Growth of Green bonds

Daily News GS III Mains

Why in news? ICRA predicts a stagnant growth of green bonds in 2018. What are Green bonds? A green bond is a tax-exempt bond issued by federally qualified organizations or by municipalities for t…

February 24, 2017 0 200

BS IV Deadline

Daily News GS III Environment & Biodiversity

What is the issue? As a response to precipitous decline in air quality, the government had initiated the Bharat Stage IV (BS-IV) that were supposed to come into effect across the country from April…

February 23, 2017 0 417

Solutions to Open Defecation Problem

Daily News GS II Mains

What is pit emptying? A pit latrine is a type of toilet that collects human feces in a hole in the ground. When the latrine pit is full, the toilet is no longer usable. The emptying can either be…

February 23, 2017 0 340

Assessing Students in International Standard

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Why in news? The Ministry of Human Resource Development decided to re-enter the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). What is PISA? Programme for International Student Assessmen…

February 23, 2017 0 281

Health Care System for the Elderly

Daily News GS II Mains

What is the issue? India has a favorable demographic dividend but soon would be offset by rapid ageing of people at the top end of the scale. What could offset the gains of demographic dividend? …

February 23, 2017 0 272

Prelim Bits 23-02-2017

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INS Betwa INS Betwa is a Brahmaputra-class-guided missile frigate was commissioned in the Indian Navy in 2004. The ship is named after the Betwa river in Madhya Pradesh. INS Betwa has participate…

February 23, 2017 0 603

India - Rwanda

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Why in news? India and Rwanda have signed 3 Memorandums of Understanding (MoU). What are the MoUs? A bilateral air services agreement was signed, thus enabling direct flights between the two coun…

February 22, 2017 0 403

Cost Regulation on Cardiac Stents

Daily News GS II Health

Why in news? National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has capped the prices of medical stents, which are used to treat coronary artery disease. What is a stent? A stent is a tube-shaped d…

February 22, 2017 0 319

Prelim Bits 22-02-2017

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Tully Monster Tullimonstrum gregarium, commonly known as the Tully Monster, is an extinct soft-bodied that lived in shallow tropical coastal waters of muddy estuaries during the Pennsylvanian geol…

February 22, 2017 0 577

Role of Ponds in Global Warming

Daily News GS III Mains

Why in news? A study has found that due to the seven years of higher-than-ambient temperatures, the ability of a pond to absorb carbon dioxide reduced by 50% but the release of methane nearly doubled…

February 22, 2017 0 334