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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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OPERATION CLEAN ART

Why in News?

  • 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..





Compensatory Afforestation

Why in news?

  • 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..





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..






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..






Polar Vortex
A polar vortex is an upper level low-pressure area lying near the Earth’s pole. There are two polar vortices in the Earth’s atmosphere, which overlie the North, and South Poles. Each polar vortex is a persistent, large-scale, low- pressure zone that More..





U.K. Sinha Committee on MSMEs Sector
GS3: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources
 
What is the issue?
  • The RBI-appointed U.K. Sinha-led com More..





Agricultural Credit in India and issues around
GS3: agricultural produce and issues and related constraints
 
What is the issue?
  • Recently, there is an intense discussion on the strate More..





Blacklisting Pakistan under FATF

GS2&3: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.
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Need for a Legal Framework for Artificial Intelligence in India
GS3: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life.
 
What is the issue?
  • Artificial Intelligence-/AI-driven tech will become counterproductive if a legal More..





Impact of Air Pollution on Human Health
GS3: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment
 

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Why India needs a Solar Manufacturing Strategy?

GS3: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, And Railways etc.

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Liquidity Risk Management Framework for NBFCs and CICs – RBI
GS3: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development

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Bharatmala Collaterals
Bharatmala Collaterals

What is the issue?

    The road building programme of India, Bharatmala project launch More..



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