2017: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Apr 6, 2017
  • 1 India Becomes Net Exporter of Power for the First Time [ Sci-Tech ]

    CEA, under Union Power Ministry, India for the first time has become a net exporter of electricity during the April-February period in fiscal 2016 - 17. During this period, India has exported around 5, 798 million units to Nepal, Bangladesh, and Myanmar, which is 213 million unit

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  • 2 SC Bans Sale, Registration of BS-III Vehicles [ Env. ]

    In a major setback to the Indian automotive industry, the SC has banned the sale and registration of BS-III emission norm-compliant vehicles from April 1, 2017, when environmentally friendly BS-IV emission norms will come into force across the country.

    SC bans sale, registration of BS-III vehicles

    SC Bans Sale, Registration of BS-III Vehicles

    SC bans sale, registration of BS-III vehicles

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  • 3 📹 Focus on Pollution- Expected Questions for 2017 [ Env. ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to environment, biodiversity, ecosystem and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at Youtube@Examrace

    Expected Questions on Environment and Biodiversity Part 1

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  • 4 FDA Approves First Drug for Moderate and Severe Eczema Cases [ Health ]

    U. S. FDA approved Dupixent injection to treat adults with moderate-to-severe eczema. Dupixent is intended for patients whose eczema is not controlled adequately by topical therapies, or those for whom topical therapies are not advisable.

    FDA approves first drug for moderate and severe eczema cases

    FDA Approves First Drug for Moderate and Severe Eczema Cases

    FDA approves first drug for moderate and severe eczema cases

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  • 5 True Caller Ties –Up with Bharti Airtel, ICICI Bank and Google in India [ Eco. ]

    True-caller made a series of announcements, ties-up with Bharti Airtel, ICICI Bank and Google in India and launched the latest version of its application with new features. CNBC-TV18′s Megha Vishwanath catches up with the founders of True-caller in Delhi.

    Truecaller ties up with Bharti Airtel,ICICI Bank&Google

    Truecaller Ties up with Bharti Airtel, ICICI Bank&Google

    True caller ties –up with Bharti Airtel, ICICI Bank and Google in India

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  • 6 First Houston India Conference Held in US [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Houston India conference is hosting first of the series conference, was held here bringing together various constituencies that have an interest in India and discussing the latest developments and the best practices of doing business in India.

    First Houston India Conference Held in US

    First Houston India Conference Held in US

    First Houston India Conference Held in US

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  • Apr 2, 2017
  • 1 📹 Highlights on Climate Change- Expected Questions for 2017 [ Env. ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to environment, biodiversity, ecosystem and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at Youtube@Examrace

    Expected Questions on Environment and Biodiversity Part 1

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  • 2 Government Approves 101 Cold Chain Projects to Boost Food-Processing Sector [ Eco. ]

    The Government has sanctioned 101 new integrated cold chain projects across the country. To reduce wastage of agricultural produce and add value to farmers’ harvests ranging from fruits and vegetables to fish, dairy and marine products.

    Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal

    Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal

    Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal

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  • 3 Government Launches Online Film Certification System [ Sci-Tech ]

    The Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry Venkaiah Naidu has the E-Cameraman, an online film certification system of the CBFC. The much-scrutinised Censor Board of Film Certification is taking new strides in attempt to overhaul.

    Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu

    Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu

    Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu

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  • 4 Parliament Passes Mental Health Bill, 2016 [ Bills ]

    Mental Healthcare Bill 2016, that decriminalises suicide attempt by mentally ill people and guarantees the right to better healthcare for people with mental illness, secured parliamentary approval with the Lok Sabha’s assent to the legislation.

    Parliament Passes Mental Health Bill, 2016

    Parliament Passes Mental Health Bill, 2016

    Parliament Passes Mental Health Bill, 2016

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  • 5 📹 Focus on Climate Change- Expected Questions for 2017 [ Env. ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to environment, biodiversity, ecosystem and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at Youtube@Examrace

    Expected Questions on Environment and Biodiversity Part 1

    Dr

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  • 6 Tanushree Pareek Becomes First Woman Field Officer of BSF [ Defense ]

    Tanushree Pareek became the first woman combat officer to be commissioned in the 51-year history of the Border Security Force, the country’s largest border guarding force. 51 are direct entry officers while 16 have joined the officer ranks on promotion.

    First woman combat officer commissioned Tanushree Pareek

    First Woman Combat Officer Commissioned Tanushree Pareek

    First woman combat officer commissioned Tanushree Pareek

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  • 7 India Won 73 Medals in 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Game [ Sports ]

    India’s special athletes gave an impressive performance and won 73 medals in the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games, Austria from March 14 - 25. The tournament, India took its tally to 73 medals by winning 8 - 0 against Austria.

    2017 Special Olympics world winter game

    2017 Special Olympics World Winter Game

    2017 Special Olympics world winter game

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  • 8 4 ISRO Teams Join 36th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica [ Sci-Tech ]

    ISRO has joined the 36th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica organised by the National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research. ISRO has sent four teams to install stakes on ice for DGPS (Differential Global Positioning System) to validate the glacier surface velocity.

    ISRO Sends Four Teams to Antarctica

    ISRO Sends Four Teams to Antarctica

    ISRO Sends Four Teams to Antarctica

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  • 9 📹 Must to Know for Environmental Protection- Expected Questions for 2017 [ Env. ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to environment, biodiversity, ecosystem and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at Youtube@Examrace

    Expected Questions on Environment and Biodiversity Part 1

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  • Apr 2, 2017
  • 1 WEF Released Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report 2017 [ Ranks & Indices ]

    India was ranked 87th out of 127 countries on a Global Energy Architecture Performance Index 2017, but ranks worst for pollution, released as part of report of Geneva- based World Economic Forum.

    Global Energy Architecture performance

    Global Energy Architecture Performance

    Global Energy Architecture performance

    Hig

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  • 2 Environment Ministry Official to Chair Animal Welfare Board of India [ Env. ]

    The Animal Welfare Board of India, a statutory advisory body under the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests, and Climate Change will now be permanently chaired by a senior MoEF official. According to a notification made public earlier this month.

     Animal Welfare Board of India

    Animal Welfare Board of India

    Animal Welfare Board of India

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  • 3 Union Government to Launch Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment proposed launch of Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana scheme for providing physical aids and assisted-living devices for senior citizens belonging to BPL category.

    Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana for Senior Citizens

    Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana for Senior Citizens

    Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana for Senior Citizens

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  • 4 ICICI Launched Mera iMobile Application for Rural Customers [ Sci-Tech ]

    ICICI Bank Ltd. has launched mobile banking app for rural customers that allow them to access banking services as well as information on agri services. This is offering 135 agri-services, across 11 Indian languages.

    Image of the Mera iMobile application

    Image of the Mera IMobile Application

    Image of the Mera iMobile application

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  • 5 Indian Navy Successfully Test Fires Barak Missile from INS Vikramaditya [ Sci-Tech ]

    India’s navy successfully test fired its first surface-to-air Barak missile from its aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya. The test firing, conducted in the Arabian Sea. The missile was fired against a live low flying high speed target.

    Image of the Barak missile

    Image of the Barak Missile

    Image of the Barak missile

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  • 6 Rajya Sabha Passes the Employees Compensation (Amendment) Bill, 2016 [ Bills ]

    The Rajya Sabha passed The Employee’s Compensation (Amendment) Bill, 2016. The bill enhances the compensation in case of death and occupational injuries and makes it obligatory for the employers to inform their workers about their rights. The Bill amends the Employee’s Compensati

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  • Mar 30, 2017
  • 1 Rajya Sabha Passes HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014 [ Bills ]

    Crucial bill aims to ensure equal rights to people afflicted by HIV and AIDS in getting treatment, admission in educational institutions and jobs, was passed by the Rajya Sabha. Health Minister JP Nadda passed the bill in the Upper House by a voice vote.

    HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill Passed

    HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill Passed

    HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill Passed

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  • 2 Cabinet Approves Setting Up of National Commission for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes [ Committees & Bodies ]

    The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved setting up of NSEBC as a Constitutional body. The constitutional amendment bill for amending Constitution mainly by insertion of Article 338B will be soon introduced in the Parliament.

    Cabinet Approves setting up of NSEBC As Constitutional body

    Cabinet Approves Setting up of NSEBC As Constitutional Body

    Cabinet Approves setting up of NSEBC As Constitutional body

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  • 3 Five Indian Cities Included in World Heritage List [ Eco. ]

    Union Government information that five Indian cities were included in the tentative list of UNESCO world Heritage Sites. The cultural heritage of a country is a spectacular memorandum of its glorious past.

    The five cities included are:

    1. Ahmedabad
    2. Jaipur
    3. Delhi
    4. Mumbai
    5. Bhubaneswar

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  • 4 Highlight on Environmental Protection - Expected Questions for 2017 [ Env. ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to environment, biodiversity, ecosystem and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at Youtube@Examrace and Expected Questions on Environment and Biodiversity Part 1

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  • 5 Union Cabinet Approves MoU with USA on Partnership for Cyber Security [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Union Cabinet has approved a Memorandum of Understanding on the cyber security with the United States. The MoU signed between the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team and the US Homeland Security Department on cooperation in the field of Cyber Security.

    MoU-was-signed-on-11th-jan-2017

    MoU-was-signed-on-11th-jan-2017

    MoU-was-signed-on-11th-jan-2017

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  • 6 ISRO Commissions World’S Third-Largest Hypersonic Wind Tunnel [ Sci-Tech ]

    ISRO Commissions the world’s third largest hypersonic wind tunnel and shock tunnel, at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre in Thiruvananthapuram. ISRO chairman A S Kiran Kumar commissioned two facilities –

    • A 1-m Hypersonic Wind Tunnel
    • A 1-m Shock Tunnel
    ISRO commissions World's 3rd-largest Wind Tunnel

    ISRO Commissions World’s 3rd-largest Wind Tunnel

    ISRO commissions World’s 3rd-largest Wind Tunnel

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  • 7 India Ranks 131 in Human Development Index 2016 [ Ranks & Indices ]

    India slipped to rank 131 among the 188 countries ranked in terms of human development, the 2016 Human Development Report that was released by the United Nations Development Programme. India scored 0.624 and was placed in medium human development category.

    Image of Human Development Index

    Image of Human Development Index

    Image of Human Development Index

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  • 8 Focus on Environmental Protection - Expected Questions for 2017 [ Env. ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to environment, biodiversity, ecosystem and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at Youtube@Examrace

    National Green Tribunal

    Established under the National Green

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

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to environment, biodiversity, ecosystem and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at Youtube@Examrace

    National Disaster Management Plan, 2016

    • First ever national p

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