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International Coral Reef Initiative

International Coral Reef Initiative: The International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) said it would secure public and private investment to help conserve and restore coral ecosystems. International Coral Reef Initiative was launched in 1994 by Australia, France, Japan, Jamaica, the Philippines, Sweden, Britain and the United States. Its members now include 45 countries that represent three […]

United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organised Crime

United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organised Crime: The union Minister of State for Home Affairs participated in the two-day UN Convention against Transnational Organised Crime Ministerial Conference at Palermo in Italy. United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime is a multinational treaty against transnational organized crime that was established by the United Nations in 2000. […]

Basohli Pashmina : Geographical Indication Tag

Basohli Pashmina : Geographical Indication Tag Basohli Pashmina, a more than 100-year-old traditional craft from Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district, has got the Geographical Indication (GI) tag. Basohli Pashmina is a hand-spun product known for extreme softness, fineness and light-weight, has insulating properties and extended life. Pashmina products include shawls for both men and women, […]

Social Audit Of MGNREGA Scheme

Social Audit Of MGNREGA Scheme:     The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), a fundamental component of India’s social welfare initiatives, has been marred by persistent concerns regarding a high incidence of corruption. In the ongoing financial year (2023-24), social audit units flagged misappropriation amounting to ₹27.5 crore under MGNREGA. After taking […]

Project Udbhav

Project Udbhav: The Indian Army in partnership with the United Service Institution of India (USI), wrapped up a hybrid-panel discussion as part of Project Udbhav. The discussion focused on “The Evolution of Indian Military Systems, Warfare, and Strategic Thinking: Current Research and Future Directions.” Project Udbhav is an initiative set in motion by the Indian […]

Operation “Kachchhap”

Operation “Kachchhap”: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) conducted a successful operation called “Kachchhap,”. This operation resulted in the recovery of the 955 live baby turtles, including species like the Indian Tent Turtle, Indian Flapshell Turtle, Crown River Turtle, Black Spotted/Pond Turtle, and Brown Roofed Turtle. The DRI had received intelligence about a syndicate engaged […]

Hirakund Wetland : Cancer-Causing Heavy Metals Detected

Hirakund Wetland : Cancer-Causing Heavy Metals Detected A study has revealed high levels of cancer-causing heavy metals, including lead and chromium, in eight wetlands in Odisha, with Hirakud being one of them. These heavy metals, which result from human activities such as urbanization, industrialization, and agriculture, can enter crops through the soil and subsequently be […]