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

  • Dec 19, 2018
  • 1 MNRE Circulates Draft Indian Wind Turbine Certification Scheme (IWTCS) [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Environment/Ecology ]

    Union Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has prepared draft of Indian Wind Turbine Certification Scheme (IWTCS) incorporating various guidelines of Turbine Certification Scheme. It is prepared in consultation w/Chennai based National Institute of Wind Energy.

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    Image of Energy In India 2018

    Image of Energy In India 2018

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  • Dec 18, 2018
  • 1 Crew of INS Arihant Complete Nuclear Triad [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Defense ]

    India’s 1st indigenous nuclear capable submarine INS Arihant has successfully completed its 1st deterrence patrol. Development signifies that underwater warship has completed its maiden long-range mission w/live nuclear-tipped missiles.

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    Image of Cracker of a Destroyer

    Image of Cracker of a Destroyer

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  • 2 3rd Ayurveda Day Celebrated [ Policy/Governance, Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Ayurveda Day was observed across India on occasion of Dhanawantari Jayanti or Dhanteras w/aim to further promote Ayurveda as mainstream system of medicine. Minister of State for AYUSH has announced that Ayurveda Departments will be opened in new 19 AIIMS.

    Image of Ayurveda Day was observed across India

    Image of Ayurveda Day Was Observed Across India

    Image of Ayurveda Day was observed across India

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  • Dec 17, 2018
  • 1 🌟 CSIR Develops Affordable Water Disinfection System “OneerTM”(Importamt) [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    CSIR has developed affordable Water Disinfection System “OneerTM”. Device will go long way in meeting requirements of potable water in rural & urban areas. Smaller unit of Oneer is particularly suitable for homes, street food vendors, & small establishments.

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    Image of CSIR-IITR ‘OneerTm’

    Image of CSIR-IITR ‘OneerTm’

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  • Dec 16, 2018
  • 1 5As - Ambition, Ability, Agility, Accountability & ACHV. are the Imp. to Reform Governance SYS. [ Policy/Governance ]

    Vice President of India has said that Ambition, Ability, Agility, Accountability & Achievement are 5 imp. directions in which country must move forward to reform our governance system cautioning officers not be complacent w/current achievements.

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    Image of Current Achievements.

    Image of current achievements.

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  • Dec 14, 2018
  • 1 Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL) Key for Implementation of Bharat Net Project [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Bharat Broadband Network Limited has played key role in leading successful implementation of BharatNet project for digitally connecting all 2,50,000 Gram Panchayats (GPs) in country.

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    Image of Fibre Network

    Image of Fibre Network

    • Objective of project is to facilitate deliv

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  • 2 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and India Sign $150 Million Loan to Improve Regional Connectivity [ Policy/Governance, Economy, International Relations/Organizations ]

    Asian Development Bank (ADB) & GoI signed $150 Million Loan to finance continued improvements to road connectivity & efficiency of International Trade Corridor in West Bengal & North-Eastern Region of India.

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    Image of Asian Development Bank

    Image of Asian Development Bank

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  • Dec 12, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Leadership for Academicians Program (LEAP) & Annual Refresher Programme (Important) [ Education, Policy/Governance ]

    Ministry of HRD launched 2 new initiatives viz. Leadership for Academicians Programme (LEAP) & Annual Refresher Programme in Teaching (ARPIT) for higher education faculty. ARPIT is unique initiative of online professional development of 15 lakh higher education faculty.

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    Image of LEAP Leadership

    Image of LEAP Leadership

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  • 2 Govt. Approves the Process of Constitution New Boards of Governors the IIMs as Per the IIM 2017 [ Education, Policy/Governance ]

    Union Govt. approved process of constitution of new boards of Governors for 20 IIMs as per IIM Act 2017. Process of constitution of boards for IIMs, which are given full powers of running institutions, is major development which signals complete autonomy of quality institutions

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  • Dec 11, 2018
  • 1 🌟 World’S Standard Definition of Kilogram Now Redefined (Important) [ Education, Policy/Governance ]

    Definition of kilogram is changed from being mass of prototype sanctioned by 1st CGPM held in Paris in 1889 & deposited at BIPM to Planck constant, which is physical constant. Definition of metre is changed to link it to speed of light. There is change in definition of time also.

