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  • Jul 12, 2018
  • 1 Professor J S Rajput as India’S Representative to the Executive Board of UNESCO [ Edu., Appointments ]

    Union Government nominated Professor JS Rajput, former Director of NCERT, as India’s representative to Executive Board (EXB) of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on March 25, 2018.

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    Image of Secretary - General

    Image of Secretary - General

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  • Jul 11, 2018
  • 1 Mission Mode Plan for Elimination of Unmanned Level Crossings in Indian Railways [ Policy-Governance, Railways ]

    Railway Ministry decided that unmanned level crossings (UMLC) across railways will be eliminated on a priority basis. Review meeting was done in presence of GMs of 5 critical zones (NR, WR, NER, NWR, ECR) w/significant number of UMLCs.

    Map of Kushinagar location

    Map of Kushinagar Location

    Map of Kushinagar location

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  • 2 🌟 Rocket Launches by ISRO (Important) [ Space and ISRO ]

    During last 3 years, from January 2015 to December 2017, total 169 foreign satellites from 23 countries were successfully launched on board Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). Income earned thru these launches was approx. 95 million Euros & 4.5 million USD in Foreign Exchange.

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  • 3 ‘Samarth’- Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Gathering on Samarth scheme was held in New Delhi to familiarize stakeholders w/target & functioning of scheme. Principle goal of scheme is to present talent coaching to youth for gainful & sustainable employment in textile sector excluding spinning & weaving.

    Image of Scheme for capacity building in textiles sector

    Image of Scheme for Capacity Building in Textiles Sector

    Image of Scheme for capacity building in textiles sector

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  • 4 29th National Road Safety Week: HIS with South Korea [ Eco., Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Transport ministry is working on 4E principles – Education, Enforcement, Engineering & Emergency – to improve road safety. Following are some important achievements. Ministry has set up Driving Training Centre (DTC) to provide training to those driving commercial vehicles & there

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  • 5 Sindhudurg Airport Will Be a Boost for Aviation Sector in Maharashtra [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Construction of new airport will be completed in 2018 in Parulechipi located in Sindhudurg dist. of Maharashtra. Project work is expected to be completed in June this year. Construction work will be completed in September before start of Monsoon & Ganesh Festival.

    Map of location of parulechipi for Aviation Sector- Maharashtra

    Map of Location of Parulechipi for Aviation Sector- Maharashtra

    Map of location of parulechipi for Aviation Sector- Maharashtra

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  • 6 First Meeting of Think Tank on Framework for National Policy on E-Commerce [ Policy-Governance, Eco. ]

    Minister of Commerce & Industry chaired 1st meeting of think tank to frame national policy on e-commerce on 24th April, 2018. Promote & diversify exports thru Plan schemes, policies & strategies.

    Image of Prabhu to chair ecommerce

    Image of Prabhu to Chair Ecommerce

    Image of Prabhu to chair ecommerce

    Objective

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  • 7 GOBAR-DHAN: Swachh Bharat Mission Launches GOBAR-DHAN to Promote Wealth and Energy from Waste [ Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    To make farmers more self-reliant, central scheme ‘Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources Dhan (GOBAR-DHAN) ’ is launched at National level by Union Ministry for Drinking Water & Sanitation & State Govt. of Haryana.

    Map of Dairy Research Institute (Institute)

    Map of Dairy Research Institute (Institute)

    Map of Dairy Research Institute (Institute)

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  • Jul 10, 2018
  • 1 Tripling Gas Demand- Increasing Production and Consumption [ Eco. ]

    GoI has taken several steps while meeting demand of natural gas & reduce dependence on imports in country to enhance domestic natural gas production thru some policy initiatives. As per British Petroleum (BP) Energy Outlook 2018, India’s natural gas consumption will rise & triple

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  • 2 🌟 Umbrella Scheme ‘Green Revolution — Krishonnati Yojana’ in Agriculture Sector (Important) [ Agri., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Govt. approved continuation of agriculture sector umbrella programme, ‘Green Revolution —Krishonnati Yojana’, w/central outlay of Rs. 33, 269.97 cr. till March 2020. Programme, comprises of 11 schemes to develop agriculture & allied sector in holistic & scientific manner to incre

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  • 3 🌟 Gokul Grams: Rashtriya Gokul Mission Launched with Frozen Semen Station Set in Maranga (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Frozen Semen Station is being set up in Maranga, Purnea in Bihar under Rashtriya Gokul Mission w/100 % contribution from Central Govt. 300 high genetic merit bulls will be kept at station & 50 lakh semen dose will be produced per year.

    Image of Location of Maranga, Purnea & Sudha in Bihar

    Image of Location of Maranga, Purnea & Sudha in Bihar

    Image of Location of Maranga, Purnea & Sudha in Bihar

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  • 4 🌟 NIRF India Rankings 2018 for Higher Education Institutions (Important) [ Edu. ]

    National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) is released by MHRD. This framework outlines methodology to rank institutions across the country. Indian Institute of Science (IISC) in Bengaluru became overall best institution in India by HRD Ministry’s NIRF.

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    Image of Parameters Pf Higher Education

    Image of Parameters pf Higher Education

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  • 5 🌟 Van Dhan Scheme to Help Increase Tribal Income Through Value Addition (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    PM launched Van Dhan Scheme of Ministry of Tribal Affairs and Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) on 14th April, 2018, during celebrations of Ambedkar Jayanti at Bijapur, Chattisgarh.

    Map of Bijapur location for Van Dhan Scheme

    Map of Bijapur Location for Van Dhan Scheme

    Map of Bijapur location for Van Dhan Scheme

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  • 6 🌟 General Development Assistance to Achieve Academic Excellence (Important) [ Edu. ]

    UGC provides financial assistance under Scheme “General Development Assistance” to eligible Central Universities, Deemed Universities, State Universities & colleges to set up new & strengthen existing infrastructural facilities in institutions.

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    Image of Campus Survey

    Image of Campus Survey

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  • 7 📹 Monuments in North Eastern States Identified for Listing Under World Heritage Site [ Culture ]

    Few monuments in North Eastern States are identified for listing under World Heritage Site as below: World Heritage Site is landmarks are selected by UNESCO. Apatani Cultural Landscape, Arunachal Pradesh - Surrounded by blue rolling hills & cut off from rest of populated areas of

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  • 8 MOU Between Indian Culinary Institute & IGNTU, Amarkantak for Degree Programmes & Research [ Edu. ]

    MOU is signed b/w Indian Culinary Institute (ICI) autonomous body under Ministry of Tourism, & Indira Gandhi National Tribal University (IGNTU), Amarkantak in New Delhi. MOU was signed for imparting collaborative degree programmes including research in field of culinary arts.

    Map of MOU between Indian Culinary Institute & IGNT

    Map of MOU between Indian Culinary Institute & IGNT

    Map of MOU between Indian Culinary Institute & IGNT

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  • Jul 9, 2018
  • 1 MoU Between India and Sao Tome and Principe on Cooperation in the Field of Medicinal Plants [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Union Cabinet has given its ex – post facto approval for MoU b/w India & Sao Tome & Principe on cooperation in field of Medicinal Plants. MoU was signed on 14th March, 2018. MoU is expected to reach US $7 trillion by 2050.

    India and Medicinal Plants

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  • 2 What is Project ‘JATAN’? 6 Museums Under Ministry of Culture- 1 Lakh Art Objects Digitized [ Schemes & Proj., Culture ]

    Ministry of Culture has taken up project named ‘JATAN’ in collaboration w/C-DAC, Pune for creating online digital repository of museum collections on national portal www.museumofindia.gov.in for museums.

    Image of Integrated Framework of Virtual Museum

    Image of Integrated Framework of Virtual Museum

    Image of Integrated Framework of Virtual Museum

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  • 3 🌟 MNRE Issues National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Env. ]

    Union Ministry of New & Renewable Energy on 14th May 2018 issued National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy in New Delhi. Scheme for new hybrid projects under policy is expected shortly. It aims to reduce variability in renewable power generation & achieve better grid stability.

    Image of Wind And Solar Hybrid Power Systems

    Image of Wind And Solar Hybrid Power Systems

    Image of Wind And Solar Hybrid Power Systems

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  • 4 Summary of ISRO Missions to Moon & Mars [ Sci-Tech ]

    ISRO is preparing for Chandrayaan-2 in succession to its successful launch of Chandrayaan-1 in 2008. ISRO is all set to land its 1st lunar rover on moon by end of March 2018. CHANDRAYAAN-1: Launched from Sriharikota off East coast of India at estimated cost of USD 83 million.

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  • 5 🌟 Assistance to States for Modernization of Police- Modern Weapons to Tackle Terrorist [ Defense, Schemes & Proj. ]

    On April 4, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs said that fight in Naxals is State subject & Centre can only assist State Governments. Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) are provided w/latest state-of-the-art weapons to tackle terrorist & naxalite activities.

    Map of India Naxal Affected Districts

    Map of India Naxal Affected Districts

    Map of India Naxal Affected Districts

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  • Jul 7, 2018
  • 1 Linkage Rationalization for Independent Power Producers (IPPs) [ Eco. ]

    Union Ministry of Coal approved recommendations of Inter-Ministerial Task Force (IMTF) unfolding coal-linkage methodology for Independent Power Producers (IPPs) on 16th May 2018. Task force was constituted to undertake comprehensive review of existing coal sources of IPPs having

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  • 2 Madhavpur Mela of Gujarat - Cultural Integration with North-East [ Culture ]

    Famous Madhavpur Mela of Gujarat will see its 1st cultural integration w/North-East to share its roots. Mela is being held from 25th March to 28th March at Madhavpur Ghed in Porbandar dist. of Gujarat.

    Map of Madhavpur Ghed

    Map of Madhavpur Ghed

    Map of Madhavpur Ghed

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  • 3 List of 24 Fake Universities [ Edu. ]

    University Grants Commission has released list of 24 “self-styled” & fake varsities across country including 8 in national Capital. Universities are declared as fake & are not entitled to confer any degrees.

    Image of Most FAKE Universities listed since 2000

    Image of Most FAKE Universities Listed Since 2000

    Image of Most FAKE Universities listed since 2000

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  • 4 🌟 License for Liquid Chlorine to Facilitate Quality Product with Standard Mark (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has granted First Licence to Gujarat Alkalies & Chemicals Ltd for Liquid Chlorine on all India basis as per Indian Standard (IS) 646: 1986. This is 1st Licence granted on All India basis. Licence is made operative w/effect from April 2018 for one

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  • 5 LHB Train Coaches and Why are They Safer? [ Railways ]

    Fast moving train w/Integral Coach Factory (ICF) – designed coaches derails will be 25 times less suseptable to compared to train composed of LHB coaches. Railways plans to stop manufacturing ICF coaches & switch over completely German-technology Linke Hoffman Busche (LHB) coache

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  • 6 NITI Aayog Announces Atal New India Challenges [ Edu., Schemes & Proj. ]

    NITI Aayog announced launch of ‘Atal New India Challenges’ programme under Atal Innovation Mission on 26th April, 2018. Programme launched to bring-in innovations & technologies relevant to people.

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    Image of NITI Aayog Announces Atal New India Challenges

    Image of NITI Aayog Announces Atal New India Challenges

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  • Jul 6, 2018
  • 1 INSV Tarini Completes Historic Circumnavigation [ Defense ]

    Indian Navy’s 6-member all-women Navy crew on board of INSV Tarini vessel reached Panaji, Goa after circumnavigating around globe in 254 days under Navika Sagar Parikrama expedition.

    Image of INSV Tarini Completes Historic Circumnavigation

    Image of INSV Tarini Completes Historic Circumnavigation

    Image of INSV Tarini Completes Historic Circumnavigation

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  • 2 🌟 What is Limited Insolvency Examination? Insolvency & Bankruptcy Board of India (Important) [ Edu., Bills ]

    Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (Code) provides Insolvency Professionals (IP) for class of regulated professionals. IP constitute one of four key pillars of insolvency regime. Other 3 are being Adjudicating Authority, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Board of India & Information Utilit

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  • 3 Indian Railways Fits Specially Designed Aerators in Basin-Taps of Tejas Express [ Env., Railways ]

    Specially-designed aerators are installed in basin-taps of Tejas Express train as step towards water conservation by Indian Railway Ministry. Measure was taken by Bhusawal Division of Central Railway zone. Aerators thru their fine pores break incoming stream of water into fine su

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