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Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the National Medical Commission (NMC) issued the proposed draft regulations related to the National Exit Test (NExT).Q. What is the Objective of the Regulation?A. To provide consistency across the nation in the summative evaluation with regard to the minimum common standards of education and training for a medical graduate.The objective of the NExT is to improve the quality of healthcare in India by ensuring that all doctors h... Read More...

  Jan 28, 2023   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. As per the Minister of Road Transport and Highways the Indian road accident scenario, with 415 deaths and many injured every day, is more severe than Covid-19.Road Accidents in India: What’s the Scenario?Q. What is the Present Situation?A. Over 1.5 lakh people died from road accidents in 2021, and this has been the trend for several years.According to National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data from 2021, driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol contribut... Read More...

  Jan 28, 2023   Current Affairs

Q Why is it in News ?A India has added 521 megawatts (MW) of rooftop solar capacity in the second quarter (Q2) of the calendar year (CY) 2021, a 53% increase than earlier quarter showing good signs of popularity.Q What is Solar Rooftop?A A solar photovoltaic (PV) system mounted on a rooftop of a building is a mini-power requirement or feed into the grid.The size of the installation varies significantly depending on the availability of space, amount of electricity consumed by the property and the ability or willingness of the owner to invest the capital required. Read More...

  Jan 27, 2023   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship addressed the India Internet Governance Forum (IIGF) 2022.Theme for 2022: ‘Leveraging Techade for Empowering Bharat’.The event's goal is to discuss the roadmap to digitization and to reaffirm India's place on the global stage by emphasising its role and importance in international policy development on internet governance.Q. What is IIGF?A. It is an i... Read More...

  Jan 27, 2023   Current Affairs

Q Why is it in News ?A The religious composition of India’s population since Partition has remained largely stable according to a study published by the Pew Research Centre, a non-profit based in Washington DC.   Read More...

  Jan 26, 2023   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, India successfully carried out the night trials of the Agni-5 nuclear-capable ballistic missile.Q. What are the Features of the Missile?A. Agni-5 is an ingeniously built advanced surface-to-surface ballistic missile developed under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP).It is a fire-and-forget missile, which cannot be stopped without an interceptor missile.The missile has the capability of hitting targets beyon... Read More...

  Jan 26, 2023   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. The Assam state Cabinet recently approved the merger of four districts with their constituent districts.On 27th December, the EC announced the process of delimitation of Assembly and Parliamentary constituencies in Assam, saying it would be based on Census data from 2001. Assam currently has 14 Lok Sabha constituencies and 126 Assembly constituencies.Q. What is Delimitation?A. About:Delimitation literally means the act or process of fixing limits or boundaries of ter... Read More...

  Jan 25, 2023   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the President of India amended the regulations governing eSports and requested that the Sports Ministry and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology include "eSports in multi-sport events."The President is empowered under Article 77 (3) of the Constitution to make rules for the more convenient transaction of the business of the Government of India, and for the allocation among Ministers of the said business.According to a gazette notification, E-Sports will now be a part of the “multisports event” category in... Read More...

  Jan 25, 2023   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in news?A. Recently the Union Home minister launched ‘Prahari’ app for Border Security Force (BSF) Jawans.The Ministry also revised 13 BSF manuals to increase the understanding of the administration, training and operations of the border guarding organization.These manuals will help speed up the tasks of the BSF jawans. They will ease the work of all ranks of BSF jawans and officers.Q. What are the Key Features of the App?A. Through the ‘Prahari’ app, jawans can get personal an... Read More...

  Jan 24, 2023   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. According to figures presented in Parliament in December 2022, over the last five years, the number of registered startups in India have grown from 452 in 2016 to 84,012.Many of them are located in the cloud, which refers to the servers and data storage that are accessible through the internet, and storage companies are offering a variety of incentives to lure and retain them.Q. What is the Role of AWS Cloud Services in India's Start-up Boom?A. About:AWS, or Amazo... Read More...

  Jan 24, 2023   Current Affairs

Q What is Helina?A  Helina has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad under the Missiles and Strategic Systems (MSS) cluster of the DRDO.Successful user trials of the missile have been conducted since 2018.Q What are its key Features ?A           It has a maximum range of seven kilometers and has been designed and developed for integration on the weaponized version of the ALH (Advanced Light Helicopter).The miss... Read More...

