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  • Dec 12, 2017
  • 1 🌟 What is Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS)? IMMSAREX in Bangladesh (Important) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    The 2017 International Multilateral Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise (IMMSAREX) was held in Bangladesh from November 26 to 28 2017 under Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS). IMMSAREX was inaugurated by Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina.

    Indian Ocean Naval Symposium map

    Indian Ocean Naval Symposium Map

    Indian Ocean Naval Symposium map

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  • 2 1st International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (2017) at Jaipur [ Env. ]

    First International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (INSPIRE 2017) was kicked off in Jaipur. Five-day symposium is organized by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) in partnership with The World Bank, and Alliance for an Energy Efficient Econo

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  • 3 Training Elected Women Representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Minister of Women and Child Development plans to train around 20, 000 Elected Women Representatives (EWRs) of Panchayati Raj Institutions and Master Trainers by March 2018. First such historic step of this scale to train EWRs who would then go out and administer the villages

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  • Dec 11, 2017
  • 1 📹 Kurukshetra December 2017 Summary: Rural Tourism [ Kurukshetra ]

    Next Issue – Empowering Rural Women: India is beyond land of tigers and temples. In 13 thematic circuit under Swadesh Darshan Program – 1 circuit is Rural Circuit. Innovative methods – Dilli Haat. Ministries that work in – rural development, culture, environment and tribal welfar

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  • 2 🌟 Wassenaar Arrangement Admits India – What is Wassenaar Arrangement? (Important) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Multilateral export control regime Wassenaar Arrangement (WA) at the meeting of the grouping in Vienna admitted India as its new member, raising India’s stature in non-proliferation and helping acquire critical technologies.

    Image of Arms Control

    Image of Arms Control

    Image of Arms Control

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  • 3 What is National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO), NOTTO Programme? [ Health ]

    The Union government, as part of the national organ transplant programme plans to set up six biomaterial centers or tissue banks to cater to a growing demand for tissues in various medical procedures.

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  • 4 Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs Provided Grants-in-Aid Beyond the 12th Plan Period [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Union Cabinet gave approval for continuation of scheme on Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) for another three financial years (FYs 2017 - 18 to 2019 - 20) and providing Grants-in-aid of Rs. 18 crore. The plan is to make the Institute self-sustainable by the end of

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  • 5 DoNER Launches Exclusive ‘Rural Livelihood’ Scheme for Northeast [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER) has launched exclusive “Rural Livelihood” scheme for the Northeast under the title “North East Rural Livelihood Project” supported by the World Bank. The scheme will primarily benefit tribals and the lower socioeconomic groups, includin

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  • 6 🌟 Non-Forest ‘Bamboo’ Exempted from Forest Act (Important) [ Bills ]

    Centre promulgated Indian Forest (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017 to encourage bamboo cultivation in non-forest areas. This move is especially beneficial to entire North Eastern Region (NER) of India.

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    Image of Non-Timber Forest Products

    Image of Non-Timber Forest Products

    Detail

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  • 7 What is the Strategic?Importance of Andaman and Nicobar Islands? Defence of Andaman & Nicobar [ Defense ]

    Defence of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Exercise (DANX) was conducted under Andaman & Nicobar Command as a five-day exercise from 20 Nov 2017 to 24 Nov 2017. Main objective was to practice & validate procedures and drills of all the Command forces for defending Andaman & Nicobar I

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  • Dec 10, 2017
  • 1 🌟 TRAI Recommendations on Net Neutrality (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) released recommendations on “Net Neutrality” because of a long, multistage consultation process. Give ability to companies to earn sufficient returns on investment without compromising welfare of the public.

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    Image of Net Neutrality

    Image of Net Neutrality

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  • 2 🌟 Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPOs)? (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Government while conducting third wind power auction of 2000 MW capacity announced the path for achieving 2022 targets of commissioning: 175 GW of Renewable Energy (RE). 100 GW of solar generating capacity. 60 GW of wind power of which 32 GW have already been commissioned.

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  • 3 What are the Guidelines of NDMA? Mega Mock Tsunami Exercise 2017 near Andaman & Nicobar Islands [ Disaster Management ]

    The Ministry of Home Affairs, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), and the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) conducted multi-State mega mock exercise on tsunami preparedness to simulate preparedness along the vulnerable eastern coastline.

    Map of Situation Data on Tsunami - India

    Map of Situation Data on Tsunami - India

    Map of Situation Data on Tsunami - India

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  • 4 Light Pollution- Everything You Must Know [ Env. ]

    Light pollution is excessive, misdirected, or obtrusive artificial (usually outdoor) light. The rate of growth of this light is approximately two percent each year in both the amount of areas lit and the radiance of the light.

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    Image of Light Pollution

    Image of Light Pollution

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  • 5 🌟 Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra (PMMSK) (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Cabinet approved a new Mahila Shakti Kendra Scheme to empower rural women through community participation for targeting declining child sex ratio and providing rural women an interface to approach the government for availing entitlements.

    Image of Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra

    Image of Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra

    Image of Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra

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  • 6 📹 Urban Transportation Policy (Current Affairs / GS 2017-18) - WW.49 [ Policy-Governance ]

    Next Week! ! Blue Economy vs. Ocean Economy: Lewis Mamfort (American urban architect) - “Building more roads to prevent congestion is like a fat man loosening his belt to prevent obesity. ”

    Mr. Enrique Penelosa, the present mayor of Bogota, said, “A developed country is not where

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  • 7 🌟 Details of Earlier Finance Commissions- 15th Finance Commission Approved by Cabinet (Important) [ Eco. ]

    Union cabinet approves 15th Finance Commission to decide the distribution of tax proceeds among the centre, states and local bodies. The Finance Commission is constituted by the President under article 280 of the Constitution, mainly to give its recommendations on distribution of

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  • Dec 9, 2017
  • 1 उच्च समाचार (Top News November - in Hindi) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    चीन और भारत: - डोकलाम के बाद अब चीन की निगाहें ब्रह्यपुत्र नदी पर हैं। ड्रैगन (चीन) अब ब्रह्यपुत्र का रुख मोड़ने की तैयारी में हैं। ड्रैगन तिब्बत-शिनजियांग सुरंग के तहत नदी के पानी को उत्तर-पश्चिमी चीन के शिनजियांग के बैरन क्षेत्र में ले जाने की योजना बना रहा है। यह धुर रेगिस्तान

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  • 2 उच्च समाचार (Final Summary Top News November - in Hindi) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    2.9 मिलियन बच्चे खसरा टीकाकरण से वंचित- अग्रणी स्वास्थ्य संगठनो द्वारा प्रकाशित एक नई रिपोर्ट (विवरण) के अनुसार, भारत में करीब 2.9 मिलियन (दस लाख) बच्चों को टीका नहीं लगवाया जाता है। यह एक अत्यंत संक्रामक वायरल बीमारी है जो विश्वभर में हर वर्ष लगभग 90, 000 हजार लोगों की जान लेती

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  • 3 What is GAAR, Transfer Pricing, & BEPS? Arbind Modi-Led Panel Sanctioned to Overhaul [ Policy-Governance ]

    Government has formed a task force under top taxman Arbind Modi to draft a new direct tax law to replace the existing Income Tax Act, which has been in force since 1961. Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), will steer a six-member panel on the issue.

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  • 4 Indian Income Tax Act: What is GAAR and How is It Different from SAAR? [ Eco. ]

    GAAR is General Anti Avoidance Rule aimed to curtail tax avoidance. GAAR empowers the revenue authorities to deny tax benefits to arrangements not having any commercial substance other than achieving the tax benefit.

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    Image of GAAR (General Anti Avoidance Rule)

    Image of GAAR (General Anti Avoidance Rule)

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  • 5 BrahMos Test Success Means India Can Take Out Target in Minutes: 10 Facts [ Sci-Tech ]

    Indian Armed Forces joined the supersonic cruise missile triad with the successful test launch of the BrahMos missile from an Indian Air Force Sukhoi Su-30 MKI frontline fighter aircraft above the Bay of Bengal.

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    Image of BrahMos Test Success

    Image of BrahMos Test Success

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  • 6 KIRAN, SERB Overseas Doctoral Fellowship, & National Post-Doctoral Fellowship [ Edu. ]

    Government of India encourages research and higher education through several mechanisms. VAJRA is one such scheme for inviting foreign expertise. SERB Overseas Doctoral Fellowship, National Post-Doctoral Fellowship, and KIRAN (Education) are three main scholarships for nurturing

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  • 7 🌟 What is HAM, BOT? India’S First Sewage Treatment Plant Under Hybrid Annuity (HAM) (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Tripartite agreement was signed between National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) and the state level executing agencies Uttarakhand Pey Jal Nigam and Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam for setting up of India’s first Sewage Treatment Plants under Hybrid Annuity mode, at Haridwar and Varanasi

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  • 8 SANKALP & STRIVE Schemes to Boost Skill India Mission [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved two new World Bank supported schemes of Rs. 6, 655 crore Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP) and Skill Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement (STRIVE).

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    Image of SANKALP & STRIVE Schemes

    Image of SANKALP & STRIVE Schemes

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  • 9 🌟 What is Disaster Risk Reduction?Prime Minister’S 10 Point Agenda on (DRR) - (Important) [ Disaster Management ]

    With Asia-Pacific emerging as a global leader in disaster risk management there is need for improvements in early warning of cyclones and other natural disasters through the 10-point agenda for disaster risk reduction:

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  • Dec 9, 2017
  • 1 BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise 2017 [ Disaster Management ]

    By conducting first Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation, Disaster Management Exercise (BIMSTEC DMEx-2017) India has emerged as a frontline state for disaster risk reduction.

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    Image of BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise 2017

    Image of BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise 2017

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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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  • 2 Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Act 2016 [ Bills ]

    A new Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Act 2016 has been brought into force with effect from 12th October, 2017. It establishes the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) as the National Standards Body of India.

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    Image of 14 Divisions of BIS

    Image of 14 Divisions of BIS

    Key Features

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  • 3 🌟 Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY) - (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    PMKSY was started to provide a permanent solution from drought. Three ministries are implementing this scheme in mission mode and the Ministry of Water Resources is leading the project.

    Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana

    Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana

    Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana

    Components and

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