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Base crop choices on water use: Study

Base crop choices on water use: Study

Why in news?India needs to realign regional cropping patterns with available water resources to ensure future sustainability of food production, a study released. ...

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Bond losses: RBI allows banks to spread provisions

Bond losses: RBI allows banks to spread provisions

Why in news?The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday allowed banks to spread their provisions against bond losses in the June quarter over up to four quarters on account of ...

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Niti Aayog report: India suffering worst water crisis

Niti Aayog report: India suffering worst water crisis

 Why in news? India is suffering from “the worst water crisis” in its history, with about 60 crore people facing high to extreme water stress and about 2 lakh people ...

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WPI inflation hits 14-month high on costlier fuel

WPI inflation hits 14-month high on costlier fuel

Why in news?Inflation based on wholesale price index (WPI) jumped to a 14-month high of 4.43 per cent in May, primarily driven by high fuel and food prices. The WPI-based ...

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ISRO offers battery technology to firms

ISRO offers battery technology to firms

Why in news?The drive for indigenously made lithium ion batteries on a large scale has got a push with the Indian Space Research Organization offering its production ...

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Government approves chairmanship of home minister for North Eastern Council

Government approves chairmanship of home minister for North Eastern Council

Why in news?The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved the nomination of the home minister as the ex-officio chairman of the North Eastern Council (NEC).HighlightsThe ...

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India among over 90 nations without paid paternity leave for new dads: UNICEF

India among over 90 nations without paid paternity leave for new dads: UNICEF

Why in news?India is among almost 90 countries in the world without national policies in place that ensure new fathers get adequate paid time off with their newborn babies, ...

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SEBI panel to study option of direct overseas listings

SEBI panel to study option of direct overseas listings

Why in news?The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has constituted an expert committee to examine the possibility of allowing unlisted Indian companies to directly ...

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Cabinet approves Bill for dam safety

Cabinet approves Bill for dam safety

Why in news?The Union Cabinet approved a proposal for enactment of a new Dam Safety Bill, 2018, among several decisions taken Wednesday.HighlightsUnion minister ...

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India to start universal screening for tuberculosis, leprosy: Health Minister

India to start universal screening for tuberculosis, leprosy: Health Minister

 Why in news?Health Minister on Monday announced that India is all set to start universal screening for tuberculosis and leprosy. The announcement was made by the minister ...

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India to host first BIMSTEC war games in September

India to host first BIMSTEC war games in September

Why in news?India will host the first military exercise of the BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) group focusing on ...

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PM’s maternity scheme benefits 23.6 lakh

PM’s maternity scheme benefits 23.6 lakh

Why in news?After initial hiccups in implementing the maternity benefit programme Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY), the government has finally made some headway ...

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India ranks 137th on Global Peace Index 2018

India ranks 137th on Global Peace Index 2018

Why in news?India has moved up four places to the 137th rank among 163 countries on the 2018 Global Peace Index, due to a reduction in the level of violent crime driven by ...

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Threat to Bannerghatta buffer zone

Threat to Bannerghatta buffer zone

Why in news?At least 73 eco-sensitive villages, of which 22 are ‘red list’ villages, have been left out of the buffer zone of the Bannerghatta National Park, which remains ...

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