Daily Tasks M21 Initiative

Manifest 21 FREE initiative assures minimum 21 tasks to students on daily basis.

You will get minimum 10 Prelims snippets, 1 Mains related article and 10 Quiz questions daily.

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October 20 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Frontier Technologies Cloud Innovation Center

Asafoetida (Heeng) cultivation

AYUSHMAN SAHAKAR scheme

BIS certification

Toys (Quality Control) Order, 2020

Arogya Setu app

Share Buy Back

IFSCA’s framework for Regulatory Sandbox

National Green Tribunal(NGT)

The Broadcast Audience Research Council(BARC)


MAINS ARTICLE

UNGA and UNSC reforms


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Explain the powers and functions of the UN Security Council (UNSC). What needs to be done to make it more representative? Approach to the answer:

  • Brief introduction about UNSC
  • Write its functions
  • Write mainly about the G4, Coffee club proposals
  • Conclude by saying how UNSC can be reformed

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October 19 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Repurposed Drugs

SLINEX-20

FIST programme

Skinks

International Civil Aviation Organisation(ICAO)

Mahila Kisan Diwas and International Day of Rural Women

‘Buldhana Pattern’ of water conservation

New START treaty

China’s New Export Control Law

GST Compensation Cess


MAINS ARTICLE

World Conference on Women


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What is the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action? Explain the significance of the 25th Anniversary of the 4th World Conference on Women which was recently held.

Approach to the answer:

  • Write about 4th World Conference on women and its outcome
  • Write about the recent conference and its outcome
  • Brief about India’s stand in the conference
  • Conclusion

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October 17 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

75th Anniversary of FAO

Kala Sanskriti Vikas Yojana (KSVY)

World Bank Development Committee Plenary

International Telecommunication Union

UN’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

VIHARA

World Food Day-2020

World Intellectual Property Organisation(WIPO)

UN Industrial Development Organisation

Global Hunger Index-2020


MAINS ARTICLE

GST compensation to states


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Explain the recent proposals by the centre to states to meet their revenue shortfall in the compensation cess under GST. Why are certain states dissenting the proposal?

Approach to the answer:

  • Write the two options given to states
  • Explain the recent proposal of GST council meeting
  • Explain why some states are against it

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October 16 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC)

“Yuddh Pradushan Ke Virudh”campaign

SCALE India Android App

Saral Jeevan Bima

The Nandankanan Zoological Park (NZP)

Zozila Tunnel – the longest tunnel road in Asia

Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) Working Group of OECD

KAPILA’ Kalam Program

Bhanu Athaiya

Baba Banda Singh Bahadur


MAINS ARTICLE

CAG and its recent report on Rafale deal


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Though CAG is an independent Constitutional body, it is undermined by several limitations. What reforms are needed to strengthen the office of CAG?

Approach to the answer:

Give introduction in 3-4 lines (Mention related articles)

Write how CAG office is independent

Write down the limitations

Write the reforms needed

Conclude on a positive note


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October 15 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers

Food and Agriculture Organisation

UNHRC

STARS Program

Inflation Targeting Approach in Monetary Policy

National Rural Livelihood Mission

Public Debt to GDP Ratio

National Register of Citizens

NAFED

Gupkar Pact


MAINS ARTICLE

Lal Bahadur Shastri


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Explain the economic and foreign policies of Lal Bahadur Shastri during his tenure as Indian Prime minister.

Approach to the answer:

Introduction

Write about his economic policies

Write about his diplomatic relations with foreign countries

His role during Indo-Pak war

Conclusion


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October 14 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

RTI Act

Right to Education Act

Greece Turkey Conflict

Stimulus Package

CRISPR Cas9

Lashkar e Taiba

Border Roads Organisation

Congress System

Indian Meteorological Department

New Wheat Variety in Maharashtra


MAINS ARTICLE

Victimless crime


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What is a victimless crime? How does it have a bearing on society? Should such crime be punished?

Approach to the answer:

  • Write definition with examples
  • Write its effect on society
  • Take a stand and write the supporting arguments
  • Conclusion (depends on your stand taken)

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October 13 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Jaya Prakash Narayan

RTI Act

Anti Microbial Resistance

Madrid Principles for Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict

Nobel Prize in Economics 2020

Need for Pulses Revolution in India

India’s First CRISPR COVID-19 Test (FELUDA) Approved

Blue Flag International

UN World Food Program

Vaccine Nationalism


MAINS ARTICLE

Gilgit Baltistan


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

How old is the conflict of Gilgit-Baltistan area between India and Pakistan? What will be the implications if its present status is changed?

Approach to the answer:

  • Write why it is in news briefly
  • Explain the history of the dispute
  • Jot down the implications of the decision
  • Conclusion

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October 12 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Decomposer Technology for Stubble

Climate Smart Agriculture

Earthquake Swarms

Nutrition Gardens

Human Challenge Trials

Design Principles for Transformation of Education in National Education Policy

Neobanks

Hepatitis

Precision Farming

Natural Gas Marketing Reforms


MAINS ARTICLE

Mining revamp


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What are the recent developments that have taken place in the coal mining sector?

