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

  • Sep 6, 2018
  • 1 Cabinet Approves Mou B/W India-Bahrain & France - Denmark on Cooperation in the Field of Healthcare [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    Cabinet has approved signing of MoU b/w India & Bahrain on cooperation in field of Healthcare. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved capital infusion of Rs. 2000 cr. for strengthening Export Credit Guarantee Corporation (ECGC).

    There was also an arrangement between

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  • Sep 5, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Ten New Swachh Iconic Places Launched Under Swachh Bharat Mission (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Culture ]

    Govt. has added 10 new Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) under phase III of its flagship project Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) of Swachh Bharat Mission. 3rd phase of Swachh Iconic Places was launched at Mana villages which are situated close to Badrinath temple in Uttarakhand.

    Map of 10 New Swachh Iconic Places

    Map of 10 New Swachh Iconic Places

    Map of 10 New Swachh Iconic Places

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  • 2 Shillong (Meghalaya) Gets Selected as the 100thSmart City [ Policy/Governance ]

    Shillong capital of Meghalaya is selected as 100th Smart City after evaluation proposal submitted by it. Till now, 99 smart cities was selected in 4 rounds of competition & w/today’s announcement, selection of 100 cities is completed under Smart Cities Mission.

    Image of Shillong - The 100<sup>th</sup> Amart Cities of India

    Image of Shillong - The 100th Amart Cities of India

    Image of Shillong - The 100th Amart Cities of India

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  • 3 🌟 Surat to Receive ‘City Award’ Under India Smart Cities Award 2018 (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Surat smart city is selected for ‘City Award’ for showing great momentum in implementation of projects under ‘India Smart Cities Award’ 2018. Overall, 9 awards are announced under India Smart Cities Awards.

    Image of Surat smart city

    Image of Surat Smart City

    Image of Surat smart city

    Awards are divid

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  • 4 NIWE Has Installed a Remote Sensing Instrument – LiDAR for Assessment of Offshore Wind Resource [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology ]

    National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) has installed remote sensing instrument- LiDAR for assessment of offshore wind resource at Gulf of Khambat, off Gujarat Coast. IREDA is non-banking financial institution under Ministry of New & Renewable Energy.

    Image of National Institute of Wind Energy

    Image of National Institute of Wind Energy

    Image of National Institute of Wind Energy

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  • 5 🌟 Need for Disaster Management in India: NIDM Centre to Help Southern States Build Infr. (Important) [ Education, Disaster Management ]

    India is prone to multiple disaster challenges – hence require NIDM Centres to help states build infrastructure to tackle disasters. Over 40 million hectares (12 % of land), is prone to floods, about 5700 kms coast line is cyclone prone & exposed to tsunamis & storm surges, 2 % o

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  • 6 🌟 Bharatmala Project: New Mumbai-Delhi Expressway Will Be Greenfield Project (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Mumbai-Delhi Expressway would be access-controlled highway, built under Bharatmala Pariyojna to connect national capital & financial capital of India, & reduce travel time from 20 hours to mere 12 hours.

    Map of New Mumbai-Delhi Expressway will be Greenfield Project

    Map of New Mumbai-Delhi Expressway Will Be Greenfield Project

    Map of New Mumbai-Delhi Expressway will be Greenfield Project

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  • Sep 3, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Summary of Initiatives Taken by the Govt. to Strengthen Education Sector in Last 4 Years (Important) [ Education ]

    33 new initiatives are taken by Govt. in last 4 years to strengthen education system. Objective is to integrate all existing digitized & digital contents across educational & cultural institutions/bodies to provide single-window access to diff. groups of users ranging across enti

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  • 2 Revitalising Infrastructure and Systems in Higher Education (RISE) by 2022 [ Education, Economy ]

    CCEA approved expanding scope of Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) by tasking it to mobilise Rs. 1,00,000 cr. for Revitalizing Infrastructure & Systems in Education (RISE) by 2022. Proposal called for enhancing capital base of HEFA to Rs. 10,000 cr. From present 2000 cr.

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  • 3 🌟 Institution of Eminence Status Granted to IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, BITS Pilani [ Education ]

    Union Govt. granted Institutions of Eminence (IoEs) status to 6 institutions including 3 from Public Sector & 3 from Private Sector. Decision was taken on basis of recommendations given by Empowered Expert Committee (EEC).

    Image of Institutes of Eminence

    Image of Institutes of Eminence

    Image of Institutes of Eminence

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  • 4 Women Entrepreneurs Platform: NITI Aayog’S WEP Signs SoI with Financial Institutions & Social Org. [ Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Women/Minority Empowerment ]

    Women Entrepreneurs Platform (WEP) of NITI Aayog on 27th June, 2018 signed 5 separate Statements of Intent (SoIs) w/financial institutions & social organizations. It aims to address knowledge gaps, promote partner connects & increase outreach of partner programmes.

    Image of Women Entrepreneurs Platform

    Image of Women Entrepreneurs Platform

    Image of Women Entrepreneurs Platform

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  • 5 MoU Between India and Indonesia on Technical Cooperation in the Field of Railways Sector [ International Relations/Organizations, Railways ]

    Union Cabinet apprised MoU b/w India & Indonesia on Technical Cooperation in field of railways sector. Cooperation is achieved thru exchange of information on developments in areas of railways technology & operations, knowledge sharing, technical visits, training & seminars & wor

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  • 6 NIMHANS Digital Academy [ Education ]

    NIMHANS Digital Academy addressed 1st batch of professionals enrolled for undergoing courses in fields of Psychiatry & Psychiatric Social Work. Institutes supported by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare for establishment of Centres of Excellence in field of mental health.

    Image of NIMHANS Digital Academy

    Image of NIMHANS Digital Academy

    Image of NIMHANS Digital Academy

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  • 7 NITI Aayog to Release First Delta Ranking Under the Aspirational Districts Programme [ Policy/Governance ]

    NITI Aayog released 1st Delta ranking for 108 Aspirational Districts to measure their incremental progress across 5 developmental areas during 2 month period of 31st March to 31st May 2018 on 29th June, 2018. Following figure shows the indicators used in Delta rankings.

    Image of Indicators and Data Points

    Image of Indicators and Data Points

    Image of Indicators and Data Points

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  • Sep 1, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Samagra Shiksha Scheme to Ensure Inclusive & Equitable Quality Education (Important) [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Ministry of Human Resources & Development launched “Samagra Shiksha “scheme towards providing education from pre-school till class 12. Annual grant of Rs. 5000 to Rs. 20000 would be given for strengthening libraries of schools.

    Image of Samagra Shiksha Scheme

    Image of Samagra Shiksha Scheme

    Image of Samagra Shiksha Scheme

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  • 2 Cochin Port Signs Work Order for State-of-the-Art Cruise Terminal [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    New Cruise Terminal capable of handling 5000 tourists will be set up at Ernakulum Wharf of Cochin Port by February 2020. Cochin Port Trust issued work order to contractor for starting construction of new Cruise Terminal on 20th July 2018.

    Cochin Port Signs Work Order for State-of-the-Art Cruise

    Cochin Port Signs Work Order for State-of-the-Art Cruise

    Image of Cochin Port Signs Work Order for State-of-the-Art Cruise

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  • 3 Union Ministry Launched Meghalaya Milk Mission in Shillong [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Radha Mohan Singh launched Rs. 215 cr. Meghalaya Milk Mission in Shillong thru National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC).

    Image of Union Ministry Launched Meghalaya Milk Mission

    Image of Union Ministry Launched Meghalaya Milk Mission

    Image of Union Ministry Launched Meghalaya Milk Mission

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  • 4 Committee Set Up to Synergize NCC and NSS [ Education, Defense, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Govt. has set up committee under Chairmanship of Shri Anil Swarup to suggest measures to strengthen National Cadet Corps (NCC) & National Service Scheme (NSS). Each NSS unit adopts village or slum for taking up its activities.

    Image of Committee Set up to Synergize NCC and NSS

    Image of Committee Set up to Synergize NCC and NSS

    Image of Committee Set up to Synergize NCC and NSS

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  • 5 🌟 Cyclone Monitoring in India (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Geography ]

    Cyclone warning is one of most imp. Functions of IMD & it was 1st service undertaken by Department in 1865 & thus service started before establishment of department in 1875. Project is undertaken for up-gradation of Decision Support System of Tropical Cyclones Warning Services.

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  • Aug 31, 2018
  • 1 Shram Suvidha Portal for Industrial Compliance [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Economy ]

    Ministry Labour & Employment has developed Shram Suvidha Portal in central sphere to create conducive environment for industrial development. The Unified Shram Suvidha Portal is developed to facilitate reporting of Inspections, and submission of Returns.

    Image of Shram Suvidha Portal for Industrial Compliance

    Image of Shram Suvidha Portal for Industrial Compliance

    Image of Shram Suvidha Portal for Industrial Compliance

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  • 2 Where are EVMs Made? New EVM Production Facility Inaugurated at Bharat Electronics [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Economy ]

    Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) empowers world’s largest democracy, India, by providing Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) for various kinds of election. It has got 2 units, Control Unit (CU) & Ballot Unit (BU).

    Image of Indian Electronic Voting Machine

    Image of Indian Electronic Voting Machine

    Image of Indian Electronic Voting Machine

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  • 3 National Hydrology Project: Government Collaborates with Google for Flood Forecasting [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Central Water Commission (CWC), India’s apex technical organisation in field of Water Resources, signed Collaboration Agreement w/Google for flood forecasting. Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation expressed that collaboration w/Google will he

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  • 4 900-Year Drought Wiped Out Indus Civilisation: IIT-Kharagpur [ Culture, Geography ]

    In study conducted by researchers of IIT, Kharagpur, it is found that end of Indus Valley Civilization is due to severe drought of hundreds of years. Researchers have discovered drought period of approximately 4350 years ago due to end of Indus Valley Civilization.

    Image of 900-year Drought Wiped out Indus Civilisation

    Image of 900-year Drought Wiped Out Indus Civilisation

    Image of 900-year Drought Wiped out Indus Civilisation

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  • 5 भारत की पहली कार्बन फाइबर (रेशे) इकाई (India’S First Carbon Fiber Unit - in Hindi) (Part 13) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    भारत की पहली कार्बन फाइबर (रेशे) इकाई- रिलायंस इंडस्ट्रीज (उद्योगों), लिमिटेड (सीमित) अंतरिक्ष और रक्षा आवश्यकताओं को पूरा करने के लिए भारत की पहली कार्बन फाइबर विनिर्माण इकाई की स्थापना में निवेश कर रही है।

    • यह कम लागत और उच्च मात्रा वाले समग्र उत्पादों जैसे मॉड्‌यूलर (प्रमापी

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  • 6 भारत, यूएस व्यापार वार्ता आयोजित करेंगे(India Will Hold US Business Negotiations - Hindi)(Part 12) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    भारत, यूएस व्यापार वार्ता आयोजित करेंगे- भारत और यूएस व्यापार और आर्थिक मुद्दों को हल करने के लिए आधिकारिक स्तर की व्यापक वार्ता आयोजित करने पर सहमत हुए हैं। राष्ट्रपति डोनाल्ड ट्रंप द्वारा नई दिल्ली पर अमेरिका के कुछ सामानों पर 100 फीसदी टैरिफ (प्रशुल्क) लगाने के आरोप के बाद य

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  • 7 सौर चरखा लक्ष्य प्रक्षेपण किया जाएगा (Solar Charkha Mission Will Be Launched - in Hindi) (Part 11) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    सौर चरखा मिशन (लक्ष्य) लॉन्च (प्रक्षेपण) किया जाएगा- सूक्ष्म लघू और मध्यम उध्यम मंत्रालय एमएसएमई का सौर चरखा मिशन, 27जून 2018 को राष्ट्रपति, राम नाथ कोविंद द्वारा नई दिल्ली में लॉन्च (प्रक्षेपण) किया जाएगा। मिशन (लक्ष्य) में 50 क्लस्टर (समूह) शामिल होंगे और प्रत्येक क्लस्टर

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  • 8 सर्वश्रेष्ठ कार्य वाले SHGs को राष्ट्रीय पुरस्कार(National Award - Best Work SHGs - Hindi)(Part 10) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    सर्वश्रेष्ठ कार्य वाले SHGs को राष्ट्रीय पुरस्कार- श्री नरेन्द्र सिंह ने दीनदयाल अंत्योदय योजना-राष्ट्रीय ग्रामीण आजीविका मिशन (लक्ष्य) (DAY-NRLM) के तहत सर्वश्रेष्ठ प्रदर्शन करने वाले स्वयं सहायता समूहों को राष्ट्रीय पुरस्कार दिए। यह समुदाय संस्थानों के उत्कृष्ट प्रदर्शन के लि

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  • 9 वरिष्ठ पत्रकार जेवियर रूत्सा अब नहीं रहे (Senior Jrnl. Javier Rusta is No Longer -in Hindi)(Part 9) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    वरिष्ठ पत्रकार जेवियर रूत्सा अब नहीं रहे- 11 जून 2018 को, एक वरिष्ठ पत्रकार जेवियर रूत्सा का नागालैंड में दिल के दौरे के कारण निधन हो गया। जेवियर रूत्सा 42 वर्ष के थे। वह एक वरिष्ठ पत्रकार थे और विभिन्न सामाजिक संगठनों, मुख्य रूप से खेल निकायों के साथ जुड़े थे।

    • नए बाजार युवा संग

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  • Aug 31, 2018
  • 1 Invasive Species: Giant Hammerhead Worms Invading France [ Environment/Ecology ]

    For two decades, sizable, squishy invaders are permeate French ecosystems & preying on small, soil-dwelling creatures. Invaders are giant hammerhead flatworms - brightly colored specimens.

    Image of Giant Hammerhead Worms Invading France

    Image of Giant Hammerhead Worms Invading France

    Image of Giant Hammerhead Worms Invading France

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  • 2 K2-236b: Indian Scientists Discover Planet 600 Light Years Away [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Team of scientists from Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad, discovered sub-Saturn or super-Neptune size exoplanet, which is about 27 times mass of Earth & 6 times radius of Earth.

    Image of Planet 600 light years away

    Image of Planet 600 Light Years Away

    Image of Planet 600 light years away

    • Exoplanet

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