2019: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Aug 22, 2019
  • 1 Amalgamation of National Institute of Miners Health with ICMR-NIOH [ Policy/Governance, Health, Down-to-Earth ]

    Cabinet approved the merger of National Institute of Miners’ Health (NIMH), an autonomous Institute under Union Ministry of Mines (MoM) with ICMR-NIOH (Indian Council of Medical Research-National Institute of Occupational Health), Ahmedabad, under Union Ministry of Health & Famil

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  • 2 Water Crisis in Chennai, Ministry of Jal Shakti -Down to Earth 1st to 15th August 2019 [ Down-to-Earth ]

    University Grants Commission’s (UGC) Consortium for Academic and Research Ethics (CARE) recently released a new list of quality journals that will be considered for publication of all academic work. Extreme weather events displaced 10.3 million people in China, India and the Phil

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  • 3 Instant Triple Talaq Bill Criminalised [ Policy/Governance, Bills, Women/Minority Empowerment ]

    The Indian Parliament has passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 criminalising triple talaq. The Lower House already had passed the bill on July 25,2019 later on the bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha on 31 July 2019. The bill will become the law af

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  • 4 National Investigation Agency Amendment Bill 2019 Passed [ Policy/Governance, Bills, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    National Investigation Agency Amendment Bill 2019 was first of all passed in the Lok Sabha on 15 July 2019 and later on in the Rajya Sabha on 17th July 2019. This bill will allow NIA to probe terrorist activities against India and Indian interests abroad.

    The cases of human traf

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  • 5 Swachh Survekshan 2020 to Be Launched [ Policy/Governance, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister launched the ‘Swachh Survekshan League 2020 on 6thJune 2019. The parameters related to wastewater treatment, reuse and fecal sludge management have been given special attention in the survey.

    Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister p

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  • 6 India’S First BS VI Certificate in Two Wheeler Segment Released [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) released India’s first Type Approval Certificate (TAC) for Bharat Stage - VI (BS - VI) norms for the two wheeler segment in New Delhi.

    This is image carbon monoxide & nitrogen dioxide

    This is Image Carbon Monoxide & Nitrogen Dioxide

    This is image carbon monoxide & nitrogen dioxide

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  • Aug 21, 2019
  • 1 Translation of Vedas into Various Indian Languages [ Culture, Newspaper Editorials ]

    Vice President of India at Tirumala proposed to translate Vedas into various Indian languages so as to make its understandibility simple and easy for the common men. As per Vice President Vedas are veritable treasure house of knowledge and research programmes should be conducted

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  • 2 Advisory on the Ongoing Heat Wave by Health Ministry [ Health, Down-to-Earth ]

    The Cabinet Minister of Health and Family Welfare under the newly formed cabinet has issued a health advisory for people to stay safe during the heat wave conditions prevailing in the country. A heat wave is a period of excessively hot weather accompanied by high humidity. Genera

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  • 3 Committee Formed to Spell Out Revival Plans for Telecom Sector [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The Union Telecom Minister under the Supervision of Telecom Secretary had constituted a committee in June 2019 to spell out revival plans for the Telecom Sector acknowledging that country’s telecom industry was under financial stress for a long time.

    To sort out the issue the Un

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  • 4 Two Exoplanets Found Orbiting Around 8-Billion-Year-Old Red Dwarf [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Astronomers at Calar Alto Observatory have found evidence of two potentially habitable exoplanets orbiting around The Teegarden’s Star. The instrument used for this purpose was Calar Alto high-Resolution search for M dwarfs with Exoearths with Near-infrared and optical Echelle Sp

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  • 5 The Cabinet Approves Summoning of Parliament After General Election, 2019 [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Pro-tem speaker is a temporary speaker appointed to conduct the functioning in the lower house of Parliament once the General Elections are over. The 17th Lok Sabha pro-tem speaker is Virendra Kumar sworn in by the President of India

    Map location show in Tikamgarh

    Map Location Show in Tikamgarh

    Map location show in Tikamgarh

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  • Aug 19, 2019
  • 1 National Defence Fund and Scholarship [ Policy/Governance, Defense ]

    The National Defence Fund was set up in 1962 to take charge of voluntary donations in cash and kind received for promotion of the national defence effort, and to decide on their utilisation.

