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  • Nov 22, 2017
  • 1 📹 Kurukshetra September 2017 Comprehensive Summary / Gist: Skilling Rural India [ Kurukshetra ]

    Since Lal Bahadur Shastri launched “Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan” – farmers have been the focus, India never imported pulses (except few occasions with merely few thousand tons), Record production of 16 lakh tons of pulses this year, PM Fasal Bima Yojana – security cover to farmers, PM K

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  • 2 📹 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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  • 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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  • Oct 16, 2017
  • 1 TFR in India: Mission ParivarVikas- Health Ministry Launches Two New Contraceptives [ Health ]

    The total fertility rate of India stands at 2.2 as of 2017. Majority of Indian states fertility rate has fallen well below the replacement level of 2.1. High focus districts are in 7 states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and Assam.

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  • Oct 10, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Sundarbans and Environment Perspective- First Compendium of Animal Species in Indian (Important) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) published compendium “Fauna of Sundarban Biosphere Reserve in Indian Sundarbans”. First of its kind compendium in India. Consolidates information of faunal diversity of Sundarbans.


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  • Oct 5, 2017
  • 1 🌟 India’S Silk Industry and MoUs Between India and Japan [ Economy ]

    India’s Silk Industry is world’s second largest after China. India enjoys a unique global position in terms of production of all commercially useful varieties of silk. India produces four varieties of silk: Mulberry, Eri, Tasar and Muga.

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  • Oct 2, 2017
  • 1 New Intelligence Set-Up of SSB and Welfare and Rehabilitation Board (WARB) App [ Appointments ]

    New Intelligence Set-up of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) was launched to provide well-knit intelligence network. India shares 1,751 km-long border with Nepal and 699 km-long border with Bhutan.

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  • Sep 26, 2017
  • 1 First Advanced Homoeopathy Research Lab [ Health ]

    India has its first virology laboratory to develop homoeopathy drugs against diseases such as H1N1 (swine flu), dengue, chikungunya at Kolkata’s Dr. Anjali Chatterjee Regional Research Institute for Homoeopathy (RRIH)

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  • Sep 19, 2017
  • 1 West Bengal’S Gobindobhog Rice Gets Geographical Indication Status [ Economy ]

    Geographical Indications Registry (GIR) granted geographical indication (GI) status to Gobindobhog rice, a specialty from Burdwan district of West Bengal. South Damodar belt is traditional area of Gobindobhog rice cultivation.

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  • Sep 10, 2017
  • 1 Record Horticulture Production in 2016-17: 300 Million Tones [ Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare released the Third Advance Estimates of Area and Production of Horticulture Crops for 2016 - 17: The area under horticulture crops increased from 24.5 million ha to 25.1 million ha

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  • Sep 8, 2017
  • 1 🌟 How are Castes Included in Scheduled Caste List? (Important) [ Bills ]

    Scheduled Castes are specified under the provisions of Article 341 of the Constitution of India. Government has Modalities for deciding claims for inclusion in, exclusion from and other modifications in the list of Scheduled Castes.

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  • 2 Namami Gange Mission: Foreign Aid and Projects [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Namami Gange Programme has short term, medium term and long-term activities providing continues cleaning of rivers. Short term entry level activities cover development of Ghat crematoria and river surface cleaning activities.

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  • 3 ‘Gaj Yatra’ to Mark World Elephant Day 2017 [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ministery launched ‘Gaj Yatra’ campaign to protect elephants on World Elephant Day which covers 12 elephant range states. The campaign will be led by the Wildlife Trust of India.

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  • 4 🌟 Commission to Implement Sub-Categorization Within Other Backward Classes. (Important) [ Policy/Governance ]

    Panel for sub-categorization of other backward classes was created to enable equitable distribution of quota benefits. The creamy layer ceiling was raised from Rs. 6 lakh a year to Rs. 8 lakh.

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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Murga: Winner of First Prize at Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival- Important [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Murga has won the first prize at the Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival (SBSFF). Directed by young filmmaker Katyayan Shivpuri from Maharashtra. Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu honored Katyayan with award, certificate and cash prize of 10 lakhs rupees.

