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

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  • Aug 17, 2017
  • 1 National Tourism Policy and Medical and Wellness Tourism Policy [ Policy/Governance ]

    A National Tourism Policy (NTP) was formulated in 2002. Taking into account the widespread, interrelated global developments and advancements with bearing on the Tourism sector, a new draft National Tourism Policy has been formulated with following features.

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  • 2 Schemes for Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) [ Policy/Governance ]

    Ministry of Tribal Affairs implementing “Scheme of Development of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) ” to comprehensively plan their socio-economic development while retaining the culture and heritage.

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  • 3 First Two NOPVs Shachi and Shruti Launched by RDEL at Pipavav, Gujarat [ Economy ]

    Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited (RDEL) today launched its first two Naval Offshore Patrol Vessels (NOPVs) from Pipavav, Gujarat as part of a five-ship project for the Indian Navy. These are first warships to be launched by a private sector shipyard in India.

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  • Aug 11, 2017
  • 1 Lebong Omani Music Unique to Tripura – Special Focus Art & Culture [ Science/Technology ]

    Tripura the third smallest country of India has a tropical monsoon climate so it is mostly surrounded with tall green grass and Angiospermae across year. So, creative and fun-loving local peoples have found an entertaining and eco-friendly way to clear their exasperating pests.

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  • 2 SBI: First Domestic Bank to Open Branch in Yangon, Myanmar [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    State Bank of India (SBI) India’s largest lender will be set up its foreign branch in Yangon, the capital city of Myanmar - SBI became the first domestic bank to open a branch in Myanmar.

    • Yangon the 54th foreign branch of the SBI will spread the global presence of India’s large

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  • 3 Parliament Passed Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill - 2016 [ Policy/Governance ]

    The government has passed a total of 119 amendments to the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014. India became a participant of United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities in year 2007. The Bill will replace the existing PwD Act, 1995, which was enac

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  • 4 Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill 2016 Passes by Parliament [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The government has passed a total of 119 amendments to the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014. India became a participant of United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities in year 2007. The Bill will replace the existing PwD Act, 1995, which was enac

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  • 5 Scientists Develop Terahertz Transmitter Capable of Sending Data 10 Times Faster Than 5G [ Scholarship Upd. ]

    Scientists developed terahertz (THz) transmitter technology. It is a next generation system which can transmit digital data over 10 times faster than 5G networks. It will pave transmitting digital data at a rate exceeding 100 gigabits per second (gbps) with a single channel using

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  • 6 Indian-Origin British Sculptor Anish Kapoor Wins $ 1 Million Israeli Prize [ Scholarship Upd. ]

    Renowned Indian - origin British sculptor Anish Kapoor was honored with the prestigious $1 million 2017 Genesis Prize. Prize is given for his utmost contribution for Jewish community. He was chosen by the prize committee headed by Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky.

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  • 7 Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana Crosses Loan Targets [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Loans which were disbursed under the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY) have crossed its target of Rs. 1.8 lakh crore in the financial year 2016 - 17. Loans extended currently stands at Rs. 1.80,087 crore. Of this, a majority of the loans were awarded by banks (Rs 1.23 lakh crore

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  • 8 📹 Focus on Our Guests - Expected Questions for 2017 [ Environment/Ecology ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to environment, biodiversity, ecosystem and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at Youtube@Examrace

    Expected Questions on Environment and Biodiversity Part 1


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  • Aug 11, 2017
  • 1 From June 16 Petrol and Diesel Prices to Be Changed Daily [ Policy/Governance ]

    From 16th June 2017 Prises of Petrol and Diesels will be change daily as announced by oil marketing companies (OMCs) so prise of petrol and diesel will be changed daily at State-run oil marketing companies including Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (H

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  • 2 Consumer Protection in India-2nd Session of Intergovernmental Experts on Consumer Protection Law [ Economy ]

    Following important statements were made by Minister of State for Consumer Affairs on “Report on national and regional implementation of the United Nations Guidelines for consumer protection”

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  • 3 Digitization of Museum Collections and Impressions of Inscriptions on Paper [ Science/Technology ]

    Museum collections are being digitized under the Scheme for Financial Assistance for Digitization of Museum Collections with Government so far providing financial assistance to 18 museums.

    • Scheme aims to dev

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  • 4 Study on Variability of Monsoon [ Environment/Ecology ]

    The Government of India undertook study on variability of monsoon especially in South Asia. Monsoon is the manifestation of seasonal migration of the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ). Vertical moist stability is the key parameter in the variation of monthly convection over o

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  • 5 Indian Cultural Centers Abroad [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    ICCR has 36 Indian Cultural Centres and one Sub-Centre. ICCR plans to establish new Indian Cultural Centres in Washington, Israel and Paris. Foster and strengthen cultural relations and mutual understanding between India and other countries.

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  • 6 What is Emigration Check Required Countries and Pravasi Bhartiya Bima Yojana? [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    What is Emigration? : - As per the Emigration Act, “emigration” means the leaving of India of any Indian citizen with the intent of taking up employment in a foreign country. What is ECR? : - As per the Emigration Act, 1983, certain categories of Indian passport holders require t

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  • 7 What are Benami Transactions? - Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amended Act, 2016 [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act, 1988 (the Act) was comprehensively amended through the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amended Act, 2016 to provide for an effective regime for prohibition of benami transactions.

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  • 8 Industrial Schemes Khadi & Capital Goods: National Capital Goods Policy 2016, [ Policy/Governance ]

    Scheme for enhancing competitiveness of the Indian Capital Goods Sector in operation since 2014. Scheme provides infrastructural components for setting up Centre of Excellence (CoE) for technology development, Integrated Industrial Infrastructural Facility, Common Engineering Cen

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  • Aug 11, 2017
  • 1 Integrated Security System at Stations,Waste Disposal Plants,Smart Stations,Accessibility [ Environment/Ecology ]

    For security, 202 stations identified as sensitive for the purpose of installation of an Integrated Security System (ISS) to strengthen surveillance. Railways have proposed a pilot project for disposal of municipal solid waste generated at major railway terminals in an environmen

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  • 2 National Initiative for Developing & Harnessing Innovations [ Education ]

    Government has taken several measures to encourage young scientists to undertake research work. Schemes designed to identify promising researchers and innovative ideas providing them with training and research opportunities in niche areas of basic science and engineering.


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  • 3 Science for Children: Schemes and Programs [ Education ]

    The Department of Science & Technology (DST) has used several mechanisms, schemes, programmes and projects across the entire length and breadth of the country to popularize science. Major initiatives undertaken are as follows:

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  • 4 Science Scholarship to Women [ Education ]

    The ‘Women Scientist Scheme’ of the Department of Science and Technology, provides career opportunities with fellowship to unemployed women scientists and technologists for pursuing research in frontier areas of Science and Engineering.

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  • Aug 8, 2017
  • 1 Antibiotics Resistance:Antibiotics in Animal Feed-Overuse of Antibiotics for Growth Promotion [ Environment/Ecology ]

    US-based Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics, and Policy (CDDEP), found samples from 530 birds in 18 poultry farms in Punjab found resistant to a range of critical antibiotics.

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  • 2 India Condoles Passing Away of Professor Yash Pal [ Education ]

    Yash Pal (26 November 1926 – 24 July 2017) will be remembered as an Indian scientist, educator and educationist known for study of cosmic rays, and for building Indian institutions for education. In his later years, he became leading science communicators.

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  • 3 Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011- Revision of Cost [ Economy ]

    The SECC -2011 project was concluded on 31.3. 2016. With Government, spending a large sum of money on poverty alleviation and welfare programmes in rural and urban areas SECC paves the way for better targeting of the poor and evidence based targeted intervention.

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  • 4 Fast Breeder Reactors now In Indian Power Plants: Everything You Should Know About Reactors [ Science/Technology ]

    Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) carrying out a R&D on sodium cooled fast breeder reactor technology for the past 30 years. A test Fast Breeder Test Reactor (FBTR), is in operation from 1985 onwards which has provided valuable feedback. Based on this 500MWe Protot

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  • 5 Codex Alimentarius Commission in Geneva- Three Codex Standards for Spices [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Codex Alimentarius, or “Food Code” is a collection of standards, guidelines and codes of practice adopted by the Codex Alimentarius Commission. The Commission, also known as CAC, is the central part of the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme. Member-countries unanimously a

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  • 6 Export of Marine Food Products [ Economy ]

    Gujarat is the top producer. Andhra Pradesh is the second largest producer in 2015 - 16. In addition, Goa is the third largest producer. Among the union territories, Andaman and Nicobar and Dam and Diu are also important producers.

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  • 7 Credit Guarantee Fund for Startups [ Policy/Governance ]

    Government is formulating a Credit Guarantee Scheme for Startups (CGSS) with a corpus contribution of INR 2000 crores for Startups to raise loans without any collateral. The proposed scheme will provide credit guarantee upto INR 500 lakhs per case inclusive of term loan, working

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