Prelim Bits 15-03-2017

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Prelim Bits 15-03-2017 Shortest-Duration Cotton Variety One of the main reasons for repeated failure of dryland cotton crop is its long duration i.e around 170-240 days. This extends well beyond …

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Access to Persons with Disabilities

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What is the issue? Recently, the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) drafted the rules of the new law i.e Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 and made available…

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Scotland - Second Independence Referendum

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Why in news? Scottish First Minister seeks second independence referendum. What are the pros? Scotland would have more control over its political destiny. Currently many decisions are taken in We…

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The ailing telecom sector

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What is the issue? The telecom sector is facingchallenges with lowering revenues due to free voice calls and data offered by Reliance Jio. This is complicated by the rigid regulations in the …

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Scheduled Tribes Status

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What is the issue? The Constitution ensures certain protection and benefits for communities deemed as having Scheduled Tribe (ST) status. Social and political mobilisation has led to the incre…

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Saving the Pulses Sector

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What is the issue? The prices of pulses are volatile inspite of a good harvest in 2016-17 season. What was the problem? In 2015-16, the production of all pulses had came down to 16.5 million metr…

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WTO Crisis

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What is the issue? The 2017 Trade Policy Agenda of the US has created a crisis for the WTO. What is WTO? The World Trade Organization (WTO) is an intergovernmental organization which regulates in…

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TSR Subramanian committee

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Why in news? The government has decided to junk the TSR Subramanian committee report on education reform. What is the view of HRD ministry? It termed the report as a “mere compilation&rdquo…

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Prelim Bits 14-03-2017

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Bribery rate in Asia-Pacific Recently, Transparency International has conducted a survey in 16 Asia-Pacific countries to rank them according to the bribery rate. India has the highest bribery rate…

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America’s new Trade Policy agenda 2017

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Why in news? America had released a new Trade Policy Agenda 2017, which sets to identify and crack down on such trade partners with whom the US runs a big trade deficit, and force them to shrink it. …

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