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

  • Feb 15, 2018
  • 1 Indian Science Congress in Manipur University, Manipur [ Science/Technology, Important Days ]

    Manipur Central University, Imphal will host the prestigious 105th Indian Science Congress from March 18 to 22 this year. The five-day prestigious programme is likely to be attended by 5, 000 to 6, 000 delegates from various parts of India and abroad.

    Map of Manipur Central University location

    Map of Manipur Central University Location

    Map of Manipur Central University location

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  • 2 Deploying Ultra-Modern Signaling System in Railways [ Policy/Governance ]

    The railways has installed its first ultra-modern, computer-based signaling system to ensure faster movement of around 256 trains on saturated routes. The state-of-the-art system was commissioned at Khurja junction, enabling faster train movement between the Ghaziabad-Kanpur sect

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  • 3 Use of Bio-Diesel in Railways .What are Bio-Diesel Grades: B5, B10, B20, B50, and B 100? [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology ]

    Indian Railways has tested the bio-diesel of different feed stock (Jatropha, Mahua, pongamia, waste cotton seed, Fish Oil, Soyabeen oil, Palm stearin etc. ) in the different blending ratio such as B5, B10, B20, B50 and B 100.

    Image of Biodiesel Cycle

    Image of Biodiesel Cycle

    Image of Biodiesel Cycle

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  • Feb 14, 2018
  • 1 Lok Sabha Passes Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment) Bill, 2017 [ Bills ]

    Lok Sabha passed The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment) Bill, 2017 to allow government to take up infrastructure projects within prohibited areas around protected monuments.

    Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment) Bill, 2017

    Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment) Bill, 2017

    Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment) Bill, 2017

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  • 2 Government Efforts to Simplify of Labour Laws. What is Model Shops and Establishment? [ Policy/Governance, Economy ]

    The Second National Commission on Labour has recommended that the existing Labour Laws should be broadly grouped into four or five Labour Codes on functional basis. Maternity Benefit Amendment Act, 2017, increases the paid maternity leave from 12 weeks to 26 weeks.

    Image of Labour Laws on The Anvil

    Image of Labour Laws on The Anvil

    Image of Labour Laws on The Anvil

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  • 3 🌟 Setting Up of National Security Commission (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Government has set up National Security Commission for going into all high-level appointments in the Central and State forces and ensuring transparency and rationale in them. Prior to the formation of the NSC, these activities were overseen by the Principal Secretary to the Prime

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  • 4 🌟 Effect Climate on Rainfall Distribution Pattern of India. is It Due to Global Warming? (Important) [ Environment/Ecology, Geography ]

    Government has undertaken many research studies to analyze the impact of global warming and climate change on rainfall pattern in India using observed rainfall data from more than 3000 rain-gauge stations spread over the country for 115 years (1901 - 2015).

    Map of climate change on rainfall pattern in India

    Map of Climate Change on Rainfall Pattern in India

    Map of climate change on rainfall pattern in India

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  • 5 Details on HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited) [ Defense ]

    Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is an Indian state-owned aerospace and defence company based in Bangalore, Karnataka. It is governed under the management of the Indian Ministry of Defence. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) came into existence on 1st October 1964. The Compan

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  • 6 🌟 India Successfully Test-Fires Agni-5 Ballistic Missile (Important) [ Defense ]

    India successfully test-fires, nuclear capable, surface-to-surface, Agni-5 Ballistic Missile. Agni-5 missile has higher reliability, longer shelf life, less maintenance and enhanced mobility. Agni-5 was tested from of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Abdul Kalam Island, earlier

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  • 7 9 More Cities Selected for ‘Smart City’ Mission [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Housing Ministry released a list of nine new cities to be funded under the Centre’s flagship ‘Smart City’ mission. The government allocated Rs. 12, 824 crore to be invested in 409 projects to make these cities ’Smart Cities. Of the nine cities, 3 are from Uttar Pradesh, 1 from Bi

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  • 8 What is Australia Group? India Now a Member of Australia Group [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    India gained entry into the Australia Group (AG) - an important informal forum of countries which ensures that exports do not contribute to the development of chemical or biological weapons.

    Map of Australia group

    Map of Australia Group

    Map of Australia group

    How is Membership Going to Help India?

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  • Feb 12, 2018
  • 1 Swachh Survekshan 2018: [ Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The government announced the launch of cleanliness survey for the year 2018 as part of Swachh Bharat Mission. The Swachh Survekshan 2018. Will rank 500 cities on national level which have more than 1 lakh population.

    Image of Swachh Survekshan

    Image of Swachh Survekshan

    Image of Swachh Survekshan

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  • 2 What is TCV? WHO Approves Indian Typhoid Vaccine, Typbar for Global Use [ Health ]

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) has given its pre-qualification to Typbar Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine (TVC) developed by Hyderabad based Bharat Biotech for global use. Typbar TCV is world’s first typhoid vaccine clinically proven to be administered to children from six months o

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  • 3 🌟 China Develops Underwater Surveillance Networks in Indian Ocean, South China Sea (Important) [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    China has successfully developed new underwater surveillance network to help its submarines get stronger lock on targets while protecting nation’s interests along maritime Silk Road, which also includes Indian Ocean.