    The Fund is used for the welfare of the members of the Armed Forces (including Para Mili

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  • 2 Brain of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Telescope Designed [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations ]

    Scientists at Cambridge University have successfully finished designing the brain of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) which is the largest radio telescope in the world. The SKA’s Science Data Processor (SDP) consortium has concluded its engineering design work, marking the end of

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  • 3 Rescue & Rehabilitation of 66,169 Child Labourers Under NCLP Scheme 2018-19 [ Policy/Governance ]

    Any form of work that deprives children of their childhood, interferes with their ability to attend regular school, and is mentally, physically, socially or morally harmful is known Child Labour.

    Many children aged 5–14 from poorer families during the 19th and early 20th centuri

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  • 4 Approval of the Muslims Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill, 2019 [ Policy/Governance, Down-to-Earth ]

    Union Cabinet has approved the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 by replacing the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Second Ordinance, 2019 (Ord. 4 of 2019).

    The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Second Ordinance, 2019 was prom

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  • 5 Formation of Jal Shakti Ministry [ Policy/Governance, Down-to-Earth ]

    A new Ministry called ‘Jal Shakti’ has been created by the Centre comprising Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation along with the Drinking Water and Sanitation.

    All the aspects of water regulation and its management will come under one department.

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  • Aug 18, 2019
  • 1 📹 Kurukshetra :- Rural Non-Farm Sector (Part -3) July 2019 [ Kurukshetra ]

    DAY-NRLM-Reducing Poverty thru Livelihood Diversification: -Deendayal Antodaya Yojana- National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) is aimed at alleviation of rural poverty thru building sustainable community institutions of poor. It seeks to sustainable livelihood opportunities

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  • 2 📹 Kurukshetra :- Rural Non-Farm Sector (Part -2) July 2019 [ Kurukshetra ]

    Rural Tourism: An Asset to Non-Farm Sector: More than one-fifth of rural households w/self-employment in agriculture have income less than poverty line. Interventions to enhance farm productivity are easier said than done, as they require consistent long-term efforts. A NITI Aayo

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  • 3 📹 Kurukshetra : -Rural Non Farm Sector (Part -1)July 2019 [ Kurukshetra ]

    Key Topics Included In This Article: - What is Rural Non-Farm Sector, Deendayal Upadhyay Grameen Kaushal Yojana, Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana National Livelihoods Mission, Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana (AGEY), Status of Rural Employment, Importance of Rural Non-Farm Sector, Mapp

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  • 4 IAF’S AN-32 Aircraft Formally Certified to Operate on Indigenous Bio-Jet Fuel [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    IAF’s formidable workhorse, the Russian made AN-32 aircraft was formally fleet certified to fly on blended aviation fuel containing up to 10 % of indigenous bio-jet fuel. The approval certificate was received at the aero-engine test facilities at Chandigarh.

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    This Image in IAF’s AN-32 Aircraft Formally Certified

    This image in IAF’s AN-32 Aircraft formally certified

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  • 5 MoU for Joint Collaboration on Cancer Research Signed Between DBT and DAE [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for supporting a joint collaborative research programmes in area of Cancer was signed by The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) under Ministry of Science and Technology and Department of Atmoic Energy.

    The DAE is represented by its Tata Memoria

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  • 6 Launch of Defence Industrial Production Corridor [ Defense ]

    The projects for Defence industrial corridor were launched by Union Defence Minister along with the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister in Aligarh district in August 2018. Later on in January 2019 the Defence Minister inaugurated the Tamil Nadu Defence Industrial Corridor.

    The main ide

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  • 7 One Nation One Poll [ Policy/Governance ]

    The one Nation One Poll has been backed by The President and The Prime Minister of India in Lok Sabha including the state assemblies. Normal public life and essential services are disrupted due to frequent elections including the road traffic during political rallies leading to n

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  • Aug 17, 2019
  • 1 Auto-Immune Diseases [ Science/Technology, Health ]

    A condition in which one own immune system mistakenly attacks one’s body. The immune system acts as a guard against germs like bacteria, fungi, viruses etc. In other words the immune system protects our body from disease causing organisms by releasing antibodies to counter it.

    I

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  • 2 24-Hours Timeframe to Bring Back Payment Data Processed Out of India [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Reserve Bank of India has directed all the payment entities along with all other banks operating in India to restore payment data processed out of India. The RBI reiterated its stand of last year’s on compulsory localisation of payments data.

    WhatsApp has set up its data sto

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  • Aug 16, 2019
  • 1 The physical and chemical nature of ancient plasterwork decoded [ Science/Technology ]

    IIT Madras’s Researchers have uncovered the microstructure of the binding materials used in plasterwork during the Mughal period in between 13th to 16th century. Ornamentation done on interior or exterior wall structure or along ceilings and walls is known as Plasterwork.

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  • 2 Resident’S Award for NALCO for CSR [ Awards, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    An Odisha based Navaratna Company - National Aluminium Company Limited was selected for President’s award on 30th June 2019. NALCO made the best utilisation of Corporate Social Responsibilty fund in social development.

    NALCO was selected for its Aliali Jhia Scheme.

    This is image show in Aluminium association of India

    This is Image Show in Aluminium Association of India

    This is image show in Aluminium association of India

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  • 3 Price for Sovereign Gold Bonds Fixed at Rs3443 Per Gram by the Centre [ Policy/Governance, Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The government of India has fixed the new series of Sovereign Gold Bonds at Rs3443 opening on July 8. SGBs are government securities denominated in grams of gold. They are substitutes for holding physical gold.

    Investors have to pay the issue price in cash and the bonds will be

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  • 4 The Volcanic Eruption in Papua New Guinea [ Environment/Ecology, Disaster Management, Geography ]

    Papua New Guinea has the most active volcanoes in the South West Pacific. The Ulawun Volcano being one of the world’s most hazardous erupted on 26th June 2019. Earlier in the month of June 2019 two massive volcanic eruptions took place in Papua New Guinea

    A massive spewing lava h

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  • Aug 15, 2019
  • 1 India’S First Braille Laptop for Visually Impaired Developed [ Science/Technology, Computers & ICT ]

    IIT-Delhi has developed India’s first Braille laptop named ‘Dot Book’ for visually impaired persons. Laptop was developed on the basis of multiple user trials taking care of preferences and needs of the use community.

    This affordable device will help to provide equal opportuniti

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  • 2 SEBI Tightens Its Regulations to Safeguard Investors in Terms of Mutual Fund Investment [ Policy/Governance, Economy ]

    SEBI’s latest reforms is expected to have a massive impact on India’s trillion mutual fund industry which has to comply with the new sectorial caps from September 2020. The advisory committee formed by the SEBI made these significant reforms. Through this move of SEBI and other m

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  • 3 Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN) Appointed Manoj Kumar Nambiar as Its New Chairman [ Economy, Appointments ]

    Manoj Kumar Nambiar Managing Director of Arohan Financial Services is elected as new chairman of Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN) at the 6th annual general meeting of MFIN. He is also the Director on Boards of IntelleCash Microfinance Network Company.

    This is image show in MFIN & Social performance

    This is Image Show in MFIN & Social Performance

    This is image show in MFIN & Social performance

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  • 4 Plastic Cleaning Mushrooms [ Environment/Ecology ]

    In a major breakthrough in the field of Science & Technology, the Scientists have developed such mushrooms that can eat plastics. These mushrooms are capable of living without oxygen and can flourish even at the bottom of a landfill for instance.

