National Generic Document Registration System (NGDRS)

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: LM  Context: The Ministry of Rural Development announced that 28 states and Union Territories in India have adopted the National Generic Document Registration System (NGDRS) for land records   About National Generic Document Registration System

2nd North Sea Summit

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: ET  Context: Nine European countries have convened for a summit aimed at boosting the deployment of offshore wind turbines in the North Sea to make it the largest green energy centre in Europe.   About the 2nd North Sea Summit:

SWAGAT initiative

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: PIB  Context: Prime Minister will participate in a programme marking 20 years of completion of the SWAGAT initiative in Gujarat   About the SWAGAT initiative:

Relative humidity

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: TH   Why does relative humidity matter?   Relative humidity plays a significant role in how comfortable we feel in different environments. When the relative humidity is high, the air is already filled with moisture, and the sweat on our skin can’t evaporate. This makes it difficult for our bodies …

Delhi’s Zafar Mahal

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: HT   Context: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is set to begin conservation works at Zafar Mahal in south Delhi’s Mehrauli, which was once the summer palace of Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last Mughal emperor.   About Zafar Mahal

Sri Ramanujacharya and Adi Shankaracharya

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: PIB  Context: Prime Minister has paid tributes to Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya and Sri Ramanujacharya on his birth anniversary and on his Jayanti.   Comparison of Adi Shankaracharya and Sri Ramanujacharya:   Prelims Links:

Traditional Methods of water conservation in India

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME)   Source: DTE   Context: India has conducted its first census of all water structures that hold rainwater and recharge groundwater, finding that the country has 2.4 million waterbodies, 83% of which are being used for fisheries, irrigation, groundwater recharge, and drinking water.

Indoor air pollution

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Environmental Pollution & Degradation   Source: DTE  Context: According to a study, India’s poor indoor air quality can impair cognitive development in children under two years when brain growth is at its peak.   Highlights of the study: Poor air quality in households that used solid cooking materials such as cow …

India and SCO

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: International Relations – Regional grouping   Source: IE  Context: Chinese and Russian defence ministers are attending a ministerial meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Delhi this week. Also, India will chair the Eurasian regional forum this year.   About SCO:   How India gains from SCO:   India’s challenges …

World Development Report 2023: Migrants, Refugees, and Societies

GS Paper 1  Syllabus: Population and associated issues   Source: DTE  Context: The ‘World Development Report 2023: Migrants, Refugees, and Societies’ was recently released by the World Bank.   The World Development Report (WDR): It is an annual report published since 1978 by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) or World Bank. It …