Theory of evolution

Source: TH  Context: Recently, the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) dropped the entire section on “Theory of evolution” from its Class 10 textbooks.   About Darwin’s theory of evolution:


  Source: FE  Context: Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has issued an alert listing 48 commonly used medicines, as they failed the latest drug safety alert issued by the drug regulator   About CDSO

Digital Services Act

  Context: European Commission adopted the first designation decisions under the Digital Services Act (DSA)   Key features of the Digital Services Act (DSA):   Comparison of EU’s DSA vs. India’s IT Rules:

Gum Arabic

Source: IE  Context: Sudan’s eruption into conflict has affected the supplies of gum Arabic across the world. Gum arabic: It is a natural gum derived from the hardened sap of two species of the Acacia tree – Senegalia Senegal and Vachellia seyal. The gum is harvested commercially from wild trees, mostly in Sudan (80%) and …


Source: DTE  Context: India’s representative at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) faced criticism from Adivasi rights activists for stating that the concept of ‘indigenous people’ was not applicable in the Indian context.

The concept of fraternity

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Indian Constitution—Historical Underpinnings, Evolution, Features, Amendments, Significant Provisions and Basic Structure   Source: TH  Context: Since India imbibes the principle of ‘unity in diversity’, having a sense of fraternity is a virtue that is essential.   Meaning of fraternity: The word fraternity is derived from French to mean brotherhood, friendship, community …