Yearly Archives: 2023


Dye named for a country with a colour associated with denim – Ans: Indigo   Reddish-purple dye secreted by Muricidae molluscs – Ans: Tyrian purple   Dye whose name comes from Sanskrit for “made by worms” – Ans: Kermes

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Cabinet nod for 7 rail connectivity projects worth ₹32,500

Syllabus: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. Context With a view to improving rail connectivity and ease travel for commuters, the Union Cabinet approved seven railway projects estimated at around ₹32,500 crore. About the Project Spanning 35 districts in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Odisha, Jharkhand, …

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PM e-bus Sewa scheme getting investment from Central

Syllabus: Investment models, Government budgeting Why in NEWS The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a scheme to add 10,000 e-buses to city bus services across the country, and to shore up urban infrastructure under green mobility initiatives with a focus on cities having no organised bus services. PM e-bus Sewa …

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12th Report on States/UTs performance on CPGRAMS released by DARPG for the month of July, 2023

Syllabus: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures. Context The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) released the Centralized Public Grievance Redressal and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS) 12th monthly report for States …

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Why is Bihar’s caste-based survey facing legal challenges?

Syllabus: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. THE GIST The Supreme Court is set to hear on August 18, petitions challenging the Patna High Court’s verdict upholding the Bihar government’s ongoing caste survey. The Census conducted at the beginning of every …

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‘Vishwakarma scheme will aid 30 lakh artisan families’

Syllabus: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. Why in NEWS Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approves the scheme with an outlay of …

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SC unveils handbook to eliminate gender stereotypes from law.

Syllabus: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Why in NEWS Career woman, fallen woman, faithful or obedient wife, eve-teasing, hermaphrodite: the Supreme Court has identified these words and many others as gender-unjust terms which are often heard in Indian courts. Indian Judiciary Handbook The Indian Judiciary …

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Lake Titicaca

Syllabus: World Geography Context Dipping water levels About the Lake In the Andes on the border between Bolivia and Peru. Highest of the world’s large lakes, world’s highest navigable sea and largest in South America after Venezuela’s Lake Maracaibo Issues Within 25 cm of their all-time low record in 1996 …

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Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri

Syllabus: Art & Culture Why in NEWS Crack in the temple About the temple Called ‘Yamanika Tirtha’ and ‘White pagoda’ One of the four dhamas i.e. Puri, Dwarika, Badrinath & Rameswar, in India Constructed by a famous king of Ganga Dynasty Ananta Varman Chodaganga Deva (12th CE) Kalinga architecture

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