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Today's Current Affairs Question: Give a brief outline of the river water dispute between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. What was the recent response of Union Government? Read More...

  Jul 28, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question:What is delimitation? Why is there a delimitation Commission for Jammu and Kashmir? Read More...

  Jul 27, 2021   Current Affairs

  Q. What about the news ? A. The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Centre on the use of Section 66A of the IT Act that was scrapped several years ago and said that it is shocking that the judgment striking down the law has not been implemented even now.   Q. What’s the issue? A. Even after 7 years of the law being struck down, as of March 2021, a total of 745 cases are still pending and active before the district courts i... Read More...

  Jul 28, 2021   Polity

  Q. Why is this in news ? A. Union Education Minister launches NIPUN Bharat Programme.   Q. What About the Programme? A. NIPUN stands for the National Initiative for Proficiency in Reading with Understanding and Numeracy. The Programme is an initiative of the Ministry of Education. Read More...

  Jul 28, 2021   Indian Society & Social Justice

  Q. Why is this in news? A. The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has launched the unique Project Bamboo Oasis on Lands in Drought (BOLD) in Rajasthan.   Q. What is Project BOLD? A. Project BOLD seeks to create bamboo-based green patches in arid and semi-arid land zones. It is a unique scientific exercise serving the combined national objectives of reducing desertific... Read More...

  Jul 27, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

Q. Why is this in news? A. A part of the Arctic’s ice called the “Last Ice Area”, located north of Greenland, has melted before expected. Scientists had believed this area was strong enough to withstand global warming.   Q. What is the Last Ice Area? A. In an article published in 2015, National Geographic noted that climate projections forecast the total disappearance of summer ice in the Arctic by the year 2040. Read More...

  Jul 27, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

  Q. Why is this in news? A. LEAF (Lowering Emissions by Accelerating Forest Finance) Coalition was announced at the Leaders’ Summit on Climate, 2021. LEAF coalition will be one of the largest ever public-private efforts to protect tropical forests and intend to mobilize at least USD 1 billion in financing to countries committed to protecting their tropical forests.   Read More...

  Jul 26, 2021   International Relations

Q. Why is this in news? A. The draft Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill 2021 is recently released by the Centre. It seeks to amend the Cinematograph Act of 1952.   Q. What are its Key Provisions? A. Revision of certification: This provision will give the Centre “revisionary powers” and enable it to “re-examine” films already cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). Read More...

  Jul 26, 2021   Polity

  Q. Why is this in news? A. The Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology was locked out of his Twitter account for an hour allegedly over a notice received for violation of the US’ Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) 1998.   Q. What is the Digital Millennium Copyright Act? A. It is a law passed in the US and is among the world’s first laws recognising Intellectual Property (IP) on the internet.... Read More...

  Jul 25, 2021   International Relations

Q. What is this news? A. Covishield, manufactured by Serum Institute of India, is not among the vaccines which have been approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for its “vaccine passport” programme that allows free movement of people in and out of Europe.    Q. Which are the vaccines that have been approved by EMA for the purpose?  A. The EMA list only includes four vaccines now Vaxzevria (Oxford-AstraZ... Read More...

  Jul 25, 2021   International Relations

  Q. Why is this in news ? A. Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) is investing Rs 75,000 crore in its new business focused on clean energy, which includes solar and green hydrogen. The company will build four giga factories focusing on solar, storage battery, green hydrogen and a fuel cell factory, which can convert hydrogen into mobile and stationary power. &nbs... Read More...

  Jul 24, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

  Q. Why is this in news? A. Defence Minister has recently visited the Karwar Naval Base in Karnataka to inspect infrastructure development under Phase II of “Project Seabird”.   Q. What is Project Seabird? A. The largest naval infrastructure project for India, Project Seabird involves the creation of a naval base at Karwar on the west coast of India. INS Kadamba is an... Read More...

  Jul 24, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

Today's History Question: Critically evaluate the Buddhist philosophical ideas. Read More...

  Jul 24, 2021   History

Today's Science and Technology Question: Discuss the Space treaties, Indian space policies and oppertunities for science diplomacy. Read More...

  Jul 23, 2021   Science and Technology

Today's Current Affairs Question: Write briefly on the salient features and benefits of Draft National Geospatial Policy 2021. Read More...

  Jul 23, 2021   Current Affairs

  Q. What is the news? A. The Ministry of Jal Shakti has released the Glacial Lake Atlas of Ganga Basin.   Q. What is Glacial Lake Atlas? A. The atlas is based on the inventoried glacial lakes in part of the Ganga River basin from its origin to the foothills of the Himalayas covering a catchment area of 2,47,109 sq. km. The study portion of the Ganga River basin covers part of Ind... Read More...

  Jul 23, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

  Q. What is this in news? A. Union Cabinet has accorded approval for the revised implementation strategy of BharatNet through Public-Private Partnership(PPP) mode in 16 States of the country.   Q. What does it’s startegy includes? A. The government will provide Rs 19,041 crore as viability gap funding for the project. Read More...

  Jul 23, 2021   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in news? A. Parts of Canada and USA are reeling under severe heat wave caused due to a heat dome.    Q. What Is A Heat Dome? A. A heat dome occurs when the atmosphere traps hot ocean air like a lid or cap.  The scorching heat is ensnared in what is called a heat dome.  High-pressure circulation in the atmosphere acts like a dome or cap, trapping heat at the surface and f... Read More...

  Jul 22, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

Q. What is the news ? A. The Union Education Minister has released the Report on United Information System for Education Plus (UDISE+) 2019-20 for School Education in India.   Q. What is UDISE+? A. UDISE+ is one of the largest Management Information Systems on school education. It covers more than 1.5 million schools, 8.5 million teachers and 250 million children. Launched in 2018-2019, UDISE+ was... Read More...

  Jul 22, 2021   Indian Society & Social Justice

Today's Science & Technology Question: How India can use science diplomacy to boost its advantage? Read More...

  Jul 22, 2021   Science and Technology