Monthly Archives: December 2019

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA)

“The Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban has achieved its target of creating urban India ODF. Urban areas of 35 States and Union Territories have become ODF. In all, 4,320 cities [out of 4,372] have declared themselves ODF, of which 4,167 cities have been certified through third-party verification,” a statement from the Ministry […]

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चालू घडामोडी – 24/12/2019

सूर्यग्रहण २६ डिसेंबरला दिसणारे सूर्यग्रहण हे २०१९ या वर्षांतील शेवटचे सूर्यग्रहण आहे. दक्षिण भारतातील केरळ, कर्नाटक आणि तामीळनाडू या राज्यातील काही शहरातून दुर्मिळ असे कंकणाकृती तर उर्वरित भारतातून ते खंडग्रास असणार आहे. ग्रहणाची सुरुवात कतार, सौदी अरेबिया येथून भारतीय वेळेप्रमाणे सकाळी आठ वाजता तर भारतात सकाळी आठ वाजून दहा मिनिटांनी […]

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Current Affairs – 21/12/2019

WEF Gender Gap Index: India slips to 112th rank, in bottom 5 on health, economic fronts The World Economic Forum (WEF) recently released the Gender Gap Index 2019. India slipped to 112th position in the index this year. Iceland has been ranked as the most gender-neutral country. SC sets up committee […]

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Important Articles to Read – 20/12/2019

U.S. House impeaches President Donald Trump: Page1 Voting was largely along party lines; Senate trial next month Unlike Bengal, Kerala may update Population Register: Page 8 It may be updated between April 15 and May 29 next year Pact to open door for U.S. defence firms: Page 9 They can cooperate with Indian private sector for future agreements, including the one on fighter jet Inaccurate diagnosis, draconian remedy: Page 10 India’s black money problem was misdiagnosed;unverifid,exaggerated numbers went into enactment of harsh laws. Not unimpeachable: Page 10 […]

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Current Affairs – 19/12/2019

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) According to activists working at the grassroots level, The Maternity scheme namely the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) is exclusionary. Thus there is a growing louder demand for a scheme that is truly universal.   Key Highlights Registration for the scheme requires an […]

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