Yearly Archives: 2020


Black holes are perhaps the most enigmatic objects in the Universe. • A black hole harbours a singularity at its centre, where all known physical laws break down. This singularity is clothed by an event horizon – an imaginary surface that prevents anything, including light, from escaping it. Albert Einstein’s …

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Context: Rafale aircraft formally inducted into Indian Air Force in the presence of Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh and Ms Florence Parly, Ministere of Armed Forces of France; The Rafale is a twin-jet fighter aircraft able to operate from both an aircraft carrier and a shore base. The fully versatile …

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Context: Indigenous device developed by SCTIMST of Dept of S&T can help prevent blood clot in deep vein and lowers cost of saving life threatening conditions. A team from Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum (SCTIMST), an autonomous institute of the Department of Science and Technology, …

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Science and Technology

GS-3 8.INDUCTION OF INDIGENOUS BRIDGING SYSTEM INTO THE INDIAN ARMY In close coordination with the private industry and DRDO, the Indian Army has inducted three sets of 10-metre short span bridges. IMPORTANT POINTS: The equipment will meet the important requirement of providing mobility to own forces by speedy bridging of …

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Indian Economy and Issues

GS-3 6.CABINET APPROVES INDUSTRIAL CORRIDOR NODES AT KRISHNAPATNAM AND TUMAKURU UNDER CBIC SIGNIFICANT POINTS: Cabinet has approved Industrial Corridor nodes at Krishnapatnam and Tumakuruunder Chennai Bengaluru Industrial Corridor (CBIC). Multi Modal Logistics Hub & Multi Modal Transport Hub (MMTH) at Greater Noida was also approved. The approved proposals have a …

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Disaster and disaster management

GS-3 2. ATMOSPHERIC AND CLIMATE RESEARCH-MODELLING OBSERVING SYSTEMS AND SERVICES (ACROSS) SIGNIFICANT POINTS: ACROSS scheme pertains to the atmospheric science programs of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES). It addresses different aspects of weather and climate services, which includes warnings for cyclone, storm surges, heatwaves, thunderstorms, etc. The ACROSS scheme …

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Services Relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

GS-2 4. CLEAR CONNECTION The termination charge for wireless to wireless domestic calls has been zeroed from January 1, 2021 onwards. Until now operators paid Interconnection Usage Charges (IUC) of 6 paise per minute on mobile calls. INTERCONNECTION USAGE CHARGES: Interconnection Usage Charges (IUC) is a charge paid by the …

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