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Halting The Democratic Recession
2024-04-24 10:48
Context: The A Pew Research Center’s global survey has highlighted that the globally there has been a declining trend in democracy and its aspects like liberalism, freedom of speech an… Read More
Childcare Leave In India
2024-04-24 10:40
Context: In a recent judgment, the Supreme Court of India has held that participation of women in the workforce is a constitutional entitlement and denying mothers childcare leaves violates… Read More
Mullaperiyar Dam
2024-04-24 10:35
Context: The Supreme Court on Monday fixed July 10 for finalising the legal issues to be heard and decided by it in an original suit filed by Tamil Nadu against neighbouring Kerala over the… Read More
2024-04-24 10:20
What is India’s stance regarding renewable energy? India is the world’s third-largest consumer of energy.  According to the Renewables 2022 Global Status Report, India… Read More
2024-04-24 08:41
Context: Ministry of Environment has introduced certain changes in the Green Credit Programme such as removal of the earlier criteria of minimum of 1100 trees/hectare to qualify as reforeste… Read More
2024-04-24 08:33
Context: The UNCTAD report has made growth projections about India that Indian economy is projected to grow 6.5% in 2024. About UNCTAD:  The United Nations Conference on Trade and… Read More
Marine Cloud Brightening (MCB)
2024-04-24 08:18
Context: Scientists are experimenting with an idea to fight global warming — brightening up marine clouds by aerosol sprays so that they reflect more sunlight back into the atmosphere… Read More
Benefits Of Ashwagandha
2024-04-24 07:25
Context: In the recent years, Ashwagandha has become a subject of intense scientific discussions throughout the world and dozens of scientific papers have been published on its properties in… Read More
Raja Punja Bhil
2024-04-23 11:01
Context: In the tribal regions of Rajasthan, tribal parties such as Bharat Adivasi Party, are aiming to frame a broader ideology to create awakening among the tribes. Signboards with drawing… Read More
Household Savings And Its Impact
2024-04-23 10:54
Context:  The recent Household consumption expenditure survey has highlighted an alarming scenario for the Indian economy in terms of declining savings and investment in the economy… Read More
Kashan Style Carpet Of Kashmir
2024-04-23 10:47
Context: Kashan style is a historic design from the Iranian city of Kashan, employed in carpet making in Kashmir. Kashmir is among the leading carpet-producing States in India and over one l… Read More
Fourth Global Mass Coral Bleaching
2024-04-23 09:15
Context: The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) declared the onset of the fourth global mass coral bleaching event due to extraordinary ocean temperatures recently… Read More
40 Years Of Operation Meghdoot
2024-04-23 06:59
Context: April 13, 2024, marks the fortieth anniversary of Operation Meghdoot, during which the Indian Army pre-emptively occupied the Siachen Glacier on the Saltoro Ridge, overlooking the N… Read More
MRNA Vaccines
2024-04-22 04:42
Context: With COVID-19 pandemic finally waning, the mRNA vaccine developers of the world are left with unsold vaccine shots and idle manufacturing plants.   messenger RNA vaccin… Read More
WHO Defines Pathogens
2024-04-19 11:03
Context: Pathogens that transmit through the air will be described by the term ‘infectious respiratory particles’ or IRPs, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The w… Read More
2024-04-19 07:26
Context: India has been facing a problem of persistent shortage in pulses production which is about to worsen with the significant fall in output during the 2023-24 crop year. As a resul… Read More
Nagorno Karabakh
2024-04-19 07:06
Context: Russian peacekeepers have commenced their withdrawal from Nagorno-Karabakh subsequent to Azerbaijan’s recapture of the disputed territory from Armenian separatist control last… Read More
What Is Doxxing?
2024-04-18 05:45
Context: Issues of Doxxing have become common leading to violation of privacy of citizens. Doxxing and cyber crime Doxxing is the act of publicizing someone’s private personal… Read More
2024-04-17 13:13
Context: The rivalry between the Malas and Madigas, sub-castes among the Scheduled Castes (SCs) in Telangana, has come to the fore yet again after political parties announced candidates for… Read More
2024-04-16 05:55
Context: While transition to city life might have weakened some structures of caste oppression, they have morphed through language, state sanction and policy, and have evolved to allow caste… Read More
Tiger Triumph Joint Defence Exercise
2024-04-16 04:16
Context: India and the United States have conducted a bilateral tri-service humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) exercise on Kakinada Beach, Andhra Pradesh, as part of ‘T… Read More
What Is C-Dome Missile Defence System?