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  • 2 🌟 📹 Western Zonal Council Meeting Held in Mumbai - Important [ Policy/Governance ]

    Western Zonal Council’s 22nd meeting was held at Mumbai, Maharashtra. This meeting was held under the leadership of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Chief Ministers, Ministers of States and Union Territories administrators as well as senior officers of Union and State Governmen

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  • 3 🌟 Urja Ganga Launched in Varanasi - Important [ Science/Technology ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Urja Ganga, the highly ambitious gas pipeline project in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. He also launched other schemes worth of Rs. 5000 crore in his Lok Sabha constituency. Gas pipeline would provide piped cooking fuel to residents of the eastern

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  • 4 🌟 NHPC Commissions 50 MW Wind Project in Rajasthan- Important [ Policy/Governance ]

    National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) the largest hydropower Generation Company of India selected Jaisalmer (Rajasthan) for 50 MW wind power project (WPP). The project synchronized with the national grid in October 2016.

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  • 5 🌟 President Pranab Mukherjee Launches 100 Million for 100 Million Campaign – Important [ Policy/Governance ]

    President Pranab Mukherjee launched a ‘100 Million for 100 Million’ Campaign at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The campaign was conceptualized by Nobel peace prize winner Kailash Satyarthi. It was organized by the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation.

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  • 6 🌟 📹 Important Topis on Flora & Fauna (IUCN)- 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


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  • 7 🌟 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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  • 8 🌟 Indian Systems of Medicines (AYUSH- Important) [ Health ]

    The National Health Policy 2017 provides for access and choice to the patients by promoting different systems of medicine, an enabling regulatory framework and encouraging cross referrals across these systems. National Policy on Indian Systems of Medicine and Homeopathy 2002 also

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  • Sep 1, 2017
  • 1 Swachh Bharat New Initiatives: Swachh Survekshan Gramin 2017 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    On third anniversary of Swachh Bharat Mission, the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation launched third party verification survey report on progress of Mission in rural India. The Quality Council of India (QCI) conducted a third-party assessment of rural sanitation in all Sta

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  • 2 Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016- Complete Ban on Use of Polythene Bags in 17 States and UTs [ Environment/Ecology ]

    The Government has notified Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 to regulate manufacture, sale, distribution and use of plastic bags including carry bags of compostable plastic, and plastic sheets for packaging or wrapping applications.

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  • 3 18 Biosphere Reserves in India [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Biosphere Reserve (BR) is an international designation by UNESCO for representative parts of natural and cultural landscapes extending over large area of terrestrial, coastal, or marine ecosystems or a combination.

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  • Aug 28, 2017
  • 1 Bharatmala Pariyojana: Road and Highways Project [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Bharatmala is an ambitious road and highways project with total investment estimated at Rs. 10 trillion largest ever outlay for a government road construction scheme garlanding the territory of India. Bharatmala subsumes all existing highway projects including National Highways D

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  • 2 Salt Farming Industry in India: Revival Plans [ Economy ]

    India is the third largest salt producer after China and USA with global annual production about 230 million tones. In 1947, salt was imported from the United Kingdom & Adens but today India is in a position of exporting surplus salt. Production of salt during 1947 was 1.9 millio

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  • Aug 20, 2017
  • 1 Swadesh Darshan and Prasad Schemes: Theme Based Religious, Wildlife, and Forest Tourism Schemes [ Policy/Governance ]

    For integrated development of Theme-Based Tourist Circuits, the Ministry of Tourism in 2014 - 15 launched Swadesh Darshan Scheme. Schemes ‘Swadesh Darshan’ and ‘PRASAD’ provide Central Financial Assistance to States and Union Territories, for tourism projects upon adherence to th

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  • Aug 17, 2017
  • 1 Eastern and Western India Floods-2017 [ Environment/Ecology ]

    There were two low-pressure areas over the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea at the same time bringing heavy rainfall to Saurashtra, northern Gujarat, southern Rajasthan, Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand, and eastern Chhattisgarh.

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  • Aug 8, 2017
  • 1 Export of Marine Food Products [ Economy ]

    Gujarat is the top producer. Andhra Pradesh is the second largest producer in 2015 - 16. 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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