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IASGateAdmin | 04, Dec 2019

NATIONAL COMPANY LAW APPELLATE…

Why in News? In pursuance of judgement of Hon’ble Supreme Court, the Government has decided to set up a bench…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Dec 2019

REPORT OF ANAEMIC CHILDREN…

Why in News? The Government has informed Lok Sabha about the prevalence of Anaemia among women and children in urban…

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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 | 02, Dec 2019

Prelim Snippets 02-12-2019

1.Hornbill Festival Why in News? The 20th Edition of Hornbill Festival began at Naga Heritage Kisama in Nagaland recently. About:…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 30-11-2019

1. Asian Dendrochronology Conference Why in News? The 6th Asian Dendrochronology Conference being held at the Birbal Sahni Institute of…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 28-11-2019

Trachischium Apteii Why in News? A New Snake Species named ‘Trachischium apteii’ was recently discovered for the first time in…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 27-11-2019

1. Lokpal Why in News? New logo and motto for Lokpal has been introduced recently. About: A new motto, “Ma…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 26-11-2019

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

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 25-11-2019

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

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 23-11-2019

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

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IASGateAdmin | 22, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 22-11-2019

1.Maha Bodhi Temple Complex Why in News? Bhutan’s Foreign Minister recently visited Maha Bodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, Bihar. About:…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 21-11-2019

1.Cartosat-3 Why in News? ISRO has announced that Cartosat-3 will be flown on the PSLV-C47 vehicle, subject to weather conditions.…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 20-11-2019

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

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IASGateAdmin | 19, Nov 2019

MATERNITY SCHEME REACHES ONLY…

Why in News? Researchers assert that extrapolation of RTI data show only 31% of eligible mothers got benefits. About Maternity…

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IASGateAdmin | 19, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 19-11-2019

1.Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Why in News? Victoria Memorial Hall will host an exhibition on the worst blot of the British…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 18-11-2019

1. Cyclofine Why in News? Despite the alarming levels of air pollution all over India, IIT Madras (IIT-M) has been…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 16-11-2019

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

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 15-11-2019

1.K4 Missile Why in News? India to test-fire 3,500 km range K-4 nuclear missile developed by DRDO for Arihant Class…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 13-11-2019

1. Species in news: Pliosaur Pliosaurs: Over 150 million years ago, enormous reptiles swam the Jurassic oceans. The largest aquatic…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Nov 2019

SOCIAL AUDITS OF MAJOR…

Why in News? The Department of Rural Development decides to institutionalize social audits in major schemes. Highlights: The Department of…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 12-11-2019

1.India Internet 2019 Why in News? Internet And Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) has recently released the report “India Internet…

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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 | 09, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 09-11-2019

1.DIN System of CBIC Why in News? The Documentation Identification Number (DIN) system of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes…

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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 | 07, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 07-11-2019

1.Pro-active Governance and Timely Implementation. (PRAGATI) Why in News? Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently chaired the 31st interaction through PRAGATI…

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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 | 05, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 05-11-2019

1.Gaofen-7 Why in News? China has launched a new Earth observation satellite- Gaofen-7. About: China launched a new high-resolution remote…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 04-11-2019

1.Glyphosate Why in News? German pharma company Bayer is facing thousands of lawsuits over one of its products. A Reuters report said…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Nov 2019

PRISON STATISTICS INDIA–2017 REPORT

Why in News? The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has released the report “Prison Statistics India 2017” recently. Key Findings…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Nov 2019

ELECTORAL BONDS

Why in News? Association for Democratic Reform has recently stated that electoral bonds worth Rs.232 crore was sold since past…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 02-11-2019

1.Mitochondrial DNA Why in News? A recent paper in the prestigious journal Nature claims to show that modern humans originated…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 01-11-2019

1.UNESCO Creative Cities Network Why in News? Mumbai, the city of dreams, and Hyderabad, the home of haleem and biryani,…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Oct 2019

Prelim Snippets 30-10-2019

1.Specie in News: NelloptodesGretae NelloptodesGretae: Between 1964 and 1965, an entomologist called William Brock collected samples of soil from around…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Oct 2019

Prelim Snippets 23-10-2019

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

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Oct 2019

KHADI AND VILLAGE INDUSTRIES…

Why in News? The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) and the Goa State Government have joined hands with an…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Oct 2019

