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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 9, 2020
  • 1 MoEF Guidelines for Elephant Death from Anthrax [ Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    Recently in the Sambalpur district of Odisha, a four year old elephant was found dead. The cause of death is suspected to be anthrax. To deal with the elephant deaths caused or suspected to be caused by anthrax, the Government of India’s Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climat

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  • May 5, 2020
  • 1 Annual Fishing Ban to Protect Olive Ridley in Gahirmatha [ Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    The forest Department of Odisha has banned fishing in Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary for seven months, starting from November 1,2019 to May 31,2020. The objective of the ban is to protect Olive Ridley Turtles who come to the Odisha coast every year in November for mating and breedin

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  • Apr 22, 2020
  • 1 First Ever Khelo India University Games [ Sports ]

    First Ever Khelo India University Games

    • The first Khelo India University Games is going to be launched in Bhuwaneshwar, Odisha.

    • The game will be launched by Prime Minister of India through video conferencing.

    • The Khelo India University games are being launched by the government

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  • Apr 11, 2020
  • 1 Dolphin Population in Gahirmatha Halves [ Environment/Ecology ]

    As per dolphin census report released recently, the dolphin population has come down to more than half in Odisha’s Bhitarkanika National Park and Gahirmatha seawaters.

    • In the latest headcount, only 62 dolphins were spotted, whereas the headcount was 126 last year.

    • The census wa

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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 19, 2020
  • 1 NETRA, Agni V and Hyperloop Technology [ Science/Technology ]

    First indigenously built Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AEW&CS). Developed by DRDO. A light-weight autonomous UAV for long range surveillance and reconnaissance operations. Radar system is also mounted on Embraer aircraft which gives 240-degree coverage of airspace. H

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  • Mar 17, 2020
  • 1 India’s Manned Mission to Space and Mission Shakti - Anti-Satellite Missile Test [ Science/Technology ]

    Announcement by the Indian Space Research Organisation. Gaganyaan Mission. To be a reality by 2022. First set of astronauts to be identified from the Indian Air Force. India would become the fourth nation to launch a Human Spaceflight Mission after USA, Russia and China.

    Works i

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  • Mar 15, 2020
  • 1 Sustainable Development: Mangalajodi Ecotourism Trust [ Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Recently won the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Awards for “Innovation in Tourism Enterprise”. Mangalajodi is a village along the northern banks of Chilika Lake in Odisha. MET being a community owned is a community managed wildlife conservation venture. It is p

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  • Feb 22, 2020
  • 1 Going Online as Leaders’ Programme, Key Characteristic, Outcomes of the Project [ Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs recently announced the second phase of the program. The first phase was organized in March 2019. GOAL (Going Online as Leaders) is an initiative of Facebook to make tribal youth self-capable and self-reliant.

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  • Feb 4, 2020
  • 1 The Decline of Coal Supply in India [ Economy ]

    There has been a decline of coal supply by the Coal India around 8.9 % in April-November 2019. It supplied 320 million tonnes of coal in April-November 2019. In November itself, there has been a decline in the coal to 9.9%, which is 38.8 million tonnes, the previous month it was

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  • Jan 2, 2020
  • 1 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 24, 2019
  • 1 DTE 16 to 31 December The main reasons for the decline in elephant population [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Social and Emotional Intelligence of Elephants: Elephants have been observed to closely resemble humans in their emotional and social behaviour. It has been revealed that elephants can identify themselves which might be due to elephant’s excellent memory which can help recognise

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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 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 10, 2019
  • 1 Sambhar Lake [ Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    Sambhar Lake is India’s biggest inland salt water lake and UNESCO world heritage site located at Jaipur district in Rajasthan. It is protected under the Ramsar Convention which has a global recognition to conserve wetlands. It is host to lots of migratory birds mainly Flamingo’s.

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  • 2 Mangroves of Sundarbans Wetland [ Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    The mangroves are considered as salt tolerant plants being adaptable to harsh conditions in climatic conditions in coastal regions. Mangroves can withstand higher temperature; higher humidity and can stand strong winds. It provides protection to the coastal communities.

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  • Dec 6, 2019
  • 1 DTE 15-30 Nov 2019 the Regional Comprehensive [ Down-to-Earth ]

    The National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) -designed to mitigate pollution hotspots has identified 129 cities that donot comply with the particulate standards. The Chinese government adopted the approach to Unified Planning, Unified Monitoring altering and unified standards in multi

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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 20, 2019
  • 1 Kurukshetra 2019 Rural Education [ Kurukshetra ]

    Policy And Planning Towards Rural Education: MHRD of GoI. Works thru. 2 departments: 1) Department of School Education & Literacy. 2) Department of Higher Education. & since education is a subject of Concurrent List, therefore Central Govt. & State Govt. work together for betterm

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  • Nov 7, 2019
  • 1 Warming Seas a Breath of Foul Air [ Down-to-Earth ]

    The sea level rose globally by about 15 cm relative to 1986 - 2005 on an average during the 20th century. This warming of seas is expected to rise twice as fast and could reach up to 60 cm by 2100. On September 23,2019 according to the reports of UN Climate Action Summit (UNCAS)

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  • Oct 22, 2019
  • 1 Down to Earth 1 to 15 OCT 2019 Part 2 [ Down-to-Earth ]

    26.3 per cent of the cancer cases in western Odisha are from Bargarh, a district with 1.4 million people. The spike in pesticide use was the result of a pest attack that destroyed most of the paddy crop. Pesticides were brought to Bargarh by the farmers of water-starved Andhra Pr

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  • Oct 15, 2019
  • 1 Su-30 MKI Successfully Tested Astra’ Air-to-Air Missile [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    In a significant development in the field of Defence and Technology, an indigenous air-to-air missile ‘ASTRA’ has been successfully flight tested off the coast of Odisha on 16th September 2019. As a part of user trial, the beyond-visual-range missile was launched from Sukhoi-30 M

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  • 2 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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  • Sep 18, 2019
  • 1 Organisation of Aadi Mahotsav at Leh-Ladakh [ Policy/Governance, Yojana ]

    In a significant step to boost the local economy in Ladakh, Aadi Mahotsav is being organised at Polo Ground, Leh Ladakh starting from start from 17 August till 25 August 2019 with the theme a celebration of the spirit of Tribal Craft, Culture and Commerce. The event was inaugurat

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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 9, 2019
  • 1 Territorial Army [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    The Territorial Army is defined as the second line of defence which is not at all a source of profession, occupation or employment. Every year the volunteers belonging to the Indian Army serve in uniform for few days to prepare themselves in times of emergency. Those who are alre

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  • Sep 6, 2019
  • 1 Tiger Census Report 2018 Released [ International Relations/Organizations, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    With About 3000 tigers, India is one of the world’s largest and most secure habitats. The number of tigers in Gir Forest there has increased by 27 per cent. The report released in August 2019 highlights about the significant achievement of India in conserving wildlife. India is n

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  • Aug 29, 2019
  • 1 Down to Earth 16- 30 July 2019 [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Life on Mars? Compost Generation Scientific Misconduct Birds of North East: - Mars & Methane: Normal methane levels on Mars is 0.24 and 0.65 parts per billion (ppb). Rover has detected 21 ppb inside the 154-km-wide Gale crater. 4 times the previous maximum levels (5.8 ppb) recor

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  • 2 📹 IAS Mains GS Paper 3- 2018 ( Questions 1 to 10) Part 1 [ Science/Technology ]

    Please find below the most important paper discussion for the upcoming IAS exam 2019. Subscribe Examrace YouTube Channel to get the complete video. For practice and solutions visit -https://www.doorsteptutor.com/Exams/IAS/Mains/ You can download the pdf by clicking the option “Do

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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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  • 2 Kurukshetra August 2019 : - Union Budget 2019-20 (Part 2) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Union Budget 2019 - 20: Towards A Healthy India: Figure 1: Allocation for the Health Sector in Union Budget 2019 - 20 ( Rs. Cr. ) Ideally the Union Health Budget should have been raised to approximately Rs. 70,000 Cr. in 2019 - 20 in line with the NHP 2017 target. However, an a

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  • Aug 18, 2019
  • 1 📹 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 16, 2019
  • 1 Resident’S Award for NALCO for CSR [ Awards, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    An Odisha based Navaratna Company - National Aluminium Company Limited was selected for President’s award on 30th June 2019. NALCO made the best utilisation of Corporate Social Responsibilty fund in social development.

    NALCO was selected for its Aliali Jhia Scheme.

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  • Aug 8, 2019
  • 1 India Conducts Firing Trials of ATAGS Howitzer in Rajasthan [ Defense ]

    In the Jaisalmer of Rajasthan, final firing tests of the indigenously developed Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) begun at Pokhran. Defence Research and Defence Organisation (DRDO) and senior army officers were present at the trials. Indian Army has begun finalising the

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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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  • 2 📹 Circular Economy Rwanda Vs. USA Trade Issues Down to Earth 16-30 June 2019 [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Clothing – The Real Picture: - Globally, clothing production doubled between 2000 and 2015. During the period the number of garments purchased each year increased by 60%, Average number of times a garment was worn before disposal declined by 36%. More than US $500 billion worth o

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  • 3 DRDO Successfully Conducted the Flight Test of ABHYAS [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted successful flight test of ABHYAS - High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) from Interim Test Range, Balasore, Chandipur in Odisha.

