December 2018

Environment and Ecology (December 31 2018)

The Union Cabinet approved relaxation in various norms including the clearance of projects or activities falling in the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ), allowing for greater use of coastal areas for tourism and industrial growth

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State Specific (December 29 2018)

The State Bank of India (SBI), in the VII Phase of sale of Electoral Bonds, has been authorized to issue and encash Electoral Bonds through its 29 Authorized Branches w.e.f. 01.01.2019 to 10.01.2019.

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State Specific (December 28 2018)

Aspirational Districts were ranked on improved performance over the months of June – October 2018

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State Specific (December 27 2018)

The 106th Indian Science Congress perceives the theme of FUTURE INDIA – Science and Technology in order to provide platform to researchers

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State Specific (December 26 2018)

Bogibeel Bridge in Assam, which happens to be Asia's second longest railroad connector, has a lifespan of around 120 years, authorities said

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Focus Article on Disaster Management (December 24 2018)

India is a signatory to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and is committed to achieve the priorities and the objectives through systematic and institutional efforts.

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Centre State Relations (December 22 2018)

Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu have been ranked highest in terms of being on track to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), according to a first-of-its-kind index

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Science and Technology (December 20 2018)

Gsat-7A is expected to interlink all ground-based radars, airbases and airborne early warning and control aircraft for surveillance, maintain air superiority, gather intelligence by detecting aircraft, vessels

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Defence (December 19 2018)

In an evaluation of the rapid airlift capability of the Indian Air Force at times of war and natural disasters, the Western Air Command (WAC) airlifted a record 463 tonnes of load from Chandigarh to airfields

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Government Schemes (December 18 2018)

The Government has approved Revitalising Infrastructure and Systems in Education by 2022, as per which the scope of institutions to be funded through Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) has been enlarged

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Emotional intelligence/ G.S paper IV (December 17 2018)

Ministry of Railways organized three workshops with the main focus on module of Leading with emotional Intelligence

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Commerce & Industry (December 15 2018)

To give a fillip to the medical device sector, which is a sunrise sector, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu, announced setting up of a National Medical Devices Promotion

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Science and Technology (December 14 2018)

Indian Space Research Organisation is working on a new technology where it will use the last stage of the PSLV rocket for space experiments.

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State Specific (December 10 2018)

The Kannur International Airport Limited or KIAL can handle around 2,000 passengers at a time and will serve more than 1.5 million international passengers yearly

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Defence (December 7 2018)

Exercise Hand-in-Hand is conducted annually as part of military diplomacy and interaction between armies of India and China.

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Science and Technology (December 6 2018)

Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) heaviest and most-advanced high throughput communication satellite GSAT-11 was successfully launched from the Spaceport in French Guiana.

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Environment, Forest and Climate Change (December 4 2018)

The 24th meeting of Conference of Parties (COP-24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will be held at Katowice, Poland from 2nd December 2018 to 14th December 2018.

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Science and Technology (December 3 2018)

GSAT-11 would be located at 74 East and is the fore-runner in a series of advanced communications satellite with multi-spot beam antenna coverage over Indian mainland and Islands

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