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

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  • Sep 13, 2019
  • 1 SDG Dashboard Launched [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations, Health ]

    India’s first Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) dashboard was launched by Union Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) in a bid to effectively track country’s progress on Agenda 2030 adopted by UN. The Dashboard was launched on occasion of National Statistic

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  • 2 Tamil Yeoman Tamil Nadu’S State Butterfly [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Butterfly species Tamil yeoman (Cirrochroa thais) has been officially declared as state butterfly of Tamil Nadu. Earlier this species was notified by an order on lines of the State Tree (Palm), Bird (Emerald Dove), Flower (Gloriosa) and Animal (Nilgiri Tahr). Cirrochroa thais is

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  • 3 Setting Up of Chief of Defence Staff Post [ Defense, Appointments ]

    In a significant development in the field of Defence, the Prime Minster of India on 15th Aug 2019 announced the institution of the office of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS). This Chief of Defense Staff will be above the three service levels Army, Navy and the Airforce. This announce

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  • Sep 11, 2019
  • 1 Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) [ Policy/Governance, Bills, Ethics ]

    The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) 2012 was formulated in order to effectively address sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children. The Act ensures to put children first emphasizing child-friendly reporting, recording of evidence, investigation a

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  • 2 New Lizard Species Named After Lord Indra [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology ]

    A new lizard species has been found in micro raptor stomach and it has been named after Lord Indra. This lizard represents a new species-Indrasaurus Wangi unlike any previously known. Microraptor is a genus of small, four-winged paravian dinosaurs who would normally eat fish, mam

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  • 3 Yojana August 2019 : Citizen Centric e-Services (Part - 1) [ Yojana ]

    Key Topics Included In This Article: Macro economic Outlook, Measures for attracting Foreign/Domestic Investment, InFinance Act, 2019 (Interim Budget), Jal Shakti Abhiyan, Har Ghar Jal, Mission for Urban Rejuvenation, Metro Projects: Connecting City, Swachha Bharat Mission (Urba

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  • 4 Yojana August 2019 : Citizen Centric e-Services (Part - 2) [ Yojana ]

    Transforming Urban India: -Missions for Urban Rejuvenation: Govt. embarked on one of most comprehensive programmes of planned & systematic urban development w/launch of various flagship missions to bring about a transformative change in lives of people w/inclusive participative

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  • 5 Yojana August 2019 : Citizen Centric E-Services (Part - 3) [ Yojana ]

    Budget 2019 - 20: Some Reflections: -A few of these basic facts are summarized below: Budget aims at 7 % GDP growth rate. Average growth rate during last five years has been 7.5 %. There is a declaration of an intent to become a 5 trillion economy by 2024. Survey also informs th

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  • 6 Yojana August 2019 : Citizen Centric E-Services (Part - 4) [ Yojana ]

    Welfare & Empowerment of Marginalized Thru. Budgetary Interventions: Current Govt. has clearly visualized development w/following visions to make it real: Building physical & social Infrastructure;

    Digital India reaching every sector of economy; Pollution free India w/green Mot

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  • 7 Agri-Business Incubation Centre in Chhattisgarh [ Policy/Governance, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    Union Agriculture Ministry has set up an Agri Business Incubation Centre in Chhattisgarh. The centre is set up by Agriculture Ministry Indira Gandhi Agriculture University of Raipur, Chhattisgarh. Agri Business Incubation Centre is set up under National Agriculture Development Sc

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  • 8 Jaipur Shortlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site [ Culture ]

    The Pink city of India Jaipur, known for its iconic architectural legacy and vibrant culture, made an official entry into UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage Site list. The decision was taken at 43rd session of UNESCO World Her

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  • Sep 11, 2019
  • 1 The Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Bill 2019 [ Health, Bills, Down-to-Earth ]

    The Minister of Labour and Employment introduced The Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2019 in Lok Sabha. All establishments employing at least 10 workers along with mines and docks comes under this Code Bill Policy. For certain types of establishments and

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  • 2 Centre Educational Institutions Bill, 2019 Passed [ Education, Policy/Governance ]

    The Parliament of India has passed the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre) Bill, 2019 has been passed by the Parliament. The bill was passed in Lok Sabha on 1st July 2019 later on 3 July 2019 the same was passed by the Rajya Sabha. The Bill has repla

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  • Sep 9, 2019
  • 1 Addition of 500GW of Renewable Energy to Electricity Grid by 2030 [ Policy/Governance ]

    The government of India plans to add 500 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy to its electricity grid by 2030. The objective is to clean up air in its cities and mitigate the over dependency on coal. The plans were revealed by ministry of new and renewable energy secretary at the 1

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  • 2 Organic Farming in India [ Down-to-Earth, Geography ]

    India accounts for just 2.59 percent (1.5 million hectares) of the total organic cultivation area of 57.8 million hectares globally according to World of Organic Agriculture report 2018. Organic farming is defined as a technique, which involves cultivation of plants and rearing o

