2018: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Jul 27, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Government Launches ‘SUVIDHA’- 100 Percent Bio-Degradable Sanitary Napkins (Important) [ Health, Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The government, announced the launch of 100 percent biodegradable sanitary napkins, to be called “Suvidha”, under the under the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana. This step taken by the Department of Pharmaceuticals to ensure Affordable and Quality Healthcare for All

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  • 2 Indian Council of Agricultural Research’S Education Portal Launched [ Education, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare, launched the Education portal of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) at the Conference of Vice Chancellors of Agriculture Universities and Directors of ICAR Institutes in New Delhi.

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  • 3 Cabinet Approves the Commercial Courts, Commercial Division & High Courts (Amendment) Bill, 2018 [ Bills ]

    The Union Cabinet has approved the Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts (Amendment) Bill, 2018 for introduction in the Parliament.

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  • 4 🌟 The Arbitration & Conciliation (Amendment) Bill,2018 - Based on Justice B. H. Srikrishna (Important) [ Bills ]

    The Union Cabinet has approved the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2018 for introduction in the Parliament. It is a part of the efforts of the Government to encourage institutional arbitration for settlement of disputes and make India a centre of robust Alternative

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  • 5 Sukhad Yatra App, 1033 Toll-Free Emergency Number, and District Driving Training Centres [ Policy/Governance ]

    Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) has launched Sukhad Yatra mobile application and 1033 Toll-free Emergency number for highway users. It also launched scheme for District Driving Training Centres and will provide grant of financial assistance for Road Safety Advocacy

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  • 6 🌟 Alternate Medicine in India:Fifty Percent Increase Patients’S Seeking Homoeopathic Treat. (Imp.) [ Health ]

    There has been a 50 percent rise in the number of people seeking homeopathy treatment in India in the past five years, the government revealed, saying that it is ‘clinically effective’.

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    • Homeopathy is being promoted as it is not only

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  • Jul 26, 2018
  • 1 पेड्रो बने स्पेन के प्रधानमंत्री (Pedro Becomes Prime Minister of Spain - in Hindi) (Part 4) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    पेड्रो बने स्पेन के प्रधानमंत्री- समाजवादी नेता पेड्रो संचेज़ को राजा फेलिप VI द्वारा स्पेन के प्रधानमंत्री के रूप में शपथ दिलाई गई। स्पेन यूरोज़ोन की क्रमांक 4 की अर्थव्यवस्था और यूरोपीय संघ (ईयू) का प्रभावशाली सदस्य है।

    • श्री संचेज़ (46) 1975 में तानाशाह जनरल फ्रांसिस्कों फ्रैंको

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  • 2 भुगतान सुरक्षा में सवोत्तम प्रथाएं (Best Practices for Payment Security - in Hindi) (Part 3) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    भुगतान सुरक्षा में सवोत्तम प्रथाएं- 14वें वीजा (आज्ञा पत्र) एशिया प्रशांत सुरक्षा शिखर सम्मेलन में एचडीएफसी बैंक को एक बार फिर चैंपियन (विजेता) सुरक्षा पुरस्कार से मान्यता मिली है। लगातार दूसरी बार, बैंक ने भारत और दक्षिण एशिया श्रेणी में पुरस्कार जीता है।

    • यह पुरस्कार जोखिम प्र

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  • 3 केन्द्र कावेरी जल एमजीएमटी प्राधिकरण को सूचित किया है(Kaveri Water: MGMT Auth. - in Hindi) (Part 2) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    केन्द्र कावेरी जल एमजीएमटी प्राधिकरण को सूचित किया है- एक जून को केन्द्र सरकार ने कावेरी जल प्रबंधन प्राधिकरण (सीडब्ल्यूएमए) के लिए अधिसूचना जारी की। प्राधिकरण कर्नाटक, केरल और तमिलनाडु और केन्द्र शासित प्रदेश पुडुचेरी राज्यों के बीच नदी के पानी के साझाकरण का निर्णय लेगा।

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  • 4 भारत ने किया बचपन सूचकांक रैंकिंग में सुधार(India Improved Childhood Index Ranking - Hindi) (Part 1) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    भारत ने किया बचपन सूचकांक रैंकिंग (श्रेणी) में सुधार- भारत ने विश्व बचपन सूचकांक में अपनी रैंकिंग में सुधार किया है, लेकिन वैश्विक बाल अधिकार समूह, ’सेव (बचाना) द (यह) चिल्ड्रेन (बच्चे) ’ द्वारा अनुक्रमित 175 देशों की सूची में यह अब भी 113वें स्थान पर है।

    • ’एंड (और) ऑफ़ (का) चा

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  • 5 Traffic Incident Emergency Management System (TIMS) of NHAI [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The National Highways Authority of India is rolling-out an integrated setup through the Traffic Incident Emergency Management System (TIMS). Many highways are already covered by ambulances, patrol vehicles and tow-away cranes through incident management services provided by BOT a

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  • 6 Rs 46,000 Crore Initiative for New Express Highways, Elevated Roads and Road Safety [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The government has undertaken initiatives for building new express highways and elevated roads at an estimated cost of Rs. 46, 416 crore to ease traffic in major cities. The initiatives include:

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    • Eastern Peripheral Expressway

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  • 7 National Policy for Domestic Workers [ Policy/Governance ]

    Labour ministry is planning a national policy to protect the interests of domestic workers and to guarantee them minimum wages and social security which has been pending for almost three years now.

