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  • Jul 23, 2018
  • 1 CBSE Lowers Pass Criteria [ Edu. ]

    The CBSE Board has relaxed the exam pass criteria for the students who are set to appeared for Class 10th exams in 2018. The relaxation is just a temporary measure for Class X students appearing in 2018. This fresh criterion will only be applicable for this year.

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    Image of CBSE Lowers Pass Criteria

    Image of CBSE Lowers Pass Criteria

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  • Jul 20, 2018
  • 1 AFSPA Revoked in Meghalaya, Parts of Arunachal: What is AFSPA? [ Policy-Governance, Defense ]

    Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) was completely removed from Meghalaya & some areas of Arunachal Pradesh w/effect from 1st April 2018.40 % of Meghalaya was under AFSPA including 20 km stretch of state’s 884.9 km border with Assam till September 2017.

    Map of AFSPA revoked in Meghalaya, Parts of Arunachal

    Map of AFSPA Revoked in Meghalaya, Parts of Arunachal

    Map of AFSPA revoked in Meghalaya, Parts of Arunachal

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  • 2 🌟 What is NIKSHAY and Active Case Finding? National Strategic Plan for TB Elimination (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Health ]

    The National Strategic Plan (NSP) 2017 – 2025 is the plan produced by the government of India (GOI). The NSP 2017 – 2025 describes the activities and interventions that the GOI believes would bring about significant change in the incidence, prevalence, and mortality from TB. This

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  • 3 Details on National Centre for Disease Control [ Health, Committees & Bodies ]

    National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) (previously known as National Institute of Communicable Diseases) is an institute under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. It was established in July 1963 for research in epidemiology and control of communicable diseases and to r

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  • 4 Railways Opt for Reverse Auction Bidding [ Eco., Railways ]

    Indian Railways to implement an electronic reverse auction process for high-value items from 1 April, a first-of-its-kind initiative for the national transporter. Indian Railways aim to save Rs. 10, 000 crore a year by increasing competition and reducing expenditure on procuremen

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  • Jul 19, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Day-NULM – New Initiatives Likely to Reduce Vulnerability & Improve Working Conditions (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Ministry of State (I/C) for Housing & Urban Affairs is working on shaping future of ‘work in India’ through role of National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM) & National Missions by widening employment opportunities & creating appropriate policies for urban informal workforce.

    Image of Organised & Unorganised workers in total

    Image of Organised & Unorganised Workers in Total

    Image of Organised & Unorganised workers in total

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  • 2 45th Chipko Movement Anniversary on Google Doodle [ Sci-Tech, Env. ]

    In 1973, Chipko movement was used to protect trees & forests from harvesting. Google celebrated this eco-feminist movement thru doodle. Main purpose of Chipko movement was to protect trees & forests.

    Image of 45<sup>th</sup> Chipko Movement Anniversary on Google Doodle

    Image of 45th Chipko Movement Anniversary on Google Doodle

    Image of 45th Chipko Movement Anniversary on Google Doodle

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  • 3 India and Guatemala Support for Non-Permanent Membership of UNSC [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India & Guatemala have agreed to support each other’s candidature for Non-Permanent Membership in United Nations Security Council. Guatemala will support India’s candidature for UNSC membership for 2021 - 22 while India will do so for Guatemala for 2031 - 32.

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    Image of Deadly Route to the Land of Opportunity

    Image of deadly route to the land of opportunity

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  • 4 Indian Cities 149% More Congested Than Asian Counterparts [ Eco. ]

    Indian cites are 149 % more congested than other Asian cities, Uber commissioned BCG report said on Wednesday. Also according to Boston Consulting Group (BCG) survey, up to 89 % of people plan to buy new car in next 5 years.

    Image Indian cities 149% More Congested than Asian Counterparts

    Image Indian Cities 149 % More Congested Than Asian Counterparts

    Image Indian cities 149 % More Congested than Asian Counterparts

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  • 5 Initiatives to Prevent Rape Cases: Death Penalty for Rape of Children Below 12 Years [ Policy-Governance, Bills ]

    Union Cabinet approved ordinance to allow courts to award death penalty to those convicted of raping children up to 12 years of age. Number of measures put in place for speedy investigation & trial of rape cases.

