Zambia

Mapping   Context: The inaugural Kavango-Zambezi (KAZA) Trans-Frontier Conservation Area (TFCA) Summit is taking place in Zambia.   KAZA TFCA was formally established in 2011 and encompasses the Kavango and Zambezi river basins, where Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe converge. This region includes notable landmarks such as the Okavango Delta, the world’s largest inland …

Monsoon Croaks Bioblitz

Facts for Prelims (FFP)    Context: The “Monsoon Croaks Bioblitz” is a four-month citizen science program organized by the Centre for Citizen Science and Biodiversity Informatics at the Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI). It aims to document frog species in Kerala during the monsoon season, utilizing the iNaturalist app for public participation. The project seeks …

Diadromous Fish

Facts for Prelims (FFP)    Context: A study published in the British Ecological Society’s Journal of Applied Ecology found that 62% of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) for migratory fish species (such as diadromous fish) do not align with their core habitats.     Source: DTE

Agnibaan SOrTeD (SubOrbital Technological Demonstrator)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)    Context: Chennai-based start-up Agnikul Cosmos Private Limited achieved a historic milestone by launching the world’s first rocket, Agnibaan SOrTeD, with a fully 3D-printed engine from Sriharikota.   This launch marks India’s first from a private launchpad and the first semi-cryogenic engine-powered rocket launch globally.   Source: Th

PRAGATI-2024

Facts for Prelims (FFP)    Context: The Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) launched “PRAGATI-2024” (Pharma Research in AyurGyan And Techno Innovation), fostering collaborative research in Ayurveda   Source: PIB

UN Global Supply Chain Forum

Facts for Prelims (FFP)    Context: The UN Global Supply Chain Forum emphasizes the need for resilience in supply chains amid disruptions in world trade, calling for efforts to decarbonize global shipping and promote investments in digital solutions.   What is a supply chain? A supply chain is a network of organizations, resources, activities, and …

SRO-FT framework

Facts for Prelims (FFP)  Context: The RBI has introduced a framework for recognizing Self-Regulatory Organizations (SROs) in the FinTech sector. After releasing a draft framework in January 2024 and gathering feedback, the final framework has been established.   About SROs: Source: BS

Managed care organizations (MCOs)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)    Context: Managed care organizations (MCOs) could play a role in India’s quest for universal health care, resembling practices in the United States but adapted to local needs   What are MCOs? Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) are entities that combine insurance and healthcare provision functions under one roof, emphasizing cost containment, prevention, …

Ahilya Bai Holkar

Facts for Prelims (FFP)  Context: 31st May 2024 marks the 300th birth anniversary of Ahilya Bai Holkar, a visionary Maratha queen and exceptional administrator. Often overlooked in history, Ahilya Bai Holkar was more than the wife of Khande Rao Holkar—she was a leader who brought 30 years of peace and financial stability to her kingdom.   …

Bela Block Printing

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Context: Bela block printing in Kutch is a lesser-known traditional craft that has seen a significant decline over the years   About the Printing: Bela block printing is a traditional textile art known for its bold designs, striking colour combinations, and graphic motifs on textured fabrics. Kachchh in Gujarat is a …

Prospects of Tourism in India: Hunar se Rozgar” scheme

 GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Economy/ Government Policies and Interventions  (Hunar se Rozgar)  Context: The “Hunar se Rozgar” scheme, initiated by the Ministry of Tourism in 2006, aims to provide skill training for employment esp in the Tourism sector. Despite its potential, the Hunar se Rozgar scheme faces bureaucratic hurdles and lacks widespread awareness.   More …

UPSC Current Affairs Quiz : 1 June 2024

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[MISSION 2024] Mini Secure Revision Test: 1 June 2023

  How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  MISSION – 2022: YEARLONG TIMETABLE   Answer the following questions in 150 words: General Studies – 1   1. India’s narrative tradition is a testament to its rich cultural heritage, offering timeless wisdom and universal themes that resonate across different eras and societies. Discuss. …