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Q Why is it in News ?A  As the central government asks states to notify black fungus or mucormycosis an epidemic, an infection called white fungus or Candidiasis has also been found to affect some people.Covid-19 patients are more prone to white fungus as it affects the lungs and similar symptoms are created like that of coronavirus.Black fungus is a serious but rare fungal infection caused by a group of molds called mucormycetes, which is abundant in the environment. Read More...

  Jun 28, 2021   Health

Q Why is it  in News ?A Recently, China’s spacecraft Tianwen-1 landed on Mars carrying its first Mars rover named Zhurong.It became the third country to land on Mars after the US and Soviet Union.China's previous ‘Yinghuo-1’ Mars mission, which was supported by a Russian spacecraft, had failed after it did not leave the earth's orbit and disintegrated over the Pacific Ocean in 2012.Q What are some ke... Read More...

  Jun 27, 2021   Science and Technology

Q Why is it  in News ?A As per a latest report by the World Health Organisation (WHO), India continues to label itself as a country with no Community Transmission (CT) since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.Countries such as the United States, Brazil, United Kingdom, France have all labelled themselves as being in the ‘community transmission’ stage whereas Italy and Russia do not label themselves as being in ‘community transmission’. Read More...

  Jun 27, 2021   Health

Q Why  is it in News ? A Recently, a police officer was dismissed from the service by Mumbai Police Commissioner under Article 311(2)(b) of the Constitution without a departmental enquiry.Q What is Article 311 of the Constitution ? A Article 311 (1) says that no government employee either of an all India service or a state government shall be dismissed or removed by an auth... Read More...

  Jun 26, 2021   Polity

Q Why is it  in News ?A The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has provided an enhanced allocation of Rs. 2250 Crore for the year 2021-22 for ‘Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture’ (MIDH).Horticulture is the branch of plant agriculture dealing with garden crops, generally fruits, vegetables, and ornamental plants. M.H. Marigowda is considered the Father of Indian Horticulture.Q What are some key details about Mission for... Read More...

  Jun 26, 2021   Economy

Q Why is it in News ? A Recently, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft departed from asteroid Bennu, and started its two-year long journey back to Earth. OSIRIS-REx is NASA’s first mission to visit a near-Earth asteroid, survey its surface and collect a sample from it.Q What is OSIRIS-REx Mission ? AIt is the United States’ first asteroid sample return mission, aiming to collect a... Read More...

  Jun 25, 2021   Science and Technology

Q Why is it in News ?A A number of Covid-19 patients are developing a serious fungal infection known as Mucormycosis also called black fungus.Q What is Mucormycosis ? A It is a serious but rare fungal infection caused by a group of molds called mucormycetes, which is abundant in the environment.It mainly affects ... Read More...

  Jun 25, 2021   Science and Technology

Q Why is it in  NewsA National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) is in the process of creating a verified and accurate database of companies (Public Interest Entities) and auditors that come under the regulatory ambit of it.In this regard, the NFRA has been engaging with the Corporate Data Management (CDM) division of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) and three recognised stock exchanges in India.Q What are some key de... Read More...

  Jun 24, 2021   General Category

Q Why is it in News ?A Recently, thirteen states have started distributing foodgrains under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana (PMGKAY).The scheme has been rolled out again for two months (May and June 2021) as the country’s healthcare infrastructure has reached its capacity and several states have taken steps like complete lockdown, night curfew to contain the spread of the disease.Q What are features of  Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalya... Read More...

  Jun 24, 2021   Government Schemes

Q Why is it in News ?  According to the S&P Global Ratings, India’s sovereign rating will remain unchanged at the current level of BBB- for the next two years despite the potential adverse impact of surging pandemic on its economy.S&P is one of the largest credit rating agencies, assigning letter grades to companies and countries and the debt they issue on a scale of AAA to D, indicating their degree of investment risk.Q What is meant by Credit Rating ?  Read More...

  Jun 23, 2021   Economy

Q Why is it in News ? More than 28.68 crore loans for an amount of Rs. 14.96 lakh crore have been sanctioned by banks, NBFCs and MFIs since the launch of Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY).Q What is Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY)  and What are its funding provisions ?  It was launched by the government in 2015 for providing loans up to Rs. 10 lakh to the non-corporate, non-farm small/micro-enterprises.Funding Provision:MUDRA, which stands for Micro Units Development & Refinance Agency Ltd.... Read More...

  Jun 23, 2021   Government Schemes

Q. What is the news?A. A series of regulations proposed by the Lakshadweep administrator has caused widespread resentment and fear among its residents.Q. What are the new regulations?A. [1] Cow slaughter & beefAn order from the Administration seeks to ban the slaughter of cow, calf, bull, and buffalo without a certificate from a competent authority.It prohibits the sale, transport, and storage of beef and beef products. Penalties include a jail t... Read More...

  Jun 22, 2021   General Category

Q. Why is this in news? The ongoing World Health Assembly has declared January 30 as ‘World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Day’.Q. What are Neglected Tropical Diseases? NTDs are a group of infections that are most common among marginalized communities in the developing regions of Africa, Asia, and the Americas.They are caused by a variety of pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and parasitic worms.These diseases generall... Read More...

  Jun 22, 2021   Current Affairs

Q Why is it in News ?  Recently, the Ministry of Panchayati Raj has released the new framework for implementation of the SVAMITVA Scheme.SVAMITVA stands for Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas.Q What is SVAMITVA Scheme ?  It is a center sector scheme which was launched nationally on the occasion of National Panchayati Raj Day on 24th April 2021. Read More...

  Jun 21, 2021   Government Schemes

Q Why is it in  News ?  The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment has issued a notification making it mandatory for all States/UTs to grant certificate of disability through online mode only using UDID (Unique Disability ID) portal from 1 June 2021.Q What is Unique Disability Identification (UDID) Portal ? The project is being implemented with a view of creating a National Database for persons with disabilities (PwDs), and to issue a Unique Disability Identi... Read More...

  Jun 21, 2021   Indian Society & Social Justice

Today's Ecology Questions:  1. By describing what is ecological pyramid, establish that ecological pyramid of energy is the most efficient ecological pyramid. 2. What are detritus and what ecological role does a detrivore play? Read More...

  Jun 22, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

Today's Current Affairs Question: What impact is likely to be seen in the foreign policy of Iran with the election of the new President Ebrahim Raisi and with what implications for India? Read More...

  Jun 22, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Ecology Question: What do you know about the relationships among the Biotic Components of the ecosystem? Substantiate the statement, " Coexistence is possible due to inter specific relationships" Read More...

  Jun 21, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

Today's Current Affairs Question: In planning for economic recovery from the pandemic devastation, there is an opportunity to develop urban areas more sustainably. Comment. Read More...

  Jun 21, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Ecology Question : Discuss the role of the limiting factors in the distribution of animals and plants. By taking two abiotic factors as limiting factors describe why a natural forest is prevented from converting to a grassland. Read More...

  Jun 19, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment