Why is Kalasa-Banduri Dam Project in news?

Inter-state water disputes between Karnataka and Goa. The project undertaken by Karnataka aiming to divert Mandovi river water from Kalasa and Banduri canals into the Malaprabha river in the state through the construction of 11 dams over the river. Goa is opposing the project as it is claiming that diversion of Mandovi river water would … Read more

What is Project Dolphin?

Project Dolphin will be implemented by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. The project is launched aiming at saving river and marine dolphins. The project will be operating in line with the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) Importance of the Project: Gangetic dolphin is at the top of the food chain. Protection of … Read more

Kevin Mayer stepped down as CEO of which company ?

TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer has announced his resignation from the post, less than three months after his appointment. In an email to his employees, Mayer said that “It is with a heavy heart that I wanted to let you all know that I have decided to leave the company.”

What is the Hangenberg Crisis?

Significant loss of diverse species in the planet caused by Sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation due to ozone depletion is known as Hangenberg Crisis.

What is Biochar?

Biochar is a high-carbon, fine-grained residue which is produced through modern pyrolysis processes It produces a mixture of solids, liquid (bio-oil), and gas (syngas) products. Biochar could be used to increase soil fertility of acidic soils, increase agricultural productivity, and provide protection against some soil-borne diseases. It is recently in news as some research results … Read more

Swachh Survekshan Awards 2020

Swachh Survekshan Awards 2020 was announced by Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. It is 5th Swachh Survekshan Awards 2020. The awards were announced in the ‘Swachh Mahotsav’ which was organized by Indore has won the cleanest city award for the 4th consecutive year. Following is the list of … Read more

What is Neo-Banking?

It is the bank without branches and the banking transactions are carried out in an online manner by providing digital banking experience via mobile apps.

Why is Bhadbhut Project in news?

The Rs-4,167-crore Bhadbhut project in Bharuch is launched with an aim to solve freshwater problems in this region of Gujarat. It is built across the river Narmada. The barrage will stop most of the excess water flowing out of the Sardar Sarovar Dam from reaching the sea and thus create a “sweet water lake” of … Read more

Why is Blue Bay Marine Park Reserve in news?

A Japanese vessel struck a coral reef resulting in an oil spill of over 1,000 tonnes into the Indian Ocean. The accident had taken place near the environmentally protected marine ecosystems the Blue Bay Marine Park Reserve, which is a wetland of international importance. Blue Bay Marine Park Reserve is in Mauritius.

What is STEM Education Policy?

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math—disciplines collectively known as STEM. A robust STEM education creates critical thinkers, problem-solvers, and next generation innovators. There are an increasing demand in STEM jobs in the world. National Science Foundation predicted that 80% of the jobs created in the next decade will require some form of math and science skills. … Read more

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