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  • May 6, 2018
  • 1 Weeds Threaten Gujarat’S Lion and Their Prey [ Env. ]

    Two shrubs lantana camara and cassia tora spreading in the Gir forest are threatening Asiatic lions but large number of herbivorous animals like deer on which these lions feed. Experts and forest department officials said that the spread of lantana camara (locally known as indrad

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  • Apr 27, 2018
  • 1 National Deworming Day- National Deworming Initiative: India Has the Highest Burden of Helminths [ Health, Schemes & Proj. ]

    India has the highest burden of soil-transmitted helminths–parasitic worms–in the world. The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare launched National Deworming initiative to protect more than 24 crore children in the age group of 1 - 19 years from intestinal worms, on the eve of the

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  • Apr 26, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Government Launches App to Monitor Fly Ash from Thermal Plants- What is Fly Ash? (Important) [ Env. ]

    ASH TRACK Mobile App was launched by the Ministry of Power for better management of fly ash produced by thermal power plants. App provides an interface between fly ash producers (Thermal Power Plants) and potential ash users such as – road contractors, cement plants etc.

    Government Launches App to Monitor Fly Ash from Thermal Plants

    Government Launches App to Monitor Fly Ash from Thermal Plants

    Government Launches App to Monitor Fly Ash from Thermal Plants

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  • Apr 20, 2018
  • 1 🌟 National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change & Its 8 Missions: Activities Under Climate (Important) [ Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    “The National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (NAFCC) is a Central Sector Scheme which set up in the year 2015 - 16. Aim of NAFCC is to support concrete adaptation activities to mitigate the effects of climate change.

    Image of Timeline of India's Climate change Actions

    Image of Timeline of India’s Climate Change Actions

    Image of Timeline of India’s Climate change Actions

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  • Apr 19, 2018
  • 1 DRDO Tests Rustom-2 Drone [ Sci-Tech, Defense ]

    Rustome-2, also known as TAPAS-BH-201, is a medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) tested at its Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) at Challakere in Karnataka’s Chitradurga district.

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    Image of Aeronautical Test Range Challakere

    Image of Aeronautical Test Range challakere

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  • 2 🌟 What is Nagoya Protocol, Convention on Biological Diversity and CITES? (Important) [ Int. Rel & Org., Env., Agri. ]

    The Botanical Survey of India (BSI) and UK’s Natural History Museum (NHM) have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in field of genetic and taxonomic studies, research, and training, conservation of India, including species and habitat assessments.

    Image of Scope: Nagoya Protocol and ITPGRFA

    Image of Scope: Nagoya Protocol and ITPGRFA

    Image of Scope: Nagoya Protocol and ITPGRFA

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  • Apr 17, 2018
  • 1 India Poised for a Leap in Electric Mobility [ Policy-Governance, Env., Speeches ]

    Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways predicts that India is poised for a leap in electric mobility. This was unveiled while inaugurating the electric vehicle chargers- slow and fast charging-at an event, ’Charging the Drive’ held at the NITI Aayog premises.

    Image of Leap in Electric Mobility

    Image of Leap in Electric Mobility

    Image of Leap in Electric Mobility

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  • Apr 13, 2018
  • 1 What are Adverse Effects of Illegal Mining? Steps to Curb Illegal Mining and Theft in Coal Mines [ Policy-Governance, Env. ]

    Steps to Curb Illegal Mining of Coal - 1. Dozing off and filling up of rat holes with stone and debris wherever possible. 2. Digging trenches to isolate illegal mining sites. 3. Erecting concrete walls on mouth of abandoned mines

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    Image of Threats to the Western Ghats

    Image of Threats to the Western Ghats

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  • Apr 9, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is Green Good Deeds Campaign? Clean Air Campaign to Control Delhi Pollution (Important) [ Env. ]

    After several poor air quality days during winter, the Centre and Delhi government initiated a two-week Clean Air Campaign in in Delhi from February 10 to February 23 not only as a symbolic exercise, but a serious effort to drastically bring down pollution.

