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Climate Vulnerable Forum
2023-12-05 08:20
Context: Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed has said that Indian companies must invest in clean energy projects in ‘climate vulnerable’ countries. What is Climate vulne… Read More
2023-12-05 07:12
Context: Two Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots were killed after their Pilatus PC-7 Mk II trainer aircraft crashed during a routine training flight from the Air Force Academy at Dundigal, Telang… Read More
Cyclone Michaung
2023-12-04 09:00
Context: Cyclone Michaung is the first cyclone to cross the Andhra Pradesh coast after cyclone Gulab which developed in September 2021. About Cyclone Michaung Cyclone over South-West B… Read More
Indonesia’s Marapi Volcano Erupts
2023-12-04 08:06
Context: Indonesia’s Marapi volcano in West Sumatra erupted on Sunday, spewing volcanic ash as high as 3,000 m into the air.  VOLCANISM & VOLCANICITY A volcano on Earth… Read More
2023-12-04 05:27
Context: NASA’s Psyche spacecraft, currently over 16 million kilometres away in space, successfully fired a laser signal at Earth. Components of Deep Space Optical Communication&nbs&hell…Read More
2023-12-04 04:59
Glyphosate is a widely used broad-spectrum systemic herbicide, known for its effectiveness in controlling a variety of weeds. Discovered in the 1970s, it has since become one of the most… Read More
2023-12-02 04:12
Context: South Asian University (SAU), India’s “first international university” is facing a significant depletion in its financial reserves. About South Asian Unive… Read More
Kolkali Art
2023-12-02 03:28
Context: The mothers’ grouping of the Thrissur Archdiocese performed ‘Kolkali, a folk art’, on the Lour des Metropolitan Cathedral premises in remembrance of St. Thomas&rsq&hell…Read More
What Is Domestic Violence?
2023-12-01 12:00
Context: Forty years after the introduction of the domestic violence provision in the Indian Penal Code, women are still at risk of having their complaints dismissed or disbelieved by police… Read More
2023-12-01 10:56
Context: In India there was an estimated 30 per cent decline in cases and 34 per cent decline in deaths compared to 2021 according to WHO’s World Malaria Report 2023. Key findin… Read More
X-Ray Polarimeter Satellite (XPoSat)
2023-12-01 09:18
Context: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced that India is set to launch its first X-ray Polarimeter Satellite (XPoSat) onboard the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)… Read More
Quantum Superposition And Entanglement
2023-12-01 08:12
Quantum mechanics is a field of physics that describes the behaviour of matter and energy at the smallest scales, typically at the level of atoms and subatomic particles. Thus, it describes… Read More
2023-12-01 06:21
Context: In the wake of the incident Silkyara Tunnel collapse , the Central Trade Unions have urged the Union government to ratify the labour conventions. About Occupational Health … Read More
2023-11-30 11:06
Context: The migrant labor force plays vital role in nation’s growth and development, but they are often disregarded and considered forgotten citizens. Moreover, the state mechanisms s… Read More
Drones To Women Self-help Groups
2023-11-30 08:56
Context: Recently, Union Cabinet approved a scheme as part of PM Modi’s ‘lakhpati didi’ initiative under which the central government will provide drones to as many as 15,0… Read More
Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary
2023-11-30 07:47
Context: Hearing a plea concerning encroachment and non-forest activities in the southern ridge forest, the Delhi High court was told by amicus curiae appointed in the matter that Delhi&rsqu&hell…Read More
2023-11-29 10:26
A “Hue and Cry Notice” is a formal announcement issued by law enforcement agencies. It’s usually used to alert the public and other departments about a person who is wanted… Read More
What Is An Optical Fibre?
2023-11-29 07:54
An optical fibre is a thin, flexible, and transparent fibre made of glass (high quality silica) or plastic that is used to transmit information in the form of light pulses. These fibres c… Read More
2023-11-29 06:03
Context: Studies published on Human Endogenous Retrovirus Subfamily H (HERVH), a virus-like gene that helps maintain pluripotency, suggest that it has the potential to develop regenerative m… Read More
What Is Rat-hole Mining?
2023-11-28 10:02
Context: Efforts to rescue 41 workers trapped in the collapsed Silkyara-Barkot tunnel have faced setbacks. Now having tried several methods, the rescue team is now planning to drill through… Read More
2023-11-28 09:42
The DBT(Direct Beneficiary Transfer) is a scheme, where the welfare benefits provided by the Government are directly credited to the bank or postal account of the accurately identified benef… Read More
Decentralised Autonomous Organisations
2023-11-27 11:53
Context: The idea behind Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAO) is to create self-sustaining, community-driven entities governed by smart contracts on blockchain networks. However, the… Read More
What Is The Piezoelectric Effect?
