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

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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 NASA and Venus – Important Information [ Science/Technology ]

    What is NASA? : NASA stand for National Aeronautics and Space Administration It has been an independent agency of the executive branch of the United Nations Federal Government. It does the work of the space programme and it does its research on aeronautics and aerospace research

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  • 2 🌟 Draft Regulations for Organic Food Products – Important Topic [ Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    Food regulator FSSAI has come out with a draft regulation for organic food products, seeking to ensure that these food items are actually organic. Draft regulations for organic food products to ensure the authenticity of organic foods.


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  • 3 🌟 Indian China Standoff- Indo-Bhutan Ties-Included Map of Doklam- Important [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in Doklam (located at the tri-junction of India, China and Bhutan) underlines India’s relationship with Bhutan, including military responsibilities.


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  • 4 🌟 Cold Start, Sundarji Doctrine - Military Doctrines (Important) [ Defense ]

    Cold Start military doctrine was developed Indian Army for possible war with Pakistan. It aims to efficiently involve all sub-parts of Indian military for offensive operations. Cold Start doctrine allows conventional forces in order to prevent a nuclear retaliation from Pakistan.

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  • 5 🌟 Panchsheel Agreement Between Indian and China (Important) [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Historically, India and China have had relations for more than 2,000 years, but the modern relationship began in 1950 when India was among the first countries to end formal ties with the Republic of China (Taiwan) and recognize the PRC as the legitimate government of Mainland Chi

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  • 6 🌟 Malabar Naval Exercise (Important) and Quadrilateral Security Dialogue [ Defense ]

    Exercise Malabar is a trilateral naval exercise with United States, Japan, and India in the Indian Ocean. Japan became a permanent partner in 2015. Australia and Singapore were partners. It began in 1992 including activities ranging from fighter combat operations from aircraft ca

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  • 7 🌟 Swayam, Swayam Prabha DTH Channels & National Academic Depository Launched- Important [ Education ]

    SWAYAM, 32 SWAYAM Prabha DTH Channels and National Academic Depository were launched at the National Convention on Digital Initiatives organized by Ministry of Human Resource Development

    • Spread of technolog

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  • 8 🌟 खोज (Some important research in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    वजन: -अधिकतर लोगो के सामने केविन हाल सोचते थे के लोगो के मोटे होने के कारण एकदम सामन्य है। वे पूछते थे, मोटे लोग कम खाते और अधिक एक्सरसाइज (व्यायाम करना) क्यों नहीं करते हैं। भौतिकशास्त्री हाल जितनी कैलोरी खाओ, उतनी हजम करो के गणित में भरोसा करते थे। लेकिन, उनकी खुद की रिसर्च

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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 - Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Important) [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 is a modern economic legislation. Section 240 empowers the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) to make regulations subject to the conditions:

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  • 2 🌟 National Agricultural Markets (E-Names) and Soil Health Card (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    In order to double farmers’ income by 2022 many schemes were launched. Two most important once are National Agricultural Markets and Soil Health Card. The following are most important pillars towards this goal:

    • Cost of production should be reduced and productivity should be inc

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  • 3 🌟 Important New Railway Initiatives (July 2017) [ Policy/Governance ]

    Minister of Railways has launched following important projects: Rail Cloud Project, NIVARAN-Grievance Portal (First IT Application on Rail Cloud), and Cashless treatment Scheme in Emergency (CTSE) Scheme and Handing over of 1st CTSE Card.

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  • 4 🌟 Seabed Gold in Peninsular India (Important) [ Economy ]

    Geological Survey of India (GSI) discovered the millions of tons of precious metals deep under the ocean surrounding peninsular India. Prospect of finding previously untapped resources in barely-exploited territory hold tremendous potential.

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  • 5 🌟 Aadhaar Privacy Issues (Important): mAadhaar App for Aadhaar Data- UIDAI [ Science/Technology ]

    The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) launched ‘mAadhaar’- mobile app for syncing Aadhaar data. Allows users to carry Aadhaar information including number, name, date of birth, gender, and address on smartphones.

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  • 6 🌟 Fact Box: First National Strategic Plan for Malaria Elimination (Important) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    The Union Health Ministry and Family Welfare unveiled India’s first National Strategic Plan (NSP) for Malaria Elimination (2017 - 22) with elimination deadline set at 2027, three years ahead of the global deadline.

