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Q What is the context  ?A China is building a bridge across the Pangong Tso area connecting the North and South Banks which will significantly reduce the time for moving troops and equipment between the two sides.Q What are some details about Pangong Tso ?A Pangong Tso or Pangong Lake is an endorheic lake in the Himalayas situated at a height of about 4,350 m.It is 134 km long and extends from India to the Tibetan Autonomous Region, China.Approximately 60% of the length of the lake lies within the Tibetan Autonomous Region.The lake is 5 km wide at its b... Read More...

  Feb 08, 2022   International Relations

Q Why is it in News ?A A Canadian court has ordered the seizure of more than $30 million worth of Airport Authority of India’s assets.Q What is the background ?A In 2005, Devas Multimedia signed an agreement with Antrix —a commercial arm of the IISRO —to provide multimedia services to mobile users using the leased S-band satellite spectrum to be provided by Antrix.In 2011, the UPA-2 government canceled this agreement on the ground that it needed the S-band satellite spectrum for national security and other social purposes.This led to arbitration between Antrix ... Read More...

  Feb 07, 2022   Science and Technology

Q What is the context  ?A Vaccines like Biological E’s Corbevax and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin that are made by traditional methods are “just as effective” as the latest mRNA technology-based vaccines according  to US scientists.Q What are Vaccines?A A vaccine is a biological preparation that provides active acquired immunity to a particular infectious disease.It typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe, its toxins, or one of its surface proteins. Read More...

  Feb 07, 2022   Science and Technology

Q Why is it in News ?A The recent visit by United States Secretary of State  Antony J. Blinken to Southeast Asia underscores the importance that is being accorded to this region by the Joe Biden administration.Q What are Take aways from the visit ?A 1.Projecting the US as reliable partner The idea was to present the U.S. as a reliable partner in meeting the challenges that the Indo-Pacific region is facing.For instance, completely aware that the Southeast Asian nations are averse to choosing sides in this U.S.-China competition, Mr. Blinken made it a point to... Read More...

  Feb 06, 2022   International Relations

Q What is the context  ?A Recently, the Missionaries of Charity established by Nobel Laureate Mother Teresa was in the news for the cancellation of its permission under the FCRA.Q Why is there issue with FCRA permissions ?A The levels of due diligence and the information sought on the one hand and the annual declarations to be given by the board members of civil society organisations on the other have increased significantly.The mandatory opening of bank accounts for foreign contributions has been centralised in one branch of the State Bank of India.Th... Read More...

  Feb 06, 2022   Economy

Today's Current Affairs Question:The waste management sector, especially recycling, is still struggling to recover from the effects of the pandemic. India could strengthen its waste management road map by incorporating a circular economy approach. Comment. Read More...

  Feb 05, 2022   Current Affairs

Q Why is it in News ?A Superapp CryptoWire recently launched India’s first cryptocurrency index, IC15, which will measure the performance of the 15 most widely traded cryptocurrencies listed on leading crypto exchanges by market capitalization.Q What is IC15?ACryptoWire constituted an Index Committee of domain experts, industry practitioners, and academicians that will select cryptocurrencies from the top 400 coins in terms of market capitalization.The eligible cryptocurrency should have traded on at least 90% of the days during the review period and be among the 100 most liquid... Read More...

  Feb 05, 2022   Economy

Q What is the context  ?A Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah has said that his country was ready to host the 19th SAARC Summit and invited India to join it virtually if it is not willing to visit Islamabad.Q What are some key details of  SAARC ? AThe South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is the regional intergovernmental organization and geopolitical union of states in South Asia.Members: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.It was established in Dhaka on 8 December 1985. Its secretariat is based... Read More...

  Feb 05, 2022   International Relations

Today's Current Affairs Question:Why does India value wetland conservation and what are we doing about it? Read More...

  Feb 04, 2022   Current Affairs

Q Why is it in News ?A China’s new law on land borders has come into effect on January 1.Q What are key takeaways of the Border Law ?A China passed the law for the “protection and exploitation of the country’s land border areas”.Sacrosanct nature of Borders: Under the law, “the sovereignty and territorial integrity of China are sacred and inviolable”.Border defense: It mandates the state to take measures “to strengthen border defense, support economic and social development as well as opening-up in border areas. Read More...

