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

  • May 30, 2018
  • 1 Settings Up Goals for Education in New India 2011-Developing Strong Character,Ethical,Moral Values [ Education, Speeches ]

    The vice president stressed upon the stress free education for children. Education - Education is not meant only for degrees and employment but must also develop the overall personality of an individual in a truly holistic manner.

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  • 2 Dara Shukoh’S Writings [ Culture, Ethics ]

    Dara Shukoh, also known as Dara Shikoh (20 March 1615 – 30 August 1659), was the eldest son and heir-apparent of the fifth Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. The Vice President of India, said that Prince Dara Shukoh’s writings can come as a refreshing source for infusing peace and harmon

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  • 3 Indian Railways Inducts 2 State-of-the-Art High Horse Power Locomotives Employing Insulated [ Science/Technology ]

    Indian Railways in collaboration with General Electric (GE) has inducted two Digitally Enabled Locomotives based on state of art insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) technology. 700 locomotives will be 4500HP WDG4G and rest 300 locomotives will be of 6000HP.

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  • 4 Amma Two Wheeler Scheme [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    Amma Two Wheeler scheme was launched in Chennai. It is a scheme for working women launched on the occasion of the 70th birth anniversary celebrations of late leader Jayalalithaa. The scheme was aimed at lowering the number of female foeticide and gender-based abortion.

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  • 5 Andaman & Nicobar Command to Host Milan 2018 [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    Milan is a multilateral naval exercise hosted by the Indian Navy under the aegis of the Andaman and Nicobar Command. The biennial event is held in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and features professional exercises and seminars, social events and sporting fixtures between partic

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  • May 29, 2018
  • 1 $84 Million Loan for Improvement and Expansion of Water Supply in the Bihar [ Policy/Governance, Economy ]

    The Government of India and Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $84 million loan for improvement and expansion of water supply in Bhagalpur and Gaya town in Bihar. The Project will provide access to better quality and sustainable water supply, for the people of Bhagalpur and Ga

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  • 2 🌟 India-Based Neutrino Observatory (INO) Project - Multi-Institutional Effort (Important) [ Science/Technology ]

    INO project is building excellent underground laboratory in India. Project includes 4 construction: 1. Construction of underground laboratory with facilities at Pottipuram in Tamil Nadu. 2. Construction of Iron Calorimeter (ICAL) detector for studying neutrinos.

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  • 3 🌟 What are Greenfield & Brownfield Projects? Nabagram Military Station - (Important) [ Defense ]

    Nabargram Military Station is planned as green field project on 250 acres of defence land. Green Field Project means Work, which is not following prior work. Projects on unused lands where there is no need to rebuild & demolish existing structure are called Green Field Projects.

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  • 4 🌟 Six Central Universities Approved for Starting Yoga Department (Important) [ Education ]

    Universal Grant Commission has conveyed approval for starting Yoga Department in some central universities. Below six central universities across India have been identified by UGC (Universal Grant Commission) to start Yoga Department from academic session 2016 - 17:

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  • 5 Sports Authority of India (SAI) Implementing Training Centre (STC) Scheme in HP [ Sports ]

    Sports Authority of India (SAI) was set up w/objective of promotion of Sports & Games. Also allocated responsibility of maintaining & utilizing infrastructure on behalf of Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports.

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  • 6 🌟 Indian Railways Inducts 09-3x Dynamic Tamping Express Machines for Track Maintenance (Important) [ Railways ]

    Indian Railways has inducted three 09 - 3X Dynamic Tamping Express machines to improve mechanised track maintenance. Three operations including manual interface is now combined in one machine.

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  • 7 🌟 Food Additives- Dangerous Chemicals in Food Products (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Economy ]

    Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) under Ministry of Health & Family Welfare apprizes strict norms regarding standards of food products & additives to be used in food products to ensure safety of these products.

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  • May 25, 2018
  • 1 📹 Nutrition: Yojana May 2018 Summary - Part 1 [ Yojana ]

    Forthcoming Issue: India on the Move. Nutrition: Key to Development - W/population about 1.2 billion as per 2011 census, India is likely to be the most populous country on this planet by 2030 w/1.6 billion people.

    • 17 % of the global population.

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  • 2 📹 Expected Questions for Computers, IT & Geography - 2018 (Part - 1) [ Computers & ICT ]

    “Weaving a Digital India” National Meet on Grassroots Informatics: VIVID 2018 - National Informatics Centre (NIC) had a 3-day National Meet on Grassroot Informatics – VIVID: Weaving a Digital India, at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

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  • 3 📹 Expected Questions for Computers, IT & Geography - 2018 (Part - 2) [ Computers & ICT ]

    Bitcoin - It is a cryptocurrency and worldwide payment system, No Standard Pricing. Legal status, tax and regulation: Use of bitcoin can be criminalized. Some countries have explicitly allowed its use and trade, others have banned or restricted it.

