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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Prelim Bits 10-02-2017

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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…

February 08, 2017 0 770

UBI can’t substitute PDS

Daily News GS III Budget 2017

Why in news? The Economic Survey (ES) has compared the benefits of Universal Basic Income (UBI) with that of other welfare schemes it could replace. It discussed the Public Distribution System (PD…

February 08, 2017 0 491

PARA (Public Sector Asset Rehabilitation Agency)

Daily News GS III Economy

Why in News? The Economic Survey 2016-17 called for a need to set up a government-owned asset reconstruction company, PARA. What is TBS? The Economic Survey of 2015-16 recognised a key issue cal…

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Right to be forgotten

Daily News GS II Judiciary Polity

Why in news? The Karnataka High Court recently upheld the concept of and the right to be forgotten. What is right to be forgotten? The ‘right to be forgotten’ has been in practice in …

February 08, 2017 0 408

India China - Masood Azhar Issue

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

Why in news? U.S moved a proposal at the U.N.’s Sanctions Committee 1267, to designate Pakistan-based Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. Who is Massod Azhar? Masood Azhar is the founder an…

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