25 May 2017
India has become UN's greatest match-winner at the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction being the first country to have come up with a national plan and a local strategy for disaster risk reduction (DRR) and having made significant progress in its commitment to bring down disaster losses and on the climate change.
An exhibition “Return of the Three Stone Sculptures from Australia to India” has begun in National Museum, Janpath. It has been organised to mark the safe return of three stone sculptures (Seated Buddha; Worshippers of Buddha; & Goddess Pratyangira) from Australia to India.
Scientists have used X-rays to solve the mystery behind how some rocks can float on water for years at a time. A team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) in the US scanned samples of lightweight, glassy and porous volcanic rocks known as pumice stones.