2017: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Nov 21, 2017
  • 1 📹 Pollution & Health - Lancet Commission Report, Delhi Smog & AQI (Part - 3) [ Env. ]

    Next Week! ! Rohingya Crisis & State of Stateless People. Household Air: Choose cleaner fuels -not kerosene, wood or coal. Support bottled gas, biogas, solar, or electrification. Choose cookstoves that reduce particulate emissions.

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  • 2 📹 Pollution & Health - Lancet Commission Report, Delhi Smog & AQI (Part - 2) [ Env. ]

    Next Week! ! Rohingya Crisis & State of Stateless People: Pollution-related deaths (92%) occur in low- and middle-income countries, and in rapidly industrialising countries (such as India, Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, Madagascar and Kenya).

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  • 3 📹 Reforms in UPSC – Major Committees & Baswan Committee Recommendations (Part- 2) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) constituted the Baswan Committee, led by Shri B. S. Baswan to examine varied issues related to the UPSC CSE. The report of Baswan committee that has suggested changes in civil service exam pattern and age limit is under consideration of the

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  • 4 📹 Reforms in UPSC – Major Committees & Baswan Committee Recommendations (Part- 1) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) constituted the Baswan Committee, led by Shri B. S. Baswan to examine varied issues related to the UPSC CSE. Kautilya’s Arthashastra. Lord Cornwallis is known as the Father of Civil Services in India. Major Committees & Their Recommendations

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  • Nov 20, 2017
  • 1 📹 Rohingya Crisis & State of Stateless People (Part - 2) [ Pol Sci. ]

    Next Week! ! COP23/CMP13 – UNFCC 📹 Rohingya Crisis: Key: Citizenship. Displacement, persecution, travel restriction, access to health care. 📹 NRC (National Registration Card) – 1947 constitution – held till 1962.2012 violence - planned.

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  • 2 📹 Rohingya Crisis & State of Stateless People (Part - 1) [ Pol Sci. ]

    Next Week! ! COP23/CMP13 – UNFCC 📹 Stateless People: Nationality – by birth, parents or place of birth. Stateless person is “a person who is not considered as a national by any State under the operation of its law”. Discrimination. UNCHR: 10 million stateless people worldwide.

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  • 3 BHARAT-22 Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) Targets Initial Amount of Rs.8,000 Crore [ Eco. ]

    BHARAT-22 is and Exchange Traded Fund to benefit long term and retail investors by providing an opportunity of participation in equity stocks of the Government run companies and earn stable returns. Following are its important aspects.

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  • 4 Aadi Mahotsav-Fortnight Long Tribal Festival-’a Celebration of the Spirit of Tribal Culture [ Culture ]

    Fortnight long tribal festival ’Aadi Mahotsav on theme ‘A Celebration of the Spirit of Tribal Culture, Cuisine and Commerce’ will feature exhibition-cum-sale of tribal handicrafts, art, paintings, fabric, jeweler and much more through about 200 stalls.

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    Image of Fortnight Long Tribal Festival - Aadi Mahotsav

    Image of Fortnight Long Tribal Festival - Aadi Mahotsav

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  • 5 What are Various BS Fuels? BS -VI Auto Fuel to Be Introduced Early in NCT Delhi [ Env. ]

    To satisfy India’s commitment at COP 21 for reducing vehicular emissions and improve fuel efficiency – (reducing the carbon footprints and keep a healthy environment), India is following regulatory pathway for fuel quality and vehicle emissions standards termed as Bharat Stage (B

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  • 6 Asia Pacific CERT (APCERT) Discuss Building Trust in Digital Economy [ Sci-Tech ]

    First ever Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT) Open Conference was held in India in New Delhi on November 15, 2017. Indian Compute Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) received the host country award from the APCERT, handed over by Japan CERT (JPCERT).

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    Image of Circles of Trust

    Image of Circles of Trust

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  • Nov 18, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Real Estate Sector Regulation Law (RERA ACT) and Changes in PMAY (Important) [ Bills ]

    Real Estate act is believed to be a pioneering legislation with long-term transformative effects ensuring real estate sector is properly governed and buyers are empowered. RERA Act is considered as one of the landmark legislations passed by the Indian Parliament.

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    Image of Real Estate Sector Regulation Law

    Image of Real Estate Sector Regulation Law

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  • 2 🌟 National Anti-Profiteering Authority Under GST (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Union Cabinet gave approval for posts of Chairman and Technical Members of the National Anti-profiteering Authority (NAA) under GST, following up immediately on sharp reduction in the GST rates of a large number of items of mass consumption.

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    Image of Anti-profiteering Provisions of GST

    Image of Anti-profiteering Provisions of GST

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  • Nov 16, 2017
  • 1 VNL and BSNL MoU to Launch Relief 123 Service for Disaster Management [ Disaster Management ]

    Indian telecom equipment provider Vihaan Networks Limited (VNL) signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) launching Relief 123 service for disaster management.

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    Image of Death Due to Disasters India

    Image of Death Due to Disasters India

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  • 2 🌟 Malnourishment in India- 100 in Global Hunger Index with Largest Malnourished Children (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Assocham-EY report claimed that in the decade ending in 15, there was reduction in the infant mortality rate and under-five mortality rate in India but country houses about 50 per cent of undernourished children of the world.

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    Image of Malnourishment In India

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  • 3 🌟 India and African Continent (Important) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India and South Africa are celebrating twenty years of strategic partnership this year- two decades of fruitful cooperation in trade, science, technology, and development spanning across the knowledge chain resulted in a robust networking of the institutions.

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    Image of India and African Trade Growth

    Image of India and African Trade Growth

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  • Nov 15, 2017
  • 1 Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2017 Approved by Law Ministry Approves [ Bills ]

    Union Law ministry approved Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2017 to empower government to confiscate property of economic offenders and defaulters who flee India detering economic offenders from evading the process of Indian law by fleeing the country.

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  • 2 Revamped Khelo India Programme Approved by Cabinet [ Sports ]

    Revamped Khelo India programme aiming to mainstreaming sports for individual development, community development, economic development, and national development was approved by Cabinet.

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  • 3 What are Non-Banking Financial Companies? RBI Regulating Peer-to-Peer Lending Firms [ Eco. ]

    Government notified that Peer-to-peer lending (P2P) platforms will be treated as non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) and thus regulated by Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Ends the regulatory vacuum for P2P operation.

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    Image of Non-Banking Financial Companies

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  • Nov 14, 2017
  • 1 What is Majuli Island? Controlling Erosion of Majuli Island-Floating B4 Boat Labs [ Env. ]

    To safeguard fast-eroding Majuli island- world’s largest riverine island using government is conducting research on floating Brahmaputra Biodiversity and Biology Boat (B4) labs along Brahmaputra River.

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    Image of Majuli Island Erosion

    Image of Majuli Island Erosion

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  • 2 India’S First Electric Bus Service Launched in Himachal Pradesh [ Env. ]

    India’s first electric bus service launched at Rohtang Pass area in Himachal Pradesh is first of its kind electric bus service for tourist spot and first in world at an altitude of 13, 000 feet.

    Map of Rohtang Pass

    Map of Rohtang Pass

    Map of Rohtang Pass

    • Electric bus will ply between Manali an

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  • 3 🌟 Kofi Annan Advisory Commission & Bangladesh’S Five-Point Peace Plan for Rohingya Crisis (Important) [ Committees & Bodies ]

    Kofi Annan Foundation and the Office of the State Counsellor established an Advisory Commission on Rakhine State which produced its recommendation in August 2017. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina floated five-point peace proposal at United Nations- one of the points is to

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  • Nov 13, 2017
  • 1 Stratolaunch: World’S Largest Aircraft Passed Engine Tests and Osiris-Rex Spacecraft Swings [ Space and ISRO ]

    Private spaceflight company Stratolaunch tested out all 6 turbofan engines on aircraft for the first time. Engines were filled with fuel and allowed to idle one at a time at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California.

    Stratolaunch: World’s Largest Aircraft Passed Engine Tests

    Stratolaunch: World’s Largest Aircraft Passed Engine Tests

    Stratolaunch: World’s Largest Aircraft Passed Engine Tests

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  • 2 India Ranks 40th in 2017 Global Competitiveness Index, 3rdin Nuclear Power Installations [ Ranks & Indices ]

    India got 40th rank among 137 countries in World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) 2017 - 18 slipping one position from 39th spot in 2016. WEF’s GCI assesses competitiveness based on productivity and prosperity.

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  • 3 Gujarat First Big State to Use EVMs with VVPAT [ Policy-Governance ]

    Gujarat will be first big state to use Electronic Voting Machine (EVMs) equipped with Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) in coming Assembly elections to make elections more transparent. It will be second after Goa to use VVPAT system for the Assembly elections in entire s

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  • 4 World Habitat Day (1st Monday of Oct) and International Day of Non-Violence (2nd Oct) [ Important Days ]

    The World Habitat Day and International Day of Non-violence are observed on 2nd October 2017. International Day of Non-violence remembers Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary as not only the leader of Indian independence but also the pioneer of philosophy of non-violence (ahim

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  • Nov 12, 2017
  • 1 Rapid Test to Diagnose Zika and Dengue and IIT Scholars Discover New Drug to for Chikungunya Virus [ Health ]

    Researchers including those from India developed low-cost, rapid diagnostic test consisting of pan-dengue strip for diagnosing Zika and dengue viruses and differentiating four serotypes of dengue virus.

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    Image of Important VBDs With Respect to India

    Image of Important VBDs With Respect to India

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  • 2 SECURE Himalaya Project and Third National Wildlife Action Plan for 2017-2031 [ Env. ]

    Union Government launched SECURE Himalaya, a six-year project for conservation of locally and globally significant biodiversity, land and forest resources in high Himalayan ecosystem spread over four states viz. Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Sikkim.

    Image of Himalayas As Biodiversity

    Image of Himalayas As Biodiversity

    Image of Himalayas As Biodiversity

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  • 3 Northern Sea Passage and Sibir- Russia’S & World’S Biggest & Most Powerful Nuclear Icebreaker Ship [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Russia has launched Sibir (Siberia) which is world’s largest nuclear-powered icebreaker ship built under Project 22220 at the Baltic Shipyard in St Petersburg. Icebreaker is a special-purpose ship which can navigate through ice-covered waters providing safe waterways for other bo

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  • 4 National Waterway 4 on Krishna River [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Muktyal to Vijayawada waterway stretch on River Krishna is part of National Waterway 4 being developed by the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI). The 82-km inland waterway stretch will be developed as Phase-1 of National Waterway-4 under Sagar Mala project.

    Map of National Waterway 4

    Map of National Waterway 4

    Map of National Waterway 4

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  • Nov 9, 2017
  • 1 2017 Nobel Prices- Medicine, Chemistry, Literature and Peace [ Awards ]

    Five Nobel Prizes established by the will of Alfred Nobel in 1895 are awarded for outstanding contributions in chemistry, physics, literature, peace, and physiology or medicine. The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Jeffrey C. Hall (72), Michael Rosbash (7

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