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

  • Dec 1, 2017
  • 1 Chennai is Included in UNESCO Creative Cities Network [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Differing geographically, demographically or economically- Creative Cities commit to develop and exchange innovative best practices to promote creative industries, strengthen participation in cultural life, and integrate culture into sustainable urban development policies.

    Chennai Included in UNESCO Creative Cities Network

    Chennai Included in UNESCO Creative Cities Network

    Chennai Included in UNESCO Creative Cities Network

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  • 2 🌟 Constitutional Provisions of Children-Who is a Child? Hausla 2017 for Children (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Ministry of Women and Child Development celebrated the Child Rights Week by hosting an inter-Child Care Institution festival, “Hausla 2017” for the children who reside in childcare institutions between 16 - 20th November 2017. The event aims at inspiring and mainstreaming the

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  • Nov 29, 2017
  • 1 Daily Drug Regimen for Treatment of Tuberculosis [ Health ]

    The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has launched daily regimen for TB patients across the country under The Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP). So far, government is only providing thrice-weekly regimen for the treatment of tuberculosis (TB).

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    Image of Daily Drug Regimen

    Image of Daily Drug Regimen

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  • 2 🌟 Dalveer Bhandari Got Reelected, International Court of Justice-How are Judges Elected? (Important) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the highest judicial body having trans-national jurisdiction. It is filling several vacancies, with the terms of five serving judges coming to an end.

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    Image of International Court of Justice

    Image of International Court of Justice

    Dalve

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  • 3 Moody’S Upgrade Sovereign Credit Rating of India to Baa2 from Baa3 [ Policy-Governance ]

    Moody’s Investors Service upgraded the Government of India’s local and foreign currency issuer ratings to Baa2 from Baa3 and changed the outlook on the rating to stable from positive.

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    Image of Moody’s Rating System

    Image of Moody’s Rating System

    • India’s rating has been upgrad

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  • 4 What are Hackathons and an Appathons?- GCCS 2017 [ Sci-Tech ]

    A hackathon is a gathering where programmers collaboratively code in an extreme manner over a short period. Each developer has the ability and freedom to work on whatever they wants. Appathons is a Hackathons but focused on creation of app.

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    Image of India Smart Grid Week 2017

    Image of India Smart Grid Week 2017

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  • 5 🌟 What Was LOP? Blue Revolution: India Second Largest Fish Producing Country (Important) [ Agri. ]

    With removal of “Letter of Permit” or “L. O. P. ” system in the Indian E. E. Z since January 2017, overall fish production has increased to approximately 18.86 % in comparison to the last three years & inland fisheries sector has registered a growth of 26%.

    Chart of New Targets For Fish Exports

    Chart of New Targets For Fish Exports

    Chart of New Targets For Fish Exports

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  • Nov 28, 2017
  • 1 India’S Membership of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development- What is EBRD? [ Eco. ]

    Cabinet approved India’s Membership for European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD) paving way for necessary steps by the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance.

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  • 2 ISRO’S AstroSat for First Time Accomplishes X-Ray Polarization [ Space and ISRO ]

    AstroSat accomplished the 18-month-long task of measuring X-ray polarization of Crab pulsar in the Taurus constellation for the first time, marking a new era in the country’s space program.

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    Image of Pulsar Neutron Star

    Image of Pulsar Neutron Star

    • Indian Space Research Orga

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  • 3 Toyota and Suzuki Bringing Electric Vehicles to India in 2020 [ Policy-Governance ]

    Japanese automakers Suzuki Motor and Toyota Motor finalized an agreement to manufacture and sell electric vehicles in India by the turn of the decade. Companies will undertake a comprehensive study of activities for widespread acceptance and use of electric vehicles in India.

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    Image of Electric Vehicles Advantages

    Image of Electric Vehicles Advantages

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  • 4 Malnutrition Responsible for 15% of India’S Total Disease Burden in 2016 [ Policy-Governance ]

    “India State-level Disease Burden Report and Technical Paper” was launched today by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu. The comprehensive report indicates that although the disease burden due to malnutrition dropped in India substantially since 1990, it is still responsible for 15 p

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  • 5 Rajkot’S 69 Crore Rupee Eye-Way Project in WB ’Internet of Things: the New Government [ Policy-Governance ]

    Eye-Way project in Rajkot is a network of cameras, which keeps vigil on city and helps RMC track various civic issues like roads, parking, and pollution levels. Rajkot found mention for its ‘eye- way project’, the network of 973 cameras for vigilance and surveillance.

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    Image of Eye-Way Project

    Image of Eye-Way Project

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  • Nov 27, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Energy Independence in India: How First-Ever U.S. Crude Shipment to India Independence? (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    India received first shipment of US crude oil of 1.6 million barrels, purchased by state-run Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) at Paradip Port in Odisha imported on MT New Prosperity, a very large crude carrier (VLCC) that left US Gulf Coast on August 19, 2017 and arrived at Paradip p

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  • 2 FAST Test to Remember the Signs of Stroke [ Health ]

    FAST acronym is used as a mnemonic to help detect and enhance responsiveness to stroke victim needs. The FAST was developed in the UK in 1998 by a group of stroke physicians, ambulance personnel, and an emergency room physician and was designed to be an integral part of a trainin

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  • 3 🌟 Bank Recapitalization: a Lesson from 1993 (Important) [ Eco. ]

    Indian government announced Rs. 2.11-lakh-crore capitalization plan for state-owned banks over two years, which solves two problems: Government’s approach insists on resolving the banking sector problems of NPA’s by infusing a huge amount of capital.

