2017: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Aug 1, 2017
  • 1 ISRO’S GSAT-17 Launched Successfully from French Guiana [ Sci-Tech ]

    Latest communication satellite GSAT-17. Heavy duty rocket of Arianespace from the spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana (Flight VA238), 3, 477 kg Launched into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO).

    Image of satellite GSAT-17

    Image of Satellite GSAT-17

    Image of satellite GSAT-17

    • Carries payloads in No

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  • 2 MoU Between India and Israel on National Campaign for Water Conservation in India [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    The two countries to enhance cooperation at the national, regional, and international level to design, implement and monitor National Water Conservation campaign in India. Agree to work on the water conservation campaign to achieve the following objectives:

    Objective of National Campaign for Water Conservation

    Objective of National Campaign for Water Conservation

    Objective of National Campaign for Water Conservation

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  • 3 Disinvestment of Air India and Five of Its Subsidiaries [ Eco. ]

    Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, has given its approval based on the recommendations of Core Group of Secretaries on Disinvestment (CGD) and fourth tranche recommendation of NITI Aayog on strategic disinvestment of CPSE.

    Image shows the Current Structure of Air India

    Image Shows the Current Structure of Air India

    Image shows the Current Structure of Air India

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  • 4 Memorandum of Cooperation Between India and the United States of America on Homeland Security [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Coordination and interactions among the six Sub-Groups proposed under Homeland Security Dialogue between the two countries (HSPD-6): Ready access to information on Internet content hosted on US-based servers for counter-terror operations.

    List of Homeland Security Dialogue between the two countries

    List of Homeland Security Dialogue between the Two Countries

    List of Homeland Security Dialogue between the two countries

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  • 5 The Union Cabinet Approved the Recommendations of the 7th CPC on Allowances [ Policy-Governance ]

    Come into effect from 1st July, 2017. Affect more than 48 lakh central government employees. Cabinet had set up the Committee on Allowances (CoA). Modifications are based on suggestions made by the CoA.

    Image of 7<sup>th</sup> Pay Commission

    Image of 7th Pay Commission

    Image of 7th Pay Commission

    7th CPC recommend

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  • 6 Kaushik Basu takes over as President of IEA [ Appointments ]

    Former chief economic advisor Kaushik Basu has taken over as president of the International Economic Association (IEA). Basu’s three-year term started from June 23. The chief economic adviser to the Government of India from 2009 to 2012.

    International Economic Association

    International Economic Association

    International Economic Association

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  • 7 Russian Diplomat Vladimir Voronkov Appointed as Chief of United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre [ Appointments ]

    Russian diplomat Vladimir Voronkov has been appointed as head of the newly established UN Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) as suggested by the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. UN Counter-Terrorism Centre is the despite growing tensions between the US and Russia.

    Image of Russian Diplomat Vladimir Voronkov

    Image of Russian Diplomat Vladimir Voronkov

    Image of Russian Diplomat Vladimir Voronkov

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  • 8 “Celebrating Yoga” Mobile App Launched [ Important Days ]

    “Celebrating Yoga” a Mobile App has been launched by Minister for Science & Technology Dr. Harshvardhan on the occasion of International Yoga Day 2017, It was developed by Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology.

    International Yoga Day

    International Yoga Day

    International Yoga Day

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  • 9 IOC, BPCL, HPCL Going to Set World’S Largest Refinery [ Eco. ]

    Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies such as Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum have signed the agreement to jointly set up the world’s largest refinery and petrochemical complex. The refinery will be developed at Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra.

    Location of Rajapur

    Location of Rajapur

    Location of Rajapur

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  • Aug 1, 2017
  • 1 Amazon Ask for Drone Technology Patent in India [ Sci-Tech ]

    Amazon has asked for patent in India for drones, or unscrewed autonomous vehicles (UAV) to deliver ordered books with extra anti-hacking protection according to the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office.

