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  • Nov 21, 2017
  • 1 📹 Kurukshetra April 2017 Comprehensive Summary / Gist: Horticulture in India [ Kurukshetra ]

    Key Facts: High yield per unit area, High returns per unit area, Efficient use of wasteland, Better use of undulating lands, Employment, Nursery business and mushroom cultivation, India has emerged as world’s largest producer of coconut, India is leading producer & exporter of te

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  • 2 📹 Kurukshetra May 2017 Comprehensive Summary / Gist: Transforming Rural India [ Kurukshetra ]

    Transforming Rural India Kurukshetra – May 2017. Rural India: 2011: 69 % rural, 2050: 50 % rural (expected). Dimension of Rural Poverty: Homeless, Uneducated, Asset-less, Ill health, Department of Rural Development – Rs. 1 lakh crore per year, Across all departments – Rs. 3 - 4

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  • Nov 20, 2017
  • 1 Aadi Mahotsav-Fortnight Long Tribal Festival-’a Celebration of the Spirit of Tribal Culture [ Culture ]

    Fortnight long tribal festival ‘Aadi Mahotsav on theme ‘A Celebration of the Spirit of Tribal Culture, Cuisine and Commerce’ will feature exhibition-cum-sale of tribal handicrafts, art, paintings, fabric, jeweler and much more through about 200 stalls.

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  • Nov 13, 2017
  • 1 Gujarat First Big State to Use EVMs with VVPAT [ Policy/Governance ]

    Gujarat will be first big state to use Electronic Voting Machine (EVMs) equipped with Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) in coming Assembly elections to make elections more transparent. It will be second after Goa to use VVPAT system for the Assembly elections in entire s

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  • Nov 5, 2017
  • 1 🌟 TRIFED Scales Up Campaigns for Forest Produce- Minimum Support Price, MoUs & Marketing (Important) [ Policy/Governance ]

    Tribals constitute 8.6 % of population. National Workshop on minimum support price for minor forest produce provides “Fair and Equitable Deal to the Tribals”. MSP establishes framework of assurance of buying at a particular price for primary processing, storage, transportation et

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  • Nov 2, 2017
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions for Environment – Nov 2017 NET (Set - 3) [ NTA NET-JRF Upd. ]

    Here we will be covering solutions of the most important questions for upcoming November 2017 NET exam on environment. We will be continuing the series with environment and computers which is gaining importance based on the current trend. Also note since this time there is no cho

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  • 2 📹 Expected Questions for Polity – Nov 2017 (Set - 1) [ NTA NET-JRF Upd. ]

    Here we will be covering solutions of the most important questions for upcoming November 2017 NET exam on Political. We will be continuing the series with environment and computers which is gaining importance based on the current trend. Also note since this time there is no choic

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  • 3 Expected Questions for Polity – Nov 2017 (Set - 2) [ NTA NET-JRF Upd. ]

    Here we will be covering solutions of the most important questions for upcoming November 2017 NET exam on political. We will be continuing the series with environment and computers which is gaining importance based on the current trend. Also note since this time there is no choic

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  • 4 📹 Expected Questions for Polity – Nov 2017 (Set - 3) [ NTA NET-JRF Upd. ]

    Here we will be covering solutions of the most important questions for upcoming November 2017 NET exam on Political. We will be continuing the series with environment and computers which is gaining importance based on the current trend. Also note since this time there is no choic

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  • Oct 27, 2017
  • 1 📹 Summary of Major Government Schemes for 2017 (Part-1) [ IAS Upd. ]

    On request of our esteemed viewers we have started with the weekly current affairs series. This current affairs will be the first in line and would be utmost important for students appearing for IAS 2017 Mains starting on 28th Oct 2017. Our best wishes to all our readers who are

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  • Oct 23, 2017
  • 1 Application of GIS Technology in Governance [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) in association with the Sardar Patel Institute of Public Administration (SPIPA) organized a workshop in Surat (October 10,2017), Gujarat in October on the role of Application of GIS technology in Governance.

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  • Oct 22, 2017
  • 1 Paryatan Parv to Boosts Tourism: Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav in Gujarat [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Union Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with Union Ministries and State Governments launched ‘Paryatan Parv’ showcasing cultural diversity and focus on the benefits of tourism.

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  • Oct 21, 2017
  • 1 Details on SAUNI Scheme- Foundation Stone Laid for Link-4 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Link-4 of Saurashtra Narmada Avataran Irrigation Scheme (SAUNI) Yojana was inaugurated in Rajkot district, Gujarat. SAUNI Yojana is multipurpose project for solving water problems of parched Saurashtra region of Gujarat.

