2017: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Nov 26, 2017
  • 1 Pradhan Manthri Sansad Aadarsh Gram Yojna [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) is village development project launched by Government of India in October 2014, under which each Member of Parliament takes responsibility of developing physical and institutional infrastructure in three villages by 2019.

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    Image of Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana

    Image of Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana

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  • 2 VAJRA Scheme [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Government launched VAJRA (Visiting Advanced Joint Research) Faculty scheme by the Department of Science and Technology to enables NRIs and overseas scientific community to participate and contribute to research and development in India.

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  • Nov 25, 2017
  • 1 🌟 What is Operation Smile? (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Operation Smile-II is a nation-wide campaign to rescue and rehabilitate the missing children. India has an alarming problem of missing children. The Government of India requested the States/UTs to start “Operation Smile-II” from 1st January, 2016 to 31stJanuary, 2016.

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    Image of Missing Children In India

    Image of Missing Children In India

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  • 2 AI in Agricultural & Healthcare-Smart Farming Using Artificial, Drones & Remote Sensing [ Agri. ]

    In Andhra Pradesh’s Devanakonda Mandal in Kurnool district where farmers depended on rain for groundnut and cotton crops now use AI to get accurate predictions. With landholdings of just two to three acres and poor weather prediction most depended on experience to decide when to

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  • 3 E-Loc- Scheme for Mapping Addresses Digitally [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    All addresses- residential or professional will soon get a digital tag, similar to Aadhaar for an individual’s identification. The idea is to provide e-locations (like on Google Maps) for the addresses therein & then provide possibilities to link them to other info.

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    Image of Mapping Addresses Digitally

    Image of Mapping Addresses Digitally

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  • 4 Mission Innovation Smart Grids for Renewable Energy [ Env. ]

    Mission Innovation challenge on Smart Grids is collectively working to enable future smart grids powered by renewables. To combat the growth of greenhouse gas emission, world is increasing use of renewable energy sources.

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    Image of Smart Grids

    Image of Smart Grids

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  • Nov 24, 2017
  • 1 📹 Yojana November 2017(Summary): Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) [ Yojana ]

    Key Issues: Aim to build strong industries in India. Employ 11 crore people & 17 % of GDP. Challenges: Untimely access to credit. Lack of infrastructure. Inability to resource technology for upgradation. Access to marketing. Competition from neighboring nations. Poor finance. Li

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  • Nov 23, 2017
  • 1 Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana Launched to Promote Philately [ Edu. ]

    Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana was launched by Prime Minister of India. This Program is for school children to increase the reach of Philately. Scholarship gives student of class VI to IX having good academic record and pursuing Philately as a hobby in this scheme.

    Deen Dayal SPARSH Scheme

    Deen Dayal SPARSH Scheme

    Deen Dayal SPARSH Scheme

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  • 2 🌟 Increasing Male Participation in Family Planning (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Female sterilization continues to be the most popular method of contraception in India, accounting for over 75 % of the modern family planning methods used, according to National Health Family Survey 2015 - 16 (NFHS-4). Male sterilization’s share in family planning methods was 0.

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  • 3 Make in India for Portable Diver Detection Sonar [ Defense ]

    In support for ‘Make in India’ Policy, Indian Navy signed contract with Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division for supply of Portable Diver Detection Sonar (PDDS) under the ‘Buy and Make (Indian) ’ category.

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    Image of Portable Diver Detection Sonar

    Image of Portable Diver Detection Sonar

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  • 4 INS Sarvekshak to Carry Joint Hydrographic Survey with Tanzanian Navy in Dar-Es-Salaam [ Sci-Tech ]

    To bolster bilateral relations with friendly foreign countries and navies in the Indian Ocean region, INS Sarvekshak, a hydrographic survey ship of Southern Naval Command, arrived in Dar-es-Salaam Tanzania for joint Hydrographic Survey along with the Tanzanian Navy.

    Map of Pemba Channel

    Map of Pemba Channel

    Map of Pemba Channel

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  • Nov 22, 2017
  • 1 📹 IAS Mains Geography Optional 2017 – Paper 1 Section A (Part - 2) [ IAS Upd. ]

    Geography optional paper was very predictable based on the recent happenings around the globe –indeed many concepts were similar to those asked in our past test series. In the 2018 Geography optional Test Series, we have reserved 2 mock test for the month of March to cover the co

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  • 2 📹 IAS Mains Geography Optional 2017 – Paper 1 Section A (Part - 1) [ IAS Upd. ]

    Geography optional paper was very predictable based on the recent happenings around the globe –indeed many concepts were similar to those asked in our past test series. In the 2018 Geography optional Test Series, we have reserved 2 mock test for the month of March to cover the co

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  • 3 📹 Yojana October 2017 Comprehensive Summary / Gist: New India [ Yojana ]

    New India by 2022: ODF India by 2019 (2 Oct) – 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Open defecation causes 1 lakh deaths every year due to diahhorea. 40 % stunted child due to lack of sanitation & cost 6 % of GDP. Under Swachh Bharat Mission – Sanitation cover increase fro

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  • 4 📹 Yojana September 2017 Comprehensive Summary / Gist: Housing for All [ Yojana ]

    Housing for All by 2022. Urban areas have 1/3rd population & contribute to 3/5th GDP. Housing has interlinkage with 269 industries. Housing is at center of New Urban Agenda of Habitat, 2016. Sustainable and resilient housing – to meet commitment to Sendai Framework & Paris Agreem

