Mains Articles

The Anthropocene Epoch: Definition, Significance, and Controversies | UPSC

Anthropocene Epoch: Meaning and Debates Context: Scientists recently proposed to formalise an ‘Anthropocene Epoch’ on the geologic time scale, triggering several debates. Analysis Background The Geologic Time Scale is the “calendar” for events in Earth history. All 4.6 billion years of Earth’s history are split into—in descending order of duration—Eons, Eras, Periods, Epochs and Ages

The Anthropocene Epoch: Definition, Significance, and Controversies | UPSC Read More »

Virtual Reality Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality | UPSC

Virtual Reality vs. Augmented Reality vs. Mixed Reality Context: When Apple unveiled its Vision Pro in June 2023, it called the device a “revolutionary spatial computer”. It also told the developers to call their apps ‘spatial computing apps’ — not augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), or mixed reality (MR) apps. But most tech enthusiasts

Virtual Reality Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality | UPSC Read More »

Planetary Boundaries Framework: Concept and Significance | UPSC

Planetary Boundaries Framework: Concept and Significance Context: The 2024 Tyler Prize for environmental achievement was awarded to Johan Rockstrom for his pioneering work in the development of the Planetary Boundaries Framework. He had led the team of international researchers who originated the planetary Boundary Framework in 2009. The prestigious Tyler Prize is often described as

Planetary Boundaries Framework: Concept and Significance | UPSC Read More »

Model Code of Conduct (MCC) Explained: Features and Significance | UPSC

Model Code of Conduct (MCC): Features and Significance Context: The Election Commission of India has announced the dates of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The Model Code of Conduct, which bars the government in power from announcing any new policy decisions, comes into effect immediately after the announcement. Analysis What is MCC? Article 324 of

Model Code of Conduct (MCC) Explained: Features and Significance | UPSC Read More »

Scroll to Top