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Editorial Analysis: Nepal ties and the Benaras to Bengaluru spectrum

Nepal’s ties from Benaras to Bengaluru Approx Read Time: 6 minutes Varanasi (Benaras) connection to Nepal: Varanasi (Benaras) was a keystone of India-Nepal ties for centuries.  B.P. Koirala, the doyen of democratic politics in Nepal, was a resident of the city; so too was Pushpalal Shrestha, one of the founders of the Communist Party of Nepal.  …

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Extra Bytes: What is the sonic boom that rattled Bengaluru?

What is the sonic boom that rattled Bengaluru? Approx Read Time: 6 minutes In News: A ‘loud sound’ was recently heard in Bengaluru, which puzzled lakhs of city residents as to the source of the sound. However, it has now been revealed to have emanated from an IAF test flight involving a supersonic profile. The …

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Ecological Bytes: State of India’s Birds 2020 Report

State of India’s Birds 2020 Report Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: The State of India’s Birds 2020 (SoIB 2020) was released on the sidelines of 13th Conference of Parties (COP13) to the UN Convention on Migratory Species in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. SoIB is a joint study by 10 bodies which also includes the World …

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Governance Concerns: Delhi has the most unsafe tap water

Delhi has the most unsafe tap water Approx Read Time: 5 minutes  In News: The Bureau of Indian Standards has released a report based on sample tests of water done in 21 big cities of the country. News Summary: (Delhi has the most unsafe tap water) BIS decided to undertake a study of the quality …

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