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  • Aug 24, 2017
  • 1 India Had 3rd Highest Terror Attacks in 2016: US [ Defense ]

    According to the Country Report on Terrorism released by the US State Department, India witnessed third highest number of terrorist attacks in 2016, more than Pakistan. Several countries routinely experience terrorist attacks.

    India Had 3<sup>rd</sup> Highest Terror Attacks in 2016

    India Had 3rd Highest Terror Attacks in 2016

    India Had 3rd Highest Terror Attacks in 2016

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  • 2 Aarambh Mobile App for Road Maintenance [ Sci-Tech ]

    The Union Ministry of Rural Development launched Aarambh mobile app for performance based maintenance contracting and community contracting for maintenance of rural roads. Uses Geographic Information System (GIS) based mapping for making road inventories and condition survey.

    Aarambh Mobile App for Road Maintenance

    Aarambh Mobile App for Road Maintenance

    Aarambh Mobile App for Road Maintenance

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  • 3 The Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill, 2016 [ Bills ]

    Parliament passed The Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill, 2016 dealing with cases of accidents in navigable waters or contracts related to commerce on such waters. The Bill upgrades laws related to civil matters of admiralty jurisdiction of courts, ma

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  • 4 First Floating Wind Farm Off Scotland Coast [ Eco. ]

    World’s first floating wind farm known as Hywind being built off the coast of Scotland in the North on a trial basis for 20, 000 homes. Floating wind farm to harvest wind power in waters too deep for bottom standing turbines usually installed in shallow waters.

    First Floating Wind Farm off Scotland Coast

    First Floating Wind Farm off Scotland Coast

    First Floating Wind Farm off Scotland Coast

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  • 5 Minimum Wage: New Wage Code Bill [ Bills ]

    Labour Code on Wages Bill will ensure a minimum wage across all sectors by integrating existing labour related laws. The Labour Code on Wages Bill consolidates the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965, the Payment of Wages Act, 1936 and the Equal Remuneration A

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  • 6 Green Climate Fund: NABARD’S AMA with GCF [ Env. ]

    National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) signed an Accreditation Master Agreement (AMA) with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) becoming first Indian organisation to get Direct Access Entity status of the GCF providing first step to access GCF resources.

    Image shows GCF Architecture

    Image Shows GCF Architecture

    Image shows GCF Architecture

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  • Aug 21, 2017
  • 1 BharatNet Project: Phase II Approved [ Policy-Governance ]

    Second phase of the BharatNet project was approved by Union government to power the Digital India initiative. The second phase aims at covering the remaining 1.50 lakh Gram Panchayats (GPS) for a total estimated expenditure of Rs. 42, 068 crore bankrolled from the Universal Servi

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  • 2 Sagar Vani: Information Dissemination System for Coastal Community [ Env. ]

    Ministry of Earth Science launched Sagar Vani, an integrated information dissemination system to serve coastal community, especially anglers with advisories and alerts towards safety at Sea. Developed by ESSO-Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS).

    Cyclone Warning Organisational Structure

    Cyclone Warning Organisational Structure

    Cyclone Warning Organisational Structure

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  • 3 India Quake App for Earthquake Parameter Dissemination [ Sci-Tech ]

    Ministry of Earth Science launched India Quake application developed by the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) for automatic dissemination of earthquake parameter (location, time, and magnitude) after the occurrence of earthquakes.

    Key Features of India Quake App

    Key Features of India Quake App

    Key Features of India Quake App

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  • 4 Indian Institutes of Management Bill,2017 Declares IIMs as Institutions of National Importance [ Edu. ]

    Bill empowers Indian Institutes of Managements to attain global excellence in education, research, and allied areas. It provides administrative, academic, and financial autonomy to them to grant degrees.

    Image shows the rank of Top MBA College in India 2016

    Image Shows the Rank of Top MBA College in India 2016

    Image shows the rank of Top MBA College in India 2016

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  • 5 NPCI to Operate Bharat Bill Payment System [ Bills ]

    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) allows National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to operate as Bharat Bill Payment Central Unit (BBPCU) and operate Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS). 24 Bharat Bill Payment Operating Units certified- 10 private sector banks, 3 public sector banks

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  • 6 Navy’S Second LCU Mark IV L52 Ship Launched by GRSE [ Defense ]

    LCU Mark-IV vessels are designed for multipurpose amphibious operations by Indian Navy and Army for security of Andaman and Lakshadweep. LCU L52 ship second of eight Mark IV LCU vessels built by GRSE.

    Navy’s Second LCU Mark IV L52 Ship Launched by GRSE

    Navy’s Second LCU Mark IV L52 Ship Launched by GRSE

    Navy’s Second LCU Mark IV L52 Ship Launched by GRSE

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  • 7 MRSAM Defense System, Muntra and Mark IV L52 Ship [ Defense ]

    DRDO developed Muntra, India’s first unmanned, remotely operated tank at its Chennai lab, Indian Army signed MoU with DRDO for one regiment of the advanced Medium Range Surface to Air Missiles (MRSAM) defense system and Navy’s second Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mark IV L52 ship b

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  • 8 What is String of Pearls: Hambantota Port Deal Between Sri Lanka and China [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    A geopolitical theory on potential Chinese intentions in the Indian Ocean region building a network of Chinese military and commercial facilities and relationships along sea lines of communication extending from the Chinese mainland to Port Sudan.

    Hambantota Port Deal between Sri Lanka and China

    Hambantota Port Deal between Sri Lanka and China

    Hambantota Port Deal between Sri Lanka and China

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  • 9 Gelator to Remove Oil from Spills: IISER [ Sci-Tech ]

    Scientists from the Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research (IISER), Thiruvananthapuram developed hydrophobic and oleilophilic gelator that can take up oil on contact. It is a cost effective method to recover marine oil spills.

