March 2021

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Catch the Rain Campaign

National Water Mission’s (NWM) campaign “Catch The RainCampaign” with the tagline “Catch the rain, where it falls, when it falls” is to nudge the states and stake-holders to create appropriate Rain Water Harvesting Structures (RWHS) suitable to the climatic conditions and sub-soil strata before monsoon.

Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha

Parliament of India comprises President, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. Lok Sabha is called the House of People while Rajya Sabha is called the Council of States. The names, ‘Lok Sabha’ &’ ‘Rajya Sabha’ were adopted in 1954 by the Indian Parliament. Article 79-122 in the Indian Constitution deals with the Indian Parliament.

Pendency of Cases In The Judiciary

The total sanctioned strength in the 25 High Courts is 1,080. However, the present working strength is 661 with 419 vacancies as of March 1, 2021. The SC highlighted this as one of the reasons for the pendency of cases in the Judiciary. The pendency of cases in the Judiciary is a long pending issue.

Net Zero Target

Almost every country has joined the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, which calls for global warming to be limited to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. However, if we continue to emit greenhouse gases that cause climate change, temperatures will rise far beyond 1.5 degrees Celsius, threatening the lives and livelihoods of people all over the world.

Dispersion of Light

When white light is passed through a glass prism it splits into its spectrum of colours (in order violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red) and this process of white light splitting into its constituent colours is termed as Dispersion of Light.

Gupta Empire | गुप्‍त साम्राज्‍य

मौर्य साम्राज्‍य के पतन के पश्‍चात, उत्‍तर में कुषाण और दक्षिण में सातवाहन शासकों के पास सत्‍ता थी। गुप्‍त साम्राज्‍य ने प्रयाग में अपनी शक्ति के केन्‍द्र को रखते हुए उत्‍तर में कुषाणों को प्रतिस्‍थापित किया और एक शताब्‍दी (335 – 455 ईसवी) से अधिक समय तक राजनैतिक एकता को अखण्‍ड बनाए रखा। गुप्ता राजवंश की स्थापना श्री गुप्ता ने की थी।

Sangam Era | संगम काल

The period roughly between the 3rd century B.C. and 3rd century A.D. in South India (the area lying to the south of river Krishna and Tungabhadra) is known as Sangam Era.
It has been named after the Sangam academies held during that period that flourished under the royal patronage of the Pandya kings of Madurai.

Two-Child policy in India | भारत में दो-बच्‍चों की नीति

दो बच्चों की नीति प्रत्‍येक परिवार को दो बच्‍चे पैदा करने और केवल पहले दो बच्चों को सरकारी अनुदान प्रदान करने की अनुमति देने वाली सरकार की नीति है। यह पहली बार वियतनाम में प्रयोग की गई थी। हाल ही में असम सरकार ने फैसला किया है कि दो से अधिक संतानों वाले व्यक्तियों को कोई सरकारी नौकरी नहीं दी जाएगी। यह 1 जनवरी 2021 के बाद लागू होगा।

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