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

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  • Aug 20, 2017
  • 1 Niti Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya Resigns [ Policy/Governance ]

    Panagariya had joined as the first vice-chairman of the Niti Aayog in January 2015. He said the Columbia University was not giving him further extension. He would be leaving the Niti Aayog on August 31.

    • The Indian-A

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  • 2 Kranti Diwas Quit India 9 Aug 1942 and Dr. Yosuf Mehar Ali [ Important Days ]

    Kranti Diwas is a day observed to remember the historic ‘Quit India Movement’ initiated by Gandhi and Indian National Congress. The term “Quit India” was given by Dr. Yosuf Mehar Ali. It is also known as August Movement Day or August Kranti Divas. It is celebrated by national int

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  • Aug 17, 2017
  • 1 About Ram Nath Kovind- Elected 14th President of India- Took Oath on July 25th [ Appointments ]

    Ram Nath Kovind born on 1st October 1945 is a lawyer and now the President of India. He is the 2nd Dalit leader to be elected to the post. Earlier served as the 35th Governor of Bihar from 2015 to 2017 and as Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha from 1994 to 2006.

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  • 2 27 Cities Selected for Smart Cities Mission in 3rd Stage [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    27 cities have been selected by the Union Ministry of Urban Development from 12 States for the third phase of Smart Cities Mission based on the scores of the Smart City Challenge competition in which total 63 cities had participated.

    • Amritsar of Punjab state has topped the list

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  • 3  Income Declaration Scheme 2016: Will kick start from 1st June 2016 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    From 1st June 2016 the Income Declaration Scheme 2016 or four month window for announcement of domestic black money shall come into effect. The window offers an occasion to all people who have not professed income properly in former years to come onward and state their secret inc

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  • 4 National Mission on Electric Mobility & National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 [ Policy/Governance ]

    Considering Fuel Security and Environmental Pollution, National Mission on Electric Mobility in 2011 and subsequently National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 provide impetus to domestic manufacturing of hybrid & electric vehicles (collectively termed as XEVs).

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  • 5 Nai Roshni Scheme: Leadership Development of Minority Women in 2015-16 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    “Nai Roshni” is a women empowerment and Leadership Development Programme for Minority Women in 2012 - 13. Scheme empowers and instill confidence among minority women, including their neighbors from other communities, by providing knowledge, tools and techniques for interacting wi

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  • 6 Achievements Made Under Hamari Dharohar Scheme [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Ministry of Minority Affairs formulated “Hamari Dharohar” scheme for preservation of rich heritage and culture of minority communities of India in 2014 - 15. The scheme aims to support curation of iconic exhibitions, calligraphy, research and development, etc. Under this sche

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  • 7 Yoga as Intangible Cultural Heritage, Zonal Cultural Centres, and Project Mausam [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Yoga was inscribed in UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity during the 11th session of Intergovernmental Committee held from 28th November to 02nd December 2016 at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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  • 8 Setting up of a High Altitude Cloud Observatory near Munnar, Kerala [ Science/Technology ]

    High altitude cloud physics observatory was established at Munnar (Kerala), in Western Ghats- gateway for the monsoon of India to observe cloud and rain processes over that region with state of the art instruments.

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  • Aug 17, 2017
  • 1 National Achievement Survey (NAS), Government Education Programs & Teachers’ Performance [ Education ]

    Government is running a number of schemes for education. Elementary Education: Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Mid Day Meal, Strengthening of Teachers Training Institute, Schemes for Infrastucture Development of Private Aided/Unaided Minority Institutes (IDMI), Mahila Samakhya, Strengthe

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  • 2 Scheme “Protection and Preservation of Endangered Languages of India” for Protection of Dialects [ Education ]

    Scheme known as “Protection and Preservation of Endangered Languages of India’ (SPPEL), implemented by Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), Mysore aims at protection, preservation, and documentation of all the mother tongues and languages of India spoken by less than 10,

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  • 3 Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership [ Science/Technology ]

    Government of India approved the establishment of Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership (GCNEP) at village Jasaur Kheri & Kheri Jasaur, near Bahadurgarh, District Jhajjar, Haryana. GCNEP sixth R&D unit under the aegis of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).

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  • 4 National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) Quality Logo [ Policy/Governance ]

    NDDB “Logo” signifies safe and quality milk and milk Products from dairy co-operatives providing dairy cooperatives and producer institutions needed brand identity and competitive edge. Eleven member Management Committee will oversee the activities of the Quality Mark.

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  • 5 Paika Rebellion of Odisha: GoI Marks Its 200 Anniversary [ Important Days ]

    Pre-dating first struggle of independence in 1857, the Paika Bidroha (Paika Rebellion) of 1817 in Odisha shook the foundations of British rule. Paikas were peasant militias of the Gajapati rulers of Odisha in king’s military service to the king war while taking up cultivation dur

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  • 6 E-Portal for Sales of Steel Products in North Eastern Region [ Policy/Governance ]

    The E-Portal for Sales of Steel Products in North Eastern Region an excellent example of synergy between ‘Digital India’ and ‘Make in India’ missions. Dedicated for online sales of steel products by RINL through MSTC Metal Mandi.

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  • 7 16,200 Trainees Sanctioned to the Project Implementing Agencies in the States Under USTTAD Scheme [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Under the USTTAD (Upgrading the Skills and Training in Traditional Arts Crafts for Development) scheme, 16,200 trainees have been sanctioned to Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs) during 2016 - 17 for training in 34 traditional arts and crafts.

