HUL develops policy to help employees facing domestic abuse: Domestic Violence Act Explained

The Hindustan Unilever (HUL) framed a policy  that aims to protect and provide relief to staff members who are survivors of abuse, or acts of emotional and physical abuse beyond the office.             HUL has…

Open Category open to all: Supreme Court Blocked Attempts to Dilute Merit In Open Category

The Supreme Court has, in a recent significant judgement, Saurav Yadav versus State of Uttar Pradesh observed that the candidates belonging to reserved category, are eligible to fill general/open category vacancies also; that this principle should also be followed while…

Martyrdom of ‘Chhote Sahibzade’: Martyred Sons of Tenth Guru Gobind Singh Ji

The last week of 21-27 December,every year, is to observe the martyrdom of Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s four sons(Chaar Sahibzade), Khalsa Warrior Princes, Baba Ajit Singh Ji, Baba Jujhar Singh Ji, Baba Fateh Singh Ji and Baba Zorawar Singh Ji. …

SHAHEED UDHAM SINGH: BIRTH ANNIVERSARY

Shaheed Udham Singh, a revolutionary nationalist, was born on 26 December 1899, at Sunam, in the then princely state of Patiala. Born as Sher Singh, the brave Indian revolutionary is remembered for assassinating Sir Michael O’Dwyer, in order to avenge the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre….

Ladakh’s Tso Kar wetland complex 42nd Ramsar site

One more wetland in India, Ladakh’s Tso Kar wetland, has been added to the list of recognized sites of international importance under the treaty of Ramsar Convention, taking the number of such wetlands in the country to 42, the highest…

Mt Everest grows by nearly a metre to new height: Mountain Types; Fold, Block, Volcanic

The world’s highest mountain Mount Everest is 0.86m higher than had been previously officially calculated, Nepal and China have jointly announced.The new height is 8,848.86m (29,032 ft).               LEARNING FROM HOME/ WITHOUT CLASSES/ BASICS Mount Everest is the world’s highest…

DECEMBER 22 MARKED WINTER SOLSTICE IN NORTHERN HEMISPHERE

December 22 is a very important day for our planet and its relationship with the sun. December 22 is one of two solstices, days when the rays of the sun directly strike one of the two tropical latitude lines. December 22 marks…

SolarWinds hack: Cyber Attack; Malware; Trojan Basics Explained

United States  officials,  reeling from multiple data breaches, suspect that hackers were behind the recent data breach of multiple federal agencies, including the Departments of Homeland Security, Agriculture and Commerce, but are continuing to investigate the incident. LEARNING FFOM HOME/…