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

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  • May 17, 2017
  • 1 This New Test Kit Can Identify Cancer with Just One Drop of Blood [ Health ]

    Chinese scientists have developed a new test that can identify various kinds of cancer by analyzing just a drop of human blood. Researchers at Tsinghua University’s School of Life Sciences developed the reagent (mixture) test kit of Hsp90a protein for clinical use.

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  • 2 The First Time BSE Sensex Ends Above 30,000 at New Peak [ Economy ]

    Benchmark Sensex closed above the 30,000-mark for the first time on May, 04 at New Peak. The Nifty too finished at a record high on sustained buying amid positive global cues. The 50-share NSE Nifty spurted 47.95 points to end at a lifetime high of 9,359.90 previous records closi

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  • 3 India Ranked 100th in FIFA Rankings [ Sports ]

    The Indian national football team scaled further heights to break into the top 100 of FIFA rankings, FIFA world football rankings for the first time in 21 years. India rise in the rankings has been due to triumphs over Cambodia and Myanmar.

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  • 4 South-Asia Satellite Successfully Launched by India [ Science/Technology ]

    India on 5 May 2017 launched the first South Asia Satellite, built by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The South Asia Satellite has 12 Ku band transponders which India’s neighbors can use to improve their communications services.

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  • 5 Heads of 7 PSU Banks Appointed [ Appointments ]

    The government today appointed new managing directors and chief executive officers of seven public sector banks and a reshuffle of the management of Punjab National Bank and Bank of India

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  • 6 RBI Tightens Rules for JLFs [ Economy ]

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has tightened the rules around making the Joint Lenders’ Forum (JLF) more effective, directing banks not to break any rules and to meet all goals. Any breach of rules would attract a monetary penalty.

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  • 7 Indian Origin Scientists Elected Fellows of UK Royal Society [ Science/Technology ]

    Three Indian-origin scientists known for their knowledge in genetics, computers and ecology have been elected fellows of the Royal Society, the world’s oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. They are among the 50 scientists and 10 foreign members who have been elected

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  • 8 Draft Rules for No Fly List for Banning Unruly Passengers Unveiled [ Policy/Governance ]

    The government has released draft rules for a ‘no-fly list’ for banning unruly passengers. The Ministry of Civil Aviation had set up a committee to come up with the final draft of the new set of rules. The new rules would be opened for public comments for a period of one month.

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  • May 17, 2017
  • 1 Fact Box: SAMPADA Scheme [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has given its approval for re-structuring the schemes of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) under new central Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters (SAMPADA) for the period 20

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  • 2 CRPF Command Shifted from Kolkata to Chhattisgarh [ Defense ]

    The strategic anti-Naxal operations command headquarters of the CRPF has been shifted from Kolkata to Chhattisgarh. In 2010, the central zone command headquarters was shifted from Raipur to Kolkata owing to logistics and connectivity issues.

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  • 3 French Election: Emmanuel Macron Elected as President of France [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Thirty-nine-year-old Emmanuel Macron has been elected as the president of France. He has become the youngest President and occupant of the Elysee Palace. He is also the first President of France outside of that country’s two traditional main parties.

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  • 4 India’S First Bio Refinery Plant Inaugurated in Pune [ Science/Technology ]

    Union Minister of Road Transport and Highway Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the country’s first bio-refinery plant which produces ethanol from the variety of biomass. The project is situated at Rahu in Pune district of Maharashtra.

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  • 5 India Elected as President of UN-Habitat [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India has been unanimously elected as the President of the UN-Habitat, an organ of the United Nations promoting sustainable human settlements across the globe. UN-Habitat reports to the United Nations General Assembly.


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  • 6 India to Organize Cultural Festival in Egypt to Mark Tagore’S 156th Birth Anniversary [ Important Days ]

    India has organized a cultural festival in Egypt to mark the 156th birth anniversary of the famous Indian poet, Rabindranath Tagore. The Tagore festival is being organized by the Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture (MACIC), the cultural wing of the Indian Embassy in Cairo from

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  • 7 IMF: India Will Grow at 7.7% in 2018-19 [ Economy ]

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its regional economic outlook has predicted the growth rate of India as 7.2 % in the 2017 - 18 fiscal and 7.7 % in 2018 - 19 fiscal after disruptions caused by demonetization.

