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  • Apr 12, 2018
  • 1 Summary of Down to Earth: 31st March 2018 (Part - 1) [ Down-to-Earth ]

    World Of Cape Towns - Theewatreskloof Dam, Cape Town’s largest reservoir, has dries to just 13 % capacity after 3 years of drought. Cape Town is on notice that the day when its water will run out is very close.

    Cape Towns in India

    February 2018 Supreme Court (SC) decision on all

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  • 2 Summary of Down to Earth: 31 March 2018 (Part - 2) [ Down-to-Earth ]

    In Odisha, In January this year, village communities in Pipadi and Jamguda in Kalahandi district were denied access to take bamboo out of the forest area. They were told that they could transport bamboo outside the forest, only if it was done manually or by using a cycle, there b

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  • 3 Summary of Down to Earth: 31 March 2018 (Part - 3) [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Crisis of Management - In case of Bengaluru, the extra allocation of water from Cauvery by Supreme Court would be of little relief unless the water is managed well. The 2013 - 14 report of the Comptroller and Auditor General says that half of the Cauvery waters, supplied to Benga

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  • Apr 11, 2018
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions on Higher Education 2018 - NET Paper 1 (Part 1) (Set - 1) [ Education ]

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

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  • 2 📹 Expected Questions on Higher Education 2018 - NET Paper 1 (Part 1) (Set - 2) [ Education ]

    NITSER Amendment Bill Passed in Rajya Sabha - NITSER (National Institutes of Technology, Science Education, and Research) Amendment Bill passed in Rajya Sabha on 26th July, 2017. Bill proposes two new Institutions in the Second Schedule of the NITSER Act, 2007: 1 - Indian Institu

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  • 3 📹 Expected Questions on Higher Education 2018 - NET Paper 1 (Part 1) (Set - 3) [ Education ]

    CCEA approves new Integrated Scheme for School Education - Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved new Integrated Scheme on School Education for period 2018 to 2020 to be formulated by Department of School Education and Literacy.

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  • Apr 10, 2018
  • 1 Location of New Sainik Schools [ Education, Defense, Geography ]

    The Sainik Schools are a system of schools in India established and managed by the Sainik Schools Society under Ministry of Defence. They were conceived in 1961 by V. K. Krishna Menon, the then Defence Minister of India.

    Aim

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  • 2 What are Floating Rate Bonds? Auction for Sale of Government of India Floating Rate Bonds 2024 [ Economy ]

    The Government of India announced the sale (re-issue) of Government of India Floating Rate Bonds 2024 for a notified amount of Rs. 3000 crore (nominal) through price based auction and 7.17 % Government Stock, 2028 for a notified amount of Rs. 8,000 crore (nominal) through price b

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  • 3 🌟 Times Higher Education (THE) & Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings (Important) [ Education ]

    As per Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings-2018 25 institutes/universities found place in the top 1000 world University ranking. As per Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Ranking-2018, 20 Institutions/Universities respectively found place in the top 1

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

    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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  • 2 What is a LoU? Based on PNB Fraud [ Economy ]

    Second largest state-owned lender Punjab National Bank was the victim of the India’s largest bank fraud amounting to over Rs. 11,000 crore done by Jeweller Nirav Modi and related entities.

    How Did the Fraud T

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  • 3 Assam- ‘India’S Expressway to ASEAN’ Advantage Assam - Global Investors Summit 2018 [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Advantage Assam - Global Investors Summit 2018 was help to position Assam as India’s Expressway to ASEAN. ‘Advantage Assam’ will be the largest ever investment promotion and facilitation initiative by the Government of Assam.

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  • 4 🌟 Summary of Achievements in Defence Sector Based on Report by Defence Ministry (Important) [ Defense ]

    India has the third largest military in the world and is the sixth biggest defence spender. India is largest importers of conventional defence equipment and spends around 30 % of its total defense budget on capital acquisitions.

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  • 5 🌟 What are Defence Capital Acquisitions Schemes? What is Dhirendra Singh Committee (Important) [ Defense, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The new Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) - 2016 was implemented from 01.04. 2016. It lays the roadmap on how India, the world’s largest arms importer, will acquire defence equipment.

    • DPP 2016 replaces the Defence Procurement Procedure 2013 (DPP 2013)

    • Defence procurement pol

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  • Apr 7, 2018
  • 1 International Cricket Council (ICC) Appoints Indra Nooyi as Independent Director [ Sports, Appointments ]

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced appointment of Indra Nooyi as its first female Independent Director. Who is Indra Nooyi? - Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi is an Indian American businesswoman.

