Point-Wise Current-Affairs & GS (Includes Important PIB Updates) 2019 with Maps & Data- IAS, SSC etc

  • Nov 7, 2019
  • 1 Warming Seas a Breath of Foul Air [ Down-to-Earth ]

    The sea level rose globally by about 15 cm relative to 1986 - 2005 on an average during the 20th century. This warming of seas is expected to rise twice as fast and could reach up to 60 cm by 2100. On September 23,2019 according to the reports of UN Climate Action Summit (UNCAS)

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  • Nov 6, 2019
  • 1 Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) Technology [ Science/Technology ]

    AIP is a marine propulsion technology which access non-nuclear submarine to operate without access to atmospheric oxygen. On 30th Oct 2019, DRDO tested a land based prototype of an Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) for submarine. The prototype operation at the naval materials rese

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  • Nov 4, 2019
  • 1 Yojana October 2019- Invaluable Legacy (Part- 2) [ Yojana ]

    Mahatma Gandhi’s Eleven Vows: Object & Observances of Ashram, Truth, Non-Violence or Love, Chastity (Brahmacharya), Control of Palate, Non-Stealing, Non-Possession or poverty, Physical Labour, Swadeshi, Fearlessness, Removal of Untouchability, Tolerance,

    Gandhi as an Internation

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  • 2 Yojana October 2019- Invaluable Legacy (Part- 1) [ Yojana ]

    Key Topics Included In This Article: Basic Argument, Trusteeship is Based on Ahimsa, Trusteeship Allows Creation Of Wealth, Trusteeship & Nature, Trusteeship In Consumption, Gandhi’s Response to Direct Violence, Gandhi’s Response to Structure violence, Gandhi’s Response to Cultur

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  • Nov 2, 2019
  • 1 Kurukshetra October 2019 - Agricultural Reforms (Part 3) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Public – Private partnership In Agriculture Sector: A public – private partnership (PPP, 3P or P3) Is a long – term cooperative arrangement between 2 or more public & private Sector. Genesis of PPP: - PPP Sell set up in 2016 in department of Economic affairs (DEA) Ministry of Fin

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  • 2 Kurukshetra October 2019 - Agricultural Reforms (Part 2) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Best Farming Techniques In Indian Scenario: Small & marginal farming families that from backbone of Indian agriculture & economy. Policy support, production strategies, public investment in infrastructure, research & extension for crop, livestock & fisheries have significantly he

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  • 3 Kurukshetra October 2019 - Agricultural Reforms (Part 1) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Key Topics Included In This Article: Research and Technology, Reforms in fertiliser Sector, Agriculture Sector In India: Current Scenario, Pradhan Mantri Kisan, Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN), Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY), Kisan Credit Card, E-National Agriculture Mark

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  • Oct 31, 2019
  • 1 Inauguration of 50 Kilowatt “Gandhi Solar Park” at UN Headquarters [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Prime Minister of India inaugurated a 50 kilowatt ‘Gandhi Solar Park’ at the Headquarters of United Nations (UN) on 24th September 2019. The solar park was inaugurated at UN Headquarters New York City during a special commemorative event that celebrated the 150th anniversary

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  • 2 MoU Signed Between ISRO and DRDO to Provide Technologies for Human Space Mission [ Science/Technology ]

    In a significant development in the field of Space and Technology, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) signed Memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to provide technologies for development of human centric systems for Hum

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  • 3 Fourth President of the United States to Face Impeachment [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    As per the announcement from the House Speaker of the United States dated 25 September 2019, a formal impeachment inquiry is likely to take place against the present President of the United States. Prior to this the last three previous cases resulted in impeachment or in the resi

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  • Oct 29, 2019
  • 1 Military Veterans Employment Programme Launched by Amazon India [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    In a significant development towards strengthening Military Employment, the Amazon India (E Commerce major) launched a Military Veterans Employment programme in the country on 26th August 2019. The program is expected to create employment opportunities for military veterans inclu

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  • Oct 22, 2019
  • 1 Down to Earth 1 to 15 OCT 2019 Part 2 [ Down-to-Earth ]

    26.3 per cent of the cancer cases in western Odisha are from Bargarh, a district with 1.4 million people. The spike in pesticide use was the result of a pest attack that destroyed most of the paddy crop. Pesticides were brought to Bargarh by the farmers of water-starved Andhra Pr

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  • 2 Down to Earth 1 to 15 OCT 2019 [ Down-to-Earth ]

    MCQ’s Must Know! ! Vienna, the capital of Austria, is most liveable city in world, as per an index prepared by The Economist. It scored just ahead of Melbourne, Australia. India has built 100 million toilets in about 0.6 million villages and another 6.3 million in cities.

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  • 3 Public Safety Act of Jammu & Kashmir [ Policy/Governance, Newspaper Editorials ]

    Under the State’s Public Safety Act, the former Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir was detained for 12 hours. This act allows the state government to detain a person up to 2 years without any trial. Initially the act was brought to prevent timber smuggling and was brought in 1978.

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  • Oct 15, 2019
  • 1 Su-30 MKI Successfully Tested Astra’ Air-to-Air Missile [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    In a significant development in the field of Defence and Technology, an indigenous air-to-air missile ‘ASTRA’ has been successfully flight tested off the coast of Odisha on 16th September 2019. As a part of user trial, the beyond-visual-range missile was launched from Sukhoi-30 M

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  • 2 Ban on E-Cigarette [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    In a significant measure towards promoting health and welfare, the Union Cabinet of India approved the proposal to ban the production, import and sale of e-cigarettes and similar products. The Union Government is going to pass an ordinance regarding the same soon. Electronic ciga

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  • 3 19 Medals Won by Team India at the World Skills International Competition 2019 [ Sports, International Relations/Organizations ]

    A Total of 19 medals were won by the Team India at World Skills International Competition 2019 held in Kazan, Russia. The 19 medals include one Gold, one Silver, and two Bronze medals along with 15 Medallions of Excellence across key skills. The Competition took place in Kazan on

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  • Oct 14, 2019
  • 1 Deployment of 300 Drones for Mapping the Country [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    For the very first time the Survey of India (SOI) will use about 300 drones to map the country. The Survey of India is responsible for mapping and surveying entire country. The Survey of India is affiliated to the Department of Science and Technology (DST).

    Image shows of Deployment of 300 drones for mapping the country

    Image Shows of Deployment of 300 Drones for Mapping the Country

    Image shows of Deployment of 300 drones for mapping the country

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  • 2 Six New Measures to Boost Export [ Policy/Governance, Economy ]

    To replace the existing merchandise exports from India scheme (MEIS), the Union Finance Minister of India recently announced the remission of duties for export products (RoDTEP). The revenue would be Rs. 50,000 crore for implementation of RoDTEP.

    Image shows of Six New Measures to boost Export

    Image Shows of Six New Measures to Boost Export

    Image shows of Six New Measures to boost Export

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  • 3 A New Species Cryodrakon Boreas Identified [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology ]

    A new species named Cryodrakon Boreas has been identified by the Paleontologists in Western Canada. This species is believed to have flown over the heads of dinosaurs. Paleontologists are the person who studies fossil animals and plants. The Cryodrakon boreas has a wingspan of 10

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  • Oct 11, 2019
  • 1 Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana Launched [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    In a significant step towards the development of the agricultural sector, the Prime Minister of India launched an ambitious pension scheme for farmers in Ranchi (Jharkhand) on Sept 12,2019. The scheme is expected to connect Ranchi with India and the World.

