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

  • Apr 14, 2017
  • 1 India, Bangladesh Sign 22 Agreements [ Policy-Governance ]

    The two neighboring countries India and Bangladesh have taken drastic changes in their cordial relations with each other. With the arrival of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina various thoughts have crossed our minds. The two Prime Ministers have talked on various issues whi

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  • Apr 12, 2017
  • 1 Union Cabinet approves setting up Rail Development Authority [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Union Cabinet has cleared approved setting up an independent rail regulator, named Rail Development Authority (RDA). It will be based in Delhi and will be set up through an executive order. It will be responsible for recommending passenger fares, setting performance standard

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  • 2 GST Bill Passed in Upper House [ Policy-Governance ]

    On 6th April, the four bills of GST which were returned by the Rajya Sabha after negation has been passed after being rejected by the opposition parties with rare display of consensus.

    GST Bill Passed in Upper House

    GST Bill Passed in Upper House

    GST Bill Passed in Upper House

    Highlights

    • This Bill replaces an

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  • Apr 9, 2017
  • 1 RBI Board Clears Proposal to Introduce Rs 200 Notes [ Policy-Governance ]

    Reserve Bank of India is planning to introduce banknotes of Rs. 200 denomination. The decision was taken at the RBI board meeting held in Mumbai in March 2017. The RBI board has already cleared a proposal to introduce Rs. 200 notes.

    RBI Board clears proposal to introduce Rs 200 notes

    RBI Board Clears Proposal to Introduce Rs. 200 Notes

    RBI Board clears proposal to introduce Rs. 200 notes

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  • Mar 28, 2017
  • 1 Government to Merge Bharatiya Mahila Bank with SBI [ Policy-Governance ]

    Government of India has Decided to merge the BMB With the SBI to ensure greater banking services outreach to women, at a faster pace. The Bharatiya Mahila Bank was founded in 2013 in order to drive economic empowerment of women.

    Bharatiya Mahila Bank with SBI

    Bharatiya Mahila Bank with SBI

    Bharatiya Mahila Bank with SBI

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  • Mar 23, 2017
  • 1 Twenty Projects Approved for Implementation of Namami Gange Programme [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Executive Committee (EC) of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) on 15 March 2017 approved 20 projects worth nearly Rs. 1900 crore. For swift implementation of Namami Gange Programme in

    • Uttarakhand
    • Bihar
    • Jharkhand
    • Delhi
    20 projects worth nearly Rs 1900 crore

    20 Projects Worth Nearly Rs. 1900 Crore

    20 projects worth nearly Rs. 1900 crore

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  • Mar 20, 2017
  • 1 15 IIITs Declared as Institutes of National Importance [ Policy-Governance ]

    15 IIITs set up under the Public- Private Partnership mode were granted a degree as the Cabinet approved a bill that declares them as institutions of national importance. Decision in this regard was taken by Union Cabinet meeting chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New

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  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 WCD Ministry to Set Up Women’S Entrepreneurship Council [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Ministry of Women and Child Development has proposed the setting up of a Women’s Entrepreneurship Council for taking up with the government the problems faced by businesswomen. WCD this year made rapid strides to address the issues of women and child development.

    Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi

    Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi

    Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi

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  • 2 India’S Largest Tricolor on Tallest Flag Post at Attari Border in Punjab [ Policy-Governance ]

    Punjab Minister Anil Joshi inaugurated the country’s largest tricolor on the tallest flag post at indo-Pakistan Attari Border. The flag was hoisted on the Indian side, flag is located just at a stone throw away distance from Pakistan.

    India’s largest tricolor on tallest flag post

    India’s Largest Tricolor on Tallest Flag Post

    India’s largest tricolor on tallest flag post

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  • 3 CGST and IGST Bills Approved by GST Council [ Policy-Governance ]

    Goods and Services Tax Council meeting held in Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi under. The meeting held under the Chairmanship of the Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitley.

    CGST and IGST bills approved by GST council

    CGST and IGST Bills Approved by GST Council

    CGST and IGST bills approved by GST council

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  • 4 Union Government Notifies Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Act, 2017 [ Policy-Governance ]

    Union Government has notified Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Act, 2017. This law makes custody of more than an exact number of the old Rs. 500 and Rs. 1, 000 notes a criminal affair. This Act is provided in the public interest for the cessation of liabilities on

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  • 5 SIDBI Sanctions Rs.1, 112 Crore This Fiscal to Startups [ Policy-Governance ]

    Expert committee set up by SIDBI has sanctioned Rs. 300 crore to fund managers. They would invest in startups, taking total sanctions so far fiscal to over Rs. 1, 100 crore. This money will be released spread over the 14th and 15th finance commission cycles.

    Small Industries Development Bank of India

    Small Industries Development Bank of India

    Small Industries Development Bank of India

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  • 6 Government Frames National Transit Oriented Development Policy [ Policy-Governance ]

    Union Urban Development Ministry formulated ‘National Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Policy’. Policy framework aims to promote living close to mass urban transit corridors like Metros, monorail and bus rapid transit (BRT) corridors.

    Government frames Transit Oriented Development Policy

    Government Frames Transit Oriented Development Policy

    Government frames Transit Oriented Development Policy

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  • 7 Gujarat Assembly Clears Bill Banning Hookah Bars [ Policy-Governance ]

    Gujarat assembly approved a bill banning hookah bars. Operating a hookah bar will be a criminal offence warranting a maximum of three-year imprisonment and Rs. 50, 000 fine. Running hookah bar in Gujarat will be considered as punishable.

    Gujarat Assembly clears Bill banning hookah bars

    Gujarat Assembly Clears Bill Banning Hookah Bars

    Gujarat Assembly clears Bill banning hookah bars

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  • 8 Government Launches Bharat QR Code [ Policy-Governance ]

    Retail electronic payments will become more seamless with launch of BharatQR code. It is a quick response mandated by government to enable digital payments without card swiping machines. It is world’s first interoperable payment acceptance solution.

    Bharat QR has been launched to promote digital economy in India

    Bharat QR Has Been Launched to Promote Digital Economy in India

    Bharat QR has been launched to promote digital economy in India

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  • 9 Telangana Govt Signs MoU with NABARD for Rs 874-Crore Loan [ Policy-Governance ]

    Telangana Government has signed MoU with NABARD here for a loan of Rs. 874 crore. Loan is for Horticulture Development Corporation to cover 3.15 lