2019: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

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    • Sep 26, 2019
    •  Janaushadhi Sugam-a Mobile Application Launched [ Policies & Governance, Health ]

      A mobile application Janausadhi Sugam was launched by the Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers on Aug 27,2019. It was also announced that “Jan Aushadhi Suvidha Oxo-Biodegradable Sanitary Napkin” will now be available at only One Rupee per pad. The Janausadhi Sugam will en…

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    • Sep 27, 2019
    •  Agreement Signed Between India and Peru on Cooperation in the Field of Medicinal Plants [ International Relations & Organizations, Health ]

      An agreement between the National Medicinal Plants Board, Ministry of AYUSH, and the National Institute of Health, Ministry of Health of the Republic of Peru was signed on August 28,2019 for cooperation in the field of medicinal plants. This agreement is expected to enhance the b…

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    • Nov 2, 2019
    •  Kurukshetra October 2019 - Agricultural Reforms (Part 1) [ Based on Kurukshetra ]

      Key Topics Included In This Article: Research and Technology, Reforms in fertiliser Sector, Agriculture Sector In India: Current Scenario, Pradhan Mantri Kisan, Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) , Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) , Kisan Credit Card, E-National Agriculture Ma…

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    • Nov 4, 2019
    •  Yojana October 2019- Invaluable Legacy (Part- 2) [ Based on Yojana ]

      Mahatma Gandhi՚s Eleven Vows: Object & Observances of Ashram, Truth, Non-Violence or Love, Chastity (Brahmacharya) , Control of Palate, Non-Stealing, Non-Possession or poverty, Physical Labour, Swadeshi, Fearlessness, Removal of Untouchability, Tolerance,

      Gandhi as an Internationa…

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    • Nov 15, 2019
    •  Snow Leopard Survey [ Environment ]

      The International Union for Conservation of Nature and natural resources (IUCN) reclassified the snow leopard from endangered to the vulnerable category in the IUCN red list on 14 September 2019. India is planning for the first time to survey on snow leopard population and its ge…

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    •  Weather Impact and Meteorology [ Based on Down-to-Earth ]

      The cold heavier air during winters gets settled in Delhi and the air pollution starts choking in. In Delhi use of pet coke, furnace oil and even coal has been completely banned for industrial use. The Air Quality Index (AQI) is used by the government agencies to let the public k…

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    •  Emission of by Humans Causing Mass Extinction [ Based on Down-to-Earth ]

      Out of 43,500 gigatonnes of the total Earth՚s Carbon content not even one percent is above the surface, in the oceans, on land and in the atmosphere. According to the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) , an estimated 1.85 billion gigatonnes of carbon is expected to be stored inside th…

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    • Nov 18, 2019
    •  Yojana November 2019 SANITATION FOR a HEALTH SOCIETY Part 4 [ Based on Yojana ]

      An exclusive toilet is more likely to be used if household has access to a dedicated water facility. Chances of open defecation increase if distance of drinking water source is more than 400 meters from premises instead of having a drinking water source w/I dwelling. Similarly. C…

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    •  Yojana November 2019 SANITATION FOR a HEALTH SOCIETY Part 7 [ Based on Yojana ]

      Initiative take by States/Union Territories: States & UTS such as Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Daman & Diu, & Goa have achieved maximum compliance w/respect to provisions of SWM Rules. Initiatives taken by Chhattisgarh State are as follows: Door-to-door collection, waste segrega…

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    • Dec 26, 2019
    •  🌟 Scheme of Assistance for Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drug) Abuse [ Health, Important Days, Government Schemes/Projects ]

      Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment implements Central Sector Scheme of ‘Assistance for Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drug) Abuse’ for identification, counseling, treatment, and rehabilitation. Financial assistance is provided for setting-up and running Integrate…

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