PULSE POLIO PROGRAMME

Why in News? 25 years of Pulse Polio Programme to be celebrated in October 2019. Pulse Polio Programme: The Pulse…

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IASGateAdmin | 22, Oct 2019

Prelim Snippets 22-10-2019

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

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Oct 2019

Prelim Snippets 21-10-2019

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

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Oct 2019

NATIONAL CRIME RECORDS BUREAU…

Why in News? The Minister of State for Home Affairs inaugurates the 20th All India Conference of Directors of Fingerprint…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Oct 2019

Prelim Snippets 17-10-2019

1.Khon Ramlila Why in News? The Culture Department of Uttar Pradesh government is going toorganise the countryʼs first training and…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Oct 2019

VAN DHAN INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME

Why in News? The Union Minister of Tribal Affairs launched the “Van Dhan Internship Programme” organised by TRIFED under the…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Oct 2019

FOOD SAFETY MITRA (FSM)…

Why in News? The Union Health Minister launched the Food Safety Mitra (FSM) scheme for strengthening and scaling up the…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Oct 2019

GLOBAL HUNGER INDEX-2019

Why in News? In the recently released Global Hunger Index (GHI) Report-2019, India was ranked at 102nd position out of…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Oct 2019

GUJARAT, TAMIL NADU TOP…

Why in News? Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh have emerged as the top performing States with free…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Oct 2019

‘ONE NATION ONE FASTAG’…

Why in News? Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the “One Nation One FASTag” scheme. The plan…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Oct 2019

NATIONAL BLINDNESS AND VISUAL…

Why in News? National Blindness and Visual Impairment Survey of India (2015-19) was released recently. About the Survey: The survey…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Oct 2019

HEALTH MINISTRY FINALISES 19…

Why in News? The Union Health Ministry on Monday finalised the names of 19 part-time members of the National Medical…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Oct 2019

SARAS AAJEEVIKA MELA

Why in News? Union Minister of State for Rural Development inaugurated SARAS Aajeevika Mela. Highlights: SARAS Aajeevika Mela is an…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Oct 2019

PRADHAN MANTRI KISAN SAMMAN…

Why in News? Recently Cabinet has approved for the relaxation of Aadhaar seeding for the beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Kisan…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Oct 2019

Prelim Snippets 11-10-2019

1. C40 World Mayors’ Summit Why in News? Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called off his visit to Copenhagen to…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Oct 2019

JAMMU AND KASHMIR OPENS…

Why in News? The travel ban imposed on tourists travelling to Jammu and Kashmir has been lifted with effect from…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Oct 2019

MAHATMA GANDHI NATIONAL FELLOWSHIP…

Why in News? To boost skill development at the district level, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) signed…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Oct 2019

Prelim Snippets 10-10-2019

1.Which Planet Has How Many Moons? Why in News? Recently, the International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center confirmed 20 new…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Oct 2019

COMPREHENSIVE NATIONAL NUTRITION SURVEY

Why in News? The Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey released by the government recently has highlighted the glaring contrast existing in…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Oct 2019

AMENDMENTS IN ELECTRIC VEHICLE…

Why in News? To boost Electric Vehicles in India, the Union Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Oct 2019

TELANGANA: DRONE DELIVERY OF…

Why in News? The Telangana government has adopted a framework to use drones for last-mile delivery of essential medical supplies…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Oct 2019

HALT THE HATE

Context: 'Halt The Hate' is an interactive website on Amnesty International that documents reports of alleged hate crimes in India.…

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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 | 05, Oct 2019

YOUTH CO:LAB

Why in News? In a latest initiative to recognize young people as critical drivers of sustainable development, Atal Innovation Mission…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Oct 2019

VILLAGE SECRETARIAT PROGRAMME IN…

Why in News? The Andhra Pradesh government launched its Village Secretariat programme, under which 1.26 lakh new government employees will…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Oct 2019

‘MO SARKAR’ INITIATIVE LAUNCHED

Why in News? The Odisha government has launched a new governance initiative ‘Mo Sarkar’ on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Oct 2019

CONVERTING USED COOKING OIL…

Why in News? The Secretary of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas flagged off publicity vans in Delhi, to…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Oct 2019

STATIONS’ CLEANLINESS SURVEY REPORT

Context: Recently Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry has released the “Stations’ Cleanliness Survey Report” (Cleanliness assessment of Non-suburban…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Oct 2019

