Point-Wise Current-Affairs & GS (Includes Important PIB Updates) 2019 with Maps & Data- IAS, SSC etc

  • Nov 7, 2016
  • 1 Narendra Modi Inaugurates First International Agro-Biodiversity Congress [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated first International Agro biodiversity Congress in the national capital attended by 900 delegates from 60 countries brainstorming on conservation of genetic resources. The conference will be held from 6th to 9th November.

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  • 2 Indian Lawyer Aniruddha Rajput Elected to UN’S International Law Commission [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Aniruddha Rajput was elected to United Nation General Assembly’s top body of legal experts, International Law Commission at the age of 33 year old. This Indian lawyer is among 34 individuals elected by UN General Assembly through voting by way of a secret ballot.

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  • Nov 6, 2016
  • 1 HCC is First Company Getting Debt Recast Under RBI’S S4A Scheme [ Economy ]

    Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) became the India’s first company to get Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) approval for debt recast under Scheme for Sustainable Structuring of Stressed Assets (S4A). This scheme was passed by ICICI Bank- led joint lender forum and approved by RBI’

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  • 2 Indian Women’S Hockey Team Wins Asian Champions Trophy 2016 [ Sports ]

    Indian Women’s hockey team won the Asian Champions Trophy 2016 in Singapore. This was the maiden win of Indian Women’s hockey team in this tournament. India was playing in the final for the second time in the tournament.

    Image of Indian Women’s Hockey Team

    Image of Indian Women’s Hockey Team

    Image of Indian Women’s Hockey Team

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  • Nov 5, 2016
  • 1 5th November: World Tsunami Awareness Day [ Important Days ]

    World Tsunami Awareness Day was observed on 5th November. Its first edition was held this year- in 2016. Day is celebrated to spread awareness about Tsunami. 2016 Theme is “Effective Education and Evacuation Drills”.

    World Tsunami Awareness Day

    World Tsunami Awareness Day

    World Tsunami Awareness Day

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  • 2 Google Ties with ASI for Virtual Tour of Monuments [ Policy/Governance ]

    Google has tied up with ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) to develop 360 degree virtual tours of 280 monuments in India out of which 30 are in West Bengal.Google has already launched a selection of its mapping and navigation products in India such as:

    • Offline view of maps
    • Live

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  • Nov 4, 2016
  • 1 Maharashtra: First State to Launch Cyber Police Stations [ Policy/Governance ]

    Maharashtra will become the first state in India to have a cyber-police station in each district and Maharashtra government is also converting 42 state-of-the-art cyber-crime labs into cyber police stations.

    Key Aspects

    • Cyber police stations will set up at police commissionerate

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  • 2 NASA Completes Construction of James Webb Space Telescope [ Science/Technology ]

    NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration- US) successfully completed the largest space telescope- 100 times powerful than the Hubble Space Telescope. It may find the first galaxies that were formed in the early creation.

    NASA Completes Construction of James Webb Space Telescope

    NASA Completes Construction of James Webb Space Telescope

    NASA Completes Construction of James Webb Space Telescope

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  • Nov 3, 2016
  • 1 Now Applications Can Be Submitted Online for Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Common Services Centre (CSC) a SPV of Ministry of Information Technology have signed MoU for supporting online submission of applications under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana(Urban).

    MoU was signed in the presence of Uni

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  • 2 Pratul Joshi Wins Bahrain International Challenge Badminton Tournament [ Sports ]

    The Bahrain International Challenge badminton tournament was won by Pratul Joshi- Indian shuttler in the men’s singles category. He won the finals played at Segayya in Bahrain by beating his brother Aditya Joshi with 21-17, 12-21 and 21-15 score.

    Image of Pratul Joshi

    Image of Pratul Joshi

    Image of Pratul Joshi

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  • 3 Sarabjit Singh Marwah: First Sikh Senator of Canada [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Sarabjit Singh Marwah becomes first India born Sikh to be appointed in the Canadian Senate (upper house). He was the one from six Ontarians appointed to Senate by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

    Sarabjit Singh Marwah

    Sarabjit Singh Marwah

    Sarabjit Singh Marwah

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  • Nov 1, 2016
  • 1 India Secures 133rd Rank in 2016 Global Youth Development Index [ Policy/Governance ]

    India secured 133rd rank from 183 countries including 49 Commonwealth countries in the 2016 Global Youth Development Index (YDI) prepared by Commonwealth Secretariat. Global Youth Development Index measures following in youngsters:

    • Employment
    • Education
    • Health
    • Civic
    • Political participa

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  • 2 Ease of Doing Business List Topped by- Andhra Pradesh and Telangana [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Ease of Doing Business Reforms Ranking 2015-16 was topped by Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Ranking is developed by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and the World Bank.

    • The Index is based on how states implemented DIPP-proposed 340-point Business Reform

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  • 3 2016 Agricultural Marketing and Farmer Friendly Reforms Index of NITI Aayog Topped by Maharashtra [ Policy/Governance ]

    Maharashtra has topped 2016 Agricultural Marketing and Farmer Friendly Reforms Index- the first-ever index comparing states on implementation of farm sector reforms developed by NITI Aayog.

    What is Agricultural Marketing and Farmer Friendly Reforms Index?

    • Based on seven farm sect

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  • 4 Census 2011: Differently-Abled School Attendance Ratio Increases to 61.20% by 11% [ Policy/Governance ]

    According to the recently released data of Census about two-thirds of the disabled population of 5-19 age-groups was attending schools in 2011 which is 40.2 lakh (61.2%) from 65.7 lakh total disabled population.

