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Indian Flying Fox bat

Context: A new study found that India’s largest species of bats, Indian Flying Fox bat spends 7% of its day-roosting time being environmentally vigilant. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology About Indian Flying Fox Bat The Indian Flying Fox Bat is a notable species of flying fox native to the Indian subcontinent. Here are key […]

United Nations Population Fund

Context: A project of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for gender sensitivity in Rajasthan has received support from the experts working for the elimination of customs promoting patriarchy. Relevance: GS II: International Relations United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is an international development agency established in 1968 to support […]

About Legionnaire’s Disease

Context: British government’s initiative to put asylum-seekers on a housing barge suffered as Legionella bacteria were found on the barge. Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: Legionnaire’s Disease Transmission: Symptoms: At-Risk Populations: Diagnosis and Treatment: Prevention: -Source: Hindustan Times

Select Committee For the Delhi Services Bill

Context: Recently, the formation of a Select Committee for the Delhi Services Bill, has sparked controversy after several Members of Parliament (MPs) claimed that their names were included without their consent. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Select Committee A Select Committee is a specialized and temporary committee formed within a […]

Coastal Aquaculture Authority (Amendment) Bill 2023

Context: The Coastal Aquaculture Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2023, recently passed by Parliament. These amendments seek to address ambiguities, streamline administrative processes, and integrate emerging aquaculture practices. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Coastal Aquaculture Authority Act, 2005 Coastal Aquaculture Authority Act, 2005: The Coastal Aquaculture Authority Act, 2005 is legislation aimed […]

Bill to Alter Chief Election Commissioner Appointment Process

Context: The Government has introduced a bill in the Rajya Sabha to modify the appointment process of the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and Election Commissioners (ECs). The proposed bill aims to exclude the Chief Justice of India (CJI) from the panel responsible for selecting the CEC and ECs. This change has triggered discussions about the […]

Wildfires in Hawaii

Context: In one of the worst natural disasters to hit the US, multiple wildfires are raging through Hawaii, especially the island of Maui. Relevance: GS I- Geography Dimensions of the Article: What is wildfire? What causes Wildfire? Impact of Wildfires in Hawaii Affected Areas: Causes of the Wildfires: Role of Hurricane Dora: Climate Change’s Influence: […]

About Russia’s Luna 25

Context: Recently, Russia launched its first moon-landing spacecraft in 47 years in a bid to be the first nation to make a soft landing on the lunar south pole. This mission, called Luna-25, is Russia’s first lunar attempt since 1976 and is in competition with India’s Chandrayaan-3 lunar lander that was launched last month. Reference: […]

Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Kendras

Context: Railways Ministry will establish Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Kendras at railway stations across the country. Relevance: GS II: Government Policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendras Offerings: Pharmaceutical & Medical Devices Bureau of India (PMBI): Eligibility to Open Jan Aushadhi Kendra:

What is Hydroponics Farming

Context: Recently, the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare informed the Lok Sabha that ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticulture Research, Bengaluru (IIHR) has developed a variant of hydroponics. Relevance: GS III: Agriculture Dimensions of the Article: Hydroponics Farming Emerging Trend: Application Areas: Introducing “Cocoponics”: Merits of Hydroponics Farming: Demerits of Hydroponics Farming: