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

  • Jan 23, 2019
  • 1 Interstellar Object Oumuamua May Be ‘Alien Probe’ [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Interstellar object ‘Oumuamua could be “light-sail” created by alien civilization. Unexplained trajectory of object as it travelled thru solar system could be result of it being accelerated by sunlight.

    Image of Interstellar Object

    Image of Interstellar Object

    Image of Interstellar Object

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  • 2 🌟 India Stack API [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Computers & ICT ]

    India Stack is set of APIs that allows govt. , businesses, startups & developers to utilise unique digital Infrastructure to solve India’s hard problems towards presence-less, paperless & cashless service delivery.

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    Image of India Stack API

    Image of India Stack API

    Open API t

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  • 3 World Bank’S Ease of Doing Business 2019: India Jumps 23 Spots to 77th Rank [ Policy/Governance, Economy, Country/State Ranks/Indices ]

    India ranked 77th among 190 countries by leapfrogging 23 ranks in World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business (EODB) 2018 rankings. In 2017 rankings, India ranked 100th & had jumped 30 places. In 2016,2015 & 2014, India had not improved much & was placed at 130,131 & 134 respectively, in

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  • 4 🌟 Antarctica is Causing a Global Sea Level Rise [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology, Geography ]

    Scientists are working for over 200 years continuously in Antarctica to find new organisms & data that could reveal Earth’s climate history & signs of climate changes. More than 40 other countries have joined agreement & then research station on continent has grown rapidly.

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    Image of Antarctic Sea Level Rise

    Image of Antarctic sea level rise

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  • Jan 21, 2019
  • 1 World’S Longest Bridge Connecting Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai [ Science/Technology ]

    China inaugurated Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, world’s longest sea bridge w/total length of 55 km. New sea bridge will connect east & west sides of Pearl River Delta of South China Sea, connecting 2 Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong & Macau with Zhuhai i. e. mainland

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  • 2 🌟 12 New Policies for MSME [ Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    After launching a portal that will sanction loan to MSME in 59 minutes, PM announced 12 new decisions for small industries, which will improve their access to credit. Various announcements & deliverables were made, focused on access to credit, market access, hand maintenance & fa

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  • 3 🌟 Ozone Layer is Recovering [ Environment/Ecology, Geography ]

    Recent study by NASA has confirmed recovery of ozone layer due to absence of chlorine from Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) in atmosphere. Study has confirmed phenomenon by mapping chemical composition of atmosphere.

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    Image of Ozone Layer is Recovering

    Image of Ozone Layer is Recovering

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  • 4 5 Issues Dominating the RBI Board Meeting [ Policy/Governance, Economy ]

    RBI board meeting is crucial one that may alter course of relations b/w govt. & Reserve Bank of India. Bitterness b/w finance ministry & India’s central bank has reached new high, w/both camps at standoff.

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    Image of Five Flashpoints

    Image of Five Flashpoints

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  • Jan 18, 2019
  • 1 QS Asia Rankings 2019: 8 Universities from India Among Top 100 [ Education, International Relations/Organizations, Country/State Ranks/Indices ]

    QS Asia University Ranking is annual publication of university rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). 8 Indian universities have figured among top 100 in list of Asia’s top 50 universities.

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    Image of QS Asia University Ranking 2018

    Image of QS Asia University Ranking 2018

    Uni

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  • 2 What is Anti-Defection Law? AIADMK MLAs’ Disqualification Verdict [ Policy/Governance, Political Science ]

    Madras High Court upheld disqualification of 18 MLAs of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) loyal to sidelined leader TTV Dinakaran. If member of house belonging to political party.

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    Image of AIADMK MLAs Disqualification Verdict

    Image of AIADMK MLAs Disqualification Verdict

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  • 3 MIT Scientists Developed Extremely Micro Robots [ Science/Technology, Health ]

    Scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recently developed micro-robot that can be used to monitor oil or gas pipeline or to diagnose disease in human body. Size of this robot is abt 10 micrometres. In addition, scientists have discovered way in which such robot

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  • 4 Union HRD Minister Releases the Revised CBSE Affiliation Bye Laws [ Education, Policy/Governance, Political Science ]

    Union HRD Minister released revised CBSE Affiliation Bye Laws to ensure speed, transparency, hassle-free procedures, & ease of doing business w/Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

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    Image of New Affiliation Bye - Laws

    Image of New Affiliation Bye - Laws

    • Revised affili

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  • Jan 17, 2019
  • 1 Statue of Sir Chhotu Ram Unveiled, Foundation Stone of Rail Coach Refurbishing at Karkhana [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Personalities, Railways ]

    PM has unveiled 64-foot-tall statue of peasant leader Sir Chhotu Ram at his native village Sampla in Rohtak dist. of Haryana. Statue is sculpted by renowned sculptor & Padma Bhushan-recipient Ram Vanji Sutar. Also foundation stone of rail coach refurbishing factory was laid at Ka

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  • 2 Global Temperature Could Exceed 1.5°C in Just 12 Years: UN (IPCC) Special Report [ Environment/Ecology, Geography ]

    UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released special report on global warming in Incheon, South Korea. Report includes contributions from 91 authors & review editors from 40 countries.

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    Image of Global Mean Surface Temperature

    Image of Global Mean Surface Temperature

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  • Jan 16, 2019
  • 1 Upgraded MIG-29 Adds to Air Power [ Defense ]

    Indian Air Force’s beast MiG-29 has gained in strength & ferocity after upgrade, giving force, battling shortage of fighter aircraft, much-needed boost. It is twin-engine jet fighter aircraft designed in Soviet Union.

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    Image of MIG - 29 Aircraft’s

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  • 2 Saudi Arabia to Join CPEC as 3rd Strategic Partner [ Economy, International Relations/Organizations ]

    Pakistan has invited Saudi Arabia to join $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as 3rd strategic partner. Formal request in this regard was made after Pakistan PM visited Saudi Arabia during his 1st foreign trip after getting elected.

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    Image of China - Pakistan Economic Corridor

    Image of China - Pakistan Economic Corridor

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  • 3 🌟 Vice President Lays Foundation Stone for Kartarpur Corridor [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Vice President laid foundation stone for construction of Kartarpur Sahib Corridor on Indian side at Mann village in Gurdaspur dist. , Punjab. Corridor will provide visa free passage to Indian Sikh pilgrims to visit holy site of Gurudwara Darbar Sahib at Kartarpur in Pakistan.

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    Image of Kartarpur Map

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  • 4 PhD Holders from Top 500 World Universities Eligible for Direct Recruitment as Assistant Professor [ Education, Policy/Governance ]

    All PhD holders who are involved w/research programmes in India or pursuing higher education in foreign universities can rejoice now. After completing their Doctoral degree, they will be eligible for direct recruitment as assistant professors in Indian universities, according to

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  • Jan 15, 2019
  • 1 Lancet Countdown 2018 Report: India Among Worst Hit by Climate Change [ International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology ]

    Lancet Countdown 2018 report has asked Indian policy makers to take series of initiatives to mitigate increased risks to health & loss of labour hours due to surge in exposure to heatwave events in country over 2012 - 2016 period.

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    Image of Lancet Countdown 2018 Report

    Image of Lancet Countdown 2018 report

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  • 2 U.S. Jury Clears Tata Consultancy of Anti-American Bias Claims [ Economy, International Relations/Organizations ]

    In victory for Indian IT outsourcing industry, California jury unanimously sided w/Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) & said that Indian consulting major has not discriminated against non-South Asian workers in US as alleged in lawsuit.

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    Image of Indian IT Outsourcing Industry

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  • 3 Defence Acquisition Council Approval: New Frigates to Get BrahMos [ Policy/Governance, Defense ]

    Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approved procurements worth ₹ 3000 cr. It includes BrahMos cruise missiles for 2 stealth frigates to be procured directly from Russia & armored recovery vehicles for Army’s Arjun tanks.

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    Image of Sea Defence

    Image of Sea Defence

    BrahMos Super

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  • 4 🌟 ‘HIV Self-Screening Test to Become Major Game-Changer in Country’ [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    1st December marked 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day. This year’s theme is ‘Know your status’. There is need for active participation by both youth & ‘at risk’ population groups.

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    Image of New HIV Infections Among Adults

    Image of New HIV infections among adults

    HIV is Still

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  • 5 🌟 The Ethics of Gene Editing [ Science/Technology, Health, Ethics ]

    World Health Organization is creating working group to study gene editing & complex ethical, social & safety issues procedure raises. Gene-editing system called Crispr-Cas9 or Crispr is simple, cheap & effective.

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    Image of Gene Editing

    Image of Gene editing

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  • Jan 11, 2019
  • 1 🌟 3 New PAN Rules Effective from December 5 [ Policy/Governance, Economy ]

    In order to prevent tax evasion, IT Dept. changed PAN card rules. Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) making tax rules mandatory for business worth over Rs. 2.5 lakh in financial year for Permanent Account Number (PAN) will come into effect on 5th December 2018.

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    Image of The PAN Card

    Image of The PAN card

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  • 2 S-400 Missile Deal to Be Signed During Vladimir Putin’S India Visit [ Policy/Governance, International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    India & Russia signed USD 5.43 billion deal for India to procure S-400 Triumf missile system from Russia. Deal was signed following 19th India-Russia Annual Bilateral Summit b/w PM & Russian President & other delegates

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    Image of S-400 Missile Deal with Russia

    Image of S-400 Missile Deal with Russia

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  • 3 What is APIX Technology [ Policy/Governance, Economy, Computers & ICT ]

    APIX (Application Programming Interface Exchange) is a banking technology platform launched at Fintech Festival in Singapore. Fintech platform aims to connect companies to financial institutions globally & become banking solution for 2 billion people w/o bank accounts worldwide.

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  • 4 Environment Ministry Notifies Graded Response Action Plan to Combat Air Pollution in NCR [ Policy/Governance, Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Union Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC) notified Graded Response Action Plan to combat air pollution in NCR Delhi region. MoEFCC amended laws & formally tasked SC-appointed panel w/implementing graded action plan for pollution control.

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    Image of MoEFCC Amended Laws and Formally

    Image of MoEFCC amended laws and formally

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  • Jan 10, 2019
  • 1 📹 Kurukshetra December -2018 Science & Technology for Rural India (Part-3) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Prevent Soil erosion: Several other measures are mulching, minimum tillage, no-till by direct seeding, strip cropping, agroforestry, shelter belts, & reduced stocking rates & grazing intensities, Increase soil organic matter content

    • Soil Nutrient Balance & Cycles
    • Mitigating Soil

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  • 2 📹 Kurukshetra December 2018 - Science & Technology for Rural India (Part 2) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Innovative Technologies for Higher Productivity Major changes in agricultural production took place in mid-1960s w/introduction & adaptation of new production technologies which is known as “Green Revolution” technology. Agriculture is still main livelihood of approximately half

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  • Jan 9, 2019
  • 1 PSLV-C43 Successfully Launches Earth Observation Satellite HysIS and 30 Foreign Satellites [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully launched country’s 1st advance earth observation satellite Hyper Spectral Imaging Satellite (HysIS) along w/30 other satellites from 8 countries.

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    Image of Sriharikota Map

    Image of Sriharikota map

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    Image of PSLV - C43

    Image of PSLV - C43

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