Campus Ambassador Programme

Campus Ambassador Programme

Campus Ambassador Programme at NextIAS in association with Internshala.com About the Program: Selected intern’s day-to-day responsibilities include: 1. Start a civil service club/society/forum in their respective college to spread awareness. Carry out operations and digital marketing (managing college specific FB page, emails, Whatsapp etc.) related to it. 2. Help our faculty and eminent guest speakers…

PET coke (Petroleum coke) imports allowed

PET coke (Petroleum coke) imports allowed

PET coke also known as Petroleum coke, has been allowed to import for selective use. This move will benefit many manufacturing industries. About: Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has allowed petcoke import of only for use as feedstock in some select industries such as cement, lime kiln, calcium carbide and gasification industries. These industries were earlier affected…

All India Survey on Higher Education(AISHE)

All India Survey on Higher Education(AISHE)

All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) was established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development(MoHD) for conducting an annual web-based survey for portraying the status of higher education in India. About: A survey by the All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) published in July this year shows that the gross enrolment ratio (GER)…

Mains Assessment Programme – Mains Test series for CSE 2019

Mains Assessment Programme – Mains Test series for CSE 2019

All India Mains Test Series for Civil Services Exam(CSE) 2019. Available in 2 modules: Module 1 : 24 Tests Module 2 : 16 Tests PROGRAMME FEATURES Test Format:  Total: 24 Tests [12 Sectional Tests (Fundamental) + 12 Full Syllabus Tests (Advanced)]. Detailed and comprehensive time bound evaluation within 7 Days. Tests to be held on…

Green Agriculture Project

Green Agriculture Project

Green Agriculture Project is a international multi body initiative. About: Emerging concerns: The Indian Government along with UN body Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has launched an agriculture project with USD 33.5 million grant from Global Environment Facility (GEF) that aims to bring transformative changes in agriculture sector by conservation of Biodiversity and forest landscapes. India’s…

Emergency Graded Response Action Plan(GRAP) to combat air pollution.

Emergency Graded Response Action Plan(GRAP) to combat air pollution.

Air quality in Delhi remains poor, an emergency action plan in the form of Graded Response Action Plan has been rolled out to combat air pollution. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has notified  that air quality had begun to show a trend towards poor category and so actions like stopping garbage burning, stopping diesel…

India targets increase in food grain output for 2018-19

India targets increase in food grain output for 2018-19

India targets increase food grain output for FY 2018-19. About: The Agriculture Ministry has set a foodgrain production target of 285.2 million tonnes for 2018-19, a marginal increase from the previous year’s harvest of 284.8 million tonnes. This increase is despite patchy rainfall in some parts i.e. some areas got extra rainfall, some areas were deficient. Rainfall…

CASPIAN SEA DEAL

CASPIAN SEA DEAL

CASPIAN SEA DEAL was concluded in the Kazakh city of Aktaun recently. Leaders of the five states bordering the resource-rich Caspian Sea signed a landmark deal on its legal status. Countries involved: Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan. Features of the Deal: It is an agreement on the status of the inland sea, which has been…

Pension Adalats

Pension Adalats

The Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurated the ‘Pension Adalat’ on 18th September 2018 About: Organised by: It was organised by the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India. Objective: The Pension Adalats are being convened with the objective of bringing on a common table the…