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

  • May 30, 2018
  • 1 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 6) [ Sci-Tech, Policy-Governance, Defense ]

    Mumbai 12th wealthiest city in the world - According to a report by New World Wealth, Mumbai, the economic hub of India is the 12th wealthiest city. Mumbai also features among the top to cities in terms of billionaire population.

    • The list of 15wealthiest cities was topped by New

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  • May 29, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Food Additives- Dangerous Chemicals in Food Products (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Eco. ]

    Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) under Ministry of Health & Family Welfare apprizes strict norms regarding standards of food products & additives to be used in food products to ensure safety of these products.

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    Image of Food Additives

    Image of Food Additives

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  • 2 $84 Million Loan for Improvement and Expansion of Water Supply in the Bihar [ Policy-Governance, Eco. ]

    The Government of India and Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $84 million loan for improvement and expansion of water supply in Bhagalpur and Gaya town in Bihar. The Project will provide access to better quality and sustainable water supply, for the people of Bhagalpur and Ga

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  • May 25, 2018
  • 1 📹 National Policy on Biofuels - 2018 [ Policy-Governance ]

    Biofuel – hydrocarbon made by or from living organism. The energy is obtained by biological carbon fixation process. Biomass – dead mass that was once living 1st given in 2009. Ethanol production from - Sugar-containing materials - sugar beet, sweet sorghum, Starch-containing mat

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  • May 24, 2018
  • 1 CCEA Approves Methodology to Auction Commercial Coal Mines to Private Sector [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Computers ]

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved methodology for auction of coal to private sector under Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015 and Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957. Opening of coal sector to commercial mining by private entiti

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  • 2 What is Big Data? BIS Accentuates the Role of Standardization in Big Data [ Policy-Governance, Computers ]

    Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), the National Standards Body of India, in association with Data Science Foundation organized the 5th international data science summit in New Delhi where main topic was Big data standardization.

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    Image of Big Data With 8 V’s

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  • May 23, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Electoral Bearer Bond Scheme 2018 (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Pol Sci. ]

    The Government of India notified the Electoral Bond Scheme 2018. Electoral Bonds may be purchased by a person, who is a citizen of India or incorporated or established in India. State Bank of India (SBI) has been authorised to issue and encash Electoral Bonds initially at its 4 A

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  • 2 NITI Aayog Budget Allocation Increased by More Than 20%- What are the Hubs in the NITI Aayog? [ Policy-Governance, Eco. ]

    According to the Ministry of State (IC) for Planning, allocations for the Ministry of Planning, which is embodied by the NITI Aayog, has been increased by more than 20 % over last year i. e. to Rs. 339.65 crore in 2018 - 19 from Rs. 279.79 crore in 2017 - 18.

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    Image of Niti Aayog’s Road Map

    Image of Niti Aayog’s Road Map

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  • May 22, 2018
  • 1 Government Launches Six New User Friendly Features of E-NAM Platform [ Sci-Tech, Policy-Governance, Agri. ]

    The Union Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare launched six new features of National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) Platform to bring more transparency and competition and provide remunerative prices to farmers.

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    Image of Six New User Friendly Features of E-NAM Platform

    Image of Six New User Friendly Features of e-NAM Platform

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  • May 20, 2018
  • 1 Cabinet Approves Adjudication of Mahanadi Water Dispute [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Union Cabinet approved the setting up of a tribunal to settle a row between Odisha and Chhattisgarh on sharing the waters of the river Mahanadi. Idea is to set up a tribunal in response to a plea by the Odisha government to stop the Chhattisgarh government from constructing s

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  • May 17, 2018
  • 1 Cabinet Approves Creation of National Urban Housing Fund [ Policy-Governance ]

    Rs. 60, 000 crores National Urban Housing Fund (NUHF) created to finance Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban). PMAY (U) aims to build 1.2 crore affordable houses in urban areas by 2022National Urban Housing Fund (NUHF) NUHF will be placed under aegis of Building Materials and Tech

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  • May 16, 2018
  • 1 NE Venture Fund for Startups [ Policy-Governance, Schemes & Proj. ]

    Union Minister of State (I/c) for Development of North Eastern Region has invited young Start-Ups from across the country to avail of the “Venture Fund” facility being provided by the ministry to anybody who wishes to set up an entrepreneurship in the region, particularly in frui

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  • May 15, 2018
  • 1 ‘Magnetic Maharashtra’ Convergence Summit 2018 [ Policy-Governance, Eco. ]

    Magnetic Maharashtra Convergence Summit 2018 is Maharashtra’s first Global Investors Summit. It is being regarded as one of the biggest such events, especially on the lines of the ‘Make In India’.

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    Image of ‘Magnetic Maharashtra’ Convergence Summit 2018

    Image of ‘Magnetic Maharashtra’ Convergence Summit 2018

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  • May 13, 2018
  • 1 What is WP-29? What are CAFE Norms? National Automotive Policy Aims for Holistic Development [ Policy-Governance, Env. ]

    Department of Heavy Industry is formulating National Automotive Policy for holistic development of automobile sector in India through a series of one to one stakeholder consultation.

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    Image of Reduction of Aggregate Pollutants Since 1991

    Image of Reduction of Aggregate Pollutants since 1991

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  • May 3, 2018
  • 1 National Financial Reporting Authority- New Regulator to Discipline Auditors [ CA Upd. ]

    As part of the government’s effort to strengthen oversight of the audit profession, the Union Cabinet established an independent regulator- National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA), which can investigate both chartered accountants and their firms.

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    Image of National Financial Reporting Authority

    Image of National Financial Reporting Authority

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  • Apr 17, 2018
  • 1 India Poised for a Leap in Electric Mobility [ Policy-Governance, Env., Speeches ]

    Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways predicts that India is poised for a leap in electric mobility. This was unveiled while inaugurating the electric vehicle chargers- slow and fast charging-at an event, ’Charging the Drive’ held at the NITI Aayog premises.

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    Image of Leap in Electric Mobility

    Image of Leap in Electric Mobility

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  • Apr 15, 2018
  • 1 What are UAPAs and BAPAs? 5 UAPAs and 2 BAPAs Signed by CBDT in January, 2018 [ Policy-Governance, Eco. ]

    The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) entered into five Unilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (UAPA) and two Bilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (BAPA) during January 2018. The total number of Advance-Pricing Agreement (APAs) entered into by the CBDT is now 196.

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    Image of Advance Pricing Agreement

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  • 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’.

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    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, Env. ]

    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

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    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, Schemes & Proj. ]

    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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  • 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 and 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 [ Sci-Tech, Policy-Governance, Env. ]

    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, Env., Committees & 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). [ Edu., 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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