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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 13, 2020
  • 1 New Ramsar Sites in India [ Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    10 more wetlands announced under Ramsar Convention. Sites of “International importance”. Total number of Ramsar sites in India increased to 37. Till Dec 2019 India had 27 sites.

    • To develop and sustain a network of wetlands.

    • Maintain components of ecosystem and processes.

    • Wetla

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  • May 8, 2020
  • 1 CBI Books Frost International Limited in Bank Fraud Case [ Economy ]

    Mumbai based Frost International Limited. A Merchant trading company has been booked by Central Bureau of Investigation for allegedly defrauding a consortium of 14 banks led by Bank of India of Rs. 3,592.48 crore. Company’s directors along with 11 others have also been booked by

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  • Apr 30, 2020
  • 1 The States: Presidential Order Amending Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 1954 - Executive Order, Reservation Bill [ Bills ]

    The Centre’s executive order. Challenged in the J&K high court.

    Executive Order

    • Approval of the proposal of the J&K Governor’s administration to amend the Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 1954.

    • The President of India issued an executive order amending the

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  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 1 Legislations: Amendments to RTE Act and Personal Laws Amendment Bill on Leprosy [ Bills ]

    Amendments to RTE

    Approved by the Lok Sabha. No detention policy has been scrapped by the amendment. Until the end of education i. e Standard 8th, no student could be held back/failed in a class.

    • Regular examinations in classes V and VIII.

    • A provision to give a child additional

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  • Apr 18, 2020
  • 1 Approval on Kartarpur Corridor and Status of Rohingyas [ Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Kartarpur Corridor

    Approved by the Cabinet. To enable smooth passage of pilgrims willing to visit Pakistan’s Kartarpur Sahib. Kartarpur Gurudwara stands on the bank of River Ravi, about 120 km northeast of Lahore.

    • Kartarpur Sahib is also supposed to be Guru Nanak’s final resting

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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 8, 2020
  • 1 Gurjar Bakarwals: Introduction, Occupation, Kinship Groups, Locations, Tribes, Languages, Economy [ Economy ]

    Gurjar Bakarwals

    • Mostly-Sunni Muslim.

    • The word Gurjar is derived from the term gaucharana which means to graze cows.

    • Based in the Pir Panjal and Himalayan mountains of South Asia.

    • Mainly goatherds and shepherds.

    • They have remained marginal forces in Kashmir Politics.

    • They ha

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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 9, 2020
  • 1 Air Pollution Report-WHO [ Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Report released by WHO on air pollution and child health. Sidelines of its first ever global conference on Air Pollution and Health. About 93 % of the world’s children under the age of 15 (1.8 billion children) breathe polluted air every day. Includes 630 million children under 5

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  • Jan 7, 2020
  • 1 Seed Bombing in Chattisgarh [ Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Down-to-Earth ]

    Seed bombing is a technique that introduces vegetation by throwing or dropping seed balls on barren land. This technique implies aerial reforestation and within a week a green carpet appears over the vacant patches. People from Rehmla Village in Chattisgarh Lakhanpur block march

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  • Dec 24, 2019
  • 1 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 14, 2019
  • 1 Yojana December 2019 Urbanisation Developing Natural Forest Cover [ Yojana ]

    Developing Natural Forest Cover: A Case Study from Yadadri, Telangana: W/enthusiasm generated across all sections of society to plant & protect saplings planted under ‘Telanganaku Haritha haram, ’ a flagship programme of state to create an entire forest instead of mere plantation

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

    REDD + Potential for India: REDD refers to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. It also includes role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries. REDD mechanism was introduced under U

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  • 2 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 25, 2019
  • 1 Kartarpur Corridor to Visit Pilgrims from India [ International Relations/Organizations, Culture ]

    India and Pakistan has signed an agreement on Kartarpur corridor to visit pilgrims from India to Gurdwara of Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan. It is a proposed border corridor between India and Pakistan which connects Dera Baba Nanak Sahib which is located in Gurdaspur district in Pun

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  • Nov 22, 2019
  • 1 Stubble Burning Created Havoc in Delhi [ Environment/Ecology, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    People in Delhi NCR are facing one of the worst ever spells of air pollutions since the end of Diwali 2019. The burning of stubble in Punjab and Haryana and parts of Uttar Pradesh cause a lot of air pollution in Northern India and mostly in Delhi NCR. Some of the factors causing

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  • Nov 15, 2019
  • 1 Weather Impact and Meteorology [ Down-to-Earth ]

    The cold heavier air during winters gets settled in Delhi and the air pollution starts choking in. In Delhi use of pet coke, furnace oil and even coal has been completely banned for industrial use. The Air Quality Index (AQI) is used by the government agencies to let the public

