ChinmayaIAS Academy - Current Affairs

28-ft Nataraja sculpture

Context:  Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. Why in NEWS A 28-foot Nataraja statue, meant to be placed at the venue of the G-20 Leaders’ Summit to be held next month in New Delhi, was sent by road …

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Carlsen shows his class, tames Pragg to claim the crown

Magnus Carlsen came good when it mattered and stopped R. Praggnanandhaa 2.5-1.5 for his maiden World Cup title in Baku, in Azerbaijan. After the two classical games ended in draws, Carlsen won the first rapid game – Facing a must-win situation in the second game with black pieces, Praggnanandhaa, at …

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Chandrayaan 3 and other missions to moon

Other lunar missions this year Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) and Lunar Trailblazer from the U.S.. China’s lunar communication and navigation satellite constellation Japan’s Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) Other lunar missions next year Beresheet 2 from Israel S.’s Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) China’s Lunar Exploration Programme …

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Start-up AR4, Sodion ally to make sodium ion battery packs

AR4 Tech, a start-up in Coimbatore, has partnered Sodion Energy of Singapore to make sodium ion battery packs for domestic and export markets. The sodium-ion batteries, developed by Sodion, will be made into battery packs here. AR4 Tech will use the packs to convert existing petroleum vehicles (mainly two-wheelers) into …

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Japan releases water from Fukushima plant

Environmental conservation Context: Japan began releasing wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean. A big step in decommissioning the still highly dangerous site 12 years after one of the world’s worst nuclear accidents. Japan has repeatedly insisted the wastewater is treated and will be harmless backed by …

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India and the Northern Sea Route

Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. The story so far: Murmansk, popularly called the capital of the Arctic region and the beginning point of the Northern Sea Route (NSR), is witnessing the rising trend of Indian involvement in cargo traffic. In …

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Manipur victims before magistrates

Responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. Context Union Home Minister Amit Shah that the CBI would investigate cases connected to the violence, the agency has registered 27 cases so far. They include several alleged incidents of sexual assault on women victims. CBI CBI stands for Central Bureau of Investigation. It is …

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The committee selecting the CEC

Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. Story so far The Union government introduced a Bill in the Rajya Sabha that proposed that the selection panel for appointing the Election Commission, comprising the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and other Election Commissioners (ECs), will consist …

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