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

  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Schemes for Welfare of Tribal Women (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Policies of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs ensures the development of both Scheduled Tribe men and women. However, women suffer a greater disadvantage, thus special schemes meant for the benefit of ST women and girls are given below:

    Image shows the structural Discrimination

    Image Shows the Structural Discrimination

    Image shows the structural Discrimination

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  • 2 🌟 Regulations and Global Conventions on Child Labour (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    After the enactment of the Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Amendment Act, 2016, Government has recently ratified the International Labour Organization (ILO) Conventions No. 138 concerning minimum age for employment and No. 182 concerning prohibition and elimination of wor

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  • 3 🌟 Schemes for Tribal Education (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Ministry of Tribal Affairs implementing number of interventions to improve the educational status of the tribals. Schemes are demand driven with beneficiaries selected by the State with one third beneficiaries women and girls. Scheme of Strengthening of Education in low liter

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  • 4 🌟 Important New Railway Initiatives (July 2017) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Minister of Railways has launched following important projects: Rail Cloud Project, NIVARAN-Grievance Portal (First IT Application on Rail Cloud), and Cashless treatment Scheme in Emergency (CTSE) Scheme and Handing over of 1st CTSE Card.

    Image shows the Benefits of RailCloud

    Image Shows the Benefits of RailCloud

    Image shows the Benefits of RailCloud

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  • 5 🌟 Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 - Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 is a modern economic legislation. Section 240 empowers the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) to make regulations subject to the conditions:

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    Image of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016

    Image of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016

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  • 6 🌟 President Pranab Mukherjee Launches 100 Million for 100 Million Campaign – Important [ Policy-Governance ]

    President Pranab Mukherjee launched a ‘100 Million for 100 Million’ Campaign at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The campaign was conceptualized by Nobel peace prize winner Kailash Satyarthi. It was organized by the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation.

    100 Million campaign

    100 Million Campaign

    100 Million campaign

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  • 7 🌟 Upma Chowdhary: First Woman Director of LBSNAA (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Upma Chowdhary has been appointed as new Director of Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) at Mussoorie. She will be the 23rd director and first woman director of LBSNAA. She will replace Rajeev Kapoor.

    Upma Chowdhary appointed as new Director LBSNAA

    Upma Chowdhary Appointed as New Director LBSNAA

    Upma Chowdhary appointed as new Director LBSNAA

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  • 8 🌟 Appointing Judges in Higher Judiciary? Detailed Debate on Collegium System- Important [ Policy-Governance ]

    The constitution of India establishes an integrated judicial system with Supreme Court at the top and High Courts for states. Under high courts, there is a hierarchy of subordinate courts viz. district courts and other lower courts.

    This single system of courts, adopted from the g

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  • 9 🌟 Use of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 Notes Banned by Indian Government- Important [ Policy-Governance ]

    Old 500, Rs. 1,000 notes must be deposited in bank or post office accounts from 10th November till 30th December 2016.Those unable to make a deposit by 30th December 2016 can go to the specified offices of RBI till 31st March 2017 to deposit notes after submitting a declaration f

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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Real Estate Act: Govt Notifies Rules for 5 Union Territories (UTs)- Important [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Union Ministry of Housing has notified the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) (General) Rules, 2016, to be applicable to the five Union Territories. The Act regulates the housing sector to bring transparency and ensuring timely completion of projects in UTs.

    Act dictates

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  • 2 🌟 NHPC Commissions 50 MW Wind Project in Rajasthan- Important [ Policy-Governance ]

    National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) the largest hydropower Generation Company of India selected Jaisalmer (Rajasthan) for 50 MW wind power project (WPP).The project synchronized with the national grid in October 2016.

    Location of NHPC Commissions 50 MW Wind Project in Rajasthan

    Location of NHPC Commissions 50 MW Wind Project in Rajasthan

    Location of NHPC Commissions 50 MW Wind Project in Rajasthan

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  • 3 🌟 Kerala: 3rd Open Defecation Free State - Important [ Policy-Governance ]

    After Sikkim and Himachal Pradesh, Kerala becomes 3rd Open Defecation Free state of India under theSwachh Bharat Mission (Gramin), it was announced by the Drinking Water and Sanitation Secretary Parameswaran Iyer in New Delhi on 1st November- the foundation day of Kerala.

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  • 4 🌟 Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan- Important [ Policy-Governance ]

    Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) has been launched to provide free health check-ups to pregnant women at government health centres and hospitals. This scheme was launched by Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda in New Delhi.

    Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan

    Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan

    Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan

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  • 5 🌟 Election Rules to Allow E-Transfer of Postal Ballot- Important [ Policy-Governance ]

    Election Commission of India (ECI) has modified the Conduct of Election Rules, 1961 to allow the e-transfer of postal ballot. New rules empower a returning officer in any constituency to send postal ballots to an eligible voter by electronic means.

