September 2018

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} ↪farmers clear a piece of land by slashing or cutting down trees & bushes.and then… Read More »UPSC IAS Prelims_12

0

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 countries(including Pak,Bangladesh) have banned triple talaq●Atomic Energy Commission;-{setup in 1948}↪Is a governing body of Department… Read More »20 September 2018

0

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 online & also to view the status of his application●International Telecommunication Union (ITU);-{founded in 1865}↪Is… Read More »19 September 2018

0

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 then burnt which releases nutrients into soil↪now crops are grown for few years•NITI Aayog report… Read More »18 September 2018

0

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 their respective constituencies.•elected MPs(RS)↪can recommend works anywhere in state from which they are elected.•Nominated MPs(LS… Read More »17 September 2018

0

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 in the honorarium given to Anganwadi workers.[because they are still considered as contract workers] ●Cash… Read More »UPSC IAS Prelims_11

0

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 Estimations Report 2017;-{released by “(NACO)”;-↪India had around 21.40 lakh people living with HIV [They were… Read More »15 September 2018

0

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 is causing social unrest•S Court↪accused can now seek anticipatory bail●Exporting Corruption Report;-{released by “Anti-corruption organisation… Read More »14 September 2018

0

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 diseases like HIV, malaria,tuberculosis etc.•Govt. has prohibited 328 FDC drugs for human use with immediate… Read More »13 September 2018

0

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 estimated to be living with HIV in India●e-VidyaBharati (tele-education) and e-AarogyaBharati (tele-medicine)[e-VBAB];-↪Project is hailed as… Read More »12 September 2018

0