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Q. Why is this in News?A. According to a major study, the climate crisis has driven the world to the brink of multiple “disastrous” tipping points.Climate Tipping Points or CTPs are markers of a larger climate system which when triggered beyond a threshold, perpetuates warming on its own.Q. What are the New Findings of the Study?A. According to the Study, five dangerous tipping points may already have been passed due to the 1.1o C of global heating caused by humanity to date.These include the collapse of Greenland... Read More...

  Oct 22, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies (OPEC+) has decided to cut oil production by 2 million barrels per day (bpd).This is the largest cut since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.US legislation in May 2022 passed the No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels (NOPEC) bill, which is intended to protect US consumers and businesses from engineered oil spikes.Q. What are the Reasons for Slashing Production? Read More...

  Oct 22, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. The Changlang district administration has declared cultivation of large cardamom in the Namdapha National Park (NP) illegal.Q. What are the Key Points About Namdapha National Park?A. About:Namdapha is in fact the name of a river originating in the park and it meets Noa-Dehing river.The Noa-Dehing river, is a tributary of the Brahmaputra and flows in a North-South direction in the middle of the National Park.Climate:Enjoys the sub-tropical climate. The mountainous part has a... Read More...

  Oct 21, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the Union State Minister for Science and Technology stated that the Purple Revolution offers attractive StartUp avenues.The Ministry of Science and Technology initiated the Purple Revolution or Lavender Revolution in 2016 through the Aroma Mission of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).Q. What is Purple Revolution?A. About:It aims to promote the indigenous aromatic crop-b... Read More...

  Oct 21, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the Minister of Civil Aviation has inaugurated the 4th Heli-India Summit 2022 in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.Theme: Helicopters for Last Mile Connectivity.Q. What are the Highlights of the Summit?A. Announcing the achievements in the Civil Aviation sector, it was noted that the country had only 74 airports from 1947 to 2014, but it now has 141, with 67 added in the last seven years.It is proposed to build a civil enclave in Jammu and the Sri... Read More...

  Oct 20, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the Prime Minister declared Modhera, a village in the Mehsana district of Gujarat as India's first solar-powered village.Q. What are the Key Highlights of India’s First Solar Powered Village?A. About Modhera Village: Modhera is famous for its Sun temple, a protected ancient site, which is situated on the river Pushpavati. It was built by King Bhima-I of the Chalukya dynasty in 1026-27.The temple will acquire a 3-D projection facili... Read More...

  Oct 20, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. According to a recent study, Cold ocean currents have sheltered the Galápagos Islands from global warming.The islands are protected from an otherwise warming the Pacific Ocean by a cold, eastward equatorial ocean current.The equatorial undercurrent in the Pacific Ocean is bound to the equator by the force of the planet’s rotation. Under the ocean’s surface, a swift circulation of cold, nutrient-rich water flows from west to east.Q. What is Galapagos Archipelago?A. Location:  Read More...

  Oct 19, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. The Union Cabinet has approved the Multi-State Cooperative Societies (MSCS) Amendment Bill, 2022, which seeks to amend the Multi-State Cooperative Societies Act, 2002A new Ministry of Cooperation was formed in July 2021 with an objective to provide renewed impetus to the growth of Cooperative Sector.Q. What are the Changes Proposed in the Bill?A. The amendments seek to improve ease of doing business, bringing greater transparency and enhance governance.It has included provisions relating to representation of women and S... Read More...

  Oct 19, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in news?A. Oil prices rose about 1%, as OPEC+ members agreed to its deepest cuts to output since the 2020 COVID pandemic, despite a tight market and opposition to cuts from the United States and others.Q. What is OPEC+?A. The non-OPEC countries which export crude oil along with the 14 OPECs are termed as OPEC plus countries.OPEC plus countries include Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Brunei, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Oman, Russia, South Sudan, and Sudan.Saudi and Russia, both have been at the heart of a three-year alliance of oil producers known as OPEC Plus ... Read More...

  Oct 18, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in news?A.Since the establishment of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) regime in India under Section 135 of the Companies Act 2013, CSR spending in India has risen from RS.10,065 crore in 2014-15to Rs.24,865crore in 2020-21.But there is no data to verify whether this increase is commensurate with the increase in profits of Indian and foreign (having a registered arm in India) companies.Q. What is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)?A. Voluntary spending: Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a form of international private... Read More...

