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…

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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…

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NFHS-5: Facts and Figures

As per the findings of latest National Family Health Survey – 5 (NFHS-5), the country’s Total Fertility Rate (TFR) slipped below the replacement level of 2.1 children per woman for…

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‘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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Chamba chappal, Lahaul’s knitted socks and gloves has been granted Geographical Indications (GI) tag

Chamba chappal, Lahaul’s knitted socks and gloves has been granted Geographical Indications (GI) tag from the Union government’s Geographical Indications registrar. Native products like the Kullu Shawl, Kangra Tea, Chamba…

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More than 33 lakh children in India malnourished: Basics Explained

Over 33 lakh children in India are malnourished and more than half of them fall in the severely malnourished category with Maharashtra, Bihar and Gujarat topping the list, the WCD…

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Damon Galgut wins Booker Prize for ‘The Promise’

South African writer Damon Galgut won the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction on Wednesday with “The Promise,” a novel about one white family’s reckoning with South Africa’s racist history. Galgut…

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