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  • Feb 10, 2020
  • 1 DTE 16-31 January 2020 India’s Struggling Wind Energy Sector [ 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.

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  • Feb 7, 2020
  • 1 📹 Yojana January 2020 Part 3 [ Yojana ]

    Role of Community Radio in Disaster Mgmt. & Climate-change Communication: Community radio specialises in providing local information to local people. Thus, it can play an important role in disaster risk reduction, especially in pre-disaster preparedness and mitigation thru. Aware

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  • 2 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

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  • 3 Union Budget for 2020-21 [ Policy/Governance, Economy, Health, Appointments, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Fy21 Estimates: Fiscal deficit seen at 3.5 % of GDP. Net market borrowing pegged at 5.36 trln rupees. Gross market borrowing at 7.8 trln rupees. Pegs nominal GDP growth at 10%. Receipts seen at 22.46 trln rupees. Total spending seen at 30.42 trln rupees. ETNow: Pegs divestment t

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  • Feb 4, 2020
  • 1 Delhi’s Air Quality [ Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    According to weather forecasting agency Skymet in November 2019 Delhi’s air quality reaches mark of 500 with that Delhi becomes the world’s top polluted City. System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) recorded the Air Quality Index at 552 for Delhi on the

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  • Feb 3, 2020
  • 1 📹 DTE 1 to 15 January 2020 Part 3 [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Agrarian Distress

    • Agrarian Crisis or Distress is that particular situation wherein prices for agricultural commodities decline and the usual source for the payment of rent (a supplemental profit) disappears.
    • This crisis has pushed some 440 million Indians into an economic distr

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  • Jan 30, 2020
  • 1 DTE 1 to 15 January 2020 Part 1 [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Globalisation and Free Fall for Free Market: Globalisation is the process by which businesses or other organizations develop international influence on a wider scale. Globalisation is being replaced now a days by Ultra Localism. Ultra localism is a way of rebuilding community and

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  • 2 Indian Air Force: A Cut Above [ Defense ]

    On the 64th Annual Day function of Air Force organised at Bal Bharati School, Lodhi Road in New Delhi Indian Air force launched its upgraded 3D Air Combat mobile game with a multi-player version on 8th November 2019. Indian Air Force: A cut above is a mobile application game.

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  • 3 Utilization Status of Nirbhaya Fund [ Policy/Governance ]

    Nirbhaya Fund is a non- lapsable corpus fund that was created by the Ministry of Finance in 2013 to enhance safety and security for women. Ministry of women and child development is the nodal ministry to monitor and review the progress of the Nirbhaya fund. This fund is monitored

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  • Jan 7, 2020
  • 1 Seed Bombing in Chattisgarh [ Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Down-to-Earth ]

    Seed bombing is a technique that introduces vegetation by throwing or dropping seed balls on barren land. This technique implies aerial reforestation and within a week a green carpet appears over the vacant patches. People from Rehmla Village in Chattisgarh Lakhanpur block march

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  • Dec 23, 2019
  • 1 Global Bio-India Summit [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    First Global Bio-India Summit-2019 was organized in New Delhi from 21st to 23rd November, 2019. This Summit was organized by the Department of Biotechnology under the Ministry of Science and Technology and co-organized by the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council. Th

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  • Dec 14, 2019
  • 1 Yojana December 2019 Urbanisation Slums in India – Facts & Misconceptions [ Yojana ]

    Slums in India – Facts & Misconceptions: “Blue polygon” settlements, so termed because clusters of such homes- four poles surmounted by a blue plastic sheet-appear as blue rectangles in satellite images. UN- Habitat employs five criteria to identify slums. Each related to a livin

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  • 2 Yojana December 2019 Urbanisation Developing Natural Forest Cover [ Yojana ]

    Developing Natural Forest Cover: A Case Study from Yadadri, Telangana: W/enthusiasm generated across all sections of society to plant & protect saplings planted under ‘Telanganaku Haritha haram, ’ a flagship programme of state to create an entire forest instead of mere plantation

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  • Dec 6, 2019
  • 1 DTE 15-30 Nov 2019 Ganga Action Plan [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Two out of every three Indians drink milk adulterated with detergent, caustic soda, urea and paint. The WHO has warned India that failure to immediately check the adulteration of milk and milk products would see 87 % of Indian citizens suffering serious diseases like cancer by 20

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  • 2 DTE 15-30 Nov 2019 the Regional Comprehensive [ Down-to-Earth ]

    The National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) -designed to mitigate pollution hotspots has identified 129 cities that donot comply with the particulate standards. The Chinese government adopted the approach to Unified Planning, Unified Monitoring altering and unified standards in multi

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  • Nov 28, 2019
  • 1 SAFAR (System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) has been developed by Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorological (IITM) Pune, Maharashtra and is operationalized by IMD. It is India’s first air quality early warning system launched in Delhi in 2010 during Commonwea

