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About the ZARTH App

Context: Recently, a team of researchers at the Center for Data Driven Discovery, California Institute of Technology has developed ZARTH app that allows anyone with a smartphone to ‘hunt’ for transients. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: ZARTH App: Augmented Reality Transient Hunter Features: Transient Phenomenon: -Source: The Hindu

About The Lumpy Skin Disease

Context: A division bench of the Telangana High Court recently expressed its dissatisfaction with the lack of specific details about measures taken to control the outbreak of Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) in cattle. Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: What is the lumpy skin disease? How does it spread? Symptoms: What is the […]

About The Sovereign Credit Rating

Context: Global credit rating agency Fitch recently downgraded US Sovereign rating from AAA to AA+. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: Sovereign Credit Rating: Significance of Sovereign Credit Rating Access to Funding for Development Projects: Attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI): Influencing Borrowing Costs: -Source: Indian Express

About The Cell-Free DNA (cfDNA)

Context: A notable advancement in medical science has emerged in recent years through the discovery of cell-free Deoxyribonucleic Acid (cfDNA), carrying significant implications for disease detection, diagnosis, and treatment. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: Cell-Free DNA (cfDNA): Applications of Cell-Free DNA (cfDNA): -Source: The Hindu

About Plastic Overshoot Day

Context: The Plastic Overshoot Day Report by Swiss-based research consultancy Earth Action (EA) sheds light on the alarming issue of plastic pollution and its implications on the environment. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Major Findings of the Report on Plastic Overshoot Day: Plastic Overshoot Day is determined based on a […]

China’s Stapled Visas

Context: Recently, India withdrew its eight-athlete ‘Wushu’ martial arts athletes contingent from the Summer World University Games in Chengdu, China. The move came in response to China’s issuance of stapled visas to three athletes from the Indian team, all of whom were from Arunachal Pradesh. Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: What […]

Proposed Inclusion of Communities in Jammu and Kashmir’s Scheduled Tribes (ST) List

Context: The Indian government has introduced the Constitution (Jammu and Kashmir) Scheduled Tribes Order (Amendment) Bill, 2023, aiming to include four communities in the Scheduled Tribes (ST) list in Jammu and Kashmir. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Criteria for Inclusion in the Scheduled Tribe (ST) List: The inclusion of a […]

Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill, 2021

Context: The Rajya Sabha passed the Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill 2021 about a week after it was cleared by the Lok Sabha. The Act aims to conserve biodiversity, promote its sustainable use and equitable sharing of benefits that arise therein. Relevance: GS-III: Environment and Ecology (Conservation of Environment and Ecology) Dimensions of the Article: Biological […]

Schemes For Farmers’ Welfare

Context: Recently, the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare has informed Lok Sabha that a comprehensive range of Central Sector and Centrally Sponsored Schemes have been implemented for Farmers Welfare. Relevance: GS II: Government policies and Interventions Government Schemes and Missions for Agricultural Development Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN): Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs): Agriculture […]

About The MASI Portal

Context: Recently, the Minister of Women and Child Development informed the Rajya Sabha about MASI Portal. Relevance: GS II: Government Policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: MASI Portal: Monitoring App for Seamless Inspection of Child Care Institutions About NCPCR Composition of NCPCR Functions the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR): The National […]