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  • 8 Jhulan Goswami Become the Leading Wicket-Taker in Women’S One-Day Internationals [ Sports ]

    Former India women’s cricket team captain Jhulan Goswami has become the leading wicket-taker in one-day internationals as the right-arm fast bowler surpassed the world record held by Cathryn Fitzpatrick of Australia.

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  • May 17, 2017
  • 1 India- Indonesia Co-Ordinated Patrol Commences [ Defense ]

    The 29th India–Indonesia CORPAT has commenced at Port Blair under the aegis of Andaman and Nicobar Command. The bilateral exercise is scheduled to be held from 9th to 25th May. India - Indonesia navies are contributing one aircraft and a ship each in the exercis.

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  • 2 PM Modi Launches Integrated Case Management System of Supreme Court [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Supreme Court’s Integrated Case Management System in the presence of Jagdish Singh Khehar Chief Justice of India and Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union law and IT Minister.

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  • 3 Moon Jae-in Elected South Korea President [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Moon Jae-in has been declared winner in South Korea’s presidential election by that country’s National Election Commission. Moon, the Democratic Party’s candidate to replace ousted President Park Geun-hye, was declared the winner by the country’s National Election Commission. Wit

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  • 4 Taranjeet Singh Becomes New Country Director of Twitter [ Appointments ]

    Twitter India continues to invest in its leadership team and announced the appointment of Taranjeet Singh as the Country Director for India. Singh will lead the Twitter India team by driving an integrated business strategy and spearheading cross-functional collaboration.

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  • 5 India Celebrates National Technology Day on May 11 [ Important Days ]

    National Technology Day’ is celebrated across India on May 11, to glorify the importance of science in day-to-day life and motivate students to adopt science as a career option. National Technology Day is a very special day for Indian Technology since 1999.

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  • 6 In a First of its kind Drive Kochi Metro Appoints Transgender [ Appointments ]

    Kochi metro rail Ltd. on 11 may 2017 decided to employ 23 members from the transgender community. This is the first time in the history of India. The metro agency is the first government-owned company in India to formally appoint Transgender community.

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  • 7 Mustard Set to Be India’S First GM Food, Gets Regulator Nod [ Economy ]

    India’s central biotech regulator, Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), the regulator for GM crops, today recommended commercial use of GM mustard its approval to the environment ministry.


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  • 8 IT Department Simplifies Linking PAN with Aadhaar for Taxpayers [ Economy ]

    The Income Tax Department has launched an e-facility to link Aadhaar with Permanent Account Number (PAN), a mandatory procedure for filing I-T returns. Responding to grievances of taxpayers regarding difficulties in linking PAN with Aadhaar as their names did not match in both sy

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  • May 15, 2017
  • 1 Department of Telecommunications Launches Portal for Information on Mobile Tower Radiation [ Science/Technology ]

    Department of Telecom (DoT) will launch in a month a portal ‘Tarang Sanchar’ that will help users get checked the radiation level of mobile towers and transmitters across the country in a month. Radiation from mobile towers did not have any adverse impact on human health.

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  • 2 HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar Launches Vidya-Veerta Abhiyan [ Science/Technology ]

    Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar will launch Students for soldiers- a nationwide Vidya – Veerta Abhiyan to encourage 1,000 educational institutions to display portraits of war heroes on campus.

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  • 3 Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu Selected for USIBC Award [ Awards ]

    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has been selected for the ‘Transformative Chief Minister Award’ in recognition for his role in advancing the US-India partnership at the state level. Last year’s receiver for this award was Amitabh Kant, CEO of Niti Aayog.

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  • 4 World’S Highest Railway Bridge to Come Up Over Chenab River [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Chenab River in Jammu and Kashmir will be spanned by the world’s highest railway bridge that is expected to be 35 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower. The project is expected to be finished by March 2016 and will have a lifespan of 120 years

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  • 5 Madhya Pradesh Becomes First State to Shift Financial Year to Jan-Dec Format [ Economy ]

    Becoming the first state in India, Madhya Pradesh state government today took a decision to change its financial year format to calendar year i. e. January-December starting 2018, as against the current practice of April-March cycle.

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  • 6 Union Cabinet approve New National Steel Policy [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Union Cabinet approved a new steel policy that visualizes investment of Rs. 10 lakh crore to build more production capacity. The policy aims to increase manufacturing of quality steel in the country boost domestic steel consumption and turn India into a globally competitive s

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