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  • Jun 28, 2018
  • 1 One Time Settlement of NPAs [ Eco. ]

    As per instructions of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), banks are required to have a loan recover policy, which may cover, inter alia, negotiated settlements of NPAs. In accordance with above directions banks have filed applications in respect of these accounts before the National Co

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  • 2 🌟 Atal Bhujal Yojona: Ground Water Conservation Scheme- Funded by World Bank (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The World Bank has approved Water Resources and River Development Ministry’s Rs. 6000 crore worth central sector scheme, ‘Atal Bhujal Yojana’. The scheme will be implemented over a period of five years from 2018 - 19 to 2022 - 23 with assistance from the World Bank. The scheme pr

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  • 3 🌟 KUSUM Scheme – Harnessing Solar Power for Rural India (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Union Government announced Rs. 1.4 lakh-crore Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahaabhiyan (KUSUM) scheme for promoting solar farming i. e. decentralised solar power production of up to 28, 250 MW to help farmers. The Union Budget 2018 - 19 has allocated Rs. 48, 000 crore for

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  • 4 Varuna 2018: Naval Exercise with French Navy [ Int. Rel & Org., Defense ]

    The Indo-French joint naval exercise Varuna-18 was held in Arabian Sea off Goa coast to explore measures to facilitate operational-level interactions between their armed forces and increase mutual cooperation, considering the common global threats.

    Image of Varuna 2018: Naval Exercise with French Navy

    Image of Varuna 2018: Naval Exercise with French Navy

    Image of Varuna 2018: Naval Exercise with French Navy

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  • Jun 27, 2018
  • 1 MoU Between India-Guyana on Renewable Energy [ Int. Rel & Org., Env. ]

    The Union Cabinet was informed of an MoU between India and Guyana on bilateral cooperation in renewable energy signed on January 30, 2018 by Power and New & Renewable Energy ministry and the Foreign Minister of the Co-operative, Guyana.

    Image of MoU between India-Guyana on Renewable Energy

    Image of MoU between India-Guyana on Renewable Energy

    Image of MoU between India-Guyana on Renewable Energy

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  • 2 Cabinet Approves Opening of Missions in Africa [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    The Union Cabinet approved opening of 18 new Indian Missions in Africa. The missions would be opened over four year period from 2018 - 2021. Decision in this regard was taken at the union cabinet meeting.

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    Image of Cabinet Approves Opening of Missions in Africa

    Image of Cabinet Approves Opening of Missions in Africa

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  • 3 Parivara and Talawara Communities Included in ST List in Karnataka [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Union Cabinet has given approval for inclusion of communities ‘Parivara and Talawara’ (synonym of Nayaka) in the list of Scheduled Tribes (STs) of Karnataka fulfilling demand of these communities.

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    Image of Stringent Act

    Image of Stringent Act

    Background on ST Declaration

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  • 4 Government Launches Study in India Promotion Programme to Attract Foreign Students [ Edu., Schemes & Proj. ]

    The government launched Rs. 150 crore, brand promotional campaign to attract offshore students to alleviate poor presence of foreign students in Indian institutes of higher education. The money is for two financial years, starting 2018 - 19, under the “Study in India” program. Th

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  • 5 Hot, Metallic Earth-Sized Planet Discovered [ Sci-Tech, Space and ISRO ]

    Scientists have discovered a hot, metallic, Earth-sized planet orbiting a dwarf star located 260 million light years away. Named K2 - 229b, the planet is almost 20 per cent larger than Earth but has a mass which is over two-and-a-half times greater.

    Image of Hot, Metallic Earth-Sized Planet Discovered

    Image of Hot, Metallic Earth-Sized Planet Discovered

    Image of Hot, Metallic Earth-Sized Planet Discovered

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  • 6 Cabinet Approves India, UK and Ireland MoU on Organised Crime [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    The Union Cabinet has approved signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. The MoU was regarding cooperation in the field of organised crime.

