Tapas UAV

Source: TOI    Context: The indigenously developed TAPAS 201 UAV has achieved a major milestone as the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Navy have successfully demonstrated transferring of command-and-control capabilities of the UAV.    About TAPAS UAV: The indigenously developed TAPAS 201 Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAV has been designed and …

Duck-billed dinosaur

  Source: TH  Context: Scientists in Chile have uncovered the remains of a previously unknown species of herbivorous dinosaur, challenging existing beliefs about the range of duck-billed dinosaurs.    About the Duck-billed dinosaur: The newly discovered dinosaur, named Gonkoken nanoi, lived 72 million years ago in what is now Chilean Patagonia. Measuring up to four …

Alligator gar fish

Source: DTE  Context: Recently, a non-native alligator gar fish, known for its crocodile-like head and razor-sharp teeth, was found in one of Kashmir’s idyllic lakes, raising apprehensions about its impact on the native fish species.    About Alligator gar fish: Alligator Gar Fish is a ray-finned euryhaline fish and is one of the biggest freshwater …

ISRO to set up satellite terminals on fishing boats in 13 coastal states

  Source: Hindustan Times  Context: NewSpace India Ltd, the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), plans to enhance communication and monitoring in Indian waters by setting up mobile satellite service (MSS) terminals on motorized and fishing boats across 13 coastal states. The project aims to establish a dedicated MSS satcom network for …

Tuber-based “Rainbow Diet” Campaign

  Source: TH The ICAR-Central Tuber Crops Research Institute (CTCRI) plans to expand its tuber-based “rainbow diet” campaign to more areas in India with significant tribal populations. The campaign aims to promote biofortified tubers and value-added products made from them to combat malnutrition and ensure a balanced diet. In the current fiscal year, the campaign …

DAKSHTA

  Source: PIB The iGOT Karmayogi Platform has launched a curated collection called DAKSHTA (Development of Attitude, Knowledge, Skill for Holistic Transformation in Administration) for young professionals and consultants engaged in government work. This collection consists of 18 courses designed to enhance functional, domain, and behavioural competencies necessary for effective duty discharge such as data-driven …

Theatre commands

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate   Source: ET  Context: India is moving ahead to establish theatre commands, aiming to build integrated war-fighting machinery in a cost-effective manner.   What are Theatre Commands?  A theatre command in the military refers to a specific geographical area where military operations are …

UN adopts first ever High Seas Treaty

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Environment Conservation   Source: Forbes  Context: The United Nations has adopted the High Seas Treaty, the first-ever international treaty aimed at protecting and governing activities such as fishing, mining, and oil extraction in international waters. About the ratification: The treaty, officially known as the Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction Treaty (BBNJ), has …

[Admissions Open] Insights IAS CSAT Foundation Course for Prelims 2024

  CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE   Paper 2 of the Civil Services Preliminary Examination commonly known as the CSAT exam is intended to measure candidates’ aptitude and reasoning ability. Despite the fact that it is simply a qualifying paper, the recent trend of uncommon and tough papers has demonstrated that CSAT has the potential to …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Responsibility and the complexities of climate leadership

  Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of international importance, COP, IPCC, G20 etc Mains GS Paper II: Bilateral, regional and global grouping and agreements involving India or affecting India’s interests, Important international institutions etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS A letter from United States and European parliamentarians calling for removal of President-Designate of COP28, Minister …

Sansad TV: Poverty Eradication- IMF Report on India

    Introduction: Poverty is the general scarcity of a certain amount of material possessions or money (< $1.25/day) and includes social, economic, and political concepts. Absolute poverty (as defined by UN) is “a condition characterized by severe deprivation of basic human needs, including food, safe drinking water, sanitation facilities, health, shelter, education and information.” Poverty alleviation programs in India since Independence: Integrated …