2017: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

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Dec 21, 2017

Power Reforms to Achieve Vision of ‘24×7 Power for All’ States for Achieving Target by March 2019 

Following are the main reforms to decrease the losses of the DISCOMs and make them viable ultimately achieve the 24 × 7 power for all. Power Utilities must devise strategy to reduce their losses without burdening the consumer with high power tariffs irrationally.

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Government Schemes/Projects

Dec 16, 2017

What are Sherpa in G20? Shaktikanta Das is India’S G 20 Sherpa for Development Track 

The Union Ministry of Finance appointed Shaktikanta Das, Former Secretary, and Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) as India՚s G 20 Sherpa till December 31,2018 for Development Track of G20.

What Are Sherpa?

Sherpa՚s are personal representative of leaders participating…

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International Relations & Organizations

PM Narendra Modi, Ivanka Trump Inaugurate Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump՚s advisor and daughter Ivanka Trump inaugurated 8th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES 2017) in Hyderabad, Telangana.

  • Event was co-hosted by National Institution for Transformin…

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International Relations & Organizations

Dec 4, 2017

Exercise Indra-2017 Concluded in Vladivostok 

The Indo-Russian military Exercise ‘Indra-2017’ ended at Vladivostok after eleven days of joint training in counter-terrorism operations. Following are some important details. Joint tactical exercise began on 19 October 2017 focused on combating terrorism.

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Defense

Dec 3, 2017

Union HRD Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar Inaugurates ‘Chintan Shivir’ 

Two-day National workshop ‘Chintan Shivir’ was organized by Department of School Education and Literacy to discuss holistic education relevant for 21st century India with key stakeholders from various NGOs, private sector and individuals.

Focus of Chintan Shivir

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Education

Nov 29, 2017

🌟 Dalveer Bhandari Got Reelected, International Court of Justice-How are Judges Elected? (Important) 

International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the highest judicial body having trans-national jurisdiction. It is filling several vacancies, with the terms of five serving judges coming to an end.

Dalveer Bhandari representing India has been re-elected as I…

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International Relations & Organizations

Nov 27, 2017

🌟 Energy Independence in India: How First-Ever U.S. Crude Shipment to India Independence? (Important) 

India received first shipment of US crude oil of 1.6 million barrels, purchased by state-run Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) at Paradip Port in Odisha imported on MT New Prosperity, a very large crude carrier (VLCC) that left US Gulf Coast on August 19,2017 and arrived at Paradip po…

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Policies & Governance

Nov 20, 2017

BHARAT-22 Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) Targets Initial Amount of Rs.8,000 Crore 

BHARAT-22 is and Exchange Traded Fund to benefit long term and retail investors by providing an opportunity of participation in equity stocks of the Government run companies and earn stable returns. Following are its important aspects.

  • Managed by ICICI Prudential Mutual…

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Economics

Nov 13, 2017

Gujarat First Big State to Use EVMs with VVPAT 

Gujarat will be first big state to use Electronic Voting Machine (EVMs) equipped with Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) in coming Assembly elections to make elections more transparent. It will be second after Goa to use VVPAT system for the Assembly elections in entire s…

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Policies & Governance

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