Policies & Governance: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2018 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Sep 24, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Policy for Disposal of Waste and Pollution Control: Steps to Manage and Reduce Waste (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Env. ]

    Ministry, in supersession of Municipal Solid Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2000, has notified Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016. Project proposals are appraised by concerned State Level Expert Appraisal Committees & while recommending proposals for grant of clearance, env

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  • Sep 18, 2018
  • 1 Government Launches Technology Challenge to Eliminate Human Entry into Septic Tanks [ Sci-Tech, Policy-Governance ]

    Union Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs launched ‘Technology Challenge: Identifying solutions for cleaning of Sewerage Systems & Septic Tanks’ to promote suitable techniques for cleaning sewers & septic tanks.

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    Image of Government Launches Technology Challenge

    Image of Government Launches Technology Challenge

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  • Sep 14, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is Govt’S 5-Pronged Strategy on Bad Loans? It Has near-Term Challenges (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Eco. ]

    5-pronged strategy recommended by panel of bankers for resolution of bad loans is useful long-term concept, but tighter deadlines & near-term funding challenges remain. For scrutiny on bankers on their commercial decisions, govt. non-interfering steering committee is proposed.

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    Image of Project Sashakt

    Image of Project Sashakt

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  • 2 Apply for Passport from Anywhere in India on Occasion of 6th Passport Seva Divas on 24th June [ Policy-Governance, Important Days ]

    Ministry of External Affairs, launched new schemes to make passport application significantly smoother process for people in further corners of country on occasion of 6thPassport Seva Divas on 24th June.

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    Image of Apply for Passport from Anywhere in India

    Image of Apply for passport from anywhere in india

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  • 3 India Preparing Comprehensive Aviation Plan and Cargo Policy for 2035 [ Policy-Governance ]

    Terming creation of infrastructure big challenge, Civil Aviation Ministry said India will need at least 1,000 planes in next few years as it prepares comprehensive & integrated plan for 2035 to boost sector.

    India Preparing Comprehensive Aviation Plan & Cargo Policy

    India Preparing Comprehensive Aviation Plan & Cargo Policy

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  • Sep 12, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is BRAP? Andhra Pradesh Achieved Top Ranking in Terms of “Ease in Business” (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    In state of Union of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) issued ‘Ease of Doing Business’ list of 2017, Andhra Pradesh continued to top in 2nd consecutive year among all States & UTs.

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    Image of State-wise Ranking on Ease of Doing Business

    Image of state-wise ranking on ease of doing business

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  • Sep 10, 2018
  • 1 Urban Decongestion: Constitution of Cmte. for Standardization & Indigenization in Metro Rail Sys. [ Policy-Governance, Committees & Bodies, Railways ]

    Transport infrastructure is one of most imp. factors for country’s progress. W/rapid Industrialization, Urbanization, Globalization & concentration of large population in urban centers, cities & towns of country are growing at faster pace.

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    Image of Metro Rail Systems

    Image of Metro Rail Systems

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  • 2 🌟 Oxytocin Formulations Ban Came into Effect from 1st July 2018 (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Health ]

    Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has restricted manufacture of Oxytocin formulations for domestic use to public sector only. It has banned import of Oxytocin & its formulations. Order comes into effect from 1st July.

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    Image of Price For Misuse

    Image of Price For Misuse

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  • 3 🌟 Electoral Bond Scheme 2018 (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Eco. ]

    Govt. notified Electoral Bond Scheme 2018 via Gazette Notification. Electoral Bonds may be purchased by person, who is citizen of India or incorporated or established in India. Person being individual can buy Electoral Bonds, either singly or jointly w/other individuals.

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    Image of Electoral Bond Scheme 2018

    Image of Electoral Bond Scheme 2018

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  • Sep 6, 2018
  • 1 Agartala Airport, Tripura Renamed as Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Kishore Airport, Agartala [ Policy-Governance ]

    Union Cabinet approved renaming Agartala Airport in Tripura as ‘Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Kishore Airport, Agartala in wake of long pending demand of people of Tripura as well as Govt. of Tripura.

