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  • Sep 19, 2018
  • 1 SC Asks Centre to Inform in 10 Days’ Time Frame for Appointing Lokpal: as It Happened [ Pol Sci. ]

    Supreme Court of India has reprimanded central govt. over delay in appointment of Lokpal. SC has expressed dissatisfaction over govt. ‘s stand on completing appointment of Lokpal. Court stressed that even absence of recognised Leader of Opposition (LoP) does not hinder appointmen

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  • Sep 1, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Cyclone Monitoring in India (Important) [ Schemes & Proj., Geog. ]

    Cyclone warning is one of most imp. Functions of IMD & it was 1st service undertaken by Department in 1865 & thus service started before establishment of department in 1875. Project is undertaken for up-gradation of Decision Support System of Tropical Cyclones Warning Services.

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  • Jul 11, 2018
  • 1 📹 CBSE NET July 2018 Geography Paper 2 Answer Key Part 1 - Q. 76 - 100 [ CBSE NET-JRF Upd. ]

    CBSE NET Geography this time was pretty different from the previous papers with lots of focus on development, regional geography and statistics. Questions from remote sensing were very less. We have provided the detailed solutions to the questions at Doorsteptutor-CBSE-NET (Based

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  • 2 📹 CBSE NET July 2018 Geography Paper 2 Answer Key Part 1 - Q. 51-75 [ CBSE NET-JRF Upd. ]

    CBSE NET Geography this time was pretty different from the previous papers with lots of focus on development, regional geography and statistics. Questions from remote sensing were very less. We have provided the detailed solutions to the questions at Doorsteptutor- CBSE-NET (Base

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  • 3 📹 CBSE NET July 2018 Geography Paper 2 Answer Key Part 1 - Q. 26-50 [ CBSE NET-JRF Upd. ]

    CBSE NET Geography this time was pretty different from the previous papers with lots of focus on development, regional geography and statistics. Questions from remote sensing were very less. We have provided the detailed solutions to the questions at Doorsteptutor-CBSE-NET (Based

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  • 4 📹 CBSE NET July 2018 Geography Paper 2 Answer Key Part 1 - Q. 1-25 [ CBSE NET-JRF Upd. ]

    CBSE NET Geography this time was pretty different from the previous papers with lots of focus on development, regional geography and statistics. Questions from remote sensing were very less. We have provided the detailed solutions to the questions at Doorsteptutor-CBSE-NET (Based

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  • May 11, 2018
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions on Economics 2018 – Part 2 (Set - 3) [ Eco. ]

    👌 Subhash Chandra Garg Committee to regulate fintech sector - To look into the development and regulation of the financial technology (fintech) sector in India. It will be headed by Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Garg.

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  • 2 📹 Expected Questions on Economics 2018 – Part 2 (Set - 2) [ Eco. ]

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

    Credit Lines Pact Signed by Five Banks of BRICS Nations - BRICS Interbank Cooperation Mechanism (ICM) Banks agreed to establish and cooperate on local currency credit lines. Allows 5 banks to extend credit lines in local currencies to: BRICS ICM members, BRICS companies against g

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  • May 9, 2018
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions on Economics 2018 – Part 1 (Set - 3) [ Eco. ]

    Government Steps to Boost Digital Transactions - Cabinet to give a shot in the arm to Digital India, Approved several steps like taking brunt of Merchant Discount Rate (MDR) on all debit card/BHIM UPI/AePS transactions up to a value of Rs. 2, 000 (small transactions).

    • Move encou

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

    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

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  • 3 Important Topics for Economics - 2018 [ Eco. ]

    RBI’s Demonetization Data Report, Centre Set Up Panel to Suggest on New Jobs, Case of Bank’s independence in monetary policy making, Focus on ‘Impactful’ Smart City Projects: Centre, Need of labour reforms in India.

    •NITI Aayog’s report on ease of doing business in India

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  • 4 📹 Expected Questions on Economics 2018 – Part 1 (Set - 1) [ Eco. ]

    📝 RBI’s Demonetization Data Report - Almost all demonetized notes returned to the central bank. Banks received Rs. 15.28 lakh crore out of the total Rs. 15.4 4 lakh crore. Total currency in circulation is about Rs. 2 lakh crore short of the pre - demonetisation period.

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  • May 3, 2018
  • 1 National Financial Reporting Authority- New Regulator to Discipline Auditors [ CA Upd. ]

    As part of the government’s effort to strengthen oversight of the audit profession, the Union Cabinet established an independent regulator- National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA), which can investigate both chartered accountants and their firms.

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  • Apr 1, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is Central Consumer Protection Authority? Provisions in Consumer Protection Bill (Important) [ Eco., Bills ]

    The Consumer Protection Bill, 2018 was introduced by the Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution on January 5, 2018 to replace the Consumer Protection Act, 1986. A Consumer Protection Bill was first introduced in 2015, but was withdrawn post the introduction o

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  • Mar 28, 2018
  • 1 📹 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol. 2, Ch.8: Industry and Infrastructure [ Eco. ]

    Industry - Several industry specific reform initiatives taken by the Government since 2014 have significantly improved the overall business environment in the country. 📹 📝 Some of the reforms are

    • implementation of the Goods and Services Tax

    • Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

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  • 2 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol. 2, Ch. 10: Social Infrastructure, Employment and Human Development [ Eco. ]

    As India is poised to grow as one of the leading knowledge economies, education, skill development and health will remain priorities for the Government. Trends in social sector expenditure - Public investment in social infrastructure like education and health is critical in the d

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  • 3 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol. 2, Ch. 9: Service Sectors [ Eco. ]

    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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  • 4 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol. 2, Ch. 7: Agriculture and Food Management [ Eco. ]

    The declining share of agriculture does not undermine the significance of the sector for employment, livelihood and food security. With structural changes in agriculture, there is greater scope to broaden the range of activities related to agriculture to improve productivity and

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  • 5 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol. 2, Ch. 6: External Sector [ Eco. ]

    Global economic environment: International Developments - The global economy is gathering pace and is expected to accelerate from 3.2 % in 2016 to 3.6 percent in 2017 and 3.7 percent in 2018 which reflects an upward revision of the earlier projections by the IMF.

    • World trade vo

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  • 6 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol. 2, Ch. 5: Sustainable Development, Energy and Climate Change [ Eco. ]

    Sustainable development goals -UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the international community in September, 2015 comprehensively covers social, economic and environmental dimensions and build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

    • The SDGs constitute a unive

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  • Mar 27, 2018
  • 1 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol. 2, Ch. 4: Prices and Inflation [ Eco. ]

    The economy witnessed a gradual transition from a period of high and variable inflation to more stable prices in the last four years. Headline inflation measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) has remained under control for the fourth successive year.

    Headline inflation rate

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  • 2 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol. 2, Ch. 3: Monetary Management and Financial Intermediation [ Eco. ]

    Monetary Developments during 2017 - 18. Monetary policy during 2017 - 18 was conducted under the revised statutory framework, which became effective from August 5, 2016. Accordingly, the Reverse Repo Rate under the Liquidity Adjustment Facility (LAF) stands at 5.75%, and the Marg

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  • 3 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol. 2, Ch. 2: Review of Fiscal Developments [ Eco. ]

    The firm footing afforded by the Government to unleash tax reforms in the current year could be perused from the Charts Most fiscal indicators-revenue buoyancy, expenditure quality, devolution and deficits improved discernibly in the last three years.

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  • 4 📹 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol. 2, Ch. 1: an Overview of India’S Economic Performance in 2017-18 [ Eco. ]

    GDP growth in 2017 - 18 - With Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth averaging 7.5 % between 2014 - 15 and 2016 - 17. India can be rated as among the best performing economies in the world on this parameter.

    • Growth is expected to decline to 6.5 % in 2017 - 18, bringing the 4-year

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  • Feb 19, 2018
  • 1 📹 Budget 2018 – Key Highlights [ Eco. ]

    Budget for Agriculture and Rural areas - The MSP for all unannounced kharif crops to be atleast one and half times of their production cost. Prime Minister Krishi Sampada Yojana is a flagship program for boosting investment in food processing.

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  • Feb 8, 2018
  • 1 📹 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol. 1, Ch. 9: Ease of Doing Business’ Next Frontier: Timely Justice [ Eco. ]

    Introduction - India jumped thirty places to break into the top 100 for the first time in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Report (EODB), 2018. The rankings reflect the government’s reform measures on a wide range of indicators.

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  • 2 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol. 1, Ch. 8: Transforming Science and Technology in India [ Eco. ]

    Why Science - 📝 Science, technology, and innovation have instrumental and intrinsic value for society. They are key drivers of economic performance and social well-being. They are also important for deeper reasons:

    • a scientific temper, with its spirit of enquiry,

    • the primacy ac

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  • 3 Economic Survey 2018 -Vol.1, Ch.7: Gender & Son Meta-Preference: is Development Itself an Antidote? [ Eco. ]

    Introduction - The intrinsic values of gender equality are uncontestable. There is growing evidence that there can also be significant gains in economic growth if women acquire greater personal agency, assume political power and attain public status, and participate equally in th

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  • 4 📹 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol. 1, Ch. 6: Climate, Climate Change, and Agriculture [ Eco. ]

    📹 Introduction- The last few seasons have witnessed a problem of plenty: farm revenues declining for a number of crops despite increasing production and market prices falling below the Minimum Support Price (MSP).

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  • 5 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol. 1, Ch.5: Is there a “Late Converger Stall” in Economic Development? [ Eco. ]

    Introduction- Economic convergence, the process of poorer countries “catching-up” with richer countries and closing gaps in standards of living, has been a big driver of some of these developments.

    • Since the mid-1980s, the process of catch-up has broadened; the rate of catch-up

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  • 6 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol. 1, Ch.4: Reconciling Fiscal Federalism & Accountability [ Eco. ]

    What is taxation? - Taxation is not just for raising state revenue but can be critically important for economic and political development. Taxation is the economic glue that binds citizens to the state in a necessary two-way relationship.

    Direct Taxes and Indirect Taxes

    • Direct

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  • 7 Economic Survey 2018 -Vol. 1, Ch.3: Investment & Saving Slowdowns & Recoveries: Insights [ Eco. ]

    Investment (gross fixed capital formation) rate and gross domestic saving rate, at present are actually above the levels that prevailed throughout the 1990s. The investment decline has been so gradual, the magnitude of the shortfall so far is relatively less severe – it remains a

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  • 8 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol.1,Ch.2: a New,Exciting Bird’S-EYE View of Indian Economy Through the GST [ Eco. ]

    As an information repository, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) embodies and heralds a radical alteration and enlargement in the understanding of the Indian economy. The distribution of the GST base among the states is closely linked to their Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP)

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  • 9 📹 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol.1, Ch. 1:State of the Economy: Analytical Overview and Outlook for Policy [ Eco. ]

    Overview: short term: - 1. GST 📹. The past year has been marked by some major reforms. The transformational Goods and Service Tax (GST) was launched in July 2017. With a policy change of such scale, scope, and complexity, the transition unsurprisingly encountered challenges of po

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  • Feb 8, 2018
  • 1 The Economic Survey - 2018 [ Eco. ]

    The Economic survey can be divided in to 2 volumes. The details of each and every chapter will be covered in detailed in separate sections. These are really important for your answer writing as some of the questions are directly clear from the sections for example, cooperative co

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  • Dec 28, 2017
  • 1 📹 Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code & IBBI (Current Affairs / GS 2017-18) - WW.51 [ Eco. ]

    Next Week! ! Bharatmala Pariyojana: 👌 What is Insolvency, Bankruptcy & Liquidation? , Types of Loans? , 👌 What is NPA? , Need for a Code & Board? Single law for insolvency & bankruptcy.

