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

  • Oct 10, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Six Committees of Cabinet (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Union Government reconstituted six Committees of the Cabinet. Cabinet Committees are extra-constitutional in nature and are nowhere mentioned in the Constitution. They reduce the workload of the Government.

    Union Government Reconstituted six Committees of the Cabinet

    Union Government Reconstituted Six Committees of the Cabinet

    Union Government Reconstituted six Committees of the Cabinet

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  • Oct 9, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Indian Citizenship to Chakma and Hajong Refugees- Comparing Them with Rohingyas (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Nearly one lakh Chakma and Hajong refugees living in northeast (mostly staying in Arunachal Pradesh), who came from erstwhile East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) five decades ago will get Indian citizenship.

    Map of Chakma and Hajong Refugees

    Map of Chakma and Hajong Refugees

    Map of Chakma and Hajong Refugees

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  • Oct 8, 2017
  • 1 Technology Advancement Ups Productivity at India’S Major Ports [ Policy-Governance ]

    With 12 major ports handling 273.96 million tonnes cargo from April-August, 2017- the growth is attributed to technological advancement for their modernization and reforms for enhancing ease of doing business.

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    Image of Overall Traffic Growth At Major Ports

    Image of Overall Traffic Growth At Major Ports

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  • Oct 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Survey of Un-Appraised Sedimentary Basins of India Approved (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved significant project to acquire 48, 243 Line Kilometer (LKM) 2D seismic data for appraisal of Indian sedimentary basins where limited data is available at an estimated cost of Rs. 2932.99 crore spread over five years.

    Map of Sedimentary Basins of India

    Map of Sedimentary Basins of India

    Map of Sedimentary Basins of India

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  • Oct 3, 2017
  • 1 India’S First High Speed Rail Project Started by PM Modi and Japanese PM Abe [ Policy-Governance ]

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Prime Minister Narendra Modi jointly laid the foundation for India’s first high speed rail between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. Bullet train project symbolizes speed and progress, and will to deliver results quickly.

    Map of India’s first High Speed Rail Project

    Map of India’s First High Speed Rail Project

    Map of India’s first High Speed Rail Project

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  • Oct 2, 2017
  • 1 India’S ‘External Debt a Status Report for 2016-17’ [ Policy-Governance ]

    India’s External Debt stock stood at US $471.9 billion at end-March 2017, decreasing by US $13.1 billion (2.7 per cent) over the level at end-March 2016 based on the data by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on June 30, 2017 and information available from other sources.

    Chart of India Total External DEBT

    Chart of India Total External DEBT

    Chart of India Total External DEBT

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  • Sep 28, 2017
  • 1 Swachhata Hi Seva and Seva Divas- Swachh Bharat Mission [ Policy-Governance ]

    “Swachhta Hi Seva” is a nation-wide fortnight sanitation campaign under Swachh Bharat Mission launched by President Ram Nath Kovind from Ishworiganj village in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. It is to run from September 15th to October 2nd, 2017.

    Map of 2 Years of Swachh Bharat Statewise Impact

    Map of 2 Years of Swachh Bharat Statewise Impact

    Map of 2 Years of Swachh Bharat Statewise Impact

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  • Sep 27, 2017
  • 1 🌟 10 Must Know Facts on Sardar Sarovar Dam- Now Dedicated to the Nation [ Policy-Governance ]

    PM dedicates Sardar Sarovar Dam to the nation and attended the closing ceremony of Narmada Mahotsav at Dabhoi. The occasion was marked by prayers and chanting of hymns at the Dam at Kevadia.

    Map of Narmada Dam (Now Dedicated to the Nation)

    Map of Narmada Dam (Now Dedicated to the Nation)

    Map of Narmada Dam (Now Dedicated to the Nation)

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  • Sep 24, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Equivalence of Posts in Central Public Sector in Government (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Norms for establishing equivalence of posts in Government and posts in PSUs and PSBs for claiming benefit of OBC reservations are now finalized. Prevent children of senior people who may have been treated as non-Creamy Layer cornering government posts reserved for OBCs.

