IAS Study Group

IAS Study Group

  • 07:30 - 19:00
  • Monday to Friday

Author: Rahi Mehta

Rethinking waste management: Improving governance in India’s North East North East India is the land of rising sun and has an abundance of fresh water sources. But that may not remain so in the coming days. Issues of Waste Management in North East India Lack of Waste Management system in ecological sensitive areas: The world’s largest, fully habituated river island 
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Opening of 3 Indian Missions in Estonia, Paraguay and Dominican Republic Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister has cleared the proposal from the Ministry of External Affairs to open three missions in Estonia, Paraguay and the Dominican Republic in 2021. While the government had announced the opening of 18 missions in 2018, not all of them have been established yet. 
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  Recently, the tribal communities have been protesting against the Centre’s notification classifying 121 villages around the Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary in Narmada district as eco-sensitive zones. Land belonging to the eco-sensitive zone should be used for agriculture use only and cannot be used for commercial, industrial and residential purpose. Any land can be transferred only after approval from the state government and 
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Recently, the Election Commission of India (ECI) approached the Law Ministry to permit NRIs to cast their votes from overseas through postal ballots. The EC began to look for options to enable NRIs to vote from overseas after it received several requests from the Ministry of External Affairs. The 12-member committee appointed by the EC had consulted national political parties 
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Subhash Chandra Bose Subhash Chandra Bose had unfurled the Tricolour in Port Blair on 30th December, 1943. Bose had arrived in Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands in 1943 after Japan handed them over to his Azad Hind government. Japan had captured the islands during the second world war. Azad Hind Government Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose had announced the establishment of the 
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BEL signs contract with Indian Navy for Initial supply of indigenously developed Laser Dazzlers Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has signed a contract with Indian Navy for initial supply of 20 Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation Dazlers (Laser Dazzlers). Developed by: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The Laser Dazzler is used as a non-lethal method for warning and stopping 
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India commences exports of Moringa powder India commences exports of Moringa powder, keeping in mind the rising global demand, because of its nutritional properties. In a bid to promote Moringa (botanical name Moringa oleifera) products exports from India, APEDA has been supporting private entities in creating necessary infrastructure. With more Moringa processing units being created through support of APEDA, the 
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North East’s first-ever specialized “Ginger” Processing Plant in Meghalaya being revived North East’s first-ever specialised “Ginger” Processing Plant at district Ri-Bhoui in Meghalaya is being revived and is likely to become functional in the beginning of 2021. The Plant is located at the Export Promotion Industrial Park (EPIP), Raja Bhagan, Byrnihat Hatt. It will process ginger and help in preparing 
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Cabinet approves Industrial Corridor nodes at Krishnapatnam and Tumakuru under CBIC Cabinet has approved Industrial Corridor nodes at Krishnapatnam and Tumakuru under Chennai Bengaluru Industrial Corridor (CBIC). Multi Modal Logistics Hub & Multi Modal Transport Hub (MMTH) at Greater Noida was also approved. The approved proposals have a total estimated cost of Rs. 7,725 crore and an estimated employment generation 
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Dibru-Saikhowa National Park Recently, Assam CM has asked the State’s Forest and Revenue departments to permanently rehabilitate the indigenous forest dwellers of the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park. Rehabilitation of some 10,000 people has been hanging fire since 1999 when the Dibru-Saikhowa Wildlife Sanctuary was upgraded to a national park. The park, home to a few wild horses, had been in focus since 
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