Facts Corner-Part-150

Reggae It is Jamaican music originating from marginalized groups, mainly in Western Kingston. It was started out as voice of marginalized. But now it is played and embraced by wide cross-section of society, including various genders, ethnic and religious groups. Recently the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, has added reggae to Read More …

Facts Corner-Part-149

KONKAN 18 The bilateral KONKAN exercise between the Indian Navy and the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom started off at Goa. This Bilateral exercise provides a platform for the two Navies to periodically exercise at sea and in a harbour, so as to build interoperability and share best practices. Read More …

Must Read News Articles – November-30-2018

Imran looks for fresh start Walking the tightrope #MeToo: GoM may review law ISRO puts ‘Sharp Eye’ into orbit The case for a progressive international Number theory Cool it RBI moves to ease liquidity for non-banking finance firms China halts gene-editing activities on babies

Must Read News Articles – November-29-2018

Criminal law ill-equipped to deal with cases of riots : HC ‘44 violations took place in Andamans’ Interim Budget to be presented on Feb. 1 UGC’s new norms for recruitment Fragile climate puts food security at risk: UN report China scientist defends gene-editing babies Los Katios National Park The megalithic Read More …

Facts Corner-Part-148

Tobacco Streak Virus Scientists at Coimbatore-based Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) have found that a plant growth promoting rhizobacteria called Bacillus amyloliquefaciens can be used to fight Tobacco Streak Virus (TSV) in cotton crop. The formulation, prepared in buttermilk, was tested against the plant virus and found effective. The use Read More …

Balancing food demand and climate goals

Context: India’s economic growth is expected to continue in the coming decades, bringing with it increased per capita GDP and improved standards of living. India’s population is also projected to reach 1.6 billion by as early as 2036. The higher population and incomes are likely to come with not only Read More …

Facts Corner-Part-147

Kordylewski clouds: The Kordylewski clouds are always changing. They might be stable in orbit and may have existed for millions of years, but the ingredients that make the clouds — the dust particles — are always getting swapped for others. Some escape to gravitational pulls from Earth or the moon, Read More …

Facts Corner-Part-146

Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti’ The Department of Defence Production has instituted a new framework titled ‘Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti’ which aims to provide a boost to the IPR culture in the indigenous defence industry. This will help in the successful filing of Intellectual Property Right (IPR) applications. G20 Group of Read More …

World Malaria Report 2018

Context: Among the 11 nations with 70% of the world’s burden of malaria, only India has managed to reduce its disease burden, registering a 24% decrease between 2016 and 2017, according to the World Malaria Report 2018. Facts & Figures: With about 9.5 million malaria cases in 2017, down 3 million cases since Read More …

Global Wage Report 2018

Context: Global Wage Report 2018 brought out by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). India had the fastest wage growth in South Asia in 2017. Globally, the rate of growth in wages in 2017 fell to its lowest level since 2008, but workers in India had the highest average real wage Read More …