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Today's Current Affairs Question:Is India’s rooftop solar sector being neglected for large-scale projects? Read More...

  Sep 01, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question:What are the interests of India in Central Asia? Describe the state of relations. Read More...

  Aug 31, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question:Fortified rice will be distributed through the various food schemes to combat malnourishment among the poor. Is it enough to stamp out malnutrition in India? Read More...

  Aug 30, 2021   Current Affairs

Body temperature new normal: why is body temperature declining over time?Q. Why is this in news ?A. For several years now, doctors and researchers have known that 98.6°F is not really the gold-standard “normal” body temperature it was once considered to be. Studies in the US and Europe have found average body temperatures declining over time. But does this trend also hold good outside of high-income countries?Indeed, body temperatures have declined in an indigenous rural population in Bolivia, a 16-year study has fund. Published in Science Advances, the study also looks at possible reasons t... Read More...

  Aug 30, 2021   Science and Technology

What are Oil Bonds? Read More...

  Aug 30, 2021   Economy

Q. Why is this in news?A. The International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) has inaugurated the pilot run/soft launch of the International Bullion Exchange scheduled to go live on October 1, 2021.Q. What is Bullion?A.Bullion is gold and silver that is officially recognized as being at least 99.5% and 99.9% pure and is in the form of bars or ingots.Bullion is often kept as a reserve asset by governments and central banks.To create bullion, gold first must be discovered by mining companies and removed from the earth in the form of gold ore, a combination of gold a... Read More...

  Aug 29, 2021   Economy

Q. What is Central Bureau of Investigation?A. The CBI is the premier investigating agency of India operating under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.It was originally set up to investigate bribery and governmental corruption.In 1965 it received expanded jurisdiction to investigate breaches of central laws enforceable by the Government of India, multi-state organized crime, multi-agency or international cases.The agency has been known to investigate several economic crimes, special crimes, cases of corruption, and other cases.CBI is exempted from the provis... Read More...

  Aug 29, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

Q. Why is this in news?A. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced that it will conduct an open market purchase of government securities of ₹25,000 crore under the G-sec Acquisition Programme (G-SAP 2.0).Q. What are Government Securities?A.These are debt instruments issued by the government to borrow money.The two key categories are:Treasury bills (T-Bills) – short-term instruments which mature in 91 days, 182 days, or 364 days, andDated securities – long-term instruments, which mature anywhere between 5 years and 40 yearsQ. ... Read More...

  Aug 28, 2021   Economy

Q. Why is this in news?A. Unregulated inflow of relief to the Sundarbans has resulted in a new crisis in the cyclone-battered region as plastic has been accumulated in the area.The threat posed by plastic is so great for the Sundarbans because the region is witnessing frequent tropical storms, which lead to devastation.Q. What is Plastic Pollution?A. Plastic pollution is caused by the accumulation of plastic wa... Read More...

  Aug 28, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

Today's Current Affairs Question:What are the aims and content of the new drone policy? Read More...

  Aug 27, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Geography Question:What do you understand by “Pacific Ring of Fire”? Read More...

  Aug 27, 2021   Geography

Q  Why is it in News ? A The Leader of Opposition in the Goa Legislative Assembly is set to move a private member’s resolution to recommend to the Central government to address the various issues associated with the anti-defection law.Q What is Ant-Defection Law ? A The Tenth Schedule popularly known as the Anti-Defection Act  was included in the Constitution via the 52nd Amendment Act, 1985 and sets the provisions for disqualification of elected members on the grounds of defection to another political party.... Read More...

  Aug 27, 2021   Polity

Q Why is it in News ?A Recently, the Nagaland Government appealed to all Naga political groups and extremist groups to cooperate in establishing unity, reconciliation and peace in the region.The peace process between the central government and two sets of the Naga extremist groups has been delaying for more than 23 years.Q  Which set of people are termed as Nagas ? A Nagas are a hill people who are estimated to number about 2.5 million (1.8 million in Nagaland, 0.6 million in Manipur and 0.1 million in Arunachal states) and living in the... Read More...

  Aug 27, 2021   Polity

Q Why is it in News ?A The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved implementation of a special livestock sector package.Q What are some key details about the special livestock sector package? A It aims to boost growth in the livestock sector and thereby making animal husbandry more remunerative to 10 crore farmers engaged in Animal Husbandry Sector.The Central government will spend Rs. 9,800 crore on livestock development over the next five years in a bid to leverage almost Rs. 55,000 crore of outside investment into t... Read More...

  Aug 26, 2021   Economy

Q  Why is it in News ? A Recently, heavy rains caused flash floods and landslides in many parts of Himachal Pradesh.Q What is a Landslide ? A A landslide is defined as the movement of a mass of rock, debris, or earth down a slope.They are a type of mass wasting, which denotes any downward movement of soil and rock under the direct influence of gravity.The term landslide encompasses five modes of slope movement: falls, topples, slides, spreads, and flows.Q What are causes of landslide ?  Read More...

  Aug 26, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

Q. Why is this in news ?A.India’s newest and fastest supercomputer, PARAM-Siddhi AI, has been ranked 63rd in the Top500 list of most powerful supercomputers in the world.Q. What is this Param Siddhi ?A. It is a high-performance computing-artificial intelligence (HPC-AI) supercomputer established under National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) at C-DAC.It was commissioned by the C-DAC earlier and has been developed in association with chipmaker Nvidia and French IT consulting firm Atos.It will help deep learning, visual computing, virtual reality, acce... Read More...

  Aug 26, 2021   Government Schemes

Q. Why is this in News?A. World Tribal Day or International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is observed on 9th August every year.It is aimed at promoting and protecting the rights of the world’s indigenous population and to acknowledge the contributions that indigenous people make towards world issues such as environmental protection.Q. What is the Theme for 2021?A. “Leaving no one behind: Indigenous peoples and the call for a new social contract.”Q. Who are Indigenous... Read More...

  Aug 26, 2021   Current Affairs

Geography Question of the day:1. Explain the process of Fold and Block Orogenesis. Also explain why Block Mountains are not as common as that of Fold Mountain.2. Critically analyze Continental Drift Theory. Read More...

  Aug 26, 2021   Geography

Geography Questions of the day 1. Explain the thermal gradient in Earth’s interior. 2. What are the different sources of information that helped us in understanding the interiors of earth?  3. What is a delta? Highlight the essential conditions needed for the formation of delta. Also explain why delta is not formed in Open Oceans. 4. Why Estuaries are formed by the West flowing rivers in India and not delta? 5. Bring out the  uniqueness associated with west coast of India. Note: You may take the help of NCERT and Net source to add more facts to the above questions Read More...

  Aug 25, 2021   Geography

Today's Current Affairs Question:What is the objective of National Monetisation Pipeline? Is it selling family silver? Read More...

  Aug 25, 2021   Current Affairs