2017: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Nov 9, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Uday Kotak Committee on Corporate Governance- Recommendations (Important) [ Committees & Bodies ]

    21-member committee on corporate governance headed by banker Uday has submitted its report to the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). Panel was constituted by SEBI in June 2017 and given four months to submit recommendations.

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    Image of Corporate Governance

    Image of Corporate Governance

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  • 2 Gauri Lankesh First Indian to Win Anna Politkovskaya Award & CNR Rao Selected for Von Hippel Award [ Awards ]

    Late Kannada journalist Gauri Lankesh was awarded “Reach All Women in WAR” (RAW in WAR) Anna Politkovskaya Award. Eminent Scientist and Bharat Ratna Prof C. N. R. Rao was awarded 2017 Von Hippel Award, the highest international prize in materials research.

    Image of Kannada journalist Gauri Lankesh

    Image of Kannada Journalist Gauri Lankesh

    Image of Kannada journalist Gauri Lankesh

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  • 3 उच्च समाचार (संक्षिप्त रूप में) (Final Summery Top Ten News - in Hindi) Part - 3 [ None ]

    India will help Myanmar in upgrading a police training centre for women and strengthen the country’s police force as a whole. The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday gave its ex-post facto approval to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between

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  • 4 उच्च समाचार (संक्षिप्त रूप में) (Final Summery Top Ten News - in Hindi) Part - 2 [ None ]

    PepsiCo India Holdings Pvt. Ltd’s chairman and chief executive officer D. Shivakumar has resigned, and will be joining Aditya Birla Group as president (corporate strategy and business development).

    पेप्सिको इंडिया (भारत) के अध्यक्ष और सीईओ का इस्तीफा-

    • पेप्सिको इंडिया (भारत) हो

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  • 5 उच्च समाचार (संक्षिप्त रूप में) (Final Summery Top Ten News - in Hindi) Part - 1 [ None ]

    Headquarters Integrated Defence Staff (HQ IDS) celebrated its 17th Raising Day on 1st October 2017. To commemorate the momentous occasion, Chief of the IDS to the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC) Lt General Satish Dua paid homage to the valiant martyrs of the Armed Forc

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  • Nov 8, 2017
  • 1 8 PPP (Policy Promote Private) Options for Housing for All by 2022 [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    New public private participation in homebuyer market aims to tap private and public lands for affordable housing under 8 PPP options. Details of all the PPP in housing markets are given below.

    Image of Housing in India data

    Image of Housing in India Data

    Image of Housing in India data

    2 PPP Models for Priv

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  • 2 SATH- Sustainable Action for Transforming Human Capital [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    NITI Aayog and Govt. of Assam launched SATH- Sustainable Action for Transforming Human Capital for pushing health sector reforms in Guwahati. State consultative workshop in Guwahati launched the SATH to provide support in identifying key health priorities to transform health and

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  • 3 EESL to Procure 10,000 EVs from TATA Motors [ Policy-Governance ]

    Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) is set to procure 10, 000 electric vehicles from Tata Motors selected through an international competitive bidding aimed at increased participation.

    Map of Energy Efficiency Services Limited

    Map of Energy Efficiency Services Limited

    Map of Energy Efficiency Services Limited

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  • 4 नोबेल पुरस्कार (Nobel Prize - in Hindi) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    प्रस्तावना: -नोबेल पुरस्कारों के जरिए उल्लेखनीय कार्य करने वाले लोगों और संस्थाओं को सम्मानित करने के प्रयासों को सलाम। लेकिन पिछले कुछ दशकों के दौरान इस बड़े नाम वाले इनाम पर सवालियां निशान भी लगे हैं। क्या पुरस्कार देने के पीछे कोई एजेंडा (कार्यसूची) होता है? कई ऐसे लोगों को भी

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  • 5 जापान में प्रधानमंत्री चुनाव (Prime Minister Election in Japan - in Hindi) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    प्रस्तावना: -जापान के प्रधानमंत्री शिंजो आबे ने देश में समय से एक साल पहले आम चुनाव कराने की घोषणा की है। उन्होंने संसद के निचले सदन हाउस ऑफ रिप्रेजेंटेटिव (लोक -सभा) को भंग कर दिया। स्पीकर (वक्ता) ताडामोरी ओशिमा ने इसकी घोषणा की। जापान में 22 अक्टूबर को चुनाव कराया जा सकता है।

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  • Nov 7, 2017
  • 1 🌟 TK Viswanathan Committee Recommendations on Curbing Hate Speech on Internet (Important) [ Committees & Bodies ]

    Expert committee headed by former Lok Sabha secretary general TK Viswanathan suggested steps to deal with cybercrimes especially online hate speech in its report to Union Home Ministry.

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    Image of Hate Speech on Internet

    Image of Hate Speech on Internet

    About the Committee

    • Comm

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  • 2 Government Notifies Wetland (Conservation and Management) Rules 2017 [ Env. ]

    Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) notified new Wetland (Conservation and Management) Rules 2017 prohibiting range of activities in wetlands replacing earlier 2010 rules.

    Forests & Climate Change notified new Wetland Rules 2017

    Forests & Climate Change Notified New Wetland Rules 2017

    Forests & Climate Change notified new Wetland Rules 2017

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  • 3 खोज (Invention - in Hindi) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    चीन: - चीन के हेलियोंगजियांग प्रांत में शोधार्थियों ने बड़ी संख्या में लुप्तप्राय पौधों की प्रजाति ’वॉटरव्हील’ (जल पहिया) का पता लगाया है। समाचार एजेंसी (शाखा) सिन्हुआ के अनुसार, किशिंघी नेशनल (राष्ट्रीय) नेचर (प्रकृति) रिजर्व (आरक्षित) के शोधार्थियों ने 20 से 23 सितंबर के बीच 60

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  • 4 चीन में चुनाव (Election in China - in Hindi) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    प्रस्तावना: - चीन ने अभूतपूर्व कदम उठाते हुए राष्ट्रपति शी जिनपिंग और उनकी विचारधारा को कम्यूनिस्ट पार्टी (साम्यवादी दल) के संविधान का हिस्सा बना दिया है। संविधान में शी को चीन के पहले कम्युनिस्ट नेता और संस्थापक माओत्से तुंग के बराबर दर्जा दिया गया है। अब जिनपिंग खुद को माओ जैस

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  • 5 Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay Vigyan Gram Sankul Pariyojana & Deendayal Hastkala Sankul [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Department of Science and Technology (DST) launched “Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya Vigyan Gram Sankul Pariyojana” to formulate and implement appropriate science and tech interventions for sustainable development through cluster approach in Uttarakhand.

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    Image of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya

    Image of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya

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  • 6 🌟 Nine Pillars of Digital India (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Digital India was launched by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on 2 July 2015 with an objective of connecting rural areas with high-speed Internet networks and improving digital literacy.

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    Image of Nine Pillars of Digital India

    Image of Nine Pillars of Digital India

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  • 7 Bacteria Spread Antibiotic Resistance Through Soil [ Health ]

    Researchers from North Carolina State University in US found antibiotic resistance to be passed between bacteria found in the soil. Findings also indicate that spread of manure on ground as fertilizer spreads antibiotic resistance to bacteria in the soil.

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    Image of Plasmid Resistance

    Image of Plasmid resistance

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  • 8 Co-Operative Movement- Sahakar Bharati of Shri Laxman Madhav Rao Inamdar [ Personalities ]

    Lakshman Rao Inamdar or “Vakil Saheb” was born in Khatav village 130 kms south of Pune on 21st September 1917. He was third among 7 brothers and two sisters. Vakil Saheb thus learned the caring, sharing, and coexistence very early in life- making him true advocate ‘cooperation’.

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  • 9 Reducing Infant Mortality Rate and Gender Gap- SRS Bulletin Points to Significant Decline in India [ Eco. ]

    India registered significant decline in Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) as released by SRS bulletin- IMR declined by three points (8 % decline), from 37 per 1000 live births in 2015 to 34 per 1000 live births in 2016, compared to two points decline last year.

