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Sustainable Catchment Forest Management (SCATFORM) project: Recently Tripura has launched the Sustainable Catchment Forest Management (SCATFORM) project which is undertaken with the assistance of JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency). The SCATFORM project aims to address issues such as forest cover loss and forest degradation have been mainly caused by shifting cultivation, which increases soil Read More …

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Kurumba Painting Kurumbas are the tribe who live in the mid-ranges of the Nilgiris or “blue-mountains”. The Kurumba art is traditionally practiced by only either by the male members of the temple caretakers, or priest to the Kurumba village. The women of the family contribute to the decorations at home Read More …

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International Union of Pure Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) The International Union of Pure Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) is responsible for maintaining the periodic table. IUPAC is an international federation of National Adhering Organizations that represents chemists in individual countries. It is a member of the International Council for Science (ICSU). Headquarters of IUPAC is in Zürich, Switzerland. Read More …

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UNNATI– Unispace Nano-satellite Assembly & Training program Union Minister of State for Atomic Energy and Space Development  inaugurated Unispace Nanosatellite Assembly & Training program of ISRO recently. UNNATI is a capacity building program on Nanosatellite development. It is an initiative by ISRO to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first Read More …

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International Whaling Commission (IWC) Recently Japan withdrawal from IWC. The withdrawal would enable Japan to resume commercial whaling activities. The International whaling commission was set up under the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling which was signed on 2nd December 1946 at Washington DC. The IWC aims at providing for Read More …

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Bilateral Swap Arrangement The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal for entering into an Agreement for Bilateral Swap Arrangement (BSA) between India and Japan. It authorizes the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to sign the Agreement for Bilateral Swap Arrangement between the RBI and the Bank of Japan for a Read More …

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Kondaveedu fort The Department of Archaeology and Museums has found Buddhist remains under the ‘garbhagriha’ (sanctum sanctorum) of Sivalayam at Kondaveedu fort (Guntur, Andhra Pradesh). The remains date back to later Satavahana period–1st to 2nd century A.D. CMB-Bharat The scientific space project Cosmic Microwave Background-Bharat has been presented as a Read More …

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Rock Pigeons Rock pigeon is a medium-size compact pigeon with long wings and a short tail. This highly variable city pigeon is familiar to all urban dwellers. Multicoloured birds were developed over centuries of near domestication. The rock pigeon was introduced from Europe by an early settler. It is now Read More …

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Inosine-5′-monophosphate dehydrogenase (IMPDH) Scientists at the IIT, Gandhinagar have synthesized a new compound “IMPDH” that may help treat stomach infections caused by common bacteria, Helicobacter pylori. The inhibitor is based on an aromatic chemical compound, indole. It may help in treating H. pylori infection which is a cause for gastritis, Read More …

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Populist Budget A populist Budget typically spends on schemes that are just handouts to please people and don’t have any enduring positive impact on the economy. Examples of such spending are waiving off farm loans, giving higher procurement prices for different crops to farmers and cutting income tax above the Read More …