Month: April 2019

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Important Books for Competitive Exams 2019 [WATU 4]

Daily Current Affairs 19-24 April 2019

UPSC IAS Prelims and State PSC Exams-2019 Current Affairs MCQ 1. Which article of the Indian Constitution has the provision of Finance Commission in India? a) Article 275 b) Article 280 c) Article 265 d) Article 360 Answer: b only Explanation: The Finance Commission is constituted by the President under article 280 of the Constitution, …

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RAS/RTS Mains Exam Practice Solved Test-7

Write short Notes:- 1. Jakham Dam Jakham Dam is located in Pratapgarh District in Rajasthan. It is located in Anooppura village of Pratapgarh Tehsil; the dam is a main irrigation project of the area. This dam is built on the Jakham River, which originates from a small village Jakhamia in Chhoti Sadri sub division. The …

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Petya Ransomware Attack

Key Features: Petya Ransomware was part of a new wave of cyber-attacks that had hit computer servers all across Europe, locking up computer data and crippling enterprise services in the corporate sector. Ransomware is a type of malware that blocks access to a computer or its data and demands money to release it. When a …

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NASA Developing First Asteroid Deflection Mission

Key Feature: NASA is developing the first-ever mission that will deflect a near-Earth asteroid, and help test   the systems that will allow mankind to protect the planet from potential cosmic body impacts in future. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) — which is being designed and would be built and managed by the John Hopkins …

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Two Stages to Orbit (TSTO) Space Transportation System

Key Features: Recently India became the fifth nation to successfully conduct the flight demonstration of a scaled down version of a winged-body reusable launch vehicle. It is a stepping stone towards fully reusable Two Stage to Orbit (TSTO) space transportation system. TSTO launch vehicle can launch payload to Lower Earth Orbit (LEO) with 15 times …

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Electric Propulsion System

Recently, ISRO has planned to launch GSAT-20, based on electric propulsion technology which has helped in reducing the weight of the satellite to just 3.5 tonnes. Electric Propulsion System (EPS) can reduce the dependence on chemical propellant thereby increasing the payload capacity of the vehicle. Electric Propulsion system helps in orbit correction of a satellite. …

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Green Propellants by ISRO

Key features: The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is developing green propellants for future rockets, considering the harmful effects of exhausts released by rockets on the earth’s atmosphere. ISRO has developed eco-friendly solid propellant based on Glycidyl Azide Polymer (GAP) as fuel and Ammonium Di-Nitramide (ADN) as oxidizer at the laboratory level, which will eliminate …

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UPSC IAS Prelims 2020: Important Study Notes

UPSC and State Public Services Commission Prelims and Mains Exam 2019-20 General Studies of Rajasthan-All in One UPSC IAS Prelims Exam – 2020 UPSC IAS Mains Exam – 2019 RPSC RAS Prelims Exam RPSC RAS Mains Exam General Knowledge Current Affairs Western Disturbances Western Disturbance is an extra tropical storm originating in the Mediterranean region …

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Bacteria Wolbachia

Key Points Recently successful experiments were conducted in Australia, which demonstrated the positive correlation between presence of Wolbachia bacteria in mosquitoes and reduced spread of diseases such as Malaria and Dengue. Wolbachia bacteria are a tiny bacterium that is present in up to 60% of all species of insects, including several mosquito species. It is …

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Thermal Battery Plant

India became home to the world‘s first-ever thermal battery plant which was inaugurated recently in Amravati, Andhra Pradesh. It aims to create a new energy storage form that is expected to have commercial applications, while also maintaining a low carbon footprint, and being less dependent on external factors like weather. It will be owned by …

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Digital North East Vision 2022

Key Points Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) recently released The Digital North East Vision 2022 in Guwahati, Assam. The vision document emphasizes on leveraging digital technologies to transform lives of people of north east and enhance ease of living. It identifies eight digital thrust areas namely, Digital Infrastructure, Digital services, Promotion of Electronics …

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India’s first manned space flight – Gaganyaan – is expected to send three persons into the space for seven days and the spacecraft will be placed in a low earth orbit of 300-400 km. ISRO and Roscosmos (Russia’s federal space agency) have agreed to worked together for India’s first manned space mission Gaganyaan. Key Points: …

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The Ebola virus

Key Points: The Ebola virus returned to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) just days after the World Health Organization (WHO) announced, on July 24, that the Ebola outbreak had ended there. In 2014, Ebola first outbreak had struck three West African countries (Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone) It is a rare and deadly …

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MCR 1 Gene

Key Points: Mcr-1 gene seen in K. pneumoniae bacteria mobilized colistin resistance (mcr-1) gene that confers multidrug-resistance has now been reported in Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria This gene endows resistance against last hope antibiotic — colistin The mcr-1 gene is usually found in the plasmid (small DNA in the cytoplasm) Colistin, also known as polymyxin E, …

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5G (Fifth Generation)

Key Points: TRAI gives nod for sale of 5G spectrum The government has set up a high level forum to evaluate road-maps and formulate a strategy to adopt 5G in the country by 2020. 5G is a wireless communication and next generation mobile networks technology after 4G LTE networks. The final standard for 5G will …

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IAS Prelims 2019: Art and Culture Revision Notes

Click Here – Download ART & CULTURE Indian Art and culture for UPSC Civil Services Preliminary -2019 Indian Art can be classified under three headings:- Performing Arts Visual Arts Literary Arts Performing Arts Performing arts include the various dance forms, music, Indian theatre and puppetry. Dance forms are further divided into: Classical Dances & Regional …

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Art Culture and Heritage of Rajasthan

Art, Culture and Heritage of Rajasthan Index 1. Literature & Language of Rajasthan 2. Practice MCQ Rajasthani Language Rajasthani Literature 3. Art & Handicrafts of Rajasthan 4. Practice MCQ Rajasthani Paintings Rajasthani Folk Arts 5.  Rajasthan Festivals & Fairs 6. Practice MCQ Compositions of Literature of Rajasthan Rock Inscriptions of Rajasthan Festivals & Fairs of …

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