Point-Wise Current-Affairs and General Studies Articles (inclduing PIB) 2017 with Map-Locations, Facts and Figures- IAS, State PSC, CBSE NET, Banking, SSC

  • Oct 22, 2017
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    The Union Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with Union Ministries and State Governments launched ‘Paryatan Parv’ showcasing cultural diversity and focus on the benefits of tourism.

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    Intensified Mission Indradhanush aims to reach each and every child under two years of age and all those pregnant women who have been left uncovered under the routine immunisation programme – reducing maternal and child mortality.

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    Intensified Mission Indradhanush Image

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  • Oct 11, 2017
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    गूगल: - अब गूगल से भी ऑनलाइन पेमेंट (भुगतान) कर सकेंगे। गूगल जल्दी ही भारत में अपनी मोबाइल (गतिशील) पेमेंट (भुगतान) सर्विस (सेवा) लॉन्च (प्रक्षेपण) करने जा रहा है। इसका नाम ’तेज’ है। भारत दुनिया का तीसरा देश होगा, जहांँ… (9148 more words) …

  • Oct 22, 2017
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    प्रस्तावना: - हमारे देश ने सदियों से बाहरी लोगों को पनाह दी है। लेकिन अब वैश्विक परिदृश्य बदल रहा है। भारत को विभिन्न मोर्चो पर अपने मानव संसाधन को और अधिक परिष्कृत करना पड़ रहा है। ऐसे में भारत अब… (3391 more words) …

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    प्रस्तावना: - बड़े जोर शोर से लाई गई थी नोटबंदी। 50 दिन का समय मांगा गया था। कोलधन, आतंकवाद और जाली करेंसी (मुद्रा) पर नकेल कसने का बड़ा वादा था। लोगों ने भी समर्थन दिया। कालेधन के विरुद्ध आह्यन पर… (3119 more words) …

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    प्रस्तावना: - प्रधानमंत्री मोदी और उनके जापानी समकक्ष शिंजो आबे के बीच शिखर सम्मेलन बैठक हुई उसके बाद संयुक्त बयान में भारत और जापान ने कहा कि हमने साथ मिलकर काम करने का फैसला किया है, ताकि हमारी विशेष सामरिक… (4190 more words) …

  • Oct 21, 2017
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    प्रस्तावना: - परमाणु हथियारों के सफल परीक्षणों के बाद से उ. कोरिया अमरीका के खिलाफ आग उगलता रहा है। लेकिन, अमरीका के राष्ट्रपति डोनाल्ड ट्रंप ने हाल ही में सयुंक्त राष्ट्र की महासभा में दिए अपने पहले भाषण से इस… (2964 more words) …

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    According to Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Survey, nutritional deficiencies and tuberculosis are two most common ailments in India. Provides a survey with collaboration of over 12, 300 researchers from 130 countries providing comprehensive picture disabilities and mortalities across countries,… (450 more words) …

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    IIT-Ropar developed low-cost cancer-detection method and plans to extend the in vivo experiments for determining early skin cancer collaborating with medical institutes. Early stage cancer detection is done using Dynamic Thermal Imaging (DTI) in a simple clinical setting.

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    With PM Modi promising free electricity for 4 crore rural households under Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojna or ‘Saubhagya’ scheme. 16, 320-crore scheme to supply electricity to all households by December 2018.

    Map of Saubhagya Scheme for Household Electrification

    Map of Saubhagya Scheme for Household Electrification

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    Researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan in a project titled “Sea Horse, ” harnessed energy from the Kuroshio Ocean Current flowing from the eastern coast of Taiwan and around southern parts of Japan.… (367 more words) …

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    Link-4 of Saurashtra Narmada Avataran Irrigation Scheme (SAUNI) Yojana was inaugurated in Rajkot district, Gujarat. SAUNI Yojana is multipurpose project for solving water problems of parched Saurashtra region of Gujarat.

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    Image of SAUNI yojana

    Image of SAUNI yojana

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  • Oct 16, 2017
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    HDFC Bank, the second largest private sector lender was added to The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) list of Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs). State Bank of India (SBI) and ICICI Bank were added in 2016.

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    The 9th BRICS summit was held in Xiamen, China with the theme “Stronger Partnership for brighter Future”. Second time the summit was hosted in China after 2011. BRICS leaders adopted Xiamen declaration at the culmination.

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    Freedom of religion in India is a fundamental right guaranteed by Article 25 - 28 of the Constitution. However Indian states have passed laws against religions conversions. Jharkhand, become seventh state to have anti-conversion law- other six states being Maharashtra,… (541 more words) …

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    The total fertility rate of India stands at 2.2 as of 2017. Majority of Indian states fertility rate has fallen well below the replacement level of 2.1. High focus districts are in 7 states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh,… (355 more words) …

  • Oct 14, 2017
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    To fight undernutrition and malnutrition, National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog launched National Nutrition Strategy. Aim is “Kuposhan Mukt Bharat”. Prevalence of underweight children in India among the highest in the world.

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    Map of Malnutrition in India

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    UNCTAD’s Trade and Development Report (TDR) 2017 predicts with India and China at their current growth will not serve as global growth polls. Barometer for assessing the global economic climate.

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    Even with many school enrollments, the teaching outcomes in India are very poor. In 2012, the Supreme Court set up the Justice Verma Commission, which listed a comprehensive list of reform proposals.

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    Times World University Rankings 2018 ranked Indian Institute of Science (IISc) top among Indian Universities, but it fared worse than last year’s position. Indian education system needs to focus more on research, research funding, and internationalization of Indian campuses.

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  • Oct 12, 2017
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    India’s first Hyperloop project has been planned in Andhra Pradesh, connecting its city centers, Vijayawada and Amaravati with Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (APEDB) inking MoUwith Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) for developing the project.

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    Image of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

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    Parali 1 a biodiversity-rich uninhabited island of Lakshadweep, part of Bangaram Atoll, disappeared due to coastal erosion and 4 such islands are shrinking. With one island submerged- Lakshadweep is an archipelago of only 36 islands.

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    In a transformational move, the Indian Army opened up combat positions for women and is now inducting 800 women officers to military police. Process moving fast and women initially recruited to positions in military police.

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    State-run oil marketing company Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) has been awarded the Maharatna from the present Navratna status. Decision to elevate BPCL to Maharatna status taken by panel headed by Cabinet secretary.

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    Image of Maharatna companies

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  • Oct 11, 2017
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    The International Literacy Day (ILD) is observed every year on 8 September to emphasize literacy to individuals, society, and communities. This year is 51st International Literacy Day.

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    Map of Literacy In World

    Map of Literacy In World

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    Government will start work on three river interlinking projects- Ken-Betwa Linking Project, Damanganga- Pinjal Link Project, and the Par-Tapi-Narmada Link projects. Envisages diversion of surplus waters of Ken basin to water deficit Betwa basin- providing irrigation in Madhya Pradesh and… (711 more words) …

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    The Union Finance Ministry launched data mining, big data analytics ‘Project Insight’ to monitor high value transactions to detect tax evaders. Government signed contract with L&T Infotect Ltd to implement the project.

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    Image of Data Analytics

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  • Oct 10, 2017
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    Union Government reconstituted six Committees of the Cabinet. Cabinet Committees are extra-constitutional in nature and are nowhere mentioned in the Constitution. They reduce the workload of the Government.

    Union Government Reconstituted six Committees of the Cabinet

    Union Government Reconstituted six Committees of the Cabinet

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    Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) published compendium “Fauna of Sundarban Biosphere Reserve in Indian Sundarbans”. First of its kind compendium in India. Consolidates information of faunal diversity of Sundarbans.

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    Map of Sundarbans environment

    Map of Sundarbans environment

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    University Grants Commission (UGC) rolled out systematic application process for universities and higher education institutes which seek to become “Institutions of Eminence”. Institutions of Eminence is a status grated to the top universities and institutes in India.

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    With Chennai-Vladivostok sea route, India is planning to connect Chennai with key Russian port Vladivostok via sea route to harness natural resources from Northeast Asia and Western Pacific region.

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    Image of Vladivostok Sea Route- Countering China’s OBOR

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    India was 103 out of 130 countries surveyed in World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Human Capital Index (GHCI) 2017. In the previous version, India ranked 105th. Capacity ultimately related to past investment in formal education.

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  • Oct 9, 2017
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    Nearly one lakh Chakma and Hajong refugees living in northeast (mostly staying in Arunachal Pradesh), who came from erstwhile East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) five decades ago will get Indian citizenship.

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    Map of Chakma and Hajong Refugees

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    International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) changed conservation status of snow leopard from “endangered” to “vulnerable” after three-year assessment. Changed 45 years after snow leopard first declared endangered in 1972.

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    According to Reserve Bank of India (RBI), India’s foreign exchange (Forex) reserves crossed $400 billion due to sharp rise in foreign currency assets. Increase confidence in the monetary and exchange rate policies.

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    Image of India Foreign Exchange Reserves

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    With growing hydrocarbon engagement between India and Myanmar, the first consignment of 30 MT of High Speed Diesel was sent today from India to Myanmar. Numaligarh Refinery Ltd. (NRL) supplying HSD to Bangladesh, despatched the first diesel consignment to Myanmar.… (263 more words) …

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    As part of labour law reforms, the Government has undertaken the exercise of rationalization of the 38 Labour Acts into 4 labour codes- Code on Wages, Code on Industrial Relations, Code on Social Security, and Code on occupational safety, health,… (280 more words) …

  • Oct 8, 2017
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    Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) under Ministry of Power, Government of India has launched UJALA (Unnat Jyoti by Affordable Lighting for All) Scheme in the State of Melaka, Malaysia today.

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    Image of UJALA Scheme Numbers

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