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About Rafah Crossing

Context: Recently, the area of the Rafah Border Crossing has been reportedly hit by a military strike. Relevance: Places in News Dimensions of the Article: Rafah Crossing Overview: Key Facts about Sinai Peninsula: -Source: The Hindu  

About The Niemann-Pick Disease

Context: Recently, parents of children suffering from Niemann-Pick disease have urged the Union government to notify the ailment under the National Policy for Rare Diseases. Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: Niemann-Pick Disease Overview: Causes: Symptoms: Classification: Treatment: -Source: Times of India

About The TV-D1 Mission

Context: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is set to launch its first-ever test flight, TV-D1, for the Gaganyaan mission, marking a pivotal moment in India’s pursuit of human spaceflight. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: TV-D1 Mission Objective of the Test: -Source: The Hindu

Appointment of Odhuvars in Chennai Region’s Shaivite Temples

Context: The Tamil Nadu Government appointed 15 Odhuvars, including five women, to serve the deities by singing hymns and praises in Shaivite temples across the Chennai region. Relevance: GS I: Ancient Indian History Dimensions of the Article: Who are Odhuvars? Historical Origin: Significance in the Present: Challenges and Issues Faced by Odhuvars in Tamil Nadu […]

What is Contempt of Court?

Context: Recently, the Supreme Court (SC) has started Contempt of Court Proceedings against two members of the NCLAT (National Company Law Appellate Tribunal). Relevance: GS II- Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: What is Contempt of court? Contempt of court, as a concept that seeks to protect judicial institutions from motivated attacks and unwarranted criticism, and as a legal mechanism […]

A Recent Breakthrough in Cancer Research

Context: A recent breakthrough in cancer research, published in Cell Reports by researchers at the Netherlands Cancer Institute, sheds light on why some cancer cells are resistant to the anti-cancer drug Taxol. This discovery offers the potential to enhance cancer treatment by devising strategies to overcome this resistance, providing hope for patients grappling with this […]

India’s first Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS)

Context: PM Modi will inaugurate the first leg of the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS), India’s first mass rapid system dedicated to regional connectivity. Trains on the first section will eventually cut the journey time between Delhi and Meerut to less than an hour. Relevance: GS III: Infrastructure Dimensions of the Article: Regional Rapid Transit […]

Digital Crop Survey System

Context: Highlighting that the present system of estimation of crop area and production is completely manual, the Centre has asked states and Union Territories (UTs) to digitise the process by adopting the Digital Crop Survey System from July next year. Relevance: GS III: Agriculture Dimensions of the Article: Need for the Digital Crop Survey: Guidelines […]

Beyond MSP Hike

Context: The Union Government has increased the minimum support price (MSP) of wheat by Rs 150, setting it at Rs 2,275 per quintal for the 2024-25 rabi marketing season. This marks the most substantial MSP increase for any marketing season (rabi or kharif) since the Modi government assumed power in 2014. Relevance: GS3- Farm Subsidies Mains Question: […]

An Opportunity to Recast India’s Food System

Context: Earlier this week, World Food Day was celebrated on October 16, but we often don’t consider food as a comprehensive system. India, which feeds the world’s largest population, is best positioned to understand the complexities of a food system. Relevance: Mains Question: To solve the challenges of food system, India needs a triad approach that engages all three sides of the food system: consumers, producers, and middlemen. Analyse. (15 marks, 250 words). Analysis […]