2018: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Jan 7, 2018
  • 1 📹 MNRE - Year End Summary, PIB, Major Schemes, Achievements 2017 [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Government is on its way to achieving 175 GW target for installed Renewable Energy capacity by 2022. India attains global 4th and 6th position in global Wind and Solar Power installed capacity.

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  • 2 📹 Ministry of HRD - Year End Summary, PIB, Major Schemes, Achievements 2017 [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    For ‘Transforming India’, Ministry of Human Resource Development took a leap forward in transforming education sector with the motto of “सबको शिक्षा, अच्छी शिक्षा ” (Education for All, Quality Education).

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  • 3 📹 Ministry of Food Processing Industries - Year End Summary, PIB, Major Schemes, Achievements 2017 [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    India hosts World Food India 2017 “the Kumbh Mela of Indian Food”. World Food India strengthens India’s position as a Global Food Factory. Mega Food Parks operationalized; Among others Facilities such as Common Food Processing Incubation Center for Shallots launched in Perambalur

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  • 4 📹 Ministry of Water Resources, River, Development & Ganga Rejuvenation - Year End Summary [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Ganga Rejuvenation: Major activities under National Mission for Clean Ganga: Under Namami Gange programme, a total of 187 projects worth Rs. 16565.34 crore have been sanctioned for various activities, For River Front Development, works at 111 ghats and 46 crematoria are in progre

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  • 5 📹 Ministry of Tourism - Year End Summary, PIB, Major Schemes, Achievements 2017 [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Ministry of Tourism is the nodal agency to formulate national policies and programmes for the development and promotion of tourism: India’s rank in Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index 2017 shows a 25 places jump from 2013, Ministry of Tourism launches “Incredible India 2.0 Cam

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  • 6 📹 Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas - Year End Summary, PIB, Major Schemes, Achievements 2017 [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    I. Exploration & Production: 1. HELP: The new Hydrocarbon Exploration Licensing Policy (HELP) for award of Hydrocarbon Acreages in the Upstream Sector of India, 2. Discovered Small Field Policy: The Union Cabinet approved 69 marginal fields for offer under Discovered Small Fie

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  • 7 📹 Ministry of Home Affairs - Year End Summary, PIB, Major Schemes, Achievements 2017 [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Following are the highlights of the activities of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) during the year 2017: Umbrella scheme of Modernisation of Police Forces, Digital Police Portal under CCTNS project, enable citizens to register FIRs online and the portal will initially offer seven P

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  • 8 📹 Ministry of Earth Science - Year End Summary, PIB, Major Schemes, Achievements 2017 [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Government also approved the setting up of Earth Commission on the pattern of Space Commission and Atomic Energy Commission: Commissioning of Air Quality & Weather Monitoring Stations at Ahmedabad: I. Open sea cage culture: A Foundation Stone for the Marine Finfish Hatchery

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  • 9 📹 Department of Posts - Year End Summary, PIB, Major Schemes, Achievements 2017 [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    1. Implementation of Core Banking Solutions in the Department of Post: Overview: Post Office Savings Bank (POSB) was started in 1882 to facilitate small savings in the country, Many value added services like ATMs, inter branch banking, Internet and mobile banking, DBT etc were n

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  • Jan 7, 2018
  • 1 📹 Ministry of Communications - Year End Summary, PIB, Major Schemes, Achievements 2017 [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    1. Launch of National EMF Portal: Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has launched Tarang Sanchar. A web portal of information sharing on Mobile Towers and EMF Emission Compliances, with a view to generate confidence and conviction with regard to safety and harmlessness from m

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  • 2 Central Sector Scheme of Assistance for Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment is implementing “Central Sector Scheme of Assistance for Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drug) Abuse” providing financial assistance to Non-Governmental Organisations, Panchayati Raj Institutions, and Urban Local Bodies for Integra

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  • 3 🌟 4 Missions of Ministry of Culture- National Mission on Monuments (Important) [ Culture ]

    Ministry of Culture has 4 important Missions namely, National Mission on Monuments & Antiquities (NMMA), National Mission on Manuscripts, National Mission on Libraries & Gandhi Heritage Sites Mission. Details are given below.

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    Image of National Mission on Monuments & Antiquities

    Image of national Mission on Monuments & Antiquities

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  • Jan 4, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is Project Mausam? 39 Countries Identified Under Project ‘Mausam’ (Important) [ Culture ]

    Project ‘Mausam’ is the initiative of Ministry of Culture to be implemented by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) as the nodal agency with research support of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) and National Museum as associate bodies.

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    Image of Project Mausam

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  • 2 🌟 Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS): NavIC Indigenous GPS (Important) [ Space and ISRO ]

    India deployed its own regional navigational system, namely NavIC using constellation of seven navigational satellites and ground segment, which provides position, navigation, and timing services to Indian region.

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    Image of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System

    Image of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System

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  • 3 NISAR Imaging Satellite: ISRO and NASA Collaboration [ Space and ISRO ]

    ISRO and Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) of NASA are working on Dual Frequency (L&S band) Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging Satellite named as NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR).

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    Image of NISAR Imaging Satellite

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    • JPL is developing L-band

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  • 4 What are Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups? Scheme of Development of Vulnerable Tribal Groups [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Ministry of Tribal Affairs is implementing “Scheme of Development of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) ” for their comprehensive socioeconomic development while retaining culture and heritage.

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    Map of Population Scheduled Tribes

    Map of Population Scheduled Tribes

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  • Jan 3, 2018
  • 1 🌟 The Consumer Protection Bill, 2015 (Important) [ Bills ]

    Union Cabinet approved a new Consumer Protection Bill giving more strength to safeguard consumer rights. It mandates formation of Consumer Dispute Redressal Commissions and establishes a Consumer Protection Authority. It also has provisions to deal with misleading advertisements

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  • 2 Shooting Excluded from 2022 Commonwealth Games in 7 Optional Sports T20 Cricket Can Make Debut [ Sports ]

    India’s medal tally at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, to be held at Birmingham, might take a hit as shooting has been excluded from the competition. Cricket could feature at the 2022 edition as a mixed-gender Twenty20 (T20) tournament.

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    Image of Commonwealth Games Hosting Cities

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  • 3 Exoplanets Discovered Through AI [ Sci-Tech ]

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced the discovery of two new exoplanets, Kepler-90i and Kepler-80g using a deep learning neural network — an artificial intelligence (AI) tool that mimics the workings of a human brain. This was first time AI was used for

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  • 4 What is Alien Invasive Animal Species? Why Do Alien Species Become Invasive? [ Geog. ]

    Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) for the first time compiled a list of 157 alien invasive animal species excluding invasive microbe species. Alien species can arrive by human activity, either deliberate or accidental. Non-native species can have various effects on the local ecosy

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  • Jan 2, 2018
  • 1 📹 Bharatmala Pariyojana (Current Affairs / GS 2017-18) - WW.52 [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Next Week! ! Ministerial Summary of 2017. 📝 Key Aspects: Bridge critical infrastructure gaps, Optimize efficiency of road traffic movement, Macro approach for planning expansion, Corridor approach rather than packet-based approach, Corridor approach rather than packet-based appro

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  • 2 Measures to Improve Higher Education in India- Encouraging Students to Study in the Country [ Edu. ]

    India’s Higher Education budget (Actual Expenditure) during 2016 - 17 was 29019.16 crore, however it was still not able to attract best talent which fled to universities in UK, USA etc.

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    Image of Higher Education in India

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    Measures to Attract

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  • 3 🌟 Losar Festival in Ladakh (Important) [ Culture ]

    The traditional festival of Losar was celebrated in Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir to mark the beginning of New Year. The 10-day festival began with illumination of religious and residential places and by visiting monasteries for prayer.

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    Image of Losar Festival

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  • 4 🌟 Need for Alternative Fuels in India- What are the Advantages of Methanol as Fuel? (Important) [ Env. ]

    The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog plans to set up Methanol Economy Fund of Rs. 4, 000 - 5, 000 crore for promoting production and use of methanol clean fuel.

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    Image of India Fossil Fuel Imports

    Image of India Fossil Fuel Imports

    Fund will promote gen

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  • 5 Parliament Passes the Companies Amendment Bill, 2016 [ Bills ]

    The Parliament passed Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2017 for strengthening corporate governance standards, initiating strict action against defaulting companies, and improving the ease of doing business in the country.

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    Image of The Companies Amendment Bill, 2016

    Image of The Companies Amendment Bill, 2016

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  • Jan 1, 2018
  • 1 Indian Institutes of Management Bill, 2017 Passed in Parliament [ Bills ]

    Parliament passed Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) Bill, 2017 extending greater autonomy to IIMs by restricting government’s interference and granting them power to award degrees.

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    Image of Indian Institutes of Management Bill

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  • 2 🌟 Requisitioning and Acquisition of Immovable Property (Amendment) Bill, 2017 (Important) [ Bills ]

    The Lok Sabha passed Requisitioning and Acquisition of Immovable Property (Amendment) Bill, 2017 making it easier for government to acquire immovable property for “national security and defence purpose”. Amends the Requisitioning and Acquisition of Immovable Property Act, 1952 an

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  • 3 Roll on - Roll Off Waterway Projects [ Policy-Governance ]

    Phase-I of RO Pax Ferry service between Ghogha and Dahej in Gulf of Cambay in Gujarat was launched on 22nd October 2017. This project is implemented by Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB).

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    Image of Roll on - Roll off

    Image of Roll on - Roll off

    • On National Waterway – 2 (river Brahma

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  • 4 NHAI Creates National Highways Investment Promotion Cell (NHIPC) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The National Highways Authority of India created a National Highways Investment Promotion Cell (NHIPC) for attracting domestic and foreign investment for highways projects. The cell will focus on engaging with global institution investors, construction companies, developers and f

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  • 5 🌟 NEMMP 2020: Research and Development in Battery for Electric Vehicles (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Government formulated the Mission Plan for electric vehicles (including hybrid vehicles) viz. National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 (NEMMP 2020) which provides a road map for facilitating the manufacture and use of electric and hybrid vehicles through a series of intervent

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