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

  • Nov 15, 2018
  • 1 Parliament Passes Bill for Quick Prosecution in Cheque Bounce Cases [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Bills ]

    Lok Sabha has passed Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2017 to reduce number of cheque dishonor cases pending in courts. Bill amends Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 to primarily address issues of dishonor of cheques & deal w/unnecessary delay in disposal of such cases.

    Image of Parliament passes bill for quick prosecution in cheque

    Image of Parliament Passes Bill for Quick Prosecution in Cheque

    Image of Parliament passes bill for quick prosecution in cheque

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  • 2 Girinka Program: India, Rwanda Sign 8 Agreements in Various Fields [ Policy-Governance, Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India & Rwanda have signed 8 agreements in fields of defence, trade, agriculture, leather & allied products & dairy. Agreements were signed following delegation-level talks b/w PM & Rwandan President Paul Kagame in Kigali, capital city of Rwanda.

    PM Modi became 1st Indian PM to

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  • Nov 14, 2018
  • 1 Kerala Tops Public Affairs Index [ Policy-Governance, Ranks & Indices ]

    According to Public Affairs Index (PAI) 2018, Kerala tops list as best-governed state in country followed by Tamil Nadu. Index was released by think tank Public Affairs Centre (PAC).

    Kerala has topped PAI as best-governed state for 3rd consecutive year since 2016 among large sta

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  • Nov 12, 2018
  • 1 Ayodhya Land Dispute: SC Declines to Revisit Its 1994 Judgment and Refer It to Larger Bench [ Policy-Governance, Culture ]

    SC declined to refer 1994 Ismail Farooqui judgment that mosques are not integral to Islam to larger constitution bench. Judgement was delivered by 3-judge bench w/2: 1 majority. Majority judgement was written by Justice Ashok Bhushan on behalf of himself & Chief Justice Deepak Mi

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  • 2 MoU Signed Between Lady Irwin College & MoRD for Roshni [ Edu., Policy-Governance, Schemes & Proj. ]

    Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NRLM), under Union Ministry of Rural Development signed MoU w/Lady Irwin College for establishing ROSHNI - Centre of Women Collectives led Social Action.

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    Image of NRLM

    Image of NRLM

    • ROSHNI is technically &

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  • Nov 10, 2018
  • 1 Indian Railways Enters into Memorandum of Coop. & Understanding with Govt. of Russian Federation [ Policy-Governance, Int. Rel & Org., Railways ]

    Indian Railways Ministry signed MoU b/w India-Russia Summit & Joint Stock Company ‘Russian Railways’. In MoC, intention of 2 countries is to increase activities under MoU signed on 24th Dec. , 2015.

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    Image of Railways Mission - 2022

    Image of Railways Mission - 2022

    On behalf

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  • 2 Cabinet Approves Est. of National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation in Sehore District [ Policy-Governance, Health ]

    Union Cabinet has remodified its earlier decision to establish of National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation (NIMHR) in Sehore (Bhopal-Sehore highway) Madhya Pradesh. NIMHR will be 1st of its kind in country in area of mental health rehabilitation.

    Map of Sehore Location

    Map of Sehore Location

    Map of Sehore Location

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  • Nov 9, 2018
  • 1 Civil Aviation Ministry Releases Policy on Biometric Based Digital Processing of Pass. at Airports [ Sci-Tech, Policy-Governance ]

    Union Ministry of Civil Aviation has released policy on biometric based digital processing of passengers at airports called Digi Yatra. Initiative seeks to promote paperless & hassle-free air travel.

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    Image of Civil Aviation Ministry Releases the Policy

    Image of Civil Aviation Ministry Releases the Policy

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  • Nov 8, 2018
  • 1 Government Constitutes Competition Law Review Committee to Review the Competition Act [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Committees & Bodies, Pol Sci. ]

    Union Finance Ministry has constituted 9 members Competition Law Review Committee to ensure that legislation is in tune w/changing business environment. It will be chaired by Corporate Affairs Secretary Injeti Srinivas.

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    Image of Competition Commission of India

    Image of Competition Commission of India

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  • 2 PM Modi Inaugurates Conference on Academic Leadership on Education for Resurgence [ Edu., Policy-Governance ]

    PM inaugurated Conference on Academic Leadership on Education for Resurgence at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. Conference saw participation from Vice-Chancellors & Directors of more than 350 universities.

