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  • Dec 5, 2017
  • 1 📹 Ease of Doing Business Index & India [ Country/State Ranks/Indices ]

    Next Week! ! Urban Transportation Policy. 👌 Ease of doing business index created by Simeon Djankov at the World Bank Group. Research done by Oliver Hart (economist) and Andrei Shleifer as “The Regulation of Entry” in 2002.

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  • Nov 25, 2017
  • 1 AI in Agricultural & Healthcare-Smart Farming Using Artificial, Drones & Remote Sensing [ Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    In Andhra Pradesh’s Devanakonda Mandal in Kurnool district where farmers depended on rain for groundnut and cotton crops now use AI to get accurate predictions. With landholdings of just two to three acres and poor weather prediction most depended on experience to decide when to

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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 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 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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  • 4 📹 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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  • 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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  • Nov 9, 2017
  • 1 Gauri Lankesh First Indian to Win Anna Politkovskaya Award & CNR Rao Selected for Von Hippel Award [ Awards ]

    Late Kannada journalist Gauri Lankesh was awarded “Reach All Women in WAR” (RAW in WAR) Anna Politkovskaya Award. Eminent Scientist and Bharat Ratna Prof C. N. R. Rao was awarded 2017 Von Hippel Award, the highest international prize in materials research.

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  • Nov 8, 2017
  • 1 SATH- Sustainable Action for Transforming Human Capital [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    NITI Aayog and Govt. of Assam launched SATH- Sustainable Action for Transforming Human Capital for pushing health sector reforms in Guwahati. State consultative workshop in Guwahati launched the SATH to provide support in identifying key health priorities to transform health and

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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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  • Oct 25, 2017
  • 1 Case Study of Securing Funding for Bangalore Metro Rail Project- European Investment Bank (EIB) [ Economy ]

    Government of India and European Investment Bank (EIB) signed the Finance Contract for lending of € 300 million for Bangalore Metro Rail Project Phase II Line R6. Project will be implemented in 5 years from date of commencement.

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  • Oct 21, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Saubhagya Scheme for Household Electrification (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    With PM Modi promising free electricity for 4 crore rural households under Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojna or ‘Saubhagya’ scheme. 16,320-crore scheme to supply electricity to all households by December 2018.

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  • Oct 16, 2017
  • 1 TFR in India: Mission ParivarVikas- Health Ministry Launches Two New Contraceptives [ Health ]

    The total fertility rate of India stands at 2.2 as of 2017. Majority of Indian states fertility rate has fallen well below the replacement level of 2.1. High focus districts are in 7 states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and Assam.

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  • Oct 6, 2017
  • 1 ‘SWACHHTA’ Ranking - 2017 of Higher Educational Institutions [ Education ]

    The ‘SWACHHTA’ rankings focus on water & electricity conservation, promoting cleanliness and managing waste for smart campus. Award ceremony based on ‘SWACHHTA’ Ranking 2017 of Higher Educational Institutions was held in New Delhi.

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  • Oct 5, 2017
  • 1 🌟 India’S Silk Industry and MoUs Between India and Japan [ Economy ]

    India’s Silk Industry is world’s second largest after China. India enjoys a unique global position in terms of production of all commercially useful varieties of silk. India produces four varieties of silk: Mulberry, Eri, Tasar and Muga.

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  • Sep 23, 2017
  • 1 Nasikabatrachus Bhupathi: New Frog Species with Pig Face Discovered in Western Ghats [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Indian scientists discovered Nasikabatrachus bhupathi, a new species of frog in Western Ghats with snout-shaped nose, just like a pig. It has been named after the Indian herpetologist S. Bhupathy.

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  • Sep 17, 2017
  • 1 India’S First Full-Time Woman Defence Minister: Nirmala Sitharaman [ Appointments ]

    Nirmala Sitharaman (58) became first full time woman Defence Minister of India. She is second woman to become Defence Minister, first being Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, who held additional defence portfolio from 1980 - 82.

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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 🌟 How are Castes Included in Scheduled Caste List? (Important) [ Bills ]

    Scheduled Castes are specified under the provisions of Article 341 of the Constitution of India. Government has Modalities for deciding claims for inclusion in, exclusion from and other modifications in the list of Scheduled Castes.

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  • 2 Update on Gross Domestic Product and Per Capita Income [ Economy ]

    Annual estimates of Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) and Per Capita Income (measured as per capita net state domestic product) at constant and current prices prepared by all the States and UTs except UTs of Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, and Lakshadweep are given as follow

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  • 3 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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  • 4 ‘Gaj Yatra’ to Mark World Elephant Day 2017 [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ministery launched ‘Gaj Yatra’ campaign to protect elephants on World Elephant Day which covers 12 elephant range states. The campaign will be led by the Wildlife Trust of India.

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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 HIV and AIDS and STI 2017-24: Test and Treat Policy for HIV Patients [ Health ]

    ‘Test and Treat Policy for HIV patients’ was launched in April 2017 providing treatment to all “people living with HIV (PLHIV) “. PLHIV to be treated with Antiretro Viral Therapy regardless of CD4 count, clinical stage, age, or population. The National Strategic Plan for HIV and

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  • 2 🌟 📹 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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  • 3 🌟 Rustom-II, India’S Combat-Capable, Drone Successfully Completes Maiden Test Flight- Important [ Science/Technology ]

    Rustam-II is the two-tonner indigenous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) platform, aka TAPAS 201 developed by defense and Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE). During the test, TAPAS 201 accomplished the main objectives flying, such as take-off, bank, level flight and landing

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  • 4 🌟 Portugal Prime Minister Antonio Costa- Chief Guest of 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas - Important [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    António Costa (54), the Indian origin Prime Minister of Portugal will be the chief guest at the 14th PBD Convention. The PBD Convention is to be held from January 7 to 9,2017 in Bengaluru, Karnataka. Suriname Vice president Michael Ashwin Satyandre Adhin will be the Special Guest

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  • 5 🌟 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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  • 6 🌟 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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  • 7 🌟 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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