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Month: July 2019

IASGateAdmin | 31, Jul 2019

CHENCHUS AND TIGERS OF…

Context- Chenchus the Members of the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG) in Nallamala forest understands tigers and help them let…

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IASGateAdmin | 31, Jul 2019

MICRODOTS

Why in News? The government has come out with draft rules to make microdots mandatory in vehicles. This move will…

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IASGateAdmin | 31, Jul 2019

22nd NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON…

Why in News? The Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DARPG), in association with Ministry of Electronics & Information…

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IASGateAdmin | 31, Jul 2019

INSURANCE SCHEME FOR CATTLE…

Context: The Union Environment Ministry and the Department of Livestock and Animal Husbandry are exploring a scheme to devise an…

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IASGateAdmin | 31, Jul 2019

GREEN BONDS AND CLIMATE…

Context: New study finds firms that have adopted green bonds benefit from both positive financial and environmental outcomes. What Are…

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IASGateAdmin | 31, Jul 2019

CONSUMER PROTECTION BILL, 2019

Context: The Lok Sabha unanimously passed the Consumer Protection Bill 2019, which seeks to wholly replace the Consumer Protection Act…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Jul 2019

GRAIN BY GRAIN –…

Context: ‘Grain by Grain’ Report which is the complete assessment of the environmental performance of fertilizer industry in India was…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Jul 2019

CIVIL LIST OF IAS…

Why in News? The Union Government has launched the e-Civil List-2019 of the IAS Officers. IAS Civil List: The IAS…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Jul 2019

INDIA AND BENIN RELATIONSHIP

Why in News? The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, reached Cotonou, Benin on the first leg of his…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Jul 2019

ARTICLES 370 & 35A

Context- A recent central ordinance, which extends reservation to SCs and STs in J&K, throws the spotlight on Article 35A,…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Jul 2019

NATIONAL MEDICAL COMMISSION

Context- Doctors and medical students under the Indian Medical Association (IMA) held a protest march Why National Medical Commission Bill?…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Jul 2019

INTERNATIONAL TIGER DAY: INDIA…

Context: Prime Minister released tiger estimation figures and said that India has achieved the target of doubling the tiger count…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Jul 2019

VANISHING WILDLIFE: 22 SPECIES…

Context : The data tabled in the Lok Sabha by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change states that…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Jul 2019

PREDICTING POLLUTION LEVELS USING…

Context: Researchers from China and the U.S. have been successful in predicting air pollution levels in northern Indian States nearly…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Jul 2019

INTEGRATED BATTLE GROUPS (IBG)

Context- The new concept of Integrated Battle Groups (IBGs) which the Army plans to create as part of overall force…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Jul 2019

MEETING OF BRICS MINISTERS…

Why in News? The BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs Meeting took place on 26th July 2019 in Rio de Janeiro,…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Jul 2019

ATAL INNOVATION MISSION

Why in News? Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) including Self-Employment and Talent Utilization (SETU) is Government of India’s endeavour to promote…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Jul 2019

ACCESSIBLE ELECTIONS

Why in News? The motto of ‘Accessible Elections’ was one among the many initiatives of Election Commission to make the…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Jul 2019

INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE…

Why in News? International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) is the main international convention covering prevention…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Jul 2019

DEATHS DUE TO MALNUTRITION

Context: The recently published National Family Health Survey (NFHS) conducted by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare highlights the State-wise…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Jul 2019

HIMALAYAN CONCLAVE

Context- Himalayan Conclave is being held in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand Objective The objective is to discuss various issues related to the…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Jul 2019

WHO REPORT ON THE…

Context: The seventh WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic analyses national efforts to implement the most effective measures from…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Jul 2019

BANDIPUR NIGHT TRAFFIC BAN

Context- The Karnataka Government have banned night traffic through the road passing through Bandipur National Park as conservationists argued that…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Jul 2019

ZERO BUDGET NATURAL FARMING

Why in News: Finance Minister in her budget speech referred to “back to basics “approach while speaking about Zero Budget…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Jul 2019

NATIONAL INDICATOR FRAMEWORK

Why in news? A national consultation workshop was organized with the Central Ministries / Departments and State Governments to discuss…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Jul 2019

INSOLVENCY AND BANKRUPTCY BOARD…

Why in news? The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) notified the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Insolvency…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Jul 2019

MONUMENTS OF VALOUR &…

Why in news? The Union Culture Minister inaugurated an exhibition of ‘Monuments of Valour & Victory Homage to Kargil Warriors’…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Jul 2019

RADIATION TECHNOLOGY FOR SEWAGE…

Why in news? Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in collaboration with Amdavad Municipal Corporation (AMC), Ahmedabad has set up a…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Jul 2019

PRIVATE MEMBER’S BILL

Context: A private member’s bill to make voting in election compulsory was taken up for discussion in Lok Sabha. Who…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Jul 2019

COMPANIES (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2019

Why in News? Lok Sabha passed the Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The legislation is aimed at tightening the Corporate Social…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Jul 2019

CODE ON OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY,…

Why in News? The Minister of State (I/C) for Labour and Employment Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar introduced The Code on…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Jul 2019

IMPLEMENTATION OF POSHAN ABHIYAAN

Why in News? POSHAN Abhiyaan has been set up by Government of India in 2017 for a three-year time frame.…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Jul 2019

NORTH EASTERN REGION VISION…

Why in News? North Eastern Region Vision 2020 document provides an overarching framework for the development of the North Eastern…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Jul 2019

FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION TO…

Why in News? It is mentioned that as per Rule 8 of Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964, no Government…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Jul 2019

UNLAWFUL ACTIVITIES PREVENTION (AMENDMENT)…

Why in News? The Lok Sabha has passed the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill 2019, in a move that gives…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Jul 2019

CODE ON WAGES BILL,…

Why in News? The Code on Wages Bill, 2019 was introduced in Lok Sabha to amend and consolidate the laws…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Jul 2019

POWER OF PRESIDENT TO…

Context: Madras High Court held that the President, while granting clemency to death convicts, can impose a condition that they…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Jul 2019

FAIR AND REMUNERATIVE PRICE’…

Why in News? The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the proposal in respect of Determination of ‘Fair…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Jul 2019

INDIA’S R&D EXPENDITURE ECO-SYSTEM…

Why in News? A special session was held to discuss India’s Research and Development (R&D) expenditure eco-system report during the…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Jul 2019

TITHANKAR CIRCUIT

Why in News? Ministry of Tourism under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme has identified Tirthankar Circuit as one of the fifteen…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Jul 2019

ASTRONOMERS DECODE MILKY WAY’S…

Based on the data from the Gaia Space Observatory scientists say that Milky Way (our galaxy) merged with another smaller…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Jul 2019

LARGE-SCALE BURNING OF GRASSLANDS…

Context: A recent study on “prescribed burning” of large tracts of grassland in the Eravikulam National Park (ENP) reveals that…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Jul 2019

NEW SPACE INDIA LIMITED

Why in News? The Union Government has set up New Space India Limited (NSIL), a wholly-owned Government of India undertaking/…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Jul 2019

BENGALURU GOES LIVE WITH…

Why in News? The Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) rolled out a biometric-based self-boarding facility. Highlights: The passengers had the option…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Jul 2019

MERGER OF NIMH WITH…

Why in News? The Union Cabinet approved to dissolve National Institute of Miners’ Health (NIMH), an autonomous Institute under Ministry…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Jul 2019

DORNIER SQUADRON INAS 313…

Why in News? The fifth Dornier squadron Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 313, was commissioned into the Indian Navy by…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Jul 2019

TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT OF…

Why in News? Ministry of Rural Development is undertaking two initiatives in skill development under the National Rural Livelihoods Mission…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Jul 2019

PRADHAN MANTRI MATRU VANDANA…

Why in News? Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) is a Maternity Benefit Programme that is implemented in all the…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Jul 2019

GLOBAL INNOVATION INDEX (GII)

Context: India climbs five ranks in global innovation index to the 52nd position Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Jul 2019

TRUMP’S OFFER TO MEDIATE…

Context- Trump’s remarks that Prime minister Modi had asked the U.S. President to mediate on the Kashmir issue. Indian Stand:…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Jul 2019

