Planet Killer Asteroid – 2022 AP AP7

Context: A team of astronomers has discovered three massive near-Earth asteroids hiding in the glare of the Sun. Of these, one called 2022 AP7 is believed to be the largest planet killer-sized asteroid to be spotted in nearly a decade, and is “potentially hazardous” to Earth. Relevance: GS I: Geography Dimensions of the Article: What […]

What is Glyphosate?

Context: The Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has restricted the use of glyphosate, a widely used herbicide, citing health hazards for humans and animals. Relevance: GS III: Agriculture Dimensions of the Article: What is Glyphosate? Recent ban: Health impacts of glyphosate: -Source: Indian Express  

Indian Rhinoceros

Context: The horns of rhinoceroses may have become smaller over time from the impact of hunting, according to a recent study spanning more than five centuries. Relevance: Prelims, GS-III: Environment and Ecology (Conservation of Environment and Ecology, Protected Areas, Species in news) Dimensions of the Article: About Indian rhinoceros Status of Rhinoceros in India Indian […]

One Nation One ITR Form

Context: The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has proposed a single income tax return (ITR) form for all taxpayers. A draft form has been released, to which all stakeholders can provide inputs up to December 15. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: How many kinds of ITR forms are there now? […]

Disqualification of Legislators From Assembly

Context: Two Uttar Pradesh legislators were convicted on criminal charges in recent days, but only one of them has been disqualified and his seat declared vacant by the State’s Legislative Assembly secretariat. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: When does conviction attract disqualification? Legal protection for legislators against disqualification Can the […]

Pahari Ethnic Community Added to STs List of J&K

Context: The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) has now cleared the way for the inclusion of the ‘Pahari ethnic group’ on the Scheduled Tribes list of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: About Pahari Community Other Details: Who are the Scheduled Tribes? The […]

India’s First Floating Financial Literacy Camp

Focus: GS III- Indian Economy Why in News? India Post Payments Bank conducts India’s First Floating Financial Literacy Camp About India’s First Floating Financial Literacy Camp: About India Post Payments Bank (IPPB)  

Ethanol Blended Petrol Programme (EBP)

Focus: GS III- Environment and Ecology, GS-III: Industry and Infrastructure Why in News? The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Hon’ble Prime Minister has approved higher ethanol price derived from different sugarcane based raw materials under the EBP Programme for the forthcoming sugar season 2022-23  What is Ethanol fuel? Ethanol Blended Petrol Programme (EBP) Roadmap […]

Current Affairs 03 November 2022

UPSC Current Affairs For November 2022

CONTENTS  Pahari Ethnic Community Added to STs List of J&K   Context: The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) has now cleared the way for the inclusion of the ‘Pahari ethnic group’ on the Scheduled Tribes list of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: […]