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18 APR | UPSC Current Affairs | GS 1: Thiruvalluvar and Kerogen

Thiruvalluvar News: The BJP Party aims to establish Thiruvalluvar Cultural Centres across the globe to showcase India’s rich culture. Thiruvalluvar, commonly known as Valluvar, was an Indian poet and philosopher. Thiruvalluvar’s era and religious beliefs are subject to debate. Some suggest he lived in the 3rd or 4th century CE, while others propose a later […]

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17 APR | UPSC Current Affairs | Meghdoot Op & DUSTLIK Ex: UPSC Prelims Facts

Operation Meghdoot News: April 13th marked the 40th anniversary of Operation Meghdoot. Operation Meghdoot: Meghdoot was launched on 13 April 1984, when the Indian Army and Indian Air Force (IAF) advanced to the Siachen glacier to secure the heights dominating the Northern Ladakh region. The operation involved the airlifting of Indian Army soldiers by the

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17 APR | UPSC Current Affairs | GS 3: Cryogenics, Satellite, Radiotherapy, Universe and More

Cryogenics News: The researchers from Imperial College London have developed a new 3D printing technique using cryogenics. Definition: Cryogenics is the science of materials at temperatures below negative 153 degrees C. Cryogenics deals with thermal conditions in which gases such as hydrogen, nitrogen and the air in our atmosphere are liquid. Cryogenic Fluids: Cryogenics uses

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17 APR | UPSC Current Affairs | GS 1: Mahad Satyagraha, Pahariyas Tribe & Ringwoodite

Mahad Satyagraha News: The Mahad Satyagraha is considered to be the ‘foundational event’ of the Dalit movement. Mahad : It is a town located in the Raigad district, formerly known as Kolaba, in the North Konkan region of Maharashtra. It was a part of the former capital city of Shivaji’s Maharaj’s Maratha empire and is

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North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO): Origin and Mandate | UPSC

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO): Origin and Mandate | UPSC Context: Sweden has become the 32nd member of NATO – the U.S.-led defence alliance. The move to join the security alliance was precipitated by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Analysis After Finland joined last year, Sweden’s membership means all the countries surrounding the Baltic Sea,

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Andaman and Nicobar (A&N) Islands : Location, History and Significance | UPSC

Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Location, History and Significance | UPSC Introduction The realisation of the critical importance of ocean power, and the rapid enhancement in the capabilities of the Chinese People Liberation Army (PLA) Navy have brought a degree of seriousness to the imperative of developing Indian island territories in general, and the Andaman and

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16 APR | UPSC Current Affairs | GS 3: Must-Know Topics (Space Tourism, Renewables)

Space Tourism News: Entrepreneur and pilot Gopi Thotakura will become the first Indian to venture into space as a tourist on  mission of Blue Origin ((American Space startup). He will become the second Indian to venture into space after Indian Army’s Wing Commander Rakesh Sharma in 1984. Space Tourism: Space tourism, a burgeoning sector within

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16 APR | UPSC Current Affairs | GS 2: FSIB, ADB Explained

Financial Services Institutions Bureau (FSIB) News: FSIB recently recommended the name of SIDBI Chairman and Managing Director. Financial Services Institutions Bureau (FSIB): It’s a government body set up under the Department of Financial Services (DFS), Ministry of Finance. It replaced the Banks Board Bureau (BBB) that was declared an incompetent authority. Composition: FSIB is headed

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16 APR | UPSC Current Affairs | GS 1: Muria Tribe & Fort Emmanuel

Muria Tribe News: The Muria tribe from Chhattisgarh, now in Andhra Pradesh, faces the double challenge of losing their homes and struggling to get clean water. Location: Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh. Language: They speak Koya, a Dravidian language. Settlements: Muria settlements in Andhra Pradesh, referred to as ‘Gutti Koyas’ by native tribes, are home

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