    Various RADARS and Electro Optic Systems were used to track the flight test.

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  • Jun 18, 2019
  • 1 🌟 National Policy for Domestic Workers Enacted by Central Govt. [ Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Any separate law to protect interest of domestic workers has not been enacted by Central Government. Ministry of Labour & Employment is considering to formulate National Policy on Domestic Workers which is indraft stage.

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  • Jun 17, 2019
  • 1 SOI with MSDF to Document Systemic Transformation in Education Signed by NITI Ayog [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    NITI Aayog & Michael & Susan Dell Foundation (MSDF) signed Statement of Intent (SOI) to codify, document & share best practices to improve learning outcomes in public school education through systemic reforms, based on collective experiences of working with various state governme

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  • Jun 1, 2019
  • 1 Kurukshetra MAY 2019: a Journal on Rural Development (Part-4) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Destruction of alternate host plants: Destruction of off-types & volunteer plants, thinning & topping, pruning & defoliation & summer ploughing are cultural method to reduce pest load in field.

    • Crop Rotations

    • Monocultures & overlapping crop seasons are more prone to severe outb

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  • May 31, 2019
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions in Polity & Governance 2019 - IAS/NET (Part 2) (Set-2) [ Policy/Governance ]

    Please find below the most important expected topics for the upcoming UPSC Prelims exam 2019. Subscribe@Examrace YouTube Channel to get the complete series of expected questions. For practice and solutions visit - doorsteptutor. com. You can download the pdf by clicking the optio

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  • 2 📹 Expected Questions in Polity & Governance 2019 - IAS/NET (Part 2) (Set-3) [ Policy/Governance ]

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  • May 29, 2019
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions in Polity & Governance 2019 –IAS/NET (Part-1) (Set-1) [ Policy/Governance ]

    Please find below the most important expected topics for the upcoming UPSC Prelims exam 2019. Subscribe@Examrace YouTube Channel to get the complete series of expected questions. For practice and solutions visit - doorsteptutor. com. You can download the pdf by clicking the optio

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  • 2 📹 Expected Questions in Geography 2019-IAS/NET (Set-1) [ Geography ]

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  • 3 📹 Expected Questions in Geography 2019-IAS/NET (Set-2) [ Geography ]

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  • May 27, 2019
  • 1 Expected Questions in Agriculture and Animals 2019 – IAS/NET (Part-2) - (Set 1) [ Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

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  • 2 Expected Questions in Agriculture and Animals 2019 – IAS/NET (Part-2) - (Set 2) [ Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

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  • 3 Expected Questions in Defence 2019 – IAS/NET (Part-1) - (Set 2) [ Defense ]

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  • May 21, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Successful Flight Test of SFDR [ Defense ]

    Defense Research & Development Organization (DRDO) successfully flight tested 2nd indigenously developed ‘Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) ’ propulsion-based missile system from ITR, Chandipur, Odisha. Ground booster, separation of ground booster & Nozzle-less-booster performance

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  • May 16, 2019
  • 1 Expected Questions in Science and Technology 2019 – IAS/NET (Part-1) - (Set 4) [ Science/Technology ]

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  • May 15, 2019
  • 1 Yojana April 2019 Handicrafts & Textiles of India (Part-1) [ Yojana ]

    Key Topics Included In This Article: Various crafts in India, Khadi’s Journey, Indian Textile Industry, Project ‘The Future is Handmade’, Different Fabrics. Handicrafts & textiles sector is major source of livelihood throughout rural India.

    • Sector is imp. foreign exchange earn

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  • 2 Yojana April 2019 Handicrafts & Textiles of India (Part-2) [ Yojana ]

    Perfecting Craftsmanship through Skilling: India - world’s 2nd largest producer of textiles & garments & ranks in top 3 in export of handicrafts. Skilling opportunities in various job roles like – auto loom weaver, power loom operator, Shuttleless Loom Weaver – Projectile, Beam

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  • Apr 16, 2019
  • 1 Kurukshetra April 2019 : a Journal on Rural Development (Part-2) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Thenmala Ecotourism: India’s first planned ecotourism destination. Major activities & zones in this scenic spot situated 72 kms away from Trivandrum are a) Adventure zone, b) Boating c) Butterfly safari, d) children’s park, e) Deer Rehabilitation Centre, f) Leisure zone g) Music

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  • Apr 9, 2019
  • 1 📹 Daily GK MCQs (Set 3) [ Daily GK MCQ ]

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