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

  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 Amendment in Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme Approved by Union Cabinet [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Cabinet amended the Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (M-SIPS) to boost electronic manufacturing. Under the amended rules, companies that invest in manufacturing would get up to Rs. 10, 000 crore as incentives. The plan is to make India a big hub in electronic manufa

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  • 2 Sitalpati Gets Place in UNESCO’S Intangible Cultural Heritage [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Sitalpati from the Cooch Behar district of Bengal has been recognized as an ’Intangible Cultural Heritage’ by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). It has found a place in the UNESCO-sponsored Rural Craft Hub project.

    UNESCO recognizes Sitalpati as Intangible Cultural Heritage

    UNESCO Recognizes Sitalpati as Intangible Cultural Heritage

    UNESCO recognizes Sitalpati as Intangible Cultural Heritage

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  • 3 India Ranks 60th in Inclusive Development Index [ Ranks & Indices ]

    The World Economic Forum’s Inclusive Development Index list for the year 2017 is out and India bagged the 60th position among 79 developing countries. China bagged an impressive 15th position beating India, with Pakistan at 52 and Bangladesh at the 36th spot. Report is generated

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  • 4 Silicon Identified as ‘Missing Element’ in Earth’S Core [ Sci-Tech ]

    Scientists from Tohoku University in Japan have claimed that Silicon is the ‘Missing Element’ in the Earth’s core. This discovery could help us to better understand how our world formed. Silicon likely makes up a significant proportion of Earth’s core after its major constituents

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  • 5 Farrukh Amonatov Wins Delhi International Open Chess Tournament [ Sports ]

    Top seeded Grandmaster Farrukh Amonatov won the 15th edition of the Delhi International Chess tournament. In 10th and final round of tournament, Amonatov settled for a draw with Grandmaster Diptayan Ghosh. He scored 8.5 points out of a ten and stayed a half point ahead of Ghosh a

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  • 6 India Signs Financing Agreement with World Bank for US$ 48 Million for Nagaland Health Project [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Financing agreement for IDA credit of US $48 million (equivalent) for the ‘Nagaland Health Project’ was signed with the World Bank by India. It is to boost the healthcare sector of Nagaland. The agreement was signed by economic affairs joint secretary Raj Kumar and World Bank sec

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  • 7 India, Mauritius Signed MoU for Cooperation in Cooperative Sector [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India and Mauritius signed a MoU for cooperation in the field of cooperatives and related areas. It was signed between Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, and Indian Ocean Mauritius’s Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives Minister Soomilduth Bholah.

    India, Mauritius signed MoU for cooperation

    India, Mauritius Signed MoU for Cooperation

    India, Mauritius signed MoU for cooperation

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  • 8 India Ranks 92 in the Global Talent Competitiveness Index [ Ranks & Indices ]

    India stood 92nd among 118 countries in the latest rankings of the global talent competitiveness index. Within the group of upper-middle-income countries, BRICS countries are not getting stronger. Switzerland topped the rankings, while Singapore coming second. United Kingdom was

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  • 9 Union Commerce Ministry Launches SEZ India App [ Sci-Tech ]

    A mobile app called ‘SEZ India’ has been launched by the Commerce Ministry. Developers and units can now file all their transactions digitally through SEZ Online system and track the status through the SEZ India mobile app. This app launch comes right after the launch of Bhim ap

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  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 Indian Women Boxers in Final of Nation’S Cup in Serbia [ Sports ]

    Indian women boxers started off 2017 on a high with good showing at the season-opening Nations Cup in Serbia. Five medals have been assured by Indian boxers after four of them entered the semi-finals while one made the final of the event.

    Gurbax Singh Sandhu with Indian boxer’s team

    Gurbax Singh Sandhu with Indian Boxer’s Team

    Gurbax Singh Sandhu with Indian boxer’s team

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  • 2 US Observes January 16 as Religious Freedom Day [ Important Days ]

    Since 1993, by Presidential Proclamation, January 16 is declared Religious Freedom Day in United States. Its aim is to promote and protect student’s religious expression rights by informing educators, parents, and students about their liberties.

