Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay SanraksHan Abhiyan

2019-01-18

Unlike the current system where farmers repeatedly go for the few crops, such as paddy, wheat and sugarcane, where MSP is effective, the new scheme may ensure crop diversification and reduce the stress on soil and water.

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US Government Shutdown

2019-01-18

Even the conservative Heritage Foundation agrees. It says the money would be better spent on technology and agents to prevent illegal crossings. It advocates more enforcement to apprehend immigrants who overstay their visas.

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National Sports Development Bill

2019-01-16

These guidelines direct national sports federations to follow age caps, tenure limits and election procedures. Through the Supreme Court verdict, the BCCI now effectively follows a majority of the guidelines prescribed by the sports code.

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10 Percent Quota For Economicaly Backward Classes

2019-01-10

Political observers suggest that these sections of upper castes had drifted from the party because of its aggressive push to win over backward classes and Dalits. And this is the party's attempt to bring them back before the Lok Sabha elections.

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UNCTAD's Report on Trade and development 2018

2019-01-07

Overall, unlike many other international organizations, UNCTAD’s TDR 2018 has resisted the temptation of getting swayed by the narratives being perpetuated by the digital giants and their cheerleaders about the global digital economy and its links with development. The report’s diagnosis of many of the problems emerging in the digital arena is objective and spot on.

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UNCTAD's Report on Trade and development 2018 | 71st Class | IAS 2019

2019-01-07

This class covers following topic:

UNCTAD's Report on Trade and development 2018

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E Commerce regulation 70 th Class| IAS 2019

2019-01-07

This class covers following topic:

E Commerce regulation

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Central Schemes And Centrally Sponsored Schemes

2018-12-25

The central sector schemes are mainly formulated on subjects mainly from the Union List. Besides, there are some other programmes that various Central Ministries implements directly in States and UTs which also comes under Central Sector Schemes. In these schemes, the financial resources are not shifted to states

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What is The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016?

2018-12-21

According to the bill, foreign nationals will not be allowed to apply for surrogacy in India, making it exclusively for Indian citizens, in accordance with the provisions.

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ISRO successfully launches GSAT-7A: The Angry Bird

2018-12-21

The GSAT-7A, along with the earlier GSAT-7 and GSAT-6, will form the band of communications satellite for use of the security forces. The country has a battery of earth-imaging CartoSATseries of satellites and a RadarSAT and a Hyperspectral Imaging Satellite that provide inputs to secure India's borders.

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Which Countries did our PM visit in 2018?

2018-12-20

As the year reaches its end, it is the time to look at the foreign visits of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. While it would have been nice to see the expenditure for each trip, most of these are under process.

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Why did India offer $1.4 Bn support to Maldives?

2018-12-20

Welcoming newly-elected Maldivian president Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, President Kovind said that along with strengthening bilateral relations, both countries must also enhance partnership on global issues. “Climate change needs urgent attention and action. We are deeply concerned of its impact, and especially so on the Maldives and other small island states that are most vulnerable to it," he said.

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J&K is the first Indian State to ban Sextortion

2018-12-19

Supreme Court Lawyer Suhail Malik said that the amendments made in the two laws of the state will separately deal the crime of 'sextortion' with people holding a position of authority or public servants.

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All about Election Commission of India

2018-12-19

Election Commission organised an open hackathon on 3 June at 10 am, to attempt hacking of Electronic Voting Machine used by the commission in various Indian elections.

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The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016

2018-12-18

The contentious Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016,which was tabled in the Lok Sabha by Thaawarchand Gehlot, the Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment in August 2016 has been passed recently (DEC 2018) by Lok Sabha

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What is International Time line and International Date Line?

2018-12-15

The International Date Line is located halfway around the world from the prime meridian (0° longitude) or about 180° east (or west) of Greenwich, the reference point of time zones. It is also known as the line of demarcation

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100 Important Questions On Model Code Of Conduct (Elections)

2018-12-15

Leader of a political party is not allowed to use private fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters for the purposes of supervising and monitoring the polling and counting process on the day of poll and counting.

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Types of Political Parties in India

2018-12-15

Lok Sabha has 543 seats in total out of which a part should at least have 2 per cent of seats from at least three different states in India.

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1st International Child Sexual Abuse Conference

2018-12-14

Among those who will participate in it are officials from WBCPCR, IJM, chairpersons of women commissions across the country, senior police officials from six countries, and government representatives, prosecutors and judges from 15 countries like Germany, Uganda, Canada, Kenya, the US, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India.

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COP24: 7 Points Made By India

2018-12-14

"We all agree that the Paris Agreement is non-negotiable. Therefore, the delicate balance reached between developed and developing countries must be retained, and the principles such as equity and Common but Differentiated Responsibility and Respective Capabilitiesmust be given its due," India said at the ministerial session of the conference.

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COP24: UN Climate Change Conference 2018 

2018-12-14

COP24 will also conclude the year-long, Fiji-led Talanoa Dialogue, the first-ever international conversation of its kind to assess progress towards the goals of the Paris Agreement, including the goal of limiting global temperature increases.

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Signs Of Water Found On Asteroid Bennu

2018-12-13

Spectroscopy is the technique of splitting light (or more precisely electromagnetic radiation) into its constituent wavelengths (a spectrum), in much the same way as a prism splits light into a rainbow of colours.

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Modi articulates 5 action points to promote peace, prosperity in Indo-Pacific region

2018-12-08

The US has been conducting regular patrols in the South China Sea to assert the freedom of navigation in the area where Beijing has built up and militarised many of the islands and reefs it controls in the region.

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