Striped Bubble-Nest Frog

Recently a group of scientists has reported a new genus of treefrog from the Andaman Islands called Striped Bubble-nest frog. Key Points Biological name: Rohanixalus vittatus The new genus ‘Rohanixalus’ is named after Sri Lankan taxonomist Rohan Pethiyagoda. Striped Bubble-nest frog belongs to the genus of the Old World treefrog family Rhacophoridae. This is the first report of a tree frog species from the Andaman Islands.

Technical Recession in India

According to the Reserve Bank of India’s, “nowcasting”, India’s economy will contract by 8.6% in the second consecutive quarter (July, August, September) of the current financial year which means the economy is in a ‘technical recession’. In simpler words, a technical recession is two quarters in a row of economic contraction. Key Points Nowcast: Nowcast in economics means the prediction of the

Vaccination in India

India has made significant progress in its vaccination coverage to prevent child pneumonia and diarrhoea deaths, according to the latest annual Pneumonia and Diarrhoea Progress Report released by the International Vaccine Access Centre (IVAC) recently. Performance of India  Although overall the world’s health systems are falling short of ensuring that children have access to prevention and treatment services, India has

Ariel Space Mission

The European Space Agency (ESA) has formally adopted Ariel, the explorer that will study the nature, formation and evolution of exoplanets. As of now the existence of more than 4,000 exoplanets is considered confirmed, while there are thousands of other candidate exoplanets that need further observations to say for certain if they are exoplanets. Proxima Centauri

Technical Recession

In its latest monthly bulletin, the Reserve Bank of India has dedicated a chapter on the “State of the economy”. The idea is to provide a monthly snapshot of some of the key indicators of India’s economic health. As part of the exercise, the RBI has started “nowcasting” or “the prediction of the present or

QRSAM Missile System

Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) System has achieved a major milestone by a direct hit on to a Banshree Pilotless target aircraft at medium range and medium altitude. The missile is propelled by a single stage solid propellant rocket motor and uses all indigenous subsystems. The Missile is canisterised for transportation and launch

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