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Today's Current Affairs Question:Conducting caste census is a doubled edged sword. Comment Read More...

  Aug 24, 2021   Current Affairs

Geography Questions of the day:1. Temporally Analyse the landform features of the world.2. Give a detailed account on the compositional layers of the earth. Read More...

  Aug 24, 2021   Geography

Q. Why is this in news?A. According to the recently released IPCC’s Report, Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) is losing its stability and is very likely to decline over the 21st century.The ocean has an interconnected current, or circulation, system powered by wind, tides, the Earth’s rotation (Coriolis effect), the sun (solar energy), and water density differences.Q. What is AMOC?A. It is a large system of ocean currents.... Read More...

  Aug 24, 2021  

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the Prime Minister launched the second phase of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) or Ujjwala 2.0 Scheme.He mentioned plans to promote “gobar dhan” – tapping cow dung for energy on the occasion of World Bio Fuel Day (10th August).Ujjwala is part of the ambitious agenda for behavioural change that will help India transit to a $5 trillion economy by 2024.Q. What is this scheme about?A. PMUY-I: Read More...

  Aug 24, 2021  

Geography Question of the day:Write a short note on Deccan Trap. Also explain why Maharashtra is devoid of metalliferous minerals? Read More...

  Aug 23, 2021   Geography

Q. Why is this in news?A. The party in the opposition has appointed two members as the party’s whips in the Upper House.Q. Who is a Whip?A.A whip is an official of a political party whose task is to ensure party discipline in a legislature.This means ensuring that members of the party vote according to the party platform, rather than according to their own individual ideology or the will of their donors or constituents.Whips are the party’s “enforcers”.They try to ensure that their fellow political party legislators attend voting sessions and vote accordi... Read More...

  Aug 23, 2021   Polity

Q. Why is this in news?A. World Biofuel Day is observed on 10th August every year.Q. Why is it celebrated?A. It is observed to raise awareness of the importance of non-fossil fuels as a substitute for conventional fossil fuels.Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in association with UNIDO (United Nations Development Industrial Organisation) and GEF (Global Environment Facility - a financial mechanism) launched two schemes on this occ... Read More...

  Aug 23, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

Q.Why is this in News?A. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released the Monetary Policy Report (MPR) for the month of August 2021.It kept the policy rate unchanged for the seventh time in a row. And appealed to the centre and states to reduce taxes on fuels to curb inflationary pressures.Q. What is Monetary Policy Report?A. The MPR is published by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of RBI.The MPC is a statutory and institutionalized fr... Read More...

  Aug 22, 2021   Economy

Q. Why is this in news?A. The government has launched the second phase of the Ujjwala gas connection scheme for the poor. Q. What is Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, aim/features and target ?A. Launched in May 2016.Aim: To provide LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) connections to poor households.Key features: A deposit-free LPG connection is given to the eligible household with financial assistance of Rs 1,600 per connection by the Centre.Target:&nb... Read More...

  Aug 22, 2021   Government Schemes

Q. Why is this in News?A. The India Plastics Pact, the first in Asia, will be launched in September in collaboration with Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).Recently, a report published on closing the plastic circular Gap, suggested that there is a dire need to make large scale global interventions to manage plastic waste.Q. What are Plastic Pacts?A. The Plastics Pacts are business-led initiatives and transform the plastics packaging va... Read More...

  Aug 21, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

Q. Why is this in news?A. In a bid to prevent suicides triggered by mental health issues in prisons across the country, the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru, has recommended the “Gatekeeper Model”.Q. What is the ‘Gatekeeper Model’?A.It is a model where selected inmates, trained to identify prisoners at risk of suicide, would refer them to treatment or supportive services.Prisoners with mental disorders will be regularly assessed for the severity of the suicidal risk and also put on regular and supervised medication.To addres... Read More...

  Aug 21, 2021   Security and Disaster Management

Today's Current Affairs Question:How do the Abraham Accords bring India and Israel closer? Read More...

  Aug 21, 2021   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in news?A. The Minister of Mines and Coal has provided useful information regarding gold reserves in India.Q. Where are the Gold Reserves in India?A. As per National Mineral Inventory data, the total reserves/resources of gold ore (primary) in the country have been estimated at 501.83 million tonnes as of 2015.Out of these, 17.22 million tonnes were placed under the reserves category and the remaining 484.61 million tonnes were under the remaining resources category.In India, the largest resources of gold ore (primary) are located in Bihar (44%) follow... Read More...

  Aug 20, 2021   Current Affairs

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  Aug 20, 2021   Art & Culture

Today's Current Affairs Question:What is the content and rationale of the vehicle scrappage policy of Government of India? Read More...

  Aug 20, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question:Write on the need for National Mission on Edible Oils-Oil Palm (NMEO-OP) scheme. Read More...

  Aug 19, 2021   Current Affairs

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  Aug 19, 2021   Science and Technology

Q. Why is this in news?A. The Union Ministry for Science & Technology has released “Biotech-PRIDE (Promotion of Research and Innovation through Data Exchange) Guidelines” developed by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT).Q. What is Biotech-PRIDE?A.These guidelines aim at providing a well-defined framework and guiding principle to facilitate and enable sharing and exchange of biological knowledge, information and data.They will facilitate this and enable the exchange of information to promote research and innovation in different research groups across the country.They w... Read More...

  Aug 19, 2021   Science and Technology

Today's Current Affairs Question:Reserve Bank of India (RBI) introduced the financial inclusion index (FI-Index)  this week. Discuss its relevance. Read More...

  Aug 18, 2021   Current Affairs

Q  Why is it in News ? A According to a recent report, fossil fuel electricity generation has peaked worldwide as emerging markets seize the opportunities of low-cost renewables.The Report was published by India’s Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) and the financial think tank Carbon Tracker (both are not-for-profit organisations).Q What are some key findings of the report ? A Emerging Market are Key to Global energy Transition:Emerging markets are key to the global energy transition, ac... Read More...

  Aug 18, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment