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Odisha to Host the Indian Women’s League (IWL) Football

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has announced that Odisha will host the Indian Women’s League (IWL) this year. However, the dates of the event will be announced later. Key Points Indian football has restarted its sporting action. It all started with the I-League qualifiers, followed by the Indian Super League (ISL) and the I-League. ISL and I-League are currently being played. Indian women's football has also got exposure at the international level in recent times with the senior India team coming together for a 2-month long training camp on December 1 in Goa. It was followed by three matches in Turkey, against Serbia, Russia, and Ukraine. AIFF also appreciated the efforts of the Odisha government in promoting the sport by providing its stadia and training facilitiesRead More...
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Sardar Patel Cricket Stadium in Motera Renamed Narendra Modi Stadium

The Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad has been renamed to Narendra Modi stadium, after the prime minister. This stadium was refurbished and inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind. Key Points Narendra Modi stadium is said to be the world’s largest cricket stadium. The stadium has a capacity to accommodate 1.32 lakh spectators. The stadium will be a part of the larger planned Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave in the city. Home minister Amit Shah and Sports minister Kiren Rijiju were also present at the inauguration event. The stadium will open with the third Test between India and England, a day-night game from February 24. The stadium will also be hosting the fourth and final game of the series from March 4. This stadium was conceptualized by PM NarendraRead More...
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Police Museum on Dacoits at Chambal

A museum on Dacoits will come up at hind in Madhya Pradesh’s Chambal belt. The region had been the home of the most dreaded dacoits of the country. Key Points The museum will come up to highlight the sacrifices made by the police while fighting with the decoits in the region. A tape recorder that belonged to Nirbhay Gujjar, the gun used by Phoolan Devi, chains used to tie captives, letters with ransom demands, and stills from the making of Chambal ke Daaku, a Bollywood movie all will be a part of the museum. The museum will display at least 2,000 digitized police records and material compiled over the past five decades chronicling the crimes of loot, murder, and kidnapping carried out by these decoits. The museum will be set up in four rooms at the Bhind Police headquarters. Read More...
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Rs 400 crore Investment in Fisheries Sector of Goa

Union Fisheries Minister Giriraj Singh has announced that the central government will develop Goa as the first fisheries hub of India. For this, the government will invest Rs 400 crore for this project. Key Points The central government will invest Rs 400 crore in the fisheries sector of Goa with an aim to make the state the country's first fisheries hub. This investment will be raised jointly by the Union government, the state fisheries board, and others. The Union government has already provided Rs 41.47 crore to Goa for reviving the fisheries sector and ensuring safe fishing. Under the plan of fisheries hub, 30 fish landing jetties will also be created in the state. These jetties will be linked to the mainstream through the construction of roads. As per the Goa-basedRead More...
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Ladakh: India’s First Geothermal Power Project to be Set Up

India’s first-ever geothermal field development project will be set up in Ladakh. A tripartite agreement has been recently signed for establishing the project.  It is a major step towards achieving the goal of carbon-neutral Ladakh. Key Points The trilateral agreement was signed between Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Energy Centre, Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC)-Leh, and Union Territory Administration Ladakh. LAHDC Chief Executive Officer Sachin Kumar Vaishya and Ladakh Power Development Department Administrative Secretary Ravinder Kumar signed the agreement with ONGC Energy Centre. ONGC Energy Centre will be the implementing agency for this geothermal power project. In Phase-1 of the project, a power generation capacity of 1 megawatt (MW) shallRead More...
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India’s First Thunderstorm Research Testbed

As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Odisha’s Balasore will get the first thunderstorm research testbed of the country. Key Points The aim behind setting up the thunderstorm testbed in Balasore is to minimize human fatalities and property loss due to lightning strikes. A first-of-its-kind monsoon testbed is also being planned to be set up near Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. These announcements were made by IMD Director-General Mrutyunjay Mohapatra. Both these projects are in the planning stage at present and detailed project reports are being made. The thunderstorm testbed will be established in collaboration between the IMD, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). DRDO, ISRO,Read More...
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New Lithium Deposits in Karnataka

The Government of India has informed that the preliminary surveys have shown the presence of lithium deposits in Karnataka. This was said by the government in a written reply to Lok Sabha. Key Points Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research (AMD) conducted a survey on the surface and limited subsurface in the pegmatites of the Marlagalla - Allapatna area. AMD is a constituent unit of the Department of Atomic Energy. As per the initial results of the survey, there is a presence of 1,600 tonnes in the Mandya district of Karnataka. Lithium is a major element for new technologies and finds its use in glass, ceramics, aerospace, and telecommunication industries. Lithium is well known for its use in lithium-ion batteries, optical modulators for mobile phones, highRead More...
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Chennai: India’s First Centre for Wetland Conservation and Management (CWCM)

The Central government has recently announced to set up a new Centre for Wetland Conservation and Management (CWCM) in Chennai. This centre will come up to address knowledge gaps and specific research needs in the conservation and management of wetlands. Key Points The centre will set up a Centre for Wetland Conservation and Management (CWCM) in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The centre would be a part of the National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management, an institution under the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. CWCM will also play a major role in designing and implementing regulatory frameworks and policies, monitoring, management planning, and targeted research for the conservation of wetlands. It will also act as a knowledge hub and enable exchange between wetlandRead More...
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Where is Bhashan Char Island?

Around 1,778 more Rohingyas have been relocated to the Bhashan Char Island from the camps in Cox's Bazar in the third phase of relocation. Key Points This relocation is being done under the plan of the government to construct 1440 buildings to relocate 100,000 Rohingya refugees from the Cox's Bazar camps to Bhashan Char Island. The 1440 buildings will also include 120 cyclone shelters. It was first suggested in the year June 2015. The plan was opposed by the United Nations Refugee Agency. Human Rights Watch also called it a disaster. Since December 2020, around 4000 Rohingya had already reached Bhashan Char Island. Background Even after opposition to the plan, the Bangladesh government expanded the Ashrayan Project to build 100,000 homes. Despite opposition, the relocationRead More...
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Chauri Chaura Centenary Celebrations

The Centenary Celebrations of Chauri Chaura will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 4, 2021. The inauguration will be done virtually. Where is Chauri Chaura? Chauri Chaura is a town located near the Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh. The town is the site of the historical Chauri Chaura incident. What is Chauri Chaura Incident? Chauri Chaura incident took place on February 4, 1922, at Chauri Chaura town during the Non-Cooperation Movement. On this day, a large group of protestors from the movement clashed with the police which opened fire against them. As a result, some protestors attacked the police station and set it on fire. 22 policemen and 3 civilians died in the incident. Because of this violence, Mahatma Gandhi also halted the non-cooperationRead More...
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