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Q Why is it in News? The process of settlement of Mizoram Bru refugees in Tripura has started.It is in accordance with a quadripartite accord signed in New Delhi in January 2020.Q What is the background of this issue? Bru or Reang is a community indigenous to Northeast India, living mostly in Tripura, Mizoram and Assam. In Tripura, they are recognised as a Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group. Read More...

  May 30, 2021   Polity

Q Why is it in News? Pakistan has urged India to appoint a lawyer to represent death row convict Kulbhushan Jadhav to implement the verdict of the International Court of Justice (ICJ).Q What are details of Kulbhushan Jadhav Case? Kulbhushan Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism in April 2017.India approached the ICJ against Pakistan for denial of consular access (Vienna Convention) to Jadha... Read More...

  May 29, 2021   Polity

Q Why is it in News ? India has ranked 142nd yet again out of 180 nations in the recently unveiled World Press Freedom Index.The index is published each year by the international journalism not-for-profit body, Reporters Without Borders (RSF).Q What is World Press Freedom Index 2021? It has been published every year since 2002 by Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF) or Reporters Without Borders.Based in Paris, ... Read More...

  May 28, 2021   General Category

Q Why is it in News?  The Department of Science and Technology has released a report titled ‘The Report Climate Vulnerability Assessment for Adaptation Planning in India Using a Common Framework’.Q What can be defined as Climate Risk?  Climate-related extremes, such as heat waves, droughts, floods, cyclones, and wildfires, reveal significant vulnerability and exposure of some ecosystems and many human systems to current climate variability.Differences in vulnerability and exposure arise from non-clim... Read More...

  May 27, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

Q Why is it in News? India’s first bamboo-dwelling bat with sticky disks, has been found near Nongkhyllem Wildlife Sanctuary in Meghalaya. Read More...

  May 26, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

Q Why is it in News?  Recently, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launched the EatSmart Cities Challenge. The challenge aim at creating an environment of right food practices and habits. Q What is EatSmart Cities Challenge?  The EatSmart Cities Challenge is envisioned as a competition among cities to recognize their efforts in adopting and scaling up various initiatives under Eat Right India.The challenge is open to all Smart Cities, capital cities of States /UTs, and ... Read More...

  May 25, 2021   General Category

Q Why is it in News? ARIES facility (Aryabhata Research Institute for Observational Sciences) will host the support centre for Aditya-L1 mission, which is due to be launched next year (2022).ARIES is an autonomous institute under the Department of Science & Technology and is located in Nainital (Uttarakhand).Q What is Aditya-L1 Mission?  It is India’s first scientific expedition to study the Sun. It will be ISRO’s(Indian Space ... Read More...

  May 24, 2021   Science and Technology

Q Why is it in News ? Recently, doctors in the United States have reported neurological symptoms in children with Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C).Q What is Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)?  Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C):MIS-C is a rare but severe hyperinflammatory condition in children and adolescents that typically occurs 2-6 weeks after a Covid-19 infection.It is a potentially deadly condition where different bod... Read More...

  May 23, 2021   Health

Q Why is it News ?  Recently, the Union government told the Bombay High Court that making FASTag mandatory for all vehicles does not breach a citizen’s fundamental right to freedom of movement in any way.A Public Interest Litigation was filed in the Court challenging the government's decision to make FASTag, the electronic toll collection chip, mandatory for all vehicles at toll plazas on national highways.Q What is FASTag and how it works ?  FASTag: Read More...

  May 22, 2021   General Category

Q Why is it in  News ? Recently, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launched the Transport 4 All  Challenge.The challenge aim at creating to make public transport safe, affordable, comfortable, and reliable.Q What is Transport 4 All Challenge ? The initiative has been launched in collaboration with The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) and aims to bring together cities, citizen groups, and start-ups to develop solutions that improve public transport.ITDP is a non-governmental n... Read More...

  May 21, 2021   General Category

Today's History Question: Discuss how Buddhist art and architecture reflect Buddhist philosophy. Read More...

  May 22, 2021   History

Today's Current Affairs Question: What are India's interests in the Arctic? How are we pursuing them? Read More...

  May 22, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question: To fix climate crisis, we need to fix gender inequality. Critically examine the statement. Read More...

  May 21, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's History Question: Write short notes on Mahayana Buddhism. Read More...

  May 21, 2021   History

Today's History Question: "Reformist movements products of social milieu of the sixth century B.C." Comment Read More...

  May 20, 2021   History

Today's Current Affairs Question: The Bay of Bengal region is predicted to be one of the six global hotspots of carbon dioxide emissions from mangrove loss, according to a new study.Critically analyse the statement with solutions. Read More...

  May 20, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's History Question: "In form and content the Vedic literature is secular" comment. Model Answer: First of all, don't justify anything for justification sake.question  is set on the form and content of vedic literature.  It is secular for the reasons; 1. no word called Hindu in Vegas,, nor they say that they belonged to the caste bramhins. 2. The vedic gods are personified forces of nature, the main idea is how you relate yourself to  nature. 3. The essence of vedic literature is dharma, a code of conduct meant for a better life --- Va... Read More...

  May 19, 2021   History

Today's Current Affairs Question:How are hurricanes or tropical cyclones named? Should Covid variants be named similarly? What advantages does it carry? Read More...

  May 19, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's History Question: Discuss the role of ideas and institutions in the transformation of society from Rig Vedic to Later Vedic age. Read More...

  May 18, 2021   History

Today's Current Affairs Question: Historically, the Arabian Sea experienced fewer severe cyclones than the Bay of Bengal off India's eastern coast.But this is the first time since the start of satellite records in 1980 in India that there have been four consecutive years of pre-monsoon cyclones in the Arabian Sea.Why? Read More...

  May 18, 2021   Current Affairs