  Oct 18, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in news?A . A Varanasi district court has rejected the plea to conduct carbon-dating of the disputed structure known to have been found inside the premises of the Gyanvapi mosque.Q. What is Carbon Dating?A. Carbon dating, also called radiocarbon dating is method of age determination that depends upon the decay to nitrogen of radiocarbon (Carbon-14).This method was developed by the American physicist Willard F. Libby about 1946.Carbon-14 is continually formed in nature by the interaction of neutrons with nitrogen-14 in the Earth’s atmosphere. Read More...

  Oct 17, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the 2022 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel to Ben S. Bernanke, Douglas W. Diamond and Philip H. Dybvig “for research on banks and financial crises.”The 2021 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences was awarded in one half to Canadian-born David Card(labor economics) and the other half jointly to Israeli-American Joshua D Angrist and Dutc... Read More...

  Oct 17, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why in News?A. Recently, the World Bank released a report titled “Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2022: Correcting Course”.Q. What are the Findings of the Report?A. Global Poverty Reduction:Global poverty reduction has been slowing down since 2015 but the Covid pandemic and the war in Ukraine have completely reversed the outcomes.By 2015, the global extreme-poverty rate had been cut by more than half. Read More...

  Oct 16, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. The Ministry of Power is considering cutting coal supply to plants, which do not comply with biomass cofiring Norms.The Power Ministry in October 2021 had decreed that all thermal power plants ensure 5% compliance by October 2022.In 2020-21, only eight power plants had co-fired biomass pellets, and this number had risen to 39 recently.Q. What is Biomass Co-firing?A. About:Biomass co-firing is the practice of substituting a part of the fuel with biomass at coal thermal ... Read More...

  Oct 16, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations released a report on deforestation, livestock grazing and farmer field schools.FAO released the report at FAO-Global Landscapes Forum digital forum Transforming agrifood systems with forests.A Farmer Field School brings together a group of farmers, livestock herders or fisherfolk, to learn how to shift towards more sustainable production practices, by better understanding complex agro-ecosystems and by enhancing ecosystem services.Q... Read More...

  Oct 15, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. With the rapid growth of cities, water demand has exponentially increased. Even as aspirations cause people to migrate to urban areas, water depletion and scarcity remains a huge challenge staring at people’s faces in the near future.Q. What is the Need for a Holistic Water Management System?A. Around 35 % of India’s population lived in urban areas as of 2020, it is expected to double by 2050.In urban areas, only 45 % of the demand is met using groundwater resources. ... Read More...

  Oct 15, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. A Committee on Sustainable Finance, constituted by International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) submitted its report on Sustainable Finance suggesting development of the carbon market among others.Q. What is Sustainable Finance?A. Sustainable finance is defined as investment decisions that take into account the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors of an economic activity or project.Environmental factors include mitigation of... Read More...

  Oct 14, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, reorganization of 22 Standing Committees took place.Q .What are Committees of Parliament?A. About:A Parliamentary Committee is a panel of MPs that is appointed or elected by the House or nominated by the Speaker/Chairman.The committee works under the direction of the Speaker/chairman and it presents its report to the House or to the Speaker/chairman.Parliamentary Committees have their origins in the British Parliament.They draw their authority from Read More...

  Oct 14, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) celebrated its 81st Foundation Day.Q. What is CSIR?A. About: CSIR is the largest research and development (R&D) organisation in India. CSIR has a pan-India presence and has a dynamic network of 37 national laboratories, 39 outreach centres, 3 Innovation Complexes and 5 units.Established: September 1942Headquarters: New Delhi Read More...

  Oct 13, 2022   Current Affairs

Q. Why is this in news?A. Recently, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) celebrated its 18th Formation Day on 28thSeptember, 2022.Theme 2022: Volunteerism in Disaster Management.Q. What is NDMA?A. AboutThe National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is India’s apex statutory body for disaster management.The NDMA was formally constituted on 27th September 2006, by the Disaster Management Ac... Read More...

  Oct 13, 2022   Current Affairs