ANDHRA PRADESH EMPLOYMENT OF…

Context- The Andhra Pradesh Government on Tuesday reserved 75% jobs in private industrial units and factories for residents of the…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Jul 2019

DEENDAYAL ANTYODAYA LIVELIHOODS MISSION…

Background: Aajeevika - National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) was launched by the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD). Aided in part…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Jul 2019

WILLFUL DEFAULTER

Context: Rajya Sabha was informed by the Minister of Finance informed about the mechanisms in place to deter wilful defaulters,…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Jul 2019

TERROR FINANCING

Context: Minister of Home Affairs informed Lok Sabha today about the steps being taken to combat Terror Financing and circulation…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Jul 2019

8 MORE ROUTES START…

Why in News? Giving further fillip to Regional Connectivity, 8 more routes became functional Under Regional Connectivity Scheme – Ude…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Jul 2019

NO COMPROMISE ON AIR…

Why in News? Speaking at the International conference cum awards on civil aviation and cargo, the Minister of State(I/c) for…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Jul 2019

PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENT IN…

Why in News? The defence industry sector was opened up to 100% for private sector participation in May 2001 through…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Jul 2019

UJH AND BASANTAR BRIDGES…

Why in News? Raksha Mantri inaugurated the One-kilometre long Ujh bridge in Kathua district, 617.40-Metre-long Basantar bridge in Samba district…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Jul 2019

PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS…

Why in News?  Lok Sabha has passed The Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2019. Why such Amendment? The Protection…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Jul 2019

PANEL FAVOURS CRYPTOCURRENCY BAN…

Context: The committee headed by finance secretary Subhash Chandra Garg has proposed a draft bill “Banning of Cryptocurrency & Regulation…

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IASGateAdmin | 22, Jul 2019

ELECTRONICALLY TRANSMITTED POSTAL BALLOT…

Why in News? In the recently concluded 2019 general elections, the Election Commission of India used Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot…

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IASGateAdmin | 22, Jul 2019

SOCIAL STIGMA SIDELINING CHILD…

Why in News? A study by the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) along with the Human Development…

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IASGateAdmin | 22, Jul 2019

JUVENILE JUSTICE

Background: In 2016, a 17-year-old was booked for the murder of his three-year-old neighbour in Mumbai. The Mumbai city Juvenile…

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IASGateAdmin | 22, Jul 2019

PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEES

What to study? In the backdrop of a number of Bills having been passed without scrutiny, why are parliamentary standing…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Jul 2019

UGC SCHEME OF ‘PARAMARSH’

Why in News? The Union Minister for Human Resource Development launched ‘Paramarsh’ – a University Grants Commission (UGC) scheme for…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Jul 2019

SCHEMES FOR INDIGENOUS EMPLOYMENT…

The North Eastern Handicrafts and Handlooms Development Corporation Limited (NEHHDC): The North Eastern Handicrafts and Handlooms Development Corporation Limited (NEHHDC),…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Jul 2019

LOOK EAST AGENDA

Act East Policy: India’s Act East Policy focusses on the extended neighbourhood in the Asia-Pacific region. The policy which was…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Jul 2019

MoUs FOR ENHANCED COOPERATION…

Why in News? Ministry of Health and Family Welfare today exchanged MoUs with the Ministry of AYUSH, Ministry of Defence…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Jul 2019

SAGARDHWANI EMBARKS ON SAGAR…

Why in News? Oceanographic research vessel of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), INS Sagardhwani, embarked on a two-month long…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Jul 2019

INS TARKASH

Context: INS Tarkash, a frontline warship of the Indian Navy, made a port call at Karlskrona, Sweden This marks the…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Jul 2019

WHAT IS A WHIP?…

What is a WHIP? A whip in parliamentary parlance is a written order that party members be present for an…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Jul 2019

AMENDMENT TO RIGHT TO…

Context- Government introduces Bill to amend the RTI Act. Provisions of The Proposed Bill: Tenure of CIC and IC: The…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Jul 2019

ARANI SILK SAREE

Context: Information about Arani Silk Saree was given by the Union Minister of Textiles in a written reply to the…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Jul 2019

