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

  • Jul 21, 2017
  • 1 National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy 2016– Creative India; Innovative India [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    “Creative India; Innovative India: रचनात्मक भारत; अभिनव भारत. National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy lays future roadmap for intellectual property in India. It aims to create and exploit synergies between all forms of intellectual property (IP), concerned statutes, a

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  • Jul 9, 2017
  • 1 ADB Inks $220 Million Loan Agreement for Rajasthan State Highways Investment Program [ Policy/Governance ]

    Union Government and Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed $220 million loan agreement on State Highways of Rajasthan. Part of first part of the $500 million Rajasthan State Highways Investment Program, approved by ADB Board in May 201 7 to upgrade about 2, 000 kilometers of state

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  • 2 Sundarban Mangrove’S Depleting Alarmingly [ Economy ]

    The Sundarbans in the coastal region of the Bay of Bengal is one of the natural wonders of the world. Forest is located in the delta region of Padma, Meghna and Brahmaputra river basins and extends across Khulna, Satkhira, Bagerhat, Patuakhali and Barguna districts.

    Location of Sundarbans

    Location of Sundarbans

    Location of Sundarbans

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  • 3 Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanization (SMAM) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare started the Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanisation in the year 2014 - 15 with an objective to promote agricultural mechanisation among small and marginal farmers and in the areas where the level of mechanisation is very low. In addit

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  • 4 Celebrating Van Mahotsav- Starting on July 5 [ Important Days ]

    Van Mahotsav, an annual tree-planting movement in India began in 1950. The name Van Mahotsava means “the festival of trees”. It has gained significant national importance and, every year, millions of saplings are planted across India in observation of Van Mahotsav week.

    State of Forests in India

    State of Forests in India

    State of Forests in India

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  • Jul 7, 2017
  • 1 Aji Dam Under Sauni Yojana [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    PM Modi inaugurated the filling of Aji Dam near Rajkot under Sauni Yojana. Aji River is one of the main rivers of saurashtra (region), Gujarat State. It is called the lifeline of Rajkot City and separates Rajkot in east-west parts. There are four dams on Aji River, the water from

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  • 2 5th Slum Yuva Daud- Adopt Slum Campaign - Slums in India [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Slum Yuva Daud of the Adopt Slum Campaign initiated by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports and Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan involves groups like NSS, public schools, RWAs, NGOs and clubs etc. A total 11 Slum Yuva Runs have been planned of which 5 have happened.

    Image of Not Reporting Slums

    Image of Not Reporting Slums

    Image of Not Reporting Slums

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  • 3 First Copy of Book “PRESIDENT Pranab Mukherjee – a Statesman” [ Policy/Governance ]

    “President Pranab Mukherjee – A Statesman” gifted from Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi to President. It is comprehensive photographic record of India’s 13th President. Covers Shri Mukherjee’s Presidency and documents his roles- humane first citizen, patron of educational insti

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  • 4 🌟 Amendments in the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011 (Important) [ Policy/Governance ]

    Metrology, as defined by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM), is “the science of measurement, embracing both experimental and theoretical determinations at any level of uncertainty · Proper, accurate and standard weights and measures important for effective fu

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  • 5 Ozone Recovery May Be Delayed by Rise of Paint Stripper Chemical- Dichloromethane [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Because of unregulated ozone-depleting substance in the environment, the recovery of Antarctic ozone levels can be delayed by five to 30 years. Previously ignored chemical called dichloromethane may be contributing to ozone depletion.

    • The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Dep

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  • 6 Rooftop Solar to Become Norm by 2040: Niti Aayog [ Science/Technology ]

    Rooftop solar to be norm in the country by 2040, according to Niti Aayog’s draft National Energy Policy (NEP). Increased electricity share may not be viable to tap rooftop solar for homes.

    • Share of solar and wind is expected to be 14 - 18 per cent: 9 - 11 per cent in electricity

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  • 7 National Biopharma Mission [ Health ]

    It is an Industry-Academia Collaborative for Accelerating Discovery Research to Early Development for Biopharmaceuticals. Program under Innovate in India (i3) with investment of USD 250 million with USD 125 million loan from World Bank to create an enabling ecosystem promoting en

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  • 8 World’S First ATM Celebrates Its 50th Birthday [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The world’s first ATM (automated teller machine) celebrates its 50th anniversary. The first ATMs in the world were launched five decades ago. First ATM (automated teller machine) was opened on June 27, 1967 at a branch of Barclays bank in Enfield, north London.

    Image of the world first ATM

    Image of the World First ATM

    Image of the world first ATM

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  • 9 FSSAI Introduce Draft Regulations for Organic Food Products [ Policy/Governance ]

    Draft regulations for organic food products has been introduced by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to ensure the authenticity of organic foods because of rising demand for organic food products.

