2017: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Aadhaar Privacy Issues (Important): mAadhaar App for Aadhaar Data- UIDAI [ Sci-Tech ]

    The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) launched ‘mAadhaar’- mobile app for syncing Aadhaar data. Allows users to carry Aadhaar information including number, name, date of birth, gender, and address on smartphones.

    Image of 12 Digit Aadhaar Number

    Image of 12 Digit Aadhaar Number

    Image of 12 Digit Aadhaar Number

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  • 2 🌟 Seabed Gold in Peninsular India (Important) [ Eco. ]

    Geological Survey of India (GSI) discovered the millions of tons of precious metals deep under the ocean surrounding peninsular India. Prospect of finding previously untapped resources in barely-exploited territory hold tremendous potential.

    Exclusive Economic Zone of India

    Exclusive Economic Zone of India

    Exclusive Economic Zone of India

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  • 3 🌟 Important New Railway Initiatives (July 2017) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Minister of Railways has launched following important projects: Rail Cloud Project, NIVARAN-Grievance Portal (First IT Application on Rail Cloud), and Cashless treatment Scheme in Emergency (CTSE) Scheme and Handing over of 1st CTSE Card.

    Image shows the Benefits of RailCloud

    Image Shows the Benefits of RailCloud

    Image shows the Benefits of RailCloud

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  • 4 🌟 National Agricultural Markets (E-Names) and Soil Health Card (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    In order to double farmers’ income by 2022 many schemes were launched. Two most important once are National Agricultural Markets and Soil Health Card. The following are most important pillars towards this goal:

    • Cost of production should be reduced and productivity should be incr

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  • 5 🌟 Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 - Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 is a modern economic legislation. Section 240 empowers the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) to make regulations subject to the conditions:

    Image of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016

    Image of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016

    Image of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016

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  • 6 🌟 खोज (Some important research in Hindi) [ Sci-Tech ]

    वजन: -अधिकतर लोगो के सामने केविन हाल सोचते थे के लोगो के मोटे होने के कारण एकदम सामन्य है। वे पूछते थे, मोटे लोग कम खाते और अधिक एक्सरसाइज (व्यायाम करना) क्यों नहीं करते हैं। भौतिकशास्त्री हाल जितनी कैलोरी खाओ, उतनी हजम करो के गणित में भरोसा करते थे। लेकिन, उनकी खुद की रिसर्च (अ

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  • 7 🌟 Swayam, Swayam Prabha DTH Channels & National Academic Depository Launched- Important [ Edu. ]

    SWAYAM, 32 SWAYAM Prabha DTH Channels and National Academic Depository were launched at the National Convention on Digital Initiatives organized by Ministry of Human Resource Development

    Swayam Prabha DTH Channels Launched

    Swayam Prabha DTH Channels Launched

    Swayam Prabha DTH Channels Launched

    • Spread of technolog

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  • 8 🌟 Malabar Naval Exercise (Important) and Quadrilateral Security Dialogue [ Defense ]

    Exercise Malabar is a trilateral naval exercise with United States, Japan, and India in the Indian Ocean. Japan became a permanent partner in 2015. Australia and Singapore were partners. It began in 1992 including activities ranging from fighter combat operations from aircraft ca

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  • 9 🌟 Panchsheel Agreement Between Indian and China (Important) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Historically, India and China have had relations for more than 2, 000 years, but the modern relationship began in 1950 when India was among the first countries to end formal ties with the Republic of China (Taiwan) and recognize the PRC as the legitimate government of Mainland Ch

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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Cold Start, Sundarji Doctrine - Military Doctrines (Important) [ Defense ]

    Cold Start military doctrine was developed Indian Army for possible war with Pakistan. It aims to efficiently involve all sub-parts of Indian military for offensive operations. Cold Start doctrine allows conventional forces in order to prevent a nuclear retaliation from Pakistan.

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  • 2 🌟 Indian China Standoff- Indo-Bhutan Ties-Included Map of Doklam- Important [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in Doklam (located at the tri-junction of India, China and Bhutan) underlines India’s relationship with Bhutan, including military responsibilities.

    Image shows the Location of Doklam

    Image Shows the Location of Doklam

    Image shows the Location of Doklam

    Background

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  • 3 🌟 Draft Regulations for Organic Food Products – Important Topic [ Agri. ]

    Food regulator FSSAI has come out with a draft regulation for organic food products, seeking to ensure that these food items are actually organic. Draft regulations for organic food products to ensure the authenticity of organic foods.

     Image of the Fssai

    Image of the Fssai

    Image of the Fssai

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  • 4 🌟 NASA and Venus – Important Information [ Sci-Tech ]

    What is NASA? : NASA stand for National Aeronautics and Space Administration It has been an independent agency of the executive branch of the United Nations Federal Government. It does the work of the space programme and it does its research on aeronautics and aerospace research

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  • 5 🌟 📹 Important Topis on Flora & Fauna (IUCN)- 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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  • 6 🌟 📹 Important Topics on Pollution- 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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  • 7 🌟 📹 Important Topics on Environmental Protection - 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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  • 8 🌟 Sweden is Running Out of Garbage, Now Imports - Important [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    With world’s number one recycling program to reduce waste and garbage. Sweden has finally reached a point where the country has no more garbage to recycle. It is setting an example for many countries around the world.

