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13th BRICS Summit: Theme

13th BRICS Summit: As part of India’s ongoing Chairship of BRICS in 2021, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will chair the 13th BRICS Summit on 9 September 2021 in virtual format. The theme for the Summit is ‘BRICS@15: Intra-BRICS cooperation for continuity, consolidation and consensus’. India had outlined four priority areas for its Chairship. These […]

Improved Air Quality Of Indian Cities

Improved Air Quality Of Indian Cities: The Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, while speaking at the International Day of Clean Air For Blue Skies, informed that the number of cities with improved air quality had increased. On the occasion, he also inaugurated the first functional Smog Tower at Anand Vihar in Delhi and […]

Shikshak Parv 2021

Shikshak Parv 2021: The Shiksha Parv is being celebrated by the Ministry of Education from 5th-17th September to recognize the contributions of teachers and to take New Education Policy (NEP) 2020 a step forward. The Prime Minister launched multiple key initiatives in the education sector on the occasion. Five Initiatives Launched: Indian Sign Language Dictionary: […]

Sustainable Development Goal: SDG 12

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12: India’s progress in regard to the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12 is fair enough but not satisfactory. SDG12 aims at ensuring responsible consumption and production patterns everywhere in the world. Sustainable consumption and production refers to “the use of services and related products, which respond to basic needs and bring […]

Deepor Beel: Eco-Sensitive Zone

Deepor Beel: Eco-Sensitive Zone: The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has notified the Eco-sensitive zone of the Deepor Beel Wildlife Sanctuary (Assam). Earlier, Kaziranga National Park became the first in the country to use satellite phones and Dehing Patkai and Raimona were designated as National Parks. Deepor Beel: It is one of […]

Impact Of Climate Change On El Nino-Southern Oscillation

Impact Of Climate Change On El Niño-Southern Oscillation: There is a growing body of research suggesting that climate change can cause extreme and more frequent El Niño and La Niña events. A study was conducted recently on this using one of South Korea’s fastest supercomputers, Findings of the latest study: Increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide can […]

GST Appellate Tribunal

GST Appellate Tribunal: The Supreme Court has warned that the government had no option but to constitute the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Appellate Tribunal. GST Appellate Tribunal: The GST Appellate Tribunal (GSTAT) is the second appeal forum under GST for any dissatisfactory order passed by the First Appellate Authorities. The National Appellate Tribunal is […]

Pollen Calendar: Chandigarh

Pollen Calendar: Chandigarh The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) and Panjab University have created a Pollen Calendar (PC) for Chandigarh, arguably the first for any city in India. The pollen calendar was created after studying airborne pollen and its seasonal variations for about two years. PCs represent the time dynamics of […]