PRAKASH PORTAL

Why in News? Ministry of Power launched PRAKASH (Power Rail Koyla Availability through Supply Harmony) About PRAKASH (Power Rail Koyla…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Oct 2019

Prelim Snippets 03-10-2019

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

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Oct 2019

SOVEREIGN GOLD BONDS SCHEME…

Why in News? The Government of India, in consultation with the Reserve Bank of India, has decided to issue Sovereign…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Oct 2019

CONSUMER APP

Why in News? In order to fast-track consumer grievance redressal process and provide an effective forum for consumers to give…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Oct 2019

AYUSHMAN BHARAT PMJAY START-UP…

Why in News? The Prime Minister will launch the Ayushman Bharat Start-Up Grand Challenge in New Delhi at Arogya Manthan…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Oct 2019

94TH MILITARY NURSING SERVICE…

Why in News? The 94th Military Nursing Service Raising Day is being celebrated on 1st October 2019. Highlights: On this…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Oct 2019

THE ‘RIGHT TO BE…

Context: European Union’s highest court ruled that an online privacy rule known as the ‘right to be forgotten’ under European…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 30-09-2019

1.GALO Why in News? Members of the Galo community in Arunachal Pradesh can recall the name of their ancestor from…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Sep 2019

VOLUNTARY CODE OF ETHICS”…

Why in News? Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) on behalf of its members has agreed to observe the…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Sep 2019

DIAL 112: INDIA’S NEW…

Why in News? Delhi became the fifth UT after Puducherry, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and the Andaman…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Sep 2019

GOVT LAUNCHES NEW FRAMEWORK…

Why in News? The Union Jal Shakti Ministry’s Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), launched a 10-year national rural…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Sep 2019

TOBACCO QUITLINE

Why in news? Since its inception in September, 2018, the union government’s tobacco Quitline, for counselling in south Indian languages,…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 26-09-2019

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

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Sep 2019

‘TB HAREGA DESH JEETEGA’…

Why in News? The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare launched the ‘TB Harega Desh Jeetega’ Campaign along with…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Sep 2019

NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME (NSS)

Why in News? The President of India presented the National Service Scheme Awards at New Delhi on 24th September. National…

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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 | 24, Sep 2019

MULTIPURPOSE NATIONAL IDENTITY CARD…

Why in News? Announcing that the 2021 census exercise would be carried out digitally, Union Home Minister Amit Shah suggested…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Sep 2019

ALL INDIA SURVEY ON…

Context: The Human Resource Development Ministry has recently published the 2018-19 edition of the AISHE Report 2019, which has thrown…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Sep 2019

PARTICIPATORY GUARANTEE SYSTEM (PGS)

Why in News? Chairperson of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) said on the sidelines of a…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Sep 2019

CORPS OF ARMY AIR…

Why in News? The sixth reunion of the Corps of Army Air Defence was celebrated on 20 and 21 September…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Sep 2019

MOCHI SWABHIMAAN INITIATIVE

Why in News? The Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, GOI awarded Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Certificates to…

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IASGateAdmin | 22, Sep 2019

DRAFT RULES TO REGULATE…

Why in News? The Centre has informed the Madras High Court that deliberations on the Draft Information Technology [Intermediaries Guidelines…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Sep 2019

PRADHAN MANTRI MATRU VANDANA…

Why in News? Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY), a flagship scheme of the Government for pregnant women and lactating…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 21-09-2019

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

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Sep 2019

GOVERNMENT TO PEG MGNREGA…

Why in News? The Centre has planned to inject more money into the UPA’s flagship Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Sep 2019

POSHAN ABHIYAAN OR NATIONAL…

Context: A study by Lancet has shown that India is unlikely to meet "Poshan Abhiyaan" scheme About Poshan Abhiyaan: Poshan…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Sep 2019

DRAFT CODE ON SOCIAL…

Why in News? The Centre has proposed a new draft Code on Social Security that amalgamates eight laws that makes…

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IASGateAdmin | 19, Sep 2019

TWO OUT OF THREE…

Why in News? A report regarding Under five mortality rate was recently published by India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative in…

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IASGateAdmin | 19, Sep 2019

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OCEAN…

Why in News? Officials from the Ministry of Earth Sciences apprised the Vice-president of the status of the National Institute…

