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Q Why is this in News?A. On World Biofuel Day 2022, the government of India announced a 2nd generation (2G) ethanol plant to be set up at the Indian Oil Corporation’s refinery in Haryana.This ethanol plant will help reduce air pollution from the Delhi and the NCR region along with generating additional income and green fuel.Q. What is World Biofuel Day?A.About:It is celebrated every year on 10th of August. Read More...

  Aug 17, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. On Independence Day, ATAG, an indigenously developed howitzer, became part of a 21-gun salute at the Red Fort.Q. What do we Know about the ATAGS?A.About:The ATAGS is an indigenous 155 mm x 52 calibre howitzer gun.Howitzers is an umbrella term for a category of long-range artillery guns.It is developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) with its Pune-based facility Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE) ... Read More...

  Aug 16, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. A petition has been filed in the Delhi High Court to stop a person, who has been suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome since 2014, from travelling to Europe to undergo a physician-assisted euthanasia.Q. What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?A.About:It is a serious and debilitating disease that affects the nervous system, the immune system and the body’s production of energy... Read More...

  Aug 16, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in news?A. Google Street View is launched in ten cities of India under the Guidelines of the National Geospatial Policy (NGP), 2021.NGP 2021 lets Indian companies collect map data and license it to others.Q. What is Google Street View?A. About:Google Street View is an immersive 360-degree view of a location captured using special cameras mounted on vehicles or on backpacks by data collectors moving around the city streets.The images are then patched together... Read More...

  Aug 15, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in news?A. As per the recent analysis done by Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), Ground water levels in some parts of the Country are declining.The data collected by CGWB during November 2021 when compared with the decadal mean of November 2011 to Nov 2020 indicates that about 70% wells have registered rise in water level whereas, about 30% of the wells monitored have registered decline in ground water level mostly in the range of 0–2 m.Q.What is the Present Status of Groundwater Depletion in India?A. ... Read More...

  Aug 15, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India tabled a report in Parliament on whether steps taken by the Union Environment Ministry to conserve India’s coastal ecosystems have been successful.This latest report contains the observations from an audit of Conservation of Coastal Ecosystems from 2015-20.Q. Why did the CAG conduct this Audit?AThe CAG has a constitutional mandate to investigate and report on publicly funded programmes. Read More...

  Aug 14, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, Chief Justice of India said Fundamental Duties in the Constitution are not merely to serve a "pedantic or technical" purpose, but they were incorporated as the key to social transformation.Q. How were the Fundamental Duties Incorporated?A. The idea of Fundamental Duties is inspired from the Constitution of Russia (erstwhile Soviet Union).These were incorporated in Part IV-A of the Constitution by the 42nd Constitutional A... Read More...

  Aug 14, 2022   Current Affairs

Main Examination Pattern Instructions Answer all TEN of the following questions. Time : 90 Minutes Answers to questions no. 1 to 5 should be in 150 words; 10 Marks, whereas answers to Questions No. 6 to 10 should be in 250 Words; 15 Marks. Please email your answer sheet on sriramsiasteam@gmail.com. Please mention your name, batch and Test Paper name in Subject line. Q1. Desertification has been described as one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time and... Read More...

  Aug 19, 2022   General Category

Main Examination Pattern Instructions Answer all TEN of the following questions. Time : 90 Minutes The number of marks carried by each question and world limits are indicated at the end of the question. Please email your answer sheet on sriramsiasteam@gmail.com. Please mention your name, batch and Test Paper name in Subject line. Q1. Stating the significance of space tourism, enlist the challenges associated with it.  Q2. Discuss how t... Read More...

  Aug 17, 2022  

Q. Why is this in news?A.The government is planning a new car assessment programme (NCAP) in India, to be called the Bharat NCAP or BNCAP. Q. What is Bharat NCAP?A.Bharat NCAP is a new car safety assessment programme which proposes a mechanism of awarding ‘Star Ratings’ to automobiles based upon their performance in crash tests.BNCAP standard is aligned with global benchmarks and it is beyond minimum regulatory requirements.The proposed Bharat NCAP assessment will allocate Star Ratings from 1 to 5 stars.The testing of vehicles for this prog... Read More...

