Arunachal Pradesh – Assam Border Dispute: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu and his Assam counterpart Himanta Biswa Sarma have decided to form district-level committees for settling their inter-state boundary disputes. Recently, the Union government gave the seal of approval to an agreement to partially resolve the disputed sectors on the Assam-Meghalaya border. Assam has […]
Tag: 26th Apr 2022
Household Consumer Spending Survey
Household Consumer Spending Survey: The All-India Household Consumer Expenditure Survey is usually conducted by the National Statistical Office (NSO) every five years. It is designed to collect information on the consumption spending patterns of households across the country, both urban and rural. The data gathered in this exercise reveals the average expenditure on goods (food […]
What Are Invasive Species?
What Are Invasive Species? Senna spectabilis is an invasive species found mostly in the forest areas of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve (NBR). The dearth of effective steps to arrest the rampant growth of these invasive plants is a matter of serious concern to the conservation of wildlife habitats of the Western Ghats. The invasive species […]
Falklands Dispute: “The Commission for Dialogue” with the United Kingdom on the Falkland Islands was recently inaugurated by India and Argentina. The commission seeks to settle the territorial dispute over the Islas Malvinas that are known as the Falkland Islands in the UK. The British, in 1765, were the first to settle West Falkland, but […]
Blue Straggler Stars
Blue Straggler Stars: Scientists at Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bengaluru, have found support for one way to understand peculiarity about Blue Straggler Star. The researchers made use of the observations by the UVIT instrument (Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope) of Astrosat, India’s first science observatory in space. Earlier in September 2021, in the first-ever comprehensive analysis of […]
What Is Seafloor Spreading?
What Is Seafloor Spreading? According to a study that analyzed data from the last 19 million years, Seafloor spreading rates have slowed down by roughly 35% globally. For this study, researchers selected 18 of the world’s largest spreading ridges (mid-ocean ridges). A ridge or a mountain ridge is a geographical feature consisting of a chain […]
What Is Vertical Farming?
What Is Vertical Farming? India is evolving every day with something new. Also, industrialization is increasing dramatically due to which many arable lands are at greater risk. Vertical farming in India is the answer to all these problems. The modern concept was first proposed in 1999 by professor Dickson Despommier. His concept centered on the […]
Anti-Defection Law : Time To Amend Said Vice President
Anti-Defection Law: The Vice-President has said that the time has come to amend the anti-defection legislation in the country to plug existing loopholes. The anti-defection law punishes individual Members of Parliament (MPs)/MLAs for leaving one party for another. Parliament added it to the Constitution as the Tenth Schedule in 1985. Its purpose was to bring […]
National Panchayati Raj Day 2022
National Panchayati Raj Day 2022: India commemorates the 12th National Panchayati Raj day on 24th April 2022. The Prime Minister has launched the distribution of e-property cards under the SWAMITVA (Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas) scheme on the Day. The first National Panchayati Raj Day was celebrated in 2010. […]
Indian Coast Guard Ship Urja Pravaha
Indian Coast Guard Ship Urja Pravaha: Urja Pravaha, the Indian Coast Guard Ship (Auxiliary Barge) has been inducted into the Indian Coast Guard at Bharuch, Gujarat. Urja Pravaha arrived in Kochi on 22ND April 2022 and it will be under the Coast Guard District Headquarters-4’s (Mahe and Kerala) operational command. The auxiliary barge Urja Shrota […]