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  • 4 📹 Expected Questions for Computers, IT & Geography - 2018 (Part - 3) [ Computers & ICT ]

    Big data - It is data sets that are so voluminous and complex. That traditional data-processing application software are inadequate to deal with them. Big data challenges include capturing data, search, data storage, data analysis sharing, transfer, visualization, querying, updat

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  • 5 📹 National Policy on Biofuels - 2018 [ Policy/Governance ]

    Biofuel – hydrocarbon made by or from living organism. The energy is obtained by biological carbon fixation process. Biomass – dead mass that was once living 1st given in 2009. Ethanol production from - Sugar-containing materials - sugar beet, sweet sorghum, Starch-containing mat

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  • 6 📹 Nutrition: Yojana May 2018 Summary - Part 2 [ Yojana ]

    Nutritional Status in India - Realigning nutrition policy to target the 1st 1000 days of a child’s life are crucial 1st steps towards ensuring India’s development rests on steady shoulders. Policy-makers must account for 2-key facts:

    1: Direct nutrition interventions can reduce

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  • 7 📹 Nutrition: Yojana May 2018 Summary - Part 3 [ Yojana ]

    Stretching a Hand to the Vulnerable - Social Inclusion refers to access to favourable opportunities in society to enhance one’s life chances. Constitutional Provisions: Part III of the Indian Constitution provides for 6 Fundamental Rights for Social Inclusion. These include Right

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  • May 24, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is Supercritical CO2? Next Generation Clean Energy Technology (Important) [ Science/Technology ]

    A supercritical carbon dioxide Brayton test loop facility has been developed at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. Technology has the potential to replace nuclear and thermal power plants. Loop technology reduces the water consumption, with less emissions of greenhous

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  • 2 What is Big Data? BIS Accentuates the Role of Standardization in Big Data [ Policy/Governance, Computers & ICT ]

    Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), the National Standards Body of India, in association with Data Science Foundation organized the 5th international data science summit in New Delhi where main topic was Big data standardization.

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  • 3 CCEA Approves Methodology to Auction Commercial Coal Mines to Private Sector [ Policy/Governance, Economy, Computers & ICT ]

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved methodology for auction of coal to private sector under Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015 and Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957. Opening of coal sector to commercial mining by private entiti

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  • May 23, 2018
  • 1 NITI Aayog Budget Allocation Increased by More Than 20%- What are the Hubs in the NITI Aayog? [ Policy/Governance, Economy ]

    According to the Ministry of State (IC) for Planning, allocations for the Ministry of Planning, which is embodied by the NITI Aayog, has been increased by more than 20 % over last year i. e. to Rs. 339.65 crore in 2018 - 19 from Rs. 279.79 crore in 2017 - 18.

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  • 2 🌟 Electoral Bearer Bond Scheme 2018 (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Political Science ]

    The Government of India notified the Electoral Bond Scheme 2018. Electoral Bonds may be purchased by a person, who is a citizen of India or incorporated or established in India. State Bank of India (SBI) has been authorised to issue and encash Electoral Bonds initially at its 4 A

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  • 3 21st of April is Civil Services Day- Four Priority Programmes Identified for PM’S Awards [ Awards ]

    On the 21st of April, The Civil Services Day is celebrated every year, where civil servants rededicate themselves to public service and awards for excellence in Public Administration are conferred. The Awards are given to acknowledge the exemplary and innovative work done by the

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  • 4 📹 Expected Questions for Science Technology & Space 2018 - Part 2 (Set - 1) [ Science/Technology ]

    Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson selected for 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry - The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has selected Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson for the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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  • 5 📹 Expected Questions for Science Technology & Space 2018 - Part 2 (Set - 2) [ Science/Technology ]

    TOPEX/Poseidon - Joint satellite mission launched by NASA and French space agency in year 1992 to map ocean surface topography, First satellite to precisely measure the rising sea levels. It mapped global currents for the first time and monitored effects of currents on global cli

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  • 6 📹 Expected Questions for Science Technology & Space 2018 - Part 2 (Set - 3) [ Science/Technology ]

    Chandrayaan-2 launch postponed to October - November 2018- ISRO postponed launch of India’s second lunar mission ‘Chandrayaan-2’ from April 2018 to October-November 2018, Launch was postponed for additional tests suggested by national level committee to review Chandrayaan-2.

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  • May 22, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Indian Defence University in Gurugram, Haryana (Important) [ Defense ]

    Indian National Defence University (INDU) is a proposed university of defence of the Government of India which will be established at Binola on Delhi-Jaipur NH 48 in Gurgram. It is likely to be functional by 2018 - 19. Cabinet de-notified three marla of land overlapping National

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  • 2 Government Launches Six New User Friendly Features of E-NAM Platform [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    The Union Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare launched six new features of National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) Platform to bring more transparency and competition and provide remunerative prices to farmers.

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