17.05.2019 National and International Current Affairs

  INTERNATIONAL India to be the focus country in Jerusalem Film Festival, 2020 India was positioned as an attractive filming destination by highlighting the steps taken to ease the process of obtaining permissions for filming in India through the Film Facilitation Office (FFO) which facilitates Single Window Clearance for film-makers. The Indian Delegation highlighted the … Read more

16.05.2019 National and International Current Affairs

16.05.19     INTERNATIONAL Sasakawa Award 2019 United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) today conferred Sasakawa Award 2019 for Disaster Risk Reduction to Dr. Pramod Kumar Mishra, Additional Principal Secretary to Prime Minister of India. P. K. Mishra from India received the 2019 Sasakawa award in recognition of his long-term dedication to improve … Read more

15.05.2019 National and International Current Affairs

15.05.19     INTERNATIONAL Manchester City have been crowned Premier League champions Manchester City have been crowned Premier League champions for the second consecutive season after a 4-1 win over Brighton EPL is contested by 20 clubs and the Seasons run from starting in August to ending in May.   India voiced for ‘unbiased’ assessment … Read more

14.05.2019 National and International Current Affairs

14.05.19     INTERNATIONAL Waste dumping proposal defeated A proposal by India to prevent developed countries from dumping their electronic and plastic waste onto developing countries, was defeated at the recently concluded meeting of the Basel Convention in Geneva. Pollution from plastic waste, acknowledged as a major environmental problem of global concern, has reached epidemic … Read more

13.05.2019 National and International Current Affairs

13.05.19     INTERNATIONAL Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu calls for strengthening of India-Vietnam ties. India, Vietnam to strengthen cooperation in atomic energy, defence and security On his four-day official visit to Vietnam, the Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu underscored the importance of strengthening the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between the two … Read more

12.05.2019 National and International Current Affairs

12.05.19     INTERNATIONAL IAF receives first Apache Guardian attack helicopters The first of the 22 Apache Guardian attack helicopters, often called “tanks in the air” because they are armed with deadly missiles and rockets, has been formally handed over to the IAF at the Boeing production facility in Arizona, US. Apaches, armed with Stinger … Read more

11.05.2019 National and International Current Affairs

11.05.19     INTERNATIONAL Who FOR ELIMINATING INDUSTRIALLY PRODUCED TRANS FATS BY 2023 The WHO has in partnership with the International Food and Beverage Alliance (IFBA) to wished to achieve elimination of industrially produced trans fats by 2023. They expressed their commitment to eliminate industrial trans fats, and reduce salt, sugar and saturated fats in … Read more

10.05.2019 National and International Current Affairs

10.05.19     INTERNATIONAL India re-elected as observer to Arctic Council India has been re-elected as an observer to intergovernmental forum Arctic Council The Arctic Council promotes cooperation, coordination and interaction among Arctic states, the region’s indigenous communities and other inhabitants on common issues, particularly on sustainable development and environmental protection. Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, … Read more

09.05.2019 National and International Current Affairs

09.05.19     INTERNATIONAL Indian, French navies begin sea phase of ‘Varuna’ exercise India-France naval exercise -Varuna currently under way off the Goa coast is the largest ever undertaken by the two navies and represents the climax of the strengthened maritime co-operation between the countries. Indian naval ships Chennai, Mumbai, Tarkash, tanker INS Deepak and … Read more

08.05.2019 National and International Current Affairs

08.05.19     INTERNATIONAL India, Germany, Brazil, Japan ‘absolutely needed’ at UNSC as permanent members: France India and nations like Germany, Brazil and Japan are “absolutely needed” as permanent members of a reformed and enlarged UN Security Council to better reflect contemporary realities. India is at the forefront of efforts at the UN to push … Read more

07.05.2019 National and International Current Affairs

  INTERNATIONAL Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Council of Foreign Ministers in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Council of Foreign Ministers in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, later this month. Dialogue between India and Pakistan has been called off since the Pathankot attack in January … Read more

Best wishes for Civil Services Prelims Exam 2019

Pscnotes wishes good luck to all aspirants for Civil Services Prelims Exam 2019.  You have worked very hard and will surely succeed to next phase of exam i.e. Mains. Our final tip is to sleep well prior to exam,  stay calm and have special Focus On none /not/ neither in questions. Hardness and ease of … Read more

DMPQ- What are the main functions of National Highway authority of India?

To develop, maintain and manage National Highways vested in it by the Central Government. To regulate and control the plying of vehicles on National Highways for its proper management. To develop and provide consultancy and construction services in India and abroad, and carry out research activities in relation to the development, maintenance and management of … Read more

DMPQ- What are the factors which control the salinity of the oceans?

Factors poignant ocean salinity are : The salinity of water within the surface layer of oceans rely in the main on evaporation and precipitation. Wind, additionally influences salinity of a district by transferring water to different areas. The ocean currents contribute to the salinity variations. Salinity, temperature and density of water are interconnected. Hence, any … Read more

DMPQ:Project 75(I)

The Project 75I-class submarine is a follow-on of the Project 75 Kalvari-class submarine for the Indian navy. Under this project, the Indian Navy intends to acquire 6 diesel-electric submarines, which will also feature advanced Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) systems to enable them to stay submerged for longer duration and substantially increase their operational range.   … Read more

DMPQ:Q5. Discuss following term: A) ISHAN VIKAS B) ISHAN UDAY

Ishan Vikas is coordinated by IIT, Guwahati and under the programme, selected school children from North Eastern States are brought in close contact with the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) and National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) during the vacation period to motivate them to pursue science, … Read more

Fisheries

Fisheries: ‘Fisheries’ sector is becoming a subsector of Primary sector with consistently increasing contribution to the state economy. The state government envisages development in fisheries sector with a multi pronged strategy with essential focus on increasing fish production and thereby ensure sustainable development. Development of fisheries through effective value chain and boosting exports, government is … Read more

National Educational Research and Training Council

National Educational Research and Training Council The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is an autonomous organisation of the Government of India which was established on 1 September 1961 as a literary, scientific and charitable Society under the Societies’ Registration Act (Act XXI of 1860). Its headquarters are located at Sri Aurbindo Marg … Read more

DMPQ:What are the concerns in India-Australia bilateral relations?