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IASGateAdmin | 19, Sep 2019

NATIONAL RECRUITMENT AGENCY (NRA)

Why in News? The Finance Ministry has approved a proposal to streamline recruitment of some posts in the government along…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 18-09-2019

1.Bhumisparsha Mudra: Why in News? A 12th-century bronze idol of Buddha in a Bhumisparsha Mudra which was stolen from Nalanda…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Sep 2019

NGOS “SUBSTANTIALLY” FUNDED BY…

Why in News? Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) receiving substantial financing from the government are bound to give information to the public…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Sep 2019

NIRVIK SCHEME

Why in News? To enhance the loan availability of exporters, and the MSME sector the Export Guarantee Corporation of India…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Sep 2019

THE PUBLIC PREMISES (EVICTION…

Why in News? The Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants) Amendment Bill, 2019 which was passed by the Parliament during…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 17-09-2019

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

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Sep 2019

TAMIL NADU ELECTRIC VEHICLE…

Why in News? In an attempt to give a boost to the manufacture and use of electric vehicles in the…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Sep 2019

ODISHA GOVT. TO LINK…

Why in News? The Odisha government has decided to evaluate performance and incentives of police personnel on the basis of…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 16-09-2019

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

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Sep 2019

INFLIGHT AND MARITIME TELECOM…

Why in News? Union Ministry for Communications, Electronics & Information Technology has launched the maritime communication services. Providing Maritime Connectivity:…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Sep 2019

GLARING SECURITY LAPSES AT…

Why in News? Following the murder of seven-year-old Pradyumna Thakur at a school in Gurgaon in 2017, the paramilitary force…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Sep 2019

CENTRAL EQUIPMENT IDENTITY REGISTER…

Central Equipment Identity Register (CEIR): International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) is supposed to be a unique identity of a mobile…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Sep 2019

JALDOOT’ EXHIBITION FLAGGED OFF

Why in News? ‘Jaldoot’ a travelling exhibition arranged by Regional Outreach Bureau, Pune under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Sep 2019

SCIENTIFIC SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (SSR)…

Why in News? India is going to be possibly the First country in the world to implement a Scientific Social…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Sep 2019

DISTRICT MINERAL FOUNDATION

Context: Amendments to District Mineral Foundation (DMF) Trust Rules, 2015, by Chhattisgarh government Background: Chhattisgarh, which has more than Rs…

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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 | 14, Sep 2019

CENTRAL ADVERSE LIST

Why in News? The Central Government has removed from its blacklist — or the Central Adverse List as it is…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Sep 2019

INDIA ACCOUNTED FOR 2.8…

Why in News? Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) has released a new global report on the displacement of people due…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 13-09-2019

1.India Urban Data Exchange (IUDX) Why in News? Starting with an open data platform for the 100 cities of the…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Sep 2019

CENTRE TO BRING ORDINANCE…

Why in News? The Union Cabinet is likely to approve an ordinance prohibiting the manufacture and sale of e-cigarettes in…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Sep 2019

ACCESSIBILITY STANDARD FOR TV…

Why in News? In order to enhance the accessibility of television programmes for the hearing impaired, Union Ministry of Information…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 12-09-2019

1.Pokkali Amman Thiruvizha Why in News? It is a festival which is celebrated once in a decade during September on…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Sep 2019

TRIBAL AREA STATUS FOR…

Context: THE NATIONAL Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) has sent a formal recommendation to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Sep 2019

NATIONAL ANIMAL DISEASE CONTROL…

Context: In a key initiative aimed at doubling farmers income, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be launching the National Animal…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 10-09-2019

1.World Suicide Prevention Day Context: World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is being observed on 10th September, 2019 About: World Suicide…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Sep 2019

KISAN MAN DHAN YOJANA

Why in News? Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana in September 2019. Prime Minister Narendra Modi…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Sep 2019

INDIA POST PAYMENTS BANK…

Why in News? The Union Minister for Communications, Electronics & IT and Law & Justice announced the rollout of Aadhaar…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 09-09-2019

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

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Sep 2019

ONE NATION ONE RATION…

Why in News: The government is showcasing the rollout of the ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ scheme as one of…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Sep 2019