    • Postal ballots allow voters to

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  • 6 🌟 Irrigation Projects in Indus Basin on Fast Track - Important [ Policy-Governance ]

    4 project in Indus river basin planned by Union Government are not on fast track to increase irrigation area in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). The area included in this project is 2.05 lakh acres. India had decided to utilize maximum amount of water from rivers, which pass through Indi

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  • 7 🌟 📹 Western Zonal Council Meeting Held in Mumbai - Important [ Policy-Governance ]

    Western Zonal Council’s 22nd meeting was held at Mumbai, Maharashtra. This meeting was held under the leadership of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Chief Ministers, Ministers of States and Union Territories administrators as well as senior officers of Union and State Governmen

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  • 8 🌟 Government of Maharashtra Launches Kaushalya Setu Skill-Development Programme- Important [ Policy-Governance ]

    Government of Maharashtra launched ‘Kaushalya SETU (Self-employment and Talent Utilisation)’ a skill development programme for students. Union Minister of State Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge) Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis laun

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  • 9 🌟 Government Funds Ro Pax Ferry in Gulf of Cambay Under Sagarmala Programme -Important [ Policy-Governance ]

    Union Ministry of Shipping sanctioned the Capital Dredging Project of Ro Pax Ferry Services between Gogha & Dahej in Gulf of Cambay in Gujarat. Ministry released Rs 58.50 Crore as first installment of grant-in–aid to Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB).

    Of the total cost estimated at Rs

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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Narendra Modi Launches National SC/ST Hub and Zero Defect – Zero Effect Scheme - Important [ Policy-Governance ]

    PM Narendra Modi launched the national SC/ST hub and the zero defects, zero effect on environment (ZED) scheme for the MSME (micro, small, and medium enterprises) sector at Ludhiana in Punjab. Modi presented National Awards to MSMEs and distributed 500 traditional wooden charkhas

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  • 2 🌟 India and Russia Sign 16 Agreements Across Diverse Sectors - Important [ Policy-Governance ]

    India and Russia signed 16 agreements across diverse sectors related to the infrastructure, defence, ship, energy, space, building sectors etc. This agreement was signed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    • This followed delegation-level talk duri

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  • 3 🌟 Union Cabinate Approves Strategic Sale of Bharat Pumps and Wind Ups Hindustan Cables- Important [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Union Cabinet has given green signal for sale of loss-making Bharat Pumps and Compressors Limited after 12 years. Jessop & Company - a state-run company was last sold through this route. Cabinet has also directed to windup Hindustan Cables that stopped production in 2003.


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  • 4 Crime Data Collection in India: Government Merges NCRB with BPRD [ Policy-Governance ]

    Union Home Ministry merged National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) with Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD) to: improve administrative efficiency, allow optimal utilization of resources for policing, boost crime data collection, and improve policing research efforts.

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  • Sep 1, 2017
  • 1 SATH: Case Study of Competitive,Cooperative Federalism-NITI Aayog Selects 6 States [ Policy-Governance ]

    Pushing competitive, cooperative federalism, NITI Aayog has collaborated with Uttar Pradesh, Assam, and Karnataka to radically transform Health specifically improving healthcare delivery and key outcomes.

    Table contain shows the Cooperative and Competitive

    Table contain shows the Cooperative and Competitive

    Cooperative Competitive


    Exclusive taxation

    Definition of tax base per level of government

    Competition for tax base

    Definition of competencies

    Common competencies

    Compulsory transferencies

    Voluntary transferences

    Free transferencies

    Earn market transferencies

    Compensatory transferencies to governments

    Transferences to individuals

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  • Aug 29, 2017
  • 1 Labor Law Reforms: Improving Working Conditions of Laborers [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Ministry of Labor and Employment has taken a number of legislative initiatives in labor laws during the last 3 years. Such initiatives include: Amendment to the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965- eligibility limit for bonus enhanced from Rs. 10, 000/- to Rs. 21, 000/- per month and

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  • 2 New India – Manthan: PM’S Call to All District Collectors for Sankalp Se Siddhi [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Prime Minister addressed district collectors on the theme “New India – Manthan” on the occasion of 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement for working at the grassroots level. Prime Minister said that district collectors are young and capable and should make resolutions for

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  • 3 Adopting of UN Fundamental Principle of Official Statistics [ Policy-Governance ]

    UN fundamental principles of official statics ensure that national statistical systems in countries produce appropriate and reliable data that adhered to certain professional and scientific standards. Conference of European Statisticians developed and adopted the Fundamental Prin

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  • 4 EESL’S Buildings Energy Efficiency Programme [ Policy-Governance ]

    Majority of the government buildings are old constructions and consume large amount of energy, the Ministry of Finance has made installation of energy efficient appliances in all Central Government buildings mandatory. Department of Expenditure has nominated Energy Efficiency Ser

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  • 5 Schemes for Conservation of Medicinal Plants (Policy)- 53 Medicinal Plant Species Threatened [ Policy-Governance ]

    Survey by Botanical Survey of India (BSI) found out that of 8, 000 medicinal plants, 53 species are threatened. National Medicinal Plants Board has been taking various steps to protect the threatened species.

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    Image of Medicinal Plants

    Image of Medicinal Plants

    Central Secto

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  • Aug 24, 2017
  • 1 Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Union Ministry of Rural Development launched Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana (AGEY), a sub-scheme under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) to provide alternative livelihood to Self Help Groups (SHGs) of operating public transport service

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  • Aug 21, 2017
  • 1 BharatNet Project: Phase II Approved [ Policy-Governance ]

    Second phase of the BharatNet project was approved by Union government to power the Digital India initiative. The second phase aims at covering the remaining 1.50 lakh Gram Panchayats (GPS) for a total estimated expenditure of Rs. 42, 068 crore bankrolled from the Universal Servi

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