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Q Why is it in News ?A Recently, the Nagaland Government appealed to all Naga political groups and extremist groups to cooperate in establishing unity, reconciliation and peace in the region.The peace process between the central government and two sets of the Naga extremist groups has been delaying for more than 23 years.Q  Which set of people are termed as Nagas ? A Nagas are a hill people who are estimated to number about 2.5 million (1.8 million in Nagaland, 0.6 million in Manipur and 0.1 million in Arunachal states) and living in the... Read More...

  Aug 27, 2021   Polity

Q Why is it in News ?A The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved implementation of a special livestock sector package.Q What are some key details about the special livestock sector package? A It aims to boost growth in the livestock sector and thereby making animal husbandry more remunerative to 10 crore farmers engaged in Animal Husbandry Sector.The Central government will spend Rs. 9,800 crore on livestock development over the next five years in a bid to leverage almost Rs. 55,000 crore of outside investment into t... Read More...

  Aug 26, 2021   Economy

Q  Why is it in News ? A Recently, heavy rains caused flash floods and landslides in many parts of Himachal Pradesh.Q What is a Landslide ? A A landslide is defined as the movement of a mass of rock, debris, or earth down a slope.They are a type of mass wasting, which denotes any downward movement of soil and rock under the direct influence of gravity.The term landslide encompasses five modes of slope movement: falls, topples, slides, spreads, and flows.Q What are causes of landslide ?  Read More...

  Aug 26, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

Q. Why is this in news ?A.India’s newest and fastest supercomputer, PARAM-Siddhi AI, has been ranked 63rd in the Top500 list of most powerful supercomputers in the world.Q. What is this Param Siddhi ?A. It is a high-performance computing-artificial intelligence (HPC-AI) supercomputer established under National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) at C-DAC.It was commissioned by the C-DAC earlier and has been developed in association with chipmaker Nvidia and French IT consulting firm Atos.It will help deep learning, visual computing, virtual reality, acce... Read More...

  Aug 26, 2021   Government Schemes

Q. Why is this in News?A. World Tribal Day or International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is observed on 9th August every year.It is aimed at promoting and protecting the rights of the world’s indigenous population and to acknowledge the contributions that indigenous people make towards world issues such as environmental protection.Q. What is the Theme for 2021?A. “Leaving no one behind: Indigenous peoples and the call for a new social contract.”Q. Who are Indigenous... Read More...

  Aug 26, 2021   Current Affairs

Geography Question of the day:1. Explain the process of Fold and Block Orogenesis. Also explain why Block Mountains are not as common as that of Fold Mountain.2. Critically analyze Continental Drift Theory. Read More...

  Aug 26, 2021   Geography

Geography Questions of the day 1. Explain the thermal gradient in Earth’s interior. 2. What are the different sources of information that helped us in understanding the interiors of earth?  3. What is a delta? Highlight the essential conditions needed for the formation of delta. Also explain why delta is not formed in Open Oceans. 4. Why Estuaries are formed by the West flowing rivers in India and not delta? 5. Bring out the  uniqueness associated with west coast of India. Note: You may take the help of NCERT and Net source to add more facts to the above questions Read More...

  Aug 25, 2021   Geography

Today's Current Affairs Question:What is the objective of National Monetisation Pipeline? Is it selling family silver? Read More...

  Aug 25, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question:Conducting caste census is a doubled edged sword. Comment Read More...

  Aug 24, 2021   Current Affairs

Geography Questions of the day:1. Temporally Analyse the landform features of the world.2. Give a detailed account on the compositional layers of the earth. Read More...

  Aug 24, 2021   Geography

Q. Why is this in news?A. According to the recently released IPCC’s Report, Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) is losing its stability and is very likely to decline over the 21st century.The ocean has an interconnected current, or circulation, system powered by wind, tides, the Earth’s rotation (Coriolis effect), the sun (solar energy), and water density differences.Q. What is AMOC?A. It is a large system of ocean currents.... Read More...

  Aug 24, 2021  

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the Prime Minister launched the second phase of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) or Ujjwala 2.0 Scheme.He mentioned plans to promote “gobar dhan” – tapping cow dung for energy on the occasion of World Bio Fuel Day (10th August).Ujjwala is part of the ambitious agenda for behavioural change that will help India transit to a $5 trillion economy by 2024.Q. What is this scheme about?A. PMUY-I: Read More...

  Aug 24, 2021  

Geography Question of the day:Write a short note on Deccan Trap. Also explain why Maharashtra is devoid of metalliferous minerals? Read More...

  Aug 23, 2021   Geography

Q. Why is this in news?A. The party in the opposition has appointed two members as the party’s whips in the Upper House.Q. Who is a Whip?A.A whip is an official of a political party whose task is to ensure party discipline in a legislature.This means ensuring that members of the party vote according to the party platform, rather than according to their own individual ideology or the will of their donors or constituents.Whips are the party’s “enforcers”.They try to ensure that their fellow political party legislators attend voting sessions and vote accordi... Read More...

  Aug 23, 2021   Polity

Q. Why is this in news?A. World Biofuel Day is observed on 10th August every year.Q. Why is it celebrated?A. It is observed to raise awareness of the importance of non-fossil fuels as a substitute for conventional fossil fuels.Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in association with UNIDO (United Nations Development Industrial Organisation) and GEF (Global Environment Facility - a financial mechanism) launched two schemes on this occ... Read More...

  Aug 23, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

Q.Why is this in News?A. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released the Monetary Policy Report (MPR) for the month of August 2021.It kept the policy rate unchanged for the seventh time in a row. And appealed to the centre and states to reduce taxes on fuels to curb inflationary pressures.Q. What is Monetary Policy Report?A. The MPR is published by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of RBI.The MPC is a statutory and institutionalized fr... Read More...

  Aug 22, 2021   Economy

Q. Why is this in news?A. The government has launched the second phase of the Ujjwala gas connection scheme for the poor. Q. What is Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, aim/features and target ?A. Launched in May 2016.Aim: To provide LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) connections to poor households.Key features: A deposit-free LPG connection is given to the eligible household with financial assistance of Rs 1,600 per connection by the Centre.Target:&nb... Read More...

  Aug 22, 2021   Government Schemes

Q. Why is this in News?A. The India Plastics Pact, the first in Asia, will be launched in September in collaboration with Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).Recently, a report published on closing the plastic circular Gap, suggested that there is a dire need to make large scale global interventions to manage plastic waste.Q. What are Plastic Pacts?A. The Plastics Pacts are business-led initiatives and transform the plastics packaging va... Read More...

  Aug 21, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

Q. Why is this in news?A. In a bid to prevent suicides triggered by mental health issues in prisons across the country, the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru, has recommended the “Gatekeeper Model”.Q. What is the ‘Gatekeeper Model’?A.It is a model where selected inmates, trained to identify prisoners at risk of suicide, would refer them to treatment or supportive services.Prisoners with mental disorders will be regularly assessed for the severity of the suicidal risk and also put on regular and supervised medication.To addres... Read More...

  Aug 21, 2021   Security and Disaster Management

Today's Current Affairs Question:How do the Abraham Accords bring India and Israel closer? Read More...

  Aug 21, 2021   Current Affairs