UPSC CSE Prelims 2021 Answer Key with Questions – GS Paper 1

Dear Friends, Following are the UPSC CSE Prelims 2021 Questions Along with their answers. We will shortly release the answer keys for all the sets: Note: In case, you find any error in the key, you can report the same either in the comment box or through email to ravi@forumias.com Key Updated on – 12th… Continue reading UPSC CSE Prelims 2021 Answer Key with Questions – GS Paper 1

Planetary conjunction of Mars, Venus

Source: The Hindu  What is the News?  Earth’s two immediate neighbors Mars and Venus will come closest to each other. This event is called planetary conjunction.   What is Conjunction?  The conjunction is the name given to any event where planets or asteroids appear to be very close together in the sky when viewed from the Earth.  … Continue reading Planetary conjunction of Mars, Venus

Bihar’s Kesaria Buddha stupa waterlogged

Source: The Hindu  What is the News?  Kesaria Buddha stupa in east Champaran district of Bihar is waterlogged following floods in some parts of the districts.  About Kesaria Buddha Stupa:  Kesariya Stupa is a Buddhist stupa in Kesariya located at a distance of 110 kilometres from Patna, Bihar.  It is regarded as the tallest and the largest Buddhist stupa… Continue reading Bihar’s Kesaria Buddha stupa waterlogged

Records of freedom fighters to be digitised

Source: The Hindu  What is the News?  The Union Culture Minister has said that the National Archives records related to the life, struggle, and strife of our freedom fighters would be digitised within a year as a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.   About Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav:  Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is an initiative of the… Continue reading Records of freedom fighters to be digitised

G-secs: RBI unveils Retail Direct Scheme

Source: The Hindu  What is the News?  The Reserve Bank of India(RBI) has announced the launch of the RBI Retail Direct scheme.  About RBI Retail Direct Scheme:  RBI Retail Direct Scheme is a one-stop solution to facilitate investment in government securities (G-secs) by individual investors.  Under the scheme, retail investors (individuals) will have the facility to open and… Continue reading G-secs: RBI unveils Retail Direct Scheme

India Aims to target over 100 Billion “Blue Economy” Through Deep Ocean Mission and Ocean Resources

Source: PIB  What is the News?  The Union Minister of Earth Sciences has said that in the years to come, India aims to target over 100 billion “Blue Economy” through its Deep Ocean Mission (DOM) and ocean resources.  About Deep Ocean Mission:  Deep Ocean Mission aims to explore the deep ocean for resources. Also, for sustainable use… Continue reading India Aims to target over 100 Billion “Blue Economy” Through Deep Ocean Mission and Ocean Resources

Indian scientists discover new plant species in Antarctica

Source: WION  What is the News?  A team of Indian scientists has discovered a new plant species in Antarctica named Bryum Bharatiensis.  About Bryum Bharatiensis:  Bryum bharatiensis is a species of moss. It was discovered by a team of researchers from the Central University of Punjab.  Mosses are small, non-vascular flowerless plants in the taxonomic division Bryophyta.… Continue reading Indian scientists discover new plant species in Antarctica

NASA’s VIPER Mission to Map Water, Other Resources on Moon in 2023

Source: NDTV  What is the News?  NASA has announced the launch of the Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover(VIPER) Mission in 2023.  About VIPER Mission:  VIPER Mission is a mobile robot to be launched by NASA in the year 2023.  It will be the first resource mapping mission on any other celestial body.  Celestial Body is any natural body… Continue reading NASA’s VIPER Mission to Map Water, Other Resources on Moon in 2023

UN: $200 billion increase in fund flow to developing countries for managing nature

Source: Down To Earth   What is the News?  The UN Convention on Biological Diversity(CBD) Secretariat has released the first official draft of a new Global Biodiversity Framework.  About Global Biodiversity Framework:  The Global Biodiversity Framework will be the global guiding force to protect nature and to retain its essential services for humans from 2020 to 2030.  Goals of… Continue reading UN: $200 billion increase in fund flow to developing countries for managing nature

G-secs: RBI unveils Retail Direct Scheme

Source: The Hindu  What is the News?  The Reserve Bank of India(RBI) has announced the launch of the RBI Retail Direct scheme.  About RBI Retail Direct Scheme:  RBI Retail Direct Scheme is a one-stop solution to facilitate investment in government securities (G-secs) by individual investors.  Under the scheme, retail investors (individuals) will have the facility to open and… Continue reading G-secs: RBI unveils Retail Direct Scheme