PAKISTAN’S GURDWARA CONVERSION ROW

IN NEWS India, earlier this week, lodged a strong protest with Pakistan High Commission over attempts being made to convert Gurdwara Shaheed Ganj Bhai Taru Singh Shaheedi Asthan in Naulakha Bazar of Lahore into a mosque. Political parties in Punjab and the SGPC too raised objection. WHO WAS BHAI TARU SINGH? According to the Encyclopedia …

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Mobile Broadband India Traffic Index 2020

All you want about Internet Traffic in 2020 MBiT Index is a report on mobile broadband performance in India. It is prepared by Nokia. It aims to provide valuable insight, data and analysis on mobile broadband traffic growth in India. The report co-relates data usage trends with various demand and supply-side drivers of the connectivity …

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Goa’s Khola Chili to get GI Tag

What are Geographical Indicators? G.I . tag recognizes the place of origin of a product and the specific qualities or means of production associated with it. Acting as a certification, it is a way of ensuring that similar products from elsewhere cannot be sold under this name. Approved by the Geneva-headquartered World Trade Organization GIs …

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Indian Railway’s First Waste to Energy Plant

POINT TO NOTE Much of the plastic is re-used these daysBut some plastic known as “end to use plastic” Ends up in landfill THE DECOMPOSITION OF WASTE MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is looming into a major problem world-over. The following problems are associated with MSW in general: 1. Increased household waste disposal …

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Joram – Koloring Road Project in Arunachal Pradesh

ARUNACHAL PRADESH Arunachal Pradesh became a full-fledged state on February 20, 1987. Till 1972, it was known as the North East Frontier Agency (NEFA). In 1972, it became a union territory and was named Arunachal Pradesh. Mizoram, another northeastern state, also gained statehood on the same day 34 years ago. WHAT PRIME MINISTER SAID IN …

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Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants(MIKE) Sites in India

Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants(MIKE) The CITES Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants (MIKE) Programme is a site-based system designed to monitor trends in the illegal killing of elephants,build management capacity and provide information to help range States make appropriate management and enforcement decisions. • The prime objectives of the MIKE are to measure …

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About Brazil’s Yara Virus ( yaravirus )

BASICS Because of the recent outbreak of the coronavirus, virology has become a hot topic THE ISSUE The Yara virus infects amoeba and has genes that have not been described before, something that could challenge how DNA viruses are classified. AMOEBA A type of cell or unicellular organism which has the ability to alter its …

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Supreme Court Order For Political Parties , Need to Submit Criminal History Candidates

The SC Judgement On 13thFebruary 2020,the Supreme Court bench of Justices R F Nariman and S Ravindra Bhat ordered political parties to publish the criminal antecedents of their candidates for Assembly and Lok Sabha polls. The parties should also publish detailed reasons that made them choose those with criminal records over other candidates, within 48 …

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Telecom Sector AGR issue and latest Supreme Court Order on AGR

Question? The Government of India has constituted a Committee of Secretaries (CoS) to look for a relief package for the distressed telecom sector. Who is the head of this committee? The Supreme Court Order The Supreme Court on 14th February 2020 pulled up mobile service operators and the department of telecommunications (DoT) for failing to …

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