Carbon trading

Carbon trading #GS 03 Climate Change For Prelims Carbon trading Carbon markets are a tool for reducing carbon emissions by allowing the trade of carbon credits hence making green technology profitable. It is done by establishing trading systems where carbon credits or allowances can be […]

Dickinsonia fossil in Bhimbetka

Dickinsonia fossil #GS 01 Ancient History, #GS 03 Science and Technology For Prelims Dickinsonia fossil Dickinsonia is Earth’s ‘oldest animal’, dating back 570 million years which typically resembles a bilaterally symmetrical ribbed oval. Dickinsonia is believed to be an animal due to the discovery of […]

Vostro accounts

Vostro accounts #GS 03 External Sector For Prelims Vostro accounts A vostro account is an account that domestic banks hold for foreign banks in the domestic bank’s national currency. These are used by domestic banks to provide international banking services to their clients who have […]

Brain-inspired image sensor

Brain-inspired image sensor #GS 03 Science and Technology For Prelims Brain-inspired image sensor Brain-inspired image sensor can go beyond the diffraction limit of light to detect miniscule objects such as cellular components or nanoparticles invisible to current microscopes. This was discovered by scientists at Indian […]

Synchronised Vulture Survey

Synchronised Vulture Survey #GS 03 Biodiversity Conservation For Prelims Synchronised Vulture Survey The Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka Forest and Wildlife Departments, are preparing to organise the first synchronised vulture survey in select regions of the Western Ghats on February 24, 25 and 26. Till […]


AstroSat #GS 03 Science and Technology For Prelims AstroSat AstroSat is the first dedicated Indian astronomy mission which is aimed at studying celestial sources in X-ray, optical and UV spectral bands simultaneously. ISRO has made an announcement of opportunity (AO) to allow scientists and researchers […]

Autism spectrum disorder

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) #GS 02 Healthcare, #GS 03 Science and Technology For Prelims Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) ASD is a developmental disability caused by physiological changes in the brain. ASD encompasses a range of psychological disorders characterised by some level of impaired social behaviour, […]


Chandrayaan-3 #GS 03 Science and Technology For Prelims Chandrayaan-3 The Chandrayaan-3 mission is the proposed follow up to Chandrayaan-2 mission of July 2019, which aimed to land a rover on the lunar South Pole. The lander for the Chandrayaan-3 mission underwent the test during January […]

Indian Pangolin

Indian Pangolin #GS 03 Biodiversity Conservation For Prelims Indian Pangolin The Indian Pangolin is a pangolin native to the Indian subcontinent and are also called as thick-tailed pangolin and scaly anteater. They are easily recognised due to its overlapping scales that acts as an armour […]