One China Policy

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

Why in news? The new U.S. administration has agreed to honour the long-standing ‘One China Policy, after previously placing it in doubt and infuriating China. What is the 'One China' p…

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Prelim Bits 13-02-2017

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Pilot Whales Oceanic dolphins are a widely distributed family of dolphins that live in the sea of the order Cetaceans. Cetaceans consist of the whales, dolphins, and porpoises. Oceanic dolphins i…

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Prelim Bits 12-02-2017

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Exo-Atmospheric Interceptor Missile An indigenously developed exo-atmospheric interceptor missile, named Prithvi Defence Vehice (PVD) Interceptor Missile, successfully destroyed an incoming target …

February 12, 2017 0 571

Women Empowerment

Daily News GS II Social Justice

Why in news? The Women Reservation Bill occupied centre stage as Union Minister Urban Development Minister and Chief Minister of AP supported reservation of one-third seats in Lok Sabha and State Ass…

February 11, 2017 0 429

Israel’s Expanding Settlement

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

Why in news? Israel passed a legislation that would legalise nearly 4,000 Jewish settler homes on private Palestinian lands in the West Bank. What are settlements? Settlements are communities est…

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Prelims Bits 11-02-2017

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Dead Sea Scrolls The Dead Sea Scrolls are a collection of ancient manuscripts that include the earliest existing copies of books from the Hebrew Bible, date from the 3rd century BC to the 1st centu…

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Reluctance to become a Good Samaritan

Daily News GS II Bodies - Constitutional, Statutory & Regulatory

Reluctance to become a Good Samaritan Why in news? An 18-year-old was caught under the rear wheel of a State transport bus in Koppal, Karnataka. He was badly injured and was crying for help. None he…

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Nilambur teak gets GI tag Nilambur teak is internationally known for its superior quality and elegant appearance. Nilambur in kerala is also known as "Mecca of Teak". Its teak will soon …

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Prelim Bits 09-02-2017

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South Asia Drought Monitoring System (SADMS) It is a comprehensive drought monitoring system developed by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). The system will provide information a…

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Prelim bits 08-02-2017

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National Maritime Conference 2017 The National Maritime Foundation (NMF) is conducting its Annual Maritime Power Conference-2017 with the theme ‘The Blue Economy: Concept, Constituents and De…

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