2017: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Dec 4, 2017
  • 1 Exercise Indra-2017 Concluded in Vladivostok [ Defense ]

    The Indo-Russian military Exercise ‘Indra-2017’ ended at Vladivostok after eleven days of joint training in counter-terrorism operations. Following are some important details. Joint tactical exercise began on 19 October 2017 focused on combating terrorism.

    Chart of India-Russia Trade In Numbers

    Chart of India-Russia Trade In Numbers

    Chart of India-Russia Trade In Numbers

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  • 2 🌟 What is UNs District Energy in Cities? EESL Launches $454 Million (Important) [ Env. ]

    EESL’s projects, under one of the largest funding by GEF until date, will mitigate 60 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent through the use of new technologies under the new program “Creating and Sustaining Markets for Energy Efficiency”.

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    Image of District Energy in Cities

    Image of District Energy in Cities

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  • 3 Launch of “Food Regulatory” and “Nivesh Bandhu” Investment Portal at World Food India 2017 [ Policy-Governance ]

    “Nivesh Bandhu” is an Investor Facilitation Portal Launched during World Food India 2017, which aims to transform the food economy and double farmers’ income by bringing latest technologies evolution and best practices into the system.

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    Image of 6 Objectives of Food Regulatory Portal

    Image of 6 objectives of Food Regulatory Portal

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  • 4 🌟 Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Concerned by the slow growth in the Agriculture and allied sectors, the National Development Council (NDC), in its meeting held on 29th May 2007 called for launching Central Assistance Scheme Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY).

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    Image of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana

    Image of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana

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  • 5 Amendment in the National Council for Teacher Education Act, 1993 [ Edu. ]

    Union Cabinet gave approval for introduction of a Bill in Parliament to amend the National Council for Teacher Education Act, 1993, namely the National Council for Teacher Education (Amendment) Act, 2017 granting retrospective recognition to the Central, State, Universities condu

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  • Dec 3, 2017
  • 1 Planning and Designing Sustainable and Clean Urban Mobility [ Policy-Governance ]

    Lewis Mamfort, the great American urban architect and historian, saod, “Building more roads to prevent congestion is like a fat man loosening his belt to prevent obesity. ” Mr. Enrique Penelosa, the present mayor of Bogota, said, “A developed country is not where the poor use car

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  • 2 Union HRD Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar Inaugurates ‘Chintan Shivir’ [ Edu. ]

    Two-day National workshop ‘Chintan Shivir’ was organized by Department of School Education and Literacy to discuss holistic education relevant for 21st century India with key stakeholders from various NGOs, private sector and individuals.

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    Image of ‘Chintan Shivir’

    Image of ‘Chintan Shivir’

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  • 3 Cities Awarded for Best Urban Transport Practices [ Awards ]

    The Awards for the ‘Best Urban Transport Practices’ were given by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs for winning cities. Mysuru, Kochi, Surat, Chittor, and Hyderabad were main winners. MP, Bhopal, Lucknow, Noida, Pune, and Thiruvananthapuram were other Award Winners.

    Image of Awards for the ‘Best Urban Transport Practices’

    Image of Awards for the ‘Best Urban Transport Practices’

    Image of Awards for the ‘Best Urban Transport Practices’

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  • Dec 1, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, (Important) [ Bills ]

    Online complaint management allows workers to lodge complaints of sexual harassment at workplace. This is for women working in both public and private organizations. The portal strives to achieve goals of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redres

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  • 2 NDMA Considering UAVs in Disaster Management [ Disaster Management ]

    National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is considering Application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in Disaster Management by improving the capacity of stakeholders to use UAVs and related technologies for better disaster preparedness and response.

    Image of UN Disasters Infographics Precision Hawk

    Image of UN Disasters Infographics Precision Hawk

    Image of UN Disasters Infographics Precision Hawk

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  • 3 Indigenously Developed Light Weight Glide Bomb, SAAW Successfully Tested [ Defense ]

    AAW is a guided bomb released from the aircraft, which can be guided through precision navigation system, reaching targets at greater than 70 km range, with high accuracies. A glide bomb or standoff bomb is a standoff weapon with flight control surfaces to give it a flatter.

    Image of Regular Glide Bombing

    Image of Regular Glide Bombing

    Image of Regular Glide Bombing

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  • 4 🌟 What is a Cruise Missile? DRDO Conducts Successful Flight Trial of ‘NIRBHAY’ (Important) [ Defense ]

    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successful tested ‘NIRBHAY’ at Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur, Odisha. Cruise missiles can carry a conventional or a nuclear warhead.

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    Image of What is Cruise Missile

    Image of What is Cruise Missile

    What is Cruise

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  • 5 🌟 What is Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India(IBBI)? Insolvency and (IBBI) (Important) [ Eco. ]

    Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) amended its Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process Regulations to ensure that as part of due diligence to approve a Resolution Plan, the antecedents, credit worthiness and credibility of a Resolution Applicant, including promoters,

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  • 6 Chennai is Included in UNESCO Creative Cities Network [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Differing geographically, demographically or economically- Creative Cities commit to develop and exchange innovative best practices to promote creative industries, strengthen participation in cultural life, and integrate culture into sustainable urban development policies.

    Chennai Included in UNESCO Creative Cities Network

    Chennai Included in UNESCO Creative Cities Network

    Chennai Included in UNESCO Creative Cities Network

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  • 7 🌟 Constitutional Provisions of Children-Who is a Child? Hausla 2017 for Children (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Ministry of Women and Child Development celebrated the Child Rights Week by hosting an inter-Child Care Institution festival, “Hausla 2017” for the children who reside in childcare institutions between 16 - 20th November 2017. The event aims at inspiring and mainstreaming the

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  • Nov 29, 2017
  • 1 Daily Drug Regimen for Treatment of Tuberculosis [ Health ]

    The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has launched daily regimen for TB patients across the country under The Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP). So far, government is only providing thrice-weekly regimen for the treatment of tuberculosis (TB).

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    Image of Daily Drug Regimen

    Image of Daily Drug Regimen

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  • 2 🌟 Dalveer Bhandari Got Reelected, International Court of Justice-How are Judges Elected? (Important) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the highest judicial body having trans-national jurisdiction. It is filling several vacancies, with the terms of five serving judges coming to an end.

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    Image of International Court of Justice

    Image of International Court of Justice

    Dalve

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  • 3 Moody’S Upgrade Sovereign Credit Rating of India to Baa2 from Baa3 [ Policy-Governance ]

    Moody’s Investors Service upgraded the Government of India’s local and foreign currency issuer ratings to Baa2 from Baa3 and changed the outlook on the rating to stable from positive.

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    Image of Moody’s Rating System

    Image of Moody’s Rating System

    • India’s rating has been upgrad

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  • 4 What are Hackathons and an Appathons?- GCCS 2017 [ Sci-Tech ]

    A hackathon is a gathering where programmers collaboratively code in an extreme manner over a short period. Each developer has the ability and freedom to work on whatever they wants. Appathons is a Hackathons but focused on creation of app.

    Image of India Smart Grid Week 2017

    Image of India Smart Grid Week 2017

    Image of India Smart Grid Week 2017

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  • 5 🌟 What Was LOP? Blue Revolution: India Second Largest Fish Producing Country (Important) [ Agri. ]

    With removal of “Letter of Permit” or “L. O. P. ” system in the Indian E. E. Z since January 2017, overall fish production has increased to approximately 18.86 % in comparison to the last three years & inland fisheries sector has registered a growth of 26%.

    Chart of New Targets For Fish Exports

    Chart of New Targets For Fish Exports

    Chart of New Targets For Fish Exports

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  • Nov 28, 2017
  • 1 India’S Membership of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development- What is EBRD? [ Eco. ]

    Cabinet approved India’s Membership for European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD) paving way for necessary steps by the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance.

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  • 2 ISRO’S AstroSat for First Time Accomplishes X-Ray Polarization [ Space and ISRO ]

    AstroSat accomplished the 18-month-long task of measuring X-ray polarization of Crab pulsar in the Taurus constellation for the first time, marking a new era in the country’s space program.

    Image of Pulsar Neutron Star

    Image of Pulsar Neutron Star

    Image of Pulsar Neutron Star

    • Indian Space Research Orga

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  • 3 Toyota and Suzuki Bringing Electric Vehicles to India in 2020 [ Policy-Governance ]

    Japanese automakers Suzuki Motor and Toyota Motor finalized an agreement to manufacture and sell electric vehicles in India by the turn of the decade. Companies will undertake a comprehensive study of activities for widespread acceptance and use of electric vehicles in India.

    Image of Electric Vehicles Advantages

    Image of Electric Vehicles Advantages

    Image of Electric Vehicles Advantages

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  • 4 Malnutrition Responsible for 15% of India’S Total Disease Burden in 2016 [ Policy-Governance ]

    “India State-level Disease Burden Report and Technical Paper” was launched today by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu. The comprehensive report indicates that although the disease burden due to malnutrition dropped in India substantially since 1990, it is still responsible for 15 p

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  • 5 Rajkot’S 69 Crore Rupee Eye-Way Project in WB ’Internet of Things: the New Government [ Policy-Governance ]

    Eye-Way project in Rajkot is a network of cameras, which keeps vigil on city and helps RMC track various civic issues like roads, parking, and pollution levels. Rajkot found mention for its ‘eye- way project’, the network of 973 cameras for vigilance and surveillance.

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    Image of Eye-Way Project

    Image of Eye-Way Project

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  • Nov 27, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Energy Independence in India: How First-Ever U.S. Crude Shipment to India Independence? (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    India received first shipment of US crude oil of 1.6 million barrels, purchased by state-run Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) at Paradip Port in Odisha imported on MT New Prosperity, a very large crude carrier (VLCC) that left US Gulf Coast on August 19, 2017 and arrived at Paradip p

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  • 2 FAST Test to Remember the Signs of Stroke [ Health ]

    FAST acronym is used as a mnemonic to help detect and enhance responsiveness to stroke victim needs. The FAST was developed in the UK in 1998 by a group of stroke physicians, ambulance personnel, and an emergency room physician and was designed to be an integral part of a trainin

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  • 3 🌟 Bank Recapitalization: a Lesson from 1993 (Important) [ Eco. ]

    Indian government announced Rs. 2.11-lakh-crore capitalization plan for state-owned banks over two years, which solves two problems: Government’s approach insists on resolving the banking sector problems of NPA’s by infusing a huge amount of capital.

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    Image of Bank Recapitalization

    Image of Bank Recapitalization

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  • Nov 26, 2017
  • 1 🌟 What are the Criteria for Ease of Doing Business? - India Jumps 30 Ranks (Important) [ Ranks & Indices ]

    India has jumped 30 ranks in the Ease of Doing Business index making it one of the best where businesses can come in. The following criteria are used by World Bank for deciding its Ease of Doing Business rankings:

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  • 2 🌟 What is Living Will? What is the Medical Treatment of Terminally Ill ? (Important) [ Bills ]

    With centre informing Supreme Court for vetting a draft law to permit “passive euthanasia”- The Medical Treatment of Terminally Ill Patients (Protection of Patients and Medical Practitioners) Bill but center is against people making “Living Wills”.

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    Image of Forms of Euthanasia

    Image of Forms of Euthanasia

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