Spot Billed Pelicans

Spot Billed Pelicans   Context:   Andhra Pradesh State Forest Department has approached experts from Wildlife Institute of India (WII-Deharadun), Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) and Zoological Survey of India (ZSI-Kolkata), for preventing mass mortality of spot-billed pelicans in Naupada swamp at Telineelapuram, Srikakulam district. […]

Winter Olympics

Winter Olympics     Context: Russian President Vladimir Putin, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, and five Presidents from Central Asia will be among the around two dozen world leaders heading to Beijing next week for the opening of the Winter Olympics, China announced on Friday. […]

Pandit Jasraj

Pandit Jasraj   Context: The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi paid rich tribute to Pandit Jasraj on the occasion of the Jayanti of the doyen of Indian Classical Music. The Prime Minister talked of the personification of immortal energy of music by Pandit Jasraj and […]


India-Israel   Context: ·       India-Israel agree to further enhance cooperation in the agricultural sector ·       Israeli ambassador to India calls on Union Agriculture Minister ·       75 villages are being taken up to convert into ‘Villages of Excellence’ to commemorate the 75th year of India’s independence […]

Lala Lajpat Rai Jayanti

Lala Lajpat Rai Jayanti Context: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has paid tributes to Lala Lajpat Rai on his Jayanti.    About: Lala Lajpat Rai(28 January 1865 — 17 November 1928) was an Indian author, revolutionary, and politician. He played a pivotal role in […]


AFSPA   Context: The killing of 14 civilians in a botched military operation in Nagaland has led to fresh calls for repealing The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), a stringent law that allows the armed forces to use maximum force in an area declared as ‘disturbed’.   AFSPA: The AFSPA like many other […]

Reverse repo normalization

Reverse repo normalization   Context: State Bank of India’s economic research team believes the stage is set for a reverse repo normalisation, given that the Triparty Repo Dealing and Settlement (TREPS) and call money rates are ruling higher than the reverse repo rate. Background: Normalization […]

Bad Bank

Bad Bank   Context: The bad bank – National Asset Reconstruction Company Limited is ready to commence operations with 15 cases worth Rs.50,335 crore to be transferred by March 31. A key proposal announced in this year’s (2021) Budget, a bad bank to deal with stressed […]