2017: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 Cabinet Approves New Scheme for Promotion of Rural Housing in Country [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved a new scheme for promotion of Rural Housing in country. Government provide interest subsidy under scheme. Interest subsidy would be available to every rural household who is not covered under Pradhan Mantri Aawas

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  • 2 68th Republic Day Observed in India [ Important Days ]

    India celebrated Republic Day on January 26, 2017, commemorating 68th anniversary of our constitution’s existence. Traditional march continued as it does every year showing world a glimpse of India’s cultural diversity and its armed prowess.

    Republic Day Celebrations - Rajpath, New Delhi

    Republic Day Celebrations - Rajpath, New Delhi

    Republic Day Celebrations - Rajpath, New Delhi

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  • 3 Hero Hangpan Dada Gets Ashok Chakra [ Awards ]

    Hangpan Dada laid down his life after single-handedly killing three terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir last year. President Pranab Mukherjee conferred Ashok Chakra on Havildar Hangpan Dada of Rashtiya Rifles on republic day. It was accepted by Dada’s widow Chasen Lowang.

    Mukherjee awards Ashok Chakra to Havildar Hangpan

    Mukherjee Awards Ashok Chakra to Havildar Hangpan

    Mukherjee awards Ashok Chakra to Havildar Hangpan

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  • 4 Union Government Releases National Action Plan for Children [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    National Action Plan for Children, 2016 (NPAC) was launched on the National Girl Child Day in New Delhi. The NPAC has been developed by the Ministry of Women & Child Development. It aims to ensure optimum health, education and success of children as well as to contribute to devel

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  • 5 India, UAE Signed 14 Agreements to Boost Bilateral Relations [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    UAE is one of our most valued partners and a close friend in an important region of world. The crown prince is the chief guest of Republic Day celebrations on 26 January 2017.14 key agreements were signed between both countries.

    PM with Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed, Prince of Abu Dhabi

    PM with Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed, Prince of Abu Dhabi

    PM with Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed, Prince of Abu Dhabi

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  • 6 Union Cabinet Approved Indian Institute of Management Bill, 2017 [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Cabinet has approved the IIM Bill that grants statutory powers to prestigious Indian Institutes of Managements. It enables institutes to give degrees. At present India has 19 IIMs. The Boards of Governors of IIMs would evaluate performance of institutes after some years.

    Cabinet Passes IIM Bill 2017

    Cabinet Passes IIM Bill 2017

    Cabinet Passes IIM Bill 2017

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  • 7 National Voters’ Day [ Important Days ]

    The ECI observes National Voters Day to ensuring universal adult franchise, increasing the enrolment of voters and encouraging participation of newly eligible young voters. It was instituted in 2011, in remembrance of the inception of the Election Commission of India in 1950.

    Image of National Voters' Day

    Image of National Voters’ Day

    Image of National Voters’ Day

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  • 8 Padma Awards 2017 [ Awards ]

    This year the President of India has approved conferment of Padma Awards to 89 persons. The list comprises of 7 Padma Vibhushan, 7 Padma Bhushan and 75 Padma Shri Awardees. 19 of the awardees are women. The Padma Award ceremony will be held on the occasion of 68th Republic Day.

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  • 9 Scientists Spot Sunspot with Centre Twice the Size of Earth [ Sci-Tech ]

    The giant sunspot that is nearly twice the diameter of Earth has got some new details. New images of sunspot have allowed astronomers to study dark, twisted centre in a whole new light. New images of sunspot have allowed astronomers to study dark, twisted centre in a whole new li

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  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 Health Ministry to Roll Out Screening & Control Programme of 5 Non-Communicable Diseases [ Health ]

    Union Health Ministry will roll out a massive screening and control programme next month for five common non-communicable diseases (NCDs). the population based screening component will be rolled out in 100 districts in 32 states and UTs in first phase.

    Ministry of health government of India

    Ministry of Health Government of India

    Ministry of health government of India

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  • 2 Union Government Launched Rubber Soil Information System for Rubber Growers [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Union Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched the Rubber Soil Information System (RubSIS). RubSIS will lead to reduction in the cost of production of rubber, increase in productivity and reduction in environmental pollution.

    Union Government launched Rubber Soil Information System

    Union Government Launched Rubber Soil Information System

    Union Government launched Rubber Soil Information System

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  • 3 Union Cabinet Approves Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana 2017 [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Union Cabinet gave its approval for e launch of Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana 2017. The scheme will be implemented through Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) during current financial year. it is to provide social security during old age and protect elderly persons aged

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  • 4 National Girl Child Day [ Important Days ]

    National girl child day is celebrated every year on 24th of January. It is a day to celebrate the exceptional achievements of the girl child. On occasion of National Girl Child Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged promotion of gender equality and ensure equal opportunities for

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  • 5 Economic Survey 2017 Presented in Parliament [ Eco. ]

    Economic Survey for 2016 - 17 is tabled in Parliament by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Survey recommends fast, demand – driven re - monetization, further tax reforms, including bringing land and real estate under ambit of GST and reducing tax rates and stamp duties.

    Economic survey tabled in parliament Financeminister ArunJately

    Economic Survey Tabled in Parliament Financeminister ArunJately

    Economic survey tabled in parliament Financeminister ArunJately

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  • 6 Tamil Nadu Assembly Passes Jallikattu Bill [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Tamil Nadu Assembly on Monday unanimously passed an amendment bill. Bill allows Jallikattu to be conducted across the state. Bill to amend the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 was unanimously adopted by the House after members of all parties spoke welcoming legislat

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  • 7 Draft Steel Policy Anticipates Rs. 10 Lakh Crore Investments [ Policy-Governance ]

    The union steel ministry’s draft New Steel Policy 2017. It estimates Rs. 10 lakh crore of additional investment to create capacity. Capacity will meet anticipated crude steel demand of around 255 million tons (MT) by 2030 - 31. The policy recognizes shortage of metallurgical coal

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  • 8 Committee Constituted to Set Rules for Implementation of Disabilities Act, 2016 [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    A committee has been constituted by the Centre. It is to frame uniform rules for the states to avoid delay in proper implementation. Implementations are for Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act across country. It will submit its report within three months.

