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About Zika Virus Disease

Context: Recently, the Karnataka State Health Department issued an alert following Zika virus detection in mosquito samples from Talakayalabetta, Chikkaballapura village. Relevance: GS II- Health About Zika Virus Disease: -Source: The Hindu  

About The Kamakhya Temple

Context: The Bhutan King began his maiden three-day tour to Assam with a visit to the famed Kamakhya Temple atop the Nilachal Hills in Guwahati. Relevance: GS I: History Dimensions of the Article: Kamakhya Temple: Temple Architecture: Ambubachi Mela: Ambubachi Mela is an annual Hindu fair held at the Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati, Assam. Here […]

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL)

Context: The researchers found a statistically significant correlation between a rise in soy production and acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) deaths in children between 2008 and 2019 in Brazil’s Amazon and Cerrado biomes. Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL): Symptoms: Causes: Treatment: -Source: Down To Earth

About The Central Information Commission

Context: Recently, the Information Commissioner, Heeralal Samariya, was sworn in as the chief of the Central Information Commission (CIC) by the President Of India. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Central Information Commission: The Central Information Commission (CIC) was established under the Right to Information Act, 2005. It holds jurisdiction over […]

Southern Peninsular India: Sixth Driest October in 123 Years

Context: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) recent analysis regarding the rainfall patterns in Southern peninsular India, spanning 123 years of records, exposed that the region encountered its sixth driest October in its meteorological history. Relevance: GS I: Geography Dimensions of the Article: Factors Influencing Rainfall Deficiency in Southern Peninsular India Confluence of Northeast Monsoon and Cyclone Hamoon: El […]

What is Deepfake Technology?

Context: In a recent turn of events, popular actress Rashmika Mandanna has found herself at the center of a controversy involving a deepfake video. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: What is a deepfake? Background: Where can it be used? Measures to address the threats related to deepfakes: Collaborative actions and collective […]

 Composite Water Management Index (CWMI)

Context: NITI Aayog has reportedly designated the ‘Composite Water Management Index’ reports for 2018-19 and 2019-20 as for “internal use” after publicly releasing previous editions. The reports, first introduced in 2018, evaluate state progress in water management by considering 28 parameters, shedding light on India’s water challenges and ranking states accordingly. Relevance: GS II: Government […]

About National Security Strategy

Context: After years of deliberations, India has recently started the process of bringing in a National Security Strategy and the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) has started collating inputs from several Central ministries and departments. Relevance: GS III: Security Challenges Dimensions of the Article: National Security Strategy: Addressing Diverse Challenges: Comprehensive National Security View: India’s Persistent Need for a […]

A Telco Double Dip Attempt that Threatens Net Neutrality

Context: In July of this year, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) initiated a comprehensive consultation at the government’s request regarding the need for and potential mechanisms for regulating Over-The-Top (OTT) services. This action has generated significant controversy in the realm of net neutrality. Net neutrality is the principle that Internet access providers must treat all internet traffic […]

New Aspects of India-Bhutan Relations

Context: The decision made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India and Bhutan’s fifth King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck to prioritize infrastructure and connectivity during their recent discussions holds significant importance as it marks a step towards more collaborative regional efforts. Relevance: Mains Question: India and Bhutan can change the development story of the region. Analyse in the context of recent developments in India-Bhutan […]