ChinmayaIAS Academy - Current Affairs

How to make Urea more efficient as a fertilizer

TOPICS COVERED: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. Context: Recently, Prime Minister of India officially launched ‘Urea Gold’ fertiliser. What are fertilisers? Any material of natural or synthetic origin mixed with soil or apply to plant tissues to provide plant nutrients is fertiliser. Some of the fertilisers are urea, Di-ammonium phosphate(DAP) and Muriate of Potash. About Urea …

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Three bills to overhaul India’s Criminal Justice system

TOPICS COVERED: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary—Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity. Context: Union Home Minister introduced three bills in the Lok Sabha to replace the Indian Penal Code, Code of Criminal Procedure and …

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Luna 25 vs Chandrayaan 3

TOPICS COVERED: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. Context: Russia’s Luna 25 could land on the moon days before Chandrayaan-3 Key details: Luna-25 was launched almost a month after the launch of Chandrayaan-3. It will reach before Chandrayan-3 because the …

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National Medical Commission’s new guidelines

TOPICS COVERED: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Context:  These are some of the guidelines for the professional conduct of registered doctors of modern medicine recently notified by the ethics and medical registration board under the country’s apex …

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How to make Urea more efficient as a fertiliser, and why that’s needed

Context: Fortification of urea, DAP and other commodity fertilisers with micronutrients is the way forward for boosting crop yields and maximising the use efficiency of imported nutrients. PM officially launched ‘Urea Gold’ fertiliser – developed by the state-owned Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Ltd (RCF) – urea fortified with sulphur. Normal …

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Hawaii wildfires

Hawaiian island of Maui   one of the deadliest US wildfires in recent years – burnt through multiple neighborhoods, including the historic town of Lahaina burned first in vegetation and then rapidly spread into populated areas – drought conditions prevailed in the island – Strong wind and low humidity strengthened …

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Launch of F Y – 3024 (VINDHYAGIRI) ON 17 August 2023

Syllabus: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate. Context Vindhya Giri, a Project 17A Frigate, will be launched by the Hon’ble President of India Smt. Droupadi Murmu, at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited, Kolkata on 17 Aug 23. Vindhya Giri Vindhya giri, named after the mountain range in …

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Manipur officials told to quit social media groups

Syllabus: Internal Security Why in NEWS Amid reports that the bureaucracy and the police are split on ethnic lines in Manipur, the State government has asked officials to quit formal and informal groups on social media platforms that further “separatist, anti-national, communal and divisive agendas”. Manipur Conflict The Manipur conflict …

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