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Q Why is it in News ?A Protests are taking place across Kerala against SilverLine, a semi high-speed railway project that envisages trains running at 200 km/h between the state’s northern and southern ends.Q What is the SilverLine project?A The proposed 529.45-km line will link Thiruvananthapuram in the south to Kasaragod in the north, covering 11 districts through 11 stations.KRDCL, or K-Rail, is a joint venture between the Kerala government and the Union Ministry of Railways created to execute this project.The deadline for the project, being executed by the Keral... Read More...

  Jan 20, 2022   Current Affairs

Q What is the context  ?A Recently , NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the largest and most powerful space telescope ever built, was launched from French Guiana, on the northeast coast of South America on the European Ariane 5 rocket.Q What are some key details about James Webb Space Telescope ?A JWST is a space telescope jointly developed by NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).It is planned to succeed the Hubble Space Telescope as NASA’s flagship astrophysics mission.It will conduct a broad range of investigati... Read More...

  Jan 20, 2022   Current Affairs

Q Why is it in News ?A The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021 which facilitates amendment to the Representation of People’s Act, is a step toward implementing online-based remote e-voting for which the use of Aadhaar will be the primary identity.Q What are objectives of linking ?A The linking of Aadhaar with one’s voter ID was primarily to build a biometric dependent voting system from the very beginning.The change could help fight fraud and duplicates in the electoral rolls.Q What is  the pilot programmes on linking the voter id ? Read More...

  Jan 19, 2022   Current Affairs

Q What is the context  ?A India and Australia are expected to complete negotiations for an interim free trade agreement (FTA) soon, a move aimed at boosting economic ties between the two countries.Q What is Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) ?A The final agreement is officially dubbed as the CECA is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.The pact covers areas such as goods, services, investment, rules of origin, customs facilitation, legal and institutional issues.This new strategic economic agreement is expected to increase bilateral trade... Read More...

  Jan 19, 2022   International Relations

Q Why is it in News ?A A November 2020 decision by the RBI to permit banks to “co-lend with all registered NBFCs based on a prior agreement” has led to unusual tie-ups between the banks and companies. Q What is the ‘Co-Lending Model’ ?A In September 2018, the RBI had announced “co-origination of loans” by banks and Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) for lending to the priority sector.The arrangement entailed joint contribution of credit at the facility level by both the lenders as also sharing of risks and rewards.Subsequently, ... Read More...

  Jan 18, 2022   Economy

Q What is the context  ?A The proposal to raise the minimum age of marriage for women from 18 to 21 was cleared by the Union Cabinet based on the recommendations of a task force headed by Jaya Jaitley.Q What is minimum Age for Marriage in India ?A Personal laws of various religions that deal with marriage have their own standards, often reflecting custom.For Hindus, The Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 sets 18 years as the minimum age for the bride and 21 years as the minimum age for the groom.In Islam, the marriage of a minor who has attained puberty is considered vali... Read More...

  Jan 18, 2022   Polity

Today's Current Affairs Question:Will the new wildlife amendment Bill save India’s rich biodiversity? Read More...

  Jan 17, 2022   Current Affairs

Q Why is it in News ?A A controversy has erupted in Kerala over the reappointment of a person as the Vice-Chancellor of Kannur University, with Governor saying he approved the decision against his “better judgment” as Chancellor.Q What is role of Governors in State Universities ?A In most cases, the Governor of the state is the ex-officio chancellor of the universities in that state.Its powers and functions as the Chancellor are laid out in the statutes that govern the universities under a particular state government.Their role in appointing the Vice-Chancellors ... Read More...

  Jan 17, 2022   Polity

Q What is the context  ?A  Twelve members of the Rajya Sabha were suspended for their alleged involvement in the grave disorder in the House on the last day of the previous session.Q What do Rajya Sabha’s rules of procedure say about the suspension of a member?A Rule 256 of Rajya Sabha’s rules of procedure provides for the suspension of a member who disregards the authority of the chair or abuses the rules of the council by persistently and willfully obstructing the business of the House.Persistent and willful obstruction of the business... Read More...

  Jan 17, 2022   Polity

Q Why is it in News ?A UNESCO has inscribed ‘Durga Puja in Kolkata’ on the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.Q What is Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH)?A ICH means the practices, representations, expressions, knowledge, skills – as well as the instruments, objects, artefacts and cultural spaces associated with them that communities, groups and, in some cases, individuals recognize as a part of their cultural heritage.Furthermore, its importance is not in the cultural manifestation itself, but in the wealth of knowledge, know-how and skill... Read More...

  Jan 16, 2022   Art & Culture

Q What is the context  ?A Several companies have announced public issues to raise funds through non-convertible debentures.Q What are Debentures?A Debentures are long-term financial instruments issued by a company for specified tenure with a promise to pay fixed interest to the investor.They can be held by individuals, banking companies, primary dealers other corporate bodies registered or incorporated in India and unincorporated bodies.Their types include:Convertible debentures (CDs): They are a type of debentures that ca... Read More...

  Jan 16, 2022   Economy

Today's Current Affairs Question:What are the main findings of Forest Survey Report 2021? Read More...

  Jan 15, 2022   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question:Should marital rape be criminalised? Read More...

  Jan 14, 2022   Current Affairs

Q Why is it in News ?A Forests Minister has introduced in Lok Sabha the Wildlife Protection (Amendment) Bill to ensure that the original 1972 Act complies with the requirements of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).Q What the Amendment brings in?A 1.  Standing Committee of State Board for WildlifeThe Bill proposes reducing the number of schedules and establishing a Standing Committee of State Board for Wildlife.These committees will function like the National Board for Wildlife which is resp... Read More...

  Jan 15, 2022   Polity

Q What is the context  ?A Law Minister has informed the Parliament that there is no proposal to scrap sedition from the IPC despite severe remarks by the Supreme Court about the chilling effect of the “colonial law” which suppresses the freedoms of ordinary people.Q What does Section 124A of the IPC say?A The section deals with the offence of sedition, a term that covers speech or writing, or any form of visible representation, which brings the government into hatred or contempt, or excites disaffection towards the government, or attempts to do so.It is punishable wi... Read More...

  Jan 15, 2022   Polity

Q Why is it in News ?A When India thinks of technological cooperation with major powers, the US, Europe and Japan come to mind. The missing link in India’s technological mind space, however, is the United Kingdom.Q How India can benefit from technology partnership with Britain ?A Britain was the first nation to industrialise and has a long tradition of scientific research and technological development.With top-ranking universities and the golden triangle of science and innovation — London, Oxford and Cambridge — Britain is one of the world’s top te... Read More...

  Jan 14, 2022   International Relations

Q What is the context  ?A There has been growing advocacy for the integration of duty with rights. On Constitution Day last month, many Union Ministers used the occasion to underline this proposal.Q What do rights come with duty mean?A It is a basic proposition that all rights come with duties.But those duties are quite distinct from the meaning ascribed to them in the popular discourse.When a person holds a right, she is owed an obligation by a duty-bearer.For example, when citizens are promised a right against discrimination, the g... Read More...

  Jan 14, 2022   Polity

Q Why is it in News ?A The US Government has decided not send any official representation to the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing announcing what is being called a “diplomatic boycott” of the games.Q What is a ‘diplomatic boycott’?A A “diplomatic boycott” means no US official will be present at the Winter Olympics in Beijing.This stops short of a complete boycott, which would have meant the non-participation by US athletes.As such, the absence of official representation will not impact the games as much as an athletic boycott would have. Read More...

  Jan 13, 2022   Miscellaneous

Q What is the context  ?A The death of civilians in Nagaland in a security operation has revived the debate about Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA).Q What are some key details about AFSPA ?A The AFSPA, 1958 came into force in the context of insurgency in the North-eastern States decades ago.It provides “special power” to the Armed Forces applies to the Army, the Air Force and the Central Paramilitary forces etc.It has been long contested debate whether the “special powers” granted under AFSPA gives total immunity to the armed forces for any action t... Read More...

  Jan 13, 2022   Security and Disaster Management

Q Why is it in News ?A Chaperones are a functionally related group of proteins assisting protein folding in the cell under physiological and stress conditions.Q What are Chaperones?A DNA is a linear chain of nucleotides, portions of which are faithfully transcribed into linear messenger RNA.The message in this RNA is translated into strings of amino acids – proteins.Proteins need to take a precise three-dimensional shape to become functional entities.This protein folding does not happen all by itself, at least most of the time.A special bunch of p... Read More...

  Jan 12, 2022   Science and Technology