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Today's Current Affairs Question:What is SVAMITVA? How will it benefit the rural areas and economy? Read More...

  Sep 14, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question:Write on the strategic outcome of the 13th BRICS Summit. Read More...

  Sep 13, 2021   Current Affairs

Q  Why is it in News ? A Recently, UNESCO has announced the Harappan city of Dholavira in Gujarat as India’s 40th world heritage site. It is the first site of Indus Valley Civilisation (IVC) in India to be included on the coveted list.With this successful nomination, India now enters the Super-40 club for World Heritage Site inscriptions.Apart from India, Italy, Spain, Germany, China and France have 40 or more World Heritage sites.India has 40 world heritage sites overall, which includes 32 cultural, 7 natural and one mixed property. ... Read More...

  Sep 13, 2021   Art & Culture

Q Why is it in News ?A The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is working on a phased implementation strategy for its own digital currency and is in the process of launching it in wholesale and retail segments in the near future.A high-level inter-ministerial committee set up by the Finance Ministry had recommended Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) with changes in the legal framework including the RBI Act, which currently empowers the RBI to regulate issuance of bank notes.Q What is Digital Currency ?A  Read More...

  Sep 13, 2021   Economy

Q  Why is it in News ? A Recently, Bangladesh has invited India to join the China-led South Asian initiative for Covid-19 vaccines and poverty alleviation.It includes the creation of the China-South Asian Countries Emergency Supplies Reserve, and a Poverty Alleviation and Cooperative Development Centre set up in China.Q What is China-South Asian Initiative ? A About China-South Asian Initiative:Members: China, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.India, Bhutan ... Read More...

  Sep 12, 2021   International Relations

Q Why is it in News ?A Recently, the government introduced the Essential Defence Services Bill, 2021 in Lok Sabha.It seeks to replace the ordinance issued in June 2021 and prohibits any agitation and strike by anyone engaged in the essential defence services.Q What are Essential Defence Services ? A It includes any service in any establishment or undertaking dealing with production of goods or equipment required for defence related purposes or any establishment of the armed forces or connected with them or d... Read More...

  Sep 12, 2021   Current Affairs

Q  Why is it in News ? A  Recently, the Supreme Court of India held that in any election, be it to Parliament or State legislature, the maintenance of secrecy of voting is “a must”.It reiterated its 2013 judgement in the People's Union for Civil Liberties case.Q What are the highlights of the Latest Judgement ? A Part of Fundamental Right: The secrecy is a part of the fundamental right of freedom of expression.The confidentiality of choice strengthened democracy. Read More...

  Sep 11, 2021   Polity

Q Why is it in News ?A Recently, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) invited public inputs to the Emigration Bill 2021. The Bill presents a long overdue opportunity to reform the recruitment process for nationals seeking employment abroad.Q What are the key features of the Bill ? A The Bill intends to replace the Emigration Act of 1983.The Bill envisages comprehensive emigration management, institutes regulatory mechanisms governing overseas employment of Indian nationals and establishes a framework for protection and promotion ... Read More...

  Sep 11, 2021   Polity

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