Category: PIB

IASGateAdmin | 16, May 2020

FOOD SYSTEMS

Why in News? As per the recently released Global Nutrition Report 2020, food systems should be inclusive, local and diverse…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, May 2020

ECOVSENS: PORTABLE CORONAVIRUS DETECTION…

Why in News? The researchers from the National Institute of Animal Biotechnology (NIAB), Hyderabad, have developed a Biosensor that can…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, May 2020

BRICS AGAINST COVID 19

Why in News? In the global war against the COVID-19, emerging economies, many belonging to BRICS, have reached out to…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, May 2020

NATURAL PRODUCT BASED ALZHEIMER…

Why in News? Scientists from Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), an autonomous institute under the Department of…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Apr 2020

PRIVACY CONCERNS DURING A…

Why in News? The Aarogya Setu app, developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) under the Ministry of Electronics &…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Apr 2020

MULTI-SYSTEM INFLAMMATORY STATE REQUIRING…

Why in News? Recently, the Paediatric Intensive Care Society (PICS) in the United Kingdom (UK) had observed an apparent rise…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Apr 2020

TO PRINT MORE MONEY,…

Why in News? Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has been trying to boost the liquidity in the financial system. It…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Apr 2020

SEQUENCING OF INDIAN SPECIES

Why in News? The Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute (JNTBGRI) is gearing up to play an important…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Apr 2020

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH…

Why in News? The Union Minister for Agriculture took a review meeting of the Department of Agricultural Research & Education…

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IASGateAdmin | 22, Apr 2020

HOW COVID-19 UNSETTLED RUPEE

Why in News? The economic disruption due to the spread of the COVID-19 over the past few months has adversely…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Apr 2020

COMBATTING ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE

Why in News? While covid-19 has infected more than 2 million and killed nearly 150,000 people globally, antimicrobial resistance (AMR)…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Apr 2020

RBI ANNOUNCES SECOND SET…

Why in News? The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced the second set of measures to preserve financial stability…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Apr 2020

IMPACT OF THE CORONAVIRUS…

Why in News? The Aviation Industry, like several other sectors, is facing a crisis in the wake of the COVID-19…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Apr 2020

OUTDATED CENSUS DATA DEPRIVES…

Why in News? Over 10 crore people have been excluded from the Public Distribution System (PDS) because outdated 2011 census…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Apr 2020

REMEMBERING JALLIANWALA BAGH

Why in News? The Prime Minister of India had paid tributes to the martyrs of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre on…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Apr 2020

EBOLA DEATH IN DEMOCRATIC…

Why in News? World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has recently recorded a…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Apr 2020

SUCCESS OF A LOCAL…

Why in News? The Centre showcased the Agra model at the daily COVID-19 briefing, and it is also being shared…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Apr 2020

SAARC 2.0

Why in News? India has shown diplomatic resilience and leadership by forging unity in the neighbourhood in the war against…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Apr 2020

COVID-19 AND ANOSMIA

Context: Multiple reports have surfaced, primarily from Europe and the United States, from physicians and ear, nose and throat specialists,…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Apr 2020

ICMR ISSUES RULE BOOK…

Why in News? The Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) public guidelines to manage a large outbreak and guidelines on…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Apr 2020

E-WAY BILLS

Why in News? Having been stuck for the last two weeks amid lockdown in the country, truckers raise concerns over…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Apr 2020

DISEASES OF ANIMAL AND…

Why in News? The recent rapid spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus across the world has focused attention on the invisible…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Apr 2020

MGNREGA LABOURERS WAGE HIKE

Why in News? The Central Government has approved a double-digit hike in the wages of manual labourers under Mahatama Gandhi…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Apr 2020

FOREIGN CONTRIBUTION TO PM-CARES…

Why in News? The Central Government has decided to accept contributions from abroad, irrespective of the nationalities, to the Prime…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Apr 2020

COVID-19 OUTBREAK: WHAT DOES…

Why in News? As India faces the danger of community spread of the Novel Coronavirus and a spike in Hospital…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Apr 2020

SODIUM HYPOCHLORITE: THE CHEMICAL…

Context: Recently, in various places, migrant workers who returned from Delhi were showered with a disinfectant, apparently to sanitise them.…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Mar 2020

RELIEF PACKAGE UNDER PRADHAN…

Context Recently, Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Niramla Sitharaman has announced Rs 1.70 Lakh Crore relief package under Pradhan…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Mar 2020

RECAPITALISATION OF RRBS

Why in News? The Centre has approved a ₹1,340-crore recapitalisation plan for Regional Rural Banks (RRBs). The move is crucial…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Mar 2020

NATIONAL SUPERCOMPUTING MISSION

Why in News? In an attempt to boost the country’s computing power, the National Super Computing Mission is steered jointly…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Mar 2020

CORONAVIRUS & DIGITAL SOLUTIONS

Context: Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked people to share technology-driven solutions for coronavirus. MyGov, the nation’s citizen engagement…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Mar 2020

NEW TEST WITH QUANTUM…

Why in News? Researchers from the Raman Research Institute (RRI) have devised a new test for fairness of quantum coin…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Jan 2020

US – IRAN RELATIONS

Why in News? Tensions between US and Iran has reduced after US has backed away from further conflict with Iran.…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Jan 2020

NORTHEAST GAS PIPELINE GRID…

Why in News? The Union Cabinet has given approval for viability-gap funding of North East Natural Gas Grid that connects…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Jan 2020

CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF…

Context: The Creation of the post, Chief of Defence Staff erodes civilian supremacy over the defence establishment The Outline of…

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IASGateAdmin | 19, Dec 2019

GST COUNCIL VOTES FOR…

Why in News? The GST Council broke its tradition of taking decisions by consensus at its 38th meeting which was…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Dec 2019

INCREASE THE NUMBER OF…

Why in News? Former President Shri Pranab Mukherjee has recently argued for increasing the number of Lok sabha seats to…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Dec 2019

INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL SERVICES CENTRES…

Why in News? The Union Cabinet has recently approved International Financial Services Centres Authority Bill, 2019 which seeks to establish…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Dec 2019

CONSTITUTION (126TH AMENDMENT) BILL,…

Why in News? The Constitution (126th amendment bill), 2019 was introduced recently in the Lok sabha which seeks to extend…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Dec 2019

TORREFACTION TECHNOLOGY TO REDUCE…

Why in News? India is planning to make use of the Swedish torrefaction technology to reduce stubble burning issue. What…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Dec 2019

VISUAL POSITIONING SYSTEM

In the past, people were depending on some passer-by for directions to reach any destination that is unknown to them.…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Dec 2019

PROHIBITION OF ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES…

Why in News? The Parliament has recently passed the Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes Bill, 2019. What are e-cigarettes? An electronic…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Nov 2019

RESTRUCTURING POWERS OF THE…

Why in News? The actions of the Governors of few states over the last few years have invited scrutiny on…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Nov 2019

CLOUD SEEDING TECHNOLOGY

Why in News? Haryana Dy. CM has written to PM Modi, requesting him to “undertake cloud seeding plan to combat…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Oct 2019

WHY LOK SABHA IS…

Why in News? Last week, former Union Minister and Congress leader Jitin Prasada said the number of Lok Sabha seats…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Oct 2019

NOBEL PRIZE 2019 FOR…

Why in News? The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been announced and the awardees were as John B Goodenough,…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Oct 2019

CHANDRAYAAN-2’S ORBITER CLASS DETECTS…

Why in News? Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced that Chandrayaan2’s Orbiter payload CLASS has detected charged particles on…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Oct 2019

NATIONAL HEALTH SYSTEMS RESOURCE…

Why in News? The National Health Systems Resource Centre (NHSRC) has been designated as the WHO Collaborating Centre for Priority…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Oct 2019

U.S. WARNS ALLIES OF…

Why in News? The U.S. officials have warned India that with the decision to go ahead with the purchase of…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Sep 2019

MEASLES VIRUS IN CONGO

Why in News? Over 3,000 people have been killed by a deadly Measles virus in DR Congo this year What…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Sep 2019

INDIA SHOULD NOT HAVE…

Context: India’s decision to shut down oil imports from Iran due to sanctions imposed by the United States is also…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Sep 2019

ERADICATING MALARIA BY 2050

Why in News? A report in The Lancet concludes that it is possible to eradicate malaria as early as 2050…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Sep 2019

CLASSIFICATION OF INFLUENZA AS…

Why in News? On September 3, India was again declared free of the H5N1 virus, which causes avian influenza or…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Sep 2019

DADABHAI NAOROJI’S BIRTH ANNIVERSARY

Context: September 4, 2019 was the 194th birth anniversary of Dadabhai Naoroji, the “Grand Old Man of India”, who was…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Sep 2019

INDIA’S INTERIM GOVERNMENT, 1946

Why in News? On September 2, 1946, the interim government of India led by Jawaharlal Nehru was formed. It was…

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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 | 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 | 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 | 13, Jun 2019

AADHAAR AND OTHER LAWS…

Why in News? In a major move aimed at making Aadhaar making people friendly, the Union Cabinet has approved “The…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Jun 2019

PRESIDENT’S (NOT GOVERNOR’S) RULE…

Why in News? Based on the prevailing situation in the state as stated in the report of Governor of J&K,…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Jun 2019

NEW DELHI INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION…

Why in News? The Union Cabinet has approved the Bill New Delhi International Arbitration Centre (NDIAC) Bill, 2019 for introduction…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Jun 2019

HYPERSONIC TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATOR VEHICLE…

Why in News? The DRDO has conducted the maiden test of an indigenously developed Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) along…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Jun 2019

NEW PAPER-BASED TEST KIT…

GS 3 : Science & Technology - Achievements Of Indians In S&T Why in News? With over one million reported…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Jun 2019

DEFENCE SPACE RESEARCH AGENCY…

GS 3 : Science & Technology – Space technology Why in News? To enhance the capabilities of the armed forces…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Jun 2019

PROJECT SASHAKT

GS 3 : Economy Why in News? RBI made it mandatory for lenders to enter into an Inter-Creditor Agreement (ICA)…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Jun 2019

NATIONAL DATA WAREHOUSE

GS 2 : Governance - Ministries & Departments Of The Government Why in News? The statistical reforms are necessary for…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Jun 2019

NDMA CONDUCTED TRAINING PROGRAMME…

Why in News? National Disaster Management Authority(NDMA) conducting a basic training programme at the Deendayal Port Trust in Kandla, Gujarat.…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Jun 2019

BHARAT STAGE – VI

Why in News? International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) released India’s first Type Approval Certificate (TAC) for Bharat Stage –…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Jun 2019

INDIA & PORTUGAL TO…

GS 1: Art & Culture Why in News? India has partnered with Portugal to set up a National Maritime Heritage…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Jun 2019

ASI DECLARED CHAUKHANDI STUPA…

GS 1: Art & Culture Why in News? Chaukhandi Stupa, an ancient Buddhist site located in Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, has…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Jun 2019

IRSDC ENTERS INTO TRIPARTITE…

GS 3 : Economy - Infrastructure' Why in News? The Indian Railway Station Development Corporation (IRSDC), has entered in a…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Jun 2019

NDMA CONDUCTED TRAINING PROGRAMME…

GS 3: Disaster Management Why in News? National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) conducting a basic training programme at the Deendayal…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Jun 2019

BHARAT STAGE – VI

GS 3: Environment Why in News? International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) released India’s first Type Approval Certificate (TAC) for…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Jun 2019

RBI REVISES STRESSED ASSET…

Why in News? The RBI has released revised set of norms on stressed asset resolution which are substantially less stringent…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Jun 2019

INDIA TO HOLD FIRST…

Why in News? • India to hold it’s first-ever simulated space warfare exercise in the last week of July, 2019.…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Jun 2019

AIR DEFENCE SYSTEMS TO…

Why in News? • The United States has approved the sale of armed drones to India also offered integrated air…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Jun 2019

AAI SIGNS ‘TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE…

GS 2 : Governance Why in News? The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has signed a 'Technical Assistance Agreement' with…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Jun 2019

NEW START POLICY

GS 3 : IR - International Happenings Why in News? Russian has warned to US to withdraw the Obama-era nuclear…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Jun 2019

RBI MONETARY POLICY

GS 3: Economy Why in News? The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) cut interest rates by…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Jun 2019

GLOBAL ECONOMIC PROSPECTS BY…

GS 3: Economy Why in News? World Bank has released the report “Global Economic Prospects: Heightened Tensions, Subdued Investment”. Global…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Jun 2019

FISCAL PERFORMANCE INDEX

GS 3: Economy Why in News? Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has launched a Fiscal Performance Index (FPI) to assess…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Jun 2019

INDIA BACKS DHANAURI FOR…

GS 3: Environment Why in News? The Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate change has asked Uttar Pradesh forest department,to…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Jun 2019

INDIAN NAVY ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION…

Why in news? The Indian Navy has formulated an environment conservation roadmap aimed at reducing energy consumption and diversifying its…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Jun 2019

RULE 49 MA

Why in News? The Election Commission may “revisit” the rule for prosecution of a voter for making afalse complaint of…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Jun 2019

FISCAL PERFORMANCE INDEX BY…

Why in News? Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has come out with a ‘Fiscal Performance Index’ to assess quality of…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Jun 2019

SWACHH BHARAT MISSION IMPACT…

Why in News? Swachhata has affected all aspects of the environment – be it groundwater, surface water, soil or air…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Jun 2019

INDIA’S FIRST EMISSION TRADING…

Why in News? Gujarat has launched India’s first trading programme to combat particulate air pollution on World Environment Day 2019,…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Jun 2019

JAN SHIKSHAN SANSTHANS

Why in News?  Fee for SC/ST candidates, who join vocational training under Jan Shikshan Sansthans (JSS), has been waived off.…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Jun 2019

PURCHASE MANAGER’S INDEX

Why in News? • PMI or a Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) is an indicator of business activity — both in…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Jun 2019

PERIODIC LABOUR FORCE SURVEY…

Why in News? The govt has finally released Annual Report of the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) 2017-18 and the…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Jun 2019

PARTHENOGENESIS

Why in News? About a week ago, the New England Aquarium in the US announced that a “virgin” anaconda had…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Jun 2019

RICE BLAST DISEASE RESISTANCE

GS 3 : Science & Technology - Biotechnology Why in News? Rice blast, caused by a fungus Magnaporthe oryzae, is…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Jun 2019

