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About The Konda Reddi Tribe

Context: The indigenous knowledge of the Konda Reddi tribe, a Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group inhabiting the Papikonda hill range in the Godavari region, has proven resourceful. Relevance: Facts for Prelims Konda Reddi Tribe: An Overview Language and Identity: Social Structure: Subdivisions and Marriage: Family Structure: Religion and Beliefs: Political Organization: Kula Panchayat: Village Headman (Pedda […]

About A Central Pollution Control Board

Context: The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has spent only 20 percent of the environment protection charge and environmental compensation collected so far on mitigating air pollution in Delhi-NCR and protecting the environment. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB): An Overview Objectives and Functions: Standardization Activities: […]

About A Financial Action Task Force

Context: The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has found that many countries are yet to fully implement its requirements aimed at preventing misuse of virtual assets and virtual asset service providers (VASPs). Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: Financial Action Task Force (FATF) FATF Greylists FATF Blacklists -Source: The Hindu

Global Spread of H5N1 Bird Flu Poses Threat to Wildlife

Context: Since 2020, a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu, H5N1, has been rapidly spreading across the world, presenting an existential threat to birds and wildlife. As of December 2023, the virus has been detected in birds in over 80 countries, highlighting its widespread impact. In January 2024, the Executive Director of Health at the […]

IIT Kanpur Collaborates with Canadian Biotechnology Company 

Context: Recently, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Canada based biotechnology company (Conlis Global) for licensing of an innovative and indigenously developed technology that promotes bone healing and regeneration. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: Nano Hydroxyapatite-based Porous Composite Scaffolds: An Overview Key Characteristics: Applications: Bone Grafting: An Overview Bone […]

India Emerges as the Leading Global Arms Importer

Context: According to the latest data on international arms transfers from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), India has emerged as the world’s leading arms importer during the period from 2019 to 2023. This marks a significant increase, with India’s imports rising by 4.7% compared to the previous five-year period from 2014 to 2018. […]

ECI Raises Concerns Over Non-Biodegradable Materials in Elections

Context: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has recently reiterated its concerns regarding the environmental hazards posed by the use of non-biodegradable materials in election campaigns. Since 1999, the ECI has been urging political parties and candidates to refrain from using plastic or polythene for the preparation of election-related materials. This ongoing initiative underscores the […]

About the Empowering India’s Tribal Communities

Context: In recent times, India has witnessed remarkable progress across various sectors, including space exploration and technological innovation. However, amidst these advancements, the indigenous tribal communities within the nation confront numerous obstacles hindering their development and overall well-being. This raises a pressing need for collective endeavors to address their requirements and diminish prevailing socio-economic disparities. […]

Sustainable Agriculture with Nano-Fertilisers

Context: Recently the Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers, has revealed that urea consumption in the current fiscal year is anticipated to decrease by 8 percent compared to FY 2022-23, attributed to the adoption of its liquid nano variant. This, coupled with increased domestic production, has resulted in a decline of over one-fifth in urea imports, a […]