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EARTHQUAKE

Recently, a powerful earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter Scale jolted Assam and other parts of Northeast. According to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) report, the tremors have been attributed to Kopili Fault zone closer to Himalayan Frontal Thrust (HFT). NCS is the nodal agency of the Government of …

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MASS KILLINGS OF ARMENIANS BY OTTOMAN TURKS

Recently, the US President officially recognised the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in 1915-16 as an act of genocide. The Armenian diaspora marks 24th April as Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day. Important points: According to Article II of the United Nations (UN) Convention on Genocide of December 1948, genocide …

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MAHAVIR JAYANTI

The Prime Minister of India greeted the people on occasion of ‘Mahavir Jayanti’ (25th April 2021). Mahavir Jayanti is one of the most auspicious festivals in the Jain community. Important points:  This day marks the birth of Vardhamana Mahavira, who was the 24th and the last Tirthankara and who succeeded …

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CARIBBEAN VOLCANO

The Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) emissions from a volcanic eruption in the Caribbean (La Soufriere Volcano) have reached India, sparking fear of increased pollution levels in the northern parts of the country and acid rain. The Caribbean is the region roughly south of the United States, east of Mexico and north …

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ITALY: FIRST FOOD PARK IN INDIA

Italy recently launched the first “Mega Food Park” in India involving food processing facilities. It is the first Italian-Indian Food Park project launched in the country. About the Project The name of the project is “Mega Food Park”. The main aim of the project is to develop an interaction between …

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HOT SPRINGS AND GOGRA POST

During the 11th round of discussions between the senior military commanders of India and China on April 9, to resolve the over 11-month long standoff in eastern Ladakh, China had refused to vacate two of the four original friction points. Important points: At two friction points, Patrolling Point 15 (PP15) …

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INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR MONUMENTS AND SITES

Every year, the United Nations marks April 18 as the International Day for Monuments and Sites, in many countries also celebrated as World Heritage Day. The theme for this year is “Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures”. Globally, the day is promoted by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). ICOMOS …

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WORLD HERITAGE DAY 2021

Important points: World Heritage Day, also known as International Day for Monuments and Sites, is being observed on 18 April every year. The day is dedicated to the conservation and promotion of cultural heritage through various activities undertaken by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). To mark World …

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MONKEYDACTYL: PTEROSAUR SPECIES

The new pterosaur fossil was discovered in the Tiaojishan Formation of Liaoning, China, and is thought to be 160 million years old. It has been named Kunpengopterus antipollicatus, also dubbed “Monkeydactyl”. Tiaojishan Formation Geographically, the Tiaojishan Formation is widely distributed in western Liaoning Province and the neighboring northern Hebei Province …

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B R AMBEDKAR: 130TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY

The nation celebrated the 130th birth anniversary of B R Ambedkar on 14th April 2021. Dr. Ambedkar was a social reformer, jurist, economist, author, polyglot (knowing or using several languages) orator, a scholar and thinker of comparative religions. Important Points Birth: Babasaheb Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar was born in 1891 in …

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