Month: August 2020

Asteroid 2018VP1

On November 2 this year, an asteroid that is on a collision course with Earth could come very close to the planet, according to the Centre for Near Objects …

Saliva Tests for COVID-19

Recently, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new method of testing for Covid-19 — processing saliva samples — and termed it “ground-breaking”. Like RT-PCR, a saliva …

Hawala System

Recently, India has arrested a Chinese businessman for cheating and living in India on a forged Indian passport and facilitating Hawala transactions in India. What is ‘Hawala System’? In …

Superapps

Tata Group is planning to launch an all-in-one super app soon. What are super apps? A super app is a platform developed by a company offering various services under …

BIS standard for drinking water supply

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has prepared a draft standard for the supply system of piped drinking water and has invited comments from water utilities, including the Delhi …

National Council for Transgender Persons

In exercise of the powers conferred by section 16 of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019, the Central Government has constituted a National Council for Transgender Persons. Structure The Union …

Dedicated Freight Corporation of India Limited

It is expected that Western Corridor of the Dedicated Freight Corridor – connecting Dadri in Uttar Pradesh to Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) in Mumbai and Eastern Corridor starting from Sahnewal near Ludhiana …

India’s Longest River Ropeway in Assam

The Assam government has inaugurated a 1.8-km ropeway across the Brahmaputra river, and described it as India’s longest river ropeway. Key Points About the Ropeway: Built at the cost of Rs. 56 crore, it extends …

Kariye Museum | Implications 

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ordered another ancient Orthodox church that became a mosque and then a popular Istanbul museum to be turned back into a place of …