Black Softshell Turtle | PuuchoIAS

Black Softshell Turtle Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Biodiversity In news Recently, the Assam forest department has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with two NGOs and adopted a Vision Document to raise at least 1,000 black softshell turtles by 2030. About Black Softshell Turtle Scientific Name: Nilssonia nigricans Habitat: They are found … Read more

Maiden IN-EUNAVFOR Exercise | PuuchoIAS

Maiden IN-EUNAVFOR Exercise Part of: GS Prelims and GS II – International Relations In news  Indian Naval Ship Trikand, mission deployed for Anti-Piracy Operations, participated in the maiden IN – EUNAVFOR Joint Naval Exercise in the Gulf of Aden.  Coordinated by: European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR). Along with Indian Navy, other naval forces are … Read more

NISHTHA: Teachers’ Training Programme – PuuchoIAS

Topics covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. NISHTHA: Teachers’ Training Programme: Context: Ministry of Tribal Affairs and NCERT come together on a joint mission for NISHTHA Capacity Building Programme for Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRSs) Teachers and Principals. What is NISHTHA? National Initiative for School … Read more

Democracy & Social Media | PuuchoIAS

POLITY/ ECONOMY Topic: GS-3: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life.  GS-3: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. Democracy & Social Media Context: The Covid-19 pandemic has shown how social media, by connecting with various stakeholders, can help average citizens and complement … Read more

SYNOPSIS [22nd JUNE,2021] Day 117: PuuchoIAS’s TLP (Phase 1): UPSC Mains Answer Writing (General Studies)

For Previous TLP (ARCHIVES) – CLICK HERE   SYNOPSIS [22nd JUNE,2021] Day 117: IASPuucho’s TLP (Phase 1): UPSC Mains Answer Writing (General Studies)   1.How did Mahatma Gandhi’s experiments and experiences during his political career in South Africa shape the nationalist movement in India? Analyse Approach  Here you have to write about Gandhi’s stay and … Read more

What is gain of function? – PuuchoIAS

Topics Covered: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. What is gain of function? Context: The term ‘gain of function research’ has recently cropped up in the debate about the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic. What is Gain-of-function Research? ‘Gain of function’ is a field … Read more

US-Russia: Biden-Putin Meet | PuuchoIAS

INTERNATIONAL/ SECURITY Topic: GS-2: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests. US-Russia: Biden-Putin Meet Context: In March 2021, after assuming the White House, Mr. Biden described Mr. Putin as a “killer” and criticised Russia’s interference in US elections. Three months later, Biden met Putin and sought a more predictable … Read more

Nutrient Loss in Wheat & Rice: ICAR Study

Nutrient Loss in Wheat & Rice: ICAR Study Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Health and GS -III – Agriculture  In news Recently, researchers from various institutes under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya found depleting trends in grain density of zinc and iron in rice and wheat … Read more

SYNOPSIS [21st JUNE,2021] Day 116: PuuchoIAS’s TLP (Phase 1): UPSC Mains Answer Writing (General Studies)

For Previous TLP (ARCHIVES) – CLICK HERE   SYNOPSIS [21st JUNE,2021] Day 116: IASPuucho’s TLP (Phase 1): UPSC Mains Answer Writing (General Studies)   1.There has always been a debate whether freedom was seized by the Indians or power was transferred voluntarily by the British as an act of positive statesmanship. What are your views … Read more