2018: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Jul 3, 2018
  • 1 What is Asita? Yamuna River Front Development Project [ Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has asked Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to expedite “Asita”, its Yamuna River Front Development Project. People-friendly bio-diversity zone will be created for people to interact freely w/river’s eco-system.

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    Image of Yamuna River Front Development Project

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  • Jul 2, 2018
  • 1 📹 Yojana June 2018: India on the Move (Part – 2) [ Yojana ]

    📝 Raja Cheillah Committee: Govt. appointed Tax Reforms Committee under prof. Raja Cheillah. TRC’s several measures are: Reforming personal taxation system by reducing marginal tax rates.

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    Yojana June 2018: India on the Move (In English)

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  • 2 📹 Yojana June 2018: India on the Move (Part – 1) [ Yojana ]

    Key Topics included in this Article: Mission Mode Projects (MMP) under e-Kranti, Pro-Active Governance & Timely Implementation (PRAGATI), Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection & Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018.

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  • 3 📹 Kurukshetra June 2018 Summary: Progressive Rural Development (Part - 2) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Reforming Elementary Education in Rural Areas - 👌 Nationwide sub-program under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, ‘Padhe Bharat Badhe Bharat’ was launched in August, 2014 to improve language development by creating enduring interest in reading & writing w/comprehension, & to create natural &

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  • 4 📹 Kurukshetra June 2018 Summary: Progressive Rural Development (Part - 1) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Key Topics included in this Article: Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G), Scheme of ‘Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan’, National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS), Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY).

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    Progressive Rural Development: Kurukshetra June 20

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  • 5 🌟 Impeaching the Chief Justice of India (Important) [ Pol Sci. ]

    In unprecedented move, 7 opposition parties submitted notice to Rajya Sabha Chairman requesting impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. There were six previous instances when this was done.

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    Image of Six Previous Instances

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  • 6 🌟 Restructured National Bamboo Mission Aims, Objectives and Benefits: Cabinet Approval (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Agri. ]

    Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved centrally sponsored scheme ‘National Bamboo Mission’ (NBM) under National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) on 25th April, 2018 for remaining period of 14th Finance Commission (2018 - 19 & 2019 - 20).

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    Image of Holistic Development of Bamboo Sector

    Image of Holistic Development of Bamboo Sector

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  • 7 Integrated Multi Modal Logistics Hub: Freight Village at Nangal Chaudhary in Haryana [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    CCEA approved Trunk Infrastructure Components for Integrated Multi Modal Logistics Hub known as “Freight Village” at Nangal Chaudhary in Haryana under Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Project.

    Map of Freight Village at Nangal Chaudhary In Haryana

    Map of Freight Village at Nangal Chaudhary In Haryana

    Map of Freight Village at Nangal Chaudhary In Haryana

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  • 8 Closure of Loss Making Burn Standard Company Limited - a Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) [ Eco. ]

    Closure of Burn Standard Company Ltd. (BSCL) was approved on 4th April 2018. It is a Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) under Ministry of Railways. Outstanding loan of Rs. 35 cr. was given to company.

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    Image of Public Sector

    Image of Public Sector

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  • 9 Annual Exercise Between Indian, Chinese Armies to Resume (Bonhomie) [ Int. Rel & Org., Defense ]

    The annual India-China military exercise would resume, noting that the relationship between the two countries which had turned “sour” after the Doklam stand-off was now improving. The information was shared by the Army Chief.

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    Image Annual Exercise between Indian, Chinese Armies to Resume

    Image Annual Exercise between Indian, Chinese Armies to Resume

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  • Jul 1, 2018
  • 1 एलीना स्विटोलिना ने जीता इतावली ओपन 2018 (Elena Svitolina Wins Italian Open 2018)(Part-15) [ Edu., Sci-Tech, Policy-Governance, Env. ]

    एलीना स्विटोलिना ने जीता इतावली ओपन 2018- एलीना स्विटोलिना ने फाइनल (अंतिम चरण) में सिमोन हेलप को 6 - 0, 6 - 4 से हराकर सफलतापूर्वक इतावली ओपन के अपनी क्राउन (ताज) की रक्षा की। इस जीत ने एलीना स्विटोलिना के कैरियर (व्यवसाय) के 12वें खिताब को चिह्नित किया जो लगातार उनका आठवां फा

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  • 2 डेटा के शासन, गोपनीयता पर चर्चा (Regarding the Rule of Data, Privacy - in Hindi) (Part - 14) [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Int. Rel & Org., Schemes & Proj. ]

    डेटा (आकंड़ा) के शासन, गोपनीयता पर चर्चा- न्यायाधीश बी. एन. श्रीकृष्ण, जो भारत के लिए डेटा संरक्षण के नए मानदंडो को तैयार करने की समिति का नेतृत्व करते हैं, नई दिल्ली में शासन पर होने वाले चर्चा के लिए एक पैनल (अनुसूची) की अध्यक्षता करेंगे।

    • यह कार्यक्रम नीति आयोग और सेंटर (केन्

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  • 3 प्रमुख इतिहासकार लुईस मृत (Major Historian Lewis Dead - in Hindi) (Part - 13) [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Int. Rel & Org., Awards ]

    प्रमुख इतिहासकार लुईस मृत- मध्य पूर्वी इतिहास के एक प्रमुख विद्यान बर्नार्ड लुईस जिनके काम ने क्षेत्र के पश्चिमी विचारों को गहराई से आकार दिया है, उनका निधन हो गया है। वह एक शीत युद्ध हॉक (पट्ठा/ओल) था, जो मजबूत समर्थक इज़राइल यहूदी था, और अमेरिका के नेतृत्व वाले 2003 के इराक पर

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  • 4 4 जून से एमपीसी की तीन-दिवसीय बैठक (MPC’S Three-Day Meeting from June 4 - in Hindi) (Part - 12) [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Int. Rel & Org., Awards ]

    4 जून से एमपीसी की तीन-दिवसीय बैठक- भारतीय रिजर्व (संचय) बैंक (अधिकोष) ने मौद्रिक नीति समिति (एमपीसी) की बैठक को एक दिन बढ़ाकर 4 जून से कर दिया है और इसकी अवधि को भी बढ़ाकर तीन दिन कर दिया है।

    • यह पहली बार है कि एमपीसी की बैठक तीन दिन तक चलेगी।

    • भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक के गवर्नर (राज्यप

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  • 5 Stephen Hawking Dies at 76 [ Sci-Tech, Personalities ]

    Scientist and author Stephen Hawking has died aged 76. His family confirmed that he had died peacefully at his home in Cambridge, Britain. What were Discoveries of Stephen Hawking? - In 1970, Hawking realised the mathematical approaches he developed with mathematician Roger Penro

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  • 6 Solar Storm Could Strike Earth! What is Solar Storm? [ Sci-Tech, Space and ISRO ]

    A huge solar storm was heading towards Earth, which could strike earth on March 15, 2018. What Destructions Could Be Caused By The Solar Storm? - The storm is expected to: Knockout satellites, Disrupt power supplies.

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    Image of Solar Storm

    Image of Solar Storm

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  • 7 World Happiness Report Finds India Unhappiest Among Neighbors [ Ranks & Indices ]

    India dropped 11 places from its previous rank of 122 in the list of 156 countries and was behind the majority of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) nations, apart from war-ravaged Afghanistan, that stood at 145.

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    Image of World’s Happiest Nations

    Image of World’s Happiest Nations

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  • Jun 30, 2018
  • 1 Optimizing Locomotive Scheduling & Deployment: Around Rs. 720 Crore to Be Saved by Indian Railways [ Policy-Governance, Eco. ]

    The Indian Railways has turned to technology to modernize processes. In an effort to increase the productivity of locomotives, and streamline operations, the Indian Railways is all set to use mathematical formulas to calculate the number of locomotives required for each train.

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    Image of Indian Railways Vision 2020

    Image of Indian Railways Vision 2020

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  • 2 Global Payments Message Service SWIFT Expands Tracker Facility [ Eco. ]

    Secure financial messaging services provider SWIFT said that it has expanded the GPI Tracker system to help banks track their global transactions at all times, keeping full vigil on the payments activity. Extension of its GPI Tracker to cover all payment instructions sent across

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  • 3 AAI Signs MoU with Assam to Develop Kamrup District [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Airport Authority of India (AAI) signed an MoU with Assam government under its Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) initiative for sustainable development of human settlements at villages in Kamrup district.

    Map of AAI Signs MoU with Assam to Develop Kamrup District

    Map of AAI Signs MoU with Assam to Develop Kamrup District

    Map of AAI Signs MoU with Assam to Develop Kamrup District

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  • Jun 29, 2018
  • 1 येदियुरप्पा बने कर्नाटक के मुख्यमंत्री (Yeddyurappa Becomes CM of Karnataka - in Hindi) (Part - 11) [ Policy-Governance, Int. Rel & Org., Health, Awards ]

