What is China’s ‘artificial sun’ experimental fusion reactor that has set a new record?
China’s Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST), which mimics the energy generation process of the sun, set a new record after it ran at 216 million degrees Fahrenheit (120 million degrees Celsius) for 101 seconds, according to state media. For another 20 seconds, the “ar.....read more
What is the Ken-Betwa Link Project
What is the Ken-Betwa Link Project On the occasion of World Water Day on April 22, a memorandum of agreement was signed between Union Minister of Jal Shakti and the chief ministers of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh to implement the Ken-Betwa Link Project (KBLP) on.....read more
What is the POCSO Act and how is it used: Much significant then IPC
What is the POCSO Act and how is it used: Much significant then IPC The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act was enacted in 2012, and is a special law to protect children. .....read more
What is India’s National Hydrogen Mission?
India has announced a National Hydrogen Mission that will draw up a roadmap for using hydrogen as an energy source. The initiative has the potential of transforming transportation. Traditionally a slow mover in frontier electric ve.....read more
Glacial lake burst or avalanche?
Scientists to leave for Uttarakhand disaster site. The breach can be caused by several reasons — in this particular case, for instance, an avalanche was reported in the region two days ago. A glacial lake burst, a cloud burst.....read more
What is Denmark’s artificial energy island project?
Context: The Danish government on Thursday approved a plan to build an artificial island in the North Sea as part of its effort to switch to green energy. The project is being called the largest construction projec.....read more
Why govt borrows off-budget, and how
One of the most sought after details in any Union Budget is the level of fiscal deficit. It is essentially the gap between what the central government spends and what it earns. In other words, it is the level of borrowings by the Union government. .....read more
U.K. invites PM Modi for G7 summit
What is the G7? The G7 (or Group of Seven) is an organisation made up of the world's seven largest so-called advanced economies: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. .....read more
What is Winter Solstice, which made Dec 21 the shortest day of the year?
December 21, is Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. In Delhi, the Sun rose at 7.10 am, and set at 5.29 pm, making the day 10 hours, 19 minutes, and 3 seconds long. Why are the hours of .....read more