Israel Scientists uncover underwater canyon "Eratosthenes" near Cyprus.

  • The Geological Institute of Israel reveals a new underwater canyon, named Eratosthenes, near Cyprus, shedding light on ancient geological events dating back 5.5 million years.
  • The canyon, measuring 10 km in width and 500 m in depth, formed during the Messinian Event.
  • It was created when the level of the Mediterranean Sea decreased at the same time there was a rise in the salinity of the water

Ishwari Prasad Namboodiri honored with the "Shankar Smriti Award".

  • Chief priest (Rawal) of Badrinath Dham, Uttarakhand, Priest Ishwari Prasad Namboodiri, was honored with the Shankar Smriti Award in Kerala.
  • Namboodiri's selection for the Shankar Smriti Award brings pride to the religious community and the Badrinath-Kedarnath Temple Committee (BKTC).
  • The Shankar Smriti Award is presented annually during the Malliyoor Bhagavat Hamsa Smarana Utsav in Kerala.

Malaysian University seeks to establish campus in Telangana.

  • Lincoln University College, Malaysia, Submits Application to UGC for Setting Up Campus in Telangana.
  • UGC Opened the Portal for Inviting Applications from Foreign Higher Educational Institutions (FHEIs) in December 2023.
  • Lincoln University College is the First FHEI to Apply for Setting Up a Campus in India Under the New Regulations.


Dharmendra Pradhan to inaugurate ULLAS Mela at National Bal Bhavan.

  • Union Minister of Education, Dharmendra Pradhan, to inaugurate the two-day ULLAS Mela on February 7th at New Delhi's National Bal Bhavan.
  • Organized by the Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education, the ULLAS Mela (6th-7th February 2024) will spotlight various National and State-level activities under ULLAS-Nav Bharat Saksharta Karyakram.

Uttar Pradesh govt to equip "EV Upyog" portal with multiple features.

  • Uttar Pradesh government is enhancing the EV Upyog portal to promote the use and manufacturing of electric vehicles (EVs) in the state.
  • Uttar Pradesh Development Systems Corporation Limited (UPDSCL) is planning to hire a software development agency to add new features to the portal.
  • The portal will be hosted on a cloud server and integrated with the official website of Invest UP.

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