Point-Wise Current-Affairs & GS (Includes Important PIB Updates) 2018 with Maps & Data- IAS, SSC etc

  • Jun 13, 2018
  • 1 Mission Indradhanush- PM Launches Campaign to Eradicate TB from India by 2025 [ Health ]

    A deadline of 2025 was set to free India from tuberculosis (TB), five years ahead of the global deadline set by World Health Organization (WHO). The announcement of the deadline was made during the “End TB summit”.

    Image of PM Launches Campaign to Eradicate TB from India by2025

    Image of PM Launches Campaign to Eradicate TB from India By2025

    Image of PM Launches Campaign to Eradicate TB from India by2025

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  • 2 India and France to Co-Host First International Solar Alliance Summit [ Int. Rel & Org., Env. ]

    The aim of the summit is to deliberate on a finance mechanism for the promotion of solar energy in member countries, crowd funding and technology transfer. The summit is of particular significance to India as it strives to achieve the ambitious target of generating 175 GW of rene

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  • 3 Asian Development Bank and Inter Solar Alliance Sign Pact to Promote Solar Energy [ Int. Rel & Org., Env. ]

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Solar Alliance (ISA) signed a cooperation arrangement to promote solar energy deployment in Asia and the Pacific. The cooperation envisages: Solar power generation,

    Image of International Solar Alliance

    Image of International Solar Alliance

    Image of International Solar Alliance

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  • 4 Aviation Multi-Skill Development Centre in Chandigarh [ Edu., Sci-Tech ]

    An aviation multi-skill development centre (MSDC) was opened in Chandigarh. It is a CSR initiative of Airports Authority of India (AAI), first-of-its-kind centre would cost Rs. 5.2 crore.

    Pilot Outlook by Region Map

    Pilot Outlook by Region Map

    Pilot Outlook by Region Map

    • The centre, which has come up i

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  • Jun 11, 2018
  • 1 🌟 National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill - (Important) [ Health, Bills ]

    Amendment to National Medical Commission Bill is being referred to Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee (DRPSC). NMC Bill seeks to replace Medical Council of India w/National Medical Commission as top regulator of medical education in India.

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    Image of Meaning of MCI

    Image of Meaning of MCI

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  • 2 🌟 National Academic Depository (NAD) - (Important) [ Edu., Policy-Governance, Schemes & Proj. ]

    Union Cabinet approved establishment of National Academic Depository (NAD). All degrees, certificates & awards in country will be made digitally available for verification on single spot under NAD.

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    Image of National Academic Depository

    Image of National Academic Depository

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  • 3 🌟 What is Dark Net and Golden Cresent? Narco-Terrorism in India (Important) [ Sci-Tech, Int. Rel & Org., Env., Geog. ]

    Narco-terrorism & its funding is serious problem for World, especially for India. The challenge for law enforcement agencies & society is to prevent drug abuse from youth. Problem of Drug Trafficking assumes importance for India as it lies in ’Golden Cresent’ & Golden Triangle’ a

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  • 4 ISRO–BHEL Tie Up for the Production of Space Grade Lithium-Ion Cells [ Sci-Tech, Space and ISRO ]

    ISRO has entered into Technology Transfer Agreement (TTA) with Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd (BHEL) to transfer technology for manufacture of space-grade Li-Ion cells. Key Facts of Tie-Up: TTA was signed at ISRO headquarters in Bengaluru.

    Image of Lead acid battery & Nickel Metal Hydride Battery

    Image of Lead Acid Battery & Nickel Metal Hydride Battery

    Image of Lead acid battery & Nickel Metal Hydride Battery

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  • 5 📹 Expected Questions on Health and Defense 2018 (Part – 3) [ Health, Defense ]

    Indian Army finalises Rs. 15000 crore indigenous ammunition project - Indian Army has finalised Rs. 15, 000-crore indigenous ammunition project. Range of ammunition for its critical weapons and tanks will be produced indigenously.

    • It aims to overcome long delays in imports and a

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  • Jun 10, 2018
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions on Health and Defense 2018 (Part – 2) [ Health, Defense ]

    Zero Hunger Programme to be launched in October - Zero Hunger Programme through interventions in farm sector in India will be launched on occasion of World Food Day (October 16). Focus on agriculture, nutrition and health in a symbiotic manner.

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  • 2 📹 Expected Questions on Health and Defense 2018 - (Part - 1) [ Health, Defense ]

    Usutu Virus - It belongs to “flavivirus” family along with tick-borne encephalitis, West Nile, and Dengue virus, The virus is an African origin and it was first detected in Austria in 2001. It caused a severe bird die-off, mainly of blackbirds and songbirds.

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  • 3 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 24) [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Schemes & Proj., Bills ]

    FoSCoRIS – FSSAI launches online platform: To bring in transparency in food safety inspection and sampling, food regulator Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has put in place a nationwide online platform called ‘FoSCoRIS’.

    • It has asked states to adopt this syst

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  • 4 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 23) [ Policy-Governance, Bills, Committees & Bodies ]

    Delimitation: The constitution was amended to freeze the delimitation till 2026, This led to a situation where many states have representation in parliament that is disproportionate to their population.

    • Delimitation literally means the act of fixing the boundaries of constituen

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  • 5 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 22) [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Youth Parliament Scheme: Shri S. S. Ahluwalia distributes Prizes for the: 29th National Youth Parliament Competition, 2016 - 2017 for Kendriya Vidyalayas, 51st Youth Parliament Competition, 2016 - 17 for Delhi Schools.

    • Aims: At inculcating among younger generations the spirit o

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  • 6 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 21) [ Sci-Tech, Int. Rel & Org., Appointments ]

    Evaluation study on ‘Nai Roshni Scheme’: NITI Aayog conducted an evaluation study on ’ Nai Roshni ’ - the scheme for Leadership Development of Minority Women in 2015 - 16. Main objective of the study: To assess impact of the scheme on minority women, To identify policy/programme

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  • 7 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 20) [ Sci-Tech, Policy-Governance, Committees & Bodies ]

    Council for Advancement of People’s Action and Rural Technology (CAPART) - Chaired by the Union Minister for Rural Development. Launched for sustainable development of rural areas.

    • An autonomous body registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860.

    • Works as a nodal agency

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  • Jun 8, 2018
  • 1 National Clean Energy Fund (NCEF) from NRDWP & Ministry of Finance to Help with Potable Water [ Eco., Schemes & Proj. ]

    There are 365050 ST dominated habitations in country, out of that 301858 (82.69%) habitations are covered w/provision of safe drinking water supply & 53090 (14.54%) are partially covered.

    Image of Water Worries

    Image of Water Worries

    Image of Water Worries

    • Affected States with poor drinking water co

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  • 2 Linking of SWIFT to the Core Banking System [ Eco., Committees & Bodies ]

    In Budget Speech 2018 - 19, Steering Committee on Fintech related issues was constituted to consider various issues relating to development of Fintech space in India. Terms of the Committee: Develop Fintech space to make Fintech related regulations more flexible

    Image of Multiple bank channels

    Image of Multiple Bank Channels

    Image of Multiple bank channels

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  • 3 “Integrated Scheme for Development of Silk Industry” for Sericulture Sector [ Agri., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Central Sector Scheme “Integrated Scheme for Development of Silk Industry” is approved for next 3 years from 2017 - 18 to 2019 - 20. Scheme has 4 components: Research & Development (R&D), Training, Transfer of Technology and IT Initiatives, Seed Organizations and farmers extensio

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  • 4 🌟 Main Aims of National Health Policy 2017 (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Health ]

    National Health Policy, 2017 aims attainment of highest possible level of health & wellbeing for all at all stages thru preventive & promotive health care orientation in development policies, & universal access to good quality health care services w/o anyone having to face financ

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  • 5 🌟 First Meeting of the NITI Forum for North East in Agartala (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    1st meeting of Newly constituted NITI Forum for North East was held in Agartala, Tripura on 10th April, 2018 to give boost to development projects in region by identifying constraints & streamlining resources.

    Image of NITI Forum for North - East

    Image of NITI Forum for North - East

    Image of NITI Forum for North - East

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  • 6 First Indian Sign Language Dictionary of 3000 Words, What is (ISLR & TC) ? [ Sci-Tech ]

    1st Indian Sign Language Dictionary was launched by Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment in Delhi. Dictionary contains 3, 000 words. There are 50, 71, 007 deaf people & 19, 98, 535 with speech disability in India.

    Image of Alphabetic Chart Indian Sign Language

    Image of Alphabetic Chart Indian Sign Language

    Image of Alphabetic Chart Indian Sign Language

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  • Jun 7, 2018
  • 1 Electoral Bond Scheme 2018 2nd Phase from 2nd April – 10th April [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Electoral Bond Scheme 2018 Phase 2 was from 2nd April – 10th April. In 2nd phase, SBI is authorised to issue & encash electoral bonds thru its 11 authorised branches. 11 specified branches are at New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Bhopal, Jai

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  • 2 Boron Carbide Ceramic Bullet Proof Jackets for Army Under ‘Make in India’ [ Defense ]

    Major Contract for procurement of 1.86 lakh bulletproof jacket has been signed after successful conduct of field evaluation trials. Jackets have state-of-the-art specifications w/added protection level.

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    Image of Bullet Proof Jackets for Army

    Image of Bullet Proof Jackets for Army

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  • 3 🌟 Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules for Protection of Human Health (Important) [ Env., Bills ]

    Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016 was amended by Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change. Amendment Rules shall come into force Bio-Medical Waste management Rules, 2018.

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    Image of Major Difference between BMW Rules 1998 & 2016

    Image of Major Difference between BMW Rules 1998 & 2016

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  • 4 🌟 Effects of Iodine Deficiency : Ban on Non-Iodized Salt (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, has banned sale of common salt for direct human consumption. As per Regulation, ’no person shall sell or offer or expose for sale or have in his premises for purpose of sale, common salt.

    Current Status of Household Coverage of IODISED Salt In India

    Current Status of Household Coverage of IODISED Salt In India

    Current Status of Household Coverage of IODISED Salt In India

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  • Jun 5, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh (RRSK) (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Railways ]

    Ministry of Railway asks Finance Ministry to contribute its share towards Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh (RRSK). RRSK was created in 2017 - 18. Indian railways have utilized a quarter of the safety fund.

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    Image of Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh Funding

    Image of Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh Funding

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  • 2 Rajasthan’S 1st Mega Food Park in Ajmer [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Agri. ]

    1st Greentech Mega Food Park will be inaugurated at Roopangarh village in Ajmer, Rajasthan. Park is being set up at coast of Rs. 113.57 cr. & will benefit around 25, 000 farmers in Ajmer.

    Map of Roopangarh village in Ajmer

    Map of Roopangarh Village in Ajmer

    Map of Roopangarh village in Ajmer

    • Food Park is set

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  • 3 Promotion of Digital Transactions in Railways [ Eco., Railways ]

    Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is subsidiary of Indian Railways. It handles catering, tourism & online ticketing operations of Indian Railways. Indian Railways have tied up w/SBI to install 10, 000 Points of Sale (POS) machines at diff. locations i. e. Pass

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  • 4 Print Biennale India 2018 -the First International Exhibition of Graphic Prints & Lithography [ Edu., Culture ]

    1st ever Print Biennale India 2018, International Exhibition of Graphic Print was held in New Delhi. Exhibition was organized by Lalit Kala Akademi. People were introduced with lithography medium of printmaking.

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    Image of Lalit Kala Akademi

    Image of Lalit Kala Akademi

    • Exhib

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