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Prelims Special Science and Technology Part I

When cases of vector-borne diseases shoot up in the monsoon: municipal corporation ramped up fogging, or fumigation, across the city to kill larva.It is a mixture of Plumes of diesel and malathion. As per the National Vector-Borne Disease Control Programme's... Read More...
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Prelims Special Important International and National Indexes

Global Competitiveness Index for 2016-17, released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) has placed India at 39 up 16 places , making it the fastest riser up the ranks among 138 countries surveyed.India's competitiveness improved across the board, particularly in goods market efficiency... Read More...
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New approach to planning by NITI AYOG

A new approach in policy planning that aims to give states a greater say in determining national priorities-including in internal security and defence-set out in a 15-year vision and a draft three-year short-term action plan ending 2019-20 was discussed ... Read More...
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Idea of nodal body for transport sector

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Centre has begun discussions to set up a national level nodal body for all transport-related matters across modes including aviation, railways, surface transport and waterways.The proposed 'Logistics and Integrated Transport Board' will initially work on improving... Read More...
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Naming of Indian Navys ship

The Indian Navy formally decommissioned its aircraft carrier INS Viraat The ship had earlier been commissioned with the Royal Navy in 1959, and was known as HMS Hermes.India now has only one aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya, which was bought from Russia... Read More...
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Logistics pact with U.S.

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In just about two days, India is expected to notify the operationalising of the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) with the U.S.India and the U.S. concluded the logistics agreement, the first of the three foundational agreements between ... Read More...
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Inter-Ministerial Delegation to Participate in BRS Conventions in Geneva

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An inter-ministerial Indian delegation will participate in the 2017 Conference of Parties (COPs) to the Basel, Rotterdam, Stockholm (BRS) Conventions.The three COPs to BRS Conventions will be held jointly and back-to-back... Read More...
# Welfare Schemes and Policies in India More
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Portal and Mobile App of RashtriyaUchchatarShikshaAbhiyan (RUSA)

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The RashtriyaUchchatarShikshaAbhiyan (RUSA), under the aegis of the Ministry of Human Resource Development has launched its own portal and mobile app.The portal is a one-stop for States Higher Education Plans... Read More...
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State entities can seek loans overseas

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Government has given Permission to avail external assistance by State Government entities from bilateral agencies for implementation of vital infrastructure projects.Government has approved the policy guidelines... Read More...
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Legal Aid and Empowerment initiatives

Three key legal aid and empowerment initiatives of the Department of Justice- including 'Pro bono legal services', 'Tele law service' and 'Nyaya Mitra scheme were launched recently.They are aimed at fulfilling the department's core mandate of enhancing ... Read More...

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