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

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  • Nov 15, 2019
  • 1 Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) Technology Part 2 [ Science/Technology ]

    AIP is a marine propulsion technology which access non-nuclear submarine to operate without access to atmospheric oxygen. On 30th Oct 2019, DRDO tested a land based prototype of an Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) for submarine.

    Needs and Its Significance to India

    • DRDO develope

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  • 2 Weather Impact and Meteorology [ Down-to-Earth ]

    The cold heavier air during winters gets settled in Delhi and the air pollution starts choking in. In Delhi use of pet coke, furnace oil and even coal has been completely banned for industrial use. The Air Quality Index (AQI) is used by the government agencies to let the public

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  • 3 Emission of by Humans Causing Mass Extinction [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Out of 43,500 gigatonnes of the total Earth’s Carbon content not even one percent is above the surface, in the oceans, on land and in the atmosphere. According to the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO), an estimated 1.85 billion gigatonnes of carbon is expected to be stored inside the

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  • Nov 7, 2019
  • 1 Warming Seas a Breath of Foul Air [ Down-to-Earth ]

    The sea level rose globally by about 15 cm relative to 1986 - 2005 on an average during the 20th century. This warming of seas is expected to rise twice as fast and could reach up to 60 cm by 2100. On September 23,2019 according to the reports of UN Climate Action Summit (UNCAS)

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  • Nov 6, 2019
  • 1 Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) Technology [ Science/Technology ]

    AIP is a marine propulsion technology which access non-nuclear submarine to operate without access to atmospheric oxygen. On 30th Oct 2019, DRDO tested a land based prototype of an Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) for submarine. The prototype operation at the naval materials rese

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  • Nov 4, 2019
  • 1 Yojana October 2019- Invaluable Legacy (Part- 1) [ Yojana ]

    Key Topics Included In This Article: Basic Argument, Trusteeship is Based on Ahimsa, Trusteeship Allows Creation Of Wealth, Trusteeship & Nature, Trusteeship In Consumption, Gandhi’s Response to Direct Violence, Gandhi’s Response to Structure violence, Gandhi’s Response to Cultur

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  • 2 Yojana October 2019- Invaluable Legacy (Part- 2) [ Yojana ]

    Mahatma Gandhi’s Eleven Vows: Object & Observances of Ashram, Truth, Non-Violence or Love, Chastity (Brahmacharya), Control of Palate, Non-Stealing, Non-Possession or poverty, Physical Labour, Swadeshi, Fearlessness, Removal of Untouchability, Tolerance,

    Gandhi as an Internation

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  • Nov 2, 2019
  • 1 Kurukshetra October 2019 - Agricultural Reforms (Part 1) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Key Topics Included In This Article: Research and Technology, Reforms in fertiliser Sector, Agriculture Sector In India: Current Scenario, Pradhan Mantri Kisan, Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN), Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY), Kisan Credit Card, E-National Agriculture Mark

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  • 2 Kurukshetra October 2019 - Agricultural Reforms (Part 2) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Best Farming Techniques In Indian Scenario: Small & marginal farming families that from backbone of Indian agriculture & economy. Policy support, production strategies, public investment in infrastructure, research & extension for crop, livestock & fisheries have significantly he

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  • 3 Kurukshetra October 2019 - Agricultural Reforms (Part 3) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Public – Private partnership In Agriculture Sector: A public – private partnership (PPP, 3P or P3) Is a long – term cooperative arrangement between 2 or more public & private Sector. Genesis of PPP: - PPP Sell set up in 2016 in department of Economic affairs (DEA) Ministry of Fin

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  • Oct 31, 2019
  • 1 Fourth President of the United States to Face Impeachment [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    As per the announcement from the House Speaker of the United States dated 25 September 2019, a formal impeachment inquiry is likely to take place against the present President of the United States. Prior to this the last three previous cases resulted in impeachment or in the resi

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  • 2 MoU Signed Between ISRO and DRDO to Provide Technologies for Human Space Mission [ Science/Technology ]

    In a significant development in the field of Space and Technology, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) signed Memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to provide technologies for development of human centric systems for Hum

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  • 3 Inauguration of 50 Kilowatt “Gandhi Solar Park” at UN Headquarters [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Prime Minister of India inaugurated a 50 kilowatt ‘Gandhi Solar Park’ at the Headquarters of United Nations (UN) on 24th September 2019. The solar park was inaugurated at UN Headquarters New York City during a special commemorative event that celebrated the 150th anniversary

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  • Oct 29, 2019
  • 1 Military Veterans Employment Programme Launched by Amazon India [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    In a significant development towards strengthening Military Employment, the Amazon India (E Commerce major) launched a Military Veterans Employment programme in the country on 26th August 2019. The program is expected to create employment opportunities for military veterans inclu

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  • Oct 22, 2019
  • 1 Public Safety Act of Jammu & Kashmir [ Policy/Governance, Newspaper Editorials ]

    Under the State’s Public Safety Act, the former Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir was detained for 12 hours. This act allows the state government to detain a person up to 2 years without any trial. Initially the act was brought to prevent timber smuggling and was brought in 1978.

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  • 2 Down to Earth 1 to 15 OCT 2019 [ Down-to-Earth ]

    MCQ’s Must Know! ! Vienna, the capital of Austria, is most liveable city in world, as per an index prepared by The Economist. It scored just ahead of Melbourne, Australia. India has built 100 million toilets in about 0.6 million villages and another 6.3 million in cities.

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  • 3 Down to Earth 1 to 15 OCT 2019 Part 2 [ Down-to-Earth ]

    26.3 per cent of the cancer cases in western Odisha are from Bargarh, a district with 1.4 million people. The spike in pesticide use was the result of a pest attack that destroyed most of the paddy crop. Pesticides were brought to Bargarh by the farmers of water-starved Andhra Pr

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  • Oct 15, 2019
  • 1 19 Medals Won by Team India at the World Skills International Competition 2019 [ Sports, International Relations/Organizations ]

    A Total of 19 medals were won by the Team India at World Skills International Competition 2019 held in Kazan, Russia. The 19 medals include one Gold, one Silver, and two Bronze medals along with 15 Medallions of Excellence across key skills. The Competition took place in Kazan on

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  • 2 Ban on E-Cigarette [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    In a significant measure towards promoting health and welfare, the Union Cabinet of India approved the proposal to ban the production, import and sale of e-cigarettes and similar products. The Union Government is going to pass an ordinance regarding the same soon. Electronic ciga

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  • 3 Su-30 MKI Successfully Tested Astra’ Air-to-Air Missile [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    In a significant development in the field of Defence and Technology, an indigenous air-to-air missile ‘ASTRA’ has been successfully flight tested off the coast of Odisha on 16th September 2019. As a part of user trial, the beyond-visual-range missile was launched from Sukhoi-30 M

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  • Oct 14, 2019
  • 1 A New Species Cryodrakon Boreas Identified [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology ]

    A new species named Cryodrakon Boreas has been identified by the Paleontologists in Western Canada. This species is believed to have flown over the heads of dinosaurs. Paleontologists are the person who studies fossil animals and plants. The Cryodrakon boreas has a wingspan of 10

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  • 2 Six New Measures to Boost Export [ Policy/Governance, Economy ]

    To replace the existing merchandise exports from India scheme (MEIS), the Union Finance Minister of India recently announced the remission of duties for export products (RoDTEP). The revenue would be Rs. 50,000 crore for implementation of RoDTEP.

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  • 3 Deployment of 300 Drones for Mapping the Country [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    For the very first time the Survey of India (SOI) will use about 300 drones to map the country. The Survey of India is responsible for mapping and surveying entire country. The Survey of India is affiliated to the Department of Science and Technology (DST).

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  • Oct 11, 2019
  • 1 Maldivian Civil Servants to Undergo Special Training in India [ Policy/Governance, International Relations/Organizations ]

    In a major step towards promoting the India Maldives ties, the Indian Govt. has decided to train Maldivian Civil Servants at the hill town Mussoorie (Uttarakhand) New Delhi from 16 to 28 September 2019. A delegation consisting of a 32-member has arrived in India for taking part

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  • 2 Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana Launched [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    In a significant step towards the development of the agricultural sector, the Prime Minister of India launched an ambitious pension scheme for farmers in Ranchi (Jharkhand) on Sept 12,2019. The scheme is expected to connect Ranchi with India and the World.

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  • Oct 9, 2019
  • 1 Six Indian Universities Among the Top 500 Universities [ Education, International Relations/Organizations ]

    In a recent announcement regarding the World University Rankings 2020, Six Indian Universities have made it among the top 500. Among Indian institutes, IIT Ropar was ranked first alongside IISc Bangalore, beating IIT Bombay and IIT Delhi. However no Indian institute secured a ran

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  • 2 UGC Scholarships to Be Effective from October 1, 2019 [ Education, Policy/Governance ]

    In a significant step towards making the disbursal of the scholarship easier the University Grants Commission has decided to disburse the scholarship under various schemes through online system. This online system is being developed by the Canara Bank in integration with the Publ

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  • 3 Blackest of All Materials Created by MIT Engineers [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations ]

    A material being claimed to be 10 times blacker than anything has been created by the Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The material has been created from a vertically aligned carbon nanotubes, or CNTs microscopic filaments of carbon that the team grew

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  • Oct 7, 2019
  • 1 Inauguration of India’S Longest Railway Tunnel [ Policy/Governance, Railways ]

    The Country’s longest electrified railway tunnel was dedicated between Cherlopalli and Rapuru in Andhra Pradesh on Aug 31,2019. The Vice President also inaugurated electrified railway line between Venkatachalam and Obulavaripalli at Gudur railway station apart from flagging off

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  • 2 Indian Institute of Skills Foundation Stone Laid in Mumbai [ Education, Policy/Governance, International Relations/Organizations ]

    The foundation stone for Indian Institute of Skills (IIS) at Mumbai, Maharashtra was laid down by the Union Minister of state for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) on 11th Sept 2019. This concept of establishing IIS was brought in from Singapore on Indian Prime Minist

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