UDISE+ 2019-20 Report

Recently, the Union Education Minister released the Report on United Information System for Education Plus (UDISE+) 2019-20 for School Education in India. UDISE+ 2019-20 Report Total Students: In 2019-20, total students in school education from pre-primary to higher secondary have crossed 26.45 crore. This is higher by 42.3 lakh compared to 2018-19. Gross Enrolment Ratio: Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) at all

Project BOLD: KVIC

Recently, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) launched a project named Bamboo Oasis on Lands in Drought (BOLD) from the village NichlaMandwa in Udaipur, Rajasthan. Project BOLD: KVIC About: Under the project 5000 saplings of special bamboo species – BambusaTulda and BambusaPolymorpha from Assam – have been planted over 16 acres of vacant arid Gram Panchayat land of village NichlaMandwa. KVIC has thus created

Melting of Arctic’s ‘Last Ice Area’

The ‘Last Ice Area’ (LIA), located in the Arctic’s Ice north of Greenland, has started melting earlier than what the scientists had expected. Melting of Arctic’s ‘Last Ice Area’ Last Ice Area: This region is located north of Greenland and Ellesmere Island in the Canadian territory of Nunavut. This area was believed to be strong enough to withstand global warming. The total disappearance of summer ice in

Road Ahead for Afghanistan after US Exit

Recently, the US troops departed from the biggest airbase in Afghanistan after the 20-year-long war, effectively ending their military operations in the country. Road Ahead for Afghanistan after US Exit Background: On 11th September 2001, terrorist attacks in America killed nearly 3,000 people. Osama Bin Laden, the head of Islamist terror group al-Qaeda, was quickly identified as the man responsible. The Taliban, radical

Draft Anti-Trafficking Bill

Recently the Ministry of Women and Child Development released Draft anti-trafficking Bill, the Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Care and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2021. The bill once finalised will need the Cabinet approval and assent from both the houses of Parliament to become a Law. A previous draft had been introduced in 2018 but that could not be introduced in Rajya

Punjab Suba Movement

Recently, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) commemorated the first entry of a police force inside the Golden Temple on 4th July, 1955 during the Punjab Suba movement (Morcha). Punjab Suba Movement About: It started in Punjab soon after Independence. Shiromani Akali Dal (Political Party) was leading the movement for a Punjabi speaking state. However, there was also opposition to this idea. Those in favour of

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