UPSC   |   10 month(s) ago

Carbon Footprint of India’s Marine Fisheries

Carbon footprint is the amount of greenhouse gasses, in particular the CO2 released into the atmosphere by a particular human activity. In 2016, India’s marine fisheries produced 1.32 tonnes...

UPSC   |   10 month(s) ago

Mount Merapi volcano

Recently Mount Merapi in Indonesia erupted with avalanches. It lies on the subduction zone, on the border between the province of Central Java and the Special Region of Yogyakarta. The...

UPSC   |   11 month(s) ago

Landslide Atlas of India

The National Remote Sensing Centre of ISRO has Recently released the Landslide Atlas of India. The Atlas is a database of landslide-prone regions of India from 1998-2022. It covers land...

UPSC   |   11 month(s) ago

Compassionate Appointment

The concept of compassionate appointment can be traced to Article 39 of the Indian Constitution.  Article 39 - Directive Principles Of State Policy talks about the right to livelihood....

UPSC   |   11 month(s) ago

IPES-Food Report

International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems Report. The latest report highlights the global hunger crisis amid high debt. IPES-Food is an independent panel of experts whi...

UPSC   |   11 month(s) ago

Oscars award 2023

Recently the 95th Oscars Award ceremony has happened. Oscar awards are also known as the Academy Awards. The members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences vote for this pre...

UPSC   |   11 month(s) ago

Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols missions

NASA and Italian Space Agency ASI are collaborating to build and launch the Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols missions. Before the end of 2024, The MAIA observatory is set to launch. It a...

UPSC   |   11 month(s) ago

Adenovirus

Adenovirus is a double-stranded DNA virus. They are common pathogens of humans and animals. They can cause a wide range of illnesses from common cold to gastrointestinal infections, esp...

UPSC   |   11 month(s) ago

International Big Cat Alliance

The alliance is open to 97 range countries which contain the natural habitat of the big cats and other interested International organizations.   It strives for the protection and conservati...

UPSC   |   11 month(s) ago

Integrated Disease Surveillance Program

Integrated disease surveillance program was initiated in 2004, with the assistance of the World Bank. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is the ministry responsible.  Its Central...