UPSC EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Recognise ‘this leave’ as a woman’s right

    Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Menstruation, Parliament, Menstrual leave, MP, dysmenorrhea, menstrual hygiene products, ILO etc Mains GS Paper I & II: Social empowerment, development and management of social sectors/services related to Education and women empowerment etc ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS Member of Parliament (MP) from Tamil Nadu, introduced a Private Member Bill named, ‘Right …

Indonesia

Mapping   Source: TH  Context: India and Indonesia celebrate 75 years of diplomatic ties, forged by the Treaty of Friendship in 1951. Both nations were part of the Bandung Conference in 1955, leading to the Non-Aligned Movement. They established a Strategic Partnership in 2005, later elevating it to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. Indonesia is a …

SMART system

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE   Context: The DRDO successfully tested the SMART (Supersonic Missile-Assisted Release of Torpedo) system, a missile-assisted torpedo release system designed to bolster the Navy’s anti-submarine warfare capabilities. It can launch lightweight torpedoes targeting submarines hundreds of kilometres away, beyond the conventional range.   About SMART System: SMART, developed …

Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (TTS)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)     Source: IE    Context: AstraZeneca has acknowledged that its COVID-19 vaccine, known as Covishield in India, can lead to a rare side effect called Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (TTS). Despite this rare side effect, experts assert that the benefits of vaccination, particularly in saving lives during the pandemic, outweigh …

Balanced Fertilization

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context: The next government is expected to prioritize ‘balanced fertilization’, aiming to discourage excessive use of urea, DAP, and MOP in agriculture.   What is Balanced Fertilization?  Balanced fertilization involves providing crops with the right proportion of primary (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium), secondary (sulphur, calcium, magnesium), and micronutrients (iron, …

Front Running

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: SEBI has mandated Asset Management Companies (AMCs) to establish an institutional mechanism to deter potential market abuse, including front-running, following recent instances observed by the market regulator.   What is Front Running?   What are AMCs? Asset Management Companies (AMCs) are financial institutions responsible for managing and …

Repolling in an Election

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Th  Context: The Election Commission of India has ordered repolling in six booths of the Outer Manipur constituency due to reported disturbances during the Lok Sabha election’s second phase.   Provisions under the Representation of the People Act (RPA), 1951, for re-polling:

‘Eggshell Skull’ Rule

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context:  The Supreme Court rejected the application of the ‘eggshell skull’ rule in a medical negligence case, restoring a compensation of Rs 5 lakhs awarded by the district consumer forum.   What is the ‘eggshell skull’? The “eggshell skull” rule, also known as the “thin skull rule” in …

Article 31C

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context: The Supreme Court is hearing a case regarding Chapter VIII-A of the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Act, 1976. This chapter allows the government to acquire dilapidated buildings in Mumbai to distribute resources for the common good, citing Article 39(b). The debate revolves around whether private property …

Raja Ravi Varma

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH    Context: On the occasion of Raja Ravi Varma’s 176th birth anniversary celebrations, the first true copy of his painting “Indulekha” was unveiled at Kilimanoor Palace, Kerala – where the artist was born. The oil painting portrays Indulekha holding a letter addressed to her lover, Madhavan, dated 1892, …

Ethical Duties of Doctors

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME)     Source: TH   Context: The Madras High Court criticized doctors who try to avoid serving in public hospitals after benefiting from subsidized education.     Some key ethical values of doctors: Compassion: Showing empathy and care towards patients’ suffering and needs. Integrity: Upholding honesty, truthfulness, and ethical conduct …

UPSC Current Affairs Quiz : 3 May 2024

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UPSC STATIC QUIZ – Economy : 3 May 2024

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UPSC Editorials Quiz : 3 May 2024

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