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

  • Jan 29, 2020
  • 1 Expected Questions / Topics for UPSC IAS Prelims 2020: Kurukshetra Part 3 Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Launched on 28 August 2014. A national mission on financial inclusion. Access to a range of financial services like availability of basic savings bank account, access to need based credit, remittance facility, insurance and pension. Covers both urban and rural areas. Availability

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  • 2 Expected Questions / Topics for UPSC IAS Prelims 2020: Kurukshetra Part 2 Policy and Planning Towards Rural Education [ Kurukshetra ]

    Interventions to promote education in rural areas: Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas. Samagra Shiksha. Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalya (KGBV) scheme. Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS).

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    Digital Initiative

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  • 3 Expected Questions / Topics for UPSC IAS Prelims 2020: Kurukshetra Part 1 [ Kurukshetra ]

    Policy and Planning Towards Rural Education: Interventions to promote education in rural areas: Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas. Samagra Shiksha. Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalya (KGBV) scheme. Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS).

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  • 4 Atal Bhujal Yojana Scheme [ Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indian Prime Minister launched Atal Bhujal Yojana on the occasion of the 95th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Atal Bhujal Yojana is a central sector scheme which the Union Cabinet approved with a total outlay of Rs. 6,000 crores and this is to be

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  • 5 National Agriculture Market (NAM) [ Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    eNAM is a platform to provide trading of farmers produce through online which are the same as Amazon and Flipkart. eNAM portal provides single window services for all APMC related information and services such as buy and sell, trade offers etc. Government formed 10,000 farmers pr

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  • Jan 25, 2020
  • 1 Agricultural Produce Market Committee (AMPC) and Electronic National Agriculture Market ENAM [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    At the 6th World Congress on rural and Agriculture Finance, the finance Minister recommended all the state governments to dismantle APMCs and joint to eNAM, a Pan India Electronic trading platform. The government is planning to link all 7500 APMCs, weekly and bi-weekly temporary

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  • 2 Disha Act, 2019 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Bills ]

    To protect the Women and Children against the sexual offense, new legislation bill has been passed by the state Government of Andhra Pradesh i. e. , Disha Bill, 2019. Disha Bill was amended after the death of a veterinarian doctor in Hyderabad. Under the bill, justice will be del

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  • 3 Reasons Responsible for Addiction [ Health ]

    Addiction is the use of substances such as alcohol, inhalants, opioids, cocaine and nicotine, or behaviors such as gambling. It also includes street drugs, nicotine and some prescription medications in times they are used improperly. Activity addiction consists of activities such

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  • 4 Where to Look for Alcohol Addiction Help [ Health ]

    Recent statistics show that nearly 15 million Americans have an alcohol addiction. The same research shows that only 3 - 7 % of alcoholics can actually quit drinking on their own, leaving the majority of alcoholics continuing a cycle of addiction.

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  • Jan 22, 2020
  • 1 Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Addiction [ Health ]

    Just like there are a multitude of different causes and effects of alcohol addiction, there are also a number of different signs and symptoms ranging from physical too emotional to mental symptoms. Unfortunately, often times the alcohol abuser cannot see the signs and symptoms or

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  • Jan 20, 2020
  • 1 Recovering from Alcohol Addiction [ Health ]

    Even scarier than deciding to receive treatment for alcohol addiction is finishing that rehabilitation treatment and being left to recover on your own. Whether you have just left an inpatient treatment facility or are finally moving out of a sober living facility, this can be an

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  • 2 Outpatient Alcohol Addiction Treatment Programs [ Health ]

    An excellent alternative to a costly inpatient rehabilitation and treatment program is to find a suitable outpatient treatment program. The difficult part about one of these programs is finding one that will allow an alcoholic to only participate in an outpatient program, as many

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  • 3 Online Alcohol Addiction Resources [ Health ]

    The Internet has become an excellent resource for those currently struggling with alcohol addiction, as well as recovering addicts. Many alcohol addicts previously felt isolated from the rest of the world or were too ashamed or embarrassed of their addiction to go outside of thei

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  • 4 Living with Someone Addicted to Alcohol [ Health ]

    There are many difficulties caused by living with someone addicted to alcohol. Despite all of the emotional ups and downs associated with living with this person on a daily basis, it may seem even more overwhelming and emotional to consider how you will begin to help the person o

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  • Jan 12, 2020
  • 1 Finding Alcohol Addiction Inpatient Facilities [ Health ]

    Once you have decided to make that step towards sober living from alcohol dependency, the next step would be deciding which type of facility to receive treatment in. Of course, if insurance pays for it, you have the available time, or your work will let you take off for treatment

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  • Jan 10, 2020
  • 1 Effects of Alcohol Addiction [ Health ]

    Just as there are multiple causes of alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction, there are also multiple effects. These include physical, mental and emotional, as well as short-term and long-term effects. There are also often effects related to the withdrawal of alcohol for someone that

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  • Jan 9, 2020
  • 1 Kurukshetra December 2019 Agro-based Industries Perspectives of Dairy Industry [ Kurukshetra ]

    Perspectives of Dairy Industry In India: Dairying provides a remunerative outlet for family labour, so farmers’ families are encouraged to take up dairying as an occupation subsidiary to agriculture. Other than income generation & livelihood security, dairying also ensures nutrit

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  • 2 Harmonized System Code to India’s Khadi [ Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India’s Khadi has been allocated a separate harmonized system Code by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Harmonized system is a six-digit identification code being developed by the World Customs Organization (WCO). This code is also referred to as the Universal Economic Langu

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  • 3 Alcohol Addiction [ Health ]

    The difficult part in managing alcohol addiction is that it is a disease caused by multiple factors. This makes it nearly impossible to pinpoint or to even consider one potential cure for the disease. Remember that each person who becomes dependent on alcohol will usually do so b

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  • 4 Alternative Alcohol Addiction Resources and Programs [ Health ]

    If you have looked into traditional alcohol addiction rehabilitation programs and just feel they aren’t for you, don’t get discouraged! There are a variety of alternative alcohol addiction and abuse resources and programs popping up throughout the United States, Canada, and overs

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  • Jan 7, 2020
  • 1 Carbon Credit Smoke Screen CO2 emissions [ Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. Bodies, Down-to-Earth ]

    In 2018 COP24 in Katowice (is a city in southern Poland) finalises elements of the Paris Rulebook on the format for national targets, financial reporting, transparency requirements, and the global stocktake. In 2019 Russia Agreement. The US triggers one-year countdown to final wi

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  • 2 Seed Bombing in Chattisgarh [ Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Down-to-Earth ]

    Seed bombing is a technique that introduces vegetation by throwing or dropping seed balls on barren land. This technique implies aerial reforestation and within a week a green carpet appears over the vacant patches. People from Rehmla Village in Chattisgarh Lakhanpur block march

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  • 3 Kurukshetra December 2019 Agro-based Industries [ Kurukshetra ]

    Agro-Industries To Increase Farmer’s Income: Agro-industries are getting has larger scope for acceleration in future given thrust on doubling farmer’s income w/corporate sector keen on investing in agribusiness to harness emerging opportunities in domestic & global markets, refo

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  • Jan 5, 2020
  • 1 Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) indicator of economic health [ Education, Economy, Health ]

    Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) is an indicator of economic health, business momentum in the industrial sector of an economy. PMI reflects the investor’s sentiments about the manufacturing sector. PMI is published separately for the manufacturing and services sectors but more imp

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  • 2 Operation Clean Art [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Clean Art is a Pan India operation to crack down the smuggling of mongoose hair. Operation Clean Art is carried out by the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau which is a statutory body working under the Ministry of Environment. The mongoose is hunted for their hair to make paintbrushes

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  • 3 MoU between India and Germany agency [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    MoU was signed between India and German agency DGUV in the field of occupational diseases, rehabilitation and vocational training of insured persons with disabilities and workers with disabilities. The MoU between India and DGUV of German will help in the exchange of information

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  • Jan 2, 2020
  • 1 National Institute of Design Amendment Bill, 2019 (NIDAB) [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Bills ]

    National Institute of Design (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was introduced in Rajya Sabha by the Minister of Commerce and Industry on July 2019 to declare 4 National Institutes of Design as Institutions of National Importance. In the last 60 years, the parliament declared 141 institution

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  • 2 FASTag the technology of Radio frequency identification (RFID) [ Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    FASTag are electrically based toll collection system implemented by the Indian Highway Management Company (IHMCC) and National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) including National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI). Fastags uses the technology of Radio frequency identification (

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  • 3 Integrated Coastal Zone Management Program [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology ]

    The pollution which is created by the humans at the coastal areas making beaches dirty and the oceans are filling with pollution. To address these issues, the integrated coastal zone management program was launched. It is working under the Ministry of Environment Forest and Clima

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  • Dec 31, 2019
  • 1 DTE 1-15 Dec 2019 Carbon Credit Smoke Screen [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Carbon Credit Smoke Screen: Carbon markets have shifted the mitigation responsibility from developed to the developing countries. These carbon markets were created under the Kyoto Protocol of 1997 with the hope that their expansion would increase investments in low-carbon and mit

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  • 2 Yojana December 2019 Urbanisation [ Yojana ]

    We Shape Our Cities, Thereafter the Cities Shape Us: •”Urbanisation can be prevented from turning ugly not by keeping people away the cities but by taking cities to where people already live. ” This needs a holistic approach of developing urban and rural India in a mutually-symbi

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  • Dec 26, 2019
  • 1 Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drug) Abuse [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    Adolescence is the critical time for preventing drug addiction. Risk of drug use increases greatly during times of transition. Therefore, for adults these times include a divorce or loss of a job. For a teenager, risky times include moving, family divorce, or changing schools. Be

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  • 2 🌟 Scheme of Assistance for Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drug) Abuse [ Health, Important Days, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment implements Central Sector Scheme of ‘Assistance for Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drug) Abuse’ for identification, counseling, treatment, and rehabilitation. Financial assistance is provided for setting-up and running Integrate

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