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    Image of Female Academic Leadership in India Higher Education

    Image of Female Academic Leadership in india higher education

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  • 3 Alphonso Mango from 5 Districts of Maharashtra Gets Geographical Indication Tag [ Policy-Governance, Agri., Geog. ]

    Chennai based Geographical Indication Registry & Intellectual Property India has granted Alphonso mango from 5 districts of Maharashtra gets Geographical Indication (GI) tag. These 5 districts Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Palghar, Thane, & Raigad are from western Konkan coastal region

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  • Nov 7, 2018
  • 1 Env. Ministry, World Bank Release Report on Strengthening Forest Fire Management in the Country [ Policy-Governance, Env., Disaster Management ]

    Ministry of Environment & Forests & Climate Change (MoEFCC) & World Bank Report have jointly released report on Strengthening Forest Fire Management in Country. Report discusses policies on forest fire prevention & management (FFPM) at national, state & local levels.

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    Image of Forest Fires in India

    Image of forest fires in india

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  • 2 Policy Commission, Along with AIM and IBM India, Outline the Internship Program [ Edu., Policy-Governance ]

    Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) of NITI Aayog & IBM India Pvt. Limited announced 1st-of-its-kind Student Internship Programme for students selected under mission. IBM internship program is focused on enhancing skills of students via various innovative activities like design thinkin

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  • Nov 5, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Summary of Projects & Achievements: 48 Months of Narendra Modi Government (Important) (Part - 25) [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Agri., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Empowering the Poor –Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Antyodaya Yojana: Making a holistic improvement in the lives of poor - Reach 8 - 9 crore rural poor households, Organize women in Self Help Groups (SHGs).

    • 59 lakh Households mobilized

    • 5.31 lakh SHGs formed

    • Rs. 363.71 Cr of financial ass

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  • 2 🌟 Summary of Projects & Achievements: 48 Months of Narendra Modi Government (Important) (Part - 23) [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Government making all efforts to boost housing finance sector: Affordable Housing for all by 2022 - To encourage private investment service tax exemption on house up to 60 sq. metres.

    • Access to safe and affordable housing

    • Housing loans at an interest rate of 6.5 % for 15 years

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  • 3 🌟 Summary of Projects & Achievements: 48 Months of Narendra Modi Government (Important) (Part - 22) [ Policy-Governance, Eco. ]

    Nation 1 Budget: Cabinet approves scrapping separate railway budget - Ending the 92 year old tradition, railway budget will be merged with general budget, One budget will result in greater efficiency.

    • It will result in better integration of resources towards development of India

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  • 4 🌟 Summary of Projects & Achievements: 48 Months of Narendra Modi Government (Important) (Part - 21) [ Policy-Governance, Schemes & Proj., Ranks & Indices, Railways ]

    India takes a historic step to fight corruption, black money, terrorism & counterfeit currency: All existing notes of Rs. 500 & Rs. 1000 ceases to be legal tender - This historic step will open up new opportunities for poor, neo middle class & middle class.

    • Real estate prices,

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  • Nov 4, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Summary of Projects & Achievements: 48 Months of Narendra Modi Government (Important) (Part - 20) [ Policy-Governance, Eco. ]

    NDA takes tougher stand on corruption - 150 % increase in tax rate for unexplained credit, investment, cash and other assets with and a penalty provision introduced. 200 % increase in penalty for search seizure cases.

    • 50 % tax on income disclosed till 30th December.

    • 90 % tax +

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  • 2 IL&FS Crisis: Experts Want RBI to Cancel Licences of 1,500 Smaller NBFCs [ Policy-Governance, Eco. ]

    India’s growing shadow finance sector likely to shake-up after defaults at main investor abused nation’s financial marketplaces in the past week & worries about credit risk. Growing costs will lead to a credit crunch in the sector & make it difficult for firms that aren’t well ca

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  • Nov 3, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Government Lays Foundation Stone for Prime Ministers’ Museum at Teen Murti Estate (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Culture ]

    Minister of state for culture & Union Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs jointly laid foundation stone for proposed Museum on Prime Ministers of India at Teen Murti Estate, New Delhi.

