Category Archives: News

The word ‘News’ stands for- North East West and South. The true meaning states that the news is the information or report of that happened recently or in the past. We receive news in many ways like- newspapers, banners, TV, radio, mobile, and even verbally.

GI TAG FOR KASHMIR SAFFRON

The Union Government has issued a certificate of Geographical Indication (GI) registration for Saffron grown in the Kashmir Valley. About: What is it? The GI certification establishes specific geographical origin and certifies certain unique qualities of the product and enables those who have the right to use sign in order to prevent third parties using… Read More »

PERMANENT COMMISSION

(PC) TO WOMEN OFFICERS IN THE INDIAN ARMY Defence Ministry has issued the formal Government Sanction Letter for grant of Permanent Commission (PC) to Women Officers in the Indian Army. This will pave the way for empowering Women Officers to shoulder larger roles in the organization. The order specifies grant of PC to Short Service… Read More »

WORLD’S FIRST ELECTRIFIED RAIL TUNNEL

FOR RUNNING DOUBLE-STACK CONTAINERS The Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation (DFCC) completed the construction of the world’s first electrified rail tunnel that is fit to run double-stack containers through Aravalis in Sohna. The one-km tunnel is located on the Rewari-Dadri section of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC). The tunnel connects the Mewat and Gurgaon district… Read More »

DRONES

In a significant development, the Trump administration has relaxed standards for exporting drones to friendly countries. About Under the new policy, drones that fly at speeds below 800 km per hour are no longer subject to the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR). The move will increase the US’ national security by improving the capabilities of… Read More »

ENCOUNTERS

The killing of gangster Vikas Dubey by the Uttar Pradesh Police has put the spotlight back on encounters or executive killings. The Supreme Court and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) have framed guidelines that are to be followed in cases of custodial deaths. NHRC guidelines: In 1993, the Commission had issued general guidelines that… Read More »

UAE launched first-ever interplanetary mission- Hope Probe.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) launched its first-ever interplanetary Hope Probe mission to Mars from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Centre. What is it?   The Emirates Mars Mission is a space exploration mission to Mars, which launched the Hope orbiter (Al Amal in Arabic). Timeline: H2A, the rocket carrying the Hope Probe to space, was launched… Read More »

30% SYLLABUS REDUCTION IN SCHOOLS

With the COVID-19 pandemic keeping students out of classrooms, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to cut down its 2020-21 syllabus by 30%, for students from Classes 9-12. Why is it a concern? Although the CBSE said core concepts will be retained, there has been concern regarding the topics removed from the… Read More »

Locust attack in Gurugram: Delhi minister calls an emergency meeting.

The heap of locusts comes from neighboring Pakistan and makes trouble in the Indian state of Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, and Madhya Pradesh. India is currently facing its worst locust attack in the past couple of decades. These desert locusts are a species of locust, a swarming short-horned grasshopper, and are causing damage to the food… Read More »