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    Image of School Attendance Ratio

    Image of School Attendance Ratio

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  • Oct 31, 2016
  • 1 31st October Celebrated as “Rashtriya Ekta Divas” [ Policy/Governance ]

    National Unity Day (Rashtriya Ekta Diwas) was observed across India on 31st October 2015. This honors the 140th  birthday of Independent India’s first Deputy Prime Minister and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off Run for Unity at Rajpath in New Delh

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  • 2 UN Designated Every 31st October as World Cities Day [ Important Days ]

    The United Nations (UN) has designated every 31st October as World Cities Day. The Day promotes international interest in global urbanization, cooperation in meeting opportunities and addressing challenges of urbanization, and contributing to sustainable urban development around

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  • Oct 30, 2016
  • 1 Ross Sea Designated as World’S Largest Marine Protected Area [ Science/Technology ]

    At a meeting in Hobart, Australia, the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) agreed to a joint USA New Zealand proposal to establish Ross Sea as the MPA.

    • The protections will not decrease the total amount of fish catch allowed in the Ross S

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  • 2 India’S Second Open Defecation Free State is Himachal Pradesh [ Policy/Governance ]

    Himachal Pradesh became the country’s second open defecation-free (ODF) state under the Swachh Bharat Mission, indicating that the northern state has toilet access for every household. The status qualifies Himachal Pradesh to receive funds under the World Bank’s Rs. 9,000-crore c

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  • 3 Sunil Bharti Mittal Elected as GSMA Chairman [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Bharti Enterprises Founder and Chairman Sunil Mittal was elected as GSMA (Global System Mobile Association)Chairman for a two-year period from January 2017 through December 2018. Current GSMA Chairman Jon Fredrik Baksaaswill step down from the Board at the end of 2016.

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  • Oct 29, 2016
  • 1 Nadia Murad Basee and Lamiya Aji Bashar Win 2016 Sakharov Human Right Prize [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar, are the two young Iraqis who escaped sexual slavery by the Islamic State and became advocates for women’s rights. They were bestowed on Thursday with the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, the European Union’s top human rights award.

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  • 2 Union Cabinet Approves Establishment of National Academic Depository [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Union Cabinet approved establishment and operationalization of a National Academic Depository (NAD) for bringing another enhancement to the vision of Digital India. It is a Digital Depository for school learning certificates, degrees and other academic awards of Higher Educat

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  • 3 National Ayurveda Day Observed on 28th October [ Important Days ]

    According to the Ayush Ministry National Ayurveda Day will observed on October 28th across the country. Mission Madhumeha would be launched - National Seminar on Prevention and Control of Diabetes through Ayurveda.

    Image of National Ayurveda Day

    Image of National Ayurveda Day

    Image of National Ayurveda Day

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  • 4 Zoological Society of London Living Planet Report - Two-Thirds of Wildlife May Disappear by 2020 [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    According to a report by ZSL (Zoological Society of London), global wildlife population has fallen by 58% since 1970 and if the trend continues then two-thirds of wild animals may disappear by 2020.

     Objectives of Report

    • The Living Planet Report published every two years aims to

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  • Oct 28, 2016
  • 1 India’s Biggest Debit Card Fraud [ Science/Technology ]

    Around 32 lakh debit cards of various banks were affected by malware (biggest security crack ever) silently moved into a bank’s server with the possibility of the virus exploiting vulnerabilities in systems. This kind of attack is known as advanced persistent threat (ABT).

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  • 2 RBI Permits Startups to Raise $3 Million Via ECBs Annually [ Economy ]

    RBI (Reserve Bank of India) increased the external commercial borrowings (ECBs) of startups by $3 million in a financial year for 3-year period. This is to improve innovation and promoting job creation in India.

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    Image of Reserve Bank of India

    Image of Reserve Bank of India

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  • 3 India and New Zealand Sign Three Agreements Including Avoidance of Double Taxation [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India and New Zealand inked three agreements in the areas of double taxation avoidance (DTA), sports, and food security in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his New Zealand counterpart John Key after the delegation-level talks in New Delhi.

    PM of New Zealand Mr. John Key and PM of India Narendra Modi

    PM of New Zealand Mr. John Key and PM of India Narendra Modi

    PM of New Zealand Mr. John Key and PM of India Narendra Modi

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  • 4 Union Government Constitutes Munialappa Committee to Monitor Bird Flu Situation [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Union Agricultural Ministry constituted a High-Level Munialappa Committee to monitor the situation of bird flu and help state governments take steps to curb the disease. Committee is headed by Joint Commissioner in the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairy, and Fisheries (DADF) M

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  • 5 IPS officer Karnal Singh Appointed as Director of Enforcement Directorate [ Policy/Governance ]

    Senior IPS Officer Karnal Singh was appointed as the Director of Enforcement Directorate (ED). The decision was taken by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    Senior IPS Officer Karnal Singh

    Senior IPS Officer Karnal Singh

    Senior IPS Officer Karnal Singh

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  • Oct 27, 2016
  • 1 Government Launches Biotech-KISAN and Cattle Genomics to Empower Farmers [ Policy/Governance ]

    Government announced the launch of two new programmes - Biotech-KISAN and Cattle Genomics to empower the farmers. This will network farmers directly with the scientists and experts.Programme focuses on the least educated, marginalized, small, and women farmers.

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