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20-Feb-2020 00:37:26 AM

Indian Scientific Expedition to the Southern Ocean (ISESO) 2020

Through this article we want to understand what is happening under the ISESO project of Ministry of Earth Science. We have also provided some practice objective questions for the topic.


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19-Feb-2020 10:51:35 AM

Newspaper Articles: 19th Feb 2020


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  1. History and Culture
    1. Art Theft and Recovery: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/documents-provided-to-uk-to-retrieve-stolen-idol/article30856762.ece
  2. Society
    1. Secularism: https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/the-significance-of-the-term-secular/article30853718.ece


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  1. Indian Polity and Constitution
    1. ULBs: Empowering Mayors: https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/its-time-to-empower-mayors/article30853708.ece
  2. Governance and Social Justice
    1. ST Status: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/karbis-against-st-status-for-hill-bodos-in-assam/article30854948.ece
    2. Healthcare and Innovation: https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/powering-the-health-care-engine-with-innovation/article30854153.ece
    3. Women: Women Officers in Army:
      1. https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/supreme-court-verdict-women-indian-army-6274740/
      2. https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/editorials/women-in-indian-army-supreme-court-verdict-6274777/
    4. Women: Missing Women: Improved sex ratio in China and Haryana: https://www.livemint.com/opinion/columns/signs-of-hope-for-the-world-s-100-million-missing-women-11582046126242.html
  3. International Relations
    1. FATF: Pakistan to continue in Grey List: https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/sub-group-of-terror-financing-watchdog-fatf-recommends-continuation-of-pakistan-in-grey-list/article30852467.ece
    2. India-USA: Trade Deal: https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/in-us-trade-action-an-indian-counter-strategy/article30854131.ece
    3. India-Pakistan: https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/india-pakistan-nuclear-weapons-army-balakot-6274778/


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  1. Agriculture
    1. Food grain Production: https://www.thehindu.com/business/foodgrain-production-set-to-touch-a-record-high/article30853940.ece
  2. Science and Technology
    1. Space: Aditya L1: https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/parker-solar-probe-eyes-on-the-sun-how-isro-is-preparing-for-its-next-giant-leap-in-space-6275034/
  3. Defence and Internal Security
    1. Internet Safety: https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/one-in-three-adolescents-faced-online-abuse-finds-study-by-ngo/article30854618.ece

Pre Only Facts

  1. Defence: 24 MH-60R Helicopters: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/trumps-visit-may-seal-helicopter-deal/article30854024.ece
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19-Feb-2020 10:49:23 AM

Newspaper Articles: 18th February


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Indian Polity and Constitution

  1. Habeas Corpus: https://www.livemint.com/opinion/columns/opinion-matters-of-personal-liberty-should-not-get-short-shrift-11581962943375.html
  2. Right to Protest: Shaheen Bagh: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/right-to-protest-a-fundamental-right-but-do-so-responsibly-sc-tells-shaheen-bagh-protesters/article30841756.ece
  3. Appointment of Judges: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/why-delay-appointments-asks-supreme-court/article30845600.ece
  4. Democracy and Capitalism: https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/democracy-capitalism-donald-trump-us-elections-6272902/

Governance and Social Justice

  1. Women: Permanent Commission in Army:
    1. https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/women-officers-can-be-given-permanent-commission-sc/article30840323.ece
    2. https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/editorial/women-at-arms/article30844783.ece
    3. https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/supreme-court-verdict-on-women-in-armed-forces-a-blow-to-stereotypical-mindset-says-lawyer/article30845462.ece
    4. https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/women-in-army-what-supreme-court-said-6273177/
    5. https://www.livemint.com/opinion/online-views/an-indian-army-that-can-now-be-led-by-a-woman-11581963376478.html
  2. Children:
    1. Violence against Children: https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/indias-disturbing-trauma-narrative/article30844791.ece
    2. Child Marriage: https://www.epw.in/journal/2020/6/national-family-health-survey-4/trends-differentials-and-determinants-child.html

International Relations

  1. Reducing US intervention in world: What should Delhi Do: https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/donald-trump-us-india-yankees-6272942/
  2. Why US has sut out top Sri Lankan general - and where India stands: https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/why-us-has-shut-out-top-sri-lanka-general-and-where-india-stands-6273196/



 

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Economy

  1. $5 trillion economy: https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/india-5-trillion-dollar-economy-gdp-rupee-6272931/
  2. SEBI caps fee for investment advisors: https://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/sebi-caps-fees-for-investment-advisers/article30845012.ece
  3. RBI's aligning of accounting years with fiscal year: https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/why-rbi-is-aligning-accounting-yr-with-fiscal-yr-6273183/
  4. Ease of starting business and local languages: https://www.livemint.com/opinion/columns/start-with-local-languages-for-the-ease-of-starting-a-business-11581962582497.html


Agriculture

  1. SUTRA PIC: Indigenous Cow Research initiative: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/government-unveils-plan-for-research-on-indigenous-cows/article30845071.ece 



Defence and Internal Security

  1. Peninsular Command by next year: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/peninsular-command-by-next-year-end-theatre-commands-by-2022-gen-rawat/article30840974.ece
  2. CRPF: Reforms: https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/may-the-force-be-strengthened/article30844684.ece
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13-Feb-2020 23:48:07 PM

Reverse Osmosis

Ministry of Environment Forest & Climate Change have recently published a draft guidelines for regulating the Membrane Based Water Purification System including the reverse osmosis system. Through this article we want to understand what Reverse Osmosis is and why is it important to regulate the use of Reverse Osmosis system.


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13-Feb-2020 23:42:11 PM

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13-Feb-2020 23:37:29 PM

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03-Feb-2020 19:56:26 PM

Quantum Computing

In Budget 2020-21, the Finance Minister has announced National Mission on Quantum Technologies and Applications and allocated it Rs 8,000 crore over the next 5 years. Through this article we want to understand the fundamentals of what is Quantum Computing and why is it so important to focus on this particular technology.


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