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Q. Why is this in News?A.Recently, a report titled ''The Annual Review of State Laws, 2021'' was released by PRS Legislative Research.As per the report, Kerala got first place in 2021, with its House sitting for 61 days, the highest for any State.Kerala had also promulgated 144 ordinances, the highest in the country last year. Q. What are the Highlights of the Report?A.Sittings:States such as Manipur, Odisha, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh have laid down a min... Read More...

  Aug 08, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. The Directorate of Enforcement (ED) has registered 14,143 cases under FEMA and PMLA between 2019-20 and 2021-22 as compared to 4,913 cases in 2014-15 to 2016-17.Year 2021-22 saw the highest number of money laundering and foreign exchange violation cases. Q. What is Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999?A. The legal framework for the administration of foreign exchange transactions Read More...

  Aug 07, 2022   Current Affairs

  Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, a study conducted by Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) under National Mission on Himalayan Studieshighlighted relation between habitat uses by Snow Leopard, Siberian ibex and blue sheep.It aimed at examining how the predator used habitat in presence or absence of its prey species and vice-versa. Q. What is National Mission on Himalayan Studies?A.It's a Central Sector Grant-in-aid Scheme, Read More...

  Aug 07, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, a highly sensitive experiment named LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) has been used to detect dark matter in the universe in the U.S.Earlier, while investigating how the shape of dark matter affects the motion of stars in the centre of some galaxies (stellar bars), scientists have found that out-of-plane bending can be explained through dark matter halos in barred galaxies.Q. What is Dark Matter?A.Dark matter is made up of particles that do not have a charge.So, these particles are “dark”, namely be... Read More...

  Aug 06, 2022   Geography

Q. Why is this in News?A. A recent study by a team of scientists at Goa-based National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR)has brought new insights into the critical processes involved in the movement of the earth’s tectonic plates.Q. What is NCPOR?A.NCPOR was established as an autonomous Research and Development Institution of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (formerly Department of Ocean Development) on the 25th May 1998.It is designated as the nodal or... Read More...

  Aug 06, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the World Bank has released 'The Global Findex Report 2021'.The Global Findex surveys over 125,000 adults in 123 economies during Covid-19 to better understand how people use formal and informal financial services and digital payment.Q. What are the Findings?A.Account Ownership:The account ownership worldwide increased by 50 % to reach 76 % of the global adult population.Recent growth in account ownership ha... Read More...

  Aug 05, 2022   Economy

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the state of Punjab was unable to achieve its target in the water-saving method (direct-seeded rice).Q. What is Direct Seeded Rice (DSR)?A.Direct Seeded Rice(DSR), also known as the 'broadcasting seed technique,' is a water-saving method of sowing paddy.In this method, seeds are directly drilled into the fields. In contrast to the traditional water-intensive method of transplanting rice seedlings from a nursery to waterlogged fields, this method sav... Read More...

  Aug 05, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in news?A. India and UK, jointly announced a declaration on “one sun, one world, one grid” — or OSOWOG at the Conference of Parties (COP26), held in Glasgow, UK.Q. What do we know about OSOWOG?A.About:GGI-OSOWOG was conceived in 2018 to develop global interconnected solar energy systems.Under the International Solar Alliance, India announced the launch of the Green Grids Initiative — One Sun, One World, One Grid (GGI-OSOWOG) Read More...

  Aug 04, 2022   International Relations

Q. Why is this in news?A. India’s eight core sectors’ output growth moderated to 12.7% in June, 2022 from 18.1% in May, 2022 with all sectors except crude oil registering an uptick in production.Q. What are Core Sectors?A.Eight Core Sectors:Coal, Crude Oil, Natural Gas, Refinery Products, Fertiliser, Steel, Cement, ElectricityAbout:These comprise 40.27% of the weight of items included in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP). Read More...

  Aug 04, 2022   Economy

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, University of Houston (US) scientists developed an electrolyte that contributes significantly to making sodium ion batteries more commercially viable.Sodium-based battery technology might soon be a viable alternative to lithium-based ones.Q. What are the Key highlights of the Study?A.The study concluded that with the help of the novel electrolyte, ambient temperature solid-state sodium-sulfur battery technology can be employed for grid-level energy storage systems.The novel structural and compositional des... Read More...

  Aug 03, 2022   Science and Technology

Q. Why is this in News?A. Only four Female Great Indian Bustards (GIB) are left in Gujarat.According to a 2018 count, India has fewer than 150 GIBs, of which 122 are in Rajasthan.Q. What is the Great Indian Bustard?A.About:It is the State bird of Rajasthan and is considered India’s most critically endangered bird.It is considered the flagship grassland species, representing the health of the grassland ecology.Its population is conf... Read More...

  Aug 03, 2022   Bio-diversity, Environment

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 to cr... Read More...

  Aug 02, 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.St... Read More...

  Aug 02, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, during question hour in Lok Sabha, the Ministry of Home Affairs provided data related to left extremism in India.Q. What are the Key Data Facts?A.The incidents of Naxal violence in the country have dropped by 77 % between 2009 and 2021, and deaths of security force personnel due to Maoist violence have more than doubled in Chhattisgarh in the past three years.Similarly, the resultant deaths (civilians + security forces) have reduced by 85 % from an all-time hig... Read More...

  Aug 01, 2022   Economy

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) released India’s Q. What is Bioeconomy Report 2022?A. During the release, the government launched a special Biotech Ignition Grant call for North East Region (BIG-NER) and announced financial support of up to Rs 50 Lakhs each to 25 startups and entrepreneurs from North East Region to develop biotech solutions.BIRAC is a not-for-profit Section 8, Schedule B, Public Sector Enterprise, set up by Departme... Read More...

  Aug 01, 2022   Economy

Main Examination PatternInstructionsAnswer all TEN of the following questions.Time : 90 MinutesThe 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. India is an “indestructible union of destructible states”. In this context, explain the Parliament's power to reorganise the states under Article 3 ... Read More...

  Aug 04, 2022   Polity

Main Examination PatternInstructionsAnswer all TEN of the following questions.Time : 90 MinutesThe 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. In your opinion, did lateral entry into the civil services undermine its neutrality? (10 Marks, 150 words)Q2. Critically... Read More...

  Aug 03, 2022   General Category

Main Examination PatternInstructionsAnswer all TEN of the following questions. Test duration is 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).Q1. Discuss the internal structure of the Earth and comment on S and P-waves shadow zones with suitable diagrams. Q2. Discuss about the causes of earthquakes and their distribution across the world. Suggest remedial measures to mitigate the disaster risk of earthquakes.&... Read More...

  Jul 31, 2022   Geography

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the ‘Nanhi Pari’ Programme was by the Northwest Delhi district administration.What is Nanhi Pari Programme?About:'Nanhi Pari' is a scheme to provide a one-stop solution to parents, eliminating their need to visit various offices to obtain documents.Objectives:The basic aim of most of these schemes is to protect the birth of the girl child, and to facilitate a safe and secure environment and education for her.The programme ... Read More...

  Jul 31, 2022   Government Schemes

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned and denounced the comments on Prophet Muhammed made by two Indians.Ministry of External Affairs rejected the OIC comments, adding that the views expressed by the individuals did not reflect the views of the Indian government.Earlier, India has lashed out at the OIC for being "communal minded" amid the Karnataka hijab row.Q. What is the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation?A.About: Read More...

  Jul 31, 2022   International Relations