2017: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Mar 28, 2017
  • 1 Government to Merge Bharatiya Mahila Bank with SBI [ Policy-Governance ]

    Government of India has Decided to merge the BMB With the SBI to ensure greater banking services outreach to women, at a faster pace. The Bharatiya Mahila Bank was founded in 2013 in order to drive economic empowerment of women.

    Bharatiya Mahila Bank with SBI

    Bharatiya Mahila Bank with SBI

    Bharatiya Mahila Bank with SBI

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  • 2 Forbes World’S Billionaires List 2017 Released: Bill Gates Tops the List [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    The World’s Billionaires List 2017. It was The first time ever that Forbes pinned down more than 2000 ten-figure- fortunes of the billionaires. Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani tops the list of richest Indians in the Forbes’ list.

    10 Forbes World’s Billionaires List 2017

    10 Forbes World’s Billionaires List 2017

    10 Forbes World’s Billionaires List 2017

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  • 3 Scientists in Netherlands Develop New, Super-Fast Wi – Fi Network [ Sci-Tech ]

    Scientists have developed a new wireless Internet based on harmless infrared rays, Which is reportedly 100 times faster than existing Wireless Fidelity networks. According to the researchers, at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands.

    This Wi-Fi is 100 times faster

    This Wi-Fi is 100 Times Faster

    This Wi-Fi is 100 times faster

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  • 4 Roger Federer Wins ATP Indian Wells Masters Title [ Sports ]

    Indian Wells - Roger Federer defeated fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka to claim a record-equaling fifth ATP title at the Indian Wells Masters. He is defeated Stan Wawrinka 6 - 4, 7 - 5 in an all-Swiss final at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

    Roger Federer Indian Wells Title Win

    Roger Federer Indian Wells Title Win

    Roger Federer Indian Wells Title Win

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  • 5 Scientists Discover Five New Sub-Atomic Particles at CERN [ Sci-Tech ]

    Scientists using large LHC at CERN and most powerful particle accelerator have discovered a new system of five particles all in a single analysis. This discovery is unique as observing five new states all at once are very rare.

    CERN scientists discover new sub-atomic particles

    CERN Scientists Discover New Sub-atomic Particles

    CERN scientists discover new sub-atomic particles

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  • 6 Union Cabinet Approved Four GST Related Bills [ Bills ]

    Union Cabinet approved four supplementary Goods and Services Tax Bills to implement the tax reform. These Bills were earlier approved by the GST Council after clause-by-clause, discussion over 12 meetings in past 6 months.

    Union Cabinet Approves Four GST Related Bills:

     Union Cabinet approves four GST related bills

    Union Cabinet Approves Four GST Related Bills

    Union Cabinet approves four GST related bills

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  • 7 Focus on Waste Management- Expected Questions for 2017 [ Env. ]

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    Image shows the Trash Treatment

    Image Shows the Trash Treatment

    Image shows the Trash Treatment

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  • 8 Japan Launches Satellite to Monitor North Korea [ Sci-Tech ]

    Japan successfully launched a new satellite to track land and maritime movements in North Korea and conduct surveys on the weapons program of the rogue state. The H-2A rocket was launched from the Tanegashima base in the south-east of Japan.

    Japan launches satellite to monitor North Korea

    Japan Launches Satellite to Monitor North Korea

    Japan launches satellite to monitor North Korea

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  • 9 Yogi Adityanath Sworn in as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh [ Appointments ]

    Yogi Adityanath was sworn in as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, placing a polarizing figure in charge of one of India’s most important states. Chief minister Yogi Adityanath enjoys good relations with predecessor Rajnath Singh, who is currently the Union home minister.

    Yogi Adityanath chief minister of uttar pradesh

    Yogi Adityanath Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh

    Yogi Adityanath chief minister of uttar pradesh

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  • Mar 28, 2017
  • 1 ICRISAT, ICAR Join Hands for Crop Improvement [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    ICAR and ICRISAT have signed an agreement to work together. They will work together on crop improvement and agronomy programmes for grain legumes and dryland cereals. It will benefit small farmers in India and Globally.

    Loaction of ICRISAT on map

    Loaction of ICRISAT on Map

    Loaction of ICRISAT on map

    Hig

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  • 2 Idea Approves Merger with Vodafone India [ Eco. ]

    Idea approves merger with Vodafone India an attempt to create the company’s biggest telecom operator with about 400 million customers. The merger is expected to be completed in 2018. Vodafone India is the country’s second largest operator by users and Idea Cellular the third larg

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  • 3 Cheteshwar Pujara Plays Indian’S Longest Innings [ Sports ]

    Cheteshwar Pujara created history when he registered the longest Test innings for any Indian in Test cricket, in terms of balls. His 202 off 525 balls in the first innings during the third test – match against Australia at Ranchi.

    The Previous Record of Facing Maximum Balls in T

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  • 4 Trivendra Singh Rawat Sworn – in as Chief Minister of Uttarakhand [ Appointments ]

    BJP’s Trivendra Singh Rawat was on Saturday sworn-in as the new chief minister of Uttarakhand. The oath of office being administered by Governor Krishan Kant Paul The swearing-in ceremony that was held at the Parade Ground.

    About Trivendra Singh Rawat:

    Image of Trivendra Singh Rawat

    Image of Trivendra Singh Rawat

    Image of Trivendra Singh Rawat

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  • 5 Focus on Biodiversity Flora and Fauna - Expected Questions for 2017 [ Env. ]

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    Snowflake Corals

    Image of Snowflake Corals

    Image of Snowflake Corals

    Image of Snowflake Corals

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  • Mar 23, 2017
  • 1 Indrani Das Wins Top Prize in Regeneron Science Talent Search Competition [ Sci-Tech ]

    Indrani Das, 17, has won the top, $250, 000 prize in the prestigious Regeneron Science Talent Search competition in the United States. Indrani Das won the award for her research on treating brain injury and disease. Taking home more than $1.8 million in award.

    Indian-American teenager Indrani Das wins top

    Indian-American Teenager Indrani Das Wins Top

    Indian-American teenager Indrani Das wins top

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  • 2 UN Launches Women in Politics Map 2017; India Placed at 148th Number [ Ranks & Indices ]

    Women in Politics Maplaunched Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women. Releasing a world ranking of the number of women parliamentarians that placed India 148, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the head of UN Women. Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

    Women in Politics Map launched Inter-Parliamentary Union

    Women in Politics Map Launched Inter-Parliamentary Union

    Women in Politics Map launched Inter-Parliamentary Union

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  • 3 Twenty Projects Approved for Implementation of Namami Gange Programme [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Executive Committee (EC) of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) on 15 March 2017 approved 20 projects worth nearly Rs. 1900 crore. For swift implementation of Namami Gange Programme in

    • Uttarakhand
    • Bihar
    • Jharkhand
    • Delhi
    20 projects worth nearly Rs 1900 crore

    20 Projects Worth Nearly Rs. 1900 Crore

    20 projects worth nearly Rs. 1900 crore

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  • Mar 20, 2017
  • 1 Highlight on Biodiversity- Expected Questions for 2017 [ Env. ]

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    NGT Halts Tawang Hydro Power Project

    • Tawang hydro power proje

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  • 2 15 IIITs Declared as Institutes of National Importance [ Policy-Governance ]

    15 IIITs set up under the Public- Private Partnership mode were granted a degree as the Cabinet approved a bill that declares them as institutions of national importance. Decision in this regard was taken by Union Cabinet meeting chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New

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  • 3 CCEA Approves Policy for Early Monetization of Coal Bed Methane Gas [ Sci-Tech ]

    The CCEA chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved Policy for Early Monetization of Coal Bed Methane Gas Marketing and Pricing Freedom for CBM Gas. The policy provides marketing and pricing freedom to the CBM Contractors to sell the CBM at Arm’s Length Price in the dom

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  • 4 Madhukar Gupta Committee on Border Protection Submits Report [ Committees & Bodies ]

    Madhukar Gupta Committee on border protection has submitted its report to the Home Minister Rajnath Singh. It was constituted to suggest recommendations for strengthening border protection and addressing. It studied security and threats at Border States of

    1. Gujarat
    2. Rajasthan
    3. Punj

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  • 5 Focus on Biodiversity- Expected Questions for 2017- Birds of Prey [ Env. ]

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    Declining Vulture Population

    • In Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (W

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  • 6 BrahMos Missile Successfully Test-Fired [ Sci-Tech ]

    Successfully test-fired the 290-km range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, capable of carrying a conventional warhead of 300 kg, from a warship off the Goa coast. Missile performing high-level manoeuvres successfully hit the target ship.

    BrahMos missile successfully test-fired

    BrahMos Missile Successfully Test-fired

    BrahMos missile successfully test-fired

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  • 7 Narendra Kumar Appointed as New Chairman of Central Water Commission [ Appointments ]

    Union Government has appointed Narendra Kumar as the new chairman of the Central Water Commission (CWC). He assumed the charge of the post up on superannuation of GS Jha. Member of Experts Committee for Scientific Assessment of flood prone area in India and Standing Committee for

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  • 8 NTPC Installs India’S Largest Floating Solar PV Plant in Kerala [ Sci-Tech ]

    NTPC Ltd has started power generation from India’s largest floating solar power plant at the Rajiv Gandhi Combined Cycle Power Plant (RGCCPP) Kayamkulam in Kerala. The plant was inaugurated by AK Jha, Director of the NTPC Ltd, The 100-kWp floating solar generation plant.

    NTPC installs India’s largest Floating Solar PV Plant in Kerala

    NTPC Installs India’s Largest Floating Solar PV Plant in Kerala

    NTPC installs India’s largest Floating Solar PV Plant in Kerala

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  • 9 Focus on Biodiversity- Expected Questions for 2017 [ Env. ]

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    Biosphere

    Agasthyamala among 20 UNESCO world biosphere reserve

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  • Mar 20, 2017
  • 1 Mass Coral Bleaching Occurring in Great Barrier Reef for Second Year [ Sci-Tech ]

    Great Barrier Reef has been devastated by coral bleaching for the second consecutive year in a row. This marks the first time the reef has not had several years between bleaching events to recover According to researchers.

    Highlights:

    • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority a

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  • 2 Konkani Writer Mahabaleshwar Sail Honoured with Saraswati Samman Award 2016 [ Awards ]

    Eminent Konkani writer Mahabaleshwar Sail was honoured with the Saraswati Samman 2016. The award was given for his novel ‘Hawthan’. Selection for the award was made by a jury president by the 29th Chief Justice of India (CJI) as Anand.

    Eminent Konkani writer Mahabaleshwar Sail

    Eminent Konkani Writer Mahabaleshwar Sail

    Eminent Konkani writer Mahabaleshwar Sail

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  • 3 Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 Passed by Parliament [ Bills ]

    Lok Sabha passes the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016. Bill had already passed by the Rajya Sabha during the winter period. Which wil increase the maternity leave for working women in public and private sector from 12 weeks to 26 weeks for the first two children.

    Lok Sabha passes the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016

    Lok Sabha Passes the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016

    Lok Sabha passes the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016

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  • 4 Culture Festival “India by the Nile” Started in Egypt [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    The fifth edition of the mega cultural festival ‘India by the Nile’ began in Cargo, Egypt on 8 March 2017. The mega cultural festival ‘India by the Nile’ got off to a colorful start at the foot of the Pyramids in Cairo with a Crafts Mela, showcasing joint handicraft exhibition of

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