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Central Bureau of Investigation : Analysis – UPSC GS2

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is not a statutory body, it derives its powers from the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946. It was established in 1941 as the Special Police Establishment, entrusted with domestic security. Later, the Santhanam Committee on Prevention of Corruption recommended the establishment of the …

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Shiva Kumaraswami – UPSC Prelims

Shiva Kumaraswami: Shivakumara Swami of Siddhaganga Mutt in Tumkur was a revered seer of the Lingayat-Veerashaiva faith and was the Lingayat religious head of Sree Siddaganga Mutt. Born on 1st April, 1907, in Veerapura village of Ramanagara (Karnataka), he was well known for his philanthropic activities. He worked for 88 years to realize the thought of Basaveshwara and paved the way to bring equality, …

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New Year in different Parts of the Country – UPSC Prelims

Chaitra Sukladi: It marks the beginning of the new year of the Vikram Samvat also known as the Vedic [Hindu] calendar. Vikram Samvat is based on the day when the emperor Vikramaditya defeated Sakas, invaded Ujjain and called for a new era. Under his supervision, astronomers formed a new calendar based on the luni-solar system that is still followed …

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Antarctica – UPSC Prelims

Antarctica: Antarctica is uninhabited except for those manning the nearly 40 permanent stations established by several countries, including India, for carrying out scientific research. India maintains two research stations on the continent: ‘Maitri’ (commissioned in 1989) at Schirmacher Hills and ‘Bharati’ (2012) at Larsemann Hills. It has also launched 41 scientific expeditions every year thus far. Together with ‘Himadri’ station in …

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Chandigarh Issue – UPSC GS2

Context: Punjab chief minister moved a resolution in the Assembly, seeking the immediate transfer of Chandigarh to Punjab. The longstanding dispute between Punjab and Haryana over Chandigarh flared up after the Centre notified Central Service Rules for employees in the Union Territory instead of the Punjab Service Rules. Background: After the Partition of India, the Indian Government wanted a modern city to replace …

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Global Geoparks vs Biosphere Reserves vs World Heritage Sites – UPSC Prelims

Biosphere Reserves focus on the harmonised management of biological and cultural diversity. Out of 18 notified biosphere reserves, India has 12 biosphere reserves under the World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR), the latest one included is Panna Biosphere Reserve. World Heritage Sites promote the conservation of natural and cultural sites of outstanding universal value. India has 40 world heritage sites, including 32 …

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Geo-heritage Sites – UPSC Prelims

Geo-heritage Sites: Geo-heritage refers to the geological features which are inherently or culturally significant offering insight to earth’s evolution or history to earth science or that can be utilized for education. Geological Survey of India (GSI) is the parent body which is making efforts towards identification and protection of geo-heritage sites/national geological monuments in the country. Why in …

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National Film Development Corporation : Analysis – UPSC GS2

National Film Development Corporation: National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) is a Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) working under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting which was established in 1975 with a view to promote and organize an integrated development of the Indian Film Industry and to foster excellence in cinema. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting announced the merger of four film media units, including the …

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Raising and Accelerating MSME Performance (RAMP) – UPSC Prelims

Ministry : Ministry of MSME Scheme: Scheme would commence in FY 2022-23. It is a World Bank assisted Central Sector Scheme. Aims: Improving access to market and credit Strengthening institutions and governance at the Centre and State Improving Centre-State linkages and partnerships Addressing issues of delayed payments and greening of MSMEs The overall monitoring and policy overview of …

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