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Hagia Sophia

• Turkey’s highest court allowed for the conversion of the nearly 1,500 year-old Hagia Sophia from a museum into a mosque. About: • The centuries-old structure, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, was originally a cathedral in the Byzantine…

Patrolling Points

• The standoffs between Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh on the Line of Actual Control (LAC), where initial steps towards disengagement have taken place, are around a number of patrolling points (PPs) in Galwan, Hot Springs and Gogra areas.…

Kawasaki disease

• In India and elsewhere, a new illness, with some symptoms common with the rare Kawasaki disease, has been affecting children with Covid-19. Multisystem Inflammatory Disorder: • The first such cases started getting reported since April, from the US and…

Moon’s subsurface

• In a new milestone in lunar exploration, NASA said that it’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft had found evidence that the Moon’s subsurface might have greater quantities of metals such as iron and titanium than thought before. About: •…

Seabed 2030 Project

• The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project announced that it had finished mapping nearly one-fifth of the world’s ocean floor. Since the launch of the project in 2017, the surveying of the ocean bed as per modern standards has gone…

Assam keelback

• Assam keelback has recently been rediscovered after 129 years in Arunachal Pradesh. About: • The scientific name is Herpetoreas pealii. • It is commonly known as Assam keelback; Peal’s keelback. • It is a species of snake in the…

G4 flu virus

• Researchers in China have discovered a new type of swine flu that is capable of triggering a pandemic. Named G4, it is genetically descended from the H1N1 strain that was responsible for the 2009 swine flu pandemic. About: •…

G4 flu virus

• Researchers in China have discovered a new type of swine flu that is capable of triggering a pandemic. Named G4, it is genetically descended from the H1N1 strain that was responsible for the 2009 swine flu pandemic. About: •…