Day November 15, 2020

Tristan da Cunha

• The isolated UK Overseas Territory of Tristan da Cunha, which is home to the world’s most remote human settlement, declared the largest fully protected marine reserves in the Atlantic Ocean at 687,000 square kilometres. About: • Tristan da Cunha…

Asteroid Apophis

• Asteroid Apophis, which was expected to pass extremely close to Earth, may now hit the blue planet in 2068 due to a phenomenon called Yarkovsky effect. This effect has eventually accelerated the asteroid’s flow and also changed its path.…

Birdman of India Salim Ali

• Birth Anniversary of renowned ornithologist Salim Ali was observed on November 12, 2020. About: • Born in Mumbai on 12th November in 1896, Sálim Moizuddin Abdul Ali was not only a bird lover but also a naturalist. He is…

Defining recession

• In its latest monthly bulletin — for November — the Reserve Bank of India has dedicated a chapter on the “State of the economy”. As part of the exercise, the RBI has started “nowcasting” or “the prediction of the…