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Locust surge posing a threat to agriculture in India
The outbreaks of the locust attack have been reported from Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

What are locusts?

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INDIA – JAPAN: FIRST EVER DIALOGUE (2+2)
  • India and Japan held their first ever Foreign and Defence Ministerial Dialogue (2+2), to discuss on the issues relating to defence and security, and other issues of mutual interest. The 2+2 ministerial dialogue is seen as a More..





Real Definition of a Farmer - Explained

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  • Union Agriculture Minister has failed to answer the question regarding the definition of farmer, when it was asked in Parliament last week. This has raised a debat More..





OPERATION CLEAN ART

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  • A  raid conducted by Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) under Special Operation named ‘Operation Clean Art’ has seized over 50,000 Mongoose hair brushes&nbs More..





FUNDAMENTAL DUTIES – EXPLAINED

Why in News?

  • Over last few days, the Prime Minister, President, Vice President and Law Minister have been stressing Fundamental Duties on various occasions.

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Compensatory Afforestation

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  • The Forest Advisory Committee is the apex body under the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) for approving diversion of forest la More..





Artificial Sun Project

Why in news: Chinese Experiment

In November 2018, Chinese researchers announced that the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) reactor — an “artificial sun” designed t More..






Inequality in World and India

Oxfam released its annual study Global Inequality report  before the start of the five-day World Economic Forum ( More..






Gender Inequality Index

The United Nations Development Programme’s GII measures the human development costs of gender inequality. A higher GII More..






World Press Freedom Index
The Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has released the World Press Freedom Index 2019, reflecting growing animosity towards journalists.
India’s rank dropped down to 140th from 138th in 2018, two points below the previous year.
The parame More..





RTE Amendment Bill 2018

Free and Compulsory Education (Second Amendment) Bill, 2018 removes a foundational provision of the Right to Education Act of 2009 – that school cannot make any child repeat a class until Class 8 (no  detention policy). The amendment does awa More..






Global Terrorism Index

The Institute for Economics and Peace in collaboration with the National Consortium for the study of Terrorism and Res More..






VISION 2030 of Union Budget
Salient features of the Interim Budget 2019

Union Finance Minister has layout the  vision for ten most important dimensions in 2030.

The First Dimension – build phy More..





VISION 2030 of Union Budget
Salient features of the Interim Budget 2019

Union Finance Minister has layout the  vision for ten most important dimensions in 2030.

The First Dimension – build phy More..





National Emergency in USA

On February 15, 2019, President of the United States Donald Trump declared a National Emergency concerning the Southern Border of the United States.

President Trump, citing an “invasion” of drugs and criminals, declared a national emergenc More..




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