Prelim Bits 04-01-2017

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Striped Hyenas bred at Visakhapatnam Zoo Indira Gandhi Zoological Park in Visakhapatnam is the third zoo in the country to have successfully recorded captive breeding of hyenas. The striped hyena …

January 04, 2017 0 408

Indian Defense – Import/Export

Daily News GS III Economy

Why in news? Between 2008 and 2015, India purchased defence equipments worth USD 34 billion, which is a distant second after Saudi Arabia’s USD 93.5 billion, said the report ‘Conve…

January 04, 2017 0 467

Maternity Benefit Programme – Pan-India Expansion

Daily News GS II Social Justice

  What’s the news? Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, in his address to the nation on 31.12.2016 has announced pan-India expansion of MBP in all the districts with effect from 01.01…

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Prelim Bits 03-01-2017

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Kerala listed in 12 tourist hotspots in the world: Kerala has been pegged as a ‘Destination to Watch’ in 2017 by Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA). Association of British Tra…

January 03, 2017 0 568

Savitribai Phule

Daily News GS I Indian History

  Why in news? Commemorating the 186th birth anniversary of social reformer and poet Savitribai Phule, Google has dedicated a special doodle on the day. Who is Savitribai Phule? Savitribai P…

January 03, 2017 0 691

Prelim Bits 02-01-2017

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ISRO in 2016: ISRO launched seven vehicle missions in 2016. All were successful. Eight ISRO satellites, four student satellites and 22 foreign satellites were launched by these missions. The year …

January 02, 2017 0 605

Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Ordinance, 2016

Daily News GS III Economy

Why in news? The President recently approved the promulgation of the Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Ordinance, 2016. What the new ordinance says? The Cabinet headed by Prime Mini…

January 02, 2017 0 463

Urban poor kept out of new affordable housing benefits

Daily News GS II Govt Policies & Interventions

What’s the news? The poor in urban India might stay untouched by the initiatives announced by the Prime Minister on the last day of 2016. Effects of the new schemes launched under the Pradha…

January 02, 2017 0 363

“Resettlement Fund” for each PoK refugee

Daily News GS III Internal Security

What’s the news? The Centre will deposit Rs. 2,000 crore into the bank accounts of 36,000 Hindu refugees from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), a senior Home Ministry official said. “Ea…

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Prelim Bits 01-01-2017

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First fully Organic State: Sikkim, after India’s cleanest title, it also becomes the first fully organic state. Agricultural lands in the state were gradually converted to certified organic …

January 01, 2017 0 591