2017: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Aug 17, 2017
  • 1 Scheme for Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure: Irradiation for Preservation [ Agri. ]

    The Ministry of Food Processing Industries implementing a scheme for Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure to prevent post-harvest losses of horticultural & non-horticultural produce.

    Food Processing Industries implementing scheme

    Food Processing Industries Implementing Scheme

    Food Processing Industries implementing scheme

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  • 2 16,200 Trainees Sanctioned to the Project Implementing Agencies in the States Under USTTAD Scheme [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Under the USTTAD (Upgrading the Skills and Training in Traditional Arts Crafts for Development) scheme, 16, 200 trainees have been sanctioned to Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs) during 2016 - 17 for training in 34 traditional arts and crafts.

    Image of Social welfare scheme

    Image of Social Welfare Scheme

    Image of Social welfare scheme

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  • 3 E-Portal for Sales of Steel Products in North Eastern Region [ Policy-Governance ]

    The E-Portal for Sales of Steel Products in North Eastern Region an excellent example of synergy between ‘Digital India’ and ‘Make in India’ missions. Dedicated for online sales of steel products by RINL through MSTC Metal Mandi.

    Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited

    Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited

    Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited

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  • 4 Paika Rebellion of Odisha: GoI Marks Its 200 Anniversary [ Important Days ]

    Pre-dating first struggle of independence in 1857, the Paika Bidroha (Paika Rebellion) of 1817 in Odisha shook the foundations of British rule. Paikas were peasant militias of the Gajapati rulers of Odisha in king’s military service to the king war while taking up cultivation dur

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  • 5 National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) Quality Logo [ Policy-Governance ]

    NDDB “Logo” signifies safe and quality milk and milk Products from dairy co-operatives providing dairy cooperatives and producer institutions needed brand identity and competitive edge. Eleven member Management Committee will oversee the activities of the Quality Mark.

    National Dairy Development Board

    National Dairy Development Board

    National Dairy Development Board

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  • 6 Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership [ Sci-Tech ]

    Government of India approved the establishment of Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership (GCNEP) at village Jasaur Kheri & Kheri Jasaur, near Bahadurgarh, District Jhajjar, Haryana. GCNEP sixth R&D unit under the aegis of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).

    Location of Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership

    Location of Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership

    Location of Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership

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  • 7 Scheme “Protection and Preservation of Endangered Languages of India” for Protection of Dialects [ Edu. ]

    Scheme known as “Protection and Preservation of Endangered Languages of India’ (SPPEL), implemented by Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), Mysore aims at protection, preservation, and documentation of all the mother tongues and languages of India spoken by less than 10,

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  • 8 National Achievement Survey (NAS), Government Education Programs & Teachers’ Performance [ Edu. ]

    Government is running a number of schemes for education. Elementary Education: Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Mid Day Meal, Strengthening of Teachers Training Institute, Schemes for Infrastucture Development of Private Aided/Unaided Minority Institutes (IDMI), Mahila Samakhya, Strengthe

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  • 9 Setting up of a High Altitude Cloud Observatory near Munnar, Kerala [ Sci-Tech ]

    High altitude cloud physics observatory was established at Munnar (Kerala), in Western Ghats- gateway for the monsoon of India to observe cloud and rain processes over that region with state of the art instruments.

    Location of High Altitude Cloud Observatory

    Location of High Altitude Cloud Observatory

    Location of High Altitude Cloud Observatory

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  • Aug 17, 2017
  • 1 Yoga as Intangible Cultural Heritage, Zonal Cultural Centres, and Project Mausam [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Yoga was inscribed in UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity during the 11th session of Intergovernmental Committee held from 28th November to 02nd December 2016 at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

    Cultural Heritage & Zonal Cultural & Project Mausam

    Cultural Heritage & Zonal Cultural & Project Mausam

    Cultural Heritage & Zonal Cultural & Project Mausam

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  • 2 Achievements Made Under Hamari Dharohar Scheme [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Ministry of Minority Affairs formulated “Hamari Dharohar” scheme for preservation of rich heritage and culture of minority communities of India in 2014 - 15. The scheme aims to support curation of iconic exhibitions, calligraphy, research and development, etc. Under this sche

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  • 3 Nai Roshni Scheme: Leadership Development of Minority Women in 2015-16 [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    “Nai Roshni” is a women empowerment and Leadership Development Programme for Minority Women in 2012 - 13. Scheme empowers and instill confidence among minority women, including their neighbors from other communities, by providing knowledge, tools and techniques for interacting wi

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  • 4 National Mission on Electric Mobility & National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 [ Policy-Governance ]

    Considering Fuel Security and Environmental Pollution, National Mission on Electric Mobility in 2011 and subsequently National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 provide impetus to domestic manufacturing of hybrid & electric vehicles (collectively termed as XEVs).

    National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020

    National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020

    National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020

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  • 5 First Two NOPVs Shachi and Shruti Launched by RDEL at Pipavav, Gujarat [ Eco. ]

    Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited (RDEL) today launched its first two Naval Offshore Patrol Vessels (NOPVs) from Pipavav, Gujarat as part of a five-ship project for the Indian Navy. These are first warships to be launched by a private sector shipyard in India.

    Image shows the Location of Pipavav

    Image Shows the Location of Pipavav

    Image shows the Location of Pipavav

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  • 6 Schemes for Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Ministry of Tribal Affairs implementing “Scheme of Development of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) ” to comprehensively plan their socio-economic development while retaining the culture and heritage.

    Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups

    Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups

    Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups

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  • 7 National Tourism Policy and Medical and Wellness Tourism Policy [ Policy-Governance ]

    A National Tourism Policy (NTP) was formulated in 2002. Taking into account the widespread, interrelated global developments and advancements with bearing on the Tourism sector, a new draft National Tourism Policy has been formulated with following features.

    Tourism Policy and Medical and Wellness Policy

    Tourism Policy and Medical and Wellness Policy

    Tourism Policy and Medical and Wellness Policy

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  • Aug 12, 2017
  • 1 Science Scholarship to Women [ Edu. ]

    The ‘Women Scientist Scheme’ of the Department of Science and Technology, provides career opportunities with fellowship to unemployed women scientists and technologists for pursuing research in frontier areas of Science and Engineering.

    Science Scholarship to Women

    Science Scholarship to Women

    Science Scholarship to Women

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  • 2 Science for Children: Schemes and Programs [ Edu. ]

    The Department of Science & Technology (DST) has used several mechanisms, schemes, programmes and projects across the entire length and breadth of the country to popularize science. Major initiatives undertaken are as follows:

    Science for Children: Schemes and Programs

    Science for Children: Schemes and Programs

    Science for Children: Schemes and Programs

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  • 3 National Initiative for Developing & Harnessing Innovations [ Edu. ]

    Government has taken several measures to encourage young scientists to undertake research work. Schemes designed to identify promising researchers and innovative ideas providing them with training and research opportunities in niche areas of basic science and engineering.

    Notab

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  • 4 Integrated Security System at Stations,Waste Disposal Plants,Smart Stations,Accessibility [ Env. ]

    For security, 202 stations identified as sensitive for the purpose of installation of an Integrated Security System (ISS) to strengthen surveillance. Railways have proposed a pilot project for disposal of municipal solid waste generated at major railway terminals in an environmen

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  • 5 Industrial Schemes Khadi & Capital Goods: National Capital Goods Policy 2016, [ Policy-Governance ]

    Scheme for enhancing competitiveness of the Indian Capital Goods Sector in operation since 2014. Scheme provides infrastructural components for setting up Centre of Excellence (CoE) for technology development, Integrated Industrial Infrastructural Facility, Common Engineering Cen

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  • 6 What are Benami Transactions? - Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amended Act, 2016 [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    The Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act, 1988 (the Act) was comprehensively amended through the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amended Act, 2016 to provide for an effective regime for prohibition of benami transactions.

    Authority Structure for BENAMI Transactions

    Authority Structure for BENAMI Transactions

    Authority Structure for BENAMI Transactions

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  • 7 What is Emigration Check Required Countries and Pravasi Bhartiya Bima Yojana? [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    What is Emigration? : - As per the Emigration Act, “emigration” means the leaving of India of any Indian citizen with the intent of taking up employment in a foreign country. What is ECR? : - As per the Emigration Act, 1983, certain categories of Indian passport holders require t

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  • 8 Indian Cultural Centers Abroad [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    ICCR has 36 Indian Cultural Centres and one Sub-Centre. ICCR plans to establish new Indian Cultural Centres in Washington, Israel and Paris. Foster and strengthen cultural relations and mutual understanding between India and other countries.

    Indian Cultural Centers Abroad

    Indian Cultural Centers Abroad

    Indian Cultural Centers Abroad

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  • 9 Study on Variability of Monsoon [ Env. ]

    The Government of India undertook study on variability of monsoon especially in South Asia. Monsoon is the manifestation of seasonal migration of the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ). Vertical moist stability is the key parameter in the variation of monthly convection over o

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  • Aug 12, 2017
  • 1 Digitization of Museum Collections and Impressions of Inscriptions on Paper [ Sci-Tech ]

    Museum collections are being digitized under the Scheme for Financial Assistance for Digitization of Museum Collections with Government so far providing financial assistance to 18 museums.

    Digitization of Museum Collections

    Digitization of Museum Collections

    Digitization of Museum Collections

    • Scheme aims to

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  • 2 Consumer Protection in India-2nd Session of Intergovernmental Experts on Consumer Protection Law [ Eco. ]

    Following important statements were made by Minister of State for Consumer Affairs on “Report on national and regional implementation of the United Nations Guidelines for consumer protection”

    Image shows the National Consumer Helpline

    Image Shows the National Consumer Helpline

    Image shows the National Consumer Helpline

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  • 3 From June 16 Petrol and Diesel Prices to Be Changed Daily [ Policy-Governance ]

    From 16th June 2017 Prises of Petrol and Diesels will be change daily as announced by oil marketing companies (OMCs) so prise of petrol and diesel will be changed daily at State-run oil marketing companies including Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (H

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  • 4 📹 Focus on Our Guests - Expected Questions for 2017 [ Env. ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to environment, biodiversity, ecosystem and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at Youtube@Examrace

    Expected Questions on Environment and Biodiversity Part 1

    Dr

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  • 5 Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana Crosses Loan Targets [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Loans which were disbursed under the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY) have crossed its target of Rs. 1.8 lakh crore in the financial year 2016 - 17. Loans extended currently stands at Rs. 1.80, 087 crore. Of this, a majority of the loans were awarded by banks (Rs 1.23 lakh cror

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