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  • 8 HRD Ministry Initiatives Under Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Campaign [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Government of India has launched an initiative ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat (EBSB) ’ to foster national integration. The initiative would be a coordinated mutual engagement process between States, Union Territories, Central Ministries, Educational Institutions and general publ

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  • 9 Manufacture of Light Weight Bullet-Proof Jackets- Make in India [ Defense ]

    Government has adopted multi-prolonged approach towards indigenous development and manufacture of lightweight bulletproof jackets and steps have been taken in this regard. DRDO has also collaborated with academic institutions for development of lighter next generation Bulletproof

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  • Jul 26, 2018
  • 1 13 Intangible Cultural Heritage Elements from India Inscribed on UNESCO’S List Till Date [ Culture ]

    Paying tribute to the legacy of diverse cultures, UNESCO has inscribed a list of Intangible Cultural Heritage that does not limit itself to monuments, collections of objects or a particular places; it also includes traditions that have been passed through generations as a way of

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  • 2 Airport Authority of India Employs Its First Female Fire-Fighter [ Awards ]

    The last all-male bastion of Indian aviation has fallen with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) appointing its first ever woman fire fighter. The state-run Airport Authority currently employs 3, 310 firefighters at its airports across the country.

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    Image of India’s First Female Fire-Fighter

    Image of India’s First Female Fire-Fighter

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  • Jul 25, 2018
  • 1 43 Lakh Manuscripts Documented, 2.85 Lakh Digitized by National Mission for Manuscripts [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Culture ]

    The National Mission for Manuscripts (NMM) has documented 43 lakh manuscripts (including rare ones) and digitized 2.85 lakh manuscripts containing 2.95 crore pages which are stored in DVDs and hard disks.

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  • 2 Def Expo 2018 – Showcasing ‘India: the Emerging Defence Manufacturing Hub’ [ Defense ]

    The objective of this year’s DefExpo was to brand India as a defense exporter of defense systems and components for all three services and showcasing strengths of India’s growing private industry and emerging Defense MSMEs base. The tagline of DefExpo 2018 is ‘India: The Emerging

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  • 3 🌟 National Institute of Fashion Technology to Conduct National Size Survey- Indian Clothes (Important) [ Education ]

    The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Delhi would conduct a National Sizing Survey to develop a comprehensive size chart dubbed as Size India, for ready-to-wear industry based on the body measurements of the Indian population.

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  • 4 Cabinet Approves Anti-Trafficking Bill Draft [ Bills ]

    The Union Cabinet has approved the Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection, and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018 for introduction in the Parliament, which also proposes a punishment of life imprisonment for repeat offenders.

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  • 5 Successful Flight Test of ATGM NAG (Important) [ Defense ]

    India successfully test-fired Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) Nag in desert conditions. The third-generation fire-and-forget ATGM has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

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  • 6 ‘Namaste Shalom’ Launched (India and Israel) [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    “Namaste Shalom”, a magazine on India-Israel relations was launched. The magazine ‘Namaste Shalom’ was edited by Tarun Vijay, former MP. “Namaste Shalom” is a regular monthly magazine on bilateral relations between the two friendly nations.

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    Image of Timeline of Indi, Israel Relationship

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  • Jul 24, 2018
  • 1 List of MoU Signed by India [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    India had signed many MoUs with countries like Jordan, Vietnam, Fiji etc in different fields. Jordan - Jordan is a sovereign Arab state in western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River. Jordan is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south, Iraq to the north-east, Syria to the nor

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  • 2 SC Legalizes Passive Euthanasia, Allows ‘Living Will’ for Terminally Ill Patients (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    Over a decade after NGO Common Clause filed a petition seeking the right for terminally ill patients “to die with dignity, ” India’s Supreme Court has decreed that passive euthanasia is legally valid across the country.

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  • 3 Juno Spacecraft: Raging Cyclones and Jet Streams on Jupiter Perplex Scientists [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    NASA’s Juno spacecraft is continuing to deliver new information about Jupiter. What are the New Findings about Jupiter? - The gas giant’s atmospheric winds are nothing like the atmospheric winds of Earth, the latest findings show. They run deeper into the atmosphere and have lon

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  • 4 Flat Gallium Joins New 2-D Materials [ Science/Technology ]

    Scientists during Rice University and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, have detected a process to make atomically prosaic gallium that shows guarantee for nanoscale electronics.

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  • 5 Special Status of States: Details on Special Category Status [ Policy/Governance ]

    ‘Special category’ status is a classification given by Centre to assist in development of those states that face geographical & socio-economic disadvantages like hilly terrains, strategic international borders, economic & infrastructural backwardness and non-viable state finances

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  • 6 How is Gold Used in NASA Telescopes: Oscars Statuettes and NASA Now Use Same Gold Coating [ Science/Technology, Awards ]

    NASA telescopes and Oscars trophies have gold coating is made by the same company- Epner Technology uses gold electroplating for NASA and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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    Image of Gold Used in NASA Telescopes

    Image of Gold Used in NASA Telescopes

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  • 7 Corruption Perceptions Index 2017 (Important) [ Country/State Ranks/Indices ]

    Based on expert opinion from around the world, the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) measures the perceived levels of public sector corruption worldwide, released by Berlin-based non-government organisation Transparency International (TI). The CPI uses a scale of zero (highly co

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