RHESUS MACAQUE DECLARED VERMIN…

Context- Union Environment Ministry (MoEFCC) has declared Monkeys (Rhesus Macaque) as ‘vermin’ in Himachal Pradesh. What is Vermin? Any animal…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Jul 2019

RESTRUCTURED NATIONAL BAMBOO MISSION

Why in News? The restructured National Bamboo Mission (NBM) has been launched in 2018-19 to focus on the development of…

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IASGateAdmin | 19, Jul 2019

DIBANG MULTIPURPOSE PROJECT

Why in News? The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the expenditure on pre-investment activities and various clearances for…

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IASGateAdmin | 19, Jul 2019

EXPORT PROMOTION SCHEME

Why in News? The Government of India has launched a scheme namely, Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES) with the…

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IASGateAdmin | 19, Jul 2019

INTER-INSTITUTIONAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN INDIA…

Why in News? The Union Cabinet has given approval to the Inter-Institutional Agreement between India and the USA in the…

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IASGateAdmin | 19, Jul 2019

ATAL BIMIT VYAKTI KALYAN…

Why in News? The Employees' State Insurance (ESI) Corporation has launched a scheme named ‘Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana’ (ABVKY).…

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IASGateAdmin | 19, Jul 2019

CYBER CRIME COORDINATION CENTRE

Why in News? The Central Government has rolled out a scheme for establishment of Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre to…

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IASGateAdmin | 19, Jul 2019

THREE NEW ‘RED LINES’

Context- India draws new ‘red lines’ for talks on Afghan peace process. These new “red lines” are going to be…

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IASGateAdmin | 19, Jul 2019

CANNABIS LEGALIZING ISSUE

Context: Litigation has claimed before the Delhi High Court in its pursuit to bring an end to various existing laws…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Jul 2019

MOTOR VEHICLES (AMENDMENT) BILL,…

Why in News? Minister for Road Transport and Highways has been in the news as he pushes the Motor Vehicles…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Jul 2019

NAVIGATION WITH INDIAN CONSTELLATION…

Why in News? The navigation system that Indians use on their mobile phones and cars could be set for a…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Jul 2019

BROADBAND READINESS INDEX

Why in News? Department of Telecom (DoT) and the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) signed a…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Jul 2019

KULBHUSHAN JADHAV CASE

Context- ICJ verdict delivered in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case What is the Case: Mr. Jadhav, a retired Indian Navy officer…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Jul 2019

IMPLEMENTS WERE RECOVERED FROM…

Context- Iron implements were recovered from the Malampuzha dam’s catchment area Implements belonging to the Iron Age. What is Iron…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Jul 2019

DAM SAFETY

Context: The Centre to reintroduce the Dam Safety Bill, 2019 in Parliament. Basic framework based on 2018 Bill: What is…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Jul 2019

SEVA BHOJ YOJANA

Why in News? Seva Bhoj Yojna’ is a Central Sector Scheme of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. It…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Jul 2019

NATIONAL INVESTIGATION AGENCY (AMENDMENT)…

Why in News? National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019 passed by Lok Sabha Amendments: The Bill amends the National Investigation…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Jul 2019

CENTRAL DRUGS STANDARD CONTROL…

CDSCO: Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) is the Central Drug Authority for discharging functions assigned to the Central Government…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Jul 2019

MARKANDESHWAR TEMPLE

Context- The restoration work of Markandeshwar temple in Maharashtra by the Archaeological Survey of India Known as the “Khajuraho of…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Jul 2019

NATIONAL RURAL BANK OF…

Context- Govt is thinking of formation of National Rural Bank of India in order to consolidate in Regional rural Banks…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Jul 2019

NATIONAL DIGITAL HEALTH BLUEPRINT…

Prepared by a committee constituted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Aims to create an implementation framework for…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Jul 2019

HUMAN GENETICS AND GENOME…

Context: The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has initiated a programme called Human Genetics and Genome Analysis for reducing India’s disease…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Jul 2019

HR 1044

Why in News? The US lawmakers passed a Bill titled Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act (HR 1044). It is aimed…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Jul 2019

GOOD SAMARITAN GUIDELINES

Why in News? Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued guidelines in pursuance of order of Hon’ble Supreme Court…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Jul 2019

