Day: August 8, 2020

Volcanoes on Venus

Why in News According to a recent study, published in Nature Geoscience, Venus is still geologically active. The study identified 37 active volcanoes, in the form of ring-like structures known as …

Tsunami Ready Programme: UNESCO-IOC

Why in News Recently, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO (also known as UNESCO-IOC) has approved the recognition of two communities of Odisha viz., Venkatraipur and Noliasahi as Tsunami Ready Communities. With …

Schizophrenia and its Possible Cause

Why in News Recently, the Schizophrenia Research Foundation (SCARF) and Jeevan Stem Cell Foundation, Chennai have carried out a pilot study on people of specific ethnicity with schizophrenia. The study finds an association of specific …

India to participate in Kavkaz 2020

Why in News In a resumption of bilateral and multilateral military exercises which were deferred due to coronavirus (COVID-19), India will take part in the Russian Kavkaz 2020 strategic …

First “Kisan Rail” flagged off

Why in News Indian Railways introduced the first “Kisan Rail” from Devlali (Maharashtra) to Danapur (Bihar). From Maharashtra’s Devlali to Bihar’s Danapur, the train will cover the journey of …