2017: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Oct 11, 2017
  • 1 Saakshar Bharat Puraskaar on International Literacy Day – 2017 [ Important Days ]

    The International Literacy Day (ILD) is observed every year on 8 September to emphasize literacy to individuals, society, and communities. This year is 51st International Literacy Day.

    Map of Literacy In World

    Map of Literacy In World

    Map of Literacy In World

    • The theme for this year is `Literacy in a

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  • 2 Work on Three River Interlinking Projects to Begin [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Government will start work on three river interlinking projects- Ken-Betwa Linking Project, Damanganga- Pinjal Link Project, and the Par-Tapi-Narmada Link projects. Envisages diversion of surplus waters of Ken basin to water deficit Betwa basin- providing irrigation in Madhya Pra

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  • 3 Project Insight to Curb Black Money [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Union Finance Ministry launched data mining, big data analytics ‘Project Insight’ to monitor high value transactions to detect tax evaders. Government signed contract with L&T Infotect Ltd to implement the project.

    Image of Data Analytics

    Image of Data Analytics

    Image of Data Analytics

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  • Oct 10, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Six Committees of Cabinet (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Union Government reconstituted six Committees of the Cabinet. Cabinet Committees are extra-constitutional in nature and are nowhere mentioned in the Constitution. They reduce the workload of the Government.

    Union Government Reconstituted six Committees of the Cabinet

    Union Government Reconstituted Six Committees of the Cabinet

    Union Government Reconstituted six Committees of the Cabinet

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  • 2 🌟 Sundarbans and Environment Perspective- First Compendium of Animal Species in Indian (Important) [ Env. ]

    Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) published compendium “Fauna of Sundarban Biosphere Reserve in Indian Sundarbans”. First of its kind compendium in India. Consolidates information of faunal diversity of Sundarbans.

    Map of Sundarbans environment

    Map of Sundarbans Environment

    Map of Sundarbans environment

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  • 3 UGC Announces Application Process for Eminence Status [ Edu. ]

    University Grants Commission (UGC) rolled out systematic application process for universities and higher education institutes which seek to become “Institutions of Eminence”. Institutions of Eminence is a status grated to the top universities and institutes in India.

    Image of Indian Quality of Education

    Image of Indian Quality of Education

    Image of Indian Quality of Education

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  • 4 🌟 Vladivostok Sea Route- Countering China’S OBOR (Important) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    With Chennai-Vladivostok sea route, India is planning to connect Chennai with key Russian port Vladivostok via sea route to harness natural resources from Northeast Asia and Western Pacific region.

    Image of Vladivostok Sea Route- Countering China’s OBOR

    Image of Vladivostok Sea Route- Countering China’s OBOR

    Image of Vladivostok Sea Route- Countering China’s OBOR

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  • 5 India 103 in Global Human Capital Index 2017 [ Ranks & Indices ]

    India was 103 out of 130 countries surveyed in World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Human Capital Index (GHCI) 2017. In the previous version, India ranked 105th. Capacity ultimately related to past investment in formal education.

    Image of India's Score Card

    Image of India’s Score Card

    Image of India’s Score Card

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  • Oct 9, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Indian Citizenship to Chakma and Hajong Refugees- Comparing Them with Rohingyas (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Nearly one lakh Chakma and Hajong refugees living in northeast (mostly staying in Arunachal Pradesh), who came from erstwhile East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) five decades ago will get Indian citizenship.

    Map of Chakma and Hajong Refugees

    Map of Chakma and Hajong Refugees

    Map of Chakma and Hajong Refugees

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  • 2 IUCN: Snow Leopard No Longer Endangered, Mouse Deer in Telangana Forest, New Species [ Env. ]

    International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) changed conservation status of snow leopard from “endangered” to “vulnerable” after three-year assessment. Changed 45 years after snow leopard first declared endangered in 1972.

    Image of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

    Image of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

    Image of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

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  • 3 🌟 India’S Forex Reserves Cross Record $400 Billion- Why are Forex Reserves Important? (Important) [ Eco. ]

    According to Reserve Bank of India (RBI), India’s foreign exchange (Forex) reserves crossed $400 billion due to sharp rise in foreign currency assets. Increase confidence in the monetary and exchange rate policies.

    Image of India Foreign Exchange Reserves

    Image of India Foreign Exchange Reserves

    Image of India Foreign Exchange Reserves

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  • 4 First Diesel Consignment Sent to Myanmar [ Eco. ]

    With growing hydrocarbon engagement between India and Myanmar, the first consignment of 30 MT of High Speed Diesel was sent today from India to Myanmar. Numaligarh Refinery Ltd. (NRL) supplying HSD to Bangladesh, despatched the first diesel consignment to Myanmar.

    Image of First Diesel Consignment Sent to Myanmar

    Image of First Diesel Consignment Sent to Myanmar

    Image of First Diesel Consignment Sent to Myanmar

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  • 5 🌟 The Code on Wages Bill 2017 (Important) [ Bills ]

    As part of labour law reforms, the Government has undertaken the exercise of rationalization of the 38 Labour Acts into 4 labour codes- Code on Wages, Code on Industrial Relations, Code on Social Security, and Code on occupational safety, health, and working conditions.

    Image of 4 Wages Acts

    Image of 4 Wages Acts

    Image of 4 Wages Acts

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  • Oct 8, 2017
  • 1 🌟 UJALA Scheme Now Launched in Melaka, Malaysia (Important) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) under Ministry of Power, Government of India has launched UJALA (Unnat Jyoti by Affordable Lighting for All) Scheme in the State of Melaka, Malaysia today.

    Image of UJALA Scheme Numbers

    Image of UJALA Scheme Numbers

    Image of UJALA Scheme Numbers

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  • 2 🌟 List of India’S Defence Exercises- Surya Kiran (Indo-Nepal) and SLINEX 2017 (Important) [ Defense ]

    The 12th edition of India-Nepal joint military exercise- Surya Kiran XII was held at Nepal Army Battle School (NABS) in Saljhandi, Nepal and 7thedition of India-Sri Lanka joint naval exercises SLINEX 2017 were held near Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) in Bay of Bengal

    Image of Surya Kiran (India-Nepal) and SLINEX 2017

    Image of Surya Kiran (India-Nepal) and SLINEX 2017

    Image of Surya Kiran (India-Nepal) and SLINEX 2017

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  • 3 🌟 Increasing India US Defense Partnership- Exercise Yudh Abhyas – 2017 (Important) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    The United States and India have strategic partnership, underpinned by shared democratic values and interests and strong people-to-people ties. The United States and India are natural partners on a range of political, economic, and security issues. Recently several changes have

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  • 4 Technology Advancement Ups Productivity at India’S Major Ports [ Policy-Governance ]

    With 12 major ports handling 273.96 million tonnes cargo from April-August, 2017- the growth is attributed to technological advancement for their modernization and reforms for enhancing ease of doing business.

    Image of Overall Traffic Growth At Major Ports

    Image of Overall Traffic Growth At Major Ports

    Image of Overall Traffic Growth At Major Ports

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  • 5 Regional Research Institute of Homoeopathy Inaugurated in Agartala [ Health ]

    With aim to strengthen health services and propagate of AYUSH systems in North-Eastern states Government. Institute would focus on Malaria research with Homoeopathy with the disease being endemic in the region.

    Image of Regional Research Institute of Homoeopathy in Agartala

    Image of Regional Research Institute of Homoeopathy in Agartala

    Image of Regional Research Institute of Homoeopathy in Agartala

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  • Oct 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Survey of Un-Appraised Sedimentary Basins of India Approved (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved significant project to acquire 48, 243 Line Kilometer (LKM) 2D seismic data for appraisal of Indian sedimentary basins where limited data is available at an estimated cost of Rs. 2932.99 crore spread over five years.

    Map of Sedimentary Basins of India

    Map of Sedimentary Basins of India

    Map of Sedimentary Basins of India

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  • 2 Dairy Processing & Infrastructure Development Fund Approved [ Eco. ]

    Dairy Processing & Infrastructure Development Fund (DIDF) was approved by economic committee with an outlay of Rs. 10, 881 crore during 2017 - 18 to 2028 - 29. The fund is set up in response to Union Budget 2017 - 18 announcement.

    Image of Dairy Industry In India 2017

    Image of Dairy Industry In India 2017

    Image of Dairy Industry In India 2017

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  • 3 SAIL’S Sales Boost with SAIL’S “Gaon Ki Ore” [ Eco. ]

    Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL) has a nation-wide campaign “सेल स्टील – गाँव की ओर” (“SAIL Steel – Gaon ki Ore”) aimed at boosting steel consumption in country especially in rural areas.

    Map of A Maharatna Company(The Sail Network)

    Map of A Maharatna Company (The Sail Network)

    Map of A Maharatna Company (The Sail Network)

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  • 4 ‘SWACHHTA’ Ranking - 2017 of Higher Educational Institutions [ Edu. ]

    The ‘SWACHHTA’ rankings focus on water & electricity conservation, promoting cleanliness and managing waste for smart campus. Award ceremony based on ‘SWACHHTA’ Ranking 2017 of Higher Educational Institutions was held in New Delhi.

    Image of ‘SWACHHTA’ Ranking - 2017

    Image of ‘SWACHHTA’ Ranking - 2017

    Image of ‘SWACHHTA’ Ranking - 2017

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  • 5 Rohingya Refugee Crisis and Operation Insaaniyat [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Rohingya refugee crisis led to mass migration of thousands of Rohingya people from Myanmar Bangladesh, collectively dubbed “boat people” by international media. Researchers suggest that Myanmar government is in the final stages of an organized process of genocide against the Rohi

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  • Oct 5, 2017
  • 1 भारत और म्यांमार (India and Myanmar - in Hindi) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    प्रस्तावना: - रोहिंग्या शरणार्थियों की समस्या के बीच हो रही मोदी की म्यांमार यात्रा भारत की पूरब को देखने वाली व्यापारिक नीति को नया आधार प्रदान करेगी और इस इलाके की सुरक्षा व्यवस्था में नया आयाम जोड़ेगी। इस तीन दिवसीय यात्रा में ग्यारह समझौते हुए हैं। इनमें परिवहन परियोजनाओं सम

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  • 2 नीली मछली चुनौती खेल (Blue Whale Challenge Game - in Hindi) [ Sci-Tech ]

    प्रस्तावना: - मोबाइल (गतिशील) पर खेले जाने वाले ’ब्लू व्हेल चैलेंज गेम’ से दुनिया भर में दहशत है। इस गेम के भंवर में बच्चे फंस रहे हैं और समाज ही नहीं सरकारें और अदालते भी इस गेम के दुष्प्रभावों से चिंतित है। मद्रास हाईकोर्ट (उच्च न्यायालय) ने इसका तोड़ निकालने व इस पर रोक लगाने

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  • 3 India and Japan Defence Collaboration- Japan-Lndia Special Strategic and Global Partnership [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India and Japan have agreed to collaborate closely in defence production, including on dual-use technologies at the India-Japan annual defence ministerial dialogue held in Tokyo. Ramp up military engagement under bilateral special strategic framework and increase counter-terror c

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  • 4 🌟 India’S Silk Industry and MoUs Between India and Japan [ Eco. ]

    India’s Silk Industry is world’s second largest after China. India enjoys a unique global position in terms of production of all commercially useful varieties of silk. India produces four varieties of silk: Mulberry, Eri, Tasar and Muga.

    Map of Silk Centers In India

    Map of Silk Centers In India

    Map of Silk Centers In India

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  • Oct 3, 2017
  • 1 दस उच्च समाचार (Top Ten News - in Hindi) Part - 1 Sept 2017 [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    महाबैंक: - स्टेट (राज्य) बैंक (अधिकोष) ऑफ (का) इंडिया (भारत) में उसके 5 सहयोगी बैंको (अधिकोष) का विलय करके सरकार ने एक ’महाबैंक’ बना दिया। यह महाबैंक अन्य वैश्विक संस्थाओं के समूह में शामिल होगा। वित्तमंत्री अरुण जेटली के नेतृत्व में एक पैनल बैंको के विलयीकरण संबंधी मसले देख रहा

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  • 2 खोज (Discovery - in Hindi) [ Sci-Tech ]

    जीरो की खोज: -हम सभी जानते हैं कि ’जीरो’ की खोज भारत ने की थी। अब इस पर पश्चिम ने भी मुहर लगा दी है। जीरो के इस्तेमाल के बारे में पहली बार कार्बन डेटिंग के जरिए पता लगाया गया है। ऑक्सफोर्ड यूनिवर्सिटी ने एक भारतीय किताब में दर्ज कार्बन डेटिंग से साबित किया है कि तीसरी या चौथी सद

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  • 3 India-Japan Open Sky Agreement (Part 2 ) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    15 major agreements were signed between both countries during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visit to India. Open sky agreement signed in accordance with the National Civil Aviation Policy (NACP), 2016.

    Map of Global Shift In Aviation Per Continent

    Map of Global Shift In Aviation Per Continent

    Map of Global Shift In Aviation Per Continent

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