Why is Maharashtra witnessing another spike in Covid-19 cases?

Why is Maharashtra witnessing another spike in Covid-19 cases? Q. What is the news? With the coronavirus number showing an increasing trend over the last two weeks, Maharashtra has reintroduced some restrictions on the assembly and movement of people. The state government has warned that it could even bring back the lockdown if it was felt necessary. Q. WhatContinue reading “Why is Maharashtra witnessing another spike in Covid-19 cases?”

Shubhra Ranjan IAS Study Prelims 2019 Tests

Download Shubhra Ranjan Prelims 2019 Tests Shubhra Ranjan Prelims 2019 Tests 1 Shubhra Ranjan Prelims 2019 Tests 2 Shubhra Ranjan Prelims 2019 Tests 3 Shubhra Ranjan Prelims 2019 Tests 4 Shubhra Ranjan Prelims 2019 Tests 5 Shubhra Ranjan Prelims 2019 Tests 6 Shubhra Ranjan Prelims 2019 Tests 7 Shubhra Ranjan Prelims 2019 Tests 8 ShubhraContinue reading “Shubhra Ranjan IAS Study Prelims 2019 Tests”

Any attempt by an institution to withhold information from its stakeholders should invite strict censure. Do you agree?

No, I do not completely agree. There may be situations where information would need to be withheld for larger public interest. Such circumstances can arise when the matter concerns: i. Preserving national security e.g. it would be wrong for the media to relay live coverage of a terror attack while the operation is still in progress,Continue reading “Any attempt by an institution to withhold information from its stakeholders should invite strict censure. Do you agree?”

Biofilms

Biofilms: A biofilm is an assemblage of microbial cells that is irreversibly associated (not removed by gentle rinsing) with a surface and enclosed in a matrix of primarily polysaccharide material. Van Leeuwenhoek, using his simple microscopes, first observed microorganisms on tooth surfaces and can be credited with the discovery of microbial biofilms. Microorganisms that formContinue reading “Biofilms”

About the Direct Benefit Transfer

The program aims to transfer subsidies directly to the people through their bank accounts. Crediting subsidies directly into bank accounts help reduce leakages, delays, etc. DBT has now extended to most of the government schemes. DBT has two components: Subsidy: When a government meets a part of the cost of providing a good or service to aContinue reading “About the Direct Benefit Transfer”

CITES ( Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora)

CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. Today, it accords varying degrees of protection to more than 35,000 species of animals and plants, whether they are tradedContinue reading “CITES ( Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora)”

Everything about CORAL BLEACHING:

CORAL BLEACHING: Bleaching occurs when abnormal environmental conditions, such as warmer sea temperatures, cause corals to expel tiny photosynthetic algae, draining them of their colour. When water is too warm, corals will expel the algae (zooxanthellae) living in their tissues causing the coral to turn completely white. This is called coral bleaching. Algae are vitalContinue reading “Everything about CORAL BLEACHING:”

Market Stabilization Bond

MSS bonds bear an interest rate that can boost banks’ income. This incentivizes banks to participate effectively in demonetization drive. MSS as SLR bonds: MSS bonds can also be used to calculate banks’ mandatory bond holding. MSS bonds does not increase Government’s fiscal deficit. According to CRISIL, the stock of G-secs with the RBI, necessaryContinue reading “Market Stabilization Bond”

NABARD

NABARD: It is an apex development and specialized bank established on 12 July 1982 by an act by the parliament of India. Its main focus is to uplift rural India by increasing the credit flow for elevation of agriculture & rural non farm sector. It was established based on the recommendations of the Committee setContinue reading “NABARD”

International Organizations: UNHRC

It is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe and for addressing situations of human rights violations and make recommendations on them. It meets at the UN Office at Geneva. The Council is made up of 47 United Nations Member StatesContinue reading “International Organizations: UNHRC”

Electoral Reforms : NOTA

NOTA – None of the Above NOTA is designed to allow the voter to indicate disapproval of all of the candidates in a voting system. It is based on the principle that consent requires the ability to withhold consent in an election, just as they can by voting no on ballot questions. The Supreme CourtContinue reading “Electoral Reforms : NOTA”