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Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, The Union Health Ministry launched the new National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM), where 384 drugs have been included in this list with addition of 34 drugs, while 26 from the previous list have been dropped.As per the World Health Organisation (WHO), Essential Medicines are those that satisfy the priority health care needs of the population. Q. What is the National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM)?A. About:The National List of Essen... Read More...

  Sep 06, 2022  

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) announced that India is hosting the G-20 (Group of 20) leaders’ summit in New Delhi next year 2023.The 17th G20 Heads of State and Government Summit will happen in November 2022 in Indonesia, after which India will assume the presidency of G20 from December 2022.India is assuming the Presidency of the G20 for one year. Q. What are the Key Points?A. Guest Countries:India, as G20 Pre... Read More...

  Sep 05, 2022  

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the Ministry of Finance has justified the imposition of Windfall Tax on domestic crude oil producers in July 2022, saying that it was not an ad hoc (made or done suddenly) move but was done after full consultation with the industry.Besides India, a wave of countries including the United Kingdom, Italy, and Germany have either already imposed a windfall profit tax on super normal profits of energy companies or are contemplating doing so. Q. What is a W... Read More...

  Sep 05, 2022  

Q. Why is this in News?A. Several petitions have been listed in the Supreme Court challenging the constitutional validity of the practice of polygamy and Nikah Halala allowed by Muslim Personal Law.A five-judge Constitution Bench has issued notices to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the National Commission of Women (NCW) and the National Commission of Minorities.Earlier, the SC had stated the practice of divorce in Muslims through 'Talaq-e-Hasan' is not similar to triple talaq&nbs... Read More...

  Sep 04, 2022  

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, Karnataka High Court said that Bhang is nowhere referred to as a prohibited drink or prohibited drug as per Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985.The court relied on two earlier judgments, Madhukar vs the State of Maharashtra, 2002 and Arjun Singh vs State of Haryana, 2004, where the courts had ruled that bhang is not ganja, and is therefore not covered under the NDPS Act.Earlier, Thailand has legalized cultivating and possessing Marijuana b... Read More...

  Sep 04, 2022  

Q. Why is this in News?A. The Tamil Nadu Idol Wing CID has initiated steps to retrieve six Chola-era bronze idols, stolen from the Nareeswara Sivan temple, Tamil Nadu back in the 1960s, and currently kept at various museums in the United States.The idols were successfully traced to the US recently with the help of the images available with the Indo-French Institute, Pondicherry, which had documented nine bronze sculptures in 1956. Of them, seven were stolen five decades ago.The institute had provided images of antique Panchaloha idols of Tripuranthakam, Thirupurasundari, Nataraja, Dakshin... Read More...

  Sep 03, 2022  

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, to speed up the country’s fight against tuberculosis (TB) and achieve the target set by the Prime Minister of eliminating the disease by 2025, President launched the Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyan.Q. What is Tuberculosis?A. About: Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis.It commonly affects the lungs, but can also affect other parts of the body.It is a treatable and curable disea... Read More...

  Sep 03, 2022  

Main Examination Pattern Instructions Answer 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. India is an “indestructible union of destructible states”. In this context, explain the Parliament's power to reorganise the states under Article 3 of the Constitution of India.  Q2. What are the constitutional provisions available... Read More...

  Sep 17, 2022   General Category

Q. Why is this in News?A. Right to Information (RTI) responses received by the Internet Freedom Foundation, a New-Delhi based digital rights organisation, reveals that the Delhi Police treats matches of above 80% similarity generated by its facial recognition technology (FRT) system as positive results.Q. What did the 2022 RTI Responses by Delhi Police Reveal?A. Right to Information Responses:Facial Recognition Threshold: Read More...

  Sep 02, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, China gave nod to Pakistan's decision to scrap the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority amid reports of growing rift between the all-weather friends over the slow pace of the USD 60 billion project.Q. What do we know about the CPEC Authority?A. About:The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority was established through an ordinance in 2019.It was aimed at accelerating the pace of CP... Read More...

  Sep 02, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, Officials issued the second warning with the flood level crossing 50 feet in Godavari River at Bhadrachalam, Telangana, and the flow in the river crossing the 13-lakh cusecs mark. Read More...

  Sep 01, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A Recently, the government has prepared the Draft Indian Ports Bill, 2022.The draft Indian Ports Bill,2022 seeks to repeal and replace the existing Indian Ports Act 1908, which is more than 110 years old, becoming imperative that the Act is revamped to reflect the present-day frameworks.Q. What does the Bill Propose?A. It seeks to amend the laws relating to ports, for the prevention and containment of pollution at ports, to ensure complianc... Read More...

  Sep 01, 2022   Current Affairs

Main Examination Pattern Instructions Answer 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. What are the main causes of the downfall of the Mughal empire in India. Discuss. Q2. Discuss about the mansabdari system of Akbar? Q3. Discuss the administration system in Delhi sultanate.  Read More...

  Sep 01, 2022  

Main Examination PatternInstructionsAnswer any FIVE of the following questions. Test duration is 60 Minutes.Answers to questions 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. Discuss the effects of using 'monetization of fiscal deficit' as a policy on the economy of a country.Q2. Balance of payment crisis results from multiple factors. Enlist these factors and explain the ways ... Read More...

  Sep 01, 2022   General Category

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. Despite the gap of thousands of years the present Indian culture finds similarities in the past Vedic culture. Examine with respect to society and culture of Ved... Read More...

  Sep 01, 2022   General Category

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, US State Department released a Joint Statement of the 2022 Supply Chain Ministerial Forum, focusing on the global challenge which includes - the COVID-19 pandemic, wars and conflicts and climate change.Q. What do we need to know about the Forum?A. About:On July 2022, United States hosted the Supply Chain Ministerial Forum to advance work to reduce and end near-term supply chain disruptions and collaborate to build supply chain resiliency to avoid future di... Read More...

  Aug 31, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A Recently, a report has stated that Rhino poaching rates in Africa declined to 2.3% in 2021 from 3.9% in 2018.At least 2,707 rhinos were poached in Africa between 2018 and 2021, including critically endangered black rhino and near threatened white rhino.Q. What do we need to know about the Report?A. About:The report was compiled by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Species Survival Commis... Read More...

  Aug 31, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the Ministry of Defense has handed over several new defence systems, including the F-INSAS, the Nipun mines, the Landing Craft Assault (LCA), to the Indian Army as a part of Army’s Modernization Plans.Q. What is the F-INSAS system?A. About:F-INSAS stands for Future Infantry Soldier as a System.It is a programme for infantry modernisation, which is aimed at increasing the operational capability of the soldier. Read More...

  Aug 30, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A Recently UDAN (UdeDeshkaAamNagrik), a Regional Connectivity Scheme of the Ministry of Civil Aviation has completed 5 years of success since the launch of its first flight by the Prime Minister on 27th April 2017.Q. What do we need to know about the UDAN Scheme?A. About:Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik (UDAN) was launched as a Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) under the Ministry of Civil Aviation Read More...

  Aug 30, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. Data compiled by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) shows that 28% of participants in extramural Research & Development projects in 2018-19 were women, up from 13% in 2000-01 due to various initiatives taken by successive governments.The ministry aims to raise women’s participation in S&T to 30% by 2030.The recent appointment of Dr N Kalaiselvi as the first woman director general of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) underlined a significan... Read More...

  Aug 29, 2022   Current Affairs