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

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  • Sep 1, 2017
  • 1 Small Farmers Agri-Business Consortium [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Small Farmers’ Agri-Business Consortium (SFAC) was established as a society in 1994 to facilitate agri-business ventures by catalyzing private investment through Venture Capital Assistance (VCA). State level SFAC is a counterpart of Central SFAC.

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  • 2 List of Military and Defense Agreements: Summary [ Defense ]

    A list of military or defence related agreements signed with other nations for the last three years (i. e. from 1st August 2014) is placed as under. Defence Budget 2007 - 2016 (figure in INR core) includes Capital Expenditure, Revenue, Expenditure, Total Expenditure.


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  • 3 Swachh Bharat New Initiatives: Swachh Survekshan Gramin 2017 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    On third anniversary of Swachh Bharat Mission, the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation launched third party verification survey report on progress of Mission in rural India. The Quality Council of India (QCI) conducted a third-party assessment of rural sanitation in all Sta

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  • 4 Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016- Complete Ban on Use of Polythene Bags in 17 States and UTs [ Environment/Ecology ]

    The Government has notified Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 to regulate manufacture, sale, distribution and use of plastic bags including carry bags of compostable plastic, and plastic sheets for packaging or wrapping applications.

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  • 5 18 Biosphere Reserves in India [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Biosphere Reserve (BR) is an international designation by UNESCO for representative parts of natural and cultural landscapes extending over large area of terrestrial, coastal, or marine ecosystems or a combination.

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  • Aug 30, 2017
  • 1 E-Trans & DEEP E-Bidding Portals Launched by Union Power Ministry [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    ‘e-Trans’ & ‘DEEP’ e-bidding web portals has been launched by the Union Power Ministry of State (IC) for Power, Coal New & Renewable Energy and Mines Shri Piyush Goyal for electronic bidding and e-reverse auction of tariff-based electricity transmission projects at New Delhi.

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  • 2 Indian Economy & Issues Relating to Planning Mobilization - 7th pay commission - Hit’s & Misses [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Cabinet approved recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission on pay and pensions in a decision that will boost consumption by putting extra disposable income in the hands of the central government’s 4.7 million employees and 5.3 million pensioners


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  • Aug 28, 2017
  • 1 Schemes for Conservation of Medicinal Plants (Policy)- 53 Medicinal Plant Species Threatened [ Policy/Governance ]

    Survey by Botanical Survey of India (BSI) found out that of 8,000 medicinal plants, 53 species are threatened. National Medicinal Plants Board has been taking various steps to protect the threatened species.

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  • 2 Prevalence of Cancer in India: Agreement Between NICPR and AIIA for Prevention [ Health ]

    MoU has been signed on 19th October 2016 between National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research (NICPR) and All India Institute of Ayurveda for prevention of cancer and research.

    The main objectives are:

    • Bring pr

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  • 3 Exhibition “Indian Historical Monuments in Company Painting School” in National Museum [ Economy ]

    Exhibition on “Indian Historical monuments in Company Painting School” in Ajanta Hall, National Museum presents illustrated paintings on Indo-Islamic Monuments with scenes of Mughal Architectures made with photo realistic approach.

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  • 4 Childhood Obesity in India [ Health ]

    Junk Food means food containing high levels of calories from sugar or fat with little fiber, protein, vitamins or minerals leading to rapid increase in blood sugar levels (high glycemic index) and forcing body to produce high levels of insulin to counter the rising blood sugar.

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  • 5 EESL’S Buildings Energy Efficiency Programme [ Policy/Governance ]

    Majority of the government buildings are old constructions and consume large amount of energy, the Ministry of Finance has made installation of energy efficient appliances in all Central Government buildings mandatory. Department of Expenditure has nominated Energy Efficiency Ser

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  • 6 Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP): 1000 PMBJP Kendras Opened in Uttar Pradesh [ Yojana ]

    Aim of the scheme is to make quality medicines available at affordable prices for all, particularly the poor and disadvantaged, through exclusive outlets “Jan Aushadhi Medical Store” to reduce out of pocket expenses in healthcare.

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  • 7 Solar Energy Installed Capacity Reached 13652 MW [ Environment/Ecology ]

    As on 31.07. 2017, the cumulative Solar Energy capacity installed is 13652 MW while the same at the end of 2014 - 15 was 3743.97 MW. Map shows the solar irradiance in India. The States of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Telangana have

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  • 8 Bharatmala Pariyojana: Road and Highways Project [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Bharatmala is an ambitious road and highways project with total investment estimated at Rs. 10 trillion largest ever outlay for a government road construction scheme garlanding the territory of India. Bharatmala subsumes all existing highway projects including National Highways D

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  • Aug 28, 2017
  • 1 Adopting of UN Fundamental Principle of Official Statistics [ Policy/Governance ]

    UN fundamental principles of official statics ensure that national statistical systems in countries produce appropriate and reliable data that adhered to certain professional and scientific standards. Conference of European Statisticians developed and adopted the Fundamental Prin

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  • 2 Steps to Reduce Depletion of Groundwater Resources [ Environment/Ecology ]

    The National Water Policy (2012) formulated advocates conservation, promotion and protection of water and highlights the need for augmenting the availability of water through rain water harvesting, direct use of rainfall and other management measures.

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  • 3 New India – Manthan: PM’S Call to All District Collectors for Sankalp Se Siddhi [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Prime Minister addressed district collectors on the theme “New India – Manthan” on the occasion of 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement for working at the grassroots level. Prime Minister said that district collectors are young and capable and should make resolutions for N

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  • 4 Salt Farming Industry in India: Revival Plans [ Economy ]

    India is the third largest salt producer after China and USA with global annual production about 230 million tones. In 1947, salt was imported from the United Kingdom & Adens but today India is in a position of exporting surplus salt. Production of salt during 1947 was 1.9 millio

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  • 5 Labor Law Reforms: Improving Working Conditions of Laborers [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Ministry of Labor and Employment has taken a number of legislative initiatives in labor laws during the last 3 years. Such initiatives include: Amendment to the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965- eligibility limit for bonus enhanced from Rs. 10,000/- to Rs. 21,000/- per month and ca

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  • 6 📹 Highlights of the Economic Survey 2016-17 Volume-2 [ Economy ]

    The fiscal outcome in 2016 - 17 marked by strong growth in tax revenue, sustenance of the pace of capital spending and a consolidation of non-salary and pension revenue expenditure- containing fiscal deficit to 3.5 per cent of GDP in 2016 - 17.

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  • 7 📹 Economic Survey 2016-17 Volume-2: Analytical Perspective on Economy [ Economy ]

    Overview and Outlook for Policy: Economic Survey 2016 - 17 Volume 2 found a rekindled optimism due to structural reforms such as launch of the GST, positive impacts of demonetization, decision to privatize Air India, rationalization of energy subsidies and determination to addres

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  • 8 📹 64 Expected Topics: IAS Mains 2017 [ IAS Upd. ]

    In this lecture we have covered major 64 topics for IAS Mains GS 2017 paper 1 to 4. The details for the topics are available at the respective current affairs links with the topics. Don’t miss out this topics!

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  • Aug 24, 2017
  • 1 Castor Plant Reduce Soil Pollution [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Researchers from University of Hyderabad found that Castor bean plants prove useful in fighting soil pollution by absorbing toxic heavy metals from soil due to industrial pollution.

    Key Facts

    • Roots, leaves,

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  • 2 Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Union Ministry of Rural Development launched Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana (AGEY), a sub-scheme under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) to provide alternative livelihood to Self Help Groups (SHGs) of operating public transport service

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  • 3 National Trade Facilitation Action Plan [ Economy ]

    The Union Government released 76-point National Trade Facilitation Action Plan (NTFAP) to be adopted by the National Committee on Trade Facilitation (NCTF), reflecting commitment to implement the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA).

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  • 4 खोज ( Search in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    सरस्वती खोज: -भारतीय अंतरिक्ष वैज्ञानिकों के एक दल ने आकाशगंगाओं का एक बहुत बड़ा समूह (सुपरक्लस्टर) खोजा है जिसका आकार अरबों सूर्यों के बराबर है। इसका नाम सरस्वती रखा गया है। पुणे स्थित ‘इंटर यूनिवर्सिटी (विश्वविद्यालय) सेंटर (केन्द्र) फॉर (का) एस्ट्रोनॉमी (खगोल) एंड (और) एस्ट्र

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  • 5 भारत और इजरायल ( India and Israel In Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - भारतीय और यहूदी दो महान सभ्यताएं हैं। आधुनिक विश्व में भले ही दोनों देशों का वर्तमान स्वरूप लगभग सात दशक ही पुराना है, लेकिन सदियों से हमारे बीच संबंध रहे हैं। एक ओर जहां भारत भौगोलिक और जनसंख्या की दृष्टि से विराट है वहीं इजरायल दोनों की पैमानों पर काफी छोटा है।

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  • 6 NITSER Amendment Bill Passed in Rajya Sabha [ Education ]

    NITSER (National Institutes of Technology, Science Education, and Research) Amendment Bill was passed in Rajya Sabha on 26th July, 2017. Bill proposes two new Institutions namely Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Tirupati and IISER Berhampur in the Second

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  • 7 Summary of Bills Passed in Monsoon Session 2017 [ Bills ]

    In monsoon session 2017, productivity of Lok Sabha was 77.94 % and that of Rajya Sabha 79.95%; 13 Bills passed by both Houses of Parliament during the Session. GST extended to Jammu & Kashmir, will lead to its Economic Integration with the rest of the Country.

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