2020: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

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Dec 19, 2020

Study Predicts Four Outcomes for Aquaculture Industry Amid COVID-19 Impact 

Study Predicts Four Outcomes for Aquaculture Industry Amid COVID-19 Impact

  • Because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the relatively young industry suffers curb in
    • Exports
    • Layoffs
    • Reduced demand
    • Reduced production
  • Aquaculture is a fast growing industry that farms fish and other marine …

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Green Carpenter Bee Jewel of Nature Scientists Fight to Save Green Carpenter 

Green Carpenter Bee Jewel of Nature Scientists Fight to Save Green Carpenter

  • The green carpenter bee is an iconic, beautiful native species described as a ‘Jewel of Nature’ for its metallic green and gold Colouring.
  • Carpenter bees are so named as they excavate their own nests in th…

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COVID-19 Airborne Transmission Possible in Some Indoor Settings-WHO 

COVID-19 Airborne Transmission Possible in Some Indoor Settings-WHO

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) has said airborne transmission of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in closed and improperly ventilated indoor settings is possible.
  • It also said that short-range aerosol transm…

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Changing Workforce: Highlights (DTE 1-15 September 2020) 

Changing Workforce: Highlights

Overview

  • Arctic Ocean - Primary production (the creation of energy through photosynthesis by algae that forms the base of the food chain) of the Arctic has increased by 57 per cent between 1998 and 2018. This is happening…

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Rising Cancer Cases and Tigers: DTE 1-15 September 2020 

Rising Cancer Cases

  • Indian tigers are (a) closest to southeast Asian tigers, and (b) the most divergent of populations within Indian tigers.
  • The tiger quickly spread throughout India, moving into the mangrove swamps, evergreen forests, dry decid…

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Why Milk is White? How Cheese is Formed? & Jamun Trees @ Parliament House: DTE 1-15 September 2020 

Why Milk is White? How Cheese is Formed?

  • The colloidal form depends on the pH factor or the acidity of the substance. If the pH factor is disturbed, the colloid will lose its structure. Now, milk is composed of several compounds, primarily fat, protein, and sugar. The protein in m…

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Nov 12, 2020

Algae (DTE 1-15 August 2020) 

Algae

  • Hydrodictyon reticulum and Chlorella vulgaris — are highly effective in accumulating heavy metals and pesticides and in removing pathogens from water. The algae can be found in any type of water or moist land.
  • Ganga is one of the rivers that host a huge population — over 338 …

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