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  • May 20, 2020
  • 1 Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) Policies and Schemes [ Education, Policy/Governance ]

    Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA)

    • A Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS).

    • Launched in 2013.

    • Aims at providing strategic funding to eligible state higher educational institutions.

    Objectives

    • Improving the overall quality of state institutions.

    • Ensure reforms in the affil

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  • Apr 22, 2020
  • 1 Better Governance Needed to Fix Water Crisis in Himalayan Towns [ Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    Better Governance Needed to Fix Water Crisis in Himalayan Towns

    • A recent study by ICIMOD (The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development) has revealed increased water insecurity in the Indian Himalayan towns.

    • A study by The International Centre for Integrated Mount

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  • Apr 18, 2020
  • 1 RSBY Implementation Challenges and Adopt a Heritage Scheme [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    RSBY Implementation Challenges

    Estimated workforce of 47 crores. Eight crores are organized workers. 39 crores are workers in the unorganized sector. Every year about 36 million families or 14 % of households face a medical bill.

    • RSBY was launched in 2008 as the health insurance

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  • Apr 17, 2020
  • 1 Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyan [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Recently launched by the government of India. World’s largest health protection scheme. Coverage- To target over 10 crore families based on SECC (Socio-Economic Caste Census) database.

    • No cap on family size and age in the scheme.

    • Insurance Scheme Coverage- Pre and Post-hospital

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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 16, 2020
  • 1 Developments and Their Applications and Effects in Everyday Life [ Science/Technology ]

    Change in ‘Kilogram’ Definition

    • Redefinition of the International system of units (SI).

    • Seven fundamental units.

    • Based on unchanging properties of nature.

    • These are the second (time), the metre (distance), and the candela (luminous intensity, a measure for light’s brightness).

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  • Mar 15, 2020
  • 1 Climate Change-Global Scenario: Green Growth [ Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Green Growth

    • OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) released a report.

    • Title- “Green Growth Indicators 2017”.

    • Highlights-The slow progress in achieving the Green Growth.

    • Fostering economic growth and development.

    • Ensuring the natural assets continue to p

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  • Mar 12, 2020
  • 1 Climate Change-Global Scenario [ Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Climate Change-Global Scenario

    Green Growth

    • OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) released a report.

    • Title- “Green Growth Indicators 2017”.

    • Highlights-The slow progress in achieving the Green Growth.

    • Fostering economic growth and development.

    • Ensuring t

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  • Jan 30, 2020
  • 1 📹 DTE 1 to 15 January 2020 Part 2 [ Down-to-Earth ]

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    Extreme Weather and Climate Collapse

    Extreme Weather and Climate Collapse

    : It has been noted that the period from 2011 to 2015 has been the warmest five-year on record globally. As per the World Meteorological Organization 22 million people were displaced in

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  • 2 Utilization Status of Nirbhaya Fund [ Policy/Governance ]

    Nirbhaya Fund is a non- lapsable corpus fund that was created by the Ministry of Finance in 2013 to enhance safety and security for women. Ministry of women and child development is the nodal ministry to monitor and review the progress of the Nirbhaya fund. This fund is monitored

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  • Dec 6, 2019
  • 1 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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  • Dec 2, 2019
  • 1 Tiger Conservation in Nagarjunasagar-Srisailam and Andhra Pradesh [ Environment/Ecology ]

    The number of tigers in Nagarjunasagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve (NSTR) in Andhra Pradesh has increased by efforts taken by Tiger Conservation Foundation (TCF). Nagarjuna-Srisailam Tiger Reserve is also the largest tiger reserve and it spreads over five districts of Andhra Pradesh

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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 15, 2019
  • 1 Snow Leopard Survey [ Environment/Ecology ]

    The International Union for Conservation of Nature and natural resources (IUCN) reclassified the snow leopard from endangered to the vulnerable category in the IUCN red list on 14 September 2019. India is planning for the first time to survey on snow leopard population and its ge

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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 14, 2019
  • 1 Deployment of 300 Drones for Mapping the Country [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    For the very first time the Survey of India (SOI) will use about 300 drones to map the country. The Survey of India is responsible for mapping and surveying entire country. The Survey of India is affiliated to the Department of Science and Technology (DST).

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  • Oct 11, 2019
  • 1 Maldivian Civil Servants to Undergo Special Training in India [ Policy/Governance, International Relations/Organizations ]

    In a major step towards promoting the India Maldives ties, the Indian Govt. has decided to train Maldivian Civil Servants at the hill town Mussoorie (Uttarakhand) New Delhi from 16 to 28 September 2019. A delegation consisting of a 32-member has arrived in India for taking part

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  • Sep 20, 2019
  • 1 Report on the Composite Water Management Index 2.0 [ Policy/Governance, Country/State Ranks/Indices ]

    The National Institution for Transforming India released Composite Water Management Index (CWMI 2.0) report on August 23,2019. To assess and improve the performance of States and Union Territories in efficient management of water resources, the CWMI is an important tool. 25 State

