Page-10 of UPSC Knowledge Base

High Availability Aerostat System

High availability Aerostat System (HAAS) is a large inflatable missile detection system. It was designed by the country of Israel. This system is used to detect threats from a distance. It floats very high. Highlights This is a huge airship and one of the largest aerostat systems in the world. The aerostat system is a ..

Category: 

Molnupiravir

Molnupiravir is used to treat COVID 19. It is sold under the Lagevrio brand name and inhibits RNA virus replication. Highlights Molnupiravir is a type of prodrug. Prodrugs are compounds used to improve the distribution, absorption, excretion and metabolism of drugs. It is used to improve bioavailability when the drug is difficult to absorb in ..

Category: 

Human Papillomavirus

Human papillomavirus is a DNA virus belonging to the Papillomaviridae family. These virus is commonly known as HPV viruses. This is the most common sexually transmitted disease virus. It is an infection that is transmitted through skin to skin contact. There are over 100 variants of HPV, of which over 40 can be transmitted through ..

Category: 

All Souls Day

On November 2, All Souls Day is celebrated annually. It is mainly celebrated in the Catholic Church and it is also sometimes celebrated in the Eastern Orthodox Church. However, the celebration is being protested by the Anglican Church. Some Protestants also disagree with the theology of All Souls Day. Highlights Commemoration of All the Faithful ..

Category: 

Exercise Desert Warrior

Exercise Desert Warrior is held between the air forces of India and Egypt. It is a bilateral exercise held between the two countries. Highlights In the year 2021, this exercise took place in El Berigat Air Base which is located in Egypt. This exercise was conducted with the aim to deepen mutual understanding between the ..

Category: 

Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI)

The Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) is an international partnership of various organizations and governments working to promote disaster resilience. PM Modi promoted CDRI as an important global initiative. Highlights The CDRI is a partnership between UN programs, governments and institutions, academic institutions, development banks and the private sector. The first focus of CDRI ..

Category: 

IT Annual Information Statement

A new Annual Information Statement (AIS) has been released by the Income Tax Department) that contains additional categories of information, including dividends, Interest, investment trust transactions, securities transactions and remittances from overseas. About Annual Information Statement Form 26AS is currently being described as an integrated annual tax return containing information on withholding / collected taxes, ..

Category: 

Vanniyar

Vanniyar, also known as Vanniya, formerly known as Palli, is the community or Jati of Australoid Dravidian found in the state of northern Tamil Nadu. History Hiltebeitel, who classifies Vaniyar as a Shudra in the Hindu Varna system, traditionally recognizes neither Vaishya (provider) nor Kshatriya (warrior) Varna in South Indian society, but instead Brahmin and ..

Category: 

Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP)

Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme is IFAD’s flagship program for providing environmental and climate finance to small farmers. The program is integrated into IFAD’s normal investment process and benefits from a monitoring and rigorous quality control system. Highlights Smallholder Farmers are at the forefront of climate change. They inhabit some of the most endangered landscapes, ..

Category: 

Army Aviation Corps

A component of the Indian Army is the Army Aviation Corps, and it was formed on 1st November, 1986. A director general who has a rank of lieutenant general heads the army at its headquarters located in New Delhi. History of Army Aviation Corps In the year 1984, the Northern Command of the Indian Army ..

Category: