25 JANUARY 2023

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Context: Hundreds of dead Olive Ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) have washed ashore along the coastline between Kakinada and Antarvedi in the Godavari region of Andhra Pradesh during the ongoing annual breeding season on the east coast. Relevance: Prelims, GS-III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Breeding […]

24 JANUARY 2023

Chargesheet and FIR Context: Recently, The Supreme Court held that chargesheets are not ‘public documents’ and enabling their free public access violates the provisions of the Criminal Code of Procedure as it compromises the rights of the accused, victim, and the investigation agencies. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: What is […]

23 JANUARY 2023

UNESCO World Heritage Sites Context: The Centre has decided to nominate Assam’s Charaideo Maidams — the Ahom equivalent of the ancient Egyptian pyramids — for the UNESCO World Heritage Site status this year. There is currently no World Heritage Site in the category of cultural heritage in the northeast. Relevance: GS-I: Art and Culture Dimensions […]

21 JANUARY 2023

Violation of Trademark Context: Recently, Delhi High Court ruled that a ‘sub’ is not only a sandwich from Subway, and dismissed a case of trademark infringement brought by the global fast food chain against Suberb, a Delhi-based restaurant. The term ‘sub’ is widely used for submarine sandwiches — a cylindrical bread roll slit lengthwise and […]

19 JANUARY 2023

Eco-Sensitive Zones (ESZs) Context: Ecologically sensitive zones (ESZ) are intended to safeguard ‘protected areas’ — national parks and wildlife sanctuaries — by transitioning from an area of lower protection to an area of higher protection. However, the creation of these zones has provoked protests in Kerala and some other regions, in a precursor to what […]

18 JANUARY 2023

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Context: Recently, a strand of antimicrobial-resistant gonorrhea outbreak has hit Kenya. Relevance: GS-III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: What is Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)? What is Gonorrhea? Basis of Antimicrobial Resistance Multi drug resistance Concerns regarding Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) Concerns regarding AMR in India Way forward -Source: The Hindu Jallikattu Context: Jallikattu, an event […]

17 JANUARY 2023

Global Risks Report 2023 Context: Recently, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has released the 18th Edition of Global Risks Report 2023 which seeks that the world be prepared for ‘Natural disasters and extreme weather events’ in the next two years. Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: Findings of the Report Most Severe Risks Climate Action and Biodiversity Loss […]

16 JANUARY CURRENT AFFAIRS

Exoplanets Context: Recently, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced that the James Webb Space Telescope has discovered its first new exoplanet. Researchers have labelled the planet as LHS 475 b. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: About LHS 475 b: What are red dwarf stars? What are exoplanets? Why we study […]

14 JANUARY CURRENT AFFAIRS

Hate Speech Context: Recently, The Supreme Court said the “buck ultimately stops with the government” to clamp down on hate speech and hate crimes, as they are offences committed on society. Relevance: GS II- Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: What is “Hate Speech”? Laws related to hate speech in India Article 19 of […]

13 JANUARY

National Commission for Scheduled Castes Context: The National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) issued notice to the district authorities of Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand after it took cognisance of reports that a Dalit youth was beaten up for entering a temple. The youth was allegedly beaten up with a burning piece of wood all night for […]