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Q. Why is this in news?A. Former Twitter CEO recently announced his vision for a new decentralized web platform that is being called Web 5.0 and is being built with an aim to return “ownership of data and identity to individuals”.Q. What are the Various versions of Web?A. Web 1.0 was the first generation of the global digital communications network. It is often referred to as the “read-only” Internet made of static web-pages that only allowed for passive engagement.Web 2.0 was the “read and write... Read More...

  Jul 03, 2022   Science and Technology

Q. Why is this in news?A. The Supreme Court has crafted a victory for a disabled student by using its special powers under Article 142 to declare the successful completion of her Master of Designs course from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).Q. What is Article 142?A. Article 142 titled ‘Enforcement of decrees and orders of the Supreme Court and orders as to discovery, etc.’ has two clauses:[1] Article 142(1) The Supreme Court in the exercise of its jurisdiction may pass such decree or make such order as is necessary for doing complete justice in any... Read More...

  Jul 03, 2022   Polity

Q. Why is this in News?A. The Union Cabinet has approved a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) between India and Australia on Technical Cooperation for Australia –India water Security initiative (AIWASI).Q. What is AIWASI?A.AIWASI is a project Under South Asia Water Security Initiative (SAWASI) of Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Australia.It aims to work towards the Water Sensitive City vision which is based on holistic management of the integrated wa... Read More...

  Jul 02, 2022   International Relations

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the Centre has approved the Minimum Support Prices (MSP) for the Khari season 2022-23, stating that the rates are at least 1.5 times of the weighted average cost of production.The rates for 14 Kharif crops have been increased, the hikes ranging from 4% to 8%.Q. What is Kharif Season?A.Crops are sown from June to July and Harvesting is done in between September-October.Crops are: Rice, maize, jowar, b... Read More...

  Jul 02, 2022   Economy

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, QS World University Ranking 2023 was released.Q. What is QS World University Rankings?A.Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) a leading global career and education network for ambitious professionals looking to further their personal and professional development.QS develops and successfully implements methods of comparative data collection and analysis used to highlight institutions’ strengths.The ‘QS World University Rankings’ is an annual publication of university r... Read More...

  Jul 01, 2022   Economy

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the global Sustainable Development Report, 2022 was released.India was ranked 121 out of the 163 countries. It was ranked 117 in 2020 and 120 in 2021.Earlier, in February 2022, the Prime Minister addressed the The Energy and Resources Institute’s(TERI) World Sustainable Development Summit.Q. What is a Sustainable Development Report?A.About:It is a global assessment of countries' progress towards achieving the Sust... Read More...

  Jul 01, 2022   Economy

Q. Why is this in news?A. Group on Agricultural Exports which was set up by the Fifteenth Finance Commission has submitted its report to the Commission.Q. Why is there a focus on Agri-exports?A.India’s agricultural export has the potential to grow from USD 40 billion to USD 70 billion in a few years.The estimated investment in agricultural export could be in the tune to USD 8-10 billion across inputs, infrastructure, and processing and demand enablers.Additional exports are likely to create an estimated 7-10 million jobs.It will lead to higher farm pr... Read More...

  Jun 30, 2022   Economy

Q. Why is this in news?A. At an event to mark World Environment Day recently, PM mentioned India’s efforts to create ‘green jobs’.Q. What are ‘Green Jobs’?A.‘Green jobs’ refer to a class of jobs that directly have a positive impact on the planet, and contribute to the overall environmental welfare.Jobs involving renewable energy, conservation of resources, ensuring energy efficient means are categorised under the same.In all, they are aimed at reducing the negative environmental impact of economic sectors and furthering the process of creating a low-carbon e... Read More...

  Jun 30, 2022   Bio-diversity, Environment

Q. Why is this in news?A. Recently, The Orissa High Court has confirmed the judgment of an Executing Court, which held that mere filing of curative petition does not constitute a ground to put a stay on the proceedings of execution petition.Q. What is Curative Petition?A. The concept was first evolved by the Supreme Court of India in Rupa Ashok Hurra vs. Ashok Hurra and another case (2002) on the question whether an aggrieved person is entitled to any relief against the final judgement/order of the Supreme Court, even after the dismissal of a revie... Read More...

  Jun 29, 2022   Polity

Q. Why is this in News?A. Chhattisgarh has become only the second state in the country to recognise Community Forest Resource (CFR) rights of a village inside a Kanger Ghati National Park.While CFR rights are an important empowerment tool, getting a consensus amongst various villages about their traditional boundaries often proves a challenge.In 2016, the Odisha government was the first to recognise Community Forest Resources (CFRs) inside the Simlipal National Park.Q. What are the Highlights about the Kan... Read More...

