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Today's Current Affairs Question:Uniform Civil Code (UCC) is long due and can’t be made voluntary. Comment. Read More...

  Nov 23, 2021   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the Prime Minister unveiled the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India to mark the First Audit Diwas (16th November, 2021).It is celebrated to mark the historic origins of the institution of the CAG. It aims to highlight the rich contributions of the CAG to boost transparency and good governance.Girish Chandra Murmu assumed office as the Comptroller and Auditor Ge... Read More...

  Nov 23, 2021   Economy

Q. Why is this in news?A. Recently, the Ministry of Rural Development inaugurated 'Bhumi Samvaad' –National Workshop on Digital India Land Record Modernisation Programme (DILRMP).The Ministry also launched the National Generic Document Registration System (NGDRS) portal and Dashboard.Q. When is this launched?A. The DILRMP was approved by the Cabinet on 21st August, 2008.For modernization of land records system in the coun... Read More...

  Nov 23, 2021   Science and Technology

Today's Current Affairs Question:Where is Gwadar and why are there protests against infrastructure projects? Read More...

  Nov 22, 2021   Current Affairs

Q Why is it in News ?A A Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Working Group (WG) on digital lending has recommended separate legislation to oversee such lending as well as a nodal agency to vet the Digital Lending Apps.Q What is Digital Lending ?A Digital lending is the process of availing credit online.Its increased popularity amongst new-age lenders can be attributed to expanding smartphone penetration, credit range flexibility, and speedy online transactions.Q What is Significance of Digital Lending ?A India has a huge growth po... Read More...

  Nov 22, 2021   Economy

Q What is the context  ?A With cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin gaining popularity among citizens, the Centre has been compelled to take a stance on the legal status of cryptocurrencies.Q What is the Background ?A The Union Government is said to be considering a proposal to tax cryptocurrency transactions in the country.The move would bring cryptocurrency trading, which has till date happened outside the ambit of the law, into the formal economy.Q What is stand of RBI ? A RBI has been vehemently ... Read More...

  Nov 22, 2021   Economy

Q Why is it in News ?A The recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change made it clear that limiting the increase in the world’s average temperature from pre-industrial levels to those agreed in the Paris Agreement requires global cumulative emissions of carbon dioxide to be capped at the global carbon budget.Q Why reaching net zero by itself is irrelevant to forestalling dangerous warming ?A The promise of when you will turn off the tap does not guarantee that you will draw only a specified quantity of water.The top three emitters of the world  China,... Read More...

  Nov 21, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

Q What is the context  ?A The Telangana government has decided to move landless, non-tribal farmers engaged in Podu shifting cultivation inside forests to peripheral areas as it looks to combat deforestation.Q What is Shifting Cultivation?AShifting cultivation is a form of agriculture or a cultivation system, in which, at any particular point in time, a minority of ‘fields’ are in cultivation and a majority are in various stages of natural re-growth.Over time, fields are cultivated for a relatively short time, and allowed to recover, or are fallowed, for a relatively long... Read More...

  Nov 21, 2021   Art & Culture

Q Why is it in News ?A Though inducted over three years ago, India’s foremost Agni 5 ballistic missile was tested for the first time after reports that China had tested a new hypersonic missile. Read More...

  Nov 20, 2021   Science and Technology

Q What is the context  ?A The latest form of the National Population Register (NPR) appears to have retained contentious questions such as “mother tongue, place of birth of father and mother and last place of residence”.Q What is National Population Register ?A The NPR is a Register of usual residents of the country.It is being prepared at the local (Village/sub-Town), sub-District, District, State and National level.This is carried under provisions of the Citizenship Act 1955 and the Citizenship (Registration of Citizens a... Read More...

  Nov 20, 2021   Polity

Today's Current Affairs Question:What are the Hurdles in Criminalizing Marital Rapes in India? Read More...

  Nov 17, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question:What is the legal status of cryptocurrency in India? What are the major challenges for the government with regard to the cryptocurrency? Read More...

  Nov 19, 2021   Current Affairs

Q Why is it in News ?A The Union Minister of Civil Aviation has launched Krishi UDAN 2.0.Q What is Krishi UDAN 2.0 ?A The scheme proposes to facilitating and incentivizing movement of Agri-produce by air transportation.It lays out the vision of improving value realization through better integration and optimization of Agri-harvesting and air transportation.It works by contributing to Agri-value chain sustainability and resilience under different and dynamic conditions.It will be implemented at 53 airports across the country mainly focusing on Northeast and t... Read More...

  Nov 19, 2021   Government Schemes

Q What is the context  ?A The Kunming Declaration was adopted by over 100 countries at the first part of the ongoing virtual 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity.Q What is Kunming Declaration ?AIt calls upon the parties to “mainstream” biodiversity protection in decision-making and recognise the importance of conservation in protecting human health.The theme of the declaration is Ecological Civilization: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth.By adopting this, the nations have... Read More...

  Nov 19, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

Today's Current Affairs Question:What are the highlights of the Annual Status of Education Report (Aser) for 2021? Discuss the public policy implications of them. Read More...

  Nov 18, 2021   Current Affairs

Q  Why is it in News ?A The Union Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has addressed the Ministerial session of the Green Grids Initiative-One Sun One World One Grid (OSOWOG) Northwest Europe Cooperative Event.Q  What is need of One Sun, One World, One Grid  (OSOWOG) ?A The mega plan of One Sun, One World, One Grid calls for trans-national electricity grid supplying solar power across the globe.It will connect 140 countries through a common grid that will be used to transfer solar power.The idea was first floated b... Read More...

  Nov 18, 2021   Science and Technology

Q What is the context  ?A The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has notified mass emission standards for E 12 (12% Ethanol with Gasoline) and E15 (15% Ethanol 12 with gasoline) fuels.Q What is the news?A The ministry has notified test standards for vehicles compliant with ethanol-blended fuel variants E12 and E15.The ministry made it mandatory for all automobile manufacturers to put “clearly visible stickers” on every vehicle informing about its compatibility to the level of ethanol blend (E12, E15, E20).Currently, India is using E10 fuel (petr... Read More...

  Nov 18, 2021   Science and Technology

Q Why is it in News ?A The Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has proposed certain changes to some provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act of 1985.The recommendations have assumed importance in the backdrop of some high-profile drug cases including the recent arrest of Bollywood actor’s son.Key amendments suggestedTo decriminalise the possession of narcotic drugs in smaller quantities for personal purposes.Persons using drugs in smaller quantities be treated as victims.Q What is NDPS Act? Read More...

  Nov 17, 2021   Polity

Q What is the context  ?A Union Minister of Earth Sciences has launched India’s First Manned Ocean Mission Samudrayan at Chennai.Q What is Mission Samudrayan ?A The Samudrayan project has been undertaken by the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT).It will be a part of the Rs 6,000 crore Deep Ocean Mission.It is designed to carry 3 persons in 2.1meter diameter Titanium Alloy Personnel Sphere with an operational endurance of 12hrs and systems to support emergency endurance up to 96hrs.It could work at a depth between 1000 and 5500 meters. Read More...

  Nov 17, 2021   Government Schemes

Today's Current Affairs Question:Critically analyse the Electricity Amendment Bill 2021. Read More...

  Nov 16, 2021   Current Affairs