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    Image of Agartala Airport in Tripura

    Image of Agartala Airport in Tripura

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  • Sep 5, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Ten New Swachh Iconic Places Launched Under Swachh Bharat Mission (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Culture ]

    Govt. has added 10 new Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) under phase III of its flagship project Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) of Swachh Bharat Mission. 3rd phase of Swachh Iconic Places was launched at Mana villages which are situated close to Badrinath temple in Uttarakhand.

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    Map of 10 New Swachh Iconic Places

    Map of 10 New Swachh Iconic Places

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  • 2 Shillong (Meghalaya) Gets Selected as the 100thSmart City [ Policy-Governance ]

    Shillong capital of Meghalaya is selected as 100th Smart City after evaluation proposal submitted by it. Till now, 99 smart cities was selected in 4 rounds of competition & w/today’s announcement, selection of 100 cities is completed under Smart Cities Mission.

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    Image of Shillong - The 100th Amart Cities of India

    Image of Shillong - The 100th Amart Cities of India

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  • Sep 3, 2018
  • 1 NITI Aayog to Release First Delta Ranking Under the Aspirational Districts Programme [ Policy-Governance ]

    NITI Aayog released 1st Delta ranking for 108 Aspirational Districts to measure their incremental progress across 5 developmental areas during 2 month period of 31st March to 31st May 2018 on 29th June, 2018. Following figure shows the indicators used in Delta rankings.

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    Image of Indicators and Data Points

    Image of Indicators and Data Points

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  • Aug 31, 2018
  • 1 Shram Suvidha Portal for Industrial Compliance [ Sci-Tech, Policy-Governance, Eco. ]

    Ministry Labour & Employment has developed Shram Suvidha Portal in central sphere to create conducive environment for industrial development. The Unified Shram Suvidha Portal is developed to facilitate reporting of Inspections, and submission of Returns.

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    Image of Shram Suvidha Portal for Industrial Compliance

    Image of Shram Suvidha Portal for Industrial Compliance

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  • 2 Where are EVMs Made? New EVM Production Facility Inaugurated at Bharat Electronics [ Sci-Tech, Policy-Governance, Eco. ]

    Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) empowers world’s largest democracy, India, by providing Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) for various kinds of election. It has got 2 units, Control Unit (CU) & Ballot Unit (BU).

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    Image of Indian Electronic Voting Machine

    Image of Indian Electronic Voting Machine

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  • 3 सौर चरखा लक्ष्य प्रक्षेपण किया जाएगा (Solar Charkha Mission Will Be Launched - in Hindi) (Part 11) [ Sci-Tech, Policy-Governance, Eco., Int. Rel & Org. ]

    सौर चरखा मिशन (लक्ष्य) लॉन्च (प्रक्षेपण) किया जाएगा- सूक्ष्म लघू और मध्यम उध्यम मंत्रालय एमएसएमई का सौर चरखा मिशन, 27जून 2018 को राष्ट्रपति, राम नाथ कोविंद द्वारा नई दिल्ली में लॉन्च (प्रक्षेपण) किया जाएगा। मिशन (लक्ष्य) में 50 क्लस्टर (समूह) शामिल होंगे और प्रत्येक क्लस्टर

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  • 4 सर्वश्रेष्ठ कार्य वाले SHGs को राष्ट्रीय पुरस्कार(National Award - Best Work SHGs - Hindi)(Part 10) [ Policy-Governance, Int. Rel & Org., Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    सर्वश्रेष्ठ कार्य वाले SHGs को राष्ट्रीय पुरस्कार- श्री नरेन्द्र सिंह ने दीनदयाल अंत्योदय योजना-राष्ट्रीय ग्रामीण आजीविका मिशन (लक्ष्य) (DAY-NRLM) के तहत सर्वश्रेष्ठ प्रदर्शन करने वाले स्वयं सहायता समूहों को राष्ट्रीय पुरस्कार दिए। यह समुदाय संस्थानों के उत्कृष्ट प्रदर्शन के लि

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  • 5 वरिष्ठ पत्रकार जेवियर रूत्सा अब नहीं रहे (Senior Jrnl. Javier Rusta is No Longer -in Hindi)(Part 9) [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Int. Rel & Org. ]

