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Q What is the context  ?A Several companies have announced public issues to raise funds through non-convertible debentures.Q What are Debentures?A Debentures are long-term financial instruments issued by a company for specified tenure with a promise to pay fixed interest to the investor.They can be held by individuals, banking companies, primary dealers other corporate bodies registered or incorporated in India and unincorporated bodies.Their types include:Convertible debentures (CDs): They are a type of debentures that ca... Read More...

  Jan 16, 2022   Economy

Today's Current Affairs Question:What are the main findings of Forest Survey Report 2021? Read More...

  Jan 15, 2022   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question:Should marital rape be criminalised? Read More...

  Jan 14, 2022   Current Affairs

Q Why is it in News ?A Forests Minister has introduced in Lok Sabha the Wildlife Protection (Amendment) Bill to ensure that the original 1972 Act complies with the requirements of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).Q What the Amendment brings in?A 1.  Standing Committee of State Board for WildlifeThe Bill proposes reducing the number of schedules and establishing a Standing Committee of State Board for Wildlife.These committees will function like the National Board for Wildlife which is resp... Read More...

  Jan 15, 2022   Polity

Q What is the context  ?A Law Minister has informed the Parliament that there is no proposal to scrap sedition from the IPC despite severe remarks by the Supreme Court about the chilling effect of the “colonial law” which suppresses the freedoms of ordinary people.Q What does Section 124A of the IPC say?A The section deals with the offence of sedition, a term that covers speech or writing, or any form of visible representation, which brings the government into hatred or contempt, or excites disaffection towards the government, or attempts to do so.It is punishable wi... Read More...

  Jan 15, 2022   Polity

Q Why is it in News ?A When India thinks of technological cooperation with major powers, the US, Europe and Japan come to mind. The missing link in India’s technological mind space, however, is the United Kingdom.Q How India can benefit from technology partnership with Britain ?A Britain was the first nation to industrialise and has a long tradition of scientific research and technological development.With top-ranking universities and the golden triangle of science and innovation — London, Oxford and Cambridge — Britain is one of the world’s top te... Read More...

  Jan 14, 2022   International Relations

Q What is the context  ?A There has been growing advocacy for the integration of duty with rights. On Constitution Day last month, many Union Ministers used the occasion to underline this proposal.Q What do rights come with duty mean?A It is a basic proposition that all rights come with duties.But those duties are quite distinct from the meaning ascribed to them in the popular discourse.When a person holds a right, she is owed an obligation by a duty-bearer.For example, when citizens are promised a right against discrimination, the g... Read More...

  Jan 14, 2022   Polity

Q Why is it in News ?A The US Government has decided not send any official representation to the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing announcing what is being called a “diplomatic boycott” of the games.Q What is a ‘diplomatic boycott’?A A “diplomatic boycott” means no US official will be present at the Winter Olympics in Beijing.This stops short of a complete boycott, which would have meant the non-participation by US athletes.As such, the absence of official representation will not impact the games as much as an athletic boycott would have. Read More...

  Jan 13, 2022   Miscellaneous

Q What is the context  ?A The death of civilians in Nagaland in a security operation has revived the debate about Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA).Q What are some key details about AFSPA ?A The AFSPA, 1958 came into force in the context of insurgency in the North-eastern States decades ago.It provides “special power” to the Armed Forces applies to the Army, the Air Force and the Central Paramilitary forces etc.It has been long contested debate whether the “special powers” granted under AFSPA gives total immunity to the armed forces for any action t... Read More...

  Jan 13, 2022   Security and Disaster Management

Q Why is it in News ?A Chaperones are a functionally related group of proteins assisting protein folding in the cell under physiological and stress conditions.Q What are Chaperones?A DNA is a linear chain of nucleotides, portions of which are faithfully transcribed into linear messenger RNA.The message in this RNA is translated into strings of amino acids – proteins.Proteins need to take a precise three-dimensional shape to become functional entities.This protein folding does not happen all by itself, at least most of the time.A special bunch of p... Read More...

  Jan 12, 2022   Science and Technology

Q What is the context  ?A The PM has addressed depositors during a programme titled ‘Depositors First: Guaranteed Time-bound Deposit Insurance Payment up to ₹5 Lakh’.Q What is Deposit Insurance Programme ?A The bank savings are insured under the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC) Act providing full coverage to around 98 per cent of bank accounts.Earlier, account holders had to wait for years till the liquidation or restructuring of a distressed lender to get their deposits that are insured against default.Last year, the government r... Read More...

