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Month: August 2019

IASGateAdmin | 31, Aug 2019

100% FDI IN COAL…

Why in News? The Centre’s recently announced 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) in the coal sector. Highlights: India is one…

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IASGateAdmin | 31, Aug 2019

PORTAL FOR AFFORDABLE CREDIT…

Why in News? Deendayan Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM), a flagship mission under the MoHUA has been conferred the…

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IASGateAdmin | 31, Aug 2019

RUSSIA SET TO OFFER…

Why in News? Russia is likely to offer India its conventional submarines at the summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi…

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IASGateAdmin | 31, Aug 2019

ASSAM NRC: WHO IS…

Why in News? In the run-up to the publication of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, citizenship…

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IASGateAdmin | 31, Aug 2019

MERGER OF PUBLIC SECTOR…

Context: The Centre has announced a mega amalgamation plan, aimed at improving their financial health and enhancing their lending capacity…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Aug 2019

CABINET APPROVES PROPOSAL FOR…

Why in News? The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal for Review of Foreign Direct Investment on various sectors. FDI:…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Aug 2019

BIOMETRIC SEAFARER IDENTITY DOCUMENT…

Why in News? India has become the first country in the world to issue Biometric Seafarer Identity Document (BSID), capturing…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Aug 2019

SHAGUN-INTEGRATED ONLINE JUNCTION FOR…

Why in News? The Human Resource Development Ministry launched one of the world’s largest Integrated Online Junction for – School…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Aug 2019

INDIA SECURITY SUMMIT

Why in News? The 12th India Security Summit with the theme “Towards New National Cyber Security Strategy” was held on…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Aug 2019

WAR ON PLASTICS

Context: The PM invoked Gandhi in his appeals, and it has been speculated that a specific ban may be announced…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Aug 2019

E-CIGARETTE BAN & THE…

Why in News? One of the three 100-day goals the health ministry has set for itself, The Prohibition of E-cigarettes…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Aug 2019

ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INTERNATIONAL…

Why in News? The Union Cabinet has given ex-post facto approval for the Establishment of an International Coalition for Disaster…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Aug 2019

AGREEMENT BETWEEN INDIA AND…

Why in News? The Union Cabinet, has approved signing of agreement between the National Medicinal Plants Board, Ministry of AYUSH…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Aug 2019

PRECISION APPROACH RADARS (PARS)

Why in News? A contract for installation and commissioning of nine Precision Approach Radars (PARs) was concluded today between Ministry…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Aug 2019

NOC ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESSING…

Why in News? The Ministry of Culture & Tourism has launched an integrated No Objection Certificate (NOC) online Application Processing…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Aug 2019

TECH SAKSHAM

Why in News? The Union Ministry for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) has launched a project named ‘Tech Saksham’…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Aug 2019

HOW THE FORCES PROTECT…

Context: The Government recently downgraded the security cover of former PM Manmohan Singh, from Special Protection Group (SPG) to Z…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Aug 2019

HOW AND WHY RBI…

Context: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will transfer ₹1.76 trillion to the government this fiscal. Background: RBI Board accepted…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Aug 2019

KERALA, TAMIL NADU AND…

Why in News? Child well-being index, a tool designed to measure and tracks children’s well-being comprehensively has been released. Highlights:…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Aug 2019

MOBILE APPLICATION- “JANAUSHADHI SUGAM”…

Why in News? Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers launched a mobile application “Janaushadhi Sugam”. Highlights: The minister announced that…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Aug 2019

ENHANCED OUTREACH ON HIV/AIDS…

Why in News? The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Aug 2019

ECONOMIC CAPITAL FRAMEWORK

Why in News? The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to transfer Rs 1.76 lakh crore to the Central…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Aug 2019

MARS SOLAR CONJUNCTION

Why in News? For more than a week, the daily communication between Earth and Mars will go silent. Mars Solar…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Aug 2019

SABKA VISHWAS – LEGACY…

Why in News? In the Union Budget 2019-20, the Hon’ble Finance Minister announced the Sabka Vishwas-Legacy Dispute Resolution Scheme, 2019.…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Aug 2019

XDR-TB

Why in News? XDR-TB, an abbreviation for extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB), is a form of TB which is resistant to…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Aug 2019

DEVELOPMENT FINANCIAL INSTITUTION (DFI)

Why in News? The government has proposed to set up a Development Financial Institution (DFI) to solve the infrastructure financing…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Aug 2019

