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Q. Why is this in news?A. Green Term Ahead Market (GTAM) in electricity is launched recently as a first step towards greening the Indian short term power market.Q. What is GTAM?A. It is an alternative new model introduced for selling off the power by the renewable developers in the open market without getting into long term Power Purchased Agreements (PPAs)Q. What are its key features? Read More...

  Sep 08, 2020   Science and Technology

Que. 1. Discuss the positive and negative effects of globalization on women in India. (UPSC - 2015) [150 Words] Ans. Globalisation aims for the establishment of a borderless world. It means growing interconnectedness in world. Globalisation like other sectors has had social, political, economic and cultural impact on the lines of women in India and the world both positively and negatively. Effects of globalization on women in India:  Positive Impacts  Social sphere : Globalisation has pos... Read More...

  Sep 08, 2020   Indian Society & Social Justice

Q. Why is this in news?A. A recent study suggests that the “Wolbachia method” could be used to significantly reduce the incidence of dengue fever, a mosquito-borne disease, in populations where the illness is endemic.Q. How it works?This method involves introducing Wolbachia, a type of bacteria, into populations of Aedes aegypti, the mosquito species responsible for spreading dengue. Read More...

  Sep 07, 2020   Science and Technology

Q. Why is this in news recently ?A. Congress chief whip in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly has moved the Supreme Court against a State High Court direction to the Speaker to maintain status quo in the disqualification proceedings initiated against ousted MLAs under the anti-defection law.Q. What is a whip?A whip is an official of a political party who acts as the party’s ‘enforcer’ inside the legislative assembly or house of parliament. Read More...

  Sep 07, 2020   Polity

Q. Why is this in news?A. The Supreme Court has agreed to examine the constitutional validity of the Kerala Animals and Birds Sacrifices Prohibition Act of 1968 that prohibits sacrifice of animals and birds in temples to ‘please’ the deity.Q. What’s the issue and appellant stand?An appeal is filed in the Supreme Court by P.E. Gopalakrishnan and others who are Shakthi worshippers, and for whom, animal sacrifice is an integral part of the worship. Read More...

  Sep 07, 2020   Bio-diversity, Environment

Q. Why is this in news?In the joint working group meeting of the Sustainable Growth Pillar of the India-US partnership, an India Energy Modeling Forum was launched. The forum would include knowledge partners, data agencies and concerned government ministries.NITI Aayog will initially coordinate the activities of the forum and finalizing its governing structure.Sustainable Growth Pillar is an important pillar of India-US Strategic Energy Partnership co-chaired by NITI Aayog and United St... Read More...

  Sep 07, 2020   International Relations

Que. 1. Critically examine the effects of globalization on the aged population in India.  (UPSC - 2013) [150 Words] Ans. Globalization is growing interdependence of the world’s economies, cultures, and populations, brought about by cross-border trade in goods and services, technology, and flows of investment, people, and information. Globalization along with industrialisation, urbanization and technological changes has affected all segments of population including aged persons everywhere.  Positive Impacts of globalization on age... Read More...

  Sep 07, 2020   Indian Society & Social Justice

Q. What is the news?A. Africa has been declared free from wild polio by the independent body, the Africa Regional Certification Commission. Now only the vaccine-derived polio virus remains in Africa.Q. When a country is certified as free of wild polio?A. A region is certified as free of wild polio after three years have passed without the virus being detected in any of its countries.Nigeria is the last African country to... Read More...

  Sep 05, 2020   Current Affairs

Q. What is the news?A. At least six papers published in reputable journals — Cell, Nature, Science, and Science Immunology — have found that 20­50% of people who have not been infected with novel coronavirus (SARSCoV­2) harbour memory T cells derived from previous exposures to common cold coronaviruses. The memory T cells were found to cross-react with SARS­CoV­2. Q. Do the presence of memory T-Cell prevent infection from novel coronavirus?A. Read More...

  Sep 05, 2020   Science and Technology

Que. 1. With a brief background of quality of urban life in India, introduce the objectives and strategy of the ‘Smart City Programme.” (UPSC - 2016) [150 Words] Ans. According to Census 2011, nearly 31% of total population reside in urban area, which is expected to rise around 50% by 2030. Quality of life in urban areas are too diverse for instance on one hand we have planned development like Chandigarh on the other slums like Dharavi lying in heart of Mumbai. Their challenges are also too diverse for ex. Delhi is grappling with issue of pollution, Mumbai and Chennai with floods every mon... Read More...

