Beaver Blood Moon

Beaver Blood Moon

Context: Nighttime skywatchers from East Asia to North America will be treated to the rare spectacle of a “Beaver blood moon”, weather permitting, as the Earth, moon and sun align to produce a total lunar eclipse for the last time until 2025. Relevance: GS I: Geography Dimensions of the Article: About total lunar eclipse Reddish […]

Price Regulation of UPI

Context: The recent discussion paper by the RBI on charges in payment systems has triggered widespread public debate, especially on the zero-charge framework for UPI transactions. Relevance: GS III- Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: What is Unified Payments Interface (UPI)? Why RBI wants to intervene? Merchant Discount Rate -Source: Indian Express

Surrogacy Law & Surrogacy (Regulation) Act 2021

Context: The Centre has opposed before the Delhi HC a petition challenging certain provisions of the surrogacy laws, including the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Act, 2021, and the Surrogacy (Regulation) Act, 2021. Relevance: GS II- Government policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: Issues raised by the petition Invoking Article 21 About Surrogacy (Regulation) Act, […]

Black Sea Grain Initiative

Context: In a move that allayed concerns about yet another disruption to global food supply chains, Russia last week re-joined the Black Sea Grain deal. Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: What is the Black Sea Grain Initiative? Why is it important? About the Black Sea -Source: The Hindu  

Supreme Court On EWS Quota

Context: A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court, in a 3:2 majority decision, upheld the validity of the 103rd Constitutional Amendment, which provides 10% reservation in government jobs and educational institutions to the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) of society but excludes the “poorest of poor” among Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Socially and Educationally […]

About Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji

About Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Focus:  GS I- History Why in News? The Prime Minister attended and offered prayers at celebrations of the 553rd Prakash Parv of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji at New Delhi.  About Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Above attached image of all the 10 Guru’s of Sikhism.  5 teachings of Guru Nanak Ji  The One God No […]

Ganga Utsav 2022

Focus: Facts for prelims Why in News? Recently, the Ministry of Jal Shakti by the collaboration of The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has organized Ganga Utsav- The River Festivals 2022. About Ganga Utsav Ganga Utsav 2022: About National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) The NMCG now has the status of an Authority and its key focus […]

Rocket Debris and Risks Associated

Context Recently, large fragments of China’s Long March 5B rocket fell into the south-central Pacific Ocean uncontrollably. The US Space Command confirmed this. The fragments were from the rocket that delivered the Tiangong space station’s third and final module. Relevance GS Paper 3: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nanotechnology, biotechnology and […]

Similarities Between Semiconductor and Petroleum Industries

Context Relevance GS Paper 3: Industries and Indian economy Mains Question If India makes natural gas the “next stop” on its energy journey, it will have a better chance of arriving at the goal of a predominantly clean system. Discuss. (250 Words) Common structural denominators in the chip industry and the petroleum sector An overview of […]