    Religious Freedom Day - January 16th

    Religious Freedom Day - January 16th

    Religious Freedom Day - January 16th

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  • 3 Political Economy of FDI [ Yojana ]

    Foreign direct investment (FDI) is an important element of the global economy and a central component of economic development strategies of both developed and developing countries. Democratic political systems attract higher levels of FDI inflows both across countries and within

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  • 4 China to Set Up World’S Highest Altitude Telescopes in Tibet [ Sci-Tech ]

    China has started construction of the world’s highest altitude gravitational wave telescopes in a Tibet. The project will cost USD 18.8 million. The project was initiated by the Institute of High Energy Physics, National Astronomical Observatories, and Shanghai Institute of Micro

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  • 5 Gujarat Wins First Ranji Trophy Title [ Sports ]

    Gujarat won its maiden Ranji Trophy title by defeating defending champion Mumbai by five wickets in the final match held at the Holkar stadium in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Mumbai has won the Ranji title for record 41 times in the past.

    Gujarat skipper Parthiv Patel

    Gujarat Skipper Parthiv Patel

    Gujarat skipper Parthiv Patel

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  • 6 Sports Minister Vijay Goel Inaugurates Khelo India Competitions [ Sports ]

    Sports Minister Vijay Goel inaugurated the Khelo India National-level competitions for various sports for Under-14 and Under-17 children. It is The Delhi leg of the competitions, organized by Sports Authority of India. Minister also presented medals to the winners of the swimming

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  • 7 A New Mobile App for Tourists by Tamil Nadu Tourism Department [ Sci-Tech ]

    Aimed at benefiting tourists, Tamil Nadu government has launched a mobile application to provide information of famous destinations in the state. The application ‘Pinakin’ compatible for both Android and iOS devices and can be downloaded free of cost.

    A new mobile app for tourists by Tamil Nadu

    A New Mobile App for Tourists by Tamil Nadu

    A new mobile app for tourists by Tamil Nadu

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  • 8 India Ink MoU with Sri Lanka to Construct 3,000 Rain Water Harvesting Systems [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India signed Memorandum of Understanding with Sri Lanka. It is for construct 3000 rain water harvesting systems in Rin Jaffna District at a cost of 300 million Rupees. The rain water project envisages construction of 3000 rainwater harvesting systems for 3000 households in select

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  • 9 A Tragic Die-Off of Most of the Coral in Japan’S Largest Coral Reef [ Down-to-Earth ]

    The coral bleaching continues to have its impact even in 2017 as a new study by the Japanese environment ministry revealed that almost three-quarters of Japan’s biggest coral reef has died. Report blames global warming and rising sea temperatures for the demise of coral reefs.

    Bleached corals at Japan’s largest coral reef, Sekiseishoko

    Bleached Corals at Japan’s Largest Coral Reef, Sekiseishoko

    Bleached corals at Japan’s largest coral reef, Sekiseishoko

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  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 NGT Orders Inspection of Bio-Medical Waste Plants in Delhi [ Env. ]

    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered inspection of plants which treat waste in the hospitals of the National Capital Delhi. It has ensured proper segregation, collection and disposal of such waste. The tribunal had earlier asked hospitals and clinics to ensure proper collect

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  • 2 CBDT Inks Accord with Japanese Firm for Advance Pricing [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) entered into a bilateral Advance Pricing Agreement (BAPA) with an Indian subsidiary of a Japanese trading firm. Total three BAPAs have been signed by CBDT with Indian subsidiaries of Japanese companies all including rollbacks.

    CBDT inks accord with Japanese firm

    CBDT Inks Accord with Japanese Firm

    CBDT inks accord with Japanese firm

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  • 3 Europe’S First Underwater Museum Opens [ Sci-Tech ]

    The Museo Atlantico is the first of its kind in Europe and has been painstakingly put together by British eco-artist Jason deCaires Taylor. It is Situated 14 metres underwater. It is featuring dozens of humanoid sculptures based on real people.

    Marine life swim, first underwater contemporary art museum

    Marine Life Swim, First Underwater Contemporary Art Museum

    Marine life swim, first underwater contemporary art museum

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  • 4 India, US Ink MoU for Collaboration in Third World Countries [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    The MoU was signed between the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and Union Ministry of External Affairs’ Development Partnership Administration (DPA). India and the United States have signed MoU for developmental activities and aid in third world countries.

    Image of India, US ink MoU

    Image of India, US Ink MoU

    Image of India, US ink MoU

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  • 5 TCS CEO N Chandrasekaran is New Chairman of Tata Sons [ Appointments ]

    Tata Sons appointed Natarajan Chandrasekaran as its Executive Chairman. With this appointment, Chandrasekaran becomes the first non-Parsi person to head Tata group. He will take charge of the company on 21 February 2017. In absence of Cyrus Mistry, Ratan Tata was looking after th

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  • 6 Guided Pinaka Successfully Test-Fired [ Sci-Tech ]

    The Guided Pinaka is a modified version of the Pinaka rocket, equipped with a navigation, guidance and control kit. The test-firing has met all mission objectives. It is successfully test-fired from Integrated Test Range (ITR) launch pad at Chandipur in Odisha.

    Pinaka Rocket converted to a Guided Pinaka

    Pinaka Rocket Converted to a Guided Pinaka

    Pinaka Rocket converted to a Guided Pinaka

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  • 7 Regional Conference of Labour Ministers of Southern States Held at Chennai [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Regional Conference of Labour Ministers of Southern States was held in Chennai. The conference was attended by labour ministers and principal secretaries of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Lakshadweep and Puducherry.

    Regional Conference of Labour Ministers of Southern States

    Regional Conference of Labour Ministers of Southern States

    Regional Conference of Labour Ministers of Southern States

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  • 8 Barack Obama Awards Joe Biden with Presidential Medal of Freedom [ Awards ]

    Joe Biden broke down in tears as Barack Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a surprise farewell ceremony. It is the highest civilian honour, in a surprise tribute at the White House. Biden became the fourth person in US history to receive the award.

    Joe Biden, Barack Obama awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

    Joe Biden, Barack Obama Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

    Joe Biden, Barack Obama awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

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  • 9 India’S Second Scorpene Class Submarine Launched [ Defense ]

    Scorpene submarine Khanderi, known for its superior stealth, was launched by Union Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre in Mumbai. It has the ability to launch a crippling attack with torpedoes as well as tube-launched anti-ship missiles whilst underwater or on surface.

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  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 Padmashree Awardee K.M. Philip is No More [ Awards ]

    Padmasree K. M. Philip, former executive director of MRF Ltd. and former director of Malayala Manorama, passed away. He dies at the age of 104. He has served to the Rubber Board of India for more than 15 years. His work has been recognised through a number of awards.

     Image of KM Philip

    Image of KM Philip

    Image of KM Philip

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  • 2 Delhi Airport First in World to Adopt Digital Platform Arc [ Eco. ]

    Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport has become the first in the world to adopt a unique digital platform called Arc. It will be used to measure, manage and improve performance of the airport in resource consumption, carbon emissions and ensuring quality of passenger space.

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  • 3 Newly Formed Fracture in Indian Ocean May Trigger Quakes in Future [ Env. ]

    Researchers have found a new fault in the Indian Ocean. A new plate boundary may be forming on the floor of the Indian Ocean as a result of the largest earthquake that shook the Andaman-Sumatra region in 2012. Location of boundary is on the floor of the Indian Ocean in the Wharto

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