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  • Nov 12, 2020
  • 1 G2P Payment Ecosystems (DTE 1-15 July 2019) [ Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Down-to-Earth ]

    G2P Payment Ecosystems

    • Digitize government-to-person (G2P) payments.
    • Making electronic transfers directly into the accounts of individual customers.
    • To respond to the economic and social consequences effectively during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • 84 countries have reported changes to thei…

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  • Nov 9, 2020
  • 1 Hepatomyoencephalopathy (DTE 1-15 August 2020) [ Economy, Health, Down-to-Earth ]

    Hepatomyoencephalopathy

    Unknown Diseases

    Covid-linked Hunger & Labor Productivity

    Overview

    • Unknown origin of diseases: toxic pods of a weed, Cassia occidentalis (locally called kasondi or pamaad) , is the cause of the illness. Children, especially from poor families, ingested the pod…

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  • Nov 3, 2020
  • 1 Threat to Biodiversity (DTE 1-15 July 2019) [ Economy, Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    Apis Dorsata Bee

    • Largest producer of wild honey.
    • An Indian Rock Bee.
    • Dorsata are destroyed in a single day in the Bengaluru between January and June 2020.
    • Dorsata is an important pollinator.
    • The giant honey bee build nests that are exposed in lofty sites.
    • The largest species of the Api…

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  • Oct 31, 2020
  • 1 Plague: Infectious Disease [ Economy, Health ]

    • A class of dangerous, life-threatening and infectious disease. Prevailed from medieval times in the 13th century.
    • Mainly caused by:
      • The gram-negative
      • Rod-shaped coccobacillus called Yersinia pestis
    • In the middle ages ( 5th - 15th century) it was also known as the ‘Black Death’ as it …

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  • Oct 18, 2020
  • 1 Ancient Algae Play a Role in Building Healthy Marine Ecosystem Study [ Economy, Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    Ancient Algae Play a Role in Building Healthy Marine Ecosystem Study

    • A study has reported a decrease in the concentration of oceanic calcium carbonate () in the Southern Indian Ocean.
    • The study has been conducted by National Centre for Polar and Ocean research (NCPOR) on microscopi…

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  • 2 AIM Partners with CIL to Boost Its Innovation and Entrepreneurship [ Policy/Governance, Economy ]

    AIM Partners with CIL to Boost Its Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    • Coal India Limited (CIL) has agreed to partner with AIM (Atal Innovation Mission) , NITI Aayog to support proactively the flagship mission՚s innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives across the nation.
    • In a virtua…

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  • Oct 14, 2020
  • 1 More Than 5 to 8 Million Year Old Elephant Fossil Found [ Economy, Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    More Than 5 to 8 Million Year Old Elephant Fossil Found

    • Fossil of an elephant was found from the Siwalik sediments exposed in the Badshahi Bagh area of Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh) .
    • It is a fossil of Stegodon, a variety of the elephant which used to be found at an early age.
    • The foss…

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  • Oct 10, 2020
  • 1 Down to Earth Governance Rankings [ Economy, Agriculture/Agro Industries, Down-to-Earth ]

    Down to Earth Governance Rankings

    • Down to Earth՚s State of India՚s Environment 2020: In Figures rankings were released recently.
    • Top three spots have been taken by
      • Tamil Nadu
      • Maharashtra
      • Himachal Pradesh
    • The ranking is based on ten parameters.

    Overview

    • Th…

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  • Oct 7, 2020
  • 1 Prioritizing Economic Empowerment of Women [ Economy, Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Kurukshetra ]

    Prioritizing Economic Empowerment of Women

    • Realizing women potential by ensuring gender equality and justice across the socioeconomic milieu.
    • Cross-sectional interventions to break the glass barrier in the economy.
    • The government has undertaken multifaceted interventions to ensure e…

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  • Oct 6, 2020
  • 1 Inclusive Development and Rural Women [ Economy, Environment/Ecology, Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Kurukshetra ]

    • Key agents for achieving the transformational economic, environmental and social changes required for sustainable development.
    • Inclusive development is multi-faceted.
    • Can be achieved through growth with equity, social, economic and political.
    • Inclusive development can be achieved th…

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  • 2 Nutrition and Health Related Empowerment of Women [ Economy, Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Kurukshetra ]

    • Ministry of Women and Child Development.
    • To empower women.
    • Live with dignity as well as contribute as equal partners in national development in a non-violent and discrimination-free environment.
    • Achieving the various Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) .

    Household-Level Indicators f…

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  • Sep 26, 2020
  • 1 Post Covid India-Re-Emerging Green and Global Cases and COVID-19 in India [ Economy, Health, Down-to-Earth ]

    Post Covid India-Re-Emerging Green

    • Unprecedented global distress.
    • Climate change threatens greater impacts.
    • Risk of short-sighted economic recovery being fueled primarily by fossil fuels.

    Global Cases and COVID-19 in India

    • Total no. of people infected worldwide rose to 5,089, 615 in 2…

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  • 2 Testing on Trial: Cyclone Amphan [ Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Down-to-Earth ]

    • Landfall near Sagar Island in the afternoon of May 20.
    • Heavy rains along with extremely strong winds (160 - 170kmph) .
    • A surge in seawater.
    • Floods caused by tidal waves 4 - 5 m above astronomical tide.
    • Half a million people in West Bengal evacuated.
    • 100,000 in Odisha evacuated.
    • Cyclone…

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  • Sep 14, 2020
  • 1 Migration & Economic Growth [ Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Yojana ]

    Migration & Economic Growth

    • Revival of social dialogue.
    • Social distancing and stay home became the common mantras during the lockdown.
    • Harris-Todaro model of migration (1970) :
      • Rural/agricultural workers decide to migrate to urban/industrial spaces.
      • The expected wage rate in the urban…

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  • Sep 12, 2020
  • 1 Technology: Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan [ Science/Technology, Economy, Health, Yojana ]

    • Different from being self-centered.
    • 20 lakh crore package announcement about 10 % of GDP.
    • Importance of local manufacturing, local market and local supply chains.
    • Focus on Land, Labour, Liquidity and Laws.
    • Cater to various sections including cottage industry, MSMEs, labourers, middle…

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  • Sep 10, 2020
  • 1 CBDT’S New Tool for Banks Post Offices to Deduct Tax on Heavy Cash Withdrawals [ Policy/Governance, Economy ]

    CBDT՚s New Tool for Banks Post Offices to Deduct Tax on Heavy Cash Withdrawals

    • To ensure tax deduction at source (TDS) on cash withdrawals beyond a certain threshold, the Income-Tax Department announced a new tool for banks and post offices.
    • Any non-filer of Income-Tax return is su…

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  • 2 MSME: Entrepreneurship of the New Era [ Science/Technology, Economy, Kurukshetra ]

    • Employs over 100 million people.
    • A $ 5 trillion economy by 2024 – 25.
    • Accounts for 45 % of manufacturing output as well as more than 40 per cent of the country՚s exports.
    • Contributes 29 per cent of the country՚s GDP.
    • The estimated number of workers in unincorporated non-agriculture M…

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  • Sep 4, 2020
  • 1 Second Addendum on Protocol on Inland Water Transit and Trade between India and Bangladesh [ Economy, International Relations/Organizations ]

    Second Addendum on Protocol on Inland Water Transit and Trade Between India and Bangladesh

    • The Inland Water Transit Protocol was signed in 1972 (right after Bangladesh՚s Independence) .
    • It reflects the history and friendship shared by India and Bangladesh.
    • In 2015, it was renewed wi…

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  • Sep 3, 2020
  • 1 World Migratory Bird Day: Online Events and Global Meetings [ Economy, Environment/Ecology, Important Days ]

    World Migratory Bird Day

    • The World Migratory Bird Day was celebrated this year with online events and global meetings.
    • The World Migratory Bird Day is celebrated to protect the migratory birds and their habitat.
    • The World Migratory Bird day is celebrated twice in a year.
    • It has coinc…

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  • 2 Water Management: Towards Sustainable Agriculture [ Economy, Environment/Ecology, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    In 2018 - 19 food grain production is touching an all-time high record level of 284 plus million tonnes (MT) . Sustainable agriculture is a way of farming. Aims at meeting the needs of present generation.

