Cyborg Cockroaches

Context: Japanese scientists have devised a system that can create cyborg cockroaches that are part insect and part machine. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: About Cyborg cockroaches How is it powered? About Cyborg cockroaches Cyborg cockroaches’ movements are controlled by tiny integrated circuits. They will be able to conduct surveillance […]

Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan

Context: Recently, the President of India launched the `Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan’. Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: About Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan About Tuberculosis About Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan It has been envisioned to bring together all community stakeholders to support those on TB treatment and […]

Sharp Slide In Global Oil Prices

Context: Brent crude prices have fallen sharply over the last ten days, the prices have declined to under USD 90 per barrel. While they were trading at around $110 per barrel in July,2022. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy (Growth and Development) Dimensions of the article: What led to the sharp slide in Global Crude Oil […]

Places of Worship Act

Context: Recently, The Supreme Court set the ball rolling on a series of petitions challenging the validity of the Places of Worship Act of 1991, a parliamentary law that protects the identity and character of religious places as on August 15, 1947. A Bench led by Chief Justice of India said the petitions would be […]

Naga Team Continues Talks On Constitution

Naga Team Continues Talks On Constitution

Context: The Government of India is ready to incorporate the Yehzabo, the Naga Constitution, into the Indian Constitution and has agreed for a civil and cultural flag for the Nagas. Relevance: GS II- Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Who are the Nagas and what is the Naga Issue? Peace Initiatives with the Naga […]

Systemic Causes of Urban Flooding in India

Context As India approaches the tipping point of transitioning from a predominantly rural to an urban society, urbanisation is inextricably linked to development and is frequently a major driver of economic growth. By 2030, urban areas are expected to house 40.76% of the country’s population. However, urban planning machinery has not kept pace with urbanisation […]

A Must-Have Global Pandemic Treaty

Context A draught international pandemic treaty governing pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response will be ready for negotiation by 2024, according to Soumya Swaminathan, WHO chief scientist. The document will aid in addressing global public health challenges highlighted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The draft’s vision is to protect against pandemic consequences through “equity, human rights, […]

Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission

Focus: GS II- Welfare schemes Why in News? Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission leads social mobilisation campaign to bring left out households under its fold Details: It is the Mission’s agenda to support every rural poor household to have Agri Nutri Garden to fulfill the need of the family’s nutrition and any excess production […]

Vande Bharat Express

Focus: Indigenization of technology Why in News? Union Minister of railways said that Indian Railways had successfully completed trials of the second generation Vande Bharat train that will come with enhanced passenger comfort and safety features. About  Vande Bharat 2:  Vande Bharat 2 will be equipped with more advancements and improved features like 0 to 100 […]