    These mushrooms could be used to

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  • 5 Currency Monitoring List & Its Impact [ Economy, International Relations/Organizations ]

    The United States in May 2019 removed India and Switzerland from the currency monitoring lists. The Countries such as China, Japan and Germany are still in the list of US Currency Monitoring. The Currency Monitoring actually is a way of observing a strict vigil upon the currency

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  • Aug 13, 2019
  • 1 A Big Non-Banking Lender Failure Can Cause Huge Losses [ Policy/Governance, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The Non-Banking Financial Companies gross bad loans increased from 5.8 % in 2017 - 18 to 6.6 % in 2018 - 19. RBI expressed a concern of greater surveillance on large entities in India’s shadow banking sector as their failure could lead to losses that are similar to those of big b

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  • 2 Lok Sabha Passed the Special Economic Zones Amendment Bill [ Policy/Governance, Economy ]

    The Special Economic Zones amendment bill passed on 26th June 2019 will allow trusts to set up units in Special economic zones. This amendment bill of 2019 will replace the Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Ordinance.

    This bill was became the first legislation to be passed in t

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  • 3 India, Indonesia Set US $50 Billion Trade Target by 2025 [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India and Indonesia set an ambitious US $50 billion target to boost bilateral trade over the next six years. At the G20 Osaka Summit in Japan PM of India and Indonesia President discussed ways to boost cooperation in trade and investment, defense and maritime fronts.

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    This is Image in India Grow Faster Than China & US

    This is image in india grow faster than china & US

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  • 4 India’S Unemployment Rate Hit 45-Year High [ Economy ]

    The assessment by the National Sample Survey Office conducted between July 2017-June2018, showed the unemployment rate stood at 6.1 percent, the highest since 1972 - 73. The data released by Labour Ministry showed 7.8 % of all employable urban youth being jobless, while the perce

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  • 5 Assam Chief Secretary Directed of Having No Right to Be in Office [ Policy/Governance ]

    T he Supreme Court came down heavily on Assam Chief Secretary for his submission that the state government is not bound by any decision of foreigner’s tribunals declaring a person as an illegal migrant.

    This is image show in chief ministeres of Assam from 1947

    This is Image Show in Chief Ministeres of Assam from 1947

    This is image show in chief ministeres of Assam from 1947

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  • Aug 12, 2019
  • 1 North - East National Gas Grid [ Science/Technology ]

    To transport natural gas among north eastern states and West Bengal a 9000 crore rupees gas-grid project has been approved by the Union petroleum and Natural Gas minister in March 2019. There is an abundant amount of natural gas available in Assam, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh and

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  • 2 Chennai Water Crisis & the Mismanagement [ Disaster Management ]

    Chennai is facing a massive drinking water crisis with Tamil Nadu registering 41 % rainfall shortage this summer. Vast scale development projects and illegal encroachments over decades have covered the huge areas of water bodies resulting in this crisis.

    Hospitals in its third-l

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  • 3 National Company Law Tribunal and Its Proceedings [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The National Company Law Tribunal is a quasi-judicial body established under the Companies Act 2013 being constituted on 1 June 2016 by the Indian Government. This tribunal is based on the recommendations of the Justice Eradi Committee and looks into the issues relating to the In

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  • 4 Famous Space Landers to Explore the Moon’S Mysteries [ Science/Technology ]

    Luna 9: -internal designation Ye-6 No. 13, was unmanned space mission of the Soviet Union’s Luna programme. This was the first spacecraft to make a soft landing on the Moon and send images to Earth. This spacecraft was launched by the S. P Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation on

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  • 5 World Resources Institute [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    World Resources Institute (WRI) is a global research non-profit organization that was established in 1982 with funding from the MacArthur Foundation under the leadership of James Gustave Speth. They aintain offices in the United States, China, India, Brazil, and Indonesia. Missio

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  • 6 RBI Financial Stability Report 2019 [ Policy/Governance, Economy ]

    The Reserve Bank of India released the 19th issue of the Financial Stability Report (FSR) . The FSR reflects the collective assessment of the Sub-Committee of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) on risks to financial stability, as resilience of the financial sy

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  • Aug 9, 2019
  • 1 One Nation One Ration Card to Be Implemented by July 2020 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    One Nation One Ration Card idea is an effort of the government to benefit crores of beneficiaries by July 2020. The Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution unveiled the government efforts towards the same scheme.

