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March

NEWS IMPULSE | GANDHI PEACE PRIZE FOR YEAR 2019 AND 2020 |22 MARCH

Why in News? The Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2019 and 2020 is being conferred on His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman respectively. About: Gandhi Peace Prize is an annual award instituted by Government of India since 1995, the 125th Birth Anniversary commemoration year of Mahatma …

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NEWS IMPULSE | GROWTH OF YOUNG SMOKERS IN INDIA AND THE WORLD | 27 MAY

Syllabus Section: Health Issues Why in News? Ahead of World No Tobacco Day (May 31), the Global Burden of Disease collaboration has published three new studies in The Lancet and The Lancet Public Health journals. About: Globally, the number of smokers increased to 1.1 billion in 2019, with tobacco smoking causing 7.7 million deaths — …

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NEWS IMPULSE | 34 GREEN ZONE SITES APPROVED FOR NPNT |26 MARCH

Syllabus Section: Government Policies and Intervention Why in News? Ministry of Civil Aviation has granted permit to “No-Permission-No-Takeoff' (NPNT) compliant drone operations at 34 additional green zones to facilitate, smoothen, and promote drone operations in the country. About: As per DGCA, “NPNT or ‘No Permission – No Take-off’ compliance enables every Remotely Piloted Aircraft (except Nano) …

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NEWS IMPULSE | NORTH KOREAN MISSILE TESTS |26 MARCH

Why in News? North Korea fired four short-range missiles into the sea in its first missile launches in about a year. About:  North Korea’s strategy North Korea has a long history of performing major weapons tests around the time new governments take power in the United States and South Korea. The four missiles fired appear to …

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NEWS IMPULSE | INTER-STATE TIGER RELOCATION PROJECT |26 MARCH

Syllabus Section: Environment and Ecology Why in News? Sundari — a tigress shifted as part of India’s first inter-state translocation project in 2018 from Madhya Pradesh to Odisha has returned home. About: Both the big cats were selected for the translocation project as per the NTCA guidelines and in collaboration with the Wildlife Institute of …

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NEWS IMPULSE | NISAR, THE JOINT EARTH-OBSERVING MISSION OF NASA AND ISRO |27 MARCH

Syllabus Section: Science and Technology Why in News? NASA and ISRO are collaborating on developing a satellite called NISAR, which will detect movements of the planet’s surface as small as 0.4 inches . About: It’s an SUV-sized satellite that is being jointly developed by the space agencies of the US and India The partnership agreement was …

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NEWS IMPULSE | INDEX MONITORING CELL |27 MARCH

Syllabus Section: Polity and Governance Why in News? Recently, the Index Monitoring Cell submitted its report to the Central Government. About: Recommendations of the Report: This report talks about declaring defamation as non-criminal. It is known that India is one of the few countries where defamation is considered a criminal act. It has also been …

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NEWS IMPULSE | SWARNA JAYANTI SCHOLARSHIP FOR YOUTHS OF BANGLADESH |27 MARCH

Syllabus Section: International Relations Why in News? Prime Minister Modi announced Swarna Jayanti scholarship for youths of Bangladesh. About: The Swarna jayanti Fellowship is a research fellowship awarded annually by the Department of Science and Technology of India. It is given for the notable and outstanding research by young scientists, applied or fundamental, in biology, …

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NEWS IMPULSE | TRIBAL TB INITIATIVE |27 MARCH

Syllabus Section: Health  Issues Why in News? Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan launched 'Tribal TB Initiative' in pursuit of TB Mukt Bharat. A Guidance Note on Joint Action Plan for Tuberculosis (TB) Elimination, a Special Edition of Tribal Ministry’s Publication ‘ALEKH’ on TB, and a document on Tribal Tuberculosis (TB) Initiative was also released at the event. …

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