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  • May 11, 2018
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions on Economics 2018 – Part 2 (Set - 2) [ Economy ]

    👌 Export of Marine Food Products: Gujarat is the top producer, Andhra Pradesh is the second largest producer, In addition, Goa is the third largest producer, Among the union territories, Andaman and Nicobar and Dam and Diu are also important producers.

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  • May 3, 2018
  • 1 National Financial Reporting Authority- New Regulator to Discipline Auditors [ CA Upd. ]

    As part of the government’s effort to strengthen oversight of the audit profession, the Union Cabinet established an independent regulator- National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA), which can investigate both chartered accountants and their firms.

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  • Apr 28, 2018
  • 1 In a Historic Decision, 60 Higher Educational Institutions Granted Autonomy by UGC [ Education ]

    In a historic decision, the University Grants Commission has granted autonomy to sixty Higher Educational Institutions, which have maintained high academic standard. This was announced by the Minister of Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar.

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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 📹 Agriculture and Allied Sectors: Kurukshetra April 2018 Summary – (Part 2) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Organic Farming for Sustainable Environment - International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) is an international organization which regulates standards of OF & strengthens organic movement globally in its full diversity by uniting & assisting more than 120 coun

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  • 2 📹 Agriculture and Allied Sectors: Kurukshetra April 2018 Summary – (Part 3) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Potential of Sericulture -Sericulture is imp. Industry in Japan, China, India, Italy, France & Spain. Introduction - Employment generation - farm & non-farm activity of this sector creates 60 lakh man days of employment every year mostly in rural sector.

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  • Apr 13, 2018
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions on Higher Education 2018 - NET Paper 1 (Part 2) - (Set - 2) [ Education ]

    Promoting research and innovation - Progress of nation depends on its sustained growth of education and research in science and technology, To meet the objective, our research should bear international comparison in terms of standards of attainment.

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  • Apr 10, 2018
  • 1 Location of New Sainik Schools [ Education, Defense, Geography ]

    The Sainik Schools are a system of schools in India established and managed by the Sainik Schools Society under Ministry of Defence. They were conceived in 1961 by V. K. Krishna Menon, the then Defence Minister of India.

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  • Apr 9, 2018
  • 1 What is a LoU? Based on PNB Fraud [ Economy ]

    Second largest state-owned lender Punjab National Bank was the victim of the India’s largest bank fraud amounting to over Rs. 11,000 crore done by Jeweller Nirav Modi and related entities.

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  • Apr 6, 2018
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions on Environment 2018 - IAS / NET (Part 2) - (Set - 2) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    SECURE Himalaya Project and Third National Wildlife Action Plan for 2017 - 2031 - Union Government launched SECURE Himalaya, a six-year project, For conservation of locally and globally significant biodiversity,

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  • Apr 4, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is NITI’S Health Index? Kerala Tops NITI Aayog’S Health Index (Important) [ Health, Country/State Ranks/Indices ]

    Kerala topped the list of larger states in Niti Aayog’s overall health performance in ‘performance in health outcome index’ based on health indicators. Punjab and Tamil Nadu ranked second and third among 21 large states.

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  • Apr 3, 2018
  • 1 Mukhya Mantri Anila Bhagya Yojane of Karnataka Government [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas asked Karnataka Government to implement Mukhya Mantri Anila Bhagya Yojane (MMABY) as a complementary Scheme of PMUY. The ministry also asked the Karnataka Government to follow the procedure of implementing the Scheme through Oil Marketin

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  • Apr 1, 2018
  • 1 📹 Yojana March 2018 Summary : Union Budget – (Part - 3) [ Yojana ]

    Inter-Sectoral Issues - More airports will reduce the catchment per airport, reducing frequency of service and thus putting the overall viability in question. For example, Hubbali and Belagavi, less than 100 km apart (takes less than 2 hours by road) with excellent road connectiv

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  • 2 📹 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 31, 2018
  • 1 📹 Kurukshetra March 2018 Summary: Budget - (Part - 1) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Citizen Centric Rural Growth - Higher Finance Commission grant and larger state share in PMGSY and PMAY (G) was available for programs of Department of Rural Development (DoRD) during 2017 - 18—almost 3 times the funds available in 2012 - 13.

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  • Mar 28, 2018
  • 1 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol. 2, Ch. 7: Agriculture and Food Management [ Economy ]

    The declining share of agriculture does not undermine the significance of the sector for employment, livelihood and food security. With structural changes in agriculture, there is greater scope to broaden the range of activities related to agriculture to improve productivity and

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  • Mar 27, 2018
  • 1 📹 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol. 2, Ch. 1: an Overview of India’S Economic Performance in 2017-18 [ Economy ]

    GDP growth in 2017 - 18 - With Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth averaging 7.5 % between 2014 - 15 and 2016 - 17. India can be rated as among the best performing economies in the world on this parameter.

    • Growth is expected to decline to 6.5 % in 2017 - 18, bringing the 4-year

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  • Mar 26, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Water Crisis in India- is India Heading to ‘Day Zero’? (Important) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    About 330 million people in India has been facing severe droughts issues this year. The coal-fired power plants –the major source of electricity in India are at the same time facing huge deficits, resulting in energy crisis.

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  • Mar 19, 2018
  • 1 January 2018 Was Driest January in India Since 1901 [ Environment/Ecology ]

    The month of January was the driest in the country since record keeping began in 1901. Just 2.2mm of average rain was recorded across India till January 24. India Meteorological Department (IMD) data spanning the past 117 years reveals that so far driest January was in 2007, when

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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 13, 2018
  • 1 National Programme for Control of Viral Hepatitis: Free Treatment for Hepatitis C [ Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The health ministry is set to roll out a National Programme for Control of Viral Hepatitis from the 2018 - 19 with a budget of Rs. 600 crore for the next three years. The focus will be on anti-viral treatment of Hepatitis C, which will be provided free at all government health se

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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 - 1) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Doubling Farmers’ income - Agriculture - for food security, export and as raw material for industry, Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC, 2011) - 17.9 million out of 24.39 crore household live in village & are dependent on agriculture.

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  • 2 📹 Kurukshetra February 2018 Summary: Agriculture for Prosperity (Part - 2) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Preserving Soil Health for Sustainable Production - Increasing population and shrinking land resources increases pressure on soil beyond boundaries—soil sustains production depending on soil health.

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  • 3 📹 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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  • Mar 1, 2018
  • 1 2018 as National Year of Millets [ Important Days, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    Government has approved 2018 as National Year of Millets to boost production of the nutrient-rich millets and boost agri industry involved in it. In November 2017, India had forwarded proposal to United Nations (UN) for declaring year 2018 as ‘International Year of Millets’.

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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 19, 2018
  • 1 📹 Budget 2018 – Key Highlights [ Economy ]

    Budget for Agriculture and Rural areas - The MSP for all unannounced kharif crops to be atleast one and half times of their production cost. Prime Minister Krishi Sampada Yojana is a flagship program for boosting investment in food processing.

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  • Feb 8, 2018
  • 1 📹 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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  • 2 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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