GRAVITATIONAL LENSING

Why in News? Using NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope as a sort of time machine, researchers plan to investigate how…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Aug 2019

RICE FORTIFICATION

Why in News? The NITI Aayog seeks creation of roadmap by Department of Food and Public Distribution for taking the…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Aug 2019

SPECIAL DATA DISSEMINATION STANDARDS…

Why in News? In 2018, India failed to comply with multiple requirements prescribed in the Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS)…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Aug 2019

CITES WASHINGTON CONVENTION

Why in News? A resolution calling for Japan and the European Union (EU) to close their legal domestic ivory markets…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Aug 2019

NATIONAL PRODUCTIVITY COUNCIL

Why in News? A two-day National Conference on Capacity Building of Sustainable Food Value Chains for Enhanced Food Safety and…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Aug 2019

PRICE STABILISATION FUND (PSF)

Why in News? Onions for retailing by Safal is being made available at present from the government stock built under…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Aug 2019

CSIR TO CERTIFY AIR…

Context: The Union Environment Ministry has tasked the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)­National Physical Laboratory (NPL) with certifying…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Aug 2019

WAR ON PLASTIC

Context: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Mann Ki Baat urged the people to observe the 150th birth anniversary of…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Aug 2019

WORLDSKILLS KAZAN 2019

Why in News? The world’s biggest international vocational skills competition, WorldSkills Kazan 2019 got underway with a grand ceremony at…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Aug 2019

PARIS AGREEMENT TARGETS

Context: In their recent joint declaration, India and France have committed to making long-term plans to contain emissions. Background: During…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Aug 2019

RAJASTHAN FREE MEDICINE SCHEME

Context: Rajasthan has fared at the top in 16 State-chart detailing implementations of the free medicine scheme, being run under…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Aug 2019

OCEAN ENERGY AS RENEWABLE…

Why in News? In a decision that would give a boost to the ocean energy in India, Union Minister of…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Aug 2019

INFORMATION FUSION CENTRE –…

Why in News? The NMDA project was launched in accordance with the vision of PM on SAGAR (Security and Growth…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Aug 2019

COMPULSORY RURAL SERVICE FOR…

Why in News? The Supreme Court has held that the state governments can exercise their power to execute a compulsory…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Aug 2019

BIG DATA TO MITIGATE…

Why in News? According to the report by the UN‘s Asia-Pacific social agency, technological innovations like big data can better…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Aug 2019

NEW FPI NORMS

Context: SEBI has relaxed the FPI norms to check the outflows of FPIs from India. SEBI relaxes Foreign Portfolio Investors…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Aug 2019

FATF HAS PUT PAKISTAN…

Context: Financial Action Task Force affiliate Asia Pacific Group (APG) places Pakistan on Blacklist for failing to combat terrorism, money…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Aug 2019

OXYTOCIN BAN

Context: The Supreme Court referred the matter to a larger bench to decide on whether it would be in public…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Aug 2019

CAPACITY BUILDING OF SUSTAINABLE…

Why in News? A National Conference on Capacity Building of Sustainable Food Value Chains for Enhanced Food Safety and Quality…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Aug 2019

DEBENTURE REDEMPTION RESERVE

Why in News? The Centre has removed Debenture Redemption Reserve (DRR) requirement for listed companies, NBFCs and housing finance companies…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Aug 2019

NATIONAL MARITIME DOMAIN AWARENESS…

Why in News? Post 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, India established National Maritime Domain Awareness (NMDA) grid built around the National…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Aug 2019

AMAZON FOREST FIRE

Context: The Amazon rainforest has been burning at a rate that has alarmed environmentalists and governments worldwide. Where Are the…

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IASGateAdmin | 22, Aug 2019

ONE NATION, ONE RATION…

Context: Government has launched the pilot project for the inter-state portability of ration cards between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, and…

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IASGateAdmin | 22, Aug 2019

SUNDARBANS CONSERVATION

Why in News? Discovery India and World Wide Fund (WWF) India have partnered with the Government of West Bengal and…

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IASGateAdmin | 22, Aug 2019

INTENDED NATIONALLY DETERMINED CONTRIBUTIONS

Why in News? Countries across the globe committed to create a new international climate agreement by the conclusion of the…

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IASGateAdmin | 22, Aug 2019

LINKING OF AADHAAR INFORMATION…

Context: Supreme Court agreed to hear a plea by Facebook to transfer to the apex court four petitions filed in…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Aug 2019