LIFESPAN OF SCHEDULED TRIBE…

Why in News? According to data from the National Census 2011 to estimate, by indirect methods, the life expectancy for…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Jul 2019

5G ROLLOUT: HOW FAR…

What is Huawei? Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. is a Chinese multinational technology company that provides telecommunications equipment and sells consumer…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Jul 2019

PAKISTAN OPENS AIRSPACE; HOW…

Context: Pakistan opened its airspace for the first time since February 26. The country had imposed restrictions on its airspace…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Jul 2019

EL NINO

Context: A weak El Nino prevailing in the Pacific Ocean since the start of this year is beginning to dissipate.…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Jul 2019

WHY IS INDIA SETTING…

Context: The National Telecom Policy of 2012 calls for the establishment of a National Mobile Property Registry to address the…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Jul 2019

INDIA BUILDS 250 HOMES…

Why in News? Two years after more than 700,000 Rohingya fled to camps in Bangladesh alleging ethnic cleansing by Myanmar…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Jul 2019

LaQshya INITIATIVE

Why in News? The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare) informed about LaQshya Initiative in the Lok Sabha. LaQshya…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Jul 2019

LAW COMMISSION

Context- Law Ministry has initiated the process of setting up the body which gives advice to the government on complex…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Jul 2019

NEXT DALAI LAMA MUST…

Context: China has affirmed that the successor of the Dalai Lama has to be decided within China and any interference…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Jul 2019

SAGARMALA PROJECT

The Sagarmala is a series of projects to leverage the country’s coastline and inland waterways to drive industrial development. It…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Jul 2019

CALLS FOR SEPARATE LAW…

Stats Government authorities, at both the central and state levels, demolished over 53,700 homes, thereby forcefully evicting more than 260,000…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Jul 2019

GAGANYAAN NATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL

Why in News? A Gaganyaan National Advisory Council has been created with members from different institutions and industries. Members: Secretaries…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Jul 2019

INTER-STATE RIVER WATER DISPUTES…

Why in News? Cabinet approves Inter-State River Water disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The Bill seeks to amend the Inter State…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Jul 2019

EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN

Initiatives by Government: Mahila Shakti Kendra scheme empowers rural women through community participation by involvement of Student Volunteers. The scheme…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Jul 2019

STUDY IN INDIA’ PROGRAMME

Why in news? To facilitate Internationalization of Higher Education in India, a Programme viz. ‘Study in India’ is under implementation.…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Jul 2019

MODEL TENANCY ACT

Why in News? The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has drafted a ‘Model Tenancy Act’, 2019 which envisages to…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Jul 2019

NEUTRINO OBSERVATORY

Why in News? The Government of India has approved a project to build the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) at Pottipuram…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Jul 2019

INDIA AGAIN ABSTAINS AT…

Context:       India abstained at the vote for extending the mandate of an important UN official who reports on violence…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Jul 2019

CCTV IN CLASSROOMS- ANALYSIS

Context- Project to install CCTV cameras inside all classrooms in Delhi state schools. Delhi Government Stand: Empowering Parents  In private…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Jul 2019

THE AADHAAR AND OTHER…

  Context: Recently the Parliament passed the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019. Key Changes in the Aadhar:  The…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Jul 2019

ANTI-DEFECTION LAW

Context: In the light of the Karnataka Assembly crisis, the Anti-Defection Law is being debated nationally. About Anti-Defection Law: Anti-Defection…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Jul 2019

NATIONAL INVESTIGATION AGENCY

Why in News?  A Bill seeking to further strengthen the National Investigation Agency (NIA) by giving it powers to probe…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Jul 2019

ELECTORAL REFORMS

Context-Discussion in the Rajya Sabha on electoral reforms Major Reforms Areas: Appointment system for Election Commissioners and Chief Election Commissioner…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Jul 2019

PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AGAINST…

Context- Cabinet has approved a new definition for child pornography in its amendments to the POCSO Act. What is POCSO…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Jul 2019

MOB LYNCHING

Context- The Uttar Pradesh State Law Commission has drafted a stringent law to deal with increasing incidents of mob lynching.…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Jul 2019

