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Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development

Context: India has been elected president of the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) General Conference (GC) for the third successive term. Relevance: GS II: International Relations Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) Role of Prasar Bharati: -Source: The Hindu  

Nobel Prize in Literature for 2023

Context: Recently, the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2023 was awarded to Jon Fosse “for his innovative plays and prose which give voice to the unsayable.” Relevance: Facts for Prelims Jon Fosse: Celebrated Norwegian Author and Dramatist Notable Works: -Source: Indian Express

PUSA-44: A Paddy Variety with Implications

Context: Recently, Punjab Chief Minister announced that the state will ban the cultivation of the PUSA-44 paddy variety from next year onwards. Relevance: GS III: Agriculture Dimensions of the Article: PUSA-44: A Paddy Variety with Implications Development: PUSA-44 is a paddy variety that was developed in 1993 by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). Widespread […]

About Miniature Painting

Context: Allah Baksh, a Mewari miniature painter late 17th century, portrayed the Interpretation of Mahabharata in his Painting and is known for his intricate and delightful representation. Relevance: GS I: History Dimensions of the Article: Allah Baksh: Court Painter of Maharaja Jai Singh Mewari Style Miniature Painting: Mewār Painting Characteristics of Mewari Style Miniature Painting: […]

Spike in Measles Cases

Context: Recently, there has been a significant spike in measles cases and fatalities in Delhi, attributed to under-reporting of cases during the Covid-19 lockdowns in the previous years. Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: About Measles Spread: What are the symptoms? Initiatives to Combat Measles Measles & Rubella Initiative (M&R Initiative): Measles-Rubella (MR) Vaccination: Universal Immunization […]

R21/Matrix-M malaria vaccine

Context: The World Health Organization (WHO) has endorsed the R21/Matrix-M malaria vaccine, which was jointly developed by the University of Oxford and the Serum Institute of India. This vaccine includes the Matrix-M component, an adjuvant based on saponin developed by Novavax and licensed to the Serum Institute for use in areas where malaria is prevalent. […]

De-Risking is Better Than Decoupling

Context: Globalization has reached a point where complete economic decoupling of a country or region is impractical. The way forward involves de-risking and realignment instead. Relevance: Mains Question: Is economic decoupling of a country relevant in the present global scenario? Use illustrations to substantiate your argument. (15 marks, 250 words). Economic Decoupling and Present Scenario: […]

Aligning Higher Education with the United Nations SDGs

Context: The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) consist of 17 objectives and 169 targets unanimously embraced by all 193 UN member states, aiming for realization by 2030. These goals urgently demand coordinated efforts from both developed and developing nations to eradicate poverty, address socio-economic and environmental issues, and enhance quality of life and education. Relevance: Mains […]

Yak Churpi: A Dairy Product from Arunachal Pradesh

Context: In a significant milestone for the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, the unique and culturally significant yak milk product, ‘Yak Churpi,’ has been granted the coveted Geographical Indication (GI) tag. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article:  Yak Churpi: A Dairy Product from Arunachal Pradesh Yak Breed in Arunachal Pradesh: Nature of […]

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s Legendary Wagh Nakh

Context: Maharashtra’s Cultural Affairs Minister recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Victoria and Albert Museum in London to bring back Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s legendary wagh nakh (tiger claw) to the state. Relevance: GS I- History Dimensions of the Article: About Chhatrapati Shivaji  Shivaji and the Mughals