    Image of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library

    Image of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library

    Image of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library

    • New

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  • 2 Government Launches Air Quality Warning System in Delhi to Combat Air Pollution [ Policy-Governance, Health, Env. ]

    Union Environment Minister launched Air Quality Early Warning System for Delhi Region. System is designed w/help of American & Finnish models to predict extreme air pollution levels.

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    Image of Killer Air

    Image of Killer Air

    • W/early information on bad air quality, people can

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  • Nov 2, 2018
  • 1 Union Home Ministry Launches ‘E-Sahaj’ Portal for Grant of Security Clearance [ Policy-Governance, Eco. ]

    Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has launched e-Sahaj portal to facilitate individuals & pvt. Companies in seeking security clearance for setting up businesses in certain sensitive sectors.

    Image of Union Home Ministry Launches ‘E-Sahaj’

    Image of Union Home Ministry Launches ‘E-Sahaj’

    Image of Union Home Ministry Launches ‘E-Sahaj’

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  • Nov 1, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Summary of Projects & Achievements: 48 Months of Narendra Modi Government (Important) (Part - 27) [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Empowering Lives through Jan Dhan Yojana: 19.72 crore Bank Accounts opened, Deposits of more than Rs. 28,699.65 crore, More than 1.26 lakhs Bank Mitras deployed, 131012 Mega Financial Literacy camps organized.

    • Around 12.24 crore people included in social security cover

    • Thousand

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  • Oct 30, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Govt. Organizes All India Pension Adalat for Pensioners’ Welfare (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Pol Sci. ]

    All India Pension Adalat was inaugurated by Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions in New Delhi. Pension Adalat, being organized by Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare (DoP&PW), is one of largest exercises for pensioners’ w

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  • 2 Cabinet Approves Conversion of GSTN into Government Entity [ Policy-Governance, Eco. ]

    Union Cabinet has approved conversion of Goods & Services Tax Network (GSTN) into govt. -owned co. Govt. will now own 100 % of GSTN which is IT backbone to GST regime. Majority of Goods & Services Tax (GST) processes including registration, filing of returns, payment of taxes, pr

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  • Oct 29, 2018
  • 1 🌟 NITI Aayog and United Nations in India Sign Sustainable Devt. Framework for 2018-2022 (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India & United Nations signed India-UN Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF) for 2018 - 2022. Agreement is reflection of commitment & efforts made by India towards attaining Sustainable Development Goals.

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    Image of The Global Goals

    Image of The Global Goals

    India-UN Susta

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  • 2 Controlling Corruption in Defence Deals [ Policy-Governance, Defense ]

    Details of agreement signed for purchase of arms & ammunitions cannot be disclosed in interest of national security as well as in interest of India’s relations w/foreign countries.

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    Image of Controlling Corruption in Defence Deals

    Image of Controlling Corruption in Defence Deals

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  • Oct 26, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Summary of Projects & Achievements: 48 Months of Narendra Modi Government (Important) (Part - 17) [ Edu., Policy-Governance, Sports, Awards ]

    Dipa Karmakar: Produnova princess- First Indian Gymnast to make India proud at world stage by coming fourth in artistic gymnastics (Rio Olympics 2016). Finished fourth in artistic gymnastics (Rio Olympics 2016) – best –ever performance by an Indian gymnast in the Olympics history

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  • 2 🌟 Summary of Projects & Achievements: 48 Months of Narendra Modi Government (Important) (Part - 16) [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Awards, Women and Minority Empowerment ]

    Committed to farmer’s welfare: Sown area in current Rabi season has shown 6 % rise compared to last year, During Kharif 2016, around 3.66 crore farmers were insured for a sum of Rs. 1.4 lakh crore under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana.

    • Kisan Credit Cards will be converted into

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  • 3 Cabinet Approves National Digital Communications Policy-2018 [ Sci-Tech, Policy-Governance, Computers ]

    Union Cabinet approved National Digital Communications Policy-2018 (NDCP-2018) & re-designation of Telecom Commission as “Digital Communications Commission”. It replaces existing National Telecom Policy-2012 to cater to modern needs of digital communications sector of India.

    Cabinet approves National Digital Communications Policy-2018

    Cabinet Approves National Digital Communications Policy-2018

    Image of Cabinet approves National Digital Communications Policy-2018

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  • Oct 23, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Steps for Curbing Plastic Pollution:India Laun. Plastic Free Zones World Envt. Day–2018 (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Env. ]

    India was global host for “World Environment Day –2018” & joined nations which hosted this prestigious event. With “Beat Plastic Pollution” as theme for this day, India went big w/announcement to wipe out all single-use plastics from country by 2022.

