New and Emerging Strategic Technologies (NEST)

●e-visa •28 airports and five seaports across the country have been designated as being eligible to process e-visas facilities • Currently eVisa is admissable only under the following categories: 1. e-Tourist Visa 2. e-Business Visa 3. e-Conference Visa 4. e-Medical Visa 5. e-Medical Attendent Visa •International Travellers having Pakistani Passport or Pakistani origin may apply […]

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 […]

Benoy Badal Dinesh

◽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 […]

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 […]

Daily Current affairs| 3 January 2020

●Savitribai Phule (3 January 1831 – 10 March 1897)•She was an Indian social reformer, educationalist, and poet from Maharashtra.•She is regarded as the first female teacher of India•She is regarded as the mother of Indian feminism•She and her husband (Jyotirao Phule) founded the first Indian girls’ school in Pune, at Bhide wada in 1848•She worked […]

107th Indian Science Congress

●Kalapani Territory•In the latest map, India included Kalapani into the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand [after revoking the special status of Kashmir on August 5]•Nepal government says that Kalapani is an integral part of the country and that talks are still on between New Delhi and Kathmandu over this “unresolved” area.•Nepal and India are planning to […]

unique barcoding software — Trakea

●Arctic Council.•The Arctic Council is the leading intergovernmental forum promoting cooperation, coordination and interaction among the Arctic States on issues of sustainable development and environmental protection in the Arctic.•Decisions of the Arctic Council are taken by consensus among the Arctic Council States.▫️The Ottawa Declaration lists the following countries as Members of the Arctic Council:• Finland,• […]

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