    Map of Underwater Surveillance Networks in Indian Ocean

    Map of Underwater Surveillance Networks in Indian Ocean

    Map of Underwater Surveillance Networks in Indian Ocean

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  • 4 Parliament Passes NABARD (Amendment) Bill, 2017 [ Bills ]

    Parliament has passed the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Amendment) Bill, 2017 with the approval of Rajya Sabha. Lok Sabha already passed the bill in August 2017 allowing Union Government to increase capital of NABARD from Rs. 5000 crore to Rs. 30, 000 crore

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  • Feb 11, 2018
  • 1 SchisturaLarketensis: New Species of Blind Fish Discovered Inside Meghalaya Cave [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology ]

    Scientists discovered a new species of blind fish named ’Schisturalarketensis’ inside a cave in ‘East Jaintia Hills’ district of Meghalaya. Fish is named after Larket village, where the cave has been found, to encourage local people to take up biodiversity conservation.

    Image of blind fish ’Schisturalarketensis’

    Image of Blind Fish ’Schisturalarketensis’

    Image of blind fish ’Schisturalarketensis’

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  • 2 🌟 Prohibition of Attack Against Nuclear Installations: India & Pakistan (Important) [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India and Pakistan have exchanged list of their nuclear installations and facilities with each other under the Agreement on the Prohibition of Attack against Nuclear installations.

    Map of Nuclear Weapon Status 2005

    Map of Nuclear Weapon Status 2005

    Map of Nuclear Weapon Status 2005

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  • 3 Nyctibatrachusmewasinghi: New Night Frog Species Discovered in Western Ghats [ Science/Technology ]

    Scientists discovered new species of frog named Mewa Singh’s night frog (Nyctibatrachusmewasinghi) in Kozhikode’s Malabar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala in Western Ghats in small stream running along the Peruvannamuzhi dam. It is latest contribution to spurt in amphibian discoveries

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  • 4 Indo-Myanmar Agreement on Land Border Crossing [ Policy/Governance, International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Union Cabinet has approved Agreement between India and Myanmar on Land Border Crossing. It is an enabling arrangement for movement of people across the border. The agreement provides connectivity and enhance interaction of people of North Eastern States of India with the peop

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  • Feb 8, 2018
  • 1 📹 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol. 1, Ch. 9: Ease of Doing Business’ Next Frontier: Timely Justice [ Economy ]

    Introduction - India jumped thirty places to break into the top 100 for the first time in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Report (EODB), 2018. The rankings reflect the government’s reform measures on a wide range of indicators.

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  • 2 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol. 1, Ch. 8: Transforming Science and Technology in India [ Economy ]

    Why Science - 📝 Science, technology, and innovation have instrumental and intrinsic value for society. They are key drivers of economic performance and social well-being. They are also important for deeper reasons:

    • a scientific temper, with its spirit of enquiry,

    • the primacy ac

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  • 3 Economic Survey 2018 -Vol.1, Ch.7: Gender & Son Meta-Preference: is Development Itself an Antidote? [ Economy ]

    Introduction - The intrinsic values of gender equality are uncontestable. There is growing evidence that there can also be significant gains in economic growth if women acquire greater personal agency, assume political power and attain public status, and participate equally in th

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  • 4 📹 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol. 1, Ch. 6: Climate, Climate Change, and Agriculture [ Economy ]

    📹 Introduction- The last few seasons have witnessed a problem of plenty: farm revenues declining for a number of crops despite increasing production and market prices falling below the Minimum Support Price (MSP).

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  • 5 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol. 1, Ch.5: Is there a “Late Converger Stall” in Economic Development? [ Economy ]

    Introduction- Economic convergence, the process of poorer countries “catching-up” with richer countries and closing gaps in standards of living, has been a big driver of some of these developments.

    • Since the mid-1980s, the process of catch-up has broadened; the rate of catch-up

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  • 6 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol. 1, Ch.4: Reconciling Fiscal Federalism & Accountability [ Economy ]

    What is taxation? - Taxation is not just for raising state revenue but can be critically important for economic and political development. Taxation is the economic glue that binds citizens to the state in a necessary two-way relationship.

    Direct Taxes and Indirect Taxes

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  • 7 Economic Survey 2018 -Vol. 1, Ch.3: Investment & Saving Slowdowns & Recoveries: Insights [ Economy ]

    Investment (gross fixed capital formation) rate and gross domestic saving rate, at present are actually above the levels that prevailed throughout the 1990s. The investment decline has been so gradual, the magnitude of the shortfall so far is relatively less severe – it remains a

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  • 8 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol.1,Ch.2: a New,Exciting Bird’S-EYE View of Indian Economy Through the GST [ Economy ]

    As an information repository, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) embodies and heralds a radical alteration and enlargement in the understanding of the Indian economy. The distribution of the GST base among the states is closely linked to their Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP)

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  • 9 📹 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol.1, Ch. 1:State of the Economy: Analytical Overview and Outlook for Policy [ Economy ]

    Overview: short term: - 1. GST 📹. The past year has been marked by some major reforms. The transformational Goods and Service Tax (GST) was launched in July 2017. With a policy change of such scale, scope, and complexity, the transition unsurprisingly encountered challenges of po

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  • Feb 8, 2018
  • 1 The Economic Survey - 2018 [ Economy ]

    The Economic survey can be divided in to 2 volumes. The details of each and every chapter will be covered in detailed in separate sections. These are really important for your answer writing as some of the questions are directly clear from the sections for example, cooperative co

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  • Feb 7, 2018
  • 1 📹 International Court of Justice & Election of Judges [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Next Week! ! Economic Survey 2017 - 18 📹 - Why this Topic? Dalveer Bhandari representing India has been re-elected as ICJ judge. His reelection would lend support to Kulbhushan Jadhav case currently pending before the court.

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