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

  • Oct 3, 2018
  • 1 Global EoIs (Expression of Interests) [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    In last 3 years 7 Global Expression of Interests (EoIs) are floated by Ordnance Factory Board (OFB). Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) had approved procurement of 957 nos of Muzzle Reference System (MRS) for TI-ESSA in T-90 Tanks from Opto-Electronic Factory (OLF) Dehradun.

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  • 2 Increase in Lifestyle Diseases in India: Causes, Prevention, and Solution [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) & other Institutes conduct studies on lifestyle disease. According to ICMR India State-Level Disease Burden Study report “India: Health of the Nation’s States”, estimated proportion of all deaths due to Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) ha

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  • Oct 2, 2018
  • 1 Demonetization and Its Impact on Tax Collection and Formalization of the Economy [ Policy/Governance, Economy ]

    Reserve Bank has released its reports 2 times stating that demonetized Notes of Rs. 500 & Rs. 1000 are substantially deposited in Banks. Because most of currency came back into Banks, object of Demonetization has not succeeded.

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    Image of Demonetization and Its Impact on Tax Collection

    Image of Demonetization and its impact on Tax collection

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  • 2 🌟 National Policy on Women’S Safety (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Women/Minority Empowerment ]

    Ministry of Women & Child Development has been furnished Action Plan, which covers legal & schematic interventions to enhance safety of Women. Ministry of Home Affairs has set up Division on Women’s Safety to give focused attention to safety of women in country.

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    Image of Crimes Against Women

    Image of crimes against women

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  • 3 Steps for Reducing Tax Litigations [ Policy/Governance, Economy ]

    GoI has decided to increase threshold monetary limits for filing Departmental Appeals at various levels, be it Appellate Tribunals, High Courts & Supreme Court in the following manner.

    Table contain shows the Appeal Fora and Present limit for filing appeal

    Table contain shows the Appeal Fora and Present limit for filing appeal

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  • Sep 30, 2018
  • 1 National Viral Hepatitis Control Program Launched on 29th July to Mark World Hepatitis Day [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare launched National Viral Hepatitis Control Program to eradicate viral hepatitis by 2030 on 29th July, 2018. Program was launched to mark World Hepatitis Day 2018.

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    Image of World Hepatitis Day

    Image of World Hepatitis Day

    On same occas

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  • Sep 24, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Policy for Disposal of Waste and Pollution Control: Steps to Manage and Reduce Waste (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Environment/Ecology ]

    Ministry, in supersession of Municipal Solid Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2000, has notified Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016. Project proposals are appraised by concerned State Level Expert Appraisal Committees & while recommending proposals for grant of clearance, env

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  • Sep 18, 2018
  • 1 Government Launches Technology Challenge to Eliminate Human Entry into Septic Tanks [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance ]

    Union Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs launched ‘Technology Challenge: Identifying solutions for cleaning of Sewerage Systems & Septic Tanks’ to promote suitable techniques for cleaning sewers & septic tanks.

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    Image of Government Launches Technology Challenge

    Image of Government Launches Technology Challenge

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  • Sep 14, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is Govt’S 5-Pronged Strategy on Bad Loans? It Has near-Term Challenges (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Economy ]

    5-pronged strategy recommended by panel of bankers for resolution of bad loans is useful long-term concept, but tighter deadlines & near-term funding challenges remain. For scrutiny on bankers on their commercial decisions, govt. non-interfering steering committee is proposed.

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    Image of Project Sashakt

    Image of Project Sashakt

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  • 2 Apply for Passport from Anywhere in India on Occasion of 6th Passport Seva Divas on 24th June [ Policy/Governance, Important Days ]

    Ministry of External Affairs, launched new schemes to make passport application significantly smoother process for people in further corners of country on occasion of 6thPassport Seva Divas on 24th June.

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    Image of Apply for Passport from Anywhere in India

    Image of Apply for passport from anywhere in india

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  • 3 India Preparing Comprehensive Aviation Plan and Cargo Policy for 2035 [ Policy/Governance ]

    Terming creation of infrastructure big challenge, Civil Aviation Ministry said India will need at least 1,000 planes in next few years as it prepares comprehensive & integrated plan for 2035 to boost sector.

