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  • Jan 24, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Government Schemes for Promoting Solar Energy- (Important) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    The power obtained by harnessing the energy of the sun’s rays is known as solar energy. The calculated solar energy incidence on India’s land area is about 5000 trillion Kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year.

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    Image of Solar Power Projects

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  • Jan 21, 2018
  • 1 What Makes Golden-Crowned Manakin Special? Scientists Discover First Hybrid Bird [ Science/Technology ]

    Scientists have discovered the first known hybrid bird species in the Amazon rainforest - a golden-crowned manakin with yellow feathers. Such hybrid species among vertebrates are exceedingly rare.

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    Image of Golden-Crowned Manakin Yellow Feathers Hybrid

    Image of Golden-Crowned Manakin yellow feathers hybrid

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  • Jan 15, 2018
  • 1 Philippines: Lava Flows from Mount Mayon Volcano [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology raised the alert level for Mount Mayon volcano to a three on a scale of five. It indicates an improved tendency toward a risky explosion. Lava flowed less than half a mile down a gulley from the crater. Ash clouds appeared mid-sl

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  • Jan 10, 2018
  • 1 Schaller’S Wood Scorpion: New Species Discovered in Tripura [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Scientists discovered Schaller’s wood scorpion (Liocheles schalleri) at Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary, Tripura and named it in honour of wildlife biologist George Schaller who studied wildlife across the world, including the snow leopards of the Himalayas and Central India’s tigers.

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  • Jan 9, 2018
  • 1 What is Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD)? Monkey Fever Strikes Karnataka’S Tirthahalli Taluk [ Health ]

    Karnataka’s Tirthahalli taluk came under grip of Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD) or monkey fever. Five positive cases and one death have been recorded in humans. 5 monkeys died in the forest of Ghantejanagallu near Suruvinakoppa village. In 2016 - 17, four persons died of KFD in Ti

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  • 2 Target Elimination Date for Kala-Azar, Leprosy, Measles, and Tuberculosis [ Health ]

    The target year set by the Government to eliminate Kala-azar, Leprosy, Measles, and Tuberculosis diseases are, Kala-azar: 2017, Leprosy: 2018, Measles: 2020, and Tuberculosis: 2025

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    Image of Eradicated Diseases India

    Image of Eradicated Diseases India

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  • Jan 8, 2018
  • 1 Measures to Check Vector Borne Diseases- Public Private Partnership (PPP) for Vector Borne Diseases [ Health ]

    Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Malaria Elimination Demonstration Project (MEDP) was signed between Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Government of Madhya Pradesh (GoMP), and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. Measures taken to check vector borne diseases are discu

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  • Jan 3, 2018
  • 1 Exoplanets Discovered Through AI [ Science/Technology ]

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced the discovery of two new exoplanets, Kepler-90i and Kepler-80g using a deep learning neural network — an artificial intelligence (AI) tool that mimics the workings of a human brain. This was first time AI was used for

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  • Jan 2, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Need for Alternative Fuels in India- What are the Advantages of Methanol as Fuel? (Important) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog plans to set up Methanol Economy Fund of Rs. 4, 000 - 5, 000 crore for promoting production and use of methanol clean fuel.

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    Image of India Fossil Fuel Imports

    Image of India Fossil Fuel Imports

    Fund will promote gen

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  • Dec 31, 2017
  • 1 First NIC-CERT Launched by MeitY to Prevent, Predict Cyberattacks on Government Utilities [ Science/Technology ]

    The Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) launched first NIC-CERT, a setup of National Informatics Centre (NIC) to prevent and predict cyber-attacks on government utilities.

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    Image of Cyberattacks in India

    Image of Cyberattacks in India

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  • 2 What is Meteor Shower? What are Other Meteor Showers? [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Rocks and dust particles from space close to Earth’s atmosphere are called meteoroids. Those entering and blazing through the atmosphere are called meteors. Geminid Meteor Shower in 2017 was observed on December 13.

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    Image of Meteor Shower

    Image of Meteor Shower

    What Causes a Me

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  • 3 Excitonium is the Latest New State of Matter- What are Other States of Matter? [ Science/Technology ]

    Physicists from University of Illinois discovered a new form of matter called excitonium. This condensate, made up of excitons, was theorized almost 50 years ago. Term ‘excitonium’ was coined in the 1960s by Harvard theoretical physicist Bert Halperin.

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    Image of Excitonium Latest New State of Matter

    Image of Excitonium Latest New State of Matter

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  • Dec 28, 2017
  • 1 Hunga Tonga: New Volcanic Pacific Island Gives NASA a Glimpse of Life on Mars [ Science/Technology ]

    NASA satellites have been observing new volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean. The emerging rock offers scientists a laboratory to map rarely seen rapid geological processes, which could model the mysterious terrain of Mars.

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    Map of Hunga Tonga

    Map of Hunga Tonga

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  • Dec 27, 2017
  • 1 New Initiatives for Universal Health Coverage [ Health ]

    Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched ‘LaQshya’ Initiative and mHealth: Safe Delivery Application on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day. In addition, Operational Guidelines for Obstetric High Dependency Units and Intensive Care Units were released.

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    State of Health Care

    State of Health Care

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  • 2 Rajasthan First State with Hindi E-Mail IDs [ Science/Technology ]

    Rajasthan was first state in India to launch free email addresses in Hindi for its residents. The facility will be available at name@rajasthan. bharat (in Devanagari script). Aims to increase participation of people towards e-governance and ensuring maximum government facilities

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  • Dec 25, 2017
  • 1 🌟 National Medical Commission Bill:New Regulator for Medical Education,Exit Tests for MBBS (Important) [ Health ]

    The Union Cabinet cleared National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, dissolving Medical Council of India (MCI) as the apex medical education regulator. MCI Used to conduct annual inspections and managed the education.

