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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 14, 2020
  • 1 ARI-Highly Mortal: National Health Profile Report and Cellphone Causes Insomnia [ Health ]

    ARI Highly Mortal

    • 69 % morbidity in 2018 due to lung infection.

    • Report was released by the Union Health Ministry.

    • Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI) -69.47%

    • Highest in the communicable disease category leading to 27.21 % mortality.

    • States such as Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karna

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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 12, 2020
  • 1 Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) [ Health ]

    Commonly known as elephantiasis or Hathipaon. It is a neglected tropical disease. Caused mainly by Wuchereria Bancrofti and spread by Culex mosquito.

    Culex Mosquito

    • Grows in dirty accumulated water.

    • Infection occurrence- when filarial parasites are transmitted to humans through

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  • May 9, 2020
  • 1 Jal Shakti Campaign is Taking Success Strides: Water Conservation [ Policy/Governance ]

    On 26th January, 2020, in Mann ki baat the Prime Minister of India talked about the successful strides made by Jal Shakti Campaign. He gave the example of Jalore district of Rajasthan where two step wells have been rejuvenated by people participation.

    • Saarahi Lake in Barabanki,

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  • May 8, 2020
  • 1 Cold Trap Severe Winter Keeps Killing as Govt Drags Feet on Policy [ Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    In Uttar Pradesh 30 people are reported to have died due to recent cold wave. Nagaland witnessed a surprise rainfall in December 2019, after a long gap of 40 years. December 28,2019 was recorded as second coldest day of Bihar’s Patna in the decade.

    • On 31stDecember 2019, Tikamgar

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  • May 5, 2020
  • 1 MGNREGA Scheme Faces Fund Crunch [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    MGNREGA scheme has been in news recently due to the shortage of funds it is facing. In the budget 2019 - 20, Rs. 60,000 crores were allocated for the scheme. 96 % of the allocated money has already been spent.

    • 15 states have been identified where dues are pending.

    • Rajasthan has

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  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 1 Issues in Federalism: All India Judicial Service [ Disaster Management, Women/Minority Empowerment ]

    Discussion on the creation of an All India Judicial Service (AIJS). The NITI Aayog.

    Underlying Constitutional Provisions

    • All powers of recruitment and appointment of judicial services of the state lies with the State Public Service Commission as per the Article 233 and 234.

    • The

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  • Apr 22, 2020
  • 1 Def Expo 2020 : Ministry of Defence [ Defense ]

    Def Expo 2020

    • DefExpo is a flagship biennial event of Ministry of Defence.

    • It was held for the first time in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh from 5th to 9th February, 2020.

    • It was the 11th edition of DefExpo.

    • DefExpo is one of the largest events of its kind.

    Overview

    • The 10th edition

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  • Apr 11, 2020
  • 1 Road Safety Bill - Motor Vehicle Bill 2017, 2019 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Bills ]

    Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill (2017)

    To better the quality of roads and improve safety standards. The bill has failed to make any progress in the Rajya Sabha since last year. Re-introduction in Parliament.

    Challenges

    • Potholes have become a major challenge for accidental death

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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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  • 2 Global Care Crisis, Global Multidimensional Poverty Index, Happiness Report and Population Projections, Prison Projections [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Disaster Management ]

    Global Care Crisis

    Cautions of a severe shortage of care workers. There are unpaid and paid care works. Direct, personal and relational care activities. For example a mother feeding a baby or a son nursing his ill parents. Takes care of patients, aged people and people with simil

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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 12, 2020
  • 1 Deep Ocean Mission and Resource Management: Problem of Ghost Gear-Fishing [ Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Drawn up of a 5-year plan to explore the deep ocean. Drawn up by the Central government. Exercise coordination- Ministry of Earth Sciences. The blueprint of “Deep Ocean Mission” has been recently unveiled by the MOES. Mission proposes to explore the deep ocean similar to the spac

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  • Mar 9, 2020
  • 1 Project WASCAL and World Bank Report on Climate Change [ Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Project WASCAL (West Africa Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land). A regional climate change project. Sponsored by Germany. To combat climate change in West Africa. Is working on more precise rain forecasts for farmers. WASCAL database

    Foundation on which our

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  • Mar 4, 2020
  • 1 Down to Earth (DTE) 1-15 Feb 2020 Part 2 [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Arsenic Contamination in Groundwater

    • One of the most crippling issues.

    • Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) Report-21 states across the country have pockets with arsenic levels higher than the Bureau of Indian Standards’ (BIS) stipulated permissible limit of 0.01 mg/l.

    • First of al

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  • Mar 2, 2020
  • 1 Upgradation of Medical Colleges/Hospitals [ Policy/Governance, Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Government of India has decided to establish many new medical colleges in different states of the country. Its main aim is to establish district hospitals and medical colleges. Maximum number of medical colleges have been proposed for the state of Rajasthan.

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  • 2 Fast Track Court for Rape Cases [ Science/Technology, Health ]

    Government of India has asked to setup 1023 Fast track courts in the country. Their main function is to trail dispose of rape cases and cases under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The total estimated cost to set up FTCs is about Rs. 767.25 crore. It has b

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  • Feb 24, 2020
  • 1 Crime Against Children [ Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Bills, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Recently the POCSO Act has been amended to make it more effective. It has been made more proactive in dealing with crimes against children, child abuse in the country. Uttar Pradesh accounts for maximum number of crimes against children, whereas Nagaland constitutes the least amo

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  • Feb 10, 2020
  • 1 28 Million Obese by 2030 [ IAS Upd. ]

    World Obesity Federation, Around 28 million children in India will be obese by the year 2030. The country would rank second in the world in terms of the high number of obese people.

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    • Malnutrition

    • Includes U

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  • 2 DTE 16-31 January 2020 Summary [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Cold Trap: India Suffered Massively Due to Cold Waves Disaster in 2012. No Effective Plan to Mitigate the Impact. Over 30 People Have Died in Uttar Pradesh. Nagaland- a Surprise Snowfall After over 40 Years. Bihar-Patna (Capital) Recorded Its Second Coldest Day in the Decade. Del

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  • 3 DTE 16-31 January 2020 India’s Struggling Wind Energy Sector [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Cold Trap: India suffered massively due to cold waves disaster in 2012. No effective plan to mitigate the impact. Over 30 people have died in Uttar Pradesh. Nagaland- a surprise snowfall after over 40 years. Bihar-Patna (Capital) recorded its second coldest day in the decade.

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  • Jan 28, 2020
  • 1 Atal Bhujal Yojana Scheme [ Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indian Prime Minister launched Atal Bhujal Yojana on the occasion of the 95th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Atal Bhujal Yojana is a central sector scheme which the Union Cabinet approved with a total outlay of Rs. 6,000 crores and this is to be

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  • Jan 9, 2020
  • 1 Kurukshetra December 2019 Agro-based Industries Perspectives of Dairy Industry [ Kurukshetra ]

    Perspectives of Dairy Industry In India: Dairying provides a remunerative outlet for family labour, so farmers’ families are encouraged to take up dairying as an occupation subsidiary to agriculture. Other than income generation & livelihood security, dairying also ensures nutrit

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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 14, 2019
  • 1 Yojana December 2019 Urbanisation Slums in India – Facts & Misconceptions [ Yojana ]

    Slums in India – Facts & Misconceptions: “Blue polygon” settlements, so termed because clusters of such homes- four poles surmounted by a blue plastic sheet-appear as blue rectangles in satellite images. UN- Habitat employs five criteria to identify slums. Each related to a livin

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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 Ganga Action Plan [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Two out of every three Indians drink milk adulterated with detergent, caustic soda, urea and paint. The WHO has warned India that failure to immediately check the adulteration of milk and milk products would see 87 % of Indian citizens suffering serious diseases like cancer by 20

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  • 3 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 28, 2019
  • 1 Wastelands the Land Resource Department [ Environment/Ecology ]

    The National Remote Sensing Centre prepared a wasteland Atlas being released by the Land Resource Department. Degraded forests, overgrazed pastures, drought-struck pastures, eroded valleys, hilly slopes, waterlogged marshy lands, barren land etc constitute to Wastelands.

