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Abhilekh patal

The National Archives' "Abhilekh Patal" webpage, which features over 1 crore pages of historical records, has received praise from the Prime Minister of India. Regarding Abhilekh Patal Patal, which means a board, platform, or surface, is a Sanskrit word that has been used in Indian documents since ancient times. The abbreviation for Portal for Access to Archives and Learning has been created using both of these phrases. It is a fully functional web gateway that en

27 April, 2023 GS-I Art and Culture

Ningaloo Eclipse

Ningaloo Eclipse On April 20, 2023, people saw the Ningaloo Eclipse. Due to the curvature of the earth's surface and the transition from an annular to a total eclipse, it is a rare 'hybrid solar eclipse'. The following one won't show up until 2031, the last of which was spotted in 2013. What are the Key Aspects of the Hybrid Solar Eclipse? Australia, Timor-Leste, and Indonesia's West and Papua provinces were able to see the total solar eclipse. Southeast

26 April, 2023 GS-I Physical Geography

Global Buddhist Summit

Global Buddhist Summit In order to improve diplomatic and cultural ties with other nations, the Ministry of Culture recently organised the First Global Buddhist Summit 2023 in collaboration with the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC). About the summit "Responses to Contemporary Challenges: Philosophy to Praxis" is the theme. The Summit aims to bring together the leaders and scholars of the Buddhist Dhamma from across the world to discuss issues that are impor

26 April, 2023 GS-I Art and Culture

Hakki Pikkis community

Hakki Pikkis community The government is working to return members of the Hakki Pikki tribal community from Karnataka who are trapped in a violent region of Sudan. About the Hakki Pikki Tribe They are a semi-nomadic group that originally consisted of bird catchers and hunters; the words "bird" and "catchers" in Kannada are both used to describe them. They reside primarily close to forested areas in a number of states in west and south India. There a

26 April, 2023 GS-I Human Geography


Deadnaming A rule that forbade transgender people from being misgendered or deadnamed on the social networking site has been abolished by Twitter. Information on news Twitter has also stated that it will only put warning labels on specific messages that may contravene its policies against hate speech. The tweets had already been deleted from the website. Deadnaming A transgender, non-binary, or gender-expansive person's previous name before changing it to one

25 April, 2023 GS-I Indian Society

Saurashtra Tamil Sangamam

Saurashtra Tamil Sangamam The Saurashtra Tamil Sangamam is anticipated to draw close to 3,000 attendees. The festival attempts to highlight "age-old ties" and cultural connections between two coastal States, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. Similar to the Kashi Tamil Sangamam is the Saurashtra Tamil Sangamam. About The Saurashtra Tamil Sangamam Background: Invasions between 600 and 1000 years ago led a large number of people to leave Saurashtra in Gujarat and form new comm

24 April, 2023 GS-I Art and Culture

Civil Union and Marriage

Civil Union and Marriage The Centre has objected to the Supreme Court hearing petitions seeking legal recognition of same-sex marriage on the grounds that the judiciary has the authority to do so for the "socio-legal institution" of marriage. The CJI underlined in his answer to the Centre's objections that the hearing's focus will be on creating a concept of a "civil union" that receives legal recognition under the Special Marriage Act, 1954. Describe Civ

21 April, 2023 GS-I Social issues

Electromagnetic Ion Cyclotron Waves

Electromagnetic Ion Cyclotron Waves In the Indian Antarctic outpost Maitri, scientists have discovered Electromagnetic Ion Cyclotron (EMIC) waves, a type of plasma waves. These waves are crucial in the precipitation of killer electrons, which are dangerous for space-based equipment and instruments and constitute the radiation belt of planet Earth and have speeds close to the speed of light. The investigation can aid in understanding how energetic particles in the radiation belts affect

21 April, 2023 GS-I Physical Geography

World Heritage Day

World Heritage Day World Heritage Day is celebrated annually on April 18. The International Day for Monuments and Sites, commonly known as World Heritage Day, was established on April 18 by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) in 1982. This year's theme is "Heritage Changes," which emphasises the significance of cultural heritage in addressing climate change and safeguarding vulnerable communities. Regarding World Heritage Day

20 April, 2023 GS-I Art and Culture

Malcolm Adiseshiah Award

Malcolm Adiseshiah Award 2023 A distinguished economist with both national and international praise, Utsa Patnaik, has been chosen to receive the Malcolm Adiseshiah Award in 2023. Regarding the Malcolm Adiseshiah Award One of the India's most esteemed national prizes, it acknowledges and recognises the exceptional contributions made by the social scientists to the field of development studies. The Malcolm and Elizabeth Adiseshiah Trust established it in the yea

