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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 14, 2020
  • 1 ARI-Highly Mortal: National Health Profile Report and Cellphone Causes Insomnia [ Health ]

    ARI Highly Mortal

    • 69 % morbidity in 2018 due to lung infection.

    • Report was released by the Union Health Ministry.

    • Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI) -69.47%

    • Highest in the communicable disease category leading to 27.21 % mortality.

    • States such as Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karna

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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 29, 2020
  • 1 Issues in Federalism: All India Judicial Service [ Disaster Management, Women/Minority Empowerment ]

    Discussion on the creation of an All India Judicial Service (AIJS). The NITI Aayog.

    Underlying Constitutional Provisions

    • All powers of recruitment and appointment of judicial services of the state lies with the State Public Service Commission as per the Article 233 and 234.

    • The

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  • Apr 18, 2020
  • 1 Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana (PMRPY) and UBI (Universal Basic Income) Concept [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    PMRGY

    Ministry of labour and employment. PMRY Joined Workforce- Over one crore new employees between August 2016 and March 2019.57 % of them came from 5 States- Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Gujarat and Haryana.

    • Operational since August 2016.

    • Launched for incentivising em

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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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  • Apr 6, 2020
  • 1 Coronavirus Test Centres in India: All You Need to Know [ All Upd. ]

    As the spread of the coronavirus intensifies across the globe and in India, the government has designated test sites across the country to expedite diagnosis and aid treatment. India has had 169 confirmed cases so far, and three death due to the virus. Here’s a complete list of t

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  • Mar 15, 2020
  • 1 Status of Tigers in India, 2018 Report [ Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    4-years tiger census report. Shows numbers of the big cat have increased across all landscapes. Since 2014 the total number of tigers has risen by 33%. 83 % of the total tigers have been photographed by trap cameras.

    Various states and the tiger census growth report

    • Karnataka 29

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  • 2 Minamata Convention and Biodiversity [ Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Ratification of Minamata Convention on Mercury. Approved by the Union Cabinet. Convention on Mercury enabling India to become a Party of the Convention. First Conference of the Parties (CoP) under the Minamata Convention took place in Geneva, Switzerland in 2017. Adopted decision

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  • Mar 12, 2020
  • 1 Deep Ocean Mission and Resource Management: Problem of Ghost Gear-Fishing [ Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Drawn up of a 5-year plan to explore the deep ocean. Drawn up by the Central government. Exercise coordination- Ministry of Earth Sciences. The blueprint of “Deep Ocean Mission” has been recently unveiled by the MOES. Mission proposes to explore the deep ocean similar to the spac

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  • 2 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 10, 2020
  • 1 28 Million Obese by 2030 [ IAS Upd. ]

    World Obesity Federation, Around 28 million children in India will be obese by the year 2030. The country would rank second in the world in terms of the high number of obese people.

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    • Malnutrition

    • Includes U

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  • 2 DTE 16-31 January 2020 Summary [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Cold Trap: India Suffered Massively Due to Cold Waves Disaster in 2012. No Effective Plan to Mitigate the Impact. Over 30 People Have Died in Uttar Pradesh. Nagaland- a Surprise Snowfall After over 40 Years. Bihar-Patna (Capital) Recorded Its Second Coldest Day in the Decade. Del

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  • 3 DTE 16-31 January 2020 India’s Struggling Wind Energy Sector [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Cold Trap: India suffered massively due to cold waves disaster in 2012. No effective plan to mitigate the impact. Over 30 people have died in Uttar Pradesh. Nagaland- a surprise snowfall after over 40 years. Bihar-Patna (Capital) recorded its second coldest day in the decade.

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  • Feb 7, 2020
  • 1 Yojana January 2020 Part 1 [ Yojana ]

    Times to Act: W/time running out to contain ill-effects on environment, recently held Conference of Parties under United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC COP 25) in Madrid, Spain was seen as a window of opportunity.

