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  • Jun 22, 2018
  • 1 IREDA, EIB Ink 150mn-Euro Loan Agreement for Renewable Energy [ Eco., Int. Rel & Org., Env. ]

    Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) and European Investment Bank (EIB) inked a 150 million euros loan agreement, a move that will benefit over 1.1 million households with clean energy.

    IREDA, EIB Ink 150mn-Euro Loan Agreement for Renewable Energy

    IREDA, EIB Ink 150mn-Euro Loan Agreement for Renewable Energy

    IREDA, EIB Ink 150mn-Euro Loan Agreement for Renewable Energy

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  • 2 Founding Conference of International Solar Alliance [ Int. Rel & Org., Env. ]

    The founding conference of the India-initiated International Solar Alliance (ISA) was held in New Delhi on March 11. President of India had hosted dinner for all the members of ISA who had attended the founding Conference.

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    Image of International Solar Alliance

    Image of International Solar Alliance

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  • Jun 21, 2018
  • 1 Surya Mitra & Solar Study Lamp Scheme-One Million Solar Study Lamps Scheme Successfully Implemented [ Sci-Tech, Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy said today it has distributed one million solar study lamps under Solar Study Lamp Scheme for states including Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, and Uttar Pradesh.

    Image of Surya Mitra and Solar Study Lamp Scheme

    Image of Surya Mitra and Solar Study Lamp Scheme

    Image of Surya Mitra and Solar Study Lamp Scheme

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  • Jun 20, 2018
  • 1 ‘Green Good Deeds’ Movement Launched by Dr Harsh Vardhan [ Env. ]

    Union Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change (MoEFCC) launched Green Good Deeds campaign on 19th May 2018. Purpose of people-oriented campaign is to sensitise people & students, in particular abt climate change & global warming.

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    Image of ‘Green Good Deeds’ Movement

    Image of ‘Green Good Deeds’ Movement

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  • Jun 19, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is a Phumdi? Floating Lab to Monitor Manipur’S Loktak Lake (Important) [ Env., Disaster Management ]

    The Institute of Bio-resources and Sustainable Laboratory (IBSD), Imphal, set up a floating laboratory in northeast India’s largest freshwater lake, Loktak to constantly monitor its water quality and eventually improve it.

    Image of largest water lake in India

    Image of Largest Water Lake in India

    Image of largest water lake in India

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  • Jun 13, 2018
  • 1 India and France to Co-Host First International Solar Alliance Summit [ Int. Rel & Org., Env. ]

    The aim of the summit is to deliberate on a finance mechanism for the promotion of solar energy in member countries, crowd funding and technology transfer. The summit is of particular significance to India as it strives to achieve the ambitious target of generating 175 GW of rene

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  • 2 Asian Development Bank and Inter Solar Alliance Sign Pact to Promote Solar Energy [ Int. Rel & Org., Env. ]

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Solar Alliance (ISA) signed a cooperation arrangement to promote solar energy deployment in Asia and the Pacific. The cooperation envisages: Solar power generation,

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    Image of International Solar Alliance

    Image of International Solar Alliance

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  • 3 Aviation Multi-Skill Development Centre in Chandigarh [ Edu., Sci-Tech ]

    An aviation multi-skill development centre (MSDC) was opened in Chandigarh. It is a CSR initiative of Airports Authority of India (AAI), first-of-its-kind centre would cost Rs. 5.2 crore.

    Pilot Outlook by Region Map

    Pilot Outlook by Region Map

    Pilot Outlook by Region Map

    • The centre, which has come up i

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  • Jun 11, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is Dark Net and Golden Cresent? Narco-Terrorism in India (Important) [ Sci-Tech, Int. Rel & Org., Env., Geog. ]

    Narco-terrorism & its funding is serious problem for World, especially for India. The challenge for law enforcement agencies & society is to prevent drug abuse from youth. Problem of Drug Trafficking assumes importance for India as it lies in ’Golden Cresent’ & Golden Triangle’ a

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  • 2 ISRO–BHEL Tie Up for the Production of Space Grade Lithium-Ion Cells [ Sci-Tech, Space and ISRO ]

    ISRO has entered into Technology Transfer Agreement (TTA) with Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd (BHEL) to transfer technology for manufacture of space-grade Li-Ion cells. Key Facts of Tie-Up: TTA was signed at ISRO headquarters in Bengaluru.

