Day: October 14, 2020

Mars ‘Opposition’ Event

Context :  Opposition is one of the four positions in an outer planet’s apparent motion through the night sky, used to describe its place relative to the Sun.  Opposition, …

Nobel Prize in Economics

U.S. economists Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson won the Nobel Economics Prize for work on commercial auctions, including for goods and services difficult to sell in traditional ways such …

The Human Cost of Disasters 2000-2019

As per the ‘Human Cost of Disaster 2000-2019’ report released by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, climate change is largely to blame for a near doubling of natural …

Gujarat’s Disturbed Areas Act

President Ram Nath Kovind has given his assent to a Bill passed by the Gujarat Assembly last year, which made some important amendments to The Gujarat Prohibition of Transfer …

‘Opposition’ of Mars

Due to an event referred to as “opposition”, which takes place every two years and two months, Mars has outshined Jupiter, becoming the third brightest object (moon and Venus …

Mount Kilimanjaro

Recently, a fire that has broken out on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. The cause of the fire is not clear but strong winds and dry weather have caused …

Completion of Largest Arctic Expedition

Year-long MOSAiC Expedition began from Norway and concluded at the port of Bremerhaven, Germany. It was a $150 million project organized by the Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany. The Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the …

Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia

The Prime Minister of India paid tribute to socialist Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia on his death anniversary. Key Points Birth: 23rd March, 1910 in Akbarpur, Uttar Pradesh Brief Profile: Indian politician and activist …