Parivartan Chintan

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB  Context: The Tri-service Conference, named ‘Parivartan Chintan,‘ took place recently, aimed at fostering Jointness and Integration in the Armed Forces. It emphasises the importance of developing a Joint Culture for the Armed Forces, blending the strengths of each service while maintaining their uniqueness. It helps in enhancing efficiency, …

Piezoelectric Bone Conduction Hearing Implants

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE   Context: The ENT department at Command Hospital in Pune successfully conducted two piezoelectric Bone Conduction Hearing Implants (BCI), making it the first government hospital in India to achieve this milestone. The piezoelectric BCI system is an implantable device for hearing-impaired patients with conductive loss, mixed hearing loss, …

Methanol in Hand Sanitizers

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Hindustan Times  Context: Health officials in the United States have recalled several lots of hand sanitizers and aloe gels due to the risk of methanol exposure. Methanol exposure can lead to various severe health issues such as nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, coma, seizures, permanent blindness, permanent damage to …

Microbial formulations to improve agricultural productivity

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH   Context: The Indian Institute of Spices Research (IISR) in Kozhikode has developed three new microbial formulations aimed at enhancing agricultural productivity for farmers. These formulations, named Bactolime, Bactogypsum, and Trichogypsum, utilize granular lime and gypsum and have been developed using IISR’s patented technology.   How it works? …

CDP-SURAKSHA

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE   Context: The CDP-SURAKSHA is a digital platform was launched recently to disburse subsidies to horticulture farmers under the Cluster Development Programme (CDP). It aims to promote the growth of India’s horticulture sector by facilitating instant subsidy disbursal to farmers’ bank accounts using e-RUPI vouchers. The platform integrates …

Curative petition

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE    Context: The Supreme Court’s decision to allow a curative writ petition in the DMRC case signifies an expansion of its powers beyond constitutionally prescribed processes. The curative writ, a sparingly used judicial innovation, aims to correct grave miscarriages of justice, as established in the 2002 Rupa Hurra …

NTPC’s Girl Empowerment Mission

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME)   Source: PIB  Context: NTPC launches a new edition of the Girl Empowerment Mission, aligning with the Government of India’s Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao initiative. The program aims to tackle gender inequality by nurturing girls’ imaginations and offering them opportunities for development.   Starting April 2024, nearly 3,000 underprivileged children …

Impact of Climate Crisis on Women and Girls 

GS1 Paper   Syllabus: Indian Society   Source: TH  Context: The climate crisis affects everyone differently, with women and girls facing disproportionate risks due to existing roles, responsibilities, and cultural norms.   Impact of Climate Crisis on Women and Girls: Role of Rural women in the fight against climate change   Constitutional Rights for safeguarding Vulnerable …