The 169th birth anniversary celebrations of Sree Narayana Guru has recently commenced at Chempazhanthy in Thiruvananthapuram.
World Sanskrit Day, also referred to as International Sanskrit Day, Sanskrit Diwas and Vishwa Samskrita Dinam is observed on the day of Shravana Poornima, i.e. 31st August 2023 this year.
About the day:
Significance of World Sanskrit Day
Recently, the third unit of the indigenously developed 700-megawatt electric (MWe) nuclear power reactor at the Kakrapar Atomic Power Project (KAPP3) in Tapi district of Gujarat has commenced operations at full capacity.
Before the inauguration of KAPP, the biggest reactor of indigenous design was the 540 MWe PHWR, two of which have been deployed in Tarapur, Maharashtra.
Currently, KAPP3 nuclear power capacity constitutes around 2 per cent of the total installed capacity of 4,17,668 MW.
Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited:
The genetic mapping of almost the entire kakapo population has discovered some specific traits that will help conservation biologists in their efforts to save these parrot species.
Threats to their population:
The total known population of living individuals is 247 as of 2023.
The Rimu fruit (Dacrydium cupressinum):
After Hindenburg, the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) has again made allegations of stock manipulation against the Adani Group.
About the Organization:
The Ulas family in Turkey's Hatay has baffled scientists for quite a long time because some of its members walk on using all hands and legs. Turkish scientists have called the family as proof of 'backward evolution'.
What is backward evolution?
Omitting disability-related information from the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-6) in India highlights the need for accurate representation of disabilities and the implications of overlooking invisible disabilities.
Incomplete Recognition of Disabilities
Importance of Comprehensive Data and Legal Mandates
There is a need for an all-encompassing Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in India, moving beyond common issues like polygamy and divorce, for the inclusion of the "best interests of the child" principle in custody disputes and protection from custody cases involving biological parents after adoption and "accused of rape" biological fathers seeking custody.
Custody Principles and Cultural Context
Complex Custody Scenarios and Judicial Approach
Towards a Progressive UCC
There are inadequacies of current Climate commitments by developed countries and the debate over the $100 billion target, and the need for greater focus on adaptation projects. The article also emphasizes the necessity for countries, including India, to explore domestic resources for climate finance.
Insufficient Climate Finance Commitments:
Challenges and Ambiguities in Climate Finance:
Necessity for Domestic Resource Mobilization:
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