10-11.06.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND CM seeks corporates’ help in making ‘no-plastic’ zone   Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Sunday sought help from corporate houses to make the State free from plastic menace. Addressing a CSR review meeting at district headquarters, Das said that the corporate houses must shun use of plastic bags and bottles at their respective premises … Read more

09.06.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Jamshedpur to come on national air map soon   East Singhbhum district administration, local civic body (JNAC) and Tata Steel aviation department officials conducted a study of the Sonari Airport runway to find out feasibility of starting flight service as part of regional connectivity scheme. According to information, the team inspected the Sonari airstrip … Read more

08.06.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Significant decline in mmr in j’khand   The health sector of Jharkhand finally has something to boast about. The State has registered a considerable decline in the percentage of Maternal Mortality Rate. According to the Sample Registration Survey (SRS) statistics released recently, the State has registered an MMR of 165 during childbirth, which is … Read more

07.06.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Govt clears scheme to fight against fluoride in 15 districts   Since most of the districts of the State are badly hit by high fluoride contents in groundwater, the Government has gone ahead sanctioning a scheme to install safe drinking water supply system covering as many as 233 hamlets of 15 districts.   The … Read more

05.06.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND CM vows to make j’khand plastic-free by 2019   In order to push the efforts taken by the State Pollution Control Board to control indiscriminate uses of polythene carry bags across Jharkhand, the Government has gone on setting a deadline in this regard.   As per an estimate 24 tonnes of plastic garbage is … Read more

03-04.06.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Gram swaraj campaign to push centre’s schemes   Chief Minister Raghubar Das has pitched for speedy and effective implementation of Government schemes and underlined the role of the Government in doing welfare work for villages, poor, farmers, women, youth and the disadvantaged.   Focus would be given during the second phase of Gram Swaraj … Read more

01.06.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Govt clears scheme to fight against fluoride in 15 districts   Since most of the districts of the State are badly hit by high fluoride contents in groundwater, the Government has gone ahead sanctioning a scheme to install safe drinking water supply system covering as many as 233 hamlets of 15 districts.   The … Read more

31.05.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

INTERNATIONAL ·        World No Tobacco Day is celebrated on 31 May   Every year, on 31 May, World Health Organization and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD).   The theme of World No Tobacco Day 2018 is “Tobacco and heart disease.” The day highlights the health and other risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for … Read more

30.05.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

INTERNATIONAL   ·        Cochin International Airport, Worlds 1st Fully Solar Energy-Powered Airport: UNEP   The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)recognized Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) in Kerala as the world’s first fully solar energy-powered airport. CIAL is India’s first airport to be constructed in public-private-partnership (PPP) model in 1999. It is the busiest and largest airport … Read more

27-28.05.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

INTERNATIONAL   Netherlands joins Solar Alliance The Netherlands has become the 64th signatory member of the International Solar Alliance (ISA).   The joint statement issued hailed the Netherlands as India’s “Gateway to Europe”.   India also welcomed the Netherlands as the Partner Country for the TechSummit in 2019.     Barbados elects Mia Mottley as … Read more

26.05.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

INTERNATIONAL   Nepal first country in south-east Asia to eliminate trachoma   Nepal has become the first country in south-east Asia to eliminate trachoma, world’s leading cause of preventable blindness of infectious origin, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said.   Trachoma was the second leading cause of preventable blindness in the Himalayan nation in the … Read more

23.05.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

INTERNATIONAL     26th BASIC Ministerial meeting of Environment Ministers in Durban   The 26th BASIC Ministerial Meeting of Environment Ministers was held in Durban, South Africa for co-operation to protect the climate for present and future generations.   The BASIC grouping is a bloc of four countries – Brazil, South Africa, India and China – … Read more

22.05.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

INTERNATIONAL   India sixth wealthiest country with total wealth of $8,230 billion   India is the sixth wealthiest country in the world with a total wealth of $8,230 billion, while the U.S. is the richest nation globally, says a report.   According to the AfrAsia Bank Global Wealth Migration Review, the US is the wealthiest … Read more

Union Public Service Commission

Union Public Service Commissions Public Service Commissions for the Union as per Article-315 Subject to the provisions of this article, there shall be a Public Service Commission for the Union Any such law as aforesaid may contain such incidental and consequential provisions as may be necessary or desirable for giving effect to the purposes of … Read more

Disaster Management :Causes, Meaning and Classification of Disaster; Disaster Mitigation;Immediate and Long-term measures

Disaster Management History shows that India is exposed to national disasters. Cyclones, floods, earthquakes, droughts and floods are major threats. About 60 percent of the landmass is prone to earthquakes of various intensities, over 40 million hectares is prone to floods and 68 percent of the area is susceptible to drought. This not only results … Read more

National Human Rights Commission

Human Rights Commission Establishment of Human Right Commission The National Human Rights Commission is a statutory (and not a constitutional) body. It was established in 1993 under a legislation enacted by the Parliament, namely, the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993. This Act was amended in 2006. The commission is the watchdog of human rights … Read more

17.05.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Bankers to focus on ‘aspirational’ dists   Majority of districts of Jharkhand figuring in the list of 115 aspirational districts identified all over the country have put the onus on banking fraternity directing their resources towards their development. As many as five schemes have been marked to be taken on priority basis.   The … Read more

12.05.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Jharkhand among worst; govt releases toll-free helpline   Taking into account the alarming figures of child marriage cases registered in Jharkhand, the Department of Health and Family Welfare on May 10 released the district- wise report of child marriage cases.   The consolidated report suggests that 38 per cent cases of child marriage are … Read more

10.05.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND   Health dept, rmc begin malaria control drive   The Department of Health and Family Welfare has begun its exercise of identifying vulnerable districts from where maximum cases of Malaria are reported. The department by far has distributed 67 lakh mosquito nets covering 1.45 crore rural populace. According to the Health Department officials, Dichloro … Read more

09.05.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND   Reserve all state government jobs for residents of Jharkhand, demands Babulal Marandi   Jobs in the rank and file of Jharkhand government should only be registered for the residents of the state, JVM-P chief Babulal Marandi demanded.   The former chief minister also demanded that the Raghubar Das government must make provisions to reserve the state … Read more

08.05.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND 30 new coal projects to boost CIL output The Central Mine Planning and Design Institute (CMPDI) has identified 30 new coal mining projects that can add to the annual production capacity of Coal India Limited (CIL) by 100 million tonnes.   Seven out of the 30 projects are in Jharkhand among which are the expansion of Chitra open … Read more

06-07.05.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Legal services cadet corps starts in schools on june 28   Over five years after the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) mooted a scheme to establish Legal Services Cadet Corps (LCC) in the schools on the lines of NSS and NCC, the Jharkhand State Legal Services Authority (JHALSA) will roll out the much awaited … Read more

05.05.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Ola in partnership with tata trusts launches ‘my ride my cause’   Ola, leading ride-sharing company has launched  ‘My Ride My Cause’ on its platform to crowdsource funds and support social causes by leveraging its vast network of millions of customers across India.   Ola has rolled out this special initiative through a unique … Read more

02.05.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Jharkhand emerges as new destination for BPO, IT companies   Incentives offered by the government under its BPO Policy 2016 and Software Technology Park of India (STPI) are attracting many BPOs to cities like Ranchi, Jamshedpurand Bokaro. Companies like Aegis, Ison, Tata Business Support Service and BPO Convergence are functional.   Sources said the BPOs … Read more

29-30.04.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Ranchi division likely to have ‘all women railway station   Ranchi Division will also have at least one ‘All Women Railway Station.’ Director (Information and Publicity) in Railway Board Ved Prakash said today that Indian Railways have been taking several measures in order to ensure safety to women and children in trains, besides converting … Read more

28.04.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Jharkhand doubles the electric fare in the urban areas   The month of May in Jharkhand will see high bill electricity bills because the rates of electricity units have been doubled. The State Electricity Regulatory Commission approved it on Friday about this hike in electricity tariff. Domestic urban consumers currently pay 2.90 per unit for up … Read more

27.04.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Adani’s ‘coal-to-liquid’ project hinges on new coal policy   Adani Group’s proposal to set up coal to poly-generation plant in Jharkhand with investment potential to the tune of Rs 50,000 cr would now largely depend on the new policy the Centre has propagated in recent times. Under this, the company has started looking at … Read more

25.04.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Mandal dam clearance brings comfort space for state govt   Stage One clearance by the Government of India for Mandal dam has provided more convenience and comfort space to the Jharkhand Government to go fast on the project, said PCCF and Chief Wildlife Warden of Jharkhand Lal Ratnakar Singh. The PMO is taking stock … Read more

24.04.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Jharkhand govt hands over 236.92 acre land to Center for building AIIMS in Deoghar   Jharkhand government has handed over land to the Union ministry of health and family welfare for building a regional center of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Deoghar.   A plot of 236.92 acre size was transferred to the Union government … Read more

21.04.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND 5,300 poor families to get free power connection by may 5   As many as 5,300 families belonging to the economically backward classes are all set to get free electricity connection by May 5 this year. Besides, installing electric connections, the department will also provide electric cable, switchboard, LED bulb and electric meters in … Read more

The issue of Schedule caste / Scheduled Tribe act

Note: READ is our New Initiative to cover two Topics (Weekly) of Current Importance in Detail with Specific focus on Prelims and Mains Exam   The issue of Schedule caste / Scheduled Tribe act In March 2018, the Supreme Court observed that the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act of 1989 has become an instrument to … Read more

