Point-Wise Current-Affairs & GS (Includes Important PIB Updates) 2021 with Maps & Data- IAS, SSC Etc

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    • Jun 22, 2021
    •  Himalayan Serow [ Environment, Railways ]

      • For the first time in the Himalayan cold desert region, a Himalayan serow has been sighted. Several species of serows are found in Asia. Himalayan serow is also known as Capricornis sumatraensis thar.
      • This is also for the very first time serow was recorded through human sighting t…

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    •  Miyawaki Method of Afforestation [ Environment, Government Schemes/Projects ]

      Miyawaki Method of Afforestation

      • Miyawaki forest is a method of afforestation in which saplings are planted in a small area resulting in formation of dense forests within short time periods. This method increases green cover in urban areas.
      • Miyawaki Afforestation Method is also kno…

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    • Jun 18, 2021
    •  New Species of Sun Rose Found in the Eastern Ghats [ Environment, Agriculture, Agro Industry & Allied Activities ]

      New Species of Sun Rose Found in the Eastern Ghats

      • A new species of the wild sun rose has been discovered by Botanists along the Eastern Ghats in India. The name of the species is Portulaca laljii and has been discovered from Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh.
      • Portulaca laljii ha…

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    •  First Potential Radio Signal from Exoplanet [ Science & Technology, Space and ISRO ]

      First Potential Radio Signal from Exoplanet

      • A potential radio signal from a planet beyond our solar system has been collected by an International team of researchers. This detection is being believed to provide a novel way for examining alien worlds.
      • This radio signal is emanating …

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    •  ISRO Releases Chandrayaan-2 Mission Initial Data [ Science & Technology, Space and ISRO ]

      • The first set of data from Chandrayaan-2 was recently released by ISRO. Planetary Data System (Version 4) prepared the data. The first data set was released through PRADAN portal, which is hosted by ISSDC (Indian Space Science Data Centre) .
      • The public release data archived has be…

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    •  Naegleria Fowleri: Brain Eating Amoeba [ Science & Technology, Health ]

      • Naegleria fowleri is a deadly brain-eating and a single-celled amoeba. This amoeba is rapidly advancing northwards from the southern United States due to climate change.
      • The geographic range of the cases has been shifting northward with more cases popping up in Midwestern states.

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    •  Inauguration of Hypersonic Wind Tunnel at DRDO Hyderabad [ Science & Technology, Defense ]

      The Advanced Hypersonic Wind Tunnel test facility was recently inaugurated during defense Minister՚s visit to DRDO՚s at Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Missile Complex in Hyderabad. With the launch of the facility, India became only the third country after US and Russia to launch this facilit…

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    •  DigiBoxx [ Science & Technology, Railways ]

      • Just after a few weeks after Google՚s announcement that it won՚t be offering unlimited free photo uploads starting June 1,2021, DigiBoxx was launched as a Made-in-India digital asset management and storage platform.
      • NITI Aayog announced loud storage and file sharing service. This …

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    • Jun 13, 2021
    •  Focus on Six Pillars, Finance Commission (March 2021) [ Based on Yojana ]

      Focus on Six Pillars

      • Health and Well-Being.
      • Physical and Financial Capital and Infrastructure.
      • Inclusive Development for Aspirational India.
      • Reinvigorating Human Capital.
      • Innovation and R&D.
      • Minimum Government and Maximum Governance.

      Finance Commission

      • First Finance Commission was consti…

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    •  Biological Threats, Covid-19, MGNREGA 15th Year of Implementation (March 2021) [ Based on Down-to-Earth ]

      Biological Threats

      • 3 Types
      • Locust attack
      • Bird flu
      • Zoonotic infections
      • Illegal growth of transgenic crops
      • The country faces three major biological threats: naturally occurring infections in humans, plants, or animals; diseases that may occur due to an unintentional release of pathogens …

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