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  • Sep 30, 2019
  • 1 Down to Earth 16-30 Sept 2019 - Kigali Amendment and Amazon Rainforest Part 2 [ Down-to-Earth ]

    9. The Supreme Court, The NGT and the Karnataka High court’s recent grants and permissions: To complete the construction of the Rohtang Highway Tunnel, the Supreme Court (SC) has granted permission to divert 2.2 hectares of forestland in Himachal Pradesh to Paras Stone crusher to

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  • Sep 27, 2019
  • 1 India’S Biggest Dabba Trading Case Taken Up by Enforcement Directorate [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The Enforcement Directorate has started investigations into the high profile Nagpur Dabba Trading case. The Nagpur’s “Dabba Trading” case was cracked in 2016. The enforcement case information report was registered by the Enforcement Directorate based on the First Information Repo

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  • Sep 22, 2019
  • 1 Thar Link Express Suspended [ Policy/Governance, International Relations/Organizations ]

    The weekly Jodhpur-Munabao Thar Link Express has been suspended by the government of India over the arising tensions with Pakistan due to the abrogation of Article 370 in Kashmir. Prior to this India also cancelled Samjhauta Express from its end after Pakistan’s announcement of

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  • 2 Down to Earth Summary 1-15 September 2019 [ Down-to-Earth ]

    1. The Dictum of Desertification: The United Nation’s Convention emphasized land and water by preventing land degradation and water scarcity. To prevent the world from deadly impacts of the climate change. Building wealth for the poorest and improving their livelihoods. Mitigati

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  • Sep 19, 2019
  • 1 Constitution of Advisory Board for Banking Frauds [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    To examine bank fraud over Rs. 50 crore and recommend action an Advisory Board has been constituted by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC). This Advisory board is just a reconstituted version of Advisory Board on Bank, Commercial and Financial Frauds.

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  • Sep 17, 2019
  • 1 Abrogation of Article 370 [ Policy/Governance, International Relations/Organizations, Bills ]

    The Union Minister for Home Affairs in India introduced two bills followed by two resolutions regarding Jammu and Kashmir in Lok Sabha on 6th August 2019. The state of Jammu and Kashmir is to be bifurcated into two Union territories – Jammu and Kashmir (with legislature) and Lada

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  • Sep 15, 2019
  • 1 20 Institutions of Eminence Released [ Education, Policy/Governance ]

    A list of 20 institutes-10 public and 10 private have been recommended recommended for Institutions of Eminence or IoE status under the supervision of the University Grants Commission or UGC which is also the higher education regulator.

    The private institutions proposed under IO

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  • Sep 13, 2019
  • 1 Agricultural Mechanization for in-Situ Management [ Policy/Governance, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    In a significant development in the field of Agriculture, Agro Industry & Allied Activities, a special scheme has been approved to support the efforts of the Governments of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh and NCT of Delhi to address air pollution. This includes subsidization of

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  • Sep 11, 2019
  • 1 Yojana August 2019 : Citizen Centric e-Services (Part - 2) [ Yojana ]

    Transforming Urban India: -Missions for Urban Rejuvenation: Govt. embarked on one of most comprehensive programmes of planned & systematic urban development w/launch of various flagship missions to bring about a transformative change in lives of people w/inclusive participative

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  • Sep 9, 2019
  • 1 Global Innovation Index 2019 [ International Relations/Organizations, Country/State Ranks/Indices ]

    India has improved its ranking in the Global Innovation Index 2019 by five places to 52nd in 2019 from 57th position in 2018. The Global Innovation Index ranking was announced by the Commerce and Industry Minister. This was for the first time that the GII is being launched in an

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  • 2 Decline in Paddle Stubble Burning by 41% (Policies and Governance, Environment) [ Policy/Governance, Environment/Ecology ]

    As per the Union Minister there has been a reduction of 41 % in stubble burning cases in UP, Punjab, Haryana in 2018 as compared to 2016. Various government efforts were put in for consideration under Central Sector Scheme (CSS) on ‘Promotion of Agricultural Mechanization for In-

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  • Sep 6, 2019
  • 1 Renovated National Food Laboratory Inaugurated at Ghaziabad [ Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    In a significant step towards promoting health and welfare, the Union Health Minister of India on August 23,2019 on the occasion of 13th anniversary of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 launched renovated National Food Laboratory at Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh.

