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The world's population surpassed 8 billion: UN

The world's population surpassed 8 billion people: United Nations. The United Nations Population Fund recently announced that the world's population has surpassed 8 billion people. More on the news: Reasons for the increase: This unprecedented increase is due to gradual increases in human lifespan as a result of advancements in public health, nutrition, personal hygiene, and medicine. According to the UN, it is also the result of high and persistent levels of fertility

22 November, 2022 GS-I Indian Society

Urban Infrastructure Financing in India

Urban Infrastructure Financing in India The World Bank recently released a report titled "Financing India's Urban Infrastructure Needs: Constraints to Commercial Financing and Prospects for Policy Action." The report emphasizes the critical importance of leveraging more private and commercial investments to close emerging financial gaps. What are the Report's Highlights? Required Investment: If India is to effectively meet the needs of its rapidly grow

22 November, 2022 GS-I Indian Society

Mangarh Massacre

Mangarh Massacre On November 17, 1913, a horrible disaster that killed more than 1,500 Bhil tribal people, took place in Mangarh (Banswada, Rajasthan). The Adivasi Jallianwala is another name for the Mangrah hilltop, which is located near the boundary between Gujarat and Rajasthan. What caused the massacre in Mangarh? The Bhils, a tribal people, experienced severe hardships at the hands of the British and princely state tyrants. The Bhils living in Rajasthan and Gujarat

19 November, 2022 GS-I Modern History

Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing

Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing is on the rise. Despite rising Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) fishing beyond the Exclusive Economic Zone, Indian Navy vessels monitored over 200 Chinese fishing vessels in the Indian Ocean during the first half of this year (EEZ). The Northern Indian Ocean Region is home to the majority of illegal activity (IOR). Every year on June 5th, the International Day to Combat Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing is observed

18 November, 2022 GS-I Indian Geography

All about Droughts

All about Droughts A prolonged period of total dryness is called a drought. The globe over, it is possible. Uneven distribution, failing monsoons, and a lack of water are the causes of this. When there is nearly no water or very little water available owing to different factors such as insufficient precipitation, excessive water use, a high rate of evaporation, or excessive groundwater use, the situation is referred to as a "drought." When rain is absent or inadequate for an

18 November, 2022 GS-I Indian Geography

Megalithic Burial Sites

Megalithic Burial Sites Recent research indicates that Andhra Pradesh's Tirupati district is home to the largest number of anthropomorphic burial sites. An anthropomorphic site is one that has an image of a human body over its megalithic graves. A megalith is a massive stone that has been utilised, either alone or in conjunction with other stones, to build a prehistoric construction or monument. Megaliths were built as memorials (non-sepulchral) or as places of remembra

18 November, 2022 GS-I Art and Culture

The Indian Tea Industry

The Indian Tea Industry A Union Minister recently spoke at the International Small Tea Grower's Convention of the Indian Tea Association (ITA). The ITA is the oldest and most prestigious association of Indian tea growers, having been established in 1881. It has had a multifaceted impact on creating policies and getting things moving in the direction of the industry's development and expansion. How is the Indian tea industry doing right now? India is the second-larg

16 November, 2022 GS-I Indian Geography

Acharya Kripalani

Acharya Kripalani The Indian Prime Minister recently honoured Acharya Kripalani on his Jayanti. About Acharya Kripalani: He was born in Hyderabad, Sindh, on November 11th, 1888. Although Acharya Kripalani was his more well-known moniker, his real name was Jivatram Bhagwandas Kripalani. He was an advocate for Indian independence, a politician, and an educator. Educationist: He taught at numerous locations between 1912 and 1927 before fully committing to the independence

16 November, 2022 GS-I Modern History


Earthquake Recently, when an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 rocked Nepal, killing a few people and destroying many homes, India experienced strong vibrations. Why did these tremors occur? The India and Eurasia Plate collisions, the primary cause of seismicity in the Himalayas, are cited by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) as the cause of the earthquakes. At a relative pace of 40–50 millimetres each year, these plates are convergent. This region is one of t

15 November, 2022 GS-I Physical Geography

The Transport 4 All Challenge

The Transport 4 All Challenge It is a project of the Government of India's Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. Aim: To bring cities, citizens, and startups together to create solutions that improve public transportation and better serve the needs of all citizens. Focuses on digital innovation and invites cities, citizens, and innovators to collaborate on developing contextual digital solutions to improve formal and informal public transportation in order to better serve the

15 November, 2022 GS-I Human Geography

India's Edible Oil Industry

India's Edible Oil Industry In a recent argument against the approval for the release of GM mustard into the environment, the Centre cited the fact that India is currently importing and consuming oil made from Genetically Modified (GM) crops. Also, around 9.5 million tonnes (mt) of GM cotton seed is produced annually and 1.2 mt of GM cotton oil is consumed by human beings, and about 6.5 mt of cotton seed is consumed as animal feed. What is the state of the Indian edible oil

