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Main Examination PatternInstructionsAnswer all TEN of the following questions.Time : 90 MinutesThe number of marks carried by each question and world limits are indicated at the end of the question.Please email your answer sheet on sriramsiasteam@gmail.com. Please mention your name, batch and Test Paper name in Subject line.Q1. Stating the significance of space tourism, enlist the challenges associated with it. Q2. Discuss how the Ministry of Electronics and... Read More...

  Oct 21, 2022   General Category

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the Ministry of Education informed Lok Sabha that, during 2021-22, more than 3 Lakh women were trained under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) scheme. Q. What is PMKVY?A. Background:Skill India Mission was launched by the government in 2015 under which the flagship scheme Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) is run.It aims to train over 40 crore people in India in different skills by 2022. It aims at vocational t... Read More...

  Oct 02, 2022   General Category

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, Microsoft has partnered with the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), and Capacity Building Commission (CBC) to empower India’s civil servants with future-ready skills.The partnership under the project ‘Capacity Building by MSDE in Microsoft Digital Productivity Skills’aims to enhance the functional computer literacy of nearly 2.5 million civil servants of Government of India (GoI).This project is in line with the Mission Karmayogi. Q. What is Digital Literacy?A.&nb... Read More...

  Oct 02, 2022   General Category

Q. Why is this in news?A. A Varanasi district court has issued notice regarding carbon-dating of the disputed structure known to have been found inside the premises of the Gyanvapi mosque. Q. What is Carbon Dating?A. Carbon dating, also called radiocarbon dating is method of age determination that depends upon the decay to nitrogen of radiocarbon (Carbon-14).This method was developed by the American physicist Willard F. Libby about 1946.Carbon-14 is continually formed in nature by the interaction of neutrons with nitrogen-14 in the Earth’s atmosphere.... Read More...

  Oct 01, 2022   General Category

Q. Why is this in news ?A. The Central government has announced a special tourist circuit encompassing five key sites associated with Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.Activists have urged that Mahad, located in Raigad District of Maharashtra, famous for Mahad Lake Satyagraha should also be included in the proposed circuit. Q. What is Ambedkar Circuit?A. The five cities in the tourist circuit as announced are Mhow (his birthplace), London (where he resided and studied), Nagpur (also studied here), Delhi (where he passed away) and finally Mumbai (where he was cremated).... Read More...

  Oct 01, 2022  

Q. Why is this in news ?A. The Maharashtra government gave the go-ahead for fresh tenders in the Dharavi redevelopment project, almost two decades after it was first proposed. Q. What About Dharavi?A. Dharavi, infamous as one of the world’s largest slums, is located in the heart of India’s financial capital – Mumbai.A city within a city, it is one unending stretch of narrow dirty lanes, open sewers and cramped huts.While the land (area of 535 acres) is owned by the government, the houses are maintained by individuals.The Dharavi... Read More...

  Sep 30, 2022   General Category

Q What is Collegium System?A The Collegium of judges is the Indian Supreme Court’s invention.It does not figure in the Constitution, which says judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts are appointed by the President and speaks of a process of consultation.In effect, it is a system under which judges are appointed by an institution comprising judges.After some judges were superseded in the appointment of the CJI in the 1970s, and attempts made subsequently to effect a mass transfer of High Court judges across the country.Hence there was a perception that the independence of the judiciary was ... Read More...

  Sep 30, 2022   General Category

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the Ethereum blockchain platform fully transitioned from ‘proof of work’ to a ‘proof-of-stake’ consensus mechanism and this revamp is known as the Merge. Q. What has Exactly Changed?A. Old Method:Proof of Work: As a decentralised platform, Ethereum doesn't have institutions like banks approving the transactions that happen on its network – the approvals were earlier happening under the Proof of... Read More...

  Sep 29, 2022   General Category

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the Government has launched a National Logistics Policy (NLP) 2022, aiming to achieve ‘quick last-mile delivery', end transport-related challenges. Q. What is Logistics?A. Logistics encompasses planning, coordinating, storing, and moving resources —people, raw materials, inventory, equipment, etc., from one location to another, from the production points to consumption, distribution, or other production points.The term "log... Read More...

