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Q. Why is this in news?A.The CSIR-CMERI has recently inaugurated a “naturally ventilated polyhouse facility” and laid the foundation stone of “retractable roof polyhouse”.Q. What is a Polyhouse?A.A polyhouse is a specially constructed structure like a building where specialized polythene sheet is used as a covering material under which crops can be grown in partially or fully controlled climatic conditions.It is covered with a transparent material as to permit the entry of natural light. Polyhouses are also helpful in reducing threats such as extreme heat and pest atta... Read More...

  Aug 11, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

Q. Why is this in news?A. Florida has been battling outbreaks of red tide, caused by the algae Karenia brevis, for several years.This year's bloom may have been aggravated due to the release of contaminated water into Tampa Bay earlier.Tampa Bay, arm of the Gulf of Mexico, indenting the west coast of Florida, US. Read More...

  Aug 11, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

Today's International Relations Question:Why maritime domain awareness is important for India? Highlight some of the initiatives taken by India in this regard. Read More...

  Aug 10, 2021   International Relations

Today's Current Affairs Question:Comment on the contents and importance of the Constitution (127th Amendment) Bill, 2021. Read More...

  Aug 10, 2021   Current Affairs

Q  Why is it in News ? A NASA's (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Cassini spacecraft had detected an unusually high concentration of methane, along with carbon dioxide and dihydrogen, in the moons (Titan and Enceladus) of Saturn by flying through their plumes (in 2017).It found that Titan has methane in its atmosphere and Enceladus has a liquid ocean with erupting plumes of gas and water.An international research team has used new statistical methods to understand if methanogenesis or methane production by microbes could explain the molecular hydrogen a... Read More...

  Aug 10, 2021   Science and Technology

Q Why is it in News ?A In recent years, countries around the world have been attempting to pass effective 'right to repair' laws.The movement traces its roots back to the very dawn of the computer era in the 1950s.The goal of the movement is to get companies to make spare parts, tools and information on how to repair devices available to customers and repair shops to increase the lifespan of products and to keep them from ending up in landfills.The United States President has signed an executive order calling on the Federal Trade Commission to... Read More...

  Aug 10, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question: What are the pros and cons of privatising passenger trains? Read More...

  Aug 09, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's International Relations Question:Do you agree that regional cooperation mechanisms have come under strain in South Asia in recent years? How has it changed India's policy? Read More...

  Aug 09, 2021   International Relations

Q  Why is it in News ? A Recently, the Maharashtra government has started a drug administration drive for the elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) and become the first State in the country to resume giving rounds of the drug after the second wave of Covid-19.Q What is Lymphatic Filariasis ?ALymphatic Filariasis , commonly known as elephantiasis and is considered as a Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD). It is the second most disabling disease after mental health.It impairs the lymphatic system and can lead to the&nb... Read More...

  Aug 09, 2021   Science and Technology

Q Why is it in News ?A Recently, thirty people were killed in separate incidents of lightning in various parts of the country.Lightning is the biggest contributor to accidental deaths due to natural causes.Q What is lightning? A It is a very rapid and massive discharge of electricity in the atmosphere. It is the process of occurrence of a natural ‘electrical discharge of very short duration and high voltage between a cloud and the ground or within a cloud’, accompanied by a bright flash and sound, and sometimes thunder... Read More...

  Aug 09, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

Q Why is it in News ?A Recently, several IED (Improvised Explosive Device) blasts were carried out inside Cachar district of Assam allegedly by miscreants from Mizoram. These blasts signal the re-emergence of long-unresolved Assam-Mizoram Border Dispute.The boundary issue between Assam and Mizoram has existed since the formation of Mizoram  first as a union territory in 1972, and then as a full-fledged state in 1987.During colonial times, Mizoram was known as Lushai Hills, a district of Assam.Mizoram was granted statehood in 1987 by the State of Mizoram Act, 1986.Assam b... Read More...

  Aug 08, 2021   Security and Disaster Management

Q Why is it in News? A Recently, a six person crew on Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity spaceship  undertook a brief trip to the “edge of space” which is known as Suborbital Flight.Sirisha Bandla, an astronaut born in India, was a part of the crew. She was the third woman of Indian origin to go to space after Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams.Virgin Galactic is a British-American spaceflight company, operating in the United States.Q What is meant by Suborbital flight and what is its Trajectory? A W... Read More...

  Aug 08, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's History Question:What was golden about golden age under the Guptas? Discuss critically. Read More...

  Aug 07, 2021   History

Today's International Relations Question:Despite Taliban being a threat to regional peace, regional countries have failed to come up with common response against the current scenerio in Afghanistan. Discuss the reasons. Read More...

  Aug 07, 2021   International Relations

Today's Current Affairs Question:Abanindranath Tagore helped shape modern Indian art. Elaborate. Read More...

  Aug 07, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's History Question:"The south Indian culture flourished on the solid foundations laid by the Pallavas". Comment Read More...

  Aug 06, 2021   History

Today's Current Affairs Question:The visit of External Affairs Minister (EAM) S. Jaishankar to Tehran is a time to take stock of the bilateral relationship. Discuss Read More...

  Aug 06, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's International Relations:Explain how state sponsored terrorism has been a common concern between India and Afghanistan. Read More...

  Aug 06, 2021   International Relations

Today's History Question: Account for the development of  land grant system  in ancient India and its ramifications. Read More...

  Aug 05, 2021   History

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the government introduced the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment Bill), 2021 in the Lok Sabha.The Bill is set to replace the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Amendment Ordinance 2021 promulgated in April 2021.It introduced an alternate insolvency resolution process for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) with defaults up to Rs 1 crore called the Pre-packaged Insolvency Resolution Process (PIRP).In March ... Read More...

  Aug 07, 2021   Economy