New Red Algal Seaweed Species

Recently, two new red algal seaweed species have been discovered along India’s coastline. India has a vast coastline of over 7,500 kms. New Red Algal Seaweed Species: About: They grow in the intertidal regions of the coast, namely the area that is submerged during the high tide and exposed during low tides. The genus Hypnea consists of calcareous, erect, branched red

NISAR: Joint Earth Observing Mission of NASA and ISRO

NASA and ISRO are collaborating on developing an SUV-sized satellite called NISAR, which will detect movements of the planet’s surface as small as 0.4 inches over areas about half the size of a tennis court. The satellite will be launched in 2022 from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) into a near-polar orbit. NISAR: Joint Earth

Shifting Health to the Concurrent List

Fifteenth Finance Commission Chairman N.K. Singh said that health should be shifted to the Concurrent list under the Constitution. Presently, ‘Health’ is under the State List. He also pitched for a Developmental Finance Institution (DFI) dedicated to healthcare investments. Shifting Health to the Concurrent List: Arguments for Shifting ‘Health’ to the Concurrent List: Centre with Greater Flexibility: Bringing health

Japan to Fund Projects in India

Japan has finalised loans and a grant totalling around 233 billion yen for several key infrastructure projects in India, including for a project in the Andaman and Nicobar islands. Japan to Fund Projects in India: Grant for Andaman and Nicobar Islands (ANI): About the Grant: A grant of 4.01 billion yen for a project for

India-South Korea: Friendship Park

Recently, Indian Defence Minister and his South Korean counterpart inaugurated the India-Korea Friendship Park in a ceremony at the Delhi Cantonment. Later on both the ministers concluded a bilateral meeting and explored different areas of cooperation. Earlier in February 2019, the Prime Minister of India visited South Korea (Republic of Korea). India-South Korea: Friendship Park About: Spread across a

Maharaja Chhatrasal

The Maharaja Chhatrasal Convention Centre has been inaugurated at Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh. The Convention Centre, named after the legendary Bundelkhand King Maharaja Chhatrasal, was built under the Swadesh Darshan scheme of the Ministry of Tourism. Maharaja Chhatrasal: Brief Profile: Birth : Born on 4th May 1649, to Champat Rai and Lal Kunwar, into the Bundela Rajput clan. Medieval Indian warrior, fought against the Mughal Empire, and established his own

A valley divided by CAA cross currents

The railway station in Silchar, the political hub of Bengali dominated Barak Valley comprising Christine assembly seats in Assam, is more than a terminal for train travelers. named as the Bhasha shaheed station, which takes the local people back to May 1961 when the police shot down 11 people who protested against the imposition of

Suez Canal Traffic Resumes

Salvage teams on Monday set free a colossal container ship that has halted global trade through the Suez Canal bringing an end to a crisis that for nearly a week had clogged one of the world’s most vital maritime arteries. Helped by the peak of high tide, flotilla of tugboats managed to wrench the bulbous

Modernizing Agriculture Sector

Prime minister was addressing the 75th episode of his monthly Mann ki Baat radio programme, where he said, “Modernization is essential in all fields of life, otherwise it becomes a burden at times. In India’s agriculture sector, modernization is the need of the hour. It’s very late, we have already lost a lot of time.”

Poll bond sale can go ahead: SC

Supreme Court on Friday refused to stay the sale of electoral bonds prior to the assembly elections in crucial states like West Bengal and Tamil Nadu. A 3-judge bench led by the Chief Justice of India Sharad A Bobde, said the scheme began in 2018 and continued in 2019 and 2020 without any impediments. The

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