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Quick Response (QR) Code Vs. Barcode

Why is it in News?

The government is now looking to make a quick response (QR) code-based payment method using the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) mandatory for all shops and establishments beyond a certain threshold.


DNA Database For Indian Rhino

Why is it in News?

The Union Environment Ministry has started a project to create DNA profiles of all rhinos in the country.


Source : TH

Liberation Tigers Of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)

Why is it in News?

The Union government on 14th May renewed its 2014 notification for another 5 years to declare the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as an “unlawful association” for violent and disruptive activities that are detrimental to the integrity and sovereignty of the nation.


Source : TH

New Parasitic Plant

Why is it in News?

An orchid, which is a variant of a Japanese orchid, has been found in Assam which is a mycoheterotroph.


Atal Pension Yojna (APY)

About the Scheme:

  • It is a pension scheme that has been launched by the Ministry of Finance to provide pensions to all citizens of the country with focus on the unorganized sector.

Thrissur Pooram Festival

Why is it in News?

The temple festival of Thrissur Pooram was held in Thrissur, Kerala on 13th May, 2019


Lecanorchis Taiwaniana

Why is it in News?

A Conservator of forests has discovered ‘Lecanorchis taiwaniana’ in Assam, which is the smallest orchid in terms of size and duration of bloom to be recorded ever botanically.


Bt Brinjal Cultivation

Why is it in News?

A legal notice to the Union Environment Minister has been sent by Prashant Bhushan, asking for a freeze on all genetically modified organisms, including field trials after reports of illegal Bt Brinjal cultivation in Haryana were cited.


Karnataka Reservation Act, 2018

Why is it in News?

  • The SC on 10th May backed the constitutional validity of the Karnataka Extension of Consequential Seniority to Government Servants Promoted on the Basis of Reservation (to the Posts in the Civil Services of the State) Act, 2018.

Mediation Of Ayodhya Dispute

Why is it in News?

  • Constitution bench of the Supreme Court has extended the time given to the Ayodhya mediation panel to complete the process till August 15. The SC decided to extend the time in order to enable the committee to complete the task assigned to it.

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