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  • Aug 1, 2018
  • 1 NHAI Receives Best Design Pavilion Award in Indian Science Congress [ Education, Science/Technology ]

    The NHAI (National Highways Authority of India) pavilion at 105th Indian Science Congress has been adjudged as Best Design Pavilion. The NHAI had put up an exhibition stall to showcase its projects and other initiatives like Electronic Toll Collection, Wayside Amenities, Incident

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  • Jul 31, 2018
  • 1 Four MoUs Signed for Promotion of Tourism in the North-East [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Centre signed 4 MoUs with the US-based hospitality major Airbnb to promote tourism in northeast. The MoUs were signed under the aegis of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) to:

    • Promote

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  • Jul 24, 2018
  • 1 Special Status of States: Details on Special Category Status [ Policy/Governance ]

    ‘Special category’ status is a classification given by Centre to assist in development of those states that face geographical & socio-economic disadvantages like hilly terrains, strategic international borders, economic & infrastructural backwardness and non-viable state finances

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  • Jul 20, 2018
  • 1 AFSPA Revoked in Meghalaya, Parts of Arunachal: What is AFSPA? [ Policy/Governance, Defense ]

    Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) was completely removed from Meghalaya & some areas of Arunachal Pradesh w/effect from 1st April 2018.40 % of Meghalaya was under AFSPA including 20 km stretch of state’s 884.9 km border with Assam till September 2017.

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  • Jul 19, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Day-NULM – New Initiatives Likely to Reduce Vulnerability & Improve Working Conditions (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ministry of State (I/C) for Housing & Urban Affairs is working on shaping future of ‘work in India’ through role of National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM) & National Missions by widening employment opportunities & creating appropriate policies for urban informal workforce.

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  • Jul 14, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Summary of Projects & Achievements: 48 Months of Narendra Modi Government (Important) (Part - 1) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Jal Shakti for Rashtra Nirman - Only 5 National Waterways in last 30 years, 106 added in last 4 years, Sagarmala Project: Over 500 projects with investment of over ₹8 Lakh Crore. Greater efficiency of major ports during April-Dec 17. Average turn-around reduces from 73 to 65 hrs

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  • 2 🌟 Summary of Projects & Achievements: 48 Months of Narendra Modi Government (Important) (Part - 5) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    #NewIndiaBudget for New Opportunities - Target of lending increased to Rs. 3 Lakh crore under Mudra, Government to contribute 12 % of the wages of the new employees in the EPF for all the sectors for next 3 years.

    • National Apprenticeship Scheme with stipend support launched to

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  • Jun 21, 2018
  • 1 Elimination of Malaria [ Health ]

    The Union Health Ministry and Family Welfare for first time has unveiled National Strategic Plan (NSP) for Malaria Elimination (2017 - 22). It has set malaria elimination deadline as 2027, three years ahead of the global deadline. The NSP is based on 2016 National Framework for M

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  • Jun 11, 2018
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions on Health and Defense 2018 (Part – 3) [ Health, Defense ]

    Indian Army finalises Rs. 15000 crore indigenous ammunition project - Indian Army has finalised Rs. 15,000-crore indigenous ammunition project. Range of ammunition for its critical weapons and tanks will be produced indigenously.

    • It aims to overcome long delays in imports and

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  • Jun 8, 2018
  • 1 🌟 First Meeting of the NITI Forum for North East in Agartala (Important) [ Policy/Governance ]

    1st meeting of Newly constituted NITI Forum for North East was held in Agartala, Tripura on 10th April, 2018 to give boost to development projects in region by identifying constraints & streamlining resources.

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  • Jun 1, 2018
  • 1 North-East Industrial Development Scheme (NEIDS) 2017 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    North-East Industrial Development Scheme (NEIDS) 2017 was approved with financial outlay of Rs. 3000 cr. upto March, 2020. This Scheme is combination of incentives covered under earlier schemes with huge outlay.

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  • May 30, 2018
  • 1 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 12) [ International Relations/Organizations, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    India to Join Global Foreign Exchange Committe - India will join Global Foreign Exchange Committee (GFXC) - newly-constituted forum of central bankers and experts for promotion of a robust and transparent foreign exchange (Forex) market.

    • Committee set up under guidance of the B

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  • 2 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 16) [ Policy/Governance, Economy, Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Government released India Youth Development Index & Report 2017 - India has 65 % of the population less than the age of 35 years and 50 % below 25 years of age and it is expected to be youngest in the world by 2020 with median age of 29 years.

    • The National YDI value is 0.569 wi

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  • 3 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 17) [ Sports, Health, Awards, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    National Commission for Denotified, Nomadic and Semi - nomadic Tribe: The National Commission for Denotified, Nomadic and Semi - nomadic Tribes has given its report in 2016. While some of these communities want recognition as SCs/STs and OBCs, others want recognition as DNTs/NTs

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  • 4 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 18) [ International Relations/Organizations, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    SRISTI - SRISTI - Sustainable Rooftop Implementation for Solar Transfiguration of India is a proposed scheme by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. The proposed scheme will incentivize installation of roof top solar projects in India.