    Image shows of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana

    Image Shows of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana

    Image shows of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana

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  • 2 Maldivian Civil Servants to Undergo Special Training in India [ Policy/Governance, International Relations/Organizations ]

    In a major step towards promoting the India Maldives ties, the Indian Govt. has decided to train Maldivian Civil Servants at the hill town Mussoorie (Uttarakhand) New Delhi from 16 to 28 September 2019. A delegation consisting of a 32-member has arrived in India for taking part

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  • Oct 9, 2019
  • 1 Blackest of All Materials Created by MIT Engineers [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations ]

    A material being claimed to be 10 times blacker than anything has been created by the Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The material has been created from a vertically aligned carbon nanotubes, or CNTs microscopic filaments of carbon that the team gre

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  • 2 UGC Scholarships to Be Effective from October 1, 2019 [ Education, Policy/Governance ]

    In a significant step towards making the disbursal of the scholarship easier the University Grants Commission has decided to disburse the scholarship under various schemes through online system. This online system is being developed by the Canara Bank in integration with the Publ

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  • 3 Six Indian Universities Among the Top 500 Universities [ Education, International Relations/Organizations ]

    In a recent announcement regarding the World University Rankings 2020, Six Indian Universities have made it among the top 500. Among Indian institutes, IIT Ropar was ranked first alongside IISc Bangalore, beating IIT Bombay and IIT Delhi. However no Indian institute secured a ran

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  • Oct 7, 2019
  • 1 Indian Institute of Skills Foundation Stone Laid in Mumbai [ Education, Policy/Governance, International Relations/Organizations ]

    The foundation stone for Indian Institute of Skills (IIS) at Mumbai, Maharashtra was laid down by the Union Minister of state for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) on 11th Sept 2019. This concept of establishing IIS was brought in from Singapore on Indian Prime Minist

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  • 2 Inauguration of India’S Longest Railway Tunnel [ Policy/Governance, Railways ]

    The Country’s longest electrified railway tunnel was dedicated between Cherlopalli and Rapuru in Andhra Pradesh on Aug 31,2019. The Vice President also inaugurated electrified railway line between Venkatachalam and Obulavaripalli at Gudur railway station apart from flagging off

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  • Oct 4, 2019
  • 1 Fit India Movement Launched [ Sports, Health ]

    The nation-wide Fit India movement was launched on 29th August 2019 by the Prime Minister of India the occasion of National Sports Day, at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, New Delhi. The National Sports Day (observed on 29 August) observed to commemorate birth anniversary of hoc

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  • 2 ISRO Wants Chandrayaan 2 to Land on Moon’S South Pole [ Science/Technology ]

    In a significant development towards the field of Space and Technology, ISRO’s Chandrayaan 2 successfully entered into Moon’s orbit on 20 August 2019. The next target of ISRO is to make Chandrayaan 2 landing on the South Pole of the Moon. Chandrayaan 2 was launched on 22 July 201

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  • Oct 3, 2019
  • 1 National Genomic Grid to Be Set Up for India-Specific Cancer Research [ Science/Technology, Health ]

    In a significant development towards Health and Family Welfare so as to take cancer research to the next level and make treatment viable for people of different economic classes, the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare announced to set up a National Genomic Grid. The Gen

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  • 2 Steps Taken to Implement the Institutions of Eminence (IoE) Scheme [ Education, International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Ministry of HRD along with the Ministry of Human Resource Development issued orders to 5 public Universities (IIT Madras, Banaras Hindu University, IIT Kharagpur, University of Delhi AND University of Hyderabad) conveying their declaration as Institutions of Eminence (IoE). T

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  • 3 National Animal Disease Control Programme to Launched [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    In a significant step towards doubling farmer’s income along with their empowerment, the National Animal Disease Control Programme was launched on Sept 11,2019 in Mathura (Uttar Pradesh). The main aim of the NADCP is to eradicate Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis in th

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  • Sep 30, 2019
  • 1 Down to Earth 16-30 Sept 2019 - Kigali Amendment and Amazon Rainforest Part 2 [ Down-to-Earth ]

    9. The Supreme Court, The NGT and the Karnataka High court’s recent grants and permissions: To complete the construction of the Rohtang Highway Tunnel, the Supreme Court (SC) has granted permission to divert 2.2 hectares of forestland in Himachal Pradesh to Paras Stone crusher to

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  • 2 Down to Earth 16 - 30 Sept 2019 - Kigali Amendment and Amazon Rainforest [ Down-to-Earth ]

