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Prelim Bits 09-10-2017

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Mission Bhagiratha It is being implemented in the State of Telangana to ensure safe and sustainable piped drinking water supply from surface water sources. It is aimed at providing tap connection …

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Prelim Bits 08-10-2017

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Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Three Americans won the Nobel Prize in Physiology for their discoveries about the biological clock. They have isolated a gene that controls the body’s n…

October 08, 2017 0 1734

Prelim Bits 07-10-2017

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Neelakurinji Neelakurinji (Strobilanthes kunthiana) is a shrub that is found in the shola forests of the Western Ghats in South India. It belongs to the genus Strobilanthes which has around 250 sp…

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Prelim Bits 06-10-2017

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Report on Modern Slavery A study on “Global Estimates of Modern Slavery” was conducted by a Walk Free Foundation (WFF), Australia based Human Rights Group. The report was published on …

October 06, 2017 0 1865

Prelim Bits 05-10-2017

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Grand Renaissance Dam Grand Renaissance Dam is a gravity dam on the Blue Nile River in Ethiopia. It is formerly known as the Millennium Dam and sometimes referred to as Hidase Dam. It has been un…

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Prelim Bits 04-10-2017

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Turtle Sanctuary Ministry of Water resources has approved setting up of a Turtle sanctuary in Allahabad under Namami Gange Programme. The Project envisioned the development of River Biodiversity P…

October 04, 2017 0 1911

Prelim Bits 03-10-2017

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ODF cities and towns All cities and towns in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand and Haryana became ‘Open Defecation Free’ as the Swacch Bharat Mission (SBM) completed t…

October 03, 2017 0 2062

Prelim Bits 02-10-2017

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Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve The Forest Department has identified hundreds of leopards in Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve. It is a protected area and tiger reserve along the Western Ghats in the stat…

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Prelims bits 01-10-2017

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Zinc supplements Recently researchers found that Zinc supplements may halt the rapid growth of oesophageal cancer cells. Zinc selectively halts the growth of cancer cells but not normal oesophage…

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Prelim Bits 30-09-2017

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Earthquake The Ritcher Scale measures the magnitude, which is the amount of energy released during an earthquake. The magnitude is derived from a formula involving a logarithm, which makes the sca…

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