2018: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Mar 4, 2018
  • 1 New Fossil Breaks Assumptions on How Human Race Spread- Oldest Known Human Fossil Outside Africa [ Sci-Tech ]

    Discovery of prehistoric jawbone in a cave in Israel and tools suggest that human ancestors left Africa far earlier than previously thought prompting scientists to rethink theories of how the earliest human pioneers came to populate the planet.

    Image of how humans spread from africa

    Image of How Humans Spread from Africa

    Image of how humans spread from africa

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  • Mar 1, 2018
  • 1 What is CVI? Rough Sea Eroding Coastal Villages in South Gujarat [ Env., Geog. ]

    Gujarat’s 1, 617 km coastline the longest in the country is the lifeline and is being chewed away across large swaths by the Arabian sea. The tides and currents are becoming high, thus reaching the villages on the banks of Arabian Sea.

    Image of Gujarat coast eroding away land

    Image of Gujarat Coast Eroding Away Land

    Image of Gujarat coast eroding away land

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  • 2 Padma Award Selection Process Transformed- Common People Being Honoured [ Policy-Governance, Awards, Speeches ]

    Prime Minister said that the government has transformed the process for selecting Padma award winners. Identity of the awardee is not the deciding factor of the award, rather the importance of his/her work is increasing.

    Padma award winners Image

    Padma Award Winners Image

    Padma award winners Image

    • Awa

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  • 3 2018 as National Year of Millets [ Important Days, Agri. ]

    Government has approved 2018 as National Year of Millets to boost production of the nutrient-rich millets and boost agri industry involved in it. In November 2017, India had forwarded proposal to United Nations (UN) for declaring year 2018 as ‘International Year of Millets’.

    Image of where is millets grown in India

    Image of Where is Millets Grown in India

    Image of where is millets grown in India

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  • Feb 28, 2018
  • 1 CSR Laws in India- Government Launches National CSR Data Portal & Corporate Data Portal [ Policy-Governance, Bills ]

    The Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) launched National CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Data Portal & Corporate Data Portal to increase compliance in CSR. The portal will enable greater transparency and creation of tools for stronger Corporate Governance.

    Image of National CSR Data Portal And Corporate Data Portal

    Image of National CSR Data Portal And Corporate Data Portal

    Image of National CSR Data Portal And Corporate Data Portal

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  • 2 What is ‘Livability Index’? Government Launches ‘Livability Index’ to Rate 116 Cities [ Ranks & Indices ]

    The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) launched the livability index to rate 116 Indian cities. What is ‘Livability Index’? - Livability index is a tool that aims to measure quality of life in 99 smart cities, capital cities, and those with a population of over o

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  • 3 MeitY Launches Cyber Surakshit Bharat Initiative [ Sci-Tech, Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has launched Cyber Surakshit Bharat initiative to strengthen cybersecurity ecosystem in India in line with Government’s vision for a ‘Digital India’. It was launched in association with National e-Governance Division

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  • 4 Om Prakash Rawat Appointed New Chief Election Commissioner [ Appointments ]

    Om Prakash Rawat has been appointed as the next Chief Election Commissioner. He is currently an Election Commissioner, will succeed the outgoing Achal Kumar Joti. His tenure is for almost a year till his retirement in December 2018.

    Image of om prakash rawat

    Image of Om Prakash Rawat

    Image of om prakash rawat

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  • 5 🌟 What are the Tests to Determine “Office of Profit”? What is Office of Profit? (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Pol Sci. ]

    The Election Commission recommended disqualification of 20 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs for holding an Office of Profit as parliamentary secretaries to the Ministers of the National Capital Territory. The President of India accepted the Election Commission’s recommendation to disqu

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  • Feb 27, 2018
  • 1 📹 Yojana Feburary 2018 Summary : Public Grievance Redressal (Part - 2) [ Yojana ]

    Grievance Redressal Mechanisms for Women - Timely intervention and redressal are essential, At the apex level there are: 1. Department of Administrative Reforms and Public grievances, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions. 2. Directorate of Public Grievances, Cabi

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  • 2 Yojana Feburary 2018 Summary : Public Grievance Redressal (Part - 1) [ Yojana ]

    Effective Grievance Redressal: Heart of Good Governance - 📝 Government of India has established an internet based Centralized Public Grievances Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS).

    • to facilitate all citizens to lodge grievances for redressal

    • enables submission of grievances

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  • Feb 26, 2018
  • 1 Schemes for Child Development [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme - It is being implemented through States/UTs, It aims at holistic development of children upto 6 years of age. It also aims to meet nutritional needs of pregnant women and lactating mothers.

    Child Development Image

    Child Development Image

    Child Development Image

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  • 2 WEF Ranks India Below Pakistan and China in Inclusive Development Index- Slams GDP [ Eco., Ranks & Indices ]

    India was ranked at the 62nd place among emerging economies on an Inclusive Development Index (IDI-2018) released by World Economic Forum (WEF). WEF urged the leaders to urgently move to a new model of ‘inclusive growth and development’, saying reliance on GDP as a measure of eco

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  • 3 India 81st on Global Index of Talent Competitiveness [ Ranks & Indices ]

    India was ranked 81st among 118 countries in 2017 Global index of talent competitiveness (GTI) list up from 92nd last year. The index was released on January 23, 2018, the first day of World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

    Image of Global Index of Talent Competitiveness

    Image of Global Index of Talent Competitiveness

    Image of Global Index of Talent Competitiveness

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  • 4 🌟 Government Schemes for Development of Women and Children Implemented by WCD Ministry (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Ministry of Women and Child Development is implementing various schemes/programmes for empowerment of women and development of children across the country. The details of those schemes are as follows:

    5-step recipe for 'Women Entrepreneurship 'Revolution In India

    5-step Recipe for ‘Women Entrepreneurship ‘Revolution In India

    5-step recipe for ‘Women Entrepreneurship ‘Revolution In India

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  • Feb 25, 2018
  • 1 National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students [ Edu., Schemes & Proj. ]

    During the year 2015 - 16, the two Central Sector scholarship schemes for ST students ‘Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for ST students’ and ‘Top Class Education Scheme for ST students’ were merged into a single Central Sector Scheme called ’National Fellowship and Scholarship fo

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  • 2 International Workshop on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (IWDRI) [ Int. Rel & Org., Disaster Management ]

    The International Workshop on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (IWDRI) was held in New Delhi organised by National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in collaboration with United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

    Image of what is Disaster Resilient Infrastructure

    Image of What is Disaster Resilient Infrastructure

    Image of what is Disaster Resilient Infrastructure

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  • 3 Who Conceptualized Khelo India Anthem? the Khelo India Anthem [ Edu., Sports ]

    Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, unveiled the schedule of Khelo India School Games 2018. The anthem is conceptualized by Ogilvy, composed by Louis Bank and the film has been produced by Nirvana Films.

    Image of Khelo India objectives

    Image of Khelo India Objectives

    Image of Khelo India objectives

    • Khelo

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  • Feb 23, 2018
  • 1 What is iCreate? iCreate Dedicated to the Nation [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    iCreate or International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology is an independent Centre created with the objective of facilitating entrepreneurship through a blend of different talents.

    Image of iCreate Dedicated to the Nation

    Image of ICreate Dedicated to the Nation

    Image of iCreate Dedicated to the Nation

    • The

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  • 2 What Was ISRO’S 100th Satellite? ISRO Launches 100th Satellite into Space [ Space and ISRO ]

    India successfully launched weather observation satellite Cartosat 2 Series and 29 other spacecraft from Sriharikota with the help of PSLV-C40. This launch was 100th launch by ISRO.

