BEWARE OF FAKE INSTITUTES WITH SIMILAR NAMES. blank    blank
banner

UPSC Current Affairs

UPSC Current Affairs

UPSC Daily Current Affairs :: SRIRAM's IAS

e-Rupee/Digital Rupee/CBDC

Sep 21, 2023
The digital rupee, India’s central bank digital currency (CBDC), is on its journey to potential success. Here's an organized overview: Launch Date: Launched in November 2022 as a pilot project by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) initially in the wholesale segment, followed by the retail segment a month later.   Volume in Circulation: By March 31, 2023, the digital rupee's total value in circulation reached Rs 16.4 crore, with Rs 5.7 crore in the retail segment, although this is a pilot and not comparable to physical currency. Read More...

ISRO and XPoSat Mission

Sep 21, 2023
India’s space agency, ISRO, is preparing for its groundbreaking XPoSat mission, set to launch by year-end, dedicated to studying bright astronomical X-ray sources through polarimetry. Here are the key points: Unique Mission: XPoSat stands out by enabling the study of challenging astronomical sources not easily explored using conventional methods.   Polarimetry Significance: Polarimetry, measuring light polarization's degree and angle, unveils insights into celestial object emissions, enriching our comprehension. Read More...

High-frequency indicators in India

Sep 21, 2023
High-frequency indicators in India serve as vital data points for tracking economic and social performance. Here are some common ones: PMI (Purchasing Managers’ Index): Gauges business activity, production, and new orders in manufacturing and services sectors.   IIP (Index of Industrial Production): Provides monthly data on industrial output, including manufacturing, mining, and electricity generation.   CPI (Consumer Price Index): Monthly inflation data reflecting changes in consumer goods and services... Read More...

"Permaculture Growth in India"

Sep 21, 2023
Basics of Permaculture in India: Traditional Knowledge and Practices: Integration of sustainable traditional agricultural practices with modern permaculture principles. Water Conservation: Emphasis on techniques like rainwater harvesting and swales to combat water scarcity. Agroforestry: Integration of trees and shrubs to enhance biodiversity and soil health. Natural Pest Management: Use of pest-repellent plants, reducing chemical pesticide dependency. Why It Is Spreading in India: Resilience to Climate Change: ... Read More...

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) and India

Sep 21, 2023
Formation: April 2009 Headquarters: Basel, Switzerland Formerly called: Financial Stability Forum (FSF)   The FSB is an international body monitoring and making recommendations about the global financial system. Established after the G20 London summit in 2009, it succeeded the Financial Stability Forum (FSF). The FSB includes G20 major economies, FSF members, and the European Commission. Hosted and funded by the Bank for International Settlements, it operates as a not-for-profit Swiss association.   The FSB is a significant part of globa... Read More...

Enhancing Elephant Corridors in India

Sep 21, 2023
India's central government has identified 62 new elephant corridors, bringing the total to 150. Significant increase from the 88 corridors identified in 2010. Why: To ensure safe movement for India's growing elephant population, now exceeding 30,000. Connects friendly habitats to encourage ecological balance and reduce human-elephant conflicts. Counters habitat fragmentation and destruction, which had reduced the use of 19% of existing corridors. How: State governments reported and validated these corridors u... Read More...

Understanding Maoism in India

Sep 21, 2023
What is Maoism? Maoism (Mao Zedong Thought) is a variant of Marxism-Leninism developed by Chinese leader Mao Zedong. Emphasizes peasant-led revolutionary warfare, continuous revolution, and the "mass line" leadership method. Who are Maoists? Maoists are followers of Maoism. In India, primarily members of the Communist Party of India (Maoist). Focus on overthrowing the Indian government through a people's war, with support from tribal populations. Key concerns include land rights and alleged governmental oppression. Read More...

Evolving Indo-Pacific Dynamics: India, U.S., and China in Focus.