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  • Sep 2, 2019
  • 1 Dispute Resolution Mechanism for Solar/Wind Sector [ Policy/Governance, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    A proposal to set up a Dispute Resolution Committee for the consideration of the unforeseen disputes between solar/wind power developers and SECI/NTPC has been approved by the Union Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy (IC) and Skill Development & Entrepreneursh

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  • Aug 31, 2019
  • 1 Memorandum of Understanding Between NCGG and Maldives Civil Services Commission [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India’s leading civil services training institution, the National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG), has signed an MOU with the Maldives Civil Services Commission for capacity building of 1000 Maldives civil servants over the next 5 years.

    The training program will include publi

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  • Aug 29, 2019
  • 1 Universal Smart Card Driving License [ Policy/Governance, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has decided to modify the format of driving licenses to smart card type driving licences so as to follow a standardised format nationwide. Around 30 % of Indians drive with fake or bogus licenses.

    Police reports in just of De

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  • 2 Inauguration of ATFM Complex [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Minister of State for Civil Aviation inaugurated the Air Traffic Flow Management - Central Command Centre. To address the balancing of capacity against the demand to achieve optimum utilization of the major resources is C-ATFM’s main objective.

    This achievement includes util

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  • Aug 25, 2019
  • 1 Tripartite Agreement Between IRSDC and French National Railways & AFD [ International Relations/Organizations, Railways ]

    The Indian Railway Station Development Corporation (IRSDC) entered into a Tripartite Agreement with French National Railways (SNCF) & AFD, a French development Agency to support Railway Station Development Program in India. ISRDC was incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956 on

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  • Aug 24, 2019
  • 1 Paramarsh Scheme [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Paramarsh Scheme is the UGC scheme launched on 18th July 2019 in New Delhi by The Union Minister for Human Resource Development. The scheme aims towards Mentoring National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC) Accreditation Aspirant Institutions to promote Quality Assurance

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  • Aug 23, 2019
  • 1 Tiger Census, RTE, Education Down to Earth 16th to 31st 2019 [ Down-to-Earth ]

    MCQ Tracker – Target Prelims: Change in definition of tiger census, Phytosanitary certificate, Methyl bromide, Fall armyworm, Gaur – Vulnerable - IUCN, Green New Deal, Green Marshall Plan, Colistin, Kangech, Vitamin B12, Higher Education, RTI Act.

    Highlights Chandrayaan-2, Indi

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  • Aug 22, 2019
  • 1 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.

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  • 2 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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  • 3 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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  • 4 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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  • Aug 18, 2019
  • 1 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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  • 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.

    Monume

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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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  • Aug 13, 2019
  • 1 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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  • Aug 6, 2019
  • 1 MoU Signed Between BHEL and ARAI for E-Mobility Projects‏ [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) and Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) signed MoU (Memorandum of understanding) for cooperation related to e-mobility. E-mobility refers to development of electric-powered or electronic driven vehicles, and moving away from tra

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  • Aug 5, 2019
  • 1 A Memorandum of Understanding Signed Between NSIC and Ministry of MSME [ Policy/Governance, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between National Small Industries Corporation Limited (NSIC) and Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) for the year 2019 - 20.

    Skill development and Entrepreneurship were the main focus of this MoU.

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  • Aug 3, 2019
  • 1 Units of Measurement of Kilogram,Kelvin,Mole and Ampere Redefined [ Science/Technology ]

    Representatives from 60 countries voted to redefine the International System of Units (SI), changing the world’s definition of the kilogram, the ampere, the kelvin and the mole. The decision was made at the General Conference on Weights and Measures in Versailles, France, which i

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