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Q What is the context  ?A Speedy development of the Quad comprising Australia, Japan, India and the U.S.; the emergence of AUKUS comprising Australia, the U.K. and the U.S.; and other alignments raise the question: where does Europe stand in relation to this churning?Q What is significance of EU’s Indo-Pacific strategy ?A Europe’s Asia connect is old, strong and multi-layered.Since 2018, countries such as France, the Netherlands, Germany and the U.K. announced their specific policies towards the Indo-Pacific.The announcement by the Council of the European Un... Read More...

  Nov 28, 2021   International Relations

Main Examination Pattern Instructions Answer all FIVE of the following questions. Time: 1 Hour Each answer should be within 250 words. Please email your answer sheet on sriramsiasteam@gmail.com. Please mention your name, batch and Test Paper name in Subject line. Que. 1. Global Biodiversity Outlook 5 Report of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is a wakeup call. Discuss. Que. 2. Low-carbon economy can be ... Read More...

  Nov 29, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

Q Why is it in News ?A In a rather unfriendly neighbourhood, New Delhi’s attempts at forming a regional consensus to stabilise Afghanistan, albeit wise and timely, will only achieve limited success thanks to the China-Pakistan coalition and its interests at play in and over Afghanistan.Q What is role played by China and Pakistan in Afghanistan and its implications for India ?AChina’s long-term vision for Afghanistan revolves around the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) project of which Afghanistan has been a part since May 2016.The China-Pakistan Econom... Read More...

  Nov 27, 2021   Current Affairs

Q What is the context  ?A The Central government’s decision to give a five-year tenure to heads of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has drawn a lot of flak.Q What is the Background ?A Apex court’s directive giving a mandatory two-year tenure to the Director of the CBI was a fallout of the Hawala scandal.Prior to that, the government was arbitrary and capricious in choosing the Director.It was not rare to see temporary appointments given to favour some individuals.Seniority was often ignored in ... Read More...

  Nov 27, 2021   Current Affairs

Main Examination Pattern Instructions Answer all FIVE of the following questions. Time: 1 Hour Each answer should be within 250 words. Please email your answer sheet on sriramsiasteam@gmail.com. Please mention your name, batch and Test Paper name in Subject line. Que. 1. “Improving the Haber-Bosch process may go a long way in providing food security to the world.”  What is the Haber-Bosch process? How can quantum computing help in this?  Read More...

  Nov 27, 2021  

Today's Current Affairs Question:India has a target of achieving 40 GW of green energy from the rooftop solar sector by 2022. What is the strategy for it? Read More...

  Nov 27, 2021   Current Affairs

Q. What are Parliamentary privileges?A. Parliamentary privilege refers to the right and immunity enjoyed by legislatures, in which legislators are granted protection against civil or criminal liability for actions done or statements made in the course of their legislative duties.Q. What are provisions to protect the privileges of the legislature ? The powers, privileges and immunities of either House of the Indian Parliament and of its Members and committees are laid down in Article 105 of the Constitution.Article 194 deals with the powers, privileges and... Read More...

  Nov 26, 2021   Polity

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  Nov 26, 2021   Art & Culture

Today's Current Affairs Question:What are the main findings of the latest NFHS ? Write on the implications of any one main finding. Read More...

  Nov 26, 2021   Current Affairs

Main Examination Pattern Instructions Answer all FIVE of the following questions. Time: 1 Hour Each answer should be within 250 words. Please email your answer sheet on sriramsiasteam@gmail.com. Please mention your name, batch and Test Paper name in Subject line. Que. 1. The Constitution of India conditionally allows domicile-based reservation in public employment. Elaborate. Ans.: Article 14 of the Constitution lays down equality f... Read More...

  Dec 18, 2021  

Q Why is it in News ?A Cairn Oil & Gas has announced that it is partnering US-based Halliburton to start shale exploration in the Lower Barmer Hill formation, Western Rajasthan.Q What is Shale oil?A Shale oil is an unconventional oil produced from oil shale rock fragments by pyrolysis, hydrogenation, or thermal dissolution.These processes convert the organic matter within the rock (kerogen) into synthetic oil and gas.The refined products can be used for the same purposes as those derived from crude oil.Shale production in the world Read More...

  Nov 25, 2021   International Relations

Q What is the context  ?A The All-India Presiding Officers’ Conference (AIPOC) ended with the delegates failing to reach a consensus on whether the Speaker’s powers under the anti-defection law should be limited.Q What is Anti-defection Law?A The Anti-Defection Law under the Tenth Schedule of the Constitution punishes MPs/ MLAs for defecting from their party by taking away their membership of the legislature.It gives the Speaker of the legislature the power to decide the outcome of defection proceedings.It was added to the Constitution through the ... Read More...

  Nov 25, 2021   Polity

Q. Why is this in news?A. The Union Cabinet has approved the provisioning of mobile services in over 7,000 uncovered villages through the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF).Q. What do you mean by Universal Service?A.In the modern world, universal service refers to having a phone and affordable phone service in every home.It means, providing telecommunication service with access to a defined minimum service of specified quality to all users everywhere at an affordable price.In 1837, the concept was rolled on by Rowland Hill, a British educator and tax reformer, which... Read More...

  Nov 24, 2021   Polity

Q. Why is this in news?A. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has slapped certain penalties on paper manufacturing companies from agricultural waste and recycled wastepaper against Cartelization.Q. What is a Cartel?A.According to CCI, a “Cartel includes an association of producers, sellers, distributors, traders or service providers who, by agreement amongst themselves, limit, control or attempt to control the production, distribution, sale or price of, or, trade in goods or provision of services”.The International Competition Network, which is a global body dedicated to... Read More...

  Nov 24, 2021   Polity

Today's Current Affairs Question:‘Pandemic exposed fragilities of national agri-food systems’. Elaborate with solutions. Read More...

  Nov 25, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question:What is the butterfly effect of microplastic in the ecosystem? Read More...

  Nov 24, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question:Uniform Civil Code (UCC) is long due and can’t be made voluntary. Comment. Read More...

  Nov 23, 2021   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the Prime Minister unveiled the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India to mark the First Audit Diwas (16th November, 2021).It is celebrated to mark the historic origins of the institution of the CAG. It aims to highlight the rich contributions of the CAG to boost transparency and good governance.Girish Chandra Murmu assumed office as the Comptroller and Auditor Ge... Read More...

  Nov 23, 2021   Economy

Q. Why is this in news?A. Recently, the Ministry of Rural Development inaugurated 'Bhumi Samvaad' –National Workshop on Digital India Land Record Modernisation Programme (DILRMP).The Ministry also launched the National Generic Document Registration System (NGDRS) portal and Dashboard.Q. When is this launched?A. The DILRMP was approved by the Cabinet on 21st August, 2008.For modernization of land records system in the coun... Read More...

  Nov 23, 2021   Science and Technology

Today's Current Affairs Question:Where is Gwadar and why are there protests against infrastructure projects? Read More...

  Nov 22, 2021   Current Affairs