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Current Affairs 31 October 2023

CONTENTS Cloud Seeding Study: A Ray of Hope for Drought-Stricken Regions Context: A recent study conducted by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, and published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, highlights the potential of cloud seeding to increase rainfall in water-scarce regions, providing a ray of hope for addressing drought conditions […]

Current Affairs 30 October 2023

CONTENTS UN General Assembly Passes Resolution on Gaza Conflict Context: The United Nations General Assembly has approved a resolution, with 120 countries in favor, that calls for an immediate humanitarian truce between Israel and Hamas. The resolution also demands aid access to Gaza. Notably, 14 countries, including Israel and the United States, voted against the […]

Current Affairs 28 October 2023

CONTENTS Surrogacy Law Context: The Supreme Court has protected the right of parenthood of a woman, suffering from a rare medical condition, by staying the operation of a law which threatened to wreck her hopes to become a mother through surrogacy. Relevance: GS II- Government policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: Recent Case and […]

Current Affairs 27 October 2023

CONTENTS One nation, One Student ID initiative Context: Several state governments have made requests for schools to obtain parental consent regarding the introduction of a new student identity card. This new ID card, named the Automated Permanent Academic Account Registry (APAAR), is a component of the Union government’s ‘One nation, One Student ID’ initiative. Relevance: […]

Current Affairs 26 October 2023

CONTENTS Centre Approves ₹22,303­Cr. Subsidy on Key Fertilizers Context: On Wednesday, the government unveiled a subsidy of ₹22,303 crore for phosphatic and potassic (P&K) fertilizers during the current rabi season. It was announced that farmers would continue to have access to the crucial soil nutrient DAP (di-ammonium phosphate) at the existing price of ₹1,350 per 50 kg bag. Relevance: […]

Current Affairs 25 October 2023

CONTENTS China to Build the World’s Largest Ghost particle Detector Context: China is constructing an immense neutrino telescope known as Trident in the South China Sea. With a vast size spanning 7.5 cubic kilometers, Trident is designed to detect elusive “ghost particles” called neutrinos. This underwater telescope is expected to be 10,000 times more sensitive […]

Current Affairs 21 October 2023

CONTENTS  Drought in Amazon Rainforests Context: The Amazon rainforest is reeling from an intense drought. Numerous rivers vital for travel have dried up. As a result, there is no water, food, or medicine in villages of indigenous communities living in the area. Relevance: GS I: Geography Dimensions of the Article: Amazon Rainforests: Unprecedented Drought in […]

Current Affairs 20 October 2023

CONTENTS Digital Crop Survey System Context: Highlighting that the present system of estimation of crop area and production is completely manual, the Centre has asked states and Union Territories (UTs) to digitise the process by adopting the Digital Crop Survey System from July next year. Relevance: GS III: Agriculture Dimensions of the Article: Need for […]

Current Affairs 19 October 2023

CONTENTS Supreme Court to Consider Challenge Regarding Classification of Bills as Money Bills Context: A seven-judge Bench of the Supreme Court of India, led by the Chief Justice of India, addresses a request for priority to a reference concerning the manner in which the Centre got crucial amendments passed in the Parliament as Money Bills. Relevance: GS II: Polity […]

Current Affairs 18 October 2023

CONTENTS Same Sex Marriage in India Context: Recently, The Supreme Court has delivered its long awaited verdict rejecting petitions to legalise same-sex marriage and delved deeper on the provisions of the Special Marriage Act, 1954 to examine the issue thoroughly, which have convergence and interrelationship with homosexuality. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Supreme Court’s Observation on Same-Sex Marriage Background: A […]