    Ration Cards are official documents issue

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  • 2 Air Conditioning is the World’S Next Big Threat [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Air conditioning has played a significant role in driving global prosperity and happiness over the past few decades by letting people work even in extreme hot conditions. According to the International Energy Agency because of the combination of population growth, rising incomes,

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  • 3 The Pakistani Fishing Boats with 100 Kilograms of Heroin Apprehended by Indian Coast [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    The Indian coast guards gave an Intelligence input about a suspicious vessel likely to be engaged in drug trafficking in area off Indo-Pak International Maritime Border Line (IMBL) off the Gujarat Coast on 19 May 2019.

    Similar inputs were also received from Directorate of Revenu

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  • 4 India’S Rare Life-Sized Stucco Sculpture Unearthed in Telangana [ Science/Technology ]

    Indian archaeologists unearthed a rare life-sized stucco sculpture from a Buddhist site at Phanigiri in Suryapet, Telangana. This is biggest stucco sculpture found in India till date. As per archaeologists, life-size figurine represents a Bodhisattva in Jathaka Chakra. It was cre

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  • 5 Robots Can Check Pipelines for Leakage [ Science/Technology ]

    IIT Madras has developed a robot to check pipelines for leaks and other faults named Endobot. This robot is to be marketed by an IIT Madras incubated startup, Salinas Integrity. According to Centre for Nondestructive Evaluation in IIT Madras since water pipes typically have an in

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  • Aug 8, 2019
  • 1 India Conducts Firing Trials of ATAGS Howitzer in Rajasthan [ Defense ]

    In the Jaisalmer of Rajasthan, final firing tests of the indigenously developed Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) begun at Pokhran. Defence Research and Defence Organisation (DRDO) and senior army officers were present at the trials. Indian Army has begun finalising the

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  • 2 Vayoshrestha Samman-National Awards for Senior Citizens 2019 [ Awards, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Department of Social Justice And Empowerment had invited nominations for Vayoshrestha Samman- National Awards for Senior Citizens 2019 for individuals/institutions to be sent by 31st May, 2019.

    Department of Social Justice And Empowerment as part of celebration of the Internatio

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  • 3 International Day for Biological Diversity Celebrated Across the Country [ International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology ]

    The International Day for Biological Diversity (or World Biodiversity Day) is a United Nations–sanctioned international day for the promotion of biodiversity issues. It is currently held on May 22. The International Day for Biological Diversity 2019 celebrations focuses on biodiv

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  • 4 NASA’S Dragonfly to Explore Saturn’S Moon for Origins and Signs of Life [ Science/Technology ]

    National Aeronautics for Space Administration announced to launch Dragonfly drone helicopter to Saturn’s largest moon Titan in search of building blocks of life in 2020 to explore the unique and richly organic World Titan. Mission aims to reveal clues to how life may have arisen

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  • Aug 7, 2019
  • 1 Induction of 400 Experts from Private Sector in Bureaucracy [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Department of Personnel & Training has been asked to prepare a proposal for filling vacant positions laterally. This hiring will comprise 400 domain experts for Deputy Secretary/Director Posts along with the 54 private sector employees. The main motive is to boost efficiency

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  • 2 Launch of ‘Cloud-Proof’ Earth Observation Spy Satellite RISAT-2B [ Science/Technology ]

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched an earth observation spy satellite RISAT-2B on 22 May 2019. This spy satellite can take high resolution images of the earth during day and night. The satellite can work under cloudy conditions to keep an eye on terror camps a

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  • 3 Centre to Remove Minimum Education Requirement for Transport Drivers [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has decided to remove requirement of minimum educational qualification (class 8th pass) for transport vehicle drivers in the country. Currently, as per the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989, a transport vehicle driver must

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  • 4 Creation of a ’Specialized Supervisory and Regulatory Cadre [ Economy, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) Central Board has decided to create a ‘Specialized Supervisory and Regulatory Cadre’ within the RBI. Decision to create a Specialized Supervisory and Regulatory Cadre within the RBI was taken at the recent two-day meeting of Reserve Bank of Ind

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