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International Trade Using Vostro Accounts
2024-02-26 10:25
Context: Russia has managed to use up most of its rupee balance (more than $8 billion) that had piled up in special vostro accounts of Indian banks. What are Vostro Accounts? Vostro ac… Read More
Traditional Paddy Of Tamil Nadu
2024-02-26 09:40
Context: Traditional paddy to be cultivated on 10k acres in Tamil Nadu.  Traditional Paddy Aruvadham Kuruvai: –This rice is believed to increase bone strength and prevent bo… Read More
Kala Azar
2024-02-26 07:57
Context: In a significant step forward towards eliminating Kala Azar, India has achieved the target of reporting less than one case per 10,000 population across all blocks in 2023. (633 bloc… Read More
Guinea Worm Disease
2024-02-26 07:08
Context: The world is on the brink of eradicating Guinea worm disease. There were more than 3.5 million cases of this disease in the 1980s, but according to the World Health Organization&rsq&hell…Read More
Russia Captures AVDIIVKA
2024-02-24 11:00
Context: Russia has registered a big victory, capturing the town of Avdiivka. AVDIIVKA It is a city in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine.  The city is located in the centre of the oblast… Read More
2024-02-24 10:51
Context: The Indian government has approved the retail price of potassium derived from molasses (PDM) at ₹4,263 per tonne or ₹213.5 per 50 kg bag.   Potassium Derive… Read More
2024-02-23 10:10
Context: The group was skiing in the higher reaches known as Army Ridge in the tourist town in Baramulla; one injured skier hospitalized; the avalanche was triggered by heavy snowfall in the… Read More
RBI Report On Panchayat Finances
2024-02-23 09:02
Context: Recently, RBI released a report titled ‘Finances of Panchayati Raj Institutions’ which is based on the data of 2.58 lakh Panchayats for the years 2020-21 to 2022-23, cov… Read More
Kiru Hydel Project
2024-02-23 07:53
Context – The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducted raids at 30 locations on Thursday (February 22) at three places linked to former Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Mali… Read More
Low Incomes Of Farmers In India
2024-02-23 07:46
Context: National Sample Survey Office’s (NSSO) ‘Situation Assessment of Agricultural Households and Land and Livestock Holding, 2019’ survey, which was released in 2021 ha… Read More
Human Rating Of ISRO’s Cryogenic Engine
2024-02-22 13:30
Context: In a major milestone for India’s space sector, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has accomplished the human rating of its cryogenic engine (CE-20), which powers the cr… Read More
Astronomers Find Small Hot Helium Stars
2024-02-22 13:17
Context: Astronomers have finally found a unique class of stars (Helium stars) they had been looking for, for a decade. How do stars sustain?  Stars are giant balls of hot gas &nd&hell…Read More
Chhau Dance
2024-02-21 08:30
Context: Tarapada Rajak and team performed Purulia Chhau at an event in Kolkata.  About Chhau dance form:  Introduction:  It is a semi-classical Indian dance form… Read More
Bubonic Plague
2024-02-21 08:14
Context: The health officials in Oregon, US confirmed the first case of bubonic plague in the state since 2005. About Bubonic Plague Plague is an infectious disease c… Read More
Sustainable Carbon Nanotube
2024-02-21 06:57
Context: A novel method for synthesizing carbon nanotubes directly on glass substrates at 750oC has been developed by the researchers at the Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Techno… Read More
Contributions Of Satyendra Nath Bose
2024-02-20 10:59
Satyendra Nath Bose:  Satyendra Nath Bose (1894-1974) was an Indian physicist who made significant contributions to the field of theoretical physics, particularly in the area of quan… Read More
Lakshadweep’s Potential
2024-02-20 06:21
Context: Old Mangalore Port aims to become the gateway for Lakshadweep’s logistical and tourism needs. Lakshadweep It is India’s smallest Union Territory, is an archipelago… Read More
A Global Body For Indian Cows
2024-02-19 08:14
Context: A global body — International Federation of Zebu Cattle in India (IFZCI) — has been formed by Gurugram-based Gir Amritphal firm, which sells A2 (desi cow) milk, in partn… Read More