    India at UNFCC COP 25

    • Union Minister for E

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  • Jan 30, 2020
  • 1 Pharmaceutical Purchase Policy [ Health ]

    Pharmaceutical Purchase Policy was approved in October 2013 to procure medicines produced by the central PSUs for 5 years and it expired in 2018. The cabinet extended the policy until the closure of Pharma Central Public Sector Undertakings (CPSUs). It is established to ensure op

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  • Jan 28, 2020
  • 1 Expected Questions / Topics for UPSC IAS Prelims 2020: Kurukshetra Part 3 Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Launched on 28 August 2014. A national mission on financial inclusion. Access to a range of financial services like availability of basic savings bank account, access to need based credit, remittance facility, insurance and pension. Covers both urban and rural areas. Availability

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  • 2 Expected Questions / Topics for UPSC IAS Prelims 2020: Kurukshetra Part 1 [ Kurukshetra ]

    Policy and Planning Towards Rural Education: Interventions to Promote Education in Rural Areas: Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas. Samagra Shiksha. Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalya (KGBV) Scheme. Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS)

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  • 3 Atal Bhujal Yojana Scheme [ Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indian Prime Minister launched Atal Bhujal Yojana on the occasion of the 95th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Atal Bhujal Yojana is a central sector scheme which the Union Cabinet approved with a total outlay of Rs. 6,000 crores and this is to be

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  • Jan 7, 2020
  • 1 Carbon Credit Smoke Screen CO2 emissions [ Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. Bodies, Down-to-Earth ]

    In 2018 COP24 in Katowice (is a city in southern Poland) finalises elements of the Paris Rulebook on the format for national targets, financial reporting, transparency requirements, and the global stocktake. In 2019 Russia Agreement. The US triggers one-year countdown to final wi

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  • Jan 5, 2020
  • 1 Operation Clean Art [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Clean Art is a Pan India operation to crack down the smuggling of mongoose hair. Operation Clean Art is carried out by the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau which is a statutory body working under the Ministry of Environment. The mongoose is hunted for their hair to make paintbrushes

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  • Jan 2, 2020
  • 1 FASTag the technology of Radio frequency identification (RFID) [ Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    FASTag Are Electrically Based Toll Collection System Implemented by the Indian Highway Management Company (IHMCC) and National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) Including National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI). Fastags Uses the Technology of Radio Frequency Identification (

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  • 2 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 DTE 1-15 Dec 2019 Carbon Credit Smoke Screen [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Carbon Credit Smoke Screen: Carbon markets have shifted the mitigation responsibility from developed to the developing countries. These carbon markets were created under the Kyoto Protocol of 1997 with the hope that their expansion would increase investments in low-carbon and mit

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  • Dec 24, 2019
  • 1 DTE 16 to 31 December [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Junk and Packaged Foods-Monster: Junk foods are pre-prepared or packaged food with low nutritional value. Ultra-Processed foods have been reported to have extreme amounts of salt and fat that severely affect health. Junk foods contain mainly saturated fat, sugar and salt, vegetab

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  • 2 2G Ethanol plant in Panipat [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The government is planning to set up twelve 2G ethanol bio-refinery plants in 11 states in India including Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Assam, Odisha, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh with an investment of 10,000 crores. Indian Oil has

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  • Dec 23, 2019
  • 1 Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Zero budget means without using any money or credit to purchase any inputs and other expenses in farming and natural farming means farming with nature and without chemicals. Farmers use products from nature like cow dung as manure. Zero Budget Natural Farming does not involve pes

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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 2, 2019
  • 1 Global Innovation Index -2019 GII Preview [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India ranked at 52nd position among the 129 nations based on 80 indicators in Global Innovation Index 2019. In 2018 India’s rank was 57. India’s rank has been consistently improving. It jumped from 57th position to 52nd in this year. Switzerland is in the first position in the in

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  • 2 Tiger Conservation in Nagarjunasagar-Srisailam and Andhra Pradesh [ Environment/Ecology ]

    The number of tigers in Nagarjunasagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve (NSTR) in Andhra Pradesh has increased by efforts taken by Tiger Conservation Foundation (TCF). Nagarjuna-Srisailam Tiger Reserve is also the largest tiger reserve and it spreads over five districts of Andhra Pradesh

