarat Freedom Of Religion (Amendment) Bill, 2021: Gujarat Governor has given his assent to the Gujarat Freedom of Religion (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which has been projected as the “anti-love jihad” Bill. The Bill was passed in the state assembly during the budget session held in March 2021. The Gujarat Freedom of Religion (Amendment) Bill 2021 […]

e-Courts Services Mobile App

e-Courts Services Mobile app: Supreme Court of India’s E-Committee released a manual for its top citizen-centric service-free “e-Courts Services Mobile app” in 14 languages. The app is available in English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarathi, Kannada, Khasi, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, and Telugu. The “e-Courts Services Mobile app” aimed to benefit litigants, citizens, lawyers, […]