    • Without endangering the resource base of the future generations.
    • Location spe…

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  • Sep 1, 2020
  • 1 Global Energy Demand to Fall 6 Per Cent in 2020 [ Economy, Health, Important Days ]

    Global Energy Demand to Fall 6 Per Cent in 2020

    • According to Global Energy Review 2020 report, the global energy demand is expected to fall six per cent in 2020.
    • It is steepest fall in percentage terms in 70 years.
    • In absolute terms, the fall is largest ever.
    • The Global Energy Review…

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  • Aug 28, 2020
  • 1 Untold Labour of Care and Migrants Are the New Untouchables [ Economy, Health, Yojana ]

    Untold Labour of Care

    • Nursing ethics highlights the “caring” role of nurses as relational and context-specific interventions that stresses upon affective bonds as against medical approaches.
    • Traditional nursing ethics can be hardly termed as feminist deploying gender oppressive nor…

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  • 2 Untold Labour of Care [ Economy, Health, Yojana ]

    Untold Labour of Care

    • Nursing ethics highlights the “caring” role of nurses as relational and context-specific interventions that stresses upon affective bonds as against medical approaches.
    • Traditional nursing ethics can be hardly termed as feminist deploying gender oppressive nor…

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  • 3 Roots of Water Scarcity [ Economy, Environment/Ecology, Yojana ]

    • It has been observed that afforestation programmes end up consuming more water rather than conserving it.
    • Simply planting trees will not conserve water.
    • Trees can suck up water and release it through evapotranspiration.
    • Evapotranspiration is the water lost by the trees to the atmosp…

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  • 4 Test Score [ Economy, Health, Environment/Ecology, Yojana ]

    Flatten the Curve

    • A public health strategy to slow down the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • Flattening of the curve is a representation of the number of infected people needing health care over time.
    • Peak number of people requirin…

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  • Aug 22, 2020
  • 1 Gender Rights: Reflection, Commitment and Action [ Economy, Committees/Govt. Bodies, Yojana ]

    • India has ratified various international treaties and human rights conventions to secure gender equality.
    • The principles of the Constitution enshrined in the Preamble guarantees:
      • Social equality
      • Social justice
      • Promotes the dignity of the women
    • Fundamental rights laid down in Part – II…

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  • Aug 20, 2020
  • 1 Extraordinary Virtual G20 Leaders’ Summit and Online Data Pool of Critical Human Resource [ Economy, Health ]

    Extraordinary Virtual G20 Leaders՚ Summit

    • Convened to discuss the challenges posed by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • To forge a global coordinated response.
    • A culmination of the Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting and G20 Sherpas Meeting on the COVID-19 pand…

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  • Aug 18, 2020
  • 1 COVID-19 Disinfection Process [ Science/Technology, Economy, Health ]

    COVID-19 Disinfection Process

    • Defence Research and Development organization (DRDO) .
    • Developing several solutions from its existing arsenal of technologies and experience.
    • DRDO has introduced two products which can enhance the operations at public places during the pandemic.

    Automati…

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  • 2 Covid India Seva’, an Interactive Platform for Citizen Engagement on COVID-19 and Indian Economy [ Science/Technology, Economy, Health ]

    Covid India Seva ′ , an Interactive Platform for Citizen Engagement on COVID-19

    • To establish a direct channel of communication with millions of Indians amid the pandemic.
    • Empowers public to reach out to the authorities.
    • Aimed at enabling transparent e-governance delivery in real-tim…

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  • 3 Resilience and National Spirit [ Science/Technology, Economy, Health ]

    Resilience and National Spirit

    • Natural disasters are a common phenomenon in India.
    • Cyclone Fani wreaked havoc in Odisha.
    • India needs to address the challenge of engaging with modernity and economic development with cultural preservation.
    • Ayushman Bharat:
      • India is running world՚s bigge…

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