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  • Dec 10, 2018
  • 1 Inclusion of Quadricycles as Non Transport Vehicles [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Economy ]

    Ministry of road transport & highways has approved sale of quadricycles for personal use. Ministry notified insertion of ‘Quadricycle’ as ‘non-transport’ vehicle under Motor Vehicles Act 1988.

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    Image of Ready to Roll And Rock

    Image of Ready to Roll And Rock

    • Quadricycle –vehi

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  • 2 Cabinet Approves Closure of National Jute Manufactures Corporation Ltd. [ Policy/Governance, Economy ]

    Union Cabinet has approved closure of National Jute Manufactures Corporation Ltd. (NJMC) & its subsidiary Birds Jute & Exports Ltd. (BJEL). Available land w/both CPSEs will be put up for public use/other govt. use for overall development of society.

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    Image of Public Enterprice India

    Image of Public Enterprice India

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  • Dec 6, 2018
  • 1 Cabinet Approves Closure of National Jute MfG. Corp. Ltd. & Its Subsidiary Birds Jute [ Policy/Governance, Economy, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    Union Cabinet has approved closure of National Jute Manufactures Corporation Ltd. (NJMC) & its subsidiary Birds Jute & Exports Ltd. (BJEL). Available land w/both CPSEs will be put up for public use/other govt. use for overall development of society.

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    Image of National Jute Manufactures Corporation

    Image of National Jute Manufactures Corporation

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  • 2 🌟 Launch of Methanol Cooking Fuel Program in India (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Signifying paradigm shift towards use of alternate cooking fuel technology, Namrup-based Assam Petrochemicals Limited (APL) has rolled out country’s 1st methanol-based cooking fuel project-‘Green & Clean Fuel Pilot Project on Methanol Cooking Stove’.

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    Image of National Policy on Biofuels 2018

    Image of National policy on biofuels 2018

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  • 3 PM to Interact with IT & Electronic MfG. Professionals to Launch of “Main Nahin Hum” Portal & App [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Computers & ICT ]

    Government has launched ‘Main Nahin Hum’ portal for IT professionals. On this occasion PM will interact w/IT & electronic manufacturing professionals across India. Platform is developed by MyGov.

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    Image of Launch of CSR Platform

    Image of launch of CSR platform

    About ‘Main Nah

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  • Dec 3, 2018
  • 1 Cabinet Approves Appointment of Adjudicating Authority & Establishment of Appellate Tribunal [ Policy/Governance, Economy ]

    Union Cabinet has approved appointment of Adjudicating Authority & establishment of Appellate Tribunal under Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act (PBPT), 1988. Benches of Adjudicating Authority may sit in Kolkata, Mumbai & Chennai & necessary notification in this regar

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  • 2 🌟 Creation of Fisheries and Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund (FIDF) (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Economy, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved creation of FIDF to double farmers’ income by 2022. Proposal for creation of fund was made in budget 2018 - 19. Fund will involve in attracting private investment & technologies in creation & management of fisheries all ar

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  • Nov 30, 2018
  • 1 IBBI Notifies the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Board of India Regulations, 2018 [ Policy/Governance, Economy ]

    Insolvency & Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) notified Insolvency & Bankruptcy Board of India (Mechanism for Issuing Regulations) Regulations, 2018. Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (Code) is modern economic legislation. Issuing Regulations are effective from 22nd Oct. , 2018.

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  • Nov 29, 2018
  • 1 President Gives Assent to Bill Providing Constitutional Validity to NCBC [ Policy/Governance, Bills ]

    Parliament has passed Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017 that seeks to provide constitutional status to National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC). Bill will be sent to President for his assent (as per 368 of Constitution).

    President gives assent to bill providing cons. validity to NCBC

    President Gives Assent to Bill Providing Cons. Validity to NCBC

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  • Nov 19, 2018
  • 1 Sale of Electoral Bonds at Authorized Branches of State Bank of India [ Policy/Governance, Economy ]

    GoI has notified sale of electoral bond by SBI thru its 29 authorized branches from 1st to 10th Nov. , 2018. These SBI branches are in cities like New Delhi, Gandhinagar, Chandigarh, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Mumbai, Jaipur, Lucknow, Chennai, Kolkata & Guwahati.

