Category Hindustan times

Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue 2021

• Defence Minister Rajnath Singh recently participated in the Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue (IPRD) 2021. About IPRD: • The Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue (IPRD) is the apex international annual conference of the Indian Navy and is the principal manifestation of the Navy’s…

Amur falcons

• With the arrival of the migratory Amur falcons to Tamenglong district of Manipur for the annual stopover, State Environment Minister has appealed to the people not to hunt the seasonal visitors. About: • The Amur falcon (Falco amurensis) is…

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…