WITNESS PROTECTION SCHEME

Why in News? Minister of State for Home Affairs informed about the scheme in a written reply to question in…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Jul 2019

BANNING OF UNREGULATED DEPOSIT…

Why in News? The Union Cabinet has approved the banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2019. It will replace the…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Jul 2019

INDIAN NUCLEAR INSURANCE POOL

Why in News? The Government has created an Indian Nuclear Insurance Pool (INIP) in June 2015, a union minister informed…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Jul 2019

PONZI SCAMS

Background The Union Cabinet Wednesday approved Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill with an aim to tackle the menace of…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Jul 2019

INTER­ STATE RIVER WATER…

Features: Bill seeks to amend the Inter State River Water Disputes Act, 1956 to streamline the adjudication of inter­ State…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Jul 2019

CODE ON OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY,…

Context- Union Cabinet on, paving the way for Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Bill, 2019 introduction in…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Jul 2019

INDIA-RUSSIA STRATEGIC ECONOMIC DIALOGUE…

Why in News? The Second India-Russia Strategic Economic Dialogue (IRSED) shall be held on 10 July in New Delhi, under…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Jul 2019

KISAN SUVIDHA MOBILE APP

Why in News? Kisan Suvidha is an omnibus mobile app developed by Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Jul 2019

INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OF PUBLIC…

Why in News? Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution has launched a new Central Sector scheme namely “Integrated…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Jul 2019

NATIONAL TRANSLATION MISSION

National Translation Mission: The National Translation Mission (NTM) is a scheme launched in 2008 which is being implemented through the…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Jul 2019

INITIATIVES UNDERTAKEN TO IMPROVE…

Different initiatives undertaken by Govt. to improve quality of Education: The Central Government has launched an Integrated Scheme for School…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Jul 2019

CAPITAL TO RISK-WEIGHTED ASSETS…

CRAR: Capital to Risk (Weighted) Assets Ratio (CRAR) is also known as Capital adequacy Ratio, the ratio of a bank’s…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Jul 2019

BLACK GOLD

Why in News? Using gold nanoparticles Indian scientists have developed a new material called “black gold”, which can potentially be…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Jul 2019

COFFEE TABLE BOOK FOR…

Why in News? Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare has launched a Coffee Table Book to commemorate five decades…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Jul 2019

CHANDRAYAAN-2

Developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Advanced version of the previous Chandrayaan-1 mission to Moon. mission is planned…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Jul 2019

PLAN BEE

What is Plan Bee? Plan Bee, is an amplifying system imitating the buzz of a swarm of honey bees to…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Jul 2019

MARITAL RAPE

Context: Delhi High Court said that court cannot direct the government to frame laws as it is the domain of…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Jul 2019

PLASTIC WASTE MANAGEMENT RULES,…

Context: The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has pulled up 52 companies — including Amazon, Flipkart, Danone Foods and Beverages…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Jul 2019

HUMAN RIGHTS COURT IN…

Context- SC asks why the delay in setting up Human rights courts Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 as stated…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Jul 2019

WITNESS PROTECTION SCHEME

Launched by Odisha government Aims to provide security to witnesses facing threat during the course of a legal battle. Features:…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Jul 2019

AADHAAR AND OTHER LAWS…

Context- Parliament cleared the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 Features: which allows voluntary use of Aadhaar as proof…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Jul 2019

NATIONAL INVESTIGATION AGENCY (AMENDMENT)…

Context- Union government on Monday introduced the National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in Lok Sabha Features of Bill: A…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Jul 2019

UNLAWFUL ACTIVITIES (PREVENTION) AMENDMENT…

Context- The UAPA Bill that seeks to allow an individual suspected to have terror links to be designated a terrorist…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Jul 2019

FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY…

Why in News? The Food and Nutrition Security Analysis, India, 2019, a report by the MoSPI and The World Food…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Jul 2019

LABOUR LAWS IN INDIA

Context- Central government for its move to subsume 44 existing labour laws into four codes dealing with wages, social security,…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Jul 2019

ETHANOL AND SUGAR MILLS

Context- Recently Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways exhorted sugar mills to switch to producing ethanol. Issues: The surplus…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Jul 2019