ICMR CALLS FOR COMPLETE…

GS 2 : Governance - Health & Education Why in News? The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has recommended…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Jun 2019

GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES NEW ‘JAL…

GS 2 : Governance -Ministries & Departments Of The Government Why in News? Fulfilling its poll promise, the government has…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Jun 2019

CRISPR-CAS9 -GENE EDITING RULES

GS 3: Science & Technology -Biotechnology Why in News? In a bid to make babies immune to infection by the…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Jun 2019

HEAT WAVE

GS 3: Environment -Environmental impact assessment Why in News? Severe heat wave conditions will continue in many parts over the…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Jun 2019

IAF SIGNS AN AGREEMENT…

Why in News? • Reserve Bank of India (RBl) permitted banks to accept Aadhaar number only for 'Know Your Customer'…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Jun 2019

SCIENTISTS IDENTIFY A NEW…

Why in News? • Scientists have recently identified a new species of Wasp from the genus Kudakrumia in Goa. Highlights:…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Jun 2019

IAF SIGNS AN AGREEMENT…

Why in News? • The Indian Air Force (IAF) has signed an agreement with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Jun 2019

IIT MADRAS LAUNCHES A…

Why in News? • Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) launched a data platform called "Integrated Database on Infrastructure…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Jun 2019

MENSTRUAL HYGIENE DAY 2019

Why in News? • The MH Day seeks to break the silence, raise awareness and change the negative social norms…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Jun 2019

THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR…

Why in News? • The International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT), Manesar, located in the northern automotive hub of India.…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Jun 2019

SUPERBUGS

Why in News? U.N. Interagency Coordination Group (IACG) report on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) calls for greater action by stakeholders at…

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IASGateAdmin | 31, May 2019

INDIA RANKS 43RD IN…

Why in news? India ranks 43rd most competitive economy in the world in IMD World Competitiveness Rankings-2019. IMD World Competitiveness…

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IASGateAdmin | 31, May 2019

T N MANOHARAN COMMITTEE

Why in news? The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday constituted a task force to suggest policy and regulatory…

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IASGateAdmin | 31, May 2019

CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS REGARDING APPOINTMENT…

Why in news? Prime Minister Modi and his 57 member council of ministers takes oath Article 74: There shall be…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, May 2019

EAST CONTAINER TERMINAL

Why in news? Sri Lanka, Japan and India on Tuesday signed an agreement to jointly develop the East Container Terminal…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, May 2019

WHO OFFICIALLY DECLARES EXCESSIVE…

Why in News? World Health Organisation (WHO) recently declared excessive mobile, video gaming as a disorder. Several mental and physical…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, May 2019

COMMITTEE FOR HOUSING FINANCE…

Why in News? The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) constituted a committee to review the existing state of mortgage securitisation…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, May 2019

BLOCKCHAIN DISTRICT

Why in News? Telangana released a draft blockchain policy to set up country's first 'Blockchain District' in Hyderabad. Highlights: It…

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IASgateway mahalakshmi | 30, May 2019

Agreement for Rajasthan with…

CONTEXT: India signs Loan Agreement with the World Bank for Strengthening the Public Financial Management in Rajasthan Project. The objective…

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IASgateway mahalakshmi | 30, May 2019

BS Dhanoa will be…

CONTEXT: Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa received the baton of Chairman, Chiefs of Staff…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, May 2019

US HAS REMOVED INDIA…

Why in news? The US administration under Trump has removed India from its currency monitoring watch list. Countries in the…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, May 2019

DRAFT EXPORT POLICY

Why in News? The Commerce Ministry has come out with a comprehensive draft of the export policy which includes product-…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, May 2019

SURFACE OZONE POLLUTION

Why in News? According to a forecast by the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), with…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, May 2019

NATIONAL SC-ST HUB

Why in News? • The National Small Industries Corporation Limited (NSIC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Ministry of…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, May 2019

AKASH MISSILE

Why in news? Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully test fired AKASH-MK-1S missile. Highlights: It is surface to…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, May 2019

SOCIAL AND LABOR CONVERGENCE…

Why in news? The ‘Social and Labor Convergence Programme (SLCP),’ an initiative to have a standard- neutral, converged assessment framework…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, May 2019

INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATION OF DISEASES…

Why in news? The World Health Organization has for the first time recognised “burn-out” in its International Classification of Diseases…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, May 2019

MEERLICTH OPTICAL TELESCOPE

Why in news? Scientists in South Africa have launched the world’s first optical telescope linked to a radio telescope, combining…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, May 2019

EQUIP PROJECT

Why in News? Equip stands for Education Quality Upgradation and Inclusion The Ministry of HRD plans to launch this ambitious…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, May 2019

SUPERCONDUCTIVITY

Why in News? Scientists from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru confirms that their material exhibits major properties of…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, May 2019

UAE LAUNCHES ‘GOLDEN CARD’…

GS 3: IR Why in news? The United Arab Emirates has launched a permanent residency scheme to woo wealthy individuals…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, May 2019

GROUND WATER ASSESSMENT

GS 2: Governance Why in news? The Union Water Ministry is finalising an updated estimate on the state of groundwater…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, May 2019

CRESTED IBISES

GS 3 : Environment- Conservation Why in News? An endangered bird was reintroduced to the wild by South Korean authorities…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, May 2019

DOUBLING INDIA’S EXPORTS

GS 3: Economy Why in News? The high-level panel constituted by Commerce and Industry Ministry has recommended a host of…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, May 2019

GOLDEN RICE

GS 3 : Science & Technology - Awareness In The Fields Of It, Space, Computers, Robotics, Nano-Technology Why in News?…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, May 2019

ROOM FOR THE RIVER’…

GS 3 : Disaster Management Why in news? The Kerala CM after returning from the Netherlands tour spoke of incorporating…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, May 2019

NEW PLANTS SPECIES WITH…

GS 3 : Science & Technology - Awareness In The Fields Of It, Space, Computers, Robotics, Nano-Technology Why in news?…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, May 2019

ISRO LAUNCHES RADAR IMAGING…

Why in news? In a predawn launch, a PSLV rocket of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) placed RISAT-2B, an…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, May 2019

COMPETITION COMMISSION OF INDIA…

Why in news? The Competition Commission of India (CCI) celebrated its 10th Annual Day which marks the notification of the…

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IASGateAdmin | 22, May 2019

SUCCESSFUL FIRING OF BRAHMOS…

GS 3: Science & Technology - Awareness In The Fields Of It, Space, Computers, Robotics, Nano-Technology Why in News? IAF…

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IASGateAdmin | 22, May 2019

MOU FOR JOINT COLLABORATION…

GS 3: Science & Technology - Awareness In The Fields Of It, Space, Computers, Robotics, Nano-Technology Why in News? The…

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IASGateAdmin | 22, May 2019

8th INDO – MYANMAR…

Why in News? Myanmar Navy Ships arrived Port Blair for the ‘Opening Ceremony’ of the 8th Indo- Myanmar coordinated patrol…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, May 2019

INDIA CUTS OFF UN…

GS 3: IR Why in news? Reacting angrily to a submission from the Geneva-based Human Rights Council (HRC) on the…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, May 2019

