2018: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • May 12, 2018
  • 1 Down to Earth – 1th to 15th April Summary - New Age Executives (Part - 3) [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Strength Aggregation -India has about 119 million small and marginal farm households that own less than 2 ha, as per Census 2011. It could go to 95 % in next decade. Small farmers have no say in the market. Small landholdings mean high input costs, reduced output and low market

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  • 2 Down to Earth – 1th to 15th April Summary - New Age Executives (Part - 2) [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Head out - National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), government’s drug pricing watchdog, triggered by a complaint filed by few patients who were charged extraordinary but did not find solution to their problem.

    The report, released by NPPA says

    • Private hospitals are “loo

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  • 3 Down to Earth – 1th to 15th April Summary - New Age Executives (Part - 1) [ Down-to-Earth ]

    The Craft of Corrupt Science - Glyphosate: A chemical which is banned or on the verge of being banned all over the world, Glyphosate, a herbicide is used to remove weeds by spraying it before sowing to clear the fields.

    • Glyphosate also known as Roundup or “Wonder Substance”.
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  • May 11, 2018
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions on Economics 2018 – Part 2 (Set - 3) [ Economy ]

    👌 Subhash Chandra Garg Committee to regulate fintech sector - To look into the development and regulation of the financial technology (fintech) sector in India. It will be headed by Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Garg.

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  • 2 📹 Expected Questions on Economics 2018 – Part 2 (Set - 2) [ Economy ]

    👌 Export of Marine Food Products: Gujarat is the top producer, Andhra Pradesh is the second largest producer, In addition, Goa is the third largest producer, Among the union territories, Andaman and Nicobar and Dam and Diu are also important producers.

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  • 3 📹 Expected Questions on Economics 2018 – Part 2 (Set - 1) [ Economy ]

    Credit Lines Pact Signed by Five Banks of BRICS Nations - BRICS Interbank Cooperation Mechanism (ICM) Banks agreed to establish and cooperate on local currency credit lines. Allows 5 banks to extend credit lines in local currencies to: BRICS ICM members, BRICS companies against g

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  • May 10, 2018
  • 1 8.30 से 9.30 बजे तक ’अर्थ (पृथवी) पावर (शक्ति)’ मनाया गया (Current Affairs - in Hindi) - Part 6 [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    8.30 से 9.30 बजे तक ’अर्थ (पृथवी) पावर (शक्ति) ’ मनाया गया- दुनिया भर के लोगों ने 24 मार्च को 8.30 से 9.30 बजे तक बिजली का उपयोग ना करके अर्थ आवर 2018 मनाया। अर्थ पावर एक वैश्विक अभियान है जिसमें मार्च के अंत में एक विशिष्ट दिन 8.30 बजे गैर- आवश्यक बिजली बंद की जाती है।

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  • 2 वेनेजुएला मुद्रा से 3 शून्य खत्म करेगा (Current Affairs - in Hindi) - Part 5 [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    वेनेजुएला मुद्रा से 3 शून्य खत्म करेगा- वेनेजुएला के राष्ट्रपति निकोलस मदुरो ने देश की मुद्रास्फीति से ग्रस्त, बोलीवर से तीन शुन्य को खत्म करने का फैसला किया है। यह नया मौद्रिक मूल्यवर्ग, जो जनवरी 2017 में उनके द्वारा स्थापित मूल्यवर्ग का स्थान लेगा, सरकार को “वित्तीय उत्पीड़न क

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  • 3 महिला टी-20 किक्रेट में भारत के लिए सबसे तेज अर्धशतक (Current Affairs - in Hindi) - Part 4 [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    स्मृती मंधाना ने भारतीय टी-20 क्रिकेट में एक भारतीय खिलाड़ी द्वारा सबसे तेज अर्धशतक बनाकर इतिहास रचा। भारत के लिए पारी शुरुआत करने वाली मंधाना ने केवल 25 गेंदों में अर्धशतक बना 30 गेंद का अपना सर्वश्रेष्ठ प्रदर्शन बेहतर किया।

    • महिला टी-20 में सबसे तेज अर्धशतक का रिकॉर्ड (प्रमाण)

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  • 4 विजय राघवन बने वैज्ञानिक सलाहकार- (Current Affairs - in Hindi) - Part 3 [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    26 मार्च को कृष्णस्वामी विजय राघवन को भारत सरकार के प्रमुख वैज्ञानिक सलाहकार के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया। विजय राघवन जनवरी 2013 से जैव प्रौद्योगिकी विभाग के सचिव के रूप में सेवा कर रहे थे। विजय राघवन ने भौतिक विज्ञानी राजगोपाल चिदंबरम का स्थान ग्रहण किया।

    भारत में पेय जल परियोज

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  • 5 🌟 What is Leninism and Marxism? What Was October Revolution? Who is Vladimir Lenin-? (Important) [ Political Science, Personalities ]

    Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov or Lenin was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician and political theorist. He served as head of government of Soviet Russia from 1917 to 1924 and of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1924.

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  • May 9, 2018
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions on Economics 2018 – Part 1 (Set - 3) [ Economy ]

    Government Steps to Boost Digital Transactions - Cabinet to give a shot in the arm to Digital India, Approved several steps like taking brunt of Merchant Discount Rate (MDR) on all debit card/BHIM UPI/AePS transactions up to a value of Rs. 2, 000 (small transactions).

    • Move encou

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  • 2 📹 Expected Questions on Economics 2018 – Part 1 (Set - 2) [ Economy ]

    Aadhaar to be linked to driving licence - Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology announced that the Union government would now link Aadhar with driving license. Why to link Aadhar? : To help check the menace of multiple licenses.

    • Considering Aadhaar as a safe

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  • 3 Important Topics for Economics - 2018 [ Economy ]

    RBI’s Demonetization Data Report, Centre Set Up Panel to Suggest on New Jobs, Case of Bank’s independence in monetary policy making, Focus on ‘Impactful’ Smart City Projects: Centre, Need of labour reforms in India.

    •NITI Aayog’s report on ease of doing business in India

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  • 4 भारत तीसरा सबसे बडा विद्युत उत्पादक (Current Affairs - in Hindi) - Part 2 [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    भारत तीसरा सबसे बडा विद्युत उत्पादक का बिजली उत्पादन 2010 से 2017 तक 34 प्रतिशत बढ़ गया है, और अब भारत भारत देश जापान और रूस से अधिक उर्जा का उत्पादन करता है। भारत ने वित्तीय वर्ष (FY) 2017 में 1160.10 बिलियन (एक अरब) यूनिट (इकाई) (BU) का उत्पादन किया।

    • भारत, वित्त वर्ष 2016 में

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  • 5 मनु भाकर-अनमोल ने जीता एयर (हवाई) पिस्टल मिश्रित स्वर्ण जीता (Current Affairs - in Hindi) - Part 1 [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    मनु भाकर और अनमोल ने मिश्रित 10 मीटर एयर पिस्टल प्रतियोगिता जीतकार ISSF जूनियर विश्व कप में स्वर्ण पदक जीता। रजत और कांस्य पदक दोनो चीन की झोली में गये। जनेमेट सैखैन ने जूनियर महिला शूटिंग में व्यक्तिगत कांस्य पदक जीता।

    • मनुभाकर ने आईएसएसएफ एयर पिस्टल जूनियर विश्व कप में भारत का

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  • 6 Down to Earth – 16th to 30th April Summary (Part - 3) [ Down-to-Earth ]

    It’s Time for Institutionalization - NGT may become an ineffective institution because of: Weaknesses in NGT’s own internal procedures, Non-cooperation from the government, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MOEF&CC).

    The tribunal needs to establish clear guidelin

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  • 7 Down to Earth – 16th to 30th April Summary (Part - 2) [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Oil Grows on trees- Over 67 % of current demand of vegetable oil is met by imports. Import duty increased to make the domestic market competitive. Import duties on sunflower oil, rapeseed oil and soya bean oil, which account for 38 % of imports, remain unchanged.

