January “Quick Revision” 2019

●Mohan Reddy Committee;- ↪committee was appointed to come up with a medium & short-term perspective plan for expansion in engineering education ↪No additional seats should be approved in traditional engineering areas [More than half the engineering seats fall vacant every year] ●Khushi Scheme of Odisha;- ↪to provide free sanitary napkins to school girls across the […]

26 January 2019

●70th Republic Day;-↪This is the first time in the history of Indian Army that a woman will lead the Army services corps•Theme: ‘life of Gandhi’ which is a tribute to the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary◆Chief guest↪ President Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa.[Nelson Mandela was the chief guest in 1995]●Contempt […]

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●World Capital of Architecture;- ↪Is intended to become an international forum for debates about pressing global challenges from the perspectives of culture, cultural heritage, urban planning and architecture. ◆UNESCO has announced that the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro will be the World Capital of Architecture for 2020 ●National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP);- ↪Is a […]

25 January 2019

●Report on Neglected diseases;-{as per annual G-Finder survey}↪Neglected diseases are Viral, parasitic and bacterial diseases (like trachoma, buruli ulcer ,HIV etc.) that mainly affect the world’s poorest people ◆Indian government is the fourth largest funder for research and development into neglected tropical diseases•Way ahead↪unified programme on neglected diseases encompassing research and elimination measures is likely to […]

24 January 2019

●National Girl Child Day (NGCD);-{24th January} ↪to increase the consciousness of the people and offer new opportunities to the girl child in the society ●Cabinet decides to strengthen northeast autonomous councils;- ↪As per the Sixth Schedule, the four states viz. Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram contain the Tribal Areas which are technically different from the […]

23 January 2019

●Article 35A of Indian Constitution;-↪Is an article that empowers J&K state’s legislature to define “permanent residents” of the state and provide special rights & privileges to those permanent residents (like public sector jobs, acquisition of property in the State, scholarships etc.)•It treats non-permanent residents of J&K as ‘second-class’ citizens.●Mekedatu dam project;-↪Being set up by Karnataka […]

22 January 2019

●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) ●Triple-drug therapy for lymphatic filariasis;-{launched in Nagpur,MH} View — uploads.disquscdn.com  ↪to accelerate the global […]

21 January 2019

●Central Information Commission (CIC);- ↪Is the highest appeal body available to applicants seeking information under RTI Act •Chief Information Commissioner & Information Commissioners shall be appointed by the President on the recommendation of[PM,LoP, Union Cabinet Minister] ◆RTI activists have termed the appointment of former Law Secretary Suresh Chandra as a CIC an “arbitrary process” as […]

19 January 2019

●Goa’s ‘Opinion Poll Day’;-{January 16}↪It was on this date in 1967 that Goans voted against merging with Maharashtra and chose to remain a Union Territory ●Constitutional provisions for Nagaland to reject the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016;-•Article 371(A) of the Constitution↪ begins with the words “notwithstanding anything in this Constitution, no Act of Parliament in respect of”.[ […]

18 January 2019

●Know Your Budget series;-↪It is a fortnight series started by the union Finance Ministry on Twitter which explains the importance of Union Budget and its making.[ It aims to educate the general public about the budgetary process.]●UNNATI Programme↪Is to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses […]

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