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The Quantum Computing Laboratory By Indian Army

The Quantum Computing Laboratory By Indian Army: The Indian Army has set up a Quantum Computing Laboratory and a centre for Artificial Intelligence in Mhow, Madhya Pradesh. The Quantum Computing Laboratory has been established with the help of the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS), to spearhead research and training in this key developing field. National […]

Consumer Protection Rules, 2021

Consumer Protection Rules, 2021: In exercise of provisions under the Consumer Protection Act, 2019, the Central Government has notified the Consumer Protection (Jurisdiction of the District Commission, the State Commission and the National Commission) Rules, 2021. The Act stipulates the pecuniary jurisdiction of each tier of consumer commission. The new rules revised pecuniary jurisdiction for […]

New Constitution To Tackle A “Climate And Ecological Emergency: Chile

New Constitution To Tackle A “Climate And Ecological Emergency: Chile The South American country of Chile has formed a Constitution Convention to write a new constitution to tackle a “climate and ecological emergency.” As climate catastrophes become inevitable, countries that are already struggling with resource depletion (water, in Chile’s case) are being forced to take […]

Global Cropland Expansion

Global Cropland Expansion: According to a new study, cropland area across the world increased 9% and cropland Net Primary Production (NPP) by 25% from 2003-2019. The growth was primarily due to agricultural expansion in Africa and South America. Cropland Area: Cropland is defined as ‘land used for annual and perennial herbaceous crops for human consumption, […]

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP): The RCEP will come into effect on January 1, 2022, marking the formation of the world’s largest free trade zone in terms of trade volume. RCEP is a trade deal between the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. Aims and […]

Tiangong Space Station

Tiangong Space Station: China, which is growing its presence in space, has complained to the UN detailing two alleged space incidents involving its Tiangong Space Station and two Starlink satellites from Elon Musk-founded aerospace firm, SpaceX. Both the U.S. and China are parties to the Outer Space Treaty, which is formally known as the ‘Treaty […]

Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA)

Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA): Nagaland will continue to be a ‘disturbed area’ for another six months under the AFSPA as the condition of the state remained “dangerous,” a move which comes amid growing clamour for withdrawal of the special powers to the armed forces, especially after the death of 14 civilians earlier this […]

Sahitya Akademi Award

Sahitya Akademi Award: The Sahitya Akademi announced the Sahitya Akademi Award 2021 in 20 languages. The Akademi also announced Yuva Puraskar and Bal Sahitya Puraskar for 2021. List Of Sahitya Akademi Awards 2021 Anuradha Sarma Pujari (Assamese) Bratya Basu (Bengali) Mwdai Gahai (Bodo) Raj Rahi (Dogri) Namita Gokhale (English) Daya Prakash Sinha (Hindi) DS Nagabhushana […]

Indian Pangolin

Indian Pangolin: A radio-tagged Indian pangolin was released into the wild in Nandankanan Zoological Park (Odisha) following soft release protocols and provision for post-release monitoring. Radio-tagging involves attaching a transmitter to an animal to monitor its movements. Several wild animals — tigers, leopards and migratory birds — have been tagged over decades. Pangolins are scaly […]