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Sambar Deer

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Vulnerable –IUCN Red List State animal of Odisha Nocturnal and solitary Native range — Indian subcontinent, southern China, and Southeast Asia Habitat Gentle slopes and the steeper parts of forested hillsides. They prefer to live near cultivated areas like gardens and plantations, where they can find food, but are also seen in swamp forests, thick forests and open scrub Wide…

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Karnataka govt. unveils State flag

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Karnataka government has unveiled the State flag for Karnataka. If approved by the Centre, Karnataka will be the second State to have a flag after Jammu and Kashmir. The proposal will be now sent to the Union Home Ministry for approval since a State has no powers to announce its own flag.   The flag: The red-white-yellow…

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SC allows Passive Euthanasia

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Key pointers: In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court recently passed an order allowing passive euthanasia in the country. The apex court, recognising “living will” made by terminally-ill patients who are likely to go into a permanent vegetative state, laid down guidelines for the same. The guidelines include who would execute the will and how…

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Hats off to IAS Officers Prasanth Nair (Affectionately called “Collector Bro”) for their firm determination to change..

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His innovative ideas — such as Operation Sulaimani, a decentralized participatory project to address hunger in urban areas; Tere Mere Beach Mein, a project to tackle waste management at Kozhikode Beach; and Yo Appooppa, an attempt to improve the quality of life of the elderly — were huge runaway successes, thanks to large and wholehearted…

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Neeraj Vora, who passed away recently, was associated with which field?

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Correct Answer: B [Film Industry] Explanation: Neeraj Vora (54), the Bollywood actor, writer and director, has passed away in Mumbai, Maharashtra on December 14, 2017. He was known for films such as “Satya”, “Phir Hera Pheri” and “Daud”. As a writer, Vora began working in late 80’s on TV shows, including superstar Shah Rukh Khan-starrer…

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What is Neutral Internet ?

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The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) finally came out with clear guidelines in favour of Net neutrality that are consistent with its earlier stand on Facebook’s Free Basics proposal. After consultation papers issued in May 2016 and this January, the regulator reiterated that there cannot be discriminatory treatment of websites on the Internet by…

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National Institutional Ranking Framework

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Answer: B The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) is a methodology adopted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, to rank all institutions of higher education in India. The Framework was approved by the MHRD and launched by Minister of Human Resource Development on 29 September 2015.There are separate rankings for…

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Do you know about “Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana”

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The government has launched a Pan India scholarship program for school children called Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana to increase the reach of Philately.   About the scheme: What is it? Under the scheme of SPARSH (Scholarship for Promotion of Aptitude & Research in Stamps as a Hobby), it is proposed to award annual scholarships to children of…

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