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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 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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  • Nov 22, 2017
  • 1 📹 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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  • 2 📹 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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  • 3 📹 Yojana August 2017 Comprehensive Summary / Gist: GST (Goods and Service Tax) [ Yojana ]

    Why? Trader in T. Nadu can sell in HP would worrying about rates of each state? Can truck from J&K to Kerala without being stopped anywhere at check post? . Launched on 1st July 2017 at Central Hall of Parliament. One Nation, One Market and One Tax – 2nd major surgical strike for

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  • Nov 21, 2017
  • 1 First Ever ‘Air Dispensary’ in North-East India [ Health ]

    Northeast will get India’s first-ever “Air Dispensary” based on a helicopter with Union Ministry of Development of Northeast (DONER) contributing Rs. 25 crore initial funding for this initiative. Helicopter service is provided using Pawan Hans.

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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 14, 2017
  • 1 India’S First Electric Bus Service Launched in Himachal Pradesh [ Environment/Ecology ]

    India’s first electric bus service launched at Rohtang Pass area in Himachal Pradesh is first of its kind electric bus service for tourist spot and first in world at an altitude of 13,000 feet.

    • Electric bus will ply between Manali and Ro

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  • Nov 12, 2017
  • 1 SECURE Himalaya Project and Third National Wildlife Action Plan for 2017-2031 [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Union Government launched SECURE Himalaya, a six-year project for conservation of locally and globally significant biodiversity, land and forest resources in high Himalayan ecosystem spread over four states viz. Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Sikkim.

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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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  • 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 3, 2017
  • 1 Hindi Diwas and Rajbhasha Awards [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind presented the Rajbhasha Awards on the occasion of Hindi Diwas on September 14,2017. Aims to propagate Hindi language and its cultural heritage and values.

    About Nation

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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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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 Ensuring Quality of Drugs: Schemes and Measures [ Health ]

    Government has taken number of steps to check the quality of drugs with National Drug Survey in the year 2014 - 16, found 3.16 % Not of Standard Quality (NS). Test reports of the Not of Standard Quality (NSQ) drugs forwarded to the State Licensing Authorities for appropriate acti

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  • 2 🌟 Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh’S Urban Areas Declared Open Defecation Free- Important [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh’s urban areas are declared open defecation free (ODF) by the Union Urban Development Ministry on second anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Mission and 147th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2,2016. These two states are first to become open

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  • 3 🌟 Jharkhand: First State Implementing DBT in Kerosene PDS (Public Distribution System) - Important [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Jharkhand is India’s first state to implement Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) Scheme for Kerosene Public Distribution System. Four districts are selected under the scheme given below it:

    1. Chatra
    2. Hazaribagh
    3. Khunti
    4. Jamtara

    The scheme will be implemented from 1st October 2017.

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  • 4 🌟 Narendra Modi Inaugurates 3 Mega Hydro Projects in Himachal Pradesh - Important [ Economy ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated three hydroelectric projects (HEPs) with a generating capacity of 1,732 MW in Himachal Pradesh. These 3 power projects use generating equipment supplied and commissioned by state owned Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL).

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  • 5 🌟 📹 Western Zonal Council Meeting Held in Mumbai - Important [ Policy/Governance ]

    Western Zonal Council’s 22nd meeting was held at Mumbai, Maharashtra. This meeting was held under the leadership of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Chief Ministers, Ministers of States and Union Territories administrators as well as senior officers of Union and State Governmen

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  • 6 🌟 Kerala: 3rd Open Defecation Free State - Important [ Policy/Governance ]

    After Sikkim and Himachal Pradesh, Kerala becomes 3rd Open Defecation Free state of India under theSwachh Bharat Mission (Gramin), it was announced by the Drinking Water and Sanitation Secretary Parameswaran Iyer in New Delhi on 1st November- the foundation day of Kerala.

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  • 7 🌟 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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  • 8 🌟 Upma Chowdhary: First Woman Director of LBSNAA (Important) [ Policy/Governance ]

    Upma Chowdhary has been appointed as new Director of Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) at Mussoorie. She will be the 23rd director and first woman director of LBSNAA. She will replace Rajeev Kapoor.

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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 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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  • Sep 1, 2017
  • 1 18 Biosphere Reserves in India [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Biosphere Reserve (BR) is an international designation by UNESCO for representative parts of natural and cultural landscapes extending over large area of terrestrial, coastal, or marine ecosystems or a combination.

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  • 2 Measles-Rubella (MR) Campaign Reaches 2nd Phase [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India and 10 other WHO South East Asia Region countries resolved to eliminate measles and control rubella and congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) by 2020. Costs of Indian immunization program are shown above.

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  • Aug 28, 2017
  • 1 Bharatmala Pariyojana: Road and Highways Project [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Bharatmala is an ambitious road and highways project with total investment estimated at Rs. 10 trillion largest ever outlay for a government road construction scheme garlanding the territory of India. Bharatmala subsumes all existing highway projects including National Highways D

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  • 2 Salt Farming Industry in India: Revival Plans [ Economy ]

    India is the third largest salt producer after China and USA with global annual production about 230 million tones. In 1947, salt was imported from the United Kingdom & Adens but today India is in a position of exporting surplus salt. Production of salt during 1947 was 1.9 millio

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  • Jul 21, 2017
  • 1 4th National Summit on Good, Replicable Practices and Innovations in Public Health Care Systems [ Health ]

    National Summit on Good, Replicable Practices, and Innovations in Public Health Care Systems is important national summit of hospital management. The theme for this year was meeting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Another important focus was National Health Policy, 2017 whi

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  • Jul 9, 2017
  • 1 Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanization (SMAM) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare started the Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanisation in the year 2014 - 15 with an objective to promote agricultural mechanisation among small and marginal farmers and in the areas where the level of mechanisation is very low. In addit

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  • Jun 25, 2017
  • 1 Government Announced More 30 Smart Cities [ Economy ]

    Central government has announced more 30 cities for development as smart cities so with this the number of smart city under Smart City Mission is reached to 90. The Smart City Mission was announced on 25th June 2015.

    • Total 45 cities were in the race for 40 available smart city

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  • 2 Uttarakhand and Haryana Becomes 4th and 5th ODF States [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    More two state of India have declared themselves as Open Defecation Free (ODF) States which are rural Uttarakhand and rural Haryana of India under the Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin (SBM-G) and become 4th and 5th state after Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala to be declared ODF.

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