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The Yanomami People

The ‘Dalai Lama of the Rainforest’ Davi Kopenawa of the Yanomami tribe called for world support to bring pressure on the Brazilian government to save the Amazonian forests. The Yanomami People The Yanomami tribe is a group of indigenous people who live in an area spanning the border region between Venezuela and Brazil. They live ..

India ranked 10th in terms of total gold reserve

According to the latest report by World Gold Council (WGC), United States leads the country list with total gold reserves of 8,133.5 tonnes followed by Germany (3,366.8 tonnes), InternationalMonetary Fund (IMF) (2,451.8 tonnes),Italy (2,451.8 tonnes) and France (2,436.1 tonnes). India is at the 10th spot with 618.2 tonnes. Interestingly, in terms of individualcountries, India actually ..

British scientist creates world’s thinnest gold

The researchers at the University of Leeds in Britain have created a new form of gold which is 0.47 nanometres thick – one million times thinner than a human finger nail. They claimed that it is the world’s thinnest-ever unsupported gold. The researchers named their created precious metal as “golden algae” because of its greenish ..

Superconductivity at Room Temperature

Researchers from Indian Institute of Science (IISc)-Bangalore have reported observing superconductivity at room temperature, in a new composite material made of gold and silver. Superconductivity Superconductivity is defined as a phenomenon in which the electrical resistivity suddenly drops to zero at its transition temperature. The phenomenon was first discovered in 1911 in mercury (Hg). Electricity ..

RBI announces sale of Sovereign Gold Bonds

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced the issue of Sovereign Gold Bonds (SGBs) on behalf of Government of India. Sovereign Gold Bonds Sovereign Gold Bonds are government securities denominated in grams of gold. They were introduced as substitutes for holding physical gold. The bonds will be restricted for sale to resident individuals, HUFs, trusts, ..

PCI urges media to do objective reporting on polls

PCI (Press Council of India) have issued some guidelines for media to do objective reporting on election polls and warned it against the practice of paid news. As per the guidelines, newspapers are not expected to indulge in unhealthy election campaigns, reports about candidate or party during the election period. PCI has warned media to ..

India 11th largest gold reserve with current holding pegged at 607 tonnes

As per the latest report by the World Gold Council (WGC), India has the 11th largest gold reserve with the current holding pegged at 607 tonnes. However, India is the world’s largest consumer of gold. The top slot is occupied by the U.S., which boasts of gold reserves of 8,133.5 tonnes, followed by Germany with ..

Gold becomes first Bollywood film ever to release in Saudi Arabia

Indian movie ‘Gold’ has created history by becoming the first Bollywood film ever to release in Saudi Arabia. The Reema Kagti-directed sports film ‘Gold’ is a fictional re-telling of India’s iconic win at the 1948 London Olympics. It stars Akshay Kumar, Mouni Roy, Kunal Kapoor, Vineet Kumar Singh, Amit Sadh, and Sunny Kaushal. This film ..