Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C54

Context: Recently, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully launched the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C54 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. Relevance: Facts for Prelims Dimensions of the Article: What are the Satellites Launched? Nano Satellite-2 for Bhutan (INS-2B): EOS-6: Anand: Astrocast: Thymbolt Satellites: What are the launch […]

Central Depositories Services India

Context: Certain services at CDSL were disrupted due to a suspected cyber attack over the weekend. Relevance: GS II: Regulatory bodies, Facts for Prelims What is CDSL? -Source: Indian Express  

World Fisheries Day 2022

Focus: Facts for Prelims Why in News? Recently, Department of Fisheries celebrated ‘World Fisheries Day’ in Daman. About World Fisheries Day: About India’s Fisheries Sector

About Vinayak Damodar Savarkar 

About Vinayak Damodar Savarkar 

Context: Recent comments by Congress leader on Hindutva ideologue VD Savarkar have caused a furore in Maharashtra. Relevance: GS I- Important Personalities Dimensions of the Article: About Vinayak Damodar Savarkar  Nationalism and social reforms: Related Organisations and Work: Abhinav Bharat Society (Young India Society) Hindu Mahasabha Free India Society -Source: Indian Express

Network Readiness Index 2022

Focus: Facts for prelims Why in News? India climbs up six slots and now placed at 61st rank as per Network Readiness Index 2022. About Network Readiness Index: India’s status –

About Uda Devi

About Uda Devi

Context: Recently, events to commemorate the martyrdom of Uda Devi, a freedom fighter from the Pasi community, were held at various places in Uttar Pradesh, including Sikandar Bagh in Lucknow. Dalit men and women from UP as well as Madhya Pradesh, Bengal, and Bihar gathered to pay homage to Uda Devi. Relevance: GS I: Personalities […]

Methane Alert and Response System

Context: Recently the United Nations (UN) has decided to set up a satellite-based monitoring system “MARS: Methane Alert and Response System” for tracking methane emissions and alerting governments and corporations to respond. Relevance: Facts for prelims Dimensions of the Article: About Methane Alert and Response System (MARS) Objectives Working of MARS -Source: Indian Express  

About Apis karinjodian

Context: Recently, a new species of endemic honeybee named Apis karinjodian has been discovered in the Western Ghats after a gap of more than 200 years. Relevance: Facts for Prelims Protection:

About Pseudohelice Annamalai

About Pseudohelice Annamalai

Context: Recently, researchers have discovered a new species of Estuarine Crab at the Mangroves of Parangipettai near the Vellar River estuary (an area where river meets the ocean) in Cuddalore district, Tamil Nadu. Relevance: Facts for Prelims Dimensions of the Article: About Pseudohelice Annamalai Features: Significance: -Source: The Hindu  

Ganga Utsav 2022

Focus: Facts for prelims Why in News? Recently, the Ministry of Jal Shakti by the collaboration of The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has organized Ganga Utsav- The River Festivals 2022. About Ganga Utsav Ganga Utsav 2022: About National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) The NMCG now has the status of an Authority and its key focus […]