Category Indian Express

Carbon Watch

• Chandigarh became the first state or Union Territory in India to launch Carbon Watch, a mobile application to assess the carbon footprint of an individual. About: • Although the app Carbon Watch can be accessed by everyone, it has…

Glacial burst

• A glacier break is suspected to have caused the flash floods in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli. About: • When glaciers melt, the water in glacial lakes accumulates behind loose, natural “glacial/moraine dams” made of ice, sand, pebbles and ice residue. •…

Patharughat uprising

• Every year on January 28, the government and local people pay respects to the martyrs of the Patharughat uprising. About: • Nearly Twenty-five years before the Jallianwallah Bagh massacre (1919), more than a hundred peasants fell to the bullets…

Off-budget borrowing

• Off-budget borrowings (or Extra budgetary resources- EBRs) are loans that are taken not by the Centre directly, but by public sector undertakings on the directions of the central government. About: • Since the liability of the loan is not…

Joy Bangla

• Ahead of the upcoming Legislative Assembly elections in West Bengal, the ruling All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) is engaged in Bengal sub-nationalism with its use of the slogan ‘Joy Bangla’. About: • Joy Bangla is a salutation, slogan and…