Kanwar Lake (Bihar)

Mapping   Source: DTE  Context: Kanwar Lake in Begusarai, Bihar, is in critical condition due to encroachment and drying, severely impacting bird habitats.   About the lake: Kanwar Lake (also known locally as Kabartal) is Asia’s largest freshwater oxbow lake, formed by the meandering Burhi Gandak River, a tributary of the Ganga. This rainfed lake …

Dengue Vaccine (TAK-003)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: WHO Context: WHO prequalified the new dengue vaccine, TAK-003. Developed by Takeda, it’s a live-attenuated vaccine containing weakened versions of the four serotypes of the dengue virus.   TAK-003, developed by Japan’s Takeda, is a live-attenuated dengue vaccine prequalified by the WHO. It’s recommended for children aged 6–16 in …

Services under the Consumer Protection Act

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context: The Supreme Court ruled that lawyers cannot be sued under the Consumer Protection Act for providing faulty service. The Supreme Court overturned the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission’s 2007 judgment, stating that services provided by lawyers are not covered under the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) 1986 (re-enacted …

SC order on UAPA

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: The Supreme Court declared that investigating agencies must provide written grounds of arrest to individuals detained under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), affirming the right to life and personal liberty as sacrosanct.   About the case: In the Prabir Purkayastha v. State (NCT of Delhi) case, …

Soil Nailing

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME)   Source: TH  Context: The State highways department in the Nilgiris is implementing a ‘green’ solution to prevent landslips by stabilizing slopes along major roads. Using the ‘slope stabilisation using soil nailing and Hydroseeding method,’ they’re working in Ketti, Kattabettu, Perar, Kudah, and Udhagamandalam, areas prone to landslips.   Soil …

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UPSC Current Affairs Quiz : 17 May 2024

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