2017: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Jan 10, 2017
  • 1 दस उच्च समाचार (Top Ten News Part - 2 in Hindi) [ None ]

    जापान:- पिछले साल जापान की होटलों में इंसानी कर्मचारीगण के स्थान पर जब रोबोटिक कर्मचारीगण के काम करने की खबरें आईं थीं, तभी से आशंका हो गई थी कि इनसे बड़ा खतरा हो सकता है। ऐसा इसलिए क्योंकि उस होटल के मालिक ने एक कर्मचारी को छोड़कर अन्य सभी नौकरों को नौकरी से निकाल दिया था। उसके बा

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  • 2 म्ांत्रियो की मौत व बीमारी के विषय में रहस्य और विवाद [ None ]

    प्रस्तावना:- कालजयी उपन्यास ’चंद्रकांता संतति’ की पटकथा के समान सियासी दांव-पेचों में रहस्य और रोमांच परत-दर-परत उलझता जाता है। नेताओं के रोग व मौत को छिपाने तथा उजागर करने के पीछे एक पूरी कवायद होती है। इतिहास गवाह है कि बड़े नेता की मौत से किसी को फायदा तो किसी को नुकसान होता है

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  • 3 ISRO, CNES Ink Pact on Satellite Launch [ Science/Technology ]

    Indian Space Research Organisation and French Space agency (CNES) signed a partnership agreement in satellite launch technology. The agreement was signed between ISRO Chairman Kiran Kumar and CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall in the presence of visiting French Minister of Foreign

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  • 4 China Launches World’S Longest Bullet Train [ Science/Technology ]

    One of the world’s longest high-speed bullet train has started operating in China. Train starts from Kunming, capital of southwest China’s Yunnan Province, to Beijing. It is named as “Shangri-la of the World.” The train’s name highlights the world famous resort in Shangri-la of Y

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  • 5 Virat Kohli Named Team India ODI, T20 Captain [ Sports ]

    Virat Kohli took over leadership for the upcoming limited-over series against England. Mahender Singh Dhoni resigned as the skipper of the ODI and T20 team of Indian cricket. Indian test captain and star batsman Virat Kohli selected to lead the team.

    Image of Virat Kohli

    Image of Virat Kohli

    Image of Virat Kohli

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  • 6 Astronomers Discover Powerful Cosmic Double Whammy [ Science/Technology ]

    Astronomers have discovered two of the most powerful phenomena in the universe. They are a supermassive black hole and the collision of giant galaxy clusters about 2 billion light years from Earth. It was discovered by both from India’s Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) and

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  • 7 Delhi Government Introduces ‘Good Samaritan Policy’ [ Policy/Governance ]

    Delhi Government has approved ’Good Samaritan Policy to encourage people to help road accident victims in emergency situation. Under this policy monetary incentive of Rs 2,000 and appreciation certificate will be given to people who help road accident victims in the national Capi

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  • Jan 9, 2017
  • 1 📹 UDAAN Project by MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development) for Girl Students [ NTA NET-JRF Upd. ]

    Udaan aims to provide a platform that empowers girl students and provides them with better learning opportunities. The program also aims to “enrich” and “enhance” teaching and learning of science and mathematics at the senior secondary level.

    Udaan Project has been initiated by MH

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  • 2 PM Narendra Modi Announces Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PKVY), a skill development program. It is targeted at Indian youth seeking overseas employment to make India the Skill Capital of the World. It was launched after inauguration of 14th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas conve

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  • 3 Government Makes Aadhaar Mandatory for MGNREGA Work [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Union Government has made mandatory for people living in rural areas need to have Aadhaar under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. Those who have registered under the scheme will be required to give furnish proof of possession of Aadhaar card or underg

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  • 4 China Launches First Commercial Space Mission with New Kuaizhou-1A Rocket [ Science/Technology ]

    China successfully sent three satellites into space in its first commercial mission. It is using an updated version of the low-cost Kuaizhou-1A rocket. The KZ-1A rocket was developed from the Kuaizhou-1 rocket with improvements in adaptability. It sent three small satellites into

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  • 5 Nobel Prize Series India Exhibition in Gandhinagar Inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi [ Policy/Governance ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Nobel Prize Series Exhibition in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. It has been organized by Nobel Media and coordinated by the Department of Biotechnology. Nine Nobel laureates are attending it and interact with students of Indian Universities.

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  • 6 Ministry of Power Unveils World’S Largest Street Light Programme [ Policy/Governance ]

    Power Ministry unveiled world’s largest street light replacement programme in South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) area. It is implemented under LED based Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) by the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture under the Uni

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  • Jan 8, 2017
  • 1 Azure Power Commissions Largest North Indian Solar Power Project (150MW) [ Science/Technology ]

    Azure Power is a leading solar power producer in India. It has commissioned the largest (150 MW) solar power project in north India. It has signed a solar power implementation agreement with Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) under its Solar Policy Phase III.

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  • 2 Indian Army Conducted Test of Indigenous Heavy Artillery Gun Dhanush [ Science/Technology ]

    The Indian Army has successfully conducted ‘user-validation’ trials of indigenous Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) Dhanush in the Himalayas. It clears the way for the induction in the Army. It has been handed over to the Indian Army by the Jabalpur-based Gun Carriage F

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  • 3 NASA to Send First African-American to Space Station in 2018 [ Science/Technology ]

    NASA is sending first African-American to the space station in 2018. Jeanette Epps will become the first African-American space station crew member. She launches on her first spaceflight in May 2018. NASA has also assigned veteran astronaut Andrew Feustel to missions aboard the I

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  • 4 India, Portugal Sign Six Agreements [ Policy/Governance ]

    India and Portugal have signed six memorandums of understandings (MoUs). These agreements were signed after delegation level talks Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his visiting Portugal counterpart António Costa who was Chief Guest of 2017 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas held in Goa.

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  • 5 Sania Mirza Wins 2017 Brisbane International Women’S Doubles Title [ Sports ]

    Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza picked up her first title of the season, combining with American Bethanie Mattek-Sands to lift the Brisbane International women’s doubles title. She ended up losing the World No 1 crown to her partner. Sania will go back to pairing with Czech Republi

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  • Jan 7, 2017
  • 1 S Padmanabhan Appointed as Chairman of Tata Power [ Policy/Governance ]

    Tata Sons Ltd has nominated S Padmanabhan as the chairman for Tata Power Co Ltd. Padmanabhan at present serves as an additional director on the company’s board. The nomination comes against the backdrop of Cyrus Mistry’s resignation as director of the company last month.

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  • 2 Government to Launch Two New Apps to Enhance Road Safety & Citizen Interactions [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is gearing up to launch m-Parivahan and e-challan mobile apps in a bid to given an impetus to the road safety. Expected to launch during the Road Safety Week, the launch of two apps enable enhanced citizen interaction in a friendly atmo

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  • 3 India Wins 2016 SAFF Women’S Championship [ Sports ]

    The first half remained impressive for the hosts; the second half was absolutely one-sided. There was only the India women’s football team dominating all aspects of play. Sajid Dar’s women army overpowered Bangladesh with a 3-1 score in the SAFF Women’s Championship 2016 final at

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  • 4 Scientists Discover a New Organ in Human Digestive System [ Science/Technology ]

    Researchers have recently discovered a new organ that was hidden in plain sight inside our digestive system this whole time. It is the human body’s 79th organ. It is known as the ‘Mesentery’, has been known for hundreds of years. The mesentery, the new organ is found in our diges

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  • 5 Union Cabinet Approves MoU Between India and Kenya in Field of Agriculture and Allied Sectors [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Kenya on bilateral cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sectors.  The MoU shall enter into force on the day of signing an

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  • Jan 6, 2017
  • 1 Union Government Launched IPR Enforcement Toolkit for Police [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Union Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched an Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Enforcement Toolkit for Police. It will be provided to all state police departments across the nation. It is to assist Police in dealing with the cases relating to Trademark

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  • 2 Justice JS Khehar Sworn in as 44th Chief Justice of India [ Policy/Governance ]

    Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, has led the five-judge constitution bench in the Supreme Court which had struck down the controversial NJAC Act for appointment of judges. He has sworn in as the 44th Chief Justice of India.

    Image of Jagdish Singh Khehar

    Image of Jagdish Singh Khehar

    Image of Jagdish Singh Khehar

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  • 3 📹 Student Database Management Information System (SDMIS) [ Education ]

    SDMIS system aims to envisage and develop student database (SDMIS) which with over 250 million students from Grade 1st to 12th would be the largest such systems across the World.The system will keep record of academic journey of every student studying in about 1.5 million Governm

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  • 4 📹 University and Higher Education [ Education ]

    Here are some of the major initiatives taken for university and higher education in India. These mainly deal with establishment of central universities and providing education to backward districts.

    Initiatives of 10 Plan

    1. Establishment of New Central Universities
    2.  Indira Gandhi N

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  • Jan 5, 2017
  • 1 Google Doodle Pays Tribute to India’S Social Reformer Savitribai Phule [ None ]

    Google dedicated a Doodle to mark the 186th birth anniversary of India’s 19th century social reformer Savitribai Jyotirao Phule. She was a social reformer and poet. She has been given recognition in the list of important figures in Maharashtra’s social reform movements.

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  • 2 Government Launches Swachh Bharat Survekshan 2017 in 500 Cities [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Union Ministry of Urban Development launched Swachh Survekshan 2017 to rank 500 cities. The survey will be conducted by Quality Council of India (QCI) under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. It is in a bid to encourage competition to improve sanitation.

    Swachh Survekshan - Swachh Bharat Mission

    Swachh Survekshan - Swachh Bharat Mission

    Swachh Survekshan - Swachh Bharat Mission

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  • 3 Union Government Launches Mobile App for Haj Pilgrimage [ Science/Technology ]

    Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi launched a mobile application. It will provide information and facilitate e-payments for the pilgrimage. It is for the first time that Haj process is becomes digital application.

    Government launches mobile app for Haj Pilgrimage

    Government Launches Mobile App for Haj Pilgrimage

    Government launches mobile app for Haj Pilgrimage

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