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Online Schooling

4th April – Online Schooling

Online schooling: Possibilities and concerns As the world is made to go into a terrible shutdown due to COVID-19 fears, there is a lot of renewed interest in online schooling, teaching and learning methods. Online Schooling – There are three sides to the act of schooling: information, interaction and self-study – Information – With the …

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Indian Defence Exports

3rd April – Indian Defence Exports

Still no bullseye, in volume and value The emergence of evidence of a rise in Indian defence exports, also accompanied by a decline in imports, is a welcome development though the reasons for both are not identical. Details – Based on the latest estimates released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) in the …

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Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana

2nd April – Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana The Union government has announced a staggering ₹1.7 trillion package under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana to mitigate the brunt of the 21-day lockdown on 800 million people. It has in the process prioritised its economic strategy to be one about protecting the most vulnerable. Significance – By sheer …

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Essential Commodities Act

1st April – Essential Commodities Act

Essential Commodities Act Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs has brought hand sanitisers and masks (2-ply, 3-ply variety and N95) under the purview of the Essential Commodities Act (EC Act) until June 30. About Essential Commodities Act, 1955 – Under the EC Act of 1955, if the Central government thinks that …

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Water Management

31st March – Water management

Fighting coronavirus and saving water In the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak, there is an urgent need to understand the importance of water management in India. What is the relationship between the two? According to WHO, Covid-19 is “not robust”-it’s less stable in the environment and more susceptible to oxidants such as chlorine. Conventional, …

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Prelims Booster

31st March – Prelims Booster

PRELIMS BOOSTER Gond adivasis survive on roti and salt Context – The Gond tribals are stranded without adequate food and resources due to the prevailing coronavirus lockdown. About Gond tribes – Gonds are mostly found in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and Odisha. Gond has been …

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