September 2019

Daily Quick Revision Current Affairs || 28 September 2019

●Citizenship (Amendment) Bill •It seeks to allow illegal migrants from certain minority communities in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan eligible for Indian citizenship by amending the Citizenship Act of 1955.•It seeks to grant citizenship to people from minority communities — Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians —after 6 years of stay in India even if they do not possess any proper document. (The current requirement is 12 years of stay.)•The Bill,… Read More »Daily Quick Revision Current Affairs || 28 September 2019

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Daily Quick Revision current affairs || 23 September 2019

●Recognition of Prior Learning – RPL•RPL is a key element under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE)•It Align the competencies of the unregulated sectors of the country with the National Skills Qualification Framework•Enhance the chances of employment of individuals and provide them with more options for higher education•Minister, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship distributes certificates to RPL trainees under Pradhan Mantri… Read More »Daily Quick Revision current affairs || 23 September 2019

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Daily Quick Revision current Affairs || 26 September 2019

●Paika Rebellion •200-years ago in 1817, a valiant uprising of soldiers led by Buxi Jagabandhu (Bidyadhar Mohapatra) took place in Khurda of Odisha. [This is known as Paika rebellion] •President Ram Nath Kovind to lay the foundation of a memorial dedicated to the 1817 Paika Rebellion ●How a US President can be impeached? •US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently announced that the House would launch an impeachment inquiry against President… Read More »Daily Quick Revision current Affairs || 26 September 2019

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Daily Quick Revision current affairs || 21 September 2019

●Access to Internet is a basic right: Kerala HC•A college student from Kozhikode was recently expelled from the college hostel for using her mobile phone beyond the restricted hours.[This was challenged in the court.]•The petitioner contended that the internet, accessible through mobile phones or laptops, provided an avenue for the students to gather knowledge•Kerala High Court has held that the right to have access to the Internet is part of… Read More »Daily Quick Revision current affairs || 21 September 2019

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Gandan Tegchenling Monastery

●Gandan Tegchenling Monastery Hide — uploads.disquscdn.com • A statue of Lord Buddha and his two disciples, installed at the historic Gandan Tegchenling Monastery in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia was recently unveiled by PM Modi.•Gandan Tegchenling Monastery is a prominent centre of Mongolian Buddhists and a treasure house of valuable Buddhist heritage●Emergency Response Support System•ERSS is one of the key projects of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs under Nirbhaya Fund.•It has been designed to play a… Read More »Gandan Tegchenling Monastery

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Daily Quick Revision Current Affairs || 19 September 2019

●Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC)•It is a large system of ocean currents that carry warm water from the tropics northwards into the North Atlantic.•It aids in distributing heat and energy around the earth, as the warm water it carries releases heat into the atmosphere, and in absorbing and storing atmospheric carbon.•Since the past 15 years, Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC) has been weakening — a development that could have dramatic… Read More »Daily Quick Revision Current Affairs || 19 September 2019

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Shola grasslands

●Shola grasslands•The Shola vegetation are tropical montane forests found in the Western Ghats separated by rolling grasslands in high altitudes.•Shola grasslands consist of dwarf trees growing 25-30 feet.•It is a stunted forest growths of diverse grass species.•Between 1973-2014 Shola grasslands area had seen a 66.7% decline 🙃!•The Shola forests and associated grasslands store large quantities of water on the mountain ranges, thus serving as huge `water harvesting and storage structures•Many… Read More »Shola grasslands

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National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT)

●Issues in debate around setting an age limit for IVF•74-year-old woman from Andhra Pradesh was recently recorded as the oldest in the world to give birth to twins through in-vitro fertilisation or IVF.•Pregnancy in old age poses multiple risks — hypertension, diabetes, convulsions, bleeding, and cardiac complications to name a few.•he womb of an older woman has to be prepared by injecting hormones for the foetus to grow for nine… Read More »National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT)

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Coal Gasification

●Coal Gasification•Coal gasification is one of the more water-intensive forms of energy production.•Transporting gas is a lot cheaper than transporting coal.•Help address local pollution problems.Has greater efficiency than conventional •coal-burning because it can effectively use the gases twice:[ the coal gases are first cleansed of impurities and fired in a turbine to generate electricity. ]•Government has awarded Lump Sum Turn Key (LSTK) contract for Coal Gasification Plant PF Talcher Fertilizers… Read More »Coal Gasification

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AICTE’s Margadarshan and Margadarshak scheme

●AICTE’s Margadarshan and Margadarshak scheme•Under this scheme, institutions having good accreditation record / highly performing institutions are supposed to mentor relatively newer 10 – 12 potential institutions.•These institutions are also provided funding uptoRs. 50 lakhs (Rupees Fifty Lakhs Only) per institution over a period of three years in instalments•Criteria for Margadarshaks are:1.Must be a Ph.D.2.Should be from Technical Education (Engg.) Domain3.Min experience 20 years; Not less than 5 years in… Read More »AICTE’s Margadarshan and Margadarshak scheme

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