Gold-Mushroom Nanoparticle

Context: Cordy gold nanoparticles (Cor-AuNPs), the outcome of a collaborative experiment by scientists from four Indian institutions, has earned an international patent from Germany. Relevance: Facts for Prelims Dimensions of the Article: About Cordy gold nanoparticles Advantages: What is nanotechnology and nanoparticle (NP)? Uses of Gold Nano Particles (GNPs) -Source: The Hindu

Two-Finger Test

Context: The Supreme Court said that those conducting the ‘two-finger test’ on alleged rape victims will be held guilty of misconduct. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: What is the ‘two-finger test’? SC’s earlier comments on the test What the government’s guidelines say? -Source: Indian Express  

Stubble Burning

Context: With air quality in the National Capital Region (NCR) deteriorating to the “severe” category, Union Environment Minister  said Punjab had fallen short of its commitments to curb stubble burning by “officially refusing” to use the biodecomposer spray that reportedly helps farmers to manage paddy straw. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the […]

Corbett Tiger Reserve

Context: The Forest Survey Institute (FSI) has accused the Uttarakhand Forest Department of “defending wrongdoings” by questioning its assessment of illegal tree felling in the Corbett Tiger Reserve for its Pakhro tiger safari project. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: About Corbett National Park: About the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) […]

Where is Mauna Loa?

Context: The ground is shaking and swelling at Mauna Loa, the largest active volcano in the world, indicating that it could erupt. Scientists say they don’t expect that to happen right away but officials on the Big Island of Hawaii are telling residents to be prepared in case it does erupt soon. Relevance: GS I: […]

Fed Rates Raises – Impact On Indian Market

context Relevance GS Paper 3: Capital Market, Monetary Policy Mains Question What’s Operation Twist? Talk about its impact on Indian banking. (150 words) The event Reasons for the hike The impact of the rate hike on India    

Schools Are Retaining A Better Number of Kids

Context According to the Ministry of Education’s recent Unified District Information System for Education Plus (UDISE+) data for the academic year 2021-22, India’s school system has been able to retain more students over time. Total enrollment in 2021-22 was slightly more than 25.57 crore, a 19 lakh increase over 2020-21, with more than 8 lakh […]

Current Affairs 04 November 2022

UPSC Current Affairs For November 2022

CONTENTS Stubble Burning Context: With air quality in the National Capital Region (NCR) deteriorating to the “severe” category, Union Environment Minister  said Punjab had fallen short of its commitments to curb stubble burning by “officially refusing” to use the biodecomposer spray that reportedly helps farmers to manage paddy straw. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology […]

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 04 November 2022

UPSC Newsticles November For 2022

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 04 November 2022 Contents Schools Are Retaining A Better Number of Kids Context According to the Ministry of Education’s recent Unified District Information System for Education Plus (UDISE+) data for the academic year 2021-22, India’s school system has been able to retain more students over time. Total enrollment in 2021-22 was […]