Non-fumigated wheat

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Why in news? From March 31, 2017, the wheat imports to India must be fumigated with methyl bromide at the port of origin, else, the cargo would be disallowed from entering Indian shores. What is fum…

February 26, 2017 0 185

Depression and Anxiety Disorders

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What is the issue? According to new estimates by the WHO, depression is the largest disability worldwide. What is a Depressive disorder? Depressive disorders is a mental disorder characterized by…

February 26, 2017 0 126


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Why in news? The government may revive the Seeds Bill that seeks to regulate seeds and plant material to ensure quality, increase private participation in production and distribution, liberalise impo…

February 26, 2017 0 140

Bellandur Lake Fire

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Why in news? Bengaluru’s Bellandur Lake has caught fire for the third time. Why the lake had caught fire? Factories waste and general sewage have led to extreme levels of water pollution in…

February 26, 2017 0 146

Prelim Bits 26-02-2017

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Tortoise and Freshwater Turtles Freshwater Turtles form an important part of the riverine system, acting as scavengers in cleaning up water bodies and generally being indicators of river health. G…

February 26, 2017 0 261

Prelim Bits 25-02-2017

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Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) AFT is a military tribunal in India established under the Armed Forces Tribunal Act, 2007. It has the power for the adjudication of disputes with respect to commission…

February 25, 2017 1 517

National Steel Policy, 2017

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Why in news? The Ministry of Steel released the draft National Steel Policy 2017. What is the need for the policy? The steel sector presently employs about 25 lakh people and has a capacity of li…

February 25, 2017 0 264

Prelim Bits 24-02-2017

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Pink Shirt Day Fighting against racism, bullying, hate crimes and discrimination, Sikhs across the United Kingdom and Canada observed ‘Pink Shirt Day’ coming out in pink shirts and turb…

February 24, 2017 0 553

Vice President’s visit to Rwanda and Uganda

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Click here for India – Rwanda. Why in news? Vice President (VP) had returned to India after concluding his five-day visit of Rwanda and Uganda. What happened during Uganda visit? This was …

February 24, 2017 0 280

Neyyar River Water Dispute

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Why in news? The Supreme Court has asked Tamil Nadu and Kerala to place their lists of witnesses on record in the Neyyar river water dispute case. What is Neyyar River Dispute? Neyyar originates …

February 24, 2017 0 402