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  • May 30, 2018
  • 1 Indian Railways Inducts 2 State-of-the-Art High Horse Power Locomotives Employing Insulated [ Science/Technology ]

    Indian Railways in collaboration with General Electric (GE) has inducted two Digitally Enabled Locomotives based on state of art insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) technology. 700 locomotives will be 4500HP WDG4G and rest 300 locomotives will be of 6000HP.

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  • 2 List of Important Committees in India- 2018 (Part - 3), Culture and Disaster Management [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Corporate Insolvency and liquidation panel - Chairperson Uday Kotak, Purpose To consolidate and amend laws relating to reorganization as well as insolvency resolution of corporate persons, partnership firms and individuals in a time bound manner.

    International Organisation of Se

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  • 3 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 7) [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Understanding the Chinese mind Post - Doklam: Post the stand-off between India and China over the Doklam plateau. Two sides agreed to step back and disengage, thus avoiding a confrontation.

    • India’s actions in Doklam are easy to detect.

    • It’s going to help of a treaty partner in

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  • 4 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 6) [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Defense ]

    Mumbai 12th wealthiest city in the world - According to a report by New World Wealth, Mumbai, the economic hub of India is the 12th wealthiest city. Mumbai also features among the top to cities in terms of billionaire population.

    • The list of 15wealthiest cities was topped by Ne

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  • 5 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 11) [ Policy/Governance, Economy, International Relations/Organizations ]

    Indian China Standoff- Indo-Bhutan Ties - Standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in Doklam (located at the tri-junction of India, China and Bhutan) underlines India’s relationship with Bhutan, including military responsibilities.

    • June 2017: Chinese Army (People’s Liberation

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  • 6 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 12) [ International Relations/Organizations, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    India to Join Global Foreign Exchange Committe - India will join Global Foreign Exchange Committee (GFXC) - newly-constituted forum of central bankers and experts for promotion of a robust and transparent foreign exchange (Forex) market.

    • Committee set up under guidance of the B

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  • May 25, 2018
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions for Computers, IT & Geography - 2018 (Part - 3) [ Computers & ICT ]

    Big data - It is data sets that are so voluminous and complex. That traditional data-processing application software are inadequate to deal with them. Big data challenges include capturing data, search, data storage, data analysis sharing, transfer, visualization, querying, updat

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  • 2 📹 Nutrition: Yojana May 2018 Summary - Part 2 [ Yojana ]

    Nutritional Status in India - Realigning nutrition policy to target the 1st 1000 days of a child’s life are crucial 1st steps towards ensuring India’s development rests on steady shoulders. Policy-makers must account for 2-key facts:

    1: Direct nutrition interventions can reduce

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  • 3 📹 Nutrition: Yojana May 2018 Summary - Part 3 [ Yojana ]

    Stretching a Hand to the Vulnerable - Social Inclusion refers to access to favourable opportunities in society to enhance one’s life chances. Constitutional Provisions: Part III of the Indian Constitution provides for 6 Fundamental Rights for Social Inclusion. These include Righ

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  • May 23, 2018
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions for Science Technology & Space 2018 - Part 2 (Set - 3) [ Science/Technology ]

    Chandrayaan-2 launch postponed to October - November 2018- ISRO postponed launch of India’s second lunar mission ‘Chandrayaan-2’ from April 2018 to October-November 2018, Launch was postponed for additional tests suggested by national level committee to review Chandrayaan-2.

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  • May 16, 2018
  • 1 NE Venture Fund for Startups [ Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Minister of State (I/c) for Development of North Eastern Region has invited young Start-Ups from across the country to avail of the “Venture Fund” facility being provided by the ministry to anybody who wishes to set up an entrepreneurship in the region, particularly in frui

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  • 2 📹 Expected Questions for Science Technology and Space Part 1 (Set - 3) [ Science/Technology ]

    IIT Kharagpur Scientists Introduce New Technology to Manufacture Biofuel Scientists at IIT Kharagpur come up with a new technology of manufacturing Biofuel known as ‘soil-to-soil’ cheaper, quicker and pollution-free.

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  • May 14, 2018
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions for AIIMS GK 2018 Part 2 (Set 2) [ AIIMS Upd. ]

    Successful Launch of Chinese Remote Sensing Satellites of Yaogan-30 Project - China launched remote sensing satellites from Xichang Satellite launch centre in the southwest Sichuan province, This launch was the third batch of the Yaogan-30 project.

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  • May 12, 2018
  • 1 Down to Earth – 1th to 15th April Summary - New Age Executives (Part - 2) [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Head out - National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), government’s drug pricing watchdog, triggered by a complaint filed by few patients who were charged extraordinary but did not find solution to their problem.

