Myelin Sheath

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: PIB   Context: Scientists have developed monolayers of pure myelin basic protein (MBP) using the Langmuir-Blodgett technique to study the role of MBP in diseases such as multiple sclerosis.   About Myelin Sheath:

Digital Science Park

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: TH   Context: Prime Minister laid the foundation stone for India’s first Digital Science Park in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

Misinformation Combat Alliance (MCA)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH Context: The Misinformation Combat Alliance (MCA) is a group of 14 digital publishers that have proposed forming a self-regulatory body to provide fact-checking services to social media platforms.   About the Alliance:

National Panchayati Raj Day

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source:  PIB   Context: The Ministry of Panchayati Raj, in collaboration with the Government of Madhya Pradesh, is celebrating National Panchayati Raj Day (NPRD) on 24th April 2023 On this day PM will launch an integrated e-GramSwaraj, distribute SVAMITVA property cards to select beneficiaries and launch the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav …

16th Civil Services Day

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: PIB, IE   Context: April 21st is Celebrated as National Civil Services Day every year.   For a detailed article on Indian Civil Services: Click here and Here


Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: IE   Context: Leaders from various political parties paid tributes to Basaveshwara, the 12th-century social reformer and founder of the Lingayat tradition, on his birth anniversary   About Basavanna:   Prelims Links

Flexible Working Hours in Tamil Nadu

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME)   Source: IE  The Tamil Nadu Assembly has passed the Factories (Tamil Nadu Amendment) Bill, 2023, which allows for 12-hour working shifts for factory workers who opt for a four-day working week.   Benefits: Promoting industrial flexibility; flexibility for workers (esp. for women); Benefit industries (esp. electronics manufacturers)   Concerns: …

AI use for Road safety

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Science and Technology   Source: TH  Context: The Kerala government has operationalised 726 artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled surveillance cameras to detect traffic rule violations and road accidents.   According to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India, there were over 4.5 lakh road accidents in India in 2019, which …

Development in India’s northeast region

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation   Source: TH  Context: The region comprising India’s eight north-eastern States is undergoing dramatic change.   Dramatic changes witnessed by the region: It has overcome several (but not all) security challenges and is …

Population: Boon or Bane

GS Paper 1  Syllabus: Population related issues   Source: TH  Context: According to the UNFPA State of World Population (SOWP) Report 2023, China is projected to hand over the baton of the most populous country to India by mid-2023.   Highlights of the UN report: India will have a population of 142.86 crores by mid-2023, …

Heat Dome

GS Paper 1  Syllabus: Geomorphology   Source: DTE  Context: ‘Heat domes’ have been associated with recent unusually warm periods in the USA. Previously, it had also caused heat waves in India, Bangladesh, China and some other Asian countries.   Steps to mitigate Heat Domes’ impact:   Insta Links Heat Dome   Mains Links: “Rising temperatures, …