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  • Feb 5, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is Jadhva Committee? Jadhav Guidelines for Allocation of Funds (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Jadhav guidelines were supposed to be followed for calculating due allocations for SCs and STs for the current year. The allocation is done as per the guidelines of Dr. Narendra Jadhav Committee constituted by the erstwhile Planning Commission.

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  • Jan 31, 2018
  • 1 JV with China’S Tsingshan Group Set Up a Steel Plant in Kutch [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    China based Tsingshan group along with its Indian partners will set up an 18,000 crore, cold and hot steel rolling plant in Kutch. The production of this company is expected to start by March 2019.

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  • 2 📹 Yojana January 2018 Summary: Banking Reforms (Part - 2) [ Yojana ]

    📹 📝 Resolving Insolvency: India improved ease of doing business world ranking by 30 places to 103rd position than previous 136th rank in 2017. Insolvency and Bankruptcy code with Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India in 2016 – insolvency arises when firm cannot pay its dues t

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  • Jan 25, 2018
  • 1 📹 Kurukshetra January 2018: Empowering Rural Women (Special Issue) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Next Issue – Agriculture. Empowering Rural Women: Way Forward: Convergence of aspects of social, economic and political life, Empowerment is a continuous process. 50 % certificates under PM Kaushal Vikas Yojana awarded to women

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    Empowering Rural Women: Kuruksh

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  • Jan 24, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Government Schemes for Promoting Solar Energy- (Important) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    The power obtained by harnessing the energy of the sun’s rays is known as solar energy. The calculated solar energy incidence on India’s land area is about 5000 trillion Kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year.

    Several Solar Ene

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  • Jan 11, 2018
  • 1 2017 Sahitya Akademi Award Winners [ Awards ]

    National academy of letters “Sahitya Academy” announced 24 poets and authors to be conferred the 2016 Sahitya Akademi Award in 24 different Indian languages. The award is given for books published between January 2011 and December 2015.

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  • Jan 7, 2018
  • 1 📹 Department of Posts - Year End Summary, PIB, Major Schemes, Achievements 2017 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    1. Implementation of Core Banking Solutions in the Department of Post: Overview: Post Office Savings Bank (POSB) was started in 1882 to facilitate small savings in the country, Many value added services like ATMs, inter branch banking, Internet and mobile banking, DBT etc were

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  • 2 📹 MNRE - Year End Summary, PIB, Major Schemes, Achievements 2017 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Government is on its way to achieving 175 GW target for installed Renewable Energy capacity by 2022. India attains global 4th and 6th position in global Wind and Solar Power installed capacity.

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    Ministerial Summary 2017 PIB (Current Affairs/GS 2018)

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  • 3 📹 Ministry of Tribal Affairs - Year End Summary, PIB, Major Schemes, Achievements 2017 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    ‘Tribal Sub-Plan’ (now called as ‘Scheduled Tribe Component’) funds of Central Ministries based on the framework and mechanism designed by NITI Aayog. Implementation of the Public Financial Management System (PFMS) complete transparency and monitoring of funds released is ensured

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  • 4 📹 Ministry of Textiles - Year End Summary, PIB, Major Schemes, Achievements 2017 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    1. First Mega International trade event-“Textiles India 2017”: Organized in Gandhinagar, Gujarat to showcase the incredible strength and range of India’s textile and handicrafts industry. A total of 65 MoUs with an estimated value of more than Rs. 11,000 crore were signed during

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  • Jan 1, 2018
  • 1 Roll on - Roll Off Waterway Projects [ Policy/Governance ]

    Phase-I of RO Pax Ferry service between Ghogha and Dahej in Gulf of Cambay in Gujarat was launched on 22nd October 2017. This project is implemented by Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB).

    • On National Waterway – 2 (river Brahmapu

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  • Dec 29, 2017
  • 1 📹 Yojana December 2017 Comprehensive Summary / Gist: Consumer Awareness [ Yojana ]

    NEXT ISSUE – Banking Sector Reforms, Key Issues: Consumer awareness on services is complex – hospital bills, threatens of legal action, evidence of consent, Consumer rights and consumer protection (2500 yrs ago – Kautilya), Consumer Protection Act, 1986 – protect for both goods

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  • Dec 20, 2017
  • 1 India Eliminated Infective Trachoma? Which Other Diseases Have Been Eliminated [ Health ]

    Infective Trachoma was a leading cause of infectious blindness among children. India is now declared free of Infective Trachoma. Trachoma caused by poor environmental and personal hygiene and inadequate access to water and sanitation.

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  • Dec 16, 2017
  • 1 PM Narendra Modi, Ivanka Trump Inaugurate Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump’s advisor and daughter Ivanka Trump inaugurated 8th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES 2017) in Hyderabad, Telangana.

    • Event was co-host

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  • Dec 14, 2017
  • 1 📹 IAS Mains Geography Optional 2017 – Paper 2 (Part 2) [ IAS Upd. ]

    Geography optional paper was very predictable based on the recent happenings around the globe –indeed many concepts were similar to those asked in our past test series. In the 2018 Geography optional Test Series, we have reserved 2 mock test for the month of March to cover the co

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  • Dec 11, 2017
  • 1 📹 Kurukshetra December 2017 Summary: Rural Tourism [ Kurukshetra ]

    Next Issue – Empowering Rural Women: India is beyond land of tigers and temples. In 13 thematic circuit under Swadesh Darshan Program – 1 circuit is Rural Circuit. Innovative methods – Dilli Haat. Ministries that work in – rural development, culture, environment and tribal welfar

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  • Dec 10, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPOs)? (Important) [ Policy/Governance ]

    Government while conducting third wind power auction of 2000 MW capacity announced the path for achieving 2022 targets of commissioning: 175 GW of Renewable Energy (RE). 100 GW of solar generating capacity. 60 GW of wind power of which 32 GW have already been commissioned.