    • It aims to achieve a national solar r

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  • May 25, 2018
  • 1 📹 Nutrition: Yojana May 2018 Summary - Part 3 [ Yojana ]

    Stretching a Hand to the Vulnerable - Social Inclusion refers to access to favourable opportunities in society to enhance one’s life chances. Constitutional Provisions: Part III of the Indian Constitution provides for 6 Fundamental Rights for Social Inclusion. These include Righ

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  • May 16, 2018
  • 1 NE Venture Fund for Startups [ Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Minister of State (I/c) for Development of North Eastern Region has invited young Start-Ups from across the country to avail of the “Venture Fund” facility being provided by the ministry to anybody who wishes to set up an entrepreneurship in the region, particularly in frui

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  • Apr 20, 2018
  • 1 🌟 National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change & Its 8 Missions: Activities Under Climate (Important) [ Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    “The National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (NAFCC) is a Central Sector Scheme which set up in the year 2015 - 16. Aim of NAFCC is to support concrete adaptation activities to mitigate the effects of climate change.

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  • Apr 18, 2018
  • 1 📹 North East: Yojana April 2018 Summary (Part – 1) [ Yojana ]

    Forthcoming Issue: Nutrition - North East is about pleasant tourist spot, fabulous handlooms and handicrafts or its friendly people, Due to its Geographical Isolation and perceived difference, the region has, faced backwardness and indifferent development in many sectors.

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  • 2 📹 North East: Yojana April 2018 Summary (Part – 2) [ Yojana ]

    Economic Survey: Recommendations - Tariff Rationalization, Classification of new commodities; Tariff rationalization; rationalization of coal tariff; Expansion of freight basket through containerization; New policy guideline for station to station rates; liberalized Automatic Fr

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  • 3 📹 North East: Yojana April 2018 Summary (Part – 3) [ Yojana ]

    The Fallacy of Socio-Cultural Isolation - Coined by British civil servant Alexander Mackenzie, the term ‘Northeastern Frontier’ in the contemporary time comprised of 8 Indian states viz. Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura.

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  • Apr 12, 2018
  • 1 Summary of Down to Earth: 31 March 2018 (Part - 3) [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Crisis of Management - In case of Bengaluru, the extra allocation of water from Cauvery by Supreme Court would be of little relief unless the water is managed well. The 2013 - 14 report of the Comptroller and Auditor General says that half of the Cauvery waters, supplied to Benga

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  • Apr 4, 2018
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions on Environment 2018 - IAS / NET (Part 1) - (Set 3) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Solid Waste Management in India - Solid Waste Management term used to refer to the process of collecting and treating solid wastes. 📝 Changes to improve waste management in India: Behaviour modification among citizens and institutions, Municipal bodies should have an integrated

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  • Apr 1, 2018
  • 1 📹 Yojana March 2018 Summary: Union Budget 2018-19 (Part - 1) [ Yojana ]

    Taking the Economy Forward - The main focus of budget is on spending more money on agriculture and rural economy which is a part of doubling the income of farmers by 2022. There is an increase in the budget allocation for rural livelihood programs.

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  • Mar 15, 2018
  • 1 What is AIHES? HRD Ministry Releases All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE). [ Education, Policy/Governance ]

    According to HRD Ministry, the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education has registered an increase from 24.5 % in 2015 - 16 to 25.2 % in 2016 - 17 according to latest All India Higher Education Survey (AIHES) released by HRD Ministry.

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  • Mar 12, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is LEADS Index? Gujarat Tops Logistics Performance Index Chart (Important) [ Country/State Ranks/Indices ]

    Gujarat has topped a perception-based index of mobility of goods and efficiency of logistics chain among the ranking done for 22 states. Criteria for Ranking - The ranking was based on indicators such as

    • Infrastructure
    • Services
    • Safety o

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  • Mar 8, 2018
  • 1 📹 Kurukshetra February 2018 Summary: Agriculture for Prosperity (Part - 3) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Organic farming practices in India - Organic farming addresses soil health, human health and environmental health & is eco-friendly, best option for crop production and crop yield sustainability, greater economic benefits to farmers, crucial for achieving food security, maintains

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  • Feb 28, 2018
  • 1 Om Prakash Rawat Appointed New Chief Election Commissioner [ Appointments ]

    Om Prakash Rawat has been appointed as the next Chief Election Commissioner. He is currently an Election Commissioner, will succeed the outgoing Achal Kumar Joti. His tenure is for almost a year till his retirement in December 2018.

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  • Feb 27, 2018
  • 1 Yojana Feburary 2018 Summary : Public Grievance Redressal (Part - 1) [ Yojana ]

    Effective Grievance Redressal: Heart of Good Governance - 📝 Government of India has established an internet based Centralized Public Grievances Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS).

    • to facilitate all citizens to lodge grievances for redressal

    • enables submission of grievances

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  • Feb 11, 2018
  • 1 SchisturaLarketensis: New Species of Blind Fish Discovered Inside Meghalaya Cave [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology ]

    Scientists discovered a new species of blind fish named ‘Schisturalarketensis’ inside a cave in ‘East Jaintia Hills’ district of Meghalaya. Fish is named after Larket village, where the cave has been found, to encourage local people to take up biodiversity conservation.

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