    Committee constituted for implementation ofDisabilities Act2016

    Committee Constituted for Implementation OfDisabilities Act2016

    Committee constituted for implementation ofDisabilities Act2016

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  • 9 Jharkhand Annual State Budget 2017-18 Presented [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Chief Minister of Jharkhand Raghubar Das presented state’s annual budget for 2017 - 18. This year’s theme is Garib Kalyan Varsh. Budget is 19.17 per cent more than previous budget. Gender budget has been increased up to 30.05 per cent.

    Raghubar Das, Jharkhand annual state Budget 2017-18

    Raghubar Das, Jharkhand Annual State Budget 2017 - 18

    Raghubar Das, Jharkhand annual state Budget 2017 - 18

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  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 MoU Between India and Serbia for Cooperation in IT and Electronics Approved [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given ex-post facto approval to Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Serbia for promoting cooperation in field of Information Technology and Electronics.

    MoU between India and Serbia

    MoU between India and Serbia

    MoU between India and Serbia

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  • 2 Apple Named Most Innovative Company of 2016 [ Ranks & Indices ]

    Boston Consulting Group’s annual ‘Most Innovative Companies’ report has ranked the world’s 50 most innovative companies. It is based on a survey of 1, 500 senior executives representing a wide range of industries in every region. Apple tops BCG’s list of corporate innovators for

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  • 3 Delhi Airport Wins Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award in Aviation Sector [ Awards ]

    The Delhi International Airport (Private) Limited (DIAL) has won the ’Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in transportation sector under Aviation category for year 2016.

    Interior of GMR Group-led Delhi International Airport Ltd

    Interior of GMR Group-led Delhi International Airport Ltd

    Interior of GMR Group-led Delhi International Airport Ltd

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  • 4 Himachal Pradesh Beats Kerala in Learning Outcomes [ Edu. ]

    Annual Status Education Report (ASER) 2016 found that Himachal Pradesh is doing well in many regards, on education front, as compared to rest states. It has country’s highest reading and mathematics learning levels, shooting past even Kerala.

    ASER 2016 report released

    ASER 2016 Report Released

    ASER 2016 report released

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  • 5 Union Cabinet Approved MoU Between India and Vietnam in the Field of Cyber Security [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    The Union Cabinet gave its approval to Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Vietnam in field of cyber security. It was given at a meeting of Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.

    MoU between India and Vietnam in field of cyber security

    MoU between India and Vietnam in Field of Cyber Security

    MoU between India and Vietnam in field of cyber security

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  • 6 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017 Held in Davos [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    World Economic Forum annual meeting is one of most important economic and socio-political events in world 47th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting aims to rededicate leaders from world to achieve common goals and drive new initiatives.

    World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017

    World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017

    World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017

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  • 7 India Innovation Index to Measure Performance of Indian States [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The World Economic Forum, NITI Aayog, World Intellectual Property Organization and Cornell University will work together to develop an India Innovation Index. Index will provide impetus to Indian states to drive innovative spirit. It will encourage states to compete with each oth

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  • 8 Saina Lifts Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold [ Sports ]

    Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal notched up her first title after a career-threatening injury. Saina Nehwal won the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold 2017. She defeated Thailand shuttler Pornpawee Chochuwong in final.

    Saina Nehwal lifts Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold 2017 prize

    Saina Nehwal Lifts Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold 2017 Prize

    Saina Nehwal lifts Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold 2017 prize

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  • 9 India, UAE Holds 1st Strategic Dialogue in New Delhi [ Defense ]

    India and UAE held first meeting of their strategic dialogue in an attempt to finalize cooperation agreement. Meeting was co-chaired by Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar and MoS in Ministry of Foreign Affairs of UAE Anwar Gargash.

    India, UAE holds 1<sup>st</sup> strategic dialogue

    India, UAE holds 1st strategic dialogue

    India, UAE holds 1st strategic dialogue

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  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 West Bengal to Give Legal Protection to Hilsa Fish [ Policy-Governance ]

    The West Bengal Fisheries Department is planning to initiate a process that will introduce stiff penal provisions under CrPC and IPC and allow police to arrest anyone for catching, selling and buying Hilsa weighing less than 500 grams.

    Hilsa Fish, West Bengal to give legal protection

    Hilsa Fish, West Bengal to Give Legal Protection

    Hilsa Fish, West Bengal to give legal protection

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  • 2 IORA Finalizes MoU for Cooperation in SME Sector [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) member-states have finalized Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) for cooperation in small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) sector. Other focus areas include exchange greater involvement of MSMEs in global supply chain.

    Indian Ocean Rim Association

    Indian Ocean Rim Association

    Indian Ocean Rim Association

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  • 3 Bihar Govt Launches “Nasha Mukt Campaign” [ Health ]

    With an aim to make state addiction-free, state government of Bihar launched a Nasha Mukt campaign in state. Participation of about two crore people shown in campaign. Teachers and students of schools and colleges formed human chains across state including CM Nitish Kumar.

    Nasha Mukt Campaign Bihar

    Nasha Mukt Campaign Bihar

    Nasha Mukt Campaign Bihar

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