20.04.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND ‘okay google’, say 7.5l women in Jharkhand   In a State where female literacy rate struggles to go above 55.62 per cent, use of Internet and android phones by rural women seems a far cry.   However, with a sharp increase in the penetration of Internet, more and more Government and non-Governmental agencies are … Read more

19.04.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Make j’khand odf by oct 2, 2018: das   Chief Minister Raghubar Das appealed to people of the State to realise the dream of Clean India by putting in their efforts under Gram Swaraj Campaign in Khajuri of Garhwa district.   He called upon the masses to make people aware and self-indulge in the … Read more

18.04.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Panel proposes 45 years age limit for govt jobs for all   The panel headed by Land Revenue Minister Amar Kumar Bauri, formed by the State Government to suggest amendments to the State’s local residents’ policy to ensure reservation in Grade III and IV Government jobs in non-scheduled areas, finally submitted its report to … Read more

17.04.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Jharkhand filmmaker duo grabs national award   Filmmaker duo Meghnath and Biju Toppo have hit gold again with ‘Naachi se Baanchi’ (Dance to stay alive) grabbing the Rajat Kamal award for the Best Biographical Film at the 65th National Awards announced on Friday. The duo had earlier won two other national awards for their films ‘Ek Ropa Dhan’ and ‘Iron … Read more

14.04.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND CM launches abhiyan for dalit development in chatra   Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Saturday kicked off the “Gram Swaraj Abhiyaan”, an initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the total village development, in Chatra, the district dominated by Scheduled Castes (SCs).   This 20-day campaign, which began to mark Ambedkar Jayanti, will be … Read more

READ: India – Israel Relations

Note: READ id our New Initiative to cover two Topics (Weekly) of Current Importance in Detail with Specific focus on Prelims and Mains Exam     India – Israel Relations Israel, officially State of Israel, in the Middle East, located at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea. It is bounded to the north by Lebanon, to the … Read more

READ: Interlinking of Rivers

Note: READ id our New Initiative to cover two Topics (Weekly) of Current Importance in Detail with Specific focus on Prelims and Mains Exam After Cauvery: A look at other inter-state water tussles   The Supreme Court on February 16 delivered its verdict on Cauvery river water sharing between Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, and Puducherry, bringing an … Read more

13.04.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Govt launches rotavirus vaccine to tackle IMR, diarrhoeal deaths   Taking another step towards reducing the infant mortality rate, Jharkhand became the 10th state to introduce vaccine against rotavirus.   The vaccine is used to prevent the contamination of rotavirus, which is highly contagious and spreads through the faecal oral route – when a child’s hands come … Read more

12.04.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Jharkhand gets tag of urban ODF state.   Jharkhand became the 10th among states and union territories to be certified open defecation free in the urban areas. An official announcement for the same was made by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MOHUA).   A state or a district is certified by the QCI … Read more

The partition of India and its consequences

Direct Action Day (1946) Direct Action Day hartal called by the Muslim League on August 16, 1946 to get rid of ‘British slavery and contemplated future caste-Hindu domination’. The  backdrop of the Direct Action Day was not only the Muslim League’s acceptance of the cabinet mission plan, but also the loss of face it had … Read more

29.03.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND   Ranchi celebrates World Theatre Day   In an attempt to revitalise the theatre culture of the city and commemorate World Theatre Day, a three-day long event commenced in Audrey House.   Artists from famous theatre groups across the country have been roped in to showcase iconic plays in Hindi and other languages for theatre enthusiasts in the … Read more

27.03.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND   Jharkhand has lowest college density in country: Study   Abysmally poor college-student ratio has turned out to be Jharkhand’s major cause for the brain drain. The All India Survey of Higher Education (AISHE) data released by the Union ministry of human resource development, said the state higher education sector has been discouraging with just … Read more

25-26.03.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND   Jharkhand bans Popular Front of India for spreading anarchy in state   The Jharkhand government has banned the Popular Front of India (PFI) for spreading anarchy in the state.   Action has been taken after the law department gave its consent on the proposal of the home department/police.   PFI has been banned under Section … Read more

24.03.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Jharkhand government will market state’s minor forest produce: CM Raghubar Das   Chief minister Raghubar Das  pledged to offer a helping hand to Jharkhand’s minor forest producers by selling a bulk of their yearly produce through the newly constituted Mukhayamantri Udyami Board.   The Board will market the products of the state’s minor forest producers. Products such as … Read more

22.03.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

INTERNATIONAL     February 21 – International Mother Language Day   The International Mother Language Day (IMLD) was observed across the world on 21 February to promote awareness of linguistic, multilingualism and cultural diversity. This year it is the 17th anniversary of IMLD.   The observance of this day signifies importance of mother language as … Read more

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