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

  • Apr 13, 2018
  • 1 Coal India Limited Launches ‘Grahak Sadak Koyla Vitaran App’ [ Policy/Governance ]

    Public sector undertaking Coal India launched ‘Grahak Sadak Koyla Vitaran App’ for benefitting customers being supplied coal by road. The app: Allows users to monitor if the dispatches are made on the principle of ‘First in First Out’.

    Image of Grahak Sadak Koyla Vitaran App

    Image of Grahak Sadak Koyla Vitaran App

    Image of Grahak Sadak Koyla Vitaran App

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  • 2 What are Adverse Effects of Illegal Mining? Steps to Curb Illegal Mining and Theft in Coal Mines [ Policy/Governance, Environment/Ecology ]

    Steps to Curb Illegal Mining of Coal - 1. Dozing off and filling up of rat holes with stone and debris wherever possible. 2. Digging trenches to isolate illegal mining sites. 3. Erecting concrete walls on mouth of abandoned mines

    Image of Threats to the Western Ghats

    Image of Threats to the Western Ghats

    Image of Threats to the Western Ghats

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  • Apr 2, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Measures Boosting Cadaver Donation Programme (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    The Government is implementing the National Organ Transplant Programme (NOTP) to promote organ donation across the country. Growth in the transplants can be observed from the table below:

    Table contain shows the Growth in the transplants

    Table contain shows the Growth in the transplants

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  • 2 🌟 Summary of Health Initiatives: New Policies for Health Sector (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    The Government formulated the National Health Policy, 2017 to attain highest level of good health and well-being through preventive and promotive health care across all policies. It also aims universal access to good health care without financial hardship.

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    Image of Health Accounts

    Image of Health Accounts

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  • Mar 31, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Digital Gender Atlas (Important) [ Policy/Governance ]

    Digital Gender Atlas has been developed to identify the low performing geographic pockets for girls, particularly from marginalised groups such as scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, and Muslim minorities, on specific gender related education indicators.

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    Image of Digital Gender Atlas

    Image of Digital Gender Atlas

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  • Mar 29, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Ayushman Bharat Scheme for a New India -2022- World’s Largest Government- (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ayushman Bharat Yojna provides health insurance coverage of up to ₹5 lakh a family a year, and sets up of health and wellness centres- world’s largest government-funded healthcare programme.

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    Image of Ayushman Bharat Yojna

    Image of Ayushman Bharat Yojna

    Ayushman Bharat progr

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  • 2 Government Gives Railway Safety Top Priority in Budget [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Centre has accorded the highest priority to Railways safety with Rs. 73, 065 crore (out of an investment of Rs. 148, 528 crore) allotted for 2018 - 19 for the period- to transform Railways into a modern, safe, green, affordable, and comfortable transport.

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  • Mar 26, 2018
  • 1 🌟 ISRO to Align with 170 Government Projects to Benefit Common Man (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Space/ISRO ]

    Indian Space Research Organization, to bring socio-economic transformation in the country. It is set to act as a force-multiplier in implementing as many as 170 projects where space technology can be used for a better life.

    ISRO Align with 170 Government Projects to Benefit Common Man

    ISRO Align with 170 Government Projects to Benefit Common Man

    ISRO Align with 170 Government Projects to Benefit Common Man

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  • Mar 20, 2018
  • 1 SC: Mining Leases Cancelled in Goa, Can’T Operate After March 15th [ Policy/Governance ]

    Supreme Court quashed all iron ore mining permits in Goa on environmental grounds, Goa is country’s top producing area for the steel raw material, New licenses need to be obtained for mining in the area after taking due environmental clearances.

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    Image of IRON ORE Production And Exports

    Image of IRON ORE Production And Exports

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  • Mar 19, 2018
  • 1 IREDA and RUMSL Sign Agreement for Large-Scale Solar Parks in Madhya Pradesh [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Environment/Ecology ]

    Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) and Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL) signed an agreement for financing the shared infrastructure of two large Solar Parks in Madhya Pradesh.

