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Q. What is the news? Amid the Israel-Palestine conflict, the night sky over Israel has been ablaze with interceptor missiles from Iron Dome shooting down the incoming rockets in the sky.Q. What is Iron Dome?Iron Dome is a multi-mission system capable of intercepting rockets, artillery, mortars and Precision Guided Munitions as well as aircraft, helicopters and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) over short ranges of ... Read More...

  Jun 13, 2021   International Relations

Q. What is the news? Defence Minister has released the first batch of the indigenously developed anti-Covid-19 drug, 2-deoxy-D-glucose or ‘2-DG’.The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) had cleared the formulation on May 1 for emergency use as an adjunct therapy in moderate to severe Covid-19 patients.Q. What is 2-DG? Read More...

  Jun 12, 2021   Security and Disaster Management

Q. What is the news? The Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has floated a consultation paper on the proposed framework for Gold Exchange in India.Q. Why such a move?According to SEBI, the proposed exchange would bring in more transparency in the gold trading market in terms of spot price discovery, quality of the gold and enable greater integration with the financial markets.Q. What is a Gold Exchange?As the n... Read More...

  Jun 12, 2021   Economy

Q Why is it in News?Recently Odisha government’s plan to get Blue Flag Certification for five beaches was opposed by the fishermen.Odisha planned to develop five more beaches in three districts to meet international standards after receiving the certification for Puri’s Golden Beach in 2020.Q What are demands of Fishermen? Fishermen’s Demands:The proposed land for the certification is used by the fishe... Read More...

  Jun 11, 2021   Health

Q Why is it in News? Recently, the Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare has launched “Madhu Kranti Portal & Honey Corners.Q What is Madhu Kranti Portal?Madhu Kranti Portal:It is an initiative of National Bee Board (NBB), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare under National Beekeeping & Honey Mission (NBHM).This portal is being developed for online registration to achieve a traceability sou... Read More...

  Jun 11, 2021   Economy

Q. What is the news? Six sites have been added to India’s tentative list of UNESCO world heritage sites.Q. Which are the 6 sites?Ganga ghats in VaranasiTemples of Kancheepuram in Tamil NaduSatpura Tiger Reserve in Madhya PradeshMaratha military architecture in MaharashtraHire Bengal megalithic site in Karnataka andBhedaghat-Lametag... Read More...

  Jun 10, 2021   Art & Culture

Q. What is the news? The Telangana government has selected 16 primary healthcare centres (PHCs) spread around Vikarabad area hospital for pilot testing the ambitious ‘Medicine from the sky’, the first-of-its-kind project involving delivery of medicines through multiple drones.Q. What is this Medicine from the Sky Project? A consortium of seven operators headed by Blue Dart Med-Express had been selected for the project to be launched in the VLOS range of 500 metres initially and will be scaled up gradually ... Read More...

  Jun 10, 2021   Health

Q. Why is this in news? The cryptocurrency market saw a big correction with prices of major currencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, BNB, and others crashing as much as 30% within 24 hours.  This came in the backdrop of Chinese regulators announcing a crackdown on cryptocurrencies.Q. What is the Crackdown on Crypto Market? China has barred financial institutions and payment companies from providing any services related to cryptocurrency transactions.This means that ban... Read More...

  Jun 09, 2021   Economy

Q. Why is this in news? Tamil Nadu CM has written to the President requesting him to accept the State Government’s to remit the life sentences of all the seven convicts in the Ex-PM’s assassination case.Q. What is the Story so far? Tamil Nadu government had recommended to the state Governor for the remission of the rest of the sentence for all convicts and their early release.The Governor has then decided that the President was the competent authority to deci... Read More...

  Jun 09, 2021   Polity

Q. What is the news?Black fungus has emerged as a post-Covid complication that has startled the medical fraternity, because of the way the ‘rare disease’ has spiked in the second wave of the pandemic in India. While they are clear that dosage of steroids, uncontrolled sugar levels and low immunity are behind the outbreak, they are also looking at a new factor that could have made this rare disease common this time: the quality of Oxygen being supplied in the hospitals.Q. How shortfall in oxygen ended up being plugged by industrial oxygen and cylinde... Read More...

  Jun 08, 2021   Science and Technology

Q. What is the news ?A. A protracted shortage of inputs, especially semiconductor chips, has made India-based car manufactures and premium bike makers curtail production across categories. While carmakers in India appear to be waiting to ride out the chip famine by constraining production, their global counterparts have got more creative in addressing the shortage.Q. Why did the chip famine occur?The trigger point was the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns across the world that forced shut ... Read More...

  Jun 08, 2021   Science and Technology

Q. What is the news? The Moon will have the nearest approach to Earth on May 26, and therefore will appear to be the closest and largest Full Moon or “supermoon” of 2021.Today’s celestial event coincides with this year’s only total lunar eclipse, the first since January 2019. Significantly, a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse have not occurred together in nearly six years.Q. What is a supermoon?A supermoon occurs when the Moon’s orbit is closest to the Earth at... Read More...

  Jun 07, 2021   Geography

Q. Why is this in news? On May 26 — Buddha Jayanti, Buddha Purnima, or Vesak — India’s largest statue of the Reclining Buddha was to have been installed at the Buddha International Welfare Mission temple in Bodh Gaya.The ceremony has been put off due to Covid-19 restrictions, but the giant 100-foot fibreglass statue, built over three months by a team of 22 artisans in Kolkata, remains a fascinating work of art, as much for its size as for the way The Buddha has been depicted.Q. What is The Reclining Buddha?&... Read More...

  Jun 07, 2021   Art & Culture

Today's History Question: Critically evaluate the concept Golden Age. Read More...

  Jun 06, 2021   History

Today's Current Affairs Question: The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Act, 2021 Read More...

  Jun 05, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's History Question: Discuss the evolution of land grant system in ancient India and evaluate its impact on political economy and cultural formation under the  Guptas. Read More...

  Jun 05, 2021   History

Today's Current Affairs Question:What are Sustainability Development Goals(SDGs)? Mention at least five SDGs with their number. How did Indian states perform in their achievement according to the Niti Aayog assessment? (200 Words) Read More...

  Jun 04, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's History Question: Discuss the impact of central Asian contacts on Indian society. Read More...

  Jun 02, 2021   History

Today's Current Affairs Question:Political democracy can only be sustained with the foundation of social and economic democracy-BR Ambedkar . Amplify. Read More...

  Jun 02, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's History Question:Discuss the impact of Achemenian art and architecture  on Mauryan art forms. Read More...

  Jun 01, 2021   History