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Lesson 17 - Week 2 - The Hindu Killer Course
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In this lesson Ashna talks about the important Current Affairs of June 2018

Ashna Sisodia is teaching live on Unacademy Plus

Ashna Sisodia
A passionate teacher, having scored 125+ in the prelims and 140 in Essay Paper and 110+ each in GS 2 and GS 3 in the UPSC Mains 2017.

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  1. THE HINDU The Hindu killer Series for UPSC 2019 June 2018 - Weekly Magazine Presented by Ashna Sisodia THE HINDUU THEHINDU olved. NCS vetey tw GST stalemate res rollout deferred to July 1


  2. ASHNA SISODIA Verified Educator at Unacademy and teaching since October 2016 Appeared in UPSC CSE Mains 2017 and scored 140 marks in Essay and 110 each in GS Paper 2 and 3 each. . Scored 125+ in Prelims 2017 From Chandigarh, India and CSE Btech from UIET . Courses Made so Far India Yearbook 2016, 2017and 2018 Learning maps quickly in 25 Lessons Current Affairs Course on Env, Internal Security and Social Issues Crash Course on Geography, History and International Organizations - Course on Polity Part V, PRIs and International Relations https://unacademy.com/user/AshnaSisodia


  3. WEEK 2-( 11 JUNE-18 JUNE) IIDIT THE HINDU Stay Ahead of The Times


  4. Sanchi Stupa of India and Pho Minh Pagoda of Viet Nam Why in News? Cabinet approves MoU between India and Viet Nam on Joint issue of postage stamp. Joint Issue depicts Sanchi Stupa of India and Pho Minh Pagoda of Viet Nam About sanchi Stupa: Commissioned in 3rd century BCE, Expansion/ additions/restoration works/ made in different periods Commissioned by Emperor Ashoka of the Maurya Dynasty. Located 46 km north-east of Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh, India Buddhist Art and Architecture It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The pagoda was originally built during the Lv Dynasty and later expanded in 1262 during It was a place for high-ranking mandarins and the aristocracy of the Tran Royal Court to About Pho Minh Pagoda: the Tran Dynasty worship and lead their religious life


  5. Nalanda Universit Why in News? The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal for withdrawal of Nalanda University (Amendment) Bill, 2013 pending in the Rajya Sabha. About Nalanda University: The Nalanda University was established on the basis of a Joint Press Statement at the 4th East Asia Summit held in Thailand in October, 2009, which supported its establishment as a non-state, non-profit, secular and self-governing international institution. Subsequently, the Nalanda University Act, 2010 was passed by the Parliament and came into effect from 25thNovember 2010. Nalanda University bill: It establishes Nalanda University in Bihar as a result of decisions taken at the East Asia Summits Under the Act, the University is a non-profit public-private partnership, supported by each member country as well as other sources. The Bill amends the Act to provide for the Government of India to meet the university's capital and


  6. Recurring expenditure to the extent required The powers of the University are amended to include the power to set up a consortium of international partners to meet the objectives of the University, and appoint persons working in any other University or academic institution, including those located outside India, as faculty of the University. The size of the Governing Board of the University is being increased to include two persons of eminence and two members from the academic faculty of the University. The Bill also makes provision for the appointment of Deans and Provosts


  7. North Eastern Council . Whv in News? The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal of Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) for the nomination of the Union Home Minister as ex-officio Chairman of North Eastern Council (NEC). The Cabinet has also approved that Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of DoNER would serve as Vice Chairman of the Council Under the new arrangement, Home Minister shall be the Chairman and Minister of DoNER as Vice Chairman, NEC and all the Govenors and Chief Ministers of North Eastern States will be Members .About North Eastern Council: NEC was established under the North Eastern Council Act, 1971 as an apex level body for securing balanced and coordinated development and facilitating coordination with the States Subsequent to the Amendment of 2002, NEC has been mandated to function as a regional planning body for the North Eastern Area and while formulating a regional plan for this area, shall give priority to the schemes and projects benefiting two or more states provided that in the case of Sikkim, the Council shall formulate specific projects and schemes for that State


  8. New Norms for College teachers .Why in News The University Grants Commission (UGC) has brought out a new set of regulations to alter the conditions for recruitment and promotion of college and university teachers, so as to make universitie more focused on research and colleges on the teaching-learning process New Norms for College Teachers: . Research will no longer be mandatory for college teachers for promotion. However, university promotions will offer weightage to research done. College teachers will be graded on teaching rather than research. College teachers can still do research and earn higher grades for it Other than research, college teachers can earn grades for other activities toolike social work, helping in adoption of a village, helping students in extra-curricular activities, contributing teaching material to Swayam, the MOOCS platform for online material College teachers can become professors now. Till now, a college teacher could not rise above the rank of associate professor, the professor post being limited to university departments To become an assistant professor in a college, the requirement remains the same: Ph.D or NET plus a master's degree. However, for promotion to the post of associate professor, a Ph.D will be mandatory even at the college level Indians who had been awarded a doctoral degree from any of the top 500 global universities would be eligible to teach in Indian universities without the requirement of any equivalence certificate or NET as soon as the regulations are notified


  9. Global Alliance to Eliminate Lvmphatic Filariasis Why in News? India is hosting the 10th meeting of Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis. India has highest burden of Lymphatic Filariasis and there is need of taking leadership role to Eliminate lymphatic filariasis About Lvmphatic Filariasis: It is an alliance of partners from 72 LF endemic national country programmes, NGOs, private sectors, academic and research institutes and international development agencies that assists WHO's Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis LF or commonly known as Elephantiasis is one of the oldest and most debilitating neglected disease, which is currently endemic in 73 countries of the world, including India LF is a devastating parasitic infection spread by mosquitoes. The parasites are thread-like worms (filariae) that develop in and then damage the human lymphatic system and associated tissues It is usually contracted in childhood, often before the age of five. The lymphatic system is a network of vessels and specialised tissues that are essential to the maintaining the overall fluid balance and health of organs and limbs and importantly are a major component of the bodv's immune defence svstem


  10. Dam Safetv Bill, 2018 Why in News? The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal for introduction of Dam Safety Bill, 2018 in the Parliament. About Dam Safety Bill: The Bill provides for proper surveillance, inspection, operation and maintenance of all specified dams in the country to ensure their safe functioning. The Bill provides for constitution of a National Committee on Dam Safety which shall evolve dam safety policies and recommend necessary regulations as may be required for the purpose. The Bill provides for establishment of National Dam Safety Authority as a regulatory body which shall discharge functions to implement the policy, guidelines and standards for dam safety in the country The Bill provides for constitution of a State Committee on Dam Safety by State Government