15 November, 2022 GS-I Indian Geography

Assessment of the Dynamic Ground Water Resource 2022

Assessment of the Dynamic Ground Water Resource, 2022 The Dynamic Ground Water Resource Assessment Report for the entire nation for the year 2022 was just released by the Union Minister of Jal Shakti. What are the Assessment's Findings? The annual groundwater extraction is 239.16 BCM, while the total annual groundwater recharge is 437.60 BCM. According to the assessment, groundwater recharge has increased. The annual groundwater recharge was 436 bcm while the annual groundwat

14 November, 2022 GS-I Indian Geography

National Geoscience Awards -2022

National Geoscience Awards -2022 The Ministry of Mines is seeking nominations for the National Geoscience Awards (NGA)-2022 for contributions to fundamental/applied geosciences, mining, and related fields. The Earth Sciences are collectively referred to as geoscience. Atmospheric sciences, geology, hydrology, mineralogy, petrology, pedology, and oceanography are all examples of geoscientists. What are the Awards' main points? It was established in 1966 by the Ministry of M

12 November, 2022 GS-I Art and Culture

Age of Adolescent Consent

Age of Adolescent Consent The Karnataka High Court (HC) recently stated that the Law Commission of India would have to reconsider the age criteria in the case of age for consent in order to take into account the ground realities. Important Points HC's Position: A case filed under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act, 2012, was dismissed by the Karnataka High Court. It stated that if it is an offense under the Indian Penal Code and/or the POCSO Act, consen

11 November, 2022 GS-I Social issues

Guru Nanak Dev Jayanti

Guru Nanak Dev Jayanti The 553rd anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev's birth was recently commemorated. Guru Nanak Dev: Who was he? Birth: In 1459, in the Talwandi Rai Bhoe village, now known as Nankana Sahib, close to Lahore. He was the first Sikh guru and the first of the ten Sikh gurus. Contributions: Began interfaith communication back in the 16th century and had discussions with the majority of the then-current religious movements. Penned works that were include

10 November, 2022 GS-I Art and Culture

Wangala Dance: Meghalaya

Wangala Dance: Meghalaya The Rising Sun Water Fest-2022 kicked off in the pristine surroundings of Umiam Lake (a man-made reservoir) in Meghalaya. On the occasion of 'The Rising Sun Water Fest-2022,' members of the Garo tribal community perform the Wangala dance. About Wangala Dance: Wangala, also known as the Festival of Hundred Drums, is celebrated with various forms of dances performed to the tunes of folk songs played on drums and primitive flutes made of buffa

08 November, 2022 GS-I Art and Culture

Tokhu Emong Festival

Tokhu Emong Festival Nagaland is conducting the four-day Tokhu Emong Bird Count (TEBC), the first avian documentation exercise to include species other than Amur falcons. The exercise has been timed to coincide with the Lothas' post-harvest Tokhu Emong festival, a Naga community that dominates Nagaland's Wokha district. What exactly is the Tokhu Emong Festival? 'Tokhu Emong,' a perfect blend of religion, culture, and entertainment, is widely celebrated in W

08 November, 2022 GS-I Art and Culture

Child Marriage Reduction in India

Child Marriage Reduction in India The steering committee of a global program to end child marriage is visiting India to see state interventions that have helped reduce child marriage prevalence. Important Findings The Committee: The UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to End Child Marriage team is visiting. Child brides are becoming more common: It is in response to an estimated increase in the number of child brides as a result of the pandemic. As a result of the globa

08 November, 2022 GS-I Social issues

Police Officers for Child Welfare to be Appointed

Police Officers for Child Welfare to be Appointed According to the National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) advice, the Ministry of Home Affairs has requested that each state and union territory appoint a Child Welfare Police Officer (CWPO) to deal exclusively with children, whether they are the victims of crimes or the perpetrators of them. The warning comes amid a rise in crimes against children, including homicides and violations of the Protection of Children fr

07 November, 2022 GS-I Social issues

Mauna Loa Volcano

Mauna Loa Volcano The world's biggest active volcano, Mauna Loa, might explode at any moment. Where is Mauna Loa? Mauna Loa is one of five volcanoes that make up Hawaii's Big Island. It is the most southern of the Hawaiian islands. It is not the tallest (that honor belongs to Mauna Kea), but it is the largest and accounts for roughly half of the island's land mass. It is located directly north of the Kilauea volcano, which is currently erupting from its sum

