15
Jan
Monsanto Co.’s patent claim on genetically modified (GM) Bt cotton.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday recently restored Monsanto Co.’s patent claim on genetically modified (GM) Bt cotton. How does the case evolve? Mahyco Monsanto Biotech (India) (MMB) is a joint venture between Monsanto and India’s Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Co (Mahyco). It has sub-licensed Bt cotton technology to various domestic seed companies since 2002. Italso sells […]

Posted in: Current Science &Technology Updates,
15
Jan
National Clean Air Programme (NCAP).

National Clean Air Programme (NCAP). Objective – The overall objective of the programme includes comprehensive mitigation actions for prevention, control and abatement of air pollution. It also aims to augment the air quality monitoring network across the country and strengthen the awareness and capacity building activities. Also, city-specific action plans are being formulated for 102 non-attainment cities that […]

Posted in: Current Environmental & climate change policies and issues,
14
Jan
UKPSC/IAS mains writing practice,Universal basic income.15/01/2019

Question 15/01/2019 : India has the technological capacity, the financial resources, and the need for a simple, transparent basic income scheme.Do you think that Basic Income may be a Transformative Policy for India’ भारत में तकनीकी क्षमता, वित्तीय संसाधन और एक सरल, पारदर्शी बुनियादी आय योजना की आवश्यकता है। क्या आपको लगता है कि मूल […]

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14
Jan
‘Basic Income: And How We Can Make It Happen

India has the technological capacity, the financial resources, and the need for a simple, transparent basic income scheme In 2010-2013, I was principal designer of three basic income pilots in West Delhi and Madhya Pradesh, in which over 6,000 men, women and children were provided with modest basic incomes, paid in cash, monthly, without conditions. […]

Posted in: Social &Economic Policies and programmes,
14
Jan

Indian Meteorological Department Strengthening Its Observational Network Last year during the pre monsoon season a series of thunderstorm/dust storm affected the northern states and claimed about 200 lives. In view of this the India Meteorological Department will be implementing an end-to-end prediction system for predicting thunderstorms/lightning by April 2019. Union Minister of Science and Technology, Earth […]

Posted in: Current Environmental & climate change policies and issues,
14
Jan
PravasiBharatiyaDiwas is scheduled to commence at Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh on 21st January.

Special arrangements have been made for the delegates of “PravasiBhartiyaDiwas” for participating in the KumbhMela at Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. The PravasiBharatiyaDiwas is scheduled to commence at Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh on 21st January. Around ten thousand participants are expected to attend the colourful convention. On 24th January, the participants would arrive in Prayagraj to be the part of […]

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14
Jan
Former chief statistician T C A Anant assumed charge as a member of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

Former chief statistician T C A Anant Monday assumed charge as a member of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), which conducts the prestigious civil services examination to select the country’s bureaucrats, diplomats and police officers among others, according to an official statement. He was administered the oath of office by UPSC chairman Arvind Saxena, […]

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14
Jan
first-ever Philip Kotler Presidential award

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today received the first-ever Philip Kotler Presidential award, at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg, in New Delhi. The Award focuses on the triple bottom-line of People, Profit and Planet. It will be offered annually to the leader of a Nation. The Award Citation says: “Shri Narendra Modi is selected for […]

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14
Jan
uttarakhand current affairs (5-10 jan 2019)

ग्रोथ सेंटर पहाड़ों में स्वरोजगार व स्थानीय आर्थिकी को मजबूत करने का जरिया बन रहे हैं। माणा (चमोली), बीरपुर(उत्तरकाशी) में ऊन ग्रोथ सेंटर लाखौरी (पौड़ी) में पीली मिर्च क्लस्टर ग्रोथ सेंटर पीपलकोटी (चमोली) में काष्ठकला ग्रोथ सेंटर धारचुला, बागेश्वर, थराली व जोशीमठ में कीड़ाजड़ी प्रोसेसिंग सेंटर फुलचौड़ (हल्द्वानी), पिंडर घाटी, ऊखीमठ व जौनसार में हनी […]

Posted in: Uttarakhand (UKPSC) Current affairs,
14
Jan
No serious legal challenge to Modi’s 10% quota decision, says former CJI KG Balakrishnan

