Month: July 2020

UPSC IAS Prelims 2020 Online 60 Days Programme

UPSC IAS Prelims 2020 Online 60 Days Programme: UPSC Prelims is all about managing micro detailing of subjects & handling negative marking. As aspirants tend to get confused about what to study and how to study (i.e. up to what level/extent) for Civil Services Prelims Exam, this programme has been designed to help students to …

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UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam 2020 Expected MCQ Part-53

Q.1) Pollution is defined as an addition or excessive addition of certain materials to the physical environment. With reference to this consider the following statements: 1. Primary pollutants persist in the form in which they are added to the environment 2. Secondary Pollutants are formed by interaction among the primary pollutants. 3. Qualitative Pollutants do …

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Current Affairs 2020 Questions for July 31, 2020

It is known that civil, finance & competitive exams including UPSC, SSC, IAS, Banking, Defence, Railway & other government (central & state level recruitment exams) emphasize on ascertaining aspirants’ knowledge of recent current affairs. To develop a sound awareness of recent current affairs events, reading about monthly current affairs in news or pdf format could …

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Daily Current Affairs: July 31, 2020

New National Education Policy 2020 by Admin Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II – Education; Govt schemes and policies  Google’s Best Books for UPSC PSC Exams Join our Official Telegram Channel HERE for Motivation and Fast Updates Subscribe to our YouTube Channel HERE to watch Motivational and New analysis videos In news:  The New National Education Policy – (Major highlights)  It will …

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Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover: Important Facts

The third and final mission to the red planet of the month lifted off on Thursday 30th July at 17:20 IST from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. After covering a huge distance of 300 million miles the Mars Perseverance Rover is expected to land on 18th February 2021. The main objective of the Mars Perseverance Rover …

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Antibiotic use in the dairy sector

Part of: GS Mains II – Health/Social issue  Context:  According to Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) report –  Dairy farmers indiscriminately use antibiotics for diseases such as mastitis (infection/inflammation of the udder), a common ailment in dairy animals  Antibiotics residues remaining in milk are a cause for concern (antibiotic resistance)  Milk sold directly to consumers nor processed milk sold in packets …

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Vidya Varadhi scheme

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II – Education; Govt schemes and initiatives  About:  In a bid to reach out students and address challenges of online classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Department of School Education proposed the “Vidya Varadhi’ scheme.  Under Vidya Varadhi scheme, mobile classrooms equipped with audio-visual gadgets will reach pockets where students have no access …

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India and AIIB

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II – India and the World; International/Multi-lateral organizations  About:  The China-­backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to function as an “apolitical” institution and to continue to support projects in India  The latest loan for India was for $750 million, to support vulnerable households impacted by COVID­19  Key facts:  India has …

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Protesting is a fundamental right: UN

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II and III – International Conventions  About:  Demonstrations over issues like political rights and racial justice, protesting peacefully, online or in person, is a fundamental human right.  Article 21 of International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) – guarantees the right to peaceful assembly  International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)  It …

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Budapest Convention or Convention on Cybercrime of the Council of Europe

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II and III – International Conventions; Cyber security  About:  Convention on Cybercrime, also known as the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime or the Budapest Convention is the first international treaty seeking to address Internet and computer crime (cybercrime) by harmonizing national laws, improving investigative techniques, and increasing cooperation among nations.   It serves …

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Natesa, a rare sandstone idol

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains I – Art and Culture  In news:  Natesa, a rare sandstone idol which was smuggled to return to India after 22 years  The idol depicts Shiva in the 9th century Prathihara style of Rajasthan  It was originally from the Ghateswara Temple, Baroli, Rajasthan  A beautiful depiction of Nandi is shown behind the right leg of the Natesa icon.  Some …

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New National Education Policy 2020

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II – Education; Govt schemes and policies  Google’s Best Books for UPSC PSC Exams Join our Official Telegram Channel HERE for Motivation and Fast Updates Subscribe to our YouTube Channel HERE to watch Motivational and New analysis videos In news:  The New National Education Policy – (Major highlights)  It will introduce four­-year undergraduate degrees with multiple …

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UPSC Prelims 2020 Important Topics: Reserve Bank of India

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is India’s central bank. It controls the monetary policy with respect to the national currency, the Indian rupee. The basic functions of the RBI are the issuance of currency, to sustain monetary stability in India, to operate the currency and maintain the country’s credit system.   What is RBI? RBI is …

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UPSC Prelims 2020 Important Topics: Banks & Monetary policy in India

Monetary policy is adopted by the monetary authority of a country that controls either the interest rate payable on very short-term borrowing or the money supply. The policy often targets inflation or interest rate to ensure price stability and generate trust in the currency. The monetary policy in India is carried out under the authority …

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RIC, a triangle that is still important

Context:  India attended a (virtual) meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Russia, India and China (RIC) in the last week of June 2020. Why was the RIC meeting significant? As there were border tensions with China, it was strongly argued that India should further align its foreign policy westwards (towards US, Europe) A RIC meeting seemed incongruous in …

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Russia-India-China Relation

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II – India and the World; International/Multi-lateral relations In news: The special meeting of RIC on 23rd June 2020 was held to mark 75 years of the victory over the Axis powers in World War-II. Russia, India, and China to “increase interaction with ASEAN-based structures…” including on COVID-19 issues. India …

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GST compensation to states

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II and III – Devolution of taxes to states; Resource mobilization; C-S relations In news: Centre finally managed to pay States the compensation due to them for the previous year under the GST regime. States can utilize the compensation to ramp up public health-care capacity and contain COVID-19’s detrimental effects on vulnerable …

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Current Affairs 2020 Questions for July 29, 2020

Current Affairs 2020 for July 29 | Daily Updated Quiz on National & International Affairs Aspirants preparing for UPSC, SSC, IAS, Banking, Defence, Railway & other government & competitive exams can read daily current affairs 2020 updates here. Google’s Best Books for UPSC PSC Exams Join our Official Telegram Channel HERE for Motivation and Fast Updates Subscribe to …

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Status of Tigers in India Report

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has released a detailed ‘Status of Tigers, Co-predators and Prey in India (2018) Report’ on the eve of the Global Tiger Day (29th July). The report compares information obtained from the earlier three tiger surveys (2006, 2010, and 2014) with data obtained from the 2018-19 survey to estimate …

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SOFI 2020 Report on Food Security

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains I and II – Poverty/Health; Social/Welfare issues; Food Security  About:  State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) is a join report issued annually by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, UNICEF, the World Food Programme and the World …

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