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Web Admin | 29, Dec 2021


1. Golan Heights Why in News? Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett recently said the country intends to double the number…

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Web Admin | 29, Dec 2021


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IASGateAdmin | 16, May 2020

Prelim Snippets – 16.05.2020

1.Diamer-Bhasha Dam Why in News? Pakistan has recently signed a contract with a joint venture of a China Power (Chinese…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Apr 2020

Prelim Snippets- 13.04.2020

1. Anak Krakatau Why in News? Recently, Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano spewed a column of ash 500 meters into the…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Apr 2020

Prelim Snippets- 02.04.2020

1. South China Sea Why in News? Recently, the Chinese fishing fleets have been seen raiding the rich waters of…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Mar 2020

Prelim Snippets- 04.03.2020

1.Mission Purvodaya Why in news? A workshop on “Enabling Procedures for Increase of Steel Usage for the Growth of Economy”…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Jan 2020


1.Drosophila Why in News? Pune is set to host the fifth edition of the Asia Pacific Drosophila Research Conference (APDRC5)…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Dec 2019

Prelim Snippets 11-12-2019

1. BIS to Set Standards for Piped Water Quality Why in News? Union government has recently stated that it is…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 26-11-2019

1. Gamosas Why in News? The multipurpose Assamese Gamosa, a ubiquitous, white cotton towel, has been assigned a new function…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 25-11-2019

1. Ken Betwa Interlink Project Why in News? Central government has put pressure on Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh to…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 23-11-2019

1.Secretagogin (SCGN) Why in news? Scientists at the CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) in Hyderabad have demonstrated the…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 20-11-2019

1.Contempt of Court Why in News? Supreme Court has said Kerala Government may face Contempt of Court in Sabarimala issue.…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 16-11-2019

1. A Massive Earthquake in Indonesia Why in News? A strong 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of North Maluku…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 11-11-2019

1.Samudra Shakthi Why in News? A joint bilateral maritime exercise between India and Indonesia was held recently. About: It is…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Nov 2019


Why in News? UNESCO has designated Mumbai as a member of UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) in the field of…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Oct 2019

Prelim Snippets 25-10-2019

1.Aye-aye: World’s Weirdest Little Primate Why in News? North Carolina State University has revealed a new secret about a strange…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Oct 2019

Prelim Snippets 23-10-2019

1.HunarHaat Why in News? Minister for Minority Affairs has decided to organise about 100 ‘HunarHaat’ in the next five years…

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IASGateAdmin | 22, Oct 2019

Prelim Snippets 22-10-2019

1.National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) Why in News? National Tiger Conservation Authority has red-flagged Madhya Pradesh government's move to increase…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Oct 2019

Prelim Snippets 21-10-2019

1.Plethora 2 (PLT 2) Why in News? Researchers from IISER have discovered a protein that regenerates primary and lateral roots…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Oct 2019

Prelim Snippets 18-10-2019

1.Tulagi Island Why in News? A Chinese company recently signed an agreement to lease this entire island for 75 years,…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Oct 2019

Prelim Snippets 03-10-2019

1.Vayoshreshtha Samman Award Why in News? President of India conferred the “Vayoshreshtha Samman-2019” on the eminent senior citizens and institutions…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 26-09-2019

1.Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) Why in News? Government of India has recently reconstituted the Economic Advisory…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 21-09-2019

1.Vaccine Hesitancy Why in News? The World Health Organization (WHO) recently declared vaccine hesitancy one of the ten biggest threats…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 20-09-2019

1.Area 51: Why in News? On September 20, some two million people plan — or claim to plan — to…

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IASGateAdmin | 19, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 19-09-2019

1.Bio-Fencing Why in News? Uttarakhand government has decided to carry out bio-fencing to check man-animal conflict. According to officials leopards…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 17-09-2019

1.Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) Why in News: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) joined hands with the US Consulate in…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 16-09-2019

1.International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer Context: Every year September 16 is marked as the International Day…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 09-09-2019

1.In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) Why in News: Setting a record of sorts, a 74-year-old woman delivered twins after five decades…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 05-09-2019

1.National Award to Teachers, 2019 Why in News? The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind conferred the National Award…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 03-09-2019

1.Tibetan Democracy Day Context: September 2 marks the anniversary of the establishment of the democratic system of the Tibetan people…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 02-09-2019

1.Gaja Bandhu Scheme of Odisha Context: Odisha Govt is contemplating ‘Gaja Bandhu’ initiative to curb elephant deaths. About: With rising…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Aug 2019

Prelim Snippets 29-08-2019

1.Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) Context: BPR&D observed its 49th Foundation Day on August 28, 2019. About BPR&D:…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Aug 2019

Prelim Snippets 26-08-2019

Bavar-373 Context: Iran has officially unveiled Bavar-373 air defense system About: It is Iran’s new home-grown air defence system. It…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Aug 2019

Prelim Snippets 23-08-2019

OP-BLUE FREEDOM Context: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and former India football captain Baichung Bhutia flagged off the Delhi leg of…

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IASGateAdmin | 22, Aug 2019

Prelim Snippets 22-08-2019

SARAL Context: Ministry of Power launched the State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index (SARAL) during the Review Planning and Monitoring (RPM)…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Aug 2019

Prelim Snippets 20-08-2019

BIOSIMILAR MEDICINES Context: Dr Reddy's launched Roche's biosimilar Avastin in India for treatment of various types of cancers. About Biosimilar…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Aug 2019


Why in News? The Centre has approved the Rs 4,900 crore project for interlinking of Kosi and Mechi rivers of…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Aug 2019

Prelim Snippets 08-08-2019

ELBRUS Context: An eight-member expedition team set out from New Delhi to scale Europe's highest peak, Mt Elbrus About: It…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Aug 2019

Prelim Snippets 07-08-2019

PATTAMADAI SILK MAT Context: The Geographical Indications Registry has granted the Geographical Indication (GI) tag to Pathamadai Silk Mat About:…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Jul 2019

Prelim Snippets 29-07-2019

WORLD HEPATITIS DAY 2019 Context: World Hepatitis Day 2019 is being observed on July 28, 2019. Theme: “Invest in eliminating…

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