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NIRF Ranking 2021: What is NIRF? Check Rankings of IITs, NITs, IIMs, JNU, DU, Jamia & Other Institutions

Sep 10, 2021
NIRF Ranking 2021: The Ministry of Education released the sixth edition of NIRF Ranking 2021 on September 9. Check the complete list here. 

GK Quiz on First Amendment of the Indian Constitution

Sep 9, 2021
Aspirants of various competitive and government examinations can test their knowledge of the First Amendment of the Indian Constitution through the below-mentioned set of questions.   

Explained: How the cats got their stripes and spots?

Sep 9, 2021
Ever wondered how cats got their stripes and patterns? What is the genetic background to these patterns? If yes, it may interest you that a team of researchers have discovered a gene that is responsible for the said patterns. 

Ola Electric Scooters Launched in India: Check Price, Features, Specifications, Booking Status, Delivery and More

Sep 9, 2021
At a time when petrol prices are at an all-time high, Ola launched its electric scooters in India. Check price, features, specifications, booking status, delivery and more. 

INS Dhruv to be commissioned on September 10 by NSA Doval: All you need to know about the N-missile tracking ship

Sep 8, 2021
Built by Hindustan Shipyard in collaboration with DRDO and NTRO, INS Dhruv is India's first research vessel and missile tracking ship. It is planned to be commissioned by NSA Ajit Doval at Visakhapatnam on 10 September 2021. 

7 major natural disasters in the history of India

Sep 7, 2021
India has witnessed many natural disasters be it in form of Odisha Super Cyclone (1999) or Gujarat Earthquake (2001)  or even the Indian Ocean Tsunami (2004).  In the article below, we have compiled the list of 7 most horrible natural calamities in the history of India.

Explained: How to identify fake COVID-19 vaccines? Check the list of parameters issued by the Centre

Sep 6, 2021
The Government of India has issued guidelines to help identify and avoid administering fake vaccines in the country. Check the list of parameters issued by the Union Health Ministry on the three vaccines that are being administered in India-- Covishield, Covaxin and Sputnik.

Nipah Virus in India 2021: Origin, Symptoms, Incubation Period, Preventive Measures and More

Sep 6, 2021
Nipah is a zoonotic virus that is transmitted from animals and birds to human beings through the consumption of contaminated food. The fruit bats are the natural host of the virus. The article sheds light on the origin, symptoms, incubation period, preventive measures and mortality rate of the virus. 

What is Folate deficiency & Why is Folic Acid important for the human body?

Sep 3, 2021
Folic acid or Vitamin B9 is a naturally occuring water soluble vitamin essential for the human body. The deficiency of this vitamin causes folate deficiency which results in many diseases and deformities in humans. Take a look at the details below. 

Sidharth Shukla died at 40: A look at the life and career of Balika Vadhu and Bigg Boss 13 fame actor

Sep 3, 2021
Sidharth Shukla Death: TV Actor and host Sidharth Shukla passed away on 2 September 2021 at the age of 40 due to cardiac arrest. His death was confirmed by Cooper Hospital. 

International Climate Summit 2021: All you need to know about the conference slated for today

Sep 3, 2021
International Climate Summit 2021: India will host ICS 2021 today to advance towards a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable future. The summit will bring together policymakers, regulators, industry leaders, experts, and scientists from across the world to reach an agreement on climate change and sustainability issues.  

What is C.1.2 variant of COVID-19?

Sep 2, 2021
C.1.2 variant of COVID-19: First detected in May 2021, the C.1.2 variant of COVID-19 has scientists' attention as the mutations within its genome are similar to those seen in other variants such as Delta. 

Teachers' Day 2021: 9 Greatest Indian Teachers Of All Time

Sep 2, 2021
On the occasion of 59th teacher's day, let us have a look at the noble visionaries who are known for their huge commitment to the field of education. 

Explained: What are the color-coded weather warnings issued by the IMD?

Sep 1, 2021
As the monsoon is wreaking havoc in various parts of India, let us have a look at the color-coded weather warnings issued by the IMD. 

List of female judges in Supreme Court of India

Sep 1, 2021
In this article, we have mentioned a list of all the female judges of the Supreme Court of India. 

Explained: What is Havana Syndrome? 

Aug 31, 2021
Havana Syndrome: Several US diplomats and other employees stationed in Havana have reported falling ill after hearing strange sounds and experiencing odd physical sensations in their hotel rooms or homes.

Explained: What is West Nile Virus?

Aug 31, 2021
West Nile Virus is an infectious disease that spreads from birds to humans with the bite of an infected Culex mosquito and may lead to fatal neurological diseases in humans. However, most infected people never develop any symptoms. 

National Sports Day 2021: History, Significance and a Tribute to Major Dhyan Chand

Aug 29, 2021
National Sports Day 2021: It is observed on 29 August every year to commemorate the birthday of Indian hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand. Born on 29 August 1905 in present-day Prayagraj, UP, Major Dhyan Chand was the captain of the Gold medal-winning Indian hockey team at the Berlin Olympics in 1936. Let us read more about National Sports Award, its history, significance, and Major Dhyan Chand.

Explained: A look at the brief history of Hindu and Sikh communities of Afghanistan

Aug 26, 2021
Until the 1970s, there were at least  200,000 Hindus and Sikhs living in Afghanistan, and by 2020, their number declined to nearly 50 Hindus and about 650 Sikhs. As per data, 99% of the Afghan Sikhs and Hindus have fled the country in the last 3 decades, seeking asylum in countries such as India, Germany and United States.

What is Hurriyat Conference and why is the Center planning to ban both its factions?

Aug 26, 2021
The Centre is likely to place a ban on both the factions of the Hurriyat Conference under UAPA. This comes after NIA claimed that the fee collected from aspirants for the allotment of medical and engineering seats in Pakistani colleges was diverted for terror activities in J&K, thereby becoming a sufficient ground for banning Hurriyat under Section 3 (1) of the UAPA. 
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