Current Affairs for Engineering Service Exam
Topic 1:Economic development
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111 inland waterways (including 5 existing) have been declared as ‘National Waterways’ (NWs) under the National Waterways Act, 2016.
Government is implementing the Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP) for capacity augmentation of navigation on the Haldia – Varanasi stretch of NW-1( River Ganga)with the technical and financial assistance of the World Bank.
Projects in the North East
20 National Waterways out of 111 are in North Eastern Region (NER).
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Topic 1:Social development
Kerala stands as the best-governed state in the country, said the Public Affairs Index 2018 released by the think tank Public Affairs Centre (PAC). Kerala has topped for the third consecutive year since 2016 among large states
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Topic 2 : Energy
Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research (AMD), a constituent unit of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), has the mandate to identify, evaluate and augment mineral resources of uranium, thorium, niobium, tantalum, beryllium, lithium, zirconium, titanium, rare earths (containing uranium and thorium) besides beach sand minerals like garnet and sillimanite .
AMD has identified adequate resources of atomic minerals in the country. The details of the resources of atomic minerals are below:
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Topic 2 : Environment
The UNESCO World Heritage-listed reef is reeling from two straight years of bleaching as sea temperatures rise because of climate change. It is also under pressure from farming runoff, development and the predatory crown-of-thorns starfish.
Innovative ideas to protect the site
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Topic 4: The Key Initiatives of Government
Benefits of GST
Decrease in Inflation due to
Ease of Doing Business due to
Decrease in “Black” Transactions due to
More informed consumer due to
Poorer States to gain due to
Make in India boost due to