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Today's History Question:1. Town planning of Indus Valley and its relevance. 2. Water conservation projects of Indus Valley times and their relevance. Read More...

  May 13, 2021   History

Today's Current Affairs Question:Mention three  pandemic-induced electoral reforms undertaken in India. Also,  recommend any two other electoral reforms of general relevance. Read More...

  May 12, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's History Question:Discuss different aspects of Indus Valley town planning. Read More...

  May 12, 2021   Polity

Today's Current Affairs Question:What is Operation Smiling Buddha? How did India face its consequences and with what outcome? Read More...

  May 11, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's History Question:Indus Valley Civilization had an abrupt appearance. Comment. Read More...

  May 11, 2021   History

Q Why is it in News? The Union Education Minister recently launched the world’s first Microsensor based Explosive Trace Detector called the “NanoSniffer”.Q What is a NanoSniffer? The NanoSniffer was developed by an IIT Bombay incubated startup called NanoSniff Technologies. It is marketed by the IIT Delhi incubated startup Kritikal Solutions.The NanoSniffer can detect explosives in less than ten seconds.It can detect all class of m... Read More...

  May 12, 2021   Science and Technology

Q Why is it in News? A tradition of a century and a half is set to be broken in Jammu and Kashmir, with only “sensitive records” being taken from Jammu to Srinagar this summer during the “Durbar Move”.Q What is Durbar Move? Durbar Move is a bi-annual shifting of the Civil Secretariat and other offices of the state government from Jammu to Srinagar in summer, and vice versa in winter.This is done as Jammu & Kashmir has two capitals: Kashmir during summer and Jam... Read More...

  May 12, 2021   Polity

Q  What are Constitutional provisions for Lok Adalats?  The Constitution (42nd Amendment) Act, 1976, inserted Article 39A to ensure “equal justice and free legal aid”.To this end, the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987, was enacted by Parliament and it came into force in 1995.The Act seeks “to provide free and competent legal services to weaker sections of the society” and to “organise Lok Adalats to secure that the operation of the legal system promotes justice on a basis of equal opportunity”. Read More...

  May 11, 2021   Polity

Q Why is it in News? In its bid to reclaim the global climate leadership the US is widely expected to commit itself to a net-zero emission target for 2050 at the virtual Climate Leaders’ Summit convened by Prez Joe Biden.Q What is Net-Zero Goal ? Net-zero, which is also referred to as carbon-neutrality, does not mean that a country would bring down its emissions to zero.Rather, net-zero is a state in which a country’s emissions are compensated by absorption and rem... Read More...

  May 11, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

Today's Current Affairs Question:Define space debris. What problems does it pose? What is the solution for it? Read More...

  May 10, 2021   Current Affairs

Q  Why is it in News?A new wastewater treatment plant opened recently in a village in Punjab’s Patiala district uses a unique method devised to treat, recycle and reuse wastewater.Q What is this  Seechewal Model and how does it works?The model is a pipe-and-pump formula used to remove heavy solid particles, oil and other material from water.It was introduced by Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal and was first used in Seechewal, Punjab.Q  What is the aim and objective of this?  Read More...

  May 10, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

Q Why is it in News ? The RBI, for the year 2021-22, has decided to put in place a secondary market Government Security (G-sec) Acquisition Programme or G-SAP 1.0. Q What is Government Securities Acquisition Programme (G-SAP)? It is part of RBIs Open Market Operations.Under the programme, the RBI will commit upfront to a specific amount of Open Market Purchases of government securities.The first purchase of government securities f... Read More...

  May 10, 2021   Economy

Q  Why is it in News? Scientists in the United States have created the world’s first “living robots” named “xenobots”.The tiny robots have been built from the cells of the African clawed frog. Scientists have repurposed living cells scraped from frog embryos and assembled them into entirely new life-forms.The robots have been named after the species of aquatic frog Xenopus laevis, found across sub-Saharan Africa from Nigeria and Sudan to South Africa.Wh... Read More...

  May 09, 2021   Science and Technology

Q Why is it in News? Indian astronomers have tracked a rare supernova explosion and traced it to one of the hottest kind of stars called Wolf–Rayet stars or WR stars. Read More...

  May 09, 2021   Science and Technology

Today's History Question: What were the cultures outside Indus Valley zone? Discuss the nature of contact and the impact of  Indus Valley Civilization  on contemporary cultures. Read More...

  May 10, 2021   History

Today's History Question:The story of civilisation preceeded  by Neolithic Revolution. Comment Read More...

  May 08, 2021   History

Today's Current Affairs Question:  In the  international refugee law , there is the principle of non-refoulement. What is it? Does India follow the principle? What are the arguments for and against it in the Indian context? Read More...

  May 08, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question: In the  international refugee law , there is the principle of non-refoulement. What is it? Does India follow the principle? What are the arguments for and against it in the Indian context? Read More...

  May 07, 2021   Current Affairs

Q Why is it in News ? A There has been various talks about India should engage with NATO at various Global platforms. Q Why India avoided engagement with NATO in the past?  India’s real problem is not with NATO, but with India’s difficulty in thinking strategically about Europe.Through the colonial era, India viewed Europe through British eyes.After Independence, India tended to see Eu... Read More...

  May 08, 2021   International Relations

Q Why is it in News? The central government has promulgated an ordinance allowing the use of pre-packs as an insolvency resolution mechanism for MSMEs with defaults up to Rs 1 crore, under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code.Q What are Pre-packs?A pre-pack is the resolution of the debt of a distressed company through an agreement between secured creditors and investors instead of a public bidding process.This system of insolvency proceedings has become an increasingly popular mec... Read More...

  May 08, 2021   Economy