2017: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • May 26, 2017
  • 1 India Becomes Second Largest Steel Producer in the World [ Eco. ]

    India has become the second largest stainless steel producer in the world after China. India overtook Japan as the second-biggest producer in 2016 according to data released by the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF)

     Image of the steel product

    Image of the Steel Product

    Image of the steel product

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  • 2 India’S Rohan Chakravarty Wins WWF International President’S Award [ Awards ]

    Rohan Chakravarty, a young Indian wildlife and environment cartoonist has won this year’s WWF International President’s Award for his efforts to inspire change and attitudes towards nature. The award ceremony was held recently in Manado, Indonesia.

    Image of Rohan Chakravarty

    Image of Rohan Chakravarty

    Image of Rohan Chakravarty

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  • 3 Astronomers Create the Largest Map of the Universe [ Sci-Tech ]

    The first and largest map of the large-scale structure of the universe has been created by the astronomers based on the positions of quasars. Quasars are glowing rings of matter and energy around supermassive black holes, and are incredibly bright.

     Map of the universe

    Map of the Universe

    Map of the universe

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  • 4 NASA Names Bacterium Found on ISS After APJ Abdul Kalam [ Env. ]

    In incredible news for India, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has decided to name a newly discovered organism after one of the most loved former Indian Presidents, APJ Abdul Kalam.

    Image of Indian Presidents APJ Abdul Kalam

    Image of Indian Presidents APJ Abdul Kalam

    Image of Indian Presidents APJ Abdul Kalam

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  • 5 22 May: World Biological Diversity Day [ Important Days ]

    Every year, May 22 is observed as International Day for Biodiversity or World Biodiversity Day to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. Diversity in species, ecosystems and landscapes attracts tourism and promotes economic growth.

    Image of the international Biodiversity Day

    Image of the International Biodiversity Day

    Image of the international Biodiversity Day

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  • 6 Tejas Express Makes First Trip on May 22, 2017 [ Sci-Tech ]

    The Tejas Express — India’s first semi-high speed full AC train — arrived in the city. Make its first trip from Mumbai to Goa. The luxury train is expected to complete the journey in less than nine hours

    Image of the Tejas Express

    Image of the Tejas Express

    Image of the Tejas Express

    Facts on India’s New

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  • 7 Scientists Discover First Natural Human Antibodies Against Ebola Virus [ Sci-Tech ]

    A team of scientists from the United States of America discovered a possible cure for Ebola viruses. They have discovered the first natural human antibodies that are capable of neutralizing and protecting animals against all three major disease-causing Ebola viruses.

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    Image of the Ebola Virus

    Image of the Ebola virus

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  • 8 Indian Boy Wins Intel International Science Award in US [ Awards ]

    An Indian boy has won the world’s largest pre-college science competition in the US in the environmental engineering category for his project on biodegradation of pesticides. Prashant Ranganathan is a student of Carmel Junior College in Jamshedpur.

    Image of Indian boy Wins Intel Internationl Award in US

    Image of Indian Boy Wins Intel Internationl Award in US

    Image of Indian boy Wins Intel Internationl Award in US

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  • 9 Hassan Rouhani Wins Iran’S Presidential Election [ Appointments ]

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has won re-election. This will be his second term as Iran’s President. He was elected as president for his first term in 2013. He won 2013 elections by pledging to end Iran’s isolation and improve civil rights.

    Image of Hassan Rouhani

    Image of Hassan Rouhani

    Image of Hassan Rouhani

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  • May 26, 2017
  • 1 Scientists at IIT Delhi Develops Cheapest Respiratory Filter [ Sci-Tech ]

    Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi developed cheapest respiratory filter, named ‘Nasofilters’. This is capable of restricting up to 95 % of dust and air pollutants.

    Image of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)

    Image of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)

    Image of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)

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  • 2 GST Council Announces GST Rates [ Eco. ]

    The good and services Tax (GST) fixed the GST rates for specific products. The council has fixed the rates of 1211 items most of which will likely become cheaper. It will decide rates of some other items and services in the coming days.

    Image of the good and services Tax(GST)

    Image of the Good and Services Tax (GST)

    Image of the good and services Tax (GST)

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  • 3 21-Year-Old Woman Undergoes India’S First Uterus Transplant [ Health ]

    21-year-old Solapur woman will become the first in India to undergo a uterus transplant in Pune on May 18, 2017. Mother has donated her uterus to her 21-year-old daughter. The woman, who suffers from congenital absence of uterus

    Image of the India’s first uterus transplant

    Image of the India’s First Uterus Transplant

    Image of the India’s first uterus transplant

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  • May 24, 2017
  • 1 Union Cabinet Approves Pharma Mission to Develop Bio-Pharmaceuticals [ Eco. ]

    The CCEA has approved a collaborative mission between industry and academia called ‘Innovate in India empowering biotech entrepreneurs and accelerating inclusive innovation‘ that is aimed at accelerating discovery and research for early development of bio-pharmaceuticals.