    Key Facts

    • So from now organic foods will have to match pr

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  • Jul 7, 2017
  • 1 Biggest Samajik Adhikarita Camp Hosted by Rajkot Gujarat [ Yojana ]

    Rajkot has hosted the biggest ever Samajik Adhikarita Shivir for distribution of Aids & Assistive Devices to Divyangjan (PwDs) (Gujarat) on 29th June 2017 which was jointly organized by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Ju

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  • 2 Mihai Tudose New Prime-Minister of Romania [ Appointments ]

    Mihai Tudose has been appointed as President of Romania by the current PM of Romania Klaus Iohannis. Mihai Tudose was previously served as economy minister as Prime Minister. The reason behind his appointment is, political crisis that risked damaging the country’s record economic

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  • 3 Opportunity Rover Mark Evidence of Ancient Lake on Mars [ Science/Technology ]

    Opportunity Mars rover of NASA has found the edge of a crater on the red planet which could be lake of liquid water. It has founded rocks at the edge of Endeavour Crater which were either transported by a flood or by wind.

    Rover Mark Evidence of Ancient Lake on Mars

    Rover Mark Evidence of Ancient Lake on Mars

    Rover Mark Evidence of Ancient Lake on Mars

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  • Jul 4, 2017
  • 1 10 Satellites Launches by SpaceX from California [ Science/Technology ]

    A SpaceX launched 10 communications satellites into orbit from California just after two days of successfully launched a satellite from Florida. The Falcon 9 rocket was launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base northwest of Los Angeles by low- lying fog at 1.25 pm pacific daylight ti

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  • 2 K Kasturirangan Appointed as Chairman of National Education Policy [ Appointments ]

    Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan has been appointed as the head nine member committee which will prepare the final draft of the National Education Policy. And the other members are:

    1. Former IAS officer K. J. Alphonse
    2. Princeton University mathematician Manjul Bhargava
    3. Ram Shanker Ku

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  • 3 3rd Slum Yuva Daud [ Policy/Governance ]

    3rd Slum Yuva Daud was flagged of by Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel which was started from Cross River Mall, Karkardooma and ended at Yamuna Sports Complex under Slum Campaign initiated of Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports and Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan.

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  • 4 India Signed 11 Agreement with Portugal [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India and Portugal have signed 11 pacts in counter-terrorism, space and climate studies areas at the first bilateral visit of Indian Prime Minister to Portugal. Portugal has support India for getting permanent membership of UNSC and Multilateral Export Control Regime.

    Key Facts

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  • 5 Fiscal Deficit of States Soars Reaches to Rs 4.93 Trillion in FY16 [ Policy/Governance ]

    The gross fiscal deficits of all the states have been reached to the Rs 4, 93, 360 crore in fiscal 2016 as per ’Handbook of Statistics on States 2016 - 17 a second edition of RBI’s statistical publication, which was Rs 18, 790 crore in FY1991.

    Image of Fiscal Deficit of States Soars

    Image of Fiscal Deficit of States Soars

    Image of Fiscal Deficit of States Soars

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  • 6 ISRO Launch 31 Satellites with PSLV Rocket [ Science/Technology ]

    Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successful launched the Cartosat-2 series and 30 co-passenger satellites of other countries by the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). The weight of the Cartosat-2 series is 712 kg.

    • In 30 co-passenger satellites 29 satellites are

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  • 7 Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme of West Bengal Bagged UN Public Service Award [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    United Nations Public Service Award has been honoured to the Mamata Banerjee a Chief Minister of West Bengal for Kanyashree Prakalpa (Girl Child) scheme in The Hague, Netherlands. It is the highest prize of the United Nations Public Service.

    • Total 552 projects of 62 different co

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  • 8 Imran Khawaja: New Deputy Chairman of ICC [ Appointments ]

    Imran Khawaja has been appointed as Deputy Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC). Imran Khawaja is currently serving as Chairman of Associates counties and a veteran administrator from Singapore.

    • The deputy chairman post is recently approved by ICC and for this dec

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  • Jun 26, 2017
  • 1 Uttarakhand and Haryana Becomes 4th and 5th ODF States [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    More two state of India have declared themselves as Open Defecation Free (ODF) States which are rural Uttarakhand and rural Haryana of India under the Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin (SBM-G) and become 4th and 5th state after Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala to be declared ODF.

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  • 2 Government Announced More 30 Smart Cities [ Economy ]

    Central government has announced more 30 cities for development as smart cities so with this the number of smart city under Smart City Mission is reached to 90. The Smart City Mission was announced on 25th June 2015.

    • Total 45 cities were in the race for 40 available smart city s

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  • 3 Growth of Domestic and Foreign Tourist Visits During 2016 Gets Higher [ Economy ]

    India has marked positive growth in both domestic and foreign tourist visits during 2016 as discover by Market Research Division of Ministry of Tourism. The contribution of these states was about 85 % to the total number of domestic tourist visits during 2012.

    Key Facts


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  • 4 NPC Introduce Training of Trainers Programme on Capacity Building for 6 Waste Management Rules [ Environment/Ecology ]

    NPC Introduce Training of Trainers Programme on Capacity Building for Six Waste Management Rules 201, The Ministry of Environment, Forests, Climate Change and Government of India has introduced Six Waste Management Rules in year 2016 under the Swachh Bharat Mission and They are:

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  • 5 70,784 More Houses Approved to UP for Urban Poor Under PMAY (Urban) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    70, 784 more affordable houses have been approved by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation for the benefit of urban poor in Uttar Pradesh under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban). These houses will be constructed at the investment of Rs. 3, 528 crore for which

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