UPSC Prelims Bits For Today (August 09, 2022)

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.


Undavalli Caves


  • Undavalli Caves lies in the Undavalli village in the Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh.
  • From the city of Vijayawada the caves are located at the distance of 8 km and 32 km from Guntur. These caves are located at the top of the high hills facing the Krishna River.
  • These four stories caves are said to be found in the 7th century.
  • They are associated with the Vishnukundin Kings of AD 420 – 620.
  • These exotic caves of Undavalli were dedicated to the Anantapadmanabha and Narisimhaswami.
  • According to the historical evidences Madhava Reddy who ruled this region as the subordinate under the Reddies of Kondaveedu gifted the caves to the temple of Anantha Swamy.
  • It is also believed that these caves were used by the Buddhist monks as the rest houses.


The Office of the Vice-President (Article 63)

  • The Vice-President of India is the second highest constitutional office in the country.
  • He serves for a five-year term, but can continue to be in office, irrespective of the expiry of the term, until the successor assumes office.
  • The Constitution is silent on who performs the duties of the Vice-President, when a vacancy occurs in the office of the Vice-President of India, before the expiry of his term, or when the Vice-President acts as the President of India.
  • The only provision in the Constitution is with regard to the Vice-President’s function as the Chairperson of the Council of States (Rajya Sabha), which is performed, during the period of such vacancy, by the Deputy Chairperson of the Rajya Sabha, or any other member of the Rajya Sabha authorised by the President of India.
  • The Vice-President may resign his office by submitting his resignation to the President of India. The resignation becomes effective from the day it is accepted.
  • The Vice-President can be removed from office by a resolution of the Council of States (Rajya Sabha), passed by a majority of its members at that time and agreed to by the House of the People (Lok Sabha).
  • A resolution for this purpose may be moved only after a notice of at least a minimum of 14 days has been given of such an intention.


ISRO’s SSLV Satellite


Why SSLV mission could not succeed?

  • The ISRO’s first small satellite launch vehicle (SSLV), carrying the earth observation satellite EOS-02 and a co-passenger student spacecraft AzaadiSAT, did not launch as planned on Sunday.
  • The mission could not succeed because the SSLV-D1 placed the satellites in an elliptical orbit rather than a circular one, leaving them unusable.
  • SSLV-D1 put the satellites into a 356 km x 76 km elliptical orbit rather than a 356 km circular orbit.
  • The divergence was caused by the logic’s failure to recognise a sensor failure and proceed with a salvage step.


What is Lipidomics?

  • Lipidomics is an analytical method that provides detailed insights into the fatty acid profiles in blood plasma.
  • Fatty acids occur in the human organism mainly as part of complex molecules, called lipids.
  • Based on their molecular structure, they are classified into numerous different lipid classes and types.
  • The sum of all of them within an organism is called the lipidome.
  • Understanding the lipid metabolism plays an important role in better deciphering cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes. However, little is known about the molecular relationships.

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