COTTON CROP

About It is Kharif Crop. The research system of India has also developed some varieties having three basic colours in…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Jul 2019

SFURTI, ASPIRE & PRADHAN…

Why in News? The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman said that the Government aims to…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Jul 2019

MIYAWAKI” METHOD OF AFFORESTATION

Why in News? Telangana Government has introduced the Japanese “Miyawaki” method of afforestation to grow urban forests and expand the…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Jul 2019

CORAL REHAB PROGRAMME

Why in News? The National Centre for Coastal Research’s (NCCR) proposal of dropping ‘melted plastic rocks or slabs’ on the…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Jul 2019

CENTRAL EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS (RESERVATION…

Why in News? The Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre) Bill, 2019 has been passed by both the houses…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Jul 2019

HYDROGEN-ENRICHED COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS…

Why in News? Delhi will be the first city in the country to roll out hydrogen-enriched compressed natural gas (HCNG)…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Jul 2019

MOSAiC Mission

Why in News? Scientists from 17 nations will take part in the year-long MOSAIC mission as they anchor the RV…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Jul 2019

SURROGACY (REGULATION) BILL, 2019

Why in News? The Cabinet has approved the introduction of Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019 that aims to prohibit commercial surrogacy…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Jul 2019

ZERO BUDGET NATURAL FARMING

Why in News? The Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a proposal of Zero Budget Natural Farming in budget 2019 for…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Jul 2019

JAIPUR CITY DECLARED AS…

Why in News? Jaipur City, Rajasthan got inscribed on the World Heritage List of UNESCO during the 43rd Session of…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Jul 2019

ANNUAL PIRACY REPORT (ICC-IMB)…

Context- According to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB), West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea became the world’s most pirate-infested sea in…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Jul 2019

SEDITION LAW

Context- MDMK general secretary Vaiko was sentenced to a prison term of one year by a special court for Sedition.…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Jul 2019

KISAN CREDIT CARD SCHEME

Why in News? The Government of India has extended the facility of Kisan Credit Card (KCC) to fisheries and animal…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Jul 2019

WORKING GROUP ON CORE…

Why in News? The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has constituted a working group to review the regulatory guidelines and…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Jul 2019

AGRICULTURAL EXPORT POLICY

Why in News? The Union Cabinet approved the Agriculture Export Policy, 2018. The Cabinet has also approved the proposal for…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Jul 2019

TRADE INFRASTRUCTURE FOR EXPORT…

Why in News? The Department of Commerce, under the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry, has approved financial assistance for…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Jul 2019

PRIVILEGE MOTION

Context: Recently a Lok Sabha MP has moved a breach of privilege motion in the Lok Sabha against a private…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Jul 2019

WIND ENERGY IN INDIA

Context- India’s emerging green economy will require additional investments of around $80 billion till 2022, growing more than threefold to…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Jul 2019

INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE…

Context- Kulbhushan Jadhav case verdict on July 17 About ICJ: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the principal judicial…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Jul 2019

KEY HIGHLIGHTS OF ECONOMIC…

The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs tabled the Economic Survey 2018-19 in the Parliament. The Key Highlights of…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Jul 2019

BLUEPRINT TO ACHIEVE PRIME…

Context: The Economic Survey lays down the strategic blueprint for fructifying the Prime Minister’s vision of India becoming a $5…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Jul 2019

MINIMUM WAGE SYSTEM

Background In India, labour is included in the concurrent list which implies that both the central government and state governments…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Jul 2019

SWADESH DARSHAN SCHEME

Why in News? Swadesh Darshan Scheme – Integrated Development of theme-based tourist circuits is the flagship scheme of Ministry of…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Jul 2019

SCHEME FOR TRANS-DISCIPLINARY RESEARCH…

Why in News? The University Grants Commission (UGC) has approved a new scheme – ‘Scheme for Trans-disciplinary Research for India’s…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Jul 2019

Fly Ash

Why in News? The National Green Tribunal has sought a report from the authorities on the current status on disposal…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Jul 2019

Jal Shakti Abhiyan

Why in News?       Jal Shakti Abhiyan for Water Conservation Launched. Highlights:  It is a time-bound, mission-mode campaign that would…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Jul 2019