INDIA LARGEST EMITTER OF…

Why in news? A new report by Greenpeace India shows the country is the largest emitter of sulphur dioxide in…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Aug 2019

INDIA-BHUTAN RELATIONS

Why in News? Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering held wide ranging talks and discussed steps…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Aug 2019

ULTRA-MEGA SOLAR PARK

Context:National energy major NTPCis planning to set up an ultra-mega solar park in the Kutch region of Gujarat that will…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Aug 2019

HOW FORESTS CAN HELP…

Background The Government of India is working out a plan to double farmers’ income by 2022. The government plans to…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Aug 2019

CHANDRAYAAN-2 PLACED IN LUNAR…

Context: India’s Chandrayaan-2 mission crossed a major milestone on its journey towards the Moon, having entered a lunar orbit, almost…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Aug 2019

NASA’S PARKER SOLAR PROBE

Why in news? NASA’s Parker Solar Probe completed a year in service. Aim of the mission: The mission’s central aim…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Aug 2019

DEFENCE PROCUREMENT PROCEDURE

Why in news? Raksha Mantri ShriRajnath Singh has approved setting up of a Committee under the Chairmanship of Director General…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Aug 2019

DRAFT NATIONAL RESOURCE EFFICIENCY…

Why in News? Natural resources form the backbone of any economic development. India, as one of the fastest growing economies…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Aug 2019

INDIA-MALDIVES MoU

Why in news? The India-Maldives MoU on Training and Capacity Building Programme for Maldivian Civil Servants was operationalised. Highlights: The…

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IASGateAdmin | 19, Aug 2019

INDIAN LIVESTOCK

Context: India's Livestock Export Potential Can't Be Realised Till We Eradicate Foot-and-Mouth Disease Stats- In India, livestock contributes over 4%…

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IASGateAdmin | 19, Aug 2019

INDIA’S DOCTRINE OF NUCLEAR…

Context: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted, after visiting the nuclear test site in Pokhran that "The future of India’s ‘No…

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IASGateAdmin | 19, Aug 2019

BUFFER ZONE

Why in News? The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has relaxed the procedure for environmental clearances of…

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IASGateAdmin | 19, Aug 2019

E-COURT

Why in news? The High Court of Punjab and Haryana to launch its first virtual court (e-Court) at Faridabad. Highlights:…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Aug 2019

MICROPLASTICS

Context- Tiny particles of plastic, known as microplastics, have been found in the Arctic region and the Alps, carried by…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Aug 2019

GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF FOREST…

Why in news? The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has released the first-ever global assessment of forest biodiversity. Key…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Aug 2019

AADI MAHOTSAV AT LEH-LADAKH

Why in news? Aadi Mahotsav (National Tribal Festival) was celebrated on 17th August, 2019 in Leh-Ladakh. Highlights: Aadi Mahotsav is…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Aug 2019

MOD CLARIFIES THERE IS…

Why in News? Rumours being spread that Ordnance Factory Board (OFB)is being privatised has resulted in its employees calling for…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Aug 2019

NOTIFIABLE DISEASES

Context: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan asked the Delhi government to make malaria and dengue notifiable diseases. What is…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Aug 2019

NATIONAL ESSENTIAL DIAGONISTIC LIST…

Context:India has got its first National Essential Diagnostics List (NEDL) finalised by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) which…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Aug 2019

GOVT. ISSUES GUIDELINES FOE…

Why in news? In pursuance of the announcement made in the Union Budget 2019-20 the Government has issued a scheme…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Aug 2019

GOVERNMENT PLANS TO EXIT…

Why in News? Government has given ‘in-principle’ approval for strategic disinvestment of 23 Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) including subsidiaries,…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Aug 2019

CHIEF JUSTICE ADVOCATES MORE…

Why in News? Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has recommended a comprehensive legislation to make the Central Bureau of…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Aug 2019

EC KICKS OFF DELIMITATION…

Why in News? The Election Commission (EC) held its first meeting for the delimitation exercise, necessitated under the new Jammu…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Aug 2019

RBI ISSUES FINAL NORMS…

Why in News? The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued the final framework for regulatory sandbox in order to…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Aug 2019

COMPETITION LAW REVIEW COMMITTEE

Why in News? Shri Injeti Srinivas, Secretary (Corporate Affairs) presented the Report of the Competition Law Review Committee Highlights: The…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Aug 2019

