2019: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Apr 3, 2019
  • 1 📹 Kurukshetra February 2019: Boosting Agricultural Growth (Part-2) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Micro-Irrigation for Agricultural Growth: According to National Water Policy (2012) by Ministry of Water Resources, GoI, water saving in irrigation is given vital importance to achieve water use efficiency. Micro Irrigation is innovative water saving technology in which water is

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  • 2 📹 Kurukshetra February 2019: Boosting Agricultural Growth (Part-1) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Key Topics Included In This Article: PM-AASHA – Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, e-NAM, Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana, Kisan Credit Card Scheme, FARMER first Scheme, Micro Irrigation and Type, APMC Act, Agri-Business, Student Re

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  • 3 Kurukshetra March 2019: Perspectives in Rural Development (Part-1) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Key Topics Included In This Article: Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN), Pradhan Mantri Shram-Yogi Maandhan, Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog, National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP), Ayushman Bharat.

    • Scheme for Adolescent Girls (SAG)
    • Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yoja

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  • Apr 2, 2019
  • 1 Schemes Under National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    National Minority Development Finance Corporation (NMDFC) implementing schemes for the socio-economic development of the ‘backward sections’ amongst the notified minorities through the State Channelizing Agencies (SCAs) nominated by the respective State Governments/UT Administrat

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  • 2 Shehri Samridhi Utsav Launched [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Union Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) in February 2019 launched the Shehri Samridhi Utsav, an initiative that aims to extend the outreach of Deen dayal Antyodaya Mission – National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM) to the most vulnerable.

    Image of Shehri Samridhi Utsav

    Image of Shehri Samridhi Utsav

    Image of Shehri Samridhi Utsav

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  • 3 🌟 Safe City Project [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Women/Minority Empowerment ]

    The central government has approved a ‘Safe City Project’ for Lucknow at a total cost of Rs. 194.44 crore under the Nirbhaya Fund Scheme with an aim to strengthen security of women in public places.

    Image of Least of Safe Citys For Woman

    Image of Least of Safe Citys For Woman

    Image of Least of Safe Citys For Woman

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  • 4 🌟 Schemes Taken by Government for Conservation and Promotion of Medicinal Plants [ Health, Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    As per information of the Botanical Survey of India (BSI), an organization under Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change estimated more than 8,000 species of medicinal plants are found in India.

    Image of The National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB)

    Image of The National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB)

    Image of The National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB)

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  • Apr 1, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Empowering Women Entrepreneurship Through Prime Minister’S Employment Generation Programme [ Women/Minority Empowerment ]

    Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) is empowering women entrepreneurs through its different schemes. The projects set up by women entrepreneurs are about 30 % of total projects set up under PMEGP.

    Image of MSME Scheme

    Image of MSME Scheme

    Image of MSME Scheme

    Details About Pr

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  • 2 National Testing Agency Launched Mobile App Through Which Students Can Practice Mock Tests [ Education, Computers & ICT ]

    National Testing Agency (NTA) launched a ‘mobile app’ through which students can practice or take mock tests on their own computers or smart phones. So far, more than one lakh students have registered at these TPCs and more than one crore students have benefited from these ‘App

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  • 3 🌟 Creation of National Virtual Library of India as One of the Components of National Mission [ Education ]

    The objective of National Virtual Library of India (NVLI) is to facilitate creation of a comprehensive database on digital resources of India on information about India in an open access environment.

    Image of National Mission on Libraries

    Image of National Mission on Libraries

    Image of National Mission on Libraries

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  • 4 🌟 Export Promotion Capital Goods Scheme [ Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    To facilitate import of capital goods for producing quality goods and services and enhance India’s manufacturing competitiveness, Export Promotion Capital Goods Scheme under the Foreign Trade Policy is for manufacturer exporters with or without supporting manufacturer (s), merch

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  • 5 Ministry of Coal Signs an MoU with Ministry of Energy, Republic of Poland [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Ministry of Coal entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Ministry of Energy, Republic of Poland here. The MoU has been signed between Hon’ble Minister of State for Coal and Mines and Mr. Grzegorz Tobiszowski, Secretary of State, Ministry of Energy, Republic of Poland.

    Image of Poland - India Trade Relations

    Image of Poland - India Trade Relations

    Image of Poland - India Trade Relations

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  • 6 Foundation Stone for New Terminal Building of KBR Airport in Leh [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Prime Minister laid foundation stone for new terminal building of KBR Airport in Leh. He also inaugurated and laid foundation stones for various development projects there. He inaugurated the University of Ladakh for Young students constitute 40 % of the population of Ladakh.

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  • Mar 31, 2019
  • 1 6th Meeting of Steering Group of National Health Mission [ Health ]

    The Government is rapidly moving forward in providing Comprehensive Primary Health Care through Health and Wellness Centers (HWCs). About 8000 HWCs have become operational in 35 states/UTs.

    Image of National Health Mission

    Image of National Health Mission

    Image of National Health Mission

    Role of NHM

    • Mini

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  • 2 🌟 Recommendations of the Inter-Ministerial Committee Regarding Exploration in Petroleum and Gas [ Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The Government is implementing the recommendations of the high level Inter-Ministerial Committee that has made several specific recommendations regarding the exploration in the Petroleum and Gas sector.

    Image of Advantage India

    Image of Advantage India

    Image of Advantage India

    • India’s import depe

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  • 3 🌟 Budget Summary with Major Highlights of the Interim Budget 2019-20 [ Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Interim Budget 2019 - 20 besides having a major Scheme for the farmers, it provides tax sops and sets the Developmental Agenda for the years to come. A New Deal for 12 Crore Small and Marginal farmers with direct income support.

    Image of Budget at a Glance

    Image of Budget at a Glance

    Image of Budget at a Glance

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  • 4 Mega Pension Scheme for Unorganized Sector ‘Pradhan Mantri Shram-Yogi Maandhan’ [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Government Proposes to Launch a Mega Pension Yojana Namely ‘Pradhan Mantri Shram-Yogi Maandhan’ for the Unorganized Sector Workers with Monthly Income Upto Rs. 15,000. The scheme will also be implemented from the current year

    Image of Pradhan Mantri Shram-Yogi Maandhan

    Image of Pradhan Mantri Shram-Yogi Maandhan

    Image of Pradhan Mantri Shram-Yogi Maandhan

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  • 5 Interim Budget: Income Upto Rs 5 Lakh to Get Full Tax Rebate; Higher Standard Deduction Proposed [ Economy ]

    Individual taxpayers having taxable annual income up to Rs. 5 lakhs will get full tax rebate and therefore will not be required to pay any income tax. While presenting the Interim Budget 2019 - 20 in Parliament today the Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs, Railways &

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  • Mar 28, 2019
  • 1 📹 Yojana March 2019: Development (Part-2) [ Yojana ]

    Unleashing Youth Power for Development: India is youngest nation of world; developing youth to unleash their full potential will only make India global economic powerhouse. Reforms in education, skill development & entrepreneurship thru various Central/State Govt. schemes have g

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  • 2 📹 Yojana March 2019: Development (Part-1) [ Yojana ]

    Key Topics Included In This Article: Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN), Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog, Pradhan Mantri Shram-Yogi Maandhan, Aspirational Districts Programme (ADP), Civil Service, Legal, Judicial & Police Reforms, Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana (MKSP),

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  • Mar 27, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (P.M. Kisan) [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    To provide an assured income support to the small and marginal farmers, Government is launching a historic programme namely “Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) “. Agriculture continues to be the main driver of the rural economy.

    Image of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (P.M. Kisan)

    Image of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (P. M. Kisan)

    Image of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (P. M. Kisan)

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  • 2 Government Announces Hike in Research Fellowship [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    From January 1,2019, Central Government has enhanced the fellowship of Ph. D students and other research personnel enrolled in any area of science and technology, including Physical and Chemical Sciences, Engineering, Mathematical Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Life Sciences,

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  • 3 Union Minister to Inaugurate the First Swadesh Darshan Project in Sikkim [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Minister for Tourism inaugurated the project “Development of North East Circuit: Rangpo– Rorathang- Aritar- Phadamchen- Nathang-Sherathang- Tsongmo- Gangtok-Phodong- Mangan- Lachung-Yumthang- Lachen- Thangu-Gurudongmer- Mangan- Gangtok-Tuminlingee- Singtam” implemented und

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  • 4 National Salt Satyagraha Memorial in Dandi & Terminal Building at Surat Airport [ Political Science ]

    The Prime Minister, will visit Surat and Dandi in Gujarat on January 30,2019. During the visit, the Prime Minister will lay the Foundation Stone for the extension of Terminal building at Surat Airport.

    About the Terminal Building

    • The Terminal building is being constructed at

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  • 5 🌟 What is PISA? India and OECD Agreement for India’S Participation in Programme for PISA in 2021 [ Education, International Relations/Organizations ]

    Government of India has decided that India will participate in the Programme for International Students Assessment (PISA) to be conducted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in 2021.

    Image of Mean Performance on the Overall reading Scale of PISA

    Image of Mean Performance on the Overall Reading Scale of PISA

    Image of Mean Performance on the Overall reading Scale of PISA

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  • Mar 26, 2019
  • 1 🌟 St. Petersburg Declaration in 2010: Two Day International Stock Taking Conference [ Environment/Ecology ]

    The third Stock Taking Conference on Tiger Conservation was inaugurated in New Delhi. Third in a series of Stock Taking Conferences, this is the second to be held in India after 2012 and is expected to have wide ranging discussions on the status of the Global Tiger Recovery Prog

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  • 2 🌟 Vande Bharat Express [ Railways ]

    Minister of Railways & Coal, announced the name Vande Bharat Express for Train 18, acknowledging it’s made-in-India status. It is a ‘vandaniya’ step towards realisation of New India vision. This train set has been manufactured by Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in the period of 18

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  • 3 Indian Railways Presents Republic Day Tableau Depicting the Theme of “Mohan Se Mahatma” [ Railways ]

    Indian Railways showcased its tableau in prestigious Republic Day Parade this year with the theme “Mohan se Mahatma”. Indian Railways Tableau depicts the “transformation of Mohan Das Karam Chand Gandhi to Mahatma Gandhi”.

    Image of Theme of Mohan Se Mahatma

    Image of Theme of Mohan Se Mahatma

    Image of Theme of Mohan Se Mahatma

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  • 4 🌟 UDAN 3.0 Scheme Results are Announced [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The union Minister for Civil Aviation and Commerce announced the results of Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik (UDAN) Scheme. The Minister said, following two successful rounds of bidding. Inclusion of Tourism Routes under UDAN 3 in coordination with the Ministry of Tourism

    Image of India Boards UDAN

    Image of India Boards UDAN

    Image of India Boards UDAN

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  • Mar 25, 2019
  • 1 PSLV-C44 Successfully Launches Microsat-R and Kalamsat-V2 [ Science/Technology ]

    India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C44) successfully injected Microsat-R and Kalamsat-V2 satellites into their designated orbits. The PSLV-C44 lifted off at 23: 37 Hrs (IST) on January 24,2019 from the First Launch Pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota in

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