The Sargasso Sea, located entirely within the Atlantic Ocean, is the only sea without a land boundary. The Sargasso Sea is a vast patch of ocean named for a genus of free-floating seaweed called Sargassum. While there are many different types of algae found floating in the ocean all around world, the Sargasso Sea is … Read more DMPQ: SARGOSSA Sea and its geographic significance.
The National People’s Party (NPP) has been recognised as the eighth national party by the Election Commission of India, making it the first regional party of the north-east to be accorded the status. The Election Commission registers political parties for the purpose of elections and grants them recognition as national or state parties on the … Read more DMPQ: What is a National political party. Enumerate the criteria for according the status of National political party.
The Mekong-Ganga Cooperation (MGC) is an initiative by six countries – India and five ASEAN countries, namely, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam for cooperation in tourism, culture, education, as well as transport and communications. It was launched in 2000 at Vientiane, Lao PDR. Both the Ganga and the Mekong are civilizational rivers, and … Read more DMPQ: Mekong ganga cooperation
DRAFT NATIONAL RESOURCE EFFICIENCY POLICY was released by the Ministry for Environment, Forest and Climate Change for public comments. The Policy notes that the material consumption in India has increased by six times from 1.2 billion tonnes in 1970 to 7 billion tonnes in 2015. It is expected to double by 2030, in view of … Read more DMPQ: Write a short note on National resource authority?
Deepfakes are so-named because they use deep learning technology, a branch of machine learning that applies neural net simulation to massive data sets, to create a fake. Artificial intelligence effectively learns what a source face looks like at different angles in order to transpose the face onto a target, usually an actor, as if it … Read more DMPQ: What is deepfake technology?
The concept of the whip was inherited from colonial British rule. It is used in parliamentary parlance often for floor management by political parties in the legislature. A whip is a written order that political party issue to its members for being present for an important vote, or that they vote only in a particular … Read more DMPQ: Write a short note on the office of whip.
India’s nomination of the Jaipur City, Rajasthan got status of the World Heritage List of UNESCO during the 43rd Session of the World Heritage Committee held at Baku, Azerbaijan. The nomination of Jaipur City has successfully been done by complying with the various UNESCO guidelines of 2017. India’s nomination was initially recommended by the ICOMOS … Read more DMPQ: Jaipur was given the tag of world heritage city recently. Who gives this tag and why it was given?
A geographical indication (GI) is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. In order to function as a GI, a sign must identify a product as originating in a given place. A geographical indication right enables those who have … Read more DMPQ: Write a short note on GI tag.
Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year. We maintain this deficit by liquidating stocks of ecological resources and accumulating waste, primarily carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Earth Overshoot Day is hosted and calculated by Global Footprint … Read more DMPQ: What is Earth overshoot day and what does it signifies
Microdots are a globally proven technology to ensure originality in spare parts of machines and components, including in the automobile sector. The microdot technology involves spraying thousands of microscopic dots onto vehicles or other assets to form a unique identification. Each microdot carries this identification which is registered to the owner, but is not visible … Read more DMPQ: What is microdot technology? What are its application.
The North Eastern Council is the nodal agency for the economic and social development of the North Eastern Region which consists of the eight States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. The North Eastern Council was constituted in 1971 by an Act of Parliament.The constitution of the Council has marked … Read more DMPQ: Write a short note on North East Zonal Council.
None of the Indian powers rose to claim the heritage of the Grand Mughals for they were strong enough to destroy the Empire but not strong enough to unite it or to create anything new in its place. They could not create a new social order which could stand up to the new enemy from … Read more DMPQ: What were the consequences of decline of the Mughal empire?
A regulatory sandbox (RS) usually refers to live testing of new products or services in a controlled/test regulatory environment for which regulators may (or may not) permit certain regulatory relaxations for the limited purpose of the testing. The RS allows the regulator, the innovators, the financial service providers (as potential deployers of the technology) and … Read more DMPQ: What is regulatory sandbox and How it is beneficial?
National Investment and Infrastructure Fund Limited (NIIFL) is an investor-owned fund manager, anchored by the Government of India (GoI) in collaboration with leading global and domestic institutional investors. funds have investment mandates to invest in infrastructure assets and related businesses that are likely to benefit from the long-term growth trajectory of the Indian economy. Our … Read more DMPQ: Explain NIIF. Discuss the three types of funds under it.
