First Janjatiya Khel Mahotsav

Sports Source: ANINEWS The first Janjatiya Khel Mahotsav, a grand sporting event jointly hosted by the Ministry of Culture, the Odisha Government, and KIIT University, concluded in Bhubaneswar. Janjatiya Khel Mahotsav is a sporting event organized to celebrate the athletic prowess of tribal communities in India. It aims to promote and showcase traditional sports and …

Transcranial magnetic stimulation

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: TH  Context: Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is a non-invasive brain stimulation technique that uses magnetic pulses applied to the scalp to stimulate the brain. It has shown promise in reversing brain changes and providing rapid relief to severely depressed patients who have not responded to standard treatments.   How …

Wind Energy in India

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: PIB   Context: On Global Wind Day (June 15), the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in India organized a day-long event in New Delhi to celebrate the success of wind energy adoption and explore its future potential.   Outcome: Launch of Wind Atlas at 150 meters above ground level, …

Memorial wall for fallen United Nations peacekeepers

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: PIB The United Nations General Assembly has adopted a resolution, introduced by India, to establish a memorial wall in honour of fallen peacekeepers.   Other information about UN Peacekeeping: There are currently 12 UN peacekeeping operations. In 1988, UN peacekeepers were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. India in collaboration with …

Agri Min issues draft guidelines for registration of bio-stimulants

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: Business Standard Context: The agriculture ministry has come out with draft guidelines specifying efficacy data and trial reports required for registration of various categories of bio-stimulants under Schedule VI of the FCO Amendment order 2021.    Bio-stimulants are defined as substances or microorganisms that stimulate plant physiological processes and enhance …

Tamil Nadu withdraws general consent accorded to CBI

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: IE   Context: The state government of Tamil Nadu has decided to withdraw the general consent granted to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to conduct investigations in the state. This move comes shortly after the arrest of Tamil Nadu Minister V Senthil Balaji by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in …

Justice Clocks

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME) Source: PIB Electronic signage systems called Justice Clocks have been installed in the court complexes of High Courts. These clocks aim to inform stakeholders about key court-related parameters and provide a bird’s eye view of court-related data. The initiative is expected to increase awareness among the public about the judicial …

Consequences of subsidies

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Indian Economy and related issues/ Issues related to Direct and Indirect Farm Subsidies   Source: DTE  Context: A new World Bank report highlights the negative consequences of inefficiently subsidising agriculture, fishing and fossil fuel sectors.   Highlights of the report: Subsidies in the 3 areas (generally considered to bail out economies …

Strengthening the Integrated Child Development Services scheme

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Government policies and programme: Health   Context: The article emphasizes the need to strengthen the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme in India to address issues of malnutrition and health among children. Status of malnutrition in India: For under 5 years, stunting has reduced from 38.4% to 35.5%, Wasting has reduced …

16th Finance Commission

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Powers, Functions and Responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies   Source: TH  Context: Soon the government will appoint a Finance Commission to determine how much of the Centre’s tax revenue should be given away to States (the vertical share) and how to distribute that among States (the horizontal sharing formula).   What …