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About The Yars Missile

Context: Russia’s defence ministry recently announced a successful test fire of Yars intercontinental ballistic nuclear missile. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Yars Missile: Russia’s Advanced ICBM Features Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) -Source: Hindustan Times  

Understanding Grey Zone Warfare

Context: In commentaries on China and Taiwan, ‘grey zone warfare’ crops up in descriptions of Chinese actions around the island that it claims as its own. Relevance: GS II: International Relations Understanding Grey Zone Warfare: Navigating the Ambiguous Realm Definition Activities and Methods Typical Aspects: Characteristics -Source: Indian Express

Discovery of Melanochlamys Droupadi

Context: The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) has identified a novel marine species of head-shield sea slug. Relevance: GS III: Species in News Dimensions of the Article: Discovery of Melanochlamys droupadi: A New Marine Species Morphological Characteristics of Melanochlamys Species: Unique Attributes of Melanochlamys droupadi: Defensive Mechanism: Geographic Distribution: -Source: The Hindu

National Urban Cooperative Finance and Development Corporation Limited

Context: The Union Cooperation Minister inaugurated an umbrella organisation for urban cooperative banks (UCB) – the National Urban Cooperative Finance and Development Corporation Limited (NUCFDC). Relevance: GS-III: Indian Economy (Banking) Dimensions of the Article: National Urban Cooperative Finance and Development Corporation (NUCFDC): Empowering Urban Cooperative Banks Operational Status Financial Objectives Enhancing UCB Services Significance What […]

Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI)

Context: The Central government issued an advisory to all intermediaries and generative AI platforms using artificial intelligence (AI) models, software or algorithms. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: Government of India Introduces Unprecedented Regulations on AI Models: A Global First Understanding Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) How Generative AI Operates Applications of […]

About A Lokpal

Context: Recently, the former Supreme Court Justice Ajay Manikrao Khanwilkar was appointed as the chairperson of Lokpal. This came nearly two years after the post was vacant. Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Governance (Constitutional and Non-Constitutional Bodies, Policies and Interventions on Transparency and Accountability in governance) Dimensions of the Article: About Lokpal Other Important Points regarding the Lokpal Exception for […]

India’s First Indigenous Hydrogen Fuel Cell Ferry Boat Launch

Context: Prime Minister of India virtually flags off the hydrogen cell-powered ferry boat, a milestone under the Harit Nauka initiative. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: Other Notable Features of the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Ferry Harit Nauka Initiative: Unveiling Sustainable Inland Waterway Guidelines Understanding Hydrogen Fuel Cells -Source: The Hindu  

Wrongful Release of Military Nursing Service Officer

Context: Recently, the Supreme Court (SC) has directed the Ministry of Defence to pay Rs 60 lakh in compensation to a former permanent commissioned officer in the Military Nursing Service (MNS). It is ruled that the officer was “wrongly” released from service in 1988 on grounds of her marriage. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: […]

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries

Context: OPEC+ members led by Saudi Arabia and Russia recently agreed to extend voluntary oil output cuts first announced in 2023 as part of an agreement among oil producers to boost prices following economic uncertainty. Relevance: GS II- International Relations Dimensions of the Article: About Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) What is OPEC+? […]

NITI Aayog GROW Report and Portal

Context: Recently, the Greening and Restoration of Wasteland with Agroforestry (GROW) report and portal was launched by NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India). Relevance: GS II: Government policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: Key Highlights of the GROW Report: Facilitating Land Restoration and Agroforestry The GROW report is designed to support restoration initiatives, aligning with national […]