    Gelator to Remove Oil from Spills IISER

    Gelator to Remove Oil from Spills IISER

    Gelator to Remove Oil from Spills IISER

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  • Aug 21, 2017
  • 1 What are Sprites (Spacecraft) and Breakthrough Starshot? [ Sci-Tech ]

    Breakthrough Starshot is a research and engineering project by Breakthrough Initiatives to develop a proof-of-concept fleet of light sail spacecraft, named StarChip. They are capable of making the journey to the Alpha Centauri star system, 4.37 light-years away, at speeds between

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  • 2 Types of Repo Rates [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) reduced short-term lending rate, or repo rate, by 25 basis points to 6 % in its third bimonthly policy review for the financial year 2017 - 18.

    Image shows the Types of Repo Rates

    Image Shows the Types of Repo Rates

    Image shows the Types of Repo Rates

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  • 3 Prime Minister’S Special Scholarship Scheme for Jammu & Kashmir [ Edu. ]

    The Special Scholarship Scheme for Jammu & Kashmir being implemented since 2011 to encourage the youth to pursue higher education in educational institutions outside the state with initiatives to ensure the benefits availed by all deserving students. Scholarship for 2017 - 18 ope

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  • 4 Women in Defense Forces [ Defense ]

    Since 1992, when the Army allowed women, numbers increased- in 22 years, their strength has grown from 50 to 1300. Women recruited to Indian Army as officers through: Short Service Commission (SSC) along with men candidates into Army Service Corps, Army Ordnance Corps, Army Educa

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  • 5 Ocean Observation Systems [ Sci-Tech ]

    The Ministry of Earth Sciences implements Ocean Observations System programs since 1996 to acquire real-time, time series data on surface meteorological and upper oceanographic parameters from the Indian seas including from the Indian Ocean Region.

    Image of Ocean Observation Systems

    Image of Ocean Observation Systems

    Image of Ocean Observation Systems

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  • 6 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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  • 7 Electronic Health Records and Intensified Mission Indradhanush [ Policy-Governance ]

    Government targets full immunization coverage by 2018 by accelerating immunization coverage and providing greater focus on urban areas and other pockets of low immunization coverage. Following measures are to be taken:

    Health Records and Intensified Mission Indradhanush

    Health Records and Intensified Mission Indradhanush

    Health Records and Intensified Mission Indradhanush

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  • 8 Special Package to Reduce Debt Burden of Farmers [ Policy-Governance ]

    Government has taken the several initiatives to reduce the debt burden of farmers. Ensuring availability of agriculture credit at a reduced interest rate of 7 % to farmers through interest subvention scheme for short-term crop loans up to Rs. 3.00 lakh (Department of Agriculture,

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  • 9 Plastic Converted to Petrol and Bio-Glue for Wound Healing [ Sci-Tech ]

    CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP), Dehradun in collaboration with GAIL Ltd. developed a process to convert waste polyethylene and polypropylene into petrol and diesel. One kilogram of waste polyethylene and polypropylene can be converted to either about 600 - 650 ml of pet

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  • Aug 21, 2017
  • 1 TREAD Assistance Scheme Women Entrepreneurship Programme [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The focus of the Trade Related Entrepreneurship Development Assistance Scheme (TREAD) is to promote self-employment and income generation activities for women mostly from SHG groups in non-farm sector. TREAD envisages economic empowerment of women through grant upto 30 % of Loan

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  • 2 Measures to Protect Women Workers Abroad [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Indian Missions in the Emigration Check Required (ECR) countries including Gulf Countries report many atrocities on women working in foreign countries. To protect them government has taken several measures.

    Measures to Protect Women Workers Abroad

    Measures to Protect Women Workers Abroad

    Measures to Protect Women Workers Abroad

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  • 3 New ISARC for Harnessing and Sustaining Rice Production in Eastern India and Spice Park [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    International Rice Research Institute South Asia Regional Centre is to be set up to play a major role in harnessing and sustaining rice production in eastern India & similar ecologies in other South Asian and African countries.

    Image of International Rice Research Institute

    Image of International Rice Research Institute

    Image of International Rice Research Institute

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  • 4 NCBC Bill: What is National Commission for Backward Classes and Its Constitutional Status? [ Bills ]

    A Constitutional body is set up under instruction of Constitution. Government is required to set up and cannot dispense off a constitutional body when it makes difficult decisions. They require amending part of the Constitution. They constitutional bodies cannot be invalidated by

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  • 5 SC Bans Antimony, Lithium, Mercury, Arsenic and Lead in Fireworks: Harms of These Chemicals [ Env. ]

    According to SC directives, no firecrackers manufactured shall contain antimony, lithium, mercury, arsenic and lead in any form whatsoever. The substances cause air and noise pollution. Court asked PESO to ensure compliance by manufacturers.

    SC Bans Antimony,Lithium, Mercury Arsenic and Lead in Fireworks

    SC Bans Antimony, Lithium, Mercury Arsenic and Lead in Fireworks

    SC Bans Antimony, Lithium, Mercury Arsenic and Lead in Fireworks

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  • 6 Kranti Diwas Quit India 9 Aug 1942 and Dr. Yosuf Mehar Ali [ Important Days ]

    Kranti Diwas is a day observed to remember the historic ‘Quit India Movement’ initiated by Gandhi and Indian National Congress. The term “Quit India” was given by Dr. Yosuf Mehar Ali. It is also known as August Movement Day or August Kranti Divas. It is celebrated by national int

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