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BASICS OF VACCINES AND VACCINATION
Date:  Apr 04,2020
GS 3: Biotechnology   In news According to the World Health Organization, over 40 different candidate vaccines for COVID-19 are in development. These include an inactivated vaccine being developed in China (Sinovac...
ELECTRONIC WASTE MANAGEMENT IN INDIA
Date:  Apr 03,2020
GS 3, MAINS: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. Electronic industry, one of the world's largest and fastest growing manufacturing industries, has provided some leverage to the socioeconomic and tech...
NECESSITATING INCLUSIVITY IN THE NORTHEAST
Date:  Apr 02,2020
GS 3, MAINS: Indian Economy (issues re: planning, mobilisation of resources, growth, development, employment); Inclusive growth and issues therein. Sandwiched between Bangladesh to the west, Myanmar to the east and Bhutan and China to the north, the north...
Current Affairs 1st March to 7th March
Date:  Apr 01,2020
    New explosive detection device, developed by DRDO & IISc Bangalore, unveiled in Pune   RaIDer-X, a new explosive detection device, was unveiled at the National Workshop on Explosive Detection (NWED-2020)...
SOCIAL MOBILITY IN INDIA
Date:  Apr 01,2020
GS 1, MAINS: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.   Social mobility is the extent to which people are able to move between socio-economic strata during their lifetime and between generations. In societies with low social...
ASSESSMENT: THE US-TALIBAN PEACE DEAL
Date:  Mar 31,2020
GS 2, MAINS: India and its neighbourhood relations. U.S. TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN:   The United States invaded Afghanistan in response to the 9/11 attacks, which were carried out by al-Qaeda. The Taliban, a pr...
THE CENTRAL ASIAN PIVOT
Date:  Mar 30,2020
GS 2, MAINS: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.   Foreign minister S Jaishankar has said that India and central Asian countries should look at the viability of e...
THE CLIMATE CHANGE - WATER CRISIS NEXUS
Date:  Mar 28,2020
GS 3, MAINS: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   The global climate change crisis is inextricably linked to water. Climate change is increasing variability in the water cycle, thus induc...
SMALL TOWNS AS ENGINES OF GROWTH
Date:  Mar 27,2020
GS 3, MAINS: Indian Economy (issues related to planning, mobilisation of resources, growth, development, employment); Inclusive growth and issues therein.   Although India continues to be a largely rural country with 69% of its population i...
PANDEMIC; STAGE BY STAGE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
Date:  Mar 26,2020
GS 3 –Science and Technology   Pandemic A pandemic is a disease epidemic that has spread across a large region, for instance multiple continents, or worldwide. A widespread endemic disease with a stable numbe...
YUMMY DOESN’T MEAN HEALTHY – THE JUNK FOOD PROBLEM
Date:  Mar 25,2020
GS 1 –Social Issues Context A lab study by the Centre for Science and Environment has found extremely high levels of salt, fat and trans fat in junk foods responsible for obesity and non-communicable diseases like hypertens...
WOMEN, BUSINESS AND THE LAW 2020
Date:  Mar 24,2020
GS 1, MAINS: Role of women and women’s organisation.   Women, Business and the Law 2020 tracks how the law affects women at various stages in their lives, from the basics of transportation to the challenges of starting a job and getti...
INDIA’S POPULATION EXPLOSION DEBATE
Date:  Mar 23,2020
GS 2: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Context...
CORONAVIRUS, IBUPROFEN AND HERD IMMUNITY
Date:  Mar 21,2020
GS 3 –Science and Technology   CORONAVIRUS Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (M...
AN INEQUALITY PLATEAU –TACKLING GENDER DISPARITIES
Date:  Mar 20,2020
GS 1 – Social Issues   In news The world is not on track to achieve gender equality by 2030. The Human Development Report’s Gender Inequality Index (GII)—a measure of women’s empowerment in...
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