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

  • Sep 30, 2018
  • 1 National Viral Hepatitis Control Program Launched on 29th July to Mark World Hepatitis Day [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare launched National Viral Hepatitis Control Program to eradicate viral hepatitis by 2030 on 29th July, 2018. Program was launched to mark World Hepatitis Day 2018.

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    Image of World Hepatitis Day

    Image of World Hepatitis Day

    On same occas

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  • 2 Ethics in Public Governance Case Study: Indian Railways Launches ‘Mission Satyanishtha’ [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Ethics, Railways ]

    Indian Railways organized programme on Ethics in Public Governance & launched “Mission Satyanishtha” at National Rail Museum in New Delhi. This mission is 1st of its kind event held by any govt. organization.

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    Image of Public Administration Ethics Model

    Image of Public Administration Ethics Model

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  • 3 Atal Innovation Mission and MyGov Jointly Launch ‘Innovate India Platform’ [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission & MyGov platform jointly launched ‘#InnovateIndia Platform’, collaboration b/w both platforms. #InnovateIndia was launched by R Ramanan, Mission Director of Atal Innovation Mission & Arvind Gupta, CEO of MyGov.

    Image of objectives of AIM

    Image of Objectives of AIM

    Image of objectives of AIM

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  • Sep 28, 2018
  • 1 📹 Employment and Self-Employment - Yojana September 2018 Summary (Part - 3) [ Yojana ]

    Fixing India’s 3Es: Political stories spectacularly delivered but economic stories targeted symptoms of poverty rather than disease of productivity by distrusting decentralization (strong states lead to weak nation), disrespecting institutions (corruption & informality cultural)

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  • Sep 27, 2018
  • 1 📹 Employment and Self-Employment - Yojana September 2018 Summary (Part - 2) [ Yojana ]

    Livelihood Development & Diversification: Income & Employment thru livelihood Development & Diversification clearly way forward. Over 9 lakh solar lamps assembled by nearly 4000Women SHG members in remote regions of Bihar, UP, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, etc.

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  • 2 📹 Employment and Self-Employment - Yojana September 2018 Summary (Part - 1) [ Yojana ]

    Key Topics included in this Article: Atal Innovation Mission (ATM), Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G), Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), National Institute of Public Finance & Policy (NIPFP).

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  • 3 New User Interface for E-Ticketing System in Railways [ Railways ]

    Ministry of Railways launched new version of user interface for its online travel portal, irctc. co. in with user-friendly features to enable easier navigation & smooth transition of bookings & cancellations.

    Image of New User Interface for E-Ticketing System in Railways

    Image of New User Interface for E-Ticketing System in Railways

    Image of New User Interface for E-Ticketing System in Railways

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  • 4 NMCG Organises “Ganga Vriksharopan Abhiyan” Based on Report of FRI Report [ Environment/Ecology ]

    National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) organised ‘Ganga Vriksharopan Abhiyan’ in 5 main Ganga basin states – U’Khand, UP, Bihar, Jharkhand & West Bengal. This week-long afforestation drive was organised during 9th July to 15th July, 2018 as ‘Shubharambh Saptah’.

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    Image of Going down the Drain

    Image of going down the drain

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  • 5 1st Ever Multipurpose ‘Van Dhan Vikas Kendra’ in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ministry of Tribal Affairs approved establishment of 1st ever multipurpose ‘Van Dhan Vikas Kendra’ on pilot basis in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh for providing skill upgradation & capacity building training & setting up of primary processing & value addition facility.

    Image of 1<sup>st</sup> Ever Multipurpose ‘Van Dhan Vikas Kendra’ -Bijapur

    Image of 1st Ever Multipurpose ‘Van Dhan Vikas Kendra’ -Bijapur

    Image of 1st Ever Multipurpose ‘Van Dhan Vikas Kendra’ -Bijapur

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  • 6 🌟 Setting Up of Ten Indigenous Nuclear Power Reactors (Important) [ Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Government gave administrative approval & financial sanction to establish 10 indigenous Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) of 700 MW each in fleet mode. For other sites, Environmental Clearance is in process. Procurement of long manufacturing cycle equipment, human resource

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  • 7 Special Package for Irrigation Projects in Vidarbha, Marathwada [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved implementation of Centrally Sponsored-Scheme for completion of 83 minor irrigation projects & 8 major or medium irrigation projects in Maharashtra’s drought prone areas of Vidarbha, Marathawada regions.

