Tag Archives: GS Paper – 1

12th January 2021

SC ‘intends’ to stay farm laws The Supreme Court on Monday said it intended to stay the implementation of the controversial agricultural laws. It also proposed to form an independent committee chaired by a former Chief Justice of India to “amicably resolve” the stand-off between the protesting farmers and the Union government. A three-judge Bench […]

11th January 2021

Arunachal harbours a vanadium source Recently, Geological Survey of India (GSI) has carried out exploration in palaeo-proterozoic carbonaceous phyllite rocks in the Depo and Tamang areas of Papum Pare district in Arunachal Pradesh and placed this eastern Himalayan State on the vanadium map of the country. Now, this state likely to become India’s prime producer […]

10th January 2021

Looking for lithium toehold, India finds a small deposit in Karnataka Recently, the Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research (AMD), an arm of the Department of Atomic Energy, has shown the presence of 1,600 tonnes of lithium resources in the igneous rocks of the Marlagalla-Allapatna region of Karnataka’s Mandya district. The find in Mandya […]

9th January 2021

Draft Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy As India and the world reorient in the present context of the COVID-19 crisis, a new Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy (STIP) was initiated at this crucial juncture during mid-2020. Government’s Philosophy behind STI Policy Unlike previous STI policies which were largely top-driven in formulation, the 5th national […]

8th January 2021

New Industrial Development Scheme for Jammu & Kashmir Recently, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the proposal of Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade for New Industrial Development Scheme for Jammu & Kashmir. The development of reorganization of Jammu & Kashmir into UT of Jammu & Kashmir under the J&K Reorganisation […]

7th January 2021

Solidarity and Stability Deal Recently, the Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince has said that the Gulf States had signed Solidarity and Stability Deal. Qatar has remained under an air, land and sea embargo imposed by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt since 2017. The Saudi-led bloc also severed diplomatic relations with the gas-rich […]

6th January 2021

Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog (RKA) Recently, the Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog (RKA) has come out with a noble initiative of making Study materials about Cow Science available and conduct “Kamdhenu Gau-Vigyan Prachar-Prasar Examination”. Highlights It is the first-ever exam of this kind which will be held annually. The students of primary, secondary and college levels and general […]

5th January 2021

National Metrology Conclave Recently, the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has delivered inaugural address at the National Metrology Conclave 2021. Key Highlights of National Metrology Conclave 2021 The Conclave was organised by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Physical Laboratory (CSIR-NPL). The theme of the conclave is ‘Metrology for the Inclusive Growth of the Nation’. […]

4th January 2021

Kochi-Mangaluru Natural Gas Pipeline Recently, the Prime Minister has decided to dedicate the Kochi-Mangaluru Natural Gas Pipeline to the nation. Kochi-Mangaluru Natural Gas Pipeline It is a 450 km long pipeline which has been built by GAIL (India) Ltd. It has transportation capacity of 12 Million Metric Standard Cubic Metres per day. It will carry […]

3rd January 2021

203rd Anniversary of the Bhima-Koregaon Battle The victory pillar (also known as Ranstambh or Jaystambh) in Bhima-Koregaon village (Pune district of Maharashtra) celebrated the 203rd anniversary of the Bhima-Koregaon battle of 1818 on 1st January, 2021. In 2018, incidents of violent clashes between Dalit and Maratha groups were registered during the celebration of the 200th […]