    • Current Chairwoman and CEO o

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  • 2 What Happens During Solar Minimum? Sun May Become 7% Cooler by 2050 [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology, Space/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.

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  • 3 Cancer Research: System to Predict Treatment Outcome of Chemotherapy [ Science/Technology, 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 New DNA Test to Screen a Child for 193 Genetic Diseases [ Science/Technology, 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.

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  • 5 Upgrading of Aerospace Technology, ISRO’S Successful Experimental Missions [ Science/Technology, Space/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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  • Apr 6, 2018
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions on Environment 2018 - IAS / NET (Part 2) - (Set - 1) [ Environment/Ecology ]

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

    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 - 3) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    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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  • Apr 5, 2018
  • 1 वर्तमान कार्य (Current Affairs: 2018 - in Hindi) (Part - 4) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    कैबिनेट (मंत्रालय) ने भारत-ईरान के बीच स्वास्थ्य एमओयू को मंजूरी दी- कैबिनेट ने स्वास्थ्य एवं चिकित्सा के क्षेत्र में सहयोग के संबंध में भारत और ईरान के बीच एमओयू के लिए यथार्थ अनुमोदन दिया है, एमओयू चिकित्सकों और अन्य स्वास्थ्य पेशेवरों के प्रशिक्षण में अनुभवों के आदान प्रदान

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  • 2 वर्तमान कार्य (Current Affairs: 2018 - in Hindi) (Part - 5) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    आरबीआई ने पीएसबी के लिए सुधारात्मक ढांचा जारी किया- तीय रिजर्व (आरक्षित करना) बैंक (अधिकोष) ने बैंको की वित्तीय स्वास्थ्य को बनाए रखने के लिए एक सुधारात्मक कार्रवाई ढांचा जारी किया है| यह ढांचा बैंको को निगरानी के पहचाने जाने वाले क्षेत्रों जैसे कि पूंजी, परिसंपत्ति गुणवत्ता और

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  • 3 वर्तमान कार्य (Current Affairs: 2018 - in Hindi) (Part - 6) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    पत्रकार करण थापर को मिला जी. के. रेड्‌डी पुरस्कार- पूर्व प्रधानमंत्री मनमोहन सिंह ने पत्रकारिता के लिए वरिष्ठ पत्रकार और टेलीविजन प्रस्तुतकर्ता करण थापर को जी. के. रेडडी मेमोरियल राष्ट्रीय पुरस्कार से सम्मानित किया। वह सीएनएन-आईबीएन से जुड़े थे और ‘द डेविल एडवकेट’ और ‘द (यह) लास

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  • Apr 4, 2018
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions on Environment 2018 - IAS / NET (Part 1) - (Set 2) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    📝 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 syste

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

    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

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  • 3 वर्तमान कार्य (Current Affairs:2018 - in Hindi) (Part - 1) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    गुवाहाटी ने 65 मंजिला जुड़वां टॉवर (ईमारत) के लिए किया करार- असम सरकार ने भूकंप-प्रवण गुवाहाटी में 65 मंजिला टॉवर व्यापार केन्द्र स्थापित करने के लिए ‘नेशनल (राष्ट्रीय) बिल्डिंग (ईमारत) कंस्ट्रक्शन (निर्माण) कॉर्पोरेशन’ (निगम) के साथ करार किया।

    • व्यापार केन्द्र के निर्माण के लिए

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  • 4 वर्तमान कार्य (Current Affairs: 1 - in Hindi) (Part - 2) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    आर. बी. पंडितआईएनएकेनयेकमांडेट- मुंबई में पश्चिमी फ्लीट के फ्लैंग-ऑफिसर कमांडिंग वाइस एडमिरल (नौसेनाध्यक्ष) आर. बी. पंडित ने भारतीय नौसेना अकादमी के कमांडेंट के रूप में पद संभाला, वह वाइस एडमिरल एस. वी. भोकेरे की जगह लेंगे, जिन्होंने 15 महीने के कार्यकाल के बाद वाइस एडमिरल पद

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  • 5 वर्तमान कार्य (Current Affairs: 2018 - in Hindi) (Part - 3) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    अप्रैल-जनवरी राजकोषीय घाटा 113.7 प्रतिशत पर- अप्रैल-जनवरी के लिए भारत का राजकोषीय घाटा मार्च 2018 में समाप्त होने वाले चालू वित्त वर्ष के बजट लक्ष्य के 113.7 प्रतिशत पहुंच गया, सरकारी आंकड़ो के अनुसार राजकोषीय घाटा र 6.77 ट्रिलियन (खरब) था और पहले दस महीनों में शुदव् कर प्राप्ति

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