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

  • Mar 15, 2018
  • 1 Who is a Whip? Union Government Launches E-Sansad and E-Vidhan in Parliament and State [ Policy-Governance, Pol Sci. ]

    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, Eco. ]

    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 [ Edu., 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, Pol Sci. ]

    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, Geog. ]

    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, Eco. ]

    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, Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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) [ Sci-Tech, Policy-Governance, Geog. ]

    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 & 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.

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    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, Env. ]

    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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  • 3 🌟 What are Poll Bonds? Life of 15 Days, Donor Name Secret but KYC Must (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Pol Sci. ]

    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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  • 4 🌟 What is NRC? 1.9 Crore Legal Citizens in First National Register of Citizens Draft (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Pol Sci. ]

    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.

    Image of Assam releases a list of 1.9 crore legal citizens

    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, Eco. ]

    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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