DOCUMENT IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (DIN)

Why in News? Every communication to be issued by the Income-Tax Department will now have a Document Identification Number (DIN).…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Aug 2019

SUPREME COURT (NUMBER OF…

Context: President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Amendment Bill, which will increase…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Aug 2019

HUMAN- ELEPHANT CONFLICT

Context: Tension has gripped several villages in the western belt of Chittoor district, from Palamaner to Somala, with wild elephants…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Aug 2019

STUBBLE BURNING

Context- A new study has found that farmers in north India can not only help reduce air pollution but also…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Aug 2019

CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF…

Context: In his Independence Day address, Prime Minister announced the creation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff to…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Aug 2019

CSR EXPENDITURE TO BE…

Why in News? Shri Injeti Srinivas, Secretary (Corporate Affairs), presented the Report of the High Level Committee on CSR to…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Aug 2019

CHANDRAYAAN-2 SUCCESSFULLY ENTERS LUNAR…

Why in News? Chandrayaan-2 has successfully carried out the significant process of trans-lunar injection, moving from earth`s orbit towards the…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Aug 2019

NEGATIVE RATE POLICY

Context: Negative rate policy – once considered only for economies with chronically low inflation such as Europe and Japan –…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Aug 2019

US-CHINA TRADE WAR

Context: Researchers at Morgan Stanley have alerted that if US and China continue to heap increasing tariff and non-tariff barriers…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Aug 2019

CERTIFICATION OF SEEDS TO…

Context: The Centre is planning to mandate uniform certification by pushing through a replacement to the Seeds Act, 1966. Background:…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Aug 2019

STATE-RUN OMCS TO BUY…

Context: Central Government has launched a ‘Repurpose Used Cooking Oil (RUCO)’sticker and a phone app to enable the collection of used…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Aug 2019

TRANSLOCATION OF ASIATIC WILD…

Context: Five female wild buffaloes will be translocated from Assam to the Udanti Wildlife Sanctuary in Raipur district, to help…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Aug 2019

MOTOR VEHICLES AMENDMENT ACT…

Why in News? President Ram Nath Kovind gave assent to the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019. Highlights: The Act aims…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Aug 2019

ZERO DEFECT AND ZERO…

Why in News? The Government has launched a scheme namely “Financial Support to MSMEs in ZED Certification Scheme”. Highlights: The…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Aug 2019

HIRING APP FOR FARMERS

Why in News? The agricultural Ministry app will create an invaluable database for policy-makers, who can track the use and…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Aug 2019

SABKI YOJANA SABKA VIKAS

Why in News? The Central Government has decided to launch the People’s Plan Campaign, also known as “Sabki Yojana Sabka…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Aug 2019

MUKHYA MANTRI KRISHI ASHIRWAD…

Why in News? The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has called for introducing structural reforms in the…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Aug 2019

IRON ION BATTERY

Why in News? For the first time, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has fabricated a rechargeable iron ion battery…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Aug 2019

URANIUM MINING IN NALLAMALA…

Context: Joint Forum for People’s Democratic Rights protests uranium mining in Nallamala Forest. Background: Many of these forest reserves have…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Aug 2019

DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONS (DEWs)

Context- Directed energy weapons or DEWs are among the next bunch of military technologies that the Defence Research and Development…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Aug 2019

LINKING FARMERS TO FUTURES…

Why in News? The Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) study suggests the need to empower the…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Aug 2019

FORMALIN IN FISH

Context: Government has banned the import of fish in view of the scare of formalin, a cancer inducing chemical used…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Aug 2019

FLOODS IN MAHARASHTRA

Context: Between August 1 and 10, rains battered south-western Maharashtra, and rising water levels in local rivers breached the banks.…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Aug 2019

CITES

Why in News? India has submitted proposals regarding changes to the listing of various wildlife species in the CITES secretariat…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Aug 2019

PRADHAN MANTRI KISAN MAAN-DHAN…

Context: The PM-KMY was launched by Agriculture Minister which entitles eligible farmers for monthly pension of ₹3,000 per month on…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Aug 2019

INDIAN ECONOMY SLOWDOWN

Context- The Indian economy is facing one of its most challenging times in years, and policymakers are responding to the…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Aug 2019

LUNAR LIBRARY

Why in News? On February 21, an Israeli lunar lander called Beresheet (Hebrew for ‘the beginning’) began its journey to…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Aug 2019

