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Q. Why is this in news?A. Russia has successfully placed into orbit a military satellite believed to be part of the Kremlin’s early warning anti-missile system. This launch could be delivering a Tundra satellite.Q. What is Tundra Satellite?A. The Tundra or EKS (Edinaya Kosmicheskaya Sistema) series of satellites is the next generation of Russian early-warning satellites.The development of the EKS started in 2000.These satellites carry a secure emergency communications payload to be used in case of a nuclear war.They are launched on Soyuz-2-1b Fregat boosters int... Read More...

  Dec 14, 2021   Science and Technology

Today's Current Affairs Question: Women are emerging a vocal and influential group of voters. What influences Indian women voters in their electoral behaviour? Read More...

  Dec 13, 2021   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in news?A. The 7th edition of Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) Conclave of Chiefs is being hosted by the French Navy at Paris from 15th-16th Nov 21.The inaugural edition of IONS was held in Feb 2008 at New Delhi, with the Indian Navy as the Chair for two years. The IONS Chair is presently held in France.Q, What is Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS)?A. The Indian Ocean Naval Symposium is a voluntary and inclusive initiative that brings together navies of Indian Ocean Region (IOR) littoral states ... Read More...

  Dec 13, 2021   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in news ?A. The Dual Command System of Policing is being implemented in Bhopal and Indore.Q. What is the ‘Dual Command’ System?A.Under the dual command system, the District Magistrate and the Superintendent of Police (SP) share powers and responsibilities in a district.Under this structure, the DM is entrusted with issuing arrest warrants, licenses while the SP has powers and responsibilities to investigate crime and make arrests.The system is designed to ensure a lower concentration of power and making the police more accountable to the DM at the district level.... Read More...

  Dec 13, 2021   Current Affairs

Q Why is it in News ?A The Ministry of Mines has notified the Mineral Conservation and Development (Amendment) Rules (MCDR), 2021.The MCDR have been framed under section 18 of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957.It aims to provide rules regarding conservation of minerals, systematic and scientific mining, development of the mineral in the country and for the protection of environment.Q What are Key highlights of the amendments ?A Digital aerial imaging of the minesDigital mapping: All plans and sections related to m... Read More...

  Dec 12, 2021   Polity

Q What is the context  ?A Citing economic recovery, the Union Cabinet has restored the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) till 2025-26.Q What is the MPLAD scheme?A The Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) is a program first launched during the Narasimha Rao Government in 1993.It is a Central Sector Scheme fully funded by Government of India.It was aimed towards providing funds for developmental works recommended by individual MPs.Q How much Funds are  available in thi... Read More...

  Dec 12, 2021   Polity

Q Why is it in News ?A The Supreme Court has reserved its judgment on petitions challenging the validity of amendments introduced in 2020 to the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 (FCRA), aimed at tightening the curbs on NGOs allowed to receive foreign funds.Q What are some key details about FCRA ?A The FCRA regulates foreign donations and ensures that such contributions do not adversely affect internal security.First enacted in 1976, it was amended in 2010 when a slew of new measures was adopted to regulate foreign donations.The FCR... Read More...

  Dec 11, 2021   Polity

Q What is the context  ?A There has been quite a lot of debate on India’s dependence on coal against the backdrop of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) meeting. The crux of the theoretical argument is that India needs to develop, and development requires energy.Q What is Carbon budget framework ?A India has neither historically emitted nor currently emits carbon anywhere close to what the global North has, or does, in per capita terms.If anything, the argument goes, it should ask for a higher and fairer share in the global carbon budget.There is no d... Read More...

  Dec 11, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

Today's Current Affairs Question:Explain the fast paced progress in india in its demographic transition. Read More...

  Dec 10, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question:How do the recently released Swachh Bharat Mis­sion (SBM) 2.0 guidelines seek to handle solid waste management? Read More...

  Dec 09, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question:What are the ethical principles of Sanatana Dharma of the Hindu religion? Read More...

  Dec 08, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question:Why do plans for reversing climate change now envision a significant role for hydrogen ? What is India doing? Read More...

  Dec 07, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question:Meat-like substance made from vegetarian ingredients is become popular. What’s the science behind it? How useful is it? Read More...

  Dec 04, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question:Could floating solar solve the problems arising from land conflicts in India's pursuit to clean energy? Read More...

  Dec 03, 2021   Current Affairs

Q Why is it in News ?A Even though New Delhi has invested in renewable energy and announced a net-zero target, there is a gap between the announcements and the ground reality, as is evident from the promotion of coal.Q What are India’s commitments ?A AT the COP 26 in Glasgow, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India has set a target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2070.India also updated its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) that have to be met by 2030.Its new pledge includes increasing the country’s installed renewable capacity t... Read More...

  Dec 10, 2021   Government Schemes

Q What is the context  ?A NASA will launch the agency’s first planetary defense test mission named the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART). Read More...

  Dec 10, 2021   Government Schemes

Q. Why is this in news?A. Recently, the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) has launched India’s first manned ocean mission “Samudrayaan” in Chennai.With this Unique Ocean Mission, India joined the elite club of nations such as the US, Russia, France, Japan, and China to have niche technology and vehicles to carry out subsea activities.Q. What about Samudrayaan Mission?A. It is India’s first unique manned ocean mission that aims to send men into the deep sea in a submersible vehicle for deep-ocean exploration&... Read More...

  Dec 09, 2021   Government Schemes

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  Dec 09, 2021   Art & Culture

Q. Why is this in news?A. Odisha CM will lay the foundation stone of the much-awaited Puri Heritage Corridor.Puri Heritage Corridor ProjectConceived in 2016, the Puri Heritage Corridor Project was unveiled in December 2019 to transform the holy town of Puri into an international place of heritage.The project includes redeveloping major portions of the holy town and in the vicinity of the temple for visitors and tourists.Q. What are the details about Jagannath Temple?A. The Jagannath Temple is an important Vaishnavite temple d... Read More...

  Dec 08, 2021   Art & Culture

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  Dec 08, 2021   Economy