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  • Feb 19, 2018
  • 1 What is DHARMA? International Dam Safety Conference to Be Held at Thiruvananthapuram [ Environment/Ecology, Disaster Management ]

    India will be hosting the International Dam Safety Conference - 2018 at Thiruvananthapuram on January 23 - 24. India ranks third globally with 5254 large dams in operation and about 447 are under construction. In addition, there are several thousand smaller dams.

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  • Feb 14, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Effect Climate on Rainfall Distribution Pattern of India. is It Due to Global Warming? (Important) [ Environment/Ecology, Geography ]

    Government has undertaken many research studies to analyze the impact of global warming and climate change on rainfall pattern in India using observed rainfall data from more than 3000 rain-gauge stations spread over the country for 115 years (1901 - 2015).

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  • Feb 11, 2018
  • 1 Nyctibatrachusmewasinghi: New Night Frog Species Discovered in Western Ghats [ Science/Technology ]

    Scientists discovered new species of frog named Mewa Singh’s night frog (Nyctibatrachusmewasinghi) in Kozhikode’s Malabar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala in Western Ghats in small stream running along the Peruvannamuzhi dam. It is latest contribution to spurt in amphibian discoveries

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  • Feb 8, 2018
  • 1 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol.1,Ch.2: a New,Exciting Bird’S-EYE View of Indian Economy Through the GST [ Economy ]

    As an information repository, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) embodies and heralds a radical alteration and enlargement in the understanding of the Indian economy. The distribution of the GST base among the states is closely linked to their Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP)

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  • 2 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol. 1, Ch.4: Reconciling Fiscal Federalism & Accountability [ Economy ]

    What is taxation? - Taxation is not just for raising state revenue but can be critically important for economic and political development. Taxation is the economic glue that binds citizens to the state in a necessary two-way relationship.

    Direct Taxes and Indirect Taxes

    • Direct

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  • 3 📹 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol. 1, Ch. 6: Climate, Climate Change, and Agriculture [ Economy ]

    📹 Introduction- The last few seasons have witnessed a problem of plenty: farm revenues declining for a number of crops despite increasing production and market prices falling below the Minimum Support Price (MSP).

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    Earth Summit & Conventions: 3 Aspects - Clima

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  • 4 Economic Survey 2018 -Vol.1, Ch.7: Gender & Son Meta-Preference: is Development Itself an Antidote? [ Economy ]

    Introduction - The intrinsic values of gender equality are uncontestable. There is growing evidence that there can also be significant gains in economic growth if women acquire greater personal agency, assume political power and attain public status, and participate equally in th

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  • Feb 4, 2018
  • 1 Sabarimala Temple Cleanliness (PPP CSR Cleanliness Initiative) [ Policy/Governance, Environment/Ecology ]

    In 2015, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Private Limited joined hands with the organizers of the Sabarimala pilgrimage to support an initiative to clean up waste accumulated during the pilgrimage period.

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  • Jan 31, 2018
  • 1 📹 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 What is Common to ‘Seekho Aur Kamao’, USTTAD, Nai Manzil, and Gareeb Nawaz- Skill Development? [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Ministry had launched following special schemes for skill development of youth belonging to minority communities: Seekho aur Kamao (Learn & Earn) - This is a placement linked skill development scheme for minorities aiming to upgrade the skills of minority youth in various mod

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  • 2 📹 Monsoon Mission [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Next Week! ! VONA – Volcanic Eruptions 📹. What is Monsoon Mission? : India-UK collaboration – proposed in 2010, Launched by Ministry of Earth Sciences, Has been coordinated by Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune.

