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Neelakurinji

Why is it in News?

Due to forest fires, scientists are skeptical about the blooming of Neelakurinji in the next cycle.


Konyak Dance & Konyak Tribes

Why is it in News?

On 5th April, 2019, around 4,700 Konyak Naga women came together in an attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the ‘Largest Traditional Konyak Dance’ in the world.


Sunderban Wetlands

Why is it in News?

Indian Sundarbans was accorded the status of ‘Wetland of International Importance’ under the Ramsar Convention in January 2019. Also, Sundarbans is constantly in news for tiger habitats facing extinction.


PSLV C45

Why is it in News? The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched the PSLV-C45 rocket on 1st April 2019 that carried one Indian (EMISAT) and 28 international satellites into space


Phillip’s Curve

Why is it in News?

  • Some economists are of the view that inflation in India is under control as the unemployment rate is high, and the relation between inflation and unemployment rate is depicted by the Phillip’s curve.

Forex Swap

Why is it in News?

RBI, for the 1st time, has resorted to forex swap mechanism to adjust the liquidity in the market.


Beti Bachao Beti Padhao

About the Scheme (BBBP)

  • BBBP Scheme is a Central Sector Scheme with 100% financial assistance from the Centre.

Anti-Satellite Missile Test (ASAT) - Mission SHAKTI

Why is it in News?

India became the 4th country in the world to have the Anti-satellite Missile System.


Small Farmer’s Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC)

Why is it in News?

The Government has stated that the SFAC has a predominant role to play in achieving the target of doubling of farmers’ income by 2022.


Financial Intelligence Unit – India (FIU-IND)

Why is it in News?

FIU-IND is in news due to recent arrest and auction of the properties of fugitive jeweler Nirav Modi.


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