Policies & Governance: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2019 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Aug 17, 2016
  • 1 Manjula Chellur Appointed as Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Ministry of Law and Justice has been appointed Manjula Chellur as a Chief justice of the Bombay High Court. Manjula Chellur currently Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court. She will take a charge of Bombay High Court on or before 24, August, 2016.

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  • 2 भारत के प्रधानमंत्री के विदेशी दौरे (Prime Minister’s Foreign Tour) [ Policy/Governance ]

    प्रस्तावना:- भारी जनादेश मिलने के बाद प्रधानमंत्री मोदी के लिए यह चुनना आसान नहीं था कि शुरुआत कहां से करें? देश के भीतर से या विदेश से करें, पर उन्होंने बड़ी चतुराई से यह आकलन किया कि विदेशी में तो लोकतांत्रिक ढंग से चुने हुए नेता का सम्मान स्वाभाविक रूप से होगा जबकि देश के भीतर

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  • 3 दिल्ली में आप सरकार के संसदीय सचिवों को लाभ (Benefits of Govt. Parliamentary Secretaries in Delhi) [ Policy/Governance ]

    प्रस्तावना:- पिछले वर्ष आम आदमी दल की दिल्ली सरकार ने अपने 21 विधायकों को संसदीय सचिव बना दिया। यह पद लाभ का समझा जाता है। इस आधार पर विधायकों की विधानसभा सदस्यता रद्द होनी चाहिए। इस आशय की शिकायत जब राष्ट्रपति से की गई तो आनन-फानन में इन 21 विधायकों को लाभ के पद से बाहर रखने और

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  • Aug 15, 2016
  • 1 NHAI Inks MoU with IIT-Kharagpur [ Policy/Governance ]

    (NHAI) National Highways Authority of India has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with IIT-Kharagpur. The MOU sign for the research project on Laboratory and Field investigations on Paneled Cement Concrete Pavements for Highways.

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    National Highways Authority of India

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  • 2 Assam Government Launches Rhino Horn Verification Process [ Policy/Governance ]

    Assam government has been launches verification process of rhino horns. Since 1980, stored in various treasuries of Assam. Recently, this government instituted a committee to verify genuineness of the rhino horn. Since 1980, it recovered in last three decades and stored in differ

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  • 3 Government Launches Data Bank Portal of MSMEs [ Policy/Governance ]

    Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitley launched two important initiatives of the Union Ministry of MSME such as: MSME Databank Portal and Online Finance Facilitation Web Portal.

    Arun Jaitley launched a web portal for MSMEs

    Arun Jaitley Launched a Web Portal for MSMEs

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  • Aug 12, 2016
  • 1 Union Cabinet Approves Liberalization of FDI Norms for NBFCs [ Policy/Governance ]

    Union cabinet approval to amend regulation for foreign direct investment in the non-banking finance companies (NBFCs). The government has annoused liberalisation in eight sectors including defense and civil aviation sectors.

    • Since November 2015, this is the third major relaxation

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  • Aug 11, 2016
  • 1 Lok Sabha Passes Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016 [ Policy/Governance ]

    Lok Sabha passes Taxation Law (Amendment) Bill 2016, to provide tax incentives in certain commercial sectors. This bill seeks to amend Income Tax act, 1961 and Customs Tariff Act, 1975.

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    Image Shows the Lok Sabha of the India

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  • 2 K M Hanumantharayappa Assumes Charge as Chairman of Central Silk Board [ Policy/Governance ]

    K M Hanumantharayappa assumed charged as a chairman of Central Silk Board by the Union Ministry of Textiles. K M Hanumantharayappa is the 25th Chairman of the central silk board. He succeeds N S Bissegowda. He is a sericulturist and weaver. He is a senior political leader of Bhar

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  • Aug 9, 2016
  • 1 Rajya Sabha Passes Mental Health Care Bill [ Policy/Governance ]

    Rajya sabha passes a Mental Health care bill to provide better health care facility for people which are suffering from mental illness. Health Minister is J P Nadda. The bill aims is to provide better support and facilities to the people suffering from various kinds of mental ill

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  • 2 PM Narendra Modi Releases Theme Song for Tiranga Yatra to Mark 70 Years of Independence [ Policy/Governance ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a theme song ’70 Saal Azadi Yaad Karo Kurbani′ for Tiranga Yatra being organised to mark the 70th anniversary of Independence day of India. The song 70 Saal Azadi Yaad Karo Kurbani composed by Dr. Ghazal Srinivas.

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  • 3 Telangana Signs MoU with ISRO for Water Resources Info System [ Policy/Governance ]

    Telangana Irrigation Department signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Space Research Organisation. This agreement sign for the setting up a Telangana Water Resources Information System (TWRIS) on the ‘Bhuvan’ web portal.


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  • Aug 8, 2016
  • 1 Niti Aayog Has Identified Eight PSUs for Closure [ Policy/Governance ]

    Union Government think-tank National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) has identified 8 PSUs for closure after finding them weak for renewal. For the proposal Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) gives in- principle approval.

    • Out of 74 loss-making public sector units Niti

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  • 2 Vijay Rupani Takes Oath as Chief Minister of Gujarat [ Policy/Governance ]

    Vijay Rupani sworn in as chief minister of Gujarat. Vijay Rupani is the leader of Gujarat BJP. He succeeds Anandiben Patel, was the senior most cabinet minister in Anandiben Government. They take an oath at the Mahatma Mandir conference hall in Gandhinagar.

