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

  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 📹 Western Zonal Council Meeting Held in Mumbai - Important [ Policy/Governance ]

    Western Zonal Council’s 22nd meeting was held at Mumbai, Maharashtra. This meeting was held under the leadership of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Chief Ministers, Ministers of States and Union Territories administrators as well as senior officers of Union and State Governmen

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  • 2 🌟 Smooth-Coated Otter Sighted for First Time in Krishna Sanctuary- Important [ Economy ]

    Smooth-coated otter (Lutrogale perspicillata) was sighted for the first time in the mangrove forest near the Krishna wildlife sanctuary (KWS) in Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh. The presence of otter is a key indicator to the increase of the mangrove cover in KWS.

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  • 3 🌟 Union Government Unveiled UDAN Scheme for Regional Air Connectivity- Important [ Economy ]

    Union ministry has launched the regional air connectivity scheme known as UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) to increase affordability of flying. Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju launched this scheme in New Delhi. In January, 2017 this scheme will be rolled out and

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  • 4 🌟 Porbandar-Wansjaliya, Okha-Kanalus Sections of Gujarat Become Green Train Corridors- Important [ Science/Technology ]

    Union Ministry of Railways has declared the Okha-Kanalus and the Porbandar-Wansjaliya railway sections of Gujarat as Green Train Corridors. All trains passing on these 175-km long lines are now equipped with bio-toilets making them waste discharge free zone as part of the Swachh

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  • 5 🌟 Government of Maharashtra Launches Kaushalya Setu Skill-Development Programme- Important [ Policy/Governance ]

    Government of Maharashtra launched ‘Kaushalya SETU (Self-employment and Talent Utilisation)’ a skill development programme for students. Union Minister of State Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge) Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis laun

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  • 6 🌟 Government Funds Ro Pax Ferry in Gulf of Cambay Under Sagarmala Programme -Important [ Policy/Governance ]

    Union Ministry of Shipping sanctioned the Capital Dredging Project of Ro Pax Ferry Services between Gogha & Dahej in Gulf of Cambay in Gujarat. Ministry released Rs 58.50 Crore as first installment of grant-in–aid to Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB).

    Of the total cost estimated at Rs

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  • 7 🌟 Narendra Modi Launches National SC/ST Hub and Zero Defect – Zero Effect Scheme - Important [ Policy/Governance ]

    PM Narendra Modi launched the national SC/ST hub and the zero defects, zero effect on environment (ZED) scheme for the MSME (micro, small, and medium enterprises) sector at Ludhiana in Punjab. Modi presented National Awards to MSMEs and distributed 500 traditional wooden charkhas

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  • 8 🌟 Narendra Modi Inaugurates 3 Mega Hydro Projects in Himachal Pradesh - Important [ Economy ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated three hydroelectric projects (HEPs) with a generating capacity of 1,732 MW in Himachal Pradesh. These 3 power projects use generating equipment supplied and commissioned by state owned Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL).

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  • 9 🌟 BIMSTEC Countries Decided to Fight Terrorism of All Forms- Important [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) countries have committed to fight terrorism in all forms. BIMSTEC seven member countries produced Leaders Retreat Outcome Document according to which terror acts will not be justified on

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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 India and Russia Sign 16 Agreements Across Diverse Sectors - Important [ Policy/Governance ]

    India and Russia signed 16 agreements across diverse sectors related to the infrastructure, defence, ship, energy, space, building sectors etc. This agreement was signed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    • This followed delegation-level talk duri

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  • 2 🌟 China Unhappy with US Over Asia Interventions- Important [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Beijing rapped Washington for its interventions in Asia as tensions are growing between the two powers over territorial disputes in the SCS (South China Sea). Defence Minister of China criticized recent US involvement in Asia’s trouble spots.

    Image of South China Sea

    Image of South China Sea

    Image of South China Sea

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  • 3 🌟 Terrorists Attack in Shopian J&K- Important [ None ]

    Terrorist activity targeted Shopian Paramilitary Convoy in Kashmir on 10th October 2016. Three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldiers and five civilians were injured in this attack at a CRPF convoy in the Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir.

     Location of Shopian

    Location of Shopian

    Location of Shopian

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  • 4 🌟 Janani Suraksha Yojana Pays Dividends: Study- Important [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) has played important role in reducing ‘socioeconomic disparities’ existing in maternal care. The study was conducted by researchers from Delhi based National Council of Applied Economic Research.

    Image of Janani Suraksha Yojana

    Image of Janani Suraksha Yojana

    Image of Janani Suraksha Yojana

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  • 5 🌟 India-Pakistan Border to Be Sealed Completely by 2018- Important [ None ]

    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh announced that India-Pakistan border will be completely sealed by December 2018. It is an extensive plan to monitor India’s frontier security. Union Home Minister held meeting with representatives of 4 states sharing border with Pakistan in Jaisa

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  • 6 🌟 2016 Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction in India - Important [ None ]

    The 2016 Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) will be hosted by India in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) at New Delhi from November 3 to 5, 2016. India is hosting this conference for the second time.

