Deepor Beel

Assam has prohibited community fishing at Deepor Beel, a wetland on the south-western edge of Guwahati and it’s the only Ramsar site. Deepor Beel is located to the south-west of Guwahati city, in Kamrup district of Assam, India. It is a permanent freshwater lake, in a former channel of the Brahmaputra River, to the south

Kochi – Mangaluru Pipeline

PM will today dedicate the Kochi – Mangaluru Natural Gas Pipeline to the nation. The 450 km long pipeline has been built by GAIL (India) Ltd. It has a transportation capacity of 12 Million Metric Standard Cubic Metres per day. It will carry natural gas from the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Regasification Terminal at Kochi

One Nation, One Subscription

On 1st January, 2021, a draft policy on Science, Technology and Innovation was proposed by the Ministry of Science and Technology. Government has proposed an ‘open science policy’ to provide free access to the results of, and information generated by, all publicly-funded researches. Government has remarkably proposed to purchase majority of important scientific journals all

SACON Suggest ways to reduce bird and Aircraft Conflict

Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON) made suggestions to prevent bird and aircraft conflict in the document made public by SACON, “Best Practices for Mitigation of the Hazards Posed by Birds to Aircraft”. The document suggests various measures to prevent any encounter of birds and an aircraft by creating database of various

Dibru-Saikhowa National Park

Assam has asked the State’s Forest and Revenue departments to permanently rehabilitate the indigenous forest dwellers of the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park. DSNP is a national park in Assam located in Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts. It was designated a Biosphere Reserve in July 1997 with an area of 765 sq. km. The park is bounded by

Internet Usage in India

The recent National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5) survey helps us gain an idea about the spread of awareness regarding the internet among people. A very high differential is also seen among the female and male population who have ever used the internet. In every state, it is seen that the percentage of male users exceeds the

Anaemia in India

Indian women and children are overwhelmingly anaemic, according to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 2019-20 released this month, and the condition is the most prevalent in the Himalayan cold desert. The condition of having a lower-than-normal number of red blood cells or a quantity of haemoglobin. It can make one feel tired, cold, dizzy,

Mission Sagar-III

Recently, the Indian Naval Ship (INS) Kiltan has arrived at Sihanoukville Port, Cambodia as part of ongoing Mission Sagar-III. Key Points The ship will deliver 15 tons of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) stores for the flood-affected people of Cambodia, which will be handed over to Cambodia’s National Disaster Management Committee (NDMC). Earlier, the ship delivered 15 Tons of HADR Stores for the flood-affected

100th Kisan Rail

Recently, the Prime Minister has flagged off the 100th “Kisan Rail” service from Sangola in Solapur district of Maharashtra to Shalimar in West Bengal via video-conferencing. Key Points In August 2020, the first ‘Kisan Rail’ dedicated to agriculture and farmers was begun to connect farmers and markets across the country. The government has invested crores of rupees in modernising the country’s supply chain, of which the Kisan Rail

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