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    Image Shows the Vijay Rupani and Others

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  • 3 PM Modi to Launch Mission Bhagiratha [ Policy/Governance ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched ‘Mission Bhagiratha’. It has been inaugurate a massive 40,000-crore Telangana state water grid. Telangana state Chief Minister is K. Chandrashekar Rao.

    Telangana state Chief Minister and India's Prime Minister

    Telangana State Chief Minister and India's Prime Minister

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  • 4 Union Government Launches MAA, Nation-Wide Breast Feeding Programme [ Policy/Governance ]

    Government launched a nation-wide programme MAA – (Mothers’ Absolute Affection) for promoting breastfeeding. Union Health Minister J P Nadda launched this programme. Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit is brand ambassador of this campaign.

    Government launched a nation-wide programme MAA

    Government Launched a Nation-wide Programme MAA

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  • Aug 5, 2016
  • 1 ESignDesk: Aadhar-Linked eSignature Facility Launched [ Policy/Governance ]

    Aadhar-linked eSignature facility launched by LegalDesk. It’s a Bengaluru based start-up for the online legal documentation business. Government focus on creating digital infrastructure and that will allow more firms to innovate and provide services to people.

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  • 2 Gujarat HC Quashes 10% Quota for Economically Backward Classes [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Gujarat High Court quashes 10% quota for economically backward classes among the unreserved category. Such quota is not a classification, as claimed by the government but it is indeed reservation.

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  • 3 RBI Launches Portal to Curb Illegal Money [ Policy/Governance ]

    Reserve bank of India launches the portal to curb illegal and unauthorised pooling of funds by unscrupulous firms. This portal will help people to obtain information about entities allowed to collect deposits.

    RBI governor Raghuram Rajan

    RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan

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  • Aug 3, 2016
  • 1 Indian Medical Council (Amendment Bill), 2016 Passed by Parliament [ Policy/Governance ]

    Lok sabha passed the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2016. Its aims to bring private colleges under the field of the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill. This bill related to conduct of uniform entrance examination for admission to all medical educational institution

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  • 2 Jammu, Tirupati Among Six Places to Get IITs [ Policy/Governance ]

    Rajya sabha approves Jammu and Tirupati are among six cities across the countries which are set to get IITs. This was included in Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill 2016. IITs are the centre of excellence and they will continue to remain same.

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  • 3 Rani Singh Nair Appointed as Chairman of CBDT [ Policy/Governance ]

    Senior Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer Rani Singh Nair is appointed as the new CBDT Chairperson with incumbent Atulesh Jindal retiring on Sunday. Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) headed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi confirmed Rani Singh appointment.

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  • Aug 2, 2016
  • 1 Railway Ministry Launches Agartala to Delhi Broad Gauge Train Service [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Union Railway Ministry has flagged off the broad gauge train service dubbed as ‘Tripura Sundari Express’ from Agartala (Tripura) to Delhi. Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off it. With this, the landlocked north eastern state of Tripura entered the broad gauge rai

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  • 2 Union Government Constitutes DISHA for Implementation of Central Schemes [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Centre has announced the District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee (DDCMC) for effective development and coordination of Central Government’s programme. It will be known as DISHA and first meeting will be held on August 13, 2016.

    Programs/schemes of Ministry of rural developement DISHA

    Programs/schemes of Ministry of Rural Developement DISHA

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  • 3 Forces Command Exempted from Ambit of RTI [ Policy/Governance ]

     In 2005, the Strategic Forces Command (SFC), which is part of the National Command Authority (NCA), has been added to the Second Schedule of the Right to Information Act (RTI). A government notification said the Strategy Forces Command was being brought under sub-section (2) of

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  • 4 Parliament Passes Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill, 2016 [ Policy/Governance ]

    On 28 July, the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill, 2016 was passed by the Parliament, along with the Rajya Sabha’s approval.The bill provides for establishment of funds at the Centre and state levels for compensatory afforestation.

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  • 5 Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale as Chief Justice of Allahabad HC [ Policy/Governance ]

    Justice Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale was sworn in as the new Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court. He succeeded Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, who is now appointed judge of Supreme Court. He was member of the Legal Education Committee for 3 years (1998-2000) constituted under the Advocate

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  • Jul 19, 2016
  • 1 NITI Aayog- A Critical Appraisal - General Studies [ Policy/Governance ]

    The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) is a Government of India policy which was established by the Narendra Modi government to replace the Planning Commission with the aim of creating foster involvement and participation in the economic policy-making proces

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  • Jun 7, 2016
  • 1 🌟  Public Sector Enterprises – General Studies Paper - 2 [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) is a strategic lever for Indian economic development before independence and after independence period, and it includes all those economic activities that are owned and managed by government agencies some examples are: education organ

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  • Jun 2, 2016
  • 1 🌟  PAHAL—Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme for (LPG) – General Studies Paper 2 [ Policy/Governance ]

    PAHAL is the first major Scheme of LPG connection in India that provides subsidies by Direct Benefit Transfer for around 150 million registered receivers; it is possibly the world’s largest DBT programme ever.


    • It accounts 3.5 % only of the total annual flow of government

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