Prelim Bits 20-02-2017

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INSV Tarini The Indian Navy’s second ocean going sailboat Indian Naval Sailing VesselTarini was recently inducted. It is stated to be the platform forFirst Indian All Women Circumnavigation …

February 20, 2017 0 17

Demonetisation – Before and After

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Was the Indian economy healthy before demonetisation? India has been the fastest-growing country among the smajor economies since 2015. But GDP growth do not tell us about some serious problems of …

February 20, 2017 0 17

Open camps for Sterilisation

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Why in news? Over 27 months after 13 women died and 65 took ill at a State-run mass sterilisation camp in Chhattisgarh. Following this, the State government has now discontinued all sterilisation …

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Prelim Bits 19-02-2017

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Zealandia It’s a new geological continent which was once a part of Australia. It broke off from Antarctica about 100 million years ago, and then from Australia about 80 million years ago. I…

February 19, 2017 0 346

Sehwan Attack

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Why in news? A suicide attack by ISIS, at the Sufi shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar at Sehwan in Pakistan’s Sindh province has killed at least 80 people. Why Sufi Shrines are targeted? Sufism…

February 18, 2017 0 267

Prelim Bits 18-02-2017

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Mars City The UAE has unveiled plans to build the first city on Mars by 2117. The country looks to transport people to the Red Planet over the next few decades. It announced the 100-year national…

February 18, 2017 0 406

Gated Communities

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What are Gated communities? The term gated community refers to any type of neighborhood that has controlled access using one or more gate that residents or visitors must pass through. The trend fo…

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Prelim Bits 17-02-2017

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Hunar Haat Hunar Haat (Skill Haat) is an exhibition of handicrafts, embroidery etc made by the artisans from the Minority Communities organized by the Ministry of Minority Affairs. They will be pr…

February 17, 2017 0 503

The Marriage Bill

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Why in news? The Marriages (Compulsory Registration and Prevention of Wasteful Expenditure) Bill was introduced by private members in the Lok Sabha. What is a private member’s bill? Members…

February 17, 2017 0 326

Exit & Opinion Polls

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 Why in news? The editor of a hindi newspaper, Dainik Jagran has been arrested for violating a 2010 election law on publishing exit poll results while elections are still on. What are exit…

February 17, 2017 0 266