[Economy Lecture] 14th Finance Commission: 42% Verticle Tax Devolution & 5 Parameter Horizontal Tax Distribution, BTT, DTC, GAAR, PDMA revisited

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Prologue L4/P4: PDMA, Curbing Black Money in Foreign & Desi Assets L4/P5: GAAR Delay, DTC dropped & BTT Forgotten L4/P6: 14th Finance Commission: Tax Devolution, 42% Share L4/P7: 14th Finance Commission: Grant in Aid for PRI & Disaster Management, pricing of public utilities Prologue The economic survey related articles will be published after I’m done reading and researching myself. In …

[ACIO Answerkey] Part 4/4: Aptitude- Maths, English and Reasoning MCQs solved with Explanation

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Maths/Reasoning Questions in ACIO-2015 Basic Numeracy Permutation Combination Probability (PCP) Speed Time Distance (STD) Geometry Reasoning English Essay List Prologue Intelligence Bureau (IB) had conducted written examination for requirement of Assistant central intelligence officer (ACIO) on 22nd February 2015. I’m preparing the topic wise ACIO Answer key in four parts. First part: History and Polity MCQs already published Second part: …

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[Revision] GS3: Environment, Conservation, Disaster-Management: Cyclone Hudhud, Kashmir Floods, Clean India & Ganga

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[Block-1] Disaster Management Disaster#1: Cyclone Hudhud Rescue operation: operation “Lehar” Suggestions/ Precautions/reforms Ain’t nothing called national calamity Benefits of Ham radio Social media in disaster Management Disater#2: Kashmir floods Mission Sahayata Suggestion/ precaution/ reforms [Block-2] Cleaning India and Ganga B1: Swachh Bharat / Clean India campaign Mechanism Fodder/Issues / Challenges/ Solutions Cleaninless: others initiatives B2: Ganga cleanup problem Can Ganga …

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[Revision] GS3 Science-Tech: Biotechnology, Robotics, Nanotech, Computer/IT awareness, Space-tech, Agro, Defense

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[Block-1] Biotechnology Biotechnology bill 2013 Genetically modified crops Pro-GM-crops Anti GM-crops GM crops in India [Block-2] Robotics [Block-3] Nanotechnology Google-X Nanoparticles Nanotechnology: theory [Block-4] computer / Internet related Internet security Hardware APPS/Portals [Block-5] Space-Tech ISRO MARS Mission IRNSS-Desi GPS NASA and others [Block-6] AGRO related [Block-7] Defense [Block-8] Physics, Chemistry, Misc. [Block-1] Biotechnology Meaning: utilizing biological process for industrial, medical, …

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[Revision] GS2/GS3: Public Health Special: Indigenization of Medical Technology, Medical-Gadgets applications

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[Block-1] Diseases D1: Ebola Nigeria Model: How to end Ebola? India and Ebola D2: Malaria D3: Kala-Azar: revised strategy D4: TB related D5: Pneumonia and Diarrhea: D6: Dementia / Alzheimer’s D7: LASIK Surgery D8: Drug Pricing NPPA D9: Drugs and diseases: misc. [Block-2] Genetic Engineering related [Block-3] Affecting entire community [Block-4] Medical Gadgets Celiac Kits More inventions:  [Block-1] Disease D1: …

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[Revision] GS3: Infrastructure, Coal Scam, BlackMoney, G20-BEPS, Bitcoins

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Prologue [Block-1] PPP finance for Infra [Block-2] Infra: Roads and Highways R1: E-toll collection R2: Highway finance PPP: BOT vs EPC [Block-3] Infra: Aviation A1: Draft aviation policy: 2014 A2: Aviation: No frills airport [Block-4] Infra: Railways and Shipping Fuel linked tariff policy Rail tariff authority USFD rail track security Railways Green initiatives- Infra: Shipping [Block-5] Infra: Urban-Smart cities REITs: …

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[Revision] GS3: Economy-Planning, Budgeting, Resource mobilization & Farm subsidies

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Prologue [Block-1] Planning commission (PC) why replace? Modi’s NDRC Productivity commission SriKrishna’s FSLRC New Financial sector regulators PDMA Debt Management PJ Nayak Committee [Block-2] Budgeting reforms Bud1: FM 4 kharchaa-Paani Bud2: Feedback Loop Bud3: Curbing fiscal deficit FD1: Disinvestment Keypoints FD2: Fuel subsidies curbed FD2A: Diesel deregulation: benefits of FD2B: Modified DBT FD3: 10% cutdown in Non-plan Expenditure [Block-3] Banking …

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[Revision] GS2: Economy- IR/Diplomacy/Treaties-Agreements affecting India’s ECONOMIC INTERESTS

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Prologue [Block 1] Economic Bodies-IMF, BRICS Bank, AIIB Why IMF quota-governance reforms Why need BRICS, AIIB? BRICS Bank, Shanghai AIIB, Beijing UNICITRAL: [Block-2] WTO, treaties affecting Indian interests WTO: structure-function WTO: SPS agreement [Block-3] WTO AoA, Peace Clause, Food subsidies, TFA, Bali WTO: AoA & De-Minimus WTO: Bali Summit and Peace clause WTO: TFA-Trade facilitation agreement [Block-4] US Policy affecting …

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[Revision] GS2 Economy: MAKE in India, Government Policies-Interventions for Manufacturing, Factories, Labour, Skill Development

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Prologue [Block 1] Policies New Industrial policy 1991 National MFG policy 2011 National IT policy 2012 New Telecom Policy 2012 [Block-2] Make in India (MII) Why Make in India? MII: FIVE-mechanism IPR protection (GS3) [Block-3] Labor Factory reforms Why need factory/labour reforms Factory bill 2014 Small factories bill 2014 Apprentice bill 2014 Companies Act 2013 Companies Act: 4 statutory bodies …

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[GS3] IT-awareness: Raspberry Pi, Shellshock, Heartbleed, Internet-of-Everything, Facebook Safetycheck & more

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Prologue Security: Heartbleed bug Security: Bash / Shellshock bug Security: IoE-Internet of Everything Security: Vishing- Voice Phishing Security: COWL Chip: Raspberry Pi Chip: System on Chip (SoC) Soc.Service: Facebook’s Internet Drones Soc.Service: Facebook Safety Check App Soc.Service: Google ILIA Soc.Service: Saransh tool by CBSE Prologue Collection of IT related topics from Sept. to Nov Week1 in Hindu. Relevance: Mains GS3- …

[HRD] Government Intervention for Skill development, issues from design & implementation for GS Mains2

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Prologue What’re the problems? What’re the solutions? #1: define “skill development” #2: Decide Outcomes #3: Cash-funding on outcomes #4: Motivate both trainee and trainer #5: Monitor beneficiaries Appendix: NSDA vs NSDC Prologue 2013, December: Panel to rationalize various skill Development schemes. It gave report in 2014, October. Relevance:  GS Mains 2: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors …

[Public Health] NPPA, Drug Price control, Sravan Implant, Cigarette packing rules update

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Prologue NPPA: National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority Drug pricing controversy Scene 1: NPPA price controls begins (Dec 2013) Scene 2: NPPA tries to go beyond its mandate Scene 3: NPPA humiliated* Behind the curtains Sravan implant Cigar-Labelling Prologue Current affairs related to public health, during September Week1 to October Week3. Part1: Mother, Children, Hunger, Nutrition related. Part2: Policy / Mission: Mental …