Point-Wise Current-Affairs & GS (Includes Important PIB Updates) 2022 with Maps & Data- IAS, SSC Etc

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Aug 20, 2021

National Medical Commission Bill to Replace Medical Council of India 

In a significant reform in the field of medical education sector, the National Medical Commission Act 2019 passed by both Houses of Parliament on 08th August 2019. There would be a constitution of four autonomous boards who will be accountable for conducting undergraduate and pos…

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HealthCommittees & Govt. Bodies

Global Temperature Could Exceed 1.5°C in Just 12 Years: UN (IPCC) Special Report 

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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EnvironmentGeography

Major Committees 2016: Justice SB Sinha (One Member Commission) and G.N.Bajpai Committee 

Justice SB Sinha (One Member Commission) Purpose: To Probe 2006 Meerut Fire Tragedy. A Supreme Court bench comprised of Justice V. Gopala Gowda and Justice Dipak Misra appointed former Judge S. B. Sinha to probe the 2006 Meerut fire tragedy, which claimed the lives of 60 people.

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Committees & Govt. Bodies

Major Committees 2016: H.R.Khan Panel and V.C. Daga Committee 

H. R. Khan Panel Purpose: To evaluate unclaimed PPF and Post Office Savings. The finance ministry has set up a committee under Reserve Bank of India (RBI) deputy governor HR Khan to examine unclaimed deposits lying in the popular Public Provident Fund and savings schemes of post …

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Committees & Govt. Bodies

Virat Kohli Ranked First No 1 Batsman in ICC ODI Player Rankings 

Virat Kohli has topped the list of recently released ICC ODI batting rankings and leave behind AB de Villiers of South Africa and David Warner of Australia. Kohli had ranked at top spot but only for just four days in January and along with him Shikhar Dhawan also ranked in top 10…

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Sports

Earth observation satellite Gaofen-4 has been successfully launched by China 

As part of the country՚s high-definition (HD) earth observation Gaofen project China has successfully launched its most sophisticated observation satellite Gaofen-4. From the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in the southwestern province of Sichuan it was launched onboard a Long Ma…

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Government Schemes/Projects

MPEDA: 4th Phase of Aquatic Quarantine Facility 

Fully air-conditioned & sterile quarantine cubicles are used by scientists & technicians to closely monitor Pacific White Leg Shrimp (L. vannamei) at Aquatic Quarantine Facility (AQF) at Neelankarai in Chennai.

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EconomicsGovernment Schemes/Projects

Codex Alimentarius Commission in Geneva- Three Codex Standards for Spices 

The Codex Alimentarius, or “Food Code” is a collection of standards, guidelines and codes of practice adopted by the Codex Alimentarius Commission. The Commission, also known as CAC, is the central part of the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme. Member-countries unanimously a…

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Policies & Governance

CGST and IGST Bills Approved by GST Council 

Goods and Services Tax Council meeting held in Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi under. The meeting held under the Chairmanship of the Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitley.

  • He has approved Such taxes:
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Policies & Governance

Government Launches Study in India Promotion Programme to Attract Foreign Students 

The government launched ₹ 150 crore, brand promotional campaign to attract offshore students to alleviate poor presence of foreign students in Indian institutes of higher education. The money is for two financial years, starting 2018 - 19, under the “Study in India” program. The …

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