Prelim Bits 20-08-2017

Daily News Prelim Bits

Higher Education Financing Agency The Government has signed an agreement with Canara bank to set up non-banking financial company (NBFC) called the Higher Education Finance Agency (HEFA). It will …

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Rise in vegetable prices

Daily News GS III Agriculture

What is the issue? The prices of vegetables with short shelf  -  life are rising. A better infrastructure for marketing is required. What is the status of vegetable prices in India? …

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Power tender Concerns

Daily News GS III Environment & Biodiversity

What is the issue? Solar Photovoltaic (PV) projects have witnessed rapidly declining prices in India over the past two years. What are the issues with of solar power tenders? PPAs signed in the r…

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Fair Deal for Farmers

Daily News GS III Agriculture

What is the issue? Establishment of a mechanism to ensure a fair remuneration for farmers is urgently needed. What are problems with marketing agricultural produce? Only a few staple crops are c…

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Racial Tensions in the US

Daily News GS II

Why is the issue? Call for the removal of symbols representing the confederacy has heightened racial tensions in USA.  What is the Confederacy? USA was historically the destination market f…

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Vitamin A - Targeted Supplementation

Daily News GS II Health

What is the issue? Some scientists have vouched for a targeted supplementation program for vitamin A.  Why is Vitamin A supplementation required? In the mid-1960s, prevalence of night blind…

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Prelim Bits 19-08-2017

Daily News Prelim Bits

Koodiyattam Koodiyaattam is one of the oldest traditional theatre forms of Kerala. It is based on Sanskrit theatre traditions. It is the only surviving specimen of the ancient Sanskrit theatre. …

August 19, 2017 0 1244

India and Rohingyas conflict

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

Why in news? Myanmar has recently increased military deployment in the northern Rakhine area as part of its counter-insurgency efforts against Rohingyas. Who are Rohingyas? The Rohingya are an e…

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Significance of Unmanned aerial vehicles

Daily News GS III Internal Security

What is the issue? US Navy has decided to replace its Aircrafts gradually with UAVs. There is a strong demand for India over the UAV venture.  What are the significance of UAVs? Unmanned…

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Review of IT Products

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

What is the issue? Indian government has initiated a review of the all IT products. This will have serious implications for China. What is the current move? The government has put on notice a…

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