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  • 8 Down to Earth – 16th to 30th April Summary (Part - 1) [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Design of a Building - The Bureau of Indian Standards makes the National Building Code (NBC) that regulates building design in the Country which defines “comfort temperatures”. Its 2005 version had set 25 - 30°C for non-air conditioned buildings and 21 - 23°C for air-conditioned

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  • 9 📹 Expected Questions on Economics 2018 – Part 1 (Set - 1) [ Economy ]

    📝 RBI’s Demonetization Data Report - Almost all demonetized notes returned to the central bank. Banks received Rs. 15.28 lakh crore out of the total Rs. 15.4 4 lakh crore. Total currency in circulation is about Rs. 2 lakh crore short of the pre - demonetisation period.

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  • May 9, 2018
  • 1 Growing Influence of China: China and Maldives Build Ocean Observatory on Makunudhoo Island [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    In another challenge for Indian government, China is establishing a Joint Ocean Observation Station in the Maldives. Maldives opposition claim that the observatory will have a military application with a provision for submarine base.

    Map of Makunudhoo Island

    Map of Makunudhoo Island

    Map of Makunudhoo Island

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  • May 8, 2018
  • 1 ISRO to Have Humans Working from ‘Igloos’ on the Moon [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    To extend space research, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is working on building igloo-like habitats on the lunar surface for potential future missions. ISRO plans to build igloos to protect astronauts working in space.

    Image of ISRO to Have Humans Working From ‘Igloos’ On the Moon

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  • 2 16-Yr Haryana Girl is Youngest Indian to Win a World Cup Gold in Shooting in ISSF World Cup [ Sports, Awards ]

    Manu Bhaker, clinched women’s 10m air pistol gold at the ISSF World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico in a tournament organized by the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF). Manu was introduced to shooting at her school Universal Senior Secondary school in Goriya Village in 201

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  • May 6, 2018
  • 1 Weeds Threaten Gujarat’S Lion and Their Prey [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Two shrubs lantana camara and cassia tora spreading in the Gir forest are threatening Asiatic lions but large number of herbivorous animals like deer on which these lions feed. Experts and forest department officials said that the spread of lantana camara (locally known as indrad

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  • 2 Cabinet Approves “the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018” [ Bills ]

    The Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018 will force fugitive economic offenders to return to India to face trial for scheduled offences. Help banks and other financial institutions achieve higher recovery from financial defaults committed by such fugitive economic offenders.

    Cabinet Approves “The Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018”

    Cabinet Approves “The Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018”

    Cabinet Approves “The Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018”

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  • May 3, 2018
  • 1 What is ‘Social Democracy’ [ Speeches ]

    Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu in a National Seminar on ‘Whither India’ at Kozhikode, Kerala said that the country has to ensure ‘social democracy’ along with ‘political democracy’ to bring fruits of democracy to those left out of country’s development story.

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    Image of Social Democracy

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  • 2 National Financial Reporting Authority- New Regulator to Discipline Auditors [ CA Upd. ]

    As part of the government’s effort to strengthen oversight of the audit profession, the Union Cabinet established an independent regulator- National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA), which can investigate both chartered accountants and their firms.

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    Image of National Financial Reporting Authority

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  • May 1, 2018
  • 1 Overview of Smart Cities Mission- Aims to Improve Ease of Living for Poor and Women [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ministery for Housing and Urban Affairs believes that smart cities mission is a step towards achieving vision of improving ease of living particularly for the poor, women, elderly and the differently-abled.

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    Image of Overview of Smart Cities Mission

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  • Apr 28, 2018
  • 1 In a Historic Decision, 60 Higher Educational Institutions Granted Autonomy by UGC [ Education ]

    In a historic decision, the University Grants Commission has granted autonomy to sixty Higher Educational Institutions, which have maintained high academic standard. This was announced by the Minister of Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar.

    • Shri Javadekar said the

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  • Apr 27, 2018
  • 1 What is Port Performance Index? ‘Port Logistics: Issues & Challenges in India’: Dun & Bradstreet [ Country/State Ranks/Indices ]

    Dun & Bradstreet shared a detailed report of its study titled ‘Port Logistics: Issues & Challenges in India’. The study encapsulates key issues and challenges. Proposes policy measures to strengthen the ports sector, which represents the bulk of India’s merchandise trade.

    Map of ‘Port Logistics:Issues & Challenges in India’

    Map of ‘Port Logistics: Issues & Challenges in India’

    Map of ‘Port Logistics: Issues & Challenges in India’

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