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  • Mar 8, 2018
  • 1 📹 Kurukshetra February 2018 Summary: Agriculture for Prosperity (Part - 3) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Organic farming practices in India - Organic farming addresses soil health, human health and environmental health & is eco-friendly, best option for crop production and crop yield sustainability, greater economic benefits to farmers, crucial for achieving food security, maintains

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  • 2 📹 Kurukshetra February 2018 Summary: Agriculture for Prosperity (Part - 2) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Preserving Soil Health for Sustainable Production - Increasing population and shrinking land resources increases pressure on soil beyond boundaries—soil sustains production depending on soil health.

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  • 3 📹 Kurukshetra February 2018 Summary: Agriculture for Prosperity (Part - 1) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Doubling Farmers’ income - Agriculture - for food security, export and as raw material for industry, Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC, 2011) - 17.9 million out of 24.39 crore household live in village & are dependent on agriculture.

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    Agriculture for Pro

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  • Mar 7, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Major Changes in FDI Policy- Approved by Cabinet (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Eco. ]

    The union Government approved a number of amendments to (Foreign Direct Investment) FDI policy to simplify and liberalise FDI policy in India. They will - Increase ease of doing business in country, Lead to larger FDI inflows contributing to growth of investment, employment, and

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  • 2 Maharashtra Approves Nanaji Deshmukh Krishi Sanjivani Yojna [ Agri. ]

    The 10th Forum for Food & Agriculture was held at Berlin, Germany. Union Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare is leading the Indian delegation. 10th Global Forum for Food & Agriculture was held from 18 - 20 January, 2018.

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    Image of 10th Global Forum for Food & Agriculture

    Image of 10th Global Forum for Food & Agriculture

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  • 3 CABE Committee Recommends Free Education for Girls Up to PG Level [ Edu., Policy-Governance ]

    The Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) recommended free and compulsory education for girls up to post-graduate level across the country. The CABE committee is headed by HRD Minister is generally made for three years.

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    Image of Girl Education in India

    Image of girl education in india

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  • 4 Dr. Vinod Paul is the First Indian to Win IhsanDogRamaci Family Health Foundation Prize [ Awards ]

    NITI Aayog member Dr Vinod Paul became first Indian to be awarded prestigious IhsanDogramaci Family Health Foundation Prize by World Health Organisation. It will be formally presented at World Health Assembly to be held in Geneva, Switzerland in May 2018.

    Global Recognition for Dr Vinod Paul, Member, NITIAayog

    Global Recognition for Dr Vinod Paul, Member, NITIAayog

    Global Recognition for Dr Vinod Paul, Member, NITIAayog

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  • 5 What are Scorpene Submarines? Navy Launches Third Scorpene Class Submarine Karanj in Mumbai [ Defense ]

    The third Scorpene-class submarine ‘Karanj’ was launched at Mazagon Dock (Mumbai). Karanj is the third of the six Scorpene-class submarines built by shipbuilder Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) under the P-75I project.

    Navy Launches Third Scorpene Class Submarine Karanj in Mumbai

    Navy Launches Third Scorpene Class Submarine Karanj in Mumbai

    Navy Launches Third Scorpene Class Submarine Karanj in Mumbai

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  • Mar 6, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is GeM? Government Launches GeM 3.0 (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Ministry of Commerce & Industry launched third version of the Government e-Marketplace (GeM 3.0). The earlier version GeM 2.0 was launched as pilot project in August 2016. GeM 3.0 has undergone a digital transformation with superior technology and ability to scale from the pr

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  • 2 Exponential Growth in Regional Air Connectivity (UDAN-2) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The ministry of civil aviation informed revisions in UDAN Scheme under 2nd Round of RCS-UDAN in areas of: priority areas, operational flexibility, helicopter operations. UDAN is a key component of the National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP) which was released by the Ministry on 15t

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  • 3 🌟 GST Telemetry- Important Findings- 50% Increase in Indirect GST Taxpayers (Important) [ Eco. ]

    The Goods and Services Tax (GST) implementation has increased indirect taxpayer base by more than 50 per cent with 34 lakh businesses coming into the tax net. GST will allow radical alteration in the understanding of the Indian economy.

    Data reveals 50% increase in number of Indirect Taxpayers

    Data Reveals 50 % Increase in Number of Indirect Taxpayers

    Data reveals 50 % increase in number of Indirect Taxpayers

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  • 4 🌟 What is Coconut Development Board (CDB)? India Leading in Coconut Production & Productivity [ Agri. ]

    Annual coconut production is 2395 crore from 20.82 lakh hectare and the productivity is 11505 coconuts/hectare. In the year 2016 - 17, coconut products worth Rs. 2084 crore has been exported.

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    Image of Coconut Production In The World-Country Wise

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  • Mar 5, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Rapid Reporting System for the Scheme for Adolescent Girls (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Central Government in coordination with the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) has come up with a new beneficiary module (i. e. phase -1) of Rapid Reporting System (RRS).

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    Image of Scheme for Adolescent Girls

    Image of Scheme for Adolescent Girls

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  • 2 Doubling with Electrification Projects in Kerala & Tamil Nadu [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Minister of State of Railways laid the foundation stone for the Rs. 3618 crore. The project will be Doubling with Electrification projects covering 349 Km in Kanniyakumari-Nagercoil-Thiruvananthapuram section.

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    Image of Railway on Fast Track

    Image of Railway on fast Track

    Map of Kanniyakumari-Nagercoil-Thiruvananthapuram section

    Map of Kanniyakumari-Nagercoil-Thiruvananthapuram Section

    Map of Kanniyakumari-Nagercoil-Thiruvananthapuram section

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  • 3 Model Shops and Establishments Bill, 2016 [ Bills ]

    The Union Cabinet is considering the Model Shops and Establishment (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2016 for more employment generation. The bill says that there should be online one common registration through a simplified procedure.

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    Image of Model Shops and Establishments Bill, 2016

    Image of Model Shops and Establishments Bill, 2016

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  • 4 Bharat Biotech’S Diarrhoea Vaccine Gets WHO Nod [ Health ]

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) awarded pre-qualification to the developing world’s first rotavirus diarrhoea vaccine. ROTOVAC is the first rotavirus vaccine from the developing world and India to be WHO Prequalified.

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    Image of Bharat-Biotechs-diarrhoea-vaccine-ROTAVAC-gets-WHO

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  • 5 🌟 Piece of Canada is Stuck to Australia (Important) [ Geog. ]

    Researchers at Curtin University in Australia found that more than a billion years ago a part of present-day Canada broke away from the fledging North American continent and smashed into Australia. A chunk of this land is present day Georgetown, Australia.

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    Image of Piece of Canada is Stuck to Australia

    Image of Piece of Canada is Stuck to Australia

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  • Mar 4, 2018
  • 1 Describe “Shared Future in a Fractured World” in Davos Summit 2018: What is World Economic Forum [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    World Economic Forum (WEF) is world’s biggest gathering of global CEOs. It is a not-for-profit foundation headquartered in Cologny, Switzerland. It was founded in 1971. It is also called Davos Summit.

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    Image of World Economic Forum

    Image of World Economic Forum

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  • 2 Scientists Successfully Clone Monkeys- are Humans Next? Ethical Issues with Human Cloning [ Sci-Tech ]

    For the first time, researchers have used the cloning technique to create healthy monkeys- earlier the same technique was used to clone Dolly, the sheep. The creation of monkeys by cloning brings science an important step closer to being able to do the same with humans.

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    Image of Ethics of Cloning

    Image of ethics of cloning

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  • 3 🌟 What is Seema Bhawani? BSF’S Women Bikers Make History on Republic Day-2018 (Important) [ Defense ]

    An all-woman bikers’ contingent- Women’s Motor Cycle team ‘Seema Bhawani’ of Border Security Force (BSF) made its debut on Rajpath. Women’s Motor Cycle team ‘Seema Bhawani’ of BSF was raised at Central School of Motor Transport, BSF Academy in Tekanpur on 20th October, 2016.

    Image of BSF’s Women Bikers Make History on Republic Day-2018

    Image of BSF’s Women Bikers Make History on Republic Day-2018

    Image of BSF’s Women Bikers Make History on Republic Day-2018

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  • 4 Opportunity Will Celebrate Its 14th Year on Mars [ Space and ISRO ]

    NASA’s rover ‘Opportunity’ celebrates 14 years on Mars, almost 14 years longer than planned creating incredible success story in the history of the NASA’s hardware. Opportunity’s remarkable longevity is a huge achievement, but rover is showing signs of its age.

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    Opportunity’s Marathon Journey Image

    Opportunity’s Marathon Journey Image

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  • 5 New Fossil Breaks Assumptions on How Human Race Spread- Oldest Known Human Fossil Outside Africa [ Sci-Tech ]

    Discovery of prehistoric jawbone in a cave in Israel and tools suggest that human ancestors left Africa far earlier than previously thought prompting scientists to rethink theories of how the earliest human pioneers came to populate the planet.

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    Image of How Humans Spread from Africa

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  • Mar 1, 2018
  • 1 What is CVI? Rough Sea Eroding Coastal Villages in South Gujarat [ Env., Geog. ]

    Gujarat’s 1, 617 km coastline the longest in the country is the lifeline and is being chewed away across large swaths by the Arabian sea. The tides and currents are becoming high, thus reaching the villages on the banks of Arabian Sea.

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    Image of Gujarat Coast Eroding Away Land

    Image of Gujarat coast eroding away land

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  • 2 Padma Award Selection Process Transformed- Common People Being Honoured [ Policy-Governance, Awards, Speeches ]

    Prime Minister said that the government has transformed the process for selecting Padma award winners. Identity of the awardee is not the deciding factor of the award, rather the importance of his/her work is increasing.

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    Padma Award Winners Image

    Padma award winners Image

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  • 3 2018 as National Year of Millets [ Important Days, Agri. ]

    Government has approved 2018 as National Year of Millets to boost production of the nutrient-rich millets and boost agri industry involved in it. In November 2017, India had forwarded proposal to United Nations (UN) for declaring year 2018 as ‘International Year of Millets’.

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    Image of Where is Millets Grown in India

    Image of where is millets grown in India

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  • Feb 28, 2018
  • 1 CSR Laws in India- Government Launches National CSR Data Portal & Corporate Data Portal [ Policy-Governance, Bills ]

    The Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) launched National CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Data Portal & Corporate Data Portal to increase compliance in CSR. The portal will enable greater transparency and creation of tools for stronger Corporate Governance.

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    Image of National CSR Data Portal And Corporate Data Portal

    Image of National CSR Data Portal And Corporate Data Portal

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  • 2 What is ‘Livability Index’? Government Launches ‘Livability Index’ to Rate 116 Cities [ Ranks & Indices ]

    The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) launched the livability index to rate 116 Indian cities. What is ‘Livability Index’? - Livability index is a tool that aims to measure quality of life in 99 smart cities, capital cities, and those with a population of over o

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  • 3 MeitY Launches Cyber Surakshit Bharat Initiative [ Sci-Tech, Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has launched Cyber Surakshit Bharat initiative to strengthen cybersecurity ecosystem in India in line with Government’s vision for a ‘Digital India’. It was launched in association with National e-Governance Division

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  • 4 Om Prakash Rawat Appointed New Chief Election Commissioner [ Appointments ]

    Om Prakash Rawat has been appointed as the next Chief Election Commissioner. He is currently an Election Commissioner, will succeed the outgoing Achal Kumar Joti. His tenure is for almost a year till his retirement in December 2018.

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    Image of Om Prakash Rawat

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  • 5 🌟 What are the Tests to Determine “Office of Profit”? What is Office of Profit? (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Pol Sci. ]

    The Election Commission recommended disqualification of 20 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs for holding an Office of Profit as parliamentary secretaries to the Ministers of the National Capital Territory. The President of India accepted the Election Commission’s recommendation to disqu

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