Italy: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Pink Ice in Italian Alps is due to Algae

Italian scientists have found pink coloured glaciers in the Alps. According to the them, the pink colour is formed due to an algae found in the ice. Highlights The Italian researchers recently observed pink coloured snow on parts of Presena glacier of the Alps. According to them, the colorization is due to algae and is ..

Italy’s COVID-19 Outbreak

Italy is recording the highest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths outside of China. 60 million people in the European country are under lockdown. COVID-19 Situation in Italy The number of infections and deaths due to COVID-19 is the highest in Italy outside of China. The country is dealing with an above average mortality rate ..

50th Mission of PSLV to launch RISAT-2BR1

The Indian Space Research Organization(ISRO) has scheduled the launch of RISAT-2BR1 from the first launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre located in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh on 11th December 2019 at 1525 Hrs IST. This will be the 75th launch mission from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre. The launch would mark the 50th mission ..

UNDP in partnership with AIM launches Accelerator Lab in New Delhi

The United Nation’s network for global development, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Thursday, November 28, 2019, launched the Accelerator lab in New Delhi to scale and test new solutions to global challenge such as climate change, gender inequality etc. Government of India’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) is a partner of the UNDP Accelerator ..

G7 Taxation Plan on tech Giants

The meeting of the G7 Finance Ministers has agreed on a two-pillar’ taxation plan for tech giants. Taxation Plan They agreed on the principle that large tech companies such as Google, Amazon, Facebook or Apple must be taxed in the countries in which they make money, even without being physically present there. There should be ..