2024-04-15 10:51
Context: Israel-Palestine conflict involves Hamas, a Palestinian group that governs Gaza and is backed by Iran. Hamas has been in conflict with Israel, and the drone incident is seen as a sh… Read More
2024-04-15 10:43
Context: Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC), a Schedule ‘A’ Mini Ratna company, may be corporatized on the lines of Indian Airlines before it is divested or privatised after r… Read More
Muria Tribe
2024-04-15 10:30
Context: The Muria tribe custom mandates that a man weaves a bamboo cradle (vookada) for his newborn baby as a lifetime memory for both the father and the child. The father must go into the… Read More
Black Softshell Turtles
2024-04-15 05:06
Context: The Baneshwar Village in the Cooch Behar region of West Bengal has a Shiva Temple built during the reign of Koch Dynasty in the 17th Century. The temple pond is home to the crit… Read More
Volcanic Vortex Rings
2024-04-15 04:50
Context: Mount Etna, the largest volcano in Europe, and among the world’s most active and iconic volcanoes, has been sending up almost perfect rings of smoke into the air. The ring… Read More
Plastic Overshoot Day Report
2024-04-15 04:42
Context: The Plastic Overshoot Day report said global plastic waste generation has risen by 7.11 per cent since 2021. Key finding of the report:  The Plastic Overshoot Day repo… Read More
Remembering Ambedkar
2024-04-14 09:47
Context: The President of India led the nation in paying homage to the architect of the Indian Constitution, Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar on his 133th birth anniversary (14th April).  Dr. B… Read More
World Cybercrime Index (WCI)
2024-04-13 08:42
Context: The first edition of World Cybercrime Index has been published by researchers from University of Oxford. Overview of the World Cybercrime Index (WCI) First-ever global ranking… Read More
History Of Sulthan Bathery
2024-04-12 10:50
Context: Sulthan Bathery in Wayanad, Kerala, is home to a temple that was partly destroyed by Tipu Sultan and used as a store for arms in the 1700s. There have been political debates going o… Read More
2024-04-12 09:21
Context: India’s Dr. Gagandeep Kang received the 2024 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award for her influential research on enteric diseases in children, which has significant… Read More
2024-04-12 09:17
Context: The Adjudicating authority under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002 has passed a confirmation order for the attachment of properties and assets of National Herald newsp… Read More
2024-04-12 04:06
Context: The union cabinet approves creation of post of Director of National Institute of One Health at the level of scientist ‘H’ to spearhead National One Health Mission for in… Read More
Garudan Thookkam
2024-04-11 10:21
Context: Devotees at the Sarkara Devi Temple in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, participated in the ‘Garudan Thookkam’, which is a ritual art form.  About Garudan Thookkam:&n&hell…Read More
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
2024-04-11 10:14
Context: The U.N. nuclear watchdog’s Board of Governors will hold an emergency meeting to discuss attacks on the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant. About International Atomic Energy… Read More
2024-04-11 08:52
Context: RBI has recently introduced changes for the investment by its regulated entities in Alternate Investment Funds. About Alternate Investment Fund: Alternate Investment Funds are… Read More
Hepatitis Infection
2024-04-11 08:30
Context: According to the World Health Organisation’s 2024 Global Hepatitis Report, 254 million people were infected with Hepatitis B and 50 million with Hepatitis C in 2022. India… Read More
Botswana: The Country With Most Elephants
2024-04-11 05:35
Context: Botswana aims to transfer 20,000 elephants to Germany. Germany is one of the largest importers of elephant trophies in the world. About elephants in Botswana Botswana is ho… Read More
2024-04-11 03:13
Context: Lavender turned small farmers into big businessmen in J-K’s Doda. Lavender Cultivation The Union Ministry of Science and Technology initiated the Purple or Lavender R… Read More
2024-04-10 10:15
Context: Increasing number of states have been filing cases against the Central Government in the Supreme court under the provisions of original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court as provided… Read More
2024-04-10 07:28
Context: Recently, the British physicist Peter Higgs passed away at the age of 94. He had come up with the idea of the Higgs boson particle (also was known as the ‘God Particle’)… Read More
2024-04-10 06:06
Context: As India moves ahead with increasing shift towards renewable energy sources like solar and wind. There has been a greater focus on developing battery storage systems, which can stor… Read More
Dual Emergence (Cicadas)
2024-04-09 09:21
Context: 1 trillion cicadas from two different broods are expected to begin appearing in the Midwest and Southeast regions of the United States at the end of April. About Cicadas Mo… Read More
Total Solar Eclipse In North America
2024-04-09 06:04
Context: On April 8,2024 a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. This type of solar eclipse is a rare event for any particular spo… Read More
2024-04-08 10:48
Context: In the study of predator-prey dynamics within ecosystems, understanding the physical constraints that influence feeding behaviours is crucial. One such constraint is the gape limita… Read More
2024-04-08 10:21
