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Indian Computer Emergency Response Team 

Context: India’s cyber security watchdog CERT-In recently found “multiple vulnerabilities” in the popular Google Chrome operating system (OS), which can even bypass security on the targeted system. Relevance: GS III: Security Challenges Dimensions of the Article: About CERT-In: Key Objectives: -Source: Times of India

About The Leonid Meteor Shower

Context: Many skywatchers in India and around the globe are poised for a cosmic treat—the Leonid Meteor Shower, which has already been underway since November 6, is set to reach its peak in the pre-dawn hours of November 17–18, 2023. Relevance: GS I: Geography Dimensions of the Article: Leonid Meteor Shower: Formation of Dust Cloud: […]

About Sickle Cell Anaemia

Context: The United Kingdom’s drug regulator recently approved the world’s first gene therapy treatment for sickle cell disease and thalassemia. Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: Sickle Cell Anaemia Symptoms The symptoms of sickle cell anaemia can vary from person to person, but common symptoms include: Treatment Currently, there is no cure for […]

Digital Advertisement Policy 2023

Context: Recently, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has approved the Digital Advertisement Policy, 2023 to enable and empower the Central Bureau of Communication (CBC) to undertake campaigns in the Digital Media space. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Key Policies under the Digital Advertisement Policy, 2023: Advertisement Platforms: Eligibility Criteria: Advertising Rates: Empanelment of […]

FATF Report on Terrorism Financing through Crowdfunding

Context: The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has published a report titled “Crowdfunding for Terrorism Financing,” revealing that violent extremist organizations utilize sophisticated networks for fundraising. The report specifically references the Popular Front of India (PFI), highlighting its solicitation for funds at mosques and public places. These funds are reported to be used for the […]

CCPA Investigation on IAS Coaching Institutes

Context: The Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) is probing 20 IAS coaching institutes for making misleading claims in their advertisements and for unfair trade practices. Four of the twenty institutions have already been slapped with a penalty of Rs 1 lakh. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Consumer Protection Authority Investigation […]

Freebies, a Surefire Recipe for Disaster

Context: During elections, political parties traditionally inform voters about their policies and proposed programs through election manifestos. However, in the last decade and a half, the nature of these promises has shifted. Rather than focusing on policies and programs, there has been a prevalence of announcements regarding cash transfers and free schemes. Relevance: GS2- Government […]

Building the Floor China-USA Summit

Context: The summit meeting this week between U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping in San Francisco is unlikely to resolve the significant differences that exist between the world’s two largest powers. However, it holds the promise of providing much-needed relief to the world by stabilizing a relationship that has recently been in […]

About The Exercise MITRA SHAKTI

Context: A joint military exercise, “Exercise MITRA SHAKTI-2023” is being conducted from November 16th to 29th, 2023, in Aundh (Pune). Relevance: GS III: Security Challenges Dimensions of the Article: Exercise MITRA SHAKTI: Participating Forces: Objectives: Exercise Components: Strategic Focus: Diplomatic Impact:

About National Health Claim Exchange (NHCX)

Context: The National Health Authority (NHA) and the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) have joined hands to operationalize the National Health Claim Exchange (NHCX). Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: National Health Claim Exchange (NHCX): Development and Purpose: Key Features: National Health Authority (NHA):