UPSC Mains General Studies Paper III Topic: Economy Around 52% of the farming households are in debt as per the NSSO Situation Assessment Survey of Agricultural Households (2013) with interest rates touching as high as 89-92% in some states. The quantum of debt has increased a lot, especially from informal
The Jal Marg Vikas Project will facilitate plying of vessels with capacity of 1,500-2,000 tonnes in the Haldia- Varanasi stretch of the River Ganga.
Major works that are being taken up under Jal Marg Vikas Project are the development of fairway, Multi-Modal Terminals, strengthening of river navigation system, conservancy works, modern River Information System (RIS), Digital Global Positioning System (DGPS), night navigation facilities, modern methods of channel marking etc.
UPSC Mains General Studies Paper III Topic: Science and Technology Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology. Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has started its operations TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) has officially started its science operations. Its first observations will be transmitted back to Earth at