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Haryana CM Manohar has distributed ‘Parivar Pehchan Patra’ to the eligible families and announced that welfare schemes of all departments would be linked with the PPP within the next three months.Q.What is Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP)?A. It is an 8-digit Unique Identity Card number meant for each family to enable smooth and automatic delivery of several citizen-centric services.The government will establish the scheme-wise eligibility of a particular family using this 8-digit code according to the information available in... Read More...

  Aug 12, 2020   Current Affairs

Q. What is PLFS?A. PLFS is India’s first computer-based survey which gives estimates of key employment and unemployment indicators like the labour force participation rate, worker population ratio, proportion unemployed and unemployment rate in rural households annually and on a quarterly basis for the urban households.• The PLFS also gives the distribution of educated and unemployed people, which in turn can be used as a basis for skilling of youth to make them more employable by industry.• The survey was launched in 2017 and the firs... Read More...

  Aug 11, 2020   Current Affairs

Q. What is the Tenth Schedule of Indian Constitution?A. The Tenth Schedule contains article related to Anti-Defection law, it was inserted in the Constitution in 1985 by the 52nd Amendment Act.1. It lays down the process by which legislators may be disqualified on grounds of defection by the Presiding Officer of a legislature based on a petition by any other member of the House.2. The decision on question as to disqualification on ground of defection is referred to the Chairman or the Speaker of such House, and his decision is final. Read More...

  Aug 11, 2020   Current Affairs

Q. What is it?A. IGX is the first nationwide online delivery-based gas trading platform for delivery of Natural Gas.• It is a wholly owned subsidiary of the IEX – India’s energy market platform.• The platform is fully automated with web-based interface to provide seamless trading experience to the customers.Q. How will this exchange work?A. The IGX is a digital trading platform that will allow buyers and sellers of natural gas to trade both in the ... Read More...

  Aug 11, 2020   Current Affairs

Q. What are the objectives of the scheme?A. To assist the needy disabled persons in procuring durable, sophisticated and scientifically manufactured, modern, standard aids and appliances that can promote their physical, social and psychological rehabilitation, by reducing the effects of disabilities and enhance their economic potential.Q. Which is implementing body?A. The scheme is implemented through implementing agencies such as NGOs, National Institutes under the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment and ALIMCO (a PSU ... Read More...

  Aug 11, 2020   Indian Society & Social Justice

Q. What is the Nature Index?A. The Nature Index is a database of several author affiliations and institutional relationships. It tracks contributions to research articles published in high-quality natural science journals, chosen by an independent group of researchers.Q. Which organisation is responsible for its compilation?A. It is compiled by Nature Research, a division of the international scientific publishing company Springer Nature.Q. What is its significance? Read More...

  Aug 11, 2020   Bio-diversity, Environment

Q. What is the objective of scheme?A. To help cooperative institutions access innovative ideas of young professionals while the interns will gain experience of working in the field to be self-reliant. It would also provide an opportunity to professionals from academic institutions to develop leadership and entrepreneurial roles through cooperatives as Farmers Producers Organizations (FPO).Q. Which all are the bodies involved?A. The scheme is an initiative by National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC), the cooperativ... Read More...

  Aug 11, 2020   Current Affairs

Q. Why is it in News?A. The Ministry of Shipping has issued the draft of Aids to Navigation Bill, 2020 for suggestions from the stakeholders and general public.Q. What is the need for the new law?Role of authorities has changed drastically: With the advent of modern technologically improved aids to maritime navigation, the role of authorities regulating and operating maritime navigation has changed drastically. Therefore the new law encompasses a major shift from lighthouses to modern aids of navigation.Q. Wh... Read More...

  Aug 11, 2020   Bio-diversity, Environment

Q. Why is it in News?A. India has recently supplied 20.60 MT of DDT to South Africa for its Malaria control program.Q. What is DDT and what are its usage?  A.  Dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane commonly known as DDT is a colorless, tasteless, and almost odorless crystalline chemical compound. It was developed in 1940s as first modern synthetic insecticide. It was initially used with great effect to combat malaria, typhus, and other insect-borne human diseases among both milita... Read More...

  Aug 11, 2020   Bio-diversity, Environment

Q. Why is it in News? A. Recently Supreme Court has said that government has the responsibility to uphold the law while hearing a plea connection with the death of gangster Vikas Dubey.Q. What is Rule of law and are the elements of Rule of Law? The concept of equality before law is an element of the concept of Rule of Law, propounded by A.V. Dicey, the British jurist. His concept h... Read More...

