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Today's Current Affairs Question: What are the Abraham Accords? What is their economic and geopolitical impact ? Read More...

  May 17, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's History Question: Draw a comparison  between Indus Valley and Vedic cultures. Read More...

  May 17, 2021   History

Q Why is it in News? National Green Tribunal has directed Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to take remedial action against the three waste-to-energy plants in Ghazipur, Okhla and Narela-Bawana.Q What is Waste to Energy plant and how it works? Waste to Energy or Waste to Power is the process of generating energy in the form of electricity and heat from the primary treatment of waste. Read More...

  May 20, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

Q Why is it in News ? The National Pension System (NPS) will no longer compel investors to convert 40% of their accumulated retirement corpus into an annuity. An annuity is a long-term investment that is issued by an insurance company and is designed to help protect you from the risk of outliving your income. Through annuitisation, your purchase payments (what you contribute) are converted into periodic payments that can last for life.Q Why such a move? Poor yields on annuities and high inflation are translati... Read More...

  May 19, 2021   Government Schemes

Q  What is global minimum tax?  The US Treasury Secretary has urged G20 nations to move towards a global minimum corporate tax.It is being proposed that the ‘race to the bottom for corporate tax’  in which countries have resorted to slashing corporate tax rates to attract multinational corporations (MNCs) rates be ... Read More...

  May 18, 2021   Economy

Q Why is it in News?  India has invoked the peace clause at the World Trade Organization (WTO), for the second time, for exceeding the 10 per cent ceiling on support it offered its rice farmers.India had earlier invoked the clause for 2018-19, when it became the first country to do so.India informed the WTO that the value of its rice production in 2019-20 was $46.07 billion while it gave subsidies worth $6.31 billion, or 13.7 per cent as against the permitted 10 per cent. Read More...

  May 17, 2021   Economy

Q Why is it in News ?  The Centre will go ahead with its plan to mandate hallmarking of gold jewellery from June 1, 2021 . The plan had been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Gold hallmarking is a purity certification and is voluntary at present.Q What is Hallmark Gold? The process of certifying the purity and fineness of gold is called hallmarking.Bureau of Indian Standards, the National Standards Body of India, is responsible for hallmarking gold as well as silver jew... Read More...

  May 16, 2021   Economy

Q Why is it in News ? Astronomers have discovered a new active galaxy identified as the farthest gamma-ray emitting galaxy that has so far been stumbled upon. This active galaxy called the Narrow-Line Seyfert 1 (NLS1) galaxy.Q What are details about NLS1 Galaxy ?  Indian scientists have studied around 25,000 luminous Active galactic nuclei (AGN) from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS).They identified it as a gamma-ray emitting NLS1 galaxy, which is a rare entity in space.It is about 31 billi... Read More...

  May 15, 2021   Science and Technology

Q Why is it in News? The US Navy has had “asserted navigational rights and freedoms approximately 130 nautical miles west of Lakshadweep Islands, inside India’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), without requesting India’s prior consent, consistent with international law”.Q What are  Freedom of Navigation Operations?  Freedom of Navigation Operations (FONOPs)  are closely linked to the concept of freedom of navigation, and in particular to the enforcement of relevant international law and customs regarding freedom of naviga... Read More...

  May 14, 2021   International Relations

Q Why  is it in  News?  The Union Education Minister has released an implementation plan for school education called SARTHAQ. SARTHAQ stands for ‘Students’ and Teachers’ Holistic Advancement through Quality Education.Q What is SARTHAQ Plan?  The Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education, has developed SARTHAQ. SARTHAQ is an indicative and suggestive implementation plan for school education.The... Read More...

  May 13, 2021   Education

Today's Current Affairs Question: India’s space program wants to go to the south side of the moon. Why. (150 words) Read More...

  May 15, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's History Question:  1.  "Early Vedic polity democratic and society liberal". Comment Read More...

  May 15, 2021   History

Today's Current Affairs Question: What are the immediate reasons for the violence in the Middle East? Elaborate on India’s position on the issue of home for the Palestinians. Read More...

  May 14, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's History Questions: 1.  Critically evaluate the theory of Aryan invasion.2. "On circumstancial  evidence, Indra stands convicted" Examine the statement in the light of  decline of Indus civilisation. Read More...

  May 14, 2021   History

Today's Current Affairs Question: China is witnessing slowing rate of growth of population. Why should it be a cause of concern? What is the government doing? Read More...

  May 13, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's History Question:1. Town planning of Indus Valley and its relevance. 2. Water conservation projects of Indus Valley times and their relevance. Read More...

  May 13, 2021   History

Today's Current Affairs Question:Mention three  pandemic-induced electoral reforms undertaken in India. Also,  recommend any two other electoral reforms of general relevance. Read More...

  May 12, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's History Question:Discuss different aspects of Indus Valley town planning. Read More...

  May 12, 2021   Polity

Today's Current Affairs Question:What is Operation Smiling Buddha? How did India face its consequences and with what outcome? Read More...

  May 11, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's History Question:Indus Valley Civilization had an abrupt appearance. Comment. Read More...

  May 11, 2021   History