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Today's Current Affairs Question:What are the pros and cons of the use of facial recognition technology (FRT) for policing? Read More...

  Sep 28, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question:India’s DNA COVID-19 vaccine is a world first. Elaborate. Read More...

  Sep 27, 2021   Current Affairs

Q  Why is it in News ? A The April-June quarter GDP numbers indicated at 20.1 per cent growth.Q What does these numbers mean ? A The higher GDP growth was driven by high indirect tax collections, largely GST.The more representative measure of economic activity, gross value added (GVA), grew by 18.8 per cent.These numbers are over a base quarter that had contracted sharply due to the lockdowns during the first Covid wave last year.The revival of manufacturing GVA was the most robust, with mining and electricity growth somewhat mo... Read More...

  Sep 27, 2021   Economy

Q Why is it in News?A In a major discovery, footprints of three species of dinosaurs have been found in the Thar desert in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer district.Q What are details of the footprints? A The footprints, made in the sediment or silt of the seashore, later become permanently stone-like.They belong to three species of dinosaurs — Eubrontes cf. giganteus, Eubrontes glenrosensis and Grallator tenuis.While the giganteus and glenrosensis species have 35 cm footprints, the footprint of the third species was found to be... Read More...

  Sep 27, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

Q  Why is it in News ? A Forty Central universities will kick off the implementation of innovative measures such as the academic credit bank and the glue grant meant to encourage multidisciplinary in UG courses.Q What is Glue Grant Scheme ? A Under the glue grant, announced in this year’s budget, institutions in the same city would be encouraged to share resources, equipment and even allow their students to take classes from each other.This is the first step for multidisciplinary.We intend to start this from the second semester of the current academi... Read More...

  Sep 26, 2021   Economy

Q Why is it in News ?A Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for China to achieve “common prosperity”, seeking to narrow a yawning wealth gap that threatens the country’s economic ascent and the legitimacy of Communist Party rule.Q What is ‘Common Prosperity’?A “Common prosperity” was first mentioned in the 1950s by Mao Zedong, founding leader of what was then an impoverished country.The idea was repeated in the 1980s by Deng Xiaoping, who modernized an economy devastated by the Cultural Revolution.Deng said that allowing some people and regions to ge... Read More...

  Sep 26, 2021   International Relations

Today's Current Affairs Question:Compare AUKUS and Quad. Read More...

  Sep 25, 2021   Current Affairs

Q  Why is it in News ? A   The Indian government is going to launch an electronic voucher based digital payment system e-RUPI.There are already many countries using the voucher system for example the US, Colombia, Chile, Sweden, Hong Kong, etc. Read More...

  Sep 25, 2021   Economy

Q Why is it in News ?A Recently, West Africa’s first case of the extremely contagious and deadly Marburg virus was confirmed in Guinea.Its first case was first identified just two months after the country was declared free of Ebola.Both the Marburg case and this year’s Ebola cases were detected in Guinea’s Gueckedou district.The first cases of the 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic, the largest in history, also were from the same region in Southeastern Guinea’s forest region. Read More...

  Sep 25, 2021   Science and Technology

Q  Why is it in News ? A Recently, the General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment Bill, 2021, was passed by both the houses of the parliament.It seeks to amend the General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Act, 1972.Q What are key provisions of the Bill ? A Government Shareholding Threshold:It seeks to remove the mandatory requirement of the Central government holding not less than 51% of the equity capital in a specified insurer.Defines General Insurance ... Read More...

  Sep 24, 2021   Polity

Q Why is it in News ?A Recently, the Prime Minister has announced a new national initiative on palm oil production to help increase farm incomes.The scheme, called National Edible Oil Mission-Oil Palm (NMEO-OP), for self-reliance in edible oil involves investment of over Rs. 11,000 crore (over a five year period).Palm OilPalm oil is currently the world’s most consumed vegetable oil.It is used extensively in the production of detergents, plastics, cosmetics, and biofuels.Top consumers of the commodity are India, China, and the European Union (EU).... Read More...

  Sep 24, 2021   Government Schemes

Today's Current Affairs Question:What are the main points of difference between the Union government and the Supreme Court with regard to The Tribunals Reforms Act, 2021? Read More...

  Sep 24, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question:Comment on the need for wildlife corridors in India with examples. Read More...

  Sep 23, 2021   Current Affairs

Q  Why is it in News ? A This Union cabinet has recently approved a Reforms-based and Results-linked, Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme.The scheme requires that DISCOMs (Power Distribution Companies) submit detailed project reports (DPRs) on how they plan to reduce their operational losses to avail of funding.Initially, the preliminary timeline given to discoms was 31st October 2021. It is now extended to 31st December 2021.Q What are objectives of this Scheme ? A Reduction of AT&C (aggregate technical ... Read More...

  Sep 23, 2021   Government Schemes

Q Why is it in News ?A Recently, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has launched ‘PM-DAKSH’ (Pradhan Mantri Dakshta Aur Kushalta Sampann Hitgrahi) Portal and ‘PM-DAKSH’ Mobile App to make the skill development schemes accessible to the target groups - Backward Classes, Scheduled Castes and Safai Karamcharis.Q What are some key details about PM-Daksh Scheme ? A PM-DAKSH Yojana is being implemented from the year 2020-21.Under this, eligible target groups are provided with the skill development training programmes ... Read More...

  Sep 23, 2021   Government Schemes

Today's Current Affairs Question:Which issues will be on the agenda from the Indian side for discussions with the US during PM Modi’s current visit? Read More...

  Sep 22, 2021   Current Affairs

Q  Why is it in News ? A Recently, the Union Government approved the continuation of more than 1000 Fast Track Special Court (FTSCs) as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) for two years (April 2021-March 2023).It includes 389 exclusive POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Courts.The Central share will be provided from the Nirbhaya Fund.Q What is background of this News ? A Fast track courts (FTCs) were first recommended by the Eleventh Finance Commission in 2000 "to substantially bring... Read More...

  Sep 22, 2021   Polity

Q Why is it in News ?A  India lost more than 95% of its vulture population through the 1990s and by the mid-2000s. Today, the country requires urgent conservation efforts to save vultures from becoming extinct.Q What are some details about vultures ?A Vultures belong to the Accipitridae family whose members include eagles, hawks and kites.They are relatively social birds with an average lifespan of 10-30 years in the wild.Vultures are slow breeders and so the survival of every individual is very crucial.Generally, vultures rely on other carnivores ... Read More...

  Sep 22, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

Q  Why is it in News ? A Recently, the Chief Justice of India (CJI) noted that police stations pose the highest threat to human rights and dignity as custodial torture\violence and police atrocities still prevail despite constitutional guarantees.Q What is state of Custodial Violence in India ? A According to National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, between 2001 and 2018, only 26 policemen were convicted of custodial violence despite 1,727 such deaths being recorded in India.Only 4.3% of the 70 deaths in 2018 w... Read More...

  Sep 21, 2021   Indian Society & Social Justice

Q Why is it in News ?A The basis of exclusion of ‘creamy layer’ cannot be merely economic, a Supreme Court Bench has observed in their judgment, while referring to the court’s Indra Sawhney verdict of 1992.Q What was the case?A The court was hearing a petition challenging some notifications by the Haryana government sub-classifying backward classes solely on economic basis while fixing the criteria for creamy layer.The notifications said children of persons having “gross annual income” of up to ₹3 lakh annually would get the benefit of reservation in services and ... Read More...

  Sep 21, 2021   Economy