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…

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…

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…

NATIONAL STATISTICAL COMMISSION

NATIONAL STATISTICAL COMMISSION

Two non-government members of the National Statistical Commission (NSC) quit the organisation. About • Membership: The present NSC has got Chairperson and four other members, and all became vacant with the resignation of two of its members recently. • CEO, NITI Aayog, is the Ex-Officio Member of the Commission and Chief Statistician of India who…

PRADHAN MANTRI KISAN SAMMAN NIDHI

PRADHAN MANTRI KISAN SAMMAN NIDHI

The government announced an income support scheme for farmers in the interim Budget 2019. About • Under PM-KISAN, direct income support of Rs. 6,000 per year is extended to all the farmer families who own cultivable land up-to 2 hectares. • The amount is paid in 3 equal instalments of 2000 rupees each directly into the bank accounts of…

VENEZUELAN CRISIS

VENEZUELAN CRISIS

United States of America (USA) recognises the Opposition Leader as Interim President and imposed economic sanctions on Venezuela. About US President Donald Trump and several Latin American countries have recognized the opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s Interim President. Earlier, Juan Guaido, the head of Venezuela’s opposition-led legislature declared himself acting leader of the…