2017: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 3 Year Roadmap for Evergreen Revolution (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    NITI Aayog drafted three years action plan for all the sectors including agriculture. The details of the action plan may be obtained from the link http://niti.gov.in. The action plan on agriculture deals with remunerative prices for farmers and raising productivity through follow

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  • 2 🌟 Flood Forecasting and Management (Important) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    For flood forecasting Central Water Commission (CWC) uses manual as well as telemetry data. Installation of automatic data acquisition systems and satellite based data transmission system (telemetry) taken up by CWC during IX Plan.

    Image of Flood Forecasting and Management

    Image of Flood Forecasting and Management

    Image of Flood Forecasting and Management

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  • 3 🌟 Textile Industry in India: Institutional Mechanism for Textiles Sector (Important) [ Economy ]

    Ministry of Textiles set up institutional mechanisms to enable textile industry achieve full potential of production, exports and employment. To implement key recommendations emerging from the deliberations at Textiles India Ministry of Textiles set up the following institutional

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  • 4 🌟 Indian Systems of Medicines (AYUSH- Important) [ Health ]

    The National Health Policy 2017 provides for access and choice to the patients by promoting different systems of medicine, an enabling regulatory framework and encouraging cross referrals across these systems. National Policy on Indian Systems of Medicine and Homeopathy 2002 also

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  • 5 🌟 Make in India Initiative in Defense (Important) [ Defense ]

    Defense sector is user driven sector with defense forces actively involved in policies & procedures related to procurement, indigenous design, development & manufacture of defense equipment, co-development & co-production with foreign OEMs- contributing towards ‘Make in India’.

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  • 6 🌟 New Crop Insurance Scheme Advantage (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Government of India has launched the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) with farmer friendly provisions providing farmers maximum financial protection against non-preventable natural risks.

    New Crop Insurance Scheme Advantage

    New Crop Insurance Scheme Advantage

    New Crop Insurance Scheme Advantage


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  • 7 🌟 Editing the Genes of Human Embryos: Moral Issues (Important) [ Science/Technology ]

    Oregon Health and Science University scientists’ successfully edited genes of human embryos correcting defective DNA that can cause inherited diseases. They used the CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technology to alter single-cell human embryos allowing specific sections of DNA to be a

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  • 8 🌟 Distribution of Methane Hydrate- Methane Hydrate Under South China Sea Exploited (Important) [ Science/Technology ]

    China was successfully in producing natural gas from methane hydrate in the South China Sea (SCS) - total of 309, 000 cubic meters of natural gas was produced from gas hydrate in 60 days. India also has rich deposits of methane hydrates.

    Image shows Occurrences of Methane Hydrates in orange color

    Image Shows Occurrences of Methane Hydrates in Orange Color

    Image shows Occurrences of Methane Hydrates in orange color

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  • 9 🌟 Committee to Study Data Protection Issues (Important) [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Union Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MEITY) constituted an expert committee to study and identify key data protection issues and recommend methods for addressing them.

    Committee to Study Data Protection Issues

    Committee to Study Data Protection Issues

    Committee to Study Data Protection Issues

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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Index of Eight Core Industries (Base: 2011-12=100) June, 2017 (Important) [ Economy ]

    The Eight Core Industries comprise 40.27 % of the weight of items included in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP). The combined index of Eight Core Industries stands at 121.0 in June, 2017, 0.4 % higher compared to the index of June, 2016 with cumulative growth of 2.4 % duri

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  • 2 🌟 Schemes for Fixing Quality and Dropout Rates in Schools (Important) [ Education ]

    The Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) a Centrally Sponsored Scheme for universalization of elementary education for Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009 that entitles all children between the age group of 6 to 14 years free and compulsory admission, attend

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  • 3 🌟 Tribal Financial Schemes (Important) [ Policy/Governance ]

    National Scheduled Tribes Finance and Development Corporation (NSTFDC- Ministry of Tribal Affairs), provides concessional loan to individuals or groups of STs for undertaking Income Generation Activities through State Channelizing Agencies and PSU Banks upto Double the poverty li

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  • 4 🌟 Facilities to Farmers (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers’ Welfare (DAC&FW) has taken initiatives for agricultural extension like Support to State Extension Programmes for Extension Reforms popularly known as ATMA Scheme and Mass Media Support to Agricultural Extension and Kisan Cal

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  • 5 🌟 Schemes and Missions to Improve Breed of Cattles (Important) [ Policy/Governance ]

    Milk production increased by 6.27 % per annum during last three years. During the last decade milk production has increased by 4 % per annum. As per breed survey report 2012 the country has 37.92 million animals of indigenous cattle breeds and 23.78 million animals of indigenous

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  • 6 🌟 Prime Minister’S Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) is credit-linked subsidy program providing self-employment opportunities through micro-enterprises in the non-farm sector by helping traditional artisans and unemployed youth.

     Image of PM Employment Generation Programme

    Image of PM Employment Generation Programme

    Image of PM Employment Generation Programme

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  • 7 🌟 What is Assam Accord? Constitutional Safeguards Under Assam Accord (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Assam Accord (1985) was a Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) signed between Government of India and the leaders of the Assam Movement in 1985 paving way for the leaders to form a political party which formed the government in Assam soon after.

    Constitutional Safeguards under Assam Accord

    Constitutional Safeguards under Assam Accord

    Constitutional Safeguards under Assam Accord

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  • 8 🌟 Indian Nuclear Power Programme (Important) [ Economy ]

    India has vital peaceful nuclear program with substantial research on utilization of thorium in nuclear fuel cycle, and on the development of Advanced Heavy Water Reactor (AHWR) using thorium based fuel on a large scale.

    Location of Indian Nuclear Power Programme

    Location of Indian Nuclear Power Programme

    Location of Indian Nuclear Power Programme

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  • 9 🌟 Biotech Kisan and Cattle Genomics Schemes (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Department of Biotechnology has initiated two farmer-centric programmes Biotech Kisan and Cattle Genomics. Under the Biotech Kisan, eight Biotech Kisan hubs are to be setup in seven agro-climatic zones. The cattle genomics programme is being implemented by National Institute of A

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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Seismic Zones in India (Important) [ Economy ]

    Earthquake-prone areas identified based on seismicity, past earthquakes, and tectonic setup of the region. Bureau of Indian Standards has grouped the country into four seismic zones: Zone II, III, IV and V. Of these, Zone V is seismically the most active, while zone II is the lea

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  • 2 🌟 Pradhan Mantri Matritva Vandana Yojana (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Pradhan Mantri Matritva Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) implemented by the Ministry of Women and Child Development subsumes Matritva Sahyog Yojana under which government would provide Rs. 5000 aid to pregnant and lactating mothers for the first live birth. The scheme was earlier named as

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  • 3 🌟 Welfare Schemes for Textile Workers (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The following welfare schemes for textile workers are being implemented by the Ministry of Textiles. Government compiling the fourth national census of handloom weavers and allied workers to tailor policies. Whole exercise to be completed by December this year.

    Welfare Schemes for Textile Workers

    Welfare Schemes for Textile Workers

    Welfare Schemes for Textile Workers

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  • 4 🌟 Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY)- Important [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana is a Government scheme to provide continuous power supply to rural India named in honor of Indian political philosopher Deen Dayal Upadhyaya.

    Image shows the Total Investment of DDUGJY

    Image Shows the Total Investment of DDUGJY

    Image shows the Total Investment of DDUGJY

    • Governmen

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  • 5 🌟 Schemes for Welfare of Tribal Women (Important) [ Policy/Governance ]

    Policies of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs ensures the development of both Scheduled Tribe men and women. However, women suffer a greater disadvantage, thus special schemes meant for the benefit of ST women and girls are given below:

    Image shows the structural Discrimination

    Image Shows the Structural Discrimination

    Image shows the structural Discrimination

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  • 6 🌟 Regulations and Global Conventions on Child Labour (Important) [ Policy/Governance ]

    After the enactment of the Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Amendment Act, 2016, Government has recently ratified the International Labour Organization (ILO) Conventions No. 138 concerning minimum age for employment and No. 182 concerning prohibition and elimination of wor

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  • 7 🌟 Schemes and Steps to Enhance the Income of Farmers (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Government is taking several steps to enhance the income of farmers. The target for government is to double farmer’s income by 2022. In addition to government schemes below, other market interventions such as Price Stabilization Fund and Food Corporation of India operations will

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  • 8 🌟 Schemes for Tribal Education (Important) [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Ministry of Tribal Affairs implementing number of interventions to improve the educational status of the tribals. Schemes are demand driven with beneficiaries selected by the State with one third beneficiaries women and girls. Scheme of Strengthening of Education in low liter

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  • 9 🌟 2014-2017 Achievements in Space Sector (Important) [ Science/Technology ]

    During the last three years (June 2014 to June 2017), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully accomplished 41 missions, which includes 19 launch vehicle missions, 19 satellite missions and 3 technology demonstrator missions. India is in top six space faring nat

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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Food and Seed Irradiations (Important) [ Science/Technology ]

    Radiation in agriculture is used for developing improved varieties of seeds increasing the GDP of the country. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) is using radiation-induced mutagenesis along with cross breeding to develop several varieties of oilseeds, pulses, rice, and jute fo

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  • 2 🌟 Calcutta Convention of 1890 (Important): Indian-China Dhok La Dispute [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Historically, maps were vague and were not to be relied upon. The Survey of India established in 1767 developed best maps for Asia. However, maps have a margin of error due to projection of 3D data on a-two dimensional scale. Topographic indicators are thus used to make maps more

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  • 3 🌟 Fact Box: First National Strategic Plan for Malaria Elimination (Important) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    The Union Health Ministry and Family Welfare unveiled India’s first National Strategic Plan (NSP) for Malaria Elimination (2017 - 22) with elimination deadline set at 2027, three years ahead of the global deadline.

    Image of Annual Parasite Incidence

    Image of Annual Parasite Incidence

    Image of Annual Parasite Incidence

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