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  • Dec 19, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Chandrayaan-2 India Shoots for Moon Landing in 2018 (Important) [ Space and ISRO ]

    ISRO is getting ready to land its very first lunar rover by the end of March 2018, as part of its Chandrayaan-2 mission- the Indian government’s most ambitious moon exploration project to date.

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    Image of Chandrayaan-2

    Image of Chandrayaan-2

    Details of Chandrayaan-2

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  • 2 What is Incheon Strategy? Inter-Governmental Meeting of Asia and Pacific Decade [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    The High Level Inter-Governmental Mid-Point review meeting of Asia and Pacific Decade for Persons with Disabilities, 2013 - 2022 was held in Beijing with Indian delegation led by Union Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment.

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    Image of Incheon Strategy

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  • Dec 18, 2017
  • 1 🌟 7 Principles of Srikrishna Committee on Data Protection. Protecting Individual Data (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Spread of IT and “Aadhaar” based services in India not only increases beneficial use of data but also allows unregulated and arbitrary use of personal data. Data protection laws are required to guard such unauthorized use.

    Image of Srikrishna Committee on Data Protection aadhar

    Image of Srikrishna Committee on Data Protection Aadhar

    Image of Srikrishna Committee on Data Protection aadhar

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  • 2 🌟 What is BIMSTEC Coastal Shipping Agreement? BIMSTEC Discuss Shipping Agreement (Important) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Members of BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) in New Delhi discussed the promotion of coastal shipping under the draft text of BIMSTEC Coastal Shipping Agreement drafted by the Ministry of Shipping, Government of India.

    Image of BIMSTEC Coastal Shipping Agreement

    Image of BIMSTEC Coastal Shipping Agreement

    Image of BIMSTEC Coastal Shipping Agreement

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  • 3 Mines and Mineral Development and Regulation Act, 1957: Amendments in the Mineral Auction Rules [ Bills ]

    The Mines and Mineral Development and Regulation Act, 1957 was amended in 2015 by Ministry of Mines to include Mineral Auction Rules, 2015 which prescribed the procedure of the auction process. On 30/11/2017, further amendments have been proposed.

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    Image of Revenue from Auction Mines

    Image of revenue from auction mines

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  • 4 🌟 Union Cabinet Approved National Nutrition Mission (NNM) (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Union Cabinet approved National Nutrition Mission (NNM) with a three year budget of Rs. 9046.17 crore from 2017 - 18. Set up Nutrition Resource Centres, involving masses through Jan Andolan for their participation on nutrition through various activities, among others.

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    Image of National Nutrition Mission

    Image of National Nutrition Mission

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  • 5 India-Singapore Ink Bilateral Agreement for Navy Cooperation [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India and Singapore signed Bilateral Agreement for Navy Cooperation, which will allow Indian Navy ships logistical support, including refueling at Singapore’s Changi Naval Base located near disputed South China Sea (SCS).

    Map of Straits of Singapore and Malacca

    Map of Straits of Singapore and Malacca

    Map of Straits of Singapore and Malacca

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  • 6 Does India Have ICMB? Hwasong-15 is North Korea’S Most Powerful ICBM [ Defense ]

    North Korea successfully launched Hwasong-15, a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). India has a series of ballistic missiles called Agni. Following figure depicts the range of Agni.

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    Image of Agni Missile Range Comparison

    Image of Agni Missile Range comparison

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  • 7 Indian Airforce Achieves Air to Air Refueling AAR on Transport Aircraft [ Defense ]

    An Indian Air Force Embraer transport aircraft specialised in conducting Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) function carried out Air to Air Refuelling (AAR). The AAR refueling allows an aircraft to fly a long duration flight beyond its endurance.

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    Image of Indian Airforce Achieves Air to Air Refueling

    Image of Indian Airforce Achieves Air to Air Refueling

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  • Dec 17, 2017
  • 1 Project Swarna of Ministry of Railways 1st Swarna Rajdhani Plies from New Delhi – Sealdah [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Project Swarna aims to make major leap in improving passenger experience on Rajdhani trains. 14 Rajdhani Trains & 15 Shatabdi Trains are planned to be upgraded under Project Swarna. Earlier New Delhi- Kathgodam Shatabdi Express was launched under Project Swarna.

    Image of Swarna of Ministry of Railways

    Image of Swarna of Ministry of Railways

    Image of Swarna of Ministry of Railways

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  • 2 What is Securitizing the Future Flows? Higher Education Funding Agency (HEFA) [ Edu. ]

    Higher Education Funding Agency provides additional funds for research and related infrastructure. HEFA Board in its 2nd meeting approved projects for Rs. 2, 066.73 Cr for six institutions – IITs Bombay, Delhi, Madras, Kharagpur, Kanpur, and NIT Suratkal.

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    Image of Securitizing the Future Flows

    Image of Securitizing the Future Flows

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  • 3 🌟 What is National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance? (Important) [ Health ]

    World Antibiotic Awareness Week is a World Health Organisation campaign focusing attention on antibiotic resistance. Like climate change, antibiotic resistance in one region has consequences across the globe.

    National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance

    National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance

    National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance

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  • 4 🌟 What is Universal Health Coverage? Karnataka Finalizes the Road (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Karnataka’s amended the law governing private medical establishments to provide universal health coverage in the State. It provides for basic components of healthcare reform: Lays down treatment standards.

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    Image of World Health Organization

    Image of World Health Organization

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  • 5 48th International Film Festival of India Held in Goa [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) was held in Panaji in Goa. The closing ceremony was held at Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium in Bambolim. Following are key points:

    International Film Festival India

    International Film Festival India

    International Film Festival India

    • Around 200 films from 82 cou

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  • Dec 16, 2017
  • 1 Bulk Solid Waste Generator’S Compliance Guidebook for ULBs [ Policy-Governance ]

    For building Urban Local Bodies capacity under the Swachh Bharat Mission Urban, Minister of state for Housing and Urban Affairs conducted a National Workshop titled “Accelerating Implementation of Urban Missions” under Pradhan Mantri Avaas Yojana (Urban), and Swachh Bharat Missio

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  • 2 What are Sherpa in G20? Shaktikanta Das is India’S G 20 Sherpa for Development Track [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    The Union Ministry of Finance appointed Shaktikanta Das, Former Secretary, and Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) as India’s G 20 Sherpa till December 31, 2018 for Development Track of G20.

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    Image of Sherpa in G20

    Image of Sherpa in G20

    What Are Sherpa?

    Sherpa’s are persona

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  • 3 What is Indology? Professor Hiroshi Marui Gets 3rd ICCR Distinguished Indologist Award [ Culture ]

    Professor Hiroshi Marui of Japan won the third Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Distinguished Indologist Award for year 2017. Dravidology is separate branch dedicated to the Dravidian languages of South India.

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    Image of Indology

    Image of Indology

    About Professo

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  • 4 PM Narendra Modi, Ivanka Trump Inaugurate Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump’s advisor and daughter Ivanka Trump inaugurated 8th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES 2017) in Hyderabad, Telangana.

    Map of Global Entrepreneurship Summit

    Map of Global Entrepreneurship Summit

    Map of Global Entrepreneurship Summit

    • Event was co-ho

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  • 5 15th ASEAN-India Summit and 12th East Asia Summit in Manila- 50th Year of ASEAN’S Establishment [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    15th ASEAN-India Summit celebrating 50th Year of ASEAN’s Establishment and the 12th East Asia Summit are to be held in Manila, Philippines. India’s relationship with ASEAN was upgraded to Strategic Partnership in 2012.

    Image of ASEAN-India trade volume

    Image of ASEAN-India Trade Volume

    Image of ASEAN-India trade volume

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  • Dec 14, 2017
  • 1 📹 IAS Mains Geography Optional 2017 – Paper 2 (Part 2) [ IAS Upd. ]

    Geography optional paper was very predictable based on the recent happenings around the globe –indeed many concepts were similar to those asked in our past test series. In the 2018 Geography optional Test Series, we have reserved 2 mock test for the month of March to cover the co

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  • 2 📹 IAS Mains Geography Optional 2017 – Paper 2 (Part 1) [ IAS Upd. ]

    Geography optional paper was very predictable based on the recent happenings around the globe –indeed many concepts were similar to those asked in our past test series. In the 2018 Geography optional Test Series, we have reserved 2 mock test for the month of March to cover the co

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  • 3 Safe City Plan Launched for Women in Eight Cities [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Government initiated a comprehensive ‘safe city’ plan for women in eight cities of the country- Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Lucknow, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad. Women involvement of educational institutions.

    Decision Taken in Women Safety Steering Committee Meeting

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  • 4 Consultative Workshop on New National Policy on Biofuels [ Env. ]

    The Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas organized a consultative workshop on New National Policy on Biofuels & VGF for 2nd Generation Ethanol Bio Refineries in New Delhi. Provide better remuneration for farmers generating employment and doubling farmers’ income.

    Image of Breakup of India's Installed Biomass Power Capacity

    Image of Breakup of India’s Installed Biomass Power Capacity

    Image of Breakup of India’s Installed Biomass Power Capacity

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  • 5 Scientists Discovered New Species of Gecko in Eastern Ghats in Northern Andhra Pradesh in Few Areas [ Env. ]

    Scientists discovered new species of gecko in the Eastern Ghats in northern Andhra Pradesh in few areas in northern Mahendragiri range and scattered coastal hills in northern Andhra Pradesh.

    Map of Eastern ghats and western ghats

    Map of Eastern Ghats and Western Ghats

    Map of Eastern ghats and western ghats

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  • 6 Government Plans to Transform 115 Backward Districts by 2022 [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Using the concept of prabhari officers, Union Government has selected 115 backward districts for rapid transformation by 2022 which include: 35 districts affected by Left Wing Extremists (LWE) violence. 55 districts just affected by LWE. 15 including districts in Jammu and Kashmi

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  • 7 🌟 What are Sarkaria Commission Punchhi Commission? 12thStanding Committee (Important) [ Pol Sci. ]

    The 12th meeting of Standing Committee of Inter-State Council under Chairmanship of Union Home Minister discussed the recommendations of the Punchhi Commission on Centre-state relations.

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    Image of Cooperative Federalism

    Image of Cooperative Federalism

    Members of the 12th Stand

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  • Dec 12, 2017
  • 1 🌟 WHO Releases Guidelines on Child Sex Abuse for the First Time (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) formulated clinical guidelines on responding to sexually abused children and adolescents for the first time. Guidelines are grounded in human rights standards and ethical principles.

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    Image of Child Sex Abuse Guidelines

    Image of Child Sex Abuse guidelines

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  • 2 Aditya L1 Mission: ISRO’S First Sun Launching in 2019 [ Space and ISRO ]

    Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) first solar mission Aditya-L1 in 2019 will be ’India’s first dedicated scientific mission to study sun. Aditya L1 satellite will be launched by PSLV XL in early part of next solar cycle.

    First solar mission Aditya-L1

    First Solar Mission Aditya-L1

    First solar mission Aditya-L1

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  • 3 🌟 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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  • 4 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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