2017: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Dec 16, 2017
  • 1 What are Sherpa in G20? Shaktikanta Das is India’S G 20 Sherpa for Development Track [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    The Union Ministry of Finance appointed Shaktikanta Das, Former Secretary, and Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) as India’s G 20 Sherpa till December 31, 2018 for Development Track of G20.

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    Image of Sherpa in G20

    Image of Sherpa in G20

    What Are Sherpa?

    Sherpa’s are persona

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  • 2 What is Indology? Professor Hiroshi Marui Gets 3rd ICCR Distinguished Indologist Award [ Culture ]

    Professor Hiroshi Marui of Japan won the third Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Distinguished Indologist Award for year 2017. Dravidology is separate branch dedicated to the Dravidian languages of South India.

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    Image of Indology

    Image of Indology

    About Professo

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  • 3 PM Narendra Modi, Ivanka Trump Inaugurate Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump’s advisor and daughter Ivanka Trump inaugurated 8th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES 2017) in Hyderabad, Telangana.

    Map of Global Entrepreneurship Summit

    Map of Global Entrepreneurship Summit

    Map of Global Entrepreneurship Summit

    • Event was co-ho

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  • 4 15th ASEAN-India Summit and 12th East Asia Summit in Manila- 50th Year of ASEAN’S Establishment [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    15th ASEAN-India Summit celebrating 50th Year of ASEAN’s Establishment and the 12th East Asia Summit are to be held in Manila, Philippines. India’s relationship with ASEAN was upgraded to Strategic Partnership in 2012.

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    Image of ASEAN-India Trade Volume

    Image of ASEAN-India trade volume

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  • Dec 14, 2017
  • 1 📹 IAS Mains Geography Optional 2017 – Paper 2 (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 2 (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 Safe City Plan Launched for Women in Eight Cities [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Government initiated a comprehensive ‘safe city’ plan for women in eight cities of the country- Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Lucknow, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad. Women involvement of educational institutions.

    Decision Taken in Women Safety Steering Committee Meeting

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  • 4 Consultative Workshop on New National Policy on Biofuels [ Env. ]

    The Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas organized a consultative workshop on New National Policy on Biofuels & VGF for 2nd Generation Ethanol Bio Refineries in New Delhi. Provide better remuneration for farmers generating employment and doubling farmers’ income.

    Image of Breakup of India's Installed Biomass Power Capacity

    Image of Breakup of India’s Installed Biomass Power Capacity

    Image of Breakup of India’s Installed Biomass Power Capacity

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  • 5 Scientists Discovered New Species of Gecko in Eastern Ghats in Northern Andhra Pradesh in Few Areas [ Env. ]

    Scientists discovered new species of gecko in the Eastern Ghats in northern Andhra Pradesh in few areas in northern Mahendragiri range and scattered coastal hills in northern Andhra Pradesh.

    Map of Eastern ghats and western ghats

    Map of Eastern Ghats and Western Ghats

    Map of Eastern ghats and western ghats

    New spe

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  • 6 Government Plans to Transform 115 Backward Districts by 2022 [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Using the concept of prabhari officers, Union Government has selected 115 backward districts for rapid transformation by 2022 which include: 35 districts affected by Left Wing Extremists (LWE) violence. 55 districts just affected by LWE. 15 including districts in Jammu and Kashmi

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  • 7 🌟 What are Sarkaria Commission Punchhi Commission? 12thStanding Committee (Important) [ Pol Sci. ]

    The 12th meeting of Standing Committee of Inter-State Council under Chairmanship of Union Home Minister discussed the recommendations of the Punchhi Commission on Centre-state relations.

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    Image of Cooperative Federalism

    Image of Cooperative Federalism

    Members of the 12th Stand

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  • Dec 12, 2017
  • 1 🌟 WHO Releases Guidelines on Child Sex Abuse for the First Time (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) formulated clinical guidelines on responding to sexually abused children and adolescents for the first time. Guidelines are grounded in human rights standards and ethical principles.

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    Image of Child Sex Abuse Guidelines

    Image of Child Sex Abuse guidelines

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  • 2 Aditya L1 Mission: ISRO’S First Sun Launching in 2019 [ Space and ISRO ]

    Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) first solar mission Aditya-L1 in 2019 will be ’India’s first dedicated scientific mission to study sun. Aditya L1 satellite will be launched by PSLV XL in early part of next solar cycle.

    First solar mission Aditya-L1

    First Solar Mission Aditya-L1

    First solar mission Aditya-L1

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  • 3 🌟 What is Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS)? IMMSAREX in Bangladesh (Important) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    The 2017 International Multilateral Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise (IMMSAREX) was held in Bangladesh from November 26 to 28 2017 under Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS). IMMSAREX was inaugurated by Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina.

    Indian Ocean Naval Symposium map

    Indian Ocean Naval Symposium Map

    Indian Ocean Naval Symposium map

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  • 4 1st International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (2017) at Jaipur [ Env. ]

    First International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (INSPIRE 2017) was kicked off in Jaipur. Five-day symposium is organized by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) in partnership with The World Bank, and Alliance for an Energy Efficient Econo

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  • 5 Training Elected Women Representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Minister of Women and Child Development plans to train around 20, 000 Elected Women Representatives (EWRs) of Panchayati Raj Institutions and Master Trainers by March 2018. First such historic step of this scale to train EWRs who would then go out and administer the villages

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  • Dec 11, 2017
  • 1 📹 Kurukshetra December 2017 Summary: Rural Tourism [ Kurukshetra ]

    Next Issue – Empowering Rural Women: India is beyond land of tigers and temples. In 13 thematic circuit under Swadesh Darshan Program – 1 circuit is Rural Circuit. Innovative methods – Dilli Haat. Ministries that work in – rural development, culture, environment and tribal welfar

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  • 2 🌟 Wassenaar Arrangement Admits India – What is Wassenaar Arrangement? (Important) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Multilateral export control regime Wassenaar Arrangement (WA) at the meeting of the grouping in Vienna admitted India as its new member, raising India’s stature in non-proliferation and helping acquire critical technologies.

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    Image of Arms Control

    Image of Arms Control

    Strat

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  • 3 What is National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO), NOTTO Programme? [ Health ]

    The Union government, as part of the national organ transplant programme plans to set up six biomaterial centers or tissue banks to cater to a growing demand for tissues in various medical procedures.

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  • 4 Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs Provided Grants-in-Aid Beyond the 12th Plan Period [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Union Cabinet gave approval for continuation of scheme on Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) for another three financial years (FYs 2017 - 18 to 2019 - 20) and providing Grants-in-aid of Rs. 18 crore. The plan is to make the Institute self-sustainable by the end of

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  • 5 DoNER Launches Exclusive ‘Rural Livelihood’ Scheme for Northeast [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER) has launched exclusive “Rural Livelihood” scheme for the Northeast under the title “North East Rural Livelihood Project” supported by the World Bank. The scheme will primarily benefit tribals and the lower socioeconomic groups, includin

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  • 6 🌟 Non-Forest ‘Bamboo’ Exempted from Forest Act (Important) [ Bills ]

    Centre promulgated Indian Forest (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017 to encourage bamboo cultivation in non-forest areas. This move is especially beneficial to entire North Eastern Region (NER) of India.

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    Image of Non-Timber Forest Products

    Image of Non-Timber Forest Products

    Detail

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  • 7 What is the Strategic?Importance of Andaman and Nicobar Islands? Defence of Andaman & Nicobar [ Defense ]

    Defence of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Exercise (DANX) was conducted under Andaman & Nicobar Command as a five-day exercise from 20 Nov 2017 to 24 Nov 2017. Main objective was to practice & validate procedures and drills of all the Command forces for defending Andaman & Nicobar I

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  • Dec 10, 2017
  • 1 🌟 TRAI Recommendations on Net Neutrality (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) released recommendations on “Net Neutrality” because of a long, multistage consultation process. Give ability to companies to earn sufficient returns on investment without compromising welfare of the public.

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    Image of Net Neutrality

    Image of Net Neutrality

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  • 2 🌟 Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPOs)? (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Government while conducting third wind power auction of 2000 MW capacity announced the path for achieving 2022 targets of commissioning: 175 GW of Renewable Energy (RE). 100 GW of solar generating capacity. 60 GW of wind power of which 32 GW have already been commissioned.

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  • 3 What are the Guidelines of NDMA? Mega Mock Tsunami Exercise 2017 near Andaman & Nicobar Islands [ Disaster Management ]

    The Ministry of Home Affairs, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), and the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) conducted multi-State mega mock exercise on tsunami preparedness to simulate preparedness along the vulnerable eastern coastline.

    Map of Situation Data on Tsunami - India

    Map of Situation Data on Tsunami - India

    Map of Situation Data on Tsunami - India

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  • 4 Light Pollution- Everything You Must Know [ Env. ]

    Light pollution is excessive, misdirected, or obtrusive artificial (usually outdoor) light. The rate of growth of this light is approximately two percent each year in both the amount of areas lit and the radiance of the light.

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    Image of Light Pollution

    Image of Light Pollution

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  • 5 🌟 Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra (PMMSK) (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Cabinet approved a new Mahila Shakti Kendra Scheme to empower rural women through community participation for targeting declining child sex ratio and providing rural women an interface to approach the government for availing entitlements.

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    Image of Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra

    Image of Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra

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  • 6 📹 Urban Transportation Policy (Current Affairs / GS 2017-18) - WW.49 [ Policy-Governance ]

    Next Week! ! Blue Economy vs. Ocean Economy: Lewis Mamfort (American urban architect) - “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

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  • 7 🌟 Details of Earlier Finance Commissions- 15th Finance Commission Approved by Cabinet (Important) [ Eco. ]

    Union cabinet approves 15th Finance Commission to decide the distribution of tax proceeds among the centre, states and local bodies. The Finance Commission is constituted by the President under article 280 of the Constitution, mainly to give its recommendations on distribution of

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