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General Studies-01

Kohinoor diamond

  • Kohinoor diamond recently making news because people of india want Britain to return diamond

  • Supreme court refuse to hear petition and ask that this come outside of its power

  • Kohinoor was taken by east india company in 1849 from king dulipsingh of Punjab

  • India have law regarding it and Britain and india is also signatory of the UNESCO convention regarding it

General Studies-02

Quality Mark” Award Scheme for Dairy Cooperatives initiated by NDDB

  • NDDB created and managed india white revolution and operation flood related to growth of the milk production under leadership of vergese kurian

  • the National Dairy Development Board(NDDB) developed initiative of “Quality Mark” Award Scheme for dairy Cooperatives to promote and encourage enhancement of safety, quality and hygiene of milk and milk products manufactured by dairy cooperatives.

  • It is aimed at bringing about process improvement in the entire value chain from producer to the consumer to ensure availability of safe and quality of milk and products both for the domestic and foreign market.

Case of Aadhaar

  • Central government created unique identification program which include mass population and big data for policy analysis and benefit transfer

  • Unique identification authority created and more than 100 crore Aadhaar has been issued

  • Central government make it compulsory to have Aadhaar enrolled to get benefit of welfare scheme

  • Government present this bill as money bill under article 110 that also under case in supreme court as lok sabha speaker have final say in case of money bill definition that to be presented after prior president permission only in lok sabha and rajya sabha have limited power in it.

  • Supreme court ordered that government can not make it compulsory to enroll Aadhaar as Aadhaar evolve person biometric ID and it is breach of the person right to privacy under right to speech and expression

UDAN scheme{PIB}

  • It offers concessions to the airlines to encourage them to fly on regional routes like levies or charges imposed by the airport operators, excise duty at 2% and VAT at 1% on aviation turbine fuel etc
  • Airports Authority of India (AAI) is the implementing agency.

  • A Regional Connectivity Fund (RCF) will be created to subsidise operations under the RCS.

  • The central government will fund 80% of the losses incurred and the rest will be covered by the states.

  • This is provided through the Viability Gap Funding (VGF) to the selected airline operators from RCF, and state governments will be required to reimburse the applicable share. VGF will be provided for three years from the date of commencement of operations of such RCS flight.

General Studies-03

Maiden Firing of BrahMos Land Attack Supersonic Cruise Missile

  • Indian Navy successfully undertook the firing of BrahMos Land Attack Supersonic Cruise Missile

  • This variant of Long Range BrahMos Missile was fired from Indian Naval

  • BrahMos Missile has been jointly developed by India and Russia, and its Anti Ship variant has already been inducted into Indian Navy.

PMGKY{ PIB}

  • Taxation and Investment Regime for Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, 2016’ (PMGKY) was proposed in the Taxation Laws (Second Amendment) Bill, 2016

  • Under this, besides 50% tax, surcharge and penalty, a quarter of the declared income will be to be deposited in interest free deposit scheme for four years.
  • The scheme enables people with undisclosed income to come clean

  • In addition to tax, surcharge and penalty, the declaring will have to deposit 25% of undisclosed income in a deposit scheme

  • This amount is proposed to be utilized for programmes of irrigation, housing, toilets, infrastructure, primary education, primary health, livelihood etc, so that there is justice and equality

 MGNREGA {PIB}

  • Adult members of a rural household willing to do unskilled manual work are eligible to seek employment under the act.

  • Employment is to be given within 15 days of application for work, otherwise daily unemployment allowance has to paid by the respective State.

  • Wages are to be paid according to Minimum Wages Act 1948

  • for agricultural labourers in the State unless otherwise notified by the centre

  • Equal wages are to be paid to both men and women.

  • At least one-third beneficiaries are to be women.

  • No contractors and machinery is allowed

Geo tagging

  • It is the process of adding geographical identification like latitude and longitude to various media such as a photo or video. Geotagging can help users find a wide variety of location-specific information from a device. It provides users the location of the content of a given picture.

CURRENT AFFAIRS PRELIMS QUIZ

Q.1 consider the following statement about Kohinoor is/are correct

1. it was originally asset of Punjab king

2. india and Britain both signatory of UNESCO convention on it

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. both

D. none

Correct answer: Option C

Q.2 operation flood related to

A. production of milk

B. related to khalistan movement

C. related to terrorist in pathankot

D. related to Kashmir terror operation

Correct answer: Option A

Q.3 consider the following statement about money bill is/are correct

1. Money bill defined in constitution

2. Decision of speaker is final and can not be discussed in court

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. both

D. none

Correct answer: Option A

Q.4 consider the following statement about UDAN scheme of the government

1. It is implemented by the airport authority of india

2. government will provide viability gap funding

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. both

D. none

Correct answer: Option C

Q.5 consider the following statement about MGNREGA

1. Wages are to be paid according to Minimum Wages Act 1948

2. Equal wages are to be paid to both men and women

3. At least one-third beneficiaries are to be women

A. 1 2 only

B. 2 3 only

C. 13 only

D. all of the above

Correct answer: Option D

 

1 C
2 A
3 A
4 C
5 D

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Daily Current affairs IAS UPSC – March 18 2017

Daily Current affairs IAS UPSC – March 18 2017

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18.03.2017

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G.S.-02 current affairs notes.