  Aug 10, 2020   Current Affairs

Q. Why is it in News?A.  Recently Committee of Experts on Non-Personal Data Governance Framework has released a draft. This committee was formed in 2019 headed by Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan has suggested that non-personal data generated in the country be allowed to be harnessed by various domestic companies and entities. Q. What is non-personal data? Read More...

  Aug 10, 2020   Current Affairs

Q. Why is it in News?A. The government has come out with the modalities for contributions to the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF). Centre has applied an unused provision in the Disaster Management Act, 2005 to allow any person or institution to contribute to the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) for the purpose of disaster managementQ. What is National Disaster Response Fund? A.  It is a fund managed by the Central Government for meeting the expenses for emergency r... Read More...

  Aug 10, 2020   Security and Disaster Management

Q. What is CTBT?A. The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) is the Treaty banning all nuclear explosions everywhere, by everyone. The Treaty was negotiated at the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva and adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. It opened for signature on 24 September 1996.The Treaty will enter into force after all 44 States listed in Annex 2 to the Treaty will ratify it. These States had nuclear facilities at the time the Treaty was negotiated and adopted. Read More...

  Aug 10, 2020   Current Affairs

HSN code is in news over debate over GST rate for roti and Parotta.Q. What is HSN code? A. HSN is a six-digit code that classifies more than 5000 products, arranged in a legal and logical structure. To achieve uniform classification, the HSN is supported by well-defined rules and is accepted worldwide.Q. What is usage of HSN Code?A. HSN classification is widely used for taxation purposes by helping to identify the rate of tax applicable to a specific product in a country that is under revie... Read More...

  Aug 08, 2020   Economy

COVID-19 puts a spotlight on importance of Medicines Patent Pool as it helps in reducing cost of medicines and makes it accessible.Q. What is Patent Pooling?Patent pools can be defined as an agreement between two or more patent owners to license one or more of their patents to one another or to third parties.In a patent pool, patent rights are aggregated amongst multiple patent holders. Then, the pooled patents are made available to member and non-member licensees and typically the pool allocates a portion of the licensing fees it col... Read More...

  Aug 08, 2020   Health

Q. What is digital epidemiology?A.  Digital epidemiology is the use of data generated outside the public health system for disease surveillance. A new paper has highlighted how several countries have taken digital epidemiology to the next level in responding to COVID-19 in areas such as case detection, contact tracing and isolation.The field is new, but has been growing rapidly owing to increasing amounts of data generated on the internet, particularly on social mediaWith the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, contact t... Read More...

  Aug 08, 2020   Health

Delhi was among the first few states to get ICMR approval to conduct trials with plasma therapy, which is still at trial stage.Q. What is convalescent plasma therapy?A. The convalescent plasma therapy aims at using antibodies from the blood of a recovered Covid-19 patient to treat those critically affected by the virus. The therapy can also be used to immunize those at a high risk of contracting the virus such as health workers, families of patients and other high-risk contacts.This therapy's concept is simple and is based on the premise that the blood... Read More...

  Aug 08, 2020   Science and Technology

Reserve Bank has decided to conduct simultaneous purchase and sale of government securities under Open Market Operations (OMO) for ₹10,000 crores each on July 02, 2020 .Q. What is Open Market Operations? Open market operations are the sale and purchase of government securities and treasury bills by RBI or the central bank of the country.The objective of OMO is to regulate the money supply in the economy.When the RBI wants to increase the money supply in the economy, it purchases the government securiti... Read More...

  Aug 08, 2020   Economy

Q. What is the PM FME Scheme? A. PM FME Scheme: It aims to provide financial, technical and business support for upgradation of existing micro food processing enterprises It is a centrally sponsored scheme to be implemented over a period of five years from 2020-21 to 2024-25 with an outlay of Rs 10,000 crore.The expenditure under the scheme would to be shared in 60:40 ratios between Central and State Governments, in 90:10 ratios with NE and the Himalayan States, 60:40 ratio with UTs with the legislature and 100% by... Read More...

  Aug 08, 2020   Current Affairs

Q. What’s the issue?A. Commemorative declaration marking the 75th anniversary of the signing of the U.N. Charter has been delayed.Q. What is UN Charter ?A. The Charter of the United Nations (also known as the UN Charter) of 1945 is the foundational treaty of the United Nations, an intergovernmental organisation. The UN Charter articulated a commitment to uphold human rights of citizens and outlined a broad set of principles relating to achieving ‘higher standards of living’, ... Read More...

  Aug 08, 2020   International Relations