13 Apr, 2021
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|GS-II||China – Sri Lanka relations||International Relations|
|GS-III||Use of Technology in Health Sector||S&T|
|Mission Aahaar Kranti||S&T|
|PT Pointer||Bar Headed Geese||Biodiversity & Environment|
|Lab on Wheels Programme by Delhi Technological University||Government policies and interventions|
|SC's Verdict: People are Free to Choose Religion||Indian Polity|
|AICTE's “Lilavati Awards” 2020||Governance|
|Recent Dolphin Census Report Released||Biodiversity & Environment|
|Shaphari Scheme – To Include Shrimp Farms in Aquaculture||Economic Issues|
|India - Denmark MoU on Atal Innovation Mission||Governance|
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The bar-headed goose is a goose that breeds in Central Asia in colonies of thousands near mountain lakes and winters in South Asia, as far south as peninsular India. It lays three to eight eggs at a time in a ground nest. It is known for the extreme altitudes it reaches when migrating across the Himalayas.
It's breeding grounds include Central Mongolia and Tibet. There is even documentation of the species breeding in Ladakh, India.
Conservation status: least concerned.
At Hadinaru in Karnataka, the Birds are found in winter which is their migratory season.
About Lab on Wheels Programme:
Key Features of the programme:
The Supreme Court refused to entertain a PIL seeking directions to the Centre to ban black magic, superstition, and deceitful religious conversion.
What was the case filed?
What has the Supreme Court ruled?
About Lilavati Awards:
About Irrawaddy Dolphins:
About Humpback Dolphin:
About Bottlenose Dolphin:
About Shaphari Scheme:
Objective Behind the Scheme:
Centre to certify Shrimp farms Frozen shrimp is India’s largest exported seafood item. It constituted 50.58% in quantity and 73.2% in terms of total U.S. dollar earnings from the sector during 2019-20. Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Odisha, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu are the major shrimp
Afghanistan crisis for UPSC Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II- IR Historical Background The Saur Revolution had taken place in Afghanistan in 1978 which installed a communist party in power. Nur Muhammad Taraki became the head of the state replacing the previ
Status of Indian Agriculture Growth: The Agriculture and Allied activities clocked a growth of 3.4%. As per the Provisional Estimates of National Income released by Central Statistical Organization in May, 2020, the share of Agriculture and Allied Sectors in
Fisheries Sector Fishing is one of the oldest occupations of man. Fish provides protein-rich food and is also a big source of vitamins A, B and D. There are about 30,000 species of fish in the world out of which about 18,000 are found in India. Fish forms an important part of diet of the
G-SAP 1.0 RBI in its April 2021 monetary policy continues with the accommodative stance as long as necessary to sustain growth on a durable basis and continue to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. The marginal standing facility (MSF) rate and the bank rate remain unchanged at 4.25% and the rever
Judicial Appointments Context: CJI Sharad A. Bobde had recommended Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana, the seniormost judge of the Supreme Court, for appointment as the 48th Chief Justice of India. About NV Ramana: Student leader working for farmers and industrial workers to journalis
British Era Lighthouses of Odisha The Ministry wants to develop them as hubs of tourism under the Sagarmala project. The British-era False Point lighthouse, a 129-ft massive minaret-like structure of red-white bands with a huge embossed star, is visible from quite a distance from the Bay of
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People are Free to Choose Religion: Supreme Court The Supreme Court refused to entertain a PIL seeking directions to the Centre to ban black magic, superstition, and deceitful religious conversion. About the case in the SC A petition was filed in the Supreme Court seeking to control blac
Tech developed for Improved Lithium-ion Battery Performance Researchers from IIT Guwahati have developed a technique to improve the performance of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, which power most of the portable devices used today. New Technology The 2019 Nobe
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NITI Aayog’s Draft National Policy on Migrant Workers NITI Aayog, along with a working subgroup of officials and members of civil society, has prepared a draft National Migrant Labour policy. It puts forward several radical ideas including the adoption of a rights-based approach and cr
Tika Utsav to begin on Jyotirao Phule’s Birth Anniversary The 'Tika Utsav (vaccination festival)', started on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Jyotirao Phule (11th April) will continue till the birth anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar on 14th Apr
Achieving Paris Agreement- the key to save endemic species: Study According to a study published in the journal Biological Conservation, 90% of the endemic species will face extinction unless the goals of the Paris Agreement are met. For example, Kolar Leaf Nose Bat is endemic to India
Government launches “Madhukranti portal” and “Honey Corners” of NAFED Union Agriculture Minister has launched the “MadhuKranti portal” and “Honey Corners” of NAFED. MadhuKranti portal: It is an initiative of the National Bee Board unde
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