Magnetic North Pole shift – Geography

Magnetic North Pole shift Subject: Geography Sub-Topic: Geomorphology Earth’s north magnetic pole has been drifting so fast in the last few decades that scientists say that past estimates are no longer accurate enough for precise navigation. The magnetic north pole is wandering about 55 kilometers a year. It crossed the International Date Line in 2017, […]

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Contempt of Court: Meaning- Indian Polity

Contempt of Court: Meaning Subject: Indian Polity Sub-Topic: Judiciary Context: M Nageswara Rao, one of the top officers at the Central Bureau of Investigation, was found guilty of contempt for ordering the transfer of an officer investigating the sexual abuse of children at Bihar’s government-run shelter homes by the Supreme Court on. The judges fined […]

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Plastic and its impact on animals – Ecology and Environment

Plastic and its impact on animals Subject: Ecology and Environment Sub-Topic: Plastic pollution Plastic is everywhere not because it was always better than the natural materials it replaced, but because it was lighter and cheaper. Each year, the world produces around 340m tonnes of the stuff thus humankind has produced unfathomable quantities of plastic for […]

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Critical analysis of National Board for Wildlife

Critical analysis of National Board for Wildlife Subject: Ecology and Environment Sub-Topic: Environmental Governance Context India’s apex National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) has cleared 682 of the 687 projects (99.82%) that came up for scrutiny. NBWL is the agency charged with allowing forest land in Protected Areas to be diverted for industry. Only five projects […]

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Extradition Treaty in India -Polity and Governance

Extradition Treaty in India Subject: Polity and Governance Sub-Topic: Extradition Treaty  Context With the advent of globalization and increased interconnectivity, it has become less difficult for offenders in India to escape to foreign jurisdictions and avoid prosecution in the country. The recent case is related to Vijay Mallya. He has been declared as fugitive economic […]

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Election Commission New Instructions Related to Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail

Election Commission New Instructions Related to Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail Subject:  Indian Polity Sub-Topic Electoral Reforms Context Learning its lessons after the last round of state elections when political controversies erupted over instances of EVMs and VVPATs being found in hotels, homes and on a highway, the Election Commission has instructed states to track […]

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Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018 – Indian Economy

Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018  Subject: Indian Economy Sub-Topic: Banking  Context The Union Cabinet has given approval to introduce the banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Ordinance. Objective of the Bill The bill is aimed at tackling the menace of illicit deposit taking activities in the country. Companies/ institutions running such schemes exploit existing […]

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Indelible Ink- Science and Technology

Subject: Science and Technology Sub-Topic: Indelible ink Context: Delhi-based National Physical Laboratory (NPL) to replace indelible ink with invisible ink used during the election process. About the Project: The NPL prepared the ‘invisible ink’ as part of a pilot project mooted by the Mysore Paints and Varnish Ltd. (MVPL) The MVPL, a Karnataka government company, […]

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Role of Lieutenant Governor in Administration of UTs

Role of Lieutenant Governor in Administration of UTs Subject: Indian Polity Sub-Topic: Union Territories Context The ongoing power tussle between the Lt. Governor and the elected government of Puducherry has raised questions regarding the limitations on the authority of Lt. Governor in the administration of an UT where elected government exists. Recently, Puducherry Lt Governor […]

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