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  • Dec 7, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY) - (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    PMKSY was started to provide a permanent solution from drought. Three ministries are implementing this scheme in mission mode and the Ministry of Water Resources is leading the project.

    Components and Responsi

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  • 2 📹 Ockhi Cyclone & Naming of Tropical Cyclones in North Indian Ocean [ Geography ]

    Next Week! ! Blue Economy vs. Ocean Economy. Tropical Cyclone: What is Tropical Cyclone? - Organised convection or thunderstorm activity. Winds at low levels. Circulates in either anti-clockwise (in the northern hemisphere) or clockwise (in the southern hemisphere) direction.

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  • Dec 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Project CHAMAN (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    CHAMAN project seeks to provide strategic development to the horticulture sector, to increase farmer’s income. It was launched three years back by the Ministry of Agriculture. Under mission of Integrated Horticulture Development (MIDH).

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  • Dec 5, 2017
  • 1 🌟 📹 Irrigation & Water Conservation: Kurukshetra November 2017 Summary (Special Edition) (Important) [ Kurukshetra ]

    PM Krishi Sinchayee Yojana – Bring water to every field – har Khet ko Pani. India support 16 % world population with 2 % land area. Increase water efficiency. “More Crop, Per Drop” – micro-irrigation like sprinkler and drip irrigation.

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    Irrigation & Water Cons

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  • Nov 28, 2017
  • 1 Toyota and Suzuki Bringing Electric Vehicles to India in 2020 [ Policy/Governance ]

    Japanese automakers Suzuki Motor and Toyota Motor finalized an agreement to manufacture and sell electric vehicles in India by the turn of the decade. Companies will undertake a comprehensive study of activities for widespread acceptance and use of electric vehicles in India.

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  • Nov 24, 2017
  • 1 📹 Yojana November 2017(Summary): Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) [ Yojana ]

    Key Issues: Aim to build strong industries in India. Employ 11 crore people & 17 % of GDP. Challenges: Untimely access to credit. Lack of infrastructure. Inability to resource technology for upgradation. Access to marketing. Competition from neighboring nations. Poor finance. L

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  • Nov 22, 2017
  • 1 📹 Kurukshetra July 2017 Comprehensive Summary / Gist: Rural Health [ Kurukshetra ]

    Highlights: Of 121 crore population, 83.3 crore is rural population, Maternal & Neonatal Tetanus Elimination (MNTE) in Apr 2015 ahead of target in Dec 2015, Declared Yaws free in 2016 (WHO target 2020), Universal Immunization Program (UIP) – from 6 to 12, Eliminate Kala-Azar & F

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  • 2 📹 Kurukshetra August 2017 Comprehensive Summary / Gist: Digital Rural India [ Kurukshetra ]

    Target – 2500 crore digital transactions in 2017 - 18, Women participation in rural workforce is 21%- very low and declining – not go outside for work, household industry employment – purchasing power affected and quality of life affected, Digital Saksharta Abhiyan, Agriculture c

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  • 3 📹 Kurukshetra September 2017 Comprehensive Summary / Gist: Skilling Rural India [ Kurukshetra ]

    Since Lal Bahadur Shastri launched “Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan” – farmers have been the focus, India never imported pulses (except few occasions with merely few thousand tons), Record production of 16 lakh tons of pulses this year, PM Fasal Bima Yojana – security cover to farmers, PM K

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  • 4 📹 Kurukshetra October 2017 Comprehensive Summary / Gist – Swachhta [ Kurukshetra ]

    Started on August 2014 with 5 year goal to achieve cleanliness by 2019 (2nd Oct) – 150th birth anniversary of Gandhiji, Aims to bring 550 million rural Indians out of open defecation and is globally unique program, Improve anthropometric index of children and reduction in total m

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  • 5 📹 Yojana May 2017 Comprehensive Summary / Gist: Transforming India [ Yojana ]

    The story of a New India: India is the global geopolitical economic landscape. India is the third largest economy. It is a robust, fast growing market for goods and service. Government and central bank to cut tax rates and interest rates.

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    Yojana May 2017 Sum

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  • 6 📹 Yojana July 2017 Comprehensive Summary / Gist: Social Security [ Yojana ]

    Why? By 2026: Elderly population in India – 173 million. Majority: Poor, underprivileged & women – need financial & psychological support. Social security provided in Article 43 of Constitution. “If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are

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  • 7 📹 Yojana September 2017 Comprehensive Summary / Gist: Housing for All [ Yojana ]

    Housing for All by 2022. Urban areas have 1/3rd population & contribute to 3/5th GDP. Housing has interlinkage with 269 industries. Housing is at center of New Urban Agenda of Habitat, 2016. Sustainable and resilient housing – to meet commitment to Sendai Framework & Paris Agreem

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