Jagannath Rath Yatra

Jagannath Rath Yatra

Focus: GS I- Festivals Why in News? Lakhs of devotees thronged the coastal town of Puri town to witness the annual Rath Yatra with three decorated chariots of sibling deities Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath and Devi Subhadra towed in front of the 12th century Shree Jagannath Temple. About Jagannath Rath Yatra Ratha Jatra, the Festival […]

Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure

Focus: GS III- Diaster Management Why in News? The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister has approved the categorization of the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) as an ‘International Organization’ and signing of the Headquarters Agreement (HQA) with CDRI for granting it the exemptions, immunities and privileges as contemplated under the United Nations (Privileges & Immunities) […]

Pay Roll Automation for Disbursement of Monthly Allowances (PADMA)

Focus: Facts for Prelims Why in News? Recently, Pay Roll Automation for Disbursement of Monthly Allowances (PADMA), an automated Pay & Allowances module for the Indian Coast Guard was inaugurated by Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA), Ministry of Defence. About Pay Roll Automation for Disbursement of Monthly Allowances: PADMA is an automated platform leveraging […]

PV Narasimha Rao

PV Narasimha Rao

Focus: Facts for prelims Why in News? The Prime Minister has paid tribute to former Prime Minister, Shri PV Narasimha Rao Ji on his 101th birth anniversary. About PV Narasimha Rao: PV Narasimha Rao was born on 28th June 1921 in erstwhile Nizam’s Hyderabad state. He was a freedom fighter, academician, and literary figure. His term […]

Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee

Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee

Focus: GS I- Personalities in News Why in News? The Prime Minister has paid tributes to Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his Punya Tithi. About Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Shyama Prasad Mukherjee was born in a Bengali family on 6th July 1901. His father Ashutosh Mukherjee was a judge of the Calcutta High Court. He […]

What is Sao Joao Festival?

Context: As in every monsoon, Catholics in Goa will celebrate Sao Joao, the feast of St John the Baptist. Relevance: GS I- Festivals, Prelims What is Sao Joao ? The celebrations will include revellers sporting crowns made of fruits, flowers and leaves, and the major draw of the feast is the water bodies – wells, […]

Burmagomphus Chaukulensis

Burmagomphus Chaukulensis

Context: Recently, a rare dragonfly, Burmagomphus chaukulensis was spotted in Kerala. Relevance: GS II- Species in News Key Findings This is a dragonfly of genus Burmagomphus, which is represented by three species – B. Cauvericus, B. Pyramidalis and B. Laidlawi.  While B. laidlawi is found throughout the Western Ghats, B. cauvericus is more restricted in its distribution. B. pyramidalis is found in the Western […]

8th International Day of Yoga (IDY-2022)

Focus:  Facts for prelims Why in News? On 21st June, the eighth edition of International Day of Yoga (IDY) was observed across the world in solidarity. IDY-2022 In the spirit of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav as the country celebrates 75th year of independence, International Yoga Day celebrations were held at 75 prominent Heritage spots across […]

Tackling The Crisis of Rising Global Food Prices

Context This increase in global food prices which manifested itself in the three food price crises since the 1960s offers some pertinent lessons for global food systems and the international community. Relevance GS-III: Issues of Buffer Stocks and Food Security Dimensions of the Article Managing year-to-year volatility Vs. periodic spikes in food prices History of […]

Judicial Vacancies And Pendency Of Cases

Context: Chief Justice of India (CJI) N.V. Ramana said lack of proper infrastructure and judicial vacancies had adversely impacted the mechanism involved in the fast disposal of cases. Out of 1,100 judges in various high courts in the country, there are about 400 to 500 posts vacant all the time. Relevance: GS II- Executive and […]