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

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  • Jan 3, 2017
  • 1 📹 Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan (RAA) [ Education ]

    In pursuance of the focus on connecting school based knowledge to life outside the school and making learning of Science Mathematics a joyful and meaningful activity, to bring focus on innovation and use of technology, the Ministry of Human Resource Development has set up the Ras

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  • 2 📹 All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) [ Education ]

    Higher education is of vital importance for the country, as it is a powerful tool to build knowledgebase society of the 21st Century. The official statistical system plays a key role in any society, especially, in a large and diverse democracy. A key principle of the system is th

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  • 3 David R Syiemlieh Appointed as UPSC Chairman [ Policy/Governance ]

    President Pranab Mukherjee appointed Professor David R Syiemlieh as the Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Syiemlieh, who is serving as the Member of UPSC, will succeed Alka Sirohi, a former IAS officer of the Madhya Pradesh cadre.

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  • 4 Shraddha, Ghyansham Kumar Devansh Chosen for 2016 Bharatiya Jananpith Navlekhan Award [ Awards ]

    Two new Hindi writers Shraddha and Ghyansham Kumar Devansh have been chosen for Bharatiya Jnanpith Navlekhan Award for the year 2016. The award on Shraddha for her short story, ‘Hawa Mein Phadphadati Chitthi’. Devansh for his poem ‘Akash Mein Deh’.

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  • 5 Andhra Pradesh Government Launches NTR Arogya Raksha Scheme [ Policy/Governance ]

    The new health scheme offering medical insurance to those who were not covered under any of the existing health schemes of the state government. Andhra Pradesh Government has launched NTR Arogya Raksha Scheme to provide the medical treatment to the people below Above Poverty Line

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  • Jan 2, 2017
  • 1 📹 National Research Professorship (NRP) [ Education ]

    The main purpose of this scheme is to honor distinguished academics and scholars in recognition of their contribution to knowledge. This scheme was released in 1949. Age 65 years with outstanding contributions. Honor distinguished academics & scholars in recognition of their cont

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  • 2 📹 (U-DISE) Unified District Information System for Education [ Education ]

    Unified District Information System for Education (U-DISE) being the only source of data for Educational Planning at Elementary & Secondary level, is implemented at the State in coordination with National University of Educational Planning and Authority (NUEPA), New Delhi since 1

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  • 3 India, Sri Lanka is Setting SOPs to Solve Fishermen Issues [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India and Sri Lanka have expressed confidence for finding a long-lasting solution to the issue of fishermen between the two countries. The talks co-chaired by Union Agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh and Sri Lankan fisheries minister Mahinda Amaraweera. It was participant by

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  • 4 Anil Baijal Takes Oath as Delhi Lieutenant Governor [ Policy/Governance ]

    Former Union Home Secretary Anil Baijal took oath as the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi. The oath was administered by Chief Justice of Delhi High Court. He was formally appointed as Delhi LG as a replacement of Najeeb Jung. He served as Union Home Secretary during Atal Bihari Vajpa

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  • 5 Amazon’S Flying Warehouse to Launch Drones [ Science/Technology ]

    Amazon wins a patent for flying the warehouse in the US, announced plans for an “airborne fulfillment center” (AFC). Amazon will fly a warehouse at an altitude of around 45,000 feet that would act as a Launchpad for drones, with an aim to deliver consignments.

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  • 6 CSL Completes Delivery of 20 FPVs to Indian Coast Guard [ Economy ]

    The Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) has delivered ICGS AYUSH, the 20th Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) to the Indian Coast Guard. It is last in the series (CSL Yard No BY 520) and was delivered three months ahead of schedule. During the current financial year, CSL has delivered four FPV’s

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  • 7 Suresh Prabhu Inaugurated Series of Railway Projects in Andhra Pradesh [ Policy/Governance ]

    Andhra Pradesh government signed memorandum of understanding with the Indian Railways. It is for setting up a joint venture company for taking up major rail projects in the state. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, took part in the programme through a video link.

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  • Jan 1, 2017
  • 1 India Second Biggest Arms Buyer: US Report [ Economy ]

    Saudi Arabia was the leading developing world arms purchaser from 2008 - 2015. India was the second largest developing world arms purchaser. A United States Congress Research’s report title is ‘Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations 2008 - 2015’.

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  • 2 Dinanath Bhargava, Man Who Designed National Emblem, Passes Away [ Policy/Governance ]

    Dinanath Bhargava a co-artist in the team that sketched the national emblem ‘Lion Capital of Ashoka’ and decorated the pages of the Constitution’s manuscript, died at the age of 89 in Indore India. He was suffering from cardiac ailments since past decade.

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  • 3 PM Narendra Modi Launches Aadhaar Based Mobile Payment App Called BHIM [ Science/Technology ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a mobile app for the Unified Payment Interface (UPI). The application, which will be common across all banks and financial institutions, is called BHIM (Bharat Interface for Mobile). The central banking system was born out of a thesis written

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  • 4 Pakistan Opens New Nuclear Plant Built with Help of China [ Science/Technology ]

    Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has inaugurated a nuclear power facility built with the assistance of China in Islamabad. The three power plants at Chashma are known as C-1, C-2 and C-3 respectively. The government plans to increase the power production by about 60 percent.

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  • 5 Soli J Sorabjee Re-Elected as President of India International Centre [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Former attorney general Soli J Sorabjee was re-elected president of the prestigious cultural institution India International Centre (IIC). Directors of IIC unanimously elected Sorabjee for a second consecutive term. Sorabjee has been working for IIC for two decades.

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  • Dec 31, 2016
  • 1 India, Bhutan Sign MoU for Green Construction [ Policy/Governance ]

    India has signed MoU (Memorandum of understanding) with Bhutan for providing technical cooperation in infrastructure engineering. It is for green and sustainable construction in Bhutan. The MoU was signed between India’s Central Public Works Department (CPWD) and Bhutan’s Departm

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  • 2 Scientists Build Bacteria-Powered Battery on Single Sheet of Paper [ Science/Technology ]

    It is the paper-based bacteria-powered battery design is part of a new field of research called papertronics. It is a fusion of paper and electronics. US-based scientists have developed a bacteria-powered battery (bio-battery) on a single sheet of paper. It is capable of powering

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  • 3 Chinese E-Commerce Firm Alibaba to Set Up Office in Mumbai [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Chinese e-retail giant Alibaba, is setting up its first office in India in Mumbai. Company has made investments in India’s Snapdeal and Paytm. The office will be located at the commercial Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC). US e-commerce giant Amazon also has its office in the same compl

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  • 4 Haryana Government Inaugurates the First Digital Investigation Centre [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Haryana police have set centre for digital investigation and training in Gurgaon. It is in a bid to enhance cyber policing and monitor social media content. It is Country’s first Digital Investigation Training and Analysis Centre (DITAC).

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  • 5 India Eases Visa Procurement Process for Bangladesh [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India eased the visa regulation for Bangladeshi nationals. It is to allow family members of diplomatic and official Bangladesh passport holders to submit their tourist visa application without any appointment and e-token, reports a news agency.

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  • Dec 30, 2016
  • 1 📹 Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) [ Education ]

    Overview Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS), launched in 2013. Provide strategic funding to eligible state higher educational institutions. Funding: 60: 40 for general category States, 90: 10 for special category states and 100 % for UTs.

    • Adequate opportunities of higher educatio

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  • 2 China Launches High-Resolution Remote Sensing Satellites [ Science/Technology ]

    Two high-resolution remote-sensing satellites were successfully launched from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in the northern Shanxi Province, by China. By this China has added a new page of glory to the history of its long-established space exploration missions. The satellit

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  • 3 Government Launches “Swachh Swasth Sarvatra” Initiative [ Policy/Governance ]

    Government of India launched Swachh


    Sarvatra initiative. Its aim is to strengthen health centres in open defecation-free blocks. The initiative was launched by the Union Health Ministry in collaboration with the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and Human Resource

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  • 4 World Bank Approved USD 235 Million Loan for Bihar Rural Roads Project [ Policy/Governance ]

    The World Bank has approved a USD 235 million credit for the Bihar Rural Roads Project to improve and effectively manage rural road network of the state. The project will support the construction of about 2,500 km of rural roads under the Mukhiya Mantri Gram Sampark Yojana (MMGSY

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  • 5 Government Introduced IVRS Platform to Tackle Call Drops [ Science/Technology ]

    The Indian Government has launched a new platform called Integrated Voice Response System (IVRS). IVRS platforms at various locations including Delhi and Mumbai to get direct feedback from subscribers on call quality. The feedback which has taken by the customers will be then sha

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  • 6 SP Vaid Appointed Jammu & Kashmir Police Chief [ Policy/Governance ]

    Jammu Kashmir Government has confirmed SP Vaid as Director General of Police of the State. He joined Indian Police Service in the year 1986 and was allotted to J&K Cadre, which incidentally happens to be his home state. He will take charge from the incumbent State Police Chief K.

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  • 7 PM Narendra Modi Launches Aadhaar Based BHIM App for Mobile Payment [ Science/Technology ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched an Aadhaar based mobile payment application at the Digi Dhan Mela event in Talkatora stadium in New Delhi. This application called BHIM (Bharat Interface for Money). This is a rebranded version of UPI (Unified Payment Interface) and USSD (Uns

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  • Dec 29, 2016
  • 1 Viral Acharya Appointed as Deputy Governor of RBI [ Policy/Governance ]

    Viral Acharya was appointed by the Government as the deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India. He has established himself as an authority in the world of financial research and written papers with the likes of former Governor Raghuram Rajan. He is having a lot more colourful

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