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    Image of Death In The Air

    Image of Death In The Air

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  • Apr 7, 2018
  • 1 Upgrading of Aerospace Technology, ISRO’S Successful Experimental Missions [ Sci-Tech, Space and ISRO ]

    The 41st flight of PSLV (PSLV-C39) that took place on August 31, 2017 with Indian Regional Navigational Satellite (IRNSS-1H weighing 1425 kg) could not reach the designated orbit, is considered as a failure.

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    Image of Upgrading of Aerospace Technology

    Image of Upgrading of Aerospace Technology

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  • 2 New DNA Test to Screen a Child for 193 Genetic Diseases [ Sci-Tech, Health ]

    A simple DNA screening test called Sema4 Natalis to detect 193 childhood-onset diseases, including epilepsy, spinal muscular atrophy, and cancer was developed by a US-based genomic testing company.

    New DNA Test to Screen a Child for 193 Genetic Diseases

    New DNA Test to Screen a Child for 193 Genetic Diseases

    New DNA Test to Screen a Child for 193 Genetic Diseases

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  • 3 Cancer Research: System to Predict Treatment Outcome of Chemotherapy [ Sci-Tech, Health ]

    Scientists developed a new system to non-invasively identify the breast cancer patients who would respond to chemotherapy within two weeks of beginning treatment. The novel dynamic “optical tomographic breast imaging system” generates three-dimensional (3-D) images of both breast

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  • 4 What Happens During Solar Minimum? Sun May Become 7% Cooler by 2050 [ Sci-Tech, Env., Space and ISRO ]

    Scientists based on 20 years of observations and data, have calculated that sun will be nearly seven percent cooler and dimmer by 2050 causing a mini ice age, said the team of researchers from San Diego.

    Image of 400 years of sunspot observations

    Image of 400 Years of Sunspot Observations

    Image of 400 years of sunspot observations

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  • Apr 6, 2018
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions on Environment 2018 - IAS / NET (Part 2) - (Set - 3) [ Env. ]

    Government forms committee to probe illegal cultivation of HT Cotton - Department of Biotechnology in Ministry of Science and Technology constituted Field Inspection and Scientific Evaluation Committee (FISEC).

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  • 2 📹 Expected Questions on Environment 2018 - IAS / NET (Part 2) - (Set - 2) [ Env. ]

    SECURE Himalaya Project and Third National Wildlife Action Plan for 2017 - 2031 - Union Government launched SECURE Himalaya, a six-year project, For conservation of locally and globally significant biodiversity,

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  • 3 📹 Expected Questions on Environment 2018 - IAS / NET (Part 2) - (Set - 1) [ Env. ]

    India awarded Certificate of Commendation by CITES for its effort to combat illegal wildlife Trade - By Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

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  • Apr 4, 2018
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions on Environment 2018 - IAS / NET (Part 1) - (Set 3) [ Env. ]

    Solid Waste Management in India - Solid Waste Management term used to refer to the process of collecting and treating solid wastes. 📝 Changes to improve waste management in India: Behaviour modification among citizens and institutions, Municipal bodies should have an integrated s

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  • 2 📹 Expected Questions on Environment 2018 - IAS / NET (Part 1) - (Set 2) [ Env. ]

    📝 Monsoon Mission - CFS & UM - Models real time information on wind, temperature and humidity in digitized format. Objectives of Monsoon Mission: To setup state of the art dynamical modeling frame work for improving prediction skill of: Seasonal & extended range prediction system

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  • 3 📹 Expected Questions on Environment 2018 - IAS / NET (Part 1) - (Set 1) [ Env. ]

    Gobar Dhan Yojana Converting Cattle Dung into Clean Fuel - Scheme to convert cattle dung into biogas & bio-fertilizers, One of many agricultural focused announcements made in budget 2018 – better hygiene & ODF.

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  • 4 🌟 What is NITI’S Health Index? Kerala Tops NITI Aayog’S Health Index (Important) [ Health, Ranks & Indices ]

    Kerala topped the list of larger states in Niti Aayog’s overall health performance in ‘performance in health outcome index’ based on health indicators. Punjab and Tamil Nadu ranked second and third among 21 large states.