    Map Maharashtra’s drought prone areas's Vidharbha, Marathawada

    Map Maharashtra’s Drought Prone Areas’s Vidharbha, Marathawada

    Map of Maharashtra’s drought prone areas of Vidharbha, Marathawada regions

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  • Sep 26, 2018
  • 1 📹 UPSC CIVIL SERVICES MAINS EXAM 2017: General Studies Paper – 1 (Part 2) [ IAS Upd. ]

    1. The spirit of tolerance and love is not only an interesting feature of Indian society from very early times, but it is also playing an important part at the present. Elaborate. (250 words)

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    IAS Mains 2017 GS Paper 1 Discussion (Part 2)

    Dr. Manishika Jain

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  • 2 🌟 Ayushman Bharat Health Insurance: Entitlement and Eligibility (Important) [ Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Prime Minister, in his Independence Day speech of 2018, announced launch of Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Scheme (AB-NHPS). National health insurance scheme will be rolled out on pilot basis in some states.

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    Image of National Health Protection Scheme (AB-NHPS)

    Image of National Health Protection Scheme (AB-NHPS)

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  • Sep 25, 2018
  • 1 📹 UPSC CIVIL SERVICES MAINS EXAM 2017: General Studies Paper – 2 (Part - 2) [ IAS Upd. ]

    11. Explain the salient features of the constitution (One Hundred and First Amendment) Act, 2016. Do you think it is efficacious enough ‘to remove cascading effect of taxes and provide for common national market for goods and services’? (250 words)

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  • 2 📹 UPSC CIVIL SERVICES MAINS EXAM 2017: General Studies Paper – 2 (Part - 1) [ IAS Upd. ]

    1. “The local self-government system in India has not proved to be effective instrument of governance”. Critically examine the statement and give your views to improve the situation. (150 words)

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    IAS Mains 2017 GS Paper 2 Discussion (Part 1)

    Dr. Manishika Ja

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  • 3 📹 Expected Topics UPSC Mains 2018 [ IAS Upd. ]

    Yojana & Kurukshetra: Technology for Rural Development: Kurukshetra May 2018 Summary, Nutrition: Yojana May 2018 Summary, North East: Yojana April 2018 Summary, Yojana January 2018 Summary: Banking Reforms.

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    Expected Topics for UPSC Mains 2018

    Yojana & Kuruks

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  • 4 📹 Kurukshetra September 2018: Sustainable Rural Development (Part - 2) [ Kurukshetra ]

    MGNREGS: Empowerment Rural India - Mahatma Gandhi National Rural employment Guarantee Scheme – flagship program of govt. is quite relevant as program aims at enhancing livelihood security of rural poor.

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  • 5 📹 Kurukshetra September 2018: Sustainable Rural Development (Part - 1) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Key Topics included in this Article: PM Sampada scheme & Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana, About National Agriculture Market (e-NAM), National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM).

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    Sustainable Rural Development: Kurukshetra September 2018 (In English)

    Dr. Ma

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  • 6 Road Transport Ministry Approves Digi Locker- Drive Without Carrying Your Driving License [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Computers & ICT ]

    Ministry of Road Transport has made digital driving license & vehicle’s RC papers stored in Digi Lockers are now legally recognized at par w/original documents as per IT Act 2000 & is valid under Motor Vehicles Act 1988.

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    Image of How to Use the DigiLocker

    Image of How to use the DigiLocker

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  • Sep 24, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Policy for Disposal of Waste and Pollution Control: Steps to Manage and Reduce Waste (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Environment/Ecology ]

    Ministry, in supersession of Municipal Solid Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2000, has notified Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016. Project proposals are appraised by concerned State Level Expert Appraisal Committees & while recommending proposals for grant of clearance, env

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  • 2 Continuation of Schemes of Pre-Matric, Post Matric and Merit-Cum-Means Based Scholarship Schemes [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved continuation of following schemes: Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme, Post Matric Scholarship Scheme, Merit-cum-Means based Scholarship Scheme.

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    Image of Scholarship Schemes for Minority

    Image of Scholarship Schemes for Minority

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  • 3 Cabinet Approves Establishment of Medical College, Salempur at Deoria, Uttar Pradesh [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved proposal for establishment of new medical college at Deoria on 18th July, 2018. This college would be built at cost of Rs. 250 cr. under Phase-II of Centrally Sponsored Scheme.

    Map of Cabinet Approves Est. of Medical College, Salempur

    Map of Cabinet Approves Est. of Medical College, Salempur

    Map of Cabinet Approves Est. of Medical College, Salempur

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  • 4 🌟 Union Government Notifies Amendments to Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 (Important) [ Bills ]

    Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) issued draft amendments to Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, making Vehicle Tracking System device & FASTags mandatory for all commercial vehicles obtaining national permit.

