Remission to Convicts by States
GS-paper-2 President and its power (PT-MAINS)
Recently, the Supreme Court of India referred to a seven-judge bench the issue whether states can grant benefit of remission to convicts under the Constitution by laying down a common policy.
Anti Defection Law and Issues
GS-paper-2 Polity (PT-MAINS)
Recently, the 19 rebel MLAs of Rajasthan's ruling party (Congress) have filed a petition before the High Court challenging the disqualification notices issued to them by the Assembly Speaker under Anti Defe
Zonal Master Plan for the Bhagirathi Eco-Sensitive Zone
GS-Paper-3 Environment (PT-MAINS)
Recently, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has approved the Zonal Master Plan for the Bhagirathi Eco-Sensitive Zone to pave the way for
Legacy waste: Brahmapuram Dumping Site
GS-PAPER-3 Environment: Solid waste
Recently, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued an order pertaining to the case of legacy waste (old municipal solid waste) piling up at the Kochi Corporation’s Brahmapuram dumpsite.
Assam’s Flood and Management
GS-PAPER -1 Geography – Flood Management
The recent flood in Assam has led to heavy casualties, displacement of peoples and animals and destruction of property and environment. It has also led to inundation of 80% of the area of Kaziranga National Par
Basmati and GI tag
India is the only producer of premium Basmati and it has been grown from time immemorial in the Indo-Gangetic Plains (IGP) area of India and 18 districts of Pakistan’s Punjab. It had been a tough battle for the country to protect Basmati name f
Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2020
GS-Paper-2 I.O UNDP (PT-MAINS)
Recently, Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2020 was released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI). The data of
ASPIRE Portal for Automotive Industry
GS-PAPER-3 Economy (PT-MAINS)
The International Centre of Automotive Technology (ICAT) is developing a technology platform for the automotive industry called ASPIRE - Automotive Solutions Portal for Industry, Research and Education
GS-Paper-1 Geography- Earthquake (PT)
According to a recently published study, researchers have developed a new way to improve the prediction of earthquakes.
Vibrations from an earthquake are categorised as P (primary)&n
GS-Paper-2 Governance (PT-MAINS)
The Tenth Schedule, technicalities and also the Anti Defection Law would be cited during the crisis. Ultimately the matter could also end up in the Supreme Court.
What is the anti-defection law?
The Tenth Schedule
Study finds evidence of vertical transmission of coronavirus across the placenta
Modes of COVID-19 transmission
Transmission through droplets and contact with contaminated surfaces seem to be the major routes of novel coronavirus spread.
The World Health Organization recently acknowledge
What is plea bargaining and how does it work?
* Many members of the Tablighi Jamaat belonging to different countries have obtained release from court cases in recent days by means of plea bargaining.
* Accused of violating visa conditions by attending a religious
Why is a psoriasis drug being used to treat COVID-19 patients?
Biocon announced that it had received the approval of the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) to market Itolizumab for treatment of cytokine release syndrome (CRS) in moderate to severe acute respiratory distress sy
Why is India out of the Chabahar rail project?
- The inauguration of a track-laying project from Iran’s Chabahar port to Zahedan on the border with Afghanistan on July 7, has ensured that Chabahar is once again in the middle of a storm over the fate of India’s investment t
Moral injury is the damage done to one’s conscience or moral compass when that person perpetrates, witnesses, or fails to prevent acts that transgress one’s own moral beliefs, values, or ethical codes of conduct.
Within the context of military service, particularly r
Previously unknown faults at the foot of the Himalaya discovered
Data from an oil and gas exploration company has now helped geologists discover a series of faults at the foot of the Himalaya.
Sesimic exploration data
The team looked at seismic reflection data, which are
How does a lizard lose its tail?
Certain animals voluntarily shed a body part in response to attempted predation.
Lizards losing their tails when they are pulled by a predator is well known. This self-amputation is called autotomy.
The severed tail continues to wiggle for abou
Solar Orbiter Mission
NASA has launched the Solar Orbiter to space on an Atlas 5 rocket from Florida on February 10.
The mission is a cooperative mission between NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) which will help researchers to know how the star's energy affects Earth and humans in
Arming India’s poor against the pandemic
Vitamin D deficiency can affect COVID-19 high-risk patients, particularly those who are diabetic, have heart conditions, pneumonia, obesity and those who smoke.
It is also associated with infections in the respiratory tract and lung injury.
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Paper-3 Health/Women (Mains-Optional)
Recently, the Office of the Registrar General’s Sample Registration System (SRS) has released a special bulletin on Maternal Mortality in India 2016-18. As per the World Health Organization, maternal death