Rajya Sabha passes Bill to remove Bhogta caste from SC list: Basics Explained

The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed a Bill that seeks to remove the Bhogta caste from the list of Scheduled Castes (SCs) in Jharkhand and include certain other communities in the list of Scheduled Tribes (STs) for the state. The…

Microplastics Detected in Human Blood in New Study: Basics Explained

  In a paper published in Environment International, researchers found plastic in the blood of 17 of 22 of study participants, or about 77 percent.                         Polyethylene terephthalate (PET), commonly…

Cabinet approves extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana for another 6 months

The Union Cabinet has extended the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PM-GKAY) scheme for another six months i.e., till September 2022 (Phase VI). The Phase-V of PM-GKAY scheme was to end in March 2022. It may be recalled that…

Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary: Basics Explained

The Environment Ministry’s Expert Appraisal Committee has recommended a grant of environment clearance for Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.’s expansion project in the Madurantakam taluk, around 3.7 km from the Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary.             LIST OF BIRD SANCTUARIES IN INDIA Andhra…