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    Image of Backward Class

    Image of Backward Class

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  • Sep 20, 2017
  • 1 सर्वोच्च न्यायालय का मौलिक अधिकार पर ऐतिहासिक फैसला (Historical Decision-in Hindi) [ Policy-Governance ]

    प्रस्तावना: - जीवन का अधिकार हमारा मौलिक हक है। सर्वोच्च न्यायालय ने प्राइवेसी यानी, निजता को इसके बराबर माना है। न्यायालय की 9 जजों की संविधान पीठ ने 63 साल पुराने फैसले को पलटते हुए कहा कि निजता अब हर नागरिक का मौलिक हक है। संविधान पीठ ने पहले 1954 में, फिर 1962 में प्राइवेसी

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  • Sep 19, 2017
  • 1 बाबा राम रहीम मामला(Baba Ram Rahim Case -in Hindi) [ Policy-Governance ]

    प्रस्तावना: -डेरा सच्चा सौदा प्रमुख गुरमीत राम रहीम सिंह को दोषी करार दिया गया हैं। रेप (बलात्कार) केस (प्रकरण) में पंचकूला की विशेष सीबीआई की विशेष अदालत ने उन्हें दोषी पाया है। अब उन पर 28 अगस्त को सजा सुना दी गई है। फिलहाल उन्हें कोर्ट (न्यायालय) से सीधे जेल ले जाया गया है। उ

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  • Sep 18, 2017
  • 1 JPI- Judicial Performance Index for Lower Judiciary Suggested by NITI Aayog [ Policy-Governance ]

    (NITI) Aayog has suggested judicial performance index (JPI) to check delay in finalization of cases in lower judiciary. Suggested as part of ’Three Year Action Agenda (2017 - 20) recommendations” for reforms to expedite justice delivery system, particularly lower courts.

    Image of Index for Lower Judiciary Suggested by NITI Aayog

    Image of Index for Lower Judiciary Suggested by NITI Aayog

    Image of Index for Lower Judiciary Suggested by NITI Aayog

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  • 2 Comptroller and Auditor General of India [ Policy-Governance ]

    CAG is constitutional office under article 148 appointed by President of India for period of 6 years or up to age of 65 years, whichever earlier. CAG is ranked 9th highest office and enjoys the same status as a judge of Supreme Court.

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    Image of Comptroller And Auditor General of India

    Image of Comptroller And Auditor General of India

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  • 3 In a First Assam Extends AFSPA Orders on Its Own [ Policy-Governance ]

    Assam Government extended the term of Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), 1958 declaring entire state “Disturbed Area” for six months under Section 3 of AFSP Act. First time a state government has extended AFSPA and Disturbed Area provision on its own.

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    Image of States Under AFSPA

    Image of States Under AFSPA

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  • Sep 14, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Data Generation for Gender Indicators of Sustainable Development Goals (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    India is a signatory to the “Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” resolution (2030 Agenda) adopted by the United Nations in 2015. Goal 5 is a standalone goal to “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”.

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    Image of Sustainable Development Goals

    Image of Sustainable Development Goals

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  • 2 Digital Police Portal Launched Under CCTNS Project [ Policy-Governance ]

    The CCTNS system links elements of Criminal Justice System like Criminal Justice System such as the police, courts, prisons, prosecution, forensic laboratories, finger prints and juvenile homes with the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS) database.

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    Image of Digital Police Portal

    Image of Digital Police Portal

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  • Sep 13, 2017
  • 1 “Champions of Change” Initiative Organized by NITI Aayog for Young Entrepreneurs [ Policy-Governance ]

    Young CEOs at the “Champions of Change - Transforming India through G2B partnership” initiative organized by NITI Aayog at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra heard the Prime Minister’s second address in this series, following his interaction with young entrepreneurs last week.

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    Image of Champions of Change

    Image of Champions of Change

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  • 2 तीन तलाक पर सर्वोच्च न्यायालय का ऐतिहासिक फैसला (Three Talaq Supreme Court Judgments on Divorce in Hindi) [ Policy-Governance ]

    प्रस्तावना: - सर्वोच्च न्यायालय ने अपने ताजा फैसले में मुस्लिम समाज में प्रचलित तीन तलाक को असंवैधानिक करार दिया है। मुस्लिम महिलाओं की पीड़ा का कारण रहे तीन तलाक की इस सामाजिक कुरीति को लेकर तर्क-वितर्कों का दौर चल रहा था। अब उम्मीद बंधी है कि मुस्लिम महिलाओं को उनका जायज हक मिल

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  • Sep 12, 2017
  • 1 ‘Mentor India’ NITI Aayog’S New Program [ Policy-Governance ]

    NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) promotes innovation and entrepreneurship with ‘Mentor India’ program: Envisaged to be the largest formal volunteer mentor network for maximizing the impact of ATLs.

