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18th February – Railways privatisation model

Context– The Kashi Mahakal Express is the country’s third ‘corporate’ train after the two Tejas Express trains between Delhi-Lucknow and Mumbai-Ahmedabad started over the past few months. What is this model? In this model, the corporation takes all the decisions of running the service– fare, food, onboard facilities, housekeeping, complaints etc. Indian Railways is free …

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29th January – Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme

One of the key schemes through which the Centre has been trying to push demand for affordable housing is the credit linked subsidy scheme (CLSS) which offers an interest subvention on low-ticket housing loans. What is CLSS? The CLSS is the only scheme under the PMAY (Urban) which is directly implemented by the Centre. Through …

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1st January 2020 – Electricity key to nation’s development

Modern energy access, particularly to electricity, is crucial to a country’s development journey. In fact, surviving without electricity in our modern lives is incomprehensible as lighting, water, sanitation, entertainment, education, healthcare, mobile charging. And with the future of mobility moving towards electricity makes it ubiquitous. Sustainable Development Goals – The Sustainable Development Goals were set …

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6th December – The Smart Cities Mission needs to be efficient, socially inclusive

Five years after the Centre announced the Smart Cities Mission, the country is yet to see any impact of this project on the ground. Details – In 2014, the NDA government had announced that it will set up 100 smart cities across the country. The objective of the Mission was to promote cities that provide …

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Make in India UPSC | PIB

Defence sector being a User driven sector is actively involved in various policies & procedures related to procurement, indigenous design, development & manufacture of defence equipment, co-development & co-production with foreign OEMs, thus contributing towards ‘Make in India upsc’. Some of the major areas, where defence personnel are involved, are listed below – ‘Make Procedure’: …

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Domestic Cruise Tourism Industry | PIB

Domestic Cruise Industry (GS – 3 Economy and Tourism) Tourism sector is a very talked about sector and reading about it will enrich your IAS coaching. Cruise tourism is a high-end luxury tourist segment of tourism sector.  Significance – It is estimated that on an average a cruise tourist spends about US$200-300 and a cruise staff/officer …

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SASEC Road Connectivity Programme | PIB Summary

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for upgradation and widening of 65 kms of Imphal-Moreh Section of NH-39 in Manipur at a cost of Rs. 1630.29 crores. SASEC  | Details Manipur being a landlocked state with almost 90% of the area under difficult …

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Darwaza Band For Open Defecation

The centre has launched an aggressive new campaign titled ‘ Darwaza Band ‘ to promote toilet use and freedom from open defecation across the country’s villages. The campaign produced by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS) under Swachh Bharat Mission was launched in the presence of iconic actor, Shri Amitabh Bachchan. About Darwaza …

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