    Amazon's Proposed Parachute Delivery

    Amazon’s Proposed Parachute Delivery

    Amazon’s Proposed Parachute Delivery

    H

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  • 2 French Open Mixed Doubles Won by Bopanna- Dabrowski [ Sports ]

    Rohan Bopanna of India and Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada duo have won maiden Grand Slam title by winning the French Open mixed doubles trophy by beating Anna-Lena Groenefeld of German and Colombian Robert Farah in the final.

    Rohan Bopanna of India and Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada

    Rohan Bopanna of India and Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada

    Rohan Bopanna of India and Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada

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  • 3 Kerala Government Adopts ’Green Protocol’ for Nature-Friendly Weddings [ Env. ]

    Kerala State government has taken big step in the direction of pollution free environment by adopting Green Protocol to make the weddings more nature-friendly. The protocol is adopted under anti-plastic drive and Green-Kerala Mission of Kerala government.

    Kerala Government Prohibition on disposable glasses and plates

    Kerala Government Prohibition on Disposable Glasses and Plates

    Kerala Government Prohibition on disposable glasses and plates

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  • 4 UP Board Books Replaced by NCERT Books from Next Academic Year [ Edu. ]

    The Uttar Pradesh state government is going to replace Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Board textbooks by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) to make UP Board equivalent to the CBSE.

     Image of NCERT

    Image of NCERT

    Image of NCERT

    • NCERT books will be introduce

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  • 5 UGC, AICTE to Be Replaced by One Higher Education Regulator [ CBSE NET-JRF Upd. ]

    Modi Government has decided to replace the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) by Higher Education Empowerment Regulation Agency (HEERA).

    UGC, AICTE To Be Replaced By One Higher Education Regulator

    UGC, AICTE To Be Replaced By One Higher Education Regulator

    UGC, AICTE To Be Replaced By One Higher Education Regulator

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  • 6 Vijaya Bank Going to Digitalize 100 Villages [ Policy-Governance ]

    Vijaya Bank is planning to develop 100 digital villages in different States across the India under digital banking initiative in the rural population. Vijaya Bank is current leading public sector financial who is focusing on digital development of villages.

    Sri Attavara Balakrishna shetty

    Sri Attavara Balakrishna Shetty

    Sri Attavara Balakrishna shetty

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  • 7 Six Arab Nations Suspended Diplomatic Ties with Qatar [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Six Arab Nations including Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Yemen, Libya and UAE have announced end of their diplomatic ties with Qatar and also withdrawal their diplomatic staff from Qatar and Strike out diplomats of Qatar from their territories.

    Image shows the Location of Qatar & Saudi Arabia

    Image Shows the Location of Qatar & Saudi Arabia

    Image shows the Location of Qatar & Saudi Arabia

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  • 8 5th June Observed as World Environment Day (WED) [ Important Days ]

    Every year 5th June is observed as World Environment Day (WED) to lift up worldwide global awareness to protect environment and over planet Earth, this is the largest celebration of the year related to environment.

    World Environment Day

    World Environment Day

    World Environment Day

    • United Nations

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  • 9 Indian Army Offers Combat Role for Women Soon [ Policy-Governance ]

    In short time women’s will get appointed to the combat positions in Indian Army as announced by Army Chief Genral Bipin Rawat and the Indian Army has raised this issue with the government.

    Image of General Bipin Rawat

    Image of General Bipin Rawat

    Image of General Bipin Rawat

    Key facts

    • Previousaly women

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  • Aug 1, 2017
  • 1 First Indian to Be in Induct in ITTF URC: Ganeshan Neelakanta Iyer [ Appointments ]

    International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has nominated Ganeshan Neelakanta Iyer as a member of the Umpires and Referees Committee (URC) for tow year term which can be further extend.

    Ganeshan Neelakanta Iyer

    Ganeshan Neelakanta Iyer

    Ganeshan Neelakanta Iyer

    • He is the first Indian to be nominated.

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  • 2 4 Indians Got Place in ESPN World Fame 100 List [ Sports ]

    Only four Indian cricketers Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina got place in ESPNs most 100 famous active athletes in the world. Portuguese footballer Christiano Ronaldo has stolenthe first place of the list.

    Portuguese footballer Christiano Ronaldo

    Portuguese Footballer Christiano Ronaldo

    Portuguese footballer Christiano Ronaldo

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  • 3 IIT Kharagpur Scientists Introduce New Technology to Manufacture Biofuel [ Sci-Tech ]

    Scientists at IIT Kharagpur has come up with a new technology of manufacturing Biofuel known as ‘soil-to-soil’ cheaper, quicker and pollution-free. The technology is in the process of being patented.

    Introduce New Technology to Manufacture Biofuel

    Introduce New Technology to Manufacture Biofuel

    Introduce New Technology to Manufacture Biofuel

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  • 4 Arun Jaitley Inaugurats Aeronautical Test Range at Chitradurga in Karnataka [ Sci-Tech ]

    The newly built Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) of the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) has been inaugurated by Defence Minister Arun Jaitley has inaugurated at Chitradurga in Karnataka.

    Location of Chitradurga in Karnataka

    Location of Chitradurga in Karnataka

    Location of Chitradurga in Karnataka

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  • 5 Satyabrata Rout Bagged Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar 2016 [ Awards ]

    Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar 2016 has been awarded to Satyabrata Rout who is professor at the Department of Theatre Arts, S N School of Arts and Communication, University of Hyderabad (UoH).

    Image of Satyabrata Rout

    Image of Satyabrata Rout

    Image of Satyabrata Rout

    • The award is credited to him fo

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  • 6 IARI Gogamukh Foundation Stone Lies by PM [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Foundation Stone of the third Indian Agricultural Research Institute is laid at Gogamukh in Dhemaji district, Assam by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Gogamukh is exactly located on the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border.

    Location of Gogamukh on India Map

    Location of Gogamukh on India Map

    Location of Gogamukh on India Map

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  • Jul 30, 2017
  • 1 Trade Comparison Between Indian and China [ Eco. ]

    China is India’s largest trading partner, with bilateral trade at $71.5 billion skewed in favour of China. India imports $61.3 billion worth of Chinese products while it exports $10.2 billion. From - $37.2 billion in 2011 - 12, trade deficit has widened in the last six years to -

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  • Jul 27, 2017
  • 1 Indian Power Sector- An Update [ Policy-Governance ]

    All India Statistics of Indian Power Sector released by Central Electricity Authority (CEA) showed that generation capacity addition target during the period 2012 - 17 from conventional sources was 99, 209.47 MW against a target of 88, 537 MW, over achieving the same by 112%. Con

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  • 2 MoU Between India and Bangladesh for Cyber Security Cooperation [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Bangladesh on cyber security cooperation between Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) (Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology) and Bangladesh Government Computer Incident Response Team (BGD e-Gov CIRT) Ban

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  • Jul 24, 2017
  • 1 Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY): Now Covers 97% of Discom Debt [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY). The total debt of all state-owned discoms was Rs. 3.95 lakh crore. 26 states and 1 UT to have joined UDAY scheme have total outstanding debt of Rs. 3.82 lakh crore amounting to 97 % of the total outstanding debt.

    Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana

    Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana

    Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana

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  • 2 HRD Ministry: No Detention Policy to Be Removed from Next Academic Year [ Edu. ]

    HRD Ministry to remove no-detention policy from the next academic year. The rule stated that Under the Right to Education Act, no child was to be detained or held back in any class or expelled till the completion of elementary education covering classes 1 to 8.

    Image of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan

    Image of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan

    Image of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan

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  • 3 India and Bangladesh to Construct Bridge Along Mizoram Border on Karnaphuli River [ Eco. ]

    India and Bangladesh to construct a bridge over Mizoram’s Khawthlangtuipui river (also known as Karnaphuli river) for trade and communication. This was decided in a meet in Tlabung town in Mamit district of Mizoram adjacent to Khagrachari district of Southeast Bangladesh.

    India and Bangladesh to Construct Bridge & Karnaphuli River

    India and Bangladesh to Construct Bridge & Karnaphuli River

    India and Bangladesh to Construct Bridge & Karnaphuli River

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