07 November, 2022 GS-I Physical Geography

Climate Change and the Rainbow

Climate Change and the Rainbow According to a recent study, the changes in cloud cover and liquid precipitation brought on by higher greenhouse gas emissions are expected to result in a net increase in the mean number of rainbow days worldwide each year. By 2100, the average number of rainbow days is anticipated to increase globally by 4.0–4.9% per year. What about Rainbows has the study revealed? Locations with Fewer Rainbows Rainbow days will disappear from abou

05 November, 2022 GS-I Physical Geography

Two-Finger Test

Two-Finger Test The Supreme Court recently stated that those who perform the "two-finger test" on alleged rape victims will be held accountable for their actions. What is the Two-Finger Test? A medical practitioner will perform the two-finger test on the vagina to determine whether the women are habitual to sexual intercourse. The practice is unscientific and provides no conclusive information. Furthermore, such "information" has no bearing on a rape allegation.

04 November, 2022 GS-I Social issues

World Cities Day & Urbanization

World Cities Day & Urbanization Every year on October 31, World Cities Day is observed to raise awareness of the need for international cooperation in advancing global urbanisation and addressing its difficulties. By 2050, seven out of ten people on the planet will reside in cities, according to the UN. What is the World Cities History Day? 2022's theme is "Act Local to Go Global." History: World Cities Day was established by a resolution passed by the

02 November, 2022 GS-I Human Geography

National Unity Day 2022

National Unity Day 2022 The Union Home Minister of India paid tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on National Unity Day in 2022, the 147th anniversary of his birth, noting that through his foresight, the latter was able to realize the dream of a powerful and united India. Why Do We Celebrate National Unity Day? Every year on October 31st, National Unity Day is observed to honor Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's birthday. Rashtriya Ekta Diwas is an alternative name for it. The

31 October, 2022 GS-I Modern History

Cricket Pay Parity & Gender issue

Cricket Pay Parity & Gender issue In a recent announcement, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) stated that its centrally-contracted men's and women's players would receive equal match fees. The Global Gender Gap Index 2022 estimates that at the current rate of advancement, it will take 132 years to achieve full parity, so the action is a significant step toward achieving gender pay parity. What do we know about the rise in the fee for female player

29 October, 2022 GS-I Social issues

Kushanas & their coins

Kushanas & their coins Recently discovered coinage depicting gods and goddesses dates back to the Kushans. More information on Kushana Coins Coin introduction: Vima Kadaphises, the Kushan emperor, was the one who introduced India's first gold coins. The Double Dinar is considered the Indian subcontinent's first gold coin. He issued gold and copper coins, many of which have survived to the present day. Kanishka minted coins in two metals: gold and copper. Di

28 October, 2022 GS-I Art and Culture

Cyclone Sitrang

Cyclone Sitrang Cyclone Sitrang impacted Bangladesh by slamming into low-lying, highly inhabited areas. The first tropical cyclone of the 2022 post-monsoon season, Sitrang, was given its name by Thailand. The last storm to hit the Bay of Bengal in October in 2018 was Titli. What are the Tropical Cyclones? A tropical cyclone is a powerful circular storm with low air pressure, strong winds, and heavy rain that develops over warm tropical waters. The eye, a center region with

27 October, 2022 GS-I Physical Geography

Women's Representation in Parliament

Women's Representation in Parliament In New Zealand, the percentage of women in the legislature recently surpassed 50%. The Inter-Parliamentary Union reports that New Zealand is one of 12 countries worldwide that can say that by 2022, at least 50% of their parliaments will be made up of women. New Zealand was the first country to grant women the right to vote in 1893. Cuba, Mexico, Nicaragua, Rwanda, and the United Arab Emirates are more countries. Around 26% of lawmakers world

27 October, 2022 GS-I Indian Society

Sukapaika River & Mahanadi River System

Sukapaika River The Sukapaika River, which stopped flowing 70 years ago, is set to be revived, as the Odisha government has begun working on a revival plan in response to a recent National Green Tribunal directive (NGT). The main features of the Sukapaika River Sukapaika is one of the many distributaries of Odisha's mighty Mahanadi river. It splits from the Mahanadi at Ayatpur village in Cuttack district and flows for about 40 kilometres (km) before rejoining the Mahanadi at Ta

24 October, 2022 GS-I Indian Geography

Lothal: The National Heritage Complex

Lothal: The National Heritage Complex The Prime Minister recently inspected the construction of the National Maritime Heritage Complex (NMHC) site in Gujarat's Lothal. About National Maritime Heritage Complex The project began in March 2022 and would cost Rs 3,500 crore to complete. It will have various novel features, such as the Lothal mini-recreation, which will use immersive technology to reproduce Harappan buildings and lifestyles. It contains four theme parks: Memor

22 October, 2022 GS-I Art and Culture



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