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Must Read News Articles – January-19-2019

Gaganyaan top priority: ISRO Chilika Lake possesses 20% of India’s seagrass Women to comprise 20 percent of military police after ...
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Must Read News Articles – January-18-2019

The seats around the Afghan round table The view from the outside Collegium controversy Learning little Balancing act in Afghanistan ...
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India’s education sector needs a quantum shift

Context: The quality of education has a direct bearing on any economy. Quality of education has been a prickly issue: ...
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Kyasanur Forest Disease

Context: Recently Karnataka is reeling under an outbreak of monkey fever or Kyasanur forest disease (KFD). Authorities are taking measures, ...
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National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction (2018-2023)

Context: •  Recently the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has drafted a five-year action plan for addressing the problem ...
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National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF)

Context: In 2013, India’s skill agenda got a push when the government introduced the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF). This ...
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New quota and basic structure

Context: In the 124th Constitutional Amendment recently passed by both Houses of Parliament, providing for 10% reservation to economically weaker ...
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Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome (CCHS)

Context: An infant under treatment at Delhi’s Sir Ganga Ram Hospital is suffering from a rare disease, with less than 1,000 ...
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ASER surveys since 2010 show

Attendance patterns by state Overall, enrolment for the age group 6-14 has been above 96% in every year since 2010 ...
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IIP: how this index is calculated, and what it says about factory output

Context: Data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) showed that factory output growth had slipped to a 17-month low in ...
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India warming: what trends show

Context: In a statement issued Wednesday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said 2018 was the sixth warmest year on record, ...
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Must Read News Articles – January-17-2019

10% quota in all admissions for 2019-20 Zoo gets a new name to improve brand identity The majestic emissaries ‘A ...
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What warmer oceans mean for the planet?

Context: Our oceans are much warmer than we previously thought, according to a new study. They are also heating up ...
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Must Read News Articles – January-15-2019

Bhima-Koregaon case probe getting bigger and bigger: SC Chakma and Hajong communities in a spot Retail inflation eases to 18-month ...
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Quota for poor: Constitutional and social issues, implications

Context: The decision of the Union Cabinet to provide reservation of 10% for “economically weaker sections of the people who ...
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The Amendment procedure

Context: During the Lok Sabha debate on the Constitution amendment Bill to provide a quota in jobs and education for ...
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Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (ARIA)

Context Recently the US President Donald J. Trump signed into law the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (ARIA), which passed the ...
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New High Court in Andhra Pradesh

Context Andhra Pradesh will have a separate High Court from January 1, Seat at Amravati: The President constitutes a separate ...
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Green – Ag

Context: The government launched a Global Environment Facility (GEF) assisted project namely, “Green – Ag.” in collaboration with the Food ...
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What is Universal Basic Income?

Context: Sikkim will be the first state in India to roll out the Universal Basic Income or UBI, with the ruling party ...
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