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Dementia: A Complex Syndrome

Context: Recently, Dementia India Alliance (DIA), a non-profit organisation, launched a national dementia support line and DemClinic, an online memory screening clinic. Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: Dementia: A Complex Syndrome Identifying Signs and Symptoms Challenges in Treatment Global Impact of Dementia A Public Health Priority Monitoring Progress -Source: The Hindu  

About The Zero Draft Plastic Pollution Treaty

Context: The second meeting of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) concluded with the member states mandating the INC secretariat to develop a zero draft to end plastic pollution including in the marine environment. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Zero Draft Plastic Pollution Treaty Plastic Pollution: A Global Environmental Crisis Plastic […]

About The Marine Sand Watch

Context: Recently, a newly launched data platform called “Marine Sand Watch” sheds light on this critical issue, revealing the scale of sand extraction and its far-reaching consequences. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Marine Sand Watch The Marine Sand Watch is a significant initiative aimed at monitoring and tracking activities related […]

Assessment Report on Invasive Alien Species and their Control

Context: The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has recently released an “Assessment Report on Invasive Alien Species and their Control.” Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Major Highlights of the Report: Invasive Alien Species: Invasive alien species, also known as invasive exotic species or non-native species, are organisms introduced to regions or ecosystems […]

About The Service Charge in Restaurants

Context: The Delhi High Court in an interim order has directed members of the Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Association of India (FHRAI) to replace the term ‘service charge’ with ‘staff contribution’.Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Service Charges Service Charges in Restaurants and Hotels Context of the Current Case Reasons […]

About One-Hour Settlement of Trades

Context: SEBI plans to introduce One-Hour Settlement of trades by March 2024 to improve trade settlement efficiency. Additionally, they will introduce an Application Supported by Blocked Amount (ASBA)-like facility for Secondary Market trading by January 2024. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: Application Supported by Blocked Amount (ASBA): ASBA is a system […]

About The Heat Index

Context:  Earlier in August, Iran recorded a scorching heat index of 70 degrees Celsius (°C) in the coastal part of the country, a metric at which survival of life is unfathomable, if not impossible. The country had also declared public holidays on August 2 and 3 on account of “unprecedented heat,” Reuters reported. Relevance: GS […]

Building Resilience Towards a Sustainable and Secure Future

Context: The G20 acknowledges the worldwide importance of malnutrition and its repercussions for public health and societal welfare. Climate change is an undeniable reality, posing a substantial threat to our entire civilization. The escalating climate emergency, the rapid deterioration of soil quality, the depletion of aquifers, the loss of agricultural biodiversity, and the highly unstable nature […]

Disappearing Languages, Vanishing Voices

Context: English has served as a unifying factor among multilingual Indians since the era of British colonial rule. While English is widely used for communication in urban areas, it can pose challenges in remote rural regions. Regardless of the veracity of the story, the significance of a shared language is recognized. Language serves as a […]

Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) Scheme

Context: Recently, the Union Cabinet, chaired by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, approved the Scheme for Viability Gap Funding (VGF) for the development of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS). Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: Battery storage About Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS):