2017: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Oct 25, 2017
  • 1 🌟 National Mission on Bovine Productivity: (ETT) - Revolution in Bovine Breeding (Important) [ Agri. ]

    Embryo transfer technology (ETT) has revolutionized the breeding strategies in Bovines as to optimize the genetic improvement in cattle. Programme aims to conserves and develop indigenous breeds under Rashtriya Gokul Mission.

    Image of Milk Production In India 2016

    Image of Milk Production In India 2016

    Image of Milk Production In India 2016

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  • 2 5 Day International India Water Week 2017 Attended by 1500 Delegates from 13 Countries [ Important Days ]

    India Water Week – 2017 was organized on October 10, 2017 in New Delhi with about 1500 delegates from India and 13 other countries. Theme of India Water Week – 2017 is “Water and Energy for Inclusive Growth”.

    Image of Water Availability In India

    Image of Water Availability In India

    Image of Water Availability In India

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  • Oct 23, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Indian Lego Program and Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 for Lego (Important) [ Sci-Tech ]

    2017 Nobel Prize for Physics paper (discover paper) has 39 Indian authors and scientists. The contributions came from nine institutions- CMI Chennai, ICTS-TIFR Bengaluru, IISER-Kolkata, IISER-Trivandrum, IIT Gandhinagar, IPR Gandhinagar, IUCAA Pune, RRCAT Indore, and TIFR Mumbai

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  • 2 Application of GIS Technology in Governance [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) in association with the Sardar Patel Institute of Public Administration (SPIPA) organized a workshop in Surat (October 10, 2017), Gujarat in October on the role of Application of GIS technology in Governance.

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  • 3 🌟 India – EU Based on Statement During 14th India-EU Summit, New Delhi (October 06, 2017) (Important) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    The 14th annual summit between India and the European Union (EU) was held in New Delhi on 6 October 2017. The Republic of India represented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and EU was represented by Mr. Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, and Mr. Jean Claude Juncker, P

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  • 4 🌟 Prime Minister Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan Scheme (Important) [ Edu. ]

    Prime Minister Grameen Digital Saksharata Abhiyan (PMGDISHA) an integral component of Digital India Initiative of the Government which envisages making 6 crore citizens digitally literate in rural India. The scheme highlights significance of digital literacy in addressing issue o

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  • Oct 22, 2017
  • 1 Paryatan Parv to Boosts Tourism: Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav in Gujarat [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Union Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with Union Ministries and State Governments launched ‘Paryatan Parv’ showcasing cultural diversity and focus on the benefits of tourism.

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    Image of Come Let’s Celebrate Tourism

    Image of Come let’s celebrate Tourism

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  • 2 🌟 Intensified Mission Indradhanush (UIP, MI and IMI), ImTeCHO & PMSMA (Important) [ Health ]

    Intensified Mission Indradhanush aims to reach each and every child under two years of age and all those pregnant women who have been left uncovered under the routine immunisation programme – reducing maternal and child mortality.

    Intensified Mission Indradhanush Image

    Intensified Mission Indradhanush Image

    Intensified Mission Indradhanush Image

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  • 3 रोहिंग्या समुदाय का मुद्दा ( Issue of Rohingya Community - in Hindi) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    प्रस्तावना: - हमारे देश ने सदियों से बाहरी लोगों को पनाह दी है। लेकिन अब वैश्विक परिदृश्य बदल रहा है। भारत को विभिन्न मोर्चो पर अपने मानव संसाधन को और अधिक परिष्कृत करना पड़ रहा है। ऐसे में भारत अब दूसरे देशों के नागरिकों को और अधिक पनाह नहीं दे सकता है। इसे कटुता या मानवीय असंवद

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  • 4 नोटबंदी फैसला का परिणाम 2017 (Results of note-taking decision 2017 - In Hindi) [ Policy-Governance ]

    प्रस्तावना: - बड़े जोर शोर से लाई गई थी नोटबंदी। 50 दिन का समय मांगा गया था। कोलधन, आतंकवाद और जाली करेंसी (मुद्रा) पर नकेल कसने का बड़ा वादा था। लोगों ने भी समर्थन दिया। कालेधन के विरुद्ध आह्यन पर देश बैंको (अधिकोष) के बाहर कतारों में खड़ा रहा। लेकिन आशा के विपरीत आंकड़े आए हैं। य

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  • 5 भारत और जापान (India and Japan -In Hindi) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    प्रस्तावना: - प्रधानमंत्री मोदी और उनके जापानी समकक्ष शिंजो आबे के बीच शिखर सम्मेलन बैठक हुई उसके बाद संयुक्त बयान में भारत और जापान ने कहा कि हमने साथ मिलकर काम करने का फैसला किया है, ताकि हमारी विशेष सामरिक और वैश्विक साझेदारी नए स्तर पर जा सके। समुद्री सुरक्षा में सहयोग बढ़ान

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  • Oct 21, 2017
  • 1 अमरिका और उ. कोरिया (America and North Korea - in Hindi) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    प्रस्तावना: - परमाणु हथियारों के सफल परीक्षणों के बाद से उ. कोरिया अमरीका के खिलाफ आग उगलता रहा है। लेकिन, अमरीका के राष्ट्रपति डोनाल्ड ट्रंप ने हाल ही में सयुंक्त राष्ट्र की महासभा में दिए अपने पहले भाषण से इस आग को और हवा ही दी। इसके बाद शुरू हुई दोनों नेताओं की तू तू- मैं मैं

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  • 2 🌟 Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Survey: Food Deficiencies and Tuberculosis (Important) [ Health ]

    According to Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Survey, nutritional deficiencies and tuberculosis are two most common ailments in India. Provides a survey with collaboration of over 12, 300 researchers from 130 countries providing comprehensive picture disabilities and mortalities ac

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  • 3 Low-Cost Cancer Detection Method Developed by IIT-Ropar [ Health ]

    IIT-Ropar developed low-cost cancer-detection method and plans to extend the in vivo experiments for determining early skin cancer collaborating with medical institutes. Early stage cancer detection is done using Dynamic Thermal Imaging (DTI) in a simple clinical setting.

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    Image of Causes Cancer In India

    Image of Causes Cancer In India

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  • 4 🌟 Saubhagya Scheme for Household Electrification (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    With PM Modi promising free electricity for 4 crore rural households under Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojna or ‘Saubhagya’ scheme. 16, 320-crore scheme to supply electricity to all households by December 2018.

    Map of Saubhagya Scheme for Household Electrification

    Map of Saubhagya Scheme for Household Electrification

    Map of Saubhagya Scheme for Household Electrification

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  • 5 🌟 Turbine to Produce Sustainable Electricity from Ocean Currents (Important) [ Env. ]

    Researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan in a project titled “Sea Horse, ” harnessed energy from the Kuroshio Ocean Current flowing from the eastern coast of Taiwan and around southern parts of Japan.

    Image of Turbine to Produce Sustainable Electricity

    Image of Turbine to Produce Sustainable Electricity

    Image of Turbine to Produce Sustainable Electricity

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  • 6 Details on SAUNI Scheme- Foundation Stone Laid for Link-4 [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Link-4 of Saurashtra Narmada Avataran Irrigation Scheme (SAUNI) Yojana was inaugurated in Rajkot district, Gujarat. SAUNI Yojana is multipurpose project for solving water problems of parched Saurashtra region of Gujarat.

    Image of SAUNI yojana

    Image of SAUNI Yojana

    Image of SAUNI yojana

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  • Oct 16, 2017
  • 1 HDFC Bank Not Among Domestic Systemically Important Banks [ Eco. ]

    HDFC Bank, the second largest private sector lender was added to The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) list of Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs). State Bank of India (SBI) and ICICI Bank were added in 2016.

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    Image of Domestic Systemically Important Banks

    Image of Domestic Systemically Important Banks

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  • 2 9th BRICS Summit Was Held in Xiamen, China [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    The 9th BRICS summit was held in Xiamen, China with the theme “Stronger Partnership for brighter Future”. Second time the summit was hosted in China after 2011. BRICS leaders adopted Xiamen declaration at the culmination.

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    Image of BRICS Nation Statistics

    Image of BRICS Nation Statistics

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  • 3 🌟 Freedom of Religion Vs. Laws Against Religions Conversions in India (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Freedom of religion in India is a fundamental right guaranteed by Article 25 - 28 of the Constitution. However Indian states have passed laws against religions conversions. Jharkhand, become seventh state to have anti-conversion law- other six states being Maharashtra, Chhattisga

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  • 4 TFR in India: Mission ParivarVikas- Health Ministry Launches Two New Contraceptives [ Health ]

    The total fertility rate of India stands at 2.2 as of 2017. Majority of Indian states fertility rate has fallen well below the replacement level of 2.1. High focus districts are in 7 states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and Assam.

    Map of Majority of Indian States Fertility Rate

    Map of Majority of Indian States Fertility Rate

    Map of Majority of Indian States Fertility Rate

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  • Oct 14, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Malnutrition in India: National Nutrition Strategy by NITI Aayog (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    To fight undernutrition and malnutrition, National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog launched National Nutrition Strategy. Aim is “Kuposhan Mukt Bharat”. Prevalence of underweight children in India among the highest in the world.

    Map of Malnutrition in India

    Map of Malnutrition in India

    Map of Malnutrition in India

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  • 2 India, China to Not Be Global Growth Poles: UNCTAD What are Growth Poles? [ Eco. ]

    UNCTAD’s Trade and Development Report (TDR) 2017 predicts with India and China at their current growth will not serve as global growth polls. Barometer for assessing the global economic climate.

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  • 3 🌟 Plight of Teachers and Teacher Education in India (Important) [ Edu. ]

    Even with many school enrollments, the teaching outcomes in India are very poor. In 2012, the Supreme Court set up the Justice Verma Commission, which listed a comprehensive list of reform proposals.

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    Image of Plight of Teachers and Teacher Education in India

    Image of Plight of Teachers and Teacher Education in India

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  • 4 IISc Again Ranked Highest from India in World University Rankings 2018 [ Edu. ]

    Times World University Rankings 2018 ranked Indian Institute of Science (IISc) top among Indian Universities, but it fared worse than last year’s position. Indian education system needs to focus more on research, research funding, and internationalization of Indian campuses.

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    Image of Times World University Rankings 2018

    Image of Times World University Rankings 2018

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  • Oct 12, 2017
  • 1 First Hyperloop Planned in Andhra Pradesh [ Eco. ]

    India’s first Hyperloop project has been planned in Andhra Pradesh, connecting its city centers, Vijayawada and Amaravati with Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (APEDB) inking MoUwith Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) for developing the project.

    Image of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

    Image of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

    Image of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

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  • 2 🌟 Parali 1 Island in Lakshadweep Vanishes (Important) [ Env. ]

    Parali 1 a biodiversity-rich uninhabited island of Lakshadweep, part of Bangaram Atoll, disappeared due to coastal erosion and 4 such islands are shrinking. With one island submerged- Lakshadweep is an archipelago of only 36 islands.

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    Image of Arali 1 Island in Lakshadweep

    Image of arali 1 Island in Lakshadweep

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  • 3 Indian Army to Allow Women in Combat Roles and Induct Women in Military Police [ Policy-Governance ]

    In a transformational move, the Indian Army opened up combat positions for women and is now inducting 800 women officers to military police. Process moving fast and women initially recruited to positions in military police.

    Map of Women in Combat Roles

    Map of Women in Combat Roles

    Map of Women in Combat Roles

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  • 4 Bharat Petroleum Becomes a Maharatna [ Eco. ]

    State-run oil marketing company Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) has been awarded the Maharatna from the present Navratna status. Decision to elevate BPCL to Maharatna status taken by panel headed by Cabinet secretary.

    Image of Maharatna companies

    Image of Maharatna Companies

    Image of Maharatna companies

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  • Oct 11, 2017
  • 1 दस उच्च समाचार (Top Ten News - in Hindi) Part - 2 [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    गूगल: - अब गूगल से भी ऑनलाइन पेमेंट (भुगतान) कर सकेंगे। गूगल जल्दी ही भारत में अपनी मोबाइल (गतिशील) पेमेंट (भुगतान) सर्विस (सेवा) लॉन्च (प्रक्षेपण) करने जा रहा है। इसका नाम ’तेज’ है। भारत दुनिया का तीसरा देश होगा, जहांँ गूगल अपनी मोबाइल पेमेंट सर्विस लॉन्च करेगा। अभी गूगल की मोब

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