‘Bharat’ Rice
2024-02-19 08:06
Context: Centre launches sale of ‘Bharat’ Rice at an MRP of Rs. 29/kg in 5Kg and 10Kg packs. What is Bharat Rice  It is the retail sale of Food corporation of India&rs&hell…Read More
2024-02-19 06:58
Context: Recently, Kosovo secured visa-free access to the Schengen zone in Europe, world’s largest zone of free movement, becoming the last western Balkan non-European Union nation to… Read More
2024-02-17 12:50
Context: Violence broke out in the Haldwani district of Uttarakhand following a demolition drive carried out by the administration at the location of a mosque and madrasa, purportedly on Naz… Read More
2024-02-17 05:43
Context: During farmers protest, farmers were seen applying a thick layer of toothpaste while others took to a mix of Multani mitti (mud pack) and water to ease the burning sensation caused… Read More
Fatehpur Sikri
2024-02-17 05:21
Context: Fatehpur Sikri, a city built in 1569 AD has been made nearly 95% wheelchair accessible.  About Fatehpur Sikri (Agra, Uttar Pradesh):  Introduction: Between 157… Read More
Social Issues And Social Welfare
2024-02-16 10:48
Context: Swachh Bharat Mission – Gramin was launched by the Department of Drinking Water & Sanitation under the Union Ministry of Jal Shakti to promote sanitation and waste managem… Read More
2024-02-15 11:51
Context: Union Agriculture Minister has launched Sarathi portal to help farmers in availing insurance benefits in collaboration with UNDP India. About  Sandbox for Agriculture, Rural… Read More
2024-02-15 11:32
Context: The Reserve Bank of India has imposed restrictions on Paytm Payments Bank and barred the entity from offering incremental banking services effective March 2024 Why were Restricti… Read More
Community Radio Stations
2024-02-15 04:49
Context: Minister of Information and Broadcasting released the revised policy on guidelines for setting up Community Radio Stations (CRS), during the Regional Community Radio Sammelan (South… Read More
Human-Wildlife Conflict
2024-02-14 12:28
Context: Wayanad is on the boil after a radio-collared wild elephant chased a 47-year-old man and trampled him to death, inside a gated property in a residential area. Locals allege inaction… Read More
Europe Free Trade Association (EFTA)
2024-02-14 08:19
Context: In a draft of the India – EFTA free trade agreement, a clause may postpone the access to affordable generic drugs in India for six years.  About Europe Free Trade A… Read More
Foreign University Campuses In India
2024-02-13 10:29
Context: Foreign universities looking to set up campuses in India are like a “new fruit” in the market and pose no threat to top-rung B-schools in India. Regulation on sett… Read More
Tiger Conservation-India And Bangladesh
2024-02-13 09:54
Context: A cross-border initiative, focused on harmonious coexistence with tigers in the Sundarbans, seeks to preserve biodiversity in both India and Bangladesh. About news Integrated… Read More
Trends Of Investment In Indian Economy
2024-02-12 10:28
Context: Indian economy has seen persistent decline or stagnation in investment rates in the past decade despite the soaring of stock markets and the narrative of V shaped recovery. This art… Read More
EdCIL Vidyanjali Scholarship Programme
2024-02-12 08:30
Context: Union Minister of Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship launched the EdCIL Vidyanjali Scholarship Programme. About EdCIL Vidyanjali Scholarship Programme:… Read More
2024-02-12 08:14
Context- Two months ago, in consultation with the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), India’s Power Ministry amended the Carbon Credit Trading Scheme (CCTS). What is Carbon Credit Tr… Read More
Kyasanur Forest Disease
2024-02-09 11:01
Context: Since January 1 this year, two people have died due to Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD), a viral infection, in Karnataka. What is KFD? Kyasanur forest disease (KFD) is a tick-bor… Read More
Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles
2024-02-09 07:16
What is an Intercontinental ballistic missile? An intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is a long-range ballistic missile system primarily designed for nuclear weapons delivery. They… Read More
