GKToday Archives: May, 2021

Sarayu river

Sarayu river originates from a ridge south of Nanda Kot mountain in Uttarakhand. It passes through several towns in the Himalayan state before discharging into the Sharda River located at the Pancheshwar at the international border between India and Nepal. ..


The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is an investigating agency functioning under the jurisdiction of the Union Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions. It was initially set up in 1965 to probe bribery and government corruption. Its scope was ..


The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority or PFRDA is a statutory body under the aegis of the Union Ministry of Finance. It is responsible for overseeing and regulating the pensions within India. It was initially set up as an ..

Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is a space telescope that was developed as part of NASA’s Explorers Programme to hunt for exoplanets. It was launched in 2018 aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. It is currently revolving around an elliptical ..

Parkinson’s disease

The Parkinson’s disease is a brain disorder that is caused due to neuron damage and drop in dopamine levels. Its symptoms include a trembling limbs, slow movements, stiff muscles, involuntary actions and loss of balance. The elderly around the age ..

BioHub facility

BioHub facility is a global facility that will enable timely sharing of pathogen data between laboratories for improving the inquiry and preparedness against the disease outbreaks. The world’s first BioHub facility was set up by the WHO with the help ..