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(hindi) 18 th November 2018 The Hindu DNA
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Mahesh Agarwal
I am a B.Tech graduate from IIT(ISM) Dhanbad.I have appeared for UPSC CSE thrice and cleared pre all the time.I have also cleared SSC CGL 20

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  1. MYSELF MAHESH KUMAR AGARWAL B.Tech From IIT ISM Dhanbad .99.9 Percentile in CAT e Cleared SIDBI grade A e Cleared SSC CGL 2016 as GST inspector e Cleared UPSC Prelims thrice in 3 attempts

  2. 18th November 2018 '90% citizens aware of air pollution but lack awareness of causes and impact, GS 4 page 2 Use in to highligh that tackling air pollution in India requires attitudinal change among people-CAB model can be used-to change the belief system that individual initiative can make huge difference in pollution. There is awareness about air pollution,but belief system still believe that actioans at individual level can hardly make difference Dog park in Hyderabad-exclsuve park for pets-use as example in GS4 to highlight empathy towards animals also in page 9 India gets its first elephant hospital in UP Gandhi-'The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated-link to this Withdrawal of consent will impact future CBl action page 10- GS2 statutory body-Federal structure WB,AP recently withdrew general consent to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to exercise jurisdiction within its territory -but it applies prospectively and not restrospectively to any pending case Dorji case -SC reasoned that states withdrwal of consent should not stall a pending case-Also link how law and order is a state subject and DSPE act also says that states consent required before CBI can exercise jurisdiction

  3. Solih promises to reset ties GS2 IR India and neighbourhood-Important development in Indo Maldivian relations-previous Maldivian govt was pro Chinese and acted against India's interest,but this new govt promises resetting of the ties- Watch out in future how india- Maldive reln reboots and note down important areas of convergences in future-for the moment, not much specific fodder points RTI activist Agnes Kharsing attacked in Meghalaya-Use as example to highlight issue of whistleblower safety and safety of RTI activists In India in GS2 transparency topic related qn ,GS4 corruption,transparency topics related qrn When CEOs linger too long page 13 This news article has fodder material for a GS4 topic, find out which ,try to link ,and comment with your answers,or message me directly on how can you use the info in exam Wood density of forest trees indicates their capacity to store carbon page 14 Science Prelims Statement like question ,correct or incorrect Bacteriophages-Page 14-Virus that infects bacterias-a qn in prelims already asked in 2016 or 17 that which organism can Virus infects-bacteria was one of the options

  4. MCQ Viruses can infect UPSC prelim 2016 1)Bacteria 2)fungi 3)plants Select the correct answer using the code given below. (a) 1 and 2 only (b) 3 only (c) 1 and 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3 GROWTH India telescope's first science observation The GROWTHIndia telescope is part of the Global Relay of Observatories Watching Transients Happen It is India's first robotic telescope . It has observed a Novae explosion of a star Novae vs Supernovae :star doesn't die after explosion unlike supernovae Kerala flood opened the gates to invasive plant species section 2 page 1 Another negative impact of floods-GS1 Natural Disasters

  5. Microplastics - a scourge stalks the sea GS 3 environmental pollution -In a 2015 Science study, the researchers estimated that India had dumped 0.6 million tonnes of plastic into the ocean in 2010. India ranked 12th while the USA 20th, Extremely small pieces of plastic debris in environment-results from breakdown and disposal of cosumer products and industrial waste How plastic kills marine life a) Entanglement(fish nets) b) B)Ingestion c) C) Hitchhiking(Invasive species ride on floating debris d) D) Smothering-plastic settles on sea bed and chokes marine organisms like carbs Entering food chain and also affecting human health if these organisms are eaten See most of the article is bol bachchan type...only important things are-what are microplastic- why dangerous for environment-what needed to be done-efforts taken(ocean cleanup project) - what india has done...make a note on these angles