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  • 8 Scheme for Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure: Irradiation for Preservation [ Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    The Ministry of Food Processing Industries implementing a scheme for Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure to prevent post-harvest losses of horticultural & non-horticultural produce.

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  • Aug 17, 2017
  • 1 Surveys by NSSO [ Education ]

    National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), Ministry of Statistics, and Programme Implementation conducts nation-wide surveys on various socio-economic subjects whose results are used for planning, policy formulation, and decision-making.

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  • 2 Promotion of Clean Fuel in Railways [ Environment/Ecology ]

    The railway is one of the most fundamental (apart from roads) means of transportation. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and heavy metal (Pb, Cd, Cu, Zn, Hg, Fe, Co, Cr, Mo) contents were established in soil and plant samples collected in different areas of the railway junction. T

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  • 3 Eastern and Western India Floods-2017 [ Environment/Ecology ]

    There were two low-pressure areas over the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea at the same time bringing heavy rainfall to Saurashtra, northern Gujarat, southern Rajasthan, Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand, and eastern Chhattisgarh.

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  • 4 Registration Dates Revised,Aadhaar Mandatory for NET Forms,Research Not Must for College Professors [ Policy/Governance ]

    Research no longer be a condition for college professors’ promotion but continue to be mandatory for university teachers’. However, teachers still have to mandatorily do a student and a community activity for a promotion. Teachers intent on research could pursue it.

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  • 5 जीएसटी (GST in Hindi ) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - राष्ट्रपति प्रणव मुखर्जी और प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी 30 जून 2017 की मध्यरात्रि को संसद भवन में गुडस (अच्छी) एंड (और) सर्विस टैक्स (सेवा कर) (जीएसटी) का एप लांच (प्रक्षेपण) किया है। इस ऐतिहासिक कदम के बाद लंबे समय से चर्चा में रहा जीएसटी पूरे देश में कर कानून के

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  • 6 जी-20 सम्मेलन जर्मनी 2017 (G-20 Conference Germany 2017 in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    रस्तावना: -जी 20 देशों की मीटिंग (सभा) जर्मनी में शुरू हुई। पहले दिन जी 20 समूह फोटो (छायाचित्र) ली गई। इसमें 36 राष्ट्र प्रमुख मौजूद रहे मेजबान जर्मनी की चांसलर अंगेला मर्केल और अमेरिकी राष्ट्रपति ट्रंप पहली कतार में थे। पीएम मोदी जी दूसरी कतार में थे। पिछली बार मेजबान चीन ने

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  • 7 भारत और चीन (India and China in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: -हिमालय सदियों से हमारा पहरेदार रहा है। उत्तर की सर्द हवाओं से भारत को बचाता रहा है। लेकिन पूर्वोत्तर में भारत के सीमावर्ती राज्यों और पड़ोसी देश भूटान के बहाने विस्तारवादी चीन के मंसूबे ठीक नहीं जान पड़ते हैं। भारतीय सेनाओं ने भी कदम पीछे नहीं हटाए हैं। वर्ष 1962 वा

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  • 8 ’महामहिम’ रामनाथ कोविंद भारत के नए राष्ट्रपति 2017(Mahamahim Ramnath Kovind,New President of India) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - उम्मीद के मुताबिक भाजपा के रामनाथ कोविंद देश के 14वें राष्ट्रपति चुल लिए गए। आंकड़ों का गणित कोविंद के साथ था लिहाजा भारी अंतर के साथ उन्होंने कांग्रेस प्रत्याशी मीरा कुमार को शिकस्त दी। आजादी के 70 सालों में पहला मौका होगा जब भाजपा की विचारधारा का कोई व्यक्ति राष्

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  • Aug 17, 2017
  • 1 पनापा पेपर्स और पाकिस्तान( Panapa Papers and Pakistan in Hindi ) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: -यू ंतो मध्य अमरिका का देश पनामा अपनी व्यस्ततम जहाजी नहर के लिए पहचाना जाता है, लेकिन पिछले एक वर्ष से यह देश पनामा पेपर लीक की वजह से चर्चा में हैं। डेटा लीक की यह सुनामी युरोप होती हुई पूरी दूनिया में फैल रही है और अब यह हमारे पड़ोसी देश पाकिस्तान में एक अंजाम तक प

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  • 2 उच्च दस समाचार(Top Ten News in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    पश्चिम बंगाल और केरल: -पिछले हफ्ते जब दिल्ली भाजपा की नेता नूपुर शर्मा ने गुजरात 2002 के दंगों के चित्र ट्‌वीट किए और उन्हें बंगाल 2017 के बताने की कोशिश की तो वे सिर्फ पार्टी (राजनीतिक दल) के वफादार कार्यकर्ता होने की कोशिश कर रही थीं। भाजपा के राजनीतिक प्रोपेगंडा शस्त्रागार म

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  • 3 NITI Aayog Clears Six Proposals for High-Tech Public Transport [ Science/Technology ]

    The NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog has approved six public transport proposals conditional on trial runs and safety measures before commercial operations.


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  • 4 टाइम जोन (समय क्षेत्र) (Time Zone in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - समय सच में बड़ा बलवान होता है। समय में ताकत होती है। ये मुट्‌ठी में बंद रेत के समान होता है। कब फिसल जाए पता ही नहीं चलता है। समय को बांधना इंसान के बस में नहीं, लेकिन समय के अनुसार चला जा सकता है। देश में चर्चा चल रही है टू टाइम जोन (दो समय क्षेत्र) अपनाने के बारे

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