No serious legal challenge to Modi’s 10% quota decision, says former CJI KG Balakrishnan In a landmark move, both Houses of the Parliament passed the historic 124th constitutional amendment bill to provide 10 per cent reservation in jobs and educational institutions to the ‘economically weaker sections’— which will be notified by the government ‘from time to […]

Posted in: Indian Polity ,Governance & Issues,
14
Jan
उत्तराखण्ड लोक सेवा अभिकरण’’ (यूकेएसएपीएस)

उत्तराखण्ड लोक सेवा अभिकरण’’ (यूकेएसएपीएस)उत्तराखण्ड लोक सेवा अभिकरण से सेवा का अधिकार को और मजबूती मिलेगी। इससे गुड गवर्नेस, कार्यों में पारदर्शिता, ई-गवर्नेन्स को सुदृढ़ करने, आमजन को नियत समय पर सेवाएं प्रदान करने, अच्छी कार्य संस्कृति विकसित करने में मदद मिलेगी। उन्होंने कहा कि शिकायतकर्ताओं की संतुष्टि सर्वोपरि है। अभिकरण की स्थापना का मूल […]

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14
Jan
लद्दाख को जल्द मिलेगा दुनिया का सबसे बड़ा सोलर प्लांट

लद्दाख को जल्द मिलेगा दुनिया का सबसे बड़ा सोलर प्लांटलद्दाख में जल्द ही दुनिया का सबसे बड़ा सोलर प्लांट बनेगा, जिससे बिजली उत्पादन के साथ ही स्थानीय लोगों को रोजगार भी मिलेगा। इन प्रॉजेक्ट्स पर करीब 45,000 करोड़ रुपये खर्च किए जाएंगे।अपनी प्राकृतिक खूबसूरती के लिए मशहूर लद्दाख अब जल्द ही एक नई वजह से […]

Posted in: Uttarakhand (UKPSC) Current affairs,
14
Jan
रेणुका बहुउद्देशीय परियोजना के निर्माण के लिए एमओयू हस्ताक्षरित

रेणुका बहुउद्देशीय परियोजना के निर्माण के लिए एमओयू हस्ताक्षरित #NewDelhi में केंद्रीय जल संसाधन मंत्री श्री नितिन गड़करी की उपस्थिति में हरियाणा, उत्तर प्रदेश, उत्तराखण्ड, राजस्थान, हिमाचल प्रदेश एवं दिल्ली के मुख्यमंत्रियों के मध्य रेणुका बहुउद्देशीय परियोजना के निर्माण के लिए एमओयू हस्ताक्षरित किया गया। इस अवसर पर #Uttarakhand के मुख्यमंत्री श्री त्रिवेन्द्र सिंह रावत, उत्तर प्रदेश के […]

Posted in: Uttarakhand (UKPSC) Current affairs,
13
Jan
लद्दाख को जल्द मिलेगा दुनिया का सबसे बड़ा सोलर प्लांट

लद्दाख को जल्द मिलेगा दुनिया का सबसे बड़ा सोलर प्लांटलद्दाख में जल्द ही दुनिया का सबसे बड़ा सोलर प्लांट बनेगा, जिससे बिजली उत्पादन के साथ ही स्थानीय लोगों को रोजगार भी मिलेगा। इन प्रॉजेक्ट्स पर करीब 45,000 करोड़ रुपये खर्च किए जाएंगे।अपनी प्राकृतिक खूबसूरती के लिए मशहूर लद्दाख अब जल्द ही एक नई वजह से […]

Posted in: Current Environmental & climate change policies and issues,
13
Jan
ukpsc/ias mains writing practice 2019 ,basic structure

Question:14/01/2019 What is Basic Structure of Indian Constitution? Discuss the significance of the Basic Structure doctrine. भारतीय संविधान की मूल संरचना क्या है? बुनियादी संरचना सिद्धांत के महत्व पर चर्चा करें।

Posted in: UKPSC MAINS Material, UPSC IAS Mains writing Practice,
13
Jan
UKPSC/IAS MAINSwriting practice 2019 ,Blockchain technology application

Question:13/01/2019: What do you mean by Blockchain technology? Discuss how blockchain technology can be applied in healthcare, education and agricultural sector. ब्लॉकचेन तकनीक से आपका क्या अभिप्राय है? चर्चा करें कि कैसे हेल्थकेयर, शिक्षा और कृषि क्षेत्र में ब्लॉकचेन तकनीक को लागू किया जा सकता है

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10
Jan
UKPSC/IAS (GS2) mains writing practice.RURBAN mission

question:10/01/2019 : Smart Village are essential base to sustain Smart city. In this context analyze effectiveness of RURBAN Mission in development of Smart Village? स्मार्ट सिटी को बनाए रखने के लिए स्मार्ट विलेज आवश्यक आधार है। इस संदर्भ में स्मार्ट गांव के विकास में RURBAN मिशन की प्रभावशीलता का विश्लेषण?

