2018: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Mar 31, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Digital Gender Atlas (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Digital Gender Atlas has been developed to identify the low performing geographic pockets for girls, particularly from marginalised groups such as scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, and Muslim minorities, on specific gender related education indicators.

    Image of Digital Gender Atlas

    Image of Digital Gender Atlas

    Image of Digital Gender Atlas

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  • 2 🌟 Rashtrapati Bhavan Hosts Nobel Laureates Seminar Nobel Participants & Indian Laureates (Important) [ Edu., Sci-Tech, Awards ]

    The Rashtrapati Bhavan on February 5, 2018, hosted a one-day Nobel Laureates Seminar organized by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India in association with the Nobel Foundation.

    Image of Rashtrapati Bhavan Hosts Nobel Laureates Seminar

    Image of Rashtrapati Bhavan Hosts Nobel Laureates Seminar

    Image of Rashtrapati Bhavan Hosts Nobel Laureates Seminar

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  • Mar 30, 2018
  • 1 Goa: New Project to Control Pollution in Sal River [ Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has sanctioned a new project to control pollution in River Sal at Navelim town in Goa. Project will be implemented under the National River Conservation Plan at the cost of Rs. 61.74 crore, with the Centre and the S

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  • 2 President Opens Rashtrapati Bhavan’S Annual ‘Udyanotsav’ [ Culture ]

    Mughal gardens of the Rashtrapati Bhavan opened for the public after the inauguration by President Ram Nath Kovind on 5th Feb from February 6 to March 9. Visitors will also would be able to see other gardens including the Circular, Spiritual, Herbal, Bonsai, Tactile, and Musical

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  • 3 🌟 ‘Exam Warriors’, PM Narendra Modi’S Book for Students (Important) [ Edu., Personalities ]

    Human Resources Development (HRD) Minister and External Affairs Minister (EAM) launched ‘Exam Warriors’, a book written by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for students to help spread smiles during examinations, viewing them as occasions to celebrate learning with festive joy. The bo

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  • 4 CRISIL, SIDBI Launch India’S First MSE Sentiment Index [ Eco. ]

    CriSidEx, India’s first sentiment index for micro and small enterprises (MSEs) developed jointly by ratings agency CRISIL and SIDBI (Small industries Development Bank of India) was launched.

    Image of First MSE Sentiment Index

    Image of First MSE Sentiment Index

    Image of First MSE Sentiment Index

    What is CriSidE

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  • 5 Mumbai International Film Festival 2018 to Honour Shyam Benegal [ Awards ]

    Eminent filmmaker Shyam Benegal has been honoured with the V Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award of the Mumbai International Film Festival in the field of Documentary, Shorts & Animation Films.

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    Image of Shyam Benegal

    Image of Shyam Benegal

    Facts about 15th Mumbai Internatio

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  • Mar 29, 2018
  • 1 🌟 TRAPPIST-1 May Have Water-Rich Planets (Important) [ Sci-Tech, Space and ISRO ]

    Planets around the faint red star TRAPPIST-1, 40 light-years from Earth, may host significant amounts of water. The shifts of TRAPPIST-1 planets depend on the planets’ masses, their distances, and other orbital parameters.

    TRAPPIST-1 System Image

    TRAPPIST-1 System Image

    TRAPPIST-1 System Image

    What

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  • 2 🌟 Ayushman Bharat Scheme for a New India -2022- World’s Largest Government- (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Health, Schemes & Proj. ]

    Ayushman Bharat Yojna provides health insurance coverage of up to ₹5 lakh a family a year, and sets up of health and wellness centres- world’s largest government-funded healthcare programme.

