February 24, 2021

Blasting Gelatin ●Gelignite also known as blasting gelatin or simply jelly, is an explosive material consisting of collodion-cotton (a type of nitrocellulose or guncotton). ●It is dissolved in either nitroglycerine or nitroglycol and mixed with wood pulp and saltpetre (sodium nitrate or potassium nitrate). ●It is a powerful water-resistant blasting explosive. Mahadayi/Mandovi River ●It is also known as Mahadayi … Read more

February 25, 2021

NCT of Delhi vs Union of India ●The case was filed as an appeal to an August 2016 verdict of the Delhi High Court that ruled that the lieutenant governor of Delhi exercised “complete control of all matters regarding National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi” ●The supreme court pronounced its judgment on 4 July 2018; it said the lieutenant governor of … Read more

February 26, 2021

Information Technology Rules, 2021 ●The all-new Information Technology (Guidelines for Intermediary and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, will bring social media and streaming services under a regulatory framework.  ●This include intermediary guidelines and a digital media ethics code. ●This means that platforms like WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram and others that use end-to-end encryption for messages … Read more

February 27, 2021

INTACH ●The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) is a non-profit organization set up in 1984 with a mandate to protect and conserve India’s vast natural, built and cultural heritage. ●Today, it is the country’s largest non-profit membership organisation dedicated to the conservation and preservation of our natural, cultural, living, tangible and … Read more

February 28, 2021

Black swan events ●A black swan is an unpredictable event that is beyond what is normally expected of a situation and has potentially severe consequences.  ●Black swan events are characterized by their extreme rarity, severe impact, and the widespread insistence they were obvious in hindsight. Ravidas  ●He was an Indian mystic poet-sant of the Bhakti movement and founder of Ravidassia religion during the 15th to 16th century CE.  … Read more

March 10, 2021

National Social Assistance Programme ●The National Social Assistance Programme is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme of the Government of India. ●It provides financial assistance to the elderly, widows and persons with disabilities in the form of social pensions. ●Ministry: Ministry of Rural Development ●NSAP comprises of five schemes, namely: 1)Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS). … Read more

March 9, 2021

New Umbrella Entities(NUE) ●NUE will be a non-profit entity that will set-up, manage and operate new payment systems, especially in the retail space such as ATMs, white-label PoS; Aadhaar-based payments and remittance services. ●It will develop new payment methods, standards and technologies as well as operate clearing and settlement systems. ●Only those entities that are … Read more