Current Affairs – 2020

International Conference on Nano-Science and Nano Technology held in Kolkata

On March 5, 2020, the Department of Science of Technology operating under Ministry of Science and Technology organized an International Conference on Nano-Science and Nano Technology (ICONSAT) at Kolkata. The Conference is to be held between March 5, 2020 and March 7, 2020. ContentsHighlightsCurrent Scenario Highlights The Conference highlighted the current need of India in Read More…

Top Current Affairs Today’s News Headlines-6 March 2020

Here are Top Current Affairs Today’s News Headlines for 6 March, 2020 INDIA Lok Sabha suspends 7 Congress MPs for remaining period of Budget Session for “gross misconduct” and “utter disregard” for House rules “Chronicles of Change Champions”, a compilation of 25 innovative initiatives taken under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme, released by WCD Read More…

What is BHOG of FSSAI?

The Tamil Nadu Food Safety and Drug Administration recently asked the administrators of temples to obtain BHOG certificate from FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India). This was launched in 2018. ContentsWhat is BHOG?About the ProjectEat Right Campaign What is BHOG? BHOG is Blissful Hygiene Offering to God. These are certificates issued by FSSAI. Read More…

Black Carbon Levels in Himalayan Glaciers and Biomethanation

The Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG) conducted study near Gangotri Glacier in 2016. According to the study, the black carbon concentration in the region has increased by 400 times. ContentsHighlightsWhat is Black Carbon?Biomethanation Highlights The increase in carbon concentration in the region is mainly because of agricultural burning and forest fire. The concentration of Read More…

Cabinet Approval: To amend Companies Act, 2013

On March 4, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved 72 changes to the Companies Act, 2013. The main aim of the amendment is to decriminalize the provisions in the act. ContentsHighlightsWhat is CSR?Section 129 A introducedBenefits Highlights The amendment aims to recategorize 23 offences and omit 7 compoundable offences. Under the amendment, the companies with Corporate Read More…

CRISPR (CaS9)-The Gene Editing Tool used to treat blindness for the first time

The Gene Editing Tool called CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) has been used for the first time to treat blindness. However, doctors claimed that it will take a month to check if the vision of the patient has restored. This has been achieved at the Oregon University, Portland, USA. ContentsWhat is CRISPR?Technology UsedHow Read More…

GoI clears Genome India Project

The Department of Biotechnology operating under Ministry of Science and Technology has cleared Genome India Project. More than 20 leading institutions including IISc Bengaluru are to participate in the project. ContentsHighlightsHuman Genome ProjectWhat is Genome? Highlights The project will at its first phase take samples of 10,000 persons to develop a reference Genome. The Centre Read More…

Delhi announced as next Google Cloud Region after Mumbai

On March 5, 2020, Google announced that it will open its next cloud region of India at Delhi by 2021. This is the second cloud region of Google after Mumbai, that was launched in 2017. Google owns 22 cloud regions in Asia Pacific. ContentsHighlightsWhat is Google Cloud Region?How is it helpful for India? Highlights Along Read More…