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  • Jun 1, 2018
  • 1📹 Kurukshetra May 2018 Summary: Technology for Rural Development (Part - 3 ) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Preservation of agri-produce thru Irradiation - Radiation technology can be effectively used in preserving agriculture produce, improving food safety & enhancing international trade by overcoming trade barriers.

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  • 2📹 Kurukshetra May 2018 Summary: Technology for Rural Development (Part - 1) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Key Topics included in this Article - Rural Technology Action Groups, Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana, Impact of Watershed Management Programs.

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  • 3📹 Kurukshetra May 2018 Summary: Technology for Rural Development (Part - 2) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Reducing Drudgery through Technology - Intervention of farm technologies & drudgery reducing equipments has played pivotal role in enhanced agricultural productivity under NFSM (National Food Security Mission) for 12th Plan. This comprised of production of additional 25 million t…

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  • 4📹 Expected Questions on Bills, Acts, Policies - 2018 (Part - 3) [ Policy-Governance, Bills ]

    Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017 - A new draft law for resolution of financial firms has recently released for public consultation by the Ministry of Finance, government of India.

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  • 5📹 Expected Questions on Bills, Acts, Policies - 2018 (Part - 2) [ Policy-Governance, Bills ]

    Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 - Provide for regular auditing: To verify the claims made by builders regarding used funds. Developers have also been mandated to upload information about the project.

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  • 6📹 Expected Questions on Bills, Acts, Policies - 2018 (Part - 1) [ Policy-Governance, Bills ]

    DOKLAM Pact. BRICS Summit. MoU between various nations. UAE became first country. which will participate in India’s Strategic Petroleum Reserves Program – Zakum. Nagoya Protocol. “Shared Future in a Fractured World” in Davos Summit 2018.

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  • 7 What are the Norms for National Pension Scheme? (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Eco. ]

    National Pension Scheme is contributory pension system. NPS is mandatory for all Central Govt. employees. GoI has currently made 3 changes in NPS including withdrawal norms. The Pension Fund Regulatory Development Authority (PFRDA) relaxed the norms for partial withdrawal under t…

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  • 8New Catering Policy of Railways [ Policy-Governance, Railways ]

    New Catering Policy’s objective is to provide quality food to rail passengers, by unbundling catering services on trains. Other objective is to create primary distinction b/w food preparation & food distribution in trains.

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  • 9 What is E-Way Bill and Clarity on Movement from SEZ/FTWZ? (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Eco. ]

    e-Way Bill is electronic way bill for movement of goods which can be generated on e-Way Bill Portal. It is electronically generated for the specific consignment of goods from one place to another. CGST Rules have been amended on Central Tax with effect from March 2018.

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  • Jun 1, 2018
  • 1Cool EMS Service B/W India & Japan [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Cool EMS Service is one-way service from Japan to India. This service allows customers in India to import Japanese food items for personal use allowed under Indian regulations. Food items will be post in special cool boxes containing refrigerant to preserve quality of food items.…

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  • 2What is Charkha Museum? [ Culture ]

    National Charkha Museum was inaugurated on 21st May, 2017. Located at Cannaught place in Delhi. Museum depicts history & evolution of Charkha, shows symbol of Nationalism, freedom movement by weaving Swadeshi cloth.

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  • 3 Official Amendments in “Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill,2016 (Important) [ Bills ]

    Official amendments in the “Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 were approved to regulate surrogacy in India thru establishing National Surrogacy Board, State Surrogacy Boards & Appropriate Authorities in States & UTs.

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  • 4Inauguration of Uttarakhand’S Second Mega Food Park [ Eco., Agri. ]

    The Food Park is being set up in Uttarakhand at cost of Rs. 99.96 cr. & it gives benefit nearly 25, 000 farmers. Himalayan Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd. is being set up in 50.14 acres area. Park would have facilities for primary processing & storage near farms.

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  • 5Tripartite MoU for Rooppur Nuclear Plant [ Eco., Int. Rel & Org. ]

    MoU was signed at Moscow, Russia b/w State Atomic Energy Corporation ‘Rosatom’ & Department of Atomic Energy on 1st March, 2018 in implementation of Rooppur Nuclear Power Project in Bangladesh.

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  • 6North-East Industrial Development Scheme (NEIDS) 2017 [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    North-East Industrial Development Scheme (NEIDS) 2017 was approved with financial outlay of Rs. 3000 cr. upto March, 2020. This Scheme is combination of incentives covered under earlier schemes with huge outlay.

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  • May 31, 2018
  • 1Building Igloos on Moon- What is the Difference Between Lunar Soil and Earth Soil? [ Sci-Tech, Space and ISRO ]

    ISRO is doing experiment on probable structures for lunar habitation with academic institutions: Different options are being prepared about requirements & complexities of habitats.

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  • 2Closure of India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians [ Eco. ]

    Closure of India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians (IDF-OI) was approved to enhance support in channelizing Diaspora’s contribution to GoI’s programmes like National Mission for clean Ganga & Swachh Bharat Mission.

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  • 3Commonwealth Winners from India [ Sports ]

    India has finished Common Wealth Games 2018 with the 3rd rank in tournament with 26 Gold medals & total 66 medals. Ragala Venkat Rahul won Gold medal for weightlifting & motivates youngsters to pursue weightlifting.

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  • 4ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit Issues Delhi Declaration [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    The ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit was held in New Delhi to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of dialogue between two sides under the theme of “Shared Values, Common Destiny”.

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  • 5India-Korea Business Summit- 2018 [ Eco., Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Second India-Korea Business Summit was held in New Delhi under the theme “India-Korea: Scaling up the Special Strategic Relationship through Trade and Investments”. Summit aims to create open and action-oriented dialogue between top business leaders and the government officials f…

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  • 6SRIJAN’- Idea Competition for 635 Station Development on Indian Railways [ Railways ]

    Taking up redevelopment of 635 Railway stations across the country, Railways has launched ‘SRIJAN’ (Station Rejuvenation Initiative through Joint ActioN), a competition to invite innovative & high-impact ideas from people. ‘SRIJAN’ is the world’s largest-ever transit-oriented-dev…

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  • May 30, 2018
  • 1Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 19) [ Int. Rel & Org., Schemes & Proj., Bills, Culture ]

    Tele - Law: In its effort to make legal aid easily accessible to the marginalized communities and citizens living in rural areas. Government of India launched the ‘Tele - Law’. Available across the Common Service Centre (CSC) network.

    • This will connect the citizens to legal ser…

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  • 2Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 18) [ Int. Rel & Org., Schemes & Proj., ]

    SRISTI - SRISTI - Sustainable Rooftop Implementation for Solar Transfiguration of India is a proposed scheme by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. The proposed scheme will incentivize installation of roof top solar projects in India.

    • It aims to achieve a national solar ro…

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  • 3Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 17) [ Sports, Health, Awards, Schemes & Proj. ]

    National Commission for Denotified, Nomadic and Semi - nomadic Tribe: The National Commission for Denotified, Nomadic and Semi - nomadic Tribes has given its report in 2016. While some of these communities want recognition as SCs/STs and OBCs, others want recognition as DNTs/NTs.…

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  • 4Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 16) [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Government released India Youth Development Index & Report 2017 - India has 65 % of the population less than the age of 35 years and 50 % below 25 years of age and it is expected to be youngest in the world by 2020 with median age of 29 years.

    • The National YDI value is 0.569 wit…

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  • 5Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 15) [ Int. Rel & Org., Health, Schemes & Proj., Yojana ]

    Biodiversity hotspots in Goa: Three new sites recognised - Bird Life International, a conservation organisation, has recognized three new sites in Goa as hotspots for protection. The sites have been added to their list of “Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas”.

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  • 6Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 14) [ Sci-Tech, Defense, Schemes & Proj., Yojana ]

    Intergovernmental Oceanographic commission: The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC/UNESCO) was established by a resolution adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO.

    • It assists governments to address their individual and collective ocean and coastal mana…

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  • 7Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 13) [ Env., Schemes & Proj., Yojana ]

    Bharatmala project - National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is set to get the power to approve projects with a construction cost of more than Rs. 1, 000 crore. Currently, all such highway projects need to be approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA).

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  • 8Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 12) [ Int. Rel & Org., Committees ]

    India to Join Global Foreign Exchange Committe - India will join Global Foreign Exchange Committee (GFXC) - newly-constituted forum of central bankers and experts for promotion of a robust and transparent foreign exchange (Forex) market.

    • Committee set up under guidance of the Ba…

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  • 9Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 11) [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Indian China Standoff- Indo-Bhutan Ties - Standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in Doklam (located at the tri-junction of India, China and Bhutan) underlines India’s relationship with Bhutan, including military responsibilities.

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  • May 30, 2018
  • 1Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 10) [ Policy-Governance, Int. Rel & Org., Disaster Management ]

    India and African Continent - India and South Africa are celebrating 20 years of strategic partnership this year. 2 decades of fruitful cooperation in trade, science, technology and development spanning across the knowledge chain resulted in robust networking of institutions.

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  • 2Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 9) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India and Afghanistan Launch 2nd Air Cargo Route Linking Kabul with Mumbai - 2nd India-Afghanistan air cargo route linking Kabul to Mumbai. It was officially inaugurated at Hamid Karzai international airport in Kabul.

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  • 3Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 8) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    UK, India Launch Joint Research Projects on Clean Water & Energy - United Kingdom and India launched joint research projects on ‘Water Quality Research’ and ‘Energy Demand Reduction in Built Environment’.

    • ‘Water Quality Research’ program has 8 projects and ‘Energy Demand Reducti…

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  • 4Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 6) [ Sci-Tech, Policy-Governance, Defense, ]

    Mumbai 12th wealthiest city in the world - According to a report by New World Wealth, Mumbai, the economic hub of India is the 12th wealthiest city. Mumbai also features among the top to cities in terms of billionaire population.

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  • 5Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 5) [ Health, Env., Schemes & Proj., Yojana ]

    Yatri Mitra Sewa - A Yatri Mitra can either be a Sahayak or any other person provided by IRCTC or the service provider appointed by IRCTC for this purpose. IRCTC may provide this service ‘Free of cost’ through some NGO, PSUs etc under CSR.

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  • 6Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 4) [ Schemes & Proj., Yojana ]

    Neeranchal National Watershed Project - To further strengthen and provide technical assistance to the Watershed. It is assisted by World Bank. Bring about institutional changes in watershed and rainfed agricultural management practices in India.

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  • 7Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 3) [ Int. Rel & Org., Schemes & Proj., Bills, ]

    National Anthem in Cinema Halls - The Supreme Court has modified its earlier order regarding mandatory playing of national anthem in cinema halls. In its earlier order, the court ordered all cinema halls to play the anthem before screening a film.

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  • 8Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 7) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Understanding the Chinese mind Post - Doklam: Post the stand-off between India and China over the Doklam plateau. Two sides agreed to step back and disengage, thus avoiding a confrontation.

    • India’s actions in Doklam are easy to detect.

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  • 9List of Important Committees in India- 2018 (Part - 3), Culture and Disaster Management [ Committees ]

    Corporate Insolvency and liquidation panel - Chairperson Uday Kotak, Purpose To consolidate and amend laws relating to reorganization as well as insolvency resolution of corporate persons, partnership firms and individuals in a time bound manner.

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  • May 30, 2018
  • 1List of Important Committees in India- 2018 (Part - 2) [ Committees ]

    Six Member Committee on Film Certification - Chairperson Shyam Benegal, Purpose To lay down the procedure of certification within the guidelines of Cinematograph Act 1952 and suggest a suitable staffing structure for more efficient service.

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  • 2List of Important Committees in India- 2018 (Part - 1) [ Committees ]

    Banking Committees - DR Gadgil Committee for Agricultural Finance, Godwala Committee for Rural Finance, ML Dantwala Committee for Regional Rural Banks, SS Nadkarni Committee for Trading In Public Sector Banks.

    • Venketaiya Committee for Review of Rural Financing System

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  • 3Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 2) [ Eco., Env., Agri. ]

    Trade & Development report 2017 - Trade & Development report 2017 was recently released by United Nation Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The report pegs India’s rate at 6.7 % in 2017, down from 7 % in 2016.

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  • 4Expected Most Important Misc Topics for UPSC/NET - 2018 (Part - 1) [ Sci-Tech, Eco., Int. Rel & Org., Health, Env. ]

    For NET Education and Environment topics are important.

    Coconut palm declared State tree of Goa - Facing criticism from the government’s allies in Goa for removing coconut palm from the list of trees, the BJP - led coalition Cabinet passed an amendment granting it the status of “…

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  • 5 Viral Load Test for HIV/AIDS Patients, What is Mission Sampark?What is 90:90:90 Target? (Important) [ Health ]

    The government launched scheme to provide free of cost viral load testing, at least once a year, for 1.2 million People who are Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) and are on treatment at 530 ART centers.

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    Image Free viral load testing for people living with HIV/aids

    Image Free viral load testing for people living with HIV/aids

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