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Sudan’s military takes power in coup

Context: Sudan’s military seized power recently dissolving the transitional government hours after troops arrested the acting Prime Minister and other officials. Thousands of people flooded into the streets to protest the coup that threatens the country’s shaky progress toward democracy. The takeover comes more than two years after protesters forced the ouster of longtime autocrat […]

Transport Minister reviews work at Zojila tunnel

Context: India’s Transport Minister reviewed construction work at Zojila tunnel and said that road works totalling ₹1.5 lakh crore are being undertaken in the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Relevance: Prelims, GS-I: Geography (Maps), GS-III: Industry and Infrastructure  Dimensions of the Article: About Zoji La About Zoji La tunnel About the Z-Morh […]

DRDO tests Akash Prime missile

Context: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully tested a new version of Akash Surface to Air missile Akash Prime from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, Odisha. Relevance: Prelims, GS-III: Science and Technology (Defence Technology) Dimensions of the Article: About Akash missile system About the recently tested Akash Prime About IGMDP About Akash […]

Cyclone Gulab

Context: A new depression had formed over the east-central Bay of Bengal which intensified into cyclone Gulab which affected the coasts of south Odisha north Andhra Pradesh. It made landfall triggering heavy rains along with strong winds over north coastal Andhra Pradesh and adjoining south coastal Odisha.  Relevance: Prelims, GS-I: Geography (Important Geophysical Phenomenon, Climatology), […]

Government-Industry panel: Policy to revive manufacturing

Context: Steering Committee for Advancing Local Value-Add and Exports (SCALE) chairman said that the the committee is fleshing out sector-specific policy advice and it has also identified ‘horizontal enablers’ that India needs to fix in order to become more competitive across the board, including the cost of doing business. Relevance: Prelims, GS-III: Industry and Infrastructure […]

U.S. envoy to Haiti resigns

Context: The U.S. special envoy to Haiti resigned in protest in a letter that blasted the Biden administration for deporting hundreds of migrants back to the crisis-engulfed Caribbean nation from a camp on the U.S.-Mexican border in recent days. Relevance: Prelims, GS-II: International Relations (Important Political developments in foreign countries), Maps Dimensions of the Article: […]

Lake Tanganyika’s rise: Reason for 84% internal migration

Context: Climate shocks, mainly the rapid and significant rise of Lake Tanganyika, caused at least 84 per cent internal migration in East Africa’s Burundi in the recent years. Relevance: Prelims (Maps), GS-III: Environment and Ecology (Impact of Climate Change), GS-I: Geography Dimensions of the Article: About Lake Tanganyika About internal displacement in East Africa’s Burundi […]

Delhi-Mumbai Expressway: World’s Longest Express

Context: Union Minister concluded the two-day review of the work progress on the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway. Relevance: Prelims, GS-III: Industry and Infrastructure Dimensions of the Article: Highlights of the Delhi–Mumbai Expressway Highlights of the Delhi–Mumbai Expressway The Delhi–Mumbai Expressway is a 1,350 km long, 8-lane wide (expandable to 12depending on the volume of traffic) expressway connecting […]

Thamirabarani/Porunai civilisation

Context: A carbon dating analysis of rice with soil, found in a burial urn at Sivakalai in Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu, by the Miami-based Beta Analytic Testing Laboratory has yielded the date of 1155 BC, indicating that the Thamirabarani civilisation dates back to 3,200 years. Relevance: Prelims, GS-I: History (Ancient Indian History) Dimensions of […]

Account Aggregator (AA) platform goes live

Context: Thousands of Indians have signed up for and are using the apex bank-regulated account aggregator (AA) platform in less than two months of it going live. Relevance: Prelims, GS-III: Indian Economy (Growth and Development of Indian Economy, Banking) Dimensions of the Article: About the Account Aggregator (AA) network How does the AA network work? […]