Approach to the answer:

  • Write why it is in news
  • Write down the recent changes
  • Jot down 3-4 important points of Mineral laws (Amendment) bill
  • Conclusion

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October 10 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Animal and Plant Discoveries, 2019

Real Time Gross Payment System

Battle of Bhima Koregaon

COFEPOSA

High Flow Rate Water Purification Technology

Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme

Anti Radiation Missile Rudram-1

Biopesticides

Allocation of Broadcast Time by ECI

SVAMITVA Scheme


MAINS ARTICLE

Hathras Rape Case


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Law is a double edged sword when it comes to sexual violence in India. Comment.

Approach to the answer:

  • Give a status about women crimes, especially on rapes in India
  • Write important anti-rape laws and amendments in force
  • Write down the criticisms
  • Conclude by writing what needs to be done

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October 09 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Television Rating Point

Organ Transplant

Mahadayi River Dispute

Ram Vilas Paswan

Indo-Sri Lankan Accord

ISIS

Jan Andolan for COVID-19

State Disaster Response Fund

Fluorosis


MAINS ARTICLE

US Presidential Elections


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

How do the political systems of India and US differ? What are the functions of the US President?

Approach to the answer:

  • Introduction in 2-3 lines
  • Write the differences between two political systems
  • Jot down the functions of US president
  • Conclusion

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October 08 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Nitrous Oxide Emissions and Climate Change

Stockholm Convention

Chemistry Nobel Prize 2020

Gig Economy

Collision Avoidance Technology

Rapid Action Force

Anti Trust Law

Joseph Stiglitz

Ensemble Technology and Ensemble Flood Forecast

Sedition Law


MAINS ARTICLE

Loan moratorium and interest on interest


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Elaborate the Centre’s recent decision to waive interest on interest during the loan moratorium period.

Approach to the answer: 

  • Write the issue on moratorium
  • Write about government’s decision
  • Conclude by stating the importance of the decision

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October 07 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Solar Magnetic Field

Nobel Prize for Physics

Mankading

Monetary Policy Committee

Dovish and Hawkish Stance-Monetary Policy

Taliban

National Commission for Women

Krishna River Management Board

Crimes in India Report 2019

Production Linked Incentive Scheme


MAINS ARTICLE

Amendments to Constitution of Srilanka


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What does the 19th amendment of Srilankan constitution signify? How the newly gazetted 20th amendment brings changes in it?

Approach to the answer: 

  • Write why in news
  • Write the provisions of 19th amendment
  • Write about the 20th amendment
  • Conclusion

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October 06 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Coalition of Epidemic Preparedness for Innovation

Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo (SMART)

Nobel Prize for Medicine

Kamath Panel Recommendations

Green New Deal

Kayakalp Award

Provisions of RERA

MoU Between ISLRTC and NCERT for Converting Educational Materials into Indian Sign Language

National Capital Region

World Health Organization


MAINS ARTICLE

RBI guidelines for priority sector


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Explain the significance of RBI’s revised guidelines on Priority Sector lending (PSL).

Approach to the answer:

  • Write briefly about PSL
  • Write down the recent changes
  • Write about its significance
  • Conclude in 2-3 sentences on a positive note

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October 05 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Village Water and Sanitation Committees

Breath Print

Swadesh Darshan Scheme

Indian Council for Cultural Relations

Belt and Road Initiative

New Rules for Postal Ballot

Narco Test

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights

No First Use Nuclear Doctrine

Phishing


MAINS ARTICLE

Age of marriage for women


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Is the proposal of increasing minimum legal age of marriage for women from 18 years to 21 years a solution for curbing child marriage. Analyse.

Approach to the answer:

  • Write why it is news
  • Write the advantages of the proposal
  • Jot down the disadvantages
  • What needs to be done to avoid child marriages?

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October 03 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Tribal Entrepreneurship Development Program

Initial Public Offering

Forest Rights Act, 2006

Cess and Surcharge

Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Megadiverse Countries

World Wildlife Fund

Convention on Biological Diversity

WASH Campaign

Public Distribution System


MAINS ARTICLE

Coparcenary rights of women


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What are the provisions of Hindu Succession Act, 1956? What is the importance of the latest SC verdict on the 2005 Amendment of the Act?

Approach to the answer:

  • Write down the previous act provisions
  • Jot down the changes
  • Mention the importance and conclude

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October 02 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Tribes India e-Marketplace

Mega Food Parks

Purchasing Managers’ Index

Disputes in South China Sea

Line of Control

Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Yojana

Atal Tunnel

NABARD

Amnesty International

Black Holes


MAINS ARTICLE

Abraham accords


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT The establishment of new diplomatic relationships between Israel and UAE would be a game changer in war torn West Asia. Examine.

Approach to the answer:

  • Write about the new accord
  • Write in brief why UAE took this step
  • Write how it alters West Asian politics and conclude the answer

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October 01 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana

3 Language Formula of NEP, 2020

Dated Government Securities

Tax Collected at Source

Ambedkar Social Innovation and Incubation Mission

Small Savings Scheme

Program-Management Information System

Treasury Bills

Direct Benefit Transfer

Brahmos Missile


MAINS ARTICLE

Foreign Contribution Regulation Amendment Bill, 2020


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT Highlight the provisions of Foreign Contribution Regulation Amendment Bill, 2020. What are the criticisms?

Approach to the answer:

  • 2-3 lines introduction
  • Write the provisions
  • Mention the criticisms
  • Conclude the answer using importance of the bill

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September 30 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Cairn Energy Taxation Issue

Time Use Survey

Naturopathy

Public Safety Act

Aadhar Act, 2016

National Green Tribunal

RMNCH+A

Natural Farming

Priority Sector Lending

Global Commons


MAINS ARTICLE

Arrest of journalist under Official Secrets Act


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT The Official Secrets Act has been often blamed for being incongruent with a democratic society. Why is it criticised? What can be done in this regard?

Approach to the answer:

  • Introduction in 2-3 lines
  • Mention the contentious sections of the act
  • Mention the criticisms
  • Write about the recommendations of different committees and write conclusion

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September 29 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

ESG Investing

Mission Olympic Cell

Important Banking Terms

New Defence Acquisition Policy, 2020

Sustainable Development Goals

Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope

Bhagath Singh

Fugitive Economic Offender

Offset Clause in Defence Deals

Power Finance Corporation


MAINS ARTICLE

e-Lok Adalat in Karnataka


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT Explain the importance of Lok Adalats in ensuring speedy justice delivery. Can e-Lok Adalats act as an alternative to Lok adalats? Approach to the answer:

  • Write about lok adalats.
  • Give example of recent e-Lok Adalat held and write about its importance
  • Write down the hurdles faced in e-Lok Adalat
  • Give a balanced answer

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September 28 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

India Japan Bilateral Relations

13th Amendment to Sri Lankan Constitution

Bilateral Investment Treaties

Hyperloop

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

India Renewable Energy Development Agency

Carbon Tax

The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage

Vikram Sarabhai

Nehru Yuva Kendra


MAINS ARTICLE

UK law and Brexit


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT Why is the newly proposed UK Internal Market bill opposed? What are its implications on the Brexit deal? Approach to the answer:

  • Write about the provisions of the bill.
  • Briefly write how it affects Northern Ireland.
  • Explain how it affects the Brexit deal.

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September 25 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

National Service Scheme

Deen Dayal Upadhyay Grameen Kaushal Yojana

Artificial Intelligence

Green Supply Chain Management

Vote of No Confidence

National Biopharma Mission

Hydrogen Fuel Cells

G-4

Non Governmental Organisations

Financial Action Task Force


MAINS ARTICLE

Private Property as a Human Right


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT Right to property though no longer a fundamental right, is definitely qualified as a human right. Analyse. Approach to the answer:

  • Constitutional position of Right to property
  • Recent SC ruling
  • Conclusion in 2-3 sentences

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September 23 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

SEBI

NDPS Act

KIRAN and CURIE Schemes

Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan

Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam

Net Neutrality

ASHA Workers

National Testing Agency

Shikshak Parv Initiative

Faster Breeder Nuclear Reactor and Other Types of Nuclear Reactors


MAINS ARTICLE

75th UN General Assembly(UNGA) meet


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

The UN General assembly (UNGA) plays a significant role in the process of standard-setting and the codification of international law. Discuss.

Approach to the answer:

  • Write 2-3 lines about the UNGA
  • Write its powers and functions
  • Mention the criticisms
  • Give a balanced conclusion

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September 22 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

FCRA Amendment Bill, 2020

Rules of Procedure Regarding Voting in Parliament

National Bamboo Mission

Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan

Neutrinos

Gulf Cooperation Council

O Smart Scheme

Make in India Scheme

UDAN Program

Pre-filled GST Return Filing


MAINS ARTICLE

Ordinances during COVID


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT How does the frequent issuance of ordinances go against the spirit of democracy? What needs to be done to keep a check on the arbitrary power of the executive in issuing ordinances?

Approach to the answer:

  • Write about the articles dealing with ordinance making.
  • Note down the problems faced due to frequent usage
  • Write the safeguards available including SC judgments
  • Way forward

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September 21 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Code on Social Security 2020

Industrial Relations Code 2020

National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction

Vivad Se Vishwas Scheme

Shell Companies

Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code 2020

Integrated Child Development Services

e-Gram Swaraj Portal

Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana

Consumer Protection (Consumer Commission Procedure) Regulations, 2020


MAINS ARTICLE

Changes in Environment Impact assessment (EIA)


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Critically analyse the key changes introduced in the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) draft notification, 2020.

Approach to the answer:

  • Define in brief the importance of EIA
  • Jott down the changes introduced in the draft
  • Write down the criticisms
  • Way forward

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