GS-3 COVAXIN It is India’s only indigenous Covid-19 vaccine. Produced By: Developed by Bharat Biotech, Hyderabad in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research’s National Institute of Virology, Pune Constituents and Action: It is an inactivated vaccine which is developed by inactivating (killing) the live microorganisms that cause the disease. This destroys the ability of the pathogen to replicate, but keeps …Read More »
Daily Archives: March 2, 2021
Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment Disaster and disaster management.
GS-3 INDIA LIKELY TO MISS 2022 RENEWABLE ENERGY TARGET BY A LONG WAY Against its renewable energy target of 175 GW, India is lagging at around 93 GW. The main reason for the shortfall is solar power, where capacity addition and production is beset by issues pivoting around declining tariffs …Read More »
Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
GS-3 TAXATION OF SOVEREIGN GOLD BONDS Important points: Apart from the benefit of potential appreciation in gold prices, sovereign gold bonds offer a fixed interest of 2.5% on the invested amount. The twelfth issue of sovereign gold bonds priced at ₹4,662 per gram is open for subscription. Gold bonds are issued …Read More »
GS-2 INDIA’S HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE TO MADAGASCAR India is sending a consignment of 1,000 metric tonnes of rice and one lakh tablets of HCQ to Madagascar. This is in response to the urgent appeal made by Madagascar for international solidarity and assistance to deal with the humanitarian crisis in South of …Read More »
GS-3 GLOBAL BIO INDIA 2021 The second edition of Global Bio-India-2021 is being conducted by India virtually from New Delhi. The 3-day event will showcase the strength and opportunities of the India’s biotechnology sector at national level and to the global community. The theme for this year is “Transforming lives” with the …Read More »
GS-1 CHARIOT DISCOVERED IN POMPEII Archaeologists working at Pompeii have announced the discovery of a large ceremonial chariot. It was found with four wheels, its iron components, bronze and tin decorations, mineralised wood remains, and imprints of organic materials. Important points: It is likely that the chariot was used as …Read More »
GS-3 SWACHHTA SAARTHI FELLOWSHIP The Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India under its “Waste to Wealth” Mission launched the “SwachhtaSaarthi Fellowship” Important points: Aim of the fellowship to recognize students, community workers/self-help groups, and municipal/sanitary workers who are engaged in tackling the enormous challenge of …Read More »
Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes
GS-2 SUGAMYA BHARAT APP Union Minister for Social justice and Empowerment will virtually launch “Sugamya Bharat App” Important points: The App has been developed by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. Sugamya Bharat APP — a Crowdsourcing Mobile Application is …Read More »
GS-3 FARMER PRODUCER ORGANIZATIONS (FPOs) Union Ministers for Agriculture celebrated the first anniversary of the Central Sector Scheme on “Formation & Promotion of 10,000 Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs)”. Important points: The scheme was launched by Prime Minister on 29.02.2020 at Chitrakoot (Uttar Pradesh) with a budgetary provision of Rs 6865 …Read More »
Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times
GS-1 GEORGE’S ORTHODOX CHURCH The centuries-old St. George’s Orthodox Church at Cheppad in Kerala faced demolition for widening of National Highway 66, but is now set to become a Centrally-protected monument of national importance with Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) recognition. Important points: The church is one of the rarest …Read More »