2017: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Dec 9, 2017
  • 1 उच्च समाचार (Top News November - in Hindi) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    चीन और भारत: - डोकलाम के बाद अब चीन की निगाहें ब्रह्यपुत्र नदी पर हैं। ड्रैगन (चीन) अब ब्रह्यपुत्र का रुख मोड़ने की तैयारी में हैं। ड्रैगन तिब्बत-शिनजियांग सुरंग के तहत नदी के पानी को उत्तर-पश्चिमी चीन के शिनजियांग के बैरन क्षेत्र में ले जाने की योजना बना रहा है। यह धुर रेगिस्तान

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  • 2 उच्च समाचार (Final Summary Top News November - in Hindi) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    2.9 मिलियन बच्चे खसरा टीकाकरण से वंचित- अग्रणी स्वास्थ्य संगठनो द्वारा प्रकाशित एक नई रिपोर्ट (विवरण) के अनुसार, भारत में करीब 2.9 मिलियन (दस लाख) बच्चों को टीका नहीं लगवाया जाता है। यह एक अत्यंत संक्रामक वायरल बीमारी है जो विश्वभर में हर वर्ष लगभग 90, 000 हजार लोगों की जान लेती

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  • 3 What is GAAR, Transfer Pricing, & BEPS? Arbind Modi-Led Panel Sanctioned to Overhaul [ Policy-Governance ]

    Government has formed a task force under top taxman Arbind Modi to draft a new direct tax law to replace the existing Income Tax Act, which has been in force since 1961. Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), will steer a six-member panel on the issue.

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  • 4 Indian Income Tax Act: What is GAAR and How is It Different from SAAR? [ Eco. ]

    GAAR is General Anti Avoidance Rule aimed to curtail tax avoidance. GAAR empowers the revenue authorities to deny tax benefits to arrangements not having any commercial substance other than achieving the tax benefit.

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    Image of GAAR (General Anti Avoidance Rule)

    Image of GAAR (General Anti Avoidance Rule)

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  • 5 BrahMos Test Success Means India Can Take Out Target in Minutes: 10 Facts [ Sci-Tech ]

    Indian Armed Forces joined the supersonic cruise missile triad with the successful test launch of the BrahMos missile from an Indian Air Force Sukhoi Su-30 MKI frontline fighter aircraft above the Bay of Bengal.

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    Image of BrahMos Test Success

    Image of BrahMos Test Success

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  • 6 KIRAN, SERB Overseas Doctoral Fellowship, & National Post-Doctoral Fellowship [ Edu. ]

    Government of India encourages research and higher education through several mechanisms. VAJRA is one such scheme for inviting foreign expertise. SERB Overseas Doctoral Fellowship, National Post-Doctoral Fellowship, and KIRAN (Education) are three main scholarships for nurturing

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  • 7 🌟 What is HAM, BOT? India’S First Sewage Treatment Plant Under Hybrid Annuity (HAM) (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Tripartite agreement was signed between National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) and the state level executing agencies Uttarakhand Pey Jal Nigam and Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam for setting up of India’s first Sewage Treatment Plants under Hybrid Annuity mode, at Haridwar and Varanasi

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  • 8 SANKALP & STRIVE Schemes to Boost Skill India Mission [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved two new World Bank supported schemes of Rs. 6, 655 crore Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP) and Skill Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement (STRIVE).

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    Image of SANKALP & STRIVE Schemes

    Image of SANKALP & STRIVE Schemes

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  • 9 🌟 What is Disaster Risk Reduction?Prime Minister’S 10 Point Agenda on (DRR) - (Important) [ Disaster Management ]

    With Asia-Pacific emerging as a global leader in disaster risk management there is need for improvements in early warning of cyclones and other natural disasters through the 10-point agenda for disaster risk reduction:

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  • Dec 9, 2017
  • 1 BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise 2017 [ Disaster Management ]

    By conducting first Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation, Disaster Management Exercise (BIMSTEC DMEx-2017) India has emerged as a frontline state for disaster risk reduction.

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    Image of BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise 2017

    Image of BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise 2017

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  • Dec 7, 2017
  • 1 📹 Ockhi Cyclone & Naming of Tropical Cyclones in North Indian Ocean [ Geog. ]

    Next Week! ! Blue Economy vs. Ocean Economy. Tropical Cyclone: What is Tropical Cyclone? - Organised convection or thunderstorm activity. Winds at low levels. Circulates in either anti-clockwise (in the northern hemisphere) or clockwise (in the southern hemisphere) direction.

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  • 2 Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Act 2016 [ Bills ]

    A new Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Act 2016 has been brought into force with effect from 12th October, 2017. It establishes the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) as the National Standards Body of India.

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    Image of 14 Divisions of BIS

    Image of 14 Divisions of BIS

    Key Features

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  • 3 🌟 Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY) - (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    PMKSY was started to provide a permanent solution from drought. Three ministries are implementing this scheme in mission mode and the Ministry of Water Resources is leading the project.

    Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana

    Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana

    Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana

    Components and

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  • 4 🌟 Women in News- Women Bio-Tech Incubator, Women of India Organic Festival (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    In a first, the Indian Navy inducts its first woman pilot, Shubhangi Swaroop, and three more woman officers in its armament unit. Women Bio-tech Incubator was set up in Chennai and Women of India Organic Festival organized by the Ministry of Women & Child Development came to a su

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  • 5 🌟 What is National Transit Oriented Development Policy? (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Transit Oriented Development (TOD) integrates land use and transport planning to develop planned sustainable urban growth centers, having walkable and livable communes with high density mixed land-use. Citizens have access to open green and public spaces and at the same time tran

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  • Dec 6, 2017
  • 1 What are Categories of IMO? India Elected to Be in International Maritime Organisation Council [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India won the election to remain a member of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) for the next two years with a second highest margin following Germany. This for the first time voting was held for Category-B in the IMO council since its inception. Earlier all 10 members

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  • 2 How Does IMD Name Cyclones? Do You Know 7 Classes of Cyclones? [ Geog. ]

    Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Ockhi was the most intense tropical cyclone to traverse the Arabian Sea since Cyclone Megh in 2015 and the third and strongest storm of the 2017 North Indian Ocean cyclone season.

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    Image of Ockhi 2017 Track

    Image of Ockhi 2017 track

    • Ockhi originated

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  • 3 What is Land Value Capture Policy? [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Value Capture as practiced widely in the world is based on the principle that private land and buildings benefit from public investments in infrastructure and policy decisions of Governments (e. g. change of land use or FSI).

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    Image of Three-Stage Value Capture Process

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  • 4 🌟 Project CHAMAN (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    CHAMAN project seeks to provide strategic development to the horticulture sector, to increase farmer’s income. It was launched three years back by the Ministry of Agriculture. Under mission of Integrated Horticulture Development (MIDH).

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    Chart of Production of Food Grains And Horticulture

    Chart of Production of Food Grains And Horticulture

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  • 5 🌟 What is Blue Economy Vs. Ocean Economy? PRAGATI?Ferry Service- Summary of PM Speech (Important) [ Speeches ]

    Ghogha-Dahej Ro-Ro ferry service allows traveling from Ghogha to Dahej through the sea which in future can also link Hazira, Pipavavo, Jafrabad, Daman and Diu, and even to Bombay. Following are some important points.

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    Image of 5 Blue Growth Sectors

    Image of 5 Blue Growth Sectors

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  • 6 🌟 SAATHI to Help Small Industries (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Under the new Sustainable and Accelerated Adoption of Efficient Textile Technologies, EESL will provide energy efficient powerlooms equipment to small and medium units at no upfront cost.

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    EESL Technology Image

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    Details of the Scheme

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  • Dec 5, 2017
  • 1 🌟 📹 Irrigation & Water Conservation: Kurukshetra November 2017 Summary (Special Edition) (Important) [ Kurukshetra ]

    PM Krishi Sinchayee Yojana – Bring water to every field – har Khet ko Pani. India support 16 % world population with 2 % land area. Increase water efficiency. “More Crop, Per Drop” – micro-irrigation like sprinkler and drip irrigation.

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  • 2 📹 Ease of Doing Business Index & India [ Ranks & Indices ]

    Next Week! ! Urban Transportation Policy. 👌 Ease of doing business index created by Simeon Djankov at the World Bank Group. Research done by Oliver Hart (economist) and Andrei Shleifer as “The Regulation of Entry” in 2002.

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  • 3 📹 COP 23 / CMP 13 - Bonn, Germany Highlights (Current Affairs / GS 2017-18) [ Env. ]

    Next Week! ! Ease of Doing Business. 👌 Work is advanced through sessions of the following bodies: COP – Supreme. decision making body for Convention. CMP - Supreme decision making body for Kyoto Protocol. CMA - Supreme decision making body for Paris Agreement.

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  • 4 IAF Landing Operations on Agra-Lucknow Expressway [ Defense ]

    Indian Air Force carried out landing operations on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway, about 60 km west of Lucknow close to Bangarmau in Unnao District of Uttar Pradesh, where a 3 km stretch was specially prepared for such operations.

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    Image of IAF Landing Operations on Agra-Lucknow Expressway

    Image of IAF Landing Operations on Agra-Lucknow Expressway

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  • 5 🌟 Bharatmala Pariyojana: What is Logistic Performance Index? (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Bharatmala is a new umbrella program for the highways sector focusing on optimizing efficiency of road traffic movement across the country by bridging critical infrastructure gaps.

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  • 6 Adopt a Heritage Scheme of M/O Tourism [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The ‘Adopt a Heritage Scheme’ of Ministry of Tourism was launched on World Tourism Day i. e. 27th September, 2017 by the President of India inviting private sector companies, public sector companies and corporate individuals to adopt sites and to take up the responsibility for ma

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  • 7 🌟 Mission Electrification and Railway Green Initiatives - Focus of IREEE 2017 (Important) [ Env. ]

    Indian Railways is the preferred mode of transport. 1.3 million workers dedicated to serving with commitment. Indian Railways is targeting 100 % electrification- by applying economies of scale in “an incentive cum penalty” framework scheme.

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    Electrification of Railways Chart

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  • 8 NDMA Programme for CBRN Emergencies and Special Centre for Disaster Research at JNU [ Disaster Management ]

    A training programme on CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear) emergencies was conducted by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) for improving the preparedness of Parliament House Complex (PHC) security staff.

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    Image of CBRN Emergencies

    Image of CBRN Emergencies

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  • Dec 4, 2017
  • 1 🌟 What is PFMS? Mandatory Use of Public Finance Management System for Central Sector (Important) [ Eco. ]

    Government has made use of Public Finance Management System (PFMS) for all Central Sector Schemes mandatory. PFMS ensures that the benefits of the various Government Schemes reach to the last mile.

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    Image of Public Finance Management System

    Image of Public Finance Management System

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