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

  • Jan 11, 2017
  • 1 Union Health Ministry Introduces Rubella Vaccine in Its Universal Immunization Programme [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Union Health Ministry announced that it is introducing Rubella vaccine as Measles-Rubella vaccine in its Universal Immunization Programme (UIP). The Measles-Rubella Campaign aims at rapidly building up immunity for both measles and rubella.

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    Image of Rubella

    Image of Rubella

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  • Jan 10, 2017
  • 1 Delhi Government Introduces ‘Good Samaritan Policy’ [ Policy-Governance ]

    Delhi Government has approved ’Good Samaritan Policy to encourage people to help road accident victims in emergency situation. Under this policy monetary incentive of Rs 2,000 and appreciation certificate will be given to people who help road accident victims in the national Capi

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  • Jan 9, 2017
  • 1 Government Makes Aadhaar Mandatory for MGNREGA Work [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Union Government has made mandatory for people living in rural areas need to have Aadhaar under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. Those who have registered under the scheme will be required to give furnish proof of possession of Aadhaar card or underg

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  • 2 Nobel Prize Series India Exhibition in Gandhinagar Inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi [ Policy-Governance ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Nobel Prize Series Exhibition in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. It has been organized by Nobel Media and coordinated by the Department of Biotechnology. Nine Nobel laureates are attending it and interact with students of Indian Universities.

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  • 3 Ministry of Power Unveils World’S Largest Street Light Programme [ Policy-Governance ]

    Power Ministry unveiled world’s largest street light replacement programme in South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) area. It is implemented under LED based Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) by the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture under the Uni

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  • Jan 8, 2017
  • 1 India, Portugal Sign Six Agreements [ Policy-Governance ]

    India and Portugal have signed six memorandums of understandings (MoUs). These agreements were signed after delegation level talks Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his visiting Portugal counterpart António Costa who was Chief Guest of 2017 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas held in Goa.

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  • Jan 7, 2017
  • 1 S Padmanabhan Appointed as Chairman of Tata Power [ Policy-Governance ]

    Tata Sons Ltd has nominated S Padmanabhan as the chairman for Tata Power Co Ltd. Padmanabhan at present serves as an additional director on the company’s board. The nomination comes against the backdrop of Cyrus Mistry’s resignation as director of the company last month.

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  • 2 Government to Launch Two New Apps to Enhance Road Safety & Citizen Interactions [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is gearing up to launch m-Parivahan and e-challan mobile apps in a bid to given an impetus to the road safety. Expected to launch during the Road Safety Week, the launch of two apps enable enhanced citizen interaction in a friendly atmo

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  • 3 Union Cabinet Approves MoU Between India and Kenya in Field of Agriculture and Allied Sectors [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Kenya on bilateral cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sectors.  The MoU shall enter into force on the day of signing an

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  • Jan 6, 2017
  • 1 Union Government Launched IPR Enforcement Toolkit for Police [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Union Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched an Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Enforcement Toolkit for Police. It will be provided to all state police departments across the nation. It is to assist Police in dealing with the cases relating to Trademark

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  • 2 Justice JS Khehar Sworn in as 44th Chief Justice of India [ Policy-Governance ]

    Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, has led the five-judge constitution bench in the Supreme Court which had struck down the controversial NJAC Act for appointment of judges. He has sworn in as the 44th Chief Justice of India.

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    Image of Jagdish Singh Khehar

    Image of Jagdish Singh Khehar

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  • Jan 5, 2017
  • 1 Government Launches Swachh Bharat Survekshan 2017 in 500 Cities [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Union Ministry of Urban Development launched Swachh Survekshan 2017 to rank 500 cities. The survey will be conducted by Quality Council of India (QCI) under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. It is in a bid to encourage competition to improve sanitation.

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    Swachh Survekshan - Swachh Bharat Mission

    Swachh Survekshan - Swachh Bharat Mission

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  • 2 RBI Appoints Surekha Marandi as Executive Director [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Reserve Bank of India has appointed Surekha Marandi as its Executive Director (ED). She appointed in place of U.S. Paliwal, who retired in December 2016. She has also served on the Boards of United Bank and Bank of Baroda.

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    Seal of the Reserve Bank of India

    Seal of the Reserve Bank of India

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  • 3 Finland First Country to Introduce Basic Income for Unemployed [ Policy-Governance ]

    Finland becomes the first country in the world to pay a basic monthly income to unemployed citizens. The move is an effort on the part of the country’s government to reduce poverty and boost employment.  The basic monthly income will amount to about €560.

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    Image of Finland - Currency

    Image of Finland - Currency

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  • Jan 4, 2017
  • 1 Assembly Election 2017 in Five States of India [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Election Commission today announced the dates and phases of elections for 5 states - Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur, and Goa. About 160 million people spread across five states will vote in February and March. For both the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress,

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  • 2 Air Marshal SB Deo Takes Over as Vice Chief of the Air Staff of Indian Air Force [ Policy-Governance ]

    Air Marshal SB Deo is going to be the next Vice Chief of the Indian Air Force (IAF). He will take over from Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa who is all set to be the new IAF chief. He will hand over charge of the Western Air Command to Air Marshal. He is assuming to join the off

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  • 3 China Announces Ban on Ivory Trade by End of 2017 [ Policy-Governance ]

    This sparks hope among conservationist groups that it could stem the tide of mass killing of elephants. The Chinese government announced the commitment to end the ivory trade.it has announced a ban on ivory trade and all processing activities by the end of 2017.

