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Today's Current Affairs Question:Are we witnessing Cold War 2.0? Read More...

  Oct 04, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's International Relations Question:The World order after the breakout of COVID-19 has further opened up India's strategic choices with the Western countries. Comment. Read More...

  Oct 04, 2021   International Relations

Today's Current Affairs Question:Suggest measures to tackle erratic monsoon. Read More...

  Oct 02, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's International Relations Question;Do you agree that Quad has emerged one of the important pillars of India's security and foreign policy in recent years? Discuss. Read More...

  Oct 03, 2021   International Relations

Today's Current Affairs Question:What are the key features of Prime Minister POSHAN Scheme (PM-POSHAN)? Read More...

  Oct 01, 2021   Current Affairs

Q  Why is it in News ?  A The forthcoming 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow from November 1-12, 2021 is to re-examine the coordinated action plans to mitigate greenhouse gases and climate adaptation measures. Q How Green hydrogen as a fuel can be a game changer? A  Hydrogen is the most abundant element on the planet, but rarely in its pure form which is how we need it. High energy density: It has an energy density almost three times that of diesel. Read More...

  Oct 01, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

Q Why is it in News ?A On 31 August 2021, Sri Lanka declared a state of economic emergency, as it is running out of foreign exchange reserves for essential imports like food. Q How is Economic cooperation between India and Sri Lanka ? A India is Sri Lanka’s third-largest export destination, after the US and UK.More than 60% of Sri Lanka’s exports enjoy the benefits of the India-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement, which came into effect in March 2000.India is also a major i... Read More...

  Oct 01, 2021   International Relations

Today's International Relations Question:Africa is an important partner in India's vision of Indo-Pacific. Discuss. Read More...

  Oct 01, 2021   International Relations

Today's Currant Affairs Question:Should tree plantations be counted toward reforestation goals? Read More...

  Sep 29, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Polity Question: How does the Constitution of India ensure that  the election of the President of India conforms to the principles of federalism? Read More...

  Sep 29, 2021   Polity

Q  Why is it in News ? A The Union Government has approved Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Textiles.  This move is a part of the overall announcement of PLI Schemes for 13 sectors made earlier during the Union Budget 2021-22.Q What is PLI Scheme?A As the name suggests, the scheme provides incentives to companies for enhancing their domestic manufacturing apart from focusing on reducing import bills and improving the cost competitiveness of local goods.PLI scheme offers incentives on incremental sales for products manufactured in India.The ... Read More...

  Sep 30, 2021   Government Schemes

Q Why is it in News ?A Studies have found that a powerful solar storm can cause a disruption of the internet, damage submarine cables, and communication satellites.Q What is a Solar Storm?A A solar storm or a Coronal Mass Ejection as astronomers call it is an ejection of highly magnetized particles from the sun.These particles can travel several million km per hour and can take about 13 hours to five days to reach Earth.Earth’s atmosphere protects us, humans, from these particles.But the particles can interact with our Earth’s magnetic field, induce stro... Read More...

  Sep 30, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

Q  Why is it in News ? A The use of leaded petrol has been eradicated from the globe, according to the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).Q  What is Leaded Petrol?A Tetraethyl-lead (TEL) is a petro-fuel additive, first being mixed with petrol beginning in the 1920s as a patented octane rating booster that allowed engine compression to be raised substantially.This in turn caused increased vehicle performance and fuel economy.The practice of adding tetraethyl lead to petrol had spread widely to all countries soon after its anti-knock and octane-boosting pro... Read More...

  Sep 29, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

Q Why is it in News ?A Carrying out the first-ever comprehensive analysis of blue stragglers, Indian researchers found that half of the blue stragglers in their sample are formed through mass transfer from a close binary companion star.Q What are Blue Stragglers?AA blue straggler is a main-sequence star in an open or globular cluster that is more luminous and bluer than stars at the main sequence turnoff point for the cluster.The most likely explanation is that blue stragglers are the result of stars that come too close to another star or similar mass object and collide.T... Read More...

  Sep 29, 2021   Science and Technology

Q  Why is it in News ? A. Following its Budget announcement in February, the Finance Ministry has now notified the rules for taxing interest income on contributions made to the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) beyond Rs 2.5 lakh (for private-sector employees) and Rs 5 lakh (for government sector employees).Q  What is Provident Fund?A Provident Fund is a government-managed retirement savings scheme for employees, who can contribute a part of their savings towards their pension fund, every month.These monthly savings get accumulated every month and can be access... Read More...

  Sep 28, 2021   Economy

Q Why is it in News ?A With the Taliban’s seize of Kabul, a huge exodus of Afghan refugees and asylum seekers is outpouring into Pakistan along the Durand Line.Q What is Durand Line ?A The Durand Line is a legacy of the 19th century Great Game between the Russian and British empires in which Afghanistan was used as a buffer by the British against a feared Russian expansionism to its east.The agreement demarcating what became known as the Durand Line was signed on November 12, 1893 between the British civil servant Henry Mortimer Durand and Amir Abdur Rahman, then the A... Read More...

  Sep 28, 2021   International Relations

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