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Walking Pneumonia

Context: Recently, a mysterious influenza-like illness termed as Walking Pneumonia has gripped school children in China. Relevance: GS II: Health Walking Pneumonia: A Mild Form of Respiratory Infection Prevalence and Transmission: Symptoms: Treatment: -Source: The Hindu

Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve

Context: Researchers have discovered a new plant species in the genus ‘Impatiens’ (Balsaminaceae) in Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, Tirunelveli. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Discovery of ‘Impatiens Karuppusamyi’ in Agasthyamalai Region Impatiens Genus Overview: Key Facts about Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve: -Source: The Times of India  

About The AstroSat

Context: India’s first multi-wavelength space telescope, AstroSat, has successfully detected its 600th Gamma-ray Burst (GRB), an event named GRB 231122B. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: AstroSat Key Launch Details: Mission Control: Scientific Payloads: Scientific Objectives: -Source: The Hindu

Green Leaf Volatiles (GLVs)

Context: Recently, for the first time, scientists were able to visualise plants sensing compounds called green leaf volatiles (GLVs) released by other plants in danger. Relevance: Facts for Prelims Dimensions of the Article: Green Leaf Volatiles (GLVs): Release Mechanisms: Ecological Implications: Defence Mechanisms: Volatiles Common Examples: Characteristic Features: Significance: -Source: The Hindu

About Decentralised Autonomous Organisations

Context: Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs) represent a groundbreaking innovation at the intersection of Blockchain Technology and governance. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs): A Digital Paradigm Shift Use Cases Across Industries: Significance of DAOs: Challenges Associated with DAOs Security Concerns: Legal and Regulatory Challenges: Dispute Resolution and Accountability: -Source: […]

Model Code of Conduct

Context: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has withdrawn its earlier approval for the disbursement of funds under Telangana’s Rythu Bandhu scheme. This decision follows allegations of violations of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC). Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Rythu Bandhu Scheme Overview: ECI’s Reversal of Rythu Bandhu Disbursement: […]

NASA to Train an Indian Astronaut for ISS Mission

Context: US space agency NASA will train an Indian astronaut for a mission to the International Space Station by the end of 2024. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: NASA’s Collaborative Endeavor with ISRO: Training an Indian Astronaut for ISS Mission Key Highlights: Joint Working Group and Collaborative Areas: Future of […]

The Many Grave Risks Confronting the World Today

Context: Presently in the global order, Europe, Asia, and Africa appear to be in a continual state of discord, while North and South America grapple with issues of differing severity. Collectively, these factors have laid the foundation for a state of multipolar disorder. Relevance: GS2- Mains Question: The threat of terrorism, technology risks, health problems, […]

Time for Action On COP 28

Context: In the upcoming two weeks, global leaders, industrialists, activists, and indigenous communities will gather at the 28th instalment of the Conference of the Parties (COP). This annual event aims to make progress in persuading all 190 member countries of the United Nations climate framework to take action in transitioning their economies away from fossil fuels. […]

About Kashi Tamil Sangamam

Context: The stage is all set for Kashi Tamil Sangamam Phase 2 with the launch of its registration portal by IIT Madras on 27th November, 2023. Relevance: GS I: History Dimensions of the Article: About Kashi Tamil Sangamam Cultural Significance: