Pulikkali, a colorful part of Onam celebrations in Thrissur, will be an online-only affair this year due to COVID-19.
It is a recreational folk art.
Play ▶ revolve around the Tiger hunting
It was Shakthan Tampuran two centuries ago.
An Expert Committee of 5 person has been constituted headed by Professor V. Ramagopal Rao, Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
to review the charter of duties for all laboratories of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
to redefine the charter of duties of the labs on the current and futuristic defence and battlefield scenario,
to minimise the overlap of technologies amongst the labs
G. Satheesh Reddy (Chairman of DRDO & Secretary of department of Defence Research)
It has to submit the report within 45 days
The 100th anniversary of the Women’s Equality Day is being observed in the United States
Celebrated on 26th August, to commemorate American women getting the constitutional right to vote
It was done via 19th constitution amendment that prohibit the right to on basis of gender
First it was marked in 1972
World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Africa free of polio, a landmark in a decades-long campaign to eradicate the notorious disease around the world.
In past 4 years no cases has been found, the threshold for eradication of poliovirus
It joins the list of small pox
KIRAN helpline number launch has been postponed by the Ministry of social Justice & Empowerment, KIRAN Helpline is envisaged to –
providing support for early screening, first-aid, psychological support, distress management, mental wellbeing, preventing deviant behaviour and psychological crisis management.
Supports 13 language
The helpline will be coordinated by the National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities (NIEPMD, Chennai) and the National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation (NIMHR, Sehore).
The Ministry of Culture has announced 7 new circles of Archaeological Survey of India as follows –
Madhya Pradesh – Jabalpur
Tamil Nadu – Trichy
Uttar Pradesh – Jhansi & Meerut
Karnataka – Hampi
Earlier it was mini circle but now converted to full-fledged circle.
West Bengal – Raiganj
Gujarat – Rajkot
Earlier there were 29 ASI circles across the country but now it counts to 36 Circle
NDC–TIA (Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)–Transport Initiative for Asia (TIA) ) programme is to promote a comprehensive approach to decarbonize transport in India, Vietnam, and China
The NDC-TIA programme has a duration of 4 years
The NDC–TIA India Component will focus on
strengthening GHG and transport modelling capacities,
providing technical support on GHG emission reduction measures,
financing climate actions in transport,
offering policy recommendations on electric vehicle (EV) demand and supply policies etc.
Export Preparedness Index 📇 2020 has been released NITI Aayog in collaboration with Institute for Competitiveness
This is the first ever index of such type.
Top 3 performers
In Coastal states
In landlocked states
Index takes all 28 states & UT’s into consideration