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Current affair 19 Sept 2018

UPSC👇 ●Defence Acquisition Council (DAC); –↪to counter corruption & speed up decision- making in military procurement •DAC has approved procurement of⤵ 1)Akash Missile Systems=upgraded, 360 dgree range. 2)Individual Under Water Breathing Apparatus (IUWBA)(by DRDO)↪for Development of T 90 Tanks—IUWBA is used by the crew of Tanks as a safety gear and is required by the Tank crew for emergency escape …

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Current Affair 18 sept 2018 (english)

#economics कोणत्या बँकांचे एकत्रीकरण होणार ●Govt. to merge Dena Bank, Vijaya Bank & Bank of Baroda to create India’s third largest bank(after SBI & HDFC Bank) ↪with an aim to facilitate consolidation among Nationalised Banks to create strong & competitive banks(at national & international level) ●Sifting Cultivation;-{or jhum’ cultivation} #geography #enviornment स्थलांतरीत शेती ↪farmers clear a piece of land by …

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Current Affairs 17 Sept 2018 (eng)

●‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ movement;- ↪aims to ensure a high standard of cleanliness across the country by ‘Jan Aandolan'(to fulfill Gandhi ji’s dream of a Clean India) ●Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS);-{launched in 1993} ↪to provide a mechanism for MPs to recommend works of developmental nature based on locally felt needs. •elected MPs(LS)↪can recommend works in their respective …

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Current Affair 15 Sept (english)

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Current Affair 14 Sept (english)

●District Disability Rehabilitation Centre (DDRCs);- ↪Provide comprehensive services to persons with disabilities •National Conference of District Disability Rehabilitation Centres’↪is organized for taking the message of DDRCs further •310 districts have been identified & 263 DDRCs have been set up. ●Section 498A of IPC;- ↪Was enacted to protect women from cruelty in matrimonial homes, its misuse to harass the other side …

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Current Affair 13 sept(english)

●Ethics Committee of Lok Sabha;- ↪examines every complaint relating to unethical conduct of a member referred to it ↪In 2015 it was given permanent Standing Committee status ↪K Advani has been renominated as Chairman ●Fixed dose combination (FDC) drugs;- ↪Is a cocktail of two or more active drug ingredients in a fixed ratio of doses ↪Are useful in treatment of …

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Current Affair 12 Sept (english)

●HIV/AIDS Act, 2017;- ↪provide safeguards rights of people living with HIV & affected by HIV such as⤵ •Govt. are obliged to provide for anti-retroviral therapy(ART) •Provisions for any discrimination practised against a person with HIV/AIDS •It also provides for an ombudsman to inquire into complaints •Patients receiving anti-retroviral therapy (ART) treatment currently stands at 25.82% against global 41% •21 lakh …

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Current Affair 11 September (english)

●El Nino Southern Oscillation(ENSO);- ↪It is an irregular periodic variation of wind & sea surface temperature that occurs over the tropical eastern Pacific Ocean •El Nino↪warming phase of ENSO •La Nina↪cooling phase of ENSO °UN sees 70% chance of El Nino event this year(El Nino is more frequent than La Nina) ●Rajiv Gandhi assassination case;- ↪Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in1991 …

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Current Affair 10 September (English)

●2nd World Hindu Congress(WHC);-{held in Chicago, US} ↪Is a global platform for Hindus to connect, share ideas, inspire one another, & impact the common good ↪Held once in every four years ●1st BIMSTEC Military exercise;-{held at Aundh in Pune} ↪with an aim to promote strategic alignment among the member-states •Nepal is not participating in the exercise[Internal conflict in Nepal govt.] …

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Current Affair 8 September(english)

●Bharat ke Veer;-{govt. granted status of trust} ↪It aims to enable willing donors to contribute towards the family of a braveheart who sacrificed his/her life in line of duty(Indian Armed Forces) ↪Max ₹15 Lakh/family(exempted from Income Tax) •Akshay Kumar & Gopichand(badminton) have been included as trustees ●Chabahar Port;- ↪Is located on the Gulf of Oman & is the only oceanic …

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Current Affair 7 August 2018

