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Genetically Modified Crop

Genetically modified (GM) crops, also known as transgenic crops, are plants that have had their genetic makeup altered in a way that doesn’t occur naturally. This is done through techniques like gene insertion, removal, or modification using genetic engineering tools. What are they? Crops with their DNA deliberately altered to …

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International Labour Organisation (ILO)

ILO World Employment and Social Outlook A report titled “World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends (W International Labour Organisation)” was recently released by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). About: It was designed to represent the idea that social justice must be the foundation of any long-lasting, global peace when …

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Fog

Formation: The air near the surface cools at night as a result of the land surface cooling. Fog forms when water vapour in the air condenses because cooler air cannot hold as much moisture as warmer air. Early in the morning, when the temperature is at its lowest, fog starts …

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Anti-Defection Law

Purpose – Prevent lawmakers from defecting politically. By virtue of the 52nd Amendment Act of 1985, the Tenth Schedule—also referred to as the Anti-Defection Act—was added to the constitution. It establishes the guidelines for disqualifying elected officials for defecting to a different political party. if a legislator or political party member …

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Project Tiger

Background:  In Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand, Project Tiger was first launched on April 1, 1973, with the goal of saving tigers. By adding enabling provisions to the Wild Life (Protection) Act of 1972 through an amendment known as the Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Act of 2006, Project Tiger …

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