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PRATUSH Telescope Overview

Context: Astronomers are looking forward to opening a new window on the universe by posting high-resolution telescopes on the moon, and in orbit around it, including one from India called PRATUSH. Relevance: Facts for Prelims PRATUSH Telescope Overview Project Name and Objective Development and Collaboration Launch Plan Primary Roles and Objectives Technical Specifications -Source: The […]

Punnett Square

Context: Punnett squares are a way to predict the possible genetic outcomes of the offspring when two individuals with known genotypes are crossed. Relevance: Facts for Prelims Punnett Square: An Overview Introduction: How Does It Work? Application: -Source: The Hindu

Uttar Pradesh Board of Madarsa Education Act 2004

Context: The Allahabad High Court (HC) has struck down the Uttar Pradesh Board of Madarsa Education Act, 2004, as unconstitutional. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Uttar Pradesh Board of Madarsa Education Act, 2004 Purpose and Objectives Concerns and Criticisms Regarding the Act Constitutional Concerns Quality of Education Curriculum Focus Compatibility with Higher Education […]

India’s Growing Solar Waste Crisis Highlighted

Context: A report titled ‘Enabling a Circular Economy in India’s Solar Industry – Assessing the Solar Waste Quantum’ has drawn attention to India’s increasing solar waste issue. The study was undertaken by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in partnership with experts from the Council on Energy, Environment and Water, a prominent not-for-profit […]

Dispute Related to Katchatheevu Island

Context: Katchatheevu Island has emerged as a focal point in the India-Sri Lanka relationship, particularly due to the contentious issue of fishing rights in the surrounding waters. This small but significant island exemplifies the complexities associated with maritime boundary disputes and the competing claims over fishing resources in the region. The unresolved issues concerning Katchatheevu […]

About The Kallakkadal

Context: Recent high sea waves, commonly referred to as swell waves or Kallakkadal in Malayalam, have caused extensive flooding in coastal areas of Kerala. Hundreds of houses in regions like Alappuzha, Kollam, and Thiruvananthapuram districts have been affected by these swell surges. The flooding highlights the vulnerability of Kerala’s coastal communities to natural events and […]

Major Earthquake Strikes Taiwan

Context: Taiwan experienced a powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake, marking the strongest seismic event in the region in the last 25 years. The quake’s epicentre was situated a mere 18 kilometres south-southwest of Hualien County in eastern Taiwan. Being located along the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” where 90% of the world’s earthquakes occur, Taiwan remains susceptible […]

Verification of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail

Context: The introduction and implementation of the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT), a supplementary system connected to the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM), alongside the mandate of tallying VVPAT counts from five randomly selected polling booths in each Assembly constituency to cross-check with the EVM vote count, have failed to mollify critics of EVM usage […]

Dilemma of the Unemployed Youth

Context: Youth unemployment presents a global challenge with significant economic, social, and political ramifications for nations at various stages of development. Recently, India has seen a surge in attention towards this issue, sparked by the release of the India Employment Report (IER) 2024 by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Institute for Human Development (IHD), New Delhi […]

Marine Products Export Development Authority

Context: Recently, officials asserted that the entire value chain for India’s shrimp exports is certified by the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) and there is no scope for abusive conditions at shrimp farms. Relevance: Facts for Prelims About the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA):