The ‘Triple Dip’ in LaNina

Context The ongoing La Nina phase of the equatorial Pacific Ocean is expected to last at least another six months, making it one of the longest La nina episodes ever recorded. It is also only the third episode since 1950 to run for a third year in a row. On August 31, the World Meteorological […]

Current Affairs 27 August 2022

Current Affairs

CONTENTS Nikshay Poshan Yojana Bhitarkanika National Park INS Vikrant Artemis I Mission African swine fever Vishnugadh Project Nikshay Poshan Yojana Context: Only two-thirds of people living with tuberculosis benefitted from the Union government’s Nikshay Poshan Yojana (NPY), sole nutrition support scheme, in 2021, which raises major public health concern. Relevance: GS II: Government policies and […]

11 More Ramsar Site

Context: India adds 11 more wetlands to the list of Ramsar sites to make total 75 Ramsar sites covering an area of 13,26,677 ha in the country in the 75th year of Independence.   Relevance: GS III- Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: 11 wetlands designated as Ramsar sites What is a Ramsar Site? […]

Drought In England

Context: The government formally declared parts of England to be in drought as the country faces a period of prolonged hot and dry weather. The declaration does not trigger government-level intervention, but allows water companies to go further in their steps to manage supplies.  Relevance: GS III- Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: What […]

Peninsular Rock Agama (Psammophilus Dorsalis)

Peninsular Rock Agama (Psammophilus Dorsalis)

Context: A study carried out by researchers from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, undertook to characterise urbanisation in the region and also to understand where the rock agama reside in and around Bengaluru specifically. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: About Peninsular Rock Agama Why research them? About Peninsular Rock […]

About Genome Sequencing

About Genome Sequencing

Context: A recent study revealed that the rate of genetic changes in the monkeypox virus was higher than expected. Relevance: GS III- Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: About Genome Sequencing:  Importance of Genome Sequencing Genomic surveillance APOBEC3 protein About Monkeypox About Genome Sequencing:  Genome sequencing is figuring out the order of DNA nucleotides, or […]

Lumpy Skin Disease

Context: With the lumpy skin disease spreading fast among bovines in western and northern Rajasthan, cattle-rearers in the State are suffering heavy losses. The infection has spread to about 25,000 cattle in the last couple of months and resulted in the death of more than 1,200 animals. Relevance: Focus: GS-III Science and Technology About Lumpy […]

Everything About Red Panda

Red Panda

Context: The Singalila National Park, the highest protected area in West Bengal, will soon wild Red Panda. Relevance: GS III- Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: About Red Panda About Singalila National Park Why introduce Red Panda? About Red Panda The Giant Panda and the Red Panda are the only two distinct panda species […]

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

Context: Recently, The United States space research agency NASA said in a release that its James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has produced the deepest and sharpest infrared image of the distant universe that has ever been seen, heralding a major event in astronomy. The JWST is the largest and most powerful telescope ever built. Relevance: […]

What is Gig Economy?

Gig Economy

Context: A NITI Aayog report has identified that is expected to grow to 2.35 crore by 2029-30. According to a study released by NITI Aayog, the number of gig workers in India is estimated to be 77 lakh in 2020-21.  Relevance: GS III- Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: What is Gig Economy? Advantages of […]