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Q Why is it in News?  The ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) has transferred the technology for Classical Swine Fever (CSF) & Sheep Pox Vaccines to an animal healthcare company Hester Biosciences.The technology was transferred through state-owned Agrinnovate India (AgIn), which aims to work on the strengths of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).AgIn promotes the development and spread of R&D outcomes through IPR (Intellectual Property Right) protection, commerc... Read More...

  Jun 03, 2021   Science and Technology

Q Why is it in News?Recently, an initiative called the ‘Global Youth Mobilization’ has been launched for youths in communities impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.Q What are aims of this Initiative?  A Global Youth Summit (GYS), held virtually on 23rd-25th April 2021, marks the starting point for young people to get involved in the mobilization.The GYS aims to offer young people aged 14-30 new insights, skills and contacts, as well as a pl... Read More...

  Jun 03, 2021   Government Schemes

Q Why is in News?  Recently, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) inaugurated the fifth session of the Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs (CCSCH) established under Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC).Q What are some details about Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs (CCSCH)? Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs (CCSCH):It was formed in 2013.Objective: Read More...

  Jun 02, 2021   Miscellaneous

Q Why is it in News? Recently, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced that it will support eight joint research projects mooted by the Space Technology Cell (STC), IIT-Delhi.The ISRO has extended support to the projects under its RESPOND programme.Q What is RESPOND Programme of ISRO?  ISRO started the RESPOND (Research Sponsored) programme in the 1970s, with the objective of encouraging academia to parti... Read More...

  Jun 02, 2021   Science and Technology

Q Why is it News?Recently, the Government has launched the Startup India Seed Fund Scheme (SISFS).The Scheme was announced during the ‘Prarambh: StartupIndia International Summit’ which marked the five-year anniversary of the Startup India initiative.Q What is meant by seed funding?It typically represents the first official money that a business venture or enterprise raises.It helps a company to finance i... Read More...

  Jun 01, 2021   Government Schemes

Q Why is it in News?  Recently, NASA's miniature robot helicopter Ingenuity performed a successful takeoff and landing on Mars. It was the first powered, controlled flight on another planet.The first powered flight on Earth was achieved by the Wright brothers in 1903 in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.Q What are some key details about ingenuity? Ingenuity is the first helicopter to fly on Mars.It was carried by NASA’s rover called Perseverance that was launched in July 2020.Ingenuity is able to fly using counter-rotating blades ... Read More...

  Jun 01, 2021   Science and Technology

Today's Current Affairs Question: The year 2023 will be observed as the International Year of Millets, following India’s proposal to the Food and Agriculture Organization. Why should millets be promoted and what is the government policy in this regard? Read More...

  May 29, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's History Question: Discuss the factors behind the rise of Magadha as the first state in Indian history. Read More...

  May 29, 2021   History

Today's History Question : Discuss the origins of Sakthism  and Tantrism in Ancient India. Read More...

  May 28, 2021   History

Today's Current Affairs Question: Account for the bumper agricultural performance in 2020-21. What is the positive impact of the same? Read More...

  May 28, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's History Question: Discuss cultural contribution of jainism. Read More...

  May 27, 2021   History

Today's Current Affairs Question:Cyclones Yaas and Tauktae underline the urgency of managing climate-induced extreme events. Critically examine the observation with clearcut solutions. Read More...

  May 27, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question: Describe the structure, composition and functions of the GST Council. Read More...

  May 26, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's History Question:Historic imortance of Amaravathi school of art is it has become the basis for Hindu temple art and architecture. Comment Read More...

  May 26, 2021   History

Today's Current Affairs Question: New social media rules are  to come into effect from May 26. Give details with a list of pros and cons of the same. Read More...

  May 25, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's History Question: Buddhism and jainism have as many similarities as dissimilarities. Comment Read More...

  May 25, 2021   History

Today's History Question: Give a critical upraisal on the social relevance of Buddhist philisophy. Read More...

  May 24, 2021   History

Today's Current Affairs Question: "Right to life is a positive right." Substantiate the statement. Read More...

  May 24, 2021   Current Affairs

Q Why is it in News? Recently, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in the US in a research called Chimera Research have for the first time grown human cells in monkey embryos.Q What is this research about?  By integrating human cells into the embryos of macaque monkeys, a chimeric tool has been created.Chimeras are organisms that are made up of the cells of two distinct species, in this case humans and monkeys.Fo... Read More...

  May 31, 2021   Science and Technology

Q Why is it in News ? The Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) emissions from a volcanic eruption in the Caribbean (La Soufriere Volcano) have reached India, sparking fear of increased pollution levels in the northern parts of the country and acid rain.The Caribbean is the region roughly south of the United States, east of Mexico and north of Central and South America, consisting of the Caribbean Sea and its islands.Q Where is La Soufriere Volcano located and wha... Read More...

  May 31, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment