Economics: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2018 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Aug 12, 2017
  • 1 Consumer Protection in India-2nd Session of Intergovernmental Experts on Consumer Protection Law [ Eco. ]

    Following important statements were made by Minister of State for Consumer Affairs on “Report on national and regional implementation of the United Nations Guidelines for consumer protection”

    Image shows the National Consumer Helpline

    Image Shows the National Consumer Helpline

    Image shows the National Consumer Helpline

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  • Aug 9, 2017
  • 1 Export of Marine Food Products [ Eco. ]

    Gujarat is the top producer. Andhra Pradesh is the second largest producer in 2015 - 16. In addition, Goa is the third largest producer. Among the union territories, Andaman and Nicobar and Dam and Diu are also important producers.

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    Image of Indian Seafood Exports

    Image of Indian Seafood Exports

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  • 2 Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011- Revision of Cost [ Eco. ]

    The SECC -2011 project was concluded on 31.3. 2016. With Government, spending a large sum of money on poverty alleviation and welfare programmes in rural and urban areas SECC paves the way for better targeting of the poor and evidence based targeted intervention.

    Key Findings of Socio Economic and Caste Census

    Key Findings of Socio Economic and Caste Census

    Key Findings of Socio Economic and Caste Census

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  • Aug 1, 2017
  • 1 India’S Look East Policy- SASEC Road Connectivity Investment Program (Tranche 2) [ Eco. ]

    Cabinet approval for upgradation and widening of 65 kms of Imphal-Moreh Section of NH-39 in Manipur. Manipur is a landlocked state with 90 % of the area under difficult terrain and hence road transport only viable mass transport system.

    Location of Imphal-Moreh Section of NH-39 in Manipur

    Location of Imphal-Moreh Section of NH-39 in Manipur

    Location of Imphal-Moreh Section of NH-39 in Manipur

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  • 2 ‘White Tiger’ Spotted in Nilgiris [ Eco. ]

    Rare ‘white tiger’ with a pale skin colour was spotted for the first time in the Nilgiris. The tiger spotted in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve is albino but was white with golden brown patches.

    Location of White tiger Distribution in the Wild

    Location of White Tiger Distribution in the Wild

    Location of White tiger Distribution in the Wild

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  • 3 Disinvestment of Air India and Five of Its Subsidiaries [ Eco. ]

    Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, has given its approval based on the recommendations of Core Group of Secretaries on Disinvestment (CGD) and fourth tranche recommendation of NITI Aayog on strategic disinvestment of CPSE.

    Image shows the Current Structure of Air India

    Image Shows the Current Structure of Air India

    Image shows the Current Structure of Air India

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  • 4 IOC, BPCL, HPCL Going to Set World’S Largest Refinery [ Eco. ]

    Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies such as Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum have signed the agreement to jointly set up the world’s largest refinery and petrochemical complex. The refinery will be developed at Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra.

    Location of Rajapur

    Location of Rajapur

    Location of Rajapur

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  • Jul 30, 2017
  • 1 Trade Comparison Between Indian and China [ Eco. ]

    China is India’s largest trading partner, with bilateral trade at $71.5 billion skewed in favour of China. India imports $61.3 billion worth of Chinese products while it exports $10.2 billion. From - $37.2 billion in 2011 - 12, trade deficit has widened in the last six years to -

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  • Jul 24, 2017
  • 1 India and Bangladesh to Construct Bridge Along Mizoram Border on Karnaphuli River [ Eco. ]

    India and Bangladesh to construct a bridge over Mizoram’s Khawthlangtuipui river (also known as Karnaphuli river) for trade and communication. This was decided in a meet in Tlabung town in Mamit district of Mizoram adjacent to Khagrachari district of Southeast Bangladesh.

    India and Bangladesh to Construct Bridge & Karnaphuli River

    India and Bangladesh to Construct Bridge & Karnaphuli River

    India and Bangladesh to Construct Bridge & Karnaphuli River

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  • 2 India Poised to be Economic Growth Pole [ Eco. ]

    Research conducted by the Centre for International Development at Harvard University (CID) concluded that India will be economic pole of global growth with the economic pole of global growth having moved from China to India. With 7.7 % annual growth, India and Uganda top the list

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  • Jul 9, 2017
  • 1 Sundarban Mangrove’S Depleting Alarmingly [ Eco. ]

    The Sundarbans in the coastal region of the Bay of Bengal is one of the natural wonders of the world. Forest is located in the delta region of Padma, Meghna and Brahmaputra river basins and extends across Khulna, Satkhira, Bagerhat, Patuakhali and Barguna districts.

    Location of Sundarbans

    Location of Sundarbans

    Location of Sundarbans

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  • Jun 26, 2017
  • 1 Government Announced More 30 Smart Cities [ Eco. ]

    Central government has announced more 30 cities for development as smart cities so with this the number of smart city under Smart City Mission is reached to 90. The Smart City Mission was announced on 25th June 2015.

    • Total 45 cities were in the race for 40 available smart city s

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  • 2 Growth of Domestic and Foreign Tourist Visits During 2016 Gets Higher [ Eco. ]

    India has marked positive growth in both domestic and foreign tourist visits during 2016 as discover by Market Research Division of Ministry of Tourism. The contribution of these states was about 85 % to the total number of domestic tourist visits during 2012.

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    Domesti

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  • Jun 24, 2017
  • 1 India’S First Indigenously Build L&T Yard 55000 (Floating Dock – FDN 2) Launched [ Eco. ]

    Smt Anjali Deshpande, wife of Vice Admiral DM Deshpande, AVSM, VSM, and Controller of Warship Production & Acquisition has launched India’s first indigenously (self build) Floating Dock (FDN-2) for the Indian Navy at Larsen & Toubro Ltd (L&T) Shipyard at Kattupalli, Chennai.

    India’s first indigenously build L&T Yard 55000 Launched

    India’s First Indigenously Build L&T Yard 55000 Launched

    India’s first indigenously build L&T Yard 55000 Launched

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  • Jun 21, 2017
  • 1 📹 Highlight on Economics Contemporary - Expected Questions 2017 Part-2 [ Eco. ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to Economics Contemporary and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at YouTube@Examrace

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  • 2 📹 Highlight on Economics Contemporary - Expected Questions 2017 Part-1 [ Eco. ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to Economics Contemporary and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at YouTube@Examrace

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  • Jun 18, 2017
  • 1 Arunachal Pradesh Ask for Separate Time Zone to Increase Efficiency [ Eco. ]

    A separate time zone has been demanded by Arunachal Pradesh in order to improve work efficiency and save electricity of the northeastern states because according to them many day hours are wasted because government offices started at 10am and closes 4pm.

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  • Jun 11, 2017
  • 1 India’S First Private Railway: Habibganj [ Eco. ]

    Habibganj railway station which is located at border of Bhopal will be the public-private partnership (PPP) mode railway station. The redevelopmet work of the station will be strated from 9th June 9 after getting green signal from Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu.

    Location of Habibganj on India Map

    Location of Habibganj on India Map

    Location of Habibganj on India Map

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  • 2 जीएम कृषि, वरदान या अभिशाप (GM Agriculture, Boon or Curse ) [ Eco. ]

    प्रस्तावना: -कृषि देश की रीढ़ है। बरसों से खेतों से खुशहाली का रास्ता होकर गुजरता रहा है। विज्ञान ने प्रगति के साथ खेतों में फसलों को लहलहाया भी है। हरित क्रांति इसका उदाहरण है। लेकिन वैश्विक बाजार ने अब कृषि क्षेत्र में भी नजरें जमा ली हैं। सुबीज की अवधारणा वाले हमारे देश में जे

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  • Jun 8, 2017
  • 1 India’S Fast Growing Economy Growth Goes Down [ Eco. ]

    India has registered 7.1 % growth in the financial year 2016 - 17 which was 8 % in 2015 - 16, as recently released data of Ministry of Statistics. , India has registered GDP growth of 6.1 % in the fourth quarter of 2016 - 17 which was lower compared to China’s 6.9%, so India lost

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  • May 29, 2017
  • 1 World Economic Forum: Mumbai and Kota Among World’S Most Crowded [ Eco. ]

    World Economic Forum citing UN-Habitat data has named two Indian cities-Mumbai and Kota among the world’s most crowded cities. Dhaka has topped the list followed by India’s financial capital Mumbai.

    Mumbai and Kota among World’s most crowded

    Mumbai and Kota Among World’s Most Crowded

    Mumbai and Kota among World’s most crowded

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  • 2 PM to Inaugurate Country’S Longest Bridge in Assam [ Eco. ]

    On the third anniversary of his government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate India’s longest river bridge – the Dhola-Sadiya Bridge in Assam. The construction of the bridge began in 2011. The cost of the project is about Rs. 2056 crores.

    PM to Inaugurate Country’s Longest Bridge in Assam

    PM to Inaugurate Country’s Longest Bridge in Assam

    PM to Inaugurate Country’s Longest Bridge in Assam

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  • May 27, 2017
  • 1 Paytm Launches Payments Bank [ Eco. ]

    Digital payment wallet service Paytm on 23 May 2017 launched its payment bank operations by launching its first physical branch in Noida. The Paytm Payments Bank will be the first bank in the country to offer cashbacks on deposits.

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    Image of the Paytm Payments Bank

    Image of the Paytm payments Bank

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  • May 26, 2017
  • 1 India Becomes Second Largest Steel Producer in the World [ Eco. ]

    India has become the second largest stainless steel producer in the world after China. India overtook Japan as the second-biggest producer in 2016 according to data released by the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF)

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    Image of the Steel Product

    Image of the steel product

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  • 2 GST Council Announces GST Rates [ Eco. ]

    The good and services Tax (GST) fixed the GST rates for specific products. The council has fixed the rates of 1211 items most of which will likely become cheaper. It will decide rates of some other items and services in the coming days.

    Image of the good and services Tax(GST)

    Image of the Good and Services Tax (GST)

    Image of the good and services Tax (GST)

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  • May 24, 2017
  • 1 Union Cabinet Approves Pharma Mission to Develop Bio-Pharmaceuticals [ Eco. ]

    The CCEA has approved a collaborative mission between industry and academia called ‘Innovate in India empowering biotech entrepreneurs and accelerating inclusive innovation‘ that is aimed at accelerating discovery and research for early development of bio-pharmaceuticals.

    Union cabinet Approves Pharma Mission

    Union Cabinet Approves Pharma Mission

    Union cabinet Approves Pharma Mission

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  • May 22, 2017
  • 1 Government Decision to Set Up 10 Atomic Power Plants to Generate Lots of Jobs. [ Eco. ]

    The government has approved a Rs. 70, 000-crore quantum leap in India’s nuclear energy generation capacity and a new transparent policy for fuel supply to thermal power plants that reflects the country’s swift progress from scarcity to sufficiency of domestic coal.

    Image of Nuclear Power Plants

    Image of Nuclear Power Plants

    Image of Nuclear Power Plants

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  • 2 MoU Signed Between Indian Navy and Space Application Centre [ Eco. ]

    The Indian Navy and Ahmedabad- based Space Application Centre (SAC) today inked a pact on data sharing and scientific cooperation in the field of meteorology and oceanology. The MoU has further enhanced the already established collaboration between the two organizations.

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  • 3 India – Chile Expanded PTA to Come into Effect on 16 May [ Eco. ]

    India and Chile will implement a bilateral expanded Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) from May 16. The first preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) between India and Chile was signed on 8 March 2006.

    Image of the India – Chile expanded PTA

    Image of the India – Chile Expanded PTA

    Image of the India – Chile expanded PTA

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  • May 18, 2017
  • 1 New IIP, WPI Series Introduced [ Eco. ]

    The government has released new-look index of industrial production (IIP) and the wholesale price index (WPI) which have been built on the new series of data. The impact of demonetization still persisted on industrial production, particularly manufacturing

    Image of the New IIP, WPI Series

    Image of the New IIP, WPI Series

    Image of the New IIP, WPI Series

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