    येदियुरप्पा बने कर्नाटक के मुख्यमंत्री- भारतीय जनता पार्टी (दल) के बी. एस. येदियुरप्पा ने कर्नाटक के मुख्यमंत्री के रूप में शपथ ली। यह निर्णय सुप्रीम (सर्वोच्च) कोर्ट (न्यायालय) के भाजपा, जो सरकार बनाने के लिए बहुमत से थोड़ा कम है, को आमंत्रित करने के राज्यपाल वजुभाई वला के फैसल

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  • 2 हीना सिद्धू ने जीता स्वर्ण पदक (Heena Sidhu Won Gold Medal - in Hindi) (Part - 10) [ Policy-Governance, Int. Rel & Org., Env., Awards ]

    हीना सिद्धू ने जीता स्वर्ण पदक - भारतीय शूटर (निशानेबाज) हीना सिद्ध ने जर्मनी के हनोवर में अंतरराष्ट्रीय शूटिंग प्रतियोगिता 2018 में महिलाओं के 10 मीटर एयर (हवाई) पिस्तौल (बंदूक) में स्वर्ण पदक जीता।

    • हीना फाइनल (अंतिम चरण) में एक जबरदस्त फॉर्म (अवस्था) में थी जहां वे फ्रांस के

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  • 3 अधिक पुरुषों और सामग्री पाने के लिए आईटीबीपी(ITBP to Get More Men & Content - in Hindi) (Part - 8) [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Health ]

    अधिक पुरुषों और सामग्री पाने के लिए आईटीबीपी- केन्द्र सरकार ने भारत-तिब्बती सीमा पुलिस (आईटीबीपी) के जनशक्ति और बुनियादी ढांचे को बढ़ावा देने का फैसला किया है। अगले कुछ वर्षों में चीन की सीमा के साथ नौ नए बटालियन, सामने एक रणनीतिक क्षेत्र मुख्यालय, एक दर्जन गश्त शिविर और 47 सीमा

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  • 4 के.आई.एस.एस. मानवतावादी पुरस्कार 2018 (K.I.S.S. Humanist Award 2018 - in Hindi) (Part- 7) [ Eco., Int. Rel & Org., Defense, Awards ]

    के. आई. एस. एस. मानवतावादी पुरस्कार 2018- नोबेल शांति पुरस्कार विजेता और ग्रामीण बैंक के संस्थापक प्रो. मोहम्मद यूनुस को प्रतिष्ठित के. आई. एस. एस. मानवतावादी पुरस्कार 2018 से सम्मानित किया गया।

    • प्रोफेसर (प्राचार्य) यूनुस पुरस्कार पाने वाले दूसरे नोबेल पुरस्कार विजेता हैं।

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  • 5 TESS: NASA, SpaceX Collaborate to Search for Exoplanets [ Space and ISRO ]

    NASA has collaborated with private space launching company SpaceX to launch Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) to search for exoplanets using the transit method. TESS is designed to carry out first space borne all-sky transiting exoplanet survey. It is equipped with fou

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  • 6 India’S First Insect Museum Opened in Tamil Nadu [ Env. ]

    A Rs. 5 crore insect museum with the state-of-the-art amenities was unveiled by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister at the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore fully dedicated to insects and claimed to be the first of its in the country.

    Map of India’s First Insect Museum - Tamil Nadu

    Map of India’s First Insect Museum - Tamil Nadu

    Map of India’s First Insect Museum - Tamil Nadu

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  • 7 India, China Agree to Draw Roadmap for Increasing Bilateral Trade in Sustainable Manner [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India and China have agreed to draw a roadmap with action points and timelines for increasing bilateral trade in a sustainable manner in the eleventh session of the China-India joint-group on Economic Relations, Trade, Science & Technology. India wants medium- and long-term roadm

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  • 8 India Ranks 78th on WEF Energy Transition Index [ Int. Rel & Org., Ranks & Indices ]

    India was ranked 78th among 114 countries on World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Energy Transition Index (ETI) released as part of report titled Fostering Effective Energy Transition. The index ranks countries on how well they are able to balance energy security and access with environm

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  • 9 Sach-Gaurav: India’S First Cloned Assamese Buffalo Created by Central Institute [ Sci-Tech ]

    The Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes (CIRB) has claimed that India’s first cloned Assamese buffalo male calf named Sach-Gaurav was born in in Hisar, Haryana. It was born to Murrah buffalo, at Hi Tech Sach Dairy Farm, 100 kms from cloning laboratory, making it first buf

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  • Jun 29, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Lok Sabha Passes Gratuity Bill (Important) [ Bills ]

    The Lok Sabha passed the Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) bill which seeks to empower the government to fix period of maternity leave and tax-free gratuity amount with an executive order.

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    Image of Lok Sabha Passes Gratuity Bill

    Image of Lok Sabha Passes Gratuity Bill

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