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Rasmussen’s Encephalitis

Context: Recently, the special surgery operation was performed by doctors at Loma Linda University Health in California by switching off half of the brain of an ailing girl in order to save her life who was suffering from Rasmussen’s encephalitis . Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: Rasmussen’s Encephalitis: Symptoms: Age of Onset: […]

About Goan Cashew

Context: Recently, Goan cashew (kernel) got the geographical indication (GI) tag. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: Cashew in India Climatic Conditions Geographical Indications (GI) Tag Definition and Importance: Administration and Registration: Significance and Examples: Ownership and Proprietorship: Location of the Geographical Indications Registry: -Source: Indian Express

Sutlej Yamuna Link Canal

Context: Recently, the Supreme Court has ordered the Punjab Government to complete Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal, warning the Government to comply with its orders. Relevance: GS-I: Geography (Drainage System in India, Projects to improve Irrigation), GS-II: Polity and Governance (Inter-State Relations) Dimensions of the Article: Sutlej Yamuna Link Canal The tribunal Sharing of river waters The shares […]

Multimodal AI Systems

Context: There has been a paradigm shift within AI (Artificial Intelligence) towards Multimodal Systems, allowing users to engage with AI through a combination of text, images, sounds, and videos. These systems aim to replicate human-like cognition by encompassing multiple sensory inputs. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: Multimodal AI Systems Multimodal AI refers […]

Study on Stratospheric Aerosol Intervention

Context: A recent study published in the journal Nature Food highlights the potential consequences of a geoengineering technique, stratospheric aerosol intervention (SAI), on global food production. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Key Findings of the Study on Stratospheric Aerosol Intervention (SAI) Introduction to SAI Effect on Global Temperature Understanding Ideal Temperatures for Crops Crop Production […]

Cabinet Approves Royalty Rates for Lithium & Two Other Strategic Minerals

Context: The Centre has approved an amendment to a key law in order to specify competitive royalty rates for the mining of three strategically significant minerals – lithium, niobium, and rare earth elements (REEs). Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: Critical Minerals: Importance of Critical Minerals Applications of Critical Minerals Strategic Value […]

Global Hunger Index 2023

Context: India ranked 111th out of 125 countries in the Global Hunger Index 2023, a standing the government termed “erroneous and having malafide intent”. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice and Governance (Issues related to Hunger and Poverty, Government Policies and Interventions) Dimensions of the Article: About Global Hunger Index (GHI) Highlights of the Global Hunger Index […]

Non-state Actors are a Threat to World Peace

Context: The assault on Israel bears a striking resemblance to events like 26/11 and, to some extent, 9/11. In both cases, there was a use of sea and air incursions into a sovereign state, coupled with coordinated planning and execution of attacks—similar elements observed in the recent strikes in Tel Aviv by Hamas. Relevance: GS2- International Relations […]

India’s Farm Machinery has Global Market

Context: The global agricultural sector is grappling with a labor shortage due to urban migration, with India witnessing a decline in farm workers. To address this, there has been a worldwide increase in the use of farming machinery for precise and timely field activities. Relevance: GS3-Agriculture, E-technology in the aid of farmers. Mains Question: Analyse […]

World Habitat Day 2023

Context: In 2023, World Habitat Day (WHD), was celebrated on 2nd October. This annual global observance has come a long way focusing on the evolution of urban development, sustainability, and the role of cities in economic growth. Relevance: Facts for Prelims World Habitat Day: Origin: Theme 2023: