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Today's Current Affairs Question:What is the outcome of the global war on terror that was launched 20 years ago? Read More...

  Sep 11, 2021   Current Affairs

Q  Why is it in News ? A Recently, a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court awarded two policemen life sentences for the custodial death of a murder accused on the basis of the ‘Dying Declaration’ made by the victim prior to his death.CBI is the premier investigating police agency in India. It functions under the superintendence of the Deptt. of Personnel, Ministry of Personnel, Pension & Public Grievances - which falls under the prime minister’s office.Q What is Dying Declaration ? A  Read More...

  Sep 10, 2021   Polity

Q Why is it in News ?A Recently, a reality show contestant has approached the Delhi High Court with a plea seeking the removal of his videos, photographs and articles etc. from the internet citing his “Right to be Forgotten (RTBF)”.In the plea, the petitioner also maintains that the “Right to be Forgotten” goes in sync with the “Right to Privacy”, which is an integral part of Article 21 of the Constitution (Right to Life).Q What is Right to be Forgotten ? A Right to be Forgotten (RTBF): It is the ri... Read More...

  Sep 10, 2021   Polity

Today's Current Affairs Question:What information has Chandrayaan-2 gathered and sent back? Why is it important? Read More...

  Sep 10, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question:What are the main reasons for Sri Lanka government declaring emergency last week? Read More...

  Sep 09, 2021   Current Affairs

Q  Why is it in News ? A The report titled “India Inequality Report 2021: India’s Unequal Healthcare Story” released by Oxfam India shows that the socio-economic inequalities seep into the health sector and disproportionately affect health outcomes of marginalised communities due to the absence of Universal Health Coverage (UHC).The report suggested that the states which are attempting to reduce existing inequalities and with higher expenditure on health had lower confirmed cases of Covid-19.Q  What is significance of this report ?  Read More...

  Sep 09, 2021   Health

Q Why is it in News ? A  Recently, the Andhra Pradesh government has announced 10% reservation for the Kapu community and other Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) for appointments in the initial posts and services in the State government. This reservation is extended in accordance with the Constitution (103rd Amendment) Act, 2019. Q  What are some key details about Kapu Community ?  A  The Kapus are primarily an agrarian community based in the Andhra-Telangana region. It is believed that they&n... Read More...

  Sep 09, 2021   Current Affairs

Q  Why is it in News ? A Recently, in a RTI Reply, it has been revealed that the Centre is yet to appoint a director of inquiry, more than two years after the Lokpal came into being.Q  Who is Director of Inquiry ? A As per the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013, there shall be a Director of Inquiry, not below the rank of Joint Secretary to the Central Government.As per the provisions contained under Section 20 (1) (b) of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013, complaints in respect of public servants are r... Read More...

  Sep 08, 2021   Polity

Q Why is it in News ?A Recently, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has formulated a scheme “SMILE - Support for Marginalized Individuals for Livelihood and Enterprise”.It includes a subscheme - ‘Central Sector Scheme for Comprehensive Rehabilitation of persons engaged in Begging’.Q What is this Scheme ?A It is a new Scheme after the merger of existing Schemes for Beggars and Transgenders.Scheme provides for the use of the existing shelter homes available with the State/UT Governments and Urban local bodies for re... Read More...

  Sep 08, 2021   Indian Society & Social Justice

Today's Current Affairs Question:India establishes the largest network of Ramsar Sites in South Asia. Why? Read More...

  Sep 07, 2021   Current Affairs

Q  Why is it in News ? A Recently the Joint Committee examining the Personal Data Protection Bill (2019) was granted a fifth extension by Parliament. While the Government has been simultaneously exploring the potential of facial recognition technology.Q  What is need  of Automatic Facial Recognition in India  ?A To empower the Indian police with information technology, India approved implementation of the National Automated Facial Recognition System (NAFRS).On its implementation, it will function as a national-level search platform... Read More...

