Bharat Gaurav scheme:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Infrastructure- Energy.   Context: To tap the huge potential of tourism, the Railways has announced the ‘Bharat Gaurav’ Scheme.   About the Bharat Gaurav Scheme: Under this Scheme, theme-based tourist circuit trains, on the lines of the Ramayana Express, can be run either by private or State-owned operators.   Key features …

Iran nuclear talks set to resume after five months:

GS Paper2: Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   Context: The international talks in Vienna to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA, will take place soon. The talks will be held between the remaining partners …

Norovirus:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Issues related to Health.   Context: In the wake of the detection of 13 norovirus cases in Kerala, Karnataka has sounded an alert in the bordering districts of Kodagu and Dakshina Kannada.   What is Norovirus? Norovirus is a bug similar to the diarrhoea-inducing rotavirus. It is a group of viruses …

Omicron- a new variant:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Issues related to Health.   Context: The new variant B 1.1. 529, which was designated as a ‘Variant of Concern’ by World Health Organisation has been assigned the name Omicron. Reported by public health officials of South Africa, the new variant has triggered a lot of concern worldwide over a probable …