  Feb 04, 2022   International Relations

Q What is the context  ?A A government committee report in the Supreme Court has said that “income” is a “feasible criterion” for defining the “Economically Weaker Sections” (EWS) in society, and the annual family income of ₹8 lakh is a “reasonable” threshold to determine EWS.Q What are Centre’s Argument?AThe income criterion for EWS was “more stringent” than the one for the OBC creamy layer.EWS’s criteria relates to the financial year prior to the year of application.On the other side, income criterion for the creamy layer in OBC category i... Read More...

  Feb 04, 2022  

Today's Current Affairs Question:What are the mutual strategic benefits in the Indo- Israel relationship? Read More...

  Feb 03, 2022   Current Affairs

Q Why is it in News ?A A recent religious conclave has witnessed inflammatory and provocative speeches by some religious proponents hinting at a Myanmar-type ‘minority cleansing campaign’.Q What is ‘Hate Speech’?A There is no specific legal definition of ‘hate speech’.The Law Commission of India, in its 267th Report, says: “Hate speech generally is an incitement to hatred primarily against a group of persons defined in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief and the like …Thus, hate speech is any word written or spoken, ... Read More...

  Feb 03, 2022   Polity

Q What is the context  ?A India and Pakistan has exchanged a list of their nuclear installations that cannot be attacked in case of an escalation in hostilities, as part of an annual ritual that has been in practice between the two neighbours for more than three decades.Q What are details of Non-Nuclear Aggression Agreement ?A The Non-nuclear aggression agreement is a bilateral and nuclear weapons control treaty between India and Pakistan, on the reduction (or limitation) of nuclear arms.Both pledged not to attack or assist foreign powers to attack on each others nuclear... Read More...

  Feb 03, 2022   International Relations

Q Why is it in News ?A Worldwide carmakers have slashed production due to an abrupt and cascading shortage of semiconductors.Q What are Semiconductor Chips ?A Semiconductors also known as integrated circuits (ICs), or microchips  are most often made of silicon or germanium, or a compound like gallium arsenide.It’s the thing that makes electronic items smart and faster.Made from a material, usually silicon, that “semi-conducts” electricity, the chip performs a variety of functions.Memory chips, which store data, are relatively simple and are t... Read More...

  Feb 02, 2022   Science and Technology

Q What is the context  ?A The Indian SARS-CoV-2 Consortium on Genomics (INSACOG) has sequenced about 1,00,000 samples.Q What is INSACOG?A INSACOG is a consortium of 10 labs and 18 satellite labs across India tasked with scanning COVID samples from patients and finding the variants that has led to spike in transmission.The institutes involved include the laboratories of the Department of Biotechnology, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Indian Council of Medical Research, and the Health Ministry.Its work began in January 2020, by sequen... Read More...

  Feb 02, 2022   Science and Technology

Today's Current Affairs Question: Comment on the Public Health Crisis  in India from the perspective of Constitution of India. Read More...

  Feb 02, 2022   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question:What are the five highlights of the Economic Survey 2021-22? Read More...

  Feb 01, 2022   Current Affairs

Q Why is it in News ?A China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs has issued standardized names for 15 places in the Indian State of Arunachal Pradesh, to be used henceforth on official Chinese maps.MEA clarificationThe Ministry of External Affairs has dismissed the Chinese “invention”.Arunachal Pradesh has always been, and will always be, an integral part of India, said MEA.Q Why is China giving names to places that are in India?AChina claims some 90,000 sq km of Arunachal Pradesh as its territory.It calls the area “Zangnan” in ... Read More...

  Feb 01, 2022   Current Affairs

Q What is the context  ?A After Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal, now another Indian origin is in the headline is Jagdeep Singh, CEO and founder of a US battery startup. The reason for his recent buzz for his breakthrough battery technology.Q What is  QuantumScape ?A QuantumScape Corp is a battery startup backed by Volkswagen AG.Its solid-state battery lithium metal with a solid electrolyte separating the two electrodes      is seen as an exceptionally bright prospect in E-Vehicle industry.Q What are Solid-state batteries? Read More...

  Feb 01, 2022   Science and Technology