BRAHMOS MISSILE TO BE…

Why in News? The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved the procurement of a Software Defined Radio (SDR) and the…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Aug 2019

INS TARKASH AT BERGEN

Why in News? Indian Naval Ship Tarkash, a front-line warship of the Indian Navy, entered the port of Bergen, Norway,…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Aug 2019

MERCURY POISONING

Context: IIT­-H, Harvard varsity study mercury accumulation in fish The joint research looked into how climate change impacted accumulation of…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Aug 2019

AUTO INDUSTRY SLOWDOWN

Context: Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations has stated that nearly 2 lakh jobs have been cut in the last three…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Aug 2019

MAHARASHTRA TO SET UP…

Context: In the wake an unprecedented flood like situation and record rainfall this season, the State government will constitute a…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Aug 2019

RS CLEARS BILL TO…

Why in News? The Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Amendment Bill, 2019 was passed by the Rajya Sabha. Highlights: The…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Aug 2019

NATURAL SIGNS OF FLOODS…

Why in News? A study in the Journal of the British Academy has found that indigenous knowledge on how nature…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Aug 2019

IPCC REPORT ON LAND…

Context: A new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released presents the most recent evidence on how…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Aug 2019

THE PUBLIC PREMISES (EVICTION…

Context: The Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Amendment Bill, 2019 was passed by both the houses of the Parliament.…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Aug 2019

KOSI-MECHI RIVER INTERLINKING PROJECT

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

NHRC NATIONAL LEVEL REVIEW…

Why in News? A day-long NHRC National Level Review Meeting on Mental Health concluded at India International centre, New Delhi,…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Aug 2019

ARTICLE 371 SPECIAL PROVISIONS…

Why in News? The central government has revoked the ‘special status’ granted to Jammu and Kashmir by the Constitution. However,…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Aug 2019

RBI CUT LENDING RATE…

Context: In a bid to augur economic activity amidst slowing consumption demand, the monetary policy committee of Reserve Bank of…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Aug 2019

THE RAJASTHAN PROTECTION FROM…

Context: The Rajasthan legislative assembly passed a Bill providing for life imprisonment and a fine from ₹1 lakh to ₹5…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Aug 2019

BILL MANDATING DEATH PENALTY…

Context: The Rajasthan Prohibition of Interference with the Freedom of Matrimonial Alliances in the Name of Honour and Tradition Bill,…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Aug 2019

BIOMETRIC TOKEN SYSTEM

Why in News? The Western and Central Railways have introduced a new Biometric Token System (BTS) that seeks to streamline…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Aug 2019

GENOME INDIA INITIATIVE

Why in News? The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) plans to scan nearly 20,000 Indian genomes over the next five years,…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Aug 2019

DIXON PLAN OF 1950

Context- The idea of dividing Jammu and Kashmir into two or more parts has a chequered history, tracing its origin…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Aug 2019

FOOD SAFETY AND STANDARDS…

Context: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued an advisory asking all States and Union Territories to…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Aug 2019

WHAT HAS CHANGED IN…

Background: This is the first time that Article 370 has been used to amend Article 367 (which deals with Interpretation)…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Aug 2019

THE TRANSGENDER PERSONS (PROTECTION…

Context: The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019, was passed by the Lok Sabha Background: According to the 2011…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Aug 2019

RESOLUTION TO REPEAL ARTICLE…

Why in News? Union Minister for Home Affairs, introduced two bills and two resolutions regarding Jammu & Kashmir (J&K). Bills…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Aug 2019

CANINE DISTEMPER VIRUS (CDV)

Why in News? With doubled tiger populations in India, the loss of habitat, a decline of prey and poaching continues…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Aug 2019

ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY IN…

Why in News? A one-day Workshop on ‘Role of Technology in Reuniting Missing Children & Trafficked Persons’ was jointly organised…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Aug 2019

NEW ISRO SYSTEM TO…

Why in News? To get accurate data about the movement of space debris to avoid collision with its satellites, ISRO…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Aug 2019

US TREASURY LABELS CHINA…

Context: The Trump administration formally labeled China a currency manipulator, further escalating its trade war with Beijing after the country’s…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Aug 2019

SURROGACY REGULATION BILL, 2019

Context: The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2019, was passed by the Lok Sabha. Provisions of bill: Regulation of surrogacy: The Bill…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Aug 2019

INDIAN ARMY LAUNCHES E-CARS…

Why in News? The Indian Army launched e-cars for use of its officials in New Delhi on August 1. The…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Aug 2019

CONSERVATION OF WATERBODIES

Context: In the last few decades, waterbodies have been under continuous and unrelenting stress, caused primarily by rapid urbanisation and…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Aug 2019

MEDICAL COMMISSION BILL, 2019

Context:  Rajya Sabha passed the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill that seeks to overhaul the medical education regulation infrastructure. Since…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Aug 2019

ABROGATION OF ARTICLE 370.

