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  • IAS NEXT, Lucknow
  • 20, Jan 2022
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International Energy Agency (IEA) and Electricity Market Report

Reference News:-The early 2022 edition of the Agency’s bi-annual Electricity Market Report has been published.Highlights of the report:Nations are largely turning to fossil fuels to meet the increase in electricity demand as Covid-19 lockdown restriction

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  • IAS NEXT, Lucknow
  • 18, Jan 2022
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What are net zero buildings?

A net-zero energy building is one that relies on renewable sources to produce as much energy as it uses, usually as measured over the course of a year.Homes and other structures that create almost as much energy as they use are sometimes called near-zero energy buildi

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  • IAS NEXT, Lucknow
  • 10, Jan 2022
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What is Green Energy Corridor (GEC)?

Reference News:-The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the scheme on Green Energy Corridor (GEC) Phase-II for Intra-State Transmission System (InSTS). What is the Green Energy Corridor Project for Intra-State Transmission System (InSTS)?The Gr

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  • IAS NEXT, Lucknow
  • 05, Jan 2022
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MSMEs Engines of Growth for New India

Why in news?Recently the government has revised the definition of MSME making it as engines of growth for ‘new India’.Why MSME is important for Indian Economy?Contributes ~ 30% to India’s GDPEmploys ~ 11 crore peopleConstitutes ~ 40% of tot

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  • IAS NEXT, Lucknow
  • 03, Jan 2022
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Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA)

Reference News:Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) 2021 was released recently.Atal Innovation Rankings 2021:ARIIA 2021 classifies participating institutions into two major categories; technical and non-technical. Further, these rankings have

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  • RAOS, Jaipur
  • 28, Dec 2021
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Multistate Cooperatives

Why in the news?The Union Minister of Cooperation has announced that the Centre has decided to amend the Multi State Cooperative Societies (MSCS) Act, 2002. This will be done to plug the loopholes in the Act.What are Cooperatives?Cooperatives are people-centered enterprises ow

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  • IAS NEXT, Lucknow
  • 25, Dec 2021
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Need for a Public Health Data Architecture for India

What is the issue?In a country perennially thirsty for reliable health data, the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) is like an oasis, prompting for a few comprehensive national surveys than being over-dependent on the omnibus NFHS.What is the range and scope of NFHS?

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  • RAOS, Jaipur
  • 22, Dec 2021
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RAIN WATER HARVESTING

Why in News: Minister of State for Jal Shakti informed Rajya Sabha about the Rain Water Harvesting.Though Water is a State subject, Central Government has taken a number of important measures for implementation of rain water harvesting through scientific manner including watershed p

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  • IAS NEXT, Lucknow
  • 16, Dec 2021
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What is Char Dham Project?

Reference News-The Supreme Court has allowed carriageways of three highways to be widened to 10m as part of the Char Dham roads project after modifying its earlier order limiting the width to 5.5m.What Has The Supreme Court Said?A three-judge Supreme C

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  • Vaid's ICS, Lucknow
  • 16, Dec 2021
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GREEN HYDROGEN MICROGRID PROJECT

Why in news?NTPC Limited announced that India’s first Green Hydrogen Microgrid Projects will be set up at Simhadri near Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.The projects will be a precursor to large-scale hydrogen energy storage projects and would be useful for studying an

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