2018: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Mar 12, 2018
  • 1 सम्मेलन दावोस (Conference in Davos- in Hindi) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    प्रस्तावना: -वर्ल्ड (विश्व) इकोनॉमिक (अर्थशास्त्र) फोरम (मंच) -2018 की सालाना बैठ स्ट्‌िजरलैंड के रिजॉर्ट (आश्रय), शहर दावोस में शुरू हो गई थी। मोदी फोरम (मंच) में अब तक का सबसे बड़ा भारतीय दल ले गए हैं। इसमें 6 मंत्रिमंडल मंत्री, 2 सीएम (मुख्यमंत्री), 100 सीईओ समेत 130 लोग शामिल

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  • 2 🌟 What is LEADS Index? Gujarat Tops Logistics Performance Index Chart (Important) [ Ranks & Indices ]

    Gujarat has topped a perception-based index of mobility of goods and efficiency of logistics chain among the ranking done for 22 states. Criteria for Ranking - The ranking was based on indicators such as

    • Infrastructure
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    Image of LEADS Index

    Image of LEADS Index

    • Services
    • Safety

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  • 3 Shielding Aadhar: UIDAI Introduces 2-tier Security [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has introduced two-tier security features namely Virtual ID and Limited KYC address privacy concerns. Two-tier security would - Strengthen security and privacy of Aadhaar data, Reduce the collection of Aadhaar numbers by variou

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  • 4 Nanaji Deshmukh Krishi Sanjivani Yojna Approves by Maharashtra [ Agri., Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Maharashtra government approved Rs. 4, 000-crore project aimed at promoting climate-resilient agriculture, to be partially funded by the World Bank. The project, named Nanaji Deshmukh Krishi Sanjivani Yojna, will be implemented in 5, 142 villages across 15 districts.

    Maharashtra Approves Nanaji Deshmukh Krishi Sanjivani Yojna

    Maharashtra Approves Nanaji Deshmukh Krishi Sanjivani Yojna

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  • 5 🌟 India’S First Automatic Early Warning Dissemination System(EWDS) to Come Up in Odisha (Important) [ Disaster Management ]

    India’s first automatic Early Warning Dissemination System (EWDS) will be commissioned by March 2018 in Odisha. The project aims to establish foolproof communication system to address existing gaps in disseminating disaster warning up to community level.

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    Image of Early Warning Dissemination

    Image of Early Warning Dissemination

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  • Mar 11, 2018
  • 1 🌟 BBIN Pact: India, Bangladesh, Nepal Finalize Vehicle Movement Procedure - Important [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Bangladesh, India, and Nepal agreed on text of operating procedures for passenger vehicle movement (Passenger protocol) in sub-region under Bangladesh -Bhutan-India-Nepal (BBIN) Motor Vehicles Agreement (MVA) signed in June 2015.

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    Image of BBIN Pact

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  • 2 India Ranks 30th on WEF’S Global Manufacturing Index [ Ranks & Indices ]

    The World Economic Forum released a report that ranked countries according to their Global Manufacturing Index. India made it to the 30t position, while Japan topped the list. The ranking was based on the WEF’s ‘Readiness for the Future of Production’ report.

    Image of India ranks 30<sup>th</sup> on WEF’s Global Manufacturing Index

    Image of India ranks 30th on WEF’s Global Manufacturing Index

    Image of India ranks 30th on WEF’s Global Manufacturing Index

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  • 3 Guarseed Became First Agri-Commodity Option [ Eco., Agri. ]

    Three guar seed options contracts that will expire in February, March, and April of this year are being made available on NCDEX for trading initially. Key facts- NCDEX’s guarseed option is one of the liquid contracts on the exchange platform.

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    Image of Guarseed Production India

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  • 4 India, UK Sign MoUs on Illegal Migrants Return and Sharing Intelligence [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India and the UK have signed two Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on return of Indians, who are living in Britain as illegal migrants and sharing of criminal records and intelligence.

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    Image of India and UK Trade

    Image of India and UK trade

    MoU on Return of Illegal Migrants

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  • Mar 8, 2018
  • 1 📹 Kurukshetra February 2018 Summary: Agriculture for Prosperity (Part - 3) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Organic farming practices in India - Organic farming addresses soil health, human health and environmental health & is eco-friendly, best option for crop production and crop yield sustainability, greater economic benefits to farmers, crucial for achieving food security, maintains

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  • 2 📹 Kurukshetra February 2018 Summary: Agriculture for Prosperity (Part - 2) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Preserving Soil Health for Sustainable Production - Increasing population and shrinking land resources increases pressure on soil beyond boundaries—soil sustains production depending on soil health.

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    Agriculture for Prosperity: Kurukshetra February 2018 Summ

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  • 3 📹 Kurukshetra February 2018 Summary: Agriculture for Prosperity (Part - 1) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Doubling Farmers’ income - Agriculture - for food security, export and as raw material for industry, Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC, 2011) - 17.9 million out of 24.39 crore household live in village & are dependent on agriculture.

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    Agriculture for Pro

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  • Mar 7, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Major Changes in FDI Policy- Approved by Cabinet (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Eco. ]

    The union Government approved a number of amendments to (Foreign Direct Investment) FDI policy to simplify and liberalise FDI policy in India. They will - Increase ease of doing business in country, Lead to larger FDI inflows contributing to growth of investment, employment, and

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  • 2 Maharashtra Approves Nanaji Deshmukh Krishi Sanjivani Yojna [ Agri. ]

    The 10th Forum for Food & Agriculture was held at Berlin, Germany. Union Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare is leading the Indian delegation. 10th Global Forum for Food & Agriculture was held from 18 - 20 January, 2018.

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    Image of 10th Global Forum for Food & Agriculture

    Image of 10th Global Forum for Food & Agriculture

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  • 3 CABE Committee Recommends Free Education for Girls Up to PG Level [ Edu., Policy-Governance ]

    The Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) recommended free and compulsory education for girls up to post-graduate level across the country. The CABE committee is headed by HRD Minister is generally made for three years.

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    Image of Girl Education in India

    Image of girl education in india

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  • 4 Dr. Vinod Paul is the First Indian to Win IhsanDogRamaci Family Health Foundation Prize [ Awards ]

    NITI Aayog member Dr Vinod Paul became first Indian to be awarded prestigious IhsanDogramaci Family Health Foundation Prize by World Health Organisation. It will be formally presented at World Health Assembly to be held in Geneva, Switzerland in May 2018.

    Global Recognition for Dr Vinod Paul, Member, NITIAayog

    Global Recognition for Dr Vinod Paul, Member, NITIAayog

    Global Recognition for Dr Vinod Paul, Member, NITIAayog

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  • 5 What are Scorpene Submarines? Navy Launches Third Scorpene Class Submarine Karanj in Mumbai [ Defense ]

    The third Scorpene-class submarine ‘Karanj’ was launched at Mazagon Dock (Mumbai). Karanj is the third of the six Scorpene-class submarines built by shipbuilder Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) under the P-75I project.

    Navy Launches Third Scorpene Class Submarine Karanj in Mumbai

    Navy Launches Third Scorpene Class Submarine Karanj in Mumbai

    Navy Launches Third Scorpene Class Submarine Karanj in Mumbai

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  • Mar 6, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is GeM? Government Launches GeM 3.0 (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Ministry of Commerce & Industry launched third version of the Government e-Marketplace (GeM 3.0). The earlier version GeM 2.0 was launched as pilot project in August 2016. GeM 3.0 has undergone a digital transformation with superior technology and ability to scale from the pr

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  • 2 Exponential Growth in Regional Air Connectivity (UDAN-2) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The ministry of civil aviation informed revisions in UDAN Scheme under 2nd Round of RCS-UDAN in areas of: priority areas, operational flexibility, helicopter operations. UDAN is a key component of the National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP) which was released by the Ministry on 15t

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  • 3 🌟 GST Telemetry- Important Findings- 50% Increase in Indirect GST Taxpayers (Important) [ Eco. ]

    The Goods and Services Tax (GST) implementation has increased indirect taxpayer base by more than 50 per cent with 34 lakh businesses coming into the tax net. GST will allow radical alteration in the understanding of the Indian economy.

    Data reveals 50% increase in number of Indirect Taxpayers

    Data Reveals 50 % Increase in Number of Indirect Taxpayers

    Data reveals 50 % increase in number of Indirect Taxpayers

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  • 4 🌟 What is Coconut Development Board (CDB)? India Leading in Coconut Production & Productivity [ Agri. ]

    Annual coconut production is 2395 crore from 20.82 lakh hectare and the productivity is 11505 coconuts/hectare. In the year 2016 - 17, coconut products worth Rs. 2084 crore has been exported.

