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About Feline Panleukopenia Virus

Context: In the last one month, seven leopard cubs at Bannerghatta Biological Park in Bengaluru have died after being infected by the feline panleukopenia virus. Relevance: GS II: Health Feline Panleukopenia Virus (Feline Distemper): Symptoms: Treatment: -Source: The Hindu

Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons

Context: The Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports recently felicitated players under the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons (PDUNWFS) in New Delhi. Relevance: GS II: Government policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons (PDUNWFS): Benefits: Assistance to Sportspersons in Need: Assistance for Sports-Related […]

Kisan Rin Portal (KRP) KCC Ghar Ghar Abhiyaan and WINDS Manual

Context Recently, the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA&FW) has launched three initiatives, namely the Kisan Rin Portal (KRP), KCC Ghar Ghar Abhiyaan and a manual on Weather Information Network Data Systems (WINDS). Relevance: GS II: Government policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: Kisan Rin Portal (KRP): Ghar-Ghar KCC Abhiyaan: Launch of WINDS Manual: -Source: Indian […]

About A Sardar Sarovar Dam (SSD)

Context: The recent release of massive amounts of water from the Sardar Sarovar Dam (SSD) has caused massive flooding in low-lying areas in the Narmada district. Relevance: GS III: Infrastructure Dimensions of the Article: Sardar Sarovar Dam (SSD): Key Facts about the Narmada River: -Source: Indian Express

7th Report on Antimicrobial Use in Animals

Context: Recently, the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) has released its 7th report on Antimicrobial use in animals, covering the period from 2017 to 2019. Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: Key Findings of the Report on Antimicrobial Use: Data Sources: Global Dip in Antimicrobial Use: Antimicrobial Growth Promoters: Recommendations for Antimicrobial […]

World Crosses Critical Planetary Boundaries: Study Reveals Alarming Trends

Context: A recent study published in the journal Science Advances reveals that the world has exceeded six out of the nine planetary boundaries crucial for preserving Earth’s stability and resilience. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Planetary Boundaries Nine Crucial Planetary Boundaries Consequences of Boundary Breach Key Highlights of the Study: […]

 Supreme Court to Re examine Immunity to legislators on Bribery

Context: The Supreme Court has referred a 1998 5-judge Constitution Bench judgement (in the P V Narasimha Rao case) to a 7-judge Bench due to its significant implications for the morality of the Indian polity. The 1998 judgement had ruled that legislators are immune from criminal prosecution on bribery charges related to their speeches or […]

About The Solar Radiation Management

Context: In India, this year witnessed the driest August in a hundred years from a rainfall perspective. Although scientists have not established a direct connection between this unusual occurrence and the tumultuous repercussions of climate change, it highlights the ongoing risk of erratic weather patterns, their potential impact on the economy, and the significance of […]

Skills Gap Hinders Future Employability

Context: The swiftly evolving job landscape and shifting skill demands globally are causing a skills deficit that obstructs access to employment opportunities. Relevance: Mains Question: Skill gap in India can hinder future employability. Analyse the reasons for the persistent skill gap among Indian youth. How have government efforts performed in this regard? (15 marks, 250 […]

About SIMBEX 23

Context: Indian Naval Ships Ranvijay and Kavaratti and submarine INS Sindhukesari arrived in Singapore to participate in the 30th edition of the Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX). Relevance: GS III: Security Challenges About SIMBEX 23: