Category Hindustan times

Gyanvapi mosque

• The Allahabad High Court placed an interim stay on the proceedings in a lower court in the Gyanvapi mosque-Kashi Vishwanath temple title dispute in Varanasi which had directed the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to conduct a comprehensive physical…

Net Zero Emissions

• The idea of net zero emissions has got a lot of traction among global climate negotiators over the last year and some agreement on it is expected at the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow in November. What is…

Ramsar Convention sites

• India added another feather in its cap when four more sites – two each from Haryana and Gujarat – were recognised as wetlands of international importance under the Ramsar Convention. What are the sites added to Ramsar Convention this…

Bryum Bharatiensis

• Scientists at Bharati Station have discovered a new moss species. • The scientists have named the species ‘Bryum Bharatiensis’ as a tribute to goddess Saraswati, who is also known as ‘Bharati’. It was found near Bharati Station. • This…

Lightning deaths

• The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) conducted an awareness workshop on lightning and thunderstorms. • It reported that lightning is killing 2000 people annually in India. This has doubled from 1,000 to over 2,500 between 1968 and 2019. • Lightning…

Pinaka rocket

• DRDO successfully test fired extended range version of indigenously developed Pinaka rocket from a Multi-Barrel Rocket Launcher (MBRL) on 24th and 25th June 2021 at Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of Odisha. About: • The enhanced…

Cyclone Tauktae

• Named by Myanmar the Cyclone ‘Tauktae’ (meaning gecko) is a tropical cyclone being formed over the Arabian Sea and Lakshadweep. • Tropical cyclones are violent storms that originate over warm tropical oceans. Conditions favourable: • Large sea surface with…