2017: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Jul 4, 2017
  • 1 10 Satellites Launches by SpaceX from California [ Science/Technology ]

    A SpaceX launched 10 communications satellites into orbit from California just after two days of successfully launched a satellite from Florida. The Falcon 9 rocket was launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base northwest of Los Angeles by low- lying fog at 1.25 pm pacific daylight ti

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  • 2 K Kasturirangan Appointed as Chairman of National Education Policy [ Appointments ]

    Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan has been appointed as the head nine member committee which will prepare the final draft of the National Education Policy. And the other members are:

    1. Former IAS officer K. J. Alphonse
    2. Princeton University mathematician Manjul Bhargava
    3. Ram Shanker Ku

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  • 3 3rd Slum Yuva Daud [ Policy/Governance ]

    3rd Slum Yuva Daud was flagged of by Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel which was started from Cross River Mall, Karkardooma and ended at Yamuna Sports Complex under Slum Campaign initiated of Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports and Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan.

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  • 4 India Signed 11 Agreement with Portugal [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India and Portugal have signed 11 pacts in counter-terrorism, space and climate studies areas at the first bilateral visit of Indian Prime Minister to Portugal. Portugal has support India for getting permanent membership of UNSC and Multilateral Export Control Regime.

    Key Facts

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  • 5 Fiscal Deficit of States Soars Reaches to Rs 4.93 Trillion in FY16 [ Policy/Governance ]

    The gross fiscal deficits of all the states have been reached to the Rs 4, 93, 360 crore in fiscal 2016 as per ’Handbook of Statistics on States 2016 - 17 a second edition of RBI’s statistical publication, which was Rs 18, 790 crore in FY1991.

    Image of Fiscal Deficit of States Soars

    Image of Fiscal Deficit of States Soars

    Image of Fiscal Deficit of States Soars

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  • 6 ISRO Launch 31 Satellites with PSLV Rocket [ Science/Technology ]

    Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successful launched the Cartosat-2 series and 30 co-passenger satellites of other countries by the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). The weight of the Cartosat-2 series is 712 kg.

    • In 30 co-passenger satellites 29 satellites are

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  • 7 Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme of West Bengal Bagged UN Public Service Award [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    United Nations Public Service Award has been honoured to the Mamata Banerjee a Chief Minister of West Bengal for Kanyashree Prakalpa (Girl Child) scheme in The Hague, Netherlands. It is the highest prize of the United Nations Public Service.

    • Total 552 projects of 62 different co

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  • 8 Imran Khawaja: New Deputy Chairman of ICC [ Appointments ]

    Imran Khawaja has been appointed as Deputy Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC). Imran Khawaja is currently serving as Chairman of Associates counties and a veteran administrator from Singapore.

    • The deputy chairman post is recently approved by ICC and for this dec

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  • Jun 26, 2017
  • 1 Uttarakhand and Haryana Becomes 4th and 5th ODF States [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    More two state of India have declared themselves as Open Defecation Free (ODF) States which are rural Uttarakhand and rural Haryana of India under the Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin (SBM-G) and become 4th and 5th state after Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala to be declared ODF.

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  • 2 Government Announced More 30 Smart Cities [ Economy ]

    Central government has announced more 30 cities for development as smart cities so with this the number of smart city under Smart City Mission is reached to 90. The Smart City Mission was announced on 25th June 2015.

    • Total 45 cities were in the race for 40 available smart city s

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  • 3 Growth of Domestic and Foreign Tourist Visits During 2016 Gets Higher [ Economy ]

    India has marked positive growth in both domestic and foreign tourist visits during 2016 as discover by Market Research Division of Ministry of Tourism. The contribution of these states was about 85 % to the total number of domestic tourist visits during 2012.

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  • 4 NPC Introduce Training of Trainers Programme on Capacity Building for 6 Waste Management Rules [ Environment/Ecology ]

    NPC Introduce Training of Trainers Programme on Capacity Building for Six Waste Management Rules 201, The Ministry of Environment, Forests, Climate Change and Government of India has introduced Six Waste Management Rules in year 2016 under the Swachh Bharat Mission and They are:

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  • 5 70,784 More Houses Approved to UP for Urban Poor Under PMAY (Urban) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    70, 784 more affordable houses have been approved by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation for the benefit of urban poor in Uttar Pradesh under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban). These houses will be constructed at the investment of Rs. 3, 528 crore for which

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  • 6 First PM’S Yoga Award Won by Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute [ Important Days ]

    The first recipient of the is Pune based Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute has bagged first Prime Minister’s Yoga Award for their excellent contribution for development and promotion of Yoga, and the award was presented by PM Narendra Modi at International Day of Yoga cele

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  • 7 Father of India’S Nuclear Fusion Predhiman Krishan Kaw Passed Away [ Science/Technology ]

    Padma Shri Prof Predhiman Krishan Kaw father of India’s nuclear fusion reactor program is passed away at the age of 69 years due to Parkinson’s disease in Ahmadabad, he is the founder of Institute for Plasma Research (IPR) at Gandhinagar in 1986 and also has served as director of

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  • 8 World’S First Train That Runs on Virtual Tracks Launched by China [ Science/Technology ]

    China has launched world’s first train which will run on the virtual track by using sensor technology. The train has rubber wheels and plastic core. This train is developed on new technology which has been copyrighted by China Rail Corporation.

    Image of World’s First Train that runs on Virtual Tracks

    Image of World’s First Train That Runs on Virtual Tracks

    Image of World’s First Train that runs on Virtual Tracks

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  • Jun 24, 2017
  • 1 India’S First Indigenously Build L&T Yard 55000 (Floating Dock – FDN 2) Launched [ Economy ]

    Smt Anjali Deshpande, wife of Vice Admiral DM Deshpande, AVSM, VSM, and Controller of Warship Production & Acquisition has launched India’s first indigenously (self build) Floating Dock (FDN-2) for the Indian Navy at Larsen & Toubro Ltd (L&T) Shipyard at Kattupalli, Chennai.

    India’s first indigenously build L&T Yard 55000 Launched

    India’s First Indigenously Build L&T Yard 55000 Launched

    India’s first indigenously build L&T Yard 55000 Launched

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  • 2 Lockheed and Tata Jointly Develop F-16 Planes in India [ Science/Technology ]

    Lockheed Martin and Tata Advanced Systems have signed an agreement to construct F-16 fighter planes in India and announcement in this regard was made at the Paris Airshow. The main objective of Lockheed Martin behind tai-up with Tata is meant to winning billions of dollars worth

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  • 3 Energy Conservation Building Code 2017 Launched [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Energy Conservation Building Code 2017 (ECBC 2017) has been launched by Shri Piyush Goyal the Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines. Ministry of Power and Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has developed the ECBC 2017 which will prescribe t

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  • 4 Startup India Hub Launched by Commerce & Industry Minister [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Startup India Virtual Hub has been launched by Nirmala Sitharaman the Commerce & Industry Minister will be the online platform for all Indian stakeholders of the entrepreneurial ecosystem which will discover, connect and engage all them with each other.

    About Startup India Virtu

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  • 5 CBDT Notifies Rule 10CB- Computation of Interest Income for Secondary Adjustments of IT Act, 1961 [ Policy/Governance ]

    Central Board of Direct Taxes has notified the Rule 10CB for operates the provisions of secondary. It decides interest rate which will apply for computing the income in case of failure to repatriate the excess money within the prescribed time limit for repatriation of excess mone

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  • 6 Vivid Sydney Gets Place in Guinness World Records of Maximum Number Light Installations [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Vivid Sydney gets place in the Guinness Book of World Records for largest festival of light, music and ideas and also titled Dreamscape as ‘Largest interactive lighting display’. Vivid Sydney installation Dreamscape has been decorated with 124, 128 lights and it connects the enti

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  • 7 World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought Observed on 17th June [ Important Days ]

    17th June is being observed as the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought annually with aim to spread awareness in public about combat desertification. 17th June is declared as the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought by the United Nations General Assembly (UN

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  • 8 National Mission on Cultural Mapping of India Launched [ Policy/Governance ]

    ’’National Mission on Cultural Mapping of India” has been launched under the ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ by Culture & Tourism Minister Dr. Mahesh Sharma on the occation of birth centenary of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay at Goverdhan Block, Mathura District, Uttar Pradesh at the Bl

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  • 9 Narmada Control Authority Clears Final Raising of Sardar Sarovar Dam [ Policy/Governance ]

    The final raising of Sardar Sarovar Dam (SSD) has been cleared by Narmada Control Authority (NCA) by lowering of gates and impounding of water in the reservoir up to its Full Reservoir Level (FRL) of EL 138.68 mts in Gujarat.

    Location of Narmada Link on Gujarat map

    Location of Narmada Link on Gujarat Map

    Location of Narmada Link on Gujarat map

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  • Jun 24, 2017
  • 1 Black Money: Switzerland Ratifies Automatic Exchange of Information with India, 40 Others [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Automatic exchange of financial account information has been ratified by Switzerland has 41 countries along with India using which Switzerland will share information about suspected black money with this 41 nations.

    • According to the Swiss Federal Council the top governing body o

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  • 2 Aadhaar Made Mandatory by Government for Opening Bank Accounts [ Policy/Governance ]

    The government has made Aadhaar compulsory for opening bank accounts and for carrying out financial transactions above of Rs. 50, 000 along with new accounts, all the existing account holders also have to link Aadhaar number with the account till 31st December 2017.

    • If any accou

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  • 3 Subscription of Atal Pension Yojana (APY) Goes Digital [ Policy/Governance ]

    APY@eNPS” has been introduced by the PensionFund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) to digitalize enrolment process completely and this step will extend benefits of the Scheme to the Citizens of India.

    • For subscriber, candidates don’t have to submit physical applicati

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  • 4 Justice PN Bhagwati Passes Away [ Policy/Governance ]

    Prafullachandra Natwarlal Bhagwati the former Chief Justice of India is passed away at the age of 95 years. He is pioneer of Judicial Activism because he has introduced the concepts of Public Interest Litigation (PIL) and absolute liability to the Indian judicial system.

    Image of Justice Bhagwati

    Image of Justice Bhagwati

    Image of Justice Bhagwati

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  • 5 New UN Office of Counter Terrorism Gets UN General Assembly Approval [ Policy/Governance ]

    New United Nations office of counter-terrorism gets approval of the United Nations General Assembly which will help the Member States to implement UN’s global counter-terrorism strategy.

    Key Facts

    • UN will transfer the relevant functions of the UN Department of Political Affair

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