Day June 22, 2020

AspirantWorld One liners : 22nd June

• Primatologists have observed that the Gee’s golden langur (Trachypithecus geei), endemic to the semi-evergreen and mixed-deciduous forests straddling India and Bhutan, induce stillbirth of babies killed inside the womb of females, besides practising infanticide. • India-based pharma company Hetero…

Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana

• A study commissioned by the Ministry of Rural Development has observed that the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) has not made “any significant impact” and that “in the current format, it is not achieving the desired purpose”. About: •…

Extreme helium star

• A study by the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) which detected the presence of singly ionised fluorine for the first time in the atmospheres of hot Extreme Helium Stars makes a strong case that the main formation of these…

Golden Langurs

• Primatologists have observed that the Gee’s golden langur (Trachypithecus geei), endemic to the semi-evergreen and mixed-deciduous forests straddling India and Bhutan, induce stillbirth of babies killed inside the womb of females, besides practising infanticide. Crucial highlights: • The scientific…

Secrecy of ballot

• The Supreme Court has held in a judgment that Secrecy of ballot is the cornerstone of free and fair elections. Key highlights of the judgement: • Section 94 of the Representation of the People Act upholds the privilege of…