    Chart of Number of PSLV launches per year

    Chart of Number of PSLV Launches Per Year

    Chart of Number of PSLV launches per year

    What is Ca

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  • 3 Sanrakshan Kshamta Mahotsav: Saksham-2018 [ Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Saksham-2018. Saksham (Sanrakshan Kshamta Mahotsav) is an annual flagship event of Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas. Saksham 2018 campaign aims at raising awareness amongst the citizens, on the need for cons

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  • Feb 22, 2018
  • 1 Simplified ‘Make-II’: Major Steps Towards ‘Make in India’ in Defence Production [ Defense ]

    As a major boost to ‘Make in India’ in Defence, the Defence Acquisition Council has cleared a simplified ‘Make-II’ procedure to enable greater participation of defense industry in acquisition of defence equipment.

    Simplified ‘Make-II’ Image

    Simplified ‘Make-II’ Image

    Simplified ‘Make-II’ Image

    • The proc

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  • 2 🌟 Single Database for Ground Water (Important) [ Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    National Hydrology Project is an on-going pan India project being implemented by the Ministry of Water Resources, RD & GR with the World Bank assistance. The project envisages to cover the entire country as the earlier hydrology projects covered only 13 States.

    Map of Single Database for Ground Water

    Map of Single Database for Ground Water

    Map of Single Database for Ground Water

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  • 3 ASI Survey to Trace 50 Missing Monuments in the Country [ Schemes & Proj., Culture ]

    As many as 24 monuments have been declared “untraceable” by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Out of these, 11 monuments are in Uttar Pradesh, two each in Haryana, Delhi, Maharashtra, and Rajasthan, while one each in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh,

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  • Feb 21, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Schemes for Inclusive Education for Disabled (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Department of School Education & Literacy is implementing the Centrally Sponsored Schemes whereby provision is made for inclusive education of children with special needs (CWSN). These schemes include: Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) at elementary level, Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha A

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  • 2 Railways: Do You Know Mission Raftaar, Safoorti and Zero Accident Missions? [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Government is trying hard to increase the speed of rails and at the same time increase efficiency and passenger comfort. Mission Raftar - ‘Mission Raftaar’ was announced in the Railway Budget 2016 - 17 for increasing the speed of trains. The mission envisages.

    Image of High speed railway length at end of 2014

    Image of High Speed Railway Length at End of 2014

    Image of High speed railway length at end of 2014

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  • 3 What Was the World Record for Bharat Net Phase-1? BharatNet Phase 1: Target Achieved [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Government has achieved a significant milestone by completing Phase-1 of the BharatNet project for providing affordable broadband services to citizens and institutions in rural and remote areas. The project achieved a global record of laying of 800 kilometers of optical fiber per

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  • 4 Indian Railways Launches New Online Vendor Registration System [ Policy-Governance ]

    In-line with Government philosophy to make systems and procedures digital and transparent, Research Designs & Standards Organisation (RDSO) has launched New Online Vender Registration System for Railways.

    Image of New Online Vendor Registration System

    Image of New Online Vendor Registration System

    Image of New Online Vendor Registration System

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  • Feb 19, 2018
  • 1 📹 Budget 2018 – Key Highlights [ Eco. ]

    Budget for Agriculture and Rural areas - The MSP for all unannounced kharif crops to be atleast one and half times of their production cost. Prime Minister Krishi Sampada Yojana is a flagship program for boosting investment in food processing.

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  • 2 What is DHARMA? International Dam Safety Conference to Be Held at Thiruvananthapuram [ Env., Disaster Management ]

    India will be hosting the International Dam Safety Conference - 2018 at Thiruvananthapuram on January 23 - 24. India ranks third globally with 5254 large dams in operation and about 447 are under construction. In addition, there are several thousand smaller dams.

    Image of Dam Rehabilitation And Improvement Project

    Image of Dam Rehabilitation And Improvement Project

    Image of Dam Rehabilitation And Improvement Project

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