    Cabinet Approves India,UK & Ireland MoU on Organised Crime

    Cabinet Approves India, UK & Ireland MoU on Organised Crime

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  • 7 CCEA Approves Continuation of Credit Guarantee Fund Scheme for Education Loans [ Eco., Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved continuation of the Credit Guarantee Fund Scheme for Education Loans. The approval would provide education loans to 10 lakh students during the above said period.

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    Image of Expenses Covered By Education Loans

    Image of Expenses Covered By Education Loans

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  • 8 LaQshya Program to Improve Quality of Maternity Care [ Health ]

    The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched LaQshya program for improving quality of maternity care in labour room and maternity Operation Theatre (OT). It is being implemented to ‘fast-track’ interventions for achieving tangible results.

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    LaQshya Program Image

    LaQshya Program Image

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  • Jun 26, 2018
  • 1 Biggest Solar Power Plant in Uttar Pradesh [ Eco., Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Biggest Solar Power Plant has been set up in Uttar Pradesh through transparent auction under the Solar Park scheme of New and Renewable Energy Ministry. Viability Gap Funding (VGF) of Rs. 74.25 lakh per MW was provided by the Government of India for the project.

    Map of solar power plant in uttar pradesh

    Map of Solar Power Plant in Uttar Pradesh

    Map of solar power plant in uttar pradesh

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  • 2 Global Innovation Index: Innovation Cell Under HRD Ministry to Improve Research Output [ Edu., Ranks & Indices ]

    The move comes after India’s ranking in the Global Innovation index Ranking moved slightly up to 60 in 2017 from 66 in 2016, out of 127 countries. The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry would soon set up a unit that would explore ideas to strengthen innovation efforts in e

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  • 3 Member Countries of WHO SEARO to End TB by Signing ‘Delhi End TB Summit Statement of Action’ [ Int. Rel & Org., Health ]

    The member nations of World Health Organization-Regional Office for South-East Asia (WHO-SEARO) signed and adopted the Delhi End TB Summit Statement of Action. To date, post-disaster funding through South-East Asia Regional Health Emergency Fund has done an excellent job of helpi

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  • 4 Website of Indian Naval Placement Agency Launched [ Defense ]

    Indian Navy has launched a new placement portal for naval veterans, widows and their dependents. A large number of highly skilled personnel leave Indian Navy, in their 30s and 40s to ensure a young fighting force for the nation.

    Image of find the career you deserve

    Image of Find the Career You Deserve

    Image of find the career you deserve

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  • 5 Tea Board: India’S Tea Exports Have Touched a Record High in 36 Years [ Eco. ]

    India’s Tea Exports Have Touched a Record High in 36 years at 240.7 million kilograms during calendar 2017, Tea Board data said. The previous record was in 1981 when exports had reached 241.25 million kilograms.

    Image of Record Indian Tea Export In 36 Years

    Image of Record Indian Tea Export In 36 Years

    Image of Record Indian Tea Export In 36 Years

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  • 6 Railways to Have European Train Controlling System Level-II & Automatic Train Protection [ Policy-Governance, Railways ]

    In a bid to improve speed and line capacity, the Indian Railways is planning to implement Automatic Train Protection (ATP) system namely European Train Controlling System (ETCS) Level-II signaling on its entire broad gauge network of about 60, 000 km. This will provide technologi

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  • 7 What is POSHAN Abhiyaan? Executive Committee Under POSHAN Abhiyaan (Important) [ Health, Schemes & Proj., Committees & Bodies ]

    The Executive Committee, which is the Apex body for all Nutrition related activities under the POSHAN Abhiyaan, has taken decisions for improving health conditions across the country.

