Archives: November, 2020

Period Products (Free Provision) Scotland Bill

Scotland became the first country to provide free sanitary products to all women after the implementation of the Period Products (Free Provision) Scotland Bill. This is to address “period poverty” ..

AIPA

The Apex Committee for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement (AIPA) was recently constituted by the Indian government to ensure coordinated response to climate change matters and to keep the ..

MQ-9B Sea Guardian unarmed drones

This US-made drone is the maritime variant of the Predator MQ-1 UAV. It is capable of operating for 40 hours at the maximum altitude of 40,000 feet. Two of these ..

TX2 award

It is a global award set up in the year 2010 in St. Petersburg, Russia by international organisations involved in tiger conservation like WWF, UNDP, IUCN, Global Tiger Fund and ..

Strategic Measures for the Removal of Sanction Bill

The Iranian Parliament passed a double-urgency motion for the bill on “strategic measures for the removal of sanctions”. This comes in response to the assassination of the Iranian scientist Mohsen ..

Ring of Fire

The Ring of Fire, which is also known as the Circum-Pacific Belt, is a 40,000 km long path along the Pacific Ocean where majority of Earth’s volcanic eruptions and earthquakes ..

Boko Haram

Boko Haram is a jihadist terrorist organisation based in northeastern Nigeria. Recently, this extremist group was blamed for the attack that took place in the village of Koshobe near the ..

Hornbill Festival

The Hornbill Festival, which is called the ‘Festivals of Festivals’, is a 10-day annual cultural fest of Nagaland that showcases the rich and diverse Naga ethnicity through folk dances, traditional ..

Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System

It is an indigenously developed independent regional navigation satellite system used for providing accurate information needed for navigating ships on the Indian Ocean. On 11th November, the IRNSS was recognised ..

Thai Mangur

Thai Mangur is catfish that was banned by the National Green Tribunal as it was harming the local ecosystem and the consumers’ health. It is favoured by the cultivators due ..