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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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    Image of Building Igloos on Moon

    Image of Building Igloos on Moon

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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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    Image of India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians

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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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    Image of India Commemorative Summit Issues Delhi Declaration

    Image of India Commemorative Summit Issues Delhi Declaration

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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”.

    • The inclusion of…

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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.

    • June 2017: Chinese Army (People’s Liberation …

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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.

    • Du…

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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.

    • Route is expected to boost export of fresh fruits and medicin…

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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.

    • The list of 15wealthiest cities was topped by New…

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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.

    • Yatri Mitra shall provide Wheel chair c…

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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.

    • Build systems that ensure watersh…

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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.

    • It’s going to help of a treaty partner in …

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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.

    • Recommendations CBFC should only be a …

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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

    • Bhide Commi…

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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.

    • In its recent report titled Beyond austerity towards a glo…

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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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  • 6Andaman & Nicobar Command to Host Milan 2018 [ Int. Rel & Org., Defense ]

    Milan is a multilateral naval exercise hosted by the Indian Navy under the aegis of the Andaman and Nicobar Command. The biennial event is held in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and features professional exercises and seminars, social events and sporting fixtures between partic…

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  • 7Amma Two Wheeler Scheme [ Schemes & Proj., ]

    Amma Two Wheeler scheme was launched in Chennai. It is a scheme for working women launched on the occasion of the 70th birth anniversary celebrations of late leader Jayalalithaa. The scheme was aimed at lowering the number of female foeticide and gender-based abortion.

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  • 8Indian Railways Inducts 2 State-of-the-Art High Horse Power Locomotives Employing Insulated [ Sci-Tech ]

    Indian Railways in collaboration with General Electric (GE) has inducted two Digitally Enabled Locomotives based on state of art insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) technology. 700 locomotives will be 4500HP WDG4G and rest 300 locomotives will be of 6000HP.

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  • 9Dara Shukoh’S Writings [ Culture, Ethics ]

    Dara Shukoh, also known as Dara Shikoh (20 March 1615 – 30 August 1659), was the eldest son and heir-apparent of the fifth Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. The Vice President of India, said that Prince Dara Shukoh’s writings can come as a refreshing source for infusing peace and harmon…

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  • May 30, 2018
  • 1Settings Up Goals for Education in New India 2011-Developing Strong Character,Ethical,Moral Values [ Edu., Speeches ]

    The vice president stressed upon the stress free education for children. Education - Education is not meant only for degrees and employment but must also develop the overall personality of an individual in a truly holistic manner.

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  • May 29, 2018
  • 1 Food Additives- Dangerous Chemicals in Food Products (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Eco. ]

    Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) under Ministry of Health & Family Welfare apprizes strict norms regarding standards of food products & additives to be used in food products to ensure safety of these products.

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  • 2 Indian Railways Inducts 09-3x Dynamic Tamping Express Machines for Track Maintenance (Important) [ Railways ]

    Indian Railways has inducted three 09 - 3X Dynamic Tamping Express machines to improve mechanised track maintenance. Three operations including manual interface is now combined in one machine.

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  • 3Sports Authority of India (SAI) Implementing Training Centre (STC) Scheme in HP [ Sports ]

    Sports Authority of India (SAI) was set up w/objective of promotion of Sports & Games. Also allocated responsibility of maintaining & utilizing infrastructure on behalf of Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports.

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  • 4 Six Central Universities Approved for Starting Yoga Department (Important) [ Edu. ]

    Universal Grant Commission has conveyed approval for starting Yoga Department in some central universities. Below six central universities across India have been identified by UGC (Universal Grant Commission) to start Yoga Department from academic session 2016 - 17:

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  • 5 What are Greenfield & Brownfield Projects? Nabagram Military Station - (Important) [ Defense ]

    Nabargram Military Station is planned as green field project on 250 acres of defence land. Green Field Project means Work, which is not following prior work. Projects on unused lands where there is no need to rebuild & demolish existing structure are called Green Field Projects.

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  • 6 India-Based Neutrino Observatory (INO) Project - Multi-Institutional Effort (Important) [ Sci-Tech ]

    INO project is building excellent underground laboratory in India. Project includes 4 construction: 1. Construction of underground laboratory with facilities at Pottipuram in Tamil Nadu. 2. Construction of Iron Calorimeter (ICAL) detector for studying neutrinos.

    Map of INO project Pottipuram (Madurai) in Tamil Nadu.

    Map of INO project Pottipuram (Madurai) in Tamil Nadu.

    Map of INO project Pottipuram (Madurai) in Tamil Nadu.

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  • 7$84 Million Loan for Improvement and Expansion of Water Supply in the Bihar [ Policy-Governance, Eco. ]

    The Government of India and Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $84 million loan for improvement and expansion of water supply in Bhagalpur and Gaya town in Bihar. The Project will provide access to better quality and sustainable water supply, for the people of Bhagalpur and Ga…

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  • May 25, 2018
  • 1📹 Nutrition: Yojana May 2018 Summary - Part 3 [ Yojana ]

    Stretching a Hand to the Vulnerable - Social Inclusion refers to access to favourable opportunities in society to enhance one’s life chances. Constitutional Provisions: Part III of the Indian Constitution provides for 6 Fundamental Rights for Social Inclusion. These include Right…

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  • 2📹 Nutrition: Yojana May 2018 Summary - Part 2 [ Yojana ]

    Nutritional Status in India - Realigning nutrition policy to target the 1st 1000 days of a child’s life are crucial 1st steps towards ensuring India’s development rests on steady shoulders. Policy-makers must account for 2-key facts:

    1: Direct nutrition interventions can reduce …

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  • 3📹 National Policy on Biofuels - 2018 [ Policy-Governance ]

    Biofuel – hydrocarbon made by or from living organism. The energy is obtained by biological carbon fixation process. Biomass – dead mass that was once living 1st given in 2009. Ethanol production from - Sugar-containing materials - sugar beet, sweet sorghum, Starch-containing mat…

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  • 4📹 Expected Questions for Computers, IT & Geography - 2018 (Part - 3) [ Computers ]

    Big data - It is data sets that are so voluminous and complex. That traditional data-processing application software are inadequate to deal with them. Big data challenges include capturing data, search, data storage, data analysis sharing, transfer, visualization, querying, updat…

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  • 5📹 Expected Questions for Computers, IT & Geography - 2018 (Part - 2) [ Computers ]

    Bitcoin - It is a cryptocurrency and worldwide payment system, No Standard Pricing. Legal status, tax and regulation: Use of bitcoin can be criminalized. Some countries have explicitly allowed its use and trade, others have banned or restricted it.

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  • 6📹 Expected Questions for Computers, IT & Geography - 2018 (Part - 1) [ Computers ]

    “Weaving a Digital India” National Meet on Grassroots Informatics: VIVID 2018 - National Informatics Centre (NIC) had a 3-day National Meet on Grassroot Informatics – VIVID: Weaving a Digital India, at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

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  • 7📹 Nutrition: Yojana May 2018 Summary - Part 1 [ Yojana ]

    Forthcoming Issue: India on the Move. Nutrition: Key to Development - W/population about 1.2 billion as per 2011 census, India is likely to be the most populous country on this planet by 2030 w/1.6 billion people.

    • 17 % of the global population.

    • Article 47 of the Constitution of…

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  • May 24, 2018
  • 1CCEA Approves Methodology to Auction Commercial Coal Mines to Private Sector [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Computers ]

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved methodology for auction of coal to private sector under Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015 and Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957. Opening of coal sector to commercial mining by private entiti…

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  • 2What is Big Data? BIS Accentuates the Role of Standardization in Big Data [ Policy-Governance, Computers ]

    Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), the National Standards Body of India, in association with Data Science Foundation organized the 5th international data science summit in New Delhi where main topic was Big data standardization.

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  • 3 What is Supercritical CO2? Next Generation Clean Energy Technology (Important) [ Sci-Tech ]

    A supercritical carbon dioxide Brayton test loop facility has been developed at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. Technology has the potential to replace nuclear and thermal power plants. Loop technology reduces the water consumption, with less emissions of greenhous…

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  • May 23, 2018
  • 1📹 Expected Questions for Science Technology & Space 2018 - Part 2 (Set - 3) [ Sci-Tech ]

    Chandrayaan-2 launch postponed to October - November 2018- ISRO postponed launch of India’s second lunar mission ‘Chandrayaan-2’ from April 2018 to October-November 2018, Launch was postponed for additional tests suggested by national level committee to review Chandrayaan-2.

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  • 2📹 Expected Questions for Science Technology & Space 2018 - Part 2 (Set - 2) [ Sci-Tech ]

    TOPEX/Poseidon - Joint satellite mission launched by NASA and French space agency in year 1992 to map ocean surface topography, First satellite to precisely measure the rising sea levels. It mapped global currents for the first time and monitored effects of currents on global cli…

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  • 3📹 Expected Questions for Science Technology & Space 2018 - Part 2 (Set - 1) [ Sci-Tech ]

    Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson selected for 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry - The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has selected Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson for the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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  • 421st of April is Civil Services Day- Four Priority Programmes Identified for PM’S Awards [ Awards ]

    On the 21st of April, The Civil Services Day is celebrated every year, where civil servants rededicate themselves to public service and awards for excellence in Public Administration are conferred. The Awards are given to acknowledge the exemplary and innovative work done by the …

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  • 5 Electoral Bearer Bond Scheme 2018 (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Pol Sci. ]

    The Government of India notified the Electoral Bond Scheme 2018. Electoral Bonds may be purchased by a person, who is a citizen of India or incorporated or established in India. State Bank of India (SBI) has been authorised to issue and encash Electoral Bonds initially at its 4 A…

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  • 6NITI Aayog Budget Allocation Increased by More Than 20%- What are the Hubs in the NITI Aayog? [ Policy-Governance, Eco. ]

    According to the Ministry of State (IC) for Planning, allocations for the Ministry of Planning, which is embodied by the NITI Aayog, has been increased by more than 20 % over last year i. e. to Rs. 339.65 crore in 2018 - 19 from Rs. 279.79 crore in 2017 - 18.

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  • May 22, 2018
  • 1Government Launches Six New User Friendly Features of E-NAM Platform [ Sci-Tech, Policy-Governance, Agri. ]

    The Union Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare launched six new features of National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) Platform to bring more transparency and competition and provide remunerative prices to farmers.

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  • 2 Indian Defence University in Gurugram, Haryana (Important) [ Defense ]

    Indian National Defence University (INDU) is a proposed university of defence of the Government of India which will be established at Binola on Delhi-Jaipur NH 48 in Gurgram. It is likely to be functional by 2018 - 19. Cabinet de-notified three marla of land overlapping National …

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