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India’s First Polarimetry Mission XPoSat

Context: The X-Ray Polarimeter Satellite (XPoSat), due for launch later this year, is being built by the Indian Space scientific Organisation in partnership with the Raman Research agency (RRI), Bengaluru, an independent scientific agency. Relevance: GS Paper-3: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Mains Question In what ways has India’s […]

Policy Interventions to Restore Women Dignity

Context The Centre wants to work with numerous ministries and States to develop various programmes for achieving gender parity and restoring women’s dignity. Relevance: GS PAper-1: Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. Mains Question Explain the government’s major policy actions to restore […]

International Day of UN Peacekeepers

Focus: GS II: Important International Institutions Why in News? The Indian Army commemorated the 75th International Day of UN Peacekeepers UN Peacekeeping Forces India’s contribution to UN Peacekeeping Role of women in Indian Peacekeeping Medical care as part of India’s Missions

About Vande Bharat Express 2

Focus: Indigenization of technology Why in News? Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off northeast region’s first Vande Bharat Express virtually. The train will connect Guwahati in Assam with New Jalpaiguri in West Bengal and the journey will take five-and-a-half hours.  About  Vande Bharat 2:  About Vande Bharat Express:

Gomphonema Rajaguruii

Context: Researchers at the Pune-based Agharkar Research Institute (ARI) recently discovered a new species named Gomphonema rajaguruii from the northern Western Ghats. Relevance: GS III: Species in News Dimensions of the Article: Gomphonema rajaguruii: A Unique Freshwater Diatom Species Discovery and Naming: Characteristics: Diatoms: Photosynthetic Single-Celled Organisms Cell Structure and Function: Ecological Significance: Diatoms as […]

About The Chytridiomycosis

Context: A recent multinational study has developed a method to detect all strains of Chytridiomycosis. Relevance: GS II: Species in News Dimensions of the Article: Chytridiomycosis Infection Process: -Source: Indian Express

About Powassan Virus Disease

Context: A person in the US recently died from the rare Powassan virus, marking the first fatal case in the US this year. Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: Powassan Virus Disease Transmission and Risk: Symptoms: Prevention and Treatment: -Source: India today  

About The Foucault’s Pendulum

Context: Suspended from the ceiling of the Central Foyer of India’s new Parliament building is a Foucault pendulum that all but touches the floor as it rotates on its axis. The pendulum hangs from a skylight at the top of the Constitution Hall, and signifies the “integration of the idea of India with the idea of […]

About The Central Vigilance Commission

Context: Recently, Vigilance Commissioner Praveen Kumar Srivastava was sworn in by President Droupadi Murmu as the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC). Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: About Central Vigilance Commission Functions of CVC Composition of Central Vigilance Commission The CVC is comprised of 3 members: Removal of members (according to CVC […]