Hornbill festival cancelled in Nagaland

In a recent incident, armed forces in Nagaland mistakenly shot civilians. As a result, the Hornbill festival has been cancelled. Naga celebrate this festival to revive, sustain, protect, and promote the rich heritage and traditions of the Naga. It is celebrated every year during the 1st – 10th of December. It is also known as … Read more

IISc found Hydrogen Sulphide effective against HIV

In a recent development, the researchers at the Indian Institute of Science have found that using Hydrogen Sulphide in the treatment of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus can show an effective result. It was observed that the Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) has a direct effect on reducing the rate at which the virus multiplies. This technique is … Read more

India to Help Island Countries Build Climate Resilient Infrastructure (Infrastructure for Resilient Island States – IRIS)

India Helping Other Countries

India has launched an ambitious initiative for assisting in developing the infrastructure of small island nations called Infrastructure for Resilient Island States (IRIS). Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced this initiative during the COP26 summit and stated that it will give a new hope and confidence as well as satisfaction of doing something for the most … Read more

State of Mental Disorder in India

India Mental Health

In a recent judgment, the Supreme Court emphasized the need of bringing sensitivity regarding mental health issues. The court held that the judiciary should not treat the mental health of a person with the approach of “one size fits all”. This observation came out when the bench of Justices BV Nagaratna and DY Chandrachud was … Read more

Covaxin gets approval for emergency use by WHO

Covaxin Approval By Who

India’s first indigenous COVID-19 vaccine, Bharat Bio-Tech’s Covaxin, was granted Emergency Use Listing (EUL) by the World Health Organization on November 3. Covaxin is a whole virion-inactivated vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, developed in partnership with the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). It has been granted EUL for … Read more

One Sun, One World, One Grid (OSOWOG)

One Grid, One World, One Initiative

India and the United Kingdom started the initiative of on “one sun, one world, one grid” or OSOWOG on the COP26 summit held at Glasgow. The concept is based on the idea of creating a transnational electricity grid infrastructure that supplies solar energy. What is OSOWOG? The OSOWOG is also known as Green Grid. Its … Read more

India to Target Net-Zero by 2070

India Net Zero 2070

India will achieve net-zero emissions latest by 2070, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at the COP26 summit in Glasgow on November 1. There was pressure on India to set a timeline as it was the only major emitter before the summit that had neither committed to a timeline to achieve net-zero nor a year by … Read more

Pandemic Adversely Affected Informal Sector

Pandemic Adversely Affected Informal Sector

According to the recent SBI study, the share of the large informal sector in overall economic activities shrank rapidly in the year 2020-21 even though the informal workers have faced all the misery caused by the pandemic. In the year 2017-18, the economic output of this informal sector was 52% as compared to 20% in … Read more

New Rules for Abortion in India

Abortion In India

Under the recent notification by the Central Government, new rules are framed as the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Amendment Rules, 2021. It defines the new categories of vulnerable women who will be allowed to terminate the foetus up to 24 weeks since conception. Key Provisions of the MTP Amendment Act, 2021: Upper Gestation Limit for … Read more

Centre’s Flagship MGNREGA running out of funds


Implemented in 2005, the flagship scheme of the Central Government MGNREGA ran out of funds in the middle of the financial year. As per the latest financial statement, under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme, most states have exceeded the funds beyond their allocated shares. Therefore, the net balance runs into … Read more