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    Image of Film of Filth

    Image of Film of Filth

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  • 2 Penal Provisions of FEMA Now Cover Violation of FDI Policy Regulation in Retail [ Policy-Governance, Eco. ]

    FDI in retail is allowed in calibrated manner after intensive consultations w/stakeholders including concerned Ministries & departments, State Govt. , apex industry chambers, associations & other organizations.

    Image of Penal Provisions of FEMA Now Cover Violation of FDI

    Image of Penal Provisions of FEMA Now Cover Violation of FDI

    Image of Penal Provisions of FEMA Now Cover Violation of FDI

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  • Oct 22, 2018
  • 1 Government Programmes to Encourage Sterilization [ Policy-Governance, Health ]

    As per GoI guidelines, sterilization can be conducted at established health care facilities w/functional operation theatres. Health being state subject, this list is maintained by respective State Govt.

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    Image of India’s Sterilization

    Image of India’s Sterilization

    • Govt. has

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  • Oct 21, 2018
  • 1 7th Pay Commission: Government Decides to Discontinue Overtime Allowance for Most Employees [ Policy-Governance, Eco. ]

    Centre has decided to discontinue overtime allowance given to its employees except operational staff. Move follows recommendation of 7th Central Pay Commission in this regard. It is decided to implement this decision across all ministries/departments & attached & subordinate offi

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  • Oct 15, 2018
  • 1 🌟 First Project Under Swadesh Darshan Scheme the ‘North East Circuit: Imphal & Khongjom’ (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Culture, Geog. ]

    1st project under Swadesh Darshan Scheme ‘North East Circuit: Imphal & Khongjom’ was inaugurated in Manipur. Project covers 2 sites i. e Kangla Fort & Khongjom in Manipur. Project was sanctioned by Ministry of Tourism in September 2015 for Rs. 72.30 Cr.

    Image of Swadesh Darshan Scheme

    Image of Swadesh Darshan Scheme

    Image of Swadesh Darshan Scheme

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  • Oct 14, 2018
  • 1 New Transaction Structure for Future Greenfield Airports Proposed Under Nabh Nirmaan 2018 [ Policy-Governance ]

    Minister of Civil Aviation unveiled new transaction structure for future greenfield airports proposed under NABH Nirmaan 2018. New approach, to be finalized after due consultations w/stakeholders, will help boost investment & unlock huge potential in Indian aviation sector.

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    Image of Budget 2018 - 19

    Image of Budget 2018 - 19

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  • Oct 9, 2018
  • 1 Cabinet Approves Policy Framework for Exploration and Exploitation of Unconventional Hydrocarbons [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Geog. ]

    Union Cabinet has approved policy to permit exploration & exploitation of unconventional hydrocarbons such as Shale oil/gas, Coal Bed Methane (CBM) etc. It will be carried out under existing Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs), CBM contracts & Nomination fields to encourage exist

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  • Oct 7, 2018
  • 1 “PARIVESH” - an Environmental Single Window Hub for Environment, Forest, Wildlife [ Policy-Governance, Env. ]

    Prime Minister, launched PARIVESH - an environmental single window hub for Environment, Forest, Wildlife and CRZ clearances on occasion of World Biofuel Day on 10th August, 2018. It is environmental single window hub for Environment, Forest, Wildlife & CRZ clearances launched rec

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  • Oct 3, 2018
  • 1 Vehicle Registration Numbers Likely to Be Linked with Aadhaar [ Policy-Governance ]

    Panel setup by ministry of home affairs (MHA) to improve road safety & for tracking vehicles that violate rules has suggested that central body be set up to maintain data on motor vehicles by linking their registration numbers to Aadhaar numbers of their owners.

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    Image of Unique Identification

    Image of Unique Identification

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  • 2 Ayushman Bharat 10,000 Jobs to Be Created Under National Health Protection Scheme [ Policy-Governance, Eco. ]

    At least 10,000 new jobs will be created w/implementation of Centre’s ambitious Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM). It aims to provide cover of Rs. 5 lakh per family annually to 10 cr. poor families, according to government official.

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    Image of Health Protection Scheme

    Image of health Protection Scheme

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