Point-Wise Current-Affairs & GS (Includes Important PIB Updates) 2020 with Maps & Data- IAS, SSC Etc

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  • Dec 29, 2016
  • 1 📹 PMMMNMTT – Components in Detail [ Education ]

    Schools of Education: - The Schools of Education will form the main backbone for integrated teacher development across all sectors. The Schools of Education set up in the 30 select institutions will offer some of the suggested academic programs to offer via a set of separate but

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  • 2 Union Cabinet Approves Ratification of International Solar Alliance (ISA) [ Policy/Governance ]

    Government gave ex post facto approval to the proposal of Ministry of New & Renewable Energy for ratification of the International Solar Alliance’s (ISA) Framework Agreement by India. It was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ISA was launched jointly by the Indian Prime Min

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  • 3 Gujarat Announces Biotechnology Policy-2016 [ Policy/Governance ]

    The policy has various incentives for investors who are keen to set up their units in the state. With an aim to establish Gujarat as a preferred destination for manufacturing of biotechnology products, the state government announced its ‘Biotechnology Policy-2016’.

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  • 4 Union Government Gives Nod for Apex Corridor Development Body [ Policy/Governance ]

    NICDIT will be the apex body to oversee integrated development of all industrial corridors across the country. The Union Government has approved the re-designation of the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Project Implementation Trust Fund (DMICPTF) as National Industrial Corridor

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  • 5 Ken-Betwa River Linking Project [ Policy/Governance ]

    The National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) has given its clearance for the Ken-Betwa inter-linking of rivers (ILR) project, paving the way to begin work for linking two rivers. Nearly 8,650 hectares of forest land including part of Panna National Park in Madhya Pradesh will be submer

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  • 6 Astronomers Discover Universe’S Biggest Galaxy Super Cluster near Milky Way [ Science/Technology ]

    Vela super cluster, one of the biggest super galaxy clusters near the Milky Way, has been discovered by a team of international astronomers. It was undetected for long and masked by stars and dust in the Milky Way. This is one of the biggest concentrations of galaxies in the Univ

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  • Dec 28, 2016
  • 1 📹 National Institutional Ranking Framework [ Education ]

    Overview: The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) was approved by the MHRD and launched by Honorable Minister of Human Resource Development on 29th September 2015. This framework outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country. The methodology draws fr

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  • 2 📹 Gender Atlas In India [ Education ]

    Digital Gender Atlas for Advancing Girl Education has two major components that wil work around viz. , Performance & Vulnerability. It will identify low performing pocket for girls mainly belonging to SC/ST/Minorities/Disabilities.

    Visualization is based on Map Management Inform

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  • 3 📹 In India Higher Education Statistics & Public Information System (HESPIS) [ Education ]

    HESPIS is an umbrella scheme catering to the need of various kinds of Statistics related to higher education sector. It aims at setting up of AISHE Unit in the State and AISHE cell in each Affiliating University to coordinate All India Survey on Higher Education.

    • All India Surv

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  • 4 Sagarmala Development Company’s office inaugurated in New Delhi [ Policy/Governance ]

    Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated Sagarmala Development Company’s (SDC) office in New Delhi. It is to promote port-led development in the country. The SDC has been incorporated under the Companies Act, 2013.

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  • 5 Karnataka Govt Launches 25 Bio-Diesel Buses in the State [ Science/Technology ]

    Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has taken the initiative to control pollution caused, especially by old buses that run on diesel. For cutting down emissions from such buses, KSRTC introduced 25 new buses that will run on biodiesel. it will help reduce the emiss

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  • 6 Army Signs MoU to Set Up R&D Cell, with IIT Gandhinagar [ Policy/Governance ]

    Indian Army today signed a MoU with Indian Institute of Technology-Gandhinagar (IITGN). It is to set up a Research and Development cell which would focus on the finding solutions for Army’s requirements. The cell will work with the faculty and research students. It aims to identi

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  • 7 Astronomer Vera Rubin, Who Confirmed Dark Matter is No More [ Science/Technology ]

    Pioneering astronomer Vera Rubin passed away at 88. Rubin, who helped discover evidence of dark matter, passed away due to natural causes. Rubin did much of her revelatory work at Carnegie. She was a vibrant role model for women in astronomy.

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  • 8 Digi Dhan Mela Held in Gurugram to Promote Cashless Economy [ Science/Technology ]

    The nationwide 100 day special campaign to promote digital & cashless transactions, second ‘DigiDhan Mela’ was organized at Gurugram in Haryana. A large number of people from different walks of life including celebrities actively participated with a commitment for the cashless so

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  • Dec 27, 2016
  • 1 M. Damodaran Committee and Rakesh Mohan Committee [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    M. Damodaran Committee Purpose: Customer Service in Banks, The committee, headed by former SEBI chief M Damodaran, has proposed a slew of consumer-friendly measures. RBI set up the committee and if the recommendations are accepted, Bank account holders can expect better standard

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  • 2 China Passes Tax Law to Fight Against Environmental Pollution [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The government to levy specific environmental protection taxes on industries for the first time, parliament of China passed a law. Polluters will be charged for contributing to air, water and noise pollution. The Environment Tax Law will come into effect on January 1,2018.

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  • 3 India’S Arjun Bhati Wins in Kids Golf World Championship [ Sports ]

    Arjun Bhati bagged the first position in the Kids Golf World Championship after defeating South Africa’s Methu Denish during the three-level final match in Malaysia. Out of the 21 counties that participated in the tournament, Arjun secured the first position scoring 2 extra shots

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  • 4 Scientists Develops First Biological Pacemaker Using Human Stem Cells [ Science/Technology ]

    Scientists of Canada have developed the first functional pacemaker cells using human stem cells. It can regulate heart beats with electrical impulses. It paves the way for alternate biological pacemaker therapy. A pacemaker is a device which is placed in the chest or abdomen to h

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  • 5 Assam to Launch Health Insurance Scheme Atal-Amrit Abhiyan [ Policy/Governance ]

    The state government of Assam launched an ambitious health insurance scheme ‘Atal-Amrit Abhiyan’. It will provide coverage against several critical illnesses. It is launched by Assam’ Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. Scheme is to mark the 92nd birthday of former prime minister

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  • 6 PM Narendra Modi to Lay Foundation Stone of Char Dham Highway Development Project [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Chardham Mahamarg Vikas Pariyojna is an ambitious initiative to improve connectivity to the Char Dham pilgrimage centres in the Himalayas. It is also called the Chardham highway project. Foundation stone is for Chardham highway project.

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  • Dec 26, 2016
  • 1 Omkar Goswami Committee and Ghosh Committee [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Omkar Goswami Committee Purpose: Industrial Sickness and Cooperate Restructuring Power to make recommendations: Election Commission shall have the power to make recommendations to the appropriate authority

    (a) To refer any matter for investigation to any agency specified by th

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  • 2 Nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-5 Successfully test-fired by India [ Science/Technology ]

    India successfully test-fired its home-grown long range intercontinental nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-5. The missile was test fired successfully from the launch complex 4 of the Integrated Test Range from the Abdul Kalam Wheeler Island off Odisha coast.

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  • 3 India’S First 2G Ethanol Bio-Refinery to Be Set Up in Punjab [ Economy ]

    Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) is setting up this project at a cost of 600 crore, with Central Government Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU). India’s first 2G The foundation stone of (Second Generation) Ethanol Bio-refineries was laid at Tarkhanwala village in Bathi

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  • 4 Airtel Deploys V-Fiber to Provide Upto 100 Mbps Internet Speed [ Science/Technology ]

    Bharti Airtel has deployed ‘V-Fiber’ technology to offer up to 100 Mbps of broadband speeds on its fixed broadband footprint in 87 cities. New fixed line customer will get unlimited three months trial offer. ‘V-Fiber’ is based on Vectorization, which is Europe’s No. 1 fixed broad

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  • 5 DRDO Successfully Flight Tests Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon [ Science/Technology ]

    The Defence and Research Development Organisation (DRDO) have successfully tested an indigenous Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW) from an Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft. it is Designed and developed in the country. It is used to destroy runways, bunkers, aircraft hangers and oth

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  • 6 China Tests 5th-Generation Fighter Jet FC-31 Gyrfalcon [ Science/Technology ]

    The newest version of twin-engine FC-31 took to the air for the first time recently. It is considered as China’s answer to the US F-35, the world’s most technically advanced fighter. China has successfully tested the latest version of its fifth-generation stealth fighter jet J-31

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  • Dec 25, 2016
  • 1 Ministry of External Affairs Launches Twitter Seva [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has launched Twitter Seva. It is to directly engage with citizens in country and abroad, tourists and business travelers for speedy resolution of their visa and passport queries. Twitter Seva will enable the MEA, through its Twitter ha

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  • 2 MEA Announces New Rules to Ease Process of Getting Passport [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has announced new passport rules by changing Passport Rules, 1980. It is to streamline, liberalize and ease the process of issue of passport. The new rules aim to speed up and simplify the passport delivery process. It will help single

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  • 3 NITI Aayog Rolls Out Performance on Health Outcomes Index [ Economy ]

    The NITI Aayog along with Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has rolled out Performance on Health Outcomes. it index to rank States on the basis of their performance on measurable health indicators. The index was developed with inputs from domestic and international expe

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  • 4 Google India, Ministry of Consumer Affairs Tie Up for Digitally Safe Consumer Campaign [ Science/Technology ]

    Google India has partnered with the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs to launch nationwide Digitally Safe Consumer campaign to raise awareness among consumers about online safety and better protect consumer interest online. The campaign is expected to be rolled out in January 20

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