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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 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 20, 2019
  • 1 📹 DTE 1-15 Nov Summary [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Neurotoxins: These toxins are extremely destructive to the nerve tissues and cause neurotoxicity. They affect both developing and mature nervous tissue. Neurotoxins can block the nerve impulse and may cause muscle paralysis. These can be of plant, animals, minerals or atmospheric

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  • Nov 15, 2019
  • 1 Emission of by Humans Causing Mass Extinction [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Out of 43,500 gigatonnes of the total Earth’s Carbon content not even one percent is above the surface, in the oceans, on land and in the atmosphere. According to the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO), an estimated 1.85 billion gigatonnes of carbon is expected to be stored inside the

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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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  • Nov 2, 2019
  • 1 Kurukshetra October 2019 - Agricultural Reforms (Part 2) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Best Farming Techniques In Indian Scenario: Small & marginal farming families that from backbone of Indian agriculture & economy. Policy support, production strategies, public investment in infrastructure, research & extension for crop, livestock & fisheries have significantly he

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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 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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  • Oct 3, 2019
  • 1 National Animal Disease Control Programme to Launched [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    In a significant step towards doubling farmer’s income along with their empowerment, the National Animal Disease Control Programme was launched on Sept 11,2019 in Mathura (Uttar Pradesh). The main aim of the NADCP is to eradicate Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis in th

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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 20, 2019
  • 1 Approval of Sugar Export Policy for Evacuation of Surplus Stocks [ Policy/Governance, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The Cabinet Committee on economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved sugar export policy for evacuation of surplus stocks during sugar season 2019 - 20. The lump sum export subsidy will be subsidy@Rs. 10,448 per Metric Tonne (MT) to sugar mills for the sugar season 2019 - 20.

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  • Sep 15, 2019
  • 1 20 Institutions of Eminence Released [ Education, Policy/Governance ]

    A list of 20 institutes-10 public and 10 private have been recommended recommended for Institutions of Eminence or IoE status under the supervision of the University Grants Commission or UGC which is also the higher education regulator.

    The private institutions proposed under IO

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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 9, 2019
  • 1 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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  • 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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  • 2 Renovated National Food Laboratory Inaugurated at Ghaziabad [ Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    In a significant step towards promoting health and welfare, the Union Health Minister of India on August 23,2019 on the occasion of 13thanniversary of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 launched renovated National Food Laboratory at Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh.

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  • Aug 29, 2019
  • 1 📹 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 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 -2) July 2019 [ Kurukshetra ]

    Rural Tourism: An Asset to Non-Farm Sector: More than one-fifth of rural households w/self-employment in agriculture have income less than poverty line. Interventions to enhance farm productivity are easier said than done, as they require consistent long-term efforts. A NITI Aay

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  • 3 📹 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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  • 4 Launch of Defence Industrial Production Corridor [ Defense ]

    The projects for Defence industrial corridor were launched by Union Defence Minister along with the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister in Aligarh district in August 2018. Later on in January 2019 the Defence Minister inaugurated the Tamil Nadu Defence Industrial Corridor.

    The main ide

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  • Jul 31, 2019
  • 1 Bihar Encephalitis Outbreak [ Science/Technology, Health ]

    Brain-fever or Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) outbreak in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district has killed more than 60 children below age of 10. Nearly 150 children have died and many more are still under critical condition in a recent outbreak of AES locally known as Chamki Bukhaar.

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