2017: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Jul 24, 2017
  • 1 India Poised to be Economic Growth Pole [ Economy ]

    Research conducted by the Centre for International Development at Harvard University (CID) concluded that India will be economic pole of global growth with the economic pole of global growth having moved from China to India. With 7.7 % annual growth, India and Uganda top the list

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  • 2 Oil Diplomacy in South China Sea and First Oil Import from US [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Vietnam has granted ONGC Videsh a two-year extension to explore oil block 128 in the South China Sea. Indian Oil Corp (IOC) has bought 1.6 million barrels of US Mars crude (a heavy, high-sulphur grade) and 400, 000 barrels of Western Canadian Select.

    Location of Oil Diplomacy in South China Sea

    Location of Oil Diplomacy in South China Sea

    Location of Oil Diplomacy in South China Sea

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  • Jul 21, 2017
  • 1 भारत के प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी जी की अमेरिका यात्रा (Modi's US visit in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी 26 जून को ’हजार संभावनाओं वाले देश’ अमरीका की यात्रा पर रहेंगे। वे अमरीकी राष्ट्रपति डोनाल्ड ट्रंप से मुलाकात भी करेंगे। मोदी की पिछली अमरीका यात्रा के बाद से हालात काफी बदल गए हैं।’ अमरीका फर्स्ट’ का नारा वहां चल रहा है। एच-1 बी वीजा का

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  • 2 NITI Aayog- Competitive Cooperative Federalism in States, GDP, Productivity & Income Redistribution [ Policy/Governance ]

    After cooperative federalism now ‘competitive cooperative federalism’ defines the relation between centre and states with onus on states to drive transformation in India. Top bureaucracy of states and union territories “to remain ever mindful of the credo of competitive cooperati

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  • 3 MERIT App,Merit Order Stack and E-Bidding Portal for Utilization of Domestic Coal [ Science/Technology ]

    ’MERIT app or Merit Order Despatch of Electricity for Rejuvenation of Income and Transparency and the e-bidding portal provide e-Bidding solution to States to select Independent Power Producers (IPPs) for procurement of power by transferring their domestic coal under the scheme o

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  • 4 Ahmedabad Becomes India’S 1st World Heritage City [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Ahmedabad became the first Indian World Heritage City of UNESCO. Several factors worked for Ahmedabad which is home to Mahatma Gandhi’s Sabarmati Ashram. Other major cities include Paris, Vienna, Cairo, Brussels, Rome, and Edinburgh. Ahmedabad is one of the only three cities from

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  • 5 जीएसएलवी मार्क-3 (GSLV Mark-3 in Hindi ) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: -अंतरिक्ष असीम है। अनंत संभावनाएँ हैं। भारत ने स्वतंत्रता के बाद से अंतरिक्ष के क्षेत्र में कदम रखना शुरू किया। आज हम अंतरिक्ष के विस्तार में अपने भविष्य को तलाश रहे हैं। 5 जून को भारत अपना अब तक का सबसे वजनी यानी 640 टन के रॉकेट (अग्नि बाण) जीएसएलवी मार्क-3 का प्रक्

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  • 6 4th National Summit on Good, Replicable Practices and Innovations in Public Health Care Systems [ Health ]

    National Summit on Good, Replicable Practices, and Innovations in Public Health Care Systems is important national summit of hospital management. The theme for this year was meeting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Another important focus was National Health Policy, 2017 whi

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  • 7 Shri Achal Kumar Joti takes over as new Chief Election Commissioner of India [ Policy/Governance ]

    Shri Achal Kumar Joti has assumed charge as the 21st Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India, succeeding Dr. Nasim Zaidi making it the clear his commitment to hold free, fair, inclusive and credible elections throughout the country and ensuring that “No Voter to be Left Behind