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  • 7 🌟 Calcutta Convention of 1890 (Important): Indian-China Dhok La Dispute [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Historically, maps were vague and were not to be relied upon. The Survey of India established in 1767 developed best maps for Asia. However, maps have a margin of error due to projection of 3D data on a-two dimensional scale. Topographic indicators are thus used to make maps more

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  • 8 🌟 Food and Seed Irradiations (Important) [ Science/Technology ]

    Radiation in agriculture is used for developing improved varieties of seeds increasing the GDP of the country. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) is using radiation-induced mutagenesis along with cross breeding to develop several varieties of oilseeds, pulses, rice, and jute fo

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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 2014-2017 Achievements in Space Sector (Important) [ Science/Technology ]

    During the last three years (June 2014 to June 2017), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully accomplished 41 missions, which includes 19 launch vehicle missions, 19 satellite missions and 3 technology demonstrator missions. India is in top six space faring nat

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  • 2 🌟 Schemes for Tribal Education (Important) [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Ministry of Tribal Affairs implementing number of interventions to improve the educational status of the tribals. Schemes are demand driven with beneficiaries selected by the State with one third beneficiaries women and girls. Scheme of Strengthening of Education in low liter

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  • 3 🌟 Schemes and Steps to Enhance the Income of Farmers (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Government is taking several steps to enhance the income of farmers. The target for government is to double farmer’s income by 2022. In addition to government schemes below, other market interventions such as Price Stabilization Fund and Food Corporation of India operations will

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  • 4 🌟 Regulations and Global Conventions on Child Labour (Important) [ Policy/Governance ]

    After the enactment of the Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Amendment Act, 2016, Government has recently ratified the International Labour Organization (ILO) Conventions No. 138 concerning minimum age for employment and No. 182 concerning prohibition and elimination of wor

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  • 5 🌟 Schemes for Welfare of Tribal Women (Important) [ Policy/Governance ]

    Policies of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs ensures the development of both Scheduled Tribe men and women. However, women suffer a greater disadvantage, thus special schemes meant for the benefit of ST women and girls are given below:

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  • 6 🌟 Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY)- Important [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana is a Government scheme to provide continuous power supply to rural India named in honor of Indian political philosopher Deen Dayal Upadhyaya.

    • Government

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  • 7 🌟 Welfare Schemes for Textile Workers (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The following welfare schemes for textile workers are being implemented by the Ministry of Textiles. Government compiling the fourth national census of handloom weavers and allied workers to tailor policies. Whole exercise to be completed by December this year.

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  • 8 🌟 Pradhan Mantri Matritva Vandana Yojana (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Pradhan Mantri Matritva Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) implemented by the Ministry of Women and Child Development subsumes Matritva Sahyog Yojana under which government would provide Rs. 5000 aid to pregnant and lactating mothers for the first live birth. The scheme was earlier named as

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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Seismic Zones in India (Important) [ Economy ]

    Earthquake-prone areas identified based on seismicity, past earthquakes, and tectonic setup of the region. Bureau of Indian Standards has grouped the country into four seismic zones: Zone II, III, IV and V. Of these, Zone V is seismically the most active, while zone II is the lea

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  • 2 🌟 Biotech Kisan and Cattle Genomics Schemes (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Department of Biotechnology has initiated two farmer-centric programmes Biotech Kisan and Cattle Genomics. Under the Biotech Kisan, eight Biotech Kisan hubs are to be setup in seven agro-climatic zones. The cattle genomics programme is being implemented by National Institute of A

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  • 3 🌟 Indian Nuclear Power Programme (Important) [ Economy ]

    India has vital peaceful nuclear program with substantial research on utilization of thorium in nuclear fuel cycle, and on the development of Advanced Heavy Water Reactor (AHWR) using thorium based fuel on a large scale.

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  • 4 🌟 What is Assam Accord? Constitutional Safeguards Under Assam Accord (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Assam Accord (1985) was a Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) signed between Government of India and the leaders of the Assam Movement in 1985 paving way for the leaders to form a political party which formed the government in Assam soon after.

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  • 5 🌟 Prime Minister’S Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) is credit-linked subsidy program providing self-employment opportunities through micro-enterprises in the non-farm sector by helping traditional artisans and unemployed youth.

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  • 6 🌟 Schemes and Missions to Improve Breed of Cattles (Important) [ Policy/Governance ]

    Milk production increased by 6.27 % per annum during last three years. During the last decade milk production has increased by 4 % per annum. As per breed survey report 2012 the country has 37.92 million animals of indigenous cattle breeds and 23.78 million animals of indigenous

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