    Map of two large Solar Parks in Madhya Pradesh

    Map of Two Large Solar Parks in Madhya Pradesh

    Map of two large Solar Parks in Madhya Pradesh

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  • 2 Second Rural Connectivity Investment Programme for India: ADB Commits $250 [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a $250 million loan to finance the construction of 6, 254 km all-weather rural roads in 5 different states. The rural roads are being constructed under the Prime Minister’s Rural Roads Programme (PMGSY).

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    Image of Second Rural Connectivity Investment Programme

    Image of Second Rural Connectivity Investment Programme

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  • Mar 18, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is Special Committee on Interlinking of Rivers? Gigantic Project (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Environment/Ecology, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    ‘Linking of rivers’ aims at transferring water from water surplus basins to water-deficit basins. Based on National Perspective Plan (NPP) prepared by the then Ministry of Irrigation, now Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation (MoWR, RD, & GR) in Aug

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  • Mar 15, 2018
  • 1 What is AIHES? HRD Ministry Releases All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE). [ Education, Policy/Governance ]

    According to HRD Ministry, the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education has registered an increase from 24.5 % in 2015 - 16 to 25.2 % in 2016 - 17 according to latest All India Higher Education Survey (AIHES) released by HRD Ministry.

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    Image of Higher Education in India

    Image of higher education in India

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  • 2 Who is a Whip? Union Government Launches E-Sansad and E-Vidhan in Parliament and State [ Policy/Governance, Political Science ]

    The Union Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs (MoPA) proposed e-Sansad in Parliament and e-Vidhan in State Legislatures to digitize and make their functioning paperless. They are environment-friendly initiatives in line with the Go Green initiative of the government.

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    Image of Cost of Corruption

    Image of Cost of Corruption

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  • Mar 7, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Major Changes in FDI Policy- Approved by Cabinet (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Economy ]

    The union Government approved a number of amendments to (Foreign Direct Investment) FDI policy to simplify and liberalise FDI policy in India. They will - Increase ease of doing business in country, Lead to larger FDI inflows contributing to growth of investment, employment, and

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  • 2 CABE Committee Recommends Free Education for Girls Up to PG Level [ Education, Policy/Governance ]

    The Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) recommended free and compulsory education for girls up to post-graduate level across the country. The CABE committee is headed by HRD Minister is generally made for three years.

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    Image of Girl Education in India

    Image of girl education in india

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  • Mar 1, 2018
  • 1 Padma Award Selection Process Transformed- Common People Being Honoured [ Policy/Governance, Awards, Speeches ]

    Prime Minister said that the government has transformed the process for selecting Padma award winners. Identity of the awardee is not the deciding factor of the award, rather the importance of his/her work is increasing.

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    Padma Award Winners Image

    Padma award winners Image

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  • Feb 28, 2018
  • 1 CSR Laws in India- Government Launches National CSR Data Portal & Corporate Data Portal [ Policy/Governance, Bills ]

    The Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) launched National CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Data Portal & Corporate Data Portal to increase compliance in CSR. The portal will enable greater transparency and creation of tools for stronger Corporate Governance.

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    Image of National CSR Data Portal And Corporate Data Portal

    Image of National CSR Data Portal And Corporate Data Portal

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  • 2 🌟 What are the Tests to Determine “Office of Profit”? What is Office of Profit? (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Political Science ]

    The Election Commission recommended disqualification of 20 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs for holding an Office of Profit as parliamentary secretaries to the Ministers of the National Capital Territory. The President of India accepted the Election Commission’s recommendation to disqu

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  • Feb 21, 2018
  • 1 Indian Railways Launches New Online Vendor Registration System [ Policy/Governance ]

    In-line with Government philosophy to make systems and procedures digital and transparent, Research Designs & Standards Organisation (RDSO) has launched New Online Vender Registration System for Railways.