    Image of Executive Committee under POSHAN Abhiyaan

    Image of Executive Committee under POSHAN Abhiyaan

    Image of Executive Committee under POSHAN Abhiyaan

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  • 8 Steps to Reduce Drug Abuse: 1800-11-0031 – National Toll Free Drug De-Addiction Helpline Number [ Policy-Governance, Health ]

    A 24 x 7 National Toll Free Drug De-addiction Helpline Number 1800 - 11 - 0031 has been set up to help the victims of drug abuse. The last National Survey on the extent, pattern, and trend of drug abuse was sponsored by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and conducted by

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  • 9 🌟 Steps to Tackle NCDs: Increase in Deaths Due to Non-Communicable Diseases (Important) [ Health ]

    The disease pattern in India in general and particularly in rural India has undergone a significant shift over the last 15 years. An early inkling of this change was evident in a 2001 - 2003 Government of India report on the causes of death in the country. The report revealed tha

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  • Jun 25, 2018
  • 1 Protected Area Permit Regime: MHA Allows Foreign Tourists to Visit Nagaland, Mizoram and Manipur [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has relaxed six-decade-old protected area permit (PAP) regime to allow foreign tourists to access border areas of Nagaland, Mizoram and Manipur. The move is being initiated to promote tourism, create job opportunities for the locals and generate rev

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  • 2 🌟 Steps Taken by Union Government for Promotion of Bamboo: India’S Top Bamboo (Important) [ Agri., Schemes & Proj. ]

    In a meeting with the representatives of International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR), held in New Delhi, the Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, said that India has the potential to become a significant play

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  • 3 Centre Constitutes Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal [ Committees & Bodies ]

    The Ministry of Water Resources, River Development, and Ganga Rejuvenation has constituted Mahanadi Water Dispute Tribunal for adjudication of longstanding disputes between Odisha and Chhattisgarh over sharing of Mahanadi river water.

    Map of Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal

    Map of Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal

    Map of Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal

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  • 4 🌟 Development of Eight New National Waterways (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    As per feasibility reports of the new National Waterways (NWs) completed so far, 36 NWs have been found technically viable for development. Government has started working on 8 new National Waterways. The details of the waterways is given in the table below.

    Map of Eight New National Waterways

    Map of Eight New National Waterways

    Map of Eight New National Waterways

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  • 5 Implementation of UNNATI Project [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Under Project UNNATI 116 initiatives have been identified for various major ports. Out of the 116 initiatives, 86 have been implemented so far. The aims and objectives of Project UNNATI of the Ministry of Shipping are:

    Map of the aims & objectives of Project UNNATI

    Map of the Aims & Objectives of Project UNNATI

    Map of the aims & objectives of Project UNNATI

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  • 6 Insolvency & Bankruptcy Board of India & RBI Ink an MoU for Effective Implementation [ Eco., Bills ]

    The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for increased cooperation in effective implementation of insolvency law. The MoU was singed at time when authorities are working on ways to address huge a

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  • 7 Government Issues Clarification on Gold Imports Scheme [ Eco., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Government of India had clarified that abolition of 80: 20 scheme eliminated undue advantage to Premier Trading Houses (PTHs) / and Star Trading Houses (STHs) and import of gold was also reduced.

    Image of Bridging Trade Deficit Gap

    Image of Bridging Trade Deficit Gap

    Image of Bridging Trade Deficit Gap

    80: 20

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  • 8 India Won “Best Exhibitor Award” at ITB – Berlin [ Awards ]

    India won Best Exhibitor Award at ITB–Berlin World Tourist Meet convened at Berlin, Germany. More than 100 countries had participated in the mega meet with their respective Tourism Ministers. It is the first time India has won this prize.

    Image of 50 Years ITB History

    Image of 50 Years ITB History

    Image of 50 Years ITB History

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  • Jun 22, 2018
  • 1 Sex Ratio at Birth Dips in 17 of 21 Large States [ Ranks & Indices ]

    The sex ratio at birth (SRB) saw a decline in 17 out of 21 large states of the country, with Gujarat recording an alarming dip of 53 points, a report released by the Niti Aayog stated and stressed on the need to check sex-selective abortion.

    Decreasing trend of sex ration at birth

    Decreasing Trend of Sex Ration at Birth

    Decreasing trend of sex ration at birth

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