Daily Archives: January 13, 2021

Issues Relating to Development and Management of Social Sector

GS-2 4.KAYAKALP AWARD SCHEME IMPORTANT POINTS: The award scheme was launched in 2015 to appreciate and recognise the efforts of public health facilities to create a healthy environment. The parameters for judging are hospital/facility upkeep, sanitation and hygiene, waste management, infection control, support services and hygiene promotion. OBJECTIVES OF KAYAKALP: …

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Functions and Responsibilities of the Union and the States

GS-2 3.URBAN LOCAL BODIES REFORMS Manipur becomes the 4th state to complete urban local bodies reforms.   IMPORTANT POINTS: Manipur has become the 4th state in the country to successfully undertake “Urban Local Bodies (ULB)” reform stipulated by the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance. Thus, the State has become …

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Indian Economy and Issues Relating to Planning, Mobilization, of Resources, Growth, Development and Employment  

GS-3 2.CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES CBDT launches e-portal for filing complaints regarding tax evasion/Benami Properties/Foreign Undisclosed Assets. IMPORTANT POINTS: CBDT has launched an automated dedicated e-portal on the e-filing website of the Department to receive and process complaints of tax evasion, foreign undisclosed assets as well as complaints regarding …

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Technology Transfer Agreements to Bring Country’s First Indigenous Device for Correcting Ballooning of Brain Arteries & Device for Healing of Heart Hole

Indians will soon have access to the country’s first indigenous flow diverter stent for diverting blood flow away from localized ballooning of arteries in the brain and a device that promotes better healing of the hole in the heart. Nitinol-based occluder devices, which are presently used to heal Atrial Septal …

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Dst Scientists Find Clue to Anomalous Behaviour of Self-Propelled Fluctuations Like Fish Schools, Flocking Birds, Bacterial Colonies

Scientists have found a clue to dynamical origin of fluctuations in systems like fish schools, swarm of insects, flocking birds and bacterial colonies, which are called active matter systems. This understanding can be useful in nanotechnology applications like building small-scale energy-efficient bio-devices as well as biomedical applications like characterizing infection …

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Science and Technology

GS-3  5.SPINTRONICS Scientists at the Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), Mohali (Punjab), an autonomous institution of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, have produced an ultra-high mobility 2d-electron gas (2DEG) at the interface of two insulating oxide layers. WHAT IS SPINTRONICS? Spintronic, also known …

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