IAS Prelims_5

Fee‚Ü™ Help at least a poor in this week(especially woman or child)ūüôŹ
‚óŹ’M3′-type (EVMs);-
↪Will stop functioning if someone tries to tinker it
↪Automatically detect and show it on display,If any fault with software or system
↪Control unit & ballot unit can communicate with each other
‚Ü™Will be used from 2019 LS- election
‚óŹSwatantra Party;-
‚Ü™formed in 1959 after Nagpur resolution of the congress(which called for land ceiling in agriculture, adoption of cooperative farming)
↪led by C.Rajagopalachari,K.M Munshi etc.
It was critical od policy of non-alignment & maintaining friendly relations with ‘Soviet Union’ {and advocated closer ties with US}
‚óŹSilk Road;-
‚Ü™founded by “General Zhang Qian”
↪Eurasia was criss-crossed with communication routs
↪Maritime routes were an important part of silk routes
↪Chairmanship of the forum is rotated annually in accordance with the acronym B-R-I-C-S
*1st &7th summit ↪Russia{then how in accordance B-R-I-C-S}
‚Ü™Is an odorless & tasteless metalliod widely distributed in the earth’s crust
↪Contamination in ground water in Gangetic Plains(in South Asia)
‚óŹDenotified Tribes;-
↪are those that were labelled as Criminals through a legislation by British govt.
‚óŹCOMCASA;-(is a Technology Enabler)
↪would allow the interoperability of some of the security related equipment of India &US
‚óŹBasic Exchange & Cooperative Agreement(BECA);-{for Geo-spatial cooperation}
↪would facilitate exchange of geo-spatial information b/w India & US for both Military &Civilian use
‚óŹAmbubachi Mela;-{Mahakumbh of East}
↪held at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati, Assam(4 days)
‚óŹSDGs Report;-
↪published by The United Nations
↪Consider future course of global space cooperation for benifit of humankind
‚óŹSpace 2030 Agenda;-
↪will map out how space flight & space related activities can help achieve 17 SDGs
‚óŹBharat 22 Exchange Trade Fund(ETF);-
‚Ü™this is in pursuance of its disinvestment policy targeting an initial amount of ‚āĻ6,000 Cr
‚óŹ”Veil of Ignorance”{merit of Johan Rawl);-
↪He expects that in such a situation of complete ignorance about possible position & status in society. Each person wound take decision in their own interests{just to be their usual rational selves}
‚óŹJayaprakash Narayan;-
↪was associated with
‚ÄĘcongress socialist party
‚ÄĘ socialist party & Janta party
‚óŹAmnesty International;-
↪was the 2nd oldest & largest NGO working to uphold human right in the world
after “International Federation for human right”
↪Is a three-stage heavy lift launch vehicle developed by ISRO & designed to carry
‚ÄĘ4 ton‚Ü™ class of satellites into Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit(GTO)
‚ÄĘ10 ton‚Ü™Low Earth Orbit(LEO)
‚ÄĘand twice the capability of GSLV Mk-II
‚óŹCowry shell money;-
↪Shell money is a medium of exchange similar to coin money
↪was important at one time or another in the trade networks of Africa, South Asia
↪shell money was first introduced early as 3000 BCE an active coastal trade linked the Indus Valley Civilisation(in West-Asia)
‚óŹTHORPEX(The Observing System Research & Predictability Experiment);-
↪an activity of world whether research programme
↪focuses on identifying problem with forecasting & research
‚óŹFood long-distance cultural exchange;-
↪Many of our common foods like- Potatoes, Soya bean,groundnuts,maize,tomatoes, chillies, sweat potatoes etc. were not known to our ancestors until about five centuries ago
‚óŹGaofen-11;-{Launched by China}
↪It is an optical remote sensing satellite
↪can be used for land survey, urban planing, agriculture etc.
‚óŹWorld Bank;-
‚Ü™Comprises “International Bank for Reconstruction & Development” and International Development Association(IDA)
↪was set up in 1945 to finance post-war reconstruction
‚ÄĘHQ‚Ü™Washington D.C(US)
↪Is a medical system based on the belief that the body can cure itself
‚Ü™Basic belief behind homeopathy is “(like cures like).means a substance that causes the symptoms of a disease in a healthy people would cure similar symptoms in sick people
‚ÄĘEx-‚Ü™red onion makes our eyes water,si it’s used in homeopathy remedies for “allergies”
‚óŹLIBOR(Intercontinental Exchange London Interbank Offer Rate);-
‚Ü™Is the world’s most widely-used benchmark for short-term interest rates
‚Ü™It has a total of 35 interest rates(like for -> Overnight, One week,1-2-3-6-12 months etc.)