  Jan 12, 2022   Economy

Q Why is it in News ?A The Union Cabinet has approved a ₹76,000 crore scheme to boost semiconductor and display manufacturing in the country.Q What are some key details about the Program ? AThe scheme would provide financial support of up to 50% of the project cost for setting up semiconductor and display fabrication units.The scheme was aimed at making India a global hub of electronic system design and manufacturing, the statement noted.In addition, the Centre would work with the States to set up high-tech clusters with the necessary infrastructure such as land an... Read More...

  Jan 11, 2022   Science and Technology

Q What is the context  ?A The UN General Assembly has conferred Observer Status to the International Solar Alliance (ISA).Q What is the significance of  ‘Observer’ Status ?A Observer status is a privilege granted by some organizations to non-members to give them the ability to participate in the organization’s activities.It is often granted by intergovernmental organizations (IGO) to non-member parties and international nongovernmental organizations (INGO) that have an interest in the IGO’s activities.Observers generally have a limited ability to pa... Read More...

  Jan 11, 2022   Science and Technology

Today's Current Affairs Question:Explain the causes and geopolitics of the crisis in Kazakhstan. Read More...

  Jan 11, 2022   Current Affairs

Q Why is it in News ?A The Chalcolithic cultures of Central India are adequately investigated and studied informed the Ministry of Culture in particular reference to the sites of Eran and Tewar.Q Which are the major sites in Central India ?A [1] Eran (Dist. Sagar, MP )Eran (ancient Airikina) is situated on the left bank of the Bina (ancient Venva) river and surrounded by it on three sides.The recent excavation has unearthed a variety of antiquities including a copper coin, an iron arrowhead, terracotta bead, stone beads along with copper coins, stone celt, beads of steatite and ja... Read More...

  Jan 10, 2022   Art & Culture

Q What is the context  ?A A ruling party MP from Ladakh has demanded that the region be included in the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution to safeguard land, employment, and cultural identity of the local population.Q What is the Sixth Schedule?A The Sixth Schedule under Article 244 provides for the formation of autonomous administrative divisions — Autonomous District Councils (ADCs).ADCs have some legislative, judicial, and administrative autonomy within a state.The Sixth Schedule applies to the NE states of Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram (three Councils each), a... Read More...

  Jan 10, 2022   Polity

Q Why is it in News ?A India is aiming to manufacture silicon semiconductor chips.Q What are India’s efforts to set up chip fabrication plant ?A India has intensified efforts to set up a semiconductor fabrication plant with the help of Taiwan, the market leader.For this the government is investing over $7.5 billion.The Tata Group is in talks with three States — Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Karnataka — to invest over $300 million to set up a semiconductor manufacturing facility.In 2014, NASSCOM wanted to promote ... Read More...

  Jan 09, 2022   Economy

Q What is the context  ?A Seen purely from a revenue point of view and as a fiscal policy tool, India’s GST is still on a rocky road.Q What is the background of GST ?A The GST was launched by India on the midnight of July 1, 2017.Benefits of GST: Hailed as a landmark reform in India’s tax history, it was expected to improve tax-GDP ratio, end tax cascading, enhance efficiency, competitiveness, growth, and ensure lower prices.Fiscal federalism: It was also projected as a watershed in India’s  Read More...

  Jan 09, 2022   Economy

Q Why is it in News ?A India has voted against a draft resolution at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) linking climate to security.Q What are some details about United Nations Security Council ?A The UNSC is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations and is charged with the maintenance of international peace and security.Its powers include the establishment of peacekeeping operations, the establishment of international sanctions, and the authorization of military action through Security Council resolutions.It is the only UN body with the authority... Read More...

  Jan 08, 2022   International Relations

Q What is the context  ?A The government has decided to introduce a bill that seeks to prohibit all private cryptocurrencies in India.Q What is the background of the bill ?A In 2018, the three-judge bench of the Supreme Court set aside the RBI circular that prevented crypto exchanges from dealing with the formal financial system on grounds of proportionality.Purpose of the bill: The current bill now attempts to define the rules of the game so that the RBI, tax authorities, SEBI and other agencies have much better legal guidance&n... Read More...

  Jan 08, 2022   Economy