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  • 3 The New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill [ Policy/Governance, Bills ]

    The Minister of Law and Justice introduced the Arbitration Bill 2019 in Lok Sabha on July 3,2019. This bill aims at establishing autonomous and independent institutions in India for better management and arbitration. The Bill aims at providing establishment of the NDIAC to conduc

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  • 4 Global Innovation Index 2019 [ International Relations/Organizations, Country/State Ranks/Indices ]

    India has improved its ranking in the Global Innovation Index 2019 by five places to 52nd in 2019 from 57th position in 2018. The Global Innovation Index ranking was announced by the Commerce and Industry Minister. This was for the first time that the GII is being launched in an

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  • 5 New Species of Duck-Billed Dinosaurs Identified [ Science/Technology ]

    A new species of duck-billed dinosaurs has been identified by the Scientists from US and Spain. This species is believed to have had roamed the Earth around 80 million years ago. This dinosaur has been named for its aquiline nose and wide lower jaw, shaped like two trowels lay si

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  • 6 Territorial Army [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    The Territorial Army is defined as the second line of defence which is not at all a source of profession, occupation or employment. Every year the volunteers belonging to the Indian Army serve in uniform for few days to prepare themselves in times of emergency. Those who are alre

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  • 7 Decline in Paddle Stubble Burning by 41% (Policies and Governance, Environment) [ Policy/Governance, Environment/Ecology ]

    As per the Union Minister there has been a reduction of 41 % in stubble burning cases in UP, Punjab, Haryana in 2018 as compared to 2016. Various government efforts were put in for consideration under Central Sector Scheme (CSS) on ‘Promotion of Agricultural Mechanization for In-

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  • Sep 6, 2019
  • 1 DAIC and DICCI Signed MoU to Empower SC and ST Communities [ Policy/Governance, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Dr. Ambedkar International Centre (DAIC), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DICCI) in June 2019.

    The main agenda behind signing this MoU is to empower SC and ST com

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  • 2 MoU Signed for Enhancing New Offerings for the MSME Sector [ Policy/Governance, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The National Small Industries Corporation signed along with Common Service Centres (CSC) signed a MoU for enhancing new offerings to the MSME sector by synergizing each other’s’ competence. This is based upon the promotion of e-Governance Services. The MoU was signed by AS& DC (M

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  • 3 Depression Over Southeast Arabian Sea & Lakshadweep Area [ Environment/Ecology, Geography ]

    A Low pressure zone was created over Southeast Arabian Sea and along the east central regions of the Arabian Sea. This included the adjoining areas of Lakshadweep. Under favourable environmental conditions, it intensified into a depression over the same region in the morning arou

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  • 4 Launch of ET Government Portal [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance ]

    The Vice President of India launched ET Government Portal. The adoption of digital technology shall improve the governance and timely delivery of services to citizens. The technology can help in reducing corruption thereby ensuring transparency and improving the delivery of servi

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  • 5 Tiger Census Report 2018 Released [ International Relations/Organizations, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    With About 3000 tigers, India is one of the world’s largest and most secure habitats. The number of tigers in Gir Forest there has increased by 27 per cent. The report released in August 2019 highlights about the significant achievement of India in conserving wildlife. India is n

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  • 6 Renovated National Food Laboratory Inaugurated at Ghaziabad [ Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    In a significant step towards promoting health and welfare, the Union Health Minister of India on August 23,2019 on the occasion of 13th anniversary of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 launched renovated National Food Laboratory at Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh.

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  • 7 Inauguration of a National Centre for Avian Ecotoxicology in Coimbatore [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural Sciences hosted the inauguration of the National Centre for Avian Ecotoxicology on 24th August 2019 in Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu by the Union Environment and Forest Minister of India. The centre is expected to explore the

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  • Sep 3, 2019
  • 1 Inauguration of National Workshop on Experience Sharing Under SPMRM [ Policy/Governance ]

    An inauguration event was based on National Workshop relating to Experience Sharing under Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Rurban Mission by Union Minister of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Agriculture & Farmers.

    By gaining the inspiration from Shyama Prasad Mukherjee and his visi

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  • 2 Educational Development Scheme for Economically Backward Classes [ Education, Policy/Governance ]

    The Ministry of Human Resource Development proposed to implement various schemes for the Economically Backward Class students. Citizens having annual income less than Rs. 1 lakh and who do not belong to any disadvantaged social category such as Schedule Caste (SC), Schedule Tribe

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  • 3 Initiatives Taken to Improve Teaching Standards in the Country [ Education, Policy/Governance ]

    To assess and improve the quality of teaching in the country Central Government under HRD Ministry took several initiatives. MHRD is responsible for development of human resources in India is divided into 2 parts.

    The Department of School Education and Literacy looks after prima

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