  Aug 13, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in news?A. The issue of holding simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections had been referred to the Law Commission for a practicable road map and a framework can be worked out, the Union Law Minister informed the Lok Sabha. Q. What are simultaneous polls?A.Currently, elections to the state assemblies and the Lok Sabha are held separately — that is whenever the incumbent government’s five-year term ends or whenever it is dissolved due to various reasons.This applies to both the state legislatures and the Lok Sabha. The terms of Legislat... Read More...

  Aug 13, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. The results of the 3rd edition of Ranking of States on Support to Startup Ecosystems were released by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.Earlier, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry released a Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) Ranking, which is based on Business Reforms Action Plan (BRAP) report 2020. Q. What is States’ Startup Ranking?A. About:The Start-up India initiative of the Governme... Read More...

  Aug 12, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the Railway Protection Force recovered narcotics products valued over Rs. 7.40 Crore under Operation NARCOS. Q. What are the Key Highlights related to Operation NARCOS?A. In order to bring attention to the menace of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, a month-long pan India drive against smuggling of narcotics through rail was launched under code nameOperation “NA... Read More...

  Aug 12, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in news ?A.More than a year since the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry circulated the Model Tenancy Act (MTA), only four States had revised their tenancy laws to be in line with the MTA. Q. What is the Model Tenancy Act?A.MTA is aimed at opening up of the vacant housing stock for rental housing purposes and helping bridge the trust deficit that exists between tenants and landlords by clearly delineating their obligations.The housing and urban affairs ministry had floated the draft model tenancy law in July 2019.  Read More...

  Aug 11, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in news ?A.India has achieved replacement level fertility, with 31 States and UTs reaching a Total Fertility Rate (an average number of children per woman) of 2.1 or less, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare has informed Parliament. Q. What is Replacement Level Fertility?\A. Replacement level fertility is the level of fertility at which a population exactly replaces itself from one generation to the next.In simpler terms, it denotes the fertility number required to maintain the same population number of a country over a give... Read More...

  Aug 11, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in news ?A .World is celebrating yet another World Tiger Day July 29, 2022.The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recently confirmed that the tiger has gone extinct in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. Q. What about Tigers in India?A. India is home to a third of the global tiger population and the country’s success in saving the big cat is crucial to global efforts to protect their numbers.India was the first country in the world to champion the cause of conservation of the tiger and its natural habitats.The... Read More...

  Aug 10, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in news ?A. The Indian rupee has been in free fall. Some commentators have pointed out that it has fallen less against the US dollar than a lot of other currencies. Q. What is the Significance of foreign exchange reserves?A. Decline by 10 per cent: A large part of the current relative strength of the rupee vis-à-vis other currencies is due to the sale of dollars by the RBI — it has lost more than 10 per cent of its foreign reserves in the space of about nine months. Read More...

  Aug 10, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) has reignited the Large Hadron Collider for the third time in July2022 — 10 years after it enabled scientists to find the ‘God particle’ or Higgs Boson. Q. What Do We Need to Know About LHC?A. About:The Large Hadron Collider is a giant, complex machine built to study particles that are the smallest known building blocks of all things.In its operational state, it fires two beams of protons almost... Read More...

  Aug 09, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the Union Cabinet gave the 13th extension to the Justice Rohini Commission, to examine sub-categorisation of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and submit its report by 31st January 2023.The initial deadline to submit the commission’s report was 12 weeks — by 2nd January, 2018. Q. What are the Key Highlights?A.Commission:The commission was set up on 2nd October, 2017 under Article 340 of the Constitution. Read More...

  Aug 09, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, Ukrainian mathematician Maryna Viazovska along with other three mathematicians received the prestigious Fields Medals.Fields medal is often described as the Nobel Prize in mathematics. Q. What are the Key Highlights about Field Medal?A.About:The Fields Medal is awarded every four years to one or more mathematicians under the age of 40.Fields Medal is awarded at the International Congress of the In... Read More...

  Aug 08, 2022   Current Affairs