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  • May 22, 2020
  • 1 Government Steps Against Ragging: Committee under Dr. R K Raghavan, Director CBI [ Education, Policy/Governance ]

    The anti-ragging campaign got an impetus in 1999. The Hon’ble Supreme Court. In response to a PIL filed by the Vishwa Jagriti Mission, asked the University Grants Commission (UGC) to issue guidelines to universities to curb ragging. Formation of a four membered committee by the U

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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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  • 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 8, 2020
  • 1 AYUSH: Sowa-Rigpa - Practiced Locations, Infrastructure in India, Origin, Training and Education, National Institute [ Education, Science/Technology, Health, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    SOWA-RIGPA

    • Ministry of Ayush.

    • One of the oldest, living and well documented medical tradition of the world.

    • Derived from Bhoti language which means ‘Knowledge of Healing’.

    • Commonly known as Amchi system of medicine.

    • Practice of Sowa-Rigpa is similar to “Ayurveda”.

    Practiced

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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 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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  • Feb 24, 2020
  • 1 C-Sections Spike in Telangana Reasons for Increase in C-Section [ Health, Down-to-Earth ]

    UNICEF found in its research paper that Telangana accounts for maximum number of C-section in the country. It accounts for 58 % deliveries through C-section in Telangana alone according to National Family Health Survey report of 2016. It was 75 % among deliveries at private-secto

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  • Feb 22, 2020
  • 1 Going Online as Leaders’ Programme, Key Characteristic, Outcomes of the Project [ Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs recently announced the second phase of the program. The first phase was organized in March 2019. GOAL (Going Online as Leaders) is an initiative of Facebook to make tribal youth self-capable and self-reliant.

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  • 2 National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR) [ Policy/Governance, Newspaper Editorials ]

    National Register of Citizens (NRC)

    • NRC is to detect or identify the illegal migrants from Bangladesh into Assam after March 24,1971.

    • NRC implemented especially for Assam when the NRC list published, 19 million could not prove their Indian citizenship, out of these 19 million a

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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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  • Feb 4, 2020
  • 1 The Decline of Coal Supply in India [ Economy ]

    There has been a decline of coal supply by the Coal India around 8.9 % in April-November 2019. It supplied 320 million tonnes of coal in April-November 2019. In November itself, there has been a decline in the coal to 9.9%, which is 38.8 million tonnes, the previous month it was

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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 10, 2019
  • 1 Mangroves of Sundarbans Wetland [ Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    The mangroves are considered as salt tolerant plants being adaptable to harsh conditions in climatic conditions in coastal regions. Mangroves can withstand higher temperature; higher humidity and can stand strong winds. It provides protection to the coastal communities.

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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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  • 2 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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  • 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 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 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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  • Sep 18, 2019
  • 1 Organisation of Aadi Mahotsav at Leh-Ladakh [ Policy/Governance, Yojana ]

    In a significant step to boost the local economy in Ladakh, Aadi Mahotsav is being organised at Polo Ground, Leh Ladakh starting from start from 17 August till 25 August 2019 with the theme a celebration of the spirit of Tribal Craft, Culture and Commerce. The event was inaugurat

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  • Sep 11, 2019
  • 1 Yojana August 2019 : Citizen Centric e-Services (Part - 2) [ Yojana ]

    Transforming Urban India: -Missions for Urban Rejuvenation: Govt. embarked on one of most comprehensive programmes of planned & systematic urban development w/launch of various flagship missions to bring about a transformative change in lives of people w/inclusive participative

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  • Aug 29, 2019
  • 1 Down to Earth 16- 30 July 2019 [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Life on Mars? Compost Generation Scientific Misconduct Birds of North East: - Mars & Methane: Normal methane levels on Mars is 0.24 and 0.65 parts per billion (ppb). Rover has detected 21 ppb inside the 154-km-wide Gale crater. 4 times the previous maximum levels (5.8 ppb) recor

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  • 2 📹 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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  • 3 Army Training Exercise Kharga Prahar Concluded [ Defense ]

    A major training exercise, ‘Kharga Prahar’ conducted by the Indian Army in Punjab from 27 May 2019 to 4 June 2019. This exercise was undertaken by various and formations of Army’s Kharga Corps. The exercise was successful in validating latest operational concepts which are design

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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 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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  • 2 Kurukshetra August 2019 : - Union Budget 2019-20 (Part 2) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Union Budget 2019 - 20: Towards A Healthy India: Figure 1: Allocation for the Health Sector in Union Budget 2019 - 20 ( Rs. Cr. ) Ideally the Union Health Budget should have been raised to approximately Rs. 70,000 Cr. in 2019 - 20 in line with the NHP 2017 target. However, an a

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  • Aug 18, 2019
  • 1 📹 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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  • Aug 12, 2019
  • 1 North - East National Gas Grid [ Science/Technology ]

    To transport natural gas among north eastern states and West Bengal a 9000 crore rupees gas-grid project has been approved by the Union petroleum and Natural Gas minister in March 2019. There is an abundant amount of natural gas available in Assam, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh and

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  • Jul 19, 2019
  • 1 India’S Big Data Election [ Political Science ]

    India has a Parliamentary system of Government under the Constitution of India. The power is distributed between the union, or central government and the states. Lok Sabha Polls of 2019 were about Big Data, algorithms, analytics and artificial intelligence (AI).

    The Election Com

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  • Jul 11, 2019
  • 1 Yojana June 2019 - Yoga & Alternative Systems of Medicine (Part 4 ) [ Yojana ]

    Homeopathy in India An Overview: Homeopathy: -Word ‘Homeopathy’ is derived from two Greek words, ‘Homois” meaning similar & pathos meaning ‘suffering’. It is based on natural law of healing- ” Similia Similibus Curantur” which means “likes are cured by likes”. All over world 10th

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  • Jul 9, 2019
  • 1 Poll Machinery Function by the Election Commission [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    As per Election Commission transfer of Police Officers in Bengal lie with the rights of ECI particularly during poll duty. The Election Commission has got all the authority to exercise disciplinary control over the Election Machinery.

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  • Jun 1, 2019
  • 1 Kurukshetra MAY 2019: a Journal on Rural Development (Part-3) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Biofertilizers And Green Manuring: Biofertilizers & green manures are important pillars of organic farming that support higher yield & maintain soil health. Biofertilizers is a very cost –effective solution for providing nutrients to crop in a sustainable manner, unlike chemical

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