UJJWALA YOJANA ACHIEVES TARGET

Why in News? The PM addressed a state-level Mahila Saksham Melava or Empowered Women’s Meet of Self Help Groups, organized…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 07-09-2019

1.SLINEX 2019 Context: The annual Joint India, Sri Lanka maritime fleet exercise - SLINEX 2019 is scheduled to be held…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Sep 2019

INDIA DECLARED AVIAN INFLUENZA…

Context- OIE-World Organisation for Animal Health declared the country free of the virus, the Centre’s Animal Husbandry Department informed the…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Sep 2019

ELIMINATION OF MEASLES AND…

Context: Member Countries of WHO South-East Asia Region resolved to eliminate measles and rubella by 2023, to prevent deaths and…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Sep 2019

INSTITUTIONS OF EMINENCE (IOE)…

Why in News? The Human Resource Development Ministry has awarded the status of Institute of Eminence to the IIT-Madras, the…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Sep 2019

‘EAT RIGHT INDIA’ CAMPAIGN

Why in News? Government of India launches ‘Eat Right India’ to tackle lifestyle diseases. Need for Such Campaign: India is…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 05-09-2019

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

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Sep 2019

ELECTORS VERIFICATION PROGRAMME

Why in News? The Election Commission of India has launched a 15-day-long Electors Verification Programme where voters can verify their…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 04-09-2019

1.Exercise Yudh Abhyas 2019 Why in News? As part of the ongoing Indo-US defence cooperation, a joint military training, Exercise…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Sep 2019

WHO IS A PROFESSOR…

Context: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has recently asked some of its Professors Emeriti, including historian Romila Thapar, for CVs to…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Sep 2019

MOU BETWEEN TB DIVISION…

Why in News? The Central TB Division of the Health Ministry has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Wadhwani…

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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 | 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

Prelim Snippets 30-08-2019

1.International Day Against Nuclear Tests Context: The International Day Against Nuclear Tests was observed on 29th August, 2019. About: The…

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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

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 | 29, Aug 2019

Prelim Snippets 29-08-2019

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

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IASGateAdmin | 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 | 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

Prelim Snippets 27-08-2019

1. Special Protection Group (SPG) Context: The Union Government has withdrawn SPG security cover to former PM Manmohan Singh. About…

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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 | 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

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

Prelim Snippets 24-08-2019

SAN-SADHAN HACKATHON Context: The government calls for applications for its latest Initiative under the Swachh Bharat Mission called the ‘San-Sadhan’…

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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 | 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 | 22, Aug 2019

Prelim Snippets 22-08-2019

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

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IASGateAdmin | 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

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 | 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 | 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

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

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 | 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

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 | 14, Aug 2019

Prelim Snippets 14-08-2019

PRAAPTI PORTAL Context: The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) is planning to maintain the database of all outstanding dues by distribution…

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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

Prelim Snippets 13-08-2019

PERSEIDS METEOR SHOWER Context: Recently, the Perseid meteor shower reached its peak, with streaks of light zooming across the skies…

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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

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 | 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 | 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

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

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

Prelim Snippets 07-08-2019

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

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IASGateAdmin | 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

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

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 | 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

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

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

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

Prelim Snippets 03-08-2019

INSTITUTE OF EMINENCE Context: University Grants Commission (UGC) recommends 20 institutions for Institutes of Eminence The IITs Madras and Kharagpur,…

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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 | 31, Jul 2019

22nd NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON…

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

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IASGateAdmin | 31, Jul 2019

Prelim Snippets 31-07-2019

TOI 270 Context: TOI 270: new planetary system about 73 light years away from Earth About TOI 270: It is…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Jul 2019

CIVIL LIST OF IAS…

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

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Jul 2019

ARTICLES 370 & 35A

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

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Jul 2019

ACCESSIBLE ELECTIONS

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

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Jul 2019

COMPANIES (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2019

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

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Jul 2019

CODE ON OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY,…

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

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Jul 2019

NORTH EASTERN REGION VISION…

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

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Jul 2019

UNLAWFUL ACTIVITIES PREVENTION (AMENDMENT)…

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

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Jul 2019

CODE ON WAGES BILL,…

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

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IASGateway sudharson | 19, Apr 2019

Govt targetes IRCTC, IRFC…

CONTEXT: The government is targeting to raise about ₹1,500 crore from initial publicofferings (IPOs) of two railway companies, IRCTC and…

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