9 Dashed Line

Mapping   Source: BT Several Southeast Asian countries, including the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Taiwan, have joined India in rejecting China’s new national map and 9 Dashed Line in the South China Sea.   India specifically protested China’s claims over Arunachal Pradesh and Aksai Chin   What is a Nine-dash line? The nine-dash line is …

Fish resistant to marine heatwaves

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: DTE  Context:  A recent study conducted by researchers from Canada, Europe, and the United States reveals that fish are surprisingly resilient to marine heatwaves.    Key Findings: The study found no substantial evidence that marine heatwaves have a significant impact on regional fish communities. The study also investigated whether …

Gramodyog Vikas Yojana

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB  Context: The Chairman of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), recently, distributed toolkits and machinery to artisans in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, as part of the Gramodyog Vikas Yojana. Electric Wheels were given to 100 potters, Footwear Toolkits to 75 Leather Artisans, and Paper Massey Machines to 60 artisans. …

Offspring of Void/voidable Marriages Entitled to Ancestral Property

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context: The Supreme Court has ruled that children born from void or voidable marriages have the right to claim a share of their parents’ ancestral property. However, this right is limited to their parents’ share within the Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) governed by Mitakshara Law and does not …

Onam (Kerala)

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: HT   Story behind Onam celebration: King Mahabali, a wise ruler of Kerala, was renowned for his prosperous and egalitarian rule. Lord Vishnu, concerned about Mahabali’s growing popularity, tested his humility in the form of a dwarf Brahmin, Vamana. Despite his immense generosity, Vamana grew to cover the earth and …

Personalised Adaptive Learning (PAL)

Content for Mains Enrichment   Source: TH The National eGovernance Division (NeGD) plans to integrate Personalised Adaptive Learning (PAL) into the Digital Infrastructure for Knowledge Sharing (DIKSHA) platform (Ministry of Education), aiming to offer individualized learning experiences for students.   What is PAL? Personalised Adaptive Learning (PAL) is an educational approach that uses technology, particularly …

LIGO-India: Next frontier for India after Chandrayaan and Aditya

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Science and Technology   Source: IE  Context: LIGO-India, part of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, is set to become a prominent astronomical observatory in the world, aiming to detect and study gravitational waves, offering a new way to observe the universe.   What are Gravitational Waves? Gravitational waves are ripples in …

Role of the Indian diaspora as an ambassador of India

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Indian Diaspora   Source: TOI  Context: The Indian diaspora, represented by individuals like Vivek Ramaswamy, is achieving remarkable success in various fields, from technology to politics.   About Vivek Ramaswamy: He is a Harvard and Yale Law graduate, billionaire in finance and biotech, and has gained recognition even from former President …

Extreme weather events lead to increase in child marriages: Study

GS2/GS1 Paper   Syllabus: Government policies and intervention/ Indian Society/ Vulnerable groups   Source: DTE Context: Extreme weather events are leading to an increase in child, early, and forced marriages (CEFM), according to a recent study published in the journal International Social Work.    We have previously published a related article on the Impact of Climate Change …

Significance and legacy of Parliament in India’s democracy

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Indian Parliament, Democracy   Source: IE  Context: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla’s article discusses the significance and legacy of Parliament in India’s democracy.   What is a Parliament? Parliament is the supreme legislative body in a democratic country responsible for making and passing laws, representing citizens, and overseeing the government’s actions. …