January 13, 2020

Daily Current affairs | 13 January 2020

●Taanaji Malusare and the Battle of Singhagad(1670)•Tanaaji Malusare was a Maratha military leader and a close aide of Chhatrapati Shivaji•In 1670, Tanaji was busy making preparations for his son, Rayaba’s wedding when he was summoned by Shivaji for a meeting.•Tanaji put the wedding plans on hold and immediately left for the meeting. (On hearing Shivaji’s plan to recapture Kondhana fort near Pune from the Mughals), Tanaji took charge of the… Read More »Daily Current affairs | 13 January 2020

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Benoy Badal Dinesh| benoy basu

◽Benoy Krishna Basu (1908–1930)|◽Badal Gupta(1912–1930)◽Dinesh Gupta (1911 – 1931)•They were Bengali freedom fighter (against British rule) who is noted for launching an attack on the Secretariat Building – the Writers’ Building in the Dalhousie square in Kolkata•Basu and his peer revolutionaries joined Bengal Volunteers – a group organised by Subhas Chandra Bose in 1928, at the occasion of Calcutta session of the Indian National Congress.•Later, the Bengal Volunteers became a… Read More »Benoy Badal Dinesh| benoy basu

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Artemis Mission

●What is H9N2: (bird flu virus)•It is a subtype of the influenza A virus, which causes human influenza as well as bird flu.•The H9N2 subtype was isolated for the first time in Wisconsin, US in 1966 from turkey flocks.•H9N2 viruses are found worldwide in wild birds and are endemic in poultry in many areas.•According to the World Health Organization (WHO), with avian influenza viruses circulating in poultry, there is a… Read More »Artemis Mission

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Taanaji Malusare and the Battle of Singhagad(1670)

●Taanaji Malusare and the Battle of Singhagad(1670)•Tanaaji Malusare was a Maratha military leader and a close aide of Chhatrapati Shivaji•In 1670, Tanaji was busy making preparations for his son, Rayaba’s wedding when he was summoned by Shivaji for a meeting.•Tanaji put the wedding plans on hold and immediately left for the meeting. (On hearing Shivaji’s plan to recapture Kondhana fort near Pune from the Mughals), Tanaji took charge of the… Read More »Taanaji Malusare and the Battle of Singhagad(1670)

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India State of Forest Report (ISFR) 2019

●India State of Forest Report (ISFR) 2019•Mangrove cover has been separately reported in the ISFR 2019 and the total mangrove cover in the country is 4,975 sq km.•An increase of 54 sq Km in mangrove cover has been observed as compared to the previous assessment of 2017•Top three states showing mangrove cover increase are Gujarat (37 sq km) followed by Maharashtra (16 sq km) and Odisha (8 sq km).•The extent… Read More »India State of Forest Report (ISFR) 2019

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