South Africa grants patent to an artificial intelligence system:

GS Paper 3: Topics : South Africa grants patent to an artificial intelligence system   Context: Recently, South Africa, first time in the world, has granted a patent to an ‘artificial intelligence system’ relating to a “food container based on fractal geometry” innovation. The innovation involves interlocking food containers that are easy for robots to …

Ujjwala 2.0 scheme

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.   Context: The government has launched the second phase of the Ujjwala gas connection scheme for …

What is Census?

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Population and associated issues.   Context: Owing to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, Census 2021 and other Census-related field activities have been postponed by the Union Home Ministry.   Census: The census provides information on size, distribution and socio-economic, demographic and other characteristics of the country’s population. The Census was first …

Bill to Restore States’ rights to specify OBC groups

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important constitutional amendments.   Context: The Constitution 127th Amendment Bill, 2021 was passed with unanimous support in Lok Sabha, recently. The Bill amends the Constitution to allow states and union territories to prepare their own list of socially and educationally backward classes.   Need for: On May 5, while scrapping a …