BIS Draft Standard for Drinking Water
Recently, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has prepared a draft standard for the supply system of piped drinking water.
The draft has been titled as ‘Drinking water supply quality management system — requirements for pip
California (USA) is facing sprawling wildfires destroying more than 400,000 acres of forests in Northern and Central California.
Reasons for California’s Wildfires:
Climate: California, like much of the West, gets most of its moisture in the
National Council for Transgender Persons
Recently, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has constituted the National Council for Transgender Persons, under the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019.
Indian Census never recognized third gender
Nuakhai Juhar is an agricultural festival, also called Nuakhai Parab or Nuakahi Bhetghat.
It is celebrated to welcome the new crop of the season.
Nuakhai is a combination of two words that signifies eating of new rice as ‘nua’ means new and ‘khai’ means
Open API Service in Aarogya Setu
The government has announced a new feature 'Open API Service' for its contact tracing app Aarogya Setu.
Arogya Setu (under MEITy)
Aarogya Setu was launched in April 2020. It was developed by the National Informatics Centre under the Ministry of El
Harit Path Mobile App
Recently, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has developed a mobile App, ‘Harit Path' to facilitate creation of Green Highways across the country.
About Harit Path Mobile App
The App will help to monitor location, growth, spec
Namath Basai: Kerala
The Kerala State government is carrying out a unique programme called “Namath Basai” of teaching tribal children in their mother tongue.
The programme is being implemented by the Samagra Shiksha Kerala (SSK).
SSK is an overarching programme f
Recently, scientists from Agharkar Research Institute (ARI), Pune have found the first synthetic route for producing flavonoids molecules related to the treatment of tuberculosis and chikungunya.
ARI is an autonomous institute of the Department of Science and
P-notes are Offshore Derivative Instruments (ODIs) issued by registered Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) to overseas investors who wish to be a part of the Indian stock markets without registering themselves directly.
P-notes have Indian stocks as their underlying asset
Sri Lanka to Draft a New Constitution
The Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa (elected in 2019), while addressing the inaugural session of the Parliament, said that Sri Lanka will draft a new Constitution and abolish the 19th Amendment that curtailed the powers of the President