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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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