India Rankings 2021

• This is the sixth consecutive edition of India Rankings of Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). About: • NIRF has been accepted by the MoE in September 2015. This framework outlines a…

AspirantWorld One liners : 10th September

• According to research done recently, around 30% of the 557 raptor species around the world are threatened by extinction to some degree. It is an evaluation by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and BirdLife International…

U.S.-India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership

• Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri co-chaired a virtual Ministerial meeting with U.S. Secretary of Energy Ms. Jennifer Granholm to launch the revamped U.S.-India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership (SCEP).…

World northernmost island

• A team of Arctic researchers from Denmark say they accidentally discovered what they believe is the world’s northernmost island located off Greenland’s coast. About: • The scientists from the University of Copenhagen initially thought they had arrived at Oodaaq,…

Dugong conservation reserve

• India’s first Dugong conservation reserve will be built in Tamil Nadu for the conservation of Dugong, a marine animal that has been enlisted vulnerable to extinction on a global scale by the World Conservation Union (IUCN). About: • The…

[Editorial Analysis] A win at UN high table

Mains Paper 2: International Relations Prelims level: UNSC presidency Mains level: Issues related to International Groupings/Institutions Context: • India under its UNSC presidency has passed Afghan’s geopolitical challenge with flying colours by maintaining calm, focused on safeguarding and advancing its…

AspirantWorld One liners : 9th September

• The Geological Survey of India has designated 100 mineral blocks with geological potential for auction. Handing over of these a hundred Reports to the State Governments will ensure non-stop grant of minerals in the country and extra revenue to…