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  • 7 🌟 Rs. 114 Crore Approved for Projects Under HRIDAY Scheme- Important [ Important Days ]

    Union Ministry of Urban Development approved projects worth Rs.114 under Heritage Infrastructure Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) scheme for enhancing infrastructure facilities in heritage sites in five cities.

    These five cities are:

    1. Varnasi in Uttar Pradesh
    2. Amritsar i

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  • 8 🌟 MS Sahoo is Chairman of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India- Important [ None ]

    MS Sahoo a Financial markets expert was appointed as the Chairman of Union Finance Ministry constituted four-member Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI). Serve as chairperson of IBBI for five years till 2021.

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    Image of MS Sahoo

    Image of MS Sahoo

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  • 9 🌟 Rajasthan: First State to Adopt LED Street Lights in All ULBs- Important [ Science/Technology ]

    Rajasthan is 1st state of India to adopt Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) of Central Government in all urban local bodies (ULB) of state. It will begin replacing around 5 lakh conventional street lights with LED street lights across the state.

    Location of Rajasthan

    Location of Rajasthan

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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Murga: Winner of First Prize at Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival- Important [ None ]

    Murga has won the first prize at the Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival (SBSFF).Directed by young filmmaker Katyayan Shivpuri from Maharashtra.Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu honored Katyayan with award, certificate and cash prize of 10 lakhs rupees.

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  • 2 🌟 UR Rao: First Indian Inducted into IAF Hall of Fame- Important [ None ]

    Udupi Ramachandra Rao a former ISRO Chairman and space scientist was inducted in the Hall of Fame of International Astronautical Federation (IAF) at the closing ceremony of the 67th IAF Congress 2016 held at Guadalajara, Mexico. He is renowned for his remarkable contribution to t

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  • 3 🌟 Sports Sector Gets the Infrastructure Status- Important [ Sports ]

    The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports Affairs proposed addition of sports in the coordinated master list of infrastructure sub-sectors. Union Ministry of Finance gave approval.The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports Affairs had moved this proposal to address insufficiency of spor

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  • 4 🌟 Jharkhand: First State Implementing DBT in Kerosene PDS (Public Distribution System) - Important [ None ]

    Jharkhand is India’s first state to implement Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) Scheme for Kerosene Public Distribution System. Four districts are selected under the scheme given below it:

    1. Chatra
    2. Hazaribagh
    3. Khunti
    4. Jamtara

    The scheme will be implemented from 1st October 2017.

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  • 5 🌟 Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh’S Urban Areas Declared Open Defecation Free- Important [ None ]

    Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh’s urban areas are declared open defecation free (ODF) by the Union Urban Development Ministry on second anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Mission and 147th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2, 2016. These two states are first to become open

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  • 6 🌟 Union Government Notifies Constitution of Monetary Policy Committee- Important [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The union government has notified the constitution of Monetary Policy committee (MPC). With this the RBI (Reserve Bank of India) Act, 1934 stands amended by the Finance act, 2016. With this,The purpose of new MPC is to provide institutional framework for maintaining Price stabili

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  • 7 🌟 Indian Army’S Surgical Strikes Across LoC- Important [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Indian Army successfully completed surgical strikes across the LoC at the terror pads in the Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK). First surgical strikes directed by India’s military in the response of Uri attack on India army base that killed 18 Indian soldiers.

    • Target were the terr

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  • 8 🌟 Union Cabinate Approves Strategic Sale of Bharat Pumps and Wind Ups Hindustan Cables- Important [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Union Cabinet has given green signal for sale of loss-making Bharat Pumps and Compressors Limited after 12 years. Jessop & Company - a state-run company was last sold through this route. Cabinet has also directed to windup Hindustan Cables that stopped production in 2003.


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  • 9 🌟 Government to Launch “Progress Panchayat” in Mewat- Important [ None ]

    Progress Panchayat will connect minority’s communities, especially Muslims to make the special policies, programmes and schemes related to education, health, and employment and eliminate their fear and misgivings with the government.

    Location of Mewat Haryana

    Location of Mewat Haryana

    Location of Mewat Haryana

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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 India 39th in Most Competitive Economy Index by WEF Jumped 16 Spots - Important [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India is at 39th position in the index of most competitive economy 2016-17. The index is released by World Economic Forum (WEF) in the list of 138 countries. India has not become second fastest growing BRICS country after China.

    • India has jumped 16 spots and claimed 39th rank in o

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  • 2 🌟 9 Indian Island for Tourism Growth-Important [ None ]

    9 Island from Andaman & Nicobar (4) and Lakshadweep (5) are selected to boost the tourism under the Niti Aayog master plan.These include azure seas, white coral beaches of Lakshadweep, and the tropical lushness of Andaman & Nicobar. This decision was inspired by how Singapore dr

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  • 3 🌟 India Suspend Talks on Indus Waters Treaty (Important) [ None ]

    The Indian Government has decided to suspend all further talks on India-Pakistan Indus Waters Treaty. This was decided in a meeting headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the aftermath of the Uri attack.

    National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval, Foreign Secretary S Jaishanka

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