Mekong River

Mapping   Source: TH  Context: Laos, known for its natural beauty and historic sites, faces a new threat from a multibillion-dollar dam project on the Mekong River, with concerns that it could jeopardize the UNESCO status of the iconic city of Luang Prabang.  

Black-necked Crane

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB  Context: The Wildlife Institute of India and the Zoological Survey of India have been conducting assessments of the black-necked crane population.  

The Healthy Indian Project (THIP)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Financial Express  Context: The Healthy Indian Project (THIP), a health information platform in India, has joined the World Health Organization’s Vaccine Safety Net (VSN), a global network of websites providing trustworthy vaccine safety information. This move reflects THIP’s commitment to delivering credible vaccine safety information to the Indian population. …

GRAPES-3 experiment

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PHYS.ORG  Context: The GRAPES-3 experiment, conducted by the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Ooty, India, has identified a new feature in the cosmic-ray proton spectrum around 166 tera-electron-volts (TeV), expanding our understanding of cosmic-ray origins and acceleration mechanisms. Cosmic rays, the universe’s most energetic particles, constantly bombard Earth’s …

SMART food grain storage system (SAFEETY) technology

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Economic Times   Context: The Ministry of Electronics & IT (MeitY) has transferred the Smart Food Grain Storage System (SAFEETY) technology to Paras Défense and Space Technology Ltd. SAFEETY, developed by the Society for Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering and Research (SAMEER) under MeitY’s guidance, features conveyorized loading and unloading …

Article 142

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Hindustan Times   Context: The Supreme Court of India, has ordered the release of a man sentenced to 20 years in jail for raping a minor girl whom he later married in 2014. The court invoked its powers under Article 142 of the Constitution due to the peculiar circumstances …

Public Examinations (Prevention of Unfair Means) Bill, 2024

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Government Policies and Interventions   Source: IE  Context: The new Public Examinations Bill aims to curb cheating in exams by listing illegal actions such as question paper leakage and tampering with answer sheets. The bill has been introduced in the Lok Sabha   Need for the Bill: The bill is introduced …

[ FLAT 20% Discount ] CSAT Foundation Course 2024 – Batch 2 | By Shamanth Sir | Starts on 26th Feb. 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. The recent trend of uncommon and tough papers has demonstrated that CSAT has the potential to be a game changer, eliminating applicants in the first stage …