    Union Cabinet cleared National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill

    Union Cabinet Cleared National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill

    Union Cabinet cleared National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill

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  • Dec 20, 2017
  • 1 India Eliminated Infective Trachoma? Which Other Diseases Have Been Eliminated [ Health ]

    Infective Trachoma was a leading cause of infectious blindness among children. India is now declared free of Infective Trachoma. Trachoma caused by poor environmental and personal hygiene and inadequate access to water and sanitation.

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    Image of Diseases Eliminated In World

    Image of Diseases Eliminated In World

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  • Dec 19, 2017
  • 1 📹 Blue Economy Versus Ocean Economy [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Next Week! ! Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code: Ghogha-Dahej Ro-Ro ferry service allows traveling from Ghogha to Dahej through the sea which in future can also link Hazira, Pipavavo, Jafrabad, Daman and Diu, and even to Bombay.

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    Blue Economy Versus Ocean Economy

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  • Dec 17, 2017
  • 1 🌟 What is National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance? (Important) [ Health ]

    World Antibiotic Awareness Week is a World Health Organisation campaign focusing attention on antibiotic resistance. Like climate change, antibiotic resistance in one region has consequences across the globe.

    National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance

    National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance

    National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance

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  • Dec 14, 2017
  • 1 Consultative Workshop on New National Policy on Biofuels [ Environment/Ecology ]

    The Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas organized a consultative workshop on New National Policy on Biofuels & VGF for 2nd Generation Ethanol Bio Refineries in New Delhi. Provide better remuneration for farmers generating employment and doubling farmers’ income.

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    Image of Breakup of India’s Installed Biomass Power Capacity

    Image of Breakup of India’s Installed Biomass Power Capacity

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  • 2 Scientists Discovered New Species of Gecko in Eastern Ghats in Northern Andhra Pradesh in Few Areas [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Scientists discovered new species of gecko in the Eastern Ghats in northern Andhra Pradesh in few areas in northern Mahendragiri range and scattered coastal hills in northern Andhra Pradesh.

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    Map of Eastern Ghats and Western Ghats

    Map of Eastern ghats and western ghats

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  • Dec 12, 2017
  • 1 1st International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (2017) at Jaipur [ Environment/Ecology ]

    First International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (INSPIRE 2017) was kicked off in Jaipur. Five-day symposium is organized by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) in partnership with The World Bank, and Alliance for an Energy Efficient Econo

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  • Dec 11, 2017
  • 1 What is National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO), NOTTO Programme? [ Health ]

    The Union government, as part of the national organ transplant programme plans to set up six biomaterial centers or tissue banks to cater to a growing demand for tissues in various medical procedures.

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  • Dec 10, 2017
  • 1 Light Pollution- Everything You Must Know [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Light pollution is excessive, misdirected, or obtrusive artificial (usually outdoor) light. The rate of growth of this light is approximately two percent each year in both the amount of areas lit and the radiance of the light.

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    Image of Light Pollution

    Image of Light Pollution

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  • Dec 9, 2017
  • 1 BrahMos Test Success Means India Can Take Out Target in Minutes: 10 Facts [ Science/Technology ]

    Indian Armed Forces joined the supersonic cruise missile triad with the successful test launch of the BrahMos missile from an Indian Air Force Sukhoi Su-30 MKI frontline fighter aircraft above the Bay of Bengal.

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    Image of BrahMos Test Success

    Image of BrahMos Test Success

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  • Dec 5, 2017
  • 1 📹 COP 23 / CMP 13 - Bonn, Germany Highlights (Current Affairs / GS 2017-18) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Next Week! ! Ease of Doing Business. 👌 Work is advanced through sessions of the following bodies: COP – Supreme. decision making body for Convention. CMP - Supreme decision making body for Kyoto Protocol. CMA - Supreme decision making body for Paris Agreement.

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  • 2 AIIMS Exam 2018 to Be Held on 27th May 2018

    AIIMS 2018 is a national level exam. It is conducted by All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. MBBS programme. AIIMS exam will be organizations are AIIMS, New Delhi, Bhopal, Jodhpur, Rishikesh, Bhubaneswar, Patna and Raipur. It is a computer based exam. AIIMS MBBS ex

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  • 3 🌟 Mission Electrification and Railway Green Initiatives - Focus of IREEE 2017 (Important) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Indian Railways is the preferred mode of transport. 1.3 million workers dedicated to serving with commitment. Indian Railways is targeting 100 % electrification- by applying economies of scale in “an incentive cum penalty” framework scheme.

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    Electrification of Railways Chart

    Electrification of railways chart

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  • Dec 4, 2017
  • 1 🌟 What is UNs District Energy in Cities? EESL Launches $454 Million (Important) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    EESL’s projects, under one of the largest funding by GEF until date, will mitigate 60 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent through the use of new technologies under the new program “Creating and Sustaining Markets for Energy Efficiency”.

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    Image of District Energy in Cities

    Image of District Energy in Cities

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  • Nov 29, 2017
  • 1 Daily Drug Regimen for Treatment of Tuberculosis [ Health ]

    The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has launched daily regimen for TB patients across the country under The Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP). So far, government is only providing thrice-weekly regimen for the treatment of tuberculosis (TB).

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