2023-11-27 09:28
Piezoelectric effect is the ability of a material to generate an electric charge in response to an applied mechanical stress or pressure. The phenomenon can be observed in some materia… Read More
2023-11-27 05:17
Context: The Union Ministry of Health welcomed public and stakeholder input regarding the National Pharmacy Commission Bill 2023. The ministry put up the draft bill on its website on Novembe… Read More
MANGROVES: Significance & Protection
2023-11-25 11:56
Mangroves are salt-tolerant plant communities found in the intertidal zones in tropical and sub-tropical zones of the world.  Ecological adaptations of Mangroves Pneumatophores, c… Read More
2023-11-25 05:58
Context: The 2023 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit was held in San Francisco, the US hosted APEC after a gap of 12 years The outcome of the summit process is that China and… Read More
2023-11-24 10:39
Context: Out of the 34 States and union territories only six have completed social audit of works done under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) in more t… Read More
Special Category Status
2023-11-24 09:51
Context: Bihar Cabinet passes resolution seeking special category status to State. Benefits provided to Special category states: For Special Category States 90% of the Central assis… Read More
2023-11-24 09:40
Context: India’s stock exchanges, including BSE and NSE, have jointly developed the IRRA platform to reduce risks faced by investors due to certain technical glitches. Need for IRRA… Read More
Aurora Borealis
2023-11-24 06:54
Auroras: Auroras are a natural light display in the sky, predominantly seen in the high-latitude regions (around the Arctic and Antarctic). It is called aurora borealis or northern lights… Read More
2023-11-23 07:39
Context: ‘Sant Mirabai Janmotsav,’ an event dedicated to celebrating the 525th birth anniversary of Sant Mirabai is scheduled to take place in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. During the… Read More
2023-11-22 12:58
Context: Department of Justice under Ministry of Law & Justice has launched JustIS App, which is a digital tool for efficient court management. About JustIS App Department of Justi… Read More
What Are Eclipses?
2023-11-22 12:40
Context: Eclipses, the celestial body phenomenon with socio-cultural significance, have a wide influence on human activities. In this article, we are going to explore the different types of… Read More
2023-11-22 12:37
Context: CCRAS under Ministry of Ayush has launched AGNI Initiative to promote innovations by Ayurveda Practitioners. About AGNI Initiative AGNI stands for Ayurveda Gyan Naipunya Init… Read More
Gamma-Ray Bursts: Explained
2023-11-22 11:54
What are Gamma-ray Bursts? Gamma-ray Bursts (GRBs) are extremely energetic explosions that produce intense flashes of gamma rays lasting from a few seconds to several minutes. Based on… Read More
2023-11-21 12:54
Context: Recently, Narayana Murthy has argued for Indian workers to work for 70 hours a week for boosting India’s economic growth. He based this on the experience of Germany and Japan… Read More
2023-11-21 11:35
Context: An animated masterpiece, titled ‘Lachit: The Warrior,’ chronicling the heroic exploits of the iconic Ahom general Lachit Barphukan, has earned a prestigious spot in the… Read More
BDS Movement
2023-11-21 06:28
Context: Indian poet and curator Ranjit Hoskote resigned after being accused of sympathetic to the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement. About BDS Movement: It was launched… Read More
Genetic Chimaeras
2023-11-20 09:01
Context: In a recent study, scientists have reported successful generation of a live chimaera in non-human primates – species evolutionarily close to humans. This is the first time sci… Read More
2023-11-20 05:44
Context: Around 2,000 refugees from Myanmar have crossed into Mizoram, following an intense battle between Chin Defence forces and Myanmar Army close to India-Myanmar border. Location of… Read More
The Klyuchevskoy Volcano
2023-11-18 10:27
Context: The Klyuchevskoy volcano, one of the highest active volcanoes in the world, erupts in Russia’s northern Kamchatka Peninsula. About The Klyuchevskoy volcano  Klyuche… Read More
Composite Water Management Index 
2023-11-18 07:35
Context: As per reports NITI Aayog is planning to discontinue its key report i.e. ‘Composite Water Management Index’. In place, it is mooting the idea to bring some new indexes w… Read More
2023-11-18 05:55
Context: The first-ever INDUS-X investors’ meet was organized by the Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) under India’s Ministry of Defence and the US Department of Defence… Read More
Asian Development Bank
2023-11-18 05:44
Context: India inked a policy-based loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), securing $400 million. The funds are earmarked to facilitate the development of high-quality urban i… Read More
2023-11-17 11:45
Context: The US President and the Chinese President, during their meeting in California, agreed that China would crack down on the production of ingredients for fentanyl, which is responsibl… Read More
2023-11-17 07:41
Context: World’s first vaccine against Chikungunya has been approved by the US FDA.  About Chikungunya Chikungunya is a viral infection disease transmitted by mosquitoes to… Read More
2023-11-17 06:41
Context: The 2023 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting scheduled in San Francisco amid the prolonged tensions in US – China relations. About APEC It is a regional economic f… Read More
Arctic Council
2023-11-16 05:30
Context: The Arctic is experiencing warming at a rate that is four times faster than the global average. This rapid warming has led to an unprecedented loss of sea ice and the thawing of per… Read More
2023-11-16 04:24
Context: Prime Minister has released the 15th instalment of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme on 15th of November,2023.   PM KISAN SCHEME It is a centra… Read More
2023-11-15 11:27
Context: Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs has launched AAINA Dashboard for Cities portal where ULBs across the country can voluntarily submit their key data on a regular basis, throug… Read More
What Are Dark Matter And Dark Energy?
