India leopard population increase over 60%

News: The Union Environment Minister Mr Prakash Javadekar released the report “the Status of Leopard in India 2018”. According to the report, the population of leopard increased by 60% in India and 12,852 leopards. The highest number of the population recorded in Madhya Pradesh 3421, Karnataka 1783 and Maharashtra 1690. Leopard (Panthera pardus) is the

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The National Family Health Survey 2019-20

The National Family Health Survey 2019-20 (NFHS-5) released by Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on December 12, 2020. The current data be related to 17 states, including Maharashtra and five Union Territories, including J&K. The current data from the first phase shows that several states have either observed meagre improvement or sustained reversals

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Maritime Exercise SLINEX-20

News: The eighth editions of annual India Navy – Sri Lanka Navy bilateral maritime exercise SLINEX-20 has scheduled at Trincomalee, Sri Lanka from 19 to 21 October 2020. The Sri Lanka Navy will be represented by SLN Ships Saurya (Offshore Patrol Vessel) and Gajabahu (Training Ship) led by Rear Admiral Bandara Jayathilaka, the Flag Officer

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SVAMITVA

News: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched the SVAMITVA (Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas) scheme on Sunday to distribute property cards that will enable beneficiaries to take loans and resolve land disputes. About SVAMITVA Scheme: The Central Government launched SVAMITVA scheme on the occasion of National Panchayat Day, i.e.

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32 and 47 AMRUT Projects Completed in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand

News: Shri Durga Shankar Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), during the interaction with the Chief Secretary/Principal Secretary/ senior officials of the States of Himachal Pradesh & Uttarakhand last month, be grateful the progress made by the States under AMRUT Mission. Also, he recommended them to complete all the projects within the

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Hydrogen Fuel Cell

News: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and KPIT successfully ran trails of India’s first Hydrogen Fuel Cell (HFC) prototype car. It is running on an indigenously developed fuel cell stack at CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune. The fuel cell is a low-temperature PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) type Fuel Cell that operates at 65-75 degree

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Repatriation and International Travel of over 20 Lakh People Facilitated since May 6, 2020

Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, MoS, I/C, Civil Aviation said, Government of India has made more accessible the repatriation and International travel of over 20 lakh people through different means since 6th May 2020. The Government of India has formalised air bubble arrangements with 16 countries like USA, Canada, France, Germany, UK, Maldives, UAE, Qatar, Afghanistan,

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Two new species of Pipeworts discover from the Western Ghats

In the Western Ghats, two new species of a plant group known for their various medicinal properties discovered by the Scientist from Agharkar Research Institute (ARI), Pune. The Western Ghats have one of the thirty-five hot-spots of biological diversity in the world and around 111 species in India. The plant group is known as pipeworts

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