Dimasa National Liberation Army (DNLA)

  Source: TH  Context: An Assam-based insurgent group – Dimasa National Liberation Army (DNLA) – signed a peace agreement with the State Government and the Centre.   About Dimasa National Liberation Army (DNLA)

Periyar Tiger Reserve (PTR)  

  Source: TH   Context: A wild tusker named Arikompan was successfully translocated to an area near Seeniyaroda under the Mullakkudy forest section under the Periyar Tiger Reserve (PTR) in Thekkady.     About Periyar Tiger Reserve (PTR):

Poshan Bhi, Padhai Bhi’ campaign

Source: IE  Context:  The government plans to focus on early childhood care and education in 14 lakh Anganwadi centres, reimagining them as pre-schools providing early learning opportunities, according to the ‘Poshan Bhi, Padhai Bhi’ campaign launched by the Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani in September 2022.   About the “Poshan Bhi, Padhai Bhi” …

Article 142

Source: IE  Context: The Supreme Court of India has ruled that it can directly grant divorce to couples under Article 142 (1) of the Constitution, which allows it to do “complete justice” in any cause or matter.   What did SC say?  The court can waive the mandatory six-month waiting period for divorce under The …

WEF: “Future of Jobs” Report

Source: BS  Context: The report, titled “Future of Jobs,” reveals that the Indian labour market will see a 22% job churn (movement of jobs in an economy), compared to 23% globally.


  Source: TH  Context: Researchers at the Pune-based Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute in India have decoded copper plates revealing that the celebrated Sanskrit poetess Shilabhattarika was a daughter of the “Satyashraya” Chalukyan ruler Pulakeshin II. Previously, it was thought that she was the wife of the 8th-century Rashtrakuta ruler Dhruva The title of “Satyashraya” (patron …


Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: TH   Context: The archaeological site of Pattanam, on the southwestern coast in Kerala’s Ernakulam district, is believed to be part of the ancient port city of the Muziris. Muchiri/Muziris About Ancient harbour and an urban centre Location Malabar Coast. The exact location of Muziris is disputed. Excavations suggest somewhere …

NITI Aayog’s Compendium on Best Practices in Social Sector 2023

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME) Source: Niti Aayog Every day in this section we will be bringing best practices from each section. Today’s best practices will cover ‘AGRICULTURE’   Initiatives in tabular format:   Usage: These examples can be used in Mains answer as innovative solutions/way forward

“Risk-based” regulation for artificial intelligence (AI)

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Science and Technology   Source: IE  Context: The Group of Seven (G7) has proposed a “risk-based” regulation for artificial intelligence (AI) tools, which could be a first step towards creating a template to regulate AI such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Google’s Bard.   What is AI? AI stands for artificial intelligence, …

Smart Cities Mission

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Developmental issues, Urbanization, their problems and their remedies   Source: IE  Context: The Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry (MoHUA) has extended the deadline for the Smart Cities Mission from June 2023 to June 2024.   What is the Smart Cities Mission? It is an initiative of the MoHUA launched as …