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  • Sep 18, 2019
  • 1 Composite Water Management Index 2019 [ Country/State Ranks/Indices, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The NITI Aayog has declared Gujarat as the most successful state in India in terms of Composite Water Management Index (CWMI 2.0). 25 States and 2 UTs were ranked were ranked by CWMI 2.0 for the reference year 2017 - 18 as against base year 2016 - 17. Also it has been found that

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  • Sep 13, 2019
  • 1 Tamil Yeoman Tamil Nadu’S State Butterfly [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Butterfly species Tamil yeoman (Cirrochroa thais) has been officially declared as state butterfly of Tamil Nadu. Earlier this species was notified by an order on lines of the State Tree (Palm), Bird (Emerald Dove), Flower (Gloriosa) and Animal (Nilgiri Tahr). Cirrochroa thais is

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  • Sep 11, 2019
  • 1 Yojana August 2019 : Citizen Centric E-Services (Part - 3) [ Yojana ]

    Budget 2019 - 20: Some Reflections: -A few of these basic facts are summarized below: Budget aims at 7 % GDP growth rate. Average growth rate during last five years has been 7.5 %. There is a declaration of an intent to become a 5 trillion economy by 2024. Survey also informs th

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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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  • Aug 22, 2019
  • 1 Water Crisis in Chennai, Ministry of Jal Shakti -Down to Earth 1st to 15th August 2019 [ Down-to-Earth ]

    University Grants Commission’s (UGC) Consortium for Academic and Research Ethics (CARE) recently released a new list of quality journals that will be considered for publication of all academic work. Extreme weather events displaced 10.3 million people in China, India and the Phil

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  • Aug 18, 2019
  • 1 📹 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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  • Jul 31, 2019
  • 1 PRASAD Scheme Cites [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    To develop pilgrimage and heritage destinations in the country, Government has included Gangotri, Yamunotri in Uttarakhand, Amarkantak in Madhya Pradesh and Parasnath in Jharkhand under Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual, Heritage Augmentation Drive (PRASAD).

    The number of si

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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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  • Jul 10, 2019
  • 1 Kurukshetra June 2019 - Drinking Water for Rural India (Part -1) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Key Topics Included In This Article: Water Availability in Rural Areas, Govt. Initiatives, Community & water Quality mgmt, Availability of Safe & clean Water, Drinking Water Situation in Rural India, Water & public Health, Drinking Water Quality Monitoring, Role of Gram Panchay

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  • 2 Kurukshetra June 2019 - Drinking Water for Rural India (Part 3) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Rural Drinking Water Supply Infrastructure: - Monitoring, Operation & Maintenance Infrastructure of Rural Drinking Water supply: More than 80 % of rural habitations is covered under National Rural Development water Programme (NRDWP) in other words created drinking water infrastr

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  • Jun 22, 2019
  • 1 Kurukshetra June 2019 Water Issues (Part-1) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Key Topics Included In This Article: Water Availability in Rural Areas, Govt. Initiatives, Community & water Quality mgmt. , Availability of Safe & clean Water, Drinking Water Situation in Rural India, Water & public Health, Drinking Water Quality Monitoring, Role of Gram Pancha

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  • 2 Kurukshetra June 2019 Water Issues (Part-3) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Broadly these practices could be classified into following three categories: Obstructing/diverting flow of stream/river, Storage in wells/step wells/below ground level storage structure, Collection & use of rainwater on surface, Annual cleaning of ponds, conservation of forests,

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  • Jun 1, 2019
  • 1 Kurukshetra MAY 2019: a Journal on Rural Development (Part-2) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Natural Resource Management & Bio-Diversity Conservation: High input production system is unsustainable says M. S Swaminathan advocating towards the need for an ecologically, Socially & economically sustainable production system, he named it as ‘evergreen revolution’.

    • Opportuni

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  • May 16, 2019
  • 1 Yojana May 2019 Harnessing Sustainable Energy (Part-2) [ Yojana ]

    Current Energy: Ocean current is ocean water moving in one direction. This ocean current is know as Gulf Stream. Research focuses are on two types of PTEC technologies to extract thermal energy & convert it to electric power: closed cycle & open cycle.

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  • Apr 26, 2019
  • 1 GST Council Meet Updates: Returns Under Composition Scheme Only Once a Year [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Businesses with annual turnover up to Rs. 1.0 crore * can opt for composition scheme and exemption limit for MSMEs has been raised to Rs. 40 lakh of annual turnover. Turnover of all businesses with same PAN has to be added up to calculate turnover for the purpose of composition s

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  • Apr 16, 2019
  • 1 Kurukshetra April 2019 : a Journal on Rural Development (Part-1) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Key Topics Included In This Article: Introducing Rural Tourism, Rural Tourism Products, Ecotourism in India, Eco Development project, Major types of Rural Tourism in India, Rural Women, Promoting Sustainable Rural Tourism, Agri tourism, Benefit of Rural Tourism, Benefit to Touris

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  • Apr 5, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Implementation of Rashtriya Gokul Mission [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries has been implementing Rashtriya Gokul Mission with the aim of development and conservation of indigenous bovine breeds. The “Rashtriya Gokul Mission” has been launched by the Government for

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  • Apr 4, 2019
  • 1 Online Lending Portal for MSMEs [ Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    An online lending portal www.psbloansin59minutes.com with majority ownership of 6 Public Sector Banks (PSBs) / Financial Institutions (FIs) along with their associated companies, has been launched which facilitates in principle approval for loans to Micro Small and Medium Enterpr

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  • Mar 21, 2019
  • 1 Year End Review 2018: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare [ Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ayushman Bharat is a centrally sponsored programme anchored in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW). It is an umbrella of two major health initiatives, namely Health and Wellness Centres (HWCs) and Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (PMJAY).

