Crypto Assets

Crypto Assets   Context:   One of the most striking moves in the Union Budget’s taxation proposals for 2022-23 is the introduction of a taxation regime for virtual digital assets — evolving manifestations of cryptocurrencies, codes and non-fungible tokens. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has proposed […]


Chandrayaan-3   Context:   India plans to execute the Chandrayaan-3 mission this August, Minister Jitendra Singh told the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Though the government had stated that the mission was scheduled for 2022, this is the first time that a specific month has been […]

Winter Olympics

Winter Olympics   Context:   Terming China’s decision to field a People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldier involved in the June 2020 Galwan clashes as the torchbearer for the Winter Olympics Games in Beijing as “regrettable”, India announced a diplomatic boycott of the games just ahead […]

Pandit Bhimsen Joshi

Pandit Bhimsen Joshi   Context:   February 4 marks the birth centenary of Pandit Bhimsen Joshi.   About: Pandit Bhimsen Joshi was born on February 4, 1922. Born in 1922 at Ron in what is today Gadag district, Bhimsen Joshi was the eldest among 16 children […]

Param Pravega Supercomputer

Param Pravega Supercomputer   Context: The Indian Institute of Science (IISc.) has installed and commissioned Param Pravega, one of the most powerful supercomputers in India, and the largest in an Indian academic institution, under the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM). The system is expected to power […]