Prelims

ICT Development Index 2016

India is ranked 138/175 countries South Korea is ranked 1st In 2015, India ranked 135 It is released by International Telecommunications Union (ITU)   What is ICT Development Index (IDI)? The ICT Development Index (IDI) rankings compare the state of ICT development across countries. It is published annually by the UN ITU. The IDI is …

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Tri-Netra

  TRI-NETRA stands for – Terrain imaging for diesel dRivers INfra-red, Enhanced opTical & Radar Assisted system. TRI-NETRA systems on locomotives aims to enhance the vision of Locomotive Pilots in inclement weather TRI-NETRA system is made up of high-resolution optical video camera, high sensitivity infra-red video camera and additionally a radar-based terrain mapping system These …

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Securities Appellate Tribunal

  Securities Appellate Tribunal is a statutory body established under the provisions of Section 15K of the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992 Its task is to hear and dispose of appeals against orders passed by the Securities and Exchange Board of India or by an adjudicating officer under the Act It also …

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UJALA – National LED Programme – UPSC Prelims

Ministry/Department :  Ministry of Power UJALA stands for Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All Objective: To save energy consumption by distributing LED equipment which are energy efficient Scheme: It is zero-subsidy scheme that aims to promote efficient lighting, enhance awareness on using efficient equipment which reduce electricity bills and preserve environment. The scheme is …

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WPI vs CPI

** Important : WPI series has been changed in May 2017 ** Wholesale Price Index (WPI) is based on the price  prevailing in the wholesale markets or the price at which bulk  transactions are made. It includes three components Manufactured products = 65% approx (64.2% now) Primary articles = 20% approx (22.6% now) Fuel and power …

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Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana (PMKKKY) – UPSC Prelims

Ministry/Department :  Ministry of Mines Objective: To provide for the welfare of areas and people affected by mining related operations, using the funds generated by District Mineral Foundations (DMFs) Scheme: To implement various developmental and welfare projects/programs in mining affected areas that complement the existing ongoing schemes/projects of State and Central Government To minimize/mitigate the …

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International Solar Alliance

The ISA was launched at the 2015 Paris Climate Change Summit (COP21) by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande. It seeks to empower solar-rich countries located between the tropic of Cancer and the tropic of Capricorn to make collaborative efforts to harness solar energy to generate the electricity. Under this alliance, 121 …

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