Sep 21, 2023
U.S.-Vietnam Comprehensive Strategic Partnership: U.S. and Vietnam elevate partnership to a strategic level. Military hardware support aims to reduce Vietnam's reliance on Russian supplies. Shared Concerns About China: India and Vietnam express concerns over China's assertiveness. Vulnerable borders and maritime disputes drive collaboration. India's Shifting Stance: India endorses 2016 UN arbitral award in South China Sea. Alignment with countries like the Philippi... Read More...

StudyIndianPolity by SRIRANGAM SRIRAM for a crystal clear understanding of the Constitution.

Sep 21, 2023
Introduction Name: Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Eighth Amendment) Bill, 2023. Date of Introduction: September 19, 2023. Objective: To reserve one-third of the total seats in Lok Sabha and state legislative assemblies for women. Key Features of the Bill Reservation for Women: Approximately one-third of all seats in Lok Sabha, state legislative assemblies, and the Legislative Assembly of the National Capital Territory of Delhi to be reserved for women. This reservation applies to seats reserved for Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes... Read More...

Export Potential of MSMEs to Empower India's Economy

Sep 20, 2023
Introduction: Micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) have earned the moniker "powerhouse" in India's economic landscape. They undeniably contribute a substantial 27% to India's gross domestic product (GDP) and play a pivotal role in generating employment for approximately 110 million individuals. However, beneath this seemingly impressive surface, a nuanced narrative unfolds. A closer examination reveals that a whopping 85% of these MSMEs are categorized as "dwarfs" – entities older than a decade but with a workforce fewer than 100 employees. Unfortunately, these... Read More...

India,Saudi Arabia and Pakistan

Sep 20, 2023
Saudi Arabia's Evolving South Asia Policy: What's Changed and Why? Old Friends: Saudi Arabia and Pakistan were once close allies. New Friends: Saudi Arabia and India are now getting along very well. Recent Visit: Saudi Crown Prince visited India for the G-20 summit and a state visit. Multilateral Boost: India and Saudi Arabia partnered with several countries for the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC). Bilateral Progre... Read More...

Russia, China, and the Ukraine War: Tensions in the 'No Limits' Relationship

Sep 20, 2023
The Ukraine war has exposed some tensions in the relationship between Russia and China, but it has not fundamentally shifted their close partnership. While both countries still maintain a united front in opposing the Western-dominated international order, there are indications that China has reservations about Russia's conduct in the war. Some key points: "No Limits" Relationship: Russia and China declared a "no limits" relationship in early 2022, highlighting the depth of their cooperation. However, this language was omitted in a joint statement released... Read More...

Shift to Waterways from Railways for Cargo Movement:Tatas Show the Reasons

Sep 20, 2023
Q: Why is there a shift towards using waterways for cargo movement in India? A: The shift towards using waterways for cargo movement is driven by the need for greater sustainability and cost-effectiveness. Waterways provide an alternative and more environmentally friendly mode of transportation. Q: What percentage of cargo movement in India currently utilizes waterways? A: Less than 10 percent of India's extensive coastline and inland waterways are currently utilized for cargo movement. However, there are plans to increase this percentage in the fut... Read More...

Quantum Computing and Artificial Intelligence (AI):The Link

Sep 20, 2023
Q: What is the potential relationship between quantum computing and artificial intelligence (AI)? A: Quantum computing has the potential to significantly accelerate AI algorithms, enhance machine learning, and improve data analysis and predictive modeling capabilities. Q: In what fields can the synergy between quantum computing and AI lead to breakthroughs? A: The combination of quantum computing and AI can lead to breakthroughs in various fields, including drug discovery, weather forecasting, and optimization problems. Q: How does ... Read More...

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in Healthcare

Sep 20, 2023
Q: What is the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare? A: AI in healthcare involves the use of computer systems to perform tasks that typically require human intelligence, such as data analysis, diagnosis, and treatment recommendation. Q: How does Advanced Data Analytics benefit healthcare? A: Advanced Data Analytics in healthcare helps extract valuable insights from large volumes of data, improving decision-making, patient care, and resource allocation. Q: What is Machine Learning (ML) in the context of healthcare?... Read More...