    वरिष्ठ पत्रकार जेवियर रूत्सा अब नहीं रहे- 11 जून 2018 को, एक वरिष्ठ पत्रकार जेवियर रूत्सा का नागालैंड में दिल के दौरे के कारण निधन हो गया। जेवियर रूत्सा 42 वर्ष के थे। वह एक वरिष्ठ पत्रकार थे और विभिन्न सामाजिक संगठनों, मुख्य रूप से खेल निकायों के साथ जुड़े थे।

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  • 6 What is Code of 1992: India, Pakistan Turn to Code of 1992 [ Policy-Governance, Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India & Pakistan are looking to put lid on recent incidents of harassment of diplomats by reiterating code of conduct arrived at in 1992 to ensure diplomatic staff are not subject to rough treatment that has accelerated downturn in relations.

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    Image of Tashkent Declaration

    Image of Tashkent Declaration

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  • 7 खुदरा मुद्रास्फीति मई में तेजी से बढ़ी (Retail Inflation Rises Fast in May - in Hindi) (Part 8) [ Policy-Governance, Sports, Int. Rel & Org., Awards ]

    खुदरा मुद्रास्फीति मई में तेजी से बढ़ी- एक रॉयटर्स के अनुसार, खुदरा मुद्रास्फीति मुख्य रूप से ऊर्जा की कीमतों में वृद्धि से प्रेरित होते हुए मई में चार महीने के उच्चतम स्तर पर पहुंच गई। अर्थशास्त्रियों का सुझाव है कि सेंट्रल (केन्द्र) बैंक (अधिकोष) से नीतियों में अधिक तनाव आ रहा

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  • Aug 30, 2018
  • 1 Deendayal Port in Kandla to Have an Exclusive, Mechanized Facility for Handling Fertilizer Cargo [ Policy-Governance, Eco. ]

    Standing Finance Committee of Ministry of Shipping has cleared project for setting up exclusive, fully mechanized handling facility for fertilizer cargo at Deendayal Port in Kandla.

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    Map of Dindayal Port in Kandla

    Map of Dindayal port in Kandla

    Details of New Facility for Han

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  • Aug 28, 2018
  • 1 Environment Ministry, Teri & UNEP Strategize the Roadmap for ‘Urban Sustainability’ in the World [ Policy-Governance, Env. ]

    Ministry of State (Independent Charge), Housing & Urban Affairs, India said that India will succeed in achieving its SDGs by highlighting importance of sustainable smart cities. By 2050, India’s population is expected to grow to 1.7 billion, adding further pressure on country’s u

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  • Aug 27, 2018
  • 1 Vision 2035 Aviation Document: Civil Aviation Ministry to Prepare a Holistic ‘Vision – 2035’ Doc. [ Policy-Governance, Eco. ]

    Centre is finalising strategic vision document for fast growing aviation sector in country to address issues such as infrastructure constraints at airports, boosting air connectivity to smaller towns & developing local human resource.

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    Image of Vision 2035 Aviation Document

    Image of Vision 2035 Aviation Document

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  • Aug 23, 2018
  • 1 POSCO Act: Male Child Victims of Sexual Abuse/UTs Victim Compensation Scheme/Fund [ Policy-Governance, Bills, Ethics ]

    Union Minister of Women & Child Development, urged States & UTs to issue necessary directions to concerned departments for including male child victims of sexual abuse in Victim Compensation Schemes or Funds on 30th May, 2018.

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    Image of POSCO Act

    Image of POSCO Act

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  • 2 🌟 National Disaster Risk Index (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Disaster Management ]

    1st National Disaster Risk Index, which gauges potential hazards & disasters across 640 dist. of India, places Maharashtra as most vulnerable, followed by West Bengal, UP, MP & Rajasthan.

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    Image of High Risk Districts on Disaster

    Image of High Risk Districts on Disaster

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  • Aug 20, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Tourism Ministry Launches the Guidelines on Adventure Tourism (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Union Ministry of Tourism for 1st time issued guidelines for Adventure Tourism in India in effort to make adventure sports safer. In past few years, adventure tourism has grown rapidly India.

