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About The Staghorn coral

Context: A genome-wide survey of highly endangered staghorn coral in the Caribbean has identified 10 genomic regions associated with resilience against white band disease. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Staghorn Coral Appearance Distribution Lifespan & Reproduction Threats White Band Disease -Source: The Hindu

About The Sastra Ramanujan Prize

Context: Ruixiang Zhang, Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley, USA will be awarded with the 2023 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize for his outstanding contributions in mathematics. Relevance: Facts for Prelims Dimensions of the Article: Sastra Ramanujan Prize Contributions of Ruixiang Zhang -Source: The Hindu.

Insurance Surety Bonds

Context: Recently, some of the leading general insurers like New India Assurance, SBI General Insurance etc. have announced their plans to issue Surety Bonds, but nobody has been able to do so due to lack of supporting elements. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: Insurance Surety Bonds: Parties Involved: Advantages of Insurance […]

What is a Gravity Battery?

Context: As countries step up renewable energy capacity addition, there is growing urgency to develop long-duration energy storage systems. Gravity batteries are emerging as the best bet in solving renewable energy’s biggest problem – intermittency. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: What is a Gravity Battery? A gravity battery is a […]

Parliamentary Committee’s Report on Protected Monuments

Context: A Parliamentary Committee report tabled during the recent special session aims to prune the list of protected monuments in India. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Reviewing the List of Centrally Protected Monuments (CPMs) Background: Committee’s Recommendations: Removal of Monuments from the Protected List: Other Major Recommendations of the Committee […]

Nobel Prize in Medicine 2023

Context: The 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has gone to scientists Katalin Kariko and Drew Weissman, whose work enabled the development of mRNA vaccines against Covid-19. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: mRNA Vaccines and Their Significance During Covid-19 Karikó and Weissman’s Contribution Background on Karikó and Weissman -Source: […]

About The Geospatial Intelligence

Context: During the summer of 2023, the United States experienced a string of exceptional natural disasters, including extreme heat, Canadian wildfires, severe flooding, and a powerful hurricane. The application of geospatial intelligence could prove instrumental in alleviating these crises. Relevance: GS III: Space Technology Dimensions of the Article: Geospatial Intelligence Geospatial intelligence leverages tools like […]

Turning Challenges of Food Insecurity into Opportunity

Context: Food loss can have profound implications for food security and nutrition, affecting key aspects such as food availability, access, utilization, and stability. Globally, food insecurity, hunger, and environmental degradation are exacerbated by the wastage of food. Relevance: GS3- Food Security Mains Question: Citing the various causes of food loss in India, discuss the steps […]

Capturing the Rains

Context: For the first time since 2018, India has registered a shortfall in the monsoon. The country received 82 cm of rainfall from June to September this year, nearly 6% below the normal 89 cm. From April onwards, signs pointed to a subdued monsoon, with the looming presence of El Niño. Relevance: GS1- Mains Question: What […]

Intelligent Grievance Monitoring System (IGMS) 2.0

Context: Recently, the union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology, MoS Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions launched the Intelligent Grievance Monitoring System (IGMS) 2.0 Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Intelligent Grievance Monitoring System (IGMS) 2.0 CPGRAMS (Centralised Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System):