Category: Current Affairs

Maritime Exercise SITMEX-20

Recently, the second edition of the India, Thailand and Singapore trilateral Naval exercise SITMEX-20 concluded in the Andaman Sea. Key Points Background: The Prime Minister of India, during his keynote address at Shangri-La Dialogue in June …

Mount Vesuvius

The Italian Culture Ministry announced the discovery of well-preserved remains of two men, who perished during the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Located in southern Italy …

Cyclone Nivar

A developing cyclonic disturbance in the Bay of Bengal is expected to become a ‘severe cyclonic storm’ and make landfall in Tamil Nadu. The IMD has forecasted the development …

Chang’e-5 Probe

China is preparing to launch an unmanned spacecraft to bring back lunar rocks, the first attempt by any nation to retrieve samples from the moon in four decades. The …

Resettled Refugees

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has said that there will be a drastic reduction in the number of refugees being resettled this year. According to the UN agency, …

Ease of Data Access

Continuing its efforts on pushing private participation in the sector, the department of space (DoS) has drafted a new Space Remote Sensing Policy (SRS Policy-2020) focused on creating ‘ease …

India-Thailand Coordinated Patrol

Recently, the 30th edition of India-Thailand Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) has been concluded in the Andaman Sea close to the Strait of Malacca. Key Points Naval Exercise: India and Thailand have been carrying out CORPAT along their International Maritime Boundary Line twice a …

Lilavati Award-2020

Recently, the Union Minister of Education virtually launched the Lilavati Award-2020. Key Points About: The award has been named after the 12th century book called “Lilavati”. The book was written by the mathematician Bhaskara …

Willow Warbler

Recently, Willow Warbler has been sighted for the first time in India at Vellayani-Punchakkari paddy fields, Kerala. These paddy fields are a birding hotspot on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram and are known to harbour more than 213 species …

Laxmi Devi Temple

Recently, a Hoysala-era idol of Goddess Kali of the Lakshmi Devi Temple at Doddagaddavalli, Karnataka has been found damaged. Key Points Lakshmi Devi Temple: Lakshmi Devi temple was built by the Hoysalas in the year 1114 …