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    Image of Tourist Inputs

    Image of Tourist Inputs

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  • 2 Online Cybercrime Reporting Portal: Calls for Expediting Online Cybercrime Reporting Portal [ Policy-Governance, Defense ]

    Union Home Ministry directed to expedite launch of online cybercrime reporting portal due to deep concern over rising misuse of Internet for circulating child pornography & other obscene material.

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    Image of Types of Cyber Crimes

    Image of Types of Cyber Crimes

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  • Aug 19, 2018
  • 1 🌟 WCD Proposes to Widen the Scope of Indecent Representation of Women Act (IRWA), 1986 (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Bills ]

    WCD proposed amendments in IRWA keeping in mind recent technological advancement in field of communications such as social media platforms, over top services etc. Amendments are based on observations made by Parliamentary Standing Committee & recommendation made by National Commi

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  • Aug 17, 2018
  • 1 Narendra Modi to Address 20,000 Swachh Bharat Volunteers in East Champaran District Motihari Town [ Policy-Governance ]

    PM arrived in Bihar on Tuesday to address 20, 000 ‘Swachh Bharat’ volunteers in East Champaran district’s Motihari town & launch key development projects. Theme of centenary celebrations of Champaran Satyagrah is “Satyagrah se Swachhagrah”.

    Map of Narendra Modi to address 20000 Swachh Bharat Volunteers

    Map of Narendra Modi to Address 20000 Swachh Bharat Volunteers

    Map of Narendra Modi to address 20000 Swachh Bharat Volunteers

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  • 2 Income Tax Department Issues Revised Income Tax Informants Reward Scheme, 2018 [ Policy-Governance, Eco. ]

    Income Tax Department has released revised Income-tax Inquiry Scheme, 2018, on 1st June 2018. Under revised scheme, in respect of tax evasion of income & assets in India, in IT Department, specified officers of Directorate of Investigation can get prize money of Rs. 50 lakhs give

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  • Aug 16, 2018
  • 1 World Bank Approves Rs. 6,000 Crore Atal Bhujal Yojana [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Env. ]

    World Bank has approved Water Resources & River Development Ministry’s Rs. 6000 cr. worth central sector scheme, ‘Atal Bhujal Yojana’. Scheme will be implemented over period of 5 years from 2018 - 19 to 2022 - 23 w/assistance from World Bank.

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    Image of Atal Bhujal Yojana

    Image of Atal Bhujal Yojana

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  • Aug 15, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Using Railway for Cleanliness (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Railways ]

    Indian Railways has decided to take significant steps to maintain cleanliness in trains. National transporter has taken many steps, such as Clean My Coach, Coach Mitra. Railway Ministry claimed that most number of bio-toilets were installed during 2017 - 18, 40 % higher than targ

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  • Aug 14, 2018
  • 1 I&B Sets Up Panel to Frame Regulations for Online News Portals [ Policy-Governance, Committees & Bodies ]

    I & B ministry has decided to constitute committee to frame rules to regulate news portals & media websites. There are no norms or guidelines to regulate online media websites & news portals.

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    Image of Most Popular News Properties in India

    Image of most popular news properties in India

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  • Aug 12, 2018
  • 1 NITI Aayog to Launch Composite Water Management Index [ Policy-Governance, Env. ]

    NITI Aayog announced to launch Composite Water Management Index w/aim to achieve objective of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’. Composite Water Management Index will be useful tool to assess & improve performance in efficient management of water resources.

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    Image of Water Management Index

    Image of Water Management Index

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  • Aug 11, 2018
  • 1 मणिपुर में पहला राष्ट्रीय खेल विश्वविद्यालय(1st National Sports Uni. in Manipur -in Hindi) (Part 17) [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Int. Rel & Org. ]

    मणिपुर में पहला राष्ट्रीय खेल विश्वविद्यालय- केन्द्रीय मंत्रिमंडल ने मणिपुर में देश के पहले राष्ट्रीय खेल विश्वविद्यालय की स्थापना के लिए एक अध्यादेश को मंजूरी दे दी है। इम्फाल पश्चिम जिले में 524 करोड़ रुपये की लागत के साथ विश्वविद्यालय 3224 एकड़ जमीन पर फैला होगा।

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