UPSC current affairs

17 Jun | UPSC Current Affairs: Teesta River, DHIS, Binsar Sanctuary, IEDs, Planet Nine & More

UPSC GS 1 Teesta River News: West Bengal’s Kalimpong is facing widespread devastation due to heavy rains that caused flooding in the Teesta River. Definition:  The Teesta River, a tributary of the Jamuna River (Brahmaputra River), flows through India and Bangladesh. Origin: The river originates as Chhombo Chhu from a glacial lake, Khangchung Chho, at […]

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15 Jun | UPSC Current Affairs: Satnamis, NCISM, NHIT, Arabian Oryx, Kavli Prize & More

UPSC GS 1 Satnamis News:  A huge mob from the Satnami community has been protesting in Chhattisgarh.  Origin and Meaning of “Satnamis”: The term “Satnamis” denotes those who believe in a God whose name is ‘truth’. Community Background: The Satnamis constitute a significant group within Chhattisgarh’s 11% Scheduled Caste (SC) population, believed to have roots

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14 Jun | UPSC Current Affairs: Ramprasad Bismil, Lipulekh Pass, GAAR, Vidyut Rakshak & More

UPSC GS 1 Ram Prasad Bismil News:   Birth anniversary celebrated recently on June 11.  Early Life: Ram Prasad Bismil Born in 1897 in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Joined the Arya Samaj at a young age.  Ideology and Actions: Advocated revolutionary methods for India’s freedom struggle, contrasting with Gandhian principles. Involved in distributing prohibited literature during

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13 Jun | UPSC Current Affairs: Sarod, Crete Island, Lok Sabha Speaker Powers & More

UPSC GS 1 Sarod News: The Sarod maestro Rajeev Taranath recently passed away. Instrument Type: Sarod is a stringed instrument belonging to the lute family, highly esteemed in Hindustani classical music. Accompaniment: It is commonly accompanied by tabla (drums) and tambura (drone lute). Historical Evolution: Originating as an adaptation of the Afghan rabab, it arrived

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11 Jun | UPSC Current Affairs: Mount Fuji, PR Systems, Health Claims, Security, Green Energy & More

UPSC GS 1 Mount Fuji News: A town in Japan is taking steps to stop tourists from causing trouble while attempting to capture the perfect picture of Mount Fuji. Overview of Mount Fuji:  Mount Fuji is the tallest peak in Japan, soaring to an elevation of 3,776 meters.  Situated approximately 100 kilometers west of Tokyo,

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3 May | UPSC Current Affairs | GS 2: Eggshell Skull Rule (Thin Skull Rule)

Eggshell Skull Rule (Thin Skull Rule) News: The Supreme Court has rejected application of ‘eggshell skull’ rule in a case. Origin: The Vosburg v. Putney case in 1891 is often cited as a foundational case for establishing this legal principle. Eggshell Skull Rule: The eggshell skull rule is a legal principle used in civil cases.

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18 APR | UPSC Current Affairs | GS 3: Understanding Lake Kariba

Lake Kariba News: Water levels at Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe have dropped dramatically because of the latest El Nino drought. Lake Kariba: It’s known as the largest man-made lake and reservoir worldwide. It is situated on the Zambia-Zimbabwe border and located 200 kilometers downstream from Victoria Falls. Formed in the 1950s due to the construction

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11 APR – UPSC Current Affairs: Jenu Kuruba, Mangal Pandey, Solar Eclipse | GS Paper 1

Jenu Kuruba Community (Kattunayakkars – King of the forest) News: Jenu Kuruba Community in Mysuru got power connection 75 years after independence. Jenu Kuruba Community: The Jenu Kuruba community is a traditional honey gathering tribe. It is among the original inhabitants of the forests of the Western Ghats that stretch over Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil

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UPSC: Must-Know Facts (Geophysics, Economy, Current Affairs) – 22 Mar 2024

GS Paper 1 Battle of Okinawa News: The United States has returned twenty-two historic artifacts to Japan that were looted following the Battle of Okinawa during World War II. Battle of Okinawa:  The Battle of Okinawa, (April 1–June 21, 1945), World War II was a battle fought between U.S. and Japanese forces on Okinawa. The

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UPSC Explained: IEPFA, GII, HbA1C, T+0, Rice Bran & More

GS Paper 2 Investor Education  and  Protection Fund Authority (IEPFA) News: The IEPF Authority seeks stakeholder feedback to refine, expedite and accelerate its claims settlement procedure. Background on IEPFA: Established in 2016 under provisions of section 125 of Companies Act, 2013, within the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. Objectives: Responsible for administering the Investor Education Protection

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