Context: The Centre on Monday scrapped Article 370 of the Constitution that grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir, with…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Aug 2019

NATIONAL POPULATION REGISTER (NPR)

Why in News? The government has decided to prepare a National Population Register (NPR) by September 2020 to lay the…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Aug 2019

PASHMINA PRODUCTS RECEIVE BIS…

Why in News? Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has published an Indian Standard for identification, marking and labelling of Pashmina…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Aug 2019

SANKALP SCHEME

Why in News? Minister of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship has reviewed the World Bank loan assisted “Skills Acquisition and Knowledge…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Aug 2019

DRDO SUCCESSFULLY FLIGHT-TESTS QRSAM

Why in News? Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) today successfully flight-tested its state-of-the-art Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missiles (QRSAM) against live…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Aug 2019

TechEx 2019

Why in News? Union Human Resource Development Minister, inaugurated theTechEx – technology exhibition at IIT Delhi TechEx: TechEx was organized…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Aug 2019

ASYLUM IN INDIA

Context: Former Maldives Vice-President Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Ghafoor is seeking asylum in India. What Is Asylum Seeking? According to the…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Aug 2019

WATER STRESS INDEX

Why in News? The sub-national Water Stress Index is formulated by London-based risk analytics firm Verisk Maplecroft. It lists India…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Aug 2019

ENERGY EFFICIENCY SERVICES LTD

Why in News? The Indian Army in step with government policies on environmental protection has launched an ecological initiative with…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Aug 2019

KABIL SET UP TO…

Why in News? A joint venture company namely Khanij Bidesh India Ltd. (KABIL) is to be set up to ensure…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Aug 2019

NATIONAL TIME RELEASE STUDY

Why in News? The Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, as part of its strategic commitment to improve global trade,…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Aug 2019

GOVERNMENT TO SUPPORT INDIA’S…

Why in News? Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Railways, held a meeting with senior managers of IT companies…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Aug 2019

BYE ELECTIONS TO THE…

Why in News? There are casual vacancies created in the Legislative Council of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Aug 2019

J &K RESERVATION (SECOND…

Why in News? Cabinet has approved J&K Reservation (Second Amendment) Bill to provide 10 percent reservation to the poor in…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Aug 2019

WATER DISPUTES TRIBUNAL

Context: Lok Sabha gave its approval to a proposal to set up a permanent tribunal to adjudicate on inter-state disputes…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Aug 2019

INDUS VALLEY SEALS

Context: A recent study claims that a majority of the Indus Valley inscriptions were written logographically (by using word signs)…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Aug 2019

DRAFT NATIONAL EDUCATION POLICY…

About The New Education Policy drafted by a committee headed by Dr.K.Kasturirangan. The report proposes an education policy, which seeks…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Aug 2019

THE ZOMATO OUTRAGE AND…

Context: Twitter post about person cancelling an order with Zomato -without refund- since the latter refused to concede his demand…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Aug 2019

SEED BANKERS FOR CONSERVING…

Why in News? Till date 1597 plants varieties have been registered with Protection of Plant Varieties & Farmers Right Authority…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Aug 2019

ISRO TECHNICAL LIAISON UNIT

Why in News? The Union Cabinet has approved the setting up of ISRO Technical Liaison Unit (ITLU) at Moscow, Russia.…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Aug 2019

INTERNATIONAL SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS

Why in News? The Union Cabinet has approved the signing of the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements (UNISA)…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Aug 2019

REGULATORY SANDBOX

Why in News? The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) will soon allow the use of regulatory sandbox…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Aug 2019

WORLDSKILLS INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION 2019

Why in News? Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India announced that a 48-member contingent will represent…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Aug 2019

TUBERCULOSIS VACCINES

Context: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) launched India’s first large-scale trial for two new tuberculosis (TB) vaccines. Stats: As…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Aug 2019

SULPHUR BASED FERTILIZER

Context: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), gave its nod for raising the subsidized prices of sulphur-based fertilizers. Purpose:…

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