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  • Sep 30, 2019
  • 1 Down to Earth 16-30 Sept 2019 - Kigali Amendment and Amazon Rainforest Part 2 [ Down-to-Earth ]

    9. The Supreme Court, The NGT and the Karnataka High court’s recent grants and permissions: To complete the construction of the Rohtang Highway Tunnel, the Supreme Court (SC) has granted permission to divert 2.2 hectares of forestland in Himachal Pradesh to Paras Stone crusher to

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  • Sep 17, 2019
  • 1 54th Know India Programme [ Policy/Governance, Important Days ]

    40 participants from 9 countries, namely Fiji (7), Trinidad & Tobago (7), Mauritius (7), Guyana (6), Suriname (5), Myanmar (3), South Africa (2), Israel (2) and Reunion Island (1) out of which 26 are female and 14 are male have taken part in 4th Edition of Know India (KIP) Progra

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  • Sep 13, 2019
  • 1 Agricultural Mechanization for in-Situ Management [ Policy/Governance, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    In a significant development in the field of Agriculture, Agro Industry & Allied Activities, a special scheme has been approved to support the efforts of the Governments of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh and NCT of Delhi to address air pollution. This includes subsidization of

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  • Sep 11, 2019
  • 1 Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) [ Policy/Governance, Bills, Ethics ]

    The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) 2012 was formulated in order to effectively address sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children. The Act ensures to put children first emphasizing child-friendly reporting, recording of evidence, investigation a

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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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  • 2 Decline in Paddle Stubble Burning by 41% (Policies and Governance, Environment) [ Policy/Governance, Environment/Ecology ]

    As per the Union Minister there has been a reduction of 41 % in stubble burning cases in UP, Punjab, Haryana in 2018 as compared to 2016. Various government efforts were put in for consideration under Central Sector Scheme (CSS) on ‘Promotion of Agricultural Mechanization for In-

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  • Aug 29, 2019
  • 1 Army Training Exercise Kharga Prahar Concluded [ Defense ]

    A major training exercise, ‘Kharga Prahar’ conducted by the Indian Army in Punjab from 27 May 2019 to 4 June 2019. This exercise was undertaken by various and formations of Army’s Kharga Corps. The exercise was successful in validating latest operational concepts which are design

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  • Aug 26, 2019
  • 1 Bal Sahitya Puraskar and Yuva Puraskar 2019 Announced [ Awards ]

    A list of 22 writers as recipients of Bal Sahitya Puraskar and 23 writers for Yuva Puraskar for 2019 were selected by the Sahitya Academy, India’s National Academy of Letters. The Executive Board of the Academy that met in Agartala on 14th June 2019, under the Chairmanship of its

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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 1) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Key Topics Included In This Article: - Around 3,100 FPOs are currently promoted in the country thru schemes of GoI, State Govt. and National Bank for agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD). The share of private investment in GCF shows a decline during this period. In the recent

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  • Aug 18, 2019
  • 1 📹 Kurukshetra : -Rural Non Farm Sector (Part -1)July 2019 [ Kurukshetra ]

    Key Topics Included In This Article: - What is Rural Non-Farm Sector, Deendayal Upadhyay Grameen Kaushal Yojana, Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana National Livelihoods Mission, Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana (AGEY), Status of Rural Employment, Importance of Rural Non-Farm Sector, Mapp

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  • 2 📹 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 6, 2019
  • 1 Stubble Burning Issue & Supreme Court’S Observations [ Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    Intentionally setting fire to the straw stubble that remains after grains, like paddy, wheat, etc. , after harvesting is known as Stubble burning. The practice was widespread until the 1990s, when governments increasingly restricted its use.

    Farmers in the neighboring states Har

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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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  • Jul 22, 2019
  • 1 Yojana July 2019 - Citizen Centric E-Services (Part 3) [ Yojana ]

    Fostering Right Ecosystem-A Software Products –Led Approach: Preamble: - 181 billion dollar IT BPM industry has been services led & exports driven. It has reaped remarkable results driven & in turn, our industry has becomes a global powerhouse in IT services sector. NASSCOM Stra

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

    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 Kurukshetra MAY 2019: a Journal on Rural Development (Part-3) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Biofertilizers And Green Manuring: Biofertilizers & green manures are important pillars of organic farming that support higher yield & maintain soil health. Biofertilizers is a very cost –effective solution for providing nutrients to crop in a sustainable manner, unlike chemical

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  • May 31, 2019
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions in Economy 2019 IAS/NET(Part-1)(Set-3) [ Economy ]

    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 Education 2019-IAS/NET (Part 2) (Set-1) [ Education ]

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