2018: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Jan 31, 2018
  • 1 📹 Yojana January 2018 Summary: Banking Reforms (Part -1 ) [ Yojana ]

    Next Issue – Public Grievance Redressal. Collecting coins in pot – burying them. Money from home to banks – interest on deposits – Investment banking and corporate banking. RBI as regulator and banker to banks. Banking system in India initially started with small banks and deposi

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  • 2 JV with China’S Tsingshan Group Set Up a Steel Plant in Kutch [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    China based Tsingshan group along with its Indian partners will set up an 18, 000 crore, cold and hot steel rolling plant in Kutch. The production of this company is expected to start by March 2019.

    Image of cold and hot steel rolling plant

    Image of Cold and Hot Steel Rolling Plant

    Image of cold and hot steel rolling plant

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  • 3 🌟 India Slips to Bottom of Green Ranking at 177 (Important) [ Environment/Ecology, Country/State Ranks/Indices ]

    The latest global Environmental Performance Index (EPI) rankings, released on the sidelines of World Economic Forum meet in Davos saw India slip to bottom five in a list of 180 countries. India was placed at 177 position.

    Image of India slips to bottom of green ranking at 177

    Image of India Slips to Bottom of Green Ranking at 177

    Image of India slips to bottom of green ranking at 177

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  • 4 What is Red Corridor? Why are Anti-Maoist Strategies Successful in Recent Times? [ Political Science ]

    Anti-Maoist strategies are the strategies taken to counter the Maoist and their supporters. The Red Corridor is the region in the eastern, central and the southern parts of India that experience considerable Naxalite–Maoist insurgency. In 2017, red corridor has been reduced to 58

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  • 5 Loan for Tamil Nadu Irrigation Agriculture Modernization Project [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Union Government, Tamil Nadu Government and World Bank have signed the agreement for the loan. According to the agreement, $318 million dollar will be given to the Tamil Nadu Irrigated Agriculture Modernization Project.

    Image of Loan for Tamil Nadu Irrigation Agriculture

    Image of Loan for Tamil Nadu Irrigation Agriculture

    Image of Loan for Tamil Nadu Irrigation Agriculture

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  • 6 India and Afghanistan Launch 2nd Air Cargo Route Linking Kabul with Mumbai [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The second India-Afghanistan air cargo route linking Kabul to Mumbai was officially inaugurated at Hamid Karzai international airport in Kabul. The route is expected to boost export of fresh fruits and medicinal plants from Afghanistan.

    Image of Second India-Afghan air cargo route launched

    Image of Second India-Afghan Air Cargo Route Launched

    Image of Second India-Afghan air cargo route launched

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  • 7 Udyami Mitra Portal [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has launched the ‘Udyami Mitra’ Portal to improve accessibility of credit and handholding services to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). 38 banks and 56 RRBs are mapped on the portal.

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    Image of Udyami Mitra

    Image of udyami mitra

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  • 8 AABY for Khadi Workers- Schemes for Coir and Khadi Workers [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Khadi artisans are self-employed artisans of the Khadi and Village Industry (V. I. ) Institutions. Government is implementing the Aam Aadmi Bima Yojana (AABY) (earlier known as Khadi Karigar ‘Janashree Bima Yojana’ which was merged with Aam Admi Bima Yojana w. e. f. 1.1. 2013) th

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  • Jan 30, 2018
  • 1 📹 VONA, WOVO, Vog & Laze - Volcanic Eruptions [ Geography ]

    Next Week! ! International Court of Justice 📹: Why focusing on this topic? : Volcanic eruptions. Mt. Mayon, Philippines: Active stratovolcano near Legazpi, Part of Albay Biosphere Reserve declared by UNESCO in 2016.

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    VONA, WOVO, Vog & Laze - Volcanic Erupti

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  • 2 What is the FAME India Scheme? [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises is administering the scheme “Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric and Hybrid Vehciles in India”, popularly known as FAME India scheme since 01st April 2015.

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    Image of FAME India Scheme

    Image of FAME India scheme

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  • 3 What are the Nav-Ratan Companies? [ Policy/Governance, Economy ]

    There are nine Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs), with 47 units & 41 Ordnance factories spread all over India. OFB: Ordnance Factory Board has developed infrastructure facilities for construction of - Missile, Tanks.

    Image of Defence Public Sector Undertakings

    Image of Defence Public Sector Undertakings

    Image of Defence Public Sector Undertakings

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  • 4 Underground Tunnels at Borders [ Defense ]

    Construction of tunnels has been prioritized to provide all weather connectivity in the Border States. The two main passes being developed are: Rohtang pass in Himachal Pradesh, Theng in Sikkim.

    Map of Rohtang pass And Theng Border

    Map of Rohtang Pass And Theng Border

    Map of Rohtang pass And Theng Border


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  • Jan 28, 2018
  • 1 Summary of Space Science Developments from 2014-2017 [ Space/ISRO ]

    ISRO is the acronym for Indian Space Research Organization. ISRO is the space agency of government of India headquartered at Bangalore. Major achievements since 2014 are detailed below.

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    Image of Isro

    Image of isro

    2014 - 15 Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM)

    • Launched on September

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  • 2 🌟 What is Childline (1098)? (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    1098 is the phone number of hope for millions of children across India, CHILD LINE is India’s first 24-hour, helpline for children. Implemented by Ministry Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India under Centrally Sponsored Scheme namely, Integrated Child Protection Sch

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  • 3 What are Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana, Swavalamban Scheme, and Atal Pension Yojana? [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    This Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is implementing a new scheme namely Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY), which was announced by Finance Minister in the Budget Speech of 2015 - 16.

    Image of Schemes of M/O SJ&E for Senior Citizens

    Image of Schemes of M/O SJ&E for Senior Citizens

    Image of Schemes of M/O SJ&E for Senior Citizens

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  • Jan 27, 2018
  • 1 Waterways for Opening Business & Employment Opportunities in North-East [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Existing Problems: For NER, routing through the chicken neck corridor in Siliguri coupled with poor condition of roads escalates transport costs and time taken. Annual flash floods in Brahmaputra and Barak also wash off roads and transport infrastructure.

    Map of national waterway 2

    Map of National Waterway 2

    Map of national waterway 2

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  • 2 Minister of Railways Directs to Re-Categorize Railway Stations [ Policy/Governance ]

    The earlier criteria for station categorization was based on the annual passenger earnings only. Stations were categorised into 7 categories which A-1, A, B, C, D, E and F. GMs will have full powers to sanction out of turn safety related works without any limit.

    Image of Indian Railways

    Image of Indian Railways

    Image of Indian Railways

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  • 3 Phased Implementation Plan for Installation of Flue Gas De-Sulphurization (FGD) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Flue-gas desulfurization (FGD) is a set of technologies used to remove sulfur dioxide (SO2) from exhaust flue gases of fossil-fuel power plants, and from the emissions of other sulfur oxide emitting processes.

    Image of Flue Gas De-Sulphurization (FGD)

    Image of Flue Gas De-Sulphurization (FGD)

    Image of Flue Gas De-Sulphurization (FGD)

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  • Jan 25, 2018
  • 1 📹 Monsoon Mission [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Next Week! ! VONA – Volcanic Eruptions 📹. What is Monsoon Mission? : India-UK collaboration – proposed in 2010, Launched by Ministry of Earth Sciences, Has been coordinated by Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune.

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    Monsoon Mission - CFS & UM

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  • 2 📹 Kurukshetra January 2018: Empowering Rural Women (Special Issue) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Next Issue – Agriculture. Empowering Rural Women: Way Forward: Convergence of aspects of social, economic and political life, Empowerment is a continuous process. 50 % certificates under PM Kaushal Vikas Yojana awarded to women

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    Empowering Rural Women: Kuruks

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  • 3 Enable Notification for Current Affairs and Updates [ All Upd. ]

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  • 4 Parliament Passes Indian Institute of Petroleum & Energy Bill, 2017 [ Education, Bills ]

    Passing of bill: The Parliament has passed The Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE) Bill, 2017 after it was adopted by Rajya Sabha, Lok Sabha already passed the bill in August 2017, The Bill establishes the IIPE at Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh as an institution of na

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  • 5 Inauguration of Andhra Pradesh Fiber Grid Project [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Andhra Pradesh Fibre Grid project was officially launched on 27th Dec 2017 for providing affordable high-speed internet service to every household in the state at a nominal rate. Fibre Grid project also termed as Triple Play2 Services envisages to provide internet, television and

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  • 6 What is Common to ‘Seekho Aur Kamao’, USTTAD, Nai Manzil, and Gareeb Nawaz- Skill Development? [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Ministry had launched following special schemes for skill development of youth belonging to minority communities: Seekho aur Kamao (Learn & Earn) - This is a placement linked skill development scheme for minorities aiming to upgrade the skills of minority youth in various mod

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  • Jan 24, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Government Schemes for Promoting Solar Energy- (Important) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    The power obtained by harnessing the energy of the sun’s rays is known as solar energy. The calculated solar energy incidence on India’s land area is about 5000 trillion Kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year.

    Image of solar power projects

    Image of Solar Power Projects

    Image of solar power projects

    Several Solar E

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  • 2 🌟 What is Interceptor Missile? Indigenous Supersonic AAD Ashwin Interceptor Missile (Important) [ Defense ]

    The interceptor missile is capable of destroying any incoming ballistic missile in low altitude. Supports advanced technology- mobile launcher, secure data link for interception, independent tracking and homing capabilities and radars.

    Image of Indigenous Supersonic AAD Ashwin Interceptor Missile

    Image of Indigenous Supersonic AAD Ashwin Interceptor Missile

    Image of Indigenous Supersonic AAD Ashwin Interceptor Missile

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  • Jan 23, 2018
  • 1 यरुशलम (Jerusalem - in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - मध्यपूर्व का ऐतिहासिक शहर यरुशलम अपने में इतिहास को समेटे हुए है। मानव सभ्यता के प्रारंभ से ही यरुशलम में विभिन्न संस्कृतियों और धर्मों का समागम रहा है। अमरीका के राष्ट्रपति डोनाल्ड ट्रंप ने हाल ही में इजराइल की आधिकारिक राजधानी के रूप में यरुशलम को मान्यता की घोष

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  • 2 दस समाचार (Top Ten News - in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    विश्व: - विश्व में जहां एक ओर युवा नेतृत्व कमान संभाल रहा है, वहीं दूसरी ओर हमारे देश में अब भी बुजुर्ग राजनेता सवा सौ करोड़ से ऊपर की आबादी की दशा और दिशा तय कर रहे हैं। ये राजनेता हैं कि किसी भी सूरत में सेवानिवृत्त होने को तैयार ही नहीं है। इस युवा देश में क्यों न युवा नेतृत्व

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  • 3 विश्व अर्थव्यवस्था 2018 ( World Economy 2018 - in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - अपने आने के पहले शायद ही किसी नए साल ने तथ्यों पर आधारित इतनी ठोस उम्मीदें जगाई हो। यही कितनी बड़ी बात है कि दुनिया आखिरकार 2008 में आई महामंदी से उबर जाएगी। इतना ही नहीं, मेडिसिन (दवा) के क्षेत्र में जेनेटिक (आनुवांशिक) उपचार के नए युग की शुरुआत हो रही है, जो सीधे

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  • Jan 22, 2018
  • 1 United Nations General Assembly Resolved to Reject US Declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’S Capital [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted resolution declaring United States of America (USA) recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital as ‘null and void’. Resolution was moved by Turkey and Yemen and was adopted with 128 countries voting in favour including India, Japan,

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