2017: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • May 22, 2017
  • 1 MoU Signed Between Indian Navy and Space Application Centre [ Eco. ]

    The Indian Navy and Ahmedabad- based Space Application Centre (SAC) today inked a pact on data sharing and scientific cooperation in the field of meteorology and oceanology. The MoU has further enhanced the already established collaboration between the two organizations.

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  • 2 West Bengal Makes Bengali Mandatory in All Schools [ Edu. ]

    West Bengal State government has made Bengali mandatory in all schools, including private English medium schools every student will have to compulsorily study three languages from Class I to Class X, and one of them has to be Bengali.

    Image of West Bengal makes Bengali Mandatory

    Image of West Bengal Makes Bengali Mandatory

    Image of West Bengal makes Bengali Mandatory

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  • 3 India – Chile Expanded PTA to Come into Effect on 16 May [ Eco. ]

    India and Chile will implement a bilateral expanded Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) from May 16. The first preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) between India and Chile was signed on 8 March 2006.

    Image of the India – Chile expanded PTA

    Image of the India – Chile Expanded PTA

    Image of the India – Chile expanded PTA

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  • 4 KalamSat - World’S Smallest Satellite Built by Indian Teen to Be Launched by NASA [ Sci-Tech ]

    An 18-year-old boy in India’s southern city of Chennai has developed a satellite lighter than smartphone, which National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will launch on June 21.

    Image of the World's smallest satellite

    Image of the World’s Smallest Satellite

    Image of the World’s smallest satellite

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  • 5 खोज, अंतरिक्ष, ज्ञान-विज्ञान व अन्य रौचक जानकारियां(Search Space Knowledge&Other Interesting Inf.) [ Sci-Tech ]

    अमरीका: - अमरीका के लांस एंजिलिस स्थित कैलिफोर्निया विश्वविद्यालय के शोधकर्ताओं की टीम (समूह) ने इस बात का खुलासा किया है कि अभी तक हम मस्तिक की जितनी क्षमता के बारे में सोचते थे, उसकी क्षमता उससे तकरीबन 10 गुना ज्यादा होती है। अमरीकी विशेषज्ञों ने यह खोज की है कि पहले के अनुमान

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  • 6 Arjun Maini Becomes First Indian to Win a GP3 Race [ Sports ]

    Arjun Maini has created history by becoming the first-ever Indian to win a GP3 race. The 19-year-old triumphed in Barcelona three days after joining Haas F1 team as a development driver. Arjun Maini is supported by JK Racing and TVS

    Image of Arjun Maini Win a GP3 Race

    Image of Arjun Maini Win a GP3 Race

    Image of Arjun Maini Win a GP3 Race

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  • 7 WannaCry Ransomware Used in Widespread Attacks All Over the World [ Sci-Tech ]

    It has been reported that a new ransomware named as “WannaCry” is spreading widely. WannaCry encrypts the files on infected Windows systems. Our products detected and successfully blocked a large number of ransomware attacks around the world.

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    Image of the Hacked Windows Systems

    Image of the Hacked windows systems

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  • 8 New Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Against Pneumonia Launched [ Health ]

    Minister for Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda has launched new Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine, PCV, for Pneumonia at Lal Bahadur Shastri Medical College Hospital in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh.

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    Image of the Pneumonia Vaccines

    Image of the Pneumonia vaccines

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  • May 18, 2017
  • 1 New IIP, WPI Series Introduced [ Eco. ]

    The government has released new-look index of industrial production (IIP) and the wholesale price index (WPI) which have been built on the new series of data. The impact of demonetization still persisted on industrial production, particularly manufacturing

    Image of the New IIP, WPI Series

    Image of the New IIP, WPI Series

    Image of the New IIP, WPI Series

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  • 2 Amitabh Bachchan Appointed as Goodwill Ambassador for Hepatitis in South-East Asia Region [ Appointments ]

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) on May 13, 2017 appointed actor Amitabh Bachchan as its goodwill ambassador for hepatitis in the South-East Asia region to spread awareness about the disease

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    Image of Goodwill Ambassador for Hepatitis

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  • 3 Digital Tsunami expected with Massive Layoffs, 6 Lakh Jobs Under Threat [ Eco. ]

    For employees working at IT software services companies, the bad news about layoffs could be potentially worse than has been reported so far. They could be staring at about 6 lakh job cuts in the next two to three years

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    Termination of Employment

    Termination of employment

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  • 4 NASA Detects Signs of Strong Water in Neptune-Sized Planet [ Sci-Tech ]

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) scientists detected a strong water signature in the atmosphere of a distant Neptune-sized planet called HAT-P-26b. That could help understand more about the birth and development of planetary systems.

    Image of the signs of strong water in Neptune

    Image of the Signs of Strong Water in Neptune

    Image of the signs of strong water in Neptune

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  • 5 UPSC to Share Competitive Exams Scores Online for Employers to Boost Hiring [ IAS Upd. ]

    Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has decided to share online scores of the candidates taking competitive exams like civil services, NDA too boost hiring. It’s a part of the government’s proposal to boost hiring by the private sector.

    Union Public Service Commission

    Union Public Service Commission

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  • 6 IT Department Simplifies Linking PAN with Aadhaar for Taxpayers [ Eco. ]

    The Income Tax Department has launched an e-facility to link Aadhaar with Permanent Account Number (PAN), a mandatory procedure for filing I-T returns. Responding to grievances of taxpayers regarding difficulties in linking PAN with Aadhaar as their names did not match in both sy

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  • 7 Mustard Set to Be India’S First GM Food, Gets Regulator Nod [ Eco. ]

    India’s central biotech regulator, Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), the regulator for GM crops, today recommended commercial use of GM mustard its approval to the environment ministry.

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    Image of GM Food

    Image of GM food

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  • 8 In a First of its kind Drive Kochi Metro Appoints Transgender [ Appointments ]

    Kochi metro rail Ltd. on 11 may 2017 decided to employ 23 members from the transgender community. This is the first time in the history of India. The metro agency is the first government-owned company in India to formally appoint Transgender community.

    Image shows the First Kochi Metro

    Image Shows the First Kochi Metro

    Image shows the First Kochi Metro

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  • 9 India Celebrates National Technology Day on May 11 [ Important Days ]

    National Technology Day’ is celebrated across India on May 11, to glorify the importance of science in day-to-day life and motivate students to adopt science as a career option. National Technology Day is a very special day for Indian Technology since 1999.

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    Image of the National Technology Day

    Image of the National Technology Day

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  • May 18, 2017
  • 1 Taranjeet Singh Becomes New Country Director of Twitter [ Appointments ]

    Twitter India continues to invest in its leadership team and announced the appointment of Taranjeet Singh as the Country Director for India. Singh will lead the Twitter India team by driving an integrated business strategy and spearheading cross-functional collaboration.

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    Image Showing the Twitter

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  • 2 Moon Jae-in Elected South Korea President [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Moon Jae-in has been declared winner in South Korea’s presidential election by that country’s National Election Commission. Moon, the Democratic Party’s candidate to replace ousted President Park Geun-hye, was declared the winner by the country’s National Election Commission. Wit

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  • 3 PM Modi Launches Integrated Case Management System of Supreme Court [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Supreme Court’s Integrated Case Management System in the presence of Jagdish Singh Khehar Chief Justice of India and Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union law and IT Minister.

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    Image of the Launches Integrated Case Management System

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  • 4 India- Indonesia Co-Ordinated Patrol Commences [ Defense ]

    The 29th India–Indonesia CORPAT has commenced at Port Blair under the aegis of Andaman and Nicobar Command. The bilateral exercise is scheduled to be held from 9th to 25th May. India - Indonesia navies are contributing one aircraft and a ship each in the exercis.

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    Image Flag of India- Indonesia

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  • 5 Jhulan Goswami Become the Leading Wicket-Taker in Women’S One-Day Internationals [ Sports ]

    Former India women’s cricket team captain Jhulan Goswami has become the leading wicket-taker in one-day internationals as the right-arm fast bowler surpassed the world record held by Cathryn Fitzpatrick of Australia.

    Image of top wicket taker Goswami

    Image of Top Wicket Taker Goswami

    Image of top wicket taker Goswami

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  • 6 IMF: India Will Grow at 7.7% in 2018-19 [ Eco. ]

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its regional economic outlook has predicted the growth rate of India as 7.2 % in the 2017 - 18 fiscal and 7.7 % in 2018 - 19 fiscal after disruptions caused by demonetization.

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    Image of the India Will Grow

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  • 7 India to Organize Cultural Festival in Egypt to Mark Tagore’S 156th Birth Anniversary [ Important Days ]

    India has organized a cultural festival in Egypt to mark the 156th birth anniversary of the famous Indian poet, Rabindranath Tagore. The Tagore festival is being organized by the Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture (MACIC), the cultural wing of the Indian Embassy in Cairo from

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  • 8 India Elected as President of UN-Habitat [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India has been unanimously elected as the President of the UN-Habitat, an organ of the United Nations promoting sustainable human settlements across the globe. UN-Habitat reports to the United Nations General Assembly.

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    Image of the United Nations

    Image of the United Nations

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  • 9 India’S First Bio Refinery Plant Inaugurated in Pune [ Sci-Tech ]

    Union Minister of Road Transport and Highway Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the country’s first bio-refinery plant which produces ethanol from the variety of biomass. The project is situated at Rahu in Pune district of Maharashtra.

    Image of the First Bio Refinery Plant

    Image of the First Bio Refinery Plant

    Image of the First Bio Refinery Plant

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  • May 18, 2017
  • 1 French Election: Emmanuel Macron Elected as President of France [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Thirty-nine-year-old Emmanuel Macron has been elected as the president of France. He has become the youngest President and occupant of the Elysee Palace. He is also the first President of France outside of that country’s two traditional main parties.

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    Image of Emmanuel Macron

    Image of Emmanuel Macron

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  • 2 CRPF Command Shifted from Kolkata to Chhattisgarh [ Defense ]

    The strategic anti-Naxal operations command headquarters of the CRPF has been shifted from Kolkata to Chhattisgarh. In 2010, the central zone command headquarters was shifted from Raipur to Kolkata owing to logistics and connectivity issues.

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    Image of Central Reserve Police

    Image of Central Reserve Police

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  • 3 Fact Box: SAMPADA Scheme [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has given its approval for re-structuring the schemes of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) under new central Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters (SAMPADA) for the period 20

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  • 4 Draft Rules for No Fly List for Banning Unruly Passengers Unveiled [ Policy-Governance ]

    The government has released draft rules for a ‘no-fly list’ for banning unruly passengers. The Ministry of Civil Aviation had set up a committee to come up with the final draft of the new set of rules. The new rules would be opened for public comments for a period of one month.

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