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FATF Retains Pakistan In Grey List

FATF Retains Pakistan In Grey List: The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has retained Pakistan on its ‘greylist’ or ‘increased monitoring list’. The FATF included the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with which India signed a free trade agreement in February 2021. There are 17 countries on the grey list of the FATF. Zimbabwe has been […]

Great Barrier Reef Is In crisis : IPCC

Great Barrier Reef Is In crisis : IPCC A report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states that the Great Barrier Reef is in crisis and suffering grave impacts from climate change. The report points to three previous mass bleaching events from 2016 to 2020 that caused significant coral loss, and warns […]

Theyyam: Annual Temple Festival

Theyyam: Annual Temple Festival Kerala Tourism department have started live streaming of an annual temple festival called Theyyam performances, to promote cultural tourism. Theyyam is a popular ritual form of dance worship in Kerala and Karnataka, India. It consisted of thousand-year-old traditions, rituals and customs. The people consider Theyyam itself as a channel to a […]

HANSA-NG: Important Points

HANSA-NG: HANSA-NG, a first of its kind, indigenously developed aircraft trainer has completed sea level trials. It is developed by the CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories (CSIR-NAL). National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), a constituent of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) established in the year 1959 is the only government aerospace Research & Development laboratory in […]

General Consent For The CBI: Withdrawn By Meghalaya

General Consent For The CBI: Withdrawn By Meghalaya Meghalaya has withdrawn consent to the CBI to investigate cases in the state, becoming the ninth state to have taken this step. Eight other states which had withdrawn consent to the CBI: Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Kerala, and Mizoram. In November last year, the […]

Democracy Report 2022: Important Points

Democracy Report 2022: Important Points The V-Dem Institute at Sweden’s University of Gothenburg has come out with their annual democracy report. The study is titled ‘Democracy Report 2022: Autocratisation Changing Nature?’. The report classifies countries into four regime types based on their score in the Liberal Democratic Index (LDI): Liberal Democracy, Electoral Democracy, Electoral Autocracy, […]