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Insulin

• In a study that examined the effect of insulin on liver cells taken from mice, researchers have uncovered how insulin amounts shape the flow of information through the signalling network. About: • The study also provides insights into the…

National Fund to Control Drug Abuse

• The Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has recently recommended that the National Fund to Control Drug Abuse be used to carry out de-addiction programmes, rather than just policing activities. About: • According to the ministry, the fund,…

Extreme weather events in India

• Even as the southwest monsoon began to retreat from the subcontinent, Kerala and Uttarakhand received record rainfall in October. In both these States and others, there have been variations in the pattern and intensity of rainfall over the last…

Furlough

• The Supreme Court upheld the Gujarat Director General of Police’s (DGP) order to deny a two-week furlough to self-styled godman Asaram’ son, Narayan Sai, who is serving life imprisonment for rape. About: • The Supreme Court has discussed the…

Sakharov Prize

• Imprisoned Russian Opposition leader Alexei Navalny was awarded the European Union’s top human rights prize in a clear slap to President Vladimir Putin. About: • The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, commonly known as the Sakharov Prize, is…

Tibetology

• With a view to orienting its officers and men posted along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Tibetan culture and also preparing them to better understand the information warfare, the Army has begun a course in Tibetology in…

Bomdila Monastery

• With a view to orienting its officers and men posted along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Tibetan culture and also preparing them to better understand the information warfare, the Army has begun a course in Tibetology in…

Black Sea

• U.S. Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin urged more defence cooperation among Black Sea allies ahead of a NATO Ministers summit. About: • Action was needed by littoral states of the Black Sea amid Russia “militarisation” of the region. • The…

e-voting

• Around 55.6% of the total 3,830 persons, who registered their names through the distributed ledger technology based e-voting application, participated in the dummy election (mock e-voting) conducted by the Telangana State Election Commission (TSEC). About: • It was conducted…

Global Threat Assessment report 2021

• The Global Threat Assessment report 2021, launched by WeProtect Global Alliance. About: • WeProtect Global Alliance is a global movement of more than 200 governments, private sector companies and civil society organisations working together to transform the global response…