General Knowledge

DIGITAL INDIA

Digital indiaDigital India is a campaign launched by the Government of India to ensure that Government services are made available to citizens electronically by improved online infrastructure and by increasing Internet connectivity or by making the country digitally empowered in the field of technology.

Digital India was launched on 1 July 2015 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The initiative includes plans to connect rural areas with high-speed internet networks. The vision of Digital India programme is inclusive growth in areas of electronic services, products, manufacturing and job opportunities etc and it is centred on three key areas – Digital Infrastructure as a Utility to Every Citizen, Governance & Services on Demand and Digital Empowerment of Citizens.

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START UP INDIA

 

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Startup India campaign is based on an action plan aimed at promoting bank financing for start-up ventures to boost entrepreneurship and encourage start ups with jobs creation. The campaign was first announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his 15 August 2015 address from the Red Fort. It is focused on to restrict role of States in policy domain and to get rid of  “license raj” and hindrances like in land permissions, foreign investment proposal, environmental clearances. It was organized by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion .

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jallikattu

Jallikattu – The ban should continue!

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On one side, we have the government trying to ban everything and anything controversial and on the other hand the government lifted a ban that agitated more people than it pleased. Jallikattu, the bull-taming game of Tamil Nadu, known for its torturing nature has been given a nod.

Jallikattu was banned four years back when PETA and Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) documented and reported the practice of taming animal by torturing and angering them. The AWBI had written to the environment ministry on December 31, advising against any such action to lift the ban but it seems that the centre turned a deaf ear to the suggestion.

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Current Affairs 2017


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GARG will be effective from April 1,2017

The Union Finance Ministry has announced that the General Anti Avoidance Rule (GAAR) will be effective from the 1 April, 2017. In this regard Income Tax (IT) department has issued a slew of clarifications on implementation of GAAR, seeking to address concerns of foreign investors over implementation of the anti-evasion measure. GAAR seeks to prevent companies from routing transactions through other countries to avoid taxes. The rules are framed mainly to minimize and check avoidance of tax. India will be the 17th nation in the world to have laws that aim to close tax loopholes.  At present, GAAR is in force in nations like Australia, Singapore, China and the UK.

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India and CERN

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India becomes a part of CERN
India formally became an associate member of CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) with the government completing the internal approval procedures for the agreement it signed in November 2016.
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India can take part in meetings of the CERN Council and its committees (Scientific Policy Committee and Finance Committee). However India will not have voting rights on decisions of the council.

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Strategy for IIFT GK

The people who have cracked IIFT are the ones who were well-prepared for every section. In IIFT, most of the students are able to score in the 4 sections of Quant, DI, Logic & Verbal Ability. However, the GK section in IIFT is usually the deciding factor for the overall scores. Knowing how to score in this section will be essential for every student who plans to get into IIFT. But, before knowing how to prepare for General Knowledge, you should have an idea about what to expect in the section.

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MICAT 2016

What to expect at MICAT and MICAT 2

MICAT can comprehensively measure talents such as:

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This blog is about the MICAT examination conducted by Mica Ahmedabad.

  • Analytical ability
  • Verbal ability
  • Logical reasoning
  • Divergent thinking
  • Written communication skills
  • Creativity potential
  • General awareness regarding up to date social and trade connected problems together with areas covering media , marketing, advertising and business.
  • Your leadership potential also will be assessed through “psychometric profiling” that may be a section of MICAT 2016.

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