Spring Current Affairs, GK & News
In April 2021, Uttarakhand recorded 361 forest fire incidents in just five days. During this period, over 567 hectares of forests have been destroyed. This includes 380 hectares of reserve forest areas. Though forest fire seasons occur every year, the damaged caused this year is high. What is a forest fire season? Every year forest ..
Category: Environment Current Affairs
The Spring Equinox of 2020 falls on March 20th -marking the start of astronomical spring for the Northern Hemisphere. Equinox The term equinox is derived from Latin words ‘equi’ meaning equal and ‘nox’ meaning night. It is the day when the Earth is neither tilted away or towards the Sun. This implies that the duration ..
India and Nepal celebrated Holi, the festival of colors, despite the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. This year’s events were relatively sombre due to the Coronavirus scare. About the Festival Holi is an ancient Hindu festival and one of the most popular Indian festivals. It is considered as ‘festival of spring’ or ‘festival of colors’ and signifies ..
Tokyo 2020 Olympics organisers have unveiled a cherry-blossom shaped torch for the Games. The top part of the torch is shaped in the traditional emblem of the sakura, or cherry blossom of the same cutting-edge technology as in production of Japan’s bullet trains. The color of the torch is shiny rose-gold, which is 71 centimetres ..