Prelims

Darlong Tribe – UPSC Prelims

Darlong Tribe: Darlong is a tribal community of Tripura, which has a population of 11,000. The community has a high prevalence of education and cultural activities and members of the community serve in senior positions in the local administration. Lok Sabha passed the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2022 which sought to include the Darlong community as a sub-tribe of …

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Initiatives to tackle Plastic – UPSC Prelims

Initiatives to Tackle Plastic: Indian Initiatives: Elimination of Single Use Plastic: In 2019, the Prime Minister of India pledged to eliminate all single-use plastic in the country by 2022, with an immediate ban in urban Delhi. Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 state that every local body has to be responsible for setting up infrastructure for segregation, collection, processing, …

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Microplastics – UPSC Prelims

Microplastics:  These are plastic debris smaller than 5mm in length or about the size of a sesame seed. Sources: They can be divided into two main categories according to their source: Primary microplastics: Directly released in the environment as small particles Main sources: laundering of synthetic clothes, abrasion of tyres through driving, intentionally added microplastics in personal …

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Tick Infestation – UPSC Prelims

Tick Infestation: The Ticks are harmful blood sucking parasites severely affect productivity of dairy animals and a major economic impediment, welfare concern in dairy farming. Tick-Borne Pathogens (TBP) are a major source of production loss and a welfare concern in livestock across the globe. This causes tick worry, loss of appetite among animals causing reduction in milk production, thereby lessening farmers’ …

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India’s Missions in Arctic and Antarctic – UPSC Prelims

India’s Arctic Missions: India launched its first scientific expedition to the Arctic Ocean in 2007. India opened a research base named “Himadri” in Svalbard, Norway in July 2008 to carry out studies in disciplines like Glaciology, Atmospheric sciences & Biological sciences. India’s Antarctic Missions: India officially acceded to the Antarctic Treaty System on 1st August 1983. On 12th September 1983, India became the fifteenth Consultative …

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Polar Science and Cryosphere (PACER) scheme – UPSC Prelims

Ministry : Ministry of Earth Sciences Scheme: Scheme has been approved for continuation from 2021 to 2026. PACER encompasses the following components: Construction of polar research vessel Construction of the third research base in Antarctica Indian scientific endeavours in the Arctic Polar expeditions-Antarctica Southern Ocean Expedition It is implemented through the National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR). …

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Constitutional and Legal Provisions Related to Minorities – UPSC Prelims

Legal Provisions: The National Commission of Minority Act defines a minority as “a community notified as such by the Central government.” The Government of India has declared six religions namely, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsis (Zoroastrian) and Jain as religious minorities in India. National Commission for Minority Education Institution (NCMEI) Act, 2004: It gives the minority status to the educational institutions on the basis …

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Zoji La Pass – UPSC Prelims

Zoji La Pass: Zoji La is a high mountain pass located in the Kargil district of Ladakh. The pass links Leh and Srinagar and provides an important link between Union Territories of Ladakh and Kashmir. Zoji la is known as the “Mountain Pass of Blizzards”. Zojila pass remains closed during winters due to heavy snowfall, cutting off Ladakh region from Kashmir. In 2018, …

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