2017: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Apr 14, 2017
  • 1 Mental Health Bill,2016 Passed by Parliament [ Bills ]

    The Indian Parliament has passed the Mental Healthcare Bill, 2016 that says about suicide not being a criminal activity by the mentally ill people and it guarantees the right to better healthcare for the people suffering from mental illness. It was passed in first in Rajya Sabha

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  • 2 Astronomers Discover Venus-Like Planet Orbiting a Dim Star Kepler-1649 [ Sci-Tech ]

    Astronomers using NASA’s Kepler space telescope have discovered a Venus-like planet orbiting a dim star called Kepler-1649. Is one-fifth the diameter of our Sun and is located 219 light-years away from Earth.

    Image shows Super - Venus

    Image Shows Super - Venus

    Image shows Super - Venus

    Highlights:

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  • 3 Agriculture Ministry, ISRO to Team Up to Geo-Tag Agricultural Assets [ Env. ]

    Agriculture Ministry joined hands with the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), a wing of ISRO to geo-tag agricultural assets. The Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana or National Agriculture Development Scheme signed a MoU with the NRSC.

    Geo-Tag Agricultural Assets

    Geo-Tag Agricultural Assets

    Geo-Tag Agricultural Assets

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  • 4 Madhya Pradesh Government Launches Deendayal Antyodaya Rasoi Yojana [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Madhya Pradesh government is all set to launch Deendayal Antyodaya Rasoi. a populist subsidised meal scheme for poor in the state. The first phase of the scheme was launched by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in 49 districts headquarters across the state.

    Deendayal Antyodaya Rasoi Yojana

    Deendayal Antyodaya Rasoi Yojana

    Deendayal Antyodaya Rasoi Yojana

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  • 5 India, Bangladesh Sign 22 Agreements [ Policy-Governance ]

    The two neighboring countries India and Bangladesh have taken drastic changes in their cordial relations with each other. With the arrival of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina various thoughts have crossed our minds. The two Prime Ministers have talked on various issues whi

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  • 6 India Ranks 40 in WEF’S 2017 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index [ Eco. ]

    India has been ranked 40th among the 136 economics across the world in 2017 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) released by the World Economic Forum (WEF). In this edition of index, India has jumped 12 places from earlier 52nd position in 2015. But it lagged behind it

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  • 7 Government Launches E-Challan and M-Parivahan Apps for Enforcement of Traffic Rules [ Sci-Tech ]

    Two applications have been launched by the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways – e-challan and m-parivahan so that a comprehensive digital solution for enforcement of traffic rules can be given. These applications will serve the citizens by enabling them to report any t

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  • 8 📹 Focus on Critically Endangered and Endangered - 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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  • Apr 12, 2017
  • 1 CCEA Approves Extension of Implementation of CCTNS Project by One Year [ Eco. ]

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the extension of the implementation phase of the Crime and Criminals Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) Project for another year beyond 31 March 2017. The proposal in this regard was forwarded by the Union Ministry o

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  • 2 Union Cabinet approves setting up Rail Development Authority [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Union Cabinet has cleared approved setting up an independent rail regulator, named Rail Development Authority (RDA). It will be based in Delhi and will be set up through an executive order. It will be responsible for recommending passenger fares, setting performance standard

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  • 3 GST Bill Passed in Upper House [ Policy-Governance ]

    On 6th April, the four bills of GST which were returned by the Rajya Sabha after negation has been passed after being rejected by the opposition parties with rare display of consensus.

    GST Bill Passed in Upper House

    GST Bill Passed in Upper House

    GST Bill Passed in Upper House

    Highlights

    • This Bill replaces an

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  • Apr 9, 2017
  • 1 RBI Board Clears Proposal to Introduce Rs 200 Notes [ Policy-Governance ]

    Reserve Bank of India is planning to introduce banknotes of Rs. 200 denomination. The decision was taken at the RBI board meeting held in Mumbai in March 2017. The RBI board has already cleared a proposal to introduce Rs. 200 notes.

    RBI Board clears proposal to introduce Rs 200 notes

    RBI Board Clears Proposal to Introduce Rs. 200 Notes

    RBI Board clears proposal to introduce Rs. 200 notes

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  • 2 India’S First Transgender Police Officer Appointed in Tamil Nadu [ Appointments ]

    Prithika Yashini told PTI that her ambition was to become an IPS officer. It was a proud moment for India’s first transgender, to be appointed as a police officer in Tamil Nadu. She visited the officer of the superintendent of police in Dharmapuri and submitted her joining docume

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  • 3 Japan Officially Recognises Bitcoin as Currency [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Japan has officially recognized bitcoin and digital currencies as a payment method goes into effect from April 1, 2017. All virtual currency transactions are to be organized by the Japanese Financial Services Agency. New Japanese law that defines cryptocurrency, including

    • Bitcoi

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  • 4 📹 Highlight on Flora & Fauna (IUCN)- 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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  • 5 Malala to Become the Youngest Person to Address Canadian Parliament [ Appointments ]

    Canada prime minister has announced that Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, will address the country’s Parliament. Yousafzai will also receive honorary Canadian citizenship during the visit, which was bestowed upon her in 2014.

    Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai

    Nobel Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai

    Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai

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  • 6 Scientists Discover Fungus That Eats Plastic [ Sci-Tech ]

    Scientists from CAS discovered a soil fungus Aspergillus tubingensis that uses enzymes to rapidly break down plastic materials. Ever-growing problem of Plastic waste that threatens to destroy our environment. The plastic-eating fungus was found

    • Islamabad, Pakistan.
    Plastic Eating Fungus

    Plastic Eating Fungus

    Plastic Eating Fungus

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  • 7 DAC Approves Proposals to Buy Barak Missiles for Naval Warships [ Defense ]

    The DAC of the Union Defence Minister has approved the purchase of Barak surface-to-air missiles (SAM) for the Navy among other proposals. The enhance India’s maritime capability in view of the changing security dynamics in the Indian Ocean region.

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    Indian Navy’s Warships from Israel

    Indian Navy’s warships from israel

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  • 8 📹 Focus on Flora & Fauna (IUCN) - 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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  • 9 IISc Ranked India’S Top University in 2017 NIRF Survey [ Edu. ]

    The IISc Bengaluru was adjudged as the best Indian university in the first National Institutional Ranking Framework, rankings for higher educational institutions in India. NIRF Survey was the first of its kind of indigenous ranking framework for higher education institutions in t

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  • Apr 9, 2017
  • 1 PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates India’S Longest Road Tunnel in Jammu & Kashmir. [ Eco. ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the country’s longest road tunnel that links Kashmir Valley with Jammu by an all-weather route. The tunnel is expected to give sigh of relief to travelers on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway, as it will reduce the travel time on Nationa

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  • 2 Government Withdraws Subsidy to Mild Hybrid Vehicles Under FAME Scheme [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Government has withdrawn subsidies given to mild hybrid vehicles under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric (FAME) Vehicles in India scheme. The Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises has issued a notification in this regard.

     Image of FAME India

    Image of FAME India

    Image of FAME India

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  • Apr 6, 2017
  • 1 Cabinet Approves Ratification of 2 ILO Conventions on Prohibiting Child Labour [ Eco. ]

    The Union Cabinet has approved ratification of two fundamental conventions of the ILO which is a step in the direction of achieving the goal of eradication of child labour. The Minimum Age Convention, 1973 and the Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999.

    Image of ILO Structure

    Image of ILO Structure

    Image of ILO Structure

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  • 2 Scientists for First Time Saw Eclipses of Binary Star Shed Light on Orbiting Exoplanet [ Sci-Tech ]

    Team of scientists from Raman Research Institute, Bengaluru, and University of Delhi have seen for the first time indications of a massive planet orbiting a low mass X-ray binary star system. The technique that has been used, namely, X-ray observations, is a new way of detecting

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  • 3 Myanmar Becomes 7th Member of SASEC [ Ranks & Indices ]

    The SASEC program of Asian Development Bank is expanding towards the East with Myanmar formally becoming the 7th member of SASEC in 2017. It was officially made member at the SASEC Finance Ministers’ meeting held in New Delhi. SASEC member countries recognize that most of SASEC’s

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  • 4 El Salvador Becomes World’S First Country to Ban Metal Mining [ Env. ]

    El Salvador, Central America’s smallest nation, has become the first country in the world to ban metals mining nationwide. It has passed a law that bans all mining for gold and other metals.

    Image of the El Salvador

    Image of the El Salvador

    Image of the El Salvador

    Key Highlights:

    • The ban is necessar

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  • 5 E-Challan and M- Parivahan Apps for Enforcement of Traffic Rules Launched by Government [ Sci-Tech ]

    Two mobile applications —e-challan and m-parivahan to provide a comprehensive digital solution for enforcement of traffic rules launched by The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. M-Parivahan is a citizen-centric app and e-challan is a law enforcement app

    Image of the Application

    Image of the Application

    Image of the Application

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  • 6 Government Announces Regional Aviation Routes and Airlines Under UDAN Scheme [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Government announces regional aviation routes and airlines under UDAN scheme. It selected 27 proposals from five companies to operate flight services on 128 routes that will connect 70 airports under the scheme - UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) that seeks to make flying more affor

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  • 7 📹 Highlight 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

    Dr

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  • 8 Kanha Tiger Reserve Becomes First in India Get Official Mascot [ Eco. ]

    Kanha Tiger Reserve has become the first tiger reserve in India to introduce a mascot which has been named Bhoorsingh the Barasingha. The Barasingha or swamp deer is the state animal of Madhya Pradesh. The spirit of the reserve and spread awareness to save it from possible extinc

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