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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 📹 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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  • 3 📹 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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  • 4 📹 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 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 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 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 28, 2018
  • 1 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol. 2, Ch. 9: Service Sectors [ Economy ]

    International comparison - Services export growth, both for World and India, which had dipped to negative territory in 2015, returned to positive territory in 2016. As per the latest World Trade Organization (WTO) data for first half of 2017, services export growth for the World

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  • 2 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol. 2, Ch. 10: Social Infrastructure, Employment and Human Development [ Economy ]

    As India is poised to grow as one of the leading knowledge economies, education, skill development and health will remain priorities for the Government. Trends in social sector expenditure - Public investment in social infrastructure like education and health is critical in the d

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  • 3 📹 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol. 2, Ch.8: Industry and Infrastructure [ Economy ]

    Industry - Several industry specific reform initiatives taken by the Government since 2014 have significantly improved the overall business environment in the country. 📹 📝 Some of the reforms are

    • implementation of the Goods and Services Tax

    • Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

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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 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 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 27, 2018
  • 1 📹 Yojana Feburary 2018 Summary : Public Grievance Redressal (Part - 2) [ Yojana ]

    Grievance Redressal Mechanisms for Women - Timely intervention and redressal are essential, At the apex level there are: 1. Department of Administrative Reforms and Public grievances, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions. 2. Directorate of Public Grievances, Cabi

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  • Jan 31, 2018
  • 1 📹 Yojana January 2018 Summary: Banking Reforms (Part - 2) [ Yojana ]

    📹 📝 Resolving Insolvency: India improved ease of doing business world ranking by 30 places to 103rd position than previous 136th rank in 2017. Insolvency and Bankruptcy code with Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India in 2016 – insolvency arises when firm cannot pay its dues t

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  • Jan 30, 2018
  • 1 Underground Tunnels at Borders [ Defense ]

    Construction of tunnels has been prioritized to provide all weather connectivity in the Border States. The two main passes being developed are: Rohtang pass in Himachal Pradesh, Theng in Sikkim.

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  • Dec 25, 2017
  • 1 Tuirial Dam in Mizoram and North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme [ Policy/Governance ]

    Centre approved Central Sector North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme to fill gaps in creation of infrastructure in two sectors of physical infrastructure and social infrastructure.

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  • Dec 14, 2017
  • 1 📹 IAS Mains Geography Optional 2017 – Paper 2 (Part 2) [ IAS Upd. ]

    Geography optional paper was very predictable based on the recent happenings around the globe –indeed many concepts were similar to those asked in our past test series. In the 2018 Geography optional Test Series, we have reserved 2 mock test for the month of March to cover the co

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  • Dec 11, 2017
  • 1 DoNER Launches Exclusive ‘Rural Livelihood’ Scheme for Northeast [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER) has launched exclusive “Rural Livelihood” scheme for the Northeast under the title “North East Rural Livelihood Project” supported by the World Bank. The scheme will primarily benefit tribals and the lower socioeconomic groups, includin

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  • 2 📹 Kurukshetra December 2017 Summary: Rural Tourism [ Kurukshetra ]

    Next Issue – Empowering Rural Women: India is beyond land of tigers and temples. In 13 thematic circuit under Swadesh Darshan Program – 1 circuit is Rural Circuit. Innovative methods – Dilli Haat. Ministries that work in – rural development, culture, environment and tribal welfar

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  • Dec 7, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Women in News- Women Bio-Tech Incubator, Women of India Organic Festival (Important) [ Policy/Governance ]

    In a first, the Indian Navy inducts its first woman pilot, Shubhangi Swaroop, and three more woman officers in its armament unit. Women Bio-tech Incubator was set up in Chennai and Women of India Organic Festival organized by the Ministry of Women & Child Development came to a su

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  • Dec 5, 2017
  • 1 🌟 📹 Irrigation & Water Conservation: Kurukshetra November 2017 Summary (Special Edition) (Important) [ Kurukshetra ]

    PM Krishi Sinchayee Yojana – Bring water to every field – har Khet ko Pani. India support 16 % world population with 2 % land area. Increase water efficiency. “More Crop, Per Drop” – micro-irrigation like sprinkler and drip irrigation.

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  • Nov 22, 2017
  • 1 📹 Kurukshetra July 2017 Comprehensive Summary / Gist: Rural Health [ Kurukshetra ]

    Highlights: Of 121 crore population, 83.3 crore is rural population, Maternal & Neonatal Tetanus Elimination (MNTE) in Apr 2015 ahead of target in Dec 2015, Declared Yaws free in 2016 (WHO target 2020), Universal Immunization Program (UIP) – from 6 to 12, Eliminate Kala-Azar & F

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  • 2 📹 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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  • 3 📹 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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  • 4 📹 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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  • 5 📹 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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    Yojana June 2017 Summary: Empowering Youth (In English)

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  • 6 📹 Yojana August 2017 Comprehensive Summary / Gist: GST (Goods and Service Tax) [ Yojana ]

    Why? Trader in T. Nadu can sell in HP would worrying about rates of each state? Can truck from J&K to Kerala without being stopped anywhere at check post? . Launched on 1st July 2017 at Central Hall of Parliament. One Nation, One Market and One Tax – 2nd major surgical strike for

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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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