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Alzheimer’s Disease

Context: Recently, The Food and Drug Administration approved a new Alzheimer’s drug that may modestly slow the pace of cognitive decline early in the disease but also carries risks of swelling and bleeding in the brain. Relevance: GS III- Science and technology Dimensions of the Article: About the drug lecanemab Alzheimer’s Disease -Source: Indian Express

Meghalaya’s Living Root Bridge

Context: A farmer recently takes forward the State’s traditional practice of building root bridges and connects two areas across Umkar river in Cherrapunjee. Relevance: Facts for Prelims About Meghalaya’s Living Root Bridge: -Source: The Hindu  

African Swine Fever

Context: The sale of pork in the Nilgiris and the transport of animals or meat outside the district have been banned after African swine fever broke out among wild boars in the Mudumalai and Bandipur Tiger Reserves. Relevance: Focus: GS-III Science and Technology  Dimensions of this Article: What is African Swine Fever? What are the […]

Single Use Plastic

Context: Single-use plastics are still in widespread use in Chennai three years after the Tamil Nadu government ordered a ban on the manufacture, sale, and usage of plastic and polystyrene commodities. Relevance: GS III- Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article About Single use plastic Impacts of Single Use Plastic (SUP) Challenges with banning single […]

Kuki-Chin Refugees

Context: As another round of refugee crisis brews on the Mizoram-Bangladesh border, several members of the Kuki-Chin community were “pushed back” by the Border Security Force (BSF). Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: Who are the Kuki Chins? Insurgency Roots India’s Stand -Source: The Hindu

What Are Sovereign Green Bonds?

Context: Recently, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced that it will, for the first-time, issue Sovereign Green Bonds (SgrBs) worth Rs 16,000 crore, in two tranches of Rs 8,000 crore each in the current financial year. The RBI said it will issue 5-year and 10-year green bonds of Rs 4,000 crore each on January […]

Regulations for Foreign Universities in India

Context Foreign universities and educational institutions could soon be allowed to set up campuses in India as per the draft regulations made public by the University Grants Commission (UGC). Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: What has the UGC proposed? What does the NEP say? -Source: The Hindu

A Case For Increasing In The Retirement Age

Context Relevance GS Paper-1: Indian Society— Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. GS Paper-2: Welfare of vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States; mechanisms, laws, institutions constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections Mains Question An increased retirement age will not only put India on par with other countries, […]

How India’s Millets Will Benefit From The International Year of Millets

Context Relevance GS Paper-3: Major Crops – Cropping Patterns in various parts of the country Mains Question Why is increasing millet consumption and production important for India? Discuss in light of the International Year of Millets in 2023. How has the Indian government taken the lead in this? The Benefits of Millets Can government policies (for […]

Veer Guardian-2023

Focus: Facts for prelims Why in News? India and Japan are all set to hold the joint Air Exercise, ‘Veer Guardian-2023’ involving the Indian Air Force and Japan Air Self Defence Force (JASDF) at Hyakuri Air Base, Japan. About ‘Veer Guardian-2023’: