Daily Prelims Bits

PRELIMINARY WORLD VAPE DAY World Vape Day is to be observed on May 30, a day before World no-tobacco day. World Vape Day aims to raise awareness on e-cigarettes or vapes and encourage smokers who are unable to quit on their own or with...

Daily Prelims Facts – 30th May 2020

PRELIMINARY WORLD VAPE DAY World Vape Day is to be observed on May 30, a day before World no-tobacco day. World Vape Day aims to raise awareness on e-cigarettes or vapes and encourage smokers who are unable to quit on their own or with...

PRELIMINARY UN PEACEKEEPERS DAY The “International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers”, May 29, is to pay tribute to all the men and women who have served and continue to serve in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations for their high level of professionalism, dedication, and courage and to...

Daily Prelims Facts – 29th May 2020

PRELIMINARY UN PEACEKEEPERS DAY The “International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers”, May 29, is to pay tribute to all the men and women who have served and continue to serve in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations for their high level of professionalism, dedication, and courage and to...

PRELIMINARY LOCUST SWARMS Amidst a wave of locust swarms sweeping across western and northwestern India, the Department of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare (DAC&FW) has stepped up locust control operations in the affected States of Rajasthan, Punjab, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. Locust is an omnivorous...

Daily Prelims Facts – 28th May 2020

PRELIMINARY LOCUST SWARMS Amidst a wave of locust swarms sweeping across western and northwestern India, the Department of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare (DAC&FW) has stepped up locust control operations in the affected States of Rajasthan, Punjab, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. Locust is an omnivorous...

PRELIMINARY AROGYA SETU MADE OPEN SOURCE Aarogya Setu mobile App is launched by India for helping augment the efforts of limiting the spread of COVID19, with an objective of enabling Bluetooth based contact tracing, mapping of likely hotspots and dissemination of relevant information about...

Daily Prelims Facts – 27th May 2020

PRELIMINARY AROGYA SETU MADE OPEN SOURCE Aarogya Setu mobile App is launched by India for helping augment the efforts of limiting the spread of COVID19, with an objective of enabling Bluetooth based contact tracing, mapping of likely hotspots and dissemination of relevant information about...

PRELIMINARY EMISSION NORMS FOR L7 CATEGOGRY OF BS VI The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued notification dated 22nd May 2020 regarding the emission norms for L7 (Quadricycle) category for BS VI. These norms are applicable from the date of notification.  This...

Daily Prelims Facts – 26th May 2020

PRELIMINARY EMISSION NORMS FOR L7 CATEGOGRY OF BS VI The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued notification dated 22nd May 2020 regarding the emission norms for L7 (Quadricycle) category for BS VI. These norms are applicable from the date of notification.  This...

PRELIMINARY KANGRA TEA Chemicals in Kangra tea well known for its other medicinal properties could be effective in boosting immunity as they can block coronavirus activity better than anti-HIV drugs, claimed scientists at the Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (IHBT) in Palampur, Himachal Pradesh....

Daily Prelims Facts – 25th May 2020

PRELIMINARY KANGRA TEA Chemicals in Kangra tea well known for its other medicinal properties could be effective in boosting immunity as they can block coronavirus activity better than anti-HIV drugs, claimed scientists at the Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (IHBT) in Palampur, Himachal Pradesh....

PRELIMINARY SWEET REVOLUTION AND ATMA NIRBHAR BHARAT A webinar organised by the National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) regarding bee-keeping and Honey production, on the theme “Sweet Revolution and Atma Nirbhar Bharat” in partnership with the National Bee Board. The objective of the welfare was...

Daily Prelims Facts – 23rd May 2020

PRELIMINARY SWEET REVOLUTION AND ATMA NIRBHAR BHARAT A webinar organised by the National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) regarding bee-keeping and Honey production, on the theme “Sweet Revolution and Atma Nirbhar Bharat” in partnership with the National Bee Board. The objective of the welfare was...

PRELIMINARY NATIONAL CRISIS MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE (NCMC) A National Crisis Management Committee is a committee set up by the Government of India in the wake of a natural calamity for effective coordination and implementation of relief measures and operations.  It is headed by cabinet secretary.On the constitution of such a committee, the Agriculture Secretary shall provide...

Daily Prelims Facts – 22nd May 2020

PRELIMINARY NATIONAL CRISIS MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE (NCMC) A National Crisis Management Committee is a committee set up by the Government of India in the wake of a natural calamity for effective coordination and implementation of relief measures and operations.  It is headed by cabinet secretary.On the constitution of such a committee, the Agriculture Secretary shall provide...

PRELIMINARY PARTIAL CREDIT GUARANTEE SCHEME The Union Government had issued the PCG Scheme in the Union Budget to provide a one-time partial credit guarantee to PSBs for purchase of pooled assets of financially sound NBFCs. It aims to address temporary asset liability mismatches of...

Daily Prelims Facts – 21st May 2020

PRELIMINARY PARTIAL CREDIT GUARANTEE SCHEME The Union Government had issued the PCG Scheme in the Union Budget to provide a one-time partial credit guarantee to PSBs for purchase of pooled assets of financially sound NBFCs. It aims to address temporary asset liability mismatches of...

PRELIMINARY LESS INVASIVE SURFACTANT ADMINISTRATION A recent medical technique, known as Less invasive surfactant administration (LISA), has been started at J.K. Lon Government Children’s Hospital in Jaipur for treatment of lung disease or respiratory distress syndrome among premature babies.  LISA has been developed as...

Daily Prelims Facts – 20th May 2020

PRELIMINARY LESS INVASIVE SURFACTANT ADMINISTRATION A recent medical technique, known as Less invasive surfactant administration (LISA), has been started at J.K. Lon Government Children’s Hospital in Jaipur for treatment of lung disease or respiratory distress syndrome among premature babies.  LISA has been developed as...