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

  • Mar 21, 2019
  • 1 Year End Review 2018: Ministry of Telecommunications [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Six-fold increase in Government spending on telecommunications infrastructure and services in the country – from Rs. 9,900 crores between 2009 - 14, to Rs. 60,000 crores (actual + planned) between 2014 - 19.

    Image of Worlds Second Largest Telecom Market

    Image of World’s Second Largest Telecom Market

    Image of World’s Second Largest Telecom Market

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  • Mar 18, 2019
  • 1 Year End Review 2018: Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers [ Economy, Health, Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers in India is the administrative unit of three departments namely: Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Department of Fertilizers, and Department of Pharmaceuticals

    Image of The Managing Plastic Waste

    Image of The Managing Plastic Waste

    Image of The Managing Plastic Waste

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  • 2 🌟 Progress Under National Health Mission NHM [ Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister has been apprised of the progress under National Health Mission (NHM). The Cabinet was also apprised of the decisions of the Empowered Programme Committee (EPC) and Mission Steering Group (MSG) of NHM.

    Image Of Progress Under National Health Mission

    Image Of Progress Under National Health Mission

    Image Of Progress Under National Health Mission

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  • 3 Four Information Commissioners Take Oath of Office in Central Information Commission [ Appointments ]

    Four Information Commissioners namely Mr. Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha, Smt. Vanaja N Sarna, Mr. Neeraj Kumar Gupta and Mr. Suresh Chandra were administered the oath of office of the Information Commissioner, Central Information Commission (CIC) by the Chief Information Commissioner,

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  • 4 ISRO Launches Samwad with Students [ Education, Science/Technology ]

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched a new platform called ‘Samwad with Students’ on January 1,2019 in Bengaluru, as part of its enhanced outreach Through the initiative, ISRO aims to constantly engage youngsters across India in activities concerning space scien

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  • 5 🌟 NPS Withdrawal Made Tax-Free Like PPF, EPF [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Women/Minority Empowerment ]

    The government granted NPS exempt, exempt and exempt or EEE status, which means that like PPF (public provident fund) or EPF (employee provident fund) investment at the investment stage, accumulation and withdrawal stage will be tax free.

    Image Of What Is NPS

    Image Of What Is NPS

    Image Of What Is NPS

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  • 6 Shaktikanta Das, Point-Man for Demonetisation, is New RBI Governor [ Policy/Governance, Appointments ]

    Former finance ministry official Shaktikanta Das as governor of the Reserve Bank of India, a day after former central bank boss Urjit Patel resigned abruptly. According to a government statement released, he will be given a three-year-tenure.

    Image of government statement

    Image of Government Statement

    Image of government statement

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  • Mar 16, 2019
  • 1 ISRO’S GSLV-F11/Gsat-7A Mission Successful, Satellite Meant for Military Applications [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    The “Indian Angry Bird”, a communications satellite, meant for the exclusive use of the Indian Air Force, took off from the Launchpad of Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh and was placed in orbit.

    Image Of Indian Angry Bird

    Image Of Indian Angry Bird

    Image Of Indian Angry Bird

    The Working of GSLV-7A

    • The G

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  • 2 🌟 Consumer Protection Bill, 2018 [ Bills, Political Science ]

    The Consumer Protection Bill, 2018 was introduced in LokSabha in January 2018. The Bill replaces the Consumer Protection Act, 1986. Previously in 2015, a Bill had been introduced to replace the 1986 Act.

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    Image Of Consumer Protection

    Image Of Consumer Protection

    Need for the

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  • 3 🌟 Licence to Spy: NIA, CBI Among 10 Central Agencies Allowed to Snoop on Computer [ Policy/Governance, Political Science, Computers & ICT ]

    10 central agencies can now intercept, monitor and decrypt “any information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer”. The order will be in effect was issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) by December 20.

    Image Of Agencies Authorized To Snoop

    Image Of Agencies Authorized To Snoop

    Image Of Agencies Authorized To Snoop

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  • 4 🌟 Nuclear Ballistic Missile Agni-IV Successfully Test Fired Off Odisha Coast [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    Nuclear strategic ballistic missile Agni-IV was successfully test fired 23rd Dec, 2018 (Sunday) morning at 8.30 am. The test was conducted from Launchpad number 4 of the integrated test range at APJ Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast.

    Image Of AGNI-4 VS AGNI-5

    Image Of AGNI-4 VS AGNI-5

    Image Of AGNI-4 VS AGNI-5

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  • 5 🌟 India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The 1360 kms long India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway is an initiative pertaining to India, Myanmar and Thailand. That will connect Moreh, India with Mae Sot, Thailand via Myanmar.

    Map Of Trilateral Highway

    Map Of Trilateral Highway

    Map Of Trilateral Highway

    Details About the Highway

    • India is

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  • Mar 15, 2019
  • 1 Pain-Free Alternative for Diabetics: No More Finger Pricking to Check Glucose! [ Science/Technology, Health ]

    Scientists have developed disposable paper-based sensors that can measure glucose concentrations in saliva, paving the way for a pain-free alternative to diabetics for monitoring their blood sugar levels daily – as per a study published in the Nature journal.

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    Image Of Fully Inkjet-Printed

    Image Of Fully Inkjet-Printed

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  • 2 🌟 NASA’S New Horizons Spacecraft is on Target for a Close Pass of Kuiper Belt [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    After a record-setting course-correction, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is on target for a close pass of Kuiper Belt Object 2014 MU69, coming within just 2,200 miles (3,500 kilometers) at 12: 33 a. m. EST on Jan. 1.

