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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 […]

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 […]

Exercise MILAN

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

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?

Cyclone Michaung

Context: Cyclone Michaung is the first cyclone to cross the Andhra Pradesh coast after cyclone Gulab which developed in September 2021. About Cyclone Michaung Naming of cyclone: Guidelines to adopt names of cyclones

Indonesia’s Marapi volcano erupts

Context: Indonesia’s Marapi volcano in West Sumatra erupted on Sunday, spewing volcanic ash as high as 3,000 m into the air.  VOLCANISM & VOLCANICITY VOLCANO ANATOMY When volcanoes erupt, magma moves upward from a magma chamber and into a vent or conduit. It flows […]

Deep Space Optical Communication (DSOC)

Context: NASA’s Psyche spacecraft, currently over 16 million kilometres away in space, successfully fired a laser signal at Earth. Components of Deep Space Optical Communication  NASA’s DSOC

South Asian University (SAU)

Context: South Asian University (SAU), India’s “first international university” is facing a significant depletion in its financial reserves. About South Asian University (SAU)

Kolkali Art

Context: The mothers’ grouping of the Thrissur Archdiocese performed ‘Kolkali, a folk art’, on the Lour des Metropolitan Cathedral premises in remembrance of St. Thomas’ arrival in India. About Kolkali Art:

World Malaria Report 2023

Context: In India there was an estimated 30 per cent decline in cases and 34 per cent decline in deaths compared to 2021 according to WHO’s World Malaria Report 2023. Key findings of the report: About Malaria

X-Ray Polarimeter Satellite (XPoSat)

Context: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced that India is set to launch its first X-ray Polarimeter Satellite (XPoSat) onboard the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) scheduled to be launched in December 2023.  X-Ray Polarimeter Satellite:  Payloads: Polarisation of light:  Polarimetry: Why X-rays? […]

Quantum Superposition and Entanglement

Quantum mechanics is a field of physics that describes the behaviour of matter and energy at the smallest scales, typically at the level of atoms and subatomic particles. Thus, it describes the behaviour and significance of small particles like atoms, electrons, and photons. Quantum […]

Drones to women self-help groups

Context: Recently, Union Cabinet approved a scheme as part of PM Modi’s ‘lakhpati didi’ initiative under which the central government will provide drones to as many as 15,000 Women’s Self-Help Groups over the next four years. The scheme would have a financial outlay of […]

Gwalior listed as ‘City of Music’ under UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network

Context: Gwalior, in Madhya Pradesh, earned a place in UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network for ‘Music’, in recognition of its steadfast dedication to nurturing culture and creativity. The state’s profound cultural legacy is evident in UNESCO-listed landmarks such as the prehistoric rock art caves of […]

What is an optical fibre?

An optical fibre is a thin, flexible, and transparent fibre made of glass (high quality silica) or plastic that is used to transmit information in the form of light pulses. These fibres can carry information, such as text, images, videos, telephone calls, and anything […]

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