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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 18, 2020
  • 1 Artificial Intelligence: Challenges and Opportunities for India [ Yojana ]

    A system’s ability to learn and interpret external data. Use of software/algorithms. Performing specific roles and tasks being executed by Humans at present.

    Interchangeably Used with

    • Expert systems.

    • Decision support system.

    • Knowledge based system.

    • Machine learning.

    • Natural

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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 28, 2020
  • 1 Terrorism and Organised Crime - TADA, POTA, LTE [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    5 prominent human rights activists have been arrested in Maharashtra. Charges based on the stringent “Unlawful Activities Prevention Act” (UAPA).


    • Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act, 1987.

    • The main law used in cases of terrorism and organised crime.

    • Due t

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  • Apr 26, 2020
  • 1 India and Its Neighbourhood - Belt Road Initiative [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Second BRI (Belt and Road Initiative) forum recently concluded in Beijing, China. India, U. S and other countries have concerns over the project since 2017.

    Concerns with BRI

    • A giant connectivity initiative by China.

    • Revival of the ancient Silk Road across Eurasia and Africa.

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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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  • 2 Global Care Crisis, Global Multidimensional Poverty Index, Happiness Report and Population Projections, Prison Projections [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Disaster Management ]

    Global Care Crisis

    Cautions of a severe shortage of care workers. There are unpaid and paid care works. Direct, personal and relational care activities. For example a mother feeding a baby or a son nursing his ill parents. Takes care of patients, aged people and people with simil

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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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  • 2 Women Entrepreneurs in India: Opportunities and Challenges [ Kurukshetra, Education ]

    Resurgence of entrepreneurship is the need of the hour. Women comprise of nearly half of the world’s population. Entrepreneual activities in medium and small scale enterprises. An effective strategy to solve the problems of rural and urban poverty.

    • A strong economic well-being o

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  • Mar 12, 2020
  • 1 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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  • Feb 24, 2020
  • 1 C-Sections Spike in Telangana Reasons for Increase in C-Section [ Health, Down-to-Earth ]

    UNICEF found in its research paper that Telangana accounts for maximum number of C-section in the country. It accounts for 58 % deliveries through C-section in Telangana alone according to National Family Health Survey report of 2016. It was 75 % among deliveries at private-secto

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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 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 The main reasons for the decline in elephant population [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Social and Emotional Intelligence of Elephants: Elephants have been observed to closely resemble humans in their emotional and social behaviour. It has been revealed that elephants can identify themselves which might be due to elephant’s excellent memory which can help recognise

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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 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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  • 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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  • Nov 25, 2019
  • 1 India Justice Report-2019 [ Policy/Governance ]

    India Justice Report is the first ever ranking of Indian states on Justice Delivery which is released by the Tata trust in collaboration with Centre for Social Justice, common cause and Commonwealth Human Rights initiative. The report ranks Indian states on the basis of four para

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  • Nov 18, 2019
  • 1 Yojana November 2019 SANITATION FOR a HEALTH SOCIETY Part 3 [ Yojana ]

    People’s Policy: Swachh Bharat Revolution by Department of Drinking Water & Sanitation, ministry of Jal Shakti has also followed this 4Ps structure. Political leadership. Public financing. Partnerships. Peoples’ participation. Gram Panchayats: Beyond ODF: GoI. Signed Constitution

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

    Background: Emergence of Sanitation as an Economy: Sanitation economy is not just about toilets but it also includes provision of clean drinking water, elimination of waste & converting them into useful resources & digitized sanitation system that optimizes date for operating eff

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  • 3 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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  • Nov 15, 2019
  • 1 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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  • 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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  • Sep 23, 2019
  • 1 Yojana September 2019 Resurgent India 2019-20 Developing a Knowledge [ Yojana ]

    Developing a Knowledge – based Society: The budget allocation for the S&T Sector is less than 08 % compared to about 3 - 5 % by developed countries, including China. For all these to be achieved, the investment in human resource development aiming at enabling the youth power w/th

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  • Sep 22, 2019
  • 1 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 20, 2019
  • 1 Report on the Composite Water Management Index 2.0 [ Policy/Governance, Country/State Ranks/Indices ]

    The National Institution for Transforming India released Composite Water Management Index (CWMI 2.0) report on August 23,2019. To assess and improve the performance of States and Union Territories in efficient management of water resources, the CWMI is an important tool. 25 State

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  • Sep 18, 2019
  • 1 Composite Water Management Index 2019 [ Country/State Ranks/Indices, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The NITI Aayog has declared Gujarat as the most successful state in India in terms of Composite Water Management Index (CWMI 2.0). 25 States and 2 UTs were ranked were ranked by CWMI 2.0 for the reference year 2017 - 18 as against base year 2016 - 17. Also it has been found that

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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 13, 2019
  • 1 SDG Dashboard Launched [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations, Health ]

    India’s first Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) dashboard was launched by Union Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) in a bid to effectively track country’s progress on Agenda 2030 adopted by UN. The Dashboard was launched on occasion of National Statistic

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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 6, 2019
  • 1 Depression Over Southeast Arabian Sea & Lakshadweep Area [ Environment/Ecology, Geography ]

    A Low pressure zone was created over Southeast Arabian Sea and along the east central regions of the Arabian Sea. This included the adjoining areas of Lakshadweep. Under favourable environmental conditions, it intensified into a depression over the same region in the morning arou

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  • Aug 29, 2019
  • 1 📹 IAS Mains GS Paper 3- 2018 ( Questions 1 to 10) Part 1 [ Science/Technology ]

    Please find below the most important paper discussion for the upcoming IAS exam 2019. Subscribe Examrace YouTube Channel to get the complete video. For practice and solutions visit -https://www.doorsteptutor.com/Exams/IAS/Mains/ You can download the pdf by clicking the option “Do

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  • Aug 26, 2019
  • 1 Reconstitution of NITI Aayog [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Prime Minister of India approved the reconstitution of government of India’s policy think tank NITI Aayog (or National Institution for Transforming India). The decision was taken ahead of first meeting of NITI Aayog’s governing council scheduled on 15th June, 2019.

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  • Aug 23, 2019
  • 1 Kurukshetra August 2019 : - Union Budget 2019-20 (Part 2) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Union Budget 2019 - 20: Towards A Healthy India: Figure 1: Allocation for the Health Sector in Union Budget 2019 - 20 ( Rs. Cr. ) Ideally the Union Health Budget should have been raised to approximately Rs. 70,000 Cr. in 2019 - 20 in line with the NHP 2017 target. However, an a

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