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Fusobacterium Nucleatum Overview

Context: In a new study, a group of researchers has identified a distinct subtype of the Fusobacterium nucleatum that’s found in relatively greater quantities in colorectal cancer (CRC) tumour. Relevance: Facts for prelims Fusobacterium nucleatum Overview: Research Highlights: -Source: The Hindu

Arrow-3 Missile Defence System Overview

Context: Israel recently confirmed that it used its sophisticated Arrow 3 missile interceptor against Iran-backed Houthi rebels. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: Arrow-3 Missile Defence System Overview Purpose and Development: Operational Deployment: Key Characteristics: Missile Design: Components: Operational Range: Operational Mechanism: Hit-to-Kill Technology: Target Acquisition: -Source: Times of India

 Composite Water Management Index (CWMI)

Context: NITI Aayog has reportedly designated the ‘Composite Water Management Index’ reports for 2018-19 and 2019-20 as for “internal use” after publicly releasing previous editions. The reports, first introduced in 2018, evaluate state progress in water management by considering 28 parameters, shedding light on India’s water challenges and ranking states accordingly. Relevance: GS II: Government […]

Differentiate ‘moral intuition from ‘moral reasoning’ with suitable examples

Moral Intuition vs. Moral Reasoning Moral Intuition is an immediate, instinctual judgment about the rightness or wrongness of an action or situation without conscious reasoning. It is more like a gut feeling or an instinctive response based on one’s inherent or culturally influenced understanding of morality. Example: If you see someone drop their wallet and […]

About Koraput Kalajeera Rice

Context: Recently, Koraput Kalajeera Rice,’ an aromatic rice, has got Geographical Indications status. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: About Koraput Kalajeera Rice Geographical Indications (GI) Tag Definition and Importance: Administration and Registration: Significance and Examples: Ownership and Proprietorship: Location of the Geographical Indications Registry:

Gene Edited Low-Pungent Mustard

Context: Recently, Indian scientists developed the first ever Gene edited low-pungent mustard that is pest and disease-resistant. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: Issues with Mustard Seeds: Gene Editing Breakthrough: Outcome and Benefits: Impact: -Source: Indian Express

Mission on Advanced and High-Impact Research (MAHIR)

Focus: GS III: Indian Economy Why in News? Recently, the Ministry of Power and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy have jointly launched a National Mission on Advanced and High-Impact Research. About MAHIR: Structure of the Mission: The Mission will have a two-tier structure to facilitate its operations: Areas Identified for Research: MAHIR will […]

About Similipal Tiger Reserve

Context: A rare melanistic tiger was found dead in the core area of Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR). Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: About Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) Location and Terrain: Vegetation: Fauna: Other Facts: What are Melanistic animals? Other Major Protected Areas in Odisha -Source: The Hindu

About Preventive Detentions In India

Context: The Supreme Court  observed in a judgment that preventive detention laws in India are a colonial legacy and confer arbitrary power to the state. Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Governance (Constitutional Provisions, Fundamental Rights), GS-II: Governance (Government Policies and Interventions) Dimensions of the Article: About Preventive Detention in India Criticisms of Preventive detention The argument […]