2024-02-09 06:15
Context: HDFC Bank has raised $750 mn through Regulation S Bonds. About Regulation S Bonds Regulation S is a regulation of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of the United St… Read More
Satellite-based Toll Collection
2024-02-08 11:20
Context: The government plans to implement satellite-based toll collection on highways before the Model Code of Conduct is enforced for the Lok Sabha elections 2024. The technology has be… Read More
Black Necked Crane
2024-02-08 06:49
Context: The Wildlife Institute of India and the Zoological Survey of India have been carrying out assessment of the black-necked cranes. About the Previous Survey As per the survey… Read More
2024-02-07 10:39
Context: The article talks about the situation in Myanmar which has been under military rule for the last three years. The country today is challenged with violent conflicts between the poli… Read More
Anusandhan Research Foundation (ANRF) Act
2024-02-07 10:38
Context: The provisions of the Anusandhan Research Foundation (ANRF) Act have been brought into force to boost Research and Innovation for growth and development of the country. About… Read More
Test Tube Rhinos – Northern White Rhino
2024-02-07 08:18
Context: Scientists announced the first-ever rhino pregnancy achieved by transferring a lab-made rhino embryo into a surrogate mother.  Background The last four northern white rhi… Read More
Boeing P-8I
2024-02-07 07:56
Context: The Biden administration is currently in discussions regarding the deal for high-altitude drones that was initially announced during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Wa… Read More
Likely Source Of Zodiacal Dust Identified
2024-02-07 06:18
Context: In a study published by the Royal Astronomical Society, points out that the likely source of the mysterious zodiacal dust has been identified, and it has martian origin. … Read More
2024-02-06 12:38
Context: Output growth of India’s eight core sectors slumped to a 14-month low in December Index Of Eight Core Industries In India there are eight core sectors comprising coal, c… Read More
2024-02-06 09:54
Context: The Law Commission of India has recommended retaining criminal defamation within the framework of criminal laws in its recently submitted report. The reasoning provided by the l… Read More
Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
2024-02-06 09:35
Context: Recently, the Ministry of Corporate Affair fixed a critical vulnerability in its online portal. As per the reports, the vulnerability exposed personal details, like Aadhaar, PAN, vo… Read More
Deep Sea Trawling: Ecological Impacts
2024-02-06 05:18
Context: There is consistent arrest and attack on Tamil Nadu and Puducherry fisherman near DELFT island in the Palk Bay Sea area despite diplomatic intervention at the highest level. Conf… Read More
Terms Related To Black Holes 
2024-02-05 09:20
Black Holes: Black holes are the regions of spacetime where gravity is so strong that nothing, including light and other electromagnetic waves, has enough energy to escape. The boundary o… Read More
2024-02-05 05:49
Context: Global thermal coal prices are likely to decline in 2024 on prospects of warm weather cutting heating needs and excess supply. Key Highlights The International Energy Agency (… Read More
Increase In Cocoa Prices
2024-02-05 03:59
Context: Prices of Cocoa reached $5,000, which is a major concern for the Chocolate makers. Increase in prices of cocoa have compounded chocolate producers’ concerns as the sugar and e… Read More
India’s Clean Energy Transition
2024-02-03 10:44
Context: India’s focus on energy security and clean energy transition in the recent budget. What is the present status of India’s energy sector? Fossil and non-fossil contr… Read More
PM Suryodaya Yojna
2024-02-02 13:30
Context – The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has announced ‘Pradhan Mantri Suryodaya Yojana’ under which 1 crore households will get rooftop solar. Also in the Interim… Read More
2024-02-02 13:21
Context: In its interim budget for FY25, the government has raised allocations for the ministry of fisheries, animal husbandry and dairying with the fisheries department receiving ₹2,5… Read More

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