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

  • Dec 10, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPOs)? (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Government while conducting third wind power auction of 2000 MW capacity announced the path for achieving 2022 targets of commissioning: 175 GW of Renewable Energy (RE). 100 GW of solar generating capacity. 60 GW of wind power of which 32 GW have already been commissioned.

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  • 2 📹 Urban Transportation Policy (Current Affairs / GS 2017-18) - WW.49 [ Policy-Governance ]

    Next Week! ! Blue Economy vs. Ocean Economy: Lewis Mamfort (American urban architect) - “Building more roads to prevent congestion is like a fat man loosening his belt to prevent obesity. ”

    Mr. Enrique Penelosa, the present mayor of Bogota, said, “A developed country is not where

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  • Dec 9, 2017
  • 1 What is GAAR, Transfer Pricing, & BEPS? Arbind Modi-Led Panel Sanctioned to Overhaul [ Policy-Governance ]

    Government has formed a task force under top taxman Arbind Modi to draft a new direct tax law to replace the existing Income Tax Act, which has been in force since 1961. Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), will steer a six-member panel on the issue.

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  • 2 🌟 What is HAM, BOT? India’S First Sewage Treatment Plant Under Hybrid Annuity (HAM) (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Tripartite agreement was signed between National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) and the state level executing agencies Uttarakhand Pey Jal Nigam and Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam for setting up of India’s first Sewage Treatment Plants under Hybrid Annuity mode, at Haridwar and Varanasi

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  • Dec 7, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Women in News- Women Bio-Tech Incubator, Women of India Organic Festival (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    In a first, the Indian Navy inducts its first woman pilot, Shubhangi Swaroop, and three more woman officers in its armament unit. Women Bio-tech Incubator was set up in Chennai and Women of India Organic Festival organized by the Ministry of Women & Child Development came to a su

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  • 2 🌟 What is National Transit Oriented Development Policy? (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Transit Oriented Development (TOD) integrates land use and transport planning to develop planned sustainable urban growth centers, having walkable and livable communes with high density mixed land-use. Citizens have access to open green and public spaces and at the same time tran

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  • Dec 4, 2017
  • 1 Launch of “Food Regulatory” and “Nivesh Bandhu” Investment Portal at World Food India 2017 [ Policy-Governance ]

    “Nivesh Bandhu” is an Investor Facilitation Portal Launched during World Food India 2017, which aims to transform the food economy and double farmers’ income by bringing latest technologies evolution and best practices into the system.

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    Image of 6 objectives of Food Regulatory Portal

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  • Dec 3, 2017
  • 1 Planning and Designing Sustainable and Clean Urban Mobility [ Policy-Governance ]

    Lewis Mamfort, the great American urban architect and historian, saod, “Building more roads to prevent congestion is like a fat man loosening his belt to prevent obesity. ” Mr. Enrique Penelosa, the present mayor of Bogota, said, “A developed country is not where the poor use car

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  • Dec 1, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Constitutional Provisions of Children-Who is a Child? Hausla 2017 for Children (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Ministry of Women and Child Development celebrated the Child Rights Week by hosting an inter-Child Care Institution festival, “Hausla 2017” for the children who reside in childcare institutions between 16 - 20th November 2017. The event aims at inspiring and mainstreaming the

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  • Nov 29, 2017
  • 1 Moody’S Upgrade Sovereign Credit Rating of India to Baa2 from Baa3 [ Policy-Governance ]

    Moody’s Investors Service upgraded the Government of India’s local and foreign currency issuer ratings to Baa2 from Baa3 and changed the outlook on the rating to stable from positive.

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    Image of Moody’s Rating System

    Image of Moody’s Rating System

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  • Nov 28, 2017
  • 1 Toyota and Suzuki Bringing Electric Vehicles to India in 2020 [ Policy-Governance ]

    Japanese automakers Suzuki Motor and Toyota Motor finalized an agreement to manufacture and sell electric vehicles in India by the turn of the decade. Companies will undertake a comprehensive study of activities for widespread acceptance and use of electric vehicles in India.

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  • 2 Malnutrition Responsible for 15% of India’S Total Disease Burden in 2016 [ Policy-Governance ]

    “India State-level Disease Burden Report and Technical Paper” was launched today by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu. The comprehensive report indicates that although the disease burden due to malnutrition dropped in India substantially since 1990, it is still responsible for 15 p

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  • 3 Rajkot’S 69 Crore Rupee Eye-Way Project in WB ’Internet of Things: the New Government [ Policy-Governance ]

    Eye-Way project in Rajkot is a network of cameras, which keeps vigil on city and helps RMC track various civic issues like roads, parking, and pollution levels. Rajkot found mention for its ‘eye- way project’, the network of 973 cameras for vigilance and surveillance.

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  • Nov 27, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Energy Independence in India: How First-Ever U.S. Crude Shipment to India Independence? (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    India received first shipment of US crude oil of 1.6 million barrels, purchased by state-run Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) at Paradip Port in Odisha imported on MT New Prosperity, a very large crude carrier (VLCC) that left US Gulf Coast on August 19, 2017 and arrived at Paradip p

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  • Nov 23, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Increasing Male Participation in Family Planning (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Female sterilization continues to be the most popular method of contraception in India, accounting for over 75 % of the modern family planning methods used, according to National Health Family Survey 2015 - 16 (NFHS-4). Male sterilization’s share in family planning methods was 0.

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  • Nov 21, 2017
  • 1 📹 Reforms in UPSC – Major Committees & Baswan Committee Recommendations (Part- 2) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) constituted the Baswan Committee, led by Shri B. S. Baswan to examine varied issues related to the UPSC CSE. The report of Baswan committee that has suggested changes in civil service exam pattern and age limit is under consideration of the

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  • 2 📹 Reforms in UPSC – Major Committees & Baswan Committee Recommendations (Part- 1) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) constituted the Baswan Committee, led by Shri B. S. Baswan to examine varied issues related to the UPSC CSE. Kautilya’s Arthashastra. Lord Cornwallis is known as the Father of Civil Services in India. Major Committees & Their Recommendations

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  • 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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 22, 2017
  • 1 नोटबंदी फैसला का परिणाम 2017 (Results of note-taking decision 2017 - In Hindi) [ Policy-Governance ]

    प्रस्तावना: - बड़े जोर शोर से लाई गई थी नोटबंदी। 50 दिन का समय मांगा गया था। कोलधन, आतंकवाद और जाली करेंसी (मुद्रा) पर नकेल कसने का बड़ा वादा था। लोगों ने भी समर्थन दिया। कालेधन के विरुद्ध आह्यन पर देश बैंको (अधिकोष) के बाहर कतारों में खड़ा रहा। लेकिन आशा के विपरीत आंकड़े आए हैं। य

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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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