UDAN 3.0

UDAN 3.0

Result for the third round of bidding under UDAN was recently declared. About • The Civil Aviation Ministry recently announced the results for the third round of bidding under its flagship regional air connectivity scheme Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN). • Under the latest round of the scheme, 73 proposals were awarded to 11…

DEVELOPMENT OF SPACE TECHNOLOGY IN INDIA

DEVELOPMENT OF SPACE TECHNOLOGY IN INDIA

Union Cabinet has approved the setting up of a new company under the department of space to commercially exploit the research and development work of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). About • Objective: Company will act as a mediator or link between ISRO and the industry, and facilitate the transfer of ISRO technologies to private…

VAYU SHAKTI 2019

VAYU SHAKTI 2019

Indian Air Force demonstrates capability for short notice missions with pinpoint accuracy. About • Exercise Vayu Shakti -2019 was held recently in Rajasthan. • It demonstrated the IAF’s ability to strike targets on the ground. • The IAF also displayed the firepower capability of indigenously developed platforms like Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, Advanced Light…

OPEN SESSION for UPSC Aspirants

OPEN SESSION for UPSC Aspirants

Next IAS conducted an Open Session by Civil Services 2018 Toppers on “how to prepare for IAS“ on 12th April 2019. CSE 2018 Toppers Ankur Kaushik, AIR 37 and Mayank Mittal, AIR 105 shared their success stories with the participants to motivate the group of future aspirants. It was overwhelming to see enthusiasm and dedication of all students towards…

NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL HIGHER EDUCATION PROJECT (NAHEP)

NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL HIGHER EDUCATION PROJECT (NAHEP)

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) recently launched NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL HIGHER EDUCATION PROJECT (NAHEP). About • ICAR launched the National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) to attract talent and strengthen higher agricultural education in the country. • Objective To support participating in agricultural universities(AU) and ICAR in providing more relevant and higher quality education to…

MACEDONIA CHANGES ITS NAME, BEGINS NATO ENTRY

MACEDONIA CHANGES ITS NAME, BEGINS NATO ENTRY

Macedonia changes its name to “Republic of North Macedonia” and begins the process of accession into the NATO. About • Macedonia becomes “Republic of North Macedonia” in accordance with the agreement it made with Greece in 2018. • Following this, Greece which was until recently vetoing the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) membership application of Macedonia…

ECLIPTA PROSTRATA AND LEAD POLLUTION

ECLIPTA PROSTRATA AND LEAD POLLUTION

Researchers from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala have found that E. prostrata plants might be able to remove lead from soil. About • Eclipta prostrata commonly known as False Daisy: Among many native plants, researchers have identified a roadside plant Eclipta prostrata having the highest lead tolerance. • The plant is a lead hyper-accumulator. It can…

Current Affairs++ for Prelims 2019

Current Affairs++ for Prelims 2019

Current Affairs++ Batch for CSE 2019 Prelims UPSC Civil Services Examination is a dynamic examination that seeks individuals who are well aware of their surroundings. Since the introduction of new exam pattern in 2011, the importance of current affairs in all the three stages, Preliminary, Mains and Personality Test Stages has increased tremendously. The prelims is…

FARMER WELFARE: CASH TRANSFER AND OTHER MODELS

FARMER WELFARE: CASH TRANSFER AND OTHER MODELS

With careful planning, cash-transfer schemes have the potential to deliver significant welfare gains in India. About • Recently, various state governments formed have announced cash-transfer schemes to provide relief to Indian farmers from agrarian distress. For example, KALIA scheme of Odisha and Rythu Bandhu scheme of Telangana. Income Support Schemes of State Government • Krushak…