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March 2020 Quick Revision Compilation

USA-Taliban Peace Deal: Doha Agreement 2020 •United States has signed a historic deal with Taliban insurgents that could pave the way for ending the 18-year-war in Afghanistan.[The agreement set out a course for the next 14 months.]•The deal was signed in Doha (Qatar) and thus termed as Doha Agreement.Quick Note:•Comprehensive Ceasefire between the Afghan Government […]

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February 2020 Compilation

What is Dividend Distribution Tax•It is a tax levied on dividends that a company pays to its shareholders out of its profits 【 for example: If OYO earns $1 billion in 2019 and distribute $ 500 million to its 5 shareholders then that $ 500 million will also be taxed again besides the total company’s […]

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January 2020 Quick Revision Compilation

●80th session of the Indian History Congress (IHC): held at Kannur, Kerala•Founded in 1935, the Indian History Congress(IHC) is the largest association of professional historians in South Asia.•It has about 35000 members of which over 2000 delegates participate in its session every year.•Its main objective is to promote secular and scientific writing of history.•Historian like Bipan Chandra, […]

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Daily Quick Revision 6 April 2020

Rising violence against women in Lockdown•National Commission for Women (NCW) has recorded a more than twofold rise in gender-based violence▪️Quick Note1. Rape or attempt to rape– (Rose sharply from 2 to 13)2. Complaints – (Rose from 116 in the first week of March to 257 in the final week of March.)3.Domestic violence– ( Increased from 30 to 69 […]

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Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccination

●Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccination•Bacillus Calmette–Guérin (BCG) vaccine is a vaccine primarily used against tuberculosis (TB).•Unlike other vaccines, the BCG vaccine may also boost the innate immune system, first-line defenses that keep a variety of pathogens from entering the body or from establishing an infection•The BCG vaccine contains a live but weakened strain of tuberculosis bacteria […]

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Centre for Augmenting WAR with COVID-19 Health Crisis(CAWACH)

●Centre for Augmenting WAR with COVID-19 Health Crisis(CAWACH)•It aims to evaluate and support the innovations and start-ups that address COVID-19 challenges•It is being Implemented by The Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE), a technology business incubator at IIT Bombay supported by Department of Science & Technology(DST)•It will extend to startups by way of the requisite […]

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National Security Act (NSA), 1980

●National Security Act (NSA), 1980•It was promulgated on September 23, 1980, during the Indira Gandhi government•It allows preventive detention for months, if authorities are satisfied that a person is a threat to national security or law and order.•The person does not need to be charged during this period of detention.•The goal is to prevent the […]

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What are Corona bonds?

●What are Corona bonds?•Corona bonds are joint debt issued to member states of the EU.[The funds would be common and would come from the European Investment Bank.•This would be mutualised debt, taken collectively by all member states of the European Union.•Countries like Italy, Spain which have suffered huge deaths due to Covid-19 are demanding such […]

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