2017: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • May 18, 2017
  • 1 Indian Origin Scientists Elected Fellows of UK Royal Society [ Sci-Tech ]

    Three Indian-origin scientists known for their knowledge in genetics, computers and ecology have been elected fellows of the Royal Society, the world’s oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. They are among the 50 scientists and 10 foreign members who have been elected

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  • 2 RBI Tightens Rules for JLFs [ Eco. ]

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has tightened the rules around making the Joint Lenders’ Forum (JLF) more effective, directing banks not to break any rules and to meet all goals. Any breach of rules would attract a monetary penalty.

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    Image of the Reserve Bank of India

    Image of the Reserve Bank of India

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  • 3 Heads of 7 PSU Banks Appointed [ Appointments ]

    The government today appointed new managing directors and chief executive officers of seven public sector banks and a reshuffle of the management of Punjab National Bank and Bank of India

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    Image of the All Banks

    Image of the all banks

    New Heads of PSU Banks

    Image of the New Heads of PSU banks

    Image of the New Heads of PSU Banks

    Image of the New Heads of PSU banks

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  • 4 South-Asia Satellite Successfully Launched by India [ Sci-Tech ]

    India on 5 May 2017 launched the first South Asia Satellite, built by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The South Asia Satellite has 12 Ku band transponders which India’s neighbors can use to improve their communications services.

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    Image of the South Asia Satellite

    Image of the South Asia Satellite

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  • 5 India Ranked 100th in FIFA Rankings [ Sports ]

    The Indian national football team scaled further heights to break into the top 100 of FIFA rankings, FIFA world football rankings for the first time in 21 years. India rise in the rankings has been due to triumphs over Cambodia and Myanmar.

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    Image of the FIFA World Ranking 2017

    Image of the FIFA world ranking 2017

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  • 6 The First Time BSE Sensex Ends Above 30,000 at New Peak [ Eco. ]

    Benchmark Sensex closed above the 30, 000-mark for the first time on May, 04 at New Peak. The Nifty too finished at a record high on sustained buying amid positive global cues. The 50-share NSE Nifty spurted 47.95 points to end at a lifetime high of 9, 359.90 previous records clo

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  • 7 This New Test Kit Can Identify Cancer with Just One Drop of Blood [ Health ]

    Chinese scientists have developed a new test that can identify various kinds of cancer by analyzing just a drop of human blood. Researchers at Tsinghua University’s School of Life Sciences developed the reagent (mixture) test kit of Hsp90a protein for clinical use.

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    Image of the One Drop of Blood

    Image of the one drop of blood

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  • May 15, 2017
  • 1 Union Cabinet approve New National Steel Policy [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Union Cabinet approved a new steel policy that visualizes investment of Rs. 10 lakh crore to build more production capacity. The policy aims to increase manufacturing of quality steel in the country boost domestic steel consumption and turn India into a globally competitive s

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  • 2 Madhya Pradesh Becomes First State to Shift Financial Year to Jan-Dec Format [ Eco. ]

    Becoming the first state in India, Madhya Pradesh state government today took a decision to change its financial year format to calendar year i. e. January-December starting 2018, as against the current practice of April-March cycle.

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    Image of the Financial Year

    Image of the financial year

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  • 3 World’S Highest Railway Bridge to Come Up Over Chenab River [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    The Chenab River in Jammu and Kashmir will be spanned by the world’s highest railway bridge that is expected to be 35 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower. The project is expected to be finished by March 2016 and will have a lifespan of 120 years

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    Image of the World’s Highest Railway Bridge

    Image of the World’s Highest Railway Bridge

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  • 4 Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu Selected for USIBC Award [ Awards ]

    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has been selected for the ‘Transformative Chief Minister Award’ in recognition for his role in advancing the US-India partnership at the state level. Last year’s receiver for this award was Amitabh Kant, CEO of Niti Aayog.

    Image of the Chandrababu Naidu

    Image of the Chandrababu Naidu

    Image of the Chandrababu Naidu

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  • 5 HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar Launches Vidya-Veerta Abhiyan [ Sci-Tech ]

    Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar will launch Students for soldiers- a nationwide Vidya – Veerta Abhiyan to encourage 1, 000 educational institutions to display portraits of war heroes on campus.

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    Image of the Vidya – Veerta Abhiyan

    Image of the Vidya – Veerta Abhiyan

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  • 6 Department of Telecommunications Launches Portal for Information on Mobile Tower Radiation [ Sci-Tech ]

    Department of Telecom (DoT) will launch in a month a portal ‘Tarang Sanchar’ that will help users get checked the radiation level of mobile towers and transmitters across the country in a month. Radiation from mobile towers did not have any adverse impact on human health.

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    Image of the Mobile Tower

    Image of the Mobile Tower

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  • 7 Dubai Becomes First City in World to Gets Its Own Microsoft Font [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Dubai has become the first city in the world to have its own Microsoft-designed font. The font will have typeface both in Latin and Arabic script. And will be available in 23 languages. The Dubai Font was launched by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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    Image of Dubai Font

    Image of Dubai Font

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  • 8 India – Cyprus Signed Four Agreements to Boost the Bilateral Relations [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India and Cyprus in April 2017 signed four agreements to boost the bilateral relationship between the two countries. The Singed Agreements including on air services and merchant shipping and expressed their willingness to cooperate in areas like climate change, tackling internati

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  • 9 Coca – Cola Appoints T K K Krishnakumar as President of India [ Appointments ]

    Beverages major Coca-Cola appointment T. K. K. Krishnakumar as President of India and South West Asia Business Unit, replacing Venkatesh Kini, who served the company for 19 years. KK was the Chief Executive Officer of Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd. (HCCB), the company-ow

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  • May 15, 2017
  • 1 Indian Railways to Track Wagons and Coaches with RFID Tags [ Sci-Tech ]

    Leveraging information technology in a big way, the Indian Railways is set to make use of the radio-frequency identification tags (RFID) for tracking of wagons, coaches and locomotives to ensure the effective and transparent functioning of the system.

    Indian Railways to Track Wagons and Coaches with RFID tags

    Indian Railways to Track Wagons and Coaches with RFID Tags

    Indian Railways to Track Wagons and Coaches with RFID tags

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  • 2 Ganga Swachhta Sankalp Divas to Be Celebrated on May 02, 2017 [ Important Days ]

    National Mission on Clean Ganga (NMCG) will be observing Ganga Swachhta Sankalp Divas on May 02, 2017. National Mission on Clean Ganga (NMCG) at 12 locations. The event would also be organized at more than 30 other locations through “Ganga Vichaar Manch”, local NGOs and volunteer

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  • 3 Government Launches Test and Treat Policy for HIV [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Union Health Minister JP Nadda launched the Test and Treat policy for providing treatment to patients suffering from Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). The government will provide Anti- Retroviral Therapy (ART) treatment to the patients free of cost.

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    Image of the HIV AIDS

    Image of the HIV AIDS

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  • May 7, 2017
  • 1 Veteran Actor Vinod Khanna Passes Away [ None ]

    Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna passed away at 70 on April 27, 2017. The actor breathed his last at HN Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre Khanna was suffering from bladder cancer. Veteran actor and Member of Parliament Vinod Khanna who was admitted to the Sir HN Relian

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  • 2 ISRO Launches Solar Calculator App [ Sci-Tech ]

    ISRO has launched a Solar Calculator application that allows for accurate calculation of the benefit of installing solar panels at any location in the country. The App provides monthly/yearly solar potential (in kWh/m2) and minimum/maximum temperature at any location Global warmi

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  • 3 Scientists Create ‘Artificial Womb’ [ Sci-Tech ]

    Scientists create artificial womb that could save the lives of premature babies. The study describes a new system that allows fetal lambs at a similar stage of development as critically pre-term human infants (defined as births earlier than 24 weeks) to survive outside of the mot

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  • May 1, 2017
  • 1 India Slips on Freedom Index [ Ranks & Indices ]

    India has slipped three notches in the World Press Freedom Index 2017. In the list of 180 countries mapped, India stands at 136, down from last year’s 133, colour-coded again in red to show the situation as “difficult”.

    World Press Freedom Index 2017

    World Press Freedom Index 2017

    World Press Freedom Index 2017

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  • 2 Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) System [ Defense ]

    The US military has started moving parts of its controversial THAAD anti-missile defence system to a deployment site in South Korea. THAAD is designed to intercept short, medium, and intermediate-range ballistic missiles during their terminal flight phase. The THAAD is a land-bas

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  • 3 NASA Successfully Launches Super Pressure Balloon [ Sci-Tech ]

    NASA successfully launched Super pressure balloon from Wanaka Airport, New Zealand. A mission designed to run 100 or more days floating at 110, 000 feet (33.5 km) about the globe in the southern hemisphere’s mid-latitude band. While validating the super pressure balloon technolog

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  • 4 India Becomes World’S Fifth Largest Military Spender [ Defense ]

    India was at fifth place on the list of the world’s highest spenders on defence as global military. It release by the Stockholm international peace research institute (SIPRI) India spending at $55.9 billion for its military in 2016.

    India becomes world’s fifth largest military spender

    India Becomes World’s Fifth Largest Military Spender

    India becomes world’s fifth largest military spender

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  • 5 Northeast India’S Biggest IT Hub Releases in Tripura [ Eco. ]

    Northeast India’s sixth and largest Information Technology (IT) hub. Employment and e-governance besides to export software technology. The IT hub, set up at a cost of Rs. 50 crore. IT hub would help to create employment opportunities for the IT educated youths.

    Northeast India’s biggest IT hub releases in Tripura

    Northeast India’s Biggest IT Hub Releases in Tripura

    Northeast India’s biggest IT hub releases in Tripura

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  • 6 Agriculture Ministry Discloses Model APMC Act [ Agri. ]

    The Agriculture Ministry has come up with a new model Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) Act Market fee across a State and a united single trading license for cost-effectiveness of transactions. To provide farmers more freedom to sell their produce.

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  • 7 One Health Approach [ Health ]

    A finalized approach has been used by India to combat antimicrobial resistance which has been announced by the union Minister of health and family welfare J P Nadda. The government is ready with the blueprint which will meet the global expectations and it should come under the on

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  • 8 3D-Printed Metal Fabrics Developed for Space [ Sci-Tech ]

    3D-printed metal fabric has been developed by the scientists in NASA. It has been made to use for astronaut spacesuits or as shields and insulation for spacecraft. The fabrics are the foldable one and can change shape quickly which can be useful for large antennas and other deplo

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