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  • May 25, 2020
  • 1 Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar: Eligibility and Criteria for Evaluation, Categories of Awards, Application [ Education, Policy/Governance ]

    Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. Launched in 2016. To recognize, inspire and celebrate excellence in sanitation and hygiene practice in schools. To honour schools that have undertaken significant steps towards fulfilling the mandate of the Swachh Vidya

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  • May 22, 2020
  • 1 Government Steps Against Ragging: Committee under Dr. R K Raghavan, Director CBI [ Education, Policy/Governance ]

    The anti-ragging campaign got an impetus in 1999. The Hon’ble Supreme Court. In response to a PIL filed by the Vishwa Jagriti Mission, asked the University Grants Commission (UGC) to issue guidelines to universities to curb ragging. Formation of a four membered committee by the U

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  • May 20, 2020
  • 1 Down to Earth 1-15 March 2020: Hysterectomy Issue in India, Bats and Zoonotic Diseases, Child Flourishing Index, Toxic Air: the Price of Fossil Fuels Report 2020, Erring Thermal Plants [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Bats and Zoonotic Diseases

    • Zoonotic diseases are the infectious diseases.

    • These diseases are caused by bacteria, viruses or parasites.

    • Spreads from non-human/animals (usually vertebrates) to humans.

    • Another name for Zoonotic disease is Zoonosis.

    • Some of the examples are anthr

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  • May 14, 2020
  • 1 ARI-Highly Mortal: National Health Profile Report and Cellphone Causes Insomnia [ Health ]

    ARI Highly Mortal

    • 69 % morbidity in 2018 due to lung infection.

    • Report was released by the Union Health Ministry.

    • Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI) -69.47%

    • Highest in the communicable disease category leading to 27.21 % mortality.

    • States such as Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karna

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  • May 12, 2020
  • 1 Gottiprolu: trade centre has been unearthed by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    • At the Gottiprolu site in Andhra Pradesh a trade centre has been unearthed by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

    • The trade centre of early historic period.

    • Site Gottiprolu lies on the right bank of a distributary of river Swarnamukhi, about 17 km east of Naidu pet and 80

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  • May 4, 2020
  • 1 Andhra Pradesh Disha Bill Act [ Bills, Education ]

    Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly has passed the Andhra Pradesh Disha Act, 2019 or Andhra Pradesh Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2019. The unanimous passing of Disha Act has made Andhra Pradesh the first state in India to award death sentence to the guilty for rape and gang rape

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  • May 2, 2020
  • 1 One Nation One Card [ Policy/Governance ]

    One nation one ration card scheme will allow portability of food security benefits. Under the initiative eligible beneficiaries would be able to avail their entitled food grains under NFSA from any Fair Price Shop in the country using the same ration card.

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  • Apr 22, 2020
  • 1 India US Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India US Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership

    • India and USA elevated their ties to “comprehensive global strategic partnership” during US president’s visit to India.

    • Key pacts were signed in the areas ranging from defence to energy.

    • India -US also elevated cooperation in

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  • Apr 18, 2020
  • 1 RSBY Implementation Challenges and Adopt a Heritage Scheme [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    RSBY Implementation Challenges

    Estimated workforce of 47 crores. Eight crores are organized workers. 39 crores are workers in the unorganized sector. Every year about 36 million families or 14 % of households face a medical bill.

    • RSBY was launched in 2008 as the health insurance

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  • Apr 17, 2020
  • 1 Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyan [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Recently launched by the government of India. World’s largest health protection scheme. Coverage- To target over 10 crore families based on SECC (Socio-Economic Caste Census) database.

    • No cap on family size and age in the scheme.

    • Insurance Scheme Coverage- Pre and Post-hospital

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  • Apr 11, 2020
  • 1 Code on Wages Bill, 2019 [ Bills ]

    The New Code on Wages bill, 2019. Cleared by the Union Cabinet.

    Current System

    • Mentions 13 most vulnerable categories of employment.

    • The minimum wages are fixed by both the state governments and the Centre.

    • Variance of rates in terms of skill sets, sectors and location.

    Chang

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  • Apr 10, 2020
  • 1 Health: HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Act, MMR, Oxytocin, RTS Vaccine [ Health ]

    HIV Act

    The Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Prevention and Control) Act. A legal obligation to protect the privacy of persons with HIV and AIDS. India has the third largest HIV-infected population (estimated 2 million).

    • To decrease new infec

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  • Apr 6, 2020
  • 1 Coronavirus Test Centres in India: All You Need to Know [ All Upd. ]

    As the spread of the coronavirus intensifies across the globe and in India, the government has designated test sites across the country to expedite diagnosis and aid treatment. India has had 169 confirmed cases so far, and three death due to the virus. Here’s a complete list of t

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  • Apr 3, 2020
  • 1 Skilling Youths through Science and Technology - NIDHI, KIRAN, AWSAR, GSDP [ Kurukshetra, Education ]

    Department of Science and Technology (DST). Support for research and entrepreneurial skills. By 2020 India is expected to have 34.33 % share of youth in total population.

    STI Policy 2013

    • Science, Technology and Innovation Policy.

    • Focus on faster, sustainable and inclusive devel

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  • Mar 19, 2020
  • 1 Optical Tweezers, Chirped Pulse Amplification and Thermal Battery Plant [ Science/Technology ]

    Optical tweezers grab particles, atoms, viruses and other living cells with their laser beam fingers. Invented by Arthur Ashkin. Tool allowed Ashkin to realise an old dream of science fiction – using the radiation pressure of light to move physical objects. Ashkin succeeded in ge

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  • Mar 17, 2020
  • 1 Research on CMB Radiation and National Supercomputing Mission [ Science/Technology ]

    Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation in Timbaktu village. Weak electromagnetic radiation from the early universe. This radiation comes from the objects that are observed in the universe, like stars or galaxies, it comes from things that are not formed yet.

    Research Signif

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  • Mar 15, 2020
  • 1 Minamata Convention and Biodiversity [ Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Ratification of Minamata Convention on Mercury. Approved by the Union Cabinet. Convention on Mercury enabling India to become a Party of the Convention. First Conference of the Parties (CoP) under the Minamata Convention took place in Geneva, Switzerland in 2017. Adopted decision

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  • Mar 12, 2020
  • 1 Deep Ocean Mission and Resource Management: Problem of Ghost Gear-Fishing [ Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Drawn up of a 5-year plan to explore the deep ocean. Drawn up by the Central government. Exercise coordination- Ministry of Earth Sciences. The blueprint of “Deep Ocean Mission” has been recently unveiled by the MOES. Mission proposes to explore the deep ocean similar to the spac

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  • 2 World’s Newest Nation: Bougainville and SDG India Index 2019 [ Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    World’s Newest Nation: Bougainville

    • Largest island of Solomon Islands Archipelago.

    • A huge reserve of minerals especially Copper and Gold.

    • Bougainville violence began in the late 1980s being triggered by conflict over an enormous opencast copper mine at Panguna.

    • The mine was a

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  • Mar 4, 2020
  • 1 Pollution: Uranium Contamination in Ground Water and Construction and Demolition Waste [ Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Widespread uranium contamination in groundwater across India. Demand of an urgent response. Groundwater contamination-Must be probed and mapped. Safe sources need to be identified. Over 30 micrograms per litre (mcg/l) of the heavy metal in parts of north-western, southern and sou

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  • Feb 10, 2020
  • 1 28 Million Obese by 2030 [ IAS Upd. ]

    World Obesity Federation, Around 28 million children in India will be obese by the year 2030. The country would rank second in the world in terms of the high number of obese people.

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    • Malnutrition

    • Includes U

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  • 2 DTE 16-31 January 2020 Summary [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Cold Trap: India Suffered Massively Due to Cold Waves Disaster in 2012. No Effective Plan to Mitigate the Impact. Over 30 People Have Died in Uttar Pradesh. Nagaland- a Surprise Snowfall After over 40 Years. Bihar-Patna (Capital) Recorded Its Second Coldest Day in the Decade. Del

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  • Feb 7, 2020
  • 1 Yojana January 2020 Part 1 [ Yojana ]

    Times to Act: W/time running out to contain ill-effects on environment, recently held Conference of Parties under United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC COP 25) in Madrid, Spain was seen as a window of opportunity.

    India at UNFCC COP 25

    • Union Minister for E

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  • Feb 4, 2020
  • 1 The Decline of Coal Supply in India [ Economy ]

    There has been a decline of coal supply by the Coal India around 8.9 % in April-November 2019. It supplied 320 million tonnes of coal in April-November 2019. In November itself, there has been a decline in the coal to 9.9%, which is 38.8 million tonnes, the previous month it was

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  • Jan 28, 2020
  • 1 Expected Questions / Topics for UPSC IAS Prelims 2020: Kurukshetra Part 3 Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Launched on 28 August 2014. A national mission on financial inclusion. Access to a range of financial services like availability of basic savings bank account, access to need based credit, remittance facility, insurance and pension. Covers both urban and rural areas. Availability

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  • 2 Expected Questions / Topics for UPSC IAS Prelims 2020: Kurukshetra Part 1 [ Kurukshetra ]

