BEWARE OF FAKE INSTITUTES WITH SIMILAR NAMES. blank    blank

ARTICLES

ARTICLES

ARTICLES

Q Why is it in News ?A Every election season, we find television channels flooded with opinion polls and subsequently exit polls after the casting of votes.Q What are Opinion Polls?A Opinion polls are similar to surveys or an inquiry designed to gauge public opinion about a specific issue or a series of issues in a scientific and unbiased manner.This term has got wide recognition for assessing outcomes of elections in India.In most democracies, opinion and exit polls are common during elections.In India, the ECI allows the dissemination of the exit poll resu... Read More...

  Mar 21, 2022   Polity

Q What is the context  ?A Finance Minister in her Budget 2022 announced a 30 per cent tax on income from virtual digital assets (particularly aiming at Cryptocurrencies).Q What are Virtual Digital Assets?A To define the term “virtual digital asset”, a new clause (47A) is proposed to be inserted into section 2 of the Act.A virtual digital asset is proposed to mean any information or code or number or token (not being Indian currency or any foreign currency):Generated through cryptographic means or otherwiseProviding a digital representation ... Read More...

  Mar 21, 2022   Economy

Q Why is it in News ?A Spacex’s newest fleet of satellites is tumbling out of orbit after being struck by a solar storm.Q What is Solar Storm ?A A solar storm or a Coronal Mass Ejection as astronomers call it is an ejection of highly magnetized particles from the sun.These particles can travel several million km per hour and can take about 13 hours to five days to reach Earth.Earth’s atmosphere protects us, humans, from these particles.But the particles can interact with our Earth’s magnetic field, induce strong electric currents on the surface and aff... Read More...

  Mar 20, 2022   Bio-diversity, Environment

Q What is the context  ?A The Union Finance Minister has announced the launch of the Digital Rupee — a central bank digital currency (CBDC) — 2022-23 onwards.Q Who will launch the central bank digital currency (CBDC)?A The Reserve Bank of India will launch the CBDC in the upcoming financial year.This follows the government’s plans to launch the CBDC that will be backed by blockchain technology.Q What is a CBDC?A CBDC is a legal tender issued by a central bank in a digital form.It is sim... Read More...

  Mar 20, 2022   Economy

Q Why is it in News ?A The Supreme Court has decided to examine a habeas corpus plea made by the children of a Pakistan national who they believe has been unlawfully detained for seven years.Q What is Habeas Corpus?A Habeas corpus is a recourse in law through which a person can report an unlawful detention or imprisonment to a court.He/she can request that the court order the custodian of the person, usually a prison official, to bring the prisoner to court, to determine whether the detention is lawful.In India the power to issue a writ of habeas corpus is vested onl... Read More...

  Mar 19, 2022   Polity

Q What is the context  ?A Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) has carried out coastal vulnerability assessment for entire Indian coast at states level.Q What is Coastal Vulnerability Index (CVI) ?A Under the CVI, INCOIS has brought out an Atlas comprising 156 maps on 1:1,00,000 scales to prepare a CVI.These maps determine the coastal risks due to future sea-level rise based on the physical and geological parameters for the Indian coast.The CVI uses the relative risk that physical changes will occur as sea-level rises are quantified bas... Read More...

  Mar 19, 2022   Bio-diversity, Environment

Today's Current Affairs Question:Analyse the Constitutional aspects of the Karnataka High Court verdict on Hijab. Read More...

  Mar 16, 2022   Current Affairs

Q Why is it in News ?A Recently, the Philippines signed a $374.96 million deal with BrahMos Aerospace Pvt. Ltd. for the supply of shore-based anti-ship variant of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile.The Philippines contract includes delivery of three BrahMos missile batteries, training for operators and maintainers as well as the necessary Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) package.The coastal defence regiment of the Philippine Marines, which is under the Navy, will be the primary employer of the missile system.Q What makes the deal special?A T... Read More...

  Mar 18, 2022   Science and Technology

Q What is the context  ?A A Pune-based bio-pharma company is currently is likely to develop India’s first mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.Q What is Ribo Nucleic Acid (RNA) ?A RNA is an important biological macromolecule that is present in all biological cells.It is principally involved in the synthesis of proteins, carrying the messenger instructions from DNA, which itself contains the genetic instructions required for the development and maintenance of life.In some viruses, RNA, rather than DNA, carries genetic information.The type of RNA dictates the function... Read More...

  Mar 18, 2022   Science and Technology

Q Why is it in News ?A An MP from Telangana submitted a Privilege Motion against PM regarding his remarks over the bifurcation of the erstwhile state of Andhra Pradesh.Q What is Parliamentary Privilege?A Parliamentary privilege refers to the right and immunity enjoyed by legislatures.The legislators are granted protection against civil or criminal liability for actions done or statements made in the course of their legislative duties.They are granted so that the MPs/MLAs can effectively discharge their functions.The powers, privileges, an... Read More...

