October 2018

UPSC IAS Prelims_17

●Global Crop Diversity Trust;- ↪Is an international “non-profit organization” which works to preserve crop diversity in order to protect global food security ↪In 2006,It become a part of funding strategy of the “International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for food and agriculture ●”Tragedy of the Commons”;- ↪It refers to dangers of over- exploitation of resources due to lack of property rights over them [Sustainable Development] ●France has most(12) number of… Read More »UPSC IAS Prelims_17

0

27 October 2018

●‘Experiencing North East’ Festival;-{organised by North Eastern Council (NEC), Ministry of DoNER”}↪Is a part of ‘Destination North East’ series aims at showcasing the diverse culture and heritage of North East all under one roof•North Eastern Council;-↪Is the nodal agency for the economic & social development of the N-E region{8 states including Sikkim}Chairman->Union Home Minister●Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay SanraksHan Abhiyan” (PM-AASHA);-↪Scheme is aimed at ensuring remunerative prices to the farmers for… Read More »27 October 2018

0

26 October 2018

●Anti-Defection Law;-{10th Schedule}↪MP or MLA Is deemed to have defected if he either voluntarily resigned from his party OR/disobeyed the directives of the party leadership on a vote OR/Independent members would be disqualified if they joined a political party(within 6 months)●Office of Profit;-↪If an MLA or an MP holds a government office and receives benefits from it, then that office is termed as an “office of profit”[& will be disqualified]•President… Read More »26 October 2018

0

24 October 2018

●Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016;-↪Purpose for amending Citizenship Act of 1955.↪After this illegal migrants from certain minority communities coming from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, & Pakistan will then be eligible for Indian citizenship•Citizenship Act 1955;-↪Is the exhaustive law relating to citizenship in India.[is governed by Articles 5 to 11 (Part II)•Article 9↪a person who voluntarily acquires citizenship of any other country is no longer an Indian citizen●International Conference on Status & Protection of… Read More »24 October 2018

0

23 October 2018

●Earth’s inner core is softer than thought;-{reveals researchers from Australian National University (ANU)}↪detected by shear waves, or “J waves” in the inner core – a type of wave which can only travel through solid objects↪Research could improve our understanding of how planet was formed•Inner core shares some similar elastic properties with gold & platinum.●Large vacancies for judges in lower courts;-↪SC has sought the response of State govt. & High Courts… Read More »23 October 2018

0

22 October 2018

●Third Pole;-↪region that encompasses Himalaya-Hindu Kush mountain range & Tibetan Plateau (is widely known as the Third Pole because its ice fields contain the largest reserve of fresh water outside the polar regions)↪’Baishui’ glacier has lost 60% of its mass & shrunk 250 m since 1982{due to global warming} [melting of glaciers of the Third Pole could affect the lives of 1.3 billion people because of densely populated]●West Bengal as… Read More »22 October 2018

0

UPSC IAS Prelims_16

●Wage compensation scheme for pregnant women in tea gardens;-{launched by Assam govt.} ↪scheme is aimed at providing better health & nutrition supplements to the pregnant women [amount of ₹12,000 will be given to the pregnant women in 4 instalments] ●Dubashes;- ↪they were Indian who could speak two languages_ the local language & English ↪they were intermediaries b/w Indian Society & British [in colonial city of Madras] ●Age of Consent Bill;-… Read More »UPSC IAS Prelims_16

0

20 October 2018

●Azad Hind Government;-{75th anniversary} ↪It was a part of a political movement originating in the 1940s outside India with the purpose of allying with Axis powers (Imperial Japan, Nazi Germany, the Italian Social Republic & their allies) to free India from British Rule •It was an Indian provisional government established in occupied Singapore in 1943 ●E-mail ID For Sexual Harassment At Workplace Cases;-{launched by NCW} ↪NCW will take forward complaints… Read More »20 October 2018

0

19 October 2018

●Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE);-↪Is an autonomous council under the Union Environment Ministry.(to guides, promotes & coordinates forestry research)•‘Prakriti’ programme;-↪to provide a platform for the school children to learn practical skills towards sustainable use of the resources(forests & environment)•Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti;-↪is an autonomous organisation under MoHRD to provide modern quality education to talented children, predominantly from rural areas, without regard to their family’s socio-economic condition●US could remove… Read More »19 October 2018

0

18 October 2018

●Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana;-↪It aims to provide LPG connections to poor households ↪Under this scheme, an adult woman member of BPL family identified through Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) is given a deposit-free LPG connection with financial assistance of ₹1,600 per connection by Centre govt.◆Kerala is now set to become the first smoke-free State in the country with public sector oil companies eyeing 100% LPG penetration ●Global Competitiveness Index 2018;-{released by World Economic… Read More »18 October 2018

0