    The report, released by NPPA says

    • Private hospitals are “lo

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  • 2 Down to Earth – 1th to 15th April Summary - New Age Executives (Part - 3) [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Strength Aggregation -India has about 119 million small and marginal farm households that own less than 2 ha, as per Census 2011. It could go to 95 % in next decade. Small farmers have no say in the market. Small landholdings mean high input costs, reduced output and low market p

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  • May 11, 2018
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions on Economics 2018 – Part 2 (Set - 1) [ Economy ]

    Credit Lines Pact Signed by Five Banks of BRICS Nations - BRICS Interbank Cooperation Mechanism (ICM) Banks agreed to establish and cooperate on local currency credit lines. Allows 5 banks to extend credit lines in local currencies to: BRICS ICM members, BRICS companies against

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  • 2 📹 Expected Questions on Economics 2018 – Part 2 (Set - 2) [ Economy ]

    👌 Export of Marine Food Products: Gujarat is the top producer, Andhra Pradesh is the second largest producer, In addition, Goa is the third largest producer, Among the union territories, Andaman and Nicobar and Dam and Diu are also important producers.

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  • 3 📹 Expected Questions on Economics 2018 – Part 2 (Set - 3) [ Economy ]

    👌 Subhash Chandra Garg Committee to regulate fintech sector - To look into the development and regulation of the financial technology (fintech) sector in India. It will be headed by Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Garg.

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  • May 9, 2018
  • 1 Down to Earth – 16th to 30th April Summary (Part - 1) [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Design of a Building - The Bureau of Indian Standards makes the National Building Code (NBC) that regulates building design in the Country which defines “comfort temperatures”. Its 2005 version had set 25 - 30°C for non-air conditioned buildings and 21 - 23°C for air-conditioned

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  • 2 Down to Earth – 16th to 30th April Summary (Part - 2) [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Oil Grows on trees- Over 67 % of current demand of vegetable oil is met by imports. Import duty increased to make the domestic market competitive. Import duties on sunflower oil, rapeseed oil and soya bean oil, which account for 38 % of imports, remain unchanged.

    According to th

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  • 3 Important Topics for Economics - 2018 [ Economy ]

    RBI’s Demonetization Data Report, Centre Set Up Panel to Suggest on New Jobs, Case of Bank’s independence in monetary policy making, Focus on ‘Impactful’ Smart City Projects: Centre, Need of labour reforms in India.

    •NITI Aayog’s report on ease of doing business in India

    •A trou

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  • 4 📹 Expected Questions on Economics 2018 – Part 1 (Set - 2) [ Economy ]

    Aadhaar to be linked to driving licence - Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology announced that the Union government would now link Aadhar with driving license. Why to link Aadhar? : To help check the menace of multiple licenses.

    • Considering Aadhaar as a safe an

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  • 5 📹 Expected Questions on Economics 2018 – Part 1 (Set - 3) [ Economy ]

    Government Steps to Boost Digital Transactions - Cabinet to give a shot in the arm to Digital India, Approved several steps like taking brunt of Merchant Discount Rate (MDR) on all debit card/BHIM UPI/AePS transactions up to a value of Rs. 2,000 (small transactions).

    • Move encou

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  • May 1, 2018
  • 1 Overview of Smart Cities Mission- Aims to Improve Ease of Living for Poor and Women [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ministery for Housing and Urban Affairs believes that smart cities mission is a step towards achieving vision of improving ease of living particularly for the poor, women, elderly and the differently-abled.

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  • Apr 28, 2018
  • 1 In a Historic Decision, 60 Higher Educational Institutions Granted Autonomy by UGC [ Education ]

    In a historic decision, the University Grants Commission has granted autonomy to sixty Higher Educational Institutions, which have maintained high academic standard. This was announced by the Minister of Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar.

    • Shri Javadekar said th

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  • Apr 24, 2018
  • 1 Blue Economy: 14 Coastal Economic Zones Under Sagarmala [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    For promoting port-led industrialization, 14 Coastal Economic Zones (CEZs) covering all the Maritime States and Union Territories have been identified under National Perspective Plan of Sagarmala Programme.

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  • Apr 20, 2018
  • 1 🌟 National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change & Its 8 Missions: Activities Under Climate (Important) [ Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    “The National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (NAFCC) is a Central Sector Scheme which set up in the year 2015 - 16. Aim of NAFCC is to support concrete adaptation activities to mitigate the effects of climate change.

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  • Apr 18, 2018
  • 1 📹 Agriculture and Allied Sectors: Kurukshetra April 2018 Summary – (Part 1) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Forthcoming Issue: Technology for Rural Development - Agricultural production is only output near-farm & non-farm economic activities, % share of horticulture output in Agriculture has become 30%.

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  • 2 📹 Agriculture and Allied Sectors: Kurukshetra April 2018 Summary – (Part 3) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Potential of Sericulture -Sericulture is imp. Industry in Japan, China, India, Italy, France & Spain. Introduction - Employment generation - farm & non-farm activity of this sector creates 60 lakh man days of employment every year mostly in rural sector.

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  • Apr 11, 2018
  • 1 📹 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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