November 2018

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●UN Global Compact on Migration;- ↪It sets out 23 objectives to deal issues ranging from factors that compel people to move, legal channels for migration, combating trafficking and smuggling, harnessing the economic benefits of migration & return of the migrants •compact is the first intergovernmental agreement agreed upon by all the UN member states ‘minus the United States’ ◆there are over 258 millions migrants around the world living outside their… Read More »UPSC IAS Prelims_21

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24 November 2018

●Jallianwalla Bagh Massacre;-{GoI to observe the remembrance of 100 years}↪It’s also known as the Amritsar Massacre↪On 13th April 1919, thousands of people were gathered at Jallianwala Bagh. [This day marks the beginning of New Year for the Sikhs, also celebrated as ‘Baisakhi festival’ all over Punjab]●Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana;-↪Is a conditional cash transfer scheme for pregnant & lactating women of 19 years of age or above for ‘first live… Read More »24 November 2018

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23 November 2018

●Manipur Sangai Festival;-↪Sangai Festival is an annual cultural extravaganza in Manipur.(to promote Manipur as a world class tourism destination)◆‘Festival’ is named after the State animal, Sangai[engendered], the brow-antlered “deer” found in its natural habitat only at Keibul Lamjao National Park,Manipur●Kartarpur Sahib pilgrim corridor;-↪stands on the bank of the Ravi, about 120 km northeast of Lahore.[ It was here that Guru Nanak assembled a Sikh community and lived for 18 years… Read More »23 November 2018

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22 November 2018

●Who are Sentinelese?;-↪are a negrito tribe who live on the North Sentinel Island of the Andamans.↪their numbers are believed to be less than 150 and as low as 40.[Every foreigner, except citizen of Bhutan, who desires to enter & stay in protected or restricted area, is required to obtain special permit]◆An American national was killed allegedly by the Sentinelese tribe in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands●‘Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC)’ Program;-{under… Read More »22 November 2018

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21 November 2018

●Witness protection scheme;-↪to ensure that the investigation, prosecution & trial of criminal offences is not prejudiced [because witnesses are intimidated or frightened to give evidence without protection from violent]•Supreme Court has directed all the states to implement the draft witness protection scheme●7th International Tourism Mart;-{Mo Tourism,GoI in association with Tripura and the North Eastern States}↪Is an annual event organised in the ‘North Eastern region’ with the objective of promoting tourism… Read More »21 November 2018

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20 November 2018

●Kambala;-{buffalo race}↪Is a legal rural sport in Karnataka↪Is a non-competitive race with ‘buffalo pairs’ in paddy fields,[which is considered a thanksgiving to the Gods for protecting the animals from diseases]●Global Education Monitoring Report 2019;-{by UNESCO}↪About 28% of youth(15- 19yr) (seasonal migrant children) were illiterate ↪About 80% lacked access to education near work sites, and 40% are likely experiencing abuse & exploitation◆there is only one urban planner/1lakh people in India [while 38/1lakh… Read More »20 November 2018

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19 November 2018

●Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi;- ↪In 1842,Lakshmibai got married to Gangadhar Rao Newalkar,Maharaja of Jhansi  •Maharaja died due to an illness in 1853. •East India Company took advantage of the Maharaja’s death and applied the Doctrine of Lapse [She died on 1958, martyring her life for India’s freedom] ●J&K all set for President’s rule;- ↪If it is not possible to revoke Governor’s rule within six months of imposition, the President’s Rule… Read More »19 November 2018

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17 November 2018

●Maternity Benefit Act,1961;-↪the main purpose of this Act is to regulate the employment of women in certain establishments for certain period before and after child birth↪to provide maternity benefit to them, particularly 26 weeks of paid holidayand certain other benefits●Antarctic Circumpolar Current( ACC);-↪Is an ocean current that flows clockwise from west to east around Antarctica.[also called ‘West Wind Drift’]•It is the only current that goes all the way around our… Read More »17 November 2018

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16 November 2018

●Himalayan State Regional Council;-↪Council has been constituted to review & prepare a roadmap for action to ensure sustainable development of the Indian Himalayan region(which consists of the twelve States)•for five thematic areas(Water Security,Sustainable Tourism,Shifting Cultivation, Entrepreneurship skills,Information for Decision Making)•Chaired by↪Member of NITI Aayog●Aadi Mahotsav;-{held in new delhi}} ↪Is a national tribal festival to celebrate, cherish & promote the spirit of tribal craft, culture, cuisine & commerce•organized by Mo Tribal Affairs… Read More »16 November 2018

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15 November 2018

●New ₹75 commemorative coin;- ↪to mark the 75th anniversary of the hoisting of Tricolour for the first time by ‘Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at Port Blair’●‘Yuva Sahakar-Cooperative Enterprise Support and Innovation Scheme”;-↪to cater the needs & aspirations of the youth for attracting them to cooperative business ventures•National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC);- ↪Is a statutory Corporation under Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare. [ to provide the financial assistance to Cooperatives/Societies/Federations]●UNGA draft… Read More »15 November 2018

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