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India’s Nuclear Policy Reflects Past Ideology

Context According to the chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), India’s nuclear programme is an expression of its historical philosophy. He stated that the world was currently facing the prospect of devastating weapons, the use of which benefited only the weapon’s producers. Relevance GS-II: Effect of Policies and Politics of Developed and Developing Countries on […]

It Is Vital To Protect Indian Ocean Region

Context The shifting geopolitical landscape in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) had resulted in “international rivalries, competitiveness, and clashes of interests,” according to National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval, who called for seamless coordination among all players active in the maritime sector. He claimed that the marine realm is a global construct in which a […]

Jagannath Rath Yatra

Jagannath Rath Yatra

Focus: GS I- Festivals Why in News? Lakhs of devotees thronged the coastal town of Puri town to witness the annual Rath Yatra with three decorated chariots of sibling deities Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath and Devi Subhadra towed in front of the 12th century Shree Jagannath Temple. About Jagannath Rath Yatra Ratha Jatra, the Festival […]

Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator

Focus: GS III- Indigenization Of Technology Why in News? The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully carried out the maiden test flight of a new Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), an autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator, from the Aeronautical Test Range, Chitradurga, Karnataka. About the Indigenous Drone A tiny turbofan engine powers the unmanned aerial […]

What is Anthrax?

Context: After finding several carcasses of wild boar, Kerala health officials confirmed the presence of anthrax, a serious infectious disease caused by spore-forming bacteria, in Athirappilly of Thrissur district. Relevance: GS II-Health Dimensions of the Article: What is Anthrax? How do animals get Anthrax? How do humans get infected? What are the symptoms of Anthrax? […]

New Monkeypox Symptoms Found in UK Patients

Context: Recently, Monkeypox patients from the UK exhibited different symptoms from those observed in previous outbreaks, according to a study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases Journal. Relevance: GS II-Health Dimensions of the Article: Details About Monkeypox virus Zoonotic disease Symptoms and treatment What did the study find? Details: The researchers also recommended that the […]

What is Hepatitis B?

Context: A series of unexplained cases of Hepatitis B in children has taken over the world. Many countries including the US and UK reported mysterious cases of a few children being diagnosed with Hepatitis B. Relevance: GS II- Health Dimensions of the Article: What is Hepatitis B? How does hepatitis B virus spread? Symptoms of […]

India’s Largest Floating Solar Power Project

Floating Solar Power Project

Context:  Recently, the final 20 MW of the 100 MW Ramagundam floating solar PV project’s commercial operation date was recently announced. With this, the 100 MW Ramagundam floating solar PV project in Telangana is declared operational from 1st July 2022. It is the largest project of its kind in India. Relevance: GS III- Renewable energy, Infrastructure Dimensions of the Article: […]

Nitrate Absorption in Plants

Nitrate Absorption in Plants

Context: Researchers led by those from the National Centre of Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bengaluru (NCBS-TIFR), have found a new pathway that regulates nitrate absorption in plants. Relevance: GS III- Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: About gene MADS27 About Nitrogen importance in plants: Nitrate overuse Regulatory switches Three-pronged effect About […]