Important Articles

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Global Climate Risk Index 2020  08 Dec, 2019


In news India was the fifth most climate-affected country in 2018, according to the Global Climate Risk Index 2020 released on December 4, 2019. India also recorded the highest number of fatalities due to climate change in 2018. The Global Climate Risk Index 2020 is published... Read More

Mongla & Chattogram declared Ports of Call under Coastal Shipping Agreemen   07 Dec, 2019


Why in news? Mongla and Chattogram are declared as Ports of Call under the ‘Coastal Shipping Agreement’ between India and Bangladesh. An MoU, Agreement and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) on the use of Chattogram Port & Mongla Ports for movement of goods to & from India have been signed by India and Bangladesh. The following are existing Ports of Call in the tw... Read More

Cyclone Pawan  07 Dec, 2019


In news Cyclone Pawan, eight cyclone this year to have formed in the Indian seas is heading for Somalia and is at present, 300 km away from the coastline of Somalia and 800 km south southeast of Salala in Oman. As compared, the Bay of Bengal has witnessed only three cyclones—Pabuk, Fani and Bulbul—against the normal of four per year.  Read More

Personal Data Protection bill- Issues, debates  07 Dec, 2019


Why in news?  India’s first attempt to domestically legislate on the topic, the Personal Data Protection (PDP) Bill, 2019 has been approved by the Cabinet and is slated to be placed in Parliament this winter session. The Bill has three key aspects that were not previously included in a draft versi... Read More

Bougainville referendum  06 Dec, 2019


Why in news?  Bougainville, an island in the Pacific, is holding a referendum to decide if it wants to remain a part of Papua New Guinea or become an independent country. Nithyananda, India’s fugitive godman has reportedly founded his own country somewhere in the Pacific.  Read More

Taking stock of the Anti-Aids fight  04 Dec, 2019


Why in news? The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), adopted by the member countries of the United Nations in 2015, set a target of ending the epidemics of AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria by 2030 (SDG 3.3). HIV/AIDS The indicator to track progress in achieving the targe... Read More

India‚Äôs first maritime museum  02 Dec, 2019


In news Underwater or marine archaeology in India is all set to get a boost with the government deciding to establish a National Maritime Heritage Museum at Lothal, a Harappan site on the Saurashtra coast in Gujarat. ... Read More

Global warming alters rainfall rhythm {Environment}  28 Nov, 2019


In news Global warming has altered a key weather system and that may be whetting cyclones in the Bay of Bengal, decreasing winter rain in north India and altering global rainfall patterns, a study by a team of Indian and U.S. researchers has found. H... Read More