  Sep 05, 2020   Indian Society & Social Justice

Q. Why is this in news?A.  Tata Group is planning to launch an all-in-one super app by the end of this year or early next year. The omnichannel digital platform, expected to bring together all the consumer-facing businesses of the group, is likely to be developed by the newly formed entity Tata Digital.Q. What are super apps?A. A super app is a platform developed by a company offering various services under one umbrella. For example, China’s WeChat, which started out as... Read More...

  Sep 04, 2020   Science and Technology

Q. Why is this in news?A. Recently a draft report of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology has flagged issues about DNA Bill, they say that the Bill that proposes DNA sampling and profiling of citizens accused of crime or reported missing and storing their unique genetic information for administrative purposes has some alarming provisions that could be misused for caste or community based profiling, they pointed out that DNA profiles can reveal extremely sensitive information of an individual such as pedigree, skin colour, behaviour, illness, hea... Read More...

  Sep 04, 2020   Science and Technology

Que. 1. “An essential condition to eradicate poverty is to liberate the poor from the process of deprivation.” Substantiate this statement with suitable examples. (UPSC - 2016) [150 Words]  Ans. Poverty is a state or condition in which a person or community lacks the financial resources and essentials for a minimum standard of living. It can be defined objectively and applied consistently only in terms of the concept of relative deprivation and deprivation is a condition of lacking or not having something. Therefore, poverty and deprivation are closely related. So poverty is a multi-dimensiona... Read More...

  Sep 04, 2020   Indian Society & Social Justice

Q. Why is this in news?Recently, it has been alleged that the strength of the Council of Ministers (CoM) in Madhya Pradesh exceeds the prescribed Constitutional limit.The recent expansion of the Ministry in Madhya Pradesh has increased the Council of Ministers strength to 34, which is more than 15% of the effective strength of the legislators at 206.The effective strength of the House is calculated by deducting the vacant seats out of th... Read More...

  Sep 03, 2020   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in news?Recently, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has released guidelines on digital education titled 'PRAGYATA'.The guidelines have been prepared by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).The guidelines include eight steps of online/digital learning i.e. Plan- Review- Arrange- Guide... Read More...

  Sep 03, 2020   Current Affairs

Que. 1. Why do some of the most prosperous regions of India have an adverse sex ratio for women? Give reasons.  (UPSC 2014) [150 Words]. Ans: Census 2011 shows this stark trend that the most prosperous region in India especially North-western states like Haryana (877) Punjab (893) is in contrast to when compared with less prosperous North Eastern states like Meghalaya (986) and States like Chhattisgarh (991) Orissa (978) showing much above than even national average of 940.  Reason for such skewed or adverse sex ratio for women in these prosperous regions are:  1.The access and affordabi... Read More...

  Sep 03, 2020   Indian Society & Social Justice

Q. Why is this in news?The High-Level Group on Agricultural Exports set up by the Fifteenth Finance Commission has submitted its report to the Commission.Q. Why is there a focus on Agri-exports?India’s agricultural export has the potential to grow from USD 40 billion to USD 70 billion in a few years.The estimated investment in agricultural export could be in the tune to USD 8-10 billion across inputs, infrastructure, and processing and demand enablers. Read More...

  Sep 02, 2020   Polity

Q. Why is this in news?A. Recently, the Supreme Court held Prashant Bhushan guilty of criminal contempt of court for his tweets against the CJI .So, here arises a case of remedy of curative petition is available to him.Q. What is Curative Petition?The concept was first evolved by the Supreme Court of India in Rupa Ashok Hurra vs. Ashok Hurra and another case (2002) ... Read More...

  Sep 02, 2020   Polity

Que. 1. How do you explain the statistics that show that the sex ratio in Tribes in India is more favourable to women than the sex ratio among Scheduled Castes? (UPSC 2015) (150 Words) Ans. Sex ratio in tribes are more favourable to women than sex ration among Scheduled caste as according to Census 2011 Sex ratio among scheduled tribes is 990, while for scheduled caste is 945 and overall it is 943.  Reason for this favourable sex ratio among scheduled tribes are:  Since antiquity they enjoyed matriarchal society and there is no gender inequ... Read More...

  Sep 02, 2020   Indian Society & Social Justice

Q. Why is this in news?A. Amidst these proliferating space missions world over, along with advances in commercial space flight, astrobiologists have expressed concerns about possible ‘interplanetary contamination’.Q. What is Interplanetary Contamination?Interplanetary contamination refers to biological contamination of a planetary body by a space probe or spacecraft, either deliberate or unintentional.Q. What are types of interplanetary contamination? Read More...

  Sep 01, 2020   Science and Technology