  • Warrant issued to justice

  • Justice karnan working in Kolkata high court came under court of contempt

  • Supreme court issued warrant for this act but karnan rejected it and asked for compensation

  • Court of contempt means blaming judicial system and it is first case when it is applied on its own member of the judiciary

  • Rejecting warrant simply again means that judge have not maintained respect to the judiciary

  • Need of strong opposition in democracy

  • In any democracy government should depend on popular will not populist leader because if there will be populist trend there are threat to autocratic decision making

  • Nehru also quote that “I do not want million of people saying yes to one man; I want strong opposition”

  • There should be rational comment by the opposition because recent trend to deliberately holding parliament working also derogate value of the democracy

G.S.-03 current affairs

  • Elephant corridor

  • As population of human increasing more and more forest land come under economic activity say agriculture

  • So man and animal conflict increasing and crisis also increasing that led to harmful effect on the both side

  • Government started project elephant specially dedicated to them and also proposed plan of the elephant corridor

  • Elephant mainly found in Himalayan terai, central indian belt and south india in which central indian elephant in major threat due to mining activity

  • Innovation for divyang

  • Arunachal boy anang tadar develop goggles for the blind person with the principle of the ultrasound and infrared rays

  • This innovation also called G4B and work on the principle of car parking sensor or sensor used by the bat

  • This will help blind person as it will provide attention notice to blind person when any hurdle coming up to range of 2 meter

  • Arunachal government funding this 11th class student innovation to make life of blind with dignity

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Current affairs IAS UPSC-February 21 2017

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THE Daily CURRENT AFFAIRS NOTEs

 21.02.2017

General Studies -02

  • Trumps immigration plan

  • Donald trump administration still have watch on seven Islam countries immigration and draft in planning about to change immigration policy

  • Few day ago Donald trump implemented blanket ban on the seven islam countries immigrant

  • These countries include iran, Iraq, Somalia, yemen, Syria, sudan, and libiya.

  • This kind of radical step not expected from world leader as discrimination on the basis of the religion will fuel more radical activity among the youth

  • This kind of plan also make world more instable and this is not creative step at all to ban whole community on the base of terrorism

  • Trump should take step like peace mediator and cooperation to countries where terror activity getting momentum

  • New order of the disorder in the world

  • World under the leadership of the Donald trump fueling uncertainty in the world

  • Donald trump policy of the America first and radical step toward Islamic country will make world more unstable and divided

  • American isolationism also fueling as Donald trump repeatedly following America first policy and withdrawal from the multilateral group also increase the protectionist policy in the world

  • Era of the identity crisis in india

  • Identity crisis led to caste, religion, culture are fueling to crisis of the identity crisis in india

  • This crisis have biggest issue on the national security and social harmony but here first question come is the why in this time this crisis taken place

  • In the instances first crisis is lack of law and order by the state with political reason

  • Sangam literature also mention about the jallikatu means bull taming in pastoral land and boat racing in coastal land but jallikatu protest was limited to urban area

  • In India protest for the culture and tolerance to terrorism, black money and corruption that never show such enthusiasm in people prove that till date in India cultural bond in strong than commercial one.

General Studies-03

  • Center not terming Pakistan as terror state

  • Rajyasabha moved draft to declare Pakistan as terror state but central government decide that they will not approve it

  • This bill intend to ban on economic, diplomatic and political cooperation between countries and ban immigration

  • This kind of the draft will derogate indian image in world geo political arena and also breach of the geneva convention

  • India and Pakistan have economic and diplomatic in crisis low time of the kargil and pokran operation

  • This is private member bill means presented by the member of parliament other than minister will taken into vote once screening committee approve it.

  • Forest fire in Utrakhand lesson to be learn

  • Incidence of the forest fire increasing with summer coming up to monsoon arrival

  • This forest fire is due to commercial timber plantation, human activity like resident and construction activity, transportation activity, deciduous species of tree that shed their leave etc.

  • To avoid such kind of the activity forest department this year committed to use technology like SMS system in which fire incident will be monitored by the space technology with CARTOSAT. When any fire incidence occur this system will send message to the forest personal

  • This area comprising of the shivalik hill of the state come under nanda dvi biosphere reserve and rajaji, jim Corbett national park

  • Kolleru wildlife sanctuary

  • This sanctuary situated in kolleru lake area presenting one of the rich bio diversity places in the world

  • Recently state assemble passed resolution to cut down size of the sanctuary but national board for wildlife rejected it

  • Board also asked for the identification of the core area of the sanctuary that should be banned for human activity while outside area can be used in resettlement and rehabilitation of resident and traditional fishing activity

  • The working group said in the report that the water from Budameru River which feeds Kolleru had been diverted to Krishna Delta via the Polavaram Left Main Canal and the same should be compensated elsewhere.

  • From cancer causing crop to health food

  • Tobacco have nicotine that raise the chance of the cancer in the human mouth and lung special if taken by smoking

  • Government also ruled out higher taxes and regulating by caution on packet but consumption increasing day by day

  • Andhra Pradesh is the biggest grower of the tobacco crop and second place adopted by the Gujarat

  • This crop of tobacco can be grown as cash crop in alluvial soil with good sun shine. Medium humidity

  • But some farmer from the Andhra Pradesh taken initiative to grow organic food crop instead of tobacco

  • Organic crop means using natural component in growing crop and not use of the chemical fertilizer that make agriculture sustainable and make possible evergreen revolution.. this kind of farming activity persist in north east region of the india specially Sikkim is capital form the organic farming

  • Organic component include cow dung, cow urine and neem tree that prevent pest in crop

  • Organic practices adopted by a select group of progressive farmers in the village include residue mulching, composting and crop rotation to maintain soil health.

  • This system of cultivation helps in restoring the severe biodiversity loss associated with inorganic chemical based farming. Chemical farming kills useful insects, rats, frogs and snakes upsetting the food chain in the ecosystem