Day May 18, 2020

[Editorial Analysis] Freeing the farm

Mains Paper 3: Economy Prelims level: Agricultural ecosystem Mains level: Amending the essential commodities act can boost up Agricultural ecosystem Context: • The third tranche of the economic package announced by Finance Minister to focused on agriculture and allied activities…

AspirantWorld One liners : 18th May

( This video is available on youtube too – ) • India’s space agency Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has directed the startups to develop tools and machines for its maiden human space flight Gaganyaan-1 mission. ISRO focuses to…

50% virus strains in India have new mutation

• Coronavirus is mutating. And, one particular strain of mutation called D614G in the Spike protein region of the SARS-CoV-2 virus is worrying experts. About: • As of May 2020, scientists across the world have identified over 200 genetic mutations…

Baltic travel bubble

• The Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania have opened their borders to one another, creating a coronavirus “travel bubble”. Key highlights: • Now, citizens and residents can move freely between the three EU nations. Anybody arriving from outside…

Troglomyces twitteri

• A new species has just been discovered using a Twitter image and thus has been named as Troglomyces twitteri. About: • Troglomyces twitteri is a type of parasitic fungus. • It belongs to an order called Laboulbeniales — tiny…