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Nov'19

29th NOVEMBER 2019

DEFENCE ACQUISITION COUNCIL (DAC) The DAC is Defence Ministry’s highest decision making body for capital acquisition proposals forwarded by the Indian armed forces It was set up in 2001 as part of the post-Kargil reforms in defence sector It approves the long-term integrated perspective plan for the forces, accords acceptance of necessity (AON) to begin acquisition proposals, & grant’s approval to all major deals through all their important phases has the power to approve any …

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Nov'19

28th NOVEMBER 2019

NEW SNAKE SPECIES FOUND IN ARUNACHAL Researchers spotted the reptiles inside the thickly forested Tally Valley Sanctuary non-venomous burrowing snake named Trachischium apteii; due to the burrowing habits of species of this genus, snakes belonging to the group are seldom seen and hence remain poorly studied. Trachischium apteii was named so to honour the contribution of Deepak Apte, well-known marine biologist smooth and dorsal scales arranged in 15 rows throughout the body. The dorsal colour …

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Nov'19

27th NOVEMBER 2019

<h3>JAMMU &amp; KASHMIR FARMERS SUFFERING DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE</h3> Unseasonal weather has destroyed apples in Kashmir and paddy in Jammu Destruction of 25 to 50 per cent of the apple crop in the region In remote villages of Jammu, unseasonal rains damaged crops of basmati rice. The abrogation of Article 370, resulting in a clampdown on all communication and transportation, also caused severe distress. Earlier, they used to have only two pesticides. But these days, …

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Nov'19

25th NOVEMBER 2019

NSO SANITATION SURVEY REPORT Around 71.3 per cent of rural households and 96.2 per cent of urban households had access to toilets during 2018, according to the survey The findings have come more than a month after Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared rural India to be open defecation-free (ODF). According to the survey, a household has access to a toilet if a majority of its members has the facility of using it Swachh Bharat Mission, …

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