    1. First Food Benefits: Food connects nature and nutrition with livelihoods. The food coming out from the biodiversity also ensures employment to people. Cooking and eating gives us pleasure and a good health. The Centre for Science and Environment published the first edition of

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  • 3 Second Double Decker UDAY Express for Business Travellers [ Policy/Governance, Railways ]

    In a significant development, the Indian Railways has decided to run UDAY or Utkrisht Double Decker Air-Conditioned Yatri Express which is also going to be the second luxury double-decker train. This Express will run between Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada. The UDAY or Utkrisht Dou

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  • Sep 28, 2019
  • 1 206 Officers to Be Sent to Field Units from Army Headquarters [ Policy/Governance, Defense ]

    In a significant step towards the field of defence and security, 206 officers belonging to the Indian Army will be sent to field units from Headquarters, Vigilance Cell and Human Rights Section formed. The aim is to increase the efficiency and war-waging capabilities under the le

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  • 2 Special Protection Group and Its History [ Defense ]

    The Special Protection Group came into being in the year on 8th April 1985 immediately after the assassination of the former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. In 1988, the SPG Act was passed which specified the role of SPG towards protecting the Prime Minister of India.

    Image shows of Special Protection Group and its History

    Image Shows of Special Protection Group and Its History

    Image shows of Special Protection Group and its History

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  • Sep 27, 2019
  • 1 India’S Biggest Dabba Trading Case Taken Up by Enforcement Directorate [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The Enforcement Directorate has started investigations into the high profile Nagpur Dabba Trading case. The Nagpur’s “Dabba Trading” case was cracked in 2016. The enforcement case information report was registered by the Enforcement Directorate based on the First Information Repo

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  • 2 50 Hectares of Degraded Land to Be Restored by 2030 [ International Relations/Organizations, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change announced India has set target to restore 50 lakh hectare of its degraded land by 2030.14th Conference of Parties (COP14) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noid

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  • 3 Lab Grown Meat Developed by IIT Guwahati Researchers [ Science/Technology ]

    In a significant development towards the field of Science and Technology, the researchers from IIT Guwahati have developed lab grown meat on August 25,2019. This meat will have the essential nutrients and is being considered as an important step towards cruelty-free food.

    Image shows of Lab Grown Meat from cell to steak

    Image Shows of Lab Grown Meat from Cell to Steak

    Image shows of Lab Grown Meat from cell to steak

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  • 4 Agreement Signed Between India and Peru on Cooperation in the Field of Medicinal Plants [ International Relations/Organizations, Health ]

    An agreement between the National Medicinal Plants Board, Ministry of AYUSH, and the National Institute of Health, Ministry of Health of the Republic of Peru was signed on August 28,2019 for cooperation in the field of medicinal plants. This agreement is expected to enhance the b

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  • Sep 26, 2019
  • 1 Janaushadhi Sugam-a Mobile Application Launched [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    A mobile application Janausadhi Sugam was launched by the Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers on Aug 27,2019. It was also announced that “Jan Aushadhi Suvidha Oxo-Biodegradable Sanitary Napkin” will now be available at only One Rupee per pad. The Janausadhi Sugam will en

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  • 2 Ban on Single Use Plastic Materials by the Indian Railways [ Policy/Governance, Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    All regional offices have been asked by the Union Ministry of Railways to ensure complete removal of single-use plastics from all railways stations effective from 2 October 2019. The main aim is to shield the environment from menace of plastic. All plastic material with less than

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  • Sep 25, 2019
  • 1 Success of Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) [ Policy/Governance, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs while inaugurating the ‘Housing for all 2022’ (NAREDCO 15TH National Conference) announced about the success of Real Estate Regulatory Authority on 20th Sept 2019. The stakeholders have begun to accept the regulators. The government has

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  • 2 Yojana September 2019 Resurgent India 2019-20 Inland Waterways [ Yojana ]

    Inland waterways: Ministry is augmenting capacity of NW-1 under jal marg Vikas project. Project will enable movement of large vessels of 1.500 - 2.000 tones on inland waterway. Logistics: Logistics mngt. includes design & administration of system to control flow of material, wo

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