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International Counter Terrorism Conference 2022

International Counter Terrorism Conference 2022: The International Counter Terrorism Conference 2022 was organised by the Global Counter Terrorism Council (GCTC). GCTC is an International Think-Tank Council with an overarching mission of reducing the vulnerability of people worldwide to terrorism by preventing, combating and prosecuting terrorist acts and countering incitement and recruitment to terrorism. Earlier, in […]

Indian Environment Service (IES)

Indian Environment Service (IES): The Supreme Court asked the Centre to establish a dedicated Indian Environment Service (IES) at the all-India level. The creation of IES was recommended by a committee headed by former Cabinet Secretary TSR Subramanian in 2014. It will act as an expert group in the public and quasi-governmental sectors over the […]


Ganoderma: Researchers from Kerala have identified two new species of fungi from the genus Ganoderma that are associated with coconut stem rot. They have also genotyped the two fungi species, named Ganoderma keralense and G. pseudoapplanatum and identified genetic biomarkers. The DNA barcodes have been made publicly available in DNA sequence repositories so that future […]

District Good Governance Index: Jammu and Kashmir

District Good Governance Index: Union home minister Amit Shah recently launched the District Good Governance Index (DGGI) in Jammu and Kashmir, which is the first Union Territory to have such an index. About the index: Launched for 20 districts of Jammu and Kashmir. It has been prepared by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public […]

Kerala Bird Atlas

Kerala Bird Atlas: The Kerala Bird Atlas (KBA), the first-of-its-kind State-level bird atlas in India, has created solid baseline data about the distribution and abundance of bird species across all major habitats, giving an impetus to futuristic studies. Conducted as a citizen science-driven exercise with the participation of over 1,000 volunteers of the birdwatching community, […]

Largest Exporter Of Gherkins In The World

Largest Exporter Of Gherkins In The World: India India has emerged as the largest exporter of gherkins in the world. India has crossed the USD 200 million mark of export of agricultural processed product, – pickling cucumber, which is globally referred as gherkins or cornichons, in the last financial year. Gherkins are exported under two […]