Semi-cryogenic Engine

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: TOI  Context: An intermediate configuration of a 2000 kN semi-cryogenic engine was recently tested at a newly commissioned Semi-cryogenic Integrated Engine & Stage Test facility at ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC) in Mahendragiri, Tamil Nadu by ISRO. It was the first in a series of tests planned to validate the design …

CEIR system

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: BT  Context: The Indian government has launched the Central Equipment Identity Register (CEIR) tracking system to combat mobile phone theft.   About the CEIR system:  

Greenwashing TechSprint

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: HBL  Context: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has opened the application window for firms and innovators to participate in the Global Financial Innovation Network’s (GFIN) Greenwashing TechSprint.   About the Initiative:

Palghat Gap

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: TH  Context: The Palghat Gap in the Western Ghats is a significant break in the mountain range, measuring about 40 km wide.   About the Gap:


Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: BS  Context: The International Council on Monuments and Sites, a UNESCO advisory body, has recommended that Santiniketan be included in the list of World Heritage Sites.   About Santiniketan

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME)

Women’s Empowerment: NITI Aayog’s Compendium on Best Practices in Social Sector 2023    Source: Niti Aayog Every day, in this section we are bringing best practices from each category. Today’s best practices will cover  ‘Women’s empowerment ’ Initiatives:

Agra Smart City

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME)   Source: TH The Agra Smart City had adopted an AI-enabled system capable of detecting various issues such as stray cattle, clogged manholes, traffic rule violations, and even instances of sexual harassment. The Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) monitors the city 24×7 and provides live updates on various aspects, …

Global Report on Internal Displacement 2023 (GRID-2023)

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Government Policies and Intervention   Source: DTE, Internal Context: The Global Report on Internal Displacement 2023 (GRID-2023) stated that in 2022, over 32 million people were displaced by disasters, 98% of which were triggered by weather-related events such as floods and storms.   Key Highlights of the Report: About Internal …

Model Prisons Act 2023

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Social Empowerment/ Governance: design and implementation of policies   Source: IE, TH  Context: The Indian government has prepared a new Model Prisons Act to replace the current 130-year-old ‘Prisons Act, 1894’, with a focus on rehabilitation and reform of prisoners instead of retributive deterrence.   What is Criminal Justice System in …