Rock Agama Study Reveals

Context The presence of these ectotherms indicates warmer patches in the city, presence of insects. Relevance GS Paper 3: Biodiversity Conservation Mains Question What exactly is a wetland? Explain the Ramsar concept of “wise use” in relation to wetland conservation. Give two Ramsar sites in India as examples. (150 Words) The Survey The Peninsular Rock […]

Enhancing Genomic Surveillance

Context According to a recent study, the rate of genetic changes in the monkeypox virus was higher than expected. Relevance GS paper: 3 Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. Mains Question What exactly is genome sequencing, and what are the advantages? Also, list the steps that India has taken in […]

Central Administrative Tribunal

Focus: GS-II Governance Why in News? Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space said that under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) achieved a disposal rate of around 91% in three years and there […]

National Handloom Day

Focus: GS-I Art and Culture Why in news? The Prime Minister has paid a tribute to India’s rich cultural diversity and all those working to celebrate India’s artistic traditions on the occasion of National Handloom Day. Introduction Handloom sector is a symbol of the country’s glorious cultural heritage and an important source of livelihood in […]

Ration Mitra Portal

Context: The Centre has launched a common facility to register names in ration cards on a pilot basis for 11 States and Union Territories. Relevance: GS III- Indian Economy (Food Security) Dimensions of the Article: About Ration Mitra About National Food Security (NFS) Act About Ration Mitra Ration Mitra’ Portal aims to enable these States […]

Peninsular Rock Agama (Psammophilus Dorsalis)

Peninsular Rock Agama (Psammophilus Dorsalis)

Context: A study carried out by researchers from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, undertook to characterise urbanisation in the region and also to understand where the rock agama reside in and around Bengaluru specifically. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: About Peninsular Rock Agama Why research them? About Peninsular Rock […]

Model Tenancy Act

Context: According to Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Model Tenancy Act has been rectified by only four states, i.e., Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, and Assam. Relevance: GS-III: Indian Economy (Growth and Development of Indian Economy) Dimensions of the Article: What is the Model Tenancy Act? Significance What is the Model Tenancy […]

New Vice-President Of India – Jagdeep Dhankhar

Context National Democratic Alliance candidate and former West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar will be the 14th Vice-President of the country. Relevance: GS II- Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: About Vice-President Election Qualification Powers and Functions Removal of Vice President About Vice-President: The Vice-President occupies the second highest office in the country. He is […]

About Genome Sequencing

About Genome Sequencing

Context: A recent study revealed that the rate of genetic changes in the monkeypox virus was higher than expected. Relevance: GS III- Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: About Genome Sequencing:  Importance of Genome Sequencing Genomic surveillance APOBEC3 protein About Monkeypox About Genome Sequencing:  Genome sequencing is figuring out the order of DNA nucleotides, or […]

Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef

Context: The highest levels of coral cover, within the past 36 years, has been recorded in the northern and central parts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef (GBR), according to the annual long-term monitoring report by the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS). Relevance: Environment and Ecology (Conservation of Environment and Ecology, Environmental Pollution and Degradation) […]