Monthly Archives: April 2022

PERSEVERANCE ROVER

Recently, NASA’s (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Perseverance Rover has captured a solar eclipse on Mars Perseverance Mars rover captured an eclipse featuring Phobos, one of Mars’ two moons. Phobos is moving very slowly towards Mars, and millions of years from now, they will collide. These observations can help scientists …

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TECHONOLOGY STRENGTH INDIA

Recently, an agreement has been signed between CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) and iCreate to harness the country’s technological strength. iCreate is an autonomous centre of excellence of the Gujarat government and is India’s largest institution for transforming start-ups based on tech innovation into businesses. CSIR CSIR is …

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91ST AMENDMENT OF INDIAN CONSTITUTION

Recently, the High Court of Bombay noted that arguable issues have been raised in a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) challenging the “lifetime status of the rank of Cabinet minister” according to Pratap Singh Rane, a six-time Chief Minister of Goa and a legislator for a full 50 years. The PIL …

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UK –INDIA RELATIONS

Recently, the UK Prime Minister (PM) visited India. In this visit, both the countries agreed on a joint statement titled ‘Towards shared security and prosperity through national resilience’. Highlights of the Visit Respecting India-Russia Relations: In the context of Ukraine Crisis and India’s neutral stance, UK PM asserted that India’s …

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INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM REPORT 2022

Recently, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has recommended for the second year in the row to put India on a list (Countries of Particular Concern or CPCs) for the worst violations of religious freedoms in 2021. Earlier, the US State Department released a strong and critical report …

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MALCHA MAHAL

The Delhi government is about to renovate the 14th century monument Malcha Mahal. It was built in 1325 by the then Sultan Firoz Shah Tughlaq and was, for a long time, used as a hunting lodge. It later became the residence of the descendants of the Nawab of Awadh. It …

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KWAR PROJECT

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the 540-megawatt Kwar hydroelectric project on the Chenab in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir. This is part of the Indus basin and would be one of at least four projects coming up in the district, including the 1,000 MWs Pakal …

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H3N8 BIRD FLU

China’s National Health Commission (NHC) announced that a four-year-old boy was found to have been infected with the H3N8 variant of Bird Flu after developing several symptoms, including fever. H3N8 variant has previously been detected elsewhere in the world in horses, dogs, birds and seals. However, before this no human …

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WORLD ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

The latest edition of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) World Economic Outlook cut its forecast for India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in FY 2022-23 to 8.2%, making it the fastest-growing major economy in the world, almost twice faster than China’s 4.4 %. Indian Scenario: It has also lowered India’s …

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HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS OF THE WORLD

Recently, a series on Child and Adolescent Healthcare Systems of the World was published in the Lancet Global Health Journal. A series of four papers set out the current position, with the gains that have been made globally, which points out the stark variations in the global scenario, with some …

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