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  • Jan 30, 2018
  • 1 Underground Tunnels at Borders [ Defense ]

    Construction of tunnels has been prioritized to provide all weather connectivity in the Border States. The two main passes being developed are: Rohtang pass in Himachal Pradesh, Theng in Sikkim.

    Benefits

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  • 2 What are the Nav-Ratan Companies? [ Policy/Governance, Economy ]

    There are nine Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs), with 47 units & 41 Ordnance factories spread all over India. OFB: Ordnance Factory Board has developed infrastructure facilities for construction of - Missile, Tanks.

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  • 3 What is the FAME India Scheme? [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises is administering the scheme “Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric and Hybrid Vehciles in India”, popularly known as FAME India scheme since 01st April 2015.

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  • 4 📹 VONA, WOVO, Vog & Laze - Volcanic Eruptions [ Geography ]

    Next Week! ! International Court of Justice 📹: Why focusing on this topic? : Volcanic eruptions. Mt. Mayon, Philippines: Active stratovolcano near Legazpi, Part of Albay Biosphere Reserve declared by UNESCO in 2016.

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    VONA, WOVO, Vog & Laze - Volcanic Eruptio

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  • Jan 28, 2018
  • 1 What are Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana, Swavalamban Scheme, and Atal Pension Yojana? [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    This Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is implementing a new scheme namely Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY), which was announced by Finance Minister in the Budget Speech of 2015 - 16.

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  • 2 🌟 What is Childline (1098)? (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    1098 is the phone number of hope for millions of children across India, CHILD LINE is India’s first 24-hour, helpline for children. Implemented by Ministry Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India under Centrally Sponsored Scheme namely, Integrated Child Protection Sch

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  • 3 Summary of Space Science Developments from 2014-2017 [ Space/ISRO ]

    ISRO is the acronym for Indian Space Research Organization. ISRO is the space agency of government of India headquartered at Bangalore. Major achievements since 2014 are detailed below.

    2014 - 15 Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM)

    • Launched on September 24,

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  • Jan 27, 2018
  • 1 Phased Implementation Plan for Installation of Flue Gas De-Sulphurization (FGD) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Flue-gas desulfurization (FGD) is a set of technologies used to remove sulfur dioxide (SO2) from exhaust flue gases of fossil-fuel power plants, and from the emissions of other sulfur oxide emitting processes.

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  • 2 Minister of Railways Directs to Re-Categorize Railway Stations [ Policy/Governance ]

    The earlier criteria for station categorization was based on the annual passenger earnings only. Stations were categorised into 7 categories which A-1, A, B, C, D, E and F. GMs will have full powers to sanction out of turn safety related works without any limit.

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  • 3 Waterways for Opening Business & Employment Opportunities in North-East [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Existing Problems: For NER, routing through the chicken neck corridor in Siliguri coupled with poor condition of roads escalates transport costs and time taken. Annual flash floods in Brahmaputra and Barak also wash off roads and transport infrastructure.

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  • Jan 25, 2018
  • 1 What is Common to ‘Seekho Aur Kamao’, USTTAD, Nai Manzil, and Gareeb Nawaz- Skill Development? [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Ministry had launched following special schemes for skill development of youth belonging to minority communities: Seekho aur Kamao (Learn & Earn) - This is a placement linked skill development scheme for minorities aiming to upgrade the skills of minority youth in various mod

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  • 2 Inauguration of Andhra Pradesh Fiber Grid Project [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Andhra Pradesh Fibre Grid project was officially launched on 27th Dec 2017 for providing affordable high-speed internet service to every household in the state at a nominal rate. Fibre Grid project also termed as Triple Play2 Services envisages to provide internet, television and

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  • 3 Parliament Passes Indian Institute of Petroleum & Energy Bill, 2017 [ Education, Bills ]

    Passing of bill: The Parliament has passed The Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE) Bill, 2017 after it was adopted by Rajya Sabha, Lok Sabha already passed the bill in August 2017, The Bill establishes the IIPE at Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh as an institution of n

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  • 4 Enable Notification for Current Affairs and Updates [ All Upd. ]

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  • 5 📹 Kurukshetra January 2018: Empowering Rural Women (Special Issue) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Next Issue – Agriculture. Empowering Rural Women: Way Forward: Convergence of aspects of social, economic and political life, Empowerment is a continuous process. 50 % certificates under PM Kaushal Vikas Yojana awarded to women

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  • 6 📹 Monsoon Mission [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Next Week! ! VONA – Volcanic Eruptions 📹. What is Monsoon Mission? : India-UK collaboration – proposed in 2010, Launched by Ministry of Earth Sciences, Has been coordinated by Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune.

