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Curiosity discovers life supporting Nitrogen on MARS

Curiosity rover of NASA has discovered evidence of nitrogen on the MARSs surface.
 

In-principle nod given to Sagarmala project

The Union cabinet has given in-principle nod to Sagarmala Project which is aimed at holistic development of coastal states led by ports.
 

SC declares sec 66 unconstitutional

The Supreme Court (SC) has struck down the Section 66A of the Information and Technology Act 2000 as unconstitutional and untenable.
 

Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore passes away

First Prime Minister (PM) of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew, described as the founding father and architect of modern Singapore, passed away on 23 March 2015 at the age of 91.
 

Shashi Kapoor to be awarded Dadasaheb Phalke award

Shashi Kapoor, veteran actor and film producer, will be awarded the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award 2014.
 

India is now 3rd largest steel producer

India has now become the third-largest steel producer in the world. It overtook United States (US) in first two months of year 2015.
 
  • Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2015 passed by Parliament
  • Mines Bill clears Parliament Hurdle
  • Government reserves 33 percent police seats in UTs for women
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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.
     
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    Striking away of Section 66A

    In a historic judgement, Supreme Court declared Section 66A of the IT Act as unconstitutional and invalid as it violates the fundamenta....
     

    On the wrong side in UN

    India voted in favour of the resolution moved in by Russia limiting benefits to same-sex couples working in United Nations. However, th....
     

    Land Swap case for India and Bangladesh

    Land Boundary agreement has been a bone of contention between India and Bangladesh relations. Bangladesh is an important neighbor for I....
     

    The new dawn of free speech

    Sec. 66A of the IT Act has been declared unconstitutional by Supreme Court in its entirety on grounds of vagueness, overreach, and the ....
     

    The future of India in Afghanistan

    India has high stakes in Afghanistans stability after NATO forces leave it. It is necessary that militant forces are kept under check i....
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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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