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Q. What is the news?A. The Union Government has informed that the ‘E-Daakhil’ portal for consumer grievance redressal is now operational in 15 states and Union Territories (UTs).Q. What is E-Daakhil? The Consumer Protection Act, 2019, which came into force on July 20, 2020, has a provision for e-filing of consumer complaints in the consumer commissions and online payment of the fees for filing a complaint.A web application for e-filing of consumer complaints... Read More...

  Mar 09, 2021   Miscellaneous

Q. What is the news?A. The ISRO has joined hands with MapmyIndia to combine their geospatial expertise and build holistic solutions by leveraging their geoportals.Q. What is the Project?It combines the power of MapmyIndia’s digital maps and technologies with ISRO’s catalogue of satellite imagery and earth observation data.Indian users would not be dependent on foreign organisations for maps, navigation and geospatial services, and leverage made-in-India solutions... Read More...

  Mar 08, 2021   Science and Technology

Q. What is the news?By 2023, Mumbai will be home to India’s first undersea tunnel, which will be part of the city’s Coastal Road project. Q. Where are Mumbai’s undersea tunnels being built?The twin tunnels, which have a length of 2.07 km of which a kilometre will be under the sea, are being built as part of the Mumbai Coastal Road Project, a 10.58-km stretch starting from the Marine Drive promenade to the Worli-end of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link. The road, which will comprise of land-filled roads on areas recla... Read More...

  Mar 08, 2021   General Category

Q. What is the news?NITI Aayog, along with a working subgroup of officials and members of civil society, has prepared a draft national migrant labour policy.Q. What is in the draft?A rights-based approachThe draft describes two approaches to policy design: one focussed on cash transfers, special quotas, and reservations; the other which “enhances the agency and capability of the community and thereby remove aspects that come in the wa... Read More...

  Mar 07, 2021   Polity

Q. What is the news?Recently 1,040 militants of five militant groups of Karbi Anglong district ceremonially laid down arms at an event in Guwahati in the presence of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, a development which further bolsters the ‘terrorism-free Assam’ image of the current BJP-led government. Among the surrendered militants is Ingti Kathar Songbijit, a primary accused in multiple cases of militancy and ethnic violence in the state. Read More...

  Mar 07, 2021   Security and Disaster Management

Q. What is the news?According to Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA), Zero-waste programmes and policies have the potential to create good, environment-friendly jobs and help reduce pollution and improve community health.Q. What is GAIA?GAIA is an alliance of more than 800 grassroots groups, non-profits and individuals whose vision is to create a toxic-free world without incineration, according to its website. Q. What are the findings of report? ... Read More...

  Mar 06, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

Q. What is the news ?The National Informatics Centre has launched an instant messaging platform called Sandes on the lines of WhatsApp. Like WhatsApp, the new NIC platform can be used for all kinds of communications by anyone with a mobile number or email id.Q. Why has NIC launched this instant messaging platform?Following the nationwide lockdown imposed in March 2020 to contain the spread of Covid-19, the government felt the need to build a platform to ensure secure communication between its employees a... Read More...

  Mar 06, 2021   Science and Technology

Q. What is the news?The CPI (M)-led Kerala government is under fire for allegedly inking a deal with an American firm for deep sea fishing and allied processing, what the Congress-led Opposition calls a bid to sell off the state’s marine wealth, endangering the livelihood of lakhs of fishermen in the state.Q. What is the controversial deal all about?During the global investors meet, ASCEND-2020, in January 2020, Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation, under Industries Dep... Read More...

  Mar 05, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

Q. What is the news?Chandigarh became the first state or Union Territory in India to launch Carbon Watch, a mobile application to assess the carbon footprint of an individual. Although the app can be accessed by everyone, it has specific options for the residents of Chandigarh to compile a detail study.The application can be downloaded through a QR code in Android supported smart cell phones.Q. What is Carbon Footprint?Carbon footprint is the amount of green... Read More...

  Mar 05, 2021   Science and Technology

Q. What is the news?Sri Lanka has confirmed that it will develop the West Container Terminal (WCT) at the Colombo Port along with India and Japan.The decision comes a month after the Rajapaksa government in Sri Lanka ejected the two partners from a 2019 tripartite agreement to jointly develop the East Container Terminal (ECT), citing resistance to “foreign involvement”.Neither India nor Japan has officially commented on the offer, or on the said private investment from the countries. Read More...

