2018: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Jun 7, 2018
  • 1 Electoral Bond Scheme 2018 2nd Phase from 2nd April – 10th April [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Electoral Bond Scheme 2018 Phase 2 was from 2nd April – 10th April. In 2nd phase, SBI is authorised to issue & encash electoral bonds thru its 11 authorised branches. 11 specified branches are at New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Bhopal, Jai

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  • 2 Boron Carbide Ceramic Bullet Proof Jackets for Army Under ‘Make in India’ [ Defense ]

    Major Contract for procurement of 1.86 lakh bulletproof jacket has been signed after successful conduct of field evaluation trials. Jackets have state-of-the-art specifications w/added protection level.

    Image of Bullet Proof Jackets for Army

    Image of Bullet Proof Jackets for Army

    Image of Bullet Proof Jackets for Army

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  • 3 🌟 Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules for Protection of Human Health (Important) [ Env., Bills ]

    Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016 was amended by Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change. Amendment Rules shall come into force Bio-Medical Waste management Rules, 2018.

    Image of Major Difference between BMW Rules 1998 & 2016

    Image of Major Difference between BMW Rules 1998 & 2016

    Image of Major Difference between BMW Rules 1998 & 2016

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  • 4 🌟 Effects of Iodine Deficiency : Ban on Non-Iodized Salt (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, has banned sale of common salt for direct human consumption. As per Regulation, ’no person shall sell or offer or expose for sale or have in his premises for purpose of sale, common salt.

    Current Status of Household Coverage of IODISED Salt In India

    Current Status of Household Coverage of IODISED Salt In India

    Current Status of Household Coverage of IODISED Salt In India

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  • Jun 5, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh (RRSK) (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Railways ]

    Ministry of Railway asks Finance Ministry to contribute its share towards Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh (RRSK). RRSK was created in 2017 - 18. Indian railways have utilized a quarter of the safety fund.

    Image of Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh Funding

    Image of Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh Funding

    Image of Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh Funding

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  • 2 Rajasthan’S 1st Mega Food Park in Ajmer [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Agri. ]

    1st Greentech Mega Food Park will be inaugurated at Roopangarh village in Ajmer, Rajasthan. Park is being set up at coast of Rs. 113.57 cr. & will benefit around 25, 000 farmers in Ajmer.

    Map of Roopangarh village in Ajmer

    Map of Roopangarh Village in Ajmer

    Map of Roopangarh village in Ajmer

    • Food Park is set

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  • 3 Promotion of Digital Transactions in Railways [ Eco., Railways ]

    Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is subsidiary of Indian Railways. It handles catering, tourism & online ticketing operations of Indian Railways. Indian Railways have tied up w/SBI to install 10, 000 Points of Sale (POS) machines at diff. locations i. e. Pass

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  • 4 Print Biennale India 2018 -the First International Exhibition of Graphic Prints & Lithography [ Edu., Culture ]

    1st ever Print Biennale India 2018, International Exhibition of Graphic Print was held in New Delhi. Exhibition was organized by Lalit Kala Akademi. People were introduced with lithography medium of printmaking.

    Image of Lalit Kala Akademi

    Image of Lalit Kala Akademi

    Image of Lalit Kala Akademi

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  • 5 Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts to Set Up 6 New Regional Centres [ Culture ]

    Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) is premier govt. -funded arts organization established on November 1985 in memory of Indian PM Indira Gandhi by PM Rajiv Gandhi. Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts Trust was constituted at New Delhi on March 1987.

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  • Jun 4, 2018
  • 1 MoU Approvals with Foreign Countries [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    PM, Chair Person of Cabinet is approved MoUs w/different foreign countries. Cabinet approved MoUs w/Zambia, Canada, UK, & Northern Ireland & South Asia Cooperative Environment Programme.

    Image of Cabinet approves MoU b/w India & Zambia

    Image of Cabinet Approves MoU B/w India & Zambia

    Image of Cabinet approves MoU b/w India & Zambia

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  • 2 Trishul Special Olympics & Paralympics Games for Special Children [ Sports, Defense ]

    Aviation based armed forces Wives Welfare Association along w/Special Olympics Bharat were directed opening function of Trishul Special Olympics & Paralympic Games for Special Children at Western Air Command Sports ground, Subroto Park.

    Image of India's Paralympic Triumph

    Image of India’s Paralympic Triumph

    Image of India’s Paralympic Triumph

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  • 3 🌟 Digital Initiative for Ease of Export- What is Export Inspection Council? (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Eco. ]

    Union Commerce & Industry & Civil Aviation launched Digital Initiative of Export Inspection Council (EIC) for ease export. EIC is official export certification body of GoI. It has launched major project of Digital India initiative in line w/changing dimensions of world.

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    Image of Global Export Process

    Image of Global Export Process

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  • 4 🌟 Stem Cell Treatment for More Than 80 Disorders (Important) [ Sci-Tech, Health ]

    Stem cells can be used to replace lost or damaged cells that our bodies can’t replace naturally. Cells provide renewable resource for studying normal development & disease & for testing drugs & other therapies.

    Image of Types of Stem Cells

    Image of Types of Stem Cells

    Image of Types of Stem Cells

    What A

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  • 5 Smart India Hackathon 2018’S Grand Finale on March 30, 31st at 28 Nodal Centres [ Policy-Governance, Computers ]

    Smart India Hackathon 2018 was unique initiative to identify new & disruptive digital technology innovations for solving challenges faced by country. Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon 2018 (Software Edition) will be 36-hour software product development competition. It will be

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  • 6 Settings Up Goals for Education in New India 2011-Developing Strong Char.,Ethical & Moral Values [ Edu., Speeches ]

    The vice president stressed upon the stress free education for children. Education: Education is not meant only for degrees and employment but must also develop the overall personality of an individual in a truly holistic manner.