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  • Nov 27, 2019
  • 1 Suranga Bawadi Situated at Bijapur District in Karnataka [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Suranga Bawadi is an ancient 16th century underground water harvesting system has got placed in world Monument Watch List. It is going to receive funds from the World Monument Fund for the Restoration purpose as it has entered the World Monument Watch list for 2020. It is a part

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  • 2 Real Time Train Information System (RTIS) [ Science/Technology, Railways ]

    Real Time Information System is a significant step of the Indian Railways that will help in monitoring precise speeds and movements of the trains throughout the journey right from the starting position to the destination. Nearly 500 passenger locomotives of the South Central Rail

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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 2, 2019
  • 1 Kurukshetra October 2019 - Agricultural Reforms (Part 3) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Public – Private partnership In Agriculture Sector: A public – private partnership (PPP, 3P or P3) Is a long – term cooperative arrangement between 2 or more public & private Sector. Genesis of PPP: - PPP Sell set up in 2016 in department of Economic affairs (DEA) Ministry of Fin

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  • Oct 15, 2019
  • 1 19 Medals Won by Team India at the World Skills International Competition 2019 [ Sports, International Relations/Organizations ]

    A Total of 19 medals were won by the Team India at World Skills International Competition 2019 held in Kazan, Russia. The 19 medals include one Gold, one Silver, and two Bronze medals along with 15 Medallions of Excellence across key skills. The Competition took place in Kazan on

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  • Oct 14, 2019
  • 1 Deployment of 300 Drones for Mapping the Country [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    For the very first time the Survey of India (SOI) will use about 300 drones to map the country. The Survey of India is responsible for mapping and surveying entire country. The Survey of India is affiliated to the Department of Science and Technology (DST).

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  • Sep 30, 2019
  • 1 Down to Earth 16-30 Sept 2019 - Kigali Amendment and Amazon Rainforest Part 2 [ Down-to-Earth ]

    9. The Supreme Court, The NGT and the Karnataka High court’s recent grants and permissions: To complete the construction of the Rohtang Highway Tunnel, the Supreme Court (SC) has granted permission to divert 2.2 hectares of forestland in Himachal Pradesh to Paras Stone crusher to

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  • 2 Down to Earth 16 - 30 Sept 2019 - Kigali Amendment and Amazon Rainforest [ Down-to-Earth ]

    1. First Food Benefits: Food connects nature and nutrition with livelihoods. The food coming out from the biodiversity also ensures employment to people. Cooking and eating gives us pleasure and a good health. The Centre for Science and Environment published the first edition of

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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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  • 2 Approval of Sugar Export Policy for Evacuation of Surplus Stocks [ Policy/Governance, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The Cabinet Committee on economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved sugar export policy for evacuation of surplus stocks during sugar season 2019 - 20. The lump sum export subsidy will be subsidy@Rs. 10,448 per Metric Tonne (MT) to sugar mills for the sugar season 2019 - 20.

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  • Sep 18, 2019
  • 1 Innovation for Clean Air Initiative Launched in Bengaluru [ International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology ]

    In a significant development towards Clean Air Initiative, India and UK have together launched a two year joint initiative at Bengaluru (Capital of Karnataka). The main aim is to provide a unique air quality measurement system by integrating satellite and sensor data thereby supp

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  • 2 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 13, 2019
  • 1 Tamil Yeoman Tamil Nadu’S State Butterfly [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Butterfly species Tamil yeoman (Cirrochroa thais) has been officially declared as state butterfly of Tamil Nadu. Earlier this species was notified by an order on lines of the State Tree (Palm), Bird (Emerald Dove), Flower (Gloriosa) and Animal (Nilgiri Tahr). Cirrochroa thais is

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  • Sep 11, 2019
  • 1 Yojana August 2019 : Citizen Centric E-Services (Part - 3) [ Yojana ]

    Budget 2019 - 20: Some Reflections: -A few of these basic facts are summarized below: Budget aims at 7 % GDP growth rate. Average growth rate during last five years has been 7.5 %. There is a declaration of an intent to become a 5 trillion economy by 2024. Survey also informs th

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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 24, 2019
  • 1 Steps Being Taken to Control Spread of Fall Army Worm [ Policy/Governance, Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    The Department under Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare is taking several steps to control the spread of Fall Army Worm in the country. The term “armyworm” can be referred to several species with invasive behaviour on a massive scale at larval stage.

