Current affairs

  • Current Affairs 24th April 2024 for UPSC Prelims Exam

    Mobilising Green Financing Context: National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) on the occasion of Earth Day unveiled its Climate Strategy 2030 document which aims to address India’s need for green financing. India’s Green Financing Shortfalls The country requires...

    Published On April 24th, 2024
  • Llama 3, Most Sophisticated LLM AI Model Introduced by Meta

    Context: Meta introduced its latest AI model- Llama 3, claimed it to be the most sophisticated LLM (Large Language Model) to date. About Llama 3 Part of Meta AI's Llama family of LLMs, first introduced in February 2023. Previous versions:...

    Published On April 24th, 2024
  • Current Affairs 23rd April 2024 for UPSC Prelims Exam

    Star Campaigners Context: Sunita Kejriwal, wife of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, was appointed as a ‘star campaigner’ by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for its campaign in Gujarat. What are Star Campaigners? Star campaigners in India are prominent individuals...

    Published On April 23rd, 2024
  • Drug Discovery Process, Research Initiatives in India

    Context:  India is a major manufacturer and consumer of antimicrobial drugs. Despite this, there is an alarming rise in antimicrobial resistance, leading to approximately 4.9 million deaths worldwide in 2019. The need for new drugs is critical, prompting researchers to...

    Published On April 23rd, 2024
  • Criminalisation of Politics and its Impact

    Context: An amicus curiae report to the Supreme Court stressed the critical need for voter access to information about the criminal backgrounds of candidates. This access is viewed as an extension of the fundamental right to free speech and expression,...

    Published On April 23rd, 2024
  • Household Savings, Concerns About Rising Household Debt

    Context: India has seen a sharp decline in household net financial savings, raising concerns about economic growth and stability. This decrease coincides with a rise in household debt burden. What is Household Savings? Household savings is the money that households add...

    Published On April 23rd, 2024
  • 4th Global Mass Coral Bleaching, Current Status and Global Impact

    Context: The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported that the fourth global mass coral bleaching event has been triggered by extraordinary ocean temperatures. What Are Coral and Coral Reefs? About Corals Corals are sessile animals that attach permanently...

    Published On April 22nd, 2024
  • Green Credit Programme, Key Focus Areas and Challenges

    Context: The Union Environment Ministry has tweaked the norms of the Green Credit Programme (GCP) clarifying that primacy must be accorded to restoring ecosystems over merely tree planting. About Green Credit Programme The Green Credit Program, introduced on October 13,...

    Published On April 20th, 2024
  • Heat Action Plans, Recommendations of HAPs

    Context: The IMD has predicted an increase in the maximum temperature and the frequency of heatwave conditions in the forthcoming days over eastern and southern India, raising the question of India’s readiness to face this hazard. Heat Waves: An Overview...

    Published On April 20th, 2024
  • Lok Sabha Election 2024, Starts Form 19 April in 7 Phases

    India's national election 2024 started from April 19 to June 1, 2024. With seven phases over 44 days, 543 members of the 18th Lok Sabha will be elected. Incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks a third term. Approximately 970 million...

    Published On April 19th, 2024