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About Salmonella

Context: The United States has reportedly refused almost a third of shipments from Mahashian Di Hatti Pvt Ltd (MDH) since October 2023 due to salmonella contamination. Relevance: Facts for Prelims About Salmonella: Bacterial Group: Natural Habitat: Transmission to Humans: Hardiness: Associated Risks: -Source: The Hindu

Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance

Context: Recently, the European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and the Global Leaders Group (GLG) on AMR jointly organised a high-level event, ‘Forging partnerships between science and policy’, in Barcelona, Spain. Relevance: GS II: International Relations About Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR): Composition: Objectives: Background: Secretariat: What is Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)? […]

Introduction to Kuchipudi

Context: Kuchipudi, one of the oldest dance forms of India, is now becoming obsolete among the younger generation. Relevance: GS I: Culture Dimensions of the Article: Introduction to Kuchipudi: History: Characteristics: Costumes and Makeup: Music and Instruments: Global Recognition: Conclusion: -Source: The Hindu

What is Lightning?

Context: A new study of lightning-related deaths in Bihar has revealed that various districts of Bihar were vulnerable to this natural hazard, recording the highest casualty rate per million population. The study examined data from the 2017-2022 period and found that 1,624 people died and 286 were injured due to lightning. Relevance: GS I- Geography […]

Why are ‘Unclassed’ Forests Missing

Context: In accordance with a Supreme Court directive, the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has uploaded various State Expert Committee (SEC) reports on its website. This interim measure was prompted by a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) challenging the constitutionality of the Forest (Conservation) Act Amendment (FCAA) 2023. A primary concern raised in […]

BJP Candidate Declared Elected Unopposed in Surat Lok Sabha Constituency

Context: Recently, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from the Surat Lok Sabha constituency in Gujarat has been declared elected unopposed. This development comes after the rejection of nomination papers of other candidates and the withdrawal of nominations by other contestants. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Requirements for Valid Nomination: […]

Decline in Solar Radiation Raises Concerns Amid Climate Change

Context: As concerns about climate change mount, the significance of renewable energy sources such as solar power becomes increasingly evident. However, a recent study by scientists at the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has unveiled a troubling trend. It suggests that the quantity of solar radiation available for conversion into electricity by solar panels is decreasing […]

About Index of Eight Core Industries

Context: The combined Index of Eight Core Industries (ICI) increased by 5.2 per cent (provisional) in March, 2024 as compared to the Index in March, 2023. The production of Cement, Coal, Electricity, Natural Gas, Steel and Crude Oil recorded positive growth in March 2024. Relevance: GS III- Indian Economy About Index of Eight Core Industries: Released by: The […]

About Poorvi Lehar

Context: Recently, the Indian Navy conducted a Military Exercise named “Poorvi Lehar” on the Eastern Coast of India. Relevance: GS III: Security Challenges About Poorvi Lehar: Objective: Participants: Phases: Maritime Domain Awareness: Capability Demonstration:

Implementing the Street Vendor’s Act

Context: Ten years have passed since the enactment of the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act on May 1, 2014, representing a significant milestone following nearly four decades of legal discourse and the dedicated efforts of street vendor movements across India. Initially hailed as a progressive legislation, the Act now encounters numerous […]