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Today's Current Affairs Question:In his address to the UN General Assembly, Secretary-General Guterres spoke about the urgent need to build bridges for six Great Divides. Write on them with suggestions for remedies. Read More...

  Oct 08, 2021   Current Affairs

Q Why is it in News ?A In big bang reforms, the Union Cabinet approved a relief package for the telecom sector that includes a four-year moratorium on payment of statutory dues by telecom companies as well as allowing 100% foreign investment through the automatic route. Read More...

  Oct 08, 2021   Science and Technology

Q Why is it in News ?A The Biden administration has announced a new trilateral security partnership for the Indo-Pacific, between Australia, the U.K., and the U.S. (AUKUS).Q What is AUKUS?A AUKUS, as the partnership is being called, will strive over the next 18 months to equip Australia with nuclear propulsion technology.As part of this, Australia will acquire nuclear-powered submarines with help from the UK and the US.It will also involve a new architecture of meetings and engagements between the three countries, as well as cooperation across emerging technologies (... Read More...

  Oct 08, 2021   International Relations

Q Why is it in News ?A The Tamil Nadu Assembly has passed a bill exempting the State from the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to undergraduate (UG) medical courses.Q What is NEET ? A The NEET has replaced the formerly All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT).It is an all-India pre-medical entrance test for students who wish to pursue undergraduate medical (MBBS), dental (BDS) and AYUSH (BAMS, BUMS, BHMS, etc.) courses.The exam is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA).Q What is TN law for  Permanent Exemption f... Read More...

  Oct 07, 2021   Current Affairs

Q Why is it in News ?A A total of  52 companies have filed their application with a committed investment of Rs 5,866 crore under the PLI scheme to incentivize the domestic manufacturing of components of White Goods.Q What are White Goods?A White goods refer to heavy consumer durables or large home appliances, which were traditionally available only in white.They include appliances such as washing machines, air conditioners, stoves, refrigerators, etc. The white goods industry in India is highly concentrated.Q Why PLI scheme for white goods? Read More...

  Oct 07, 2021   Government Schemes

Q Why is it in News ?A Recently, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) discovered remains of an ancient temple dating back to the Gupta period (5th century) in a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Etah district. Read More...

  Oct 06, 2021   Art & Culture

Q Why is it in News ?A UNESCO has designated Mura-Drava-Danube (MDD) as the world’s first ‘five-country biosphere reserve’. Read More...

  Oct 06, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

Today's Current Affairs Question:It is said that Svamitva Scheme is revolutionary in its potential outcomes. Justify. Read More...

  Oct 07, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's International Relations Question:India's Eurasian policy faces certain challenges as New Delhi moves closer to the idea of Indo Pacific. Highlight the challenges. Read More...

  Oct 07, 2021   International Relations

Today's Current Affairs Question:What is Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) Scheme, launched in 2019? How is it working? Read More...

  Oct 06, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's International Relations Question:State sponsored terrorism is the main security challenge faced by India and Afghanistan. Assess the statement. Read More...

  Oct 06, 2021   International Relations

Q Why is it in News ?A Paving the way for a major clean-up of bad loans in the banking system, the Union Cabinet has cleared a ₹30,600-crore guarantee programme for securities to be issued by the newly incorporated ‘bad bank’ for taking over and resolving non-performing assets (NPAs) amounting to ₹2 lakh crore.Q What is a Bad Bank?A A bad bank conveys the impression that it will function as a bank but has bad assets to start with.Technically, it is an asset reconstruction company (ARC) or an asset management company that takes over the bad loans of commercial banks, m... Read More...

  Oct 05, 2021   Economy

Q Why is it in News ?A A team of scientists has resolved the genetic mystery of Simlipal’s so-called black tigers. Read More...

  Oct 05, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

Q Why is it in News ?A The Agreement on Agriculture at the WTO is riddled with deep imbalances, which favour the developed countries and have tilted the rules against many developing countries, a Union Minister has said.Q  What is Agreement on Agriculture (AoA)A The Agreement on Agriculture (AoA) is an international treaty of the World Trade Organization.It was negotiated during the Uruguay Round of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, and entered into force with the establishment of the WTO on January 1, 1995Q What are its Three pillars ? Read More...

  Oct 04, 2021   Economy

Q Why is it in News ?A The government of India recently announced an asset monetization plan, wherein existing public assets worth Rs 6 trillion would be monetized by leasing them out to private operators for fixed terms.The plan has generated a lot of print so it is worth discussing its pros and cons.Q What is National Monetisation Pipeline ? A The identified assets are primarily concentrated in roads, railways, power, oil and gas, and telecoms.The lease proceeds are expected to be used for new infrastructure investment which, in turn, will contribute to the gove... Read More...

  Oct 04, 2021   Economy

Q Why is it in News ?A India’s unemployment rate in August was 8.3 per cent. This was higher than the 7 per cent recorded in July. The month-to-month variations notwithstanding, these are all very high unemployment rates.Q Why inflation gets more attention in India than unemployment?APeriodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) results showed the historically high unemployment rate of 6.1 per cent for 2017-18 (July to June). It was at a 45-year high.New norm at 7-8 per cent: Till then, India was used to recording an unemployment rate of ar... Read More...

  Oct 03, 2021   Economy

Q Why is it in News ?A The Capital markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has introduced T+1 settlement cycle for completion of share transactions on optional basis in a move to enhance market liquidity.Q What is T+1 Settlement System?A T+1 means that settlements will have to be cleared within one day of the actual transactions taking place.Currently, trades on the Indian stock exchanges are settled in two working days after the transaction is done (T+2).In April 2002, stock exchanges had introduced a T+3 rolling settlement cycle. This was sh... Read More...

  Oct 03, 2021   Economy

Q  Why is it in News ? A Audit regulator National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) wants to be positioned as a regulator for the entire gamut of financial reporting, covering all processes and participants in the financial reporting chain.Q What is NFRA?A NFRA is an independent regulator to oversee the auditing profession and accounting standards in India under Companies Act 2013.It came into existence in October 2018.After the Satyam scandal took place in 2009, the Standing Committee on Finance proposed the concept of the National Financial Reporting A... Read More...

  Oct 02, 2021   Economy

Q Why is it in News ?A The latest IPCC report has warned that increasing global warming will result in reductions in Arctic permafrost and the thawing of the ground is expected to release greenhouse gases like methane and carbon dioxide. Read More...

  Oct 02, 2021  

Today's International Relations Question:Anti-terrorism cooperation has emerged as an important pillar of India's relationship with the countries in West Asia. Elucidate. Read More...

  Oct 05, 2021   International Relations