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Q. Why is this in news?A. The government plans to start a GPS-based toll system in place of FASTag to ensure seamless payment and vehicle movement on national highways.The move would end the role of toll plazas across the country.Q. How will a GPS-based tolling system work?A. Vehicles will be fitted with an electronic device that can track their movement.Highways will be geo-fenced, creating virtual boundaries. The system will use GPS or radio frequency identification technologies.The software will recognize when a mobile device enters or leaves a p... Read More...

  Nov 01, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in news?A The International Argo Program system to observe carbon concentration in the world’s oceans is extremely inadequate to meet the growing and urgent need for information on oceanic carbon, says a report.Q .What is Argo?A. Argo is an international program that uses profiling floats to observe temperature, salinity, currents, and, recently, bio-optical properties in the Earth’s oceans; it has been operational since the early 2000s.The real-time data it provides is used in climate and oceanographic research.A special research interest is to qu... Read More...

  Nov 01, 2022   Current Affairs

Q  Why is it in News ? A Recently, the Lunar Science Workshop 2021, was conducted by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to commemorate the completion of two years of operation of Chandrayaan-2 orbiter in lunar orbit.According to the ISRO, the observations of the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter payloads have yielded discovery-class findings .The Chandrayaan-3 mission is likely to be launched late next year.The failure of Chandrayaan-2, India’s second mission to the Moon, to make a soft landing on the lunar surface had led to much disappointment.  But that di... Read More...

  Oct 31, 2022  

Q Why is it in News ?A. The Account Aggregator system in banking has been started off with eight of India’s largest banks. In this newscard, we shall learn it in a FAQ manner.Q What is an Account Aggregator?A An Account Aggregator (AA) is a type of RBI regulated entity (with an NBFC-AA license) that helps an individual securely and digitally access and share information from one financial institution they have an account with to any other regulated financial institution in the AA network.Data cannot be shared without the consent of the individual.There will be many... Read More...

  Oct 31, 2022  

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the Prime Minister inaugurated the first phase of the ‘Shri Mahakal Lok’ corridor in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh.After Vishwanath temple in Varanasi and the Kedarnath shrine in Uttarakhand, Mahakal temple is the third ‘jyotirlinga’ site to see a major upliftment exercise.The Rs 800-crore Mahakal corridor is four times the size of the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor.Q .What is the Shri Mahakal Lok Corridor?A. About:Mahakal M... Read More...

  Oct 30, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in news?A. The G4 nations have said that the Intergovernmental Negotiations on UN Security Council reform are constrained by a lack of openness and transparency.Q. Who are the G4 Countries?A. The G4 nations, comprising Brazil, Germany, India, and Japan are four countries which support each other’s bids for permanent seats on the United Nations Security Council.Their primary aim is the permanent member seats on the Security Council.Each of these four countries have figured among the elected non-permanent members of... Read More...

  Oct 30, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in news?A. The Union Home Minister has inaugurated the National Automated Fingerprint Identification System (NAFIS).Q. What is NAFIS?A. NAFIS is developed by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) at the Central Fingerprint Bureau (CFPB) in New Delhi.The project is a country-wide searchable database of crime- and criminal-related fingerprints.The web-based application functions as a central information repository by consolidating fingerprint data from all states and Union Territories.In April this year, Madhya Pradesh became the first state in ... Read More...

  Oct 29, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in news ?A. Scientists Carolyn R. Bertozzi, Morten Meldal and K. Barry Sharpless won the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry on for discovering reactions that let molecules snap together to create desired compounds and that offer insight into cell biology.Q. What the scientists worked on?A. Sharpless came up with the term ‘Click Chemistry’ and worked extensively on it,Meldal came up with a special chemical structure called ‘Triazole’ which has many significant applications, andBertozzi took the next step of... Read More...

  Oct 29, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in news?A. Many states have outlawed firecrackers and mandated the production, sale, and usage of only green firecrackers in light of Diwali’s impending arrival and the air pollution crisis.Q. What are green crackers?A. Green Crackers are fireworks that are healthy to the environment and can lessen the air pollution that conventional firecrackers produce.The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) created these.These green crackers, designed by the National Environmental and Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), a CSIR lab, contain fl... Read More...

  Oct 28, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in news?A. Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) is now being done simultaneously in Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Odisha and Meghalaya.PDNA is now being used to evaluate the financial and social cost of local disasters in eight states in India.These states all experienced severe flooding in the last few months.The results of these assessments are likely to come out next month.Q. What is PDNA?A. PDNA is an internationally accepted methodology for determining the physical damages, economic losses,... Read More...

  Oct 28, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed a penalty of Rs. 936.44 crores on Alphabet-owned Google for “abusing its dominant position” in markets related to the Android mobile device ecosystem.Q. What is the Issue?A. The CCI ordered an investigation into Google Unfair Business Practices in 2019 after consumers complained about Android-based smartphones.The allegations against Google were based on two agreements between Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) of Android OS and Google —  Read More...

  Oct 27, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the Blue Flag certification has been accorded to two new beaches - Minicoy Thundi Beach and Kadmat Beach- both in Lakshadweep.This takes the number of beaches certified under the Blue Flag certification to 12.Q. What is Blue Flag Certification?A. About:It is an internationally recognised eco-label that is accorded based on 33 criterias. These criterias are divided into 4 major heads namely,Environmental education... Read More...

  Oct 27, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. Indian plans to expand its regional satellite navigation system NavIC (Navigation in Indian Constellation), to increase its use in the civilian sector and ships, aircraft travelling far from the country's borders.Q. What is NavIC?A. About:NavIC or the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) is designed with a constellation of 7 satellites and a network of ground stations operating 24×7.There are a total of eight satellites however only seven remain active.Three satellites in geostati... Read More...

  Oct 26, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the head of a political party asked the central government to put pictures of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesh on currency notes in order to bring “prosperity” to the country.Q. Who is involved in the Design and Issuance of Indian Bank Notes and Coins?A. About:The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the Central Government decide the changes in the design and form of bank notes and coins.Any change in design of a currency note has to be&n... Read More...

  Oct 26, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, global leaders confirmed USD 2.6 billion in funding toward the Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s (GPEI) 2022-2026 Strategy to end polio at the World Health Summit in Berlin.Q. What is the World Health Summit?A. The World Health Summit is an international health conference.WHS 2022 aimed to strengthen exchange, stimulate innovative solutions to health challenges, position global health as a key political issue and promote a global health c... Read More...

  Oct 25, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. Emphasising sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth while preserving the ecosystem's health, the Defence Minister of India during the 18th Heads of Asian Coast Guard Agencies Meeting (HACGAM) in New Delhi said India stands for open and rule-based maritime borders in Indo-Pacific.Q. What is the Heads of Asian Coast Guard Agencies Meeting (HACGAM)?A. It is an apex level forum facilitating the congregation of all the major Coast Guard Agencies of the Asian region, it was established in 2004.It is a  Read More...

  Oct 25, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the Prime Minister of India has dedicated 75 Digital Banking Units (DBU) across 75 districts to the nation.As part of the Union budget speech for 2022-23, the Finance Minister announced setting up the 75 DBUs in 75 districts to commemorate our country's 75 years of independence.Q. What are Digital Banking Units?A. About:A Digital Banking Unit is a specialised fixed point business unit or hub, ... Read More...

  Oct 24, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) helped compensating 20-80% of the income loss incurred because of the Covid-19 induced lockdown, as per a study conducted by Azim Premji University across four states (Bihar, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh).However, 39% of the surveyed households didn’t get a single day of work in the Covid-19 year due tolack of adequate works being sanctioned/opened.Q. What is MGNREGA? Read More...

  Oct 24, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will soon commence limited pilot launches of e-rupee (e`), or Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) or digital rupee, for specific use cases.It has hinted at two broad categories for the use of e-rupee — retail and wholesale — for various transactions.Q. What is e-rupee?A. Definition: RBI defines the CBDC as the digital form of currency notes is... Read More...

  Oct 23, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in news?A.The Election Commission of India announced the date for Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections 2022.  Hence the model code of conduct comes into picture.Q. What is Model Code of Conduct?A. It is a set of guidelines issued by ECI to regulate political parties and candidates prior to elections.The rules range from issues related to speeches, polling day, polling booths, portfolios, content of election manifestos, processions and general conduct, so that free and fair elections are conducted.Q. When does it come into effect? Read More...

  Oct 23, 2022   Current Affairs