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    Image of Infant Mortality Rate and Estimated Infant Deaths

    Image of Infant Mortality Rate and Estimated Infant Deaths

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  • Nov 5, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Income Tax Department-Tax Data, Initiatives to Bring Efficiency, Transparency, Fairness (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Government is committed to widen the tax base by encouraging and incentivizing the new tax payers. Following are some of the important initiatives along with supporting tax data. Number of tax payers increased significantly from 4.72 crore in financial year 2012 - 13 to 6.26 cror

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  • 2 India Hosts Global Wildlife Programme to Address Illegal Wildlife Trade [ Env. ]

    To address illegal wildlife trade across 19 countries of Asia and Africa, India is hosting the Global Wildlife Programme (GWP) jointly with World Bank and United Nations Development Programme.

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    Image of Illegal Wildlife Trade Data India

    Image of Illegal Wildlife Trade Data India

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  • 3 Bio-Innovations: Propelling the Bio-Economy of the Nation [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Government is making India a global hub for Bio-innovation with Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) playing a crucial role in biotech innovation ecosystem. DBT is catalyzing a 100 billion-dollar bio-economy leveraging research and entrepreneurial capabiliti

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  • 4 🌟 TRIFED Schemes- Institutional Support for Development & Marketing (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    TRIFED is promoting tribal art and craft for the benefit of tribal artisans under the scheme “Institutional Support for Development & Marketing of Tribal Products and Produce” of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India.

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    Image of TRIFED Schemes

    Image of TRIFED Schemes

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  • 5 🌟 TRIFED Scales Up Campaigns for Forest Produce- Minimum Support Price, MoUs & Marketing (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Tribals constitute 8.6 % of population. National Workshop on minimum support price for minor forest produce provides “Fair and Equitable Deal to the Tribals”. MSP establishes framework of assurance of buying at a particular price for primary processing, storage, transportation et

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  • Nov 2, 2017
  • 1 Economic Advisory Council Headed by Bibek Debroy [ Policy-Governance ]

    Prime Minister constituted Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) - five member council headed by Niti Aayog member Dr Bibek Debroy. Other members are Dr Surjit Bhalla, Dr Rathin Roy, Dr Ashima Goyal and Ratan Watal.

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    Image of Gross Domestic Product Drop India

    Image of Gross Domestic Product Drop India

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  • 2 📹 Expected Questions for Polity – Nov 2017 (Set - 3) [ CBSE NET-JRF Upd. ]

    Here we will be covering solutions of the most important questions for upcoming November 2017 NET exam on Political. We will be continuing the series with environment and computers which is gaining importance based on the current trend. Also note since this time there is no choic

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  • 3 Expected Questions for Polity – Nov 2017 (Set - 2) [ CBSE NET-JRF Upd. ]

    Here we will be covering solutions of the most important questions for upcoming November 2017 NET exam on political. We will be continuing the series with environment and computers which is gaining importance based on the current trend. Also note since this time there is no choic

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  • 4 📹 Expected Questions for Polity – Nov 2017 (Set - 1) [ CBSE NET-JRF Upd. ]

    Here we will be covering solutions of the most important questions for upcoming November 2017 NET exam on Political. We will be continuing the series with environment and computers which is gaining importance based on the current trend. Also note since this time there is no choic

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  • 5 📹 Expected Questions for Computers – Nov 2017 NET (Set - 2) [ CBSE NET-JRF Upd. ]

    Here we will be covering solutions of the most important questions for upcoming November 2017 NET exam on Computer. We will be continuing the series with environment and computers which is gaining importance based on the current trend. Also note since this time there is no choice

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  • 6 📹 Expected Questions for Computers – Nov 2017 NET (Set - 1) [ CBSE NET-JRF Upd. ]

    Here we will be covering solutions of the most important questions for upcoming November 2017 NET exam on Computer. We will be continuing the series with environment and computers which is gaining importance based on the current trend. Also note since this time there is no choice

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