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  • Nov 22, 2017
  • 1 📹 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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  • 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 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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  • 4 📹 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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  • 5 📹 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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  • 6 📹 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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  • 7 📹 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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  • Nov 7, 2017
  • 1 Co-Operative Movement- Sahakar Bharati of Shri Laxman Madhav Rao Inamdar [ Personalities ]

    Lakshman Rao Inamdar or “Vakil Saheb” was born in Khatav village 130 kms south of Pune on 21st September 1917. He was third among 7 brothers and two sisters. Vakil Saheb thus learned the caring, sharing, and coexistence very early in life- making him true advocate ‘cooperation’.

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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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  • Nov 2, 2017
  • 1 Indian Navy Commissions Water Jet Fast Attack Craft, INS TARASA and INS Kalavari [ Defense ]

    INS Tarasa (T94), a Water Jet Fast Attack Craft was commissioned into the Indian Navy and India’s first ingenuously built INS Kalavari submarine was handed over to Indian Navy by state-owned Mazagon Dock Limited in Mumbai.

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  • 2 📹 Expected Questions for Polity – Nov 2017 (Set - 3) [ NTA NET-JRF Upd. ]

    Here we will be covering solutions of the most important questions for upcoming November 2017 NET exam on Political. 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 choic

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  • Oct 27, 2017
  • 1 📹 Summary of Major Government Schemes for 2017 (Part-1) [ IAS Upd. ]

    On request of our esteemed viewers we have started with the weekly current affairs series. This current affairs will be the first in line and would be utmost important for students appearing for IAS 2017 Mains starting on 28th Oct 2017. Our best wishes to all our readers who are

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  • Oct 22, 2017
  • 1 Paryatan Parv to Boosts Tourism: Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav in Gujarat [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Union Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with Union Ministries and State Governments launched ‘Paryatan Parv’ showcasing cultural diversity and focus on the benefits of tourism.

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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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  • 2 🌟 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 11, 2017
  • 1 Work on Three River Interlinking Projects to Begin [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Government will start work on three river interlinking projects- Ken-Betwa Linking Project, Damanganga- Pinjal Link Project, and the Par-Tapi-Narmada Link projects. Envisages diversion of surplus waters of Ken basin to water deficit Betwa basin- providing irrigation in Madhya Pra

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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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  • Sep 27, 2017
  • 1 🌟 10 Must Know Facts on Sardar Sarovar Dam- Now Dedicated to the Nation [ Policy/Governance ]

    PM dedicates Sardar Sarovar Dam to the nation and attended the closing ceremony of Narmada Mahotsav at Dabhoi. The occasion was marked by prayers and chanting of hymns at the Dam at Kevadia.

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  • Sep 24, 2017
  • 1 Production of Sugarcane [ Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    First Hybrid clone species 205 was developed for sub-tropical climate and it was launched in 1918 for commercial farming: Shri Radha Mohan Singh. Sugarcane revolution started with launch of variety 205 and now ICAR- Sugarcane Breeding Institute has released variety 0238.

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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 Preparatory Meeting of the First ‘BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017’ [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The two-day Preparatory Meeting of the First ‘BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017’ marks the first phase of the First ‘BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017’ organized by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). This Exercise will provide a platform to share the B

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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Government of Maharashtra Launches Kaushalya Setu Skill-Development Programme- Important [ Policy/Governance ]

    Government of Maharashtra launched ‘Kaushalya SETU (Self-employment and Talent Utilisation) ’ a skill development programme for students. Union Minister of State Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge) Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis lau

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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 🌟 Aadhaar Privacy Issues (Important): mAadhaar App for Aadhaar Data- UIDAI [ Science/Technology ]

    The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) launched ‘mAadhaar’- mobile app for syncing Aadhaar data. Allows users to carry Aadhaar information including number, name, date of birth, gender, and address on smartphones.

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  • 4 🌟 Fact Box: First National Strategic Plan for Malaria Elimination (Important) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    The Union Health Ministry and Family Welfare unveiled India’s first National Strategic Plan (NSP) for Malaria Elimination (2017 - 22) with elimination deadline set at 2027, three years ahead of the global deadline.

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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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