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  • Aug 23, 2019
  • 1 Tiger Census, RTE, Education Down to Earth 16th to 31st 2019 [ Down-to-Earth ]

    MCQ Tracker – Target Prelims: Change in definition of tiger census, Phytosanitary certificate, Methyl bromide, Fall armyworm, Gaur – Vulnerable - IUCN, Green New Deal, Green Marshall Plan, Colistin, Kangech, Vitamin B12, Higher Education, RTI Act.

    Highlights Chandrayaan-2, Indi

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  • Aug 22, 2019
  • 1 Water Crisis in Chennai, Ministry of Jal Shakti -Down to Earth 1st to 15th August 2019 [ Down-to-Earth ]

    University Grants Commission’s (UGC) Consortium for Academic and Research Ethics (CARE) recently released a new list of quality journals that will be considered for publication of all academic work. Extreme weather events displaced 10.3 million people in China, India and the Phil

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  • 2 Amalgamation of National Institute of Miners Health with ICMR-NIOH [ Policy/Governance, Health, Down-to-Earth ]

    Cabinet approved the merger of National Institute of Miners’ Health (NIMH), an autonomous Institute under Union Ministry of Mines (MoM) with ICMR-NIOH (Indian Council of Medical Research-National Institute of Occupational Health), Ahmedabad, under Union Ministry of Health & Famil

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  • Aug 18, 2019
  • 1 📹 Kurukshetra : -Rural Non Farm Sector (Part -1)July 2019 [ Kurukshetra ]

    Key Topics Included In This Article: - What is Rural Non-Farm Sector, Deendayal Upadhyay Grameen Kaushal Yojana, Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana National Livelihoods Mission, Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana (AGEY), Status of Rural Employment, Importance of Rural Non-Farm Sector, Mapp

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  • 2 📹 Kurukshetra :- Rural Non-Farm Sector (Part -2) July 2019 [ Kurukshetra ]

    Rural Tourism: An Asset to Non-Farm Sector: More than one-fifth of rural households w/self-employment in agriculture have income less than poverty line. Interventions to enhance farm productivity are easier said than done, as they require consistent long-term efforts. A NITI Aay

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  • 3 📹 Kurukshetra :- Rural Non-Farm Sector (Part -3) July 2019 [ Kurukshetra ]

    DAY-NRLM-Reducing Poverty thru Livelihood Diversification: -Deendayal Antodaya Yojana- National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) is aimed at alleviation of rural poverty thru building sustainable community institutions of poor. It seeks to sustainable livelihood opportunities

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  • Aug 12, 2019
  • 1 Chennai Water Crisis & the Mismanagement [ Disaster Management ]

    Chennai is facing a massive drinking water crisis with Tamil Nadu registering 41 % rainfall shortage this summer. Vast scale development projects and illegal encroachments over decades have covered the huge areas of water bodies resulting in this crisis.

    Hospitals in its third-l

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  • Aug 9, 2019
  • 1 One Nation One Ration Card to Be Implemented by July 2020 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    One Nation One Ration Card idea is an effort of the government to benefit crores of beneficiaries by July 2020. The Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution unveiled the government efforts towards the same scheme.

    Ration Cards are official documents issue

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  • Jul 24, 2019
  • 1 Heat Wave AES Down to Earth 1-15 July 2019 [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Heat Wave: IMD – declares 40 degree Celsius and more as heat wave: - Kerala – recovering form flood to discomforts of heat in March: - 125-odd days, heat waves swept 23 states and Union Territories (UTs); each enduring at least one spell. Since then, there have been 86 spells of

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  • Jul 22, 2019
  • 1 Yojana July 2019 - Citizen Centric E-Services (Part 3) [ Yojana ]

    Fostering Right Ecosystem-A Software Products –Led Approach: Preamble: - 181 billion dollar IT BPM industry has been services led & exports driven. It has reaped remarkable results driven & in turn, our industry has becomes a global powerhouse in IT services sector. NASSCOM Stra

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