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Hayabusa2 probes Asteroid Ryugu

Japanese spacecraft, Hayabusa2 has surveyed the asteroid Ryugu’s surface and landed multiple robotic probes on its rocky terrain. The findings of the probe are: Asteroid Ryugu is far drier than expected. Ryugu is quite young (by asteroid standards), at around 100 million years old, this suggests its parent body was much largely devoid of water, too. Ryugu Read More…

Special Stamps on Ice Stupa Released

India Post released a special stamp cover on Ice Stupa in Leh at an event in the presence of Himalayan Institute of Alternatives Ladakh founder Sonam Wangchuk who spearheaded the Ice Stupa initiative. Ice Stupa Ice Stupas refer to the artificial glaciers which freeze and hold the water that keeps flowing and wasting away down the Read More…

Worldwide Cost of Living Survey 2019 by Economist Intelligence Unit

The Economist Intelligence Unit has released the report of the Worldwide Cost of Living Survey 2019. Findings of the Survey For the first time in its 30-year history, three cities have been accorded the title of the world’s most expensive city in the Worldwide Cost of Living Survey from The Economist Intelligence Unit. Singapore which Read More…

IND-INDO CORPAT 2019

The 33rd edition of India-Indonesia coordinated patrol (IND-INDO CORPAT) was inaugurated at Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The IND-INDO CORPAT 2019 is held from 19 Mar to 04 Apr 2019. Navies of both countries have been carrying out coordinated patrolling twice a year since 2002 in an effort to keep the Indian Ocean region Read More…

Mizoram passes Bill to Detect Illegal Foreigners

The Mizoram Assembly has unanimously passed The Mizoram Maintenance of Household Registers Bill, 2019 that seeks to detect foreigners illegally residing in the north-eastern state of Mizoram. Features of the Bill The bill aims to provide credible individual identification system and to prevent “usurpation” of benefits of developmental schemes by those who are not entitled Read More…

International Workshop on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure

International Workshop on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure was organised at Delhi by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in collaboration with United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), and in partnership with the Global Commission on Adaptation, United Nations Development Programme and the World Bank. ContentsInternational Agreement for Disaster-Resilient InfrastructureSendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction Read More…

Threats to Bumphead Parrot Fish in Andaman

A study has shown that Fishing, coral reef degradation threaten parrotfish in Andaman. ContentsFact Box: Bumphead parrotfishFindings of the Study Fact Box: Bumphead parrotfish Scientific Name: Bolbometopon Muricatum IUCN Status: Vulnerable Findings of the Study Protection of coral cover along the existing protected marine areas in the Andaman and Nicobar islands is necessary for the Read More…

Karen Uhlenbeck becomes First Woman to Win Prestigious Abel Prize

US Mathematician Karen Uhlenbeck has been chosen for the Abel Prize 2019 for her fundamental work in geometric analysis and gauge theory, which has dramatically changed the mathematical landscape. Karen Uhlenbeck’s theories have revolutionised the understanding of minimal surfaces, such as those formed by soap bubbles, and more general minimization problems in higher dimensions Karen Read More…