Shivakumara Swamigalu

Recently, the Prime Minister paid tribute to Shivakumara Swamigalu (Swami ji) on his Jayanti. Shivakumara Swamiji was a prominent Lingayat scholar, educator and a spiritual leader. Shivakumara Swamigalu Birth: He was born in the village of Veerapura, Ramanagara District, Karnataka on 1st April, 1907. Early Life: He was his parent’s thirteenth child and was named Shivanna at birth. His interest in religion began

NGT Orders Pollution Control Boards to Increase Capacity

Recently, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed the Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) to strengthen its capacity and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to form a uniform recruitment criteria. The order was to ensure better monitoring for improved compliance of environmental norms. Earlier in January 2021, the Supreme Court (SC) had taken suo motu cognizance of pollution

Unique Land Parcel Identification Number

The Centre plans to issue a 14-digit identification number to every plot of land in the country within a year’s time. The Unique Land Parcel Identification Number (ULPIN) scheme has been launched in 10 States in the year 2021 and will be rolled out across the country by March 2022. Unique Land Parcel Identification Number About: Being described


Carl Bildt has been appointed as WHO Special Envoy for the Access to Covid-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-Accelerator). The ACT-Accelerator is a groundbreaking global collaboration to accelerate development, production, and equitable access to Covid-19 tests, treatments and vaccines. ACT-Accelerator: Key Points ACT-Accelerator: It was launched in the month of April, 2020 at an event co-hosted by the Director-General of the World Health

Article 244(A) of the Constitution

The demand for an autonomous state within Assam has been raised by some of the sections of the society in Assam under the provisions of Article 244A of the Constitution. Article 244(A) of the Constitution Background: In the 1950s, a demand for a separate hill state arose around certain sections of the tribal population of undivided Assam. After prolonged agitations, Meghalaya gained

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