Itolizumab (rDNA origin) – A Monoclonal Antibody | UPSC

Sansar LochanCurrent AffairsLeave a Comment

Itolizumab (rDNA origin), a monoclonal antibody which was already approved for severe chronic plaque psoriasis, has now been granted Restricted Emergency Use authorisation for COVID 19 patients by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) based on clinical trials data. What is Itolizumab? Itolizumab (rDNA origin) is a monoclonal antibody that is already an approved drug of Biocon for severe chronic plaque psoriasis.  Itolizumab’s unique … Read More

Know about Hagia Sophia Controversy | UPSC

Sansar LochanCurrent AffairsLeave a Comment

Recently, the government of Turkey has decided to convert Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia Museum into a mosque. What is Hagia Sophia? Hagia Sophia was built in the sixth century by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian, and was a Christian place of worship for nearly 1,000 years before what was then known as Constantinople was conquered by the Ottoman Turks after a bloody siege in 1453. … Read More

Know about CogX 2020 and MyGov | UPSC

Sansar LochanCurrent Affairs, Science and TechLeave a Comment

India’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled MyGov Corona Helpdesk has bagged two awards at the Global Leadership Summit and Festival of AI and Emerging Technology, CogX 2020. From the UPSC point of view, we are giving you some important information.  What is MyGov? MyGov is the world’s largest citizen engagement platform, which facilitates two-ways communication between the Government and Citizen and … Read More

[Video] Bug Bounty Programme for UPSC

Sansar LochanVideoLeave a Comment

Topics Discussed : 1. Aarogya Setu is now open-source, news for UPSC 2. Bug Bounty Programme 3. Aarogya Setu App 4. Corona Kavach 5. Purpose of this programme 6. Advantages 7. Key issues 8. UPSC Mains Question

Administration of Lord Lytton (1876-1880)

Sansar LochanModernLeave a Comment

Lord Lytton was a man of literary tastes but he suffered from two handicaps. One, that he was not acquainted with affairs in India. Second, Disraeli, the Prime Minister of England had deputed him to India with the specific object of pursuing a forward policy against Afghanistan. Thus, Lytton represented a particular viewpoint and came to India to fulfill certain … Read More

Why does America want to back out of Open Skies Treaty?

Sansar LochanCurrent AffairsLeave a Comment

The United States has given notice that it will back out of the Open Skies Treaty (OST). This agreement allows countries to monitor signatories’ arms development by conducting surveillance flights over each other’s territories. History of Open Skies Treaty This treaty was signed in 1992 and came into force in 2002, allowing 34 countries — including the United States and … Read More

Short Notes on Civil Rebellions and Peasant Revolts

Sansar LochanModernLeave a Comment

Besides caste and tribal revolts several revolts of civilians or peasants occurred against the British prior to and after the revolt of 1857, which contract the view that the Indians were happy under the British rule. On the contrary, these revolts prove that civilians and peasants were also dissatisfied with the British rule and they expressed their resentment even prior … Read More

Tribal Revolts in Central and Eastern India

Sansar LochanModernLeave a Comment

Among revolts during the British period, tribal revolts were most significant. The tribals mostly lived in hills and forests. They subsisted through shifting agriculture, agriculture labour and labour in distant mines, factories etc. Tribal Revolts Commercialisation of agriculture, increasing control over forests for revenue purposes and utilization of forest wealth for the benefit of urban people resulted in penetration of … Read More

Efforts of Gandhi for improving the condition of Lower Castes

Sansar LochanModernLeave a Comment

Efforts or Contribution of M.K. Gandhi Ji for improving/uplifting the condition of lower castes The advent of M. K. Gandhi in Indian politics brought the movement of uplifting lower castes to national scene. In 1917, the ‘India Congress’ passed a resolution for removing the disabilities imposed on lower castes. In 1921, the ‘All India Congress’ again appealed to the Hindus … Read More

Social Movements in the Deccan and Maharashtra

Sansar LochanModernLeave a Comment

Many revolts occurred during the British rule in India besides the revolt of 1857. Several of them were led by lower castes against the upper castes particularly against the Brahmans, several of them were of tribals or those of cultivators against local Sahukars (money-lenders) or land- lords or a few of them against English landlords. However, the primary cause of … Read More