New START Treaty

President Vladimir Putin has proposed a one-year extension without conditions of the last major nuclear arms reduction accord between Russia and the US. The New START deal was signed …

Global Hunger Index 2020

India has the highest prevalence of wasted children under five years in the world, which reflects acute undernutrition, according to the Global Hunger Index 2020. The situation has worsened in …

Hyderabad Rains

Recently, three days of extremely heavy rainfall led to massive floods were witnessed in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. Hyderabad recorded its rainiest day in 117 years, flooding over …

Kala Sanskriti Vikas Yojana

Recently, the Ministry of Culture has issued guidelines for holding cultural events/activities in virtual/online mode under various scheme components of Kala Sanskriti Vikas Yojana (KSVY). Key Points The Covid-19 pandemic and the resultant lockdowns have had a …

Vehicle Scrapping in India

Recently, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has released a report titled “What to do with old vehicles: Towards effective scrappage policy and infrastructure”, which suggests parameters of an effective vehicle scrapping policy for …

Wheat Variety MACS 6478

The wheat variety called MACS 6478 has doubled the crop yield for farmers in Karanjkhop, a village in Maharashtra. Key Points Developed By: Scientists from Agharkar Research Institute (ARI), Pune- an autonomous institute of the Department of Science …

Saral Jeevan Beema Yojana

Insurance regulator IRDAI has come up with a standard individual term life insurance product whose simple features as well as standard terms and conditions are expected to help customers make an …

Baba Banda Singh Bahadur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has paid tributes to the brave Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Ji on his 350th Jayanti. About Baba Banda Singh Bahadur  Banda Singh Bahadur, also called Lachman …

Food and Agriculture Organisation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has released commemorative coins of Rs 75 denomination to mark the 75th anniversary of FAO. He also dedicated to the nation, 17 recently developed biofortified …