Posted in: UKPSC Mains Writing initiative, UPSC IAS Mains writing Practice,
09
Jan
Year End Review 2018: Ministry of Telecommunications

Six-fold increase in Government spending on telecommunications infrastructure and services in the country – from Rs. 9,900 crores between 2009-14, to Rs. 60,000 crores (actual + planned) between 2014-19 Tariff reductions benefiting consumers across the country: Average voice tariff declined by 67% – from an average per minute tariff of 51 paise in June 2014 […]

Posted in: INDIAN ECONOMY Fact & Analysis,
09
Jan
Why reservation for economically backward classes may not pass judicial scrutiny

The Narendra Modi government started its innings in 2014 with a constitutional amendment giving the government a vital say in the appointment of judges. But the apex court struck it down as unconstitutional in 2016 as the amendment undermined the primacy of the opinion of the Chief Justice of India in judicial appointments, which the Court said […]

Posted in: Indian Polity ,Governance & Issues,
09
Jan
The fatal attraction of quota politics

The govt’s proposal to expand the country’s affirmative action agenda implicitly shows how electoral behaviour continues to be defined around religious and caste denominations On Monday the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government moved to expand the country’s affirmative action agenda. It has proposed 10% reservation for the economically weaker sections in […]

Posted in: Indian Polity ,Governance & Issues,
09
Jan
Moving from chaos to order: The overdue step to a simpler GST

Most economic policy follows an entropic path. The first iteration is a relatively clean structure that gets complicated either as experience kicks in or interest groups begin to get their way. The Indian tryst with indirect tax reform seems to be moving in the opposite direction—from chaos to order. The initial version of the new […]

Posted in: INDIAN ECONOMY Fact & Analysis,
09
Jan
Quota questions: on 10% reservations

Moves for reservations on economic grounds are more about politics than social justice Rattled by the erosion in upper caste votes in the recent Assembly elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, the BJP government has attempted to recover this traditional vote base through an unapologetic political manoeuvre. It has sought to provide a 10% quota […]

Posted in: Indian Polity ,Governance & Issues,
09
Jan
UKPSC/IAS (GS3) mains writing practice.economic laws

Question: 09/01/2019: What do you mean by a fugitive economic offender? Critically discuss the Fugitive Economic Offender Act, 2018.150 words . भगोड़े आर्थिक अपराधी से आपका क्या मतलब है? गंभीर रूप से भगोड़े आर्थिक अपराधी अधिनियम, 2018 पर चर्चा करें | 150 शब्दों

Posted in: UKPSC Mains Writing initiative, UPSC IAS Mains writing Practice,
08
Jan
Application of Gas hydrates

Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras have experimentally shown that methane and carbon dioxide (CO2) can exist as gas hydrates at temperatures and pressures seen in interstellar atmosphere. Gas hydrates are formed when a gas such as methane gets trapped in well-defined cages of water molecules forming crystalline solids. In terrestrial conditions, gas […]

Posted in: INDIAN ECONOMY Fact & Analysis,
08
Jan
UKPSC/IAS (GS2) Mains writing practice.urbanization

Question:08/01/2019:“India’s unprecedented economic growth during the last two decades has been spearheaded by lopsided urbanization and spatial economic development” Discuss the causes and impact of skewed urbanization and development.200 word “पिछले दो दशकों के दौरान भारत की अभूतपूर्व आर्थिक वृद्धि एकतरफा शहरीकरण और स्थानिक आर्थिक विकास से प्रभावित हुई है” विषम शहरीकरण और विकास के […]

Posted in: UKPSC Mains Writing initiative, UPSC IAS Mains writing Practice,

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