    Sweden location in World map

    Sweden Location in World Map

    Sweden location in World map

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  • 9 🌟 President Pranab Mukherjee Launches 100 Million for 100 Million Campaign – Important [ Policy-Governance ]

    President Pranab Mukherjee launched a ‘100 Million for 100 Million’ Campaign at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The campaign was conceptualized by Nobel peace prize winner Kailash Satyarthi. It was organized by the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation.

    100 Million campaign

    100 Million Campaign

    100 Million campaign

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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Arctic Ice and Climate Change - Important [ Eco. ]

    Unless the world stops burning fossil fuels that are fueling global warming, irreversible changes in the Arctic could have disastrous effects for the people that live there and for the rest of the planet, researchers warned.

    Animals affected due to Global Warming

    Animals Affected Due to Global Warming

    Animals affected due to Global Warming

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  • 2 🌟 Upma Chowdhary: First Woman Director of LBSNAA (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Upma Chowdhary has been appointed as new Director of Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) at Mussoorie. She will be the 23rd director and first woman director of LBSNAA. She will replace Rajeev Kapoor.

    Upma Chowdhary appointed as new Director LBSNAA

    Upma Chowdhary Appointed as New Director LBSNAA

    Upma Chowdhary appointed as new Director LBSNAA

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  • 3 🌟 Portugal Prime Minister Antonio Costa- Chief Guest of 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas - Important [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    António Costa (54), the Indian origin Prime Minister of Portugal will be the chief guest at the 14th PBD Convention. The PBD Convention is to be held from January 7 to 9, 2017 in Bengaluru, Karnataka. Suriname Vice president Michael Ashwin Satyandre Adhin will be the Special Gues

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  • 4 🌟 Indian Currency Now Travels from Press to ATM in Mere 6 Days - Important [ Important Days ]

    A 15-member team formed by the Reserve Bank of India - including managed service providers, ATM manufacturers and cash logistics firms – monitors and facilitates the recalibration and replenishment of cash machines across India.

    The intensive efforts have shortened the time from p

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  • 5 🌟 CERN Inks India as an Associate Member- Important [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    The Geneva-headquartered European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) inked an agreement with India as the latest associate member state of the organisation.For India, Sekhar Basu, Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy signed the

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  • 6 🌟 Rustom-II, India’S Combat-Capable, Drone Successfully Completes Maiden Test Flight- Important [ Sci-Tech ]

    Rustam-II is the two-tonner indigenous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) platform, aka TAPAS 201 developed by defense and Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE).During the test, TAPAS 201 accomplished the main objectives flying, such as take-off, bank, level flight and landing

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  • 7 🌟 International Day for Tolerance, 16 November- Important [ Important Days ]

    The objective of this day is to generate public awareness, emphasize the dangers of intolerance, and renew the commitment and zeal of action in support of tolerance promotion and education. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) solemnly Proclai

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  • 8 🌟 What are Micro ATMs, What They Do, and How They Could Help Solve the Cash Crunch-Important [ Eco. ]

    Installing ATMs in rural areas is unviable for banks due to the lower number of accounts, low volume of transactions, low value of transactions, and high cost of setting up an ATM. Micro ATMs provide a one-stop solution bringing secure ATM services to the unbanked rural areas.

    Mic

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  • 9 🌟 Appointing Judges in Higher Judiciary? Detailed Debate on Collegium System- Important [ Policy-Governance ]

    The constitution of India establishes an integrated judicial system with Supreme Court at the top and High Courts for states. Under high courts, there is a hierarchy of subordinate courts viz. district courts and other lower courts.

    This single system of courts, adopted from the g

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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 India, Bhutan Signed New Bilateral Trade Agreement- Important [ Eco. ]

    Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Bhutan’s Economic Affairs Minister Tengye Lyonpo Lekey Dorji signed the Bilateral trade agreement in New Delhi to improve ease of doing trade.

    Image fo Nirmala Sitharaman

    Image Fo Nirmala Sitharaman

    Image fo Nirmala Sitharaman

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  • 2 🌟 China to Block India’S Bid for NSG Membership- Important [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Once again, China has decided to block India’s bid for Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) membership. China along with few other member countries of NSG had earlier blocked India’s membership proposal in the plenary meet of NSG in Seoul.

    David Cameron calls PM Modi, extends UK support for India's NSG

    David Cameron Calls PM Modi, Extends UK Support for India's NSG

    David Cameron calls PM Modi, extends UK support for India's NSG

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  • 3 🌟 Use of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 Notes Banned by Indian Government- Important [ Policy-Governance ]

    Old 500, Rs. 1,000 notes must be deposited in bank or post office accounts from 10th November till 30th December 2016.Those unable to make a deposit by 30th December 2016 can go to the specified offices of RBI till 31st March 2017 to deposit notes after submitting a declaration f

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