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Fact-Sheet: Why a Clean Ganga Never Became a Reality

Rivers are a source of life and in India, this has become deadly resource due to rising levels of pollution in the rivers as tonnes of waste finds its way into them thereby polluting waters and further choking their natural flow. The pollution is a death sentence to all the flora and fauna who are Read More…

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange sentenced in UK prison

Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange was sentenced on 1 May 2019 to 50 weeks (about 1 year 1 month) in a British prison for breaching his bail by entering the Ecuadorian embassy in London. ContentsKey FactsWikileaks Key Facts The 47-year-old Australian national was arrested when Ecuador terminated his asylum on 11th April 2019. He spent about Read More…

The Indo-French joint naval exercise “Varuna 2019” begins

The first part of 17th edition of bilateral exercise ‘Varuna’ 2019, is being conducted between Navies of India and France off the Goa coast from 1st to 10th May 2019. ContentsVaruna: Indo-French joint naval exerciseVARUNA 2019 Varuna: Indo-French joint naval exercise The joint naval exercise was first initiated in 1983 and was named as ‘Varuna’ Read More…

SEBI bars NSE from securities market for 6 months: Co-Location Case

The Market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has barred National Stock Exchange (NSE) from accessing the securities market for six months and also imposed a fine of ₹1,000 crore on NSE in co-location case. ContentsCo-Location CaseSEBI’s verdict in Co-Location Case: Co-Location Case Co-location refers to system wherein a broker’s server is kept Read More…

Russia President Putin signs “Sovereign Internet” law

Russian President Vladimir Putin on 2 May 2019  signed into law a “sovereign internet” bill which will allow Russian authorities to isolate the country’s internet. The move expands Government Control of Internet, is being publicly denounced by all rights groups in country. ContentsKey HighlightsCriticismReason Key Highlights The text of the law was published on 1 Read More…

UNSC designates Masood Azhar as global terrorist

The United Nation Security Council (UNSC) 1267 Committee designated Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a “global terrorist” after China lifted its prolonged hold on proposal to blacklist him. The move is a huge diplomatic win for India. It is also a symbolic victory for India in relation to terrorism spreading from groups in Pakistan Read More…

Indian Army Mountaineering Expedition to Mt Makalu claims discovery of footprints of snowman ‘Yeti’

Indian Army posted photographs of “mysterious footprints” that measure about 32×15 inches, on Twitter claiming that its Mountaineering Expedition team to Mt Makalu (8485m, is 5th highest mountain in world) sighted “the mythical beast Yeti”. Yeti It is a mythical creature who is believed to exist in Himalayan areas of India, Nepal and Tibet. The Read More…

Geological Survey of India installed Geological Display Boards at Mawmluh cave, Therriaghat in Meghalaya

The Geological Survey of India (GSI) North Eastern Region (NER) installed two geological display boards at two important geological sites in Meghalaya. ContentsHighlightsMawmluh CaveTherriaghat Highlights The boards are unveiled at Meghalaya’s two important geological sites namely Mawmluh cave and Therriaghat, Sobhar in East Khasi Hill District. These geological display boards with geo-scientific information will help Read More…