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    Image of Ayushman Bharat Yojna

    Image of Ayushman Bharat Yojna

    Ayushman Bharat progr

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  • 3 Government’S 2030 Vision for EVs is Huge Challenge [ Sci-Tech, Env. ]

    Tata Motors CEO and MD Guenter Butschek said, “Meeting the government’s vision of 100 % electrification of public transport and 40 % of personal mobility by 2030 is a huge challenge”. It is expected that Indian passenger vehicles market would touch around 10 million units annuall

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  • 4 Government Gives Railway Safety Top Priority in Budget [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Centre has accorded the highest priority to Railways safety with Rs. 73, 065 crore (out of an investment of Rs. 148, 528 crore) allotted for 2018 - 19 for the period- to transform Railways into a modern, safe, green, affordable, and comfortable transport.

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  • Mar 28, 2018
  • 1 📹 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol. 2, Ch.8: Industry and Infrastructure [ Eco. ]

    Industry - Several industry specific reform initiatives taken by the Government since 2014 have significantly improved the overall business environment in the country. 📹 📝 Some of the reforms are

    • implementation of the Goods and Services Tax

    • Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

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  • 2 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol. 2, Ch. 10: Social Infrastructure, Employment and Human Development [ Eco. ]

    As India is poised to grow as one of the leading knowledge economies, education, skill development and health will remain priorities for the Government. Trends in social sector expenditure - Public investment in social infrastructure like education and health is critical in the d

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  • 3 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol. 2, Ch. 9: Service Sectors [ Eco. ]

    International comparison - Services export growth, both for World and India, which had dipped to negative territory in 2015, returned to positive territory in 2016. As per the latest World Trade Organization (WTO) data for first half of 2017, services export growth for the World

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  • 4 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol. 2, Ch. 7: Agriculture and Food Management [ Eco. ]

    The declining share of agriculture does not undermine the significance of the sector for employment, livelihood and food security. With structural changes in agriculture, there is greater scope to broaden the range of activities related to agriculture to improve productivity and

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  • 5 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol. 2, Ch. 6: External Sector [ Eco. ]

    Global economic environment: International Developments - The global economy is gathering pace and is expected to accelerate from 3.2 % in 2016 to 3.6 percent in 2017 and 3.7 percent in 2018 which reflects an upward revision of the earlier projections by the IMF.

    • World trade vo

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  • 6 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol. 2, Ch. 5: Sustainable Development, Energy and Climate Change [ Eco. ]

    Sustainable development goals -UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the international community in September, 2015 comprehensively covers social, economic and environmental dimensions and build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

    • The SDGs constitute a unive

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  • Mar 27, 2018
  • 1 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol. 2, Ch. 4: Prices and Inflation [ Eco. ]

    The economy witnessed a gradual transition from a period of high and variable inflation to more stable prices in the last four years. Headline inflation measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) has remained under control for the fourth successive year.

    Headline inflation rate

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  • 2 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol. 2, Ch. 3: Monetary Management and Financial Intermediation [ Eco. ]

    Monetary Developments during 2017 - 18. Monetary policy during 2017 - 18 was conducted under the revised statutory framework, which became effective from August 5, 2016. Accordingly, the Reverse Repo Rate under the Liquidity Adjustment Facility (LAF) stands at 5.75%, and the Marg

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  • 3 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol. 2, Ch. 2: Review of Fiscal Developments [ Eco. ]

    The firm footing afforded by the Government to unleash tax reforms in the current year could be perused from the Charts Most fiscal indicators-revenue buoyancy, expenditure quality, devolution and deficits improved discernibly in the last three years.

    Image of Fiscal indicators as percentage of GDP

    Image of Fiscal Indicators as Percentage of GDP

    Image of Fiscal indicators as percentage of GDP

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  • 4 📹 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol. 2, Ch. 1: an Overview of India’S Economic Performance in 2017-18 [ Eco. ]

    GDP growth in 2017 - 18 - With Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth averaging 7.5 % between 2014 - 15 and 2016 - 17. India can be rated as among the best performing economies in the world on this parameter.

