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

  • Aug 17, 2018
  • 1 Narendra Modi to Address 20,000 Swachh Bharat Volunteers in East Champaran District Motihari Town [ Policy/Governance ]

    PM arrived in Bihar on Tuesday to address 20, 000 ‘Swachh Bharat’ volunteers in East Champaran district’s Motihari town & launch key development projects. Theme of centenary celebrations of Champaran Satyagrah is “Satyagrah se Swachhagrah”.

    Map of Narendra Modi to address 20000 Swachh Bharat Volunteers

    Map of Narendra Modi to Address 20000 Swachh Bharat Volunteers

    Map of Narendra Modi to address 20000 Swachh Bharat Volunteers

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  • 2 Income Tax Department Issues Revised Income Tax Informants Reward Scheme, 2018 [ Policy/Governance, Economy ]

    Income Tax Department has released revised Income-tax Inquiry Scheme, 2018, on 1st June 2018. Under revised scheme, in respect of tax evasion of income & assets in India, in IT Department, specified officers of Directorate of Investigation can get prize money of Rs. 50 lakhs give

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  • Aug 16, 2018
  • 1 World Bank Approves Rs. 6,000 Crore Atal Bhujal Yojana [ Policy/Governance, Economy, Environment/Ecology ]

    World Bank has approved Water Resources & River Development Ministry’s Rs. 6000 cr. worth central sector scheme, ‘Atal Bhujal Yojana’. Scheme will be implemented over period of 5 years from 2018 - 19 to 2022 - 23 w/assistance from World Bank.

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    Image of Atal Bhujal Yojana

    Image of Atal Bhujal Yojana

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  • Aug 15, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Using Railway for Cleanliness (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Railways ]

    Indian Railways has decided to take significant steps to maintain cleanliness in trains. National transporter has taken many steps, such as Clean My Coach, Coach Mitra. Railway Ministry claimed that most number of bio-toilets were installed during 2017 - 18, 40 % higher than targ

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  • Aug 14, 2018
  • 1 I&B Sets Up Panel to Frame Regulations for Online News Portals [ Policy/Governance, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    I & B ministry has decided to constitute committee to frame rules to regulate news portals & media websites. There are no norms or guidelines to regulate online media websites & news portals.

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    Image of Most Popular News Properties in India

    Image of most popular news properties in India

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  • Aug 12, 2018
  • 1 NITI Aayog to Launch Composite Water Management Index [ Policy/Governance, Environment/Ecology ]

    NITI Aayog announced to launch Composite Water Management Index w/aim to achieve objective of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’. Composite Water Management Index will be useful tool to assess & improve performance in efficient management of water resources.

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    Image of Water Management Index

    Image of Water Management Index

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  • Aug 10, 2018
  • 1 Naipunya Ratham Launched in Andhra Pradesh to Bring Technology to Remote Corners [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance ]

    Andhra Pradesh Government launched multi-utility vehicle NAIPUNYA RATHAM or World on Wheels to bring technology to remote corners. It was launched at State Secretariat in capital Amaravathi by State’s Chief Minister.

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    Image of Naipunya Ratham Launched in Andhra Pradesh

    Image of Naipunya Ratham Launched in Andhra Pradesh

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  • Aug 7, 2018
  • 1 Surat: 100% Solar Powered Health Centers [ Policy/Governance ]

    Surat has become the first district in the country to have 100 % solar powered Primary Health Centers (PHC). There are a total of 52 PHCs in the district and all of them are now powered by solar system.

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    Image of 100 % Solar Powered PHCs In Surat

    Image of 100 % Solar Powered PHCs In Surat

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  • Aug 2, 2018
  • 1 MoU Between Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Skill Development at Krishi Vigyan Kendras [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare and Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship signed MoU to conduct skill development training programs for agriculture and allied sector.

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    Image of Krishi Vigyan Kendras

    Image of Krishi Vigyan Kendras

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  • Aug 1, 2018
  • 1 Initiatives Ensure Safety and Security of Tourists [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Ministry of Tourism has taken several initiatives to ensure the safety and security of tourists so that there would be increase in tourists in India. The Ministry of Tourism has posted an advisory on the website www.incredibleindia.org indicating that India remains a safe des

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  • Jul 31, 2018
  • 1 Four MoUs Signed for Promotion of Tourism in the North-East [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Centre signed 4 MoUs with the US-based hospitality major Airbnb to promote tourism in northeast. The MoUs were signed under the aegis of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) to:

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    Image of About North East India

    Image of About North East India

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  • Jul 30, 2018
  • 1 🌟 National Health Policy, 2017 with All Details (Important) [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Union Cabinet approved the National Health Policy 2017. It will replace the previous policy which was framed 15 years ago in 2002. It aims at providing healthcare in an “assured manner” to all by addressing current and emerging challenges arising from the ever changing socio-

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  • 2 NITI Aayog Launches Women Entrepreneurship Platform [ Policy/Governance ]

    NITI Aayog launched the Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP), on International Women’s Day for building an ecosystem for women across India to realise their entrepreneurial aspirations, scale-up innovative initiatives and chalk-out sustainable, long-term strategies for their bus

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  • Jul 27, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Udyam Sakhi Portal Launched for Women Entrepreneurs (Important) [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises launched Udyam Sakhi Portal (www.udyamsakhi.org) for women entrepreneurs on International Women’s Day. It was unveiled in a program held at Ambedkar International Centre, New Delhi.

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    Image of Udyam Sakhi Portal

    Image of Udyam Sakhi Portal

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  • 2 Sukhad Yatra App, 1033 Toll-Free Emergency Number, and District Driving Training Centres [ Policy/Governance ]

    Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) has launched Sukhad Yatra mobile application and 1033 Toll-free Emergency number for highway users. It also launched scheme for District Driving Training Centres and will provide grant of financial assistance for Road Safety Advocacy

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  • Jul 26, 2018
  • 1 National Policy for Domestic Workers [ Policy/Governance ]

    Labour ministry is planning a national policy to protect the interests of domestic workers and to guarantee them minimum wages and social security which has been pending for almost three years now.

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    Image of National Policy for Domestic Workers

    Image of National Policy for Domestic Workers

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  • 2 HRD Ministry Initiatives Under Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Campaign [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Government of India has launched an initiative ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat (EBSB) ’ to foster national integration. The initiative would be a coordinated mutual engagement process between States, Union Territories, Central Ministries, Educational Institutions and general publ

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  • Jul 24, 2018
  • 1 SC Legalizes Passive Euthanasia, Allows ‘Living Will’ for Terminally Ill Patients (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    Over a decade after NGO Common Clause filed a petition seeking the right for terminally ill patients “to die with dignity, ” India’s Supreme Court has decreed that passive euthanasia is legally valid across the country.

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    Image of The World on Euthanasia

    Image of The world on Euthanasia

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  • 2 Special Status of States: Details on Special Category Status [ Policy/Governance ]

    ‘Special category’ status is a classification given by Centre to assist in development of those states that face geographical & socio-economic disadvantages like hilly terrains, strategic international borders, economic & infrastructural backwardness and non-viable state finances

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  • Jul 23, 2018
  • 1 What are Letter of Credits and Letter of Undertaking? RBI Scraps Bank LoUs (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Economy ]

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has scrapped quasi bank guarantee instruments such as the Letter of Undertaking (LoUs) and Letter of Comfort (LoCs). The move is an attempt to plug a loophole and improve banks’ due diligence in trade credit.

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    Image of End of LoU Story

    Image of End of LoU Story

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  • 2 Aadhaar Data Breach- Aadhaar Security [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance ]

    A recent report revealed that access to any Aadhaar holder’s details could be gained, through a mere payment of Rs. 500, via an anonymous service on WhatsApp. As per the report, the payment allowed the person to be designated as an ‘agent’, which in turn granted him access to the

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  • 3 Government Nod for UGC Formula to Hit SC/ST, OBC Faculty Numbers [ Education, Policy/Governance ]

    The number of SC, ST and OBC faculty in all central universities is set to shrink significantly with HRD Ministry accepted the University Grants Commission’s new formula for implementing reservation in teaching posts.