The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) is the main international convention covering prevention of pollution of the marine environment by ships from operational or accidental causes. The MARPOL Convention was adopted on 2 November 1973 at IMO. The Protocol of 1978 was adopted in response to a spate of tanker … Read more DMPQ: Write a short note on MARPOL Convention?
Rural society Urban society Life in the society was very simple and reflected in the way of living, dressing, food habits, shelter and manners Life in the city is not simple but very complex and complicate The people in the society had homogeneity and thus enjoyed more or less the same social status. The … Read more DMPQ-Write down the difference in the social structure of rural India and Urban India?
Free legal aid is one of the fundamental rights guaranteed to all the citizens of the country. Article 21 of the Constitution of India states, “No person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty except according to procedure established by law”. Hence ensuring legal aid to everyone is necessary for ensuring substantive equality. … Read more DMPQ-Why free legal aid is important as a tool to ensure dispensation of Justice? Discuss the status of free legal aid in India.
Effects: Negative: All major industries getting affected such as Hospitality, tourism, Aviation will be directly impacted because of low demand. Gig economy affected mostly and it will lead to loss of Jobs and unemployment rate will increase. Export Industries will show loss in the forthcoming period due to reduction in the demand of export goods. … Read more DMPQ-Write down the effect of COVID-19 on the economy of the country.
Amaravati School represents the evolution of uniquely beautiful regional art style based on a thriving commercial and imperial system. The Amravati Stupas began about the time of Christ but the perfection of form and proportion seen in the middle phase of Amaravati as well as some of the themes continued to influence art at Nagarjuankonda … Read more DMPQ-Write short note on the Amravati school of art.
Quantum Technology is based on the principles of Quantum mechanics, that was developed in the early 20th century to describe nature in the small — at the scale of atoms and elementary particles.The first phase of this revolutionary technology has provided the foundations of our understanding of the physical world, including the interaction of light and … Read more DMPQ-What do you understand by quantum technology? What are the application?
Vaccine hesitancy reflects concerns about the decision to vaccinate oneself or one’s children. There is a broad range of factors contributing to vaccine hesitancy, including the compulsory nature of vaccines, their coincidental temporal relationships to adverse health outcomes, unfamiliarity with vaccine-preventable diseases, and lack of trust in corporations and public health agencies. Vaccine hesitancy is … Read more DMPQ- WHO listed Vaccine hesitancy as among top 10 threats to global health this year. What do you mean by Vaccine hesitancy.
BRIC are the letters that originally stood for these countries: Brazil, Russia, India and China.South Africa became part of the BRIC nations in 2010, turning BRIC into BRICS.The five nations if combined would be the largest entity on the global stage, according to Goldman Sachs, which has continued to monitor the four countries since 2001. … Read more DMPQ-Write short note on BRICS and the reason for its formation.
The 1971 India-Pakistan and the Shimla Agreement of July 2, 1972 are some of the most important events of the 20th century history of the Indian subcontinent.The 1971 war culminated in the capture of 93,000 Pakistani prisoners and a unilateral declaration of a cease fire by India after our ground forces had made minor incursions … Read more DMPQ-Do you think concerning issues of Kashmir could have been resolved as early in 1971?
The scale and the gender dimension of nutrition in India shows that while there is economic growth of nearly 10 per cent annually, rates of child undernutrition remain very high. According to NFHS-3, 48 per cent of children under the age of five, are stunted due to chronic undernutrition, with 70 per cent being anemic. … Read more DMPQ-Child undernutrition is a major problem in India and serious effective policy intervention is the need of the hour. Discuss
NHRC of India is an independent statutory body established on 12 October, 1993 as per provisions of Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993, later amended in 2006.It is the watchdog of human rights in the country, i.e. the rights related to life, liberty, equality and dignity of the individual guaranteed by Indian Constitution or embodied in the … Read more DMPQ-There is a need to empower NHRC in the wake of increase in the complexity in the human rights violations. Comment.
