Day July 13, 2020

Himalayan Viagra

• The world’s costliest fungus — Ophiocordyceps sinensis — also known as Himalayan Viagra, which sells in international markets for upwards of Rs 20 lakh per kg, has entered the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of…

The National Intelligence Grid

• The National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) has signed an MoU with the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) to access the centralised online database on FIRs and stolen vehicles. About: • The MoU will give NATGRID access to the Crime and…

Shashi Kant Agarwal Commission

• The Uttar Pradesh government has set up an independent one-member commission to investigate the death of gangster Vikas Dubey. About: • The commission will be headed by retired Allahabad High Court judge Shashi Kant Agarwal. The panel will probe…

Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre

• A 10,200-bedded “Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre” has been developed at Radha Soami Satsang Beas (RSSB) in Chhatarpur, Delhi as part of coordinated efforts of the Centre and Delhi Government to bolster the containment measures. About: • Union health…