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  • Dec 14, 2017
  • 1 📹 IAS Mains Geography Optional 2017 – Paper 2 (Part 2) [ IAS Upd. ]

    Geography optional paper was very predictable based on the recent happenings around the globe –indeed many concepts were similar to those asked in our past test series. In the 2018 Geography optional Test Series, we have reserved 2 mock test for the month of March to cover the co

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  • 2 📹 IAS Mains Geography Optional 2017 – Paper 2 (Part 1) [ IAS Upd. ]

    Geography optional paper was very predictable based on the recent happenings around the globe –indeed many concepts were similar to those asked in our past test series. In the 2018 Geography optional Test Series, we have reserved 2 mock test for the month of March to cover the co

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  • Dec 7, 2017
  • 1 📹 Ockhi Cyclone & Naming of Tropical Cyclones in North Indian Ocean [ Geog. ]

    Next Week! ! Blue Economy vs. Ocean Economy. Tropical Cyclone: What is Tropical Cyclone? - Organised convection or thunderstorm activity. Winds at low levels. Circulates in either anti-clockwise (in the northern hemisphere) or clockwise (in the southern hemisphere) direction.

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  • Dec 6, 2017
  • 1 UPSC IEcoS 2018 to Be Held on 29th June 2018

    UPSC IEcoS exam will be held on 29th June 2018. It is conduct Indian Economic and Indian Statistical Service. Exam application form started from 21st March 2018 onward. This is an Entrance Exam. The applications for the same will available online from the official website of UPSC

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  • Nov 22, 2017
  • 1 📹 IAS Mains Geography Optional 2017 – Paper 1 Section A (Part - 2) [ IAS Upd. ]

    Geography optional paper was very predictable based on the recent happenings around the globe –indeed many concepts were similar to those asked in our past test series. In the 2018 Geography optional Test Series, we have reserved 2 mock test for the month of March to cover the co

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  • 2 📹 IAS Mains Geography Optional 2017 – Paper 1 Section A (Part - 1) [ IAS Upd. ]

    Geography optional paper was very predictable based on the recent happenings around the globe –indeed many concepts were similar to those asked in our past test series. In the 2018 Geography optional Test Series, we have reserved 2 mock test for the month of March to cover the co

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  • Nov 20, 2017
  • 1 📹 Rohingya Crisis & State of Stateless People (Part - 2) [ Pol Sci. ]

    Next Week! ! COP23/CMP13 – UNFCC 📹 Rohingya Crisis: Key: Citizenship. Displacement, persecution, travel restriction, access to health care. 📹 NRC (National Registration Card) – 1947 constitution – held till 1962.2012 violence - planned.

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  • 2 📹 Rohingya Crisis & State of Stateless People (Part - 1) [ Pol Sci. ]

    Next Week! ! COP23/CMP13 – UNFCC 📹 Stateless People: Nationality – by birth, parents or place of birth. Stateless person is “a person who is not considered as a national by any State under the operation of its law”. Discrimination. UNCHR: 10 million stateless people worldwide.

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  • Nov 13, 2017
  • 1 CBSE NET November 2017 Geography Paper 3-Solutions, Answer Key & Explanations - Part 1 [ CBSE NET-JRF Upd. ]

    Fully Solved Set of first 25 questions (from 1 - 25) questions in geography CBSE NET November 2017 examination - all questions - data interpretation, research, teaching aptitude and current events all answered below. These solutions are fully explained in the video at. The paper

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  • Nov 9, 2017
  • 1 CBSE NET November 2017 Geography Paper 3-Solutions, Answer Key & Explanations Part – 3 [ CBSE NET-JRF Upd. ]

    Fully Solved Set of third 25 questions (from 51 - 75) questions in geography CBSE NET November 2017 examination - all questions - data interpretation, research, teaching aptitude and current events all answered below. These solutions are fully explained in the video at. The paper

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  • 2 CBSE NET November 2017 Geography Paper 3-Solutions, Answer Key & Explanations - Part 2 [ CBSE NET-JRF Upd. ]

    Fully Solved Set of second 25 questions (from 25 - 50) questions in geography CBSE NET November 2017 examination - all questions - data interpretation, research, teaching aptitude and current events all answered below. These solutions are fully explained in the video at Youtube E

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