2019: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

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  • Sep 6, 2019
  • 1 DAIC and DICCI Signed MoU to Empower SC and ST Communities [ Policy/Governance, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Dr. Ambedkar International Centre (DAIC), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DICCI) in June 2019.

    The main agenda behind signing this MoU is to empower SC and ST com

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  • 2 MoU Signed for Enhancing New Offerings for the MSME Sector [ Policy/Governance, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The National Small Industries Corporation signed along with Common Service Centres (CSC) signed a MoU for enhancing new offerings to the MSME sector by synergizing each other’s’ competence. This is based upon the promotion of e-Governance Services. The MoU was signed by AS& DC (M

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  • 3 Depression Over Southeast Arabian Sea & Lakshadweep Area [ Environment/Ecology, Geography ]

    A Low pressure zone was created over Southeast Arabian Sea and along the east central regions of the Arabian Sea. This included the adjoining areas of Lakshadweep. Under favourable environmental conditions, it intensified into a depression over the same region in the morning arou

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  • 4 Launch of ET Government Portal [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance ]

    The Vice President of India launched ET Government Portal. The adoption of digital technology shall improve the governance and timely delivery of services to citizens. The technology can help in reducing corruption thereby ensuring transparency and improving the delivery of servi

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  • 5 Tiger Census Report 2018 Released [ International Relations/Organizations, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    With About 3000 tigers, India is one of the world’s largest and most secure habitats. The number of tigers in Gir Forest there has increased by 27 per cent. The report released in August 2019 highlights about the significant achievement of India in conserving wildlife. India is n

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  • Sep 3, 2019
  • 1 Increment in the Number of MSMEs in the Country [ Policy/Governance, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises has decided to increase the number of micro and small industries in the country. This will be achieved on a sustainable basis through implementation of various schemes and programmes.

    Ministry is planning to provide better credit f

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  • 2 Inauguration of National Workshop on Experience Sharing Under SPMRM [ Policy/Governance ]

    An inauguration event was based on National Workshop relating to Experience Sharing under Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Rurban Mission by Union Minister of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Agriculture & Farmers.

    By gaining the inspiration from Shyama Prasad Mukherjee and his visi

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  • 3 Educational Development Scheme for Economically Backward Classes [ Education, Policy/Governance ]

    The Ministry of Human Resource Development proposed to implement various schemes for the Economically Backward Class students. Citizens having annual income less than Rs. 1 lakh and who do not belong to any disadvantaged social category such as Schedule Caste (SC), Schedule Tribe

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  • 4 Initiatives Taken to Improve Teaching Standards in the Country [ Education, Policy/Governance ]

    To assess and improve the quality of teaching in the country Central Government under HRD Ministry took several initiatives. MHRD is responsible for development of human resources in India is divided into 2 parts.

    The Department of School Education and Literacy looks after prima

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  • Sep 2, 2019
  • 1 Dispute Resolution Mechanism for Solar/Wind Sector [ Policy/Governance, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    A proposal to set up a Dispute Resolution Committee for the consideration of the unforeseen disputes between solar/wind power developers and SECI/NTPC has been approved by the Union Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy (IC) and Skill Development & Entrepreneursh

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  • 2 Awards for Outstanding Contribution Towards Promotion and Development of Yoga-2019 [ Awards, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy) announced the Prime Minister’s Awards for outstanding contribution in Promotion and Development of Yoga.

    The Screening Committee (for preliminary evaluation) and Evaluation Committee (Jury) were c

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  • 3 Vice President’S Interaction with Scientists & Young Researchers of the NARL [ Policy/Governance, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Vice President of India at the inauguration function at the National Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL) near Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh called upon scientists and researchers to address pressing issues such as climate change, global warming and extreme weather events.

    The gl

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  • 4 Draft New Education Policy [ Education, Policy/Governance ]

    2-day conference on ‘Industry Academy Interaction for Improvement of Quality of Academics’ organized by the Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE) in June 2019 appealed to people to study, analyse and debate the Draft New Education Policy and withosut making any hasty co

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  • Aug 31, 2019
  • 1 Memorandum of Understanding Between NCGG and Maldives Civil Services Commission [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India’s leading civil services training institution, the National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG), has signed an MOU with the Maldives Civil Services Commission for capacity building of 1000 Maldives civil servants over the next 5 years.

    The training program will include publi

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  • 2 BCCI Comes Under NADA [ Sports ]

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on 9th August 2019 agreed to come under the ambit of the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA). The BCCI hereafter will adhere to anti-doping policy of NADA. Prior to this the Sweden-based International Dope Testing Management (IDTM)

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  • 3 QRSAM Successfully Test Fired from Balasore [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    The Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test fired Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) air defence system. This air defense missile system was tested from Balasore flight test range. The missile being developed for the Indian Army by the DRDO

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  • Aug 29, 2019
  • 1 Universal Smart Card Driving License [ Policy/Governance, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has decided to modify the format of driving licenses to smart card type driving licences so as to follow a standardised format nationwide. Around 30 % of Indians drive with fake or bogus licenses.

    Police reports in just of De

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  • 2 Army Training Exercise Kharga Prahar Concluded [ Defense ]

    A major training exercise, ‘Kharga Prahar’ conducted by the Indian Army in Punjab from 27 May 2019 to 4 June 2019. This exercise was undertaken by various and formations of Army’s Kharga Corps. The exercise was successful in validating latest operational concepts which are design

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  • 3 Down to Earth 16- 30 July 2019 [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Life on Mars? Compost Generation Scientific Misconduct Birds of North East: - Mars & Methane: Normal methane levels on Mars is 0.24 and 0.65 parts per billion (ppb). Rover has detected 21 ppb inside the 154-km-wide Gale crater. 4 times the previous maximum levels (5.8 ppb) recor

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  • 4 DRDO Successfully Test Fires AKASH MK-1S Missile [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully test fired AKASH-MK-1S missile from ITR, Chandipur, Odhisa. Akash MK1S is a surface to air missile which can neutralize advanced aerial targets. It has a strike range of 25 km. Akash MK 1S is an upgraded versi

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  • 5 📹 IAS Mains GS Paper 3- 2018 ( Questions 1 to 10) Part 1 [ Science/Technology ]

    Please find below the most important paper discussion for the upcoming IAS exam 2019. Subscribe Examrace YouTube Channel to get the complete video. For practice and solutions visit -https://www.doorsteptutor.com/Exams/IAS/Mains/ You can download the pdf by clicking the option “Do

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  • 6 📹 IAS Mains GS Paper 3- 2018 (Questions 11 to 20) Part 2 [ Science/Technology ]

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    Q 11. How are the principles foll

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  • 7 Inauguration of ATFM Complex [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Minister of State for Civil Aviation inaugurated the Air Traffic Flow Management - Central Command Centre. To address the balancing of capacity against the demand to achieve optimum utilization of the major resources is C-ATFM’s main objective.

    This achievement includes util

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  • Aug 26, 2019
  • 1 Reconstitution of NITI Aayog [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Prime Minister of India approved the reconstitution of government of India’s policy think tank NITI Aayog (or National Institution for Transforming India). The decision was taken ahead of first meeting of NITI Aayog’s governing council scheduled on 15th June, 2019.

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  • 2 Inauguration of First Ever World Food Safety Day [ Health, Down-to-Earth ]

    The first ever World Food Safety was launched by the Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare on 7th June 2019 with the theme ‘Food Safety, Everyone’s Business’. The celebratory programme was organised by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).

    The Prime Minis

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  • 3 Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Ratification of the Multilateral Convention to implement Tax Treaty Related Measures was recently approved by the Union Cabinet, aims to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (MLI).

    This BEPS multilateral instrument is an instrument to combat tax avoidance by multinationa

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  • 4 Approval of the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 [ Policy/Governance, Bills ]

    Cabinet has approved Aadhaar and other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 to replace the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019 so as to make it friendly to the people. As per the directions of the Supreme Court and recommendations of Justice B. N Srikrishna (Retd) Committee

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  • 5 Bal Sahitya Puraskar and Yuva Puraskar 2019 Announced [ Awards ]

    A list of 22 writers as recipients of Bal Sahitya Puraskar and 23 writers for Yuva Puraskar for 2019 were selected by the Sahitya Academy, India’s National Academy of Letters. The Executive Board of the Academy that met in Agartala on 14th June 2019, under the Chairmanship of its

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  • 6 Mangdecchu-Hyrdoelectric Power Plant in Bhutan [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Mangadecchu-Hydroelectric Power Plant project was inaugurated on 02 August 2019 in Bhutan by the Prime Minister of India. This hydroelectric plant is going to further strengthen the ties between the two countries. This is a hydroelectric plant with a cost of around Rs. 4500 c

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  • Aug 25, 2019
  • 1 Tripartite Agreement Between IRSDC and French National Railways & AFD [ International Relations/Organizations, Railways ]

    The Indian Railway Station Development Corporation (IRSDC) entered into a Tripartite Agreement with French National Railways (SNCF) & AFD, a French development Agency to support Railway Station Development Program in India. ISRDC was incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956 on

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