India Pavilion Launched at Cop 23 in Bonn “Conserving Now, Preserving Future” is India’s Theme (Relevant for GS Prelims and Mains Paper II)

The India Pavilion at COP 23 was inaugurated by Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, at Bonn in Germany. The Minister is leading the Indian delegation, which is participating in the 23rd Conference of Parties (COP-23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) being held at the Bonn, Germany from

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2017 is set to be in top three hottest years: WMO (Relevant for GS Prelims and Mains Paper I)

The year 2017 will be one of the three hottest years on record, with many high-impact events, including catastrophic hurricanes and floods, debilitating heat waves and drought, says a provisional statement on the State of the Climate released by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Reasons/Causes The average global temperature from January to September 2017 was

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Change, yet continuity: on Jerome Powell’s nomination as US Fed Chief (Relevant for GS Prelims and Mains Paper II)

Jerome Powell’s nomination as Fed chief  President Donald Trump’s decision to name Federal Reserve Board Governor Jerome Powell as his pick to head the central bank signals that the businessman-turned-politician has plumped for continuity even as he ushers in change. Background Mr. Powell, who was appointed by President Barack Obama as Fed Governor in 2012

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Singapore passport is the world’s most powerful, India’s ranks 75th (Relevant for GS Prelims and GS Mains Paper II)

Countries with High ranks Singapore has the world’s “most powerful” passport, according to a global ranking topped for the first time by an Asian country with India figures at 75th position, three notches better than its previous ranking. According to the ‘Global Passport Power Rank 2017′ by global financial advisory firmArton Capital, Germany is ranked

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Strident Pakistan presses for UN envoy on Kashmir (Relevant for GS Prelims and GS Mains Paper II)

Addressing the General Assembly, Abbasi accuses India of rights violations Pakistan blamed India and Afghanistan for the volatile security situation in the region, while denying charges that it is harbouring terrorists who target both the countries. The claims and allegations of Pakistan were refuted by both India and Afghanistan at the UN General Assembly (UNGA).

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Attaining New Heights in Biotechnology (Relevant for GS Prelims and GS Mains Paper III)

North Eastern Region Biotechnology Programme Management Cell (NER-BPMC) The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) under the Ministry of Science & Technology, bring about a paradigm shift in biotechnology in the country’s North-East Region (NER). DBT has established a dedicated ‘North Eastern Region Biotechnology Programme Management Cell (NER-BPMC)’, with an annual investment of Rs. 180 crores. The three

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