  Jan 23, 2023   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. As per the S&P Global India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), the manufacturing sector in India had its most significant production growth in 13 months in December 2022.For the October to December quarter, the PMI averaged 56.3, the highest in a year. It indicates that the manufacturing sector is performing well and may be contributing to job creation.Q. What is Purchasing Managers Index?A. It is a survey-based measure  Read More...

  Jan 23, 2023   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution issued a notification to provide free foodgrains (rice, wheat and coarse grains) to all eligible households under the National Food Security Act, 2013, for one year from January 1, 2023.The government, however, discontinued the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana.Q. What are Coarse Cereals?A. Coarse cereals are traditionally grown in resource-poor a... Read More...

  Jan 22, 2023   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) Chairperson said that the ST body’s position on the Forest (Conservation) Rules 2022 being violative of the Forest Rights Act, 2006 “will be the same” even as the Environment Ministry has dismissed these concerns.Q. What is the Issue?A. Consent Clause for Diversion of Forest Land:In September 2022, flagging concerns over the provision in the new rules that proposes to do away wi... Read More...

  Jan 22, 2023   Current Affairs

Q Why is it in News ?A The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has launched the first pilot of the retail digital rupee, also known as e₹-R, on December 1, 2022. The digital token that represents legal tender will be issued in the same denominations as paper currency and coins. The RBI’s pilot on the digital rupee will test the robustness of the new system.Q What are the details about hte first pilot project of retail digital rupee ?A Allowed banks: Initially, only four banks- State Bank of India, ICICI Bank, Yes Bank and IDFC First Bank in four cities have been allo... Read More...

  Jan 21, 2023   Current Affairs

Q What is the context  ?A The Delhi High Court recently passed an interim order to prevent the unlawful use of a megastar’s name, image and voice.Q What did the HC say?A The court, through its order, restrained persons at large from infringing the personality rights of the actor.Q Why are we discussing this?A Celebrities are protected from commercial misuse of their name and personality.However, there have been instances where the consumers are misled owing to false advertisements or endorsemen... Read More...

  Jan 21, 2023   Current Affairs

Q Why is it in News ?A The Indian Ocean Region (IOR) serves as a connecting hub for global energy and commodity trade and comprises important Sea Lanes of Communication (SLOC) and major choke points. The IOR has become central to the geostrategic aspirations of large powers with vested interests in the region. Small Island Developing States (SIDS) located in the Western Indian Ocean such as Maldives, Madagascar, Comoros, Mauritius, and Seychelles, are being dragged into the great power rivalry as a result.Q What are Small Island Developing States (SIDS) ?A Small... Read More...

  Jan 20, 2023   Current Affairs

Q What is the context  ?A The advent of 5G provides the Quad or the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue of the United States (US), Japan, Australia and India, a unique opportunity to demonstrate how democracies can engage in effective technology collaboration.Q What is the Background about The Huawei and QUAD response ?A Huawei’s connection with Chinese Communist Party: Recognising the risks that companies like Huawei, which is connected to the Chinese Communist Party, pose to telecommunications networks, each member country of the Quad has taken steps to ensure se... Read More...

  Jan 20, 2023   Current Affairs

Q Why is it in News ?A Following a report in this newspaper, the Maharashtra government has decided to limit the mandate of the recently constituted Intercaste/Interfaith Marriage-Family Coordination Committee (state level) to gathering information on interfaith marriages.Q What is the role of Intercaste/Interfaith Marriage-Family Coordination Committee ?A Work under Women and child development: The renamed Interfaith Marriage-Family Coordination Committee will be under the state Women and Child Development Ministry.Will Track frauds:&nb... Read More...

  Jan 19, 2023   Current Affairs

Q What is the context  ?A By 2047, India will complete 100 years after Independence. By that time, India strives to achieve the status of a developed economy, which means achieving a minimum per capita income equivalent to $13,000.Q What was Economic growth during the British period ?A Poor state of economy: It is not realized often that India’s economic progress in the first half of the 20th century under British rule was dismal. According to one estimate, during the five decades, India’s annual growth rate was just 0.89%. Read More...

  Jan 19, 2023   Current Affairs