19 April, 2023 GS-I Art and Culture


Heatwave In Mumbai, heatstroke recently claimed the lives of eleven people. The incident re-emphasizes the dangers associated with heat waves, whose frequency and intensity are predicted to increase due to climate change. The European Space Agency observed land surface temperatures in May 2022 that were close to 55 °C in various areas of northwest India and even reached 60 °C in certain places. The last ten years have seen five of India's five warmest years on record. In

18 April, 2023 GS-I Physical Geography

Many medical students under stress

Many medical students under stress According to a National Medical Commission(NMC) response to a Right to Information(RTI) request, 64 MBBS and 55 postgraduate medicos committed suicide in the previous five years. Data and fact Around 2.5 times as many doctors commit suicide as the general population. A study found that 358 suicide deaths among doctors (128), residents (105), and medical students (125) occurred between 2010 and 2019. Seven out of ten suicides occu

06 April, 2023 GS-I

Geomagnetic Storm

Geomagnetic Storm According to the US National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration, Earth just experienced a strong geomagnetic storm with a severity classification of G4 (NOAA). The second-highest severity rating, G4, has the potential to result in widespread issues with power grid voltage regulation. Protection mechanisms may inadvertently trip critical grid power assets as a result. About geomagnetic storm An energy exchange from the solar wind into the space

05 April, 2023 GS-I Physical Geography

Atmospheric Rivers

Atmospheric Rivers Since late December 2022, 11 atmospheric rivers have pounded California, making it an unusually wet winter. About atmospheric rivers The Long, slender bands of moisture in the air that travel from the tropics to higher latitudes are known as atmospheric rivers. When the moisture goes inland from the ocean and climbs over the mountains, it produces rain and snowfall. Despite the fact that many fire-weary Westerners anticipate these downpours, atmospheric rivers ca

04 April, 2023 GS-I Physical Geography

Gender Gap in STEM

Gender Gap in STEM Women are less likely to participate in the larger fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) due to their lack of access to technology and digital tools (STEM). In order to close the gender gap in the fields of STEM—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—the United Nations has emphasised the importance of inclusive technology and digital education. Highlight STEM fields, which stand for science, techno

30 March, 2023 GS-I Social issues

India's National Older Persons Policy

A Central Sector Scheme of the Integrated Program for Senior Citizens is operate by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (IPSrC). Data About Old Person The percentage of seniors in the population is expected to increase from 7.5% in 2001 to roughly 12.5% by 2026 and surpass 19.5% by 2050, according to the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister's (EAC-PM) Quality of Living for Older Index. Challanges posses by older person Spending on healthcare facilities h

29 March, 2023 GS-I Social issues


Adultery • The Supreme Court was questioned by the Union of India over how the ruling against Adultery applied to the military forces. Background While declaring that the decriminalisation of adultery does not apply to the Armed Forces, the Supreme Court has determined that armed forces can punish their commanders for adulterous activities. Is Adultery Crime in India? The SC invalidated Section 497 of the (Adultery IPC), which made adultery a Crime in I

28 March, 2023 GS-I Indian Society

Social Protection for Children

Social Protection for Children Latest Context According to a new ILO-UNICEF analysis, there is still a social protection coverage gap of 1.5 billion children who are not receiving family or child cash payments. According to a recent report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Children's Fund, social protection lessens family poverty and vulnerability, which lessens one of the main causes of child labour (UNICEF). In a recent report titled "

14 March, 2023 GS-I Social issues

Swachh Sujal Shakti Samman 2023

Swachh Sujal Shakti Samman 2023 The "Swachh Sujal Shakti Samman 2023" was recently held by the Ministry of Jal Shakti to recognise the female leaders in the rural water and sanitation industry. Jal Shakti Abhiyan - Catch the Rain 2023 was also introduced at the ceremony. What are the Main Points To recognise and highlight the leadership and participation of women at the grassroots level in the effort to create a "Swachh Sujal Bharat" this event was held in

13 March, 2023 GS-I Art and Culture

Women business and law report 2023

Women Business and Law Report 2023 The World Bank just published the report Women, Business and the Law 2023. The World Bank's Women, Business and the Law 2023 study gave India a score that was higher than the average for the region. The research for India uses information about the laws and ordinances in Mumbai, the nation's business capital. Highlight of the Report Due to regulations affecting working women's income and pensions that do not ensure equal