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    Monsoon Mission - CFS & UM

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  • Jan 24, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is Interceptor Missile? Indigenous Supersonic AAD Ashwin Interceptor Missile (Important) [ Defense ]

    The interceptor missile is capable of destroying any incoming ballistic missile in low altitude. Supports advanced technology- mobile launcher, secure data link for interception, independent tracking and homing capabilities and radars.

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  • 2 🌟 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.

    Several Solar Ene

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  • Jan 23, 2018
  • 1 विश्व अर्थव्यवस्था 2018 ( World Economy 2018 - in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - अपने आने के पहले शायद ही किसी नए साल ने तथ्यों पर आधारित इतनी ठोस उम्मीदें जगाई हो। यही कितनी बड़ी बात है कि दुनिया आखिरकार 2008 में आई महामंदी से उबर जाएगी। इतना ही नहीं, मेडिसिन (दवा) के क्षेत्र में जेनेटिक (आनुवांशिक) उपचार के नए युग की शुरुआत हो रही है, जो सीध

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  • 2 दस समाचार (Top Ten News - in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    विश्व: - विश्व में जहां एक ओर युवा नेतृत्व कमान संभाल रहा है, वहीं दूसरी ओर हमारे देश में अब भी बुजुर्ग राजनेता सवा सौ करोड़ से ऊपर की आबादी की दशा और दिशा तय कर रहे हैं। ये राजनेता हैं कि किसी भी सूरत में सेवानिवृत्त होने को तैयार ही नहीं है। इस युवा देश में क्यों न युवा नेतृत्

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  • 3 यरुशलम (Jerusalem - in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - मध्यपूर्व का ऐतिहासिक शहर यरुशलम अपने में इतिहास को समेटे हुए है। मानव सभ्यता के प्रारंभ से ही यरुशलम में विभिन्न संस्कृतियों और धर्मों का समागम रहा है। अमरीका के राष्ट्रपति डोनाल्ड ट्रंप ने हाल ही में इजराइल की आधिकारिक राजधानी के रूप में यरुशलम को मान्यता की घोष

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  • Jan 22, 2018
  • 1 United Nations General Assembly Resolved to Reject US Declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’S Capital [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted resolution declaring United States of America (USA) recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital as ‘null and void’. Resolution was moved by Turkey and Yemen and was adopted with 128 countries voting in favour including India, Japan,

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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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  • 2 Secularism: Why Nehru Dropped and Indira Inserted the Word in the Constitution [ Political Science ]

    Nehru along with the chair of the drafting committee of the constitution, B R Ambedkar were opposed to the idea of including the word ‘secular’ in the preamble of the constitution.

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  • Jan 18, 2018
  • 1 States Rank 50000 Gram Panchayats Under Mission Antyodaya [ Defense ]

    Department of Rural Development, in partnership with State Governments ranked 50,000 Gram Panchayats based on physical infrastructure, human development, and economic activities. The data facilitates identification of gaps in a quest for poverty free gram panchayats.

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  • Jan 16, 2018
  • 1 Bharatiya Nirdeshak Dravya (BND)-4201 Becomes India’S First High Purity Gold Standard [ Economy ]

    India Government Mint (IGM), a unit of Security Printing and Minting Corp of India Ltd launched India’s first homegrown high purity gold reference standard- Bharatiya Nirdeshak Dravya (BND-4201).

    What is BND-

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  • Jan 15, 2018
  • 1 📹 Wassenaar Arrangement, NPT & CTBT (Part - 1) [ Defense ]

    Next Week! ! Monsoon Mission 📹. Weapons of Mass Destruction: By type, Biological, Chemical, Nuclear, Radiological, Proliferation, Nuclear, Chemical, Missiles. Doomsday Clock: Represents the likelihood of a man-made global catastrophe – threat of global nuclear war.

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  • 2 📹 Wassenaar Arrangement, NPT & CTBT (Part - 2) [ Defense ]

    👌 Four Important Arms Control Regimes. Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG): Nuclear supplier countries that seek to prevent nuclear proliferation by controlling the export of materials, equipment, and technology that can be used to manufacture nuclear weapons.

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  • 3 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 14, 2018
  • 1 World University of Design- India’S First Design University in Haryana [ Education ]

    India’s first and only design university World University of Design (WUD) opened its campus at Sonipat, Haryana dedicated to education in creative domain. WUD is India’s first university dedicated to education in creative domain.

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