Day: October 9, 2020

Fishing cat to be ambassador of Chilika Lake

Context : The Chilika Development Authority (CDA) designated the fishing cat as ambassador of the Chilika Lake as an important step towards conservation of the vulnerable species. Fishing Cat: …

Poverty and Shared Prosperity Report 2020

Context : The World Bank has released its biennial Poverty and Shared Prosperity Report recently. Major Highlights: The coronavirus pandemic could push as many as 150 million people into …

Temporary Shelters for Migratory Birds.

Recently, the Rajasthan government has decided to build temporary shelters for migratory birds near the Sambhar Lake (near Jaipur) before 2020’s winter season. Key Points Every year, a large number of birds from the cold northern …

Poverty and Shared Prosperity Report

Global extreme poverty is expected to rise for the first time in 20 years because of the disruption caused by COVID-19, exacerbating the impact of conflict and climate change, …

Right to protest

The Supreme Court has found the indefinite “occupation” of a public road by the Shaheen Bagh protesters unacceptable. The court said the protest, considered an iconic dissent mounted by mothers, …

Pusa Decomposer

The remote-sensing data from the Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI) shows a five-fold increase in the number of farm fires in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh during this year’s …

Air Force Day

The Indian Air Force has celebrated the 88th Air Force Day on October 8. October 8 is celebrated as the Air Force Day because on this day, the Air Force …

Carbon Inequality

Context : Oxfam International and the Stockholm Environmental Institute (SEI) released a report ‘Confronting Carbon Inequality’ . It found that a rich person contributes more to the climate crisis …