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General Studies-01

Taj mahal and pollution impact on its structure

  • Taj mahal was built by the mughal emperor shahjahan and now its wonders of the world

  • Taj mahal being built from the white marble rock called sangemarmar now changing its color to yellow like shade

  • This may be caused by the chemical reaction from air pollution caused by the acid rain or industrialization in surrounding region major one is the Mathura refinery

  • Government used many techniques to revive its color with the help of the multani mitti which work as cover for the monument

General Studies-02

Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana [PIB]

  • Government decide to close or stop its scheme named mahatma gandhi pravasi surksha yojna (MGPSY) which was set up in 2012 to address the social security-related issues of the Emigration Check Required (ECR)-category workers going abroad for employment to ECR countries.

  • The subscription under the MGPSY was very low and no new subscription was received for more than a year. Closure of the scheme will, therefore, obviates the avoidable recurring administrative and record-keeping expenditure.

Crime and criminal tracking network and system [CCTNS][PIB]

  • Government will start project planning of crime tracking system under home affairs which will work under better technology use for criminal investigation

  • The Inter-operable Criminal Justice System (ICJS) aims to integrate the CCTNS project with the e-courts and e-prisons databases in the first instance and with the other pillars of the criminal justice system – Forensics, Prosecution, Juvenile homes and a nationwide Fingerprint data base of criminals in a phased manner.

  • The integration will be achieved by providing access to the Judiciary, Police and Prisons through a desktop dashboard to facilitate expeditious and informed decisions and aid investigations.

  • Originally approved in 2009, the Project aims to:a) deliver various web based police related services to citizens.b) facilitate a pan-India search of crime and criminal records of individuals through a national database.

    c) generate crime and criminal reports at the state and central level to inform policy interventions and

    d) computerize police processes.

  • Geotagging of assets created under RKVY [PIB]

1.    What is geo tagging?  

GeotaggingIt 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.


Geomapping-a  visual representation of the geographical location of geotagged assets  layered on top of map or satellite imagery

2. Why is Geotagging important?

Several assets are created in the states under various schemes of the Ministry of Agriculture.  Under RKVY also, states have been utilising substantial amount of funds for creation of infrastructure/assets in agriculture and allied sectors such as soil testing labs, pesticide testing labs,  bio fertiliser setting units, custom hiring centres,  vaccine production units , veterinary diagnosis labs , dispensaries , milk collection centres , fish production units, godowns, cold storage, shade nets, pandals for vegetable cultivation   etc.  

3.  Who does it?

·           National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA) , ISRO at  Hyderabad : This  centre of ISRO has a software platform, Bhuvan that allows users to explore a 2D/3D representation of the surface of the Earth. It also acts as a platform for hosting government data. Bhuvan Application Services that are diversified and relevant for many ministries were released.

 Tools available with Police to Control Crowds / Protesters[PIB]

  • Police is a State subject, hence State Govt. concerned is mandated to take measures to ensure protection of their police personnel.

  • However, Govt. of India provides central assistance for procurement of various safety instruments/equipments including Anti-Riot Equipment, Full Body Protector, Bullet Resistant (BR) Jackets, Bullet Resistant (BR) Helmets, MSL, Tear Gas, PAVA Shells, Chilli Water Cannon under the scheme of Modernization of Police Force (MPF) as per their operational requirement and strategic priorities to the State police.

Dalai lama visit to north east india and china interest

  • Dalai lama is the name of the Buddhist religious post which are now in refugee status in india after exile from Tibet due to one china policy and forceful adaptation of the Tibet by the china

  • When china fearing india about tie damage due to dalai lama visit in india they are forgetting logic of sovereignty of every nation and what about china Pakistan economic corridor ? it is not breaching of indian sovereignty

  • India should make clear statement about own sovereignty and every nation should respect neighbor interest and sovereignty

Rail development authority

  • For the reconstruction and reform in railway government established rail development authority that was recommended by the bibek debroy committee

  • This authority comprise of 3 member and one chairman appointed by the search and selection committee comprise of cabinet secretary and member of the rail board

  • Rail development authority look after the matter of the quality of service, passenger welfare and price or tariff determination.

Backward commission

  • Backward commission appointed by the government to identify caste that are belong to the socially and economically backward community

  • This institution is now statutory body now government thinking about giving it constitutional status

  • There are two list of the backward caste separate of state and central government and to give reservation to backward caste is not mandatory provision like local bodies

General Studies-03

Malnutrition and its impact on the economic development

  • Malnutrition is physically recognized as the under weight or under height situation in which anemia situation is prevalent

  • Anemia is the lack of blood component or iron in the body that are vital for the physical and mental development of the child

  • Government try with supplement of the folic acid and also do with food fortification that means editing of the food to add protein in it.

  • Malnutrition lead to child malnutrition > less capability > less physical and psychological power > less contribution in economic activity > lower productivity means lower economic power > again cycle start


Q.1 consider the following statement about mahatma gandhi pravasi surksha yojna is/are correct

  1. it was started in 2012 by government for the tourist security
  2. this scheme now transferred into flagship program of current government


A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. both

D. none


Q.2 the aim of the Crime and criminal tracking network and system is/are

  1. deliver various web based police related services to citizens.
    2. facilitate a pan-India search of crime and criminal records of individuals through a national database.
    3. generate crime and criminal reports at the state and central level to inform policy interventions and
    4. computerize police processes

which of the following are correct?

A. 1 2 only

B. 1 2 3 only

C. all of the above

D. none of the above


Q.3 which of the following statement correct about geo tagging which recently making news

  1. It is the process of adding geographical identificationlike latitude and longitude to various media such as a photo or video.
  2. it is done by the ISRO
  3. it is done with the help of the application named BHUVAN


A. 1 2 only

B. 1 2 3 only

C. 2 3 only

D. 1 3 only


Q.4 which of the following tools legally available to the police for controlling crowd

  1. Tear Gas,
  2. PAVA Shells,
  3. Chilli Water Cannon


A. 1 only

B. 3 only

C. 1 3 only

D. all of the above


Q.5 consider the following statement about rail development authority is/are correct

  1. It was recommended by the bibek debroy committee
  2. It include railway minister as chairman of the authority
  3. this body will regulate price, quality etc.


A. 1 3 only

B. 1 2 only

C. 1 2 3 only

D. none



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