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    Image of Electoral Bearer Bond Scheme - 2018

    Image of Electoral Bearer Bond Scheme - 2018

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  • Nov 15, 2018
  • 1 Parliament Passes Bill for Quick Prosecution in Cheque Bounce Cases [ Policy/Governance, Economy, Bills ]

    Lok Sabha has passed Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2017 to reduce number of cheque dishonor cases pending in courts. Bill amends Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 to primarily address issues of dishonor of cheques & deal w/unnecessary delay in disposal of such cases.

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    Image of Parliament Passes Bill for Quick Prosecution in Cheque

    Image of Parliament passes bill for quick prosecution in cheque

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  • 2 Girinka Program: India, Rwanda Sign 8 Agreements in Various Fields [ Policy/Governance, International Relations/Organizations ]

    India & Rwanda have signed 8 agreements in fields of defence, trade, agriculture, leather & allied products & dairy. Agreements were signed following delegation-level talks b/w PM & Rwandan President Paul Kagame in Kigali, capital city of Rwanda.

    PM Modi became 1st Indian PM to

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  • Nov 14, 2018
  • 1 Kerala Tops Public Affairs Index [ Policy/Governance, Country/State Ranks/Indices ]

    According to Public Affairs Index (PAI) 2018, Kerala tops list as best-governed state in country followed by Tamil Nadu. Index was released by think tank Public Affairs Centre (PAC).

    Kerala has topped PAI as best-governed state for 3rd consecutive year since 2016 among large sta

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  • Nov 12, 2018
  • 1 Ayodhya Land Dispute: SC Declines to Revisit Its 1994 Judgment and Refer It to Larger Bench [ Policy/Governance, Culture ]

    SC declined to refer 1994 Ismail Farooqui judgment that mosques are not integral to Islam to larger constitution bench. Judgement was delivered by 3-judge bench w/2: 1 majority. Majority judgement was written by Justice Ashok Bhushan on behalf of himself & Chief Justice Deepak Mi

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  • 2 MoU Signed Between Lady Irwin College & MoRD for Roshni [ Education, Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NRLM), under Union Ministry of Rural Development signed MoU w/Lady Irwin College for establishing ROSHNI - Centre of Women Collectives led Social Action.

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    Image of NRLM

    Image of NRLM

    • ROSHNI is technically &

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  • Nov 10, 2018
  • 1 Indian Railways Enters into Memorandum of Coop. & Understanding with Govt. of Russian Federation [ Policy/Governance, International Relations/Organizations, Railways ]

    Indian Railways Ministry signed MoU b/w India-Russia Summit & Joint Stock Company ‘Russian Railways’. In MoC, intention of 2 countries is to increase activities under MoU signed on 24th Dec. , 2015.

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    Image of Railways Mission - 2022

    Image of Railways Mission - 2022

    On behalf

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  • 2 Cabinet Approves Est. of National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation in Sehore District [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    Union Cabinet has remodified its earlier decision to establish of National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation (NIMHR) in Sehore (Bhopal-Sehore highway) Madhya Pradesh. NIMHR will be 1st of its kind in country in area of mental health rehabilitation.

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    Map of Sehore Location

    Map of Sehore Location

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  • Nov 9, 2018
  • 1 Civil Aviation Ministry Releases Policy on Biometric Based Digital Processing of Pass. at Airports [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance ]

    Union Ministry of Civil Aviation has released policy on biometric based digital processing of passengers at airports called Digi Yatra. Initiative seeks to promote paperless & hassle-free air travel.

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    Image of Civil Aviation Ministry Releases the Policy

    Image of Civil Aviation Ministry Releases the Policy

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  • Nov 8, 2018
  • 1 Government Constitutes Competition Law Review Committee to Review the Competition Act [ Policy/Governance, Economy, Committees/Govt. Bodies, Political Science ]

    Union Finance Ministry has constituted 9 members Competition Law Review Committee to ensure that legislation is in tune w/changing business environment. It will be chaired by Corporate Affairs Secretary Injeti Srinivas.

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    Image of Competition Commission of India

    Image of Competition Commission of India

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  • 2 PM Modi Inaugurates Conference on Academic Leadership on Education for Resurgence [ Education, Policy/Governance ]

    PM inaugurated Conference on Academic Leadership on Education for Resurgence at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. Conference saw participation from Vice-Chancellors & Directors of more than 350 universities.

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    Image of Female Academic Leadership in India Higher Education

    Image of Female Academic Leadership in india higher education

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