Yearly Archives: 2023

Reroute rail track through gibbon sanctuary

Syllabus: Environment conservation Context: Hollongapar sanctuary has become a ‘forest island’, a Wildlife Institute of India report said Primatologists have suggested rerouting a 1.65-km long railway track that has divided Hollongapar sanctuary in eastern Assam sanctuary dedicated to the western hoolock gibbon (Hoolock hoolock). Housing about 125 hoolock gibbons, India’s …

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Visit of UAE navy SME delegation to Indian navy facilities

Syllabus: IR Context A three member UAE Navy Subject Matter Expert Delegation led by Colonel Dr Ali Saif Ali Mehrazi arrived India on 27 Aug 23 for four-day visit to specialised Meteorology, Oceanography and Weather Modelling units of Indian Navy (IN) at Kochi, Goa and New Delhi. This visit signifies …

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MoU to boost cooperation in Civil Aviation

Syllabus: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Context India and New Zealand sign MoU to boost cooperation in Civil Aviation Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to boost cooperation in civil aviation The Government of India and the Government of New Zealand have signed a …

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Aditya-L1 mission

Why in news:  The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced that the Aditya-L1 mission, the first space-based Indian observatory to study the Sun, will be launched soon. About Aditya-L1 mission The Aditya-L1 mission will see the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) carry the 1,475-kg spacecraft to an elliptical orbit around the Earth. The …

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Zoning of flood plains

Why in news: Punjab has been reeling under floods for well over a month now and the proposed solution to this is zoning of flood plains. Significance of flood plains: A river expands and contracts naturally over seasons and in different years. A flood plain is an area adjacent to the river which normally gets flooded when the …

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When Onam Was A Big Festival In Tamil Lands

Syllabus: Indian culture Snapshot Today Onam is a festival only identified with Malayalis and Kerala. However it was once a big festive occassion across Tamil speaking regions as well. There are multiple ancient Tamil literary works that speak of grand celebrations of Onam nearly two millennia ago. Padmanabhan beautifully describes …

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