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Q What is the context  ?A The US is discussing launching a formal review into whether Tether and other stablecoins threaten financial stability.The first stablecoin, created in 2014, was Tether.Q What is a Stablecoin ?AA stablecoin is a type of cryptocurrency that is typically pegged to an existing government-backed currency.A cryptocurrency is a form of digital asset based on a network that is distributed across a large number of computers.Stablecoins hold a bundle of assets in reserve, usually short-term... Read More...

  Oct 24, 2021   Economy

Today's Current Affairs Question:Write on the importance of Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission. Read More...

  Oct 26, 2021   Current Affairs

Q Why is it in News ?A A new study’s “treasure map” suggests that a planet several times more massive than Earth could be hiding in our solar system, camouflaged by the bright strip of stars that make up the Milky Way. Read More...

  Oct 23, 2021   Geography

Q What is the context  ?A India has seen a rapid deployment of Facial Recognition Systems (FRS) in recent years, both by the Centre and State governments, without putting in place any law to regulate their use.There is a growing unabated use of this potentially invasive technology without any safeguards.This poses a huge threat to the fundamental rights to privacy and freedom of speech and expression of the citizens.Q What is Facial Recognition System ?A A FRS is a technology capable of matching a human face from a digital image or a video frame against... Read More...

  Oct 23, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question:How can we fight online hate? Answer with multiple examples Read More...

  Oct 22, 2021   Current Affairs

Q Why is it in News ?A Chief Justice of India NV Ramana has asserted the need for the “Indianisation of our legal system”, pointing out that the colonial system being followed currently may not be best suited to the complexities of India.Q What are Prospects of Indianization suggested by CJI?A CJI meant that the need to adapt to the practical realities of our society and localize our justice delivery systems.For example, parties from a rural place fighting a family dispute are usually made to feel out of place in the court.They do not understand the arguments or ... Read More...

  Oct 22, 2021   Polity

Q What is the context  ?A Recently, the union government has introduced Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2021 which has reduced the fee for patent filing and prosecution for educational institutions by 80%.It is aimed at promoting innovation and development of new technologies.Q What can be called as a Patent ?A A patent is a form of preservation of intellectual property. It is an exclusive right granted for an invention, which is a product or a process that provides, in general, a new way of doing something, or offers... Read More...

  Oct 22, 2021   Polity

Q Why is it in News ?A While hearing a challenge to the Tribunal Reforms Act, 2021, the Supreme Court came down heavily on the government of India for vacancies not being filled on time. This could severely impact the ease of doing business in India, said the court.Q What is the context ?A The government has lauded the role of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC), for improving India’s ranking on the “Ease of Doing Business” index over the last couple of years.However, the SC’s observation is spot-on as vacancies in the tribunals have slowed down insolvency ... Read More...

  Oct 21, 2021   Polity

Q What is the context  ?A Between 12.5 million and 14 million years ago, members of a genus of otters called Vishnuonyx lived in the major rivers of southern Asia. Read More...

  Oct 21, 2021   International Relations

Today's Current Affairs Question:Reducing economic poverty through pro-poor growth should contribute to progress on the human development. Critically comment. Read More...

  Oct 21, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question:Escaping poverty is not a one-way journey. Comment Read More...

  Oct 20, 2021   Current Affairs

Q Why is it in News ?A India has climbed 2 spots and has been ranked 46th by the World Intellectual Property Organization in the Global Innovation Index 2021 rankings. Read More...

  Oct 20, 2021   Economy

Q Why is it in News  ?A Seven years, four committees and two draft regulations later, India still does not have a clear labelling system to warn consumers about harmful levels of fat, salt and sugar in processed foods.Q What is the Context ?A According to the Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) Regulations, 2011, every pre-packed processed food product sold in the country must be labelled with nutritional information.To ensure that consumers are able to easily see and interpret the nutritional information on food packets, an expert committee was esta... Read More...

  Oct 20, 2021   Economy

Today's Current Affairs Question:What are United Nation’s REDD and REDD Plus? Why should India be interested? Read More...

  Oct 19, 2021   Current Affairs

Q Why is it in News ?A The World Bank Group has scrapped its flagship publication, the ‘Doing Business’ report.Q What is Doing Business Report ?A This report publishes the influential annual ranking of countries on the Ease of Doing Business (EDB) index.It ranks countries by the simplicity of rules framed for setting up and conducting businesses.Q Why did World Bank scrap the index?A Investigations into “data irregularities” in preparing the EDB index, as brought out by the independent agency, seem... Read More...

  Oct 19, 2021   Economy

Q Why is it in News  ?A A US intelligence officer traveling with CIA director William Burns has reported symptoms of Havana Syndrome.Q What is Havana Syndrome?A Havana Syndrome refers to a set of mental health symptoms that are said to be experienced by US intelligence and embassy officials in various countries.It typically involves symptoms such as hearing certain sounds without any outside noise being present, nausea, vertigo and headaches, memory loss and issues with balance.As the name suggests, it traces its roots to Cuba.In late 2016, US officials... Read More...

  Oct 19, 2021   Science and Technology

Q Why is it in News ?A The religious composition of India’s population since Partition has remained largely stable according to a new study published by the Pew Research Centre, a non-profit based in Washington DC.  Read More...

  Oct 18, 2021   Current Affairs

Q Why is it in News  ?A India has added 521 megawatts (MW) of rooftop solar capacity in the second quarter (Q2) of the calendar year (CY) 2021, a 53% increase than earlier quarter showing good signs of popularity.Q What is Solar Rooftop?A A solar photovoltaic (PV) system mounted on a rooftop of a building is a mini-power requirement or feed into the grid.The size of the installation varies significantly depending on the availability of space, amount of electricity consumed by the property and the ability or willingness of the owner to invest the capital required. Read More...

  Oct 18, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

Q Why is it in News ?A The Centre has started the process to revise school textbooks by appointing former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K. Kasturirangan as the head of a 12-member steering committee responsible for developing a new National Curriculum Framework (NCF).Q What is National Curriculum Framework (NCF) ?A The new NCF is in line with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.The committee will be headed by K Kasturirangan, who had also led the NEP 2020 drafting committee.The national curriculum framework serves as a guideline for syllabus... Read More...

  Oct 17, 2021   Current Affairs

Q Why is it in News  ?A The announcement of the new Australia-U.K.-U.S. (AUKUS) trilateral security pact has naturally generated animated debate in strategic circles, before the QUAD summit.Q What is the AUKUS?A The first major initiative of AUKUS would be to deliver a nuclear-powered submarine fleet for Australia.The nuclear-powered submarines will give Australia naval heft in the Pacific, where China has been particularly aggressive.While the US and Britain have had the capability for decades, Australia has never had a nuclear-powered submarine Read More...

  Oct 17, 2021   International Relations