Amit Shah Launched the ‘Vibrant Villages Programme’ In Arunachal
There is a determined attempt to upgrade the infrastructure in the border regions due to the continued stalemate with China and the ongoing threat near the nation’s borders. On February 15, the Union Cabinet approved a grant of Rs 4,800 crore for the Center’s “Vibrant Villages Programme” as part of this initiative. Read the complete article here
SBI Inaugurates its Fourth Startup-Focused Branch in Mumbai BKC
State Bank of India (SBI), the largest bank in India, has opened a special branch in Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex to cater to new businesses. This is SBI’s fourth branch of this kind, with the other three located in Bengaluru, Chennai, and Gurugram. The Mumbai branch is the first of its kind in the city. Read the complete article here
Parkash Singh Badal, 5 time Punjab CM and Veteran Akali Leader,Died at 95
The veteran Akali politician, who had interacted with every Prime Minister of India from Jawaharlal Nehru to Narendra Modi during his political career, passed away on April 25, 2023. He had started his career as a village sarpanch. Read the complete article here
Global Defence Expenses 2022 Leaps By 3.7 Percent, Know About The Top 10 Largest Military Spenders
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has produced the Global Military Expenditure Report for 2022. According to the research, global military spending has risen to an all-time high of $2240 billion. Read the complete article here
Japan’s Health Ministry Approves First Abortion Pill in its History
An advisory panel of the health ministry in Japan has given its approval for the manufacturing and sale of an oral abortion pill called “Mefeego”. The pill, developed by British pharmaceutical company Linepharma International Ltd., could become available for purchase as early as this spring. Currently, early-stage abortions in Japan can only be performed through surgical procedures. Mefeego is expected to provide a new option for women seeking an abortion, with the potential to reduce both physical and mental stress. Read the complete article here
World Malaria Day 2023 – Theme, Awareness, And Precautions
The goal of World Malaria Day, which is observed annually, is to increase public awareness of the risky condition known as malaria. The World Health Organisation (WHO) plays a crucial role in putting effective disease-fighting strategies into action.
However, as money is essential for tackling the problem, sufficient resources must be made accessible. This year, eliminating malaria cases and protecting people who are vulnerable are the main priorities. Read the complete article here
Sharjah Stadium Stand Named After Sachin Tendulkar On His 50th Birthday
A special celebration was conducted at the renowned Sharjah cricket stadium to commemorate Sachin Tendulkar’s 50th birthday and the 25th anniversary of his amazing back-to-back centuries against Australia in 1998, which became known as the “Desert Storm.”
The West Stand of the stadium has been renamed the “Sachin Tendulkar Stand” in honour of the renowned cricketer. The event took place on Monday in front of a full stadium. Read the complete article here
Governor’s Power over State Bills
Recently, the Supreme Court has observed that bills sent to the governor for assent must be returned “as soon as possible” and not sit over them, causing Gubernatorial Procrastination and making state Legislative Assemblies wait indefinitely.
Fertiliser Consumption In India
The Indian government has implemented several measures to promote balanced fertilisation. Despite these efforts, the consumption of urea has risen, leading to imbalanced fertilisation, decreased nitrogen use efficiency, and a decline in crop yield response to fertiliser use.
National Security Act 1980
The NSA is a preventive detention law enacted in 1980 to maintain public order and national security. Preventive Detention involves the detainment (containment) of a person in order to keep him/her from committing future crimes and/or from escaping future prosecution.
India’s Cheetah Translocation Project
India’s ambitious Cheetah Translocation Project is facing a new set of challenges as two cheetahs have died, bringing the number of cheetahs left in the project to 18 out of the initial 20. Uday, a six-year-old male cheetah, died on April 23, 2023, in Kuno National Park, and Sasha, a five-year-old female cheetah, died on March 27, 2023, in the same park. Therefore, the government is now considering alternative conservation models, such as the South African model of conserving cheetahs in fenced reserves.
The 600-year-old Vilakkumadom structure, made of exquisite granite, is located at the Sree Mahavishnu Temple in Thirunelly, Wayanad district. The structure has a rich history dating back to the 15th century AD, and its key elements have not been given due consideration during the renovation process.
Recently, Scientists have fabricated monolayers of pure Myelin Basic Protein (MBP). MBP is a major protein component of the myelin sheath, a protective membrane that wraps around the axon of nerve cells and acts as a model protein in studying diseases like multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system (CNS).