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Today's Current Affairs Question: What are the pros and cons of privatising passenger trains? Read More...

  Aug 09, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's International Relations Question:Do you agree that regional cooperation mechanisms have come under strain in South Asia in recent years? How has it changed India's policy? Read More...

  Aug 09, 2021   International Relations

Q  Why is it in News ? A Recently, the Maharashtra government has started a drug administration drive for the elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) and become the first State in the country to resume giving rounds of the drug after the second wave of Covid-19.Q What is Lymphatic Filariasis ?ALymphatic Filariasis , commonly known as elephantiasis and is considered as a Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD). It is the second most disabling disease after mental health.It impairs the lymphatic system and can lead to the&nb... Read More...

  Aug 09, 2021   Science and Technology

Q Why is it in News ?A Recently, thirty people were killed in separate incidents of lightning in various parts of the country.Lightning is the biggest contributor to accidental deaths due to natural causes.Q What is lightning? A It is a very rapid and massive discharge of electricity in the atmosphere. It is the process of occurrence of a natural ‘electrical discharge of very short duration and high voltage between a cloud and the ground or within a cloud’, accompanied by a bright flash and sound, and sometimes thunder... Read More...

  Aug 09, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

Q Why is it in News ?A Recently, several IED (Improvised Explosive Device) blasts were carried out inside Cachar district of Assam allegedly by miscreants from Mizoram. These blasts signal the re-emergence of long-unresolved Assam-Mizoram Border Dispute.The boundary issue between Assam and Mizoram has existed since the formation of Mizoram  first as a union territory in 1972, and then as a full-fledged state in 1987.During colonial times, Mizoram was known as Lushai Hills, a district of Assam.Mizoram was granted statehood in 1987 by the State of Mizoram Act, 1986.Assam b... Read More...

  Aug 08, 2021   Security and Disaster Management

Q Why is it in News? A Recently, a six person crew on Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity spaceship  undertook a brief trip to the “edge of space” which is known as Suborbital Flight.Sirisha Bandla, an astronaut born in India, was a part of the crew. She was the third woman of Indian origin to go to space after Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams.Virgin Galactic is a British-American spaceflight company, operating in the United States.Q What is meant by Suborbital flight and what is its Trajectory? A W... Read More...

  Aug 08, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's History Question:What was golden about golden age under the Guptas? Discuss critically. Read More...

  Aug 07, 2021   History

Today's International Relations Question:Despite Taliban being a threat to regional peace, regional countries have failed to come up with common response against the current scenerio in Afghanistan. Discuss the reasons. Read More...

  Aug 07, 2021   International Relations

Today's Current Affairs Question:Abanindranath Tagore helped shape modern Indian art. Elaborate. Read More...

  Aug 07, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's History Question:"The south Indian culture flourished on the solid foundations laid by the Pallavas". Comment Read More...

  Aug 06, 2021   History

Today's Current Affairs Question:The visit of External Affairs Minister (EAM) S. Jaishankar to Tehran is a time to take stock of the bilateral relationship. Discuss Read More...

  Aug 06, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's International Relations:Explain how state sponsored terrorism has been a common concern between India and Afghanistan. Read More...

  Aug 06, 2021   International Relations

Today's History Question: Account for the development of  land grant system  in ancient India and its ramifications. Read More...

  Aug 05, 2021   History

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the government introduced the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment Bill), 2021 in the Lok Sabha.The Bill is set to replace the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Amendment Ordinance 2021 promulgated in April 2021.It introduced an alternate insolvency resolution process for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) with defaults up to Rs 1 crore called the Pre-packaged Insolvency Resolution Process (PIRP).In March ... Read More...

  Aug 07, 2021   Economy

Q. Why is this in news?A. The Centre’s new National Farmers Database will only include land-owning farmers for now as it will be linked to digitized land records.Q. What is National Farmers Database?A. The Central government had proposed an Agristack initiative to create a digital database that focuses on farmers and the agricultural sector.As part of the first step of this initiative, the government has initiated a farmers database that would serve as the core of the Agristack.The database would be linked to the digital land record management system and would thus on... Read More...

  Aug 07, 2021   Economy

Q. Why is this in news?A. Special Economic Zones (SEZ) have touched new heights in terms of performance in Exports, Investment and Employment in the last three years.Q. What is SEZ ?A. An SEZ is a territory within a country that is typically duty-free (Fiscal Concession) and has different business and commercial laws chiefly to encourage investment and create employment.SEZs are created also to better administer these areas, thereby increasing the ease of doing business. Read More...

  Aug 06, 2021   Economy

Q. Why is this in news?A. On the first anniversary of the National Education Policy (NEP), the Centre plans to officially roll out some initiatives promised in the policy, such as the Academic Bank of Credit.Q. What is Academic Bank of Credit?A. Academic Bank of Credit referred to as ABC is a virtual storehouse that will keep records of academic credits secured by a student.It is drafted on the lines of the National Academic Depository.It will function as a commercial bank where students will be the customers and ABC will offer several services to these students. Read More...

  Aug 06, 2021   Economy

Today's International Relations Question:Do you agree that India has taken the lead in some regional initiatives that align it's neighborhood first policy with Act East policy? Read More...

  Aug 05, 2021   International Relations

Today's Current Affairs Question:By driving the energy economy through bio-fuels, there are immense benefits on the economic, environmental and social front that we can reap. Comment Read More...

  Aug 05, 2021   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A.  The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) is set to table the Commission for Air Quality Management in the National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Bill, 2021 in Parliament during the Monsoon Session.Q. What is the Background and New Changes?A. Initially, the Commission for Air Quality Management ordinance was promulgated by the President in October, 2020 but the bill to replace th... Read More...

  Aug 05, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment