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…

Delhi most polluted capital in the world: Basics Explained

Delhi ranked as the most polluted out of 107 capital cities in the world, in terms of annual average PM2.5 levels in 2021,  according to the 2021 World Air Quality Report. The city is topping the list for the fourth…