  Mar 17, 2022   Polity

Q What is the context  ?A The Supreme Court Collegium headed by Chief Justice N.V. Ramana has recommended to the Centre the names of six judicial officers for appointment as judges of the Delhi High Court.Q What is Collegium System?A The Collegium of judges is the Indian Supreme Court’s invention.It does not figure in the Constitution, which says judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts are appointed by the President and speaks of a process of consultation.In effect, it is a system under which judges are appointed by an institution comprising judges. Read More...

  Mar 17, 2022   Polity

Q Why is it in News ?A Recently, the Ministry of Power has notified Green Hydrogen/Green Ammonia Policy for production of Green Hydrogen or Green Ammonia using renewable sources of energy.National Hydrogen Mission launched in 2021 aims to aid the government in meeting its climate targets and making India a green hydrogen hub.Q What are the Provisions of the Green Hydrogen/Green Ammonia Policy?AUnder the policy, the government is offering to set up manufacturing zones for production, connectivity to the ISTS (Inter-State Transmission System)&n... Read More...

  Mar 16, 2022   Science and Technology

Q What is the context  ?A Recently, the World Economic Forum and the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) signed a MoU to collaborate on a jointly designed ‘Sustainable Cities India program’.The ‘Sustainable Cities India' intends to enable cities to decarbonise in a systematic and sustainable way that will reduce emissions and deliver resilient and equitable urban ecosystems.This initiative is in synergy with India’s commitment to turn net zero by 2070 as a climate mitigation response at COP26.Q What are the Key Points of ‘Sustainable Cities India Program... Read More...

  Mar 16, 2022   Economy

Q Why is it in News ?A Recently, a joint team of scientists from Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, for the first time in the country successfully demonstrated Quantum Key Distribution link between Prayagraj and Vindhyachal in Uttar Pradesh, a distance of more than 100 kilometres.With this success, the country has demonstrated indigenous technology of secure key transfer for bootstrapping military grade communication security key hierarchy.Earlie, China’s satellite Micius had sent light particles to Earth to establis... Read More...

  Mar 15, 2022   Science and Technology

Q What is the context  ?A According to a study conducted by Radboud University, most Carbon Capture and Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) technologies, which suck carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and convert it into fuel or other valuable products, might fail to help the world reach Net Zero emissions by 2050.The study noted that a majority of these systems are energy intensive and the resultant product can also release CO2 into the atmosphere.‘Net zero emissions’ refers to achieving an overall balance between greenhouse gas emissions produced and greenhouse gas emissions ta... Read More...

  Mar 15, 2022   Science and Technology

Q Why is it in News ?A Recently, the Union Cabinet set in motion the process to build a Secretariat that will look after the affairs of organising the G20 summit in 2023.India will steer the international body as its President from 1st December 2022 to 30th November 2023, which will lead to the G20 summit to be hosted here.The Secretariat will be functional till February 2024. It will also enable long term capacity building, including knowledge and expertise, for India’s leadership on global issues in multilateral fora.Indonesia assumed the Presidency of G20 in December, 2021. Read More...

  Mar 14, 2022   Polity

Q What is the context  ?A According to a report, the sales of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) surged USD 25 billion in 2021 as the crypto asset exploded in popularity. However, some experts believe NFTs are a bubble that might pop.Q What are NFTs?A Anything that can be converted into a digital form can be an NFT.Everything from drawings, photos, videos, GIFs, music, in-game items, selfies, and even a tweet can be turned into an NFT, which can then be traded online u... Read More...

  Mar 14, 2022   Science and Technology

Q Why is it in News ?A Recently, Indian Space Research Organisation's earth observation satellite EOS-04 and two small satellites (INSPIREsat-1 and INS-2TD) were successfully placed into the intended orbit by the PSLV-C52 rocket.This launch was the 54th flight of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket, and the 23rd of its most powerful XL-version that has six strap-on boosters.Q What are Earth Observation Satellites?A Earth observation satellites are the satellites equipped with remo... Read More...

  Mar 13, 2022   Science and Technology

Q What is the context  ?A Recently, the Ministry of Health virtually launched Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) 4.0.India is implementing the largest immunisation programme globally where it annually covers more than three crore pregnant women and 2.6 crore children through the Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP).Q What is Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) 4.0 ?A It will ensure that Routine Immunization (RI) services reach unvaccinated and partially vaccinated children and pregnant women.Children up to two years ... Read More...

  Mar 13, 2022   Science and Technology

Q Why is it in News ?A Recently, India and Australia have announced that they are set to conclude an Interim Trade Agreement in March 2022 and a Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) 12-18 months thereafter.The agreement will cover “most areas of interest for both countries” including goods, services, rules of origin, sanitary and phytosanitary measures and customs procedures.Earlier, India, Japan and Australia have formally launched the Supply Chain Resilience Initiative (SCRI).Q What is an Interim Trade Agreement?A ... Read More...

  Mar 12, 2022   International Relations