Oscar Awards

Context : Three Indian movies have made it to various lists in the Oscar nominations announced Tuesday evening — All That Breathes in the Documentary Feature Film category, The Elephant Whisperers in the Best Documentary Short Film category, and ‘Naatu Naatu’ from RRR in the Original Song category. About Oscar Awards Oscar Nomination Process GOLD STATUETTE Indians who have won the Oscars Recipients   Category   Year  Bhanu Athaiya  Best … Read more

Purse Siene Fishing

Context: The Supreme Court allowed purse seine fishing outside the territorial waters of Tamil Nadu. Background of the Case Tamil Nadu’s objection Opinion of the expert panel What is purse seine fishing? Advantages of Purse seine fishing Concerns or issues related to Purse seine fishing

INS Vagir

Context : The fifth Scorpene class conventional submarine was commissioned into the Indian Navy as INS Vagir in the presence of Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R. Hari Kumar at Naval Dockyard Mumbai on Monday. The sixth and last of the French-origin Scorpène-class submarines being built in India under technology transfer is currently undergoing sea-trials … Read more

National Export Cooperative Society

Context: Nano fertilizers produced by IFFCO and dairy products from Amul will be among the first few products that are expected to be exported by the first-ever National Export Co-operative Society that was approved by the Union Cabinet on January 11. The Society’s registration will be complete in the next few days and the first … Read more

Remote Electronic Voting Machine

Context: The Election Commission of India (ECI) could not demonstrate a prototype of its new Remote Electronic Voting Machine (RVM), which would allow domestic migrants to vote in national and regional elections after the Opposition raised concerns about the logistical and administrative challenges to remote voting. The Congress had earlier urged the poll body to … Read more

National Disaster

Context: Responding to the Supreme Court’s decision of refusing to entertain a petition seeking to declare the Joshimath crisis as ‘national disaster’, and asking the petitioners to approach the Uttarakhand High Court, Atul Sati, convener of the Joshimath Bachao Sangharsh Samiti, said that his ‘apprehension’ was proved true. What is national disaster? How can any … Read more

District Mineral Foundation

Context: The Meghalaya State’s Revenue Minister, Kyrmen Shylla unveiled East Jaintia Hills district’s first Astroturf arena on the outskirts of Khliehriat.  About the News  What is District Mineral Foundation (DMF)?  What is Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana (PMKKKY)?  What is Rat Hole Mining? 

Caste Based Census

Context : A multi-party meeting held in Bihar on Wednesday unanimously decided to start the caste-based census very soon. What is the caste census? Caste census means inclusion of caste-wise tabulation of population in the Census exercise. From 1951 to 2011, every census in India has published the population of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, … Read more

Gallantry Awards

Context : Jammu and Kashmir Police constable Altaf Hussain Bhat and Group Captain Varun Singh of the India Air Force (IAF) were posthumously awarded the Kirti Chakra and the Shaurya Chakra posthumously by President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday. Wartime gallantry awards Param Vir Chakra — Highest military award, equivalent to the Victoria Cross (which was replaced once India gained … Read more

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