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

  • Feb 4, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What are Poll Bonds? Life of 15 Days, Donor Name Secret but KYC Must (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Economy, Political Science ]

    Electoral Bond is a financial instrument for donating to political parties. These are issued by Scheduled Commercial banks upon authorization from the Central Government to intending donors, but only against cheque and digital payments- it cannot be purchased by paying cash. Thes

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  • 2 🌟 What is NRC? 1.9 Crore Legal Citizens in First National Register of Citizens Draft (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Political Science ]

    Total of 1.9 crore names were released by Assam in the first draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) from total number of applicants 3.29 crores. The rest of the names after verification will be out in another draft.

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    Image of Assam Releases a List of 1.9 Crore Legal Citizens

    Image of Assam releases a list of 1.9 crore legal citizens

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  • Jan 30, 2018
  • 1 What are the Nav-Ratan Companies? [ Policy/Governance, Economy ]

    There are nine Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs), with 47 units & 41 Ordnance factories spread all over India. OFB: Ordnance Factory Board has developed infrastructure facilities for construction of - Missile, Tanks.

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    Image of Defence Public Sector Undertakings

    Image of Defence Public Sector Undertakings

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  • Jan 27, 2018
  • 1 Minister of Railways Directs to Re-Categorize Railway Stations [ Policy/Governance ]

    The earlier criteria for station categorization was based on the annual passenger earnings only. Stations were categorised into 7 categories which A-1, A, B, C, D, E and F. GMs will have full powers to sanction out of turn safety related works without any limit.

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    Image of Indian Railways

    Image of Indian Railways

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  • Jan 25, 2018
  • 1 What is Common to ‘Seekho Aur Kamao’, USTTAD, Nai Manzil, and Gareeb Nawaz- Skill Development? [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Ministry had launched following special schemes for skill development of youth belonging to minority communities: Seekho aur Kamao (Learn & Earn) - This is a placement linked skill development scheme for minorities aiming to upgrade the skills of minority youth in various mod

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  • Jan 1, 2018
  • 1 Roll on - Roll Off Waterway Projects [ Policy/Governance ]

    Phase-I of RO Pax Ferry service between Ghogha and Dahej in Gulf of Cambay in Gujarat was launched on 22nd October 2017. This project is implemented by Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB).

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    Image of Roll on - Roll off

    Image of Roll on - Roll off

    • On National Waterway – 2 (river Brahma

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  • 2 🌟 NEMMP 2020: Research and Development in Battery for Electric Vehicles (Important) [ Policy/Governance ]

    Government formulated the Mission Plan for electric vehicles (including hybrid vehicles) viz. National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 (NEMMP 2020) which provides a road map for facilitating the manufacture and use of electric and hybrid vehicles through a series of intervent

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  • Dec 25, 2017
  • 1 Tuirial Dam in Mizoram and North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme [ Policy/Governance ]

    Centre approved Central Sector North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme to fill gaps in creation of infrastructure in two sectors of physical infrastructure and social infrastructure.

    Tuirial Dam in Mizoram Development Scheme

    Tuirial Dam in Mizoram Development Scheme

    Tuirial Dam in Mizoram Development Scheme

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  • Dec 18, 2017
  • 1 🌟 7 Principles of Srikrishna Committee on Data Protection. Protecting Individual Data (Important) [ Policy/Governance ]

    Spread of IT and “Aadhaar” based services in India not only increases beneficial use of data but also allows unregulated and arbitrary use of personal data. Data protection laws are required to guard such unauthorized use.

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    Image of Srikrishna Committee on Data Protection Aadhar

    Image of Srikrishna Committee on Data Protection aadhar

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  • Dec 17, 2017
  • 1 🌟 What is Universal Health Coverage? Karnataka Finalizes the Road (Important) [ Policy/Governance ]

    Karnataka’s amended the law governing private medical establishments to provide universal health coverage in the State. It provides for basic components of healthcare reform: Lays down treatment standards.

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    Image of World Health Organization

    Image of World Health Organization

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  • Dec 16, 2017
  • 1 Bulk Solid Waste Generator’S Compliance Guidebook for ULBs [ Policy/Governance ]

    For building Urban Local Bodies capacity under the Swachh Bharat Mission Urban, Minister of state for Housing and Urban Affairs conducted a National Workshop titled “Accelerating Implementation of Urban Missions” under Pradhan Mantri Avaas Yojana (Urban), and Swachh Bharat Missio

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  • Dec 12, 2017
  • 1 🌟 WHO Releases Guidelines on Child Sex Abuse for the First Time (Important) [ Policy/Governance ]

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) formulated clinical guidelines on responding to sexually abused children and adolescents for the first time. Guidelines are grounded in human rights standards and ethical principles.

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    Image of Child Sex Abuse Guidelines

    Image of Child Sex Abuse guidelines

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  • Dec 10, 2017
  • 1 🌟 TRAI Recommendations on Net Neutrality (Important) [ Policy/Governance ]

    Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) released recommendations on “Net Neutrality” because of a long, multistage consultation process. Give ability to companies to earn sufficient returns on investment without compromising welfare of the public.

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    Image of Net Neutrality

    Image of Net Neutrality

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  • 2 🌟 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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  • 3 📹 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

    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

    • India’s rating has been upgrad

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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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    Image of Electric Vehicles Advantages

    Image of Electric Vehicles Advantages

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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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    Image of Eye-Way Project

    Image of Eye-Way Project

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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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