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Yojana Summary May 2022

Chapter 1: Bridging Accessibility Gap Context: The country’s economic progress and growth will be influenced by innovation, according to the prime minister. Atal Community Innovation Centers (ACIC) have been established nationwide in response to this.   Atal Community Innovation Centre (ACIC)   Goal of ACIC: The Atal Community Innovation Centre (ACIC) was established with the […]

Lumpy Skin Disease

Context: With the lumpy skin disease spreading fast among bovines in western and northern Rajasthan, cattle-rearers in the State are suffering heavy losses. The infection has spread to about 25,000 cattle in the last couple of months and resulted in the death of more than 1,200 animals. Relevance: Focus: GS-III Science and Technology About Lumpy […]

Parliamentary Panel Reviews Goa Civil Code

Context A parliamentary panel has reviewed Goa’s uniform civil code, and some of its members feel that there are some peculiar and outdated provisions related to matrimony in it. Relevance:  GS II- Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: What is Goa Civil Code? What is Uniform Civil Code (UCC)? Positive aspects of Uniform Civil […]

African Swine Fever

African Swine Fever

Context: Barely a week after about 500 pigs were culled in Kerala’s Wayanad district to prevent the spread of African swine fever detected there, new cases of the disease have been reported from there and Kannur. Relevance: Focus: GS-III Science and Technology  Dimensions of this Article: What is African Swine Fever? What are the symptoms […]

What Is AlphaFold?

Context: DeepMind, a company based in London and owned by Google, announced this week that it had predicted the three-dimensional structures of more than 200 million proteins using AlphaFold. Relevance: GS III- Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: What is AlphaFold? How does AlphaFold work? What are the implications of this development? Is AlphaFold […]

What Are Electoral Bonds?

Context: Recently, the State Bank of India (SBI) shared data reporting that Donations to political parties through electoral bonds (EBs) have crossed the Rs 10,000-crore mark. Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Governance (Governance and Government Policies) Dimensions of the Article: What are Electoral Bonds? Why have they attracted criticism? Government’s response defending the Electoral Bonds scheme […]

Indian Antarctic Bill 2022

Context: Recently, Parliament passed the Indian Antarctic Bill, 2022, which aims at having India’s own national measures for protecting the Antarctic environment as also the dependent and associated ecosystem. Relevance: GS II- Government policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: What is the Antarctica Bill? What is the Antarctica Treaty? What are the main provisions […]

Blasphemy Vs Hate speech

Context The article emphasises the importance of distinguishing between hate speech and blasphemous content (whether in speech or writing) in order to maintain the credibility of a democratic free society. Relevance GS Paper 1: Society – Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism and secularism Mains Question What exactly is “hate speech”? Examine its societal impact. Do you believe […]