    Union cabinet Approves Pharma Mission

    Union Cabinet Approves Pharma Mission

    Union cabinet Approves Pharma Mission

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  • 2 Indian Scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni Wins Prestigious Dan David Prize [ Awards ]

    Indian scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni has won the prestigious Dan David prize as recognition for his contribution in the field of astronomy. Mr Kulkarni is a professor of astrophysics and planetary science at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California.

    Image of Scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni

    Image of Scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni

    Image of Scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni

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  • 3 Bilateral Exercise SIMBEX-17 Between Indian & Republic of Singapore Navy Commences [ Defense ]

    The 24th bilateral exercise SIMBEX-17 “Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercises” between Indian Navy and Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) has commenced in South China Sea and will culminate. The exercise will be held from May 18, 2017 to May 24, 2017.

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    Image of Singapore Navy

    Image of Singapore Navy

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  • May 22, 2017
  • 1 CCEA Gives Approval to New Coal Linkage Policy [ Policy-Governance ]

    The CCEA has approved a new coal linkage policy to ensure adequate supply of the fuel to power plants through reverse auction. The new policy will help in ensuring fuel supplies to the power plants in an organised manner.

    In This Image Shows CCEA

    In This Image Shows CCEA

    In This Image Shows CCEA

    Highl

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  • 2 Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave Passes Away [ Important Days ]

    Union Environment Minister Anil Dave passed away. 60-year-old Dave complained of uneasiness at his home this morning and was rushed to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) where he passed away, according to official sources.

    Image of Union enviroment minister Anil Dave

    Image of Union Enviroment Minister Anil Dave

    Image of Union enviroment minister Anil Dave

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  • 3 Government Decision to Set Up 10 Atomic Power Plants to Generate Lots of Jobs. [ Eco. ]

    The government has approved a Rs. 70, 000-crore quantum leap in India’s nuclear energy generation capacity and a new transparent policy for fuel supply to thermal power plants that reflects the country’s swift progress from scarcity to sufficiency of domestic coal.

    Image of Nuclear Power Plants

    Image of Nuclear Power Plants

    Image of Nuclear Power Plants

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  • 4 Ovais Sarmad Appointed to Key Post in UNFCCC [ Appointments ]

    Ovais Sarmad who is an Indian national has been appointed by the U. N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to the post of Deputy Executive Secretary, which is a key post in the UNFCCC. U. N. Information Centre in Delhi, the appointment has been made after making wide consultations

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  • 5 One of the World’S Remotest Islands is the Most Polluted: Study [ Agri. ]

    One of the world’s most remote islands is polluted with the highest density of plastic debris reported anywhere on the planet, with over 37 million pieces littered on its beaches, a new study has found. Uninhabited piece of land in the South Pacific Ocean.

    Image of Henderson Island Oean

    Image of Henderson Island Oean

    Henderson Island Oean

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  • 6 Government Launches‘Operation Clean Money’ Website [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Continuing its fight against black money, the government launched a website Operation Clean Money. The new website will help honest taxpayers. Deptt of Revenue & CBDT at launch of Operation Clean Money Portal. 91 lakh persons have come under the tax net as unaccounted cash lost a

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  • 7 बारह उच्च समाचार (Top Twelve News) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    भारत: - यदि आप पर किसी बैंक (अधिकोष) का कर्ज है तो यह आपकी समस्या है। यदि आप पर दस करोड़ का कर्ज है तो बैंक की समस्या है। यदि आप उन कई उद्योगपतियों में से हैं, जो बेकार कंपनियों (संघों) के लिए अरबों का कर्ज लेते हैं, तो यह सरकार की समस्या है।

    मोटेतौर पर भारत आज इसी तरह की स्थिति

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  • 8 प्रंदह उच्च समाचार (Top High Fifteen News) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    अमेरिका व चीन: - अमेरिकी राष्ट्रपति डोनाल्ड ट्रंप और चीन राष्ट्रपति शी जिनपिंग वॉशिगटन में आमने-सामने मिल रहे हैं तो दोनों देश दुनिया में अपनी जगह का फिर आकलन करने में लगे हैं। दोनों विपरीत दिशा में देख रहे हैं: अमेरिका वैश्विक जिम्मेदारियों से दूर जा रहा है, तो चीन इसकी ओर बढ़ र

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  • 9 (विज्ञान में खोज) आहार सरोकार (Discovery in Science) Dietary Concerns [ Health ]

    प्रस्तावना: - मानव के विकास में आहार का बड़ा योगदान रहा है। डार्विन के सिद्धांत के अनुसार मानव की उत्पत्ति को मानें तो प्रारंभिक अवस्था में पत्तियां और कंदमूल खाले वाले आदिमानव को फलाहार से मस्तिष्क के विकास में अहम सहायता मिली। मानव का मस्तिष्क शरीर की तुलना में सभी प्राणियों मे

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  • May 22, 2017
  • 1 मुस्लिम के तीन तलाक का मामला (Muslim Divorce Case) [ None ]

    प्रस्तावना: -तीन तलाक का विरोध करने के लिए लोग अलग-अलग तरीके अपना रहे हैं, केंद्र की नरेंद्र मोदी सरकार ने सुप्रीम कोर्ट (सर्वोच्च न्याय सभा) में जारी इस संबंध में दायर केस (प्रकरण) की सुनवाई में सरकार का पक्ष साफ कर दिया है। मुस्लिम पर्सनल (व्यक्तिगत) लॉ (निम्न स्तर) बोर्ड (मंड

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  • 2 भारत का पूर्व नौसेना अधिकारी कुलभूषण जाधव को फांसी की सजा India Former Naval Officer K.Jadhav Case [ Policy-Governance ]

    प्रस्तावना: -पूर्व नौसेना अधिकारी कुलभूषण जाधव की फांसी की सजा पर भारत-पाकिस्तान आमने-सामने आ गए हैं। विदेश मंत्री सुषमा स्वराज ने लोकसभा में कहा ’जाधव को न्याय दिलवाने के लिए सरकार आउट (बाहर) ऑफ (का) वे जाने को भी तैयार है। अगर जाधव को फांसी दी गई तो पाकिस्तान को दव्पक्षीय संबं

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  • 3 भारत और नेपाल (India & Nepal) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    प्रस्तावना: -नेपाल की राष्ट्रपति विद्या देवी भंडारी 5 दिन की राजकीय यात्रा पर भारत आ रही है। वे नेपाल की पहली महिला राष्ट्रपति हैं और अक्टूबर 2015 में पदभार संभालने के बाद, यह उनकी पहली विदेश यात्रा है। दिल्ली के अलावा वे वाराणसी, गुजरात व उड़ीसा भी जाएगी। इस यात्रा का महत्व इसलि

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  • 4 बांग्लादेश की प्रधानमंत्री शेख हसीना की चार दव्वसीय भारत यात्रा Bangladesh PM 4day Visit to India [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    प्रस्तावना: - बांग्लादेश की प्रधानमंत्री शेख हसीना वाजेद की 8 अप्रेल से चार दिन की भारत यात्रा शुरू हो रही है। उनके परिवार के भारत से आधी सदी से बहुत गहरे संबंध रहे हैं। वे कई बार भारत आ चुकी हैं पर इस बार उनकी यह यात्रा सात वर्ष के अंतराल के बाद हो रही है। आज के संदर्भ में देखे

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  • 5 Railways to Install CCTV Surveillance System Under Nirbhaya Fund [ Policy-Governance ]

    Indian Railways will install CCTV surveillance system at more than 900 stations under the Nirbhaya Fund at an approved cost of Rs. 500 crore to strengthen security at rail premises. Ladies Special trains and women compartments in suburban trains

    Image of Railways to install CCTV

    Image of Railways to Install CCTV

    Image of Railways to install CCTV

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  • 6 अयोध्या में रामं मंदिर व बाबरी मस्जिद का मामला (Ram Temple in Ayodhya and Babri Masjid Case) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    प्रस्तावना: -सुप्रीम कोर्ट (सर्वोच्च न्यायालय) ने विवादित बाबरी ढांचा गिराए जाने की आपराधिक साजिश के आरोप में लाल कृष्ण आडवाणी, मुरली मनोहर जोशी और केंद्रीय मंत्री उमा भारती सहित 13 लोगों के खिलाफ मुकदमा चलाने का आदेश दिया है। इस मामले में केंद्रीय जांच ब्यूरो (सीबीआई) के रुख मे

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