    India Preparing Comprehensive Aviation Plan & Cargo Policy

    India Preparing Comprehensive Aviation Plan & Cargo Policy

    Image of India Preparing Comprehensive Aviation Plan and Cargo Policy for 2035

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  • Sep 12, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is BRAP? Andhra Pradesh Achieved Top Ranking in Terms of “Ease in Business” (Important) [ Policy/Governance ]

    In state of Union of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) issued ‘Ease of Doing Business’ list of 2017, Andhra Pradesh continued to top in 2nd consecutive year among all States & UTs.

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    Image of State-wise Ranking on Ease of Doing Business

    Image of state-wise ranking on ease of doing business

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  • Sep 10, 2018
  • 1 Urban Decongestion: Constitution of Cmte. for Standardization & Indigenization in Metro Rail Sys. [ Policy/Governance, Committees/Govt. Bodies, Railways ]

    Transport infrastructure is one of most imp. factors for country’s progress. W/rapid Industrialization, Urbanization, Globalization & concentration of large population in urban centers, cities & towns of country are growing at faster pace.

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    Image of Metro Rail Systems

    Image of Metro Rail Systems

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  • 2 🌟 Oxytocin Formulations Ban Came into Effect from 1st July 2018 (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has restricted manufacture of Oxytocin formulations for domestic use to public sector only. It has banned import of Oxytocin & its formulations. Order comes into effect from 1st July.

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    Image of Price For Misuse

    Image of Price For Misuse

    Who

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  • 3 🌟 Electoral Bond Scheme 2018 (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Economy ]

    Govt. notified Electoral Bond Scheme 2018 via Gazette Notification. Electoral Bonds may be purchased by person, who is citizen of India or incorporated or established in India. Person being individual can buy Electoral Bonds, either singly or jointly w/other individuals.

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    Image of Electoral Bond Scheme 2018

    Image of Electoral Bond Scheme 2018

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  • Sep 6, 2018
  • 1 Agartala Airport, Tripura Renamed as Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Kishore Airport, Agartala [ Policy/Governance ]

    Union Cabinet approved renaming Agartala Airport in Tripura as ‘Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Kishore Airport, Agartala in wake of long pending demand of people of Tripura as well as Govt. of Tripura.

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    Image of Agartala Airport in Tripura

    Image of Agartala Airport in Tripura

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  • Sep 5, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Ten New Swachh Iconic Places Launched Under Swachh Bharat Mission (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Culture ]

    Govt. has added 10 new Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) under phase III of its flagship project Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) of Swachh Bharat Mission. 3rd phase of Swachh Iconic Places was launched at Mana villages which are situated close to Badrinath temple in Uttarakhand.

    Map of 10 New Swachh Iconic Places

    Map of 10 New Swachh Iconic Places

    Map of 10 New Swachh Iconic Places

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  • 2 Shillong (Meghalaya) Gets Selected as the 100thSmart City [ Policy/Governance ]

    Shillong capital of Meghalaya is selected as 100th Smart City after evaluation proposal submitted by it. Till now, 99 smart cities was selected in 4 rounds of competition & w/today’s announcement, selection of 100 cities is completed under Smart Cities Mission.

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    Image of Shillong - The 100th Amart Cities of India

    Image of Shillong - The 100th Amart Cities of India

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  • Sep 3, 2018
  • 1 NITI Aayog to Release First Delta Ranking Under the Aspirational Districts Programme [ Policy/Governance ]

    NITI Aayog released 1st Delta ranking for 108 Aspirational Districts to measure their incremental progress across 5 developmental areas during 2 month period of 31st March to 31st May 2018 on 29th June, 2018. Following figure shows the indicators used in Delta rankings.

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    Image of Indicators and Data Points

    Image of Indicators and Data Points

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  • Aug 31, 2018
  • 1 Shram Suvidha Portal for Industrial Compliance [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Economy ]

    Ministry Labour & Employment has developed Shram Suvidha Portal in central sphere to create conducive environment for industrial development. The Unified Shram Suvidha Portal is developed to facilitate reporting of Inspections, and submission of Returns.

