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IASGateAdmin | 04, Dec 2019

Prelim Snippets 04-12-2019

1. Purana Quila Why in News? The Government/Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will set up a museum at Purana Quila…

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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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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

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

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 | 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 | 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

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

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

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 | 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

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

SALMONELLA

Context: At least three lots of MDH sambar masala were recalled from retail stores in California this week after tests…

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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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 01, Sep 2019

WILL INDIA CHANGE ITS…

Why in News? Since conducting its second nuclear tests, Pokhran-II, in 1998, India has adhered to a self-imposed commitment to…

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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 | 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 | 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

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

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 | 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

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 | 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 | 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

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 | 11, Aug 2019

PRADHAN MANTRI KISAN MAAN-DHAN…

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

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IASGateAdmin | 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 | 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

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

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 | 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 | 29, Jul 2019

ATAL INNOVATION MISSION

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

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Jul 2019

COMPANIES (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2019

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

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Jul 2019

CODE ON OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY,…

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

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Jul 2019

IMPLEMENTATION OF POSHAN ABHIYAAN

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

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Jul 2019

NORTH EASTERN REGION VISION…

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

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Jul 2019

FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION TO…

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

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Jun 2019

NATURAL LANGUAGE TRANSLATION

To make opportunities and progress science and technology accessible to all, this mission aims to remove the barrier that a…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, May 2019

VERY FEW TAKERS FOR…

After the State government amended the rules to prioritise government and aided schools. Admissions for only 28% of the total…

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