    Image of Coconut Production In The World-Country Wise

    Image of Coconut Production In The World-Country Wise

    Image of Coconut Production In The World-Country Wise

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  • Mar 5, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Rapid Reporting System for the Scheme for Adolescent Girls (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Central Government in coordination with the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) has come up with a new beneficiary module (i. e. phase -1) of Rapid Reporting System (RRS).

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    Image of Scheme for Adolescent Girls

    Image of Scheme for Adolescent Girls

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  • 2 Doubling with Electrification Projects in Kerala & Tamil Nadu [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Minister of State of Railways laid the foundation stone for the Rs. 3618 crore. The project will be Doubling with Electrification projects covering 349 Km in Kanniyakumari-Nagercoil-Thiruvananthapuram section.

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    Image of Railway on Fast Track

    Image of Railway on fast Track

    Map of Kanniyakumari-Nagercoil-Thiruvananthapuram section

    Map of Kanniyakumari-Nagercoil-Thiruvananthapuram Section

    Map of Kanniyakumari-Nagercoil-Thiruvananthapuram section

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  • 3 Model Shops and Establishments Bill, 2016 [ Bills ]

    The Union Cabinet is considering the Model Shops and Establishment (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2016 for more employment generation. The bill says that there should be online one common registration through a simplified procedure.

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    Image of Model Shops and Establishments Bill, 2016

    Image of Model Shops and Establishments Bill, 2016

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  • 4 Bharat Biotech’S Diarrhoea Vaccine Gets WHO Nod [ Health ]

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) awarded pre-qualification to the developing world’s first rotavirus diarrhoea vaccine. ROTOVAC is the first rotavirus vaccine from the developing world and India to be WHO Prequalified.

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  • 5 🌟 Piece of Canada is Stuck to Australia (Important) [ Geog. ]

    Researchers at Curtin University in Australia found that more than a billion years ago a part of present-day Canada broke away from the fledging North American continent and smashed into Australia. A chunk of this land is present day Georgetown, Australia.

    Image of Piece of Canada is Stuck to Australia

    Image of Piece of Canada is Stuck to Australia

    Image of Piece of Canada is Stuck to Australia

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  • Mar 4, 2018
  • 1 Describe “Shared Future in a Fractured World” in Davos Summit 2018: What is World Economic Forum [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    World Economic Forum (WEF) is world’s biggest gathering of global CEOs. It is a not-for-profit foundation headquartered in Cologny, Switzerland. It was founded in 1971. It is also called Davos Summit.

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    Image of World Economic Forum

    Image of World Economic Forum

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  • 2 Scientists Successfully Clone Monkeys- are Humans Next? Ethical Issues with Human Cloning [ Sci-Tech ]

    For the first time, researchers have used the cloning technique to create healthy monkeys- earlier the same technique was used to clone Dolly, the sheep. The creation of monkeys by cloning brings science an important step closer to being able to do the same with humans.

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    Image of Ethics of Cloning

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  • 3 🌟 What is Seema Bhawani? BSF’S Women Bikers Make History on Republic Day-2018 (Important) [ Defense ]

    An all-woman bikers’ contingent- Women’s Motor Cycle team ‘Seema Bhawani’ of Border Security Force (BSF) made its debut on Rajpath. Women’s Motor Cycle team ‘Seema Bhawani’ of BSF was raised at Central School of Motor Transport, BSF Academy in Tekanpur on 20th October, 2016.

    Image of BSF’s Women Bikers Make History on Republic Day-2018

    Image of BSF’s Women Bikers Make History on Republic Day-2018

    Image of BSF’s Women Bikers Make History on Republic Day-2018

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  • 4 Opportunity Will Celebrate Its 14th Year on Mars [ Space and ISRO ]

    NASA’s rover ‘Opportunity’ celebrates 14 years on Mars, almost 14 years longer than planned creating incredible success story in the history of the NASA’s hardware. Opportunity’s remarkable longevity is a huge achievement, but rover is showing signs of its age.

    Opportunity's Marathon Journey Image

    Opportunity’s Marathon Journey Image

    Opportunity’s Marathon Journey Image

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