‚óŹLimited Test Ban Treaty(LTBT);-
↪was signed by US,UK &USSR in Moscow in 1963
↪LTBT baned nuclear weapons test in the atmosphere, in outer space & under water
‚óŹPariwartan Scheme;-
↪to revitalise stressed power sector assets in joint venture with Power Finance Corp &Lenders
‚óŹCloud seeding;-
↪Is a type of weather modification that aims to change the amount or type of precipitation that falls from clouds
‚óŹHumid tropical & Equatorial climates types dead vegetation is rapidly oxidized & leaving very low humus content in the soil
‚óŹNipah Virus;-
↪it is transmitted from animals to humans
↪currently there are no vaccines for both human & animal
‚óŹArabian Sea borders with;-  *
↪Yeman & UAE{not Qatar CORRECTION}
‚óŹCUTS International(Consumer Unity & Trust Society);-
‚Ü™CUTS began its journey in 1983,Rajasthan, from a rural development communication initiative a wall newspaper “Gram Gader(Village Revolution)
↪now it is a NGO in India & abroad
‚óŹFAME- Scheme;-
↪tp promote hybrid & electric technology vehicles
↪presently involve cash incentives for buyers of electric cars
‚Ü™Nearly half of the earth’s crust is composed of feldspar
↪Silicon & Oxygen are common elements in all types of feldspar
‚óŹCoefficient of human inequality;-
‚Ü™Is calculated as “Taking a simple average of inequality across the three dimension of Human Development Index(HDI)
‚óŹInter-Creditors Agreement(ICA);-
‚Ü™It is a part of the “Sashakt” plan approved by the govt. to address the problem of resolving bad loans
‚óŹFDI Confidence Index;-{released by global consultancy firms “A T Kearney “
↪It ranks countries which are likely to attract the most FDI in next 3 yrs
‚óŹShakti peeth;-
↪are significant shrines & pilgrimage destination(Hundu) in shaktism
↪there are 108 shakti peethas
↪Most of them are in India but some are in Nepal, Bangladesh and one each in Tibet(mansarovar),Sri lanka
‚óŹInner Line Permit(ILP);-
↪Is a official travel document to travel in N-E states(protected areas)
‚óŹIdate Commission;-
↪to deal with Denotified Nomadic Tribes(DNT)
‚óŹMP has highest ST population followed by Odisha
‚óŹNational Council for Teacher Education(NCTE);-
↪was set up in 1995under NCTE act,1993
↪to formally oversee standards, procedure & processes in indian education
‚óŹInternational Committee on Global Navigation satellite systems(ICG);-
↪was established in 2005 under umbrella of United Nations
↪to promotes voluntary cooperation on matter of mutual interest related to civil satellite-based positioning navigation timings and value added service
‚óŹElements on logo of “International Yoga Day”;-
↪Earth, Sun & Leaves
↪India is in talks with US to procure
“National Advance Surface-to-Air Missile System-II(NASAMS-II)
↪Is the only scaly mammal on the planet
‚ÄĘIUCN status‚Ü™Critically Endangered(red list)
‚óŹThe World Happiness Report;-
‚Ü™Is published by “United Nations Sustainable development Solution Network”
‚óŹMost salient feature of metamorphic rocks;-
‚ÄĘFoliation‚Ü™some rocks grains or minerals get arrange in layer or line.also called Lineation
↪Use Radio Frequency Identification(RFID) for making toll payment directly from prepaid account link to it.
‚óŹBrahmos Cruise Missile;-
↪Have an effective strike range of around 290-300 km
↪this can be launched from either Land,Sea, or Air
‚óŹUNDP Water Governance Facility(WGF);-
↪provides strategic water governance support to developing countries to advance socially equitable water and sanitation service etc.
↪to improve the livelihood of poor people
‚óŹ1st Concessional Financing Scheme;-{by GOI}
↪to support indian entities bidding for strategically important infrastructure projects aboard
‚óŹGI -tag ;- (be given to )
‚ÄĘIndustrial goods
‚ÄĘAgriculture products
‚óŹGroup of 77(G77);-
↪G77 at the UN is a coalition of developing nation designed to promote its members collective economic interest & create an enhanced joint negotiating capacity in the UN
‚Ü™ Both INDIA and China are  members of G77

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