    Image of NITI’s Health Index

    Image of NITI’s Health Index

    Image of NITI’s Health Index

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  • Apr 3, 2018
  • 1 What is National Strategic Plan on HIV/AIDS & Sexually Transmitted Infection: Eliminating AIDS [ Health ]

    Government of India has launched the seven year National Strategic Plan on HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) 017 - 24. There has been a 66 % decline in the estimated number of annual new HIV infections in the country from 2000 to 2015, against the global average o

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  • Apr 2, 2018
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions for GK – AIIMS 2018 (Part - 2)

    Prof. Yashpal - Indian scientist, educator and educationist, Known for his contributions to the study of cosmic rays, Chairman of UGC from 1986 to 1991, Made Marconi Fellow in 1980 for his work at the Space Applications Centre in Ahmedabad.

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  • 2 📹 Expected Questions for GK – AIIMS 2018 (Part - 1)

    Metallic Hydrogen created - Made by applying almost five million atmospheres of pressure to liquid hydrogen, 1st time hydrogen existed in metallic state, Can act as superconductor and revolutionize rocketry.

    NCERT Lectures Study Material for Competitive Exams-Updated for 2018 -

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  • 3 🌟 Measures Boosting Cadaver Donation Programme (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Health ]

    The Government is implementing the National Organ Transplant Programme (NOTP) to promote organ donation across the country. Growth in the transplants can be observed from the table below:

    Table contain shows the Growth in the transplants

    Table contain shows the Growth in the transplants

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  • 4 🌟 Summary of Health Initiatives: New Policies for Health Sector (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Health ]

    The Government formulated the National Health Policy, 2017 to attain highest level of good health and well-being through preventive and promotive health care across all policies. It also aims universal access to good health care without financial hardship.

    Image of Health Accounts

    Image of Health Accounts

    Image of Health Accounts

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  • Mar 31, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Rashtrapati Bhavan Hosts Nobel Laureates Seminar Nobel Participants & Indian Laureates (Important) [ Edu., Sci-Tech, Awards ]

    The Rashtrapati Bhavan on February 5, 2018, hosted a one-day Nobel Laureates Seminar organized by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India in association with the Nobel Foundation.

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    Image of Rashtrapati Bhavan Hosts Nobel Laureates Seminar

    Image of Rashtrapati Bhavan Hosts Nobel Laureates Seminar

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  • Mar 30, 2018
  • 1 Goa: New Project to Control Pollution in Sal River [ Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has sanctioned a new project to control pollution in River Sal at Navelim town in Goa. Project will be implemented under the National River Conservation Plan at the cost of Rs. 61.74 crore, with the Centre and the S

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  • Mar 29, 2018
  • 1 🌟 TRAPPIST-1 May Have Water-Rich Planets (Important) [ Sci-Tech, Space and ISRO ]

    Planets around the faint red star TRAPPIST-1, 40 light-years from Earth, may host significant amounts of water. The shifts of TRAPPIST-1 planets depend on the planets’ masses, their distances, and other orbital parameters.

    TRAPPIST-1 System Image

    TRAPPIST-1 System Image

    TRAPPIST-1 System Image

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  • 2 🌟 Ayushman Bharat Scheme for a New India -2022- World’s Largest Government- (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Health, Schemes & Proj. ]

    Ayushman Bharat Yojna provides health insurance coverage of up to ₹5 lakh a family a year, and sets up of health and wellness centres- world’s largest government-funded healthcare programme.

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    Image of Ayushman Bharat Yojna

    Image of Ayushman Bharat Yojna

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  • 3 Government’S 2030 Vision for EVs is Huge Challenge [ Sci-Tech, Env. ]

    Tata Motors CEO and MD Guenter Butschek said, “Meeting the government’s vision of 100 % electrification of public transport and 40 % of personal mobility by 2030 is a huge challenge”. It is expected that Indian passenger vehicles market would touch around 10 million units annuall

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