To assess equity, Economic Survey introduces a bare necessities index

🔷 To assess equity, Economic Survey introduces a bare necessities index ✅ The Economic Survey for 2020-21 has shown, using a newly constructed “Bare Necessities Index” (BNI). ✅ Because, Inequalities in access to bare necessities like drinking water, sanitation, hygiene and housing conditions continue to exist between urban and rural India despite “widespread” improvements in […]

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Indonesia volcano eruption: Merapi ejects new ash cloud 29 January 2021 [world geography]

🔷 Indonesia volcano eruption: Merapi ejects new ash cloud ✅ The Mount Merapi volcano in Indonesia erupted spewing ash, gas and extremely hot rock fragments for four hours. ✅ There were no reports of casualties, but the Development Center kept the alert system at its second-highest level. 🟡 Danger zone ✅ The Indonesia islands lie […]

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Corona mutation 29 January 2021

Science and Technology article 🔷 Viruses, their variants, and vaccines ✅ SARS-CoV-2 variants have emerged independently in several countries, and research published over the past week indicates that the virus is changing more quickly than was once believed. 🟡 Why do viruses mutate? ✅ Viruses carry a genetic code in the form of nucleic acids […]

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2021: Year of Indo-French alliance towards a Greener Planet

2021: Year of Indo-French alliance towards a Greener Planet The basic objective is to strengthen Indo-French cooperation in sustainable development, increase the effectiveness of actions in favor of global environment protection and give them greater visibility. India has made significant progress towards climate change action & has already achieved 26% of reduction of emission intensity. […]

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Indian History 29 January 2021

🔷 PM pays tributes to Lala Lajpat Rai on his Jayanti ✅ Lala Lajpat Rai was an Indian independence activist. ✅ He played a pivotal role in the Indian Independence movement. ✅ He was popularly known as Punjab Kesari. ✅ He was also associated with activities of Punjab National Bank and Lakshmi Insurance Company in […]

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