22 Jun, 2020
49 Min Read
|GS-II||Online Yoga Quiz Competition|
|PT Pointer||UNICEF Kid Power|
|SCHEME FOR VOLUNTARY CERTIFICATION OF YOGA PROFESSIONALS|
|KVIC starts reviving ancient glory of Pokhran potteries|
|Kumbhar Sashaktikaran Program|
|Star Clusters||Human Geography|
|Extreme Helium Stars (EHe)||Human Geography|
|World Crocodile Day|
|Nature Index 2020: Index of Scientific Research|
Online Yoga Quiz Competition
It is located mostly in the Arctic North Polar Region in the middle of the Northern Hemisphere, besides its surrounding waters the Arctic Ocean is surrounded by Eurasia and North America. It is partly covered by sea ice throughout the year and almost completely in winter.
The Arctic Ocean is the smallest and shallowest of the world's five major oceans and it is also known as the coldest of all the oceans. The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) recognizes it as an ocean, although some oceanographers call it the Arctic Sea.
It is sometimes classified as an estuary of the Atlantic Ocean, and it is also seen as the northernmost part of the all-encompassing World Ocean. The Arctic Ocean's surface temperature and salinity vary seasonally as the ice cover melts and freezes. Its salinity is the lowest on average of the five major oceans, due to low evaporation, heavy fresh water inflow from rivers and streams, and limited connection and outflow to surrounding oceanic waters with higher salinities.
Decline in Artic Sea Ice
National Centre of Polar and Ocean Research
For arctic council read: https://www.aspireias.com/daily-news-analysis-current-affairs/Arctic-Council
For ANITA: https://www.aspireias.com/daily-news-analysis-current-affairs/ANITA-Antarctic-Impulsive-Transient-Antenna
The Scheme aims to certify Yoga professionals using the principles of third-party assessment through the following process:
Due to the supply of electric chaaks, the potters have reaped the following benefits.
Study showing stars of varied ages can co-exist in open clusters, provides a clue to stellar evolution in the Milky Way Galaxy
Star clusters in the Milky way galaxy
Their study has been recently published in 'Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society,' a leading journal in the field of astronomy and astrophysics published by the OXFORD University Press in the UK.
Mystery of EHe resolved
Evolution of EHe
World Crocodile Day is celebrated on 17th June. The day is a global awareness campaign to highlight the plight of endangered crocodiles and alligators around the world.
Crocodile spices found in India include
Human-crocodile conflict Hotspots in India include
Indian Crocodile Conservation Project
The Crocodile Conservation Project was launched in 1975 in different States. The Gharial and Saltwater crocodile conservation programme was first implemented in Odisha in early 1975 and subsequently, the Mugger conservation programme was initiated.
CrocBITE is an online database of crocodile attacks reported on humans. The non-profit online research tool helps to scientifically analyze crocodile behavior via complex models.
It was established by the Government of India in September 1942 as an autonomous body. It comes under the Ministry of Science & Technology. It is known for its cutting-edge research and development knowledge base in diverse science and technology areas. It has been ranked first in the Nature Ranking Index-2020.
Nature Index 2020: Index of Scientific Research
Recently, a journal of science i.e. the Nature Research, has released the Nature Index 2020.
The Nature Index
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Ban on export of HCQ lifted Government has lifted ban on export of anti-malerial drug Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) API and formulation.with immediate effect. An Inter-ministerial High-Level Empowered Committee meets regularly on fortnightly basis for assessing the availability of drugs in the c
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Government of India & AIIB sign an Agreement for $750 Million for COVID-19 support for India The Government of India and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) here today signed a $750 million “COVID-19 Active Response and Expenditure Support Programme” to assist India
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VTM kits Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, in association with RR Animal Healthcare Ltd and Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), has developed low-cost diagnostic kits. These are Viral Transport Media (VTM) kits, RT-PCR kits, and RNA isolation kits. The VTM kits are
Sickle cell disease Sickle cell disease is a group of disorders that affects haemoglobin, the molecule in red blood cells that delivers oxygen to cells throughout the body. People with this disorder have atypical haemoglobin molecules called haemoglobin S, which can distort red blood cells
Delhi’s minor tremors In the wake of the recent series of tremors in Delhi-NCR, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, an autonomous institute of the Department of Science and Technology, has said that such tremors are not unusual in the Delhi-NCR region, but indicate that strain energy i
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