Prelim Bits 28-06-2017

Daily News Prelim Bits

Bilaspur-Manali-Leh Rail line Recently final survey for Bilaspur-Manali-Leh Rail line has been launched. It is going to be one of the highest railway tracks in the world. It is laid at the height …

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Marawi Seige

Daily News GS II Mains

Why in news? The city of Marawi has been engulfed by a deadly, ongoing siege since late May. What is the reason for conflict? Marawi City, is the capital and the largest city of the province of L…

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Daily News GS III Mains

Why in news? Raaginii Jaain, a national expert on the Swachh Bharat Mission, has developed a rapid bioremediation process for old dumps successfully. What is Bio-remediation? Bioremediation is a …

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Specially Designated Global Terrorist

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

Why in news? The US administration has declared Syed Salahuddin a ‘Specially Designated Global Terrorist’. Who is Syed Salahuddin? He is currently the chief of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM),…

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India-Myanmar Joint Trade Committee Meeting

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Why in news? The 6th India – Myanmar Joint Trade Committee (JTC) Meeting was held recently at New Delhi. What is the importance of Myanmar? Myanmar is India’s gateway to South East A…

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Petya Ransomware Attack

Daily News GS III Internal Security S & T

Why in news? Petya ransomware hit operations at one of the three terminals at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) What is Petya? Petya is a ransomware, similar to the Wannacry attack. It is par…

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Importance of Communications Policy

Daily News GS II

Why in news? The RBI Governor announced that members of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) had refused an invitation from the Ministry of Finance for a private briefing. What is the issue? What …

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Municipal Bonds in India

Daily News GS III Mains

What is the issue? PMC recently succeeded by issuing municipal bonds. It may not be easy to replicate, but it can serve as a role model for local bodies. What is municipal bond? A municipal b…

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Need for Educational Reforms

Daily News GS II Mains

Why in news? PEW Research Centre in New York, a think-tank focusing on public issues released a research study with findings of a comparison of schooling standards in over 90 countries. What does t…

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Clean energy workforce

Daily News GS III Mains

What is the issue? Over the next 20-25 years, about 600 million additional people will join the workforce. What are the problems? The current median age in India is 27.6 years. Many of the sect…

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