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  • 8 चौदह उच्च समाचार ( Fourteen Top News in Hindi for June 2017) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    भारतीस क्रिकेट: - भारतीय क्रिकेट (झींगुर) कंट्रोल (नियंत्रण) बोर्ड (परिषद) को खिलाड़ियों और प्रशिक्षक स्टॉफ (कर्मचारीगण) की ओर से वेतन में बढ़ोतरी का प्रस्ताव सौंपा गया था। यह प्रस्ताव करीब 150 फीसदी की बढ़ोतरी से संबंधित था। अब ऐसी खबरें सुनने को मिल रही हैं कि क्रिकेट बोर्ड खिलाड़

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  • 9 India Free from Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N1 and H5N8) [ Health ]

    India had reported outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian influenza at various epicenters in Delhi, Gwalior (MP), Rajpura (Punjab), Hissar (Haryana), Bellary (Karnataka), Allappuzha and Kottayam (Kerala), Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Daman (Daman) and Khordha and Angul (Odisha during Octob

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  • Jul 21, 2017
  • 1 First Gharib Nawaz Skill Development Centre in Hyderabad [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Gharib Nawaz Skill Development Centres will provide short term job oriented skill development course for youths belonging to minority communities. Besides providing various job-oriented skill development courses, Gharib Nawaz Skill Development Centres of Ministry of Minority Affa

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  • 2 अंतरिक्ष ( Space in hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    नया देश: - अंतरिक्ष में नया देश बसाने की तैयार हो रही है। ऐसा देश, जहां कोई धर्म या जाति नहीं होगी। एस्गार्डिया नामक इस देश के संविधान पर तो काम बाकी है। पर इसका अंतरिम प्रमुख तय हो गया है। रूसी अंतरिक्षयात्री व अरबपति इगोर अशरबेयली इसके हेड (प्रमुख) ऑफ (का) नेशन (राष्ट्र) होंगे

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  • 3 National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy 2016– Creative India; Innovative India [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    “Creative India; Innovative India: रचनात्मक भारत; अभिनव भारत. National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy lays future roadmap for intellectual property in India. It aims to create and exploit synergies between all forms of intellectual property (IP), concerned statutes, a

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  • Jul 9, 2017
  • 1 ADB Inks $220 Million Loan Agreement for Rajasthan State Highways Investment Program [ Policy/Governance ]

    Union Government and Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed $220 million loan agreement on State Highways of Rajasthan. Part of first part of the $500 million Rajasthan State Highways Investment Program, approved by ADB Board in May 201 7 to upgrade about 2, 000 kilometers of state

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  • 2 Sundarban Mangrove’S Depleting Alarmingly [ Economy ]

    The Sundarbans in the coastal region of the Bay of Bengal is one of the natural wonders of the world. Forest is located in the delta region of Padma, Meghna and Brahmaputra river basins and extends across Khulna, Satkhira, Bagerhat, Patuakhali and Barguna districts.

    Location of Sundarbans

    Location of Sundarbans

    Location of Sundarbans

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  • 3 Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanization (SMAM) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare started the Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanisation in the year 2014 - 15 with an objective to promote agricultural mechanisation among small and marginal farmers and in the areas where the level of mechanisation is very low. In addit

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  • 4 Celebrating Van Mahotsav- Starting on July 5 [ Important Days ]

    Van Mahotsav, an annual tree-planting movement in India began in 1950. The name Van Mahotsava means “the festival of trees”. It has gained significant national importance and, every year, millions of saplings are planted across India in observation of Van Mahotsav week.

    State of Forests in India

    State of Forests in India

    State of Forests in India

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  • Jul 7, 2017
  • 1 Aji Dam Under Sauni Yojana [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    PM Modi inaugurated the filling of Aji Dam near Rajkot under Sauni Yojana. Aji River is one of the main rivers of saurashtra (region), Gujarat State. It is called the lifeline of Rajkot City and separates Rajkot in east-west parts. There are four dams on Aji River, the water from

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  • 2 5th Slum Yuva Daud- Adopt Slum Campaign - Slums in India [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Slum Yuva Daud of the Adopt Slum Campaign initiated by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports and Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan involves groups like NSS, public schools, RWAs, NGOs and clubs etc. A total 11 Slum Yuva Runs have been planned of which 5 have happened.

    Image of Not Reporting Slums

    Image of Not Reporting Slums

    Image of Not Reporting Slums

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  • 3 First Copy of Book “PRESIDENT Pranab Mukherjee – a Statesman” [ Policy/Governance ]

    “President Pranab Mukherjee – A Statesman” gifted from Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi to President. It is comprehensive photographic record of India’s 13th President. Covers Shri Mukherjee’s Presidency and documents his roles- humane first citizen, patron of educational insti

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  • 4 🌟 Amendments in the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011 (Important) [ Policy/Governance ]

    Metrology, as defined by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM), is “the science of measurement, embracing both experimental and theoretical determinations at any level of uncertainty · Proper, accurate and standard weights and measures important for effective fu

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  • 5 Ozone Recovery May Be Delayed by Rise of Paint Stripper Chemical- Dichloromethane [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Because of unregulated ozone-depleting substance in the environment, the recovery of Antarctic ozone levels can be delayed by five to 30 years. Previously ignored chemical called dichloromethane may be contributing to ozone depletion.

    • The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Dep

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  • 6 Rooftop Solar to Become Norm by 2040: Niti Aayog [ Science/Technology ]

    Rooftop solar to be norm in the country by 2040, according to Niti Aayog’s draft National Energy Policy (NEP). Increased electricity share may not be viable to tap rooftop solar for homes.

    • Share of solar and wind is expected to be 14 - 18 per cent: 9 - 11 per cent in electricity

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  • 7 National Biopharma Mission [ Health ]

    It is an Industry-Academia Collaborative for Accelerating Discovery Research to Early Development for Biopharmaceuticals. Program under Innovate in India (i3) with investment of USD 250 million with USD 125 million loan from World Bank to create an enabling ecosystem promoting en

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  • 8 World’S First ATM Celebrates Its 50th Birthday [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The world’s first ATM (automated teller machine) celebrates its 50th anniversary. The first ATMs in the world were launched five decades ago. First ATM (automated teller machine) was opened on June 27, 1967 at a branch of Barclays bank in Enfield, north London.

    Image of the world first ATM

    Image of the World First ATM

    Image of the world first ATM

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  • 9 FSSAI Introduce Draft Regulations for Organic Food Products [ Policy/Governance ]

    Draft regulations for organic food products has been introduced by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to ensure the authenticity of organic foods because of rising demand for organic food products.

    Key Facts

    • So from now organic foods will have to match pr

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  • Jul 7, 2017
  • 1 Biggest Samajik Adhikarita Camp Hosted by Rajkot Gujarat [ Yojana ]

    Rajkot has hosted the biggest ever Samajik Adhikarita Shivir for distribution of Aids & Assistive Devices to Divyangjan (PwDs) (Gujarat) on 29th June 2017 which was jointly organized by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Ju

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  • 2 Mihai Tudose New Prime-Minister of Romania [ Appointments ]

    Mihai Tudose has been appointed as President of Romania by the current PM of Romania Klaus Iohannis. Mihai Tudose was previously served as economy minister as Prime Minister. The reason behind his appointment is, political crisis that risked damaging the country’s record economic

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  • 3 Opportunity Rover Mark Evidence of Ancient Lake on Mars [ Science/Technology ]

    Opportunity Mars rover of NASA has found the edge of a crater on the red planet which could be lake of liquid water. It has founded rocks at the edge of Endeavour Crater which were either transported by a flood or by wind.

    Rover Mark Evidence of Ancient Lake on Mars

    Rover Mark Evidence of Ancient Lake on Mars

    Rover Mark Evidence of Ancient Lake on Mars

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