Important Treaties in World History

Important Treaties in World History Treaty of Tordesillas (1494): The 1494 Treaty of Tordesillas neatly divided the “New World” into land, resources, and people claimed by Spain and Portugal. It was signed between Portugal and Spain (technically its component Kingdom of Castile) under the mediation […]

Schemes of Ministry of Women & Child Development

Schemes of Ministry of Women & Child Development Mission POSHAN 2.0: Poshan 2.0 is an umbrella scheme covering the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) (Anganwadi Services, Poshan Abhiyan, Scheme For Adolescent Girls, National Creche Scheme). It was announced in Union Budget 2021-22 by merging supplementary […]

United against terror

United against terror #GS-02 International Relations #GS-03 Internal Security For Prelims: About Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC): The Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) was established by Security Council resolution 1373 (2001), which was adopted unanimously on 28 September 2001 in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the […]

Ganges River Dolphin

Ganges River Dolphin #GS-03 Environment and Ecology For Prelims: About Ganges River Dolphin: The Ganges River dolphin (Platanista gangetica) was officially discovered in 1801. It is also known by the name susu (popular name) or “Sisu” (Assamese language) and shushuk (Bengali). Ganges river dolphins once […]

DNA Tests

DNA Tests #GS-03 Science and Technology For Prelims. About DNA: DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is the hereditary material in humans and almost all other organisms. DNA is made up of a chain of molecules called Nucleotides. Each nucleotide contains a nitrogen base, a sugar group […]