- Arctic Seed Vault
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a secure backup facility for the world’s crop diversity on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen. The Seed Vault provides long-term storage of duplicates of seeds conserved in genebanks around the world (Source: Wikipedia)
- Arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin
The International Criminal Court on Friday issued an arrest warrant for war crimes for President Vladimir Putin and a second Russian official. The court says Putin bears individual criminal responsibility for the abduction and deportation of Ukrainian children since Russia’s full-scale invasion began in February last year (Source: The Indian Express)
- Barda Wildlife Sanctuary
Gujarat’s Barda pitched as new home for lions, to be moved from Gir – The Gujarat government has proposed a second home for Asiatic lions in Gujarat at Barda Wildlife Sanctuary, about 100km away from their present home which is over-crowded at Gir National Park (Source: The Hindustan Times)
- UN Water Conference
he first UN Water Conference in almost five decades is taking place in New York on 22-24 March, co-hosted by the Netherlands and Tajikistan. The goal of the conference is to ensure the sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
- Cyclone Freddy
Very Intense Tropical Cyclone Freddy was an exceptionally long-lived, powerful, and deadly storm that traversed the southern Indian Ocean for more than five weeks in February and March 2023. Freddy is both the longest-lasting and highest-ACE-producing tropical cyclone ever recorded worldwide (Source: Wikipedia)
- Everything Everywhere All At Once
Oscars 2023: Everything Everywhere All At Once cleans up with seven awards. Michelle Yeoh became the first Asian woman to win best actress. (Source: bbc.com)
- Quote of the week
With love, water is enough; without love, food doesn’t satisfy – Chinese proverb.