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  • Jul 20, 2018
  • 1 AFSPA Revoked in Meghalaya, Parts of Arunachal: What is AFSPA? [ Policy/Governance, Defense ]

    Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) was completely removed from Meghalaya & some areas of Arunachal Pradesh w/effect from 1st April 2018.40 % of Meghalaya was under AFSPA including 20 km stretch of state’s 884.9 km border with Assam till September 2017.

    Map of AFSPA revoked in Meghalaya, Parts of Arunachal

    Map of AFSPA Revoked in Meghalaya, Parts of Arunachal

    Map of AFSPA revoked in Meghalaya, Parts of Arunachal

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  • 2 🌟 What is NIKSHAY and Active Case Finding? National Strategic Plan for TB Elimination (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    The National Strategic Plan (NSP) 2017 – 2025 is the plan produced by the government of India (GOI). The NSP 2017 – 2025 describes the activities and interventions that the GOI believes would bring about significant change in the incidence, prevalence, and mortality from TB. This

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  • Jul 19, 2018
  • 1 Initiatives to Prevent Rape Cases: Death Penalty for Rape of Children Below 12 Years [ Policy/Governance, Bills ]

    Union Cabinet approved ordinance to allow courts to award death penalty to those convicted of raping children up to 12 years of age. Number of measures put in place for speedy investigation & trial of rape cases.

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    Image of Initiatives to Prevent Rape Cases

    Image of Initiatives to Prevent Rape Cases

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  • Jul 18, 2018
  • 1 🌟 AFTO Policy: Railways Now a Preferred Carrier of Automobiles (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Railways ]

    Indian Railways emerged as the preferred mode of transportation for automobiles- due to low cost, faster service, reliability and safety. Indian Railways is working closely w/automobile industry to develop policies which are mutually beneficial to industry as well as Railways.

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    Image of Newly Released Policies of Indian Railways

    Image of newly released policies of indian railways

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  • Jul 16, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Smart Cities: Diu Smart City Becomes 1st to Run on 100% During Renewable Energy (Important) [ Policy/Governance ]

    Diu Smart City has become 1st city in India that runs on 100 % renewable energy during daytime, setting bench-mark for other cities to follows: Diu was importing 73 % of its power from Gujarat till last year.

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    Map of Diu Smart City Becomes 1st to Run on 100 % Renewable

    Map of Diu Smart City Becomes 1st to Run on 100 % Renewable

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  • Jul 13, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Online Event Clearance System for Foreign Nationals (Important) [ Policy/Governance, International Relations/Organizations ]

    Union Home Ministry (https://conference.mha.gov.in) took another step towards ease of getting visas by launching online “event clearance system” for grant of security clearance to foreigners wanting to visit India to attend conferences, seminars or workshops on Wednesday.

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    Image of Agencies

    Image of Agencies

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  • 2 New Greenfield Noida International Airport at Jewar [ Policy/Governance, Economy ]

    Project Monitoring & Implementation Committee (PMIC) to expedite implementation of New Greenfield Noida International Airport at Jewar. NABH is initiative for building airport capacity.

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    Map of New Greenfield Noida International Airport at Jewar

    Map of New Greenfield Noida International Airport at Jewar

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  • Jul 12, 2018
  • 1 How Does an IAS Officer Get Dismissed? Policy for Removal of Non-Performing Civil Servants [ Policy/Governance ]

    Up to January 2018, total 21, 195 of Group ‘A’ & 47, 039 of Group ‘B’ officers are reviewed, Out of which relevant rules were recommended against 83 Group ‘A’ & 128 Group ‘B’ officers, including 15 officers of All India Services.

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    Image of Policy for Removal of Non-Performing Civil Servants

    Image of Policy for Removal of Non-Performing Civil Servants

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