Dichotomous Australian Foreign Policy- Historically, a key problem with Australia’s bilateral relationships has been the misalignment of Australia’s economic and political-security interests. While Australia is reliant on the US for its defence and security through the Australia-New Zealand-US treaty, its economy depends on China, which accounts for a huge share in bilateral trade and investment. Challenges … Read more

DMPQ: What is JAM Trinity? How it is beneficial?

An abbreviation for Jan Dhan Yojana, Aadhaar and Mobile number. The government is pinning its hopes on these three modes of identification to deliver direct benefits to India’s poor. Benefits of JAM: Ensure minimum leakages and direct benefit transfer. Remove the bottleneck of exclusion error. Will bring efficiency in implementation of scheme. Will help in … Read more

DMPQ: is Rohingya issue? How it is affecting India? (IR)

Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, neighbouring Bangladesh, are not recognised by the Myanmar government as an official ethnic group and are therefore denied citizenship. Rohingyas are the most persecuted community in the world. Brutal atrocities are unleashed on them and they are denied of any human rights and citizenship rights. As a result of this, the … Read more

DMPQ: Discuss special features of Jute Industry of India

The Jute industry occupies an important place in the national economy of India. It is one of the major industries in the eastern region, particularly in West Bengal. Jute, the golden fibre, meets all the standards for ‘safe’ packaging in view of being a natural, renewable, biodegradable and eco-friendly product. It is estimated that that … Read more

DMPQ: Write a note on the decline of Indus Valley Civilization

Though there are various theories, the exact reason is still unknown. As per a recent study by IIT Kharagpur and Archaeological Survey of India, a weaker monsoon might have been the cause of decline of Indus Valley Civilization. Environmental changes, coupled with loss of power of rulers (central administration) of Indus valley to sustain the … Read more

Rajasthan Population

  The entire vicinity (area) of Rajasthan is 342,239 sq. km as per Census 2011. The density of the state was 200 per sq km as per 2011 Census. It is comparatively lower than national average, which is 382 per sq km. The density of the state was 165 per sq km as per 2001 … Read more

Tribes of Rajasthan

      Name Geographical location and populations History and lineage Economic activity Social and Family life   MEENA Constitute about 51.20% of population and concentrated in districts of Jaipur,Dausa,Sawai Madhopur,Rajsamand and Udaipur   Word meena means fish, Chandrabhardai states their origin to the kingdom south of alwar,dausa and bharatpur prior to Rajput rule They … Read more

Energy Resources

Energy Resources- Conventional Energy Resources Petroleum, natural gas, coal, nitrogen, uranium and water power are examples of conventional sources of energy. They’re also called non-renewable sources of energy and are mainly fossil fuels, except water power. Rising growth of population has created a tremendous pressure on the conventional resources of energy and thus the concept of … Read more

Minerals in rajasthan

1.metalic minerals   Iron Although Rajasthan is not rich in Iron ore deposits but the available deposits of iron ore are of high quality. Various iron ore fields of Rajasthan are as follows:- 1- North Eastern Fields:- It has following areas Morija-Banol Area in Amber tehsil of Jaipur Nimalo-Raisalo Area near Dausa Dabla-Singhana-Neem Ka Thana in Jhunjunu … Read more

Agro-climatic Regions

    Variable Climatic condition throughout the state has led to the development of different agricultural practices. Scientists have divided the state into following agro-climatic regions:- Western Agricultural Region:- It covers the sandy arid plains with low rainfall and thus about 70% of the net cropped area is under Kharif crops of bajra and pulses. … Read more

Wild Life Protection Areas

  Rajasthan is noted for its National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries. There are three national parks viz. the Keoladeo National Park of Bharatpur,  Ranthambore National Park of Sawai Madhopur, and Mukundara Hills National Park of Kota. Ranthambore National Park and Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary are both known worldwide for their tiger population and considered by both … Read more

National Parks and Sanctuaries in Rajasthan

  S.No Name of National Parks/ Wild Life Sanctuary District Area(Sq.km.) National Parks 1 Keoladeo National Park Bharatpur 28.73 2 Ranthambore National Park Sawai Madhopur 392.50 Sub Total 421.23 Sanctuaries 1 Bandh Baratha WL Sanctuary Bharatpur 199.50 2 Bassi WL Sanctuary Chittorgarh 138.69 3 Bhensrodgarh WL Sanctuary Chittorgarh 229.14 4 Darrah Game Sanctuary Kota, Jhalawar … Read more

Ancient History Question Bank

1- The Rigvedic deity not found in Avesta is: (a) Indra (b) Varuna (c) Agni (d) Mitra   2- The concept of ‘Brahma’ started with: (a) Brahmanas (b) Aranyakas (c) Upanishads (d) Vedas Who wrote ‘Natya Shashtra’? (a) Bhavbhuti (b) Matang (c) Bharat Muni (d) Bharavi Most of Smritis have been written in verse. Which … Read more

Volcanoes

    Volcano is a  place on the earth’s surface (or any other planet) where molten rock and gases are erupted. or  hill or mountain built up by the eruption of molten rock.Volcanic eruptions are caused by magma (a mixture of liquid rock, crystals, and dissolved gas) expelled onto the Earth’s surface. Basaltic magmas tend … Read more

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