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  • Mar 15, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Initiatives to Promote Research in Higher Educational Institutions [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ministry of Human Resource Development and its organizations like University Grants Commission (UGC), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) are undertaking various research projects in the different Higher Educational Institutions.

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  • Mar 12, 2019
  • 1 28 Indian Antiquities Retrieved from Abroad from 2015 to 2018 [ International Relations/Organizations, Culture ]

    The Archaeological Survey of India is constantly making its best efforts to retrieve the antiquities which have been taken away from the country in violation of the Antiquates and Art Treasure Act, 1972.

    • The Archaeological Survey of I

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  • Feb 27, 2019
  • 1 MoU for Setting Up Centre of Excellence in Oil, Gas and Energy Signed [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    To provide a competitive advantage to India’s Oil and Gas industry, Oil & Gas PSUs and IIT Bombay have come together to set up a “Centre of Excellence in Oil, Gas and Energy”. The Centre of Excellence is aimed at collaborative Research & Capability Building in the areas of Oil, G

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  • Feb 20, 2019
  • 1 Agricultural Project with FAO [ Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    The government has launched a Global Environment Facility (GEF) assisted project namely, “Green – Ag: Transforming Indian Agriculture for global environment benefits and the conservation of critical biodiversity and forest landscapes” in collaboration with the Food and Agricultur

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  • Feb 14, 2019
  • 1 Water Storage Level Country’S Major Reservoirs Goes Down by Two Percent [ Environment/Ecology, Disaster Management ]

    Total storage capacity of these 91 reservoirs is 161.993 BCM, which is about 63 % of the total storage capacity of 257.812 BCM, which is estimated to have been created in the country.

    • The water storage available in

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  • 2 What is NCDS? World Bank AID for Rehabilitation of DAMS [ International Relations/Organizations, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Central Water Commission (CWC) maintains National Register of Large Dams (NRLD) as per information provided by State Govts/Dam owners. As per NRLD, 209 dams are 100 years or more old.

    Union Government constituted Natio

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  • Feb 11, 2019
  • 1 Industrial Corridor in Punjab [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Amritsar Kolkata Industrial Corridor (AKIC) Project planned by the Government of India covers seven States including Punjab. In consultation with State Government, Rajpura- Patiala has been identified as an Integrated Manufacturing Cluster (IMC) for development in the State of Pu

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  • 2 Promotion of Manufacturing Sector [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The growth of manufacturing sector as measured by the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) with base year 2011 - 12, has been consistently increasing over the past three years and the current year.

    Growth Rat

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  • Feb 5, 2019
  • 1 🌟 The Dossier on ‘Monuments Forts of Deccan Sultanate’ Submitted to UNESCO for 2019-20 Initiative [ Culture ]

    India’s Ministry of Culture has informed the Indian Parliament that, at present, India has 42 sites listed under UNESCO’s tentative list, which is a pre-requisite condition for inscription as World Heritage Sites.

    • This

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  • Nov 7, 2017
  • 1 Reducing Infant Mortality Rate and Gender Gap- SRS Bulletin Points to Significant Decline in India [ Economy ]

    India registered significant decline in Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) as released by SRS bulletin- IMR declined by three points (8 % decline), from 37 per 1000 live births in 2015 to 34 per 1000 live births in 2016, compared to two points decline last year.

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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Seismic Zones in India (Important) [ Economy ]

    Earthquake-prone areas identified based on seismicity, past earthquakes, and tectonic setup of the region. Bureau of Indian Standards has grouped the country into four seismic zones: Zone II, III, IV and V. Of these, Zone V is seismically the most active, while zone II is the lea

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  • 2 🌟 Janani Suraksha Yojana Pays Dividends: Study- Important [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) has played important role in reducing ‘socioeconomic disparities’ existing in maternal care. The study was conducted by researchers from Delhi based National Council of Applied Economic Research.

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  • Apr 14, 2017
  • 1 📹 Focus on Critically Endangered and Endangered - Expected Questions for 2017 [ Environment/Ecology ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to environment, biodiversity, ecosystem and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at Youtube@Examrace

    Expected Questions on Environment and Biodiversity Part 1

    D

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  • Oct 26, 2015
  • 1  IAS officer Alok Rawat appointed as first male member of National Commission for Women [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Alok Rawat: Alok Rawat was born on 15th July 1955 in Uttaranchal. He completed his B. Sc. and M. Sc. from Lucknow University. He was IAS officer from Sikkim Cadre in 1977. He started his career as Dist. Dev Officer Jr. Time Scale at Cadre Organization as Land Revenue Manag

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