2019: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Mar 25, 2019
  • 1 New Reforms, Guidelines to Strengthen Jan Shikshan Sansthans (JSS) Launched [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    In a bid to boost skill training and entrepreneurship in the remotest corners of the country, Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Petroleum and Natural Gas (MSDE) announced comprehensive reforms for Jan Shikshan Sansthans (JSS), to further strengthen the skills e

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  • 2 Technology Mission Centre on Solar Energy & Water Treatment in Chennai [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Environment, Forests & Climate Change, will be launching three important centre’s set up by Department of Science and Technology (DST), nucleated at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IITM) on 25th January 2019 at

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  • 3 ECourts Services Through Common Service Centres [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Court case information such as judicial proceedings/decisions, case registration, ‘cause’ list, case status, daily orders, and final judgments of all computerized district and subordinate courts of the country will now be available across all Common Service Centres in the coun

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  • 4 INS Kohassa- Indian Naval Air Station Under the Joint-Services Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) [ Defense ]

    Naval Air Station (NAS) Shibpur was commissioned as INS Kohassa by Admiral, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Chairman COSC and Chief of the Naval Staff, on 24 Jan 19. INS Kohassa has been named after a White-Bellied Sea Eagle, which is a large bird of prey, endemic to Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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  • 5 🌟 9th National Voters’ Day to Be Celebrated on 25th January 2019 [ Important Days ]

    The country will celebrate the 9th National Voters’ Day (NVD) on 25th January 2019 at more than six lakh locations covering around ten lakh Polling Stations across the country. New Voters shall be felicitated and handed over their EPIC (Elector Photo Identity Card) in the NVD fu

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  • Mar 21, 2019
  • 1 ICAT Signs MoU with KIAPI for Indian Certification of Safety Critical Components [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with South Korea Intelligent Automotive Parts and Promotion Institute (KIAPI), South Korea to support Korean Automotive Industry for Indian Certification of safety critical compo

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  • 2 National Bench of the Goods and Services Tax Appellate Tribunal (GSTAT) [ Policy/Governance, Economy, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The Union Cabinet approved the creation of National Bench of the Goods and Services Tax Appellate Tribunal (GSTAT). The National Bench of the Appellate Tribunal shall be situated at New Delhi.

    Image of Goods and Services Tax

    Image of Goods and Services Tax

    Image of Goods and Services Tax

    • The National

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  • 3 Museum on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Yaad-E-Jallian Museum, Museum on 1857 and Drishyakala Museum [ Culture ]

    The Prime Minister, will inaugurated the Subhash Chandra Bose museum at Red Fort, New Delhi on 23 January 2019. Yaad-e-Jallian Museum is the museum on Jallianwala Bagh and World War I. Museum on 1857is on India’s first war of Independence and Drishyakala- Museum is on Indian Art

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  • 4 Centers of Excellence at Deen Dayal Hastkala Sankul in Varanasi [ Policy/Governance, Culture ]

    The Prime Minister inaugurated Centers of Excellence at Deen Dayal Hastkala Sankul in Varanasi. PM unveiled a plaque to mark the inauguration of 55 outlets which would serve as Centers of Excellence at the Hastkala Sankul, which is a complex dedicated to the handicrafts of the r

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  • 5 National Exhibition Cum Sale of SHG Products in Delhi Along with National Street Food Festival [ Health ]

    Minister of State (I/C) for Housing and Urban Affairs, organized a fortnight of events named ‘Shehri Samridhi Utsav’, focusing on urban livelihoods from 1st -15th February 2019. The event aims at extending the outreach of National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM).

    Image of Exhibition of SHG Products and Street Food Festival

    Image of Exhibition of SHG Products and Street Food Festival

    Image of Exhibition of SHG Products and Street Food Festival

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  • 6 🌟 Year End Review 2018- Ministry of Human Resource Development [ Education ]

    In pursuance to Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision for ‘Transforming India’, Ministry of Human Resource Development took a leap forward in transforming education sector with the motto of “सबको शिक्षा, अच्छी शिक्षा ” (Education for All, Quality Education).

    Image of The Education

    Image of The Education

    Image of The Education

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  • 7 Year End Review 2018: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare [ Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ayushman Bharat is a centrally sponsored programme anchored in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW). It is an umbrella of two major health initiatives, namely Health and Wellness Centres (HWCs) and Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (PMJAY).

    Image of The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW)

    Image of The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW)

    Image of The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW)

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  • 8 Year End Review 2018-19: Ministry of Mines [ Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ministry of Mines is responsible for survey and exploration of all minerals, other than natural gases, petroleum and atomic minerals, for mining and metallurgy of non-ferrous metals like aluminium, copper, zinc, lead, gold, nickel, etc. and for administration of the Mines and Mi

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  • 9 Year End Review 2018: Ministry of Telecommunications [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Six-fold increase in Government spending on telecommunications infrastructure and services in the country – from Rs. 9,900 crores between 2009 - 14, to Rs. 60,000 crores (actual + planned) between 2014 - 19.

    Image of Worlds Second Largest Telecom Market

    Image of World’s Second Largest Telecom Market

    Image of World’s Second Largest Telecom Market

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  • Mar 18, 2019
  • 1 Year End Review 2018: Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers [ Economy, Health, Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers in India is the administrative unit of three departments namely: Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Department of Fertilizers, and Department of Pharmaceuticals

    Image of The Managing Plastic Waste

    Image of The Managing Plastic Waste

    Image of The Managing Plastic Waste

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  • 2 🌟 Progress Under National Health Mission NHM [ Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister has been apprised of the progress under National Health Mission (NHM). The Cabinet was also apprised of the decisions of the Empowered Programme Committee (EPC) and Mission Steering Group (MSG) of NHM.

    Image Of Progress Under National Health Mission

    Image Of Progress Under National Health Mission

    Image Of Progress Under National Health Mission

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  • 3 Four Information Commissioners Take Oath of Office in Central Information Commission [ Appointments ]

    Four Information Commissioners namely Mr. Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha, Smt. Vanaja N Sarna, Mr. Neeraj Kumar Gupta and Mr. Suresh Chandra were administered the oath of office of the Information Commissioner, Central Information Commission (CIC) by the Chief Information Commissioner,

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  • 4 ISRO Launches Samwad with Students [ Education, Science/Technology ]

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched a new platform called ‘Samwad with Students’ on January 1,2019 in Bengaluru, as part of its enhanced outreach Through the initiative, ISRO aims to constantly engage youngsters across India in activities concerning space scien

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  • 5 🌟 NPS Withdrawal Made Tax-Free Like PPF, EPF [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Women/Minority Empowerment ]

    The government granted NPS exempt, exempt and exempt or EEE status, which means that like PPF (public provident fund) or EPF (employee provident fund) investment at the investment stage, accumulation and withdrawal stage will be tax free.

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    Image Of What Is NPS

    Image Of What Is NPS

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  • 6 Shaktikanta Das, Point-Man for Demonetisation, is New RBI Governor [ Policy/Governance, Appointments ]

    Former finance ministry official Shaktikanta Das as governor of the Reserve Bank of India, a day after former central bank boss Urjit Patel resigned abruptly. According to a government statement released, he will be given a three-year-tenure.

    Image of government statement

    Image of Government Statement

    Image of government statement

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  • Mar 16, 2019
  • 1 ISRO’S GSLV-F11/Gsat-7A Mission Successful, Satellite Meant for Military Applications [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    The “Indian Angry Bird”, a communications satellite, meant for the exclusive use of the Indian Air Force, took off from the Launchpad of Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh and was placed in orbit.

    Image Of Indian Angry Bird

    Image Of Indian Angry Bird

    Image Of Indian Angry Bird

    The Working of GSLV-7A

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  • 2 🌟 Consumer Protection Bill, 2018 [ Bills, Political Science ]

    The Consumer Protection Bill, 2018 was introduced in LokSabha in January 2018. The Bill replaces the Consumer Protection Act, 1986. Previously in 2015, a Bill had been introduced to replace the 1986 Act.

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    Image Of Consumer Protection

    Image Of Consumer Protection

    Need for the

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  • 3 🌟 Licence to Spy: NIA, CBI Among 10 Central Agencies Allowed to Snoop on Computer [ Policy/Governance, Political Science, Computers & ICT ]

    10 central agencies can now intercept, monitor and decrypt “any information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer”. The order will be in effect was issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) by December 20.

    Image Of Agencies Authorized To Snoop

    Image Of Agencies Authorized To Snoop

    Image Of Agencies Authorized To Snoop

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  • 4 🌟 Nuclear Ballistic Missile Agni-IV Successfully Test Fired Off Odisha Coast [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    Nuclear strategic ballistic missile Agni-IV was successfully test fired 23rd Dec, 2018 (Sunday) morning at 8.30 am. The test was conducted from Launchpad number 4 of the integrated test range at APJ Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast.

    Image Of AGNI-4 VS AGNI-5

    Image Of AGNI-4 VS AGNI-5

    Image Of AGNI-4 VS AGNI-5

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  • 5 🌟 India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The 1360 kms long India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway is an initiative pertaining to India, Myanmar and Thailand. That will connect Moreh, India with Mae Sot, Thailand via Myanmar.

    Map Of Trilateral Highway

    Map Of Trilateral Highway

    Map Of Trilateral Highway

    Details About the Highway

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  • Mar 15, 2019
  • 1 Pain-Free Alternative for Diabetics: No More Finger Pricking to Check Glucose! [ Science/Technology, Health ]

    Scientists have developed disposable paper-based sensors that can measure glucose concentrations in saliva, paving the way for a pain-free alternative to diabetics for monitoring their blood sugar levels daily – as per a study published in the Nature journal.

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    Image Of Fully Inkjet-Printed

    Image Of Fully Inkjet-Printed

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  • 2 🌟 NASA’S New Horizons Spacecraft is on Target for a Close Pass of Kuiper Belt [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    After a record-setting course-correction, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is on target for a close pass of Kuiper Belt Object 2014 MU69, coming within just 2,200 miles (3,500 kilometers) at 12: 33 a. m. EST on Jan. 1.

    Image Of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft

    Image Of NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft

    Image Of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft

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  • 3 Heritage Preservation in Indian Railways Explained [ Culture, Railways ]

    Ministry of Railways has initiated several measures to promote heritage preservation in the Railways. Most important heritage include: Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (1999), Nilgiri Mountain Railway (2005), Kalka Shimla Railway (2008) and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai (2004

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  • 4 India’S Most Promising Entrepreneurs and Individuals at National Entrepreneurship Awards 2018 [ Awards, Women/Minority Empowerment ]

    The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) will host third edition of the National Entrepreneurship Awards (NEA) on January 4,2019 at Dr. Ambedkar International Centre, Janpath, New Delhi.

    Image Of National Entrepreneurship Awards

    Image Of National Entrepreneurship Awards

    Image Of National Entrepreneurship Awards

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  • 5 🌟 Promotion of Electric Mobility [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways had amended the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 by inserting the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2015 for amending the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 (CMVRs) to include specifications regarding manufacture, operation, registration, permit ex

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