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Q. Why is this in news?A. India’s eight core sectors’ output growth moderated to 12.7% in June, 2022 from 18.1% in May, 2022 with all sectors except crude oil registering an uptick in production.Q. What are Core Sectors?A.Eight Core Sectors:Coal, Crude Oil, Natural Gas, Refinery Products, Fertiliser, Steel, Cement, ElectricityAbout:These comprise 40.27% of the weight of items included in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP). Read More...

  Aug 04, 2022   Economy

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, University of Houston (US) scientists developed an electrolyte that contributes significantly to making sodium ion batteries more commercially viable.Sodium-based battery technology might soon be a viable alternative to lithium-based ones.Q. What are the Key highlights of the Study?A.The study concluded that with the help of the novel electrolyte, ambient temperature solid-state sodium-sulfur battery technology can be employed for grid-level energy storage systems.The novel structural and compositional des... Read More...

  Aug 03, 2022   Science and Technology

Q. Why is this in News?A. Only four Female Great Indian Bustards (GIB) are left in Gujarat.According to a 2018 count, India has fewer than 150 GIBs, of which 122 are in Rajasthan.Q. What is the Great Indian Bustard?A.About:It is the State bird of Rajasthan and is considered India’s most critically endangered bird.It is considered the flagship grassland species, representing the health of the grassland ecology.Its population is conf... Read More...

  Aug 03, 2022   Bio-diversity, Environment

Q. Why is this in news?A. Google Street View is launched in ten cities of India under the Guidelines of the National Geospatial Policy (NGP), 2021.NGP 2021 lets Indian companies collect map data and license it to others.Q. What is Google Street View?A.About:Google Street View is an immersive 360-degree view of a location captured using special cameras mounted on vehicles or on backpacks by data collectors moving around the city streets.The images are then patched together to cr... Read More...

  Aug 02, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. As per the recent analysis done by Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), Ground water levels in some parts of the Country are declining.The data collected by CGWB during November 2021 when compared with the decadal mean of November 2011 to Nov 2020 indicates that about 70% wells have registered rise in water level whereas, about 30% of the wells monitored have registered decline in ground water level mostly in the range of 0–2 m.Q. What is the Present Status of Groundwater Depletion in India?A.St... Read More...

  Aug 02, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, during question hour in Lok Sabha, the Ministry of Home Affairs provided data related to left extremism in India.Q. What are the Key Data Facts?A.The incidents of Naxal violence in the country have dropped by 77 % between 2009 and 2021, and deaths of security force personnel due to Maoist violence have more than doubled in Chhattisgarh in the past three years.Similarly, the resultant deaths (civilians + security forces) have reduced by 85 % from an all-time hig... Read More...

  Aug 01, 2022   Economy

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) released India’s Q. What is Bioeconomy Report 2022?A. During the release, the government launched a special Biotech Ignition Grant call for North East Region (BIG-NER) and announced financial support of up to Rs 50 Lakhs each to 25 startups and entrepreneurs from North East Region to develop biotech solutions.BIRAC is a not-for-profit Section 8, Schedule B, Public Sector Enterprise, set up by Departme... Read More...

  Aug 01, 2022   Economy

Main Examination PatternInstructionsAnswer all TEN of the following questions.Time : 90 MinutesThe number of marks carried by each question and world limits are indicated at the end of the question.Please email your answer sheet on sriramsiasteam@gmail.com. Please mention your name, batch and Test Paper name in Subject line. Q1. India is an “indestructible union of destructible states”. In this context, explain the Parliament's power to reorganise the states under Article 3 ... Read More...

  Aug 04, 2022   Polity

Main Examination PatternInstructionsAnswer all TEN of the following questions.Time : 90 MinutesThe number of marks carried by each question and world limits are indicated at the end of the question.Please email your answer sheet on sriramsiasteam@gmail.com. Please mention your name, batch and Test Paper name in Subject line.Q1. In your opinion, did lateral entry into the civil services undermine its neutrality? (10 Marks, 150 words)Q2. Critically... Read More...

  Aug 03, 2022   General Category

Main Examination PatternInstructionsAnswer all TEN of the following questions. Test duration is 90 Minutes.Answers to questions no. 1 to 5 should be in 150 words (10 Marks), whereas answers to Questions No. 6 to 10 should be in 250 Words (15 Marks).Q1. Discuss the internal structure of the Earth and comment on S and P-waves shadow zones with suitable diagrams. Q2. Discuss about the causes of earthquakes and their distribution across the world. Suggest remedial measures to mitigate the disaster risk of earthquakes.&... Read More...

