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IASGateAdmin | 14, May 2020

Prelim Snippets – 14.05.2020

1.Gandhi Peace Prize Why in News? Government extends last date for receipt of nominations for the Gandhi Peace Prize 2020…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Apr 2020

Prelim Snippets – 27.04.2020

1.Credit Risk Funds Why in News? Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund has recently decided to close its six credit risk funds.…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Mar 2020

Prelim Snippets – 16.03.2020

1.Krishna Raja Sagar Dam Why in News? A rapid decline in the water level of the Krishna Raja Sagar has…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Mar 2020

Prelim Snippets- 10.03.2020

1.KIRAN-Women Scientist Scheme Why in News? The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology, GOI has…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Feb 2020

URBAN HEAT ISLANDS IN…

Why in News? A recent study from IIT Kharagpur named “Anthropogenic forcing exacerbating the urban heat islands in India” noted…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Dec 2019

MAHADAYI RIVER WATER DISPUTE…

Why in News? States of Goa and Karnataka are embroiled in a dispute on sharing of the Mahadayi river water.…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Nov 2019

ACCOUNTING FOR EVERY DROP…

Context: The Recent Push under the Jal Shakti Abhiyan has finally set the wheels turning to counter depleting levels of…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 11-11-2019

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

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 08-11-2019

1.Financial Stability Development Council (FSDC) Why in News? Our Finance Minister has held a review meeting with the Financial Stability…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 06-11-2019

1.Agreement on Reciprocal Logistics Support (ARLS) Why in News? India and Russia are finalising a defence agreement named “Agreement on…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Oct 2019

Prelim Snippets 25-10-2019

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

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Oct 2019

Prelim Snippets 15-10-2019

1.LOTUS-HR Why in News? India and Netherlands launched the second phase of the LOTUS-HR in Delhi. LOTUS-HR: The project was…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Oct 2019

PLANET NINE

Why in News? Hidden in the outer Solar System lurks a presence, believed to be a gigantic planet orbiting the…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Oct 2019

DISCOVERY OF ANCIENT BURIED…

Why in News? The Union Water Ministry has excavated an old, dried-up river in Prayagraj (formerly Allahabad) that linked the…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 24-09-2019

1.Shondol Dance Why in News? Ladakhi Shondol dance has recently created history by entering into the Guinness Book Of World…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Sep 2019

ATLANTIC MERIDIONAL OVERTURNING CIRCULATION…

Why in News? While greenhouse warming caused by human activity is heating up the Indian oceans, it is likely to…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 14-09-2019

1.Counter Magnet Areas Context: The National Capital Region Planning Board has approved the proposal of Government of Punjab to consider…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Sep 2019

MAPPING LIGHTNING ACROSS INDIA

Why in News? For the first time, a report has mapped lightning strikes across the country, and the lives they…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 03-09-2019

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

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IASGateAdmin | 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 | 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 | 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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