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  • 5 📹 Yojana August 2017 Comprehensive Summary / Gist: GST (Goods and Service Tax) [ Yojana ]

    Why? Trader in T. Nadu can sell in HP would worrying about rates of each state? Can truck from J&K to Kerala without being stopped anywhere at check post? . Launched on 1st July 2017 at Central Hall of Parliament. One Nation, One Market and One Tax – 2nd major surgical strike for

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  • 6 📹 Yojana July 2017 Comprehensive Summary / Gist: Social Security [ Yojana ]

    Why? By 2026: Elderly population in India – 173 million. Majority: Poor, underprivileged & women – need financial & psychological support. Social security provided in Article 43 of Constitution. “If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are

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  • 7 📹 Yojana June 2017 Comprehensive Summary / Gist: Empowering Youth [ Yojana ]

    Indian Youth: Emerging Power: Youth Indian population of Age group (15 - 19): 27.5 of the total population. UNESCO: Transition from childhood to adulthood. New initiatives/programs by Govt.

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    Yojana June 2017 Summary: Empowering Youth (In English)

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  • 8 📹 Yojana May 2017 Comprehensive Summary / Gist: Transforming India [ Yojana ]

    The story of a New India: India is the global geopolitical economic landscape. India is the third largest economy. It is a robust, fast growing market for goods and service. Government and central bank to cut tax rates and interest rates.

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  • 9 📹 Kurukshetra October 2017 Comprehensive Summary / Gist – Swachhta [ Kurukshetra ]

    Started on August 2014 with 5 year goal to achieve cleanliness by 2019 (2nd Oct) – 150th birth anniversary of Gandhiji, Aims to bring 550 million rural Indians out of open defecation and is globally unique program, Improve anthropometric index of children and reduction in total m

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  • Nov 22, 2017
  • 1 📹 Kurukshetra September 2017 Comprehensive Summary / Gist: Skilling Rural India [ Kurukshetra ]

    Since Lal Bahadur Shastri launched “Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan” – farmers have been the focus, India never imported pulses (except few occasions with merely few thousand tons), Record production of 16 lakh tons of pulses this year, PM Fasal Bima Yojana – security cover to farmers, PM K

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  • 2 📹 Kurukshetra August 2017 Comprehensive Summary / Gist: Digital Rural India [ Kurukshetra ]

    Target – 2500 crore digital transactions in 2017 - 18, Women participation in rural workforce is 21%- very low and declining – not go outside for work, household industry employment – purchasing power affected and quality of life affected, Digital Saksharta Abhiyan, Agriculture c

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  • 3 📹 Kurukshetra July 2017 Comprehensive Summary / Gist: Rural Health [ Kurukshetra ]

    Highlights: Of 121 crore population, 83.3 crore is rural population, Maternal & Neonatal Tetanus Elimination (MNTE) in Apr 2015 ahead of target in Dec 2015, Declared Yaws free in 2016 (WHO target 2020), Universal Immunization Program (UIP) – from 6 to 12, Eliminate Kala-Azar & F

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  • 4 📹 Kurukshetra Summary June - 2017 Comprehensive Summary / Gist: Doubling Farmer's Income [ Kurukshetra ]

    For doubling of farmer’s income we need to focus on following points: Agricultural growth and farmer’s welfare, Transforming Agriculture for farmer’s prosperity, Credit as a contributor, Quality seeds and planting materials, National Agricultural Market, Prime Minister’s 7 point

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  • Nov 21, 2017
  • 1 📹 Kurukshetra May 2017 Comprehensive Summary / Gist: Transforming Rural India [ Kurukshetra ]

    Transforming Rural India Kurukshetra – May 2017. Rural India: 2011: 69 % rural, 2050: 50 % rural (expected). Dimension of Rural Poverty: Homeless, Uneducated, Asset-less, Ill health, Department of Rural Development – Rs. 1 lakh crore per year, Across all departments – Rs. 3 - 4

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  • 2 📹 Kurukshetra April 2017 Comprehensive Summary / Gist: Horticulture in India [ Kurukshetra ]

    Key Facts: High yield per unit area, High returns per unit area, Efficient use of wasteland, Better use of undulating lands, Employment, Nursery business and mushroom cultivation, India has emerged as world’s largest producer of coconut, India is leading producer & exporter of te

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  • 3 🌟 2017 Approved Sub-Schemes Under Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    In 2017 following sub-schemes under Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) have been approved for continuation in November 2018: Anganwadi Services, Scheme for Adolescent Girls, Child Protection Services and National Creche Scheme with an outlay of over Rs. 41, 000 crore.

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  • 4 🌟 National Mission for Justice Delivery and Legal Reforms- Centrally Sponsored Scheme (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    National Mission for Justice Delivery and Legal Reforms was set up with the twin objectives of increasing judicial access by reducing delays and arrears in the system and enhancing accountability through structural changes and by setting performance standards and capacities.

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  • 5 First Ever ‘Air Dispensary’ in North-East India [ Health ]

    Northeast will get India’s first-ever “Air Dispensary” based on a helicopter with Union Ministry of Development of Northeast (DONER) contributing Rs. 25 crore initial funding for this initiative. Helicopter service is provided using Pawan Hans.

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    Image of Health Care Expenditure as % of GDP In 2014

    Image of Health Care Expenditure as % of GDP In 2014

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  • 6 📹 Pollution & Health - Lancet Commission Report, Delhi Smog and 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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