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…

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5th BIMSTEC Summit: Basics Explained

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi participated in the 5th BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) Summit hosted in virtual mode by Sri Lanka, the current…

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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.           …

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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…

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World Water Day is held on 22 March to help bring attention to a crisis faced by millions around the globe – limited access to fresh, clean water. Each year World…

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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…

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March 21 marks the spring (vernal) equinox in the Northern Hemisphere is also known as the March equinox. It’s called the “autumnal (fall) equinox” in the Southern Hemisphere. The March equinox marks the…

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14th India-Japan Annual Summit: Basics Explained

14th India-Japan Annual Summit, in Delhi, celebrated the 70th anniversary of India establishing diplomatic relations with post-War Japan. Both nations launched a Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) for cooperation towards achieving…

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Cyclone Asani: Basics Explained

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands administration has made plans to evacuate residents from low-lying areas and the Army has also put its ships and relief teams on standby as the…

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IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report: Basics Explained

The latest second part of IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned of multiple climate change-induced disasters in the next two decades even…

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