With the Prime Minister flagging off the ‘Padyatra’ (Freedom March) from Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad and inaugurating the curtain raiser activities of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav’ – a series of events will be organised by the Government of India to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of India’s Independence launched 75 weeks before 15 …

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Recently, Mt. Sinabung an active volcano on Indonesia’s Sumatra island has erupted. Earlier, other volcanoes of Indonesia- Merapi volcano and Semeru volcano- had erupted. Mt. Sinabung: Sinabung (2,600-metre) is located in Karo regency, North Sumatra. Sinabung is among more than 120 active volcanoes in Indonesia, which is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific Ring of Fire. …

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Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors

GS-1 AMENDMENT OF INSURANCE OMBUDSMAN RULES, 2017 Recently, the Union government amended the Insurance Ombudsman Rules, 2017, bringing insurance brokers within the ambit of the Insurance Ombudsman and also allowed policy holders to file online complaints. Important points: Enlarged the Scope Of Complaints: Earlier it was only disputes. Now the amended rules will cover …

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Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location

GS-1 TSUNAMI WARNINGS ISSUED IN NEW ZEALAND The National Emergency Management Agency highlighted that; New Zealand has issued a Tsunami warning in the coastal areas on March 4, 2021 following an earthquake of magnitude 8.0 in the north-eastern coast of the country in the Kermadec Islands region. Highlights This was the third …

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History of the world

GS-1 CHARIOT DISCOVERED IN POMPEII Archaeologists working at Pompeii have announced the discovery of a large ceremonial chariot. It was found with four wheels, its iron components, bronze and tin decorations, mineralised wood remains, and imprints of organic materials.  Important points:  It is likely that the chariot was used as …

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