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Factoids for Prelims 2020

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Ranyo Ashoka, Himalayan nettle, Denisovan - Who would have thought of such random questions?

Creating this thread with the sole purpose of sharing facts that can be relevant for Prelims. While there is always this thought, that there is no end to learning and mugging up facts, but if we observe closely - the options are not very close and elimination is easy. By pooling our resources here, if we give it one reading also, the probability of retaining it on the D day and eliminating options increases exponentially. 

I request the aspirants to actively contribute here and let's hope that we strike gold on 31st ;). 

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ILO Conventions

India  has  ratified  six  out  of  the  eight  core  ILO  Conventions.  These  are  the  Forced  Labour  Convention  (No.  29),  Abolition of  Forced  Labour  Convention  (No.  105),  Equal  Remuneration  Convention  (No.  100),  Discrimination  (Employment  and Occupation)  Convention  (No.  111),  Minimum  Age  Convention  (No.  138)  and  Worst  Forms  of  Child  Labour  Convention (No.  182). 

India has  NOT  ratified  Freedom  of  Association  and  Protection  of  the  Right  to  Organise  Convention  (No.  87),  Right  to Organise  and  Collective  Bargaining  Convention  (No.  98).

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ILO Conventions

India  has  ratified  six  out  of  the  eight  core  ILO  Conventions.  These  are  the  Forced  Labour  Convention  (No.  29),  Abolition of  Forced  Labour  Convention  (No.  105),  Equal  Remuneration  Convention  (No.  100),  Discrimination  (Employment  and Occupation)  Convention  (No.  111),  Minimum  Age  Convention  (No.  138)  and  Worst  Forms  of  Child  Labour  Convention (No.  182). 

India has  NOT  ratified  Freedom  of  Association  and  Protection  of  the  Right  to  Organise  Convention  (No.  87),  Right  to Organise  and  Collective  Bargaining  Convention  (No.  98),  Decent  Work  for  Domestic  Workers  (No.  189). 

You've mentioned 9 overall.

I think C189 is not a core convention?

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@Patootie Yup, my bad. Edited it, thank you. 


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INSPACEe,Thwaites,Beijing platfom for action.
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Project barn owl, Lakshwadeep: 

Barn owl has been an excellent predator of rodents in palm system. Absence of rat snake and barn owl population in Lakshadweep Islands as well as close spacing of coconut palms are few of the main reasons responsible for the flare up of rodent population in the Island system. About 40-50% yield loss is reported due to rodent damage in Island system. Introduction of few pairs of barn owls and the nesting boxes could be a very successful strategy in the biological control of rodents. This could form one of the classical bio-control approaches in rodent management.

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@upsc2020 for Indian non-native travellers only; not for foreigners


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Year of formation and ministry:


Survey of India 1767 (DST)

Geological Survey of India 1851 (M/o Mines)

Archaeological Survey of India 1861 (M/o Culture)

Botanical Survey of India 1890 (MoEFCC)

Zoological Survey of India 1916 (Asiatic Society of Bengal - William Jones - 1784) (MoEFCC)

Forest Survey of India 1981 (MoEFCC)

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  • India's ED= US $558.5 bil = 20.6% of GDP
  • out if this 558.5 bil
    • 82% - Pvt | 18%- Sovereign
    • 81%- long term | 19% short term
  • Forex reserves = 85.5% of ED
  • ED denominatn : USD [53.7%] > Rupee [31.9%], yen [5.6%]> SDR [4.5%]> euro [3.5%]

*ED= External Debt

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The ILP is an official travel document required to visit four Northeastern states, namely, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur and Nagaland.

The Inner Line Permit is an extension of the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation Act 1873.

Is it in force in Manipur?

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Can anyone please tell me some important list of website need to be gone through like UN Envt???
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Thinker said

The ILP is an official travel document required to visit four Northeastern states, namely, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur and Nagaland.

The Inner Line Permit is an extension of the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation Act 1873.

Is it in force in Manipur?

Inner Line Permit came into effect in Manipur from January 1, 2020, making it the fourth northeastern state to come under the ILP regime.

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  1. ICAT to issue approval certificates for bs 6 
  2. GJ as first state to launch emission trading for particulate matter 
  3. GJ also the first state to have a separate climate change department 
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CAMELS Rating system of RBI to judge Financial strength of UCBs.

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