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Canada pulls out of Tokyo Olympics over coronavirus fears

Canada became the first major country to pull out of the Tokyo Olympics over coronavirus fears. Australia has also directed its athletes to prepare for the 2021 games, as it could not be held this year. Earlier, the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe has announced for the first time that the Olympic Games might ..

Baffin Island

Scientists discovered a previously unknown fragment of an ancient continent in the Chidliak Kimberlite Province in southern parts of Baffin Island. Baffin Island Baffin Island is a part of Canada’s territory in the Arctic Ocean. It is the largest island in Canada and the 5th largest island in the world. The island is separated from ..

Ajay Bisaria becomes Indian High Commissioner to Canada

Veteran diplomat Ajay Bisaria was recently appointed as the next Indian High Commissioner to the North American country, Canada. Ajay Bisaria, who is to assume office shortly, is a 1987-batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer. Prior to this assignment, Bisaria was serving as India’s High Commissioner to Pakistan. After the special status of Jammu and ..

India wants to move TMT Project to a Different Site

The Thirty-Meter Telescope (TMT) will become one of the world’s largest general-purpose observatories, once it is constructed. The proposed site for its location is over the Mauna Kea volcano in Hawaii islands, which is a sacred place for the island’s locals. Several protests are being witnessed demanding to shift the construction of the observatory to ..

Jharia most Polluted city in India: Greenpeace Report

According to the recent report released on Tuesday, 21st January 2020, by the environmental non-governmental organization, Greenpeace’s India branch, Jharia, a city in Jharkhand is the most polluted city in India, which is followed by Dhanbad of the same state. Greenpeace was founded in 1971 in Vancouver, Canada and is headquartered in the capital city ..

Iran admits ‘It Unintentionally Shot Down Ukrainian Airliner’

After pressure mounted on the Islamic Republic of Iran in the last 48 hours from the United States and Canada, Iran has reversed its claims of Mechanical failure and has admitted in a statement that the Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752 was accidentally shot down by as the plane was mistaken as a ‘hostile target’ ..

Indian Passport to have Lotus Symbol

Symbol of Lotus will be printed on the new Passports of Indian citizens, the Minister of External Affairs said that it is part of the enhanced security features taken by the Ministry are as per the new guidelines introduced by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The Ministry of External Affairs under the Government of ..

Revenue from satellites launched by ISRO under commercial agreements

The Union Minister of State(Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region and Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievance and Pensions, and Minister of State for Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitedra Singh in a written reply to a question at Rajya Sabha on Thursday, 12th December 2019 informed that the India Space Research Organisation (ISRO) ..