Points against capital Punishment Value of human life Everyone thinks human life is valuable. Some of those against capital punishment believe that human life is so valuable that even the worst murderers should not be deprived of the value of their lives. Right to live Everyone has an inalienable human right to life, even … Read more DMPQ-Eye for an eye creates the whole world Blind. Do you agree with the statement? Discuss in the context of capital punishment as a part of our criminal Justice system?
It is anew Umbrella Scheme “Pradhan Mantri AnnadataAaySanraksHan Abhiyan’ (PM-AASHA). The Scheme is aimed at ensuring remunerative prices to the farmers for their produce as announced in the Union Budget for 2018. The new Umbrella Scheme includes the mechanism of ensuring remunerative prices to the farmers and is comprised of Price Support Scheme (PSS): … Read more DMPQ-Write a short note on the PM AASHA scheme?
As a host of emerging technologies change the future of work, a massive disruption is facing the IT-ITES industry today. Of the 4.5 m people employed in the industry today, 1.5 -2 m are expected to require reskilling in the next 4-5 years. A decoupling of revenue and headcount growth is visible even today and … Read more DMPQ-How Future skills portal launched recently is going to be beneficial for the economy of the country?
Thirty Meter Telescope is a new class of extremely large telescopes that will allow us to see deeper into space and observe cosmic objects with unprecedented sensitivity. It is getting built at Mauna Kea, Hawaii, USA. With its 30 m prime mirror diameter, TMT will be three times as wide, with nine times more area … Read more DMPQ-Write a short note on Thirty Meter Telescope.
Ease of doing business is an index published by the World Bank. It is an aggregate figure that includes different parameters which define the ease of doing business in a country. It is computed by aggregating the distance to frontier scores of different economies. The distance to frontier score uses the ‘regulatory best practices’ for doing … Read more DMPQ-Why Indian should not be complacent for achieving a high jump on ease of doing business?
In 2018, the home ministry had announced the Automated Facial Recognition System (AFRS) project to help the law enforcement agencies to identify criminals, missing people and unidentified bodies in a scientific and speedy manner. The AFRS, under the aegis of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), is a component of Crime and Criminal Tracking Network … Read more DMPQ-Explain the functioning of face recognition software.
While Gandhi and Ambedkar hold similar standpoints on the relation between religious orderings of the world and shapes of social existence, they sharply diverge, on certain occasions, regarding the question of what the crucial terms ‘caste’ and var?a refer to, so that they often seem to be talking past each other. Gandhi sought to cut … Read more DMPQ-The ways chosen by mahatma Gandhi and Dr Ambedkar were different for empowering the Scheduled class and lower strata of society. Comment
With an aim to create a $400-billion electronicsmanufacturing industry & generate 1 cr jobs by2025, the Ministry of Electronics and InformationTechnology (MeitY) has come out with the draft‘National Policy on Electronics 2018’ (NPE 2018). Initiatives taken for Electronic System Design &Manufacturing (ESDM) Sector in India Electronics Manufacturing Clusters: To overcome disadvantages due toinfrastructure, EMC was … Read more DMPQ-Electronic industry is going to be the hotspot for Indian economy. Discuss the steps taken by India to promote electronic industry in India.
It is a project to provide the clean energy in eastern part of the country. The gas pipeline will pass through 50 district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal. It is a two phased Project which was launched in 2016 also known as Jagdishpur-Haldia and Bokaro dharma natural gas … Read more DMPQ-Pradhan Mantri urja ganga Yojana.
WHO declares the outbreak of the new coronavirus is a pandemicThis is the first pandemic since H1N1. The coronavirus sweeping across the world is a pandemic, the World Health Organization declared today. There are now over 118,000 cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, in 114 countries around the world. A pandemic is … Read more DMPQ-What are the criteria for designating a diseases pandemic by WHO.
Section 53 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code creates a waterfall mechanism, whereby the proceeds from the sale of the liquidation assets in respect of a corporate debtor are required to be distributed in a certain order of priority. Topping the list are the costs associated with insolvency resolution process and liquidation, which are followed … Read more DMPQ: What do you mean by Waterfall mechanism?
