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Mridula Sinha sworn-in as Goa s First Women Governor

Renowned Hindi writer Mridula Sinha succeeded B V Wancho as first woman Governor of Goa.

Historian Bipan Chandra passed away

Noted modern historian Bipan Chandra passed away at the age of 86 after prolonged illness.

President awarded Hindi Sevi Samman

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee presented the Hindi Sevi Samman to 28 scholars

Oscar winner Richard Attenborough passed away

Richard Attenborough, known for his Oscar-winning film Gandhi, passed away at the age of 90.

President inaugurates Indias first IIEST in Shibpur

Seeking synergy between industry-academia the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated Indias first Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST)

Palestinian Poet Samih al-Qasim dies

Palestinian poet Samih al-Qasim, also known as resistance poet , was passed away at the age of 75 in Safed hospital in northern Israel.
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    How to tackle Reading Comprehension

    The General Studies paper II of CSE constitutes of quantitative aptitude, data interpretation and English language comprehension skills.

    Handle Negative Marking Tactfully

    In a significant change in the pattern of Civil Services Examination (CSE), Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has incorporated negative marking system for objective type questions in Preliminary examination held on May 20, 2007.

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    GS for prelims have always been a nightmare both for the freshers as well as aspirants who have previously appeared and cleared prelims.

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    Consider the following statements regarding Defence Scientific Information & Documentation Centre (DESIDOC):

    1. The Defence Research and Development Organisation has an internal system of communication that acts like a private Internet system.
    2. DESIDOC connects various centres working on crucial defence projects, thus securing them from any kind of hacking or interception.
    3. The Defence Scientific Information & Documentation Centre (DESIDOC) is located in Mumbai.

    Which of the above statements are correct?

    (a) 1, 2 only
    (b) 1, 3 only
    (c) 2, 3 only
    (d) 1, 2, 3

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    Lau Gehrigs Disease

    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) which is also known as Lau Gehrigs Disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.

    Who are Yazidis?

    The Yazidis, which translates into worshippers of god, are one of the world s smallest and oldest monotheistic religious minorities.

    Reiters Disease

    Reiters syndrome otherwise known as Reactive arthritis is an auto immune condition.

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    President's Nod To Whistle Blowers Bill

    People who expose corruption in government or irregularities by public functionaries can now be free of any fear of victimization.

    National Policy on Universal Electronic Accessibility

    The Union Cabinet has approved the National Policy on Universal Electronic Accessibility that recognizes the need to eliminate discrimination on the basis of disabilities

    National AIDS Control Programme Phase - IV

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved a gross budgetary support of Rs. 8632.77 crore
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    Haryana Public Service Commission Preliminary Examination will be held on 3rd August, 2014
    The Haryana Public Service Commission has announced that the Preliminary examination for the posts of HCS (Ex. Br.) & Other Allied Services Exam
    UPSC released Civil Services Examination, 2013 result
    Union Public Service Commission released the list of candidates who have successfully cleared all the three stages - Prelims, Mains, and Personality Test - of Civil Services Examination, 2013.

     Interesting Facts for IAS Exam

    • The kafala system, also known as sponsorship system, is a system used to monitor the construction and domestic migrant laborers in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and the small Arab States of the Persian Gulf. All the members of GCC (Gulf Co-operation Council) implement the Kafala System. The kafala system makes it difficult for workers to leave in situations where they are underpaid or abused.
    • Each GCC country manages its temporary migrant workforce through the sponsorship or Kafala system. Under this system, a local citizen or local company (the kafeel) must sponsor foreign workers in order for their work visas and residency to be valid. This means that an individuals right to work and legal presence in the host country is dependent on his or her employer, rendering him or her vulnerable to exploitation.
    • In most GCC states, migrants cannot leave or enter the country without their employer s permission.
    • According to sources 2/3 of the GCC s labour force is comprised of migrant workers
    • 600,000+ workers are estimated to be in conditions of forced labour throughout the Middle east
    • 70% + of visas issued by the Saudi government are traded in the black market
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