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    Image of New Online Vendor Registration System

    Image of New Online Vendor Registration System

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  • Feb 16, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Withdrawal of Haj Subsidy and Saudi Arabia Allows India’S Plan to Ferry Haj Pilgrims (Important) [ Policy/Governance ]

    There will be no subsidy for Haj from this year and the funds saved will be used for providing education to minorities. What is Haj Subsidy? - The Haj subsidy refers to discounted airfares given by the government-owned airlines, Air India.

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    Image of Haj Subsidy Info Graphic

    Image of Haj Subsidy info graphic

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  • Feb 15, 2018
  • 1 What is Lean Period and Flush Period for Milk Supply? [ Policy/Governance, Geography ]

    With the ‘flush season’ in milk production commencing, milk supply to Goa has been restored giving a respite to local consumers. Earlier in December, Goa had faced an acute shortage of milk, due to a prolonged lean season of milk.

    Chart of milk production in India 2017

    Chart of Milk Production in India 2017

    Chart of milk production in India 2017

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  • 2 Deploying Ultra-Modern Signaling System in Railways [ Policy/Governance ]

    The railways has installed its first ultra-modern, computer-based signaling system to ensure faster movement of around 256 trains on saturated routes. The state-of-the-art system was commissioned at Khurja junction, enabling faster train movement between the Ghaziabad-Kanpur sect

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  • Feb 14, 2018
  • 1 Government Efforts to Simplify of Labour Laws. What is Model Shops and Establishment? [ Policy/Governance, Economy ]

    The Second National Commission on Labour has recommended that the existing Labour Laws should be broadly grouped into four or five Labour Codes on functional basis. Maternity Benefit Amendment Act, 2017, increases the paid maternity leave from 12 weeks to 26 weeks.

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    Image of Labour Laws on The Anvil

    Image of Labour Laws on The Anvil

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  • Feb 11, 2018
  • 1 Indo-Myanmar Agreement on Land Border Crossing [ Policy/Governance, International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Union Cabinet has approved Agreement between India and Myanmar on Land Border Crossing. It is an enabling arrangement for movement of people across the border. The agreement provides connectivity and enhance interaction of people of North Eastern States of India with the peop

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  • Feb 7, 2018
  • 1 Warning Labels Compulsory on Fast Food [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    To help consumers make an informed choice, FSSAI has decided to revise its labelling regulation making it mandatory to declare total fat, added sugar, salt, trans fat and energy per serving along with its contribution to Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) on front of pack label.

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  • Feb 6, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is Ash Content in Indian Coal? Difference Between Drift Theory & in-Situ Coal Seam (Important) [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Geography ]

    Quality of Coal (ash content in the coal) is one of the important factors, which directly affects the power generation in the thermal power plant. Poor quality of coal or high ash content in coal reduces the efficiency of the steam power plant.

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    Image of Drift Theory & In-situ Coal

    Image of Drift Theory & In-situ Coal

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  • Feb 5, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is Jadhva Committee? Jadhav Guidelines for Allocation of Funds (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Jadhav guidelines were supposed to be followed for calculating due allocations for SCs and STs for the current year. The allocation is done as per the guidelines of Dr. Narendra Jadhav Committee constituted by the erstwhile Planning Commission.

    Chart of ST SC budget allocation

    Chart of ST SC Budget Allocation

    Chart of ST SC budget allocation

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  • Feb 4, 2018
  • 1 Sabarimala Temple Cleanliness (PPP CSR Cleanliness Initiative) [ Policy/Governance, Environment/Ecology ]

    In 2015, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Private Limited joined hands with the organizers of the Sabarimala pilgrimage to support an initiative to clean up waste accumulated during the pilgrimage period.

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    Image of Cleaning of Sabrimala Temple

    Image of Cleaning of sabrimala temple

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  • 2 Mahram and Muslim Women on Haj [ Policy/Governance ]

    A mahram is a kin with whom marriage would be considered haram (illegal in Islam) or people from whom purdah is not obligatory or legal escorts of a woman during journey longer than a day and night (24 hours).

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    Image of Mahram

    Image of Mahram

    • According to the Ministry of Min

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