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    Image of Initiatives to Prevent Rape Cases

    Image of Initiatives to Prevent Rape Cases

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  • 6 🌟 VOCs: Emerging Chemical Pollution Threat (Important) [ Env. ]

    While stricter norms on industries & chemical usage has brought down concentration levels of pollutants in US & Europe, India is still engaged in twin battle against Industrial pollution and Vehicular pollution.

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    Image of VOCs: Emerging Chemical Pollution Threat

    Image of VOCs: Emerging Chemical Pollution Threat

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  • Jul 18, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Train 2018 Project: Indian Railways to Introduce 160 Kmph Engine-Less Trains (Important) [ Schemes & Proj., Railways ]

    Indian Railways is all set to roll out ’1st of its kind’ semi-high speed self-propelled train set. Integral Coach Factory (ICF) will ‘Make in India’ EMUs (Electric Multiple Units) that can travel at speeds of up to 160 kmph.

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    Image of Train 2018 Project

    Image of Train 2018 Project

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  • 2 Parliament Passes Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill [ Bills ]

    In move that will benefit millions of workers of private & public sector companies, Rajya Sabha passed Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2017. Features of the New Bill - Enhance ceiling of tax-free gratuity to Rs. 20 lakh from existing Rs. 10 lakh for employees under Payment

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  • 3 🌟 AFTO Policy: Railways Now a Preferred Carrier of Automobiles (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Railways ]

    Indian Railways emerged as the preferred mode of transportation for automobiles- due to low cost, faster service, reliability and safety. Indian Railways is working closely w/automobile industry to develop policies which are mutually beneficial to industry as well as Railways.

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    Image of Newly Released Policies of Indian Railways

    Image of newly released policies of indian railways

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  • 4 Ministry of Info. & Broadcasting Establishes a Dedicated Web-Portal for Promotion of Audio Visual [ Sci-Tech ]

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting will establish dedicated web portal to spread information on filming locations & production facilities available in India. Film Facilitation Office is in process of establishing dedicated web portal that will disseminate information on fil

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  • 5 🌟 Railways Phasing Out Asbestos- a Suspected Health Hazard (Important) [ Health, Env., Railways ]

    Broken-down asbestos roofs on railway stations were being replaced by metal sheets since June 2009. Asbestos sheet is manufactured from naturally occurring fibrous mineral has been an imp. construction material for India’s railways.

    Image Railways Phasing out Asbestos-a Suspected Health Hazard

    Image Railways Phasing Out Asbestos-a Suspected Health Hazard

    Image Railways Phasing out Asbestos-a Suspected Health Hazard

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  • 6 Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karykram: WAQF Related Schemes and their Implementation [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Minority Affairs Minister Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said under “Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karykram” (PMJVK), his Ministry for 1st time after Independence, will construct various infrastructure for socio-economic-educational empowerment of society on Waqf properties across country o

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  • 7 India Falls to 138th Rank in 2018 World Press Freedom Index [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Reporters W/o Borders (RSF) released World Press Freedom Index 2018 on 25th April, 2018, reflecting growing animosity towards journalists. Published annually by Reporters W/o Borders since 2002, World Press Freedom Index measures level of media freedom in 180 countries.

    India Falls to 138<sup>th</sup> rank in 2018 World Press Freedom Index

    India Falls to 138th rank in 2018 World Press Freedom Index

    India Falls to 138th rank in 2018 World Press Freedom Index

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  • 8 🌟 Kishanganga Hydropower Station and Pakal Dul Hydro Power Project (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    PM will inaugurate hydro-electricity project & participate in 100th birth anniversary celebrations of Ladakhi spiritual leader Kushak Bakula & university convocation. He will also dedicate 330 MW Kishanganga hydroelectric project.

    Map of Kishanganga Hydropower Station

    Map of Kishanganga Hydropower Station

    Map of Kishanganga Hydropower Station

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  • 9 🌟 Mutant Bacteria Could Be Answer to Plastics Pollution Crisis (Important) [ Health, Env. ]

    Great Pacific Garbage Patch is twice the size of Texas, & it’s only getting bigger. In fact, some estimates claim that by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in ocean. New scientific discovery is providing some hope in plastics pollution crisis.

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    Image of Great Pacific Garbage Patch

    Image of Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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  • Jul 18, 2018
  • 1 MoU Between ALIMCO & Aravali Power Company Pvt. Ltd (APCPL), Jhajjar [ Health, Schemes & Proj. ]

    Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO), under Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, & Aravali Power Company Pvt Ltd (APCPL), Jhajjar signed MoU for Rs. 2 cr. for distribution of aids & assistive devices to persons w/disabilities at Charkhi Dadri dist. of

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  • Jul 17, 2018
  • 1 India Signs Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) in Nursing with Singapore [ Int. Rel & Org., Health, Committees & Bodies ]

    India has achieved 1st significant breakthrough in its attempts to export professional services by signing pact w/Singapore that could soon allow Indian nurses to practise in Southeast Asian country.

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    Image of Mutual Recognition Agreement

    Image of Mutual Recognition Agreement

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  • 2 India Seeks $15 Billion Fighter Jets in World’S Largest Deal [ Int. Rel & Org., Defense ]

    India is looking to buy more than 100 new fighter jets. Deal is expected to cost upwards of Rs. 100, 000 cr. or about 15 billion dollars which will be world’s largest for fighter jets.

    India Seeks $15 Billion Fighter Jets in World's Largest Deal

    India Seeks $15 Billion Fighter Jets in World’s Largest Deal

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  • 3 🌟 Friends of Coconut Tree Program: India Makes Unprecedented Progress in Coconut (Important) [ Eco., Agri. ]

    India brought 13, 117 hectare (ha) under new coconut plantation b/w mid-2014 & 2018, vis-a-vis 9, 561 ha b/w 2010 & 2014. Productivity increased to 11, 516 fruits per ha in 2017 - 18 vis-a-vis 10, 122 in 2013 - 14.

    Image of 19<sup>th</sup> World Coconut Day

    Image of 19th World Coconut Day

    Image of 19th World Coconut Day

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  • 4 India in Middle of an Engineering Education Crisis [ Edu. ]

    While the country hopes to reap demographic dividend thru its predominantly young population, problem of substandard engineering education is now widely known. Except IITs & other prestigious technology institutes, most engineering colleges are unable to provide education to engi

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  • 5 South Western Railway Awarded Safety Shield for Train Operations for 2017-18 [ Awards, Railways ]

    During 2017 - 18, South Western Railway (SWR) registered best figures & tremendous improvements in key areas of safety pertaining to train operations among all Zonal Railways and was awarded Railway Minister’s Safety Shield for 2017 - 18.

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    Image of Train Accidents Per Million Kilometers Run

    Image of train accidents per million kilometers run

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  • 6 National Technology Day: Technology is Destiny, but Technology Must Also Be Equity [ Sci-Tech, Speeches ]

    Emphasising that technology is destiny, President has said, technology must be equity & its fruits must be accessible to all. Following are Key Points of His Speech - Finances & resources must be available to all technologists who wish to turn entrepreneurs & to migrate from lab

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  • 7 Cabinet Approves MoU with Diff. Countries in Diff. Fields [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Following is a summary of the various MoUs signed between India and other countries. They were approved by cabinet. MoU between India and France on Technical Cooperation in the Field of Railways.

    Cabinet Approves MoU with Diff. Countries in Diff. Fields

    Cabinet Approves MoU with Diff. Countries in Diff. Fields

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  • Jul 16, 2018
  • 1 GSLV Successfully Launches GSAT-6A Satellite [ Sci-Tech, Space and ISRO ]

    On 29th March 2018, India successfully launched GSAT-6A communication satellite using its heavy rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F08). Satellite is equipped w/S & C band transponders & has mission life of about ten years.

    Image of GSLV Successfully Launches GSAT-6A Satellite

    Image of GSLV Successfully Launches GSAT-6A Satellite

    Image of GSLV Successfully Launches GSAT-6A Satellite

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  • 2 🌟 Summary of Projects & Achievements: 48 Months of Narendra Modi Government (Important) (Part - 13) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Increasing Productivity of Factories- Amendments to Factory Act with Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2016. Making factories more productive. Raising limit of quarterly overtime hours from the existing 50 to 100.

    • For factories with exceptional work load, the same limit raised from ex

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