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is a permanent, intergovernmental Organization, created at the Baghdad Conference on September 10–14, 1960, by Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. The five Founding Members were later joined by: Qatar (1961) – terminated its membership in January 2019; Indonesia (1962) – suspended its membership in January … Read more DMPQ: OPEC
The mission for Libra is a simple global currency and financial infrastructure that empowers billions of people. Libra is made up of three parts that will work together to create a more inclusive financial system: It is built on a secure, scalable, and reliable blockchain; It is backed by a reserve of assets designed to give it intrinsic value; It … Read more DMPQ: Write a short note on Libra.
Positives: Low Import Bill Low pressure on Current account deficit. Ease in the balance of Payment. Ease of pressure on Inflation. Low price for consumer if the lower price effect pass on and High revenue for centre and states if the effect doesn’t pass on to the consumer. Money saved can be utilised for social … Read more DMPQ: Discuss the impact of low crude oil prices on Indian economy.
Reasons are as follows: Low expenditure per GDP in the Higher education as compared to other countries. Low investment in Research and development sector by the Government and the private Industries. Lack of autonomy and excessive government regulation Curriculum are anachronistic in nature. Lack of diversity in terms of course offered. Limited investment from High … Read more DMPQ: Why Indian universities fail to make up in the top ranking universities list? Write down the reasons.
Salient features are as follows: Holistic involvement of all stakeholders like women, Harijan, Industralist, young and old ones. Movements were truly Mass movement. Non violence and satyagraha were two biggest element of Indian freedom struggle. Movement were well planned and their stated objective was made clear to the people and British authority. Minimum casualty and … Read more DMPQ- What are the salient features of the Indian freedom struggle guided by Gandhi.?
Some of the major problems faced by Women in Indian society are: Selective abortion and love for male child Dowry Domestic violence Sexual harassment at workplace High crime rate against women/ high incidence of sexual harassment at workplace Lower participation in workforce, Legislative assemblies and Parliament, Unequal pay for equal work Lack of or minimum … Read more DMPQ- Discuss the different social problems faced by the Women of India.
SHAKTI: Coal linkage policy named SHAKTI or the Scheme to Harness and Allocate Koyla (Coal) Transparently in India. Salient Features of the policy This policy will award fuel supply agreements to coal plants already holding letters of assurance (LoAs). It is issued to new consumers on being approved by the appropriate authority, based on … Read more DMPQ- Write a short note on the SHAKTI schemes
InVITS: An Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvITs) is like a mutual fund, which enables direct investment of small amounts of money from possible individual/institutional investors in infrastructure to earn a small portion of the income as return. InvITs work like mutual funds or real estate investment trusts (REITs) in features. InvITs can be treated as the … Read more DMPQ- Write a short note on InvITS
ADR is a mechanism of dispute resolution that is non adversarial, i.e. working together co-operatively to reach the best resolution for everyone. ADR can be instrumental in reducing the burden of litigation on courts, while delivering a well-rounded and satisfying experience for the parties involved.It provides the opportunity to “expand the pie” through creative, collaborative … Read more DMPQ- What do you mean by arbitrary dispute resolution mechanism? Explain also the different tools of alternative dispute redressal mechanism.
JHARKHAND Kolhan University to offer free education to children of martyrs from Jharkhand Kolhan University (KU) has decided to offer free education in the present academic session (2020-21) to the children of police, paramilitary and military personnel who died in the service of the country. The objective of the scheme is to ensure that children of … Read more 15-16.03.20 Jharkhand (JPSC) Daily Current Affairs
JHARKHAND Govt to bring ‘equal work equal pay’ policy: CM Chief Minister Hemant Soren said that State Government is committed to implement the policy of ‘equal work equal pay’. Soren said that Government is serious in this connection and Government is going to bring a policy. With the unaided education policy, many teachers … Read more 14.03.20 Jharkhand (JPSC) Daily Current Affairs
Differentiated banks are banking institutions licensed by the RBI to provide specific banking services and products.It is a system refers to the system of different licenses for different sub components of the banking sector such as Limited Banking License, Commercial Banking License etc. A differentiated license will allow a bank to offer products only in … Read more DMPQ- Write a short note on the differentiated banking.
District Mineral Foundation (DMF) is a trust set up as a non-profit body, in those districts affected by the mining works, to work for the interest and benefit of persons and areas affected by mining related operations. It is funded through the contributions from the holder of major or minor mineral concession in the district … Read more DMPQ- District Mineral foundation.