Point-Wise Current-Affairs & GS (Includes Important PIB Updates) 2020 with Maps & Data- IAS, SSC Etc

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  • Jul 3, 2019
  • 1 World’S First Malaria Vaccine Launched in Malawi [ Space/ISRO ]

    Government of Malawi’s launched the world’s first malaria vaccine on World Malaria Day on 25th April. It was launched as pilot programme. Vaccine known as RTS, S will be made available to children up to 2 years and below in 3 African countries Malawi, Ghana and Kenya.


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  • 2 The Southernmost Polling Booth of India Witnessed Zero Voters [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Southernmost Polling Booth of India is situated at Shompen Hut in the Great Nicobar Island of the Andaman and Nicobar Lok Sabha Constituency. The booth is around 20km from the southernmost point of the Indian Subcontinent Indira Point.

    Not a single voter turned up to the pol

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  • Jun 27, 2019
  • 1 Electricity Production Using Falling Snow [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology, Geography ]

    Device has been designed as only a first of its kind 3D Printed Device that can produce electricity from falling snow by the researchers at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) .

    The device is called snow based triboelectric Nano-generator or snow TENG. It generates char

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  • 2 Artificial Atoms Created for Quantum Computing [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Scientists have created artificial atoms that generate single photon, to develop all-optical quantum computing. An artificial atom is an object with discrete energy levels for electrons. Semiconductor quantum dot is example of this.

    Quantum dots are tiny semiconductor particles

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  • 3 The Israel’S Spacecraft Crashed on Moon Moments Before Landing [ Space/ISRO ]

    The Israel’s Spacecraft named Beresheet crashed on moon just few moments before its landing. The same spacecraft was previously known as sparrow later on in 2018 it was renamed as Beresheet.

    This spacecraft was sent with an aim to take pictures and conduct experiments.

    This Spa

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  • Jun 26, 2019
  • 1 World’S First 3D Printed Heart Unveiled by Israeli Scientists [ Science/Technology ]

    In a major breakthrough in the field of Science & Technology Scientists in Israel unveiled a 3D print of a heart with human tissue. Scientists are hopeful that very soon they would be able to produce hearts suitable for transplant into humans along with the patches to regenerate

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  • Jun 25, 2019
  • 1 Cassini-Space Research Mission Of NASA Reveals Lakes of Liquid Methane On Saturn’s Moon [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Cassini - Space research mission is a joint space project between NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Italian Space Agency to study the planet Saturn and its system, including its rings and natural satellites.

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  • 2 First Earth Sized Alien World Discovered by NASA’S Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite is a space telescope for NASA’s Explorers program. This satellite has been designed to search for exoplanets using the transit method in an area 400 times larger than that covered by the Kepler mission.

    This Earth Sized Alien World has b

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  • 3 Indonesia Votes for Its President in World’S Biggest One-Day Election [ Policy/Governance ]

    The President Joko Widodo contested re-election against the former General Prabowo Subianto in 2019. The President Widodo already defeated Subianto in 2014 elections by a narrow margin.

    • The President Joko Widodo is a furniture businessman who entered politics 14 years ago as a

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  • Jun 22, 2019
  • 1 Lithium-Ion Batteries Recycling Process Improved by the Researchers [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance ]

    Introduction: A lithium-ion battery or Li-ion battery is a type of rechargeable battery, first proposed by chemist M Stanley Whittingham at Exxon in the 1970s. Lithium-ion batteries are commonly used for portable electronics and electric vehicles and are growing in popularity for

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  • 2 Kurukshetra June 2019 Water Issues (Part-1) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Key Topics Included In This Article: Water Availability in Rural Areas, Govt. Initiatives, Community & water Quality mgmt. , Availability of Safe & clean Water, Drinking Water Situation in Rural India, Water & public Health, Drinking Water Quality Monitoring, Role of Gram Pancha

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  • 3 Kurukshetra June 2019 Water Issues (Part-2) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Community & Water Quality Management: Community has an important role in maintaining not only hygiene near drinking water sources, in improving ways & means by which water is collected & storage to avoid contamination during collection storage & use.

    NITI Aayog had recommended

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  • 4 Kurukshetra June 2019 Water Issues (Part-3) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Broadly these practices could be classified into following three categories: Obstructing/diverting flow of stream/river, Storage in wells/step wells/below ground level storage structure, Collection & use of rainwater on surface, Annual cleaning of ponds, conservation of forests,

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  • 5 Kurukshetra June 2019 Water Issues (Part-4) [ Kurukshetra ]

    definedSystem such as headworks, treatment plant, machinery & equipment, conveying mains, service reservoirs & distribution system etc. , effectively by various technical personnel as a routine function.

    • Maintenance is as act od keeping structures, plants, . Machinery & equipme

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  • 6 Kurukshetra June 2019 Water Issues (Part-5) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Anicut: It is a structure constructed across a stream. It uses an earth fill section w/a spillway & is designed to hold sufficient water to submerge a substantial upstream area during rainy season.

    Dysfunctional State of TRH Structures

    • Main reasons for dysfunctional state of T

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  • 7 Kurukshetra June 2019 Water Issues (Part-6) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Promoting Yoga: Features & Benefits: Yoga is journey of self, thru self, to self. “- Bhagavad Gita Awareness about yoga techniques have amplified after announcement of holding International Day of Yoga (IDY) every year on 21th June. IDY was suggested by India at 69th session of

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  • Jun 21, 2019
  • 1 Indian Govt.’S Vision – SAGAR in 33rd Edition of India-Indonesia Coordinated Petrol [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    33rd edition of India Indonesia Coordinated Petrol was commenced at Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands to be held from 19 Mar to 04 Apr 2019 aiming to underscore India’s peaceful presence and unanimity w/friendly Maritime neighbor countries to ensure good order in the maritime

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  • 2 Exercise SEA Vigil – Coastal Defence Exercise [ Defense ]

    The maiden national level Coastal Defence Exercise conducted from 22 - 23 Jan. 2019 by Indian Navy witnessing simultaneous activation of coastal security apparatus across the country including maritime stakeholders at the Centre & all 13 Coastal States & Union Territories.

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  • 3 IN Ships to Participate in International Fleet Review at Qingdao, China [ Defense ]

    In the International Fleet Review as a part of 70th anniversary celebrations of PLA (People’s Liberation Army) Navy IN ships Kolkata & Shakti are scheduled to arrive Qingdao, China on 21st April 2019. The harbour stay of IN ships will be marked by interaction between personnel of

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  • Jun 19, 2019
  • 1 Vice Admiral SN Ghormade, AVSM, NM Takes over as Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command [ Defense ]

    Vice Admiral SN Ghormade, AVSM, NM assumed charge as Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command, Visakhapatnam 14 Feb 19. The Flag Officer was commissioned into Indian Navy on 01 Jan 1984. He is graduate of National Defense Academy (NDA), Khandelwal, Pune, United States Naval Staff Co

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  • 2 Parallel Taxi Track Operation by All Women Crew [ Women/Minority Empowerment ]

    For IAF, “OTTERS” squadron of Western Air Command has undertaken Parallel Taxi Track (PTT) Operations with full women crew in Dornier 228 aircraft. The pilots, Sqn Leader Kamaljeet Kaur & her co-pilot Sqn Leader Rakhi Bhandari carried out successful parallel taxi track landing &

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  • 3 MoU Between IBBI & SEBI for Better Implementation of IBC [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    IBBI & SEBI signed a MoU pursuing effective implementation of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (Code) with its redefined rules & regulations of debt-equity relationship. MoU aiming to promote entrepreneurship & debt market. The MoU was signed by Executive Director, SEBI and E

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  • 4 Indo-Shri Lanka Joint Exercise Mitra Shakti – VI [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    Mitra Shakti Exercise is annually conducted as part of military diplomacy & interaction between armies of India & Shri Lanka aiming to build & promote close relations between armies of both countries & to increase the ability of joint exercise commander to take military groups of

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  • Jun 18, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Cabinet Approves Introduction of Registration of Marriage of NRI Bill 2019 [ Bills ]

    The introduction of Registration of Marriage of Non-Resident Indian (NRI) Bill, 2019, for creating more accountability & offering more protection against exploitation of Indian citizens, mostly women by their NRI spouses has approved by Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister.

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  • 2 MoU Between India & Finland on Cooperation Infield of Peaceful Uses of Outer Space Approved [ International Relations/Organizations, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Space/ISRO ]

    Approval for Memorandum of Understanding between India & Finland on cooperation infield of peaceful uses of outer space has been given its approval by Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister. MoU has already been signed on10th January, 2019 at New Delhi.

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  • 3 AYUSH Minister Launches E-AUSHADHI Portal [ Health ]

    The e-AUSHADHI portal, for online licensing of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani & Homoeopathy drugs & related matters today at New Delhi launched by Minister of State (IC) for AYUSH. e-AUSHADHI portal is intended for:

    • Increased transparency

    • Improved information Management facility

    • Impro

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  • 4 🌟 National Policy for Domestic Workers Enacted by Central Govt. [ Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Any separate law to protect interest of domestic workers has not been enacted by Central Government. Ministry of Labour & Employment is considering to formulate National Policy on Domestic Workers which is indraft stage.

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  • Jun 17, 2019
  • 1 Cabinet Approves Signing of MoU Between India & Saudi Arabia Infield of Tourism [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Union Cabinet has approved signing of Memorandum of Understanding between Government of Republic of India, Ministry of Tourism & Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for strengthening cooperation infield of Tourism.

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  • 2 Cabinet Approves Patna Metro Rail Project Comprising Two Corridors [ Railways ]

    Union Cabinet chaired by PM has approved Patna Metro Rail Project having two Metro Rail Corridors, namely: Danapur to Mithapur, Patna Railway Station of New ISBT at an estimated cost of Rs. 13365.77 crore.

    Project Details

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  • 3 Establishment of New Viral Vaccine Manufacturing Unit at Coonoor, Tamil Nadu Approved [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Proposal for allotment of land measuring 30 acres to Pasteur Institute of India (PII) for establishment of New Viral Vaccine Manufacturing Unit at Coonoor, Tamil Nadu has approved by Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister.

    • Proje

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