INSURANCE REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT…

GS 2: Governance Why in News? Irdai proposes to increase third-party insurance premium for cars, two-wheelers Highlights: Irdai has proposed…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, May 2019

CHARTER BASED BODIES

GS 3: IR Why in News? Charter bodies include the UN Human Rights Council and Special Procedures. UNHRC: The Human…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, May 2019

INDIA ADOPTS NEW STANDARDS…

GS 3 : Science & Technology - Awareness In The Fields Of It, Space, Computers, Robotics, Nano-Technology Why in News?…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, May 2019

WEARABLE SUPERCAPACITOR

GS 3 : Science & Technology - Awareness In The Fields Of It, Space, Computers, Robotics, Nano-Technology Why in news?…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, May 2019

CHIEF RISK OFFICER (CRO)…

GS 3: Economy Why in news? • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday said non-banking financial companies (NBFCs)…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, May 2019

RISAT-2B

GS 3 : Science & Technology - Awareness In The Fields Of It, Space, Computers, Robotics, Nano-Technology Why in News?…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, May 2019

BRS CONVENTIONS

GS 3 : Environment- Conservation, Environmental Pollution & Degradation Why in News? The 14th meeting of the Conference of the…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, May 2019

NOT ALL ANIMALS MIGRATE…

GS 3 : Environment- Conservation, Environmental Pollution & Degradation Why in News? Ahead of the International Day of Biological Diversity…

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IASGateAdmin | 19, May 2019

POLY-DI-KETOENAMINE (PDK): NEW PLASTIC…

GS 3: Science & Technology - Awareness In The Fields Of It, Space, Computers, Robotics, Nano-Technology Why in news? The…

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IASGateAdmin | 19, May 2019

SIMBEX-19

GS 3: IR Why in news? On successful completion of IMDEX 19, IN ships Kolkata and Shakti are continuing their…

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IASGateAdmin | 19, May 2019

MRSAM FIRING TRIALS

GS 3 : Science & Technology - Awareness In The Fields Of It, Space, Computers, Robotics, Nano-Technology Why in news?…

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IASGateAdmin | 19, May 2019

NEFT & RTGS

GS 3: Economy Why in news? The RBI has proposed to examine the possibility of extending availability of National Electronic…

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IASgateway mahalakshmi | 19, May 2019

Dr. P.K. Mishra conferred…

CONTEXT : United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) conferred Sasakawa Award 2019 for Disaster Risk Reduction to Dr.…

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IASgateway mahalakshmi | 19, May 2019

Union Ministry of Envt…

CONTEXT : Union Ministry of Environment announced a project to create DNA Database for Indian Rhinos. This is done in…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, May 2019

IMPORT OF REFURBISHED MOBILE…

GS 3: Economy Why in News? India has allowed the import of refurbished mobile phones, subject to the condition that…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, May 2019

MASALA BOND

GS 3: Economy Why in News? The state-owned Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB) debuted its ‘masala bond’ issue of…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, May 2019

ISRO’S SEVEN MEGA MISSIONS

GS 3 : Science & Technology - Awareness In The Fields Of It, Space, Computers, Robotics, Nano-Technology Why in News?…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, May 2019

GRAPHITE RESERVES OF INDIA

GS 3: Economy Why in news? Geological Survey of India (GSI) has released a report on graphite reserves in India.…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, May 2019

NATIONAL E-VIDHAN APPLICATION (NEVA)…

GS 2: Governance Why in news? Kerala Legislative Assembly recently announced an initiative to digitize all its records and proceedings…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, May 2019

PRADHAN MANTRI FASAL BIMA…

S 2: Governance - Govt Schemes Why in news? Four north-eastern States Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram — are…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, May 2019

COMPREHENSIVE NUCLEAR TEST BAN…

GS 3: IR - Events Why in news? The executive secretary of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) has…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, May 2019

PAYMENT AND SETTLEMENT SYSTEMS…

GS 3: Economy Why in news? The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released the ‘Payment and Settlement System in…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, May 2019

PROJECT ‘SPARROW-CBIC’ FOR APAR…

GS 2: Governance Why in News? Project ‘SPARROW-CBIC’ for online writing of Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR) in SPARROW (Smart…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, May 2019

WORKSHOP ON ARTIFICIAL BIO…

GS 3 : Science & Technology - Awareness In The Fields Of It, Space, Computers, Robotics, Nano-Technology Why in News?…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, May 2019

INDIA SETS THE TONE…

GS 3: IR - Events Why in News? Conference of the Parties (COP) to Basel Convention on the Control of…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, May 2019

INDIA’S SMALLEST ORCHIDS DISCOVERED…

GS 3: Environment &BD Why in news? Lecanorchis Taiwaniana (the parasitic bloom), a type of Orchid was accidentally discovered in…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, May 2019

7th ECONOMIC CENSUS 2019

GS 3: Economy Why in News? In the run up to upcoming 7th Edition of Economic Census, a national training…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, May 2019

SERVICES TRADE RESTRICTIVENESS INDEX

GS 3: Economy Why in News? STRI is released by Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Highlights: It was…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, May 2019

NASA’S ARTEMIS TO PUT…

GS 3: Science & Technology - Awareness in The Fields Of It, Space, Computers, Robotics, Nano-Technology Why in News? NASA’s…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, May 2019

COASTAL REGULATION ZONE (CRZ)…

GS 3: Environment-Conservation, Environmental Pollution & Degradation Why in news? The Supreme Court last week ordered the demolition, within a…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, May 2019

CCMB SCIENTISTS SEQUENCE ASIATIC…

GS 3 : Science & Technology Why in news? The entire genome of Asiatic lion has been sequenced by scientists…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, May 2019

NEW UN ACCORD TO…

GS 3 : Environment-Conservation, Environmental Pollution & Degradation Why in news? Around 180 governments agreed on a new UN accord…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, May 2019

INDIA TO CO-CHAIR CONSULTATIVE…

GS 3: Disaster Management Why in News? India is unanimously chosen as co-chair of the Consultative Group (CG) of Global…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, May 2019

POWERGRID HELPS IN RESTORATION…

GS 3: Disaster Management Why in News? Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (POWERGRID), a Navratna Central Public Sector Enterprise…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, May 2019

DNA DATABASE FOR INDIAN…

GS 3: Environment-Conservation, Environmental Pollution & Degradation Why in News? The Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, May 2019

MICROSOFT LAUNCHES “ELECTIONGUARD” FOR…

GS 3: Science & Technology Why in news? Microsoft has announced the launch of "ElectionGuard", a free open-source Software Development…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, May 2019

CONTRACT SIGNED BETWEEN KONKAN…

GS 3: Economics - Infrastructure Railways Why in news? India and Nepal have inked a deal on procurement of two…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, May 2019

BARN OWLS

GS 3: Economics - Animal-Rearing Why in news? Three pairs of barn owls have been taken from Kerala to Kavaratti…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, May 2019

IAF GETS FIRST APACHE…

GS 3: Science & Technology - Defence Why in news? US aerospace major Boeing has handed over first of the…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, May 2019

COMPETITION COMMISSION OF INDIA

GS 2: Governance Why in News? The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has started a probe against Google for alleged…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, May 2019