    Policy and Planning Towards Rural Education: Interventions to Promote Education in Rural Areas: Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas. Samagra Shiksha. Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalya (KGBV) Scheme. Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS)

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  • 3 National Agriculture Market (NAM) [ Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    eNAM is a platform to provide trading of farmers produce through online which are the same as Amazon and Flipkart. eNAM portal provides single window services for all APMC related information and services such as buy and sell, trade offers etc. Government formed 10,000 farmers pr

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  • Jan 25, 2020
  • 1 Disha Act, 2019 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Bills ]

    To protect the Women and Children against the sexual offense, new legislation bill has been passed by the state Government of Andhra Pradesh i. e. , Disha Bill, 2019. Disha Bill was amended after the death of a veterinarian doctor in Hyderabad. Under the bill, justice will be del

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  • Jan 9, 2020
  • 1 Kurukshetra December 2019 Agro-based Industries Perspectives of Dairy Industry [ Kurukshetra ]

    Perspectives of Dairy Industry In India: Dairying provides a remunerative outlet for family labour, so farmers’ families are encouraged to take up dairying as an occupation subsidiary to agriculture. Other than income generation & livelihood security, dairying also ensures nutrit

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  • Jan 2, 2020
  • 1 FASTag the technology of Radio frequency identification (RFID) [ Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    FASTag Are Electrically Based Toll Collection System Implemented by the Indian Highway Management Company (IHMCC) and National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) Including National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI). Fastags Uses the Technology of Radio Frequency Identification (

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  • 2 Integrated Coastal Zone Management Program [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology ]

    The pollution which is created by the humans at the coastal areas making beaches dirty and the oceans are filling with pollution. To address these issues, the integrated coastal zone management program was launched. It is working under the Ministry of Environment Forest and Clima

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  • Dec 31, 2019
  • 1 Yojana December 2019 Urbanisation [ Yojana ]

    We Shape Our Cities, Thereafter the Cities Shape Us: •”Urbanisation can be prevented from turning ugly not by keeping people away the cities but by taking cities to where people already live. ” This needs a holistic approach of developing urban and rural India in a mutually-symbi

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  • Dec 24, 2019
  • 1 DTE 16 to 31 December [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Junk and Packaged Foods-Monster: Junk foods are pre-prepared or packaged food with low nutritional value. Ultra-Processed foods have been reported to have extreme amounts of salt and fat that severely affect health. Junk foods contain mainly saturated fat, sugar and salt, vegetab

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  • 2 2G Ethanol plant in Panipat [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The government is planning to set up twelve 2G ethanol bio-refinery plants in 11 states in India including Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Assam, Odisha, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh with an investment of 10,000 crores. Indian Oil has

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  • Dec 23, 2019
  • 1 Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Zero budget means without using any money or credit to purchase any inputs and other expenses in farming and natural farming means farming with nature and without chemicals. Farmers use products from nature like cow dung as manure. Zero Budget Natural Farming does not involve pes

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  • Dec 19, 2019
  • 1 Swachh-Nirmal Tat Abhiyaan [ Health, Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Swachh-Nirmal Tat Abhiyaan is launched under the Union Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) to create awareness about drive and cleanliness program in 50 identified beaches. The beaches were identified from 10 coastal States/UTs these are Andhra Pradesh, Ke

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  • Dec 10, 2019
  • 1 Mangroves of Sundarbans Wetland [ Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    The mangroves are considered as salt tolerant plants being adaptable to harsh conditions in climatic conditions in coastal regions. Mangroves can withstand higher temperature; higher humidity and can stand strong winds. It provides protection to the coastal communities.

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  • Dec 2, 2019
  • 1 Tiger Conservation in Nagarjunasagar-Srisailam and Andhra Pradesh [ Environment/Ecology ]

    The number of tigers in Nagarjunasagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve (NSTR) in Andhra Pradesh has increased by efforts taken by Tiger Conservation Foundation (TCF). Nagarjuna-Srisailam Tiger Reserve is also the largest tiger reserve and it spreads over five districts of Andhra Pradesh

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  • Nov 27, 2019
  • 1 Real Time Train Information System (RTIS) [ Science/Technology, Railways ]

    Real Time Information System is a significant step of the Indian Railways that will help in monitoring precise speeds and movements of the trains throughout the journey right from the starting position to the destination. Nearly 500 passenger locomotives of the South Central Rail

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  • Nov 26, 2019
  • 1 Maternal Mortality Rate [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) can be defined as the ratio of the number of deaths per 100,000 live births of children. According to the World Health Organisation, India is on the right track towards achieving SDG target of MMR below 70 by the year 2030. As per the National health

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