Daily Prelims Bits

17th August, 2019- Saturday Polity New Districts creation in any state Why in NEWS: Recently Tamil Nadu CM announced that Vellore district would be trifurcated to create 2 more districts, Ranipet and Tirupattur. Key Facts A ‘district’ (zila) is an administrative division of an...

DAILY KAS READING ARTICLE | 17 AUGUST 2019 | KAS MENTOR

17th August, 2019- Saturday Polity New Districts creation in any state Why in NEWS: Recently Tamil Nadu CM announced that Vellore district would be trifurcated to create 2 more districts, Ranipet and Tirupattur. Key Facts A ‘district’ (zila) is an administrative division of an...

16 August, 2019- Friday         PLACE OR PLACES OTHER THAN DELHI AS THE SEAT OF THE SUPREME COURT Topic : Governance. Why in news:  Vice President of India has advocated the need to set up Supreme Court benches in different regions in the country, including one...

DAILY KAS READING ARTICLE | 16 AUGUST 2019 | KAS MENTOR

16 August, 2019- Friday         PLACE OR PLACES OTHER THAN DELHI AS THE SEAT OF THE SUPREME COURT Topic : Governance. Why in news:  Vice President of India has advocated the need to set up Supreme Court benches in different regions in the country, including one...

August 15th, 2019- Thursday Soil Piping Why in News: A team of scientists from the National Centre for Earth Science Studies (NCESS) here who carried out an investigation in the wake of the heavy rain and devastating floods in August 2018 had found that...

DAILY KAS READING ARTICLE | 15 AUGUST 2019 | KAS MENTOR

August 15th, 2019- Thursday Soil Piping Why in News: A team of scientists from the National Centre for Earth Science Studies (NCESS) here who carried out an investigation in the wake of the heavy rain and devastating floods in August 2018 had found that...

14 August, 2019-Wednesday ECONOMY EXCHANGE TRADED FUNDS Why In News: Assets of Exchange Traded Funds have tripled in the past two years What are Exchange Traded Funds? The idea is to cumulate the shares of selected PSUs proposed for disinvestment under a single fund (that...

DAILY KAS READING ARTICLE | 14 AUGUST 2019 | KAS MENTOR

14 August, 2019-Wednesday ECONOMY EXCHANGE TRADED FUNDS Why In News: Assets of Exchange Traded Funds have tripled in the past two years What are Exchange Traded Funds? The idea is to cumulate the shares of selected PSUs proposed for disinvestment under a single fund (that...

13 August, 2019- Tuesday  Uranium mining Why in news: Joint Forum for People’s Democratic Rights, a civil society group, is protesting against Uranium mining in Nallamala ranges in Andhra Pradesh. The issue Protestors say Uranium mining in the forests would inevitably damage the delicate...

DAILY KAS READING ARTICLE | 13 AUGUST 2019 | KAS MENTOR

13 August, 2019- Tuesday  Uranium mining Why in news: Joint Forum for People’s Democratic Rights, a civil society group, is protesting against Uranium mining in Nallamala ranges in Andhra Pradesh. The issue Protestors say Uranium mining in the forests would inevitably damage the delicate...

12 August, 2019- Monday   Awards E-Commerce Guidelines for Consumer Protection 2019 Why in NEWS: The Consumer Affairs Ministry recently released the E-Commerce Guidelines for Consumer Protection 2019. What necessitated this? India’s e-commerce sector is poised to grow four times to $150 billion by...

DAILY KAS READING ARTICLE | 12 AUGUST 2019 | KAS MENTOR

12 August, 2019- Monday   Awards E-Commerce Guidelines for Consumer Protection 2019 Why in NEWS: The Consumer Affairs Ministry recently released the E-Commerce Guidelines for Consumer Protection 2019. What necessitated this? India’s e-commerce sector is poised to grow four times to $150 billion by...

10th August, 2019- Saturday UDAN scheme About UDAN: UDAN(Ude Desh ka Aam naagrik), launched in April 2017, is a flagship scheme of the Union Government to enable air operations on unserved routes, connecting regional areas, to promote balanced regional growth and to make flying...

DAILY KAS READING ARTICLE | 10 AUGUST 2019 | KAS MENTOR

10th August, 2019- Saturday UDAN scheme About UDAN: UDAN(Ude Desh ka Aam naagrik), launched in April 2017, is a flagship scheme of the Union Government to enable air operations on unserved routes, connecting regional areas, to promote balanced regional growth and to make flying...

9 August, 2019- Friday   Awards Vikram Sarabhai Journalism Award Why in NEWS: As part of centenary year celebrations of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, father of Indian space programme, ISRO has announced its “Vikram Sarabhai Journalism Award in Space Science, Technology and Research”.The award recognizes...

DAILY KAS READING ARTICLE | 9 AUGUST 2019 | KAS MENTOR

9 August, 2019- Friday   Awards Vikram Sarabhai Journalism Award Why in NEWS: As part of centenary year celebrations of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, father of Indian space programme, ISRO has announced its “Vikram Sarabhai Journalism Award in Space Science, Technology and Research”.The award recognizes...

08 August, 2019-Thursday   Bill for splitting J&K into two UTs 1. Bill for splitting J&K into two UTs   Why in news:Parliament has approved a resolution abrogating special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution and a bill for...

DAILY KAS READING ARTICLE | 8 AUGUST 2019 | KAS MENTOR

08 August, 2019-Thursday   Bill for splitting J&K into two UTs 1. Bill for splitting J&K into two UTs   Why in news:Parliament has approved a resolution abrogating special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution and a bill for...

7 August, 2019- Wednesday Mob lynching In news: The Rajasthan government has introduced the Rajasthan Protection from Lynching Bill, 2019. If it gets passed, Rajasthan will be the second State after Manipur to have a dedicated law criminalising mob lynching as a special offence,...

DAILY KAS READING ARTICLE | 7 AUGUST 2019 | KAS MENTOR

7 August, 2019- Wednesday Mob lynching In news: The Rajasthan government has introduced the Rajasthan Protection from Lynching Bill, 2019. If it gets passed, Rajasthan will be the second State after Manipur to have a dedicated law criminalising mob lynching as a special offence,...