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

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  • Feb 14, 2020
  • 1 WHO Includes an Indian Diagnostic Test in Its Global TB Programme, Tuberculosis [ Health, Down-to-Earth ]

    World Health Organization’s (WHO) has included an Indian molecular assay for initial test in its Global Tuberculosis Programme. This will help in detecting the disease and for identifying resistant strains of the tuberculosis (TB) bacteria.

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  • 2 Telecom Industry Did No Research on Health Impacts of 5G’, Harmful Effects of 5-G Technology [ Science/Technology, Health, Down-to-Earth ]

    India plans to launch trails for 5G trials in 2020. The fifth generation wireless network is 50 times faster than its predecessor 4G.


    • The 5G networks when integrated with satellites will open the way for new applicatio

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  • 3 Skills Build Platform [ Education, Science/Technology ]

    Recently the government has developed is a digital platform. The digital platform focuses on holistic learning of the child. Also it has been aligned with Skill India initiative by the government of India.


    • India is the 4th

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  • Feb 12, 2020
  • 1 A Rare Transit of Mercury [ IAS Upd. ]

    November 11-Mercury skipped the vast, glaring face of the sun. A rare celestial transit. Planet Mercury Facts, Nearly tidally locked to the Sun. Known as a gravitational lock also. Rotation of the planet has been slowed down to match its orbit around the Sun.

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  • 2 Air Pollution-Increasing Glaucoma [ IAS Upd. ]

    Higher amounts of fine particulate matter. At least 6 % more chances of having glaucoma. Glaucoma, A group of eye conditions. Damages the optic nerve. Caused by an abnormally high pressure in ones eye. Above age 60-Major cause of blindness.

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  • Feb 10, 2020
  • 1 28 Million Obese by 2030 [ IAS Upd. ]

    World Obesity Federation, Around 28 million children in India will be obese by the year 2030. The country would rank second in the world in terms of the high number of obese people.

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    • Malnutrition

    • Includes

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  • 2 DTE 16-31 January 2020 Summary [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Cold Trap: India Suffered Massively Due to Cold Waves Disaster in 2012. No Effective Plan to Mitigate the Impact. Over 30 People Have Died in Uttar Pradesh. Nagaland- a Surprise Snowfall After over 40 Years. Bihar-Patna (Capital) Recorded Its Second Coldest Day in the Decade. Del

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  • 3 DTE 16-31 January 2020 India’s Struggling Wind Energy Sector [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Cold Trap: India suffered massively due to cold waves disaster in 2012. No effective plan to mitigate the impact. Over 30 people have died in Uttar Pradesh. Nagaland- a surprise snowfall after over 40 years. Bihar-Patna (Capital) recorded its second coldest day in the decade.

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  • Feb 7, 2020
  • 1 📹 Yojana January 2020 Part 3 [ Yojana ]

    Role of Community Radio in Disaster Mgmt. & Climate-change Communication: Community radio specialises in providing local information to local people. Thus, it can play an important role in disaster risk reduction, especially in pre-disaster preparedness and mitigation thru. Aware

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  • 2 📹 Yojana January 2020 Part 2 [ Yojana ]

    Water Management: Building a Resilient Nation: ‘Women-led Water, Sanitation, Hygiene & Resilient practices Project’ or W-SHARP was implemented in 2018 to test effectiveness of risk-informed planning driven by local contexts & communities such as those of Marathwada, especially du

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  • 3 Yojana January 2020 Part 1 [ Yojana ]

    Times to Act: W/time running out to contain ill-effects on environment, recently held Conference of Parties under United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC COP 25) in Madrid, Spain was seen as a window of opportunity.

    India at UNFCC COP 25

    • Union Minister for

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  • 4 Union Budget for 2020-21 [ Policy/Governance, Economy, Health, Appointments, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Fy21 Estimates: Fiscal deficit seen at 3.5 % of GDP. Net market borrowing pegged at 5.36 trln rupees. Gross market borrowing at 7.8 trln rupees. Pegs nominal GDP growth at 10%. Receipts seen at 22.46 trln rupees. Total spending seen at 30.42 trln rupees. ETNow: Pegs divestment t

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  • Feb 5, 2020
  • 1 Double trouble: A drug for alcoholism can also treat cancer by targeting macrophages [ Science/Technology ]

    A drug for alcoholism can also treat cancer by targeting macrophages: New research presents a first-of-its-kind cancer treatment strategy that targets a pro-tumor protein FROUNT and suppresses tumor-associated macrophages.

