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Pune-Mumbai Hyperloop project

●Pune-Mumbai Hyperloop project•It is an ultra-modern transport system that will reduce the travelling time between the two cities to 25 minutes from 2.5-3 hours, may be scrapped by the state government.•The state has expressed reservations about the project that was still in its experimental stage, and had not been “implemented anywhere in the world”•Hyperloop : It is a transportation system where a pod-like vehicle is propelled through a near-vacuum tube connecting… Read More »Pune-Mumbai Hyperloop project

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Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2019

●Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2019 : published by Pratham (NGO)•This is an annual survey that aims to provide reliable estimates of children’s enrolment and basic learning levels for each district and state in India•It is the largest citizen-led survey in India•The latest edition focuses on early years. [It is defined globally as age 0-8, is known to be the most important stage of cognitive, motor, social and emotional development in… Read More »Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2019

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Daily Current affairs | 17 January 2020

Quick Revision ●National Investigation Act, 2008 •The law governs the functioning of India’s premier counter-terror agency. It was passed in the wake of the 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attacks •It gives the NIA powers to take suo motu cognisance of terror activities in any part of India and register a case, to enter any state without permission from the state government, and to investigate and arrest people ©It makes the National… Read More »Daily Current affairs | 17 January 2020

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Telecommunication Consumers Education and Protection Fund (TCEPF)

●Telecommunication Consumers Education and Protection Fund (TCEPF) •It offers a basic framework for depositing unclaimed money of consumers by service providers, maintenance of the fund and other aspects •The income from the fund is utilised for programmes and activities relating to consumer education and protection. •TRAI has asked the telecom service providers to deposit all unclaimed money of consumers, including excess charges and security deposit, in the Telecommunication Consumers Education… Read More »Telecommunication Consumers Education and Protection Fund (TCEPF)

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National Investigation Act, 2008

●National Investigation Act, 2008 •The law governs the functioning of India’s premier counter-terror agency. It was passed in the wake of the 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attacks •It gives the NIA powers to take suo motu cognisance of terror activities in any part of India and register a case, to enter any state without permission from the state government, and to investigate and arrest people ©It makes the National Investigation Agency(NIA)… Read More »National Investigation Act, 2008

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Bru-Reang refugee agreement

●Bru-Reang refugee agreement •The Brus, also referred to as the Reangs, are spread across the northeastern states of Tripura, Assam, Manipur, and Mizoram. [In Mizoram, they have been targeted by groups that do not consider them indigenous to the state.] •More than 30,000 Bru tribes who fled Mizoram, are residing in Tripura’s refugee camps [The displaced Bru people from Mizoram have been living in various camps in Tripura since 1997]… Read More »Bru-Reang refugee agreement

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Daily Current affairs | 16 January 2020

●Women, Business and the Law 2020 •Women, Business and the Law (WBL) is a World Bank Group project collecting unique data on the laws and regulations that restrict women’s economic opportunities •It is composed by eight indicators structured around women’s interactions [ Mobility, Workplace, Pay, Marriage, Parenthood, Entrepreneurship, Assets, and Pension] •Only eight economies scored a perfect 100 —Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Latvia, Luxembourg, and Sweden •The global average… Read More »Daily Current affairs | 16 January 2020

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Food Processing Industries (FPI)

●Food Processing Industries (FPI) •It is of enormous significance as it provides vital linkages and synergies that it promotes between the two pillars of the economy, i.e. agriculture and industry •The Government of India through the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) aims to boost investments in the food processing industry. •100% FDI is permitted under the automatic route in Food processing industries •India is World’s largest producer, consumer &… Read More »Food Processing Industries (FPI)

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Daily current affairs | 15 January 2020

●Classical language •Classical languages are those which are ancient, of an independent nature and not a derivative of any other tradition [High antiquity of its early texts/recorded history over a period of 1500-2000 years] ◽Currently, six languages enjoy the ‘Classical’ status: 1.Tamil (declared in 2004)【Vaṇakkam🙏!】 2. Sanskrit (2005), 【Namaskaaraha🙏!】 3. Kannada (2008), 【Namaskara🙏!】 4. Telugu (2008), 【namaskārām 🙏!】 5. Malayalam (2013)【Vanakkam🙏!】 6. Odia (2014) 【Namascāra🙏!】 [If any error please enlighten… Read More »Daily current affairs | 15 January 2020

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Daily current affairs | 14 January 2020

●Indian harvest festivals •The Harvest season is on and festivities have gripped the nation from the north to down south ◽Makar Sankranti: It is a harvest festival that is celebrated across the country with different names [The festival of Makar Sankranti will be celebrated in Karnataka when the Sun enters the Makar zodiac and the days begin to lengthen compared to nights] ◽Pongal: In South India and particularly in Tamil… Read More »Daily current affairs | 14 January 2020

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