Current Affairs – March, 2019

Uttar Pradesh Begins Otter Census

For the first time, Uttar Pradesh is taking a census of otters in its protected areas. The census has begun in the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (PTR). Otters Otters live on fish and spend much of its time in or close to water bodies. A thriving population of otters means a healthy ecosystem. A growing or Read More…

Bomb Cyclone

The bomb cyclone swept has through the US Great Plains resulting in blizzard conditions, hurricane-like winds, snow and heavy rain and subsequent flooding. Bomb Cyclone or Bombogenesis Bomb Cyclone or bombogenesis refer to a rapidly intensifying area of low-pressure winter storm when there is a pressure drop by at least 24 millibars in 24 hours. Read More…

Specialised Gurkha Infantry Battalion in British Army

The British Army has announced that it would create a new Specialised Infantry Battalion by recruiting more than 800 Nepalese Gurkha servicepersons. Gurkhas have completed 200 years of service in the British Army and currently, they comprise up to 3% of the British Army.  Gurkha and British Army During the Anglo-Nepalese War of 1814-16, Gorkha Kingdom had Read More…

Sai Praneeth Loses in Final of Swiss Open

India’s Sai Praneeth fell short of creating history after losing in the finals of Men’s singles in the Swiss Open Badminton Tournament. Sai Praneeth who had upset World No.5 and Olympic champion Chen Long in the semi-final, lost to Shi Yuqi of China. Winners of the Swiss Open Badminton Tournament 2019 Men’s Singles: Shi Yuqi Read More…

NGT Directs CPCB to Prepare Noise Pollution Maps

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to prepare a noise pollution map and remedial action plan to solve the issue across the country. NGT Order CPCB has been directed to prepare a noise pollution map and identify hotspots and categorise the cities with specified hotspots and propose a Read More…