    Image Of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft

    Image Of NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft

    Image Of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft

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  • 3 Heritage Preservation in Indian Railways Explained [ Culture, Railways ]

    Ministry of Railways has initiated several measures to promote heritage preservation in the Railways. Most important heritage include: Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (1999), Nilgiri Mountain Railway (2005), Kalka Shimla Railway (2008) and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai (2004

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  • 4 India’S Most Promising Entrepreneurs and Individuals at National Entrepreneurship Awards 2018 [ Awards, Women/Minority Empowerment ]

    The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) will host third edition of the National Entrepreneurship Awards (NEA) on January 4,2019 at Dr. Ambedkar International Centre, Janpath, New Delhi.

    Image Of National Entrepreneurship Awards

    Image Of National Entrepreneurship Awards

    Image Of National Entrepreneurship Awards

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  • 5 🌟 Promotion of Electric Mobility [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways had amended the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 by inserting the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2015 for amending the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 (CMVRs) to include specifications regarding manufacture, operation, registration, permit ex

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  • 6 🌟 Initiatives to Promote Research in Higher Educational Institutions [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ministry of Human Resource Development and its organizations like University Grants Commission (UGC), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) are undertaking various research projects in the different Higher Educational Institutions.

    Image Of UGC Scheme/Fundings

    Image Of UGC Scheme/Fundings

    Image Of UGC Scheme/Fundings

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  • Mar 14, 2019
  • 1 Navodaya Suicides: HRD Sets Up Panel, Asks for Two [ Education, Health ]

    The Central government’s residential schools for talented rural children witnessed 49 student suicides from 2013 to 2017, including that of 25 Dalit and tribal students. Expressing “serious concerns” over these findings, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), headed by form

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  • 2 Cyclonic Storm “PABUK” Over South China Sea and Its Emergence into Andaman Sea [ Disaster Management, Geography ]

    A cyclonic storm “PABUK” lay centered at 08: 30 hours IST of 03rd January 2019 over south China Sea near latitude 6.0°N and longitude 105.0° E, about 1500 km east-southeast of Port Blair.

    Image Of PABUK Strom

    Image Of PABUK Strom

    Image Of PABUK Strom

    About PABUK

    • Pabuk is a name given by Laos and

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  • 3 🌟 Setting Up of Space Technology Park and Museums [ Education, Science/Technology ]

    The ISRO has plans to set up Space Galleries in various locations in India. The Gallery will consist of interactive methods/models describing the principles of Space science and technology.

    Image of ISRO Space Galleries

    Image of ISRO Space Galleries

    Image of ISRO Space Galleries

    Space Galleries

    • The Spac

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  • 4 Yarn Bank Scheme [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    To avoid fluctuation in yarn price, government has launched a Yarn Bank Scheme as one of the component of PowerTex India with effect from 01.04. 2017 to 31.03. 2020. There is a 1 % increase in powerloom fabric production. The estimated production of powerloom fabric during 2018 -

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  • Mar 13, 2019
  • 1 Stones for Several Projects Laid in Imphal [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Prime Minister inaugurated several projects in Manipur and Assam on 4th January 2019. PM inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of 12 development projects worth Rs. 1,500 crore in Manipur.

    Map Of Barak Valley

    Map Of Barak Valley

    Map Of Barak Valley

    Scheduled to address Vijay Samkalp Sam

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  • Mar 12, 2019
  • 1 106th Session of Indian Science Congress [ Education, Science/Technology, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The Prime Minister delivered the inaugural address at the 106th session of the Indian Science Congress. Theme of the event this year - ‘Future India: Science and Technology’ Reflecting on the theme of the event this year the Prime Minister said that India’s true strength will be

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  • 2 Defence Projects Under Make in India [ Defense ]

    ‘Make in India’ in defence sector is primarily driven by capital acquisition of defence equipment and other policy measures taken to promote indigenous design, development and manufacture of defence equipment in the country by harnessing the capabilities of the public and private

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  • 3 28 Indian Antiquities Retrieved from Abroad from 2015 to 2018 [ International Relations/Organizations, Culture ]

    The Archaeological Survey of India is constantly making its best efforts to retrieve the antiquities which have been taken away from the country in violation of the Antiquates and Art Treasure Act, 1972.

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    Image Of Under Threat

    Image Of Under Threat

    • The Archaeological Survey

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  • Mar 11, 2019
  • 1 Promotion of GI Products [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Geographical Indications (GIs) are registered as per the provisions of the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration & Protection) Act, 1999. As on 24/12/2018,330 GIs have been registered.

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    Image Of Geographical Indication

    Image Of Geographical Indication

    Government’s S

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  • 2 Establishment of Defence Parks [ Environment/Ecology, Defense ]

    Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) under Ministry of Commerce and Industry had received two project proposals to establish Defence Parks under Modified Industrial Infrastructure Upgradation Scheme (MIIUS).

    Image Of parks across The Country

    Image Of Parks Across The Country

    Image Of parks across The Country

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  • 3 Efficient Transportation of Coal: Rapid Loading System and Other Projects [ Science/Technology, Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    In order to ensure faster evacuation of coal, Rapid Loading System (RLS) is being introduced in coal companies (like CIL, SCCL) at different loading points, where coal loading is more than 1 million tonne (MT) from any mine to minimize the loading time and enhance dispatch with

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  • 4 106th Indian Science Congress (ISC)-2019 on 3rd January in Jalandhar, Punjab. [ Education, Science/Technology ]

    Prime Minister inaugurated the 106th edition of Indian Science Congress at Jalandhar (January 3), an annual congregation that witnesses deliberations by top scientific minds of the country.

    Map Of Jalandhar

    Map Of Jalandhar

    Map Of Jalandhar

    • The theme for ISC-2019 is ‘Future India-Science and

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