PMLA: Combating Money Laundering and Financial Crimes


Concept : The Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), enacted by the Indian government, targets money laundering and associated financial offenses. Enacted in 2002, the PMLA aims to prevent and control money laundering activities and confiscate proceeds of crime derived from illicit activities. Key Provisions: Offences and Penalties: The PMLA …

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UNHRC – Council for Preventing Human Rights Violations


  Concept: The UNHRC is a subsidiary body of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) responsible for promoting and protecting human rights worldwide. It was established in 2006, replacing the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR), with the aim of addressing the shortcomings of its predecessor and enhancing the …

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Agni Prime Ballistic Missile: Forefront of India’s Defence by DRDO

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TABLE OF CONTENTS News Concept Understanding Ballistic Missiles News: The new generation ballistic missile Agni-Prime was successfully flight-tested by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) along with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) from the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha Concept : The Agni Prime …

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A heat wave is a high temperature condition that can be lethal to the human body. Quantitatively, it is characterised by temperature thresholds over a region in terms of actual temperature or deviation from normal. Criterion for declaring heat wave A heat wave is defined as a maximum temperature of …

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Security Changes in the Parliament After, the Security Breach

  A day after two men leaped from the visitors’ gallery into the Lok Sabha chamber, leading to a serious security breach, the Parliament building was devoid of sound on Thursday. no selfie-takers no MPs offering sound bites no throngs of people mingling around its premises. Visitors were strictly prohibited, …

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Seize exotic species

Syllabus: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate Context Chennai Air Customs officials seized 14 ball pythons, 30 blue iguanas, four fiery squirrels at the airport on Monday. A passenger who arrived from Bangkok carried them. Officials seized the animals under the Customs Act and Wildlife Protection Acts. The …

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18 dead as rail bridge collapses in Mizoram

Syllabus: Security and Disaster Management Context A railway bridge under construction over the Kurung river in Mizoram collapsed on Wednesday, killing at least 18 workers. Pillars intact According to the Railway Ministry, the girder was designed by the Paris-headquartered STUP Consultants and proof-checked by experts from the Indian Institute of …

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DRDO drone crashes in Karnataka

Syllabus: Security Why in NEWS An unmanned testing aircraft of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) crashed on a farmland in Chitradurga district of Karnataka on Sunday. No one was injured. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is the premier agency under …

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