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Heatwaves In Odisha

Context: Odisha is currently facing an intense heatwave since April 2023, with temperatures exceeding 40°C in most monitoring centers across the state. Relevance: GS  III- Environment (Climate change) Dimensions of the Article: About Heat Wave Criteria for Heat Waves Health Impacts Source: The Hindu

Jellyfish galaxy (JO206)

Context: Recently, NASA released an image showcasing the jellyfish galaxy JO206 which was captured by the Hubble telescope. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: About Jellyfish Galaxy (JO206): Key facts about the Aquarius constellation: Source: Indian Express

Great Indian Bustard and Asiatic Lions

Context: As Cyclone Biporjoy approaches the port of Jakhau in Kutch, Gujarat, there are concerns about the impact on the Great Indian Bustards (GIB) in Naliya region and the Asiatic Lions in the Gir forest. Relevance: Prelims, GS-III: Environment and Ecology (Species in News, Conservation of Biodiversity) Dimensions of the Article: About the Great Indian […]

Global Digital Public Infrastructure

Context: The third meeting of the G20 Digital Economy Working Group (DEWG) commenced in Pune, Maharashtra with the inauguration of the Global DPI (Digital Public Infrastructure) Summit and Exhibition. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: Details About Digital Public Infrastructure Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI) is a collection of platforms and systems that […]

Large-Scale Wildfires in Canada

Context: New York City’s air quality is currently ranked among the worst in the world due to drifting smoke rising from wildfires in Canada. Relevance: GS I- Geography Dimensions of the Article: What is wildfire? What causes Wildfire? What is causing the wildfires in Canada? How dangerous is inhaling wildfire smoke? Source: Indian Express

Enhancing Climate Resilience of Farming Systems

Context: Research conducted in the drought-prone Jalna district of Maharashtra sheds light on the effectiveness of different interventions in enhancing the climate resilience of farming systems. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Major Findings: Major Impacts of Climate Change on Indian Agriculture: Altered Rainfall Patterns: Rising Temperatures: Pest and Disease Challenges: […]

Status of Transgenic Crops in India

Context: Three States, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Telangana, have deferred a proposal, approved by the Centre’s Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), to test a new kind of transgenic cotton seed that contains a gene, Cry2Ai, that purportedly makes cotton resistant to pink bollworm, a major pest. Relevance: GS III: Agriculture Dimensions of the Article: Status of […]

Lightning and Wildfires: Climate Crisis Indicator

Context Relevance:  GS Paper 3 : Disaster Management Mains Question Analyse how the climate crisis has affected lightning patterns and the importance of lightning as a key climate variable. How can lightning function as a climate change indicator? (150Words) Increasing Wildfires Caused by Lightning: Long-continuing currents (LCC) – what are they? Long-continuing-current lightning (LCC lightning) […]

Digital India’s Vision and Reality: Data Security and Governance Issues

Context The events of June 12 emphasised the contrast between the promises made under Digital India and the actual realities. These instances shine light on issues surrounding data breaches and governance failings inside the country’s digital infrastructure, underscoring the need for improved cybersecurity measures and rigorous regulatory frameworks. Relevance  GS Paper 3: Cyber Security Mains […]