February 2019

23 February 2019

• Super-Efficient Air Conditioning programme :{launched by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) }~Under the programme, Super-Efficient Air Conditioners are distributed. They are 40% more efficient than, but priced comparably with, the 3-star ACs •EESL’s investment in the programme is partially supported by a grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF).• All India Citizens Survey of Police Services{Ministry of Home Affairs has commissioned the Bureau of Police Research and Development to conduct this… Read More »23 February 2019

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●Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill 2019;- ↪Bill seeks to remove leprosy as a ground for divorce [Leprosy is being removed as a ground for divorce as it is now a curable disease as against the earlier notion of it being incurable] ◆20th Law Commission of India in its 256th Report titled “Eliminating Discrimination Against Persons Affected by Leprosy” •Leprosy↪is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae View — uploads.disquscdn.com  ●Credit Linked Capital… Read More »UPSC IAS Prelims_34

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22 February 2019

●Shisht Bharat Campaign:-{launched by a NGO}> aims to strengthen the moral character of Indian citizens by sensitizing them about values of morality, civic sense, politeness, decorum and dignity●Atmospheric Water Generator (AWG):-{is being manufactured by BEL in collaboration with CSIR-IICT and MAITHRI}>an innovative solution to meet the ever-increasing need for drinking water worldwide, today at Aero India 2019.•It uses heat exchange for condensing the atmospheric moisture to produce pure, safe and… Read More »22 February 2019

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21 February 2019

●Operation Digital Board;-{by MoHRD}↪digital board will be introduced all over the country in government and government aided schools from class 9th onwards as well as in higher education institutions[aims at converting a class room into a digital class room ]•It will be implemented by the University Grants Commission (UGC).●Scheme of Mega Food Park;-{implementing by Ministry of Food Processing Industries} ↪aims at providing a mechanism to link agricultural production to the market… Read More »21 February 2019

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●642nd birth anniversary of “Guru Ravidas”;-{19 February}↪Guru Ravidas was a North Indian mystic poet of the bhakti movement.[Jayanti is celebrated on Magh Purnima, which is the full moon day in the Hindu calendar]•He belonged to an untouchable caste and suffered a lot of atrocities as a result.•He said in his teachings that the only way to meet God was to free the mind from the duality●A new company under Department… Read More »pradhan mantri awas yojana gramin

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19 February 2019

●Initiatives on women’s safety conceptualized;-{ by the WCD Ministry}•Penic button⤵↪On the smart phones, the power button when pressed three times quickly.↪Dialing 112 from any phone.↪In case of feature phones, long press of the touch key 5 or 9.↪Using 112 India Mobile App.•Safe City Implementation Monitoring (SCIM) portal;-{by MoHA}↪to facilitate States to monitor and manage the Safe City projects and avoid duplication on ground(like Improving street lighting and public toilet facilities… Read More »19 February 2019

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18 February 2019

●National Commission for STs (NCST);-{was established by amending Article 338 and inserting a new Article 338A through 89th Amendment Act, 2003.}↪NCST is empowered to investigate and monitor matters relating to safeguards provided for STs under the Constitution or under other laws or under Govt. order•Commission submits its report to the President annually ●Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme;-↪Is being organized by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), Mo Social Justice… Read More »18 February 2019

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16 February 2019

●LADIS – Least Available Depth Information System;-{launched by Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI)}↪It will ensure that real-time data on least available depths is disseminated for ship/barge and cargo owners so that they can undertake transportation on NWs in a more planned way•to facilitate the day to day operations of inland vessels plying on National Waterways●Pahari Dam Modernization Project;-{situated on Dhasan River in Jhansi district}•Dhasan River is a right bank… Read More »16 February 2019

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15 February 2019

●National Minimum Wage;-↪government-appointed expert committee has proposed doubling the national-level minimum wage for a worker in the country to ₹9,750 a month, up from a floor of ₹ 4,576 at present•It also proposes minimum wage should include reasonable expenditure on ‘essential non-food items●Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban;-{launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (MoHUPA)}↪Mission seeks to address the housing requirement of urban poor including slum dwellers… Read More »15 February 2019

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14 February 2019

●Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill 2019;-↪Bill seeks to remove leprosy as a ground for divorce [Leprosy is being removed as a ground for divorce as it is now a curable disease as against the earlier notion of it being incurable]◆20th Law Commission of India in its 256th Report titled “Eliminating Discrimination Against Persons Affected by Leprosy”•Leprosy↪is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae View — uploads.disquscdn.com ●Credit Linked Capital Subsidy and Technology Upgradation… Read More »14 February 2019

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