    Image of Good Stress and Bad Stress

    Image of Good Stress and Bad Stress

    Image of Good Stress and Bad Stress

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  • 7 🌟 What is Raghwan Committee on Anti-Ragging? Anti-Ragging Efforts- Website, App (Important) [ Edu. ]

    Ragging is damaging interaction of seniors in college or school with juniors or newcomers. Ragging involves insults, running works for seniors, & other complex activities. Anti-ragging toll free “helpline” 1800 - 180 - 5522 in 12 languages is provided with call centre facilities.

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  • 8 🌟 Tripartite MoU for Rooppur Nuclear Plant (Important) [ Eco., Int. Rel & Org. ]

    MoU was signed at Moscow, Russia b/w State Atomic Energy Corporation ‘Rosatom’, & Department of Atomic Energy on 1st March, 2018 in implementation of Rooppur Nuclear Power Project in Bangladesh.

    Image of rooppur nuclear power plant

    Image of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant

    Image of rooppur nuclear power plant

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  • 9 🌟 Iconic Tourist Sites Project: Important Sites (Important) [ Culture ]

    Following are major Tourist Sites selected by Tourism Minister for Iconic Tourist Sites Project. Taj Mahal & Fatehpur Sikri (UP) - One of the most beautiful monuments built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal.

    Map of Iconic Tourist Sites Project

    Map of Iconic Tourist Sites Project

    Map of Iconic Tourist Sites Project

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  • Jun 4, 2018
  • 1 Rules for Safe Disposal of Expired Medicines [ Health ]

    Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) & Requirements of Premises, Plant & Equipment for pharmaceutical products prescribe requirements for disposal of waste. Disposal of sewage & effluents from manufactory shall be in conformity with requirements of Environment Pollution Control Boa

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  • Jun 3, 2018
  • 1 What is Geospatial Approach for Suitable Site Identification of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants (Maps)? [ Sci-Tech, Health, Agri. ]

    Remote Sensing & Geographic Information System (GIS) & Global Positioning System (GPS) are used for survey & inventorisation of medicinal plants. Technologies are used for identification of specific location of plants species.

    Image of Geographic Information System

    Image of Geographic Information System

    Image of Geographic Information System

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  • Jun 1, 2018
  • 1 📹 Kurukshetra May 2018 Summary: Technology for Rural Development (Part - 3 ) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Preservation of agri-produce thru Irradiation - Radiation technology can be effectively used in preserving agriculture produce, improving food safety & enhancing international trade by overcoming trade barriers.

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  • 2 📹 Kurukshetra May 2018 Summary: Technology for Rural Development (Part - 1) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Key Topics included in this Article - Rural Technology Action Groups, Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana, Impact of Watershed Management Programs.

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    Technology for Rural Development: Kurukshetra May 2018 Summary (In English)

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  • 3 📹 Kurukshetra May 2018 Summary: Technology for Rural Development (Part - 2) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Reducing Drudgery through Technology - Intervention of farm technologies & drudgery reducing equipments has played pivotal role in enhanced agricultural productivity under NFSM (National Food Security Mission) for 12th Plan. This comprised of production of additional 25 million t

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  • 4 📹 Expected Questions on Bills, Acts, Policies - 2018 (Part - 3) [ Policy-Governance, Bills ]

    Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017 - A new draft law for resolution of financial firms has recently released for public consultation by the Ministry of Finance, government of India.

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    Expected Questions on Bills, Acts, Policies 2018 (In Engl

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  • 5 📹 Expected Questions on Bills, Acts, Policies - 2018 (Part - 2) [ Policy-Governance, Bills ]

    Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 - Provide for regular auditing: To verify the claims made by builders regarding used funds. Developers have also been mandated to upload information about the project.

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  • 6 📹 Expected Questions on Bills, Acts, Policies - 2018 (Part - 1) [ Policy-Governance, Bills ]

    DOKLAM Pact. BRICS Summit. MoU between various nations. UAE became first country. which will participate in India’s Strategic Petroleum Reserves Program – Zakum. Nagoya Protocol. “Shared Future in a Fractured World” in Davos Summit 2018.

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  • 7 🌟 Key Details on UPSC Included : Smt. M. Sathiyavathy Now a Member of UPSC (Important) [ Appointments ]

    Smt. M. Sathiyavathy took oath of office & secrecy as Member of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Oath was administered by Shri. Vinay Mittal, Chairman, UPSC. Before joining Commission, she held position of Secretary of Ministry of Labour & Employment.

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    Image of Union Public Service Commission

    Image of Union Public Service Commission

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  • 8 Shodhganga@INFLIBNET Platform to Make Ph.D Thesis Available to Researchers [ Edu. ]

    University Grants Commission (UGC) has Inter-University Centre (IUC) called INFLIBNET (Information & Library Network. Shodhganga@INFLIBNET is a repository of PhD thesis across the nation.

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    Image of Shodhganga@INFLIBNET

    Image of Shodhganga@INFLIBNET

    • Provides platform for resea

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  • 9 🌟 Regulating of E-Cigarettes What are ENDS? (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Health ]

    Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) known as e-cigarettes emits nicotine, addictive component of tobacco products. Nicotine can have effects on development of foetus during pregnancy & contribute to heart disease.

    Image of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems

    Image of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems

    Image of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems

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  • Jun 1, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What are Nutrient Based Subsidy and City Compost Scheme? (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Nutrient based Subsidy & City Compost Scheme has been approved beyond 12th Five year plan. Scheme was forwarded by Department of Fertilizers. Expense will be on actual basis since national roll out of DBT lead to 100 % payment of subsidy to fertilizer companies.

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    Image of Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs

    Image of Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs

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