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Nature Bytes: Odisha, West Bengal brace for Amphan

Amphan Cyclone Approx Read Time: 7 minutes In News: A rapidly intensifying Category 5 super cyclone ‘Amphan’ is moving across the Bay of Bengal and heading for the India-Bangladesh border. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the severe cyclonic storm is likely to make a landfall somewhere between Digha in West Bengal and Hatiya …

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Governance Bytes: What labour law changes mean?

Changes in Labour Laws Approx Read Time: 6 minutes In News: As the economy struggles with the lockdown and thousands of firms and workers stare at an uncertain future, some state governments decided to make significant changes in the application of labour laws which include UP, MP, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Odisha, and Goa. News Summary: Some …

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COVID19 Updates: Post-lockdown, India’s infection growth rate has slowed down

India’s infection growth rate Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: India’s infection growth rate India has witnessed a significant decline of 40% in growth of Covid-19 cases since April 1, compared to a fortnight earlier. Between March 15 and March 31, the growth factor was 2.1, while the average growth factor has been 1.2 …

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National Bytes: Govt eases rules to aid supply chain

Govt eases rules to aid supply chain Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: Facing repeated complaints over issue of passes for essential services, the government has eased rules as part of its latest set of efforts to supply goods and services during the coronavirus-induced lockdown. While refusing to put out an elaborate list of …

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Govt. asks UGC about the eligibility of 2 private institutes for IoE status

Institutions of Eminence – IoE Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: Institutions of Eminence – IoE The center has sought an explanation from the University Grants Commission (UGC) on whether the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) in Odisha and Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) in Tamil Nadu are eligible for the ‘Institution of …

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