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  • Dec 28, 2017
  • 1 27th National Energy Conservation Day Was on 14thDecember, 2017 [ Important Days ]

    The Energy Conservation Day is organized on 14th December each year by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), under Ministry of Power to demonstrate India’s achievements in energy efficiency and conservation.

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  • 2 What is World Class University Tag [ Edu. ]

    Indian government approved the enabling regulatory architecture for setting up and upgrading of 10 public and 10 private Institutions of Eminence to enable them to reach amongst top 100 of world institutions ranking.

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    Image of University Education in India

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  • Dec 27, 2017
  • 1 🌟 US Stalemates Permanent Solution for Stockholding Issue at MC11 -WTO (Important) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    US disagreed to any permanent solution on the public stockholding issue at the ongoing ministerial conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) - MC11in Buenos Aires. US move poses a threat to the talks reaching a successful conclusion.

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    Image of Stockholding Issue at MC11

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  • 2 New Initiatives for Universal Health Coverage [ Health ]

    Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched ‘LaQshya’ Initiative and mHealth: Safe Delivery Application on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day. In addition, Operational Guidelines for Obstetric High Dependency Units and Intensive Care Units were released.

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    State of Health Care

    State of Health Care

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  • 3 Rajasthan First State with Hindi E-Mail IDs [ Sci-Tech ]

    Rajasthan was first state in India to launch free email addresses in Hindi for its residents. The facility will be available at name@rajasthan. bharat (in Devanagari script). Aims to increase participation of people towards e-governance and ensuring maximum government facilities

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  • 4 INS Kalvari: First Scorpene-Class Submarine Inducted in Indian Navy [ Defense ]

    Scorpene-class submarine INS Kalvari was commissioned into the Indian Navy. It is first of the six Scorpene-class submarines built under the strategic Project 75 by Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) with assistance and technology transfer from France’s DCNS.

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    Image of Scorpene Submarines

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  • Dec 26, 2017
  • 1 Importance of Ken-Betwa River Linking- Government Merging 2-Phases of Ken-Betwa River Linking [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Ken-Betwa ILR project transfers surplus water from the Ken River to the Betwa basin through concrete canal to irrigate India’s worst drought-prone Bundelkhand region. Union Government is clubbing phase I and phase II of Ken-Betwa inter linking river (ILR) project resulting i

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  • 2 Agreement with UNESCO on Establishment of ITCOO in Hyderabad [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Cabinet approved the establishment of International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography (ITCOO), as a Category-2 Centre (C2C) of UNESCO, in Hyderabad, Telangana. Agreement establishes training centre for countries on Indian Ocean Rim (IOR), African countries bordering In

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  • 3 🌟 What is Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR)? - (Important) [ Disaster Management ]

    The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR), 2015 - 2030, is the first major agreement of the post-2015 development agenda identifying targets and priority actions towards reducing disaster risks by resilient and sustainable development.

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  • 4 Schemes for Promotion of Cottage and Coir Industries [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Cottage Industries play important role in the Indian Economy by providing employment opportunities reducing the regional imbalance, assuring more equitable distribution of national income and wealth.

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    Image of Coir Products

    Image of Coir Products

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  • Dec 25, 2017
  • 1 Universal Immunization Programme(UIP)- Mission Indradhanush & Intensified Mission Indradhanush [ Defense ]

    India’s UIP is one of the largest public health programmes in the world targeting 3 crore pregnant women and 2.7 crore new born annually and conducting more than 90 lakh immunization sessions.

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    Image of Mission Indradhanush

    Image of Mission Indradhanush

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  • 2 🌟 Summary of Health Schemes, Bills and Policies for Achieving Universal Health Coverage (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Health coverage in India is still very poor. Health expenditure is also very small portion of GDP. Following are the details of important government policies and schemes for achieving goal of Universal Health Coverage.

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    Image of Health Coverage in India Data

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  • 3 Tuirial Dam in Mizoram and North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme [ Policy-Governance ]

    Centre approved Central Sector North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme to fill gaps in creation of infrastructure in two sectors of physical infrastructure and social infrastructure.

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    Tuirial Dam in Mizoram Development Scheme

    Tuirial Dam in Mizoram Development Scheme

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  • 4 Government Steps to Boost Digital Transactions [ Eco. ]

    The cabinet to give a shot in the arm to Digital India approved several steps like taking brunt of Merchant Discount Rate (MDR) on all debit card/BHIM UPI/AePS transactions up to a value of Rs. 2, 000 (small transactions). Move encourages digital transactions for the ease and low

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  • 5 🌟 National Medical Commission Bill:New Regulator for Medical Education,Exit Tests for MBBS (Important) [ Health ]

    The Union Cabinet cleared National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, dissolving Medical Council of India (MCI) as the apex medical education regulator. MCI Used to conduct annual inspections and managed the education.

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    Union Cabinet Cleared National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill

    Union Cabinet cleared National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill

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  • 6 Legatum Prosperity Index: India Comes Closer to China [ Ranks & Indices ]

    Legatum Prosperity Index is annual ranking developed by the London-based Legatum Institute. According to the 2017 ranking, gap between prosperity of China and India narrowed by four ranks since 2016.

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    Image of Top Contributors To Global Prosperity Gains Since 2007

    Image of Top Contributors To Global Prosperity Gains Since 2007

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  • 7 🌟 ECourts Mission Mode Project Launches E-Filing. What is National Judicial Data Grid? (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The eCourts Mission Mode Project (Phase I 2010 - 15; Phase II 2015 - 19) is a national eGovernance project for ICT enablement of district and subordinate courts of the country. It is being implemented by the Government of India with a total outlay of 1670 crores (Phase II).

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  • 8 National Commission for Minorities Appointed Committee Looking into Minority Status [ Committees & Bodies ]

    The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) set up three-member committee to study minority status of Hindus in 8 states where their population is less than 50%. Committee led by NCM’s Vice Chairman George Kurien has been given three months to submit its report.

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    Census India Religion Distribution Map

    Census India Religion Distribution Map

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  • Dec 21, 2017
  • 1 Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act- Uttar Pradesh [ Bills ]

    Uttar Pradesh became first state to endorse Union Government’s draft law- Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act making the practice of instant “triple Talaq” or Talaq-e-biddat a cognizable and non-bailable criminal offence.

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  • 2 Amitabh Kant Committee to Look into NPAs in Power Sector [ Committees & Bodies ]

    Union Government constituted high-level committee headed by NITI Aayog Chief Executive Amitabh Kant for addressing problem of Non-performing assets (NPAs) or stressed assets in power sector.

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    Image of NPAs In Power Sector

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    Details of the Committee

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  • 3 🌟 Kumbh Mela Included in UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage. (Important) [ Culture ]

    The Intergovernmental Committee for Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage under UNESCO inscribed ´Kumbh Mela´ on UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

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    Image of UNESCO World Heritage Site Info Graphic

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  • 4 Power Reforms to Achieve Vision of ‘24x7 Power for All’ States for Achieving Target by March 2019 [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Following are the main reforms to decrease the losses of the DISCOMs and make them viable ultimately achieve the 24x7 power for all. Power Utilities must devise strategy to reduce their losses without burdening the consumer with high power tariffs irrationally.

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  • 5 🌟 Urban Missions: AMRUT and Smart Cities Understanding Them as Inter-Linked Programmes (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The AMRUT and Smart Cities Missions are inter-linked programmes where AMRUT follows a project-based approach and Smart Cities Mission an area-based strategy. The Union Ministry of Urban Development is responsible for implementing the mission in collaboration with the state govern

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  • Dec 20, 2017
  • 1 India Eliminated Infective Trachoma? Which Other Diseases Have Been Eliminated [ Health ]

    Infective Trachoma was a leading cause of infectious blindness among children. India is now declared free of Infective Trachoma. Trachoma caused by poor environmental and personal hygiene and inadequate access to water and sanitation.

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    Image of Diseases Eliminated In World

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  • 2 🌟 Why Declaring Jerusalem the Capital of Israel is So Controversial? (Important) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    US recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and plans to relocate the US embassy there, against seven decades of US foreign policy. Status of Jerusalem is sensitive issue in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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    Jerusalem Old City Green Line Map

    Jerusalem old city Green Line Map

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  • 3 Steinbeis University in Germany Now Offering Course with Focus on ‘Make in India’ [ Edu. ]

    Germany’s Steinbeis University announced an MS degree in Global Technology Management Asia. The program is specially designed by the Berlin-based University to build technology framework for ‘Make in India’ initiative.

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  • 4 🌟 Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill (Important) [ Bills ]

    June 2017, the Central government approved the FRDI Bill intended to frame new rules for failing banks to contain the impact of a failing bank and protect the rights of depositors.

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  • 5 Kapu Reservation Bill Passed in Andhra Pradesh Assembly [ Bills ]

    Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly passed Kapu Reservation Bill, 2017 providing 5 % quota in education and employment by including them in Backward Classes list. The Telugu word Kapu or protector. They are also referred to by their caste title Naidu, which means leader.

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    Image of Peoples of South Asia

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  • Dec 19, 2017
  • 1 📹 Blue Economy Versus Ocean Economy [ Env. ]

    Next Week! ! Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code: Ghogha-Dahej Ro-Ro ferry service allows traveling from Ghogha to Dahej through the sea which in future can also link Hazira, Pipavavo, Jafrabad, Daman and Diu, and even to Bombay.

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  • 2 Chabahar Port- Phase-1 Inaugurated in Iran [ Eco. ]

    The first phase of Iran’s Chabahar port (Shahid Beheshti Port) with significant strategic and economic importance for India was inaugurated by Iran. Iran’s only oceanic port located on the Gulf of Oman, southeast of Iran near Pakistani border jointly developed by India, Iran and

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