Global Policy Framework To Protect Children Displaced Due To Climate Change

Global Policy Framework To Protect Children Displaced Due To Climate Change: United Nations-backed agencies have issued guidelines to provide the first-ever global policy framework to protect children displaced due to climate change. The Guiding Principles for Children on the Move in the Context of Climate Changecontain a set of nine principles that address the unique […]

Johar

Johar: The 15th President of India, Droupadi Murmu, assumed office with a ‘Johar’ greeting to the country. ‘Johar’, which essentially means ‘salutation and welcome’, is used within the tribal communities of Jharkhand, and in parts of Chhattisgarh and Odisha. According to several tribal leaders from Jharkhand, the word ‘Johar’ also means ‘paying respect’. Tribal communities […]

White Onion Gets GI Tag

White Onion Gets GI Tag: Alibagh (Maharastra) is known for growing white onion using the traditional method and utilizing geo-climatic conditions for a unique taste, flavour and shape. A GI is primarily an agricultural, natural or manufactured product (handicrafts and industrial goods) originating from a definite geographical territory. Typically, such a name conveys an assurance […]

Swadesh Darshan Scheme

Swadesh Darshan Scheme: The Ministry of Tourism has revamped its Swadesh Darshan scheme as Swadesh Darshan 2.0 (SD2.0) with an aim to develop sustainable and responsible infrastructure at destinations. Swadesh Darshan Scheme was launched in 2014-15 for integrated development of theme-based tourist circuits — Buddhist Circuit, Coastal Circuit, Desert Circuit, Eco Circuit, Heritage Circuit, Northeast […]

MIST Submarine Cable System

MIST Submarine Cable System: The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change recommended MIST (Myanmar/Malaysia-India-Singapore Transit) Submarine Cable System for Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) clearance. This will be the 17th such Optical Fibre Cable System to land in Mumbai and is expected to be ready for service in 2023 MIST is an international submarine cable […]

International Space Station

International Space Station: Russia will pull out of the International Space Station after 2024 and focus on building its own orbiting outpost, the country’s new space chief Yuri Borisov said amid high tensions between Moscow and the West over the fighting in Ukraine. Borisov’s statement reaffirmed previous declarations by Russian space officials about Moscow’s intention […]