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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...

  Dec 20, 2022   Current Affairs

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 to ope... Read More...

  Dec 20, 2022   Current Affairs

Main Examination PatternInstructionsAnswer all TEN of the following questions. Test duration is 90 Minutes.Answers to questions no. 1 to 5 should be in 150 words (10 Marks), whereas answers to Questions No. 6 to 10 should be in 250 Words (15 Marks).Please email your answer sheet on sriramsiasteam@gmail.com. Please mention your name, batch and Test Paper name in Subject line.Q1. Explain the importance of following values to a civil servant: I. SincerityII. Prudenc... Read More...

  Dec 29, 2022   Paper IV

Main Examination PatternInstructionsAnswer all TEN of the following questions.Time : 90 MinutesAnswers to questions no. 1 to 5 should be in 150 words; 10 Marks, whereas answers to Questions No. 6 to 10 should be in 250 Words; 15 Marks.Please email your answer sheet on sriramsiasteam@gmail.com. Please mention your name, batch and Test Paper name in Subject line.Q1. Desertification has been described as one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time and climate change is making ... Read More...

  Dec 24, 2022  

Q Why is it in News ?A The National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) has formulated a draft National Cyber Security Strategy, which holistically looks at addressing the issue of security of national cyberspace, the government informed the Lok Sabha.Q What is the National Cyber Security Strategy?A Conceptualised by the Data Security Council of India (DSCI), the report focuses on 21 areas to ensure a safe, secure, trusted, resilient, and vibrant cyberspace for India.The main sectors of focus of the report are:Large scale digitisation of public services: There ... Read More...

  Dec 19, 2022   Current Affairs

Q What is the context  ?A An acid attack in in Delhi has once again brought back to focus the heinous crime of acid attacks and the easy availability of corrosive substances.Q What is Acid Attack?A An acid attack, also called acid throwing, vitriol attack, or vitriolage, is a form of violent assault involving the act of throwing acid or a similarly corrosive substance onto the body of another.It intends to disfigure, maim, torture, or kill.Perpetrators of these attacks throw corrosive liquids at their victims, usually at their faces, burning them, and damaging s... Read More...

  Dec 19, 2022   Current Affairs

Q Why is it in News ?A The Public Accounts Committee (PAC), in its report found that the tasks related to the implementation of the PFMS appeared to have been dealt with a casual approach and there was no proper financial planning.Q What is Public Finance Management System (PFMS) ?A PFMS is an online platform developed and implemented by the office of the Controller General of Accounts (CGA) under the Union Ministry of Finance.The PFMS portal is used to make direct payments to beneficiaries of government schemes.PFMS initially started as a Plan scheme named CPSMS of ... Read More...

  Dec 18, 2022   Current Affairs

Q What is the context  ?A On November 18th Government released the fourth iteration of the data privacy legislation: The Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022 (Bill).Q What is the Background? A Evolution of Demand for the data protectionThe journey towards data protection legislation began in 2011 when the department of Personnel and Training initiated discussions on the Right to Privacy Bill, 2011.The major fillip to the data protection case was given by the K. Puttuswamy judgment, 2017 where the supreme court held the “Right to privacy” as a fundamental right... Read More...

  Dec 18, 2022   Current Affairs

Q Why is it in News ?A Recently Delhi Police has established identity of a victim of brutal murder and mutilation by DNA fingerprinting.Q What is DNA fingerprinting?A DNA fingerprinting was first developed in 1984 by Alec Jeffreys in the UK, after Jeffreys discovered that no two people could have the same DNA sequence.Within three years of the discovery, the UK achieved the world’s first conviction based on DNA evidence in a case of rape and murder.Q How is DNA fingerprinting done?A Each person... Read More...

  Dec 17, 2022   Current Affairs

Q What is the context  ?A There seems to be considerable optimism about India’s near-term growth prospects now that the major global energy and commodity shocks have subsided. Even if these shocks have subsided, India still faces one big problem of its large current account deficit (CAD). How will this be managed? It turns out that the answer to both questions lies in one word exports.Q What is Current Account Deficit (CAD)?A A current account is a key component of balance of payments, which is the account of transactions or exchanges made between entities in a country and the ... Read More...

  Dec 17, 2022   Current Affairs

Q Why is it in News ?A Three students committed suicide within 12 hours in Rajasthan’s Kota, which is regarded as the education and coaching hub of India. Known for producing IITians, doctors and engineers, Kota has been in the news for the last few years because of the students’ suicides and depression they suffer.Q What is Suicide and what is its prevalence in India? A Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one’s own death.Mental and physical disorders, substance abuse, anxiety and depression are risk factors.Some suicides are impulsive acts due to ... Read More...

  Dec 16, 2022   Current Affairs

Q What is the context  ?A India’s rupee trade settlement mechanism, a means of using rupees instead of dollars and other big currencies for international transactions, is attracting interest from more countries.Q Which  countries are interested in India’s rupee settlement mechanism? A Tajikistan, Cuba, Luxembourg and Sudan have begun talking to India about using the mechanism.They have shown interest in opening special rupee accounts, called vostro accounts.Opening of these accounts needs approval from the Reserve Bank of India.It has... Read More...

  Dec 16, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the Bill to amend the Competition Act, 2002, was finally tabled in the Lok Sabha.Q. What was the Need to Bring these Amendments?A. New Age Market:As the dynamics of the market change rapidly due to technological advancements, artificial intelligence, and the increasing importance of factors other than price, amendments became necessary to sustain and promote market competition.Issue of Acquisition:According to Read More...

  Dec 15, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the Prime Minister in his address to the Indian diaspora in Bali on the side-lines of the G20 summit mentioned the annual Baliyatra on the banks of the Mahanadi in Cuttack that commemorates age-old links between ancient Kalinga and Southeast Asia.Baliyatra of year 2022 also found a place in the Guinness World Records for achieving an impressive feat of origami, the creation of beautiful paper sculptures.Q. What is Baliyatra?A. About: Read More...

  Dec 15, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the 8th Norway-India Joint Working Group Maritime meeting was held in Mumbai, India.Norway has the technical expertise in Maritime sector and India has huge potential for development of Maritime sector and large pool of trained seafarers, which make both countries natural complementary partners.Earlier, India had also prepared Maritime India Vision 2030, which has identified more than 150 initiatives across various maritime sectors like ports, shipping and waterway... Read More...

  Dec 14, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, provisional results of the Annual Survey of Industries (ASI) was released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.The survey was conducted during April 2021 to January 2022 through ASI Web Portal.Q. What is the ASI?A. ASI, the principal source of industrial statistics in India, is the most comprehensive data on organised manufacturing.It covers all factories employing 10 or more... Read More...

  Dec 14, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in news?A. India and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have agreed to pursue a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two regions and resume the negotiations.GCC is a union of six countries in the Gulf region — Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain. The council is the largest trading bloc of India.Q. Why is the Gulf Region Crucial for India?A. India has enjoyed centuries of good relations with countries like Iran, while smaller gas-rich nation Qata... Read More...

  Dec 13, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently the United Nations (UN) has decided to set up a satellite-based monitoring system “MARS: Methane Alert and Response System” for tracking methane emissions and alerting governments and corporations to respond.The MARS initiative is intended to strengthen the efforts to cut methane emissions.Q. What is Methane Alert and Response System (MARS)?A. About:The ... Read More...

  Dec 13, 2022   Current Affairs

Q Why is it in News ? A The Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat has operationalised the third Joint Logistics Node (JLN) in Mumbai.Other operationalised JLNs are in Guwahati and Port Blair.Q What is significance of Joint Logistics Node ? A Significance of Joint Logistics Nodes:These JLNs will provide integrated logistics cover to the Armed Forces for their small arms ammunition, rations, fuel, general stores, civil hired transport, aviation clothing, spares and also engineering support ... Read More...

  Dec 12, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. National Energy Conservation Day is celebrated every year on 14th December 2022.Q. What do we celebrate Energy Conservation Day?A. Background:The Ministry of Power, Government of India, launched the National Energy Conservation Awards in 1991 to recognise the contribution of industries and establishments in reducing energy consumption while maintaining their production through awards.The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) spearheads the celebration... Read More...

  Dec 12, 2022   Current Affairs