Plastic Waste Management, Concerns & Solutions
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Plastic Waste Management, Concerns & Solutions

Introduction India won global ac claim for its “Beat Plastic Pollution” resolve declared on World Environment Day last year, under which it pledged to eliminate single-use plastic by 2022. So far, 22 States and Union Territories have joined the fight, announcing a ban on single-use plastics such as carry bags, cups, plates, cutlery, straws and thermocol products. Puducherry will implement a ban from March 1. Though majority of the territories in India have initiated with the campaign of Plastic waste management, no evident affirmative effect can be seen as far as environmental impacts are concerned. While plastic has many valuable uses,…
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The Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, 2019
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The Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, 2019

Introduction The government gets cleared the Constitutional Amendment Bill through both the houses of Parliament and has got approved 10% reservation for the economically backward class in the non-reserved category. Though the implications of this bill are far reaching, it is important to know the process of the passage of the bill, the issues raised, challenges and future prospects. Provisions Extended Through The Bill The Bill allows 10% quota in employment and education for the general category candidates who belong to the economically weaker sections. The 10% reservation through this bill will apply to all those who are not covered…
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India’s Economic Growth Perspective 2019 – Challenges & Way ahead
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India’s Economic Growth Perspective 2019 – Challenges & Way ahead

Concept and Definition of Economic Growth  Economic growth is an increase in the capacity of an economy to produce goods and services, compared from one period of time to another. It can be measured in nominal or real terms, the latter of which is adjusted for inflation. Traditionally, aggregate economic growth is measured in terms of gross national product (GNP) or gross domestic product (GDP), although alternative metrics are sometimes used. Global Trends of Economic Growth & India’s scenario Globally, the growth rate in 2018 was high, particularly in the United States. But strong signs of a trade war emerged, dimming hopes of…
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Prelims Question Set 4

Q.1 Which of the following statement is true about the National Register of Citizens (NRC). NRC is a register containing names of all the genuine Indian citizens residing in Assam. The draft NRC released on 30th July,2018 is the first draft of its kind in India since 1947. The Government of India, the state government and the Registrar General of India are the authorities involved in the process of preparing NRC. Options: Only 1 Only 1 & 2 Only 1 & 3 Only 3 Q.2 River Cauvery doesn’t flow through which of the following territories ? a) Tamil Nadu b)…
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Prelims Question Set 3
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Prelims Question Set 3

Q.1 Which of the following statements are true about the recently unveiled ‘Bogibeel bridge’. It is India’s longest rail-cum-road bridge across river Brahmaputra. This project was conceived by the Rail India Technical Economic Services in 1973, whereas the foundation stone was led by the Ex-Prime Minister H.D.Devegauda in 1997. It will henceforth will be considered as a symbol of Good Governance. Options – 1 & 2 2 & 3 1 & 3 1,2 & 3 Q.2 The NITI Aayog has recently released the Baseline Report of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index 2018. Which of the following statements is correct…
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Judicial Appointments – A Process To Be Expediated
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Judicial Appointments – A Process To Be Expediated

Background & Facts – Indecisiveness on adopting a common countrywide judicial appointment exam for the subordinate judiciary has led to vacancies in lower courts, including district courts, touching an all-time high of almost 6000. As on December 1, 5,984 judges' posts were vacant in the subordinate judiciary against the sanctioned strength of 22,677 across the country. This figure doesn’t include the judges of the Supreme Court and the High Courts. Currently, there are only 16,693 judges in the lower courts and hence the cases pending before the lower courts are around 2.61 crores. All India vacancies of the subordinate courts against…
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India’s Recent Advances In Space Technology
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India’s Recent Advances In Space Technology

Hyper Spectral Imaging Satellite (HysIS) Facts: Hyper Spectral Imaging Satellite (HysIS), country's first hyperspectral imaging satellite for advanced earth observation, is slated for launch from Sriharikota. About 30 small satellites of foreign customers will be ferried on the PSLV launcher, numbered C-43, the Indian Space Research Organisation has announced. It is the third longest, low-earth mission of ISRO. The satellites would be ejected in two orbits by restarting the rocket's fourth-stage engine twice. The PSLV, flying in its core-alone format, will first release HysIS to an orbit at 636 km 17 minutes after the launch. In its 13th flight of…
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Prelims Question Set 2
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Prelims Question Set 2

Q.1 A national festival namely “Hausla” that took place recently in Delhi, is related to- a) Rehabilitation of the molested women. b) Children living in Child Care Institutions. c) Children exploited as child labourers. d) Transgender community. Q.2 Which of the following country shares a border with Qatar? a) Iran b) Bahrain c) Saudi Arabia d) Iraq Q.3 Which of the following statement is correct about Kaziranga National Park. It hosts two-third of the World’s great one-horned rhinoceroses. It was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985 It is recognised as Important Bird Area by Birdlife International…
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Ayushyaman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission / Pradhanmantri Jana Arogya Yojana
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Ayushyaman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission / Pradhanmantri Jana Arogya Yojana

GS 2 -Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. GS 3 - Indigenization of technology and developing new technology. Background – India has achieved significant public health gains and improvements in health care access and quality over the last three decades. The health sector is amongst the largest and fasting growing sectors, expected to reach US$ 280 billion by 2020.  At the same time, India’s health sector faces immense challenges. It continues to be…
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RBI & It’s Autonomy
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RBI & It’s Autonomy

General Studies- 3 - Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Background - The government and the RBI are speaking alien languages on the state and direction of Indian economy. On October 26, RBI deputy governor Viral Acharya virtually accused the government of interfering with the working of the central bank. On the other hand, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely blamed the RBI for unmanageable figures of stressed assets saying that it failed to check indiscriminate lending between 2008 and 2014 causing NPA crisis in the banking industry. The government wants the RBI…
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