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Vanadium in India Recently, an exploration being carried out by the Geological Survey of India (GSI) has placed the eastern Himalayan State Arunachal Pradesh on the vanadium map of the country and geologists are confident of identifying a deposit soon. The concentrations of vanadium were found in thRead more
Algal Bloom: An algal bloom or marine bloom or water bloom is a rapid increase in the population of algae in an aquatic system. Algal blooms may occur in freshwater as well as marine environments. Algal blooms are the result of an excess of nutrients (particularly phosphorus and nitrogen) into waterRead more
Polybezoar: The research defines ingested waste as a polybezoar, a collection of tightly packed indigestible materials that can include plastics, ropes, other litter and salt deposits trapped in the stomach or digestive tract forming a large stone-like mass. The ingestion of anthropogenic waste, priRead more
About Bimbisara: One of the earliest important rulers of Magadh was the king Bimbisara, who ruled for 52 years from 544 BC to 492 BC. He established the Haryanka dynasty laid the foundations of Magadha by fortification of a village, which later became the city of Pataliputra. Bimbisara’s made GirivrRead more
Gender, Climate & Security: Recently, a new report titled Gender, Climate & Security: Sustaining Inclusive Peace on the Frontlines of Climate Change was published by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), UN Women, the UN Development Programme (UNDP), and the UN Department of Political and PeaRead more
Moplahs/Mappilas were the Muslim tenants (kanamdars) and cultivators (verumpattamdars) inhabiting the Malabar region where most of the landlords (janmi or jenmies) were upper caste Hindus. The Malabar rebellion, also known popularly as the Moplah rebellion, was an armed revolt staged by the MappilaRead more
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees [UNHCR] is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people. ➢ Atleast 100 million people were forced to flee their homes in the past decade.Read more
Recently, NITI Aayog released a working group report on ‘Improving Heritage Management in India’. There are roughly 5 lakh plus heritage sites and monuments across the country. It includes 3691 ASI Protected Monuments, 38 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 6000 + State Archaeology Protected Monuments andRead more
Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the mega 'Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan' aimed to boost livelihood opportunities in rural India amid the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. Scheme: The first priority of the scheme is to meet the immediate requirement of workers who have gone back to their distriRead more
Expert panel setup by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has prepared draft norms for Social Stock Exchanges (SSE). Social Stock Exchange (SSE) is an electronic fundraising platform that allows investors to buy shares in a social enterprise provided by the exchange. It’s a revenue-genRead more