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  • Nov 27, 2019
  • 1 Suranga Bawadi Situated at Bijapur District in Karnataka [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Suranga Bawadi is an ancient 16th century underground water harvesting system has got placed in world Monument Watch List. It is going to receive funds from the World Monument Fund for the Restoration purpose as it has entered the World Monument Watch list for 2020. It is a part

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  • Nov 26, 2019
  • 1 Index of Industrial Production [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Index of Industrial Production comprises of eight core industries and non-core industries. It is an index which shows the growth rates in different industry groups of the economy. There is a separate index for eight core industries and collective index that is index of Industrial

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  • Nov 22, 2019
  • 1 Stubble Burning Created Havoc in Delhi [ Environment/Ecology, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    People in Delhi NCR are facing one of the worst ever spells of air pollutions since the end of Diwali 2019. The burning of stubble in Punjab and Haryana and parts of Uttar Pradesh cause a lot of air pollution in Northern India and mostly in Delhi NCR. Some of the factors causing

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  • Nov 20, 2019
  • 1 Kurukshetra 2019 Rural Education Recommendations [ Kurukshetra ]

    Recommendations: Ensure availability of a full complement staff of teachers in every school w/a focus on remote schools & remote districts. Strengthen BRCs & CRCs for teacher professional development. States should develop a strong core group of outstanding teacher education thru

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  • Nov 18, 2019
  • 1 Yojana November 2019 SANITATION FOR a HEALTH SOCIETY Part 7 [ Yojana ]

    Initiative take by States/Union Territories: States & UTS such as Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Daman & Diu, & Goa have achieved maximum compliance w/respect to provisions of SWM Rules. Initiatives taken by Chhattisgarh State are as follows: Door-to-door collection, waste segrega

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  • 2 Yojana November 2019 SANITATION FOR a HEALTH SOCIETY Part 8 [ Yojana ]

    Swachh Bharat: A Chapter of Success: SBM journey of only 5 years bewilders everyone by fact that over 10 cr. Individual Household Latrines (IHHLs) have been constructed, & all 6 lakh villages, 699 districts & 35 states/Uts have declared themselves ODF. Campaigns like ‘Swachhata H

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  • Nov 15, 2019
  • 1 Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) Technology Part 2 [ Science/Technology ]

    AIP is a marine propulsion technology which access non-nuclear submarine to operate without access to atmospheric oxygen. On 30th Oct 2019, DRDO tested a land based prototype of an Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) for submarine.

    Needs and Its Significance to India

    • DRDO develope

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  • 2 Weather Impact and Meteorology [ Down-to-Earth ]

    The cold heavier air during winters gets settled in Delhi and the air pollution starts choking in. In Delhi use of pet coke, furnace oil and even coal has been completely banned for industrial use. The Air Quality Index (AQI) is used by the government agencies to let the public

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  • Nov 2, 2019
  • 1 Kurukshetra October 2019 - Agricultural Reforms (Part 3) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Public – Private partnership In Agriculture Sector: A public – private partnership (PPP, 3P or P3) Is a long – term cooperative arrangement between 2 or more public & private Sector. Genesis of PPP: - PPP Sell set up in 2016 in department of Economic affairs (DEA) Ministry of Fin

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  • Oct 22, 2019
  • 1 Down to Earth 1 to 15 OCT 2019 [ Down-to-Earth ]

    MCQ’s Must Know! ! Vienna, the capital of Austria, is most liveable city in world, as per an index prepared by The Economist. It scored just ahead of Melbourne, Australia. India has built 100 million toilets in about 0.6 million villages and another 6.3 million in cities.

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  • Oct 11, 2019
  • 1 Maldivian Civil Servants to Undergo Special Training in India [ Policy/Governance, International Relations/Organizations ]

    In a major step towards promoting the India Maldives ties, the Indian Govt. has decided to train Maldivian Civil Servants at the hill town Mussoorie (Uttarakhand) New Delhi from 16 to 28 September 2019. A delegation consisting of a 32-member has arrived in India for taking part

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  • Oct 9, 2019
  • 1 Six Indian Universities Among the Top 500 Universities [ Education, International Relations/Organizations ]

    In a recent announcement regarding the World University Rankings 2020, Six Indian Universities have made it among the top 500. Among Indian institutes, IIT Ropar was ranked first alongside IISc Bangalore, beating IIT Bombay and IIT Delhi. However no Indian institute secured a ran

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  • Oct 4, 2019
  • 1 Fit India Movement Launched [ Sports, Health ]

    The nation-wide Fit India movement was launched on 29th August 2019 by the Prime Minister of India the occasion of National Sports Day, at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, New Delhi. The National Sports Day (observed on 29 August) observed to commemorate birth anniversary of hoc

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  • Oct 3, 2019
  • 1 Steps Taken to Implement the Institutions of Eminence (IoE) Scheme [ Education, International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Ministry of HRD along with the Ministry of Human Resource Development issued orders to 5 public Universities (IIT Madras, Banaras Hindu University, IIT Kharagpur, University of Delhi AND University of Hyderabad) conveying their declaration as Institutions of Eminence (IoE). T

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