Government Schemes & Projects: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2020 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

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  • Aug 18, 2015
  • 1 A new campaign named ‘Start-up India; Stand up India’ announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About the Prime Minister: The Prime Minister is the chief of government. He is chief adviser to the President of India. He is also head of the Council of Ministers and the leader of the majority party in the parliament.

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  • 2 The First Multi-Currency Contactless Card service has been launched by Axis Bank in India [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Axis Bank: Axis Bank is the third largest public sector bank in India. It provides financial services to customer segments covering Large and Mid - Sized Corporates, MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise) Agriculture and Retail Businesses.

    • Its registered office at Ahme

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  • 3 Witch Hunting (Prohibition, Prevention and Protection) Bill 2015 passes by Assam [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Assam: Assam is a state in the north - eastern region of India. Located south of the eastern Himalayas. What is Witch Hunting? The witch hunting includes violence and beliefs that have led to the pain and murder of suspected witches.

    About Witch Hunting Bill:

    • Assam sta

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  • 4 NTPC signed two MoUs with NSDC and NSDF for Skill Development [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About NTPC: NTPC stands for National Thermal Power Corporation. Its work is generation of electricity and similar activities. It is a government company incorporated under the Companies Act 1956.

    • It’s headquarter is in New Delhi.
    • Its business is generation and sale of electri

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  • 5 Ram Nath Kovind takes oath as Governor of Bihar [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Ram Nath Kovind: Ram Nath Kovind was born on 1st October 1945 at Paraunkh of Kanpur Dehat. Kovind is a politician from the Bharatiya Janata Party - BJP. He was elected to Rajya Sabha from state of Uttar Pradesh during the two terms of 1994 - 2000 and 2000 - 2006.

    • He is al

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  • 6 Taj Mahal becomes first memorial in world to have Twitter account [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Taj Mahal: Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum (a large stately tomb). It is located on the southern bank of Yamuna River in Agra of Uttar Pradesh. Mughal emperor Shah Jahan who ruled from 1628 to 1658 was built it in 1632 in memory of his favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal.

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  • 7 Union Government decided to set up Bank Board Bureau [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About set up Bank Board Bureau: Union Government has decided to set up a Bank Board Bureau (BBB) to monitor key performance pointers of public sector banks (PSBs). It was announced by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as part of Indradhanush (rainbow) plan.

    • Indradhanush plan a

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  • Aug 17, 2015
  • 1 Om Prakash Munjal, The founder of Hero Cycle passed away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Om Prakash Munjal: Om Prakash Munjal who was the founder of Hero Cycles and Motors is died at DMC Hero Heart Centre in Ludhiana at age 87. Om Prakash Munjal was born on 26th August 1928 in Kamalia.

    • Kamalia is a city in th

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  • 2 Guinness Book of world records enters the name of PAHAL scheme [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About PAHAL scheme: PAHAL is stands for Pratyaksha Hastaantarit Laabh. This scheme was launched on 1st June 2013 and now it used in 291 districts. In this scheme the customer have an Aadhaar number compulsory for using LPG Subsidy.

    • The government has carefully revised the schem

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  • 3 India signs MoU with Slovak Republic for technical support in Railway Sector [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Slovak Republic: The Slovak Republic also known as the Slovak State which was a client state of Nazi Germany and was existed between 14th March 1939 and 4th April 1945. It controlled the majority of the area of existing Slovakia, but without its current southern and eastern

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  • 4 Om Prakash Rawat appointed as Election Commissioner by President Pranav Mukherjee [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Om Prakash Rawat: Om Prakash Rawat was born on 2nd December 1953. He is an IAS officer from Madhya Pradesh cadre of 1977 batch. He completed his MSc degree in Social Development Planning in the United Kingdom in 1989.

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  • 5 PV Sindhu the badminton player of India beats Li Xuerui of China [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About PV Sindhu: Pusarla Venkata Sindhu was born on 5th July 1995 to professional volleyball players parents P. V. Ramana and P. Vijaya. She is an Indian badminton player. She trains at Gopichand Badminton Academy in Hyderabad She is supported by Olympic Gold Quest which is a no

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  • 6 ‘Super-smart mice’ may help cure Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Alzheimer, schizophrenia: Schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s are both diseases of the brain that can cause dramatic symptoms. They are different in many ways, but there are some similarities between both.

    • Both can be related with psychotic symptoms.
    • They can include Hallucin

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  • 7 India signs MoU with Bangladesh to fight with fake currency smuggling [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Bangladesh: Bangladesh is a country in South Asia. Bangladesh is the world’s eighth - most populous country with over 160 million people. About agreement with India: India and Bangladesh have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to find out the Fake Indian Currency N

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  • 8 MHA will establish pan-India National Fingerprint Database [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About MHA: MHA stands for Ministry of Home Affairs. It is also known as Home Ministry of the Government of India. Its responsibility is to maintain internal security and domestic policy.

