Emergency Announced In Myanmar – Article 417

Emergency Announced In Myanmar: The military of Myanmar has taken control of the country and a one-year state of emergency has been announced. Further, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and other government leaders have been detained. The state emergency was announced because the November Elections in 2020 were postponed amid the COVID-19 pandemic and […]

What Is Neptune Declaration? Maritime India Vision 2030

Neptune Declaration: The Maritime body MUI urged the government to take cognizance of the” Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change” in order to formulate the Maritime India Vision 2030. The “Maritime India Vision 2030” will be formulated by the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways of India. Neptune Declaration: The Neptune Declaration was […]

Pattachitra Art Form: Facts

Pattachitra Art: Prime Minister Narendra Modi applauded a girl from Odisha named Bhagyashree in his Mann ki Baat program. The girl has mastered the art of creating Pattachitra on various themes using soft stones. The girl boosted her skill during the lockdowns and created pattachitra artworks on unused bottles, electric bulbs and various glass and […]

The Little Book of Encouragement : Dalai Lama

“The Little Book of Encouragement”:By Dalai Lama The Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama have recently launched his new book “The Little Book of Encouragement”. The book comprises of 130 quotes. The book has been edited by Renuka Singh while published by Penguin Random House. The Dalai Lama while launching the book highlighted that, he […]

Mega Investment Textiles Parks (MITRA) : Highlights

Mega Investment Textiles Parks (MITRA): The Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, announced during the Union Budget 2021 presentation that the Government has proposed a “Mega Investment Textiles Parks (MITRA) scheme”. Highlights The scheme will enable the textile industry to become globally competitive. It will help the industries to attract large investments and boost employment generation besides […]

Stardust 1.0 : First Rocket To Run On Biofuel

Stardust 1.0: Stardust 1.0 was launched on Jan 31st from Loring Commerce Centre in Maine, US. It has become the first commercial space launch powered by biofuel, which is non-toxic for the environment as opposed to traditionally used rocket fuels. Stardust 1.0 is a launch vehicle suited for student and budget payloads. Biofuels: Any hydrocarbon […]

What is Waghai-Bilimora Heritage Line?

Waghai-Bilimora Heritage Line: The Western Railway has decided to not stop the services of three trains, including the 107-year-old narrow gauge heritage train between Vaghai and Bilimora, in Gujarat permanently. The other two narrow gauge trains run between Miyagam, Choranda and Malsar, and Choranda junction and Moti Karal. In rail transport, track gauge or track […]

Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 : New Guidelines to Banks

Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued new regulating guidelines to banks under Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010. It states that the donations received in Indian rupees by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and associations from any foreign source (even if that source is located in India at the time of such […]

Ageing Water Infrastructure: An Emerging Global Risk: UN Report

Ageing Water Infrastructure: An Emerging Global Risk: UN Report: According to a United Nations (UN) report “Ageing water infrastructure: An emerging global risk”, over 1,000 large dams in India will be roughly 50 years old in 2025 and such ageing embankments across the world pose a growing threat. The report, compiled by Canada-based Institute for […]