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RS passes Private Bill to protect rights of transgenders

Rajya Sabha unanimously passed a Private Members Bill by voice vote. The bill was moved by MP Trichy Siva to protect their rights
 

RBI revised priority sector lending (PSL) norms

RBI removed the distinction between direct and indirect agriculture.
 

IMD forecasts sub-normal monsoon this year

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted below average monsoon on the backdrop of unseasonal rains during last few months this year.
 

DRI ropes in several nations under Operation Sesha to check smuggling

The directorate of revenue intelligence has sought coordinated efforts from 17 nations to curb menace of growing smuggling of precious red sandalwood (red sanders).
 

India successfully evacuated 4741 Indians and 1947 foreign nationals from war-torn Yemen

Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj said in a statement that India has evacuated 4741 Indians and 1947 foreign national from Yemen.
 

UN Report India fifth biggest E waste producer

Global E-Waste Monitor Report which takes a detailed overview of e-waste generation across the countries is released by UN University- a UN Think Tank.
 
  • Russia and Pakistan hold their first Joint-Military Exercise
  • Nuclear-Capable Agni-III test fired from Odisha Coast
  • Pact Signed between BHEL and INTMA for power plant in Kazakhstan
  • FM transmission of Vividh Bharati Service of Delhi is Launched by Arun Jaitley
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    Trend Analysis of GS Mains Examination 2014

    Civil Services Mains, 2014 was a watershed moment in the nature of questions being asked in the Main examination. There was a shift in the direction of more analytical and interlinked questions from straight fact based questions.
     

    Mains 2014 Essay Paper Analysis

    UPSC 2014 mains essay paper took over all the mysteries surrounding Essay paper, where in 2014 preliminary notification UPSC stated that candidates may be required to write essays on multiple topics without any clarity, which created chaos among the civil services candidates.
     

    TIME TABLE FOR CIVIL SERVICES (MAINS) EXAMINATION, 2014

    TIME TABLE FOR CIVIL SERVICES (MAINS) EXAMINATION, 2014
     

    PRELIMS 2014 - A BRIEF ANALYSIS

    Amid the chaotic din and bustle, the Preliminary Examination for the CSE 2014 was held on 24th August.
     

    IAS & IFoS 2014 Prelims Result

    Result of Civil Services Prelims examinations conducted by UPSC on 24th August 2014 has been declared. A total of 16960 candidates have been selected for the Mains Examinations. The Mains Examinations will be held from 14th December 2014.
     
    UPSC Prelims question paper and answers
    How to tackle Reading Comprehension
    Handle Negative Marking Tactfully
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    Towards revival in Afghanistan

    Afghanistan has been passing through a transient phase in the recent times. Now, with America led NATO forces about to leave it and a n....
     

    Time to improve ties with Bangladesh

    Bangladesh is a key neighbor for India, whose importance lies in improving access to Indias north-east region and improving counter- te....
     

    The coming distress of water

    The population of India is rising at a high level. This increases the stress on Indias water resources. The per capita availability of ....
     

    Protecting the life of Tigers

    It is true that infrastructure projects are imperative for the nations economic development. Sometimes, these projects encroaches the a....
     

    Importance of Paris for New Delhi

    Indian PM is on a visit to three countries including France, Germany and Canada. All these countries hold rich promise for Indian futur....
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     IAS Test Zone

    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

    Answer : (a)
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     CSAT Basix

    BEE

    The Bureau of Energy Efficiency set up in March 2002 under the provisions of 2001 Energy Conservation Act.
     

    GRIHA

    GRIHA is an acronym for Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment. GRIHA is a Sanskrit word meaning - Abode.
     

    Deori

    Deori or Deuri is one of the major ethnic tribes in Assam. The word Deori comes from the word Deu meaning great and wise.
     

     Campus Special

    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
     
     UPSC Notifications
    DoPT comes out with clarification regarding age & attempts in Civil Services Exam
    The Department of Personnel and Training in response to the news published in The Hindu on 18th November, 2014, clarified in a notification that it is true that the Government has took decision on ARC report.
     
    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
     

     Interesting Facts for IAS Exam

    • A surrogacy arrangement is the carrying of a pregnancy for intended parents. There are two main types of surrogacy, gestational surrogacy and traditional surrogacy.
    • The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) estimates the practice of Commercial surrogacy in India will generate $2.3bn a year with nearly 20,000 such clinics operating across the country. However, there is no law to regulate the same. The Assisted Reproductive Technology Bill, 2013 has been pending for quite a while and it has not been presented in the Indian Parliament.
    • In 2002, the Supreme Court of India in the Manjis case (Japanese Baby) has held that commercial surrogacy is legal in India. , a U.N.-backed study estimates that the surrogacy business has raked in more than $400 million a year.
    • One of the main attractions of surrogacy in India is the price. In western countries surrogacy cost more than $90,000. In India the surrogates are paid between $6,500 and $7,500.
    • Tier 1 Capital (core capital) is a form of bank capital, that the bank possesses with itself for example common stock, preferred stock that is irredeemable and non-cumulative, and retained earnings etc.
    • Bank uses this capital for lending, trading and so on.
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