UPSC Prelims Bits For Today 05 July 2022 | Daily Important Current Affairs For UPSC


UPSC Prelims Bits For Today” is every day published in the morning between 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon and contains selective current affairs articles. ”UPSC Prelims Bits For Today” covers various topics from UPSC Prelims Syllabus and is very helpful and time managing for UPSC Aspirants. The framing of this daily current affairs compilation article is easy to read and understandable also.

In the ”UPSC Prelims Bits For Todayarticle, we focus on UPSC Preliminary exam-oriented current affairs covering various sections from leading National Newspapers, PIB, and other various official sources.


Five Ecological regions mentioned in Ancient Tamil Sangam literature

In News

The rich cultural history of the Tamils will be featured in a project relating to the new Parliament being constructed by the Union government in New Delhi.

Which were the Five Ecological Regions Mentioned in Sangam Literature?

  • 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 Period.
  • It has been named after the Sangam academies held during that period that flourished under the royal patronage of the Pandya kings of Madurai.
  • Great Tamil Literary Work ”Tolkappiyam refers” to the Five-fold division of lands – Kurinji (hilly tracks), Mullai (pastoral), Marudam (agricultural), Neydal (coastal) and Palai (desert).


Project NETRA

  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has initiated ‘Project NETRA’ to monitor space debris.
  • This domestic surveillance system would provide first-hand information on the status of debris, which would aid further planning on protecting space assets. In April 2022, India and the U.S. signed a new pact for monitoring space objects at the 2+2 dialogue. The controlled anti-satellite weapons (ASAT) tests and the risk of collisions must be collectively addressed.
  • To provide in-orbit servicing, ISRO is developing a docking experiment called ‘SPADEX’.
  • It looks at docking a satellite on an existing satellite, offering support in re-fuelling and other in-orbit services while enhancing the capability of a satellite.
  • This would not only ensure the longevity of a mission but would also provide a futuristic option to combine missions/experiments.



The functioning of UPI

  • The UPI was launched in 2016 and is operated by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).
  • The NPCI was formed in 2009 as an initiative of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) with the goal to create a robust payment and settlement infrastructure.
  • UPI operates on top of the Immediate Payment Service (IMPS) which was created by the NPCI for immediate fund transfers.
  • The primary reason for the popularity of UPI is that it accepts transactions as small as one rupee and for merchants, the absence of MDR that they have to pay to their banks.
  • UPI-based payments function broadly through three steps. First, one’s bank account is mapped to a Virtual Payment Address (VPA). Secondly, a Payment Service Provider (typically a bank) takes care of the to-and-fro transactions to this VPA (and hence to the underlying bank account) and finally, the UPI software orchestrates the fund movement from a customer’s VPA to a target VPA and completes the transaction.


Agradoot group of newspapers

In News

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the Agradoot group of newspapers on 6th July, 2022

About Agradoot

  • Agradoot was started as an Assamese bi-weekly.
  • It was established by Kanak Sen Deka, senior journalist of Assam.
  • In 1995, Dainik Agradoot, a daily newspaper, was started and it has developed as a trusted and influential voice of Assam.


Mahuli group of temples

In News

NMA to submit a report on comprehensive development of Mahuli group of temples to Ministry of Culture.

About Mahali Temples

  • These are the famous group of temples – known as Dakshin Kashi, comprise of five temples belonging to 11th  and 12th  CE in Hemadpanthi style of architecture and are located near Satara.
  • Samadhis of great Maratha queens Rani Tarabai Bhosle and Rani Yesho Bai Bhosle are also there in Mahuli (Satara).


Sharing is caring!