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

  • Nov 18, 2017
  • 1 🌟 National Anti-Profiteering Authority Under GST (Important) [ Policy/Governance ]

    Union Cabinet gave approval for posts of Chairman and Technical Members of the National Anti-profiteering Authority (NAA) under GST, following up immediately on sharp reduction in the GST rates of a large number of items of mass consumption.

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    Image of Anti-profiteering Provisions of GST

    Image of Anti-profiteering Provisions of GST

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  • Nov 16, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Malnourishment in India- 100 in Global Hunger Index with Largest Malnourished Children (Important) [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Assocham-EY report claimed that in the decade ending in 15, there was reduction in the infant mortality rate and under-five mortality rate in India but country houses about 50 per cent of undernourished children of the world.

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    Image of Malnourishment In India

    Image of Malnourishment In India

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  • Nov 13, 2017
  • 1 Gujarat First Big State to Use EVMs with VVPAT [ Policy/Governance ]

    Gujarat will be first big state to use Electronic Voting Machine (EVMs) equipped with Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) in coming Assembly elections to make elections more transparent. It will be second after Goa to use VVPAT system for the Assembly elections in entire s

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  • Nov 8, 2017
  • 1 EESL to Procure 10,000 EVs from TATA Motors [ Policy/Governance ]

    Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) is set to procure 10, 000 electric vehicles from Tata Motors selected through an international competitive bidding aimed at increased participation.

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    Map of Energy Efficiency Services Limited

    Map of Energy Efficiency Services Limited

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  • Nov 7, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Nine Pillars of Digital India (Important) [ Policy/Governance ]

    Digital India was launched by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on 2 July 2015 with an objective of connecting rural areas with high-speed Internet networks and improving digital literacy.

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    Image of Nine Pillars of Digital India

    Image of Nine Pillars of Digital India

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  • Nov 5, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Income Tax Department-Tax Data, Initiatives to Bring Efficiency, Transparency, Fairness (Important) [ Policy/Governance ]

    Government is committed to widen the tax base by encouraging and incentivizing the new tax payers. Following are some of the important initiatives along with supporting tax data. Number of tax payers increased significantly from 4.72 crore in financial year 2012 - 13 to 6.26 cror

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  • 2 🌟 TRIFED Scales Up Campaigns for Forest Produce- Minimum Support Price, MoUs & Marketing (Important) [ Policy/Governance ]

    Tribals constitute 8.6 % of population. National Workshop on minimum support price for minor forest produce provides “Fair and Equitable Deal to the Tribals”. MSP establishes framework of assurance of buying at a particular price for primary processing, storage, transportation et

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  • Nov 2, 2017
  • 1 Economic Advisory Council Headed by Bibek Debroy [ Policy/Governance ]

    Prime Minister constituted Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) - five member council headed by Niti Aayog member Dr Bibek Debroy. Other members are Dr Surjit Bhalla, Dr Rathin Roy, Dr Ashima Goyal and Ratan Watal.

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    Image of Gross Domestic Product Drop India

    Image of Gross Domestic Product Drop India

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  • Oct 23, 2017
  • 1 Application of GIS Technology in Governance [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) in association with the Sardar Patel Institute of Public Administration (SPIPA) organized a workshop in Surat (October 10, 2017), Gujarat in October on the role of Application of GIS technology in Governance.

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  • Oct 16, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Freedom of Religion Vs. Laws Against Religions Conversions in India (Important) [ Policy/Governance ]

    Freedom of religion in India is a fundamental right guaranteed by Article 25 - 28 of the Constitution. However Indian states have passed laws against religions conversions. Jharkhand, become seventh state to have anti-conversion law- other six states being Maharashtra, Chhattisga

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  • Oct 14, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Malnutrition in India: National Nutrition Strategy by NITI Aayog (Important) [ Policy/Governance ]

    To fight undernutrition and malnutrition, National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog launched National Nutrition Strategy. Aim is “Kuposhan Mukt Bharat”. Prevalence of underweight children in India among the highest in the world.

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    Map of Malnutrition in India

    Map of Malnutrition in India

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  • Oct 12, 2017
  • 1 Indian Army to Allow Women in Combat Roles and Induct Women in Military Police [ Policy/Governance ]

    In a transformational move, the Indian Army opened up combat positions for women and is now inducting 800 women officers to military police. Process moving fast and women initially recruited to positions in military police.

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    Map of Women in Combat Roles

    Map of Women in Combat Roles

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  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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 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.

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    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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  • 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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