Prelim Bits 20-10-2017

Daily News Prelim Bits

Sawfish The first sawfish day was recently observed across worldwide. Marine scientists have reported that sawfish appears to be more threatened than tigers. Sawfish is included in the Schedule I…

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National Policy on Domestic Workers

Daily News GS II Social Justice

Why in news? The labour and employment ministry is set to formulate a national policy on domestic workers. What is the need? India’s domestic workers numbers around 5 million domestic worke…

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Catalonian Referendum - Part II

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

Click here for Part I Why in news? Spain’s Central government said that it will move to seize some of the Catalan regional government’s powers. What was the measure? Separatist leade…

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Aftermath of IS in West Asia

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

Why in news? Raqqa, the Islamic State’s de facto capital in Syria, was captured by U.S.-backed Kurdish and Arab troops. What is the present condition? IS once controlled territories as larg…

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Gold option contract

Daily News GS III Economy

Why in news? Recently Multi Commodity Exchange has introduced gold option contracts for the first time in India. What is a gold option? It is a derivative instrument, which allows investors to b…

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Women’s entry to temples

Daily News GS II Polity

What is the issue? Preventing women’s entry to the Sabarimala temple clearly offends the equality clauses in the Constitution. What is the prohibition? The very purpose of the Kerala Hindu …

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Reconstitution of EAC-PM

Daily News GS II Governance

What is the issue? Earlier in 2014, Union government has suspended few group of ministers and panels of decision making. Recently Union government re-constituted the Economic Advisory Council to …

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Prelim Bits 19-10-2017

Daily News Prelim Bits

Top Ranked Airports Jaipur and Srinagar airports have been ranked among the best aerodromes in the world in the traffic volume of 2-5 million passengers per annum category by the Airport Council In…

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Efficiency of Nilavembu

Daily News GS II Health

What is the issue? Tamil Nadu with one of the worst dengue epidemics it has seen. As part of its response, the government is freely distributing a herbal concoction called nilavembu kudineer. Wh…

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Neutrality of the Speaker

Daily News GS II Polity

What is the issue? There are numerous instances in our polity where the Speaker of the Assembly has precipitated a political crisis by seemingly political decisions. There is a need for building u…

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