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

  • Nov 4, 2016
  • 1 Maharashtra: First State to Launch Cyber Police Stations [ Policy-Governance ]

    Maharashtra will become the first state in India to have a cyber-police station in each district and Maharashtra government is also converting 42 state-of-the-art cyber-crime labs into cyber police stations.

    Key Aspects

    • Cyber police stations will set up at police commissionerate

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  • Nov 1, 2016
  • 1 India Secures 133rd Rank in 2016 Global Youth Development Index [ Policy-Governance ]

    India secured 133rd rank from 183 countries including 49 Commonwealth countries in the 2016 Global Youth Development Index (YDI) prepared by Commonwealth Secretariat. Global Youth Development Index measures following in youngsters:

    • Employment
    • Education
    • Health
    • Civic
    • Political participa

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  • 2 Ease of Doing Business List Topped by- Andhra Pradesh and Telangana [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Ease of Doing Business Reforms Ranking 2015-16 was topped by Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Ranking is developed by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and the World Bank.

    • The Index is based on how states implemented DIPP-proposed 340-point Business Reform

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  • 3 2016 Agricultural Marketing and Farmer Friendly Reforms Index of NITI Aayog Topped by Maharashtra [ Policy-Governance ]

    Maharashtra has topped 2016 Agricultural Marketing and Farmer Friendly Reforms Index- the first-ever index comparing states on implementation of farm sector reforms developed by NITI Aayog.

    What is Agricultural Marketing and Farmer Friendly Reforms Index?

    • Based on seven farm sect

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  • 4 Census 2011: Differently-Abled School Attendance Ratio Increases to 61.20% by 11% [ Policy-Governance ]

    According to the recently released data of Census about two-thirds of the disabled population of 5-19 age-groups was attending schools in 2011 which is 40.2 lakh (61.2%) from 65.7 lakh total disabled population.

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    Image of School Attendance Ratio

    Image of School Attendance Ratio

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  • Oct 31, 2016
  • 1 31st October Celebrated as “Rashtriya Ekta Divas” [ Policy-Governance ]

    National Unity Day (Rashtriya Ekta Diwas) was observed across India on 31st October 2015. This honors the 140th  birthday of Independent India’s first Deputy Prime Minister and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off Run for Unity at Rajpath in New Delh

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  • Oct 30, 2016
  • 1 India’S Second Open Defecation Free State is Himachal Pradesh [ Policy-Governance ]

    Himachal Pradesh became the country’s second open defecation-free (ODF) state under the Swachh Bharat Mission, indicating that the northern state has toilet access for every household. The status qualifies Himachal Pradesh to receive funds under the World Bank’s Rs. 9,000-crore c

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  • Oct 29, 2016
  • 1 Union Cabinet Approves Establishment of National Academic Depository [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Union Cabinet approved establishment and operationalization of a National Academic Depository (NAD) for bringing another enhancement to the vision of Digital India. It is a Digital Depository for school learning certificates, degrees and other academic awards of Higher Educat

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  • Oct 28, 2016
  • 1 IPS officer Karnal Singh Appointed as Director of Enforcement Directorate [ Policy-Governance ]

    Senior IPS Officer Karnal Singh was appointed as the Director of Enforcement Directorate (ED). The decision was taken by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    Senior IPS Officer Karnal Singh

    Senior IPS Officer Karnal Singh

    Senior IPS Officer Karnal Singh

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  • Oct 27, 2016
  • 1 Government Launches Biotech-KISAN and Cattle Genomics to Empower Farmers [ Policy-Governance ]

    Government announced the launch of two new programmes - Biotech-KISAN and Cattle Genomics to empower the farmers. This will network farmers directly with the scientists and experts.Programme focuses on the least educated, marginalized, small, and women farmers.

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  • 2 RGI Data: Life Expectancy Highest in Jammu and Kashmir [ Policy-Governance ]

    Jammu and Kashmir has exceeded Kerala with the highest life expectancy in India for all ages, except life expectancy at birth. This data was released by Registrar General of India (RGI). They published data of state level life expectancy- defined as the estimate of the average nu

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  • 3 Uttarakhand High Court Bans Sale of Whitener in State [ Policy-Governance ]

    High Court of Uttarakhand has ordered a complete ban on the sale of whitener in the state and this decision came due to the death of a teenager in Bhowali town of Nainital district after he sniffed an excess for a kick.

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    Image of Whitener Addiction

    Sniffing a whitener causes addiction.

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  • Oct 26, 2016
  • 1 Cyrus Mistry Removed as Chairman of Tata Group [ Policy-Governance ]

    Cyrus Pallonji Mistry was abruptly removed by the board of India’s largest conglomerate Tata Sons Ltd. However, he will continue as a director of the individual companies.Ratan Tata will succeed him as chairman who was replaced by Cyrus Pallonji Mistry as interim chairman for fou

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  • 2 PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates First National Tribal Carnival [ Policy-Governance ]

    India’s PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the first National Tribal Carnival in New Delhi. This carnival promotes a sense of completeness among the tribal population. It is celebrated for four-days displaying and promoting tribal culture on a large scale.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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  • Oct 23, 2016
  • 1 NABARD Provides Rs. 19,702 Crore Loan to NWDA [ Policy-Governance ]

    NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) sanctioned loan of Rs. 19,702 crore to the National Water Development Agency (NWDA). Loan will be provided through NABARD’s Long Term Irrigation Fund (LTIF) as part of Central share of assistance to State Governments.

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  • Oct 19, 2016
  • 1 Auto Manufacturers to Provide Details of Emission and Noise Pollution for Each Vehicle [ Policy-Governance ]

    Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways made it mandatory for all automobile manufacturers to provide a detail of emission and noise pollution for every vehicle they produced after October 2017.

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    Image of Auto Manufacturers

    Image of Auto Manufacturers

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  • Oct 18, 2016
  • 1 Ashok Leyland Launches First India-Made Electric Bus [ Policy-Governance ]

    Hinduja Group’s flagship company Ashok Leyland has launched first Made in India electric bus.  This bus is non-polluting and has zero-emissions. Bus launched in lines with National Electric Mobility Plan. The objective is 20 percent penetration of eco-friendly vehicles by 2020.

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  • Oct 17, 2016
  • 1 National Summit on Fortification of Food Inaugurated in New Delhi [ Policy-Governance ]

    “National Summit on Fortification of Food” was inaugurated in New Delhi to address micronutrient malnutrition in India. Summit brought together experts from food industry, development communities, technical supporters, state governments, academics, donors, and receivers.

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  • Oct 15, 2016
  • 1 Union Government to Distribute Pulses Through Post Offices [ Policy-Governance ]

    Union Government will sell subsidized pulses through the vast network of post offices across the country. The decision was taken at the meeting of the inter-ministerial committee on prices of vital commodities headed by the Consumer Affairs Secretary.

    Focus of the Committee

    • Ensu

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  • Oct 10, 2016
  • 1 SC Stays Commercial Release of GM Mustard [ Policy-Governance ]

    Supreme Court has stayed the commercial release of Genetically Modified (GM) mustard crop till October 17, 2016. It has asked the Central Government to take public opinion on such seeds before releasing the variety for cultivation.

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    Image of Supreme Court

    Image of Supreme Court

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  • 2 Union Government to Set Up Public Debt Management Cell [ Policy-Governance ]

    Finance Ministry Arun Jaitley has proposed to set up a Public Debt Management Cell (PDMC). PDMC will strengthen and deepen the reach of bond markets in India, streamline government borrowings and promote better cash management.

    Key Facts:

    • PDMC housed at the RBI’s Delhi office.  

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  • Oct 6, 2016
  • 1 4th Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Review- RBI Repo Rate Cut by 25 Basis Points [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cuts the repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.25% in its fourth bi-monthly monetary policy review for 2016-17. This was the first decision by newly constituted Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) and under new RBI Governor Urjit Patel.

    • This decision was ta

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  • Sep 22, 2016
  • 1 Stand Up India [ Policy-Governance ]

    Stand up India scheme supports entrepreneurship among SCs, STs and women to empower them. It was launched on 5th April 2016 by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Stand up India scheme offers up to ₹10 lakh and ₹1 crore bank loans for SCs STs and women for their new businesses.

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  • 2 Baluchistan Controversy [ Policy-Governance ]

    Baluchistan is the province of the Pakistan, its provincial capital and the largest city is Quetta. Baluchistan shares the border with Punjab (India). Baluchistan is known for its ancient culture and dry desert climate.

    Baluchistan History 

    • Pakistan Baluchistan had become part of

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  • 3 Startup India and Start-Up Hubs [ Policy-Governance ]

    Startup India aims to build strong ecosystem for development of startups in the country and for their economic growth. The aim is ultimately to create more job opportunities. Prime Minister of India launched this scheme on 16th January 2016. It main policy direction for this sche

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  • 4 Pradhan Mantri Make in India [ Policy-Governance ]

    Narendra Modi, launched this scheme to bring development and investment to the country. According to the ruling government, to generate fresh employment, bring foreign direct investment, and to change the landscape of the country, few sectors need to be developed.

    The prospective

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  • 5 Smart City [ Policy-Governance ]

    A smart city is an urban development vision to integrate information and communication technology, in a secure fashion to manage a city’s assets. The city’s assets include schools, libraries, transportation systems, hospitals, power plants, water supply networks, waste management

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  • 6 Swachh Bharat Abhiyan [ Policy-Governance ]

    For a country like India with huge population, cleanliness is one of the most important concerns. For this reason, our Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on 2nd October 2014 at Rajghat, New Delhi, on the 145 birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, officially launched the campaign known as Swachh

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  • Sep 7, 2016
  • 1 2016 में मोदी सरकार के केंद्रीय मंत्रिमंडल में फेरबदल के बाद नए मंत्री Modi Government in 2016 After the Cabinet Reshuffle, New Minister) [ Policy-Governance ]

    प्रस्तावना:- नए मंत्रियों के शपथ के समय सामान्य लग रहा मोदी जी का मंत्रिमंडल के फेरबदल में जबरदस्त परिर्वतन हुए हैं, रात में मंत्रालयों के बंटवारा होते-होते भारी उलटफेर में बदल गया है। इससे सबसे बड़ा झटका केंद्रीय मानव संसाधन विकास मंत्री स्मृति ईरानी को लगा, जिन्हें कम महत्व वाले

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  • Aug 30, 2016
  • 1 POCSO E-Box [ Policy-Governance ]

    The POCSO e-box provide easy and direct reporting for any sexual crimes with children and it also provide fast action against offenders under POCSO Act, 2012 online as initiative of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR).

    Basically, it is online complaint m

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