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    Image of Union Government Notifies Amendments to Central Motor

    Image of Union Government Notifies Amendments to Central Motor

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  • 5 Sagarmala Initiative: Hi-Tech Labs in CEMS, Visakhapatnam [ Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Centre of Excellence in Maritime & Shipbuilding (CEMS) has said that, its hi tech labs at Visakhapatnam are in ready state to commence orientation programmes for trainees. CEMS is well-funded startup in skill development for maritime & shipbuilding sector.

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    Image of Vision of Sagarmala

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  • Sep 21, 2018
  • 1 Exploitation of Atomic Minerals in India [ Economy ]

    10.98 million tonnes of resources of Molybdenum Ore is located in Tamil Nadu, but Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) has not taken up any project for exploitation of Molybdenum available near Harur Taluk, Dharmapuri District in Tamil Nadu.

    Map of Molybdenum available near Harur in Tamil Nadu

    Map of Molybdenum Available Near Harur in Tamil Nadu

    Map of Molybdenum available near Harur in Tamil Nadu

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  • 2 High Lvl. Inter Ministerial Meeting on Issues of Pollution Affecting Taj Mahal-C.K.Mishra Committee [ Environment/Ecology, Committees/Govt. Bodies, Culture ]

    High level Inter ministerial meeting was held on 16th July 2018 to deliberate on various issues & actions to be taken to conserve Taj Mahal. Meeting focused on action points needed to overcome Air & Water pollution in & around Taj Mahal.

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    Image of High Level Issues of Pollution Affecting Taj Mahal

    Image of High Level Inter Ministerial Meeting on Issues of Pollution Affecting Taj Mahal

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  • 3 India-Assisted Emergency Ambulance Service Launched in Sri Lanka [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India-assisted emergency ambulance service was launched in Sri Lanka by Indian PM thru video conferencing. Inaugural function was held in Jaffna of Northern Province, in presence of Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe & several other dignitaries.

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    Image of India-Assisted Emergency Ambulance Service Launched

    India-Assisted Emergency Ambulance Service Launched in Sri Lanka

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  • 4 GST Council Cuts Rate on 88 Items on 21 July 2018 [ Economy ]

    GST Council in its 28th meeting on 21st July, 2018, reduced Goods & Services Tax (GST) rates on 88 various goods & rationalised rates on various services. GST exempted from various services in sectors like agriculture, education & social security.

    Table contain shows GST Rates Reduction

    Table contain shows GST Rates Reduction

    GST Rates Reduction

    28 % to 18%

    28 % to 12%

    18%, 12%, 5 % to Nil

    12 % to 5%

    18 % to 12%

    18 % to 5%

    Paints & varnishes

    Fuel Cell Vehicle

    Stone/Marble/Wood Deities

    Chenille fabrics

    Bamboo flooring

    Ethanol for sale to Oil Marketing Companies

    Glaziers’ putty, grafting putty, resin cements

    Rakhi

    Handloom dari

    Brass Kerosene Pressure Stove

    Solid bio fuel pellets

    Refrigerators, water cooler

    Sanitary Napkins

    Phosphoric acid

    Hand Operated Rubber Roller

    Washing machines

    Coir pith compost

    Knitted cap

    Zip & Slide Fasteners

    Lithium-ion batteries

    Sal Leaves siali leaves & their products

    Vacuum cleaners

    Raw material for Jhadoo

    Domestic electrical appliances

    Khali dona

    Storage water heaters, hair dryers, hand dryers

    Circulation & commemorative coins, sold by SPMCIL to Finance Ministry

    Televisions up to size of 68 cm

    Crane lorries, fire fighting vehicle, concrete mixer lorries

    Trailers & semi-trailers

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  • Sep 19, 2018
  • 1 Government Sets Up High Level Committee Chaired by Union Home Secretary to Check Mob Lynching [ Bills, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Considering increasing incidents of mob lynching, Union Govt. constituted High Level Committee chaired by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba to deliberate in matter & make recommendations.

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    Image of Psychological Characteristics of a Mob

    Image of psychological characteristics of a mob

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  • 2 SC Approves NALSA’S Compensation Scheme for Sexual Assault and Acid Attack Victims [ Political Science ]

    Supreme Court (SC) approved ‘Compensation Scheme for Women Victims/Survivors of Sexual Assault/Other Crimes-2018’, uniform compensation scheme for victims of sexual assault & acid attacks.

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    Image of Policy Drawn Up By Centre, Nalsa

    Image of Policy Drawn Up By Centre, nalsa

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