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Sulawesi Cave Painting: Here's all you need to know about the 44,000 years old artwork

21 hrs ago
Animal Painting found on the wall of Leang Bulu'Sipong 4 cave in Indonesia is 44,000 years old and is claimed to be the world's oldest story.

Explained: What is the new strain of the COVID-19 detected in the UK?

3 days ago
The new strain of the Sars-CoV-2 virus is known as VUI - 202012/01 (the first Variant Under Investigation in December 2020) or the lineage B.1.1.7.  As per the Union Health Ministry, a total of 141 people have been infected with the new strain of COVD-19 (20 January 2021). No new cases have been found in the past 24 hours. 

What is 'The Line' City within the NEOM Project of Saudi Arabia?

Jan 13, 2021
Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman unveiled his newest vision to diversify the country’s economy beyond oil: 'A city with no cars, roads or carbon emissions' under mega-city project NEOM.

U.S. Capitol Building Facts - A Glance

Jan 12, 2021
On 6 January 2021, the United States Capitol was attacked by a mob of rioters in an effort to prevent Congress from formalizing Joe Biden’s victory. However, this was not the first time that the U.S. Capitol was attacked. 

List of 20 richest person in the world 2020

Jan 8, 2021
Elon Musk of the USA becomes the richest person in the world surpassing Jeff Bezons of the USA. Currently, the net worth of Elon Musk is US$195 billion on 8 January 2021.

What is the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) project?

Jan 8, 2021
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is a gravity dam on the Blue Nile river in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region of Ethiopia and is under construction since 2011. 

“Act East Policy” of India: Meaning and Objectives

Dec 24, 2020
India’s ‘Act East’ policy is a diplomatic initiative to promote economic, strategic, and cultural relations with the vast Asia-Pacific region. The Act East policy is considered as the modern version of the "Look East Policy" which was launched in 1991 by then Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao. 

Tokyo Olympics 2020 (2020 Summer Olympics): Here's all you need to know about the 'Games of the XXXII Olympiad'

Dec 22, 2020
The 2020 summer Olympics is an international sports event which will be held from 23 July to 8 August 2021, in the city of Tokyo, Japan. 

List of International Organizations and their Headquarters in the Area of Economics, Social & Politics

Dec 18, 2020
International Organizations is an important examination topic for the candidates preparing for UPSC, SSC, RRB, Bank PO/Clerk or any other government and competitive examinations. In this article, we have provided a list of International Organizations. 

India's Tejas LCA vs Pakistan's JF-17 Thunder Fighter Jet: Which one is better?

Dec 16, 2020
In this article, we have underscored the difference between the Indian Air Force’s Tejas LCA and Pakistan Air Force’s JF-17 Thunder. 

SIPRI Report 2020: Know all about SIPRI and India's position as the 2nd largest arms importer

Dec 10, 2020
As per the latest report of SIPRI, the sales of arms and military services by the sector’s largest 25 companies has been released. Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, the largest companies have a geographically diverse international presence

World Malaria Report (WMR) 2020: Complete Analysis of the WHO Report

Dec 8, 2020
World Health Organisation (WHO) has recently released the World Malaria Report (WMR) 2020. Take a look at the details of WHO report, issues and analysis of India, reasons and steps taken to curb Malaria in the country 

Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO): Here's everything you should know

Dec 3, 2020
Two  SCO summits were held in November 2020 and India took part in both of them, amid border tensions in the eastern Ladakh. Let us have a look at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summits held this year. 

International Reports and India's Rank in various indexes 2019-2020

Dec 1, 2020
In this article, we have mentioned India's rank in various indexes in 2019-2020. These rankings are important examination topic for the candidates preparing for UPSC, SSC, RRB, Bank PO/Clerk or any other government and competitive examinations.

What are Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and why are they important?

Dec 1, 2020
FTAs are the arrangements between two or more trading alliances that primarily agree to lessen or dispose of customs tariff and non-tariff barriers on substantial trade between them.

What is the minimum age to play International Cricket as per new rules introduced by ICC?

Dec 1, 2020
A player should be at least 15 years old to play International Cricket and under exceptional circumstances, countries can field a player below the said age limit. 

Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Satellite: All you need to know about the Jason-CS mission

Nov 27, 2020
The Jason Continuity of Service or Jason-CS mission is an international partnership between the United States and Europe on the Sentinel-6 satellite to monitor oceans. 

Explained: Ethiopia's Tigray crisis and its impact on the Horn of Africa

Nov 25, 2020
The heightening military encounter between the Government of Ethiopia and the Tigray administration may destabilize 110 million population of the country and has the potential to impact the Horn of Africa.   

2020 BRICS Summit: Highlights of the 12th BRICS Summit

Nov 23, 2020
On November 17, 2020, the 12th BRICS Summit was held virtually and was hosted by Russia. The theme of this year's BRICS Summit was ‘Global Stability, Shared Security, and Innovative Growth’.

World Tsunami Awareness Day 2020: Theme, History and Key Facts

Nov 5, 2020
World Tsunami Awareness Day 2020: It is observed on 5 November to raise awareness about tsunami among millions of people living in low lying coastal areas and small islands. Let us read more about World Tsunami Awareness Day, history, and theme 2020.  

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