11 March, 2023 GS-I Social issues

Cochlear Implant Scheme

Cochlear Implant Scheme Yesterday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the effectiveness of the Cochlear Implant Plan, which provides free surgery for children under the age of five. The Central Government pays the six lakh rupee cost of one operation. About Cochlea The inner ear contains a hollow spiral-shaped bone called the cochlea, which is essential to hearing and takes part in auditory transduction. Electrical impulses are converted from sound

11 March, 2023 GS-I Social issues

Porter prize 2023

Porter Prize 2023 Recently, the Porter Prize 2023 was awarded to the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry. Major Points The government's approach to managing COVID-19, as well as the approach and involvement of many stakeholders, including the involvement of ASHA workers in the industry to create PPE Kits, were recognised with the award. Its involvement in the creation and production of vaccinations The award was presented during The India Dialog at Stanford Universi

10 March, 2023 GS-I Art and Culture

National Youth Parliament Festival 2023

National Youth Parliament Festival 2023 The fourth edition of the National Youth Parliament Festival took place in New Delhi, the nation's capital. The Minister of State for Youth and Sports Affairs Shri Nisith Pramanik spoke on the opening day of the National Youth Parliament Festival (NYPF) finals at the Central Hall of Parliament, New Delhi. About Idea for a Better Tomorrow: India for the World is the theme of this edition Participation: In 150 locations acros

09 March, 2023 GS-I Social issues

1300-year-old Buddhist Stupa found in Odisha

1300-year-old Buddhist Stupa found in Odisha A 1,300-year-old stupa was recently found by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in the Jajpur district of Odisha at a Khondalite mining site. That is where the Khondalite stones for the Puri, India, beautification project surrounding the Shree Jagannath Temple from the 12th century came from. What conclusions has the ASI reached? Initial evaluation revealed the stupa may be 4.5 metres tall and date to the 7th or 8th centur

06 March, 2023 GS-I Art and Culture

Menstrual leave 

Menstrual leave Menstrual leave for workers and students across the nation was the subject of a PIL that the Supreme Court declined to consider since it was a matter of policy. During a hearing on a case about menstrual leave, the Supreme Court of India instructed the petitioner to contact the Ministry of Women and Child Development to develop a policy. Facts of the Petition: In accordance with Section 14 of the Maternity Benefit Act of 1961, the petitioner asked the

03 March, 2023 GS-I Social issues

Right to protect Genetic Information

Right to protect Genetic Information Children have the right to prevent their genetic information from being disclosed in DNA tests without their permission, according to a decision by the Supreme Court of India. The Supreme Court also ruled that DNA tests on children should only be used as a last resort to prove infidelity. About the judgment: The decision was made in response to a petition that was submitted by a man who denied being the father of his second kid and accused

28 February, 2023 GS-I Social issues

Keeladi Findings

Keeladi Findings A report on the discoveries at the Keeladi site from the Sangam era was just released by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). A thorough report on the discoveries made during the first two phases of the excavation at the Sangam-era site and their relevance has been provided by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Also, the Keeladi Site Museum will soon be built in Sivaganga and will contain many of the more than 18,000 artefacts that have been discovered thus

28 February, 2023 GS-I Art and Culture


Mukaab The Mukaab, or "cube" in Arabic, is the name of Saudi Arabia's most recent, ambitious plan to reshape the country's capital city, Riyadh. About: As part of its Vision 2030, which aims to revolutionise the nation's economy and way of life, Saudi Arabia has planned and begun construction on a number of large-scale architectural projects, including The Mukaab. It will be 400 metres tall, 400 metres broad, and 400 metres long—enough space for

28 February, 2023 GS-I Art and Culture

Anubhuti Divyang Park

Anubhuti Divyang Park The foundation stone for Nagpur, Maharashtra's Anubhuti Inclusive Park, the largest and most distinctive Divyang Park in the world, was recently set by the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways. More On the News: On the Pardi campus of Nagpur, Anubhuti Inclusive Park is being constructed for both impaired children and regular citizens. The goal is to spread the idea of inclusiveness throughout the nation and the entire planet. Featur

24 February, 2023 GS-I Social issues

Geo-heritage Sites and Geo-relics Bill 2022

Geo-heritage Sites and Geo-relics Bill, 2022 The Ministry of Mines recently gave notice of the proposed Geo-heritage Sites and Geo-relics (Preservation and Maintenance) Bill. Geo-heritage Sites and Geo-relics: The Law aims to establish the designation, preservation, protection, and upkeep of national geo-heritage sites and geo-relics for geological research, teaching, awareness, and study. 32 geo-heritage sites have been designated by the Geological Survey of India (GSI), including

18 February, 2023 GS-I Indian Geography



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