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Q  Why is it in News ? A    The first use of BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin), the vaccine against tuberculosis (TB) in humans has been completed for 100 years.Q What is Tuberculosis (TB)?A TB is a very ancient disease and has been documented to have existed in Egypt as early as 3000 BC.It is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis, belonging to the Mycobacteriaceae family consisting of about 200 members.Some of these cause diseases like TB and leprosy in humans and others infect a wide range of animals. Mycobacteria are also widely ... Read More...

  Sep 17, 2021   Science and Technology

Q Why is it in News ?A Finance Minister has recently announced the framework for the National Monetization Pipeline (NMP) and its process is under discussion.Q What is Asset Monetization?A Asset Monetization involves the creation of new sources of revenue by unlocking of the value of hitherto unutilized or underutilized public assets.Internationally, it is recognized that public assets are a significant resource for all economies.Many public sector assets are sub-optimally utilized and could be appropriately monetized to create greater financial leverage and value fo... Read More...

  Sep 17, 2021   Economy

Today's Current Affairs Question:What challenges would India face if India were to implement a net-zero target by 2050  in the context of greenhouse gas emissions? Read More...

  Sep 21, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question:What is the debate in India about “Clash of Civilisations”? Read More...

  Sep 20, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question:What is Kyasanur forest disease ? Where is it spreading in India? What are the effects and remedies? Read More...

  Sep 18, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question:What is AUKUS and how will it affect India? Read More...

  Sep 17, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question:Agristack will launch the next generation agriculture in India. Illustrate. Read More...

  Sep 16, 2021   Current Affairs

Q  Why is it in News ? A Recently, the government introduced the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment Bill), 2021 in the Lok Sabha.The Bill is set to replace the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Amendment Ordinance 2021 promulgated in April 2021.It introduced an alternate insolvency resolution process for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) with defaults up to Rs 1 crore called the Pre-packaged Insolvency Resolution Process (PIRP).In March 2021 a sub-committee of the Insolvency Law Committee (ILC) recommended a pre-pack&... Read More...

  Sep 16, 2021   Economy

Q Why is it in News ?A. Recently, under the Strategic Petroleum Reserves (SPR) programme, the government has given approval for establishing two additional facilities.In 2020, India filled its strategic petroleum reserves in view of the slump in crude prices.Q Which are the additional  facilities identified ? A The new facilities will be commercial-cum-strategic facilities with a total storage capacity of 6.5 MMT (Million Metric Ton) underground storages at:Chandikhol, Odisha (4 MMT)Pad... Read More...

  Sep 16, 2021   Economy

Q  Why is it in News ?  A Recently, the Parliament has passed the Marine Aids to Navigation Bill 2021. The bill will repeal the Lighthouse Act, 1927, an over nine-decade-old law governing the traditional navigation aid, i.e. lighthouses. Q What is background of this bill and why is it needed ? A  Uptil now, the administration and management of Lighthouse and Lightships in India is governed by Lighthouse Act 1927 for safe navigation. Lighthouses serve two main purposes viz. as a navigational aid and t... Read More...

  Sep 15, 2021   Polity

Q Why is it in News ?A Special Economic Zones (SEZ) have touched new heights in terms of performance in Exports, Investment and Employment in the last three years.Q What is an Special Economic Zones ? AAn SEZ is a territory within a country that is typically duty-free (Fiscal Concession) and has different business and commercial laws chiefly to encourage investment and create employment.SEZs are created also to better administer these areas, thereby increasing the ease of doing business.Q What are rules governing SEZs in... Read More...

  Sep 14, 2021   Economy

Today's Current Affairs Question:More vaccine doses against Covid-19 were administered in the first week of September than the whole of May. Explain Read More...

  Sep 15, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question:What is SVAMITVA? How will it benefit the rural areas and economy? Read More...

  Sep 14, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question:Write on the strategic outcome of the 13th BRICS Summit. Read More...

  Sep 13, 2021   Current Affairs

Q  Why is it in News ? A Recently, UNESCO has announced the Harappan city of Dholavira in Gujarat as India’s 40th world heritage site. It is the first site of Indus Valley Civilisation (IVC) in India to be included on the coveted list.With this successful nomination, India now enters the Super-40 club for World Heritage Site inscriptions.Apart from India, Italy, Spain, Germany, China and France have 40 or more World Heritage sites.India has 40 world heritage sites overall, which includes 32 cultural, 7 natural and one mixed property. ... Read More...

  Sep 13, 2021   Art & Culture

Q Why is it in News ?A The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is working on a phased implementation strategy for its own digital currency and is in the process of launching it in wholesale and retail segments in the near future.A high-level inter-ministerial committee set up by the Finance Ministry had recommended Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) with changes in the legal framework including the RBI Act, which currently empowers the RBI to regulate issuance of bank notes.Q What is Digital Currency ?A  Read More...

  Sep 13, 2021   Economy

Q  Why is it in News ? A Recently, Bangladesh has invited India to join the China-led South Asian initiative for Covid-19 vaccines and poverty alleviation.It includes the creation of the China-South Asian Countries Emergency Supplies Reserve, and a Poverty Alleviation and Cooperative Development Centre set up in China.Q What is China-South Asian Initiative ? A About China-South Asian Initiative:Members: China, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.India, Bhutan ... Read More...

  Sep 12, 2021   International Relations

Q Why is it in News ?A Recently, the government introduced the Essential Defence Services Bill, 2021 in Lok Sabha.It seeks to replace the ordinance issued in June 2021 and prohibits any agitation and strike by anyone engaged in the essential defence services.Q What are Essential Defence Services ? A It includes any service in any establishment or undertaking dealing with production of goods or equipment required for defence related purposes or any establishment of the armed forces or connected with them or d... Read More...

  Sep 12, 2021   Current Affairs

Q  Why is it in News ? A  Recently, the Supreme Court of India held that in any election, be it to Parliament or State legislature, the maintenance of secrecy of voting is “a must”.It reiterated its 2013 judgement in the People's Union for Civil Liberties case.Q What are the highlights of the Latest Judgement ? A Part of Fundamental Right: The secrecy is a part of the fundamental right of freedom of expression.The confidentiality of choice strengthened democracy. Read More...

  Sep 11, 2021   Polity

Q Why is it in News ?A Recently, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) invited public inputs to the Emigration Bill 2021. The Bill presents a long overdue opportunity to reform the recruitment process for nationals seeking employment abroad.Q What are the key features of the Bill ? A The Bill intends to replace the Emigration Act of 1983.The Bill envisages comprehensive emigration management, institutes regulatory mechanisms governing overseas employment of Indian nationals and establishes a framework for protection and promotion ... Read More...

  Sep 11, 2021   Polity