Category Indian Express

Edible oil

• Edible oil prices have risen sharply in recent months. About: • The prices of six edible oils — groundnut oil, mustard oil, vanaspati, soya oil, sunflower oil and palm oil — have risen between 20% and 56% at all-India…

Digital Media Ethics Code

• The new rules for social media platforms and digital news outlets, called the Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code, came into effect. About: • The guidelines had asked all social media platforms to set up a grievances redressal…

Tobacco smokers

• The number of smokers worldwide has increased to 1.1 billion in 2019, with tobacco smoking causing 7.7 million deaths – including 1 in 5 deaths in males worldwide. About: • Of particular concern are the persistently high rates of…

Reclining Buddha

• On May 26 — Buddha Jayanti, Buddha Purnima, or Vesak — India’s largest statue of the Reclining Buddha was to have been installed at the Buddha International Welfare Mission temple in Bodh Gaya. The ceremony has been put off.…

Tulsa race massacre

• US President Joe Biden will next week visit the city of Tulsa in Oklahoma state, in honour of the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre, known among the worst incidents of racial strife in American history. About: •…

Mumbai’s tree-fall incidents

• Over the past few days, Mumbai has witnessed a high number of tree-fall incidents due to Cyclone Tauktae, leading to suggestions that the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) should plant only indigenous species in the city. About: • Native species…

Cryptocurrency market crash

• The cryptocurrency market saw a big correction with prices of major currencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, BNB and others crashing as much as 30% within 24 hours. What has China announced? • This came in the backdrop of Chinese regulators…