Tropical Evergreen Forests Conditions for growth:

Tropical Evergreen Forests Conditions for growth: Tropical Evergreen and Semi Evergreen Forests are found mainly in the areas where the annual rainfall is more than 250 cm, with a short dry season. The average annual temperature should be above 22 °C. Characteristics: Lofty, very dense, multi-layered forest with mesophytic evergreen, 45m or more in height,Continue reading “Tropical Evergreen Forests Conditions for growth:”

Criteria for inclusion in SC list:

Recently Odisha’s Sualgiri and Swalgiri communities have been notified as Scheduled Castes. Criteria for inclusion in SC list:  Scheduled Castes (SCs):- Extreme social, educational and economic backwardness arising out of traditional practice of untouchability. Procedure:  The Constitution of India empowers the Parliament of India to modify the list of notified scheduled castes, whichContinue reading “Criteria for inclusion in SC list:”

Hydroelectric Projects in India

Consider the following statements about Kishenganga River 1.      It is a tributary of river Satluj 2.      It is called Neelum in Pakistan Select the correct statements a       Only 1 b       Only 2 c       Both 1 and 2 d       Neither 1 nor 2 Explanation: Solution (b) The Jhelum has its source inContinue reading “Hydroelectric Projects in India”

The clever poor man- A must Read

Once upon a time, there was a clever poor young man who lived in a city. His only resource was a dead rat. He started off by selling it for a coin to a hotel, for their cat. Then one day, there was a storm. The king’s garden was littered with branches and leaves, andContinue reading “The clever poor man- A must Read”

Amended Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (A-TUFS)

Government launched Amended Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (A-TUFS) in 2016 by replacing Revised Restructured Amended Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (ATUFS) is related to (a) modernizing and technology upgradation of leather units in India. (b) providing climate smart technologies to small farmers in order to improve productivity of agriculture. (c) modernizing and upgradation of the textilesContinue reading “Amended Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (A-TUFS)”

Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA)

What is the aim of the programme ‘PMGDISHA’? (a) A programme for empowerment of rural destitute women by providing them source of livelihood. (b) To make 6 Crore rural households digitally literate by March 2019. (c) It aims to provide Digital education to the rural children in the age group of 7 14 years throughContinue reading “Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA)”

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)

Consider the following statements with respect to Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY): 1. It intends to recognize the knowledge acquired and skills equipped by the participants through certification. 2. Persons from both organized and unorganized sectors can join the scheme. 3. It is being implemented by National Skill Development Corporation. Which of the statementsContinue reading “Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)”

Objectives of Ayush Mission

The Government has launched the National AYUSH Mission with the objectives of:  providing cost effective AYUSH Services, with a universal access through upgrading AYUSH Hospitals and Dispensaries,  co-location of AYUSH facilities at Primary Health Centres (PHCs), Community Health Centres (CHCs) and District Hospitals (DHs),  strengthening institutional capacity at the state level throughContinue reading “Objectives of Ayush Mission”

Brief about Bio-fortification

Consider the following statements 1.     Biofortification is the process by which the nutritional quality of food crops is improved through agronomic practices, conventional plant breeding, or modern biotechnology. 2.     Conventional fortification differs from Biofortification in that conventional fortification aims to increase nutrient levels in crops during plant growth rather than through manual means during processingContinue reading “Brief about Bio-fortification”

TataTarini Temple

Taratarini Temple is located in which of the following states? a     Madhya Pradesh b     Odisha c      Andhra Pradesh d     Kerala Explanation: Solution (b) Taratarini Temple on the Kumari hills at the bank of the River Rushikulya near Brahmapur city in Ganjam District, Odisha, India is worshiped as the Breast Shrine (SthanaContinue reading “TataTarini Temple”

National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA)

. Consider the following statements about National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) 1.     It functions under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution 2.     It fixes/revises the prices of controlled bulk drugs and formulations Select the correct statements a     1 Only b     2 Only c      Both 1 and 2 d    Continue reading “National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA)”

Everything about Project Size by NIFT

Indian launched a project named Size India to get its own sizing standards after following the size code of European countries or the US. News Summary Project Size India A project is to be launched to scan and measure thousands of men and women in the age group of 15-65 years to come up withContinue reading “Everything about Project Size by NIFT”

Everything about Finance Commission

Finance Commission of India It is set up every five years by the President under Article 280 of the Constitution. It first came into existence in 1951. Functions It was formed to define the financial relations between the centre and the state. These recommendations cover a period of five years. The commission also lays downContinue reading “Everything about Finance Commission”