Category: current affairs prelims

Weekly Current Affairs Prelims (26th July to 1st Aug, 2019)

  Weekly Current Affairs Prelims (26th July to 1st Aug, 2019) (Info graphic summary at the end)   Topic: Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan Topic in Syllabus: Indian Society – Education   Context: The Union Budget, 2018-19, has proposed to treat school education holistically without segmentation from pre-nursery to Class 12. Samagra Shiksha – an overarching programme for the […]

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Weekly Current Affairs Prelims (18th to 25th July, 2019)

Weekly Current Affairs Prelims (18th to 25th July, 2019) (Info graphic Summary at the end) Topic : Decriminalising Abortion Topic in Syllabus: Indian Society   Context : The Supreme Court on Monday admitted a writ petition seeking to decriminalise abortion and allowing women the right to exercise their reproductive choice.   About the Current Provisions regarding Abortion […]

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US Senate clears proposal to bring India on a par with its Nato allies

Weekly Current Affairs Prelims (3rd to 9th July, 2019)

Weekly Current Affairs Prelims (3rd to 9th July, 2019) (Info graphic Summary at the end) Topic: SVEEP Topic in Syllabus: Indian Polity   Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation program-SVEEP Recently SVEEP Nodal Officers from across the country met in a two-day National Conference of SVEEP Nodal Officers which was organized by the Election Commission of […]

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Dispute Resolution Mechanism For Wind or Solar Sector

UPSC PRELIMS 2020: Dispute Resolution Mechanism For Wind/Solar Sector

Topic: Dispute Resolution Mechanism For Wind/Solar Sector Topic in Syllabus: Energy & Infrastructure   Context: The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy approved the setting up of a dispute resolution mechanism for disputes between solar/ wind power developers, and the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).   Key highlights  Under the mechanism, a three member Dispute […]

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India’s first elephant rehabilitation centre

UPSC PRELIMS 2020: India’s first elephant rehabilitation centre 

Topic: India’s first elephant rehabilitation centre   Topic in Syllabus: Ecology & Environment   Context: India’s first elephant rehabilitation centre is to be set up in Kottoor, Kerala.   Background: It is being planned on the lines of the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Sri Lanka. Recently India has also opened its first water clinic for elephants suffering from arthritis, joint pain and foot ailments […]

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Tamil Yeoman

UPSC PRELIMS 2020: Tamil Yeoman

Topic: Tamil Yeoman Topic in Syllabus: State News   Context: Tamil Nadu has declared the Tamil Yeoman butterfly species (endemic to western ghats) as the state butterfly. Background: Tamil Nadu is the fifth state in the country to announce its state butterfly and Maharashtra was the first in the country to announce its state butterfly (Blue Mormon) followed by Uttarakhand (Common Peacock), Karnataka (the […]

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