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Today's Current Affairs Question:Energy transition is underway at an exceptional level and several countries are betting on hydrogen to emerge as the top clean fuel with its high energy density and versatility. Government of India’s (GOI) National Hydrogen Energy Mission (NHM) initiative will capitalise on one of the most abundant elements on earth for cleaner alternative fuel option. Elaborate. Read More...

  Jun 01, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's History Question: "The preamble of the constitution influenced by Asokan damma". Discuss the relevance of damma for the civil administration  today. Read More...

  May 31, 2021   History

Today's Current Affairs:What is the strategic importance of BRICS? Read More...

  May 31, 2021   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in news?A couple of days ago, reports emerged of a Dubai-based tour operator offering a 24-day package tour from Delhi to Moscow that has included two shots of the Russian Sputnik-V vaccine.Q. What is vaccine tourism?In India, the term “vaccine tourism” became popular late last year when reports emerged of several tour operators offering packages to the US with the additional benefit of a vaccine shot.Meanwhile, South Africans are said to be flying to Zimbabwe, Can... Read More...

  Jun 06, 2021   International Relations

Q. Why is this in news? Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs recently commemorated the 12th Annual Day of the Competition Commission of India (CCI).Q. What is Competition Commission of India? CCI is the competition regulator in India.It is a statutory body responsible for enforcing The Competition Act, 2002 and promoting competition throughout India and preventing activities that have an appreciable adverse effect on competition in India. Read More...

  Jun 06, 2021   Economy

Q. Why is this in news? In early March, members of the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Consortia (INSACOG), an advisory group to the Central government, warned of a new and contagious form of the novel coronavirus.Q. What is INSACOG?INSACOG is a consortium of 10 labs across the country tasked with scanning COVID-19 samples from swathes of patients and flagging the presence of variants that were known to have spiked transmission internationally.It has also been tasked with checking whe... Read More...

  Jun 05, 2021   Science and Technology

Q. Why is this in news?The high-powered selection committee headed by the Prime Minister has finalized some names for the post of CBI director.Q. What is Central Bureau of Investigation? The CBI is the premier investigating agency of India operating under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.It was originally set up to investigate bribery and governmental corruption.In 1965 it received expanded jurisdi... Read More...

  Jun 05, 2021   Polity

Q Why is it in News? Recently, the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog launched AIM-PRIME (Program for Researchers on Innovations, Market-Readiness & Entrepreneurship).Q What is Atal Innovation Mission?Atal Innovation Mission : AIM is Government of India’s flagship initiative to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the country.Its objective is to develop new programmes and policies for fostering innovation... Read More...

  Jun 03, 2021   Government Schemes

Q Why is it  in News? Recently, Kerala launched preventive measures after a few cases of brucellosis, a zoonotic infection, have been detected in some dairy animals.Earlier in September 2020 Brucella abortus S19Δ per vaccine was developed by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research’s -Indian Veterinary Research Institute (ICAR-IVRI) for brucellosis prevention in the dairy sector.Q What are Zoonotic Diseases? It i... Read More...

  Jun 04, 2021   Science and Technology

Q Why is it in News?  The ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) has transferred the technology for Classical Swine Fever (CSF) & Sheep Pox Vaccines to an animal healthcare company Hester Biosciences.The technology was transferred through state-owned Agrinnovate India (AgIn), which aims to work on the strengths of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).AgIn promotes the development and spread of R&D outcomes through IPR (Intellectual Property Right) protection, commerc... Read More...

  Jun 03, 2021   Science and Technology

Q Why is it in News?Recently, an initiative called the ‘Global Youth Mobilization’ has been launched for youths in communities impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.Q What are aims of this Initiative?  A Global Youth Summit (GYS), held virtually on 23rd-25th April 2021, marks the starting point for young people to get involved in the mobilization.The GYS aims to offer young people aged 14-30 new insights, skills and contacts, as well as a pl... Read More...

  Jun 03, 2021   Government Schemes

Q Why is in News?  Recently, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) inaugurated the fifth session of the Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs (CCSCH) established under Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC).Q What are some details about Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs (CCSCH)? Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs (CCSCH):It was formed in 2013.Objective: Read More...

  Jun 02, 2021   Miscellaneous

Q Why is it in News? Recently, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced that it will support eight joint research projects mooted by the Space Technology Cell (STC), IIT-Delhi.The ISRO has extended support to the projects under its RESPOND programme.Q What is RESPOND Programme of ISRO?  ISRO started the RESPOND (Research Sponsored) programme in the 1970s, with the objective of encouraging academia to parti... Read More...

  Jun 02, 2021   Science and Technology

Q Why is it News?Recently, the Government has launched the Startup India Seed Fund Scheme (SISFS).The Scheme was announced during the ‘Prarambh: StartupIndia International Summit’ which marked the five-year anniversary of the Startup India initiative.Q What is meant by seed funding?It typically represents the first official money that a business venture or enterprise raises.It helps a company to finance i... Read More...

  Jun 01, 2021   Government Schemes

Q Why is it in News?  Recently, NASA's miniature robot helicopter Ingenuity performed a successful takeoff and landing on Mars. It was the first powered, controlled flight on another planet.The first powered flight on Earth was achieved by the Wright brothers in 1903 in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.Q What are some key details about ingenuity? Ingenuity is the first helicopter to fly on Mars.It was carried by NASA’s rover called Perseverance that was launched in July 2020.Ingenuity is able to fly using counter-rotating blades ... Read More...

  Jun 01, 2021   Science and Technology

Today's Current Affairs Question: The year 2023 will be observed as the International Year of Millets, following India’s proposal to the Food and Agriculture Organization. Why should millets be promoted and what is the government policy in this regard? Read More...

  May 29, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's History Question: Discuss the factors behind the rise of Magadha as the first state in Indian history. Read More...

  May 29, 2021   History

Today's History Question : Discuss the origins of Sakthism  and Tantrism in Ancient India. Read More...

  May 28, 2021   History

Today's Current Affairs Question: Account for the bumper agricultural performance in 2020-21. What is the positive impact of the same? Read More...

  May 28, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's History Question: Discuss cultural contribution of jainism. Read More...

  May 27, 2021   History