Indian Bio-Jet Fuel technology receives formal military certification: Basics Explained

CSIR-IIP Dehradun’s home-grown technology to produce bio-jet fuel has been formally approved for use on military aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF). The technology, developed by the Indian Institute of Petroleum (CSIR-IIP), a constituent laboratory of the Council of…

Omicron new coronavirus variant of concern: World Health Organization (WHO)

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a new coronavirus variant to be “of concern” and named,initially named B.1.1.529, it Omicron. It had a large number of mutations, and early evidence suggested an increased reinfection risk, the WHO said. It…

‘Sexual intent’, not ‘skin-to-skin’ contact, key in POCSO assault case: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court(SC) quashed two judgments of the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court which ruled that it will not amount to an offense of sexual assault under Section 7 of POCSO if there is “no direct physical contact, i.e….

3 cities from India among world’s 10 most polluted cities: Basics Explained

The air quality and pollution city tracking service from IQAir, a Switzerland-based climate group that is also a technology partner of the United Nations Environmental Program, has shown that there are as many as three cities from India on the…

France’s Audrey Azoulay re-elected for a second term as UNESCO chief

The UN cultural agency UNESCO  re-elected France’s Audrey Azoulay as its director-general for a second mandate. LEARNING FROM HOME/ WITHOUT CLASSES/ BASICS UNESCO In 1945, UNESCO was created in order to respond to the firm belief of nations, forged by…

Srinagar joins UNESCO network of creative cities: Basics Explained

Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, was among 49 cities worldwide to join the UNESCO creative cities network (UCCN). The 49 cities were added to the network of 246  in recognition of “their commitment to placing culture and…