US-Saudi Relations

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Why in news? US President Donald Trump visited Riyadh on 21st May. He addressed leaders from over 50 Muslim countries in Riyadh. What is the previous stand of US President? During the America…

May 23, 2017 0 136

Proposed Structure of GST

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Why in news? The new rates of GST are not inflationary. The Council should fix lower rates for textiles and stiff rates for gold when it meets next. What is the background of the issue? The …

May 23, 2017 0 192

United States of Myanmar

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Why in news? Myanmar is to hold the second round of the 21st Panglong Union Peace Conference in its administrative capital, Nay Pyi Taw. A major issue at the meet will be the question of federalis…

May 23, 2017 0 146

Prelim Bits 22-05-2017

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Common Risk Mitigation Mechanism Recently, Argentina, Burkina-Faso, Chad, France, India, and others have jointly supported commissioning of a study to define and structure a CRMM for solar power ge…

May 22, 2017 1 580

Wastewater treatment and Sustainable development

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Why in news? International World Water Day  was  celebrated on March 22 This year’s theme was “wastewater”, which is defined as any water that has been adversely affect…

May 22, 2017 0 222

Chakmas and Hajongs

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Why in news? A long-standing demand of the Chakma and Hajong refugee community for Indian citizenship may be met soon. Who are these people? Chakmas and Hajongs were originally residents of the C…

May 22, 2017 0 268

Ken Betwa link project (KBLP)

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Why in news? Of the three gatekeepers in the Environment Ministry, the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) and the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) recommended the Ken-Betwa Link Project (KBLP) for …

May 22, 2017 0 226

Coal Block Allocation Case

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Why in news? The three Coal Ministry officials, including former Secretary, were convicted. Why were they convicted? The secretary was the chairperson of the screening committee that recommended …

May 22, 2017 0 139

India U.S. - Climate Change Issues

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Why in news? U.S. President accused that the U.S. pays billions of dollars while China, Russia, and India have contributed nothing to the pollution. What are India’s contributions? India ha…

May 22, 2017 0 160

Healthcare Access and Quality Ranking

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Why in news? The latest Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study was published in the medical journal The Lancet with the rankings for healthcare access and quality (HAQ). What is HAQ? The Global Bur…

May 22, 2017 0 164