●Battle of Haifa-1918;- ↪fought by Imperial Services consisting mainly of Lancer Regiments of Indian Princely States against Ottoman Turks °Haifa↪northern Israeli coastal city •Haifa Day(23 Sept);-{by Indian Army} ↪to pay its respects to three Indian Cavalry Regiments – Mysore, Hyderabad & Jodhpur Lancers, that helped liberate Haifa ●Mobilise Your City (MYC)Programme;- ↪Is a global climate initiative for integrated urban mobility …

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Current Affair 6 Sept (english)

●National Legal Services Authority’s (NALSA) compensation scheme;- ↪aims to ensure that opportunities for securing justice are not denied to any citizen by reasons of economic or other disabilities •scheme provides compensation⤵ 1) ₹ 5 to ₹ 10 lakh for “loss of life” & to gang rape survivors 2)₹4 to ₹7 lakh for ‘rape & unnatural sexual assault’ 3)₹2 to ₹3 …

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Current affair 5 Sept(english)

●International Women Entrepreneurs Summit-2018;-{held in Nepal} ↪to bring together achievers, women business leaders & other stakeholders with a focus on innovative economic transformation through discussions & collaborations. ↪organised by “South Asian Women Development Forum” •Theme↪ “Equality begins with Economic Empowerment” •South Asian Women Development Forum (SAWDF)↪is an autonomous,nonprofit organization based in Kathmandu,Nepal ●Poshan Maah(National Nutrition Month);- ↪It seeks to synergise …

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Current Affair 4 Sept (english)

●Draft rules for E- Pharmacies;-{Mo health & family welfare} ↪to enable registration of e pharmacies & monitoring of their functioning ↪Apart from registration, e- pharmacies have to obtain a license from State govt. to sell the medicines online ↪medicines like cough syrup & sleeping pills, schedule x drugs will not be sold online ..etc. ●WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia;-{established …

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Current Affair 3 Sept(english medium)

●Krishna Kutir;-{at Vrindavan in Mathura,UP} ↪Is a special home for 1000 widows set under Swadhar Greh scheme •Swadhar Greh Scheme;-{launched by MoW&CD} ↪for rehabilitation of women in difficult circumstances.(provides shelter, food, clothing & care to the marginalized women/girls} ↪Agency should be well known for experience or working in the field for at least 3 years ●Indus Water Treaty,1960;- ↪Signed by …

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Current Affair 1 Sept (english medium)

●Uniform Civil Code (UCC);- ↪Is a proposal to have a generic set of governing laws for every citizen without taking into consideration the religion •Article 44 of the Constitution says that there should be a Uniform Civil Code •Reform family law;-{by Law Commission} ↪took a stand in favour of “equality ‘within communities’ b/w men & women” (personal law reform), “rather …

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Current Affair 31 August (english medium)

●1st SAARC Agri Cooperative Business Forum;-{held in Nepal} ↪Aim to provide platform to bring together representatives both from government and non-governmental entities from member states of SAARC •Theme↪ ‘Organizing & Strengthening Family Farmers’ Cooperatives to attain the SDG 1 & 2 in South Asia’ ●National REDD+ Strategy ↪builds upon existing national circumstances which have been updated in line with India’s …

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Current Affair 30 august(english medium)

●Project Navlekha;-{by Google} •Navlekha in Sanskrit means “a new way to write” ↪aims to bring 135,000 local language publishers online by making web hosting smooth & simple ↪it will quickly render any PDF with Indian language content into editable text by using AI ●Marriage certificate mandatory for official work in Meghalaya;- ↪due to increasing cases of broken marriages & women …

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Current affair 29 August (English medium)

●E-cigarettes;-{Centre asks states to ban} ↪Is a handheld electronic device that simulates the feeling of tobacco smoking. ↪liquid in E-cigarette called “e-juice” is usually made of nicotine, propylene glycol, glycerine & flavorings ↪ It works by heating a liquid to generate an aerosol, commonly called a “vapor”, that user inhales ↪e-cigarette has cancer-causing properties,are highly addictive & is dangerous for …

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Current Affair 27August

●Swadesh Darshan Scheme;-{Mo Tourism}↪with an objective to develop theme-based tourist circuits in the country•Heritage Circuit in Punjab;-↪project covers sites of Anandpur Sahib – Fatehgarh Sahib, Amritsar etc.↪project includes development of Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar↪purpose of heritage circuits is to ensure a tourist spends atleast a day in each city•North East Circuit in Tripura;-↪project envisaged infrastructural development of the sites(Jampui Hills, …

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