    • The Home Ministry is headed by Union Minister of Home Affairs or Home Minister.
    • Shri Rajna

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  • Aug 17, 2015
  • 1 Energy Company Greenko will sell India’s assets to GIC of Singapore for Rs. 1,600 crore [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Greenko: Greenko Group is green energy company in Hyderabad of India. It includes projects on wind, hydropower, natural gas and biomass in India. Its strategy was to obtain low emission, low waste of Integrated Bio - Energy complexes to support India’s energy demand and sec

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  • 2 Carolina Marin from Spain won World Badminton Championship 2015 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Carolina Marin: Carolina Maria Marin Martin was born 15 June 1993. She is a badminton player from Spain. She is currently known as No. 1 Badminton player as she won in the world Badminton Championship 2015 in Women’s Singles.

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  • Aug 14, 2015
  • 1 Four MoUs has been signed by Indian Railway Ministry with Union Power Ministry [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Indian Railway Ministry and Union Power Ministry: The Ministry of Railways is part of the Government of India. It’s responsibility is to check about the country’s rail transportation.

    • Manoj Sinha is the current Minister of State for Railways.
    • The Ministry of Power is a

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  • 2 Pair of Saina, Srikanth win at World Badminton Championships [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Saina Nehwal: Saina Nehwal was born on 17th March 1990. She is an Indian badminton player who is currently ranked as 2nd number in Women’s Singles 2015 in the world by Badminton World Federation.

    • She is also the

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  • Aug 13, 2015
  • 1 L&T InfoTech appointed Sanjay Jalona as MD and CEO [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Sanjay Jalona: Sanjay Jalona has completed Bachelor of Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, India. He Works as Global Head of High - Tech & Manufacturing & Engineering Services and Executive Vice President at Infosys Ltd.

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  • 2 Nai Manzil the new Central Sector Scheme launched by Government [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About the scheme Nai Manzil: Nai Manzil aims to increase of educational and livelihood needs of smaller societies in general and Muslims in particular, which are not much aware of educational realizations than the other minority communities.

    • It also targets to provide occupati

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  • 3 India and World Bank signs Financing Agreement for NCRMP Projects [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About NCRMP Projects: NCRMP stands for National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project. This project aims to prevention of cyclones and hydro meteorological hazards. From India’s 7,500 kilometer of seashore, almost 5,700 kilometers are highly in danger to the effects of hot cyclones and

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  • 4 Bengaluru Police to launch safety app for women and children [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About the safety app: The Bengaluru safety app will be similar to Himmat which is an app for iPhone and Android was launched by the Delhi Police, with numbers for WhatsApp and Hike messengers.

    • Once an SOS (a distress signal) is triggered from the app, it will reach the two near

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  • Aug 11, 2015
  • 1 Mysore City gets first rank in Swachh Bharat Rankings as India’s cleanest city [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Mysore: Mysore formally renamed as Mysuru. It is part of Karnataka state in India. It is the third largest city of Karnataka. The population of Mysore is 887,446. Mysore City Corporation is responsible for the civic administration of the city.

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  • 2 Vishnu Prasad and Akhil Rabindra get Honours in racing [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Vishnu Prasad: Vishnu Prasad is from Chennai and he gave his first choice ti kart track when he was six years old. He got 3rd place in Danny’s karting championship, the MAI MRF Cadet championship and MAI MRF Mondiale championship in year 2000.

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  • 3 Satellite UN Kalam GlobalSat is named in memory of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Satellite: Satellite UN Kalam GlobalSat will be named in memory of late former Indian President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. This decision is taken to pay honor to the Missile Man of India, who died on July 27.

    • A global satellite called as GlobalSat used for DRR which is a satel

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  • 4 Kochi become first city to join World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF) Council [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About WTCF: WTCF stands for World Tourism Cities Federation. It’s headquarter is in Beijing, China. It is a non - profit, non - governmental international organization which organized freely by tourist cities of all countries and regions, non - governmental organizations, associa

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  • 5 ICICI Bank introduces ‘Saral-Rural Housing Loan’ Scheme for weaker divisions [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About ICICI bank: ICICI stands for Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India. This Bank is an Indian multinational banking services and financial services organization. It’s headquarter is in Mumbai, Maharashtra of India.

    • As per 2014 reports, it is the second largest

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  • 6 Panasonic launches Eluga Icon at Rs 10,999 in India [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Panasonic: Panasonic Corporation changed name of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. It was founded in 1918. It is a Japanese multinational electronics corporation. It’s headquarter is in Kadoma, Osaka of Japan.

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  • 7 Parupalli Kashyap, Prannoy Kumar win World Badminton Championships [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Parupalli Kashyap: Parupalli Kashyap was born on 8th September 1986. He is a badminton player from India. He trains at Gopichand Badminton Academy which is in Hyderabad, India.

    • He is also supported by Oly

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