Eublepharis Pictus

Eublepharis Pictus

Context: A gecko found in Visakhapatnam in 2017, then thought to belong to a known species, has now been identified as a member of a new species. Relevance: GS II- Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: About  Eublepharis pictus Conservation status About  Eublepharis pictus The species, Eublepharis pictus, also known as the Painted Leopard […]

World’s Largest Plant – Posidonia Australis

World’s Largest Plant

Context: The world’s largest plant has recently been discovered off the West Coast of Australia: a seagrass 180 km in length. Relevance: GS III- Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: About Ribbon weed or Posidonia australis So how remarkable is this plant’s size? How did it grow, and survive for, so long? Significance of […]

What is Stockholm +50?

Context: Stockholm+50 is being held in Stockholm, Sweden. It will commemorate the 50 years since the 1972 United Nations (UN) Conference on the Human Environment (also known as the Stockholm Conference). Relevance: GS-III: Environment and Ecology (Conservation of environment, International Agreements & Groupings regarding conservation of Environment) Dimensions of the Article: What is Stockholm +50? Stockholm Conference, 1972 Issues […]

PM CARES Scheme for Children

PM CARES Scheme for Children

Context Recently, Prime Minister released benefits like scholarships and health insurance under the PM CARES for Children scheme to support children who lost their parents due to coronavirus during the pandemic. Relevance: GS II- Welfare Schmes Dimensions of the Article: About PM CARES For Children scheme: The Entitlements under the scheme include: About PM CARES […]

Current Affairs 03 June 2022

Current Affairs

CONTENTS PM CARES scheme for children Stockholm+50 Posidonia Australis: World’s Largest Plant Eublepharis pictus PM CARES scheme for children Context Recently, Prime Minister released benefits like scholarships and health insurance under the PM CARES for Children scheme to support children who lost their parents due to coronavirus during the pandemic. Relevance: GS II- Welfare Schmes Dimensions of the Article: […]

Scheme for Residential Education 

Focus: GS II- Welfare schemes Why in News? Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment will launch Scheme for Residential Education For Students in High schools in Targeted Areas (SHRESTHA) About SHRESHTA The government has approved a new scheme named SHRESHTA (Residential Education for Students in High Schools in Targeted Areas) for the purpose of providing […]

Statehood Day of Telangana

Statehood Day of Telangana

Focus: GS II- Polity Why in News? The Prime Minister of India greeted the people of Telangana on Statehood Day (2nd June). Key Points On 2nd June, 2014 the north western part of Andhra Pradesh was separated and 29th state Telangana was created with Hyderabad as its capital. The Andhra State Act (1953) formed the first linguistic state of India, […]

A Judicial Course That Calls For Introspection

Context The recent decision of the Supreme Court of India in the case of A.G. Perarivalan has stirred up a hornet’s nest. Relevance GS-II: Separation of Powers between various organs Dispute Redressal Mechanisms and Institutions Dimensions of the Article Use of Article 142 to grant pardon Evaluating the constitutionality of decision Way Forward Use of […]

The Digital India Transformation

Context Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a telling observation about his idea of India: “… every Indian must have a smartphone in his hand and every field must be covered by a drone”. Relevance GS-II: Government Policies and Interventions for Development in various sectors and Issues arising out of their Design and Implementation. Dimensions […]