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T+0- Instant Settlement Cycle

Context: The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has put forth a proposal to introduce a facility for clearing and settlement of funds and securities on T+0 (same day), providing an optional instant settlement cycle. This initiative aims to complement the existing T+1 settlement cycle in the secondary markets for the equity cash segment. […]

About The Gaucher Disease

Context: Children suffering from lysosomal storage disorders like Gaucher disease are facing a bleak future as their treatment has been stopped due to the exhaustion of one-time support from the Union health Ministry. Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: About Gaucher Disease: Type of Disorder: Gaucher disease is an inherited lysosomal storage disorder […]

About The Ionosphere

Context: A team of scientists from the Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG) have examined the long-term seasonal ionospheric observations at Indian Antarctica station Bharati between 2010 and 2022 and also with solar activity following the Sun’s 11-year cycle. Relevance: GS I: Geography Dimensions of the Article: About the Ionosphere: Definition and Location: Polar Regions Dynamics: […]

About Good Governance Day

Context: Good Governance Day (25th December) is being celebrated on the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: About Good Governance 8 Principles of Good Governance: Challenges to Good Governance in India Steps taken to promote Good Governance in India -Source: Indian Express

About Valmiki Tiger Reserve

Context: The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) recently declared a notable rise in the tiger population at Valmiki Tiger Reserve (VTR), with the number of big cats increasing from 31 in 2018 to 54 in 2023. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Factors Behind Increased Tiger Population in VTR: Key Features […]

Press and Registration of Periodicals Bill 2023

Context: Recently, the Lok Sabha passed the Press and Registration of Periodicals Bill, 2023, repealing the colonial era law of the Press and Registration of Books Act, 1867. The Bill has already been passed by Rajya Sabha in August 2023. Relevance: GS II: Government Policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: Key Features of Press and Registration of Periodicals […]

Japan’s SLIM Lunar Orbit Entry

Context: Japan’s Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) successfully entered lunar orbit on December 25, marking a crucial step before its planned moon landing on January 19. This development positions Japan to potentially become the fifth country to achieve a soft landing on the moon, following India’s success with Chandrayaan 3 in August. The outcome […]

The Evolving Role of the Colombo Security Conclave

Context: In early December, Ajit Doval, India’s National Security Adviser (NSA), participated in the sixth NSA meeting of the Colombo Security Conclave (CSC). The meeting conducted a comprehensive review of the CSC’s developments and progress over the past year, culminating in an agreement on a roadmap for the year 2024. Relevance: GS2- International Relations- Bilateral, Regional […]

Internationalisation of the Rupee

Context: In a significant development in the realm of global trade and finance, India has achieved a historic milestone by making its inaugural payment for oil to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in rupees. This marks a potential turning point in the endeavor to establish the rupee as a prominent global currency. Relevance: GS3- Indian Economy- […]

About the MedTech Mitra Portal

Context: Recently, the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare launched the MedTech Mitra portal. Relevance: Facts for Prelims About the MedTech Mitra Portal: Objective: Coordination: Key Components: Significance: End-to-End Guidance: Collaboration and Partnership: