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Today's Current Affairs Question:Explain the fast paced progress in india in its demographic transition. Read More...

  Dec 10, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question:How do the recently released Swachh Bharat Mis­sion (SBM) 2.0 guidelines seek to handle solid waste management? Read More...

  Dec 09, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question:What are the ethical principles of Sanatana Dharma of the Hindu religion? Read More...

  Dec 08, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question:Why do plans for reversing climate change now envision a significant role for hydrogen ? What is India doing? Read More...

  Dec 07, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question:Meat-like substance made from vegetarian ingredients is become popular. What’s the science behind it? How useful is it? Read More...

  Dec 04, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question:Could floating solar solve the problems arising from land conflicts in India's pursuit to clean energy? Read More...

  Dec 03, 2021   Current Affairs

Q Why is it in News ?A Even though New Delhi has invested in renewable energy and announced a net-zero target, there is a gap between the announcements and the ground reality, as is evident from the promotion of coal.Q What are India’s commitments ?A AT the COP 26 in Glasgow, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India has set a target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2070.India also updated its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) that have to be met by 2030.Its new pledge includes increasing the country’s installed renewable capacity t... Read More...

  Dec 10, 2021   Government Schemes

Q What is the context  ?A NASA will launch the agency’s first planetary defense test mission named the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART). Read More...

  Dec 10, 2021   Government Schemes

Q. Why is this in news?A. Recently, the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) has launched India’s first manned ocean mission “Samudrayaan” in Chennai.With this Unique Ocean Mission, India joined the elite club of nations such as the US, Russia, France, Japan, and China to have niche technology and vehicles to carry out subsea activities.Q. What about Samudrayaan Mission?A. It is India’s first unique manned ocean mission that aims to send men into the deep sea in a submersible vehicle for deep-ocean exploration&... Read More...

  Dec 09, 2021   Government Schemes

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  Dec 09, 2021   Art & Culture

Q. Why is this in news?A. Odisha CM will lay the foundation stone of the much-awaited Puri Heritage Corridor.Puri Heritage Corridor ProjectConceived in 2016, the Puri Heritage Corridor Project was unveiled in December 2019 to transform the holy town of Puri into an international place of heritage.The project includes redeveloping major portions of the holy town and in the vicinity of the temple for visitors and tourists.Q. What are the details about Jagannath Temple?A. The Jagannath Temple is an important Vaishnavite temple d... Read More...

  Dec 08, 2021   Art & Culture

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  Dec 08, 2021   Economy

Q Why is it in News ?A The Union Cabinet has decided to declare November 15 as ‘Janjatiya Gaurav Divas’ to mark the birth anniversary of revered tribal leader and freedom fighter Birsa Munda.Q Who was Birsa Munda (1875-1900)?A Birsa Munda was an Indian tribal freedom fighter, religious leader, and folk hero who belonged to the Munda tribe.He spearheaded a tribal religious millenarian movement that arose in the Bengal Presidency (now Jharkhand) in the late 19th century, during the British Raj.Q What are some more details about him ? Read More...

  Dec 07, 2021   Art & Culture

Q What is the context  ?A A new study has challenged the widely accepted view that the continents rose from the oceans about 2.5 billion years ago. Read More...

  Dec 07, 2021   Current Affairs

Q Why is it in News ?A Flood in Chennai has revived memories of the devastating Chennai floods of 2015, a collective trauma that its residents are yet to outlive.Q What is role of climate change ?A In August this year, as monsoon floods raged across the subcontinent, IPCC’s 6th Assessment Report (AR6) was published.The report noted the increasing frequency of heavy precipitation events since the 1950s and inferred that they were being driven by human-induced climate change.The climate crisis, is here.It has made extreme rainfall events more ... Read More...

  Dec 06, 2021   Security and Disaster Management

Q What is the context  ? A The needs of defence and environment have to be balanced and a “nuanced” approach is required, said the Supreme Court while hearing an appeal against the widening of roads in Uttarakhand hills for the “Char Dham project”. Q What is Char Dham? A  The Char Dham is a set of four pilgrimage sites in India. It is believed that visiting these sites helps achieve moksha (salvation). The four Dhams are, Badrinath, Dwaraka, Puri and... Read More...

  Dec 06, 2021   Art & Culture

Q Why is it in News ?A In a departure from the fixation on traditional parameters for the study of Dalit rights and empowerment, there is now a focus on how market forces can be expanded to address social exclusion.Q How Dalit entrepreneurship can help in Dalit entrepreneurship ?A While entrepreneurship alone isn’t the panacea to caste-based exclusion or marginalisation, Dalit entrepreneurship is the new narrative changing the discourse of Dalit empowerment.Entrepreneurship can shape access to rights and push against entrenched social hierarchies.The circulation of... Read More...

  Dec 05, 2021   Current Affairs

Q What is the context  ?A The first National Achievement Survey (NAS) in four years was conducted, in a bid to assess the competencies of children in Class 3, 5 and 8.Q What is National Achievement Survey (NAS) ?A NAS is a nationally representative large-scale survey of students’ learning undertaken by the Ministry of Education.It is implemented on a sample size aiming to assess students of 3rd, 5th, 8th and 10thIt gives a system level reflection on effectiveness of school education.The NCERT has developed the Assessment Framework for gauging the... Read More...

  Dec 05, 2021   Education

Q Why is it in News ?A A chief whip of the largest party in opposition in the Rajya Sabha has moved a privilege motion against Culture Minister over the appointment of the chairperson of the National Monuments Authority.Q What is Parliamentary Privilege?A Parliamentary privilege refers to the right and immunity enjoyed by legislatures.The legislators are granted protection against civil or criminal liability for actions done or statements made in the course of their legislative duties.They are granted so that the MPs/MLAs can effectively discharge... Read More...

  Dec 04, 2021   Polity

Q What is the context  ?A A new research says that M87* which was imaged by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) is not necessarily a black hole but could even be a naked singularity with a gravitomagnetic monopole.Q What are details about M-87* ?A In 2019, astronomers of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) captured the first ever image of a supermassive black hole (M87*) which was located at the centre of a galaxy Messier 87.This black hole was calculated to be 6.5 billion times the Sun’s mass and is 55 million light years away from the Earth.T... Read More...

  Dec 04, 2021   Geography