Context: At the Climate and Clean Air Coalition’s (CCAC) annual Climate and Clean Air Conference launched the Clean Air Flagship Initiative to mobilise the partnership and ‘move… Read More
Rakhigarhi Findings In NCERT Books
2024-04-06 12:34
Context: Among the latest set of revisions that the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has proposed in school textbooks are additions about findings from the DNA a… Read More
Ayushman Bharat Health Accounts (ABHA)
2024-04-06 09:42
Context: Central government employees enrolled in the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) are required to link their CGHS beneficiary ID with their Ayushman Bhar… Read More
India Expands Antarctic Postal Network
2024-04-06 07:24
Context: India has inaugurated a second post office branch at the Bharati research station in Antarctica, accompanied by the introduction of a new PIN code, MH-1718.  The letters int… Read More
2024-04-06 05:18
Context: After successfully checking urea imports by increasing its domestic production, the government is now said to be mulling a similar strategy for DAP which witnessed a 6 per cent rise… Read More
Critical Minerals
2024-04-06 05:14
Context: The Mines Ministry is looking to facilitate and handhold Indian companies to acquire or secure offtake agreements for critical minerals overseas. Critical minerals include lithium… Read More
DESI Unveils New 3D Map Of Universe
2024-04-05 09:04
Context: Researchers, including a team from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai, have unveiled the most holistic “three-dimensional” map of the universe, from th… Read More
Taiwan Earthquake: Pacific Ring Of Fire
2024-04-05 05:52
Context: Nine people died, and more than 800 were injured in Taiwan (lies along the Pacific “Ring of Fire”), after the island was struck by its most significant earthquake (7.2 m… Read More
2024-04-05 04:37
Context: The US-UK agreement represents a major step towards international cooperation in ensuring the safe and responsible development of AI technologies. It highlights the shared commitmen… Read More
Kalanamak Rice
2024-04-04 11:21
Context: A Finance Ministry notification said that the export of Kala Namak rice will be permitted through 6 customs stations. About Kalanamak Rice Kala Namak rice is grown in the T… Read More
Turning The Spotlight On The Urban Poor
2024-04-04 10:50
Context: The article analyses the paradoxical increase of both unemployment and wages in urban India, revealing that despite higher incomes, the urban poor face persistent poverty and inequa… Read More
2024-04-04 07:38
Context: Ongoing drought situation in the cardamom-producing centres of Idukki poses a threat to cardamom farmers. Farmers say this is the first time in recent history that drought-like cond… Read More
2024-04-04 07:08
Context: Central Government plans to raise the area under Mustard cultivation from the current 4 lakh hectares and yield from 8 quintals per hectare to help achieve the larger objective of s… Read More
Wadge Bank
2024-04-04 05:52
Context: Indian diplomats, with previous experience in engaging with Sri Lanka, emphasized that Delhi successfully gained access to Wadge Bank and its abundant resources. India got formal so… Read More
2024-04-04 05:48
Context: Income tax department has given notice to Congress Party to pay the due tax on account of being denied the tax exemption benefits due to violation of tax exemption compliance requir… Read More
2024-04-03 12:12
Context: Recently, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has been sent to 15 days judicial custody in Delhi Excise policy case. Concept of Custody: The word ‘custody’ means apprehending so… Read More
Rock Art Sites Of The Chambal Valley:
2024-04-03 10:14
Context: The Rock art sites of the Chambal Valley have been included in the UNESCO’s Tentative list of World Heritage Sites.  About Chambal Site: (Battle scene, on a rock… Read More
2024-04-03 09:19
Context: Kallakkadal, a coastal flooding phenomenon caused by distant ocean storms, has recently affected Kerala, India. The current event, triggered by a low-pressure system from South Atla… Read More
2024-04-03 09:12
Context: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) celebrated its 90th year in Mumbai. In this context let us understand the organisational structure and functions of Reserve Bank of India. About R… Read More
Ozone On Jupiter’s Moon
2024-04-02 07:18
Context: An international team of scientists, including from India, has discovered strong evidence indicating the presence of ozone on Jupiter’s moon, Callisto. Importance of Ozone:… Read More
2024-04-01 09:53
Context: As per the latest annual report of Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), India will be the world’s largest growth market for natural gas in the next decade with China claiming… Read More
2024-04-01 09:17
Context: Matua Community, who have migrated from Bangladesh to India over the years, possess Aadhaar cards and voter identity cards and believe that the Citizenship (Amendment) Rules are nec… Read More
Remembering The Vaikom Satyagraha
2024-04-01 07:22
Context: The Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu and Kerala will inaugurate the centenary celebrations of the Vaikom Satyagraha. On March 30th, 1924, in the princely state of Travancore, a non-vio… Read More
2024-04-01 07:14
Context: Twenty years ago, on April 1, 2004, India embarked on a groundbreaking journey to combat HIV/AIDS by introducing Free Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) for people living with HIV (PLHIV)… Read More

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