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Infant Mortality Rate

Infant mortality rate (IMR) is the number of deaths occurring among children who are under 1 year old per 1,000 live births. On the other hand, child mortality rate is ..

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

On 6th November, International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict is observed. In the year 2001, the resolution to observe this day was ..

Boring Billion

The boring billion, also referred to as the Barren Billion, is the most boring period in Earth’s history and medieval times, spanning the mid-Proterozoic period of 1.8-800 million years . ..

Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG)

DIPG is a tumour located in the pons (center) of the brain stem. Gliomas are a general term for tumours that arise from supporting tissue called glia, which help keep ..

Delhi Regional Security Dialogue

Recently, a regional security dialogue on Afghanistan was held in Delhi. The conference was composed of National Security Advisers (NSAs) from regional countries and was chaired by the NSA of ..

USNS Harvey Milk

The second John Lewis-class refueling machine named USNS Harvey Milk operated by the Military Sealift Command to assist US Navy vessels has been launched. Construction of the class’s flagship named ..

Global Methane Pledge

At the UNFCCC COP 26 which was held in the city of Glasgow, The Global Methane Pledge was launched in the month of November, 2021. About 90 countries have made ..

World Tsunami Awareness Day (WTAD)

On 5th November, annually, World Tsunami Awareness Day is celebrated globally. This day is celebrated by several other international organizations as well as the United Nations. Highlights The United Nations ..

Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART)

The Double Asteroid Redirection Test is a US space mission designed to test how planet defenses are against near-Earth objects (NEOs). DART will deliberately collide the spacecraft with the twin ..

Bandi Chhor Divas

The Bandi Chhor Divas is celebrated in commemoration of the 6th Sikh Guru. Guru Hargobind was the sixth Sikh guru. He imprisoned Jahangir and secured the release of 52 Hindu ..