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NWIC setup as a single window source of updated data on water resources (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains paper I; Geography)

National Water Informatics Centre (NWIC) Consequent upon approval of the Cabinet, National Water Informatics Centre (NWIC) has recently been created by Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation at New Delhi vide notification dated 28th March 2018. NWIC would be a repository of nation-wide water resources data and would work as a Subordinate … Continued

How storms and lightning in North India killed over a hundred in just a day (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS mains Paper I; Geography)

Big duststorms and lightning are not unusual at this time. Why do they occur, why did so many die? Over 100 people were killed in duststorms, thunderstorms, and lightning at many places in northern, central and eastern India on Wednesday. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said “lightning and thunderstorm” killed 62 people in Uttar … Continued

Nutrition panel drops Maneka proposal (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper I; Polity & Governance)

National Council on Nutrition view The National Council on Nutrition (NCN) has unanimously rejected Union Minister for Women and Child Development (WCD) Maneka Gandhi’s proposal to replace ready-to-eat food as take-home dry ration with energy-dense nutrient packets which could be mixed with food for anganwadi beneficiaries. The council has also directed that pilot projects be … Continued

Survey on Higher Education (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper I)

To portray the status of higher education in the country, Ministry of Human Resource Development has started an annual web-based All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE). The first survey was conducted in the year 2011 for the survey year 2010-11. Since then the survey is continuously being conducted annually by the Ministry through web … Continued

Karnataka Cabinet approves separate religion tag for Lingayats, seeks Centre’s nod (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper I)

Decision of the State government The state government has accepted the recommendation of a committee formed to study the issue. The ball is now in the Centre’s court. Finally, to be decided by Centre In a key political development ahead of the 2018 state assembly polls in Karnataka, the Congress-led state government sought the Central … Continued

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