  Sep 07, 2021   Current Affairs

Q Why is it in News ?A. The Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan has triggered a new debate in international law on the issue of recognising an entity that claims to be the new government of a state.Q What are Legal challenge of recognising a government ?A Questions of recognition do not arise when change of government within a state occurs when political power is transferred through legal means.However, things are different when the change of government happens through extra-legal methods like ousting the sitting government using unconstitutional means.China and Russ... Read More...

  Sep 07, 2021   International Relations

Q  Why is it in News ? A Recently, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced that its new spacecraft, named Near-Earth Asteroid Scout or NEA Scout, has completed all required tests and has been safely tucked inside the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket.Q What are some key details about NEA Scout ?A Near-Earth Asteroid Scout, or NEA Scout, is a miniaturized spacecraft, known as a CubeSat, developed under NASA’s Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) Program.AES pioneers new approaches for rapidly devel... Read More...

  Sep 06, 2021   Science and Technology

Q Why is it in News ?A In a recent reply in the Parliament, the government disclosed that between 1st April and 30th November, 2015, 25,357 cases were registered under police category which included 111 deaths in police custody, 330 cases of custodial torture and 24,916 in others.This data again lays emphasis on the need to make police accountable and carry out police reforms.Q What is meant by Police Reforms ? A Police reforms aim to transform t... Read More...

  Sep 06, 2021   Polity

Today's Current Affairs Question:What has been the experience with the working of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012? How can it be strengthened? Read More...

  Sep 04, 2021   Current Affairs

Q  Why is it in News ? A With the 2021 Census coming up, several political parties have demanded a nationwide caste census.Q What is Caste Census?Every Census in independent India from 1951 to 2011 has published data on Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, but not on other castes.Before that, every Census until 1931 had data on caste.However, in 1941, caste-based data was collected but not published.In the absence of such a census, there is no proper estimate for the population of OBCs, various groups within the OBCs, and others.The Mandal Commission estimated the O... Read More...

  Sep 05, 2021   Indian Society & Social Justice

Q Why is it in News ?A The Taliban have pledged that women in Afghanistan will have rights “within the bounds of Islamic law,” or Shariah, under their newly established rule.Q What is Shariah?A Shariah is based on the Quran, stories of the Prophet Muhammad’s life and the rulings of religious scholars, forming the moral and legal framework of Islam.The Quran details a path to a moral life, but not a specific set of laws.Q How is Shariah Interpreted  ?A The interpretations of Shariah are a matter ... Read More...

  Sep 05, 2021   International Relations

Q  Why is it in News ? A Hallmarking scheme is turning out to be a grand success with more than 1 crore pieces of Jewelry hallmarked in a quick time” with more than 90000 Jewelers registered in a same time period.Q  What is Hallmark Gold?AThe process of certifying the purity and fineness of gold is called hallmarking.Bureau of Indian Standards, the National Standards Body of India, is responsible for hallmarking gold as well as silver jewellery under the BIS Act.If you see the BIS hallmark on the gold jewellery/gold coin, it means it conforms to a set of ... Read More...

  Sep 04, 2021   General Category

Q Why is it in News ?A Recently, the US has planned to transmit the Internet to the people in Cuba via high-altitude balloons when their government has blocked access.There is an ongoing protest in Cuba against long standing restrictions on rights, scarcity of food and medicines, and the government’s poor response to the Covid-19 pandemic.Q How High Altitude Balloon will be used for Internet ? A High Altitude Balloons for Internet:They are commonly known as Loon Balloons as the first High Altitud... Read More...

  Sep 04, 2021   Science and Technology

Q Why is it in News ?A According to a recent RBI report on ‘Monetary transmission in India’, the share of outstanding loans linked to External Benchmarks Lending Rate (EBLR - like repo rate), increased from as low as 2.4% during September 2019 to 28.5% during March 2021.This increase in EBLR linked lending will contribute to significant improvement in monetary policy transmission.However, still 71.5% of outstanding loans are Internal Benchmark Lending Rate (IBLR- like base rate and MCLR) linked loans, which continues to impede the monetary policy transmission. Read More...

  Sep 03, 2021   Economy