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

  • Aug 12, 2018
  • 1 What is Squall? 98kmph Squall Battered Kolkata [ Disaster Management, Geography ]

    Storm, w/peak speed reaching abt 100 kmph, roared thru Kolkata for about 45 minutes leaving in its wake trail of unprecedented death & destruction. Details of Double Squall - 2nd-fastest to hit Kolkata since Cyclone Aila in 2009.

    Image of Squall Line

    Image of Squall Line

    Image of Squall Line

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  • 2 हरियाणा में पशु कल्याण बोर्ड का गठन(Constitution Animal’S Welfare Board - in Hindi) (Part 19) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    हरियाणा में पशु कल्याण बोर्ड (परिषद) का गठन- हरियाणा सरकार ने पशु कल्याण के लिए राज्य पशु कल्याण बोर्ड गठित किया। इस बोर्ड को पशुपालन और डेयरी के अतिरिक्त मुख्य सचिव की अध्यक्षता में गठित किया गया।

    • पशुपालन और डेयरी के महानिदेशक पशु कल्याण बोर्ड के सदस्य सचिव होंगे।

    योग दिवस के

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  • Aug 11, 2018
  • 1 प्रधान मंत्री मोदी ने नामो ऐप पर सर्वेक्षण शुरू किया(PM Launches Survey-Namo App-in Hindi)(Part 18) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रधान मंत्री मोदी ने नामो ऐप पर सर्वेक्षण शुरू किया- प्रधान मंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी ने नामो ऐप पर एक सर्वेक्षण शुरू किया है, जिससे लोगों को केन्द्र, सांसदों और विधायकों को उनके निर्वाचन क्षेत्रों में सरकार के प्रदर्शन को रेट (माप/परिणाम) करने के लिए कहा गया है।

    Image of PM launches survey on Namo App

    Image of PM Launches Survey on Namo App

    Image of PM launches survey on Namo App

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  • 2 मणिपुर में पहला राष्ट्रीय खेल विश्वविद्यालय(1st National Sports Uni. in Manipur -in Hindi) (Part 17) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    मणिपुर में पहला राष्ट्रीय खेल विश्वविद्यालय- केन्द्रीय मंत्रिमंडल ने मणिपुर में देश के पहले राष्ट्रीय खेल विश्वविद्यालय की स्थापना के लिए एक अध्यादेश को मंजूरी दे दी है। इम्फाल पश्चिम जिले में 524 करोड़ रुपये की लागत के साथ विश्वविद्यालय 3224 एकड़ जमीन पर फैला होगा।

    • मणिपुर में रा

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  • 3 स्वास्थ्य देखभाल में भारत 145वें स्थान पर(India Ranked 145th in Health Care - in Hindi) (Part - 16) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    स्वास्थ्य देखभाल में भारत 145वें स्थान पर- स्वास्थ्य देखभाल की पहुंच और गुणवत्ता के मामले में भारत को 195 देशों के बीच 145वें स्थान पर रखा गया है। लांसेट के अध्ययन के अनुसार, भारत अपने पड़ोसी देश, श्रीलंका, चीन, बांग्लादेश और भूटान के पीछे है।

    • हालांकि 1990 के बाद भारत में कई सुध

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  • 4 Cabinet Approves Re-Structuring of NSDF and NSDC [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Union Cabinet approved the restructuring of National Skill Development Fund (NSDF) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). The approval would lead to restructuring of composition of the Boards of NSDF and NSDC to strengthen governance, implementation and monitoring

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  • 5 🌟 Third Partners Meeting of the Global Peatlands Initiative: Brazzaville Declaration Signed (Imp.) [ International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology ]

    The Brazzaville declaration was singed to promote better management and conservation world’s largest tropical peatlands-Cuvette Centrale region in Congo Basin from unregulated land use and prevent its drainage and degradation.

    Image of Democractis Republic of Congo

    Image of Democractis Republic of Congo

    Image of Democractis Republic of Congo

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  • Aug 10, 2018
  • 1 Naipunya Ratham Launched in Andhra Pradesh to Bring Technology to Remote Corners [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance ]

    Andhra Pradesh Government launched multi-utility vehicle NAIPUNYA RATHAM or World on Wheels to bring technology to remote corners. It was launched at State Secretariat in capital Amaravathi by State’s Chief Minister.

    Image of Naipunya Ratham Launched in Andhra Pradesh

    Image of Naipunya Ratham Launched in Andhra Pradesh

    Image of Naipunya Ratham Launched in Andhra Pradesh

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  • 2 Print Biennale India 2018 Hosted by Lalit Kala Akademi [ Culture ]

    The country’s National Academy of Art, the Lalit Kala Akademi hosted the first-ever International Print Biennale in the country with a record number of 17 countries taking part in it. An exhibition Eminent Printmakers of India showcasing master Indian printmakers was also held on

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  • 3 ADB, India Sign $120 Million Loan to Improve Rail Infrastructure [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India today signed a $120 million loan agreement to improve railway infrastructure. The loan would help in: Completing double-tracking of about 840 kms.

    Image of Indian Railways Gets 100% FDI In 17 Key Areas

    Image of Indian Railways Gets 100 % FDI In 17 Key Areas

    Image of Indian Railways Gets 100 % FDI In 17 Key Areas

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  • 4 Halkaa’ Bags Award at Montreal Fest [ Awards ]

    Indian filmmaker Nila Madhab Panda’s “Halkaa”, got the Grand Prix de Montreal award. The film premiered at the 21st Festival International du Film Pour Enfants de Montreal Film (FIFEM).

    Image of Halkaa' Bags Award At Montreal Fest

    Image of Halkaa’ Bags Award At Montreal Fest

    Image of Halkaa’ Bags Award At Montreal Fest

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  • 5 Lyrid 2018 Meteor Shower on April 22 [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Lyrid 2018 meteor shower put on a good show this year due to dark, moonless skies during the peak. The Lyrids, which peak during late April, are one of the oldest known meteor showers. The Lyrid meteor shower indicates the start of the meteor shower calendar.

    Image of Meteor Shower Calendar For 2018

    Image of Meteor Shower Calendar For 2018

    Image of Meteor Shower Calendar For 2018

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  • Aug 9, 2018
  • 1 Antarctic Ice Melt: Sea Levels Might Be Rising Faster Than Once Thought [ Science/Technology, Geography ]

    The newly discovered ‘positive feedback loop’ results in deeper waters retaining their temperature, while hastening the process of glacial melt, which could have a negative effect on the world’s sea levels.

    Image of Antarctic Ice Melt

    Image of Antarctic Ice Melt

    Image of Antarctic Ice Melt

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  • 2 IMD Forecasts a Normal Monsoon in 2018L Impact of El-Nino and IOD [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Rainfall would be 97 % of the 50-year average with a 56 % probability that rains would be normal to excess, the India Meteorological Department said in its first stage long range forecast.

    Imsg of Tracking The monsoon

    Imsg of Tracking The Monsoon

    Imsg of Tracking The monsoon

    Normal monsoon could be a

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  • 3 Global Solar Alliance Puts India Firmly in Driver’S Seat [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India found its rightful place under Prime Minister’s brainchild, the International Solar Alliance (ISA), which formally kicked off with 62 member-countries. The alliance started with adoption of the ‘Delhi Solar Agenda’ seeking.

    Image of Global Solar Alliance Puts India Firmly

    Image of Global Solar Alliance Puts India Firmly

    Image of Global Solar Alliance Puts India Firmly

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  • Aug 8, 2018
  • 1 टिकाऊ विकास पर भारत-डेनमार्क एमओयू (India-Denmark MOU on Sustainable Dev. - in Hindi) (Part 7) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    टिकाऊ विकास पर भारत-डेनमार्क एमओयू- केन्द्रीय मंत्रिमंडल ने भारत और डेनमार्क के बीच समझौता ज्ञापन समझौता ज्ञात किया। इस समझौता ज्ञापन का उद्देश्य ज्ञान, संस्थागत सहयोग, अनुसंधान के आदान-प्रदान के माध्यम से पारस्परिक और पारस्परिक लाभ के आधार पर टिकाऊ और स्मार्ट (अच्छा) शहरी विका

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  • 2 फटा फ्यूगो ज्वालामुखी (Torn Fugo Volcano - in Hindi) (Part - 6) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    फटा फ्यूगो ज्वालामुखी- ग्वाटेमाला का फ्यूगो ज्वालामुखी आकाश में राख के घने बादल का निर्माण करने के बाद फट गया। इस विस्फोट में मृतकों की संख्या बढ़कर 62 हो गई क्योंकि बचाव कार्यकर्ताओं ने विनाश हुए गांवों से अधिक लाशे बरामद की।

    • फ्यूगो में विस्फोट 2002 से हो रहा है, और 2017 में यह

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  • 3 ई-अपशिष्ट के उत्पादन के शीर्ष में 5 में भारत(India in Top 5 of E-Waste Production-in Hindi)(Part 5) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    ई-अपशिष्ट के उत्पादन के शीर्ष में 5 में भारत- एक रिपोर्ट (विवरण) के मुताबिक, चीन, अमेरिका, जापान और जर्मनी के अलावा भारत दुनिया के शीर्ष पांच ई-अपशिष्ट पैदा करने वाले देशों में से एक है। एसोकैम और एन. ई. सी. द्वारा जारी रिपोर्ट के अनुसार राज्यों में, महाराष्ट्र सबसे अधिक 19.8 प

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  • 4 ASI Digs Deep into History of Kannada Language [ Culture ]

    The trial excavation at Karnataka’s Talagunda by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), about 80 km north of the ancient Shivamogga city could show that the language was in use at least seven decades earlier than believed.

    Image of trial excavation at Karnataka’s Talagunda

    Image of Trial Excavation at Karnataka’s Talagunda

    Image of trial excavation at Karnataka’s Talagunda

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  • 5 BV Doshi First Indian to Win Pritzker Architecture Prize (Nobel for Architecture) [ Awards ]

    Balkrishna Doshi, the legendary Indian architect who designs buildings and institutions, is being honored with the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the Nobel equivalent for the field. The Pune-born Doshi, who is 90, is the first Indian to receive the honor, the highest in the profess

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  • 6 Abolition of the 457 Visa Program by Australia [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Australian government abolished the 457 visa category that allowed employers to sponsor skilled foreign talent to work in the country for up to four years. The 457 category has now been replaced with the harder-to-get Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa that lets overseas wor

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  • 7 IBBI Liquidation Process Amendment: IBBI Amendments: Insolvency Resolutions Get a Boost [ Economy, Bills ]

    The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India has amended the IBBI (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) Regulations, 2018 to fix a time frame for identifying resolution applicants.

    Image of IBBI Liquidation Process Amendment

    Image of IBBI Liquidation Process Amendment

    Image of IBBI Liquidation Process Amendment

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  • Aug 7, 2018
  • 1 Government Releases Draft Policy on Defence Production [ Defense ]

    The Defence Ministry has come out with a draft policy which envisages achieving a turnover of Rs. 1, 70, 000 crore in military goods and services by 2025 for promoting the domestic defence industry.

    Image of Government Releases Draft Policy on Defence Production

    Image of Government Releases Draft Policy on Defence Production

    Image of Government Releases Draft Policy on Defence Production

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  • 2 Surat: 100% Solar Powered Health Centers [ Policy/Governance ]

    Surat has become the first district in the country to have 100 % solar powered Primary Health Centers (PHC). There are a total of 52 PHCs in the district and all of them are now powered by solar system.

    Image of 100% Solar Powered PHCs In Surat

    Image of 100 % Solar Powered PHCs In Surat

    Image of 100 % Solar Powered PHCs In Surat

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  • 3 Government Launches ‘E-Tribes: Tribes India’ [ Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India, (TRIFED) launched ‘e-Tribes: Tribes India, ’ an initiative for digital commerce at Tribes India outlet. Tribes India banner on Snapdeal, Amazon, Paytm and GeM for the marketing of tribal products through these e-co

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  • 4 Developing Indigenous Atomic Clock on NAVIC System [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Atomic clocks on 1st satellite IRNSS-1A of NAVIC is indigenously built satellite system. It will be used in navigation satellites to measure precise location data. Minimum 4 working satellites were sufficient for proper functioning of navigation system.

    Image of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System

    Image of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System

    Image of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System

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  • Aug 3, 2018
  • 1 BHEL Commissions 330 MW Hydro-Project at Kishanganga River in Jammu & Kashmir [ Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), the country’s largest power equipment manufacturer, announced that it has commissioned the third and the last 110 Megawatt (MW) unit of the 330 MW Kishanganga hydro power project in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K).

    Map of Kishanganga hydro power project in Jammu & Kashmir

    Map of Kishanganga Hydro Power Project in Jammu & Kashmir

    Map of Kishanganga hydro power project in Jammu & Kashmir

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  • 2 SBI, IMGC Sign MOU to Offer Mortgage Guarantee Scheme [ Economy ]

    State Bank of India (SBI) and India Mortgage Guarantee Corporation (IMGC) sign a pact to offer mortgage guarantee scheme for prospective non-salaried and self-employed home loan customers.

    Image of Concept & Types of Mortgage

    Image of Concept & Types of Mortgage

    Image of Concept & Types of Mortgage

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  • 3 Government to Set Up Plastic Park in Jharkhand‘S Deoghar District [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Union Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers approved a proposal for setting up of Plastic Park in Deoghar District, Jharkhand. The project to be set up at cost of Rs. 120 crores in an area of 150 acres. It would also set up Central Institute for Plastic Engineering & Technolog

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  • 4 Petro- U.S. Bans Use of Venezuela’S Cryptocurrency [ Economy ]

    US President signed an executive order banning the use of Venezuela’s new crypto-currency, Petro. The executive order that took effect immediately, declared illegal all US transactions related to Venezuelan digital currencies, coins or tokens.

    Image of The Explosion In Cryptocurrencies

    Image of The Explosion In Cryptocurrencies

    Image of The Explosion In Cryptocurrencies

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