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  • Jan 3, 2017
  • 1 Former Union Minister Balasaheb Vikhe-Patil Passes Away [ Policy-Governance ]

    Ex-Member of Parliament and former union minister Balasaheb Vikhe Patil passed away in Loni at Maharashtra He represented the Kopargaon constituency of Maharashtra. He is a member of the Indian National Congress (INC) political party. He was 84 and had been suffering from kidney

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  • 2 Andhra Pradesh Government Launches NTR Arogya Raksha Scheme [ Policy-Governance ]

    The new health scheme offering medical insurance to those who were not covered under any of the existing health schemes of the state government. Andhra Pradesh Government has launched NTR Arogya Raksha Scheme to provide the medical treatment to the people below Above Poverty Line

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  • 3 David R Syiemlieh Appointed as UPSC Chairman [ Policy-Governance ]

    President Pranab Mukherjee appointed Professor David R Syiemlieh as the Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Syiemlieh, who is serving as the Member of UPSC, will succeed Alka Sirohi, a former IAS officer of the Madhya Pradesh cadre.

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    Image of David R Syiemlieh

    Image of David R Syiemlieh

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  • Jan 2, 2017
  • 1 Suresh Prabhu Inaugurated Series of Railway Projects in Andhra Pradesh [ Policy-Governance ]

    Andhra Pradesh government signed memorandum of understanding with the Indian Railways. It is for setting up a joint venture company for taking up major rail projects in the state. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, took part in the programme through a video link.

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  • 2 Anil Baijal Takes Oath as Delhi Lieutenant Governor [ Policy-Governance ]

    Former Union Home Secretary Anil Baijal took oath as the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi. The oath was administered by Chief Justice of Delhi High Court. He was formally appointed as Delhi LG as a replacement of Najeeb Jung. He served as Union Home Secretary during Atal Bihari Vajpa

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  • Jan 1, 2017
  • 1 Dinanath Bhargava, Man Who Designed National Emblem, Passes Away [ Policy-Governance ]

    Dinanath Bhargava a co-artist in the team that sketched the national emblem ‘Lion Capital of Ashoka’ and decorated the pages of the Constitution’s manuscript, died at the age of 89 in Indore India. He was suffering from cardiac ailments since past decade.

    Dinanath Bhargava, who sketched national emblem

    Dinanath Bhargava, Who Sketched National Emblem

    Dinanath Bhargava, who sketched national emblem

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  • Dec 31, 2016
  • 1 Haryana Government Inaugurates the First Digital Investigation Centre [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Haryana police have set centre for digital investigation and training in Gurgaon. It is in a bid to enhance cyber policing and monitor social media content. It is Country’s first Digital Investigation Training and Analysis Centre (DITAC).

    First centre for digital investigation and training in Gurgaon

    First Centre for Digital Investigation and Training in Gurgaon

    First centre for digital investigation and training in Gurgaon

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  • 2 India, Bhutan Sign MoU for Green Construction [ Policy-Governance ]

    India has signed MoU (Memorandum of understanding) with Bhutan for providing technical cooperation in infrastructure engineering. It is for green and sustainable construction in Bhutan. The MoU was signed between India’s Central Public Works Department (CPWD) and Bhutan’s Departm

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  • Dec 30, 2016
  • 1 SP Vaid Appointed Jammu & Kashmir Police Chief [ Policy-Governance ]

    Jammu Kashmir Government has confirmed SP Vaid as Director General of Police of the State. He joined Indian Police Service in the year 1986 and was allotted to J&K Cadre, which incidentally happens to be his home state. He will take charge from the incumbent State Police Chief K.

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  • 2 World Bank Approved USD 235 Million Loan for Bihar Rural Roads Project [ Policy-Governance ]

    The World Bank has approved a USD 235 million credit for the Bihar Rural Roads Project to improve and effectively manage rural road network of the state. The project will support the construction of about 2,500 km of rural roads under the Mukhiya Mantri Gram Sampark Yojana (MMGSY

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  • 3 Government Launches “Swachh Swasth Sarvatra” Initiative [ Policy-Governance ]

    Government of India launched Swachh

    Swasth

    Sarvatra initiative. Its aim is to strengthen health centres in open defecation-free blocks. The initiative was launched by the Union Health Ministry in collaboration with the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and Human Resource

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  • Dec 29, 2016
  • 1 Viral Acharya Appointed as Deputy Governor of RBI [ Policy-Governance ]

    Viral Acharya was appointed by the Government as the deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India. He has established himself as an authority in the world of financial research and written papers with the likes of former Governor Raghuram Rajan. He is having a lot more colourful

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  • 2 Ken-Betwa River Linking Project [ Policy-Governance ]

    The National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) has given its clearance for the Ken-Betwa inter-linking of rivers (ILR) project, paving the way to begin work for linking two rivers. Nearly 8,650 hectares of forest land including part of Panna National Park in Madhya Pradesh will be submer

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