11th Century Jain Sculptures Discovered in Mysuru District

Syllabus: GS1/ Art and Culture



About Jainism



Different Sects:

Jain Scriptures: 

Impact and Contributions:

Source: TH

Visit of External Affairs Minister to Russia

Syllabus :GS 2/International Relations 

In News

Key Highlights of Visit 

Do you know ?
– The Kudankulam nuclear power plant, India’s largest, is being built in Tamil Nadu with the technical assistance of Russia
A. The construction began in March 2002. 
– Since February 2016, the first power unit of the Kudankulam NPP has been steadily operating at its design capacity of 1,000 MW.
– The plant is expected to start operating at full capacity in 2027

India-Russia ties

Emerging Issues 

Conclusion and Way Forward 


Arsenic and Fluoride Contamination

Syllabus: GS2/Health

In Context

Factors responsible for the Arsenic, Fluoride in Groundwater 

Health Concerns with Arsenic and Fluoride Contamination

Steps Taken by Government of India to curb Arsenic and Fluoride Contamination

Source: BS

ULFA Signs Peace Agreement with Govt.

Syllabus: GS3/Internal Security

In Context


About United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA)

Why has there been Insurgency in the North Eastern Region of India?

Impact of Insurgency 

Way Ahead

Source: HT

India’s Lithium Deal with Argentina

Syllabus: GS3/Economy/GS2/IR

In Context

About Lithium

Lithium Triangle

India and Lithium Triangle Countries (LTCs)


Source: TH

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan)

Syllabus: GS2/Government Policies and Interventions


Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan)

a) All institutional Landholders; and 

b) Farmer families in which one or more of its members belong to following categories:- 

i. Former and present holders of constitutional posts 

ii. Former and present ministers and former/present Members of Lok sabha/ Rajya sabha/ state Legislative Assemblies. 

iii. All serving or retired officers and employees of Central/ State Government

iv. All superannuated/retired pensioners Rs.10,000/-or more (Excluding multi Tasking employees)

v. Professionals like Doctors, Engineers’, Lawyers, Chartered Accountants, and Architects registered with Professional bodies


Measures needed:

Way Ahead:

Source: IE

News in Shorts

Index of Eight Core Industries (ICI)

Syllabus: GS3/ Economy

In Context


What is IIP data? 

Who releases Index of Industrial Production or IIP data?

Who uses IIP data?

– While the IIP is a monthly indicator, the Annual Survey of Industries (ASI) is the prime source of long-term industrial statistics. 
– The ASI is used to track the health of the industrial activity in the economy over a longer period. 
– The index is compiled out of a much larger sample of industries compared to IIP.

Source: PIB

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