  Jul 31, 2022   Geography

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the ‘Nanhi Pari’ Programme was by the Northwest Delhi district administration.What is Nanhi Pari Programme?About:'Nanhi Pari' is a scheme to provide a one-stop solution to parents, eliminating their need to visit various offices to obtain documents.Objectives:The basic aim of most of these schemes is to protect the birth of the girl child, and to facilitate a safe and secure environment and education for her.The programme ... Read More...

  Jul 31, 2022   Government Schemes

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned and denounced the comments on Prophet Muhammed made by two Indians.Ministry of External Affairs rejected the OIC comments, adding that the views expressed by the individuals did not reflect the views of the Indian government.Earlier, India has lashed out at the OIC for being "communal minded" amid the Karnataka hijab row.Q. What is the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation?A.About: Read More...

  Jul 31, 2022   International Relations

Q Why is it in News ?A The recent power crisis due to the coal shortage in India underscores the need for measures to avoid a repeat of episodes in the future.Q What are the factors contributing to power crisis ?A Spike in power demand: With the sudden early onset of summer in 2022, power demand spiked, riding on the back of the post-Covid economic recovery.Increase in price due to Ukraine crisis: The matter was further exacerbated by the Ukraine conflict, which led to a sharp increase in the price of imported coal. Read More...

  Jul 30, 2022   Current Affairs

Q What is the context  ?A The debate surrounding the comments by some political spokespersons has put the spotlight on the IPC Sec 295A which deals with criticism of or insult to religion.India does not have a formal legal framework for dealing with hate speech.However, a cluster of provisions, loosely termed hate speech laws, are invoked.There are primarily some laws to deal with offences against religions.Q What is Section 295A?A Section 295A, define the contours of free speech and its limitations with respect to offences relating to religion... Read More...

  Jul 30, 2022   Polity

Q Why is it in News ?A The U.S. state of New York recently passed the Fair Repair Act, which requires manufacturers to supply repair information, tools, and parts to independent repair shops and not just their own stores or partners.Q What is the right to repair?A It refers to proposed government legislation that would allow consumers the ability to repair and modify their own consumer products (e.g. electronic, automotive devices).The idea behind “right to repair” is in the name: If you own something, you should be able to repair it yourself or take it to a tec... Read More...

  Jul 29, 2022   International Relations

Q What is the context  ?A There has been an ongoing debate on whether increasing the age of marriages can solve the problem of child marriage in India.Q What is Child Marriage ?A It is defined as a marriage of a girl or boy before the age of 18 and refers to both formal marriages and informal unions in which children under the age of 18 live with a partner as if married.The Prohibition of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill, 2021, fixes 21 years as the marriageable age for women.Q How much is the prev... Read More...

  Jul 29, 2022   Indian Society & Social Justice

Q Why is it in News ?A India had 160 nuclear warheads as on January 2022 and it appears to be expanding its nuclear arsenal, said the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), a defense think tank.India’s nuclear stockpile increased from 156 in January 2021 to 160 in January 2022.Q What is status of Nuclear Weapons in neighbouring countries ?A Pakistan’s nuclear stockpile has remained at 165, SIPRI claimed.China is in the middle of a substantial expansion of its nuclear weapon arsenal, which satellite images indicate includes the construc... Read More...

  Jul 28, 2022   Science and Technology

Q What is the context  ?A Last week, the Indian Council of Medical Research (IMCR) released guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment, and management for type-1 diabetes.Q Why such move?A India is considered the diabetes capital of the world, and the pandemic disproportionately affected those living with the disease.Type 1 or childhood diabetes, however, is less talked about, although it can turn fatal without proper insulin therapy.Type 1 diabetes is rarer than type 2. Only 2% of all hospital cases of diabetes in the country are type 1.Q What... Read More...

  Jul 28, 2022   Science and Technology

Main Examination PatternInstructionsAnswer all TEN of the following questions.Time : 90 MinutesAnswers to questions no. 1 to 5 should be in 150 words; 10 Marks, whereas answers to Questions No. 6 to 10 should be in 250 Words; 15 Marks.Please email your answer sheet on sriramsiasteam@gmail.com. Please mention your name, batch and Test Paper name in Subject line.Q1. Desertification has been described as one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time and climate change is making ... Read More...

  Jul 23, 2022   General Category

Q Why is it in News ?A A person has approached the Delhi High Court to question why marital status, age or gender should be the criteria for prohibiting someone from commissioning a surrogacy.Under the Surrogacy (Regulation) Act, 2021 a married couple can opt for surrogacy only on medical grounds.The petitioner have challenged in the court the surrogacy law and the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Act, 2021 which provides a regulatory framework for surrogacy.Q What are the issues raised by the petition ?A Currently, the laws does not allow ... Read More...

  Jul 27, 2022   Polity