    • Growth is expected to decline to 6.5 % in 2017 - 18, bringing the 4-year

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  • 5 🌟 What is Operation Cactus? Maldives Crisis: Operation Cactus Now by India (Important) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    The ongoing political crisis in the Maldives has raised concerns in India over the stability of this important island nation. Maldives is located in Indian Ocean, India’s imports from the gulf pass through this area.

    Map of China's String of Pearls & Maritime Silk Road

    Map of China’s String of Pearls & Maritime Silk Road

    Map of China’s String of Pearls & Maritime Silk Road

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  • 6 How ISRO & Antrix Became International Go-to Agencies- ISRO’S ‘Small is Beautiful’ ? [ Space and ISRO ]

    In February 2017, ISRO launched 104 satellites in one go beating Russia’s record of 37. Barring the 714-kg Cartosat, all others were nano-satellites. This is a big achievement and marks a feather in the cap of ISRO’s commercial venture.

    How ISRO & Antrix Became International Go-To Agencies- ISRO’s

    How ISRO & Antrix Became International Go-To Agencies- ISRO’s

    How ISRO & Antrix Became International Go-To Agencies- ISRO’s

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  • Mar 26, 2018
  • 1 Understanding Thailand’S ‘Data for Action’ Model- Big 6 Countries of WHO Southeast Asia Plan [ Health ]

    The ‘big six’ countries of the southeast region shared their immunization challenges and lessons learnt for accelerating efforts to eliminate measles and control rubella by the year 2020. The following figure shows an example of “Data for Action” with the local information mapped

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  • 2 🌟 Water Crisis in India- is India Heading to ‘Day Zero’? (Important) [ Env. ]

    About 330 million people in India has been facing severe droughts issues this year. The coal-fired power plants –the major source of electricity in India are at the same time facing huge deficits, resulting in energy crisis.

    Map of 54% of India's Ground Water Wells are Decreasing

    Map of 54 % of India’s Ground Water Wells Are Decreasing

    Map of 54 % of India’s Ground Water Wells are Decreasing

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  • 3 🌟 ISRO to Align with 170 Government Projects to Benefit Common Man (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Space and ISRO ]

    Indian Space Research Organization, to bring socio-economic transformation in the country. It is set to act as a force-multiplier in implementing as many as 170 projects where space technology can be used for a better life.

    ISRO Align with 170 Government Projects to Benefit Common Man

    ISRO Align with 170 Government Projects to Benefit Common Man

    ISRO Align with 170 Government Projects to Benefit Common Man

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  • 4 Mumbai Now World’S Busiest Single Runway Airport [ Important Days ]

    Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International airport sets record with 980 flights in 24 hours. On January 20, Mumbai airport created a new world record for single-runway operations by handling 980 arrivals and take-offs in 24 hours, or almost one flight every minute.

    Image of CSMI airport sets record with 980 flights in 24 hours

    Image of CSMI Airport Sets Record with 980 Flights in 24 Hours

    Image of CSMI airport sets record with 980 flights in 24 hours

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  • Mar 22, 2018
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions on Schemes and Projects – 2018 - Miscellaneous (Part – 2) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    National Academic Depository (NAD) - NAD is born out of an initiative to provide an online store house of all academic awards. It is an - 24×7 online store house of all academic awards viz: 1. certificates, 2. diplomas, 3. degrees, 4. Mark-sheets etc.

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  • 2 📹 Expected Questions on Schemes and Projects – 2018 - Miscellaneous (Part - 1) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRIP) - Largest and one of the most significant initiatives in automotive sector so far. It represents a unique joining of hands between the Government of India, a number of State Governments and Indian Automotive Ind

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  • 3 📹 Expected Questions on Schemes and Projects – 2018 - Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    In this article we will discuss the schemes by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. The schemes discussed are: Mission XI Million, ‘I stand by my country’ campaign. and Ministry of Chemical and Fertilizers. The schemes discussed are: Jan Aushadhi Scheme, SUVIDHA.

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