    Image of Lead acid battery & Nickel Metal Hydride Battery

    Image of Lead Acid Battery & Nickel Metal Hydride Battery

    Image of Lead acid battery & Nickel Metal Hydride Battery

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  • Jun 10, 2018
  • 1 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 21) [ Sci-Tech, Int. Rel & Org., Appointments ]

    Evaluation study on ‘Nai Roshni Scheme’: NITI Aayog conducted an evaluation study on ’ Nai Roshni ’ - the scheme for Leadership Development of Minority Women in 2015 - 16. Main objective of the study: To assess impact of the scheme on minority women, To identify policy/programme

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  • 2 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 20) [ Sci-Tech, Policy-Governance, Committees & Bodies ]

    Council for Advancement of People’s Action and Rural Technology (CAPART) - Chaired by the Union Minister for Rural Development. Launched for sustainable development of rural areas.

    • An autonomous body registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860.

    • Works as a nodal agency

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  • Jun 8, 2018
  • 1 First Indian Sign Language Dictionary of 3000 Words, What is (ISLR & TC) ? [ Sci-Tech ]

    1st Indian Sign Language Dictionary was launched by Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment in Delhi. Dictionary contains 3, 000 words. There are 50, 71, 007 deaf people & 19, 98, 535 with speech disability in India.

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    Image of Alphabetic Chart Indian Sign Language

    Image of Alphabetic Chart Indian Sign Language

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  • Jun 7, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules for Protection of Human Health (Important) [ Env., Bills ]

    Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016 was amended by Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change. Amendment Rules shall come into force Bio-Medical Waste management Rules, 2018.

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    Image of Major Difference between BMW Rules 1998 & 2016

    Image of Major Difference between BMW Rules 1998 & 2016

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  • Jun 4, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Stem Cell Treatment for More Than 80 Disorders (Important) [ Sci-Tech, Health ]

    Stem cells can be used to replace lost or damaged cells that our bodies can’t replace naturally. Cells provide renewable resource for studying normal development & disease & for testing drugs & other therapies.

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    Image of Types of Stem Cells

    Image of Types of Stem Cells

    What A

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  • Jun 3, 2018
  • 1 What is Geospatial Approach for Suitable Site Identification of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants (Maps)? [ Sci-Tech, Health, Agri. ]

    Remote Sensing & Geographic Information System (GIS) & Global Positioning System (GPS) are used for survey & inventorisation of medicinal plants. Technologies are used for identification of specific location of plants species.

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    Image of Geographic Information System

    Image of Geographic Information System

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  • May 31, 2018
  • 1 Building Igloos on Moon- What is the Difference Between Lunar Soil and Earth Soil? [ Sci-Tech, Space and ISRO ]

    ISRO is doing experiment on probable structures for lunar habitation with academic institutions: Different options are being prepared about requirements & complexities of habitats.

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    Image of Building Igloos on Moon

    Image of Building Igloos on Moon

    • Scientists have designed 5 p

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  • May 30, 2018
  • 1 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 16) [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Government released India Youth Development Index & Report 2017 - India has 65 % of the population less than the age of 35 years and 50 % below 25 years of age and it is expected to be youngest in the world by 2020 with median age of 29 years.

    • The National YDI value is 0.569 wit

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  • 2 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 14) [ Sci-Tech, Defense, Schemes & Proj., Yojana ]

    Intergovernmental Oceanographic commission: The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC/UNESCO) was established by a resolution adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO.

    • It assists governments to address their individual and collective ocean and coastal mana

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  • 3 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 13) [ Env., Schemes & Proj., Yojana ]

    Bharatmala project - National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is set to get the power to approve projects with a construction cost of more than Rs. 1, 000 crore. Currently, all such highway projects need to be approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA).

    • Main

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  • 4 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 6) [ Sci-Tech, Policy-Governance, Defense ]

    Mumbai 12th wealthiest city in the world - According to a report by New World Wealth, Mumbai, the economic hub of India is the 12th wealthiest city. Mumbai also features among the top to cities in terms of billionaire population.

    • The list of 15wealthiest cities was topped by New

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  • 5 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 5) [ Health, Env., Schemes & Proj., Yojana ]

    Yatri Mitra Sewa - A Yatri Mitra can either be a Sahayak or any other person provided by IRCTC or the service provider appointed by IRCTC for this purpose. IRCTC may provide this service ‘Free of cost’ through some NGO, PSUs etc under CSR.

    • Yatri Mitra shall provide Wheel chair c

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  • 6 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 2) [ Eco., Env., Agri. ]

    Trade & Development report 2017 - Trade & Development report 2017 was recently released by United Nation Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The report pegs India’s rate at 6.7 % in 2017, down from 7 % in 2016.

    • In its recent report titled Beyond austerity towards a glo

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  • 7 Expected Most Important Misc Topics for UPSC/NET - 2018 (Part - 1) [ Sci-Tech, Eco., Int. Rel & Org., Health, Env. ]

    For NET Education and Environment topics are important.

    Coconut palm declared State tree of Goa - Facing criticism from the government’s allies in Goa for removing coconut palm from the list of trees, the BJP - led coalition Cabinet passed an amendment granting it the status of “

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  • 8 Indian Railways Inducts 2 State-of-the-Art High Horse Power Locomotives Employing Insulated [ Sci-Tech ]

    Indian Railways in collaboration with General Electric (GE) has inducted two Digitally Enabled Locomotives based on state of art insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) technology. 700 locomotives will be 4500HP WDG4G and rest 300 locomotives will be of 6000HP.

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    Image of Gauge Power Load Class Subtype

    Image of Gauge Power Load Class Subtype

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  • May 29, 2018
  • 1 🌟 India-Based Neutrino Observatory (INO) Project - Multi-Institutional Effort (Important) [ Sci-Tech ]

    INO project is building excellent underground laboratory in India. Project includes 4 construction: 1. Construction of underground laboratory with facilities at Pottipuram in Tamil Nadu. 2. Construction of Iron Calorimeter (ICAL) detector for studying neutrinos.

    Map of INO project Pottipuram (Madurai) in Tamil Nadu.

    Map of INO Project Pottipuram (Madurai) in Tamil Nadu.

    Map of INO project Pottipuram (Madurai) in Tamil Nadu.

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  • May 24, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is Supercritical CO2? Next Generation Clean Energy Technology (Important) [ Sci-Tech ]

    A supercritical carbon dioxide Brayton test loop facility has been developed at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. Technology has the potential to replace nuclear and thermal power plants. Loop technology reduces the water consumption, with less emissions of greenhous

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  • May 23, 2018
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions for Science Technology & Space 2018 - Part 2 (Set - 3) [ Sci-Tech ]

    Chandrayaan-2 launch postponed to October - November 2018- ISRO postponed launch of India’s second lunar mission ‘Chandrayaan-2’ from April 2018 to October-November 2018, Launch was postponed for additional tests suggested by national level committee to review Chandrayaan-2.

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  • 2 📹 Expected Questions for Science Technology & Space 2018 - Part 2 (Set - 2) [ Sci-Tech ]

    TOPEX/Poseidon - Joint satellite mission launched by NASA and French space agency in year 1992 to map ocean surface topography, First satellite to precisely measure the rising sea levels. It mapped global currents for the first time and monitored effects of currents on global cli

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  • 3 📹 Expected Questions for Science Technology & Space 2018 - Part 2 (Set - 1) [ Sci-Tech ]

    Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson selected for 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry - The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has selected Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson for the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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