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Summer Solstice: Google Doodle welcomes Summer, celebrates 21 June as 2019 Longest Day in Northern Hemisphere

Jun 21, 2019
21 June marks the beginning of Summer Season! The Google Doodle celebrates the Summer Solstice in Northern Hemisphere with a picture of happy earth enjoying the sunshine. Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year, marking the official start of the summer season.

Cyclone Vayu Updates: 52 NDRF teams deployed; 2.8 lakh people evacuated

Jun 13, 2019
Cyclone Vayu Updates: About 2.8 lakh people have been evacuated from 500 coastal villages and shifted to safer locations. IMD declared Cyclone Vayu "very severe" that headed for landfall over Saurashtra coast today.

Swachh Survekshan League 2020 launched: All you need to know!

Jun 6, 2019
The Swachh Survekshan League 2020 has been launched with the aim of sustaining the on-ground performance of cities.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu calls for protecting Ongole cattle breed

May 21, 2019
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu highlighted that Brazil has imported these cattle breeds and produced hybrid Ongoles to earn huge revenue through export.

Government issues drought advisory; US approves missile sales to South Korea- Current Affairs

May 18, 2019
The advisory was issued to Tamil Nadu first on May 18 and then, similar advisories letters were sent to other states in the last week.

Fully recyclable plastic created; GSI Report on India’s graphite deposit - Current Affairs

May 16, 2019
Researchers are calling it next generation plastic due to its quality of separation at smallest level. This plastic can be recycled into any colour, form or shape without losing its original quality.

New snake species found in Odisha; Victor Vescovo’s deepest dive – Current Affairs

May 15, 2019
Scientists took 10 years for completing field and laboratory work to confirm about new species.

India to Co-chair Consultative Group of GFDRR; NGT directs states to submit plan on use of wastewater - Current Affairs

May 15, 2019
The move came after India expressed its interest to Co-chair the Group during its last meeting in October 2018. India's claim was supported by its consistent progress in disaster risk reduction in the country and its initiative to form a coalition on disaster resilient infrastructure.

Rain-loving snake discovered in Mizoram; SC to hear plea against Delhi HC verdict quashing IAS, IPS cadre allocation – Current Affairs

May 13, 2019
The new snake species have been discovered in the Northeastern state of Mizoram.

New Indian pit viper species found; India, Vietnam commit to build peaceful Indo-pacific region - Current Affairs

May 11, 2019
With the discovery of this new species of Pit Viper, India now has five pit viper species, Moreover, it also makes Arunachal Pradesh the only state to have a pit viper named after it.

Ireland declares climate emergency; UN appoints actress Dia Mirza as SDG advocate- Current Affairs

May 11, 2019
The British Parliament became the world’s first to declare a climate emergency by passing the largely symbolic motion on May 1.

Extinction threat to one million species; one lakh bee boxes for Honey Mission – Current Affairs

May 8, 2019
The report finds that major threats to the species are the misuse of plants and animals through pollution, climate change, harvesting, hunting and fishing.

Climate Emergency declared in England; ancient tombs discovered in Egypt - Current Affairs

May 6, 2019
Welsh and Scottish governments had both declared a climate emergency. There is no clear definition of what constitutes climate emergency.

99942 APOPHIS asteroid; Disappearing World Heritage glaciers study - Current Affairs

May 3, 2019
99942 Apophis is 340 m (about 1100 ft) wide. According to NASA it is rare for an asteroid of this size to pass Earth so closely

Environment Ministry constitutes committee to implement National Clean Air Programme

May 1, 2019
The National Clean Air Programme aims to tackle the increasing air pollution problem across the country in a comprehensive manner.

Nepal collected 3000 kg waste from Everest; Bodhisattva figure unearthed - Current Affairs

Apr 30, 2019
Everest garbage include discarded fluorescent lights, climbing and camping equipment, empty gas canisters, food packaging, beer bottles etc.

Oldest human footprint found; Green Car Loan by SBI - Current Affairs

Apr 30, 2019
The footprint was first discovered in 2010 by a student at the Universidad Austral of Chile. It is a single footprint, discovered, dates back 15,600 years.

China’s foreign plastic ban throws recycling sector into chaos; US lists giraffes as threatened species – Current Affairs

Apr 26, 2019
Earlier, China received the bulk of scrap plastic from around the world, processing much of it into a higher quality material that could be used by manufacturers.

Global Talent Competitiveness Index and India; new bird species found in Indonesia – Current Affairs

Apr 25, 2019
In the GTCI 2019 India ranks 80 while Singapore takes the lead in this region. Index covers 125 national economies and 114 cities.

Current Affairs 15 April 2019 Digest 4: Bhutan to introduce BBIN ratification bill in upper senate; NGT forms panel to check river pollution

Apr 15, 2019
The BBIN is a big initiative in the region, which is aimed at improving rail and road connectivity in the region.
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