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Q. Why is this in news? A. Recently, the website of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has been ranked first under Central Ministries Portal, and the Digital Police portal ranked second in a National E-Governance service delivery assessment (NeSDA) of websites of central government ministries. Q. What is National E-Governance Service Delivery Assessment? A.  About: It is a periodic assessment intended to improve the effectiveness of S... Read More...

  Aug 19, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. National Intellectual Property Awareness Mission (NIPAM), launched in 2021, has achieved the target of imparting Intellectual Property (IP) awareness and basic training to 1 million students.The target has been achieved ahead of the deadline which was 15 August 2022.Q. What is the National Intellectual Property Awareness Mission (NIPAM)?A.About:The pan-India mission aims to provide awareness on intellectual property and its rights to 1 million students. Read More...

  Aug 18, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why in News?A. Recently, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution has invoked the Essential Commodities Act of 1955 to curb tur dal prices surging.States and Union Territories are asked to direct 'stockholder entities to upload the data of stocks held by them' on an online monitoring portal of the Department of Consumer Affairs, on a weekly basis.Q. Why Invoking the Act?A.Tur prices have risen since mid-July 2022 amid slow progress in Kharif sow... Read More...

  Aug 18, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. In July 2022, Gold Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) witnessed a net outflow of Rs 457 crore as investors parked their money in other asset classes as part of their portfolio rebalancing strategy.This was in comparison to a net inflow of Rs 135 crore in June 2022.Q. What are Gold Exchange Traded Funds?A.About:Gold ETF, which aims to track the domestic physical gold price, are passive investm... Read More...

  Aug 17, 2022   Current Affairs

Q Why is this in News?A. On World Biofuel Day 2022, the government of India announced a 2nd generation (2G) ethanol plant to be set up at the Indian Oil Corporation’s refinery in Haryana.This ethanol plant will help reduce air pollution from the Delhi and the NCR region along with generating additional income and green fuel.Q. What is World Biofuel Day?A.About:It is celebrated every year on 10th of August. Read More...

  Aug 17, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. On Independence Day, ATAG, an indigenously developed howitzer, became part of a 21-gun salute at the Red Fort.Q. What do we Know about the ATAGS?A.About:The ATAGS is an indigenous 155 mm x 52 calibre howitzer gun.Howitzers is an umbrella term for a category of long-range artillery guns.It is developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) with its Pune-based facility Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE) ... Read More...

  Aug 16, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. A petition has been filed in the Delhi High Court to stop a person, who has been suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome since 2014, from travelling to Europe to undergo a physician-assisted euthanasia.Q. What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?A.About:It is a serious and debilitating disease that affects the nervous system, the immune system and the body’s production of energy... Read More...

  Aug 16, 2022   Current Affairs

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... Read More...

  Aug 15, 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. ... Read More...

  Aug 15, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India tabled a report in Parliament on whether steps taken by the Union Environment Ministry to conserve India’s coastal ecosystems have been successful.This latest report contains the observations from an audit of Conservation of Coastal Ecosystems from 2015-20.Q. Why did the CAG conduct this Audit?AThe CAG has a constitutional mandate to investigate and report on publicly funded programmes. Read More...

  Aug 14, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, Chief Justice of India said Fundamental Duties in the Constitution are not merely to serve a "pedantic or technical" purpose, but they were incorporated as the key to social transformation.Q. How were the Fundamental Duties Incorporated?A. The idea of Fundamental Duties is inspired from the Constitution of Russia (erstwhile Soviet Union).These were incorporated in Part IV-A of the Constitution by the 42nd Constitutional A... Read More...

  Aug 14, 2022   Current Affairs

Main Examination Pattern Instructions Answer all TEN of the following questions. Time : 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. Please email your answer sheet on sriramsiasteam@gmail.com. Please mention your name, batch and Test Paper name in Subject line. Q1. Desertification has been described as one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time and... Read More...

  Aug 19, 2022   General Category

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. Stating the significance of space tourism, enlist the challenges associated with it.  Q2. Discuss how t... Read More...

  Aug 17, 2022  

Q. Why is this in news?A.The government is planning a new car assessment programme (NCAP) in India, to be called the Bharat NCAP or BNCAP. Q. What is Bharat NCAP?A.Bharat NCAP is a new car safety assessment programme which proposes a mechanism of awarding ‘Star Ratings’ to automobiles based upon their performance in crash tests.BNCAP standard is aligned with global benchmarks and it is beyond minimum regulatory requirements.The proposed Bharat NCAP assessment will allocate Star Ratings from 1 to 5 stars.The testing of vehicles for this prog... Read More...

  Aug 13, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in news?A. The issue of holding simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections had been referred to the Law Commission for a practicable road map and a framework can be worked out, the Union Law Minister informed the Lok Sabha. Q. What are simultaneous polls?A.Currently, elections to the state assemblies and the Lok Sabha are held separately — that is whenever the incumbent government’s five-year term ends or whenever it is dissolved due to various reasons.This applies to both the state legislatures and the Lok Sabha. The terms of Legislat... Read More...

  Aug 13, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. The results of the 3rd edition of Ranking of States on Support to Startup Ecosystems were released by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.Earlier, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry released a Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) Ranking, which is based on Business Reforms Action Plan (BRAP) report 2020. Q. What is States’ Startup Ranking?A. About:The Start-up India initiative of the Governme... Read More...

  Aug 12, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the Railway Protection Force recovered narcotics products valued over Rs. 7.40 Crore under Operation NARCOS. Q. What are the Key Highlights related to Operation NARCOS?A. In order to bring attention to the menace of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, a month-long pan India drive against smuggling of narcotics through rail was launched under code nameOperation “NA... Read More...

  Aug 12, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in news ?A.More than a year since the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry circulated the Model Tenancy Act (MTA), only four States had revised their tenancy laws to be in line with the MTA. Q. What is the Model Tenancy Act?A.MTA is aimed at opening up of the vacant housing stock for rental housing purposes and helping bridge the trust deficit that exists between tenants and landlords by clearly delineating their obligations.The housing and urban affairs ministry had floated the draft model tenancy law in July 2019.  Read More...

  Aug 11, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in news ?A.India has achieved replacement level fertility, with 31 States and UTs reaching a Total Fertility Rate (an average number of children per woman) of 2.1 or less, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare has informed Parliament. Q. What is Replacement Level Fertility?\A. Replacement level fertility is the level of fertility at which a population exactly replaces itself from one generation to the next.In simpler terms, it denotes the fertility number required to maintain the same population number of a country over a give... Read More...

  Aug 11, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in news ?A .World is celebrating yet another World Tiger Day July 29, 2022.The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recently confirmed that the tiger has gone extinct in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. Q. What about Tigers in India?A. India is home to a third of the global tiger population and the country’s success in saving the big cat is crucial to global efforts to protect their numbers.India was the first country in the world to champion the cause of conservation of the tiger and its natural habitats.The... Read More...

  Aug 10, 2022   Current Affairs