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  • Feb 4, 2020
  • 1 Arctic Emergency [ Science/Technology ]

    Arctic Emergency refers to the surface air that is being warmed at twice the global rate. It has been observed that the over the last five years temperatures in the Arctic have exceeded all the records since 1990. The rapidly melting of sea ice has resulted in in the oceans absor

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  • 2 The Decline of Coal Supply in India [ Economy ]

    There has been a decline of coal supply by the Coal India around 8.9 % in April-November 2019. It supplied 320 million tonnes of coal in April-November 2019. In November itself, there has been a decline in the coal to 9.9%, which is 38.8 million tonnes, the previous month it was

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  • 3 Delhi’s Air Quality [ Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    According to weather forecasting agency Skymet in November 2019 Delhi’s air quality reaches mark of 500 with that Delhi becomes the world’s top polluted City. System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) recorded the Air Quality Index at 552 for Delhi on the

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  • 4 Earth Magnetic North Pole [ Geography ]

    The Earth’s Magnetic North pole often moves from its original position. Now it is moving from the Canadian Arctic towards Siberia. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA’s), National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) the drifting speed o

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  • Feb 3, 2020
  • 1 Extraction and Storing of CO2 from Vehicle Exhaust [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Researchers from Switzerland find an indigenous method to curb CO2 emissions from commercial vehicles like trucks and buses. 30 % of the total CO2 emissions in Europe coming from the transportation out of which Road going vehicles accounts for 70 % of emission.

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  • 2 Typhoon Phanfone [ Environment/Ecology, Disaster Management ]

    The Philippines was hitted severely by a typhoon Phanfone which came on December 19,2019 and ended on December 29,2019. Phanfone is the 21st typhoon to hit the Philippines in 2019. The Philippines is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world because it is located in t

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  • 3 📹 DTE 1 to 15 January 2020 Part 4 [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Permaculture: Permaculture emphasizes the idea that a plantation should offer multiple benefits right from food and fodder to timber and fertilizer. The concept of Permaculture was first of all propagated in the 1970s by Australian biologist Bill Mollison and thereafter it gained

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  • 4 📹 DTE 1 to 15 January 2020 Part 3 [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Agrarian Distress

    • Agrarian Crisis or Distress is that particular situation wherein prices for agricultural commodities decline and the usual source for the payment of rent (a supplemental profit) disappears.
    • This crisis has pushed some 440 million Indians into an economic distr

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  • Jan 30, 2020
  • 1 📹 DTE 1 to 15 January 2020 Part 2 [ Down-to-Earth ]

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    Extreme Weather and Climate Collapse

    Extreme Weather and Climate Collapse

    : It has been noted that the period from 2011 to 2015 has been the warmest five-year on record globally. As per the World Meteorological Organization 22 million people were displaced in

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  • 2 DTE 1 to 15 January 2020 Part 1 [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Globalisation and Free Fall for Free Market: Globalisation is the process by which businesses or other organizations develop international influence on a wider scale. Globalisation is being replaced now a days by Ultra Localism. Ultra localism is a way of rebuilding community and

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  • 3 Pharmaceutical Purchase Policy [ Health ]

    Pharmaceutical Purchase Policy was approved in October 2013 to procure medicines produced by the central PSUs for 5 years and it expired in 2018. The cabinet extended the policy until the closure of Pharma Central Public Sector Undertakings (CPSUs). It is established to ensure op

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  • 4 Target Olympic Podium [ Sports ]

    The Target Olympic Podium Scheme was formulated by the Union Ministry of youth affairs and sports in July 2014 under the National Sports Development Fund (NSDF). The objective is to identify and support potential medal prospects for the 2016 and 2020 Olympic and Paralympics Games

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  • 5 Indian Air Force: A Cut Above [ Defense ]

    On the 64th Annual Day function of Air Force organised at Bal Bharati School, Lodhi Road in New Delhi Indian Air force launched its upgraded 3D Air Combat mobile game with a multi-player version on 8th November 2019. Indian Air Force: A cut above is a mobile application game.

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  • 6 Utilization Status of Nirbhaya Fund [ Policy/Governance ]

    Nirbhaya Fund is a non- lapsable corpus fund that was created by the Ministry of Finance in 2013 to enhance safety and security for women. Ministry of women and child development is the nodal ministry to monitor and review the progress of the Nirbhaya fund. This fund is monitored

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  • Jan 28, 2020
  • 1 Expected Questions / Topics for UPSC IAS Prelims 2020: Kurukshetra Part 3 Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Launched on 28 August 2014. A national mission on financial inclusion. Access to a range of financial services like availability of basic savings bank account, access to need based credit, remittance facility, insurance and pension. Covers both urban and rural areas. Availability

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  • 2 Expected Questions / Topics for UPSC IAS Prelims 2020: Kurukshetra Part 2 Policy and Planning Towards Rural Education [ Kurukshetra ]

    Interventions to promote education in rural areas: Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas. Samagra Shiksha. Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalya (KGBV) scheme. Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS).

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    Digital Initiativ

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  • 3 Expected Questions / Topics for UPSC IAS Prelims 2020: Kurukshetra Part 1 [ Kurukshetra ]

    Policy and Planning Towards Rural Education: Interventions to Promote Education in Rural Areas: Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas. Samagra Shiksha. Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalya (KGBV) Scheme. Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS)

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