  Jun 29, 2022   Bio-diversity, Environment

Main Examination Pattern Instructions Answer all TEN of the following questions. Time : 90 Minutes The 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 a Parliamentary system of Government, the Prime Minister becomes the most important functionary. Comment. (10 Marks, 150 wor... Read More...

  Jun 29, 2022   Polity

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) released a revised Draft National Data Governance Framework Policy.Q. What is the Draft National Data Governance Framework Policy?A.Revised Draft: The new draft, ‘National Data Governance Framework Policy’, is a replacement of the now scrapped ‘India Data accessibility and Use policy’.Objective: The objective of the policy is to modernise the government’s data collection, with an aim to improve gove... Read More...

  Jun 28, 2022   Science and Technology

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has launched the scheme ‘SHRESHTA.’ This scheme is known as Scheme for residential education for students in High school in Targeted Areas.The scheme ‘SHRESHTA’ was created with the goal of providing quality education and opportunity to students of SC Category.Q. What is the scheme ‘SHRESHTA’?A.About:Its ... Read More...

  Jun 28, 2022   Government Schemes

Q. Why is this in news?A. India has objected to a report, called the Environmental Performance Index (EPI), 2022, that places the country last (along with Nigeria) on a list of 180 countries on managing climate change, environmental health, and ecosystem vitality.Q. What is Environmental Performance Index?A. The report is prepared by researchers at the Yale and Columbia universities.It provides a data-driven summary of the state of sustainability around the world.Using 40 performance indicators across 11 issue categories, the EPI ranks 180 countries ... Read More...

  Jun 27, 2022   Bio-diversity, Environment

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, Bihar government has announced that it will undertake a socio-economic survey of all castes and communities (SECC).Q. What is the Difference between Census and SECC?A.Census:The origin of the Census in India goes back to the colonial exercise of 1881.Census has evolved and been used by the government, policymakers, academics, and others to capture the Indian population, access resources, map social change, delimitation exercise, ... Read More...

  Jun 27, 2022   Economy

Q. Why is this in News?A. Stockholm+50 is being held in Stockholm, Sweden. It will commemorate the 50 years since the 1972 United Nations (UN) Conference on the Human Environment (also known as the Stockholm Conference).The UN General Assembly will be convening this international meeting.This is being held at a time when the world is facing a triple planetary crisis of climate change, pollution and waste, nature and biodiversity loss, as well as other planetary issues even after 50 years of the Stockholm Declaration.... Read More...

  Jun 26, 2022   Economy

Q. Why is this in news?A. The RBI has proposed to allow the linking of credit cards with the Unified Payments Interface (UPI).Integrating Credit Cards to UPIThe integration will first begin with the indigenous RuPay credit cards.Both the RuPay network and UPI are managed by the same organisation – the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).Q. What is UPI?A.UPI is an instant real-time payment system developed by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) facilitating inter-bank transactions.The interface is regulated by... Read More...

  Jun 26, 2022   Economy

Q. Why is this in News?A. The Ministry of Coal has prepared a National Mission document to achieve 100 MT (Million Tonnes) Coal Gasification by 2030.Q. What is Coal Gasification?A.Process: Coal gasification is a process in which coal is partially oxidised with air, oxygen, steam or carbon dioxide to form a fuel gas.This gas is then used instead of piped natural gas, methane and others for deriving energy.In-situ gasification of coal – or Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) – is the technique of c... Read More...

  Jun 25, 2022   Science and Technology

Q. Why in News?A. Recently, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry has released the data, which showed that the US has surpassed China becoming India's top trading partner in 2021-22.Major export items from India to the US include petroleum, polished diamonds, pharmaceutical products, jewellery, frozen shrimp, whereas major imports from the US include petroleum, rough diamonds, liquified natural gas, gold, coal, waste and scrap, almonds and so on.The data showed that China was India’s top ... Read More...

  Jun 25, 2022   International Relations

Q. Why in News?A. Recently, the number of unicorns in India reached the 100-mark.One unicorn means a startup of at least Rs 7,500 crore turnover. The total valuation of these unicorns is USD 330 billion, that is over Rs 25 lakh crore.The average annual growth rate of Indian unicorns is more than that of the U.S., the U.K. and many other countries.Q. What is a Unicorn?A.About:A unicorn is any privately owned firm with a market capitalization of more than USD 1 billion.It denotes&nbs... Read More...

  Jun 24, 2022   Bio-diversity, Environment