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

  • Jun 4, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Digital Initiative for Ease of Export- What is Export Inspection Council? (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Economy ]

    Union Commerce & Industry & Civil Aviation launched Digital Initiative of Export Inspection Council (EIC) for ease export. EIC is official export certification body of GoI. It has launched major project of Digital India initiative in line w/changing dimensions of world.

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  • 2 Smart India Hackathon 2018’S Grand Finale on March 30, 31st at 28 Nodal Centres [ Policy/Governance, Computers & ICT ]

    Smart India Hackathon 2018 was unique initiative to identify new & disruptive digital technology innovations for solving challenges faced by country. Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon 2018 (Software Edition) will be 36-hour software product development competition. It will be

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  • Jun 1, 2018
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions on Bills, Acts, Policies - 2018 (Part - 3) [ Policy/Governance, Bills ]

    Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017 - A new draft law for resolution of financial firms has recently released for public consultation by the Ministry of Finance, government of India.

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  • 2 📹 Expected Questions on Bills, Acts, Policies - 2018 (Part - 2) [ Policy/Governance, Bills ]

    Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 - Provide for regular auditing: To verify the claims made by builders regarding used funds. Developers have also been mandated to upload information about the project.

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  • 3 📹 Expected Questions on Bills, Acts, Policies - 2018 (Part - 1) [ Policy/Governance, Bills ]

    DOKLAM Pact. BRICS Summit. MoU between various nations. UAE became first country. which will participate in India’s Strategic Petroleum Reserves Program – Zakum. Nagoya Protocol. “Shared Future in a Fractured World” in Davos Summit 2018.

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  • 4 🌟 Regulating of E-Cigarettes What are ENDS? (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) known as e-cigarettes emits nicotine, addictive component of tobacco products. Nicotine can have effects on development of foetus during pregnancy & contribute to heart disease.

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  • 5 🌟 What are the Norms for National Pension Scheme? (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Economy ]

    National Pension Scheme is contributory pension system. NPS is mandatory for all Central Govt. employees. GoI has currently made 3 changes in NPS including withdrawal norms. The Pension Fund Regulatory Development Authority (PFRDA) relaxed the norms for partial withdrawal under t

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  • 6 New Catering Policy of Railways [ Policy/Governance, Railways ]

    New Catering Policy’s objective is to provide quality food to rail passengers, by unbundling catering services on trains. Other objective is to create primary distinction b/w food preparation & food distribution in trains.

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  • 7 🌟 What is E-Way Bill and Clarity on Movement from SEZ/FTWZ? (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Economy ]

    e-Way Bill is electronic way bill for movement of goods which can be generated on e-Way Bill Portal. It is electronically generated for the specific consignment of goods from one place to another. CGST Rules have been amended on Central Tax with effect from March 2018.

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  • 8 Cool EMS Service B/W India & Japan [ Policy/Governance, Economy, International Relations/Organizations ]

    Cool EMS Service is one-way service from Japan to India. This service allows customers in India to import Japanese food items for personal use allowed under Indian regulations. Food items will be post in special cool boxes containing refrigerant to preserve quality of food items.

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  • May 30, 2018
  • 1 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 16) [ Policy/Governance, Economy, Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Government released India Youth Development Index & Report 2017 - India has 65 % of the population less than the age of 35 years and 50 % below 25 years of age and it is expected to be youngest in the world by 2020 with median age of 29 years.

    • The National YDI value is 0.569 wit

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  • 2 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 11) [ Policy/Governance, Economy, International Relations/Organizations ]

    Indian China Standoff- Indo-Bhutan Ties - Standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in Doklam (located at the tri-junction of India, China and Bhutan) underlines India’s relationship with Bhutan, including military responsibilities.

    • June 2017: Chinese Army (People’s Liberation

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  • 3 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 10) [ Policy/Governance, International Relations/Organizations, Disaster Management ]

    India and African Continent - India and South Africa are celebrating 20 years of strategic partnership this year. 2 decades of fruitful cooperation in trade, science, technology and development spanning across the knowledge chain resulted in robust networking of institutions.

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  • 4 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 6) [ Science/Technology, 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, Economy ]

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

    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, Economy, Computers & ICT ]

    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 & ICT ]

    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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  • May 23, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Electoral Bearer Bond Scheme 2018 (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Political Science ]

    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, Economy ]

    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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  • May 22, 2018
  • 1 Government Launches Six New User Friendly Features of E-NAM Platform [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    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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  • 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, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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, Economy ]

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

    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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  • 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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  • Apr 17, 2018
  • 1 India Poised for a Leap in Electric Mobility [ Policy/Governance, Environment/Ecology, 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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  • Apr 15, 2018
  • 1 What are UAPAs and BAPAs? 5 UAPAs and 2 BAPAs Signed by CBDT in January, 2018 [ Policy/Governance, Economy ]

    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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