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    Image of Shram Suvidha Portal for Industrial Compliance

    Image of Shram Suvidha Portal for Industrial Compliance

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  • 2 Where are EVMs Made? New EVM Production Facility Inaugurated at Bharat Electronics [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Economy ]

    Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) empowers world’s largest democracy, India, by providing Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) for various kinds of election. It has got 2 units, Control Unit (CU) & Ballot Unit (BU).

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    Image of Indian Electronic Voting Machine

    Image of Indian Electronic Voting Machine

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  • 3 What is Code of 1992: India, Pakistan Turn to Code of 1992 [ Policy/Governance, International Relations/Organizations ]

    India & Pakistan are looking to put lid on recent incidents of harassment of diplomats by reiterating code of conduct arrived at in 1992 to ensure diplomatic staff are not subject to rough treatment that has accelerated downturn in relations.

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    Image of Tashkent Declaration

    Image of Tashkent Declaration

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  • Aug 30, 2018
  • 1 Deendayal Port in Kandla to Have an Exclusive, Mechanized Facility for Handling Fertilizer Cargo [ Policy/Governance, Economy ]

    Standing Finance Committee of Ministry of Shipping has cleared project for setting up exclusive, fully mechanized handling facility for fertilizer cargo at Deendayal Port in Kandla.

    Map of Dindayal port in Kandla

    Map of Dindayal Port in Kandla

    Map of Dindayal port in Kandla

    Details of New Facility for Han

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  • Aug 28, 2018
  • 1 Environment Ministry, Teri & UNEP Strategize the Roadmap for ‘Urban Sustainability’ in the World [ Policy/Governance, Environment/Ecology ]

    Ministry of State (Independent Charge), Housing & Urban Affairs, India said that India will succeed in achieving its SDGs by highlighting importance of sustainable smart cities. By 2050, India’s population is expected to grow to 1.7 billion, adding further pressure on country’s u

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  • Aug 27, 2018
  • 1 Vision 2035 Aviation Document: Civil Aviation Ministry to Prepare a Holistic ‘Vision – 2035’ Doc. [ Policy/Governance, Economy ]

    Centre is finalising strategic vision document for fast growing aviation sector in country to address issues such as infrastructure constraints at airports, boosting air connectivity to smaller towns & developing local human resource.

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    Image of Vision 2035 Aviation Document

    Image of Vision 2035 Aviation Document

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  • Aug 23, 2018
  • 1 POSCO Act: Male Child Victims of Sexual Abuse/UTs Victim Compensation Scheme/Fund [ Policy/Governance, Bills, Ethics ]

    Union Minister of Women & Child Development, urged States & UTs to issue necessary directions to concerned departments for including male child victims of sexual abuse in Victim Compensation Schemes or Funds on 30th May, 2018.

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    Image of POSCO Act

    Image of POSCO Act

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  • 2 🌟 National Disaster Risk Index (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Disaster Management ]

    1st National Disaster Risk Index, which gauges potential hazards & disasters across 640 dist. of India, places Maharashtra as most vulnerable, followed by West Bengal, UP, MP & Rajasthan.

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    Image of High Risk Districts on Disaster

    Image of High Risk Districts on Disaster

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  • Aug 20, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Tourism Ministry Launches the Guidelines on Adventure Tourism (Important) [ Policy/Governance ]

    Union Ministry of Tourism for 1st time issued guidelines for Adventure Tourism in India in effort to make adventure sports safer. In past few years, adventure tourism has grown rapidly India.

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    Image of Tourist Inputs

    Image of Tourist Inputs

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  • 2 Online Cybercrime Reporting Portal: Calls for Expediting Online Cybercrime Reporting Portal [ Policy/Governance, Defense ]

    Union Home Ministry directed to expedite launch of online cybercrime reporting portal due to deep concern over rising misuse of Internet for circulating child pornography & other obscene material.

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    Image of Types of Cyber Crimes

    Image of Types of Cyber Crimes

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  • Aug 19, 2018
  • 1 🌟 WCD Proposes to Widen the Scope of Indecent Representation of Women Act (IRWA), 1986 (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Bills ]

    WCD proposed amendments in IRWA keeping in mind recent technological advancement in field of communications such as social media platforms, over top services etc. Amendments are based on observations made by Parliamentary Standing Committee & recommendation made by National Commi

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