National Electric Mobility Mission…

Why in News? The National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020 is a National Mission document providing the vision and…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Jul 2019

Minimum Support Price

Context: Recently cabinet has announced MSP for 14 Kharif crops What is MSP?  Minimum Support Price (MSP) is a form…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Jul 2019

Cabinet NOD to Better…

Context: The Cabinet has approved the proposal to grant Organised Cadre Status to Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) officers.  The…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Jul 2019

The Dentist (Amendment) Bill,…

Context: The Dentist (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was recently passed in the monsoon session of the Parliament. About the Bill: The…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Jul 2019

NATIONAL MANUFACTURING COMPETITIVENESS PROGRAMME

Why in News? National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme (NMCP) aima to support the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in their…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Jul 2019

NATIONAL COMMON MOBILITY CARD

Why in News? National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) – One Nation, One Card for transport mobility is an initiative of…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Jul 2019

NATIONAL WAREHOUSING GRID

Why in News? The government is likely to introduce warehousing schemes at village and National level to build an efficient…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Jul 2019

IRAN’S NUCLEAR DEFIANCE

Context: Iran has announced that it has amassed more low-enriched uranium than allowed under a nuclear deal signed with the…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Jul 2019

GOODS & SERVICES TAX

Why in News? 2nd anniversary of Goods & Services Tax to be celebrated on 1st July 2019. GST: GST is…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Jul 2019

U.S.A. GRANTS INDIA NON-NATO…

Context: Recently U.S. Senate has passed a legislative provision (under The National Defense Authorization Act or NDAA) that brings India…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Jul 2019

CENTRE RATIFIES INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION…

Context: India has recently ratified the international agreement to curb Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) India has ratified the…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Jul 2019

CHILD LABOUR

Context: Instances of child labour detected during inspections have reduced successively from 2014 to 2018, figures presented by the government…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Jul 2019

GEOPOLITICS OF INDO-PACIFIC

Location- Geographically, the Indo-Pacific refers to the Indian and the Pacific Oceans between the east coast of Africa and the…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Jul 2019

NATIONAL POLICY ON SAFETY,…

Aim- To establish a preventive safety and health culture in the country through elimination of the incidence of work related…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Jul 2019

NASA’S PUNCH MISSION

NASA has selected an US based Indian researcher to lead its PUNCH mission which will image the Sun. PUNCH Mission:…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Jul 2019

EUROPE HEATWAVE

Context: A massive heatwave has gripped Western European countries and caused severe heat warnings in several parts of Europe. What…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Jul 2019

THE JAMMU AND KASHMIR…

Context: Jammu and Kashmir (Reservation) Amendment Bill, 2019 was passed by both the houses of the Parliament. About the Bill:…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Jul 2019

ARMED FORCES (SPECIAL POWERS)…

Context: The Ministry of Home Affairs has extended the operation of Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act in Nagaland for another…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Jul 2019

NAGALAND TO SET UP…

Context: After Assam, Nagaland government has initiated a move to implement its own version of citizenship register for indigenous communities…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Jul 2019

EIGHTH SCHEDULE OF THE…

Context: Recently a Member of Parliament made a case in Lok Sabha for inclusion of Bhojpuri language in the 8th…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Jul 2019

TRIFED SIGNED AN AGREEMENT…

TRIFED, a PSU under Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India has been working with the main objective of promoting…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Jul 2019

FREE LEGAL AID

Article 39 A of the Constitution of India provides for free legal aid to the poor and weaker sections of…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Jul 2019

EDUCATION QUALITY UPGRADATION AND…

Why in News? In accordance with the decision of the Prime Minister for finalizing a five-year vision plan for each…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Jul 2019

ONLY 20% OF NIRBHAYA…

Context: The States and Union Territories have utilised less than 20% of the budget allocated to them under the Nirbhaya…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Jul 2019

THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN…

About POCSO Act: The Act seeks to protect children from offences such as sexual assault, sexual harassment, and pornography. The…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Jul 2019

WHO GUIDELINES ON SELF-CARE…

Context: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched its first guidelines on self-care interventions for health. More on News: The…

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