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India’s alarming ‘fixed dose combination’ problem

Context: A new study reveals that a huge volume of unapproved and even banned fixed dose combinations (FDC) of antibiotics are being sold in India. In 2020, 60.5% FDCs of antibiotics were unapproved and another 9.9% were being sold despite being banned in India. […]

James Webb Telescope

Context: Researchers have used James Webb Telescope to discover galactic ‘teenager’ galaxies.  What are Teenager Galaxies? About James Webb Telescope Factors making James Webb space telescope revolutionary James Webb Space Telescope Will Science goals for Webb Webb Vs Hubble Telescope Wavelength JWST will observe […]

Consular access

Context: Indian Ambassador received consular access to the eight Indian prisoners who are held in Qatar. What is Consular access?

Caustic Soda (NaOH) – Properties & Uses

Caustic soda, also known as sodium hydroxide (NaOH), is a corrosive white crystalline solid.  It is strongly alkaline, meaning it readily dissolves in water and releases hydroxide ions (OH-), giving it a pH of around 14. It is primarily produced through electrolysis. This process […]

Success of conservation of Kiwis in New Zealand

Context: Conservationists have registered the first wild birth of two brown kiwi chicks in New Zealand in 150 years. This is being noted as a major success of conservation efforts. About KIWIS Distribution of Kiwis Threats to Kiwis

Need to reform current Social Justice policies

Context: With the ascent of neo-liberal economic development, the conventional support that Dalits and Adivasis received from state institutions has derailed. Therefore, there is a need to frame new social justice policies with an Ambedkar touch. What is social justice and its need? B. […]

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban)

Context: The Centre has advised States and Union territories to display the “standard logo” of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Urban (PMAY-U) in all houses constructed under the scheme. About PMAY-U:  Initiative of this scheme: 

Pompe disease

Context: India’s first patient diagnosed with Pompe disease, a rare genetic disorder, has passed away. About Pompe disease:  Symptoms of Pompe disease Diagnosis of Pompe disease Cure of Pompe disease Treatment of Pompe disease Cases in India: 

Garba of Gujarat makes it to UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list

Context: During its 18th session held in Kasane, Botswana, in 2023, the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage added the ‘Garba of Gujarat’ to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. This inclusion marks India’s 15th inscription on […]

India-Myanmar Border Issues

Context: As conflict intensifies between armed resistance groups and the Myanmar military in the Chin, Shan and Sagaing provinces, India reminded Myanmar to return to the path of federal democracy. Implications of Myanmar’s Military Coup Characteristics of India – Myanmar Border  Lack of clear […]

Climate change is making the world sick

Context – For the first time ever at COP 28, the impacts climate change on health has been discussed.  Recently IPCC report for the first time ever has noted that climate change has adversely affected the physical and mental health of people globally. What […]

Declaration to Triple Nuclear Energy

Context: During the World Climate Action Summit of the 28th COP of UNFCCC, more than 20 countries from four continents launched the Declaration to Triple Nuclear Energy. About Declaration to Triple Nuclear Energy Importance of nuclear power for climate change Atoms4NetZero Initiative India’s Nuclear […]

Exercise MILAN

Context: India Navy is looking up to host its largest multilateral exercise early next year at Vishakhapatnam.  About Exercise MILAN

How Global Positioning System (GPS) work?

GPS, which stands for Global Positioning System, is a satellite-based navigation system. It is a network of satellites and receiving devices that allows users to determine their precise location (in latitude, longitude, and altitude) and obtain accurate time information anywhere on Earth. The original […]

Embracing Diversity: Paving the Way for Transgender Inclusivity and Equality

Context: AIIMS, New Delhi, plans to launch a Centre of Excellence for transgender healthcare in 2024, addressing historical discrimination and marginalization.  Transgender individuals have faced pathologization and mental health stigmatization, enduring practices like “conversion therapy.” The community encounters healthcare barriers due to infrastructure exclusion […]

Climate Vulnerable Forum

Context: Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed has said that Indian companies must invest in clean energy projects in ‘climate vulnerable’ countries. What is Climate vulnerable forum?  Establishment: Members: African & West Asian region: Asian & Pacific region Latin America & Caribbean region

Pilatus PC-7 Mk II Trainer Aircraft

Context: Two Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots were killed after their Pilatus PC-7 Mk II trainer aircraft crashed during a routine training flight from the Air Force Academy at Dundigal, Telangana. Trainer Aircraft About Pilatus PC-7 Mk II Will PC-7 Mk II be replaced?

India re-elected to International Maritime Organisation Council

Context: India was re-elected to International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Council with highest number of votes. This will allow India to be a member of IMO Council which is the executive body responsible for international shipping. The term of the IMO Council will be for […]

What is Genome Sequencing? – Applications & Significance

What is Genome? What is Genome Sequencing? Applications of Genome Sequencing:  Genome Sequencing Projects:  Human Genome Project IndiGen: Genome India Project: Need of GIP:  Significance of GIP: By unravelling genetic variants unique to India’s population groups, the project has the potential to: Important genome […]

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