    • Three phases

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  • Oct 16, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Freedom of Religion Vs. Laws Against Religions Conversions in India (Important) [ Policy/Governance ]

    Freedom of religion in India is a fundamental right guaranteed by Article 25 - 28 of the Constitution. However Indian states have passed laws against religions conversions. Jharkhand, become seventh state to have anti-conversion law- other six states being Maharashtra, Chhattisga

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  • Oct 11, 2017
  • 1 Work on Three River Interlinking Projects to Begin [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Government will start work on three river interlinking projects- Ken-Betwa Linking Project, Damanganga- Pinjal Link Project, and the Par-Tapi-Narmada Link projects. Envisages diversion of surplus waters of Ken basin to water deficit Betwa basin- providing irrigation in Madhya Pra

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  • Oct 3, 2017
  • 1 India’S First High Speed Rail Project Started by PM Modi and Japanese PM Abe [ Policy/Governance ]

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Prime Minister Narendra Modi jointly laid the foundation for India’s first high speed rail between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. Bullet train project symbolizes speed and progress, and will to deliver results quickly.

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  • 2 India-Japan Open Sky Agreement (Part 2 ) [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    15 major agreements were signed between both countries during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visit to India. Open sky agreement signed in accordance with the National Civil Aviation Policy (NACP), 2016.

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  • Oct 2, 2017
  • 1 Alang-Sosiya Shipyards: 76 Million US Dollar Loan Deal with Japan International Cooperation Limited [ Economy ]

    A loan deal worth $76 million with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) was approved to upgrade the environment management plan at Alang-Sosiya ship recycling yards. Total cost of the project to be $111 million, out of which $76 million provided as soft loan from JICA

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  • Sep 27, 2017
  • 1 🌟 10 Must Know Facts on Sardar Sarovar Dam- Now Dedicated to the Nation [ Policy/Governance ]

    PM dedicates Sardar Sarovar Dam to the nation and attended the closing ceremony of Narmada Mahotsav at Dabhoi. The occasion was marked by prayers and chanting of hymns at the Dam at Kevadia.

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  • Sep 24, 2017
  • 1 🌟 What is Digital Classroom, Flipped Classroom, and Blended Learning? (Important ) [ Education ]

    In flipped classroom students receive instruction online but critique and apply knowledge in the classroom with their peers. With the advent of modern digital education, internet and mobile devices several new terms are now associated with teaching. These will be discussed below.

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  • Sep 14, 2017
  • 1 Street Lighting National Programme Illuminates 50,000 Km (Supporting Data) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    For supporting your answers you can use following data on Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) for converting streetlights retrofitted to LED lights: Energy Efficiency Services Limited, a government of India company has become world’s largest street light management company.

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  • Sep 10, 2017
  • 1 Record Horticulture Production in 2016-17: 300 Million Tones [ Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare released the Third Advance Estimates of Area and Production of Horticulture Crops for 2016 - 17: The area under horticulture crops increased from 24.5 million ha to 25.1 million ha

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  • Sep 8, 2017
  • 1 Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP) with the financial assistance of the World Bank envisages repair and rehabilitation of 198 dams in seven states- Jharkhand (DVC), Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, and Uttarakhand (UJVNL). The number of dams h

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  • 2 Preparatory Meeting of the First ‘BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017’ [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The two-day Preparatory Meeting of the First ‘BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017’ marks the first phase of the First ‘BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017’ organized by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). This Exercise will provide a platform to share the B

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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 NHPC Commissions 50 MW Wind Project in Rajasthan- Important [ Policy/Governance ]

    National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) the largest hydropower Generation Company of India selected Jaisalmer (Rajasthan) for 50 MW wind power project (WPP). The project synchronized with the national grid in October 2016.

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  • 2 🌟 📹 Important Topics on Environmental Protection - Expected Questions for 2017 [ Environment/Ecology ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to environment, biodiversity, ecosystem and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at Youtube@Examrace

    Expected Questions on Environment and Biodiversity Part 1

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  • 3 🌟 Seismic Zones in India (Important) [ Economy ]

    Earthquake-prone areas identified based on seismicity, past earthquakes, and tectonic setup of the region. Bureau of Indian Standards has grouped the country into four seismic zones: Zone II, III, IV and V. Of these, Zone V is seismically the most active, while zone II is the lea

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  • 4 🌟 Indian Nuclear Power Programme (Important) [ Economy ]

    India has vital peaceful nuclear program with substantial research on utilization of thorium in nuclear fuel cycle, and on the development of Advanced Heavy Water Reactor (AHWR) using thorium based fuel on a large scale.

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  • 5 🌟 Indian Systems of Medicines (AYUSH- Important) [ Health ]

    The National Health Policy 2017 provides for access and choice to the patients by promoting different systems of medicine, an enabling regulatory framework and encouraging cross referrals across these systems. National Policy on Indian Systems of Medicine and Homeopathy 2002 also

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  • 6 🌟 Textile Industry in India: Institutional Mechanism for Textiles Sector (Important) [ Economy ]

    Ministry of Textiles set up institutional mechanisms to enable textile industry achieve full potential of production, exports and employment. To implement key recommendations emerging from the deliberations at Textiles India Ministry of Textiles set up the following institutional

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