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    Image of Bank Recapitalization

    Image of Bank Recapitalization

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  • Nov 26, 2017
  • 1 🌟 What are the Criteria for Ease of Doing Business? - India Jumps 30 Ranks (Important) [ Ranks & Indices ]

    India has jumped 30 ranks in the Ease of Doing Business index making it one of the best where businesses can come in. The following criteria are used by World Bank for deciding its Ease of Doing Business rankings:

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  • 2 🌟 What is Living Will? What is the Medical Treatment of Terminally Ill ? (Important) [ Bills ]

    With centre informing Supreme Court for vetting a draft law to permit “passive euthanasia”- The Medical Treatment of Terminally Ill Patients (Protection of Patients and Medical Practitioners) Bill but center is against people making “Living Wills”.

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    Image of Forms of Euthanasia

    Image of Forms of Euthanasia

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  • 3 Pradhan Manthri Sansad Aadarsh Gram Yojna [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) is village development project launched by Government of India in October 2014, under which each Member of Parliament takes responsibility of developing physical and institutional infrastructure in three villages by 2019.

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    Image of Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana

    Image of Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana

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  • 4 VAJRA Scheme [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Government launched VAJRA (Visiting Advanced Joint Research) Faculty scheme by the Department of Science and Technology to enables NRIs and overseas scientific community to participate and contribute to research and development in India.

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  • Nov 25, 2017
  • 1 🌟 What is Operation Smile? (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Operation Smile-II is a nation-wide campaign to rescue and rehabilitate the missing children. India has an alarming problem of missing children. The Government of India requested the States/UTs to start “Operation Smile-II” from 1st January, 2016 to 31stJanuary, 2016.

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    Image of Missing Children In India

    Image of Missing Children In India

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  • 2 AI in Agricultural & Healthcare-Smart Farming Using Artificial, Drones & Remote Sensing [ Agri. ]

    In Andhra Pradesh’s Devanakonda Mandal in Kurnool district where farmers depended on rain for groundnut and cotton crops now use AI to get accurate predictions. With landholdings of just two to three acres and poor weather prediction most depended on experience to decide when to

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  • 3 E-Loc- Scheme for Mapping Addresses Digitally [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    All addresses- residential or professional will soon get a digital tag, similar to Aadhaar for an individual’s identification. The idea is to provide e-locations (like on Google Maps) for the addresses therein & then provide possibilities to link them to other info.

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    Image of Mapping Addresses Digitally

    Image of Mapping Addresses Digitally

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  • 4 Mission Innovation Smart Grids for Renewable Energy [ Env. ]

    Mission Innovation challenge on Smart Grids is collectively working to enable future smart grids powered by renewables. To combat the growth of greenhouse gas emission, world is increasing use of renewable energy sources.

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    Image of Smart Grids

    Image of Smart Grids

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  • Nov 24, 2017
  • 1 📹 Yojana November 2017(Summary): Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) [ Yojana ]

    Key Issues: Aim to build strong industries in India. Employ 11 crore people & 17 % of GDP. Challenges: Untimely access to credit. Lack of infrastructure. Inability to resource technology for upgradation. Access to marketing. Competition from neighboring nations. Poor finance. Li

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  • Nov 23, 2017
  • 1 Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana Launched to Promote Philately [ Edu. ]

    Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana was launched by Prime Minister of India. This Program is for school children to increase the reach of Philately. Scholarship gives student of class VI to IX having good academic record and pursuing Philately as a hobby in this scheme.

    Deen Dayal SPARSH Scheme

    Deen Dayal SPARSH Scheme

    Deen Dayal SPARSH Scheme

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  • 2 🌟 Increasing Male Participation in Family Planning (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Female sterilization continues to be the most popular method of contraception in India, accounting for over 75 % of the modern family planning methods used, according to National Health Family Survey 2015 - 16 (NFHS-4). Male sterilization’s share in family planning methods was 0.

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  • 3 Make in India for Portable Diver Detection Sonar [ Defense ]

    In support for ‘Make in India’ Policy, Indian Navy signed contract with Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division for supply of Portable Diver Detection Sonar (PDDS) under the ‘Buy and Make (Indian) ’ category.

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    Image of Portable Diver Detection Sonar

    Image of Portable Diver Detection Sonar

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  • 4 INS Sarvekshak to Carry Joint Hydrographic Survey with Tanzanian Navy in Dar-Es-Salaam [ Sci-Tech ]

    To bolster bilateral relations with friendly foreign countries and navies in the Indian Ocean region, INS Sarvekshak, a hydrographic survey ship of Southern Naval Command, arrived in Dar-es-Salaam Tanzania for joint Hydrographic Survey along with the Tanzanian Navy.

    Map of Pemba Channel

    Map of Pemba Channel

    Map of Pemba Channel

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  • Nov 22, 2017
  • 1 📹 IAS Mains Geography Optional 2017 – Paper 1 Section A (Part - 2) [ IAS Upd. ]

    Geography optional paper was very predictable based on the recent happenings around the globe –indeed many concepts were similar to those asked in our past test series. In the 2018 Geography optional Test Series, we have reserved 2 mock test for the month of March to cover the co

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  • 2 📹 IAS Mains Geography Optional 2017 – Paper 1 Section A (Part - 1) [ IAS Upd. ]

    Geography optional paper was very predictable based on the recent happenings around the globe –indeed many concepts were similar to those asked in our past test series. In the 2018 Geography optional Test Series, we have reserved 2 mock test for the month of March to cover the co

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