  Mar 04, 2021   International Relations

Q. What is the news?NITI Aayog, through a discussion paper, has recommended reducing the rural and urban coverage under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013, to 60% and 40%, respectively.It has also proposed a revision of beneficiaries as per the latest population which is currently being done through Census- 2011.Q. What is the objective of National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013?A. To... Read More...

  Mar 04, 2021   Economy

Q. What is the news?Researchers have accidentally discovered life under the ice shelves of the Antarctic — in extremely cold and harsh conditions. The discovery has left many of them baffled for it contradicts earlier theories of non-survival of life in such extreme conditions.They discovered sessile sponges — a pore bearing multicellular organism and other alien species — attached to the sides of a rock beneath the ice sheets.Q. What are the findings?The unidentifie... Read More...

  Mar 03, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

Q. What is the news?The Bombay High Court recently granted transit anticipatory bail to Shantanu Shivlal Muluk in the Greta Thunberg toolkit case registered by the Delhi Police in connection with the ongoing protests against the three farm laws. The transit anticipatory bail has been granted to Muluk for 10 days to allow him to approach the competent court in the national capital for a pre-arrest bail. On Wednesday, the High Court also granted transit bail for three weeks to lawyer and activist Nikita Ja... Read More...

  Mar 03, 2021   Polity

Q. What is the news?Recently , Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution issued separate guidelines for sugar mills and cane commissioners in regards to sale of sugar below the Minimum Selling Price (MSP) of Rs 3,100/- per quintal. While sugar mills have been threatened with action for selling sugar below the government-mandated MSP, the cane commissioners have been asked to track the sale of sugar and report any breach of MSP.Q. What is MSP and why was it introduced?To control the constant slide in ex-... Read More...

  Mar 02, 2021   Economy

Q. What is the news?With the coronavirus number showing an increasing trend over the last two weeks, Maharashtra has reintroduced some restrictions on the assembly and movement of people. The state government has warned that it could even bring back the lockdown if it was felt necessary.Q. What is the Covid-19 situation in Maharashtra?Every day of the last week, for the first time since mid-January, Maharashtra has reported more than 3,000 new cases of coronavirus infectio... Read More...

  Mar 02, 2021   Current Affairs

Q. What is the news?For several days during the last two months, zero visibility and dense fog has engulfed parts of Delhi and all of Punjab and Haryana keeping up with cold weather conditions. Last week alone, multiple road accidents due to poor visibility killed close to a hundred people. What is behind this intense fog which has stayed on for several days this season?Q. What is fog?.Fog is a phenomenon of small droplets rem... Read More...

  Mar 01, 2021   Geography

Q. What is the news?Union Cabinet has ushered in some major amendments to the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015 in a bid to bring in clarity and also entrust more responsibilities on bureaucrats when it comes to implementing provisions of the law.Q. What is the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children Act) 2015?The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act was introduced and passed in Parliament in 2015 to replace the Juvenile Delinque... Read More...

  Mar 01, 2021   Indian Society & Social Justice

Q. Why is this in news? Recently, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways released the World Bank Report titled “Traffic Crash Injuries And Disabilities: The Burden on India Society”.The Report has been prepared in collaboration with the NGO-Save Life Foundation.The survey data was collected from four Indian states i.e. Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.Q. What are the Global Fatalities due to Road Accidents? Road Traffic Injuries (RTIs) - Eighth leading cau... Read More...

  Feb 28, 2021   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in news?Recently, the Ministry of Communications has decided to set up a Digital Intelligence Unit (DIU) as a nodal agency to deal with complaints of unsolicited commercial communication (UCC) and cases of financial fraud, especially in the digital payments space.Apart from the DIU a Telecom Analytics for Fraud Management and Consumer Protection (TAFCOP) will also be set up at all the 22 license service area levels.It would also ensure stri... Read More...

  Feb 28, 2021   Science and Technology

Q. What is the news?The Ministry of Science and Technology Monday released new guidelines for the Geo-spatial sector in India, which deregulates existing protocol and liberalises the sector to a more competitive field.Q. What is geo-spatial data?Geospatial data is data about objects, events, or phenomena that have a location on the surface of the earth. The location may be static in the short-term, like the location of a road, an earthquake event, malnutrition among children, or dynamic like a moving vehicle ... Read More...

  Feb 27, 2021   Economy