January 2019

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 state ◆Centre’s recently introduced ‘Ujjwala Sanitary Napkins’ initiative is being seen as an attempt to… Read More »January “Quick Revision” 2019


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 of Courts Act, 1971;-↪divides contempt into civil contempt and criminal contempt•Civil contempt↪ is a ‘wilful… Read More »26 January 2019


UPSC IAS Prelims_30

●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 Centrally Sponsored Scheme under the Ministry of Rural Development ↪It aims to provide financial assistance… Read More »UPSC IAS Prelims_30


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 have a greater impact towards disease elimination●SC/ST act Amendment Bill(2018) inserted three new clauses;-1↪No preliminary… Read More »25 January 2019


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 Scheduled Areas •Each district of these areas is an autonomous district and Governor can modify… Read More »24 January 2019


Mekedatu dam project| Mekedatu project

●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 government, project is near Mekedatu,across the river Cauvery from Tamil Nadu↪Its primary objective is to… Read More »Mekedatu dam project| Mekedatu project


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 elimination of lymphatic filariasis ↪lymphatic filariasis is the most debilitating neglected disease,Spread by Mosquitoes,[It is… Read More »22 January 2019


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 he had not applied for the position ●Manipur People’s Protection Bill;- ↪It seeks to regulate… Read More »21 January 2019


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”.[ means that despite what is in the Constitution, no Act of Parliament shall apply to… Read More »19 January 2019


unnati scheme

●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 of Outer Space (UNISPACE+50).↪To offer a simplified and increased exposure to satellite fabrication technologies, as… Read More »unnati scheme