UPSC Mains 2022 General Studies Paper 3

UPSC MAINS GENERAL STUDIES PAPER – 3  MAINS 2022 GENERAL STUDIES PAPER – 3 Q1. बुनियादी ढाँचागत परियोजनाओं में सार्वजनिक निजी साझेदारी (पी.पी.पी.) की आवश्यकता क्यों है ? भारत में रेलवे स्टेशनों के पुनर्विकास में पी.पी.पी. मॉडल की भूमिका का परीक्षण कीजिए । (150 शब्दों में उत्तर दीजिए) Why is Public Private Partnership (PPP) required in […]

International Religious Freedom Report 2022

Context: The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has recommended that India be designated a ‘Country of Particular Concern’ (CPC), i.e., the category of governments performing most poorly on religious freedom criteria. It has also called for “targeted sanctions” on individuals and entities responsible for severe violations of religious freedom by freezing those individuals’ […]

Biotechnology UPSC Previous Year Questions

BioTechnology UPSC Previous Year Questions

Biotechnology (Science and Technology)  UPSC Previous Years Prelims Questions 1. Consider the following statements: [UPSC (Pre) – 2020] 1. Genetic changes can be introduced in the cells that produce eggs or sperms of a prospective parent. 2. A person’s genome can be edited before birth at the early embryonic stage. 3. Human-induced pluripotent stem cells […]

PIB – 2 DECEMBER 2021

CONTENTS: INDIA-ITU JOINT CYBERDRILL 2021 NATIONAL RURAL LIVELIHOOD MISSION WORLD AIDS DAY PM MEGA INTEGRATED TEXTILE REGION AND APPAREL (PM MITRA) PARKS INDIA-ITU JOINT CYBERDRILL 2021 Focus: GS Paper – 3: Cyber Security, Cyber Warfare, Challenges to Internal Security through Communication Networks Why in news? Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and International Telecommunication Union (ITU) have […]

PIB – 1 DECEMBER 2021

CONTENTS: ANAEMIA AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN IN THE COUNTRY PROGRAMME TO UPSKILL STREET FOOD VENDORS NATIONAL JAL JEEVAN MISSION (NJJM) NATIONAL EDIBLE OIL MISSION-OIL PALM (NMEO-OP) LITHIUM ANAEMIA AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN IN THE COUNTRY Focus: GS Paper 2: Health, Government Policies & Interventions, Welfare Schemes, Issues Related to Women Why in news? As per recently released […]

IUCN Red List

The IUCN Red List brings into focus the ongoing decline of Earth’s biodiversity and the influence humans have on life on the planet. It provides a globally accepted standard with which to measure the conservation status of species over time.   By 2019, 96,500 species had been assessed by using the IUCN Red List categories and criteria. Of these, more than […]

SNOW LEOPARD CONFLICT CASES RISE IN LADAKH

Why in news? There have been around nine snow leopard conflict cases reported in Ladakh during the April and May months of national lockdown where the Snow Leopards have killed or attacked livestock in village corrals, according to the wildlife protection department of Jammu and Kashmir. Snow Leopards getting closer Snow leopards and Himalayan brown […]

LOCUST INVASION

Why in news? Swarms of crop-munching desert locusts entered deeper into Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh over the weekend and are now close to the national capital. Officials have put farmers on high alert and deployed insecticide spraying devices through drones, SUVs and tractors, on 25th May. Why is it serious this time? Locust invasions […]

ILO TO PM: ‘SEND CLEAR MESSAGE’ ON LABOUR LAW CHANGES

Why in news? The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has urged Prime Minister to “send a clear message” to the Central and State governments to uphold international labour laws after the recent dilution of laws by some States. Why is ILO showing concern? A group of 10 Central trade unions wrote to the ILO in Geneva […]

India’s crude steel output declines 65 per cent

Why in news? On May 24, 2020, the World Steel Association released the World Steel Report. According to the report, the crude steel report of India declined by 65%. Details: The country had produced 9.02 MT of crude steel during the same month a year ago, the World Steel Association (world steel) said in a […]