Longest ‘Blood Moon’ of the Century witnessed

UPSC Mains General Studies Paper I Topic: Geography of the World Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc.  July 2018 Lunar Eclipse Longest eclipse of the 21st century. It occurred for around 1 hour 43 minutes. What is a Lunar Eclipse? A Lunar Eclipse (Chandra Grahan) isRead More

Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill 2018

UPSC Mains General Studies Paper I Topic: Society Social empowerment and women related issues Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill 2018   Why is the Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018 in news? The Lok Sabha has passed the Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation)Read More

Earth Overshoot Day 2018 falls on August 1

UPSC Mains General Studies Paper III Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment Earth Overshoot Day 2018 to fall on 1st August Earth Overshoot Day will fall on August 1 this year This is the earliest date since ecological overshoot began in early 1970s. This year the overshoot dayRead More

Iran Becomes India’s Second biggest Oil Supplier, Replaces Saudi Arabia

Iran becomes India’s second biggest Oil Supplier: Between April 2018 and June 2018, Iran was the second-biggest crude oil supplier to Indian state refiners It replaced Saudi Arabia as the second-biggest oil supplier to Indian state refiners. How did Iran become becomes india’s second biggest Oil Supplier in this period? ThanksRead More

Jagannath’s Return Car Festival held in Puri

What is Jagannath return car Festival?  it is the return Journey of the three deities — Lord Jagannath, his elder brother Lord Balabhadra and their sister Devi Subhadra on their chariots to Jagannath Temple. It is called as BAHUDA Yatra After spending a week inside the Gundicha temple, the deities commenceRead More

National Moth Week to be observed from July 21 to July 29

India is observing National Moth Week from July 21 to July 29 The National Moth Week encourages people to observe and document moths in backyards and neighbourhoods. India is among the 40 countries in which citizen scientists and enthusiasts will be documenting insects What is the main aim of NationalRead More

Government to create a new Cell to resolve Child Custody Disputes

A new Mediation Cell will be set up to resolve Child Custody Disputes   It will work under National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) It will resolve child custody disputes arising from cases of transnational marital discord. In Simple words, it will resolve the cases of children who wereRead More