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  • May 30, 2018
  • 1 Amma Two Wheeler Scheme [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    Amma Two Wheeler scheme was launched in Chennai. It is a scheme for working women launched on the occasion of the 70th birth anniversary celebrations of late leader Jayalalithaa. The scheme was aimed at lowering the number of female foeticide and gender-based abortion.

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  • 2 Expected Most Important Misc Topics for UPSC/NET - 2018 (Part - 1) [ Science/Technology, Economy, International Relations/Organizations, Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    For NET Education and Environment topics are important.

    Coconut palm declared State tree of Goa - Facing criticism from the government’s allies in Goa for removing coconut palm from the list of trees, the BJP - led coalition Cabinet passed an amendment granting it the status of

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  • 3 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 2) [ Economy, Environment/Ecology, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    Trade & Development report 2017 - Trade & Development report 2017 was recently released by United Nation Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The report pegs India’s rate at 6.7 % in 2017, down from 7 % in 2016.

    • In its recent report titled Beyond austerity towards a glo

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  • 4 List of Important Committees in India- 2018 (Part - 3), Culture and Disaster Management [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Corporate Insolvency and liquidation panel - Chairperson Uday Kotak, Purpose To consolidate and amend laws relating to reorganization as well as insolvency resolution of corporate persons, partnership firms and individuals in a time bound manner.

    International Organisation of Se

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  • May 29, 2018
  • 1 🌟 India-Based Neutrino Observatory (INO) Project - Multi-Institutional Effort (Important) [ Science/Technology ]

    INO project is building excellent underground laboratory in India. Project includes 4 construction: 1. Construction of underground laboratory with facilities at Pottipuram in Tamil Nadu. 2. Construction of Iron Calorimeter (ICAL) detector for studying neutrinos.

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  • May 25, 2018
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions for Computers, IT & Geography - 2018 (Part - 3) [ Computers & ICT ]

    Big data - It is data sets that are so voluminous and complex. That traditional data-processing application software are inadequate to deal with them. Big data challenges include capturing data, search, data storage, data analysis sharing, transfer, visualization, querying, updat

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  • May 16, 2018
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions for Science Technology and Space Part 1 (Set - 3) [ Science/Technology ]

    IIT Kharagpur Scientists Introduce New Technology to Manufacture Biofuel Scientists at IIT Kharagpur come up with a new technology of manufacturing Biofuel known as ‘soil-to-soil’ cheaper, quicker and pollution-free.

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  • May 14, 2018
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions for AIIMS GK 2018 Part 2 (Set 2) [ AIIMS Upd. ]

    Successful Launch of Chinese Remote Sensing Satellites of Yaogan-30 Project - China launched remote sensing satellites from Xichang Satellite launch centre in the southwest Sichuan province, This launch was the third batch of the Yaogan-30 project.

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  • May 12, 2018
  • 1 Down to Earth – 1th to 15th April Summary - New Age Executives (Part - 1) [ Down-to-Earth ]

    The Craft of Corrupt Science - Glyphosate: A chemical which is banned or on the verge of being banned all over the world, Glyphosate, a herbicide is used to remove weeds by spraying it before sowing to clear the fields.

    • Glyphosate also known as Roundup or “Wonder Substance”.
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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 9, 2018
  • 1 Down to Earth – 16th to 30th April Summary (Part - 1) [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Design of a Building - The Bureau of Indian Standards makes the National Building Code (NBC) that regulates building design in the Country which defines “comfort temperatures”. Its 2005 version had set 25 - 30°C for non-air conditioned buildings and 21 - 23°C for air-conditioned

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  • 2 Down to Earth – 16th to 30th April Summary (Part - 3) [ Down-to-Earth ]

    It’s Time for Institutionalization - NGT may become an ineffective institution because of: Weaknesses in NGT’s own internal procedures, Non-cooperation from the government, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MOEF&CC).

    The tribunal needs to establish clear guidelin

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

    Aadhaar to be linked to driving licence - Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology announced that the Union government would now link Aadhar with driving license. Why to link Aadhar? : To help check the menace of multiple licenses.

    • Considering Aadhaar as a safe an

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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.

    • Shri Javadekar said th

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  • Apr 24, 2018
  • 1 Blue Economy: 14 Coastal Economic Zones Under Sagarmala [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    For promoting port-led industrialization, 14 Coastal Economic Zones (CEZs) covering all the Maritime States and Union Territories have been identified under National Perspective Plan of Sagarmala Programme.

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  • 2 Integrated Automatic Aviation Meteorological Systems Inaugurated at INS Garuda [ Defense ]

    The Indian Navy started operation of the Integrated Automatic Aviation Meteorological System (IAAMS) at INS Garuda, Naval air station located in Kochi, Kerala. IAAMS is equipped with state-of-the-art meteorological sensors, Radar Vertical Wind Profiler, Ceilometer, Transmissomete

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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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  • 2 Sagarmala Pariyojana for Blue Economy: Truck Parking Terminal at Chidambaranar Port [ Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation commissioned the container gantry cranes at Berth No. 8 (Dakshin Bharat Gateway Terminal) and inaugurated the Information Centre and Truck Parking Terminal a

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  • Apr 19, 2018
  • 1 Detailed Overview of Startup India Plan-What is a Startup According to Start-Up India? (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Government of India announced ‘Startup India’ initiative for creating a conducive environment for startups in India. Various Ministries of the Government of India initiated a number of activities under the program.

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  • Apr 18, 2018
  • 1 📹 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 12, 2018
  • 1 Summary of Down to Earth: 31st March 2018 (Part - 1) [ Down-to-Earth ]

    World Of Cape Towns - Theewatreskloof Dam, Cape Town’s largest reservoir, has dries to just 13 % capacity after 3 years of drought. Cape Town is on notice that the day when its water will run out is very close.

    Cape Towns in India

    February 2018 Supreme Court (SC) decision on all

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  • 2 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 11, 2018
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions on Higher Education 2018 - NET Paper 1 (Part 1) (Set - 1) [ Education ]

    Rashtrapati Bhavan Hosts Nobel Laureates Seminar - Rashtrapati Bhavan on February 5,2018, hosted a one-day Nobel Laureates Seminar, Seminar organized by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India in association with the Nobel Foundation.

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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.

    Aim

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

    📝 Monsoon Mission - CFS & UM - Models real time information on wind, temperature and humidity in digitized format. Objectives of Monsoon Mission: To setup state of the art dynamical modeling frame work for improving prediction skill of: Seasonal & extended range prediction syste

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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 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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