UPSC IAS Prelims_12

 ●Gylphosate;- ↪It is an herbicide(chemical substances used to control unwanted plants) ↪It is applied to the leaves of plants to kill both broadleaf plants and grasses. •Its use is restricted to tea plantations & non-crop in india [It prevents the plants from making certain proteins that are needed for plant growth] ●Sifting Cultivation;-{or jhum’ cultivation} […]

20 September 2018

●Triple talaq Ordinance;-(New amendments⤵)1)↪allow magistrate to grant bail ‘after hearing the wife’(offence remains non-bailable)2)↪police would lodge FIR only if approached by the victim (wife),her blood relations or relatives by virtue of her marriage3)↪Now, a magistrate can use his powers to settle the dispute b/w a husband & his wife•law doesn’t affect J&K•India and 22 other […]

19 September 2018

●Defence Acquisition Council (DAC);-↪to counter corruption & speed up decision- making in military procurement•DAC has approved procurement of⤵1)Akash Missile Systems2)Individual Under Water Breathing Apparatus (IUWBA)↪for Developmentof T 90 Tanks●zonal councils;-{statutory bodies}↪they are only deliberative & advisory bodies.(to promote interstate cooperation and coordination)•Union Home Minister(Chairman)●‘e-Sahaj’ portal;-{under Mo Home Affair}↪portal will facilitate an applicant to submit application […]

18 September 2018

●Govt. to merge Dena Bank, Vijaya Bank & Bank of Baroda to create India’s third largest bank(after SBI & HDFC Bank)↪with an aim to facilitate consolidation among Nationalised Banks to create strong & competitive banks(at national & international level)●Sifting Cultivation;-{or jhum’ cultivation}↪farmers clear a piece of land by slashing or cutting down trees & bushes.and […]

17 September 2018

“QUICK REVISION”●‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ movement;-↪aims to ensure a high standard of cleanliness across the country by ‘Jan Aandolan'(to fulfill Gandhi ji’s dream of a Clean India)●Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS);-{launched in 1993}↪to provide a mechanism for MPs to recommend works of developmental nature based on locally felt needs.•elected MPs(LS)↪can recommend works in […]

UPSC IAS Prelims_11

●Double Coincidence of wants;- ↪When both parties have to agree to sell & buy each commodities because of lacking a medium of exchange [like in Barter system] ●Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay SanraksHan Abhiyan” (PM-AASHA);- ↪Scheme is aimed at ensuring remunerative prices to the farmers for their produce as announced in Budget •PM announced significant increase […]

15 September 2018

●Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY)↪Is a conditional cash transfer scheme for pregnant & lactating women of 19 years of age or above for ‘first live birth’😉•Matru Vandana Saptah↪marked the anniversary of PMMVY●Swayangsiddha Initiative;-{by WB govt.}↪Swayangsiddha(which means self-reliance)Scheme to combat human trafficking•As per NCRB data West Bengal has highest recorded case of trafficking among States●HIV […]

14 September 2018

●District Disability Rehabilitation Centre (DDRCs);-↪Provide comprehensive services to persons with disabilities•National Conference of District Disability Rehabilitation Centres’↪is organized for taking the message of DDRCs further•310 districts have been identified & 263 DDRCs have been set up.●Section 498A of IPC;-↪Was enacted to protect women from cruelty in matrimonial homes, its misuse to harass the other side too […]

13 September 2018

●Ethics Committee of Lok Sabha;-↪examines every complaint relating to unethical conduct of a member referred to it↪In 2015 it was given permanent Standing Committee status↪K Advani has been renominated as Chairman●Fixed dose combination (FDC) drugs;-↪Is a cocktail of two or more active drug ingredients in a fixed ratio of doses↪Are useful in treatment of infectious […]

12 September 2018

●HIV/AIDS Act, 2017;-↪provide safeguards rights of people living with HIV & affected by HIV such as⤵•Govt. are obliged to provide for anti-retroviral therapy(ART) •Provisions for any discrimination practised against a person with HIV/AIDS•It also provides for an ombudsman to inquire into complaints•Patients receiving anti-retroviral therapy (ART) treatment currently stands at 25.82% against global 41%•21 lakh persons […]

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