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    Monsoon Mission - CFS & UM

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  • Jan 9, 2018
  • 1 Target Elimination Date for Kala-Azar, Leprosy, Measles, and Tuberculosis [ Health ]

    The target year set by the Government to eliminate Kala-azar, Leprosy, Measles, and Tuberculosis diseases are, Kala-azar: 2017, Leprosy: 2018, Measles: 2020, and Tuberculosis: 2025

    Kala-Azar

    • Kala-azar is targe

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  • 2 What is Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD)? Monkey Fever Strikes Karnataka’S Tirthahalli Taluk [ Health ]

    Karnataka’s Tirthahalli taluk came under grip of Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD) or monkey fever. Five positive cases and one death have been recorded in humans. 5 monkeys died in the forest of Ghantejanagallu near Suruvinakoppa village. In 2016 - 17, four persons died of KFD in Ti

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  • Jan 7, 2018
  • 1 📹 Ministry of Food Processing Industries - Year End Summary, PIB, Major Schemes, Achievements 2017 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India hosts World Food India 2017 “the Kumbh Mela of Indian Food”. World Food India strengthens India’s position as a Global Food Factory. Mega Food Parks operationalized; Among others Facilities such as Common Food Processing Incubation Center for Shallots launched in Perambalur

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

    For ‘Transforming India’, Ministry of Human Resource Development took a leap forward in transforming education sector with the motto of “सबको शिक्षा, अच्छी शिक्षा ” (Education for All, Quality Education).

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    Ministerial Summary 2017 PIB (Current Affairs/GS 201

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  • Dec 26, 2017
  • 1 Schemes for Promotion of Cottage and Coir Industries [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Cottage Industries play important role in the Indian Economy by providing employment opportunities reducing the regional imbalance, assuring more equitable distribution of national income and wealth.

    Schemes for Promotion of Cot

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  • Dec 21, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Kumbh Mela Included in UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage. (Important) [ Culture ]

    The Intergovernmental Committee for Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage under UNESCO inscribed ´Kumbh Mela´ on UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

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  • Dec 20, 2017
  • 1 Kapu Reservation Bill Passed in Andhra Pradesh Assembly [ Bills ]

    Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly passed Kapu Reservation Bill, 2017 providing 5 % quota in education and employment by including them in Backward Classes list. The Telugu word Kapu or protector. They are also referred to by their caste title Naidu, which means leader.

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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 6, 2017
  • 1 How Does IMD Name Cyclones? Do You Know 7 Classes of Cyclones? [ Geography ]

    Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Ockhi was the most intense tropical cyclone to traverse the Arabian Sea since Cyclone Megh in 2015 and the third and strongest storm of the 2017 North Indian Ocean cyclone season.

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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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  • Dec 3, 2017
  • 1 Cities Awarded for Best Urban Transport Practices [ Awards ]

    The Awards for the ‘Best Urban Transport Practices’ were given by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs for winning cities. Mysuru, Kochi, Surat, Chittor, and Hyderabad were main winners. MP, Bhopal, Lucknow, Noida, Pune, and Thiruvananthapuram were other Award Winners.

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  • Nov 28, 2017
  • 1 Malnutrition Responsible for 15% of India’S Total Disease Burden in 2016 [ Policy/Governance ]

    “India State-level Disease Burden Report and Technical Paper” was launched today by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu. The comprehensive report indicates that although the disease burden due to malnutrition dropped in India substantially since 1990, it is still responsible for 15 p

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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 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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  • 3 📹 Yojana June 2017 Comprehensive Summary / Gist: Empowering Youth [ Yojana ]

    Indian Youth: Emerging Power: Youth Indian population of Age group (15 - 19): 27.5 of the total population. UNESCO: Transition from childhood to adulthood. New initiatives/programs by Govt.

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    Yojana June 2017 Summary: Empowering Youth (In English)

    Dr. Manishik

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  • 4 📹 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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  • 5 📹 Yojana October 2017 Comprehensive Summary / Gist: New India [ Yojana ]

    New India by 2022: ODF India by 2019 (2 Oct) – 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Open defecation causes 1 lakh deaths every year due to diahhorea. 40 % stunted child due to lack of sanitation & cost 6 % of GDP. Under Swachh Bharat Mission – Sanitation cover increase fro

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  • Nov 21, 2017
  • 1 📹 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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