  Sep 29, 2022   General Category

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology launched a report titled ‘Globalise to Localise: Exporting at Scale and Deepening the Ecosystem are Vital to Higher Domestic Value Addition’.Further, the government is focused on achieving the target of USD 300 billion in electronic production by 2026. Q. What are the Key Highlights of the Report?A. About:The report was prepared by the India Council for Research on International Economic Rel... Read More...

  Sep 28, 2022   General Category

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the Supreme Court (SC) dismissed a writ petition challenging provisions of the Special Marriage Act (SMA), 1954 requiring couples to give a notice declaring their intent to marry 30 days before their marriage.The SC Rejected the petition on the grounds that the petitioner was no longer an aggrieved party as she had already solemnised her marriage under SMA. Q. What does the Petition Seek?A.  Read More...

  Sep 28, 2022   General Category

Main Examination Pattern Instructions Answer all TEN of the following questions. Time : 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. Despite being two different concepts, good governance is incomplete without e... Read More...

  Oct 10, 2022   General Category

Main Examination PatternInstructionsAnswer all TEN of the following questions.Time : 90 MinutesThe number of marks carried by each question and world limits are indicated at the end of the question.Please email your answer sheet on sriramsiasteam@gmail.com. Please mention your name, batch and Test Paper name in Subject line.The Indian diaspora has a decisive role to play in the politics and economy of America and European Countries’. Comment with examples. (150 words, 10 Marks)  Read More...

  Oct 01, 2022   International Relations

Q. Why is this in News?A. Residents of the four villages in Chhattisgarh’s Mungeli district have received Community Forest Resource Rights (CFRR).Achanakmar became the second tiger reserve in Chhattisgarh to get CFRR, following Udanti Sitanadi Tiger Reserve in Dhamtari district.Q. What is a Community Forest Resource?A. The Community Forest Resource (CFR) area is common forest land that has been traditionally protected and conserved for sustainable use by a particular communi... Read More...

  Sep 27, 2022  

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned and denounced the comments on Prophet Muhammed made by two Indians.Ministry of External Affairs rejected the OIC comments, adding that the views expressed by the individuals did not reflect the views of the Indian government.Earlier, India has lashed out at the OIC for being "communal minded" amid the Karnataka hijab row. Q. What is the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation?A.... Read More...

  Sep 27, 2022  

Q. Why is this in News? A.  Recently, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has said that only 402 online applications are received to avail benefits under SEED (Scheme for Economic Empowerment of Denotified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes). More than 10 crore Indians from 1,400 communities belong to these groups, as per the latest estimates available with the government.   Q. What is SEED? A.  About: The Scheme for Economic Empowerment of Denotified/Nomadic/SemiNomadic (S... Read More...

  Sep 26, 2022  

Q. Why is this in News? A.  The operation code-named “Megh Chakra” is being carried out following the inputs received from Interpol’s Singapore special unit based on the information received from the authorities in New Zealand. It is a pan-India drive against the circulation and sharing of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM)conducted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Q. What are the Key Highlights of the Megh Chakra Operation? A.  ... Read More...

  Sep 26, 2022  

Q. Why is this in news?A. The International Argo Program system to observe carbon concentration in the world’s oceans is extremely inadequate to meet the growing and urgent need for information on oceanic carbon, says a report. Q. What is Argo?A. Argo is an international program that uses profiling floats to observe temperature, salinity, currents, and, recently, bio-optical properties in the Earth’s oceans; it has been operational since the early 2000s.The real-time data it provides is used in climate and oceanographic research.A special ... Read More...

  Sep 25, 2022  

Q What is Battery Swapping?A Battery swapping is a mechanism that involves exchanging discharged batteries for charged ones.This provides the flexibility to charge these batteries separately by de-linking charging and battery usage, and keeps the vehicle in operational mode with negligible downtime.Battery swapping is generally used for smaller vehicles such as two-wheelers and three-wheelers with smaller batteries that are easier to swap, compared to four-wheelers and e-buses, although solutions are emerging for these larger segments as well. Q What is BaaS? Read More...

  Sep 25, 2022  

Q. Why is this in news?A. The G4 nations have said that the Intergovernmental Negotiations on UN Security Council reform are constrained by a lack of openness and transparency. Q. Which are the G4 Countries?A. The G4 nations, comprising Brazil, Germany, India, and Japan are four countries which support each other’s bids for permanent seats on the United Nations Security Council.Their primary aim is the permanent member seats on the Security Council.Each of these four countries have figured among the elect... Read More...

  Sep 24, 2022