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    Image of Atal Innovation Mission: In A Nutshell

    Image of Atal Innovation Mission: In A Nutshell

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  • 2 🌟 Supreme Court Judgement on Right to Privacy (Important): Privacy Laws in Other Countries [ Policy-Governance ]

    The nine-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of India JS Khehar in a unanimous decision declared right to privacy a fundamental right under the constitution.

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    Image of Name of 9 Judge Bench

    Image of Name of 9 Judge Bench

    Privacy is protected

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  • Sep 11, 2017
  • 1 All About Election Commission (Important): Shri Sunil Arora New Election Commissioner [ Policy-Governance ]

    Shri Sunil Arora assumed charge as the new Election Commissioner of India in August 2017. Details of the election commission are given below. 1980 batch IAS officer from Rajasthan cadre, superannuated on 30th April 2016 as Secretary, Information & Broadcasting.

    Model of Hierarchy & Electoral Cell Hierarchical Structure

    Model of Hierarchy & Electoral Cell Hierarchical Structure

    Model of Hierarchy & Electoral Cell Hierarchical Structure

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  • Sep 9, 2017
  • 1 Financial Assistance to Economically Backward Class Children [ Policy-Governance ]

    For empowerment of Economically Backward Classes (EBCs), following two Schemes are being implemented from 2014 - 15 by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment: Dr. Ambedkar Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Post-Matric Scholarship for Economically Backward Classes (EBCs) Stude

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  • 2 Rajasva Gyan Sangam- 2017: PM Address to Tax Administrators [ Policy-Governance ]

    Rajasva Gyan Sangam is the annual conference of senior officers of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and the Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC). In 2016, for the first time, a joint conference of the two boards was held under the umbrella of “Rajaswa Gyan Sangam” inaugur

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  • 3 🌟 Commission to Implement Sub-Categorization Within Other Backward Classes. (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Panel for sub-categorization of other backward classes was created to enable equitable distribution of quota benefits. The creamy layer ceiling was raised from Rs. 6 lakh a year to Rs. 8 lakh.

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    Image of Sub-Categorization Within Other Backward Classes

    Image of Sub-Categorization within Other Backward Classes

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  • Sep 8, 2017
  • 1 New Metro Rail Policy Makes Public Private Partnership Mandatory to Seek Central Aid [ Policy-Governance ]

    Moving forward metro as modern mode of mass transportation, the Metro Rail Policy 2017 seeks to make Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mandatory for seeking central assistance. Following are other important points:

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    Image of Metro Rail Status, Operational, Construction, Planning

    Image of Metro Rail Status, Operational, Construction, Planning

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  • 2 New Catering Policy -2017 in Railways [ Policy-Governance ]

    To improve the standard of food in trains, new Catering Policy was issued on 27th February 2017 with IRCTC mandated to unbundle distinction primarily between food preparation and food distribution. Other important elements include:

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    Image of New Catering Policy -2017 in Railways

    Image of New Catering Policy -2017 in Railways

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  • 3 Triple Talaq in India and World- Supreme Court Decision Regards It as Unconstitutional [ Policy-Governance ]

    Triple talaq is a form of Islamic divorce, which allows any Muslim man to legally divorce his wife by stating the word talaq (the Arabic word for “divorce”) three times in oral, written, or more recently electronic form.

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    Image of Triple Talaq in India and World

    Image of Triple Talaq in India and World

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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Committee to Study Data Protection Issues (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Union Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MEITY) constituted an expert committee to study and identify key data protection issues and recommend methods for addressing them.

    Committee to Study Data Protection Issues

    Committee to Study Data Protection Issues

    Committee to Study Data Protection Issues

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  • 2 🌟 Tribal Financial Schemes (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    National Scheduled Tribes Finance and Development Corporation (NSTFDC- Ministry of Tribal Affairs), provides concessional loan to individuals or groups of STs for undertaking Income Generation Activities through State Channelizing Agencies and PSU Banks upto Double the poverty li

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  • 3 🌟 Schemes and Missions to Improve Breed of Cattles (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Milk production increased by 6.27 % per annum during last three years. During the last decade milk production has increased by 4 % per annum. As per breed survey report 2012 the country has 37.92 million animals of indigenous cattle breeds and 23.78 million animals of indigenous

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