2023-11-14 11:42
Context: The European Space Agency (ESA) has unveiled the first images captured by the Euclid space telescope designed to unlock the secrets of dark matter and dark energy. The primary objec… Read More
Nitrogen Dioxide Pollution
2023-11-09 13:05
Context: The surge in nitrogen dioxide levels witnessed in certain areas of Delhi might be attributed to the increased Diwali-related traffic, exacerbating the city’s air pollution cha… Read More
Artificial Rain Or Cloud Seeding
2023-11-09 10:40
Context: Delhi is planning to induce artificial rains to tackle the rising air pollution. Brief about cloud formation Clouds are made up of tiny water droplets or ice crystals that for… Read More
2023-11-09 10:18
Context: After years of deliberations in the military and strategic community, India is moving towards formalisation of national Security strategy. The National Security Council Secr… Read More
2023-11-09 09:55
Context: A study of over 4 lakh FIRs in Haryana has found that not only are cases of violence against women, in which women are the primary complainants, less likely to be registered and mor… Read More
Green Cracker & Supreme Court Judgement
2023-11-09 06:36
Context: In 2018, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research launched less noxious and less noisy ‘green’ crackers, whose use is mandated by various statutory bodies. G… Read More
Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Project
2023-11-08 11:56
Context: The long-delayed Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Project on the border of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam suffered its latest setback after a large part of the hill collapsed into its res… Read More
2023-11-08 10:27
Context: Tuberculosis (TB) remains the world’s second leading cause of death from a single infectious agent, and global TB targets have either been missed or remain. The net… Read More
2023-11-08 10:17
Context: Net neutrality in India has been a subject of discussion, regulatory action, and public concern for several years. Content and service providers in India, including major technology… Read More
What Is Deepfake Technology?
2023-11-08 06:19
Context: Deepfakes have become a potential tool to jeopardise the individual’s privacy and have the potential to rupture the social fabric of a nation.  Deepfake Deepfakes a… Read More
Areca Nut – Explained
2023-11-07 12:34
Context: Dried areca nuts, which attract 100% import duty the legal way, have been smuggled in from Myanmar over the past few years. Mizoram’s farmers are battling to protect their liv… Read More
Wolbachia Method: Mosquito Program
2023-11-07 09:07
Context: A continuous surge in the cases of dengue disease is a worldwide concern. Scientists claim that the Wolbachia Method can help curb the spread of dengue by 77%. Wolbachia Method… Read More
2023-11-07 07:46
Context: Begum Munawwar-ul-Nisa, the wife of the last ruler of Malerkotla, Nawab Iftikhar Ali Khan, recently passed away. Malerkotla, a town in Punjab, is home to the renowned 19th-century M… Read More
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
2023-11-07 05:38
Context: The Delhi Declaration during India’s G20 presidency saw a commitment to strengthen the global health architecture by building more resilient, equitable, sustainable and inclus… Read More
Ghiyas-ud-din Balban (1216-1287)
2023-11-06 11:13
Context: The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi unveiled six renovations in Mehrauli’s Archaeological Park, with one of the monuments being the restoration of the 13th-century tomb of Balban… Read More
InvITs (Infrastructure Investment Trust)
2023-11-06 10:27
Context: According to Sebi data, Rs 18,658 crore was collected through these emerging investment vehicles in the April-September period of 2023-24. This comprises Rs 12,753 crore through Inv… Read More
2023-11-06 08:57
Context: Over a dozen Opposition leaders and journalists in India received email alerts from Apple informing them that their devices may be targeted by “state-sponsored attackers&rdquo&hell…Read More
2023-11-04 05:49
Context: Supreme Court while underlining the importance of the roster has said that Judges have to follow discipline and ought not to take up any case unless it is specifically assigned by t… Read More

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