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

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  • Nov 28, 2019
  • 1 SAFAR (System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) has been developed by Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorological (IITM) Pune, Maharashtra and is operationalized by IMD. It is India’s first air quality early warning system launched in Delhi in 2010 during Commonwea

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  • Nov 27, 2019
  • 1 The Global Credit Rating Agency [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Global Credit Rating Agency Moody’s has lowered India’s outlook to negative from the earliest outlook of stable. The main reasons for negative rating are economic slowdown, financial stress among rural household, weak job creation, liquidity crunch in Non-Banking Financial Se

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  • 2 Suranga Bawadi Situated at Bijapur District in Karnataka [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Suranga Bawadi is an ancient 16th century underground water harvesting system has got placed in world Monument Watch List. It is going to receive funds from the World Monument Fund for the Restoration purpose as it has entered the World Monument Watch list for 2020. It is a part

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  • 3 Real Time Train Information System (RTIS) [ Science/Technology, Railways ]

    Real Time Information System is a significant step of the Indian Railways that will help in monitoring precise speeds and movements of the trains throughout the journey right from the starting position to the destination. Nearly 500 passenger locomotives of the South Central Rail

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  • Nov 26, 2019
  • 1 Maternal Mortality Rate [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) can be defined as the ratio of the number of deaths per 100,000 live births of children. According to the World Health Organisation, India is on the right track towards achieving SDG target of MMR below 70 by the year 2030. As per the National health

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  • 2 National Health Profile 2019 [ Health, Down-to-Earth ]

    The Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI) has released the 14th edition of National Health Profile on October 30,2019. This report is annually published by CBHI (Central Bureau of Health Intelligence). The main aim is to create a versatile database of health information an

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  • 3 Index of Industrial Production [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Index of Industrial Production comprises of eight core industries and non-core industries. It is an index which shows the growth rates in different industry groups of the economy. There is a separate index for eight core industries and collective index that is index of Industrial

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  • Nov 25, 2019
  • 1 Kartarpur Corridor to Visit Pilgrims from India [ International Relations/Organizations, Culture ]

    India and Pakistan has signed an agreement on Kartarpur corridor to visit pilgrims from India to Gurdwara of Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan. It is a proposed border corridor between India and Pakistan which connects Dera Baba Nanak Sahib which is located in Gurdaspur district in Pun

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  • 2 India Justice Report-2019 [ Policy/Governance ]

    India Justice Report is the first ever ranking of Indian states on Justice Delivery which is released by the Tata trust in collaboration with Centre for Social Justice, common cause and Commonwealth Human Rights initiative. The report ranks Indian states on the basis of four para

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  • 3 Freedom on Net Report [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Freedom on Net report is published by the international NGO called Freedom House is dedicated to expansion of freedom and democratic rights of the people across the world. It ranks the countries depending upon the internet freedom enjoyed by the citizens. Nearly 65 countries acro

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  • 4 Rise of Sea Level [ Environment/Ecology, Disaster Management ]

    Rise of Sea Level includes increase in the Global emissions which are leading to global warming and climate changes. Increase in the temperature would lead to increase in the volume of seawater and increase in the Global temperature would lead to melting of glaciers both are lead

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  • Nov 22, 2019
  • 1 Hyderabad Figures in UNESCO List [ International Relations/Organizations, Important Days ]

    Hyderabad has been selected as a creative city in the category of gastronomy on 31st October 2019, the day being celebrated as World Cities Day by UNESCO. This year 66 cities were added to UNESCO network of Creative cities. Changing the World: Innovations and Better Life for Futu

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  • 2 Stubble Burning Created Havoc in Delhi [ Environment/Ecology, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    People in Delhi NCR are facing one of the worst ever spells of air pollutions since the end of Diwali 2019. The burning of stubble in Punjab and Haryana and parts of Uttar Pradesh cause a lot of air pollution in Northern India and mostly in Delhi NCR. Some of the factors causing

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  • 3 MoU Between BIMSTEC Nations India and Thailand to Reduce Sea Travel Time [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    A memorandum of understanding has been recently signed on 7th November 2019 between Ranong Port (Thailand) and port trusts of Chennai, Visakhapatnam and Kolkata. The main aim is to reduce sea level time between the two countries to more than a half.

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  • 4 Samudra Shakti Naval Exercise [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    India-Indonesia Naval exercise was started in the Port of Surabaya in Indonesia in the first week of November 2019 with a common objective to strengthen bilateral relations, expand maritime cooperation and enhance interoperability thereby exchanging the best practices. The joint

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  • Nov 20, 2019
  • 1 📹 DTE 1-15 Nov Summary [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Neurotoxins: These toxins are extremely destructive to the nerve tissues and cause neurotoxicity. They affect both developing and mature nervous tissue. Neurotoxins can block the nerve impulse and may cause muscle paralysis. These can be of plant, animals, minerals or atmospheric

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  • 2 Kurukshetra 2019 Rural Education [ Kurukshetra ]

    Policy And Planning Towards Rural Education: MHRD of GoI. Works thru. 2 departments: 1) Department of School Education & Literacy. 2) Department of Higher Education. & since education is a subject of Concurrent List, therefore Central Govt. & State Govt. work together for betterm

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  • 3 Kurukshetra 2019 Rural Education Recommendations [ Kurukshetra ]

    Recommendations: Ensure availability of a full complement staff of teachers in every school w/a focus on remote schools & remote districts. Strengthen BRCs & CRCs for teacher professional development. States should develop a strong core group of outstanding teacher education thru

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  • 4 DTE 1-15 Nov Summary 2 [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Blockchain Impact on Coffee Production: The Blockchain based e-market platform was launched by the Coffee Board of India (CBOI) on 28 march 2019 with a very dull response. In 2018 - 19 only 100 tonnes of India’s 0.32 million tonnes of coffee was produced and was sold via the plat

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  • 5 30 Expected & Most Important Topics Geography Optional UPSC Mains 2020 [ IAS Upd. ]

    1. Water Crisis to Floods – Journey of Mismanagement of Water & Consequences 2. Solar irradiance – possible cause of global change 3. India’s Space Mission in light of Chandrayaan -2 – Vikram (landing of South Pole) 4. Amazon Rainforest 5. Gender Gap Report 6. Global Slavery Inde

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  • Nov 18, 2019
  • 1 Yojana November 2019 SANITATION FOR a HEALTH SOCIETY [ Yojana ]

    Background: Emergence of Sanitation as an Economy: Sanitation economy is not just about toilets but it also includes provision of clean drinking water, elimination of waste & converting them into useful resources & digitized sanitation system that optimizes date for operating eff

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  • 2 Yojana November 2019 SANITATION FOR a HEALTH SOCIETY Part 2 [ Yojana ]

    Way Forward: we must focus on circular economy for converting our waste into resources. 1st step in this regard will be 100 % achievements in terms of waste segregation. Successful disposal & streamlining waste infrastructure. We Must also focus on sustained behavioural changes t

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  • 3 Yojana November 2019 SANITATION FOR a HEALTH SOCIETY Part 3 [ Yojana ]

    People’s Policy: Swachh Bharat Revolution by Department of Drinking Water & Sanitation, ministry of Jal Shakti has also followed this 4Ps structure. Political leadership. Public financing. Partnerships. Peoples’ participation. Gram Panchayats: Beyond ODF: GoI. Signed Constitution

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  • 4 Yojana November 2019 SANITATION FOR a HEALTH SOCIETY Part 4 [ Yojana ]

    An exclusive toilet is more likely to be used if household has access to a dedicated water facility. Chances of open defecation increase if distance of drinking water source is more than 400 meters from premises instead of having a drinking water source w/I dwelling. Similarly. C

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  • 5 Yojana November 2019 SANITATION FOR a HEALTH SOCIETY Part 5 [ Yojana ]

    Solid Waste Management: Way Forward: Solid Waste Management is a major problem in India, where urbanization, Industrialization, & economic growth have resulted in increased municipal solid waste (MSW) generation, Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) notifie

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  • 6 Yojana November 2019 SANITATION FOR a HEALTH SOCIETY Part 6 [ Yojana ]

    Operational in 22 States/Uts; 25 States/Uts procured land for waste SWM facilities; Waste processing facilities set up – 2028; Waste processing operational – 160; & Landfill sites identified – 1161/Operational - 37. SWM Initiatives: Initiatives Taken by CPCB Guidelines on Legacy

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  • 7 Yojana November 2019 SANITATION FOR a HEALTH SOCIETY Part 7 [ Yojana ]

    Initiative take by States/Union Territories: States & UTS such as Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Daman & Diu, & Goa have achieved maximum compliance w/respect to provisions of SWM Rules. Initiatives taken by Chhattisgarh State are as follows: Door-to-door collection, waste segrega

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  • 8 Yojana November 2019 SANITATION FOR a HEALTH SOCIETY Part 8 [ Yojana ]

    Swachh Bharat: A Chapter of Success: SBM journey of only 5 years bewilders everyone by fact that over 10 cr. Individual Household Latrines (IHHLs) have been constructed, & all 6 lakh villages, 699 districts & 35 states/Uts have declared themselves ODF. Campaigns like ‘Swachhata H

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  • Nov 15, 2019
  • 1 Climate Change WMO Climate Risks,Extreme Events and Related Impacts [ Down-to-Earth ]

    As per the latest reports of IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), the climate change has already altered the oceans, Polar Regions and high snowy mountains. The Countries have been badly affected with intense marine heat waves and stronger storms. The IPCC has also

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  • 2 Snow Leopard Survey [ Environment/Ecology ]

    The International Union for Conservation of Nature and natural resources (IUCN) reclassified the snow leopard from endangered to the vulnerable category in the IUCN red list on 14 September 2019. India is planning for the first time to survey on snow leopard population and its ge

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