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Q Why is it in News ? A Recently, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment virtually launched the SAGE (Seniorcare Aging Growth Engine) initiative and SAGE portal for elderly persons. An amount of Rs. 100 crore has been assigned for the promotion of the silver economy.  Q What is meant by Silver Economy ? A Silver economy is the ... Read More...

  Jul 14, 2021   Indian Society & Social Justice

Today's Science and Technology Questions: 1. Challenges before India in terms of harnessing renewable energy to meet the paris accord NDC. 2. How additive manufacturing could revolutionise the way industrial goods are produced? Read More...

  Jul 13, 2021   Science and Technology

Today's Current Affairs Question:  India needs to work with Shanghai Cooperation Organisation(SCO) members for stability and development of Afghanistan. What challenges is India likely to face? Answer with an introduction to SCO. Read More...

  Jul 13, 2021   Current Affairs

  Q Why is it in News ? A A NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) funded CIBER-2 sounding rocket’s launch window will open at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, USA. The aim of CIBER-2 mission is to look for evidence of extra stars that may have been missed in stellar head counts. The ESA (European Space Agency) infrared sp... Read More...

  Jul 13, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

  Q Why is it in News ? A Recently, the Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) introduced the world's first Nano Urea Liquid for farmers across the world.   Q What is IFFCO ? A It is one of India's biggest cooperative societies which is wholly owned by Indian Cooperatives. Founded in 1967 with just 57 cooperatives, today ... Read More...

  Jul 13, 2021   General Category

  Q Why is it in News ? A Recently, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Ropar, Punjab has developed a first-of-its-kind IoT (Internet of Things) device–AmbiTag that records real-time ambient temperature during the transportation of perishable products, vaccines and even body organs and blood. The device has been developed under Technology Innovation Hub–AWaDH (Agriculture and Water Tec... Read More...

  Jul 12, 2021   General Category

Q Why is it in News ? A Recently, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), has warned people against the new Covid-19 strain ‘Delta Plus’ (DP). There is fear that this new variant may spark the third wave of Covid-19.  Q What are some key details about Delta Plus Variant ? A Delta plus (B.1.617.2.1/(AY.1) is a new variant of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus formed due to a mutation in the Delta strain of the virus (B.1.617.2 variant). It is technically the next generation of SARS-CO... Read More...

  Jul 12, 2021   Science and Technology

Q Why is it in News ? A The Union Cabinet has approved the long-pending Deep Ocean Mission since 2018. Q What is Deep Ocean Mission ? A Deep Ocean Mission (DOM) Nodal Agency: Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) The mission proposes to explore the deep ocean similar to the space exploration started by ISRO. Underwater robotics and ‘manned’ submersibles are key components of the Mission which w... Read More...

  Jul 11, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

Q Why is it in News ? A The Ministry of Home Affairs has operationalised the national Helpline 155260 and Reporting Platform for preventing financial loss due to cyber fraud. The helpline was soft-launched on 1st April. The National Helpline and Reporting Platform provides a mechanism for persons cheated in cyber frauds to report such cases to prevent loss of their hard earned money. Also, a National Cyber Security Strategy 2020 is being form... Read More...

  Jul 11, 2021   Security and Disaster Management

Q. What is  the news? A. An experimental monoclonal antibody cocktail, REGEN-COV2, has been found to be a life-saving treatment for some of the most severely affected Covid-19 patients, results of a clinical trial in the UK have shown.  However, Such therapies are expensive because they are difficult to make and take a lot of time.  Q. What are Monoclonal antibodies?  A. They are artificially created antibodies that aim to aid the body’s natural immune system.  They target a specific antigen &... Read More...

  Jul 10, 2021   Science and Technology

Q. What is the news? A. India recently abstained from voting on the United Nations General Assembly‘s (UNGA’s) resolution for an arms embargo against Myanmar.  119 countries voted ‘yes’, Belarus voted ‘no’ and 36 countries abstained, including Myanmar’s neighbors China and India, along with Russia.  Q. What might be the reasons behind India’s move? A. India said its views were not r... Read More...

  Jul 10, 2021   International Relations

  Q. What is  the news? A. India’s position has remained unchanged at 43 for the third year in a row in the World Competitiveness Ranking by Switzerland-based Institute for Management Development (IMD). Q. What is World Competitiveness Ranking? A. The IMD World Competitiveness Ranking ranks 64 economies and assesses the extent to which a country promotes the prosperity of its people by measuring economic well-being through hard data and survey responses from executives.... Read More...

  Jul 09, 2021   General Category

Q. What is the news? A. The Minister of State (IC) for Culture and Tourism has organized to observe the Flag Satyagraha in Jabalpur to commemorate the Jhanda Satyagraha of the year 1923. Q. What was Flag Satyagraha? A. Flag satyagrahas were one of the most common acts of defiance during the nationalist rebellions led by Gandhi and the Indian National Congress throughout the struggle. It is a campaign of peaceful civil disobedience during t... Read More...

  Jul 09, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

    Q. What is the news? A. June 21 marks summer solstice that happened  around 9:02 am on Monday (Indian Standard Time). Q. What is Summer Solstice? A. Solstice means “sun stands still” in Latin. The longest day of 2021 for those living north of the Equator is June 21. This day is characterized by a greater amount of energy received... Read More...

  Jul 08, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

Q. What is the news? A. The Union Environment Ministry has released the latest version of “Desertification and Land Degradation Atlas of India. Q. What is Desertification and Land Degradation Atlas? A. It has been published by Space Application Centre, ISRO, Ahmedabad. The Atlas provides a state-wise area of degraded lands for the time frame 2018-19. It also provides the change analysis for the duration of 15 years, from 2003-05 ... Read More...

  Jul 08, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

     Q Why is it in News ? A Recently, European Space Agency (ESA) has announced a new mission- EnVision mission to Venus.  Q What is Envision Mission ? A It is an European Space Agency (ESA) led mission with contributions from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). It is likely to be ... Read More...

  Jul 07, 2021   Science and Technology

Q Why is it in News ? A. Recently, the Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region has asked for suggestions for the Devika River project in Udhampur, J&K.   Q What is Devika Project ? A Under the project, bathing “ghats” (places) on the banks of the Devika River will be developed, encroachments will be removed, natural water bodies will be restored and catchment areas will be developed&n... Read More...

  Jul 07, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

Today's Science & Technology Question:  Vaccine hesitancy is one major challenge today India is facing. How would you design a communication message to address this issue. Read More...

  Jul 10, 2021   Science and Technology

Today's Science & Technology Question:  How nanotech can help solve some environmental pollution? Read More...

  Jul 09, 2021   Science and Technology

Today's Current Affairs Question: ‘The recent changes in the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund will make Indian agriculture vibrant.’Elaborate on the statement with an introduction on AIF. Read More...

  Jul 10, 2021   Current Affairs