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

  • Aug 22, 2018
  • 1 PM Launches All-Electric Superfast Train, a Make-in-India Leap [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India’s 1st all-electric superfast train was launch gave boost to Clean India mission. Project was approved in 2007, but got stalled for next 8 years. 3 years ago, NDA govt. started work on it & now has completed 1st phase.

    Image of India's first all electric high-speed locomotive

    Image of India’s First All Electric High-speed Locomotive

    Image of India’s first all electric high-speed locomotive

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  • 2 SCO Summit: PM Floats ‘SECURE’ Concept at 18th SCO Summit [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    Attending India’s 1st summit as full member of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), PM said connectivity w/neighbourhood is India’s priority. This is 1st time after becoming full member of this organization of India & Pakistan when Indian PM has arrived to attend summit.

    SCO Summit: PM Floats ‘SECURE’ Concept at 18<sup>th</sup> SCO Summit

    SCO Summit: PM Floats ‘SECURE’ Concept at 18th SCO Summit

    Image of SCO Summit: PM Floats ‘SECURE’ Concept at 18th SCO Summit

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  • 3 What is PSLV? Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark-III Continuation Programme [ Space/ISRO ]

    Union Cabinet approved Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) Continuation Programme (Phase 6) & funding of 30 PSLV operational flights under Programme. Programme will meet launch requirement of satellites for Earth observation, Navigation & Space Sciences.

    Image of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle

    Image of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle

    Image of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle

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  • Aug 21, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Promulgation of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 (Important) [ Economy, Bills ]

    President promulgated Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 providing significant relief to home buyers by recognising them as financial creditors. Micro Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) will now be exempted from all conditions. As per Section 29 of IBC Act,

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  • 2 “Rail MADAD” – an App to Expedite & Streamline Passenger Grievance Redressal [ Railways ]

    Minister of Railways & Coal launched 2 mobile apps, namely, Rail Madad & Menu on Rails on 11thJune, 2018. These apps are in line w/ ‘Digital India’ initiative. Hierarchy based reports will be available for management at Zonal and Railway board level and will be sent through auto

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  • 3 Railways Inks Four MoUs [ Railways ]

    Railways signed MoUs with BCL, RCIL, MRVC, IRCON for fixing targets for various projects related to infrastructure development. Under MoU, BCL has projected revenues of Rs. 285 cr. from operations & Rs. 1, 300 cr. from wagon production.

    Image of Railways inks Four MoUs

    Image of Railways Inks Four MoUs

    Image of Railways inks Four MoUs

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  • 4 Indian Planning to Buy Russian S-400 Triumf India Air Defense Missile System [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    India will buy S 400 Triumf Air Defense Missile System from Russia for Air Force. This decision of India was not taken well by the US. After being deployed in border of China & Pakistan, Indian Army will get boost in hitting any air targets coming from these 2 countries.

    Image of Desi and Videshi Missile Shields

    Image of Desi and Videshi Missile Shields

    Image of Desi and Videshi Missile Shields

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  • 5 ’Satan 2′ Nuclear Missile Test-Launched by Russia- ‘Invulnerable’ Arsenal [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    New Russian intercontinental ballistic missile will be able to fly over North or South Poles & strike any target in world. It was test-launched for 2nd time. Russia’s defense ministry released video showing Sarmat ICBM blasting off from Plesetsk Cosmodrome in its northern Arkhang

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  • 6 🌟 Scientists Discover a New Human Organ ‘Interstitium’ (Important) [ Science/Technology, Health ]

    Scientists have discovered new organ ‘Interstitium’ in human body, discovery that could help scientists understand spread of cancer within body. Findings of study were published in Nature’s Scientific Reports journal on 27th March, 2018.

    Image of Interstitium and Interstitial Fluid

    Image of Interstitium and Interstitial Fluid

    Image of Interstitium and Interstitial Fluid

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  • 7 🌟 Why Gulf Stream Ocean Currents are Disrupted by Climate Change (Important) [ Geography ]

    Serious disruption to Gulf Stream ocean currents that are crucial in controlling global climate must be avoided “at all costs”, senior scientists have warned. Alert follows revelation this week that system is at its weakest ever recorded.

    Image of Thermohaline circulation

    Image of Thermohaline Circulation

    Image of Thermohaline circulation

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  • 8 🌟 What is SC/ST Act and Controversies in April 2018 (Important) [ Bills ]

    Scheduled Castes & Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, or SC/ST Act protects marginalised communities against discrimination & atrocities. Govt. filed review petition in matter. Turning down govt. ’s appeal to freeze earlier verdict, top court’s aim is to protect innocen

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  • Aug 20, 2018
  • 1 Culex Mosquitoes Harming Delhi- Danger of Filariasis & Encephalitis [ Health ]

    Inefficiency of civic agencies in keeping Delhi’s drains unclogged has left city in grip of mosquito menace with repellents failing to scare or kill them. These are Culex mosquitoes that don’t cause dengue or malaria.

    Image of Culex Mosquitoes Harming Delhi

    Image of Culex Mosquitoes Harming Delhi

    Image of Culex Mosquitoes Harming Delhi

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  • 2 Strange Antarctic Phenomenon Has Cold Water Floating on Warm [ Science/Technology, Geography ]

    Iceberg chunks breaking off floating ice shelves proves melting- considered main way that these expanses of Antarctic ice become smaller. New research reveals disconcerting finding that is invisible to naked eye: These ice shelves primarily melt from below.

    Image of Strange Antarctic Phenomenon

    Image of Strange Antarctic Phenomenon

    Image of Strange Antarctic Phenomenon

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  • 3 Supercomputer Reveals Yellowstone’S Magma Transition Zone [ Science/Technology, Geography ]

    Computer models helped researchers simulate conditions beneath Yellowstone, North America’s largest super volcano, allowing them to discover zone that controls movement of magma that flows out from Earth’s mantle during eruption.

    Image of Yellowstone's Magma Transition Zone

    Image of Yellowstone’s Magma Transition Zone

    Image of Yellowstone’s Magma Transition Zone

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  • 4 🌟 Tourism Ministry Launches the Guidelines on Adventure Tourism (Important) [ Policy/Governance ]

    Union Ministry of Tourism for 1st time issued guidelines for Adventure Tourism in India in effort to make adventure sports safer. In past few years, adventure tourism has grown rapidly India.

    Image of Tourist Inputs

    Image of Tourist Inputs

    Image of Tourist Inputs

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  • 5 UGC directs universities to ban plastic cups, bottles [ Environment/Ecology ]

    University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed all varsities & higher educational institutions to ban use of plastic cups, lunch packets, straws, bottles & bags on their campuses.

    Image of Beat plastic pollution

    Image of Beat Plastic Pollution

    Image of Beat plastic pollution

    • Directive by commission come

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  • 6 Online Cybercrime Reporting Portal: Calls for Expediting Online Cybercrime Reporting Portal [ Policy/Governance, Defense ]

    Union Home Ministry directed to expedite launch of online cybercrime reporting portal due to deep concern over rising misuse of Internet for circulating child pornography & other obscene material.

    Image of Types of Cyber Crimes

    Image of Types of Cyber Crimes

    Image of Types of Cyber Crimes

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  • 7 🌟 University Grants Commission Approved UGC (Online Courses) Regulations, 2018 (Important) [ Education, Bills ]

    University Grants Commission (UGC) approved new regulations for online courses by universities on 24th May, 2018. Commission decided that higher educational institutions & universities will be able to offer graduate, postgraduate & diploma programmes online from upcoming academic

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  • Aug 19, 2018
  • 1 Volcanic Thunder Recorded for the First Time [ Science/Technology, Geography ]

    When volcanoes erupt, they often do so thunderously. But until recently, scientists are unable to distinguish sounds of eruption from sounds of volcanic thunder. Only by cross checking map of volcanic lightning were they able to distinguish what on recording was volcanic thunder.

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  • 2 🌟 WCD Proposes to Widen the Scope of Indecent Representation of Women Act (IRWA), 1986 (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Bills ]

    WCD proposed amendments in IRWA keeping in mind recent technological advancement in field of communications such as social media platforms, over top services etc. Amendments are based on observations made by Parliamentary Standing Committee & recommendation made by National Commi

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  • 3 🌟 What is LEMOA? (Important) [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    India & U. S on Monday signed bilateral Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) giving militaries of both countries access to each other’s facilities for supplies & repairs.

    Image of Balancing Act

    Image of Balancing Act

    Image of Balancing Act

    LEMOA Pact

    • LEMOA stands for Logistics Exchan

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  • 4 What is Nipah Virus? Know Its Causes, Signs, Symptoms and Prevention [ Health ]

    Kerala is on high alert due to mysterious deaths of 8 people because of unidentified viral attack. Out of these, 3 were reported to be caused by Nipah Virus (NiV) in Kerala’s coastal city Kozhikode over last 2 weeks.

    Map of Nipah Virus (NiV) in Kerala's coastal city Kozhikode

    Map of Nipah Virus (NiV) in Kerala’s Coastal City Kozhikode

    Map of Nipah Virus (NiV) in Kerala’s coastal city Kozhikode

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  • 5 US Supreme Court to Hear Dispute Over Power Plant in Gujarat [ Economy ]

    US Supreme Court agreed to take up appeal by Indian villagers against power plant in Gujarat near port city of Mundra in Gujarat, funded by US-based international finance institution, which has allegedly resulted in environmental damages.

    Map of Mudra Power Plant

    Map of Mudra Power Plant

    Map of Mudra Power Plant

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  • 6 Who Was Shujaat Bukhari? [ Personalities ]

    Shujaat Bukhari, renowned Kashmiri journalist, was shot dead in attack outside his office in Srinagar. Shujaat Bukhari was Editor-in-chief of Kashmiri publication Rising Kashmir. He was recipient of World Press Institute (WPI) USA fellowship & Asian Centre for Journalism Singapor

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  • Aug 17, 2018
  • 1 Newly Discovered 840 Small Planets Beyond Neptune [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Researchers have discovered & confirmed 840 small worlds in distant, hard-to-reach area beyond Neptune. This is single largest finding of planets ever made & increases number of distant planets around sun by 50%.

    Image of Newly Discovered 840 Small Planets

    Image of Newly Discovered 840 Small Planets

    Image of Newly Discovered 840 Small Planets

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  • 2 New Benami Transactions Informants Reward Scheme, 2018 by the Income Tax Department [ Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Income Tax Department has launched New Benami Transactions Informants Reward Scheme, 2018 w/objective to enhance people’s participation in IT Department’s efforts to unearth black money & to reduce tax evasion.

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    Image of Ministry of Finance

    Image of Ministry of Finance

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  • 3 Narendra Modi to Address 20,000 Swachh Bharat Volunteers in East Champaran District Motihari Town [ Policy/Governance ]

    PM arrived in Bihar on Tuesday to address 20, 000 ‘Swachh Bharat’ volunteers in East Champaran district’s Motihari town & launch key development projects. Theme of centenary celebrations of Champaran Satyagrah is “Satyagrah se Swachhagrah”.

    Map of Narendra Modi to address 20000 Swachh Bharat Volunteers

    Map of Narendra Modi to Address 20000 Swachh Bharat Volunteers

    Map of Narendra Modi to address 20000 Swachh Bharat Volunteers

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  • 4 India’S Longest Elevated 10.3 Km Long Hindon Elevated Road [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Primary objectivity of the road was to ease traffic movement from Ghaziabad to New Delhi & vice versa. Hindon Elevated Road Project is being India’s longest elevated road reducing hour-long journey to just 18 minutes.

    Image of India’s Longest Elevated 10.3 km Long

    Image of India’s Longest Elevated 10.3 Km Long

    Image of India’s Longest Elevated 10.3 km Long

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  • 5 What is Iridium Messaging? Network Gets Boost from SpaceX [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    10 more satellites for Iridium’s commercial communications network flew into orbit Friday aboard Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, raising total number of upgraded Iridium spacecraft launched to 50 & clearing way for lift-off of SpaceX supply ship Mond

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  • 6 Food Processing Ministry to Collaborate with International Labs for Wider Acceptability of NIFTEM [ Education, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    Ministry will collaborate w/multiple international laboratories testing various food products so that food products approved by laboratories at National Institute of Food Entrepreneurship & Management (NIFTEM) get worldwide acceptability. This was announced in NIFTEM Institute in

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