INTERNATIONAL WATER CONFERENCE

GS 3: IR - Organizations Why in News? UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) will organise a International Water…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, May 2019

WTO MINISTERIAL MEETING

GS 3: IR - Organizations Why in News? India will host a WTO ministerial meeting of developing countries in New…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, May 2019

In Ships Undertake Group…

Why in news? IN Ships Kolkata and Shakti carried out Group Sail with naval ships of Japan, Philippines and the…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, May 2019

World Customs Organization (WCO)

Why in news? Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) is organising a meeting of the Regional Heads of…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, May 2019

India Adds 40mn New…

Why in News? According to Google’s ‘Year in Search – India: Insights for Brands’ report, an estimated 40 million Indians…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, May 2019

Indian Scientists Discover How…

Why in News? Indian scientists have discovered that serotonin boosts energy production in brain cells and helps them survive under…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, May 2019

India and China Sign…

Why in News? Delegates from India and China held a meeting in New Delhi today to discuss trade related issues…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, May 2019

India’s First Indigenous Microprocessor…

Why in news? Engineers from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) have developed a microprocessor called "AJIT" which…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, May 2019

Who For Eliminating Industrially…

Why in news? The World Health Organisation (WHO) is working with the International Food and Beverage Alliance (IFBA) to eliminate…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, May 2019

Basel Convention

Why in News? 14th Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention (COP-14) is being held in Geneva, Switzerland. The…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, May 2019

How China, followed by…

Why in News? A new satellite-based study shows that China and India are leading the crease greening efforts” across the…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, May 2019

ARCTIC COUNCIL

Why in News? India has been re-elected as an observer to the Arctic Arctic council: The Arctic Council was established…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, May 2019

PURPLE FROG SET TO…

Why in news?  There is an ongoing campaign in Kerala to declare ‘Maveli’, the purple frog as Kerala’s State Amphibian,…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, May 2019

DENGVAXIA

Why in news?  Sanofi Pasteur’s controversial vaccine dengvaxia has been approved by the US Food & Drug Administration, the first…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, May 2019

GLOBAL STATUS REPORT ON…

Why in News?  Road accidents are the leading cause of death among people in the 5-29 age-group worldwide with more…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, May 2019

INDIA CEO FORUM ORGANIZED…

Why in News?  India CEO Forum on Climate Change organized by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC). …

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IASGateAdmin | 08, May 2019

CBIC ORGANISES MEETING OF…

Why in News? Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) is organising a meeting of the Regional Heads of…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, May 2019

ODISHA’S WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES RAVAGED…

Why in News: Severe Cyclone Fani rendered not only several thousand people homeless as it tore along India’s east coast,…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, May 2019

UK HAS BECOME THE…

Why in news? UK Parliament has passed an extraordinary measure: a national declaration of an Environment and Climate Emergency. The…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, May 2019

IPBES GLOBAL ASSESSMENT REPORT

Why in News? The health of ecosystems that humans and other species depend on is “deteriorating more rapidly than ever”,…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, May 2019

GRIZZLED GIANT SQUIRREL

Why in News? For the first time, researchers have sighted nests of the grizzled giant squirrel Grizzled Giant Squirrel: Grizzled…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, May 2019

INITIATIVES BY COMMERCE MINISTRY…

Why in News? Commerce Ministry and Indian High Commissions and Embassies of eleven African countries arranged an interaction over Digital…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, May 2019

PACIFIC DECADAL OSCILLATION (PDO)

Low monsoon rainfall in NE: Northeast India, one of the wettest places on the Earth has been experiencing rapid drying,…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, May 2019

LAUNCH OF FOURTH SCORPENE…

Why in news? Vela, the fourth Scorpene class submarine being constructed by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited for the Indian Navy,…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, May 2019

INDIA LAGS BEHIND IN…

Why in News? According to data computed by the Indian Council of Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), India is…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, May 2019

INDIA AND U.S. HOLD…

Why in News? India and the United States held the India-U.S. Bilateral Trade meeting in New Suresh Prabhu, Minister of…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, May 2019

Why in News? The 15th Finance Commission has scheduled meetings with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and with the…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, May 2019

NCMC REVIEWS RESCUE AND…

Why in News? Cabinet Secretary Sh. P. K. Sinha today reviewed rescue and relief measures in the cyclone affected areas…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, May 2019

PROJECT SASHAKT

Why in News? Public Sector Banks (PSBs) may now use provisions of Project Sashakt to deal with economically unviable projects…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, May 2019

WAYS AND MEANS ADVANCES…

Why in news? The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in consultation with the government of India has set the limits…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, May 2019

STATE-OWNED NEWSPACE CREATES A…

Why in News Department of Space (DoS) quietly registered its second commercial entity, NewSpace India Ltd. (NSIL), in Bengaluru. Details:…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, May 2019

WHATSAPP UNVEILS ‘CHECKPOINT TIPLINE’

Why in News? WhatsApp unveiled its ‘Checkpoint Tipline’, where people can check the authenticity of information received as the messaging…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, May 2019

ROSS ICE SHELF

Why in News? Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf, the world’s largest ice shelf roughly the size of France is melting rapidly.…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, May 2019

DRAFT RULES FOR POULTRY…

Why in News? Recently draft rules have been laid under Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Egg-laying Hens) Rules, 2019, after…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, May 2019

NUGEN MOBILITY SUMMIT 2019

Why in News? The International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) is organizing a NuGen Mobility Summit, 2019, at Manesar, NCR.…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, May 2019

HIGH SECURITY NUMBER PLATES

Why in News? The issuing of certificate of registration (RC) for all classes of motor vehicles has been blocked from…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, May 2019

ISRO TO LAUNCH RADAR…

Why in News?  India is planning to launch its latest radar imaging satellite RISAT 2BR1 towards the end of May…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, May 2019

KASHMIR STAG (HANGUL)

Why in News?  A massive decline in the population of Kashmir’s iconic wildlife species, the Hangul (Cervus hanglu hanglu), also…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, May 2019

99942 APOPHIS

Asteroid ‘99942 Apophis’:  On April 13, 2029, a near-Earth asteroid will cruise by Earth, about 31,000 km above the surface.…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, May 2019

GUJARAT SALT FOR DE-ICING

Why in news? For the past three years, the salt export from Gujarat has significantly shot up with the major…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, May 2019

ALGORITHMIC TRADING

Why in News?  Sebi finds National Stock Exchange of India Ltd (NSE)guilty of lapses in algo trade case. What is…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, May 2019

NAMING OF CYCLONES

Why in News? The newest cyclone to emerge out of the Bay of Bengal has been named Before that, there…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, May 2019

A CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE…

Why in News?  To commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA)…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, May 2019

ALL MODULES GETTING READY…

Why in News? All modules of Chandrayaan-2 are getting ready for launch in July 2019. Chandrayaan-2 mission: Chandrayaan-2, India’s second…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, May 2019

INDIAN AND FRENCH NAVIES…

Why in News? The first part of the Indo-French joint naval exercise, Varuna 19.1 will be conducted off the Goa…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, May 2019

WORKSHOP ON “SPACE WARFARE…

Why in News? Directorate of Indian Defence University (IDU) is organizing a two day workshop on “Space Warfare and Technology”…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, May 2019

CYCLONE FANI

GS 3: Disaster Management Why in News? Cyclone Fani, is the first severe, cyclonic storm to have formed in April…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, May 2019

INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR AUTOMOTIVE…

Why in News? The automotive industry is the sunshine industry in India contributing to over 7.5% to country’s GDP. Government…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Apr 2019

INDEX OF EIGHT CORE…

Why in News? The Index of Eight Core Industries is a provisional index which is released every month. It is…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Apr 2019

NEPAL COLLECTED 3000 KG…

GS 3: Environment |Conservation, Environmental Pollution & Degradation Why in News? Nepal has collected about 3,000 kilograms of solid waste…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Apr 2019

INDIAN SUBCONTINENT’S COLLISION WITH…

GS 1: Geographical Features & Their Locations Why in News? When the landmass that is now the Indian subcontinent slammed…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Apr 2019

COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL CLEAN…

GS 3: Environment |Conservation, Environmental Pollution & Degradation Why in News? The Union Environment Ministry has constituted a committee to…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Apr 2019

ISHAD MANGO IS UNDER…

GS 3: Economy - Food Processing & Related Industries In India Why in News? A local mango variety called Ishad…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Apr 2019

ICMR LAUNCHES ‘MERA INDIA’…

Why in News?  The Indian Council of Medical Research has launched the MERA India – a conglomeration of partners working…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Apr 2019

SEMINAR ON ‘USE OF…

Why in News?  One day Technical Seminar was organized by Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation on…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Apr 2019

BCIM ECONOMIC CORRIDOR

Why in News?  China has said that the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar (BCIM) Corridor will not be a part of the Belt &…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Apr 2019

INDIAN ARMY SIGNS MOU…

Why in News? Indian Army has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) Limited to…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Apr 2019

RBI EXTENDS OMBUDSMAN SCHEME…

Why in News?  Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced the extension of the Ombudsman Scheme for Non- Banking Financial Companies…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Apr 2019

RBI DIVESTS ENTIRE STAKE…

Why in News?  The RBI has divested its remaining stake in the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Apr 2019

GLOBAL FOOD POLICY REPORT

Why in News? Global Food Policy Report released by the Washington DC-based International Food  Theme: Rural revitalization is the theme…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Apr 2019

WHO GUIDELINES ON PHYSICAL…

Why in News?  The WHO issued guidelines as part of a campaign to tackle the global obesity crisis and ensure…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Apr 2019

GLOBAL TALENT COMPETITIVE INDEX…

Why in News?  The sixth consecutive year in the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) 2019, announced in Singapore. Highlights:  The…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Apr 2019

The Global Forest Watch…

Why in News? The Global Forest Watch (GFW) is released by World Resources Institute (WRI) which reveals that India has…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Apr 2019

Special 301 Report

Why in News? India continues to remain on the United States (US) ‘Priority Watch List’ for alleged violations of intellectual…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Apr 2019

International Solar Alliance Funding

Why in News? The International Solar Alliance, a global body for cooperation among solar resource-rich countries, will no longer be…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Apr 2019

SEBI Reduces Minimum Subscription…

Why in News? SEBI has reduced the minimum subscription requirement as well as defined trading lots for REITs and Highlights:…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Apr 2019

ILLEGAL CULTIVATION OF BT…

GS 3: Science & Technology Why in News? The activists representing the Coalition for a GM-Free India (CGFI) have alleged…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Apr 2019

GLOBAL DEAL FOR NATURE…

GS 3: Environment |Conservation, Environmental Pollution & Degradation Why in News? Saving the diversity and abundance of life on Earth…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Apr 2019

E-WAY BILL SYSTEM

GS 2: Governance Why in News? Recently, the Finance Ministry has introduced changes in the e-way bill system. Highlights: The…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Apr 2019

BAN OF MELAMINE

GS 3: Science & Technology - Awareness In The Fields Of It, Space, Computers, Robotics, Nano-Technology, Bio-Technology Why in News?…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Apr 2019

BHARAT STAGE VI

GS 3: Environment |Conservation, Environmental Pollution & Degradation Why in News? Maruti Suzuki Ltd has launched its popular Baleno and…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Apr 2019

PAYROLL REPORTING IN INDIA…

GS 2: Governance Why in News? The Central Statistics Office (CSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has released the…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Apr 2019

MOSQUIRIX: WORLD’S FIRST MALARIA…

GS 3: Science & Technology - Awareness In The Fields Of It, Space, Computers, Robotics, Nano-Technology, Bio-Technology Why in News?…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Apr 2019

66th NATIONAL FILM AWARDS…

GS 1: Art and Culture Why in News? Since the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) is in force, which facilitates…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Apr 2019

NATIONAL PANCHAYATI RAJ DAY

GS 2: Governance Why in News? The National Panchayati Raj Day is celebrated every year in India on 24th April.…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Apr 2019

INTEGRATED FARMING NEEDED TO…

GS 3: Agriculture Why in News? The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has stressed the need to…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Apr 2019

INDIAN COAST GUARD VESSEL…

GS 3: Internal Security Why in News? The Indian Coast Guard commissioned its latest acquisition, an interceptor vessel named C-441,…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Apr 2019

TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE DIGITAL LIBRARY…

GS 2: Governance Why in News? CSIR jointly with Department of AYUSH (now Ministry) developed the Traditional Knowledge Digital Library…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Apr 2019

BACTERIOPHAGES IN GANGA WATER

GS 3: Science & Technology - Awareness In The Fields Of It, Space, Computers, Robotics, Nano-Technology, Bio-Technology Why in News?…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Apr 2019

INVESTOR EDUCATION AND PROTECTION…

GS 2: Governance Why in News? In a major success, the IEPF Authority has been able to enforce The Peerless…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Apr 2019

CONTROLLER GENERAL OF DEFENCE…

GS 2: Governance Why in News? Shri Rajendra Kumar Nayak took over as the 52nd Controller General of Defence Accounts.…

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IASGateAdmin | 22, Apr 2019

PROJECT 15B

Why in News? State-owned Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) has launched India’s third Project 15B Visakhapatnam-class guided-missile destroyer, the future…

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IASGateAdmin | 22, Apr 2019

CSIR UNDERTAKES A GENOME…

Why in News? The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has undertaken an indigenous genetic mapping effort to educate…

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IASGateAdmin | 22, Apr 2019

A NEW LANDSCAPE ON…

Why in News? The recent scientific evidence has given a glimpse of the Earth’s changing contours—the African continent is splitting…

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IASGateAdmin | 22, Apr 2019

49th Annual Earth Day…

Why in News? Earth Day 2019 observed on 22nd April 2019 marks the 49th annual Earth Earth Day 2019 is…

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IASGateAdmin | 22, Apr 2019

NASA SCIENTISTS DETECT FIRST…

Why in News? The scientists of NASA have detected the first molecule which is Helium Hydride that was formed from…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Apr 2019

INTERNATIONAL FLEET REVIEW

Why in News? IN Ships Kolkata and Shakti are scheduled to arrive Qingdao, China on 21 Apr 19 to participate…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Apr 2019

IN-VPM BILAT EXERCISE

Why in News? Indian Navy undertook the second edition of the bilateral maritime exercise between Indian Navy and Vietnam Peoples’…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Apr 2019

NAVAL COMMANDERS’ CONFERENCE 2019

Why in News? The first edition of Naval Commanders’ Conference of 2019 is scheduled at New Delhi (from 23 to…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Apr 2019

THE FACE OF DISASTERS…

Why in News? The Face of Disasters 2019 report was recently published by Sustainable Environment and Ecological Development Society (SEEDS).…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Apr 2019

INDIA AND FRANCE TO…

Why in News? India and France are all set to hold their largest-ever naval exercise 'Varuna' with aircraft carriers, destroyers,…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Apr 2019

LEARNING COIN

Why in News? International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank have together launched a private blockchain with a pseudo-token-…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Apr 2019

UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARKS

Why in News? UNESCO Global Geoparks are single, unified geographical areas where sites and landscapes of international geological significance are…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Apr 2019

SATURN’S MOON TITAN HAS…

Why in News? Saturn’s largest moon Titan has small liquid lakes that run more than 100 metres deep, perched atop…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Apr 2019

WORLD HERITAGE DAY 2019

World Heritage Day: The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) in 1982 had decided to celebrate April 18 as…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Apr 2019

BBIN INITIATIVE

Why in News? In the backdrop of the growing maritime engagement between India and Vietnam, the Indian Navy undertook the…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Apr 2019

SCIENTIFIC MANAGEMENT OF MANGROVES…

Why in News? Mangroves are salt-tolerant vegetation that grows in intertidal regions of rivers and estuaries. They are referred to…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Apr 2019

Exercise ‘SEA VIGIL’

Why in News? The debrief of Exercise Sea Vigil was held on 16 April19 Highlights: The maiden national level Coastal…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Apr 2019

PROFIT ATTRIBUTION TO PERMANENT…

Why in News? Recognizing the significance of issues relating to attribution of profits to a permanent establishment as well as…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Apr 2019

INDIAN NAVY-VIETNAM PEOPLES’ NAVY…

Why in News? In the backdrop of the growing maritime engagement between India and Vietnam, the Indian Navy undertook the…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Apr 2019

SUSPENSION OF LOC TRADE…

Why in News? India suspended Line of Control (LoC) trade between Jammu & Kashmir and Pakistan- occupied Jammu & Kashmir…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Apr 2019

INDO-PACIFIC WING SET UP…

Why in News? The Ministry of External Affairs has set up an Indo-Pacific Wing in the foreign office Highlights: The…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Apr 2019

NGT FORMS CENTRAL MONITORING…

Why in News? The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has formed a Central Monitoring Committee to prepare and enforce a national…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Apr 2019

RESILIENT CITIES ASIA-PACIFIC (RCAP)…

Why in News? The 4th Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific (RCAP) Congress 2019 was organized by the International Council for Local Environmental…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Apr 2019

NIRBHAY SUB-SONIC CRUISE MISSILE

Why in News? Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test fired indigenously designed & developed Long Range Sub-Sonic Cruise…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Apr 2019

UNIFIED PAYMENTS INTERFACE

Why in News? The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and some industry players…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Apr 2019

YANGTZE GIANT SOFTSHELL TURTLE

Why in News? The last female of rare Yangtze Giant Softshell turtles died in China Highlights: The only known female…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Apr 2019

WORLD’S LARGEST PLANE

Why in News? The world’s largest aircraft took off over the Mojave Desert in California, the first flight for the…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Apr 2019

PHASE 4 OF GEOSYNCHRONOUS…

Why in News? The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, has approved ongoing GSLV continuation programme Phase-4 consisting of…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Apr 2019

INDIA TO BE TREATED…

Why in News? American lawmakers have reintroduced a key legislation in their House of Representatives which seeks to advance the…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Apr 2019

Namami Gange Gets Global…

Why in News? The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) was awarded the distinction of “Public Water Agency of the…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Apr 2019

BAMBOO RICE SHOWS UP…

Why in News? Odisha is among the states known for a wide variety of rice, the staple food of eastern…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Apr 2019

New Genetic Method to…

Why in News? A team of scientists at Stanford University and the National Centre for Biological Sciences at India’s Tata…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Apr 2019

Gig Economy

Why in News? Delhi has emerged as the top destination for migrant workers. Highlights: An estimated 56% of new employment…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Apr 2019

Namami Gange Gets Global…

Why in News? The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) was awarded the distinction of “Public Water Agency of the…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Apr 2019

India Stares at Pile…

Why in News? According to a recent study conducted by an energy consultancy firm Bridge To India (BTI) Ltd., India’s…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Apr 2019

Bamboo Rice Shows Up…

Why in News? Odisha is among the states known for a wide variety of rice, the staple food of eastern…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Apr 2019

EXERCISE BOLD KURUKSHETRA

GS 3: Internal Security Why in News? The 12th edition of joint military exercise between India and Singapore culminated on…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Apr 2019

GLOBAL FINANCIAL STABILITY REPORT…

Why in News? The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released the Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR) is a semiannual report. The…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Apr 2019

STATE OF WORLD POPULATION-2019

Why in News? The State of World Population-2019 released by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Highlights:  India’s population grew at…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Apr 2019

CURRENCY CHESTS

Why in News? The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued guidelines for banks to set up new currency chests.…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Apr 2019

NET-ZERO ENERGY COMPLEX

Why in News?  To achieve sustainable living standards, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy  (MNRE) has conceptualised a “net-zero…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Apr 2019

WORLD BANK’S MIGRATION AND…

Why in News?  According to the latest edition of the World Bank’s Migration and Development Brief, India has retained its…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Apr 2019

SMALL FINANCE BANKS

Why in News?  Data from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) show that the small finance banks, in total, saw…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Apr 2019

DATA USERS’ CONFERENCE DELIBERATES…

Why in News?  For the first time in the 140 years long Census exercise in India, data is proposed to…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Apr 2019

PRADHAN MANTRI FASAL BIMA…

Why in News? The new Crop Insurance Scheme is in line with One Nation – One Scheme theme. It incorporates…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Apr 2019

IMO’S NEW RULE ON…

Why in News? International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has mandated new rules for national governments to introduce electronic information exchange between…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Apr 2019

NIRF & ARIIA RANKINGS…

Why in News? The President of India has announced the results for National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF)-2019 and Atal Ranking…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Apr 2019

ARMY GETS DHANUSH ARTILLERY…

Why in News? The Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) handed over the first batch of six Dhanush artillery guns to the…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Apr 2019

SRI LANKA SEEKS ENHANCED…

Why in News? Sri Lanka has sought enhanced military training from India, according to President Maithripala Sirisena’s office. Highlights: Wide-ranging…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Apr 2019

INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON WORLD…

Why in News? A two-day convention is being organised on 9-10th April 2019 by the Central Council for Research in…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Apr 2019

ARMY COMMANDERS’ CONFERENCE 2019

GS 3: Internal Security Why in News? The biannual Army Commanders’ Conference 2019 began on April 8, 2019 in New…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Apr 2019

US URGES IMMEDIATE HALT…

GS 3: International Events Why in News? The United States on April 7, 2019 called for an immediate halt to…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Apr 2019

SC DIRECTS ECI TO…

GS 2: Governance | Government policies & interventions for development in various sectors & issues Why in News? The Supreme…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Apr 2019

CORAL BLEACHING

GS 3: Environment |Conservation, Environmental Pollution & Degradation Why in News? The world’s southernmost coral reef has been hit by…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Apr 2019

BATTLE OF KANGLA TONGBI

GS 1: Modern Indian History Why in News? The Platinum Jubilee of the Battle of Kangla Tongbi War was commemorated…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Apr 2019

GLOBAL INITIATIVE OF ACADEMIC…

GS 2: Governance | Government policies & interventions for development in various sectors & issues Why in News? The National…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Apr 2019

WORLD HEALTH DAY

GS 3: International Events Why in News? April 7 of each year marks the celebration of World Health Day. This…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Apr 2019

U.S. TO DESIGNATE IRAN’S…

GS 3: International Relations Why in News? The U.S. is expected to designate Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards Corps a foreign…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Apr 2019

NATIONAL SEMINAR ON GREENERY…

GS 2: Governance | Government policies & interventions for development in various sectors & issues Why in News? CPWD organizes…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Apr 2019

INDIAN NAVY SIGNS MOU…

GS 3: Internal Security Why in News? The Indian Navy and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on April…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Apr 2019

STRATEGIC EXPERTS AND TECHNOCRATS…

GS 3: Internal Security Why in News? A special interaction session was organized by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO),…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Apr 2019

GLOBAL COOLING COALITION

GS 3: Environment |Conservation, Environmental Pollution & Degradation Why in News? The first-ever global coalition on clean and efficient cooling…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Apr 2019

ASIAN DEVELOPMENT OUTLOOK 2019

GS 3: Economy Why in News? Asian Development Bank has published Asian Development Outlook 2019. Key Findings: ADB has cut…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Apr 2019

NATIONAL INVESTMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE…

GS 3: Economy | Investment Models Why in News? Roadis, a private investor and operator of transport infrastructure worldwide and…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Apr 2019

SOLIDARITY HUMAN CHAIN

GS 2: Governance | Health & Education Why in News? Ministry of Health and Family Welfare along with World Health…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Apr 2019

NITI AAYOG & RMI…

GS 2: Governance | Government policies & interventions for development in various sectors & issues Why in News? The NITI…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Apr 2019

PROJECT SASHAKT

GS 2: Governance | Government policies & interventions for development in various sectors & issues Why in News? Public Sector…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Apr 2019

WAYS AND MEANS ADVANCES

GS 3: Economy| Mobilization of Resources Why in News? RBI may trigger fresh floatation of market loans when Government utilizes…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Apr 2019

WHATSAPP UNVEILS ‘CHECKPOINT TIPLINE’

GS 3: Science & Technology | Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, Nano-technology, bio-technology Why in News?…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Apr 2019

ADVANCED PRICING AGREEMENT

GS 3: Economy | Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, and Railways etc Why in News? The Central Board of Direct…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Apr 2019

GI tag for Kandhamal…

GS 3: Intellectual Property Rights Why in News? Kandhamal Haldi’, a variety of turmeric indigenous to southern Odisha, has earned…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Apr 2019

The State of Global…

GS 3: Environment | Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment Why in News? The State of Global Air…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Apr 2019

SEBI mulls SRO for…

GS 3: Economy| Mobilization Of Resources Why in News? The SEBI has proposed a self regulatory organisation (SRO) for the…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Apr 2019

India gains access to…

GS 2: IR | Bilateral relations Why in News? India has leveraged its way into the Bolivian lithium reserves after…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Apr 2019

NuGen Mobility Summit 2019

GS 3: Economy | Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, and Railways etc Why in News? The International Centre for Automotive…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Apr 2019

MH-60 ‘Romeo’ Seahawk helicopters

GS 3: Internal Security Why in News? The United States has approved the sale of 24 multi-role MH-60 ‘Romeo’ Seahawk…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Apr 2019

Community Radio Stations and…

GS 2: Polity | Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act. Why in News? In a first of its…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Apr 2019

UAE Cabinet announces new…

GS 2: IR | Bilateral relations Why in News? The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on March 31, 2019 announced new…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Apr 2019

Comprehensive Convention on International…

GS 3: Internal Security| Linkages of organized crime with terrorism Why in News? In the wake of growing threats and…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Apr 2019

Transport and Marketing Assistance…

GS 3: Economy | Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, and Railways etc. Why in News? The Ministry of Commerce and…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Apr 2019

Earth Hour 2019

GS 3: Environment | Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment Why in News? The Earth Hour 2019 was…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Apr 2019

Malham Caves

GS 1: Geography | Geographical features & their location Why in News? Israel unveils world’s longest salt cave. Malham Caves:…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Apr 2019

India’s first carbon-positive settlement

GS 3: Environment | Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment Why in News? Phayeng, a small village in…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Apr 2019

Ban on Single-Use Plastic…

GS 3: Environment | Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment Why in News? The European Parliament has voted…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Apr 2019

Asiatic Wild Dogs (Dhole)

GS 3: Environment | Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment Why in News? A recent study has discovered…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Apr 2019

India imposes anti-dumping duty…

GS 3: Economy | Mobilization of resources Why in News? India has levied anti-dumping duty worth up to USD 1,559…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Mar 2019

GI tag for Coorg…

bThe Geographical Indications Registry has granted the Geographical Indication (GI) tag to Coorg Arabica Coffee, Wayanad Robusta Coffee, Chikmagalur Arabica…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Mar 2019

Pinaka Guided Weapons System

GS 3: Internal Security Why in News? Defence Research and Defence Organisation (DRDO) successfully test fired the Guided PINAKA from…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Mar 2019

Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Institute…

GS 1: Art and Culture Why in News? Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the new Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Institute…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Mar 2019

India launches third IT…

GS 3: Economy| Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. Why…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Mar 2019

CII-EXIM Bank Conclave on…

GS 3: Economy Why in News? Ministry of Commerce & Industry will be organising the 14th CII-EXIM Bank Conclave on…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Mar 2019

Govt modifies Solar Park…

GS 2: Governance | Government policies & interventions for development Why in News? The government has modified the existing scheme…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Mar 2019

SINGLE-LAYER GRAPHENE

GS 3: Science & Technology | Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers etc. Why in News? Researchers at…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Mar 2019

WHITE LABEL ATM

GS 3: Economy Why in News? The RBI has relaxed norms for white label ATM (WLA) operators. All guidelines, safeguards,…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Mar 2019

PROTECTING THE SUNDARBAN WETLANDS

GS 3: Environment | Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment Why in News? The Indian Sundarban was accorded…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Mar 2019

NATIONAL CRIME RECORDS BUREAU…

GS 2: Governance Why in News? National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) will celebrate its 34th Inception Day on March 11,…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Mar 2019

INDIA URBAN OBSERVATORY &…

GS 1: Social Issues | Urbanization – problems and remedies Why in News? Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Mar 2019

FLOOD MANAGEMENT AND BORDER…

Why in News? The Government has approved the “Flood Management and Border Areas Programme (FMBAP)” for Flood Management Works in…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Mar 2019

NEW MEASURES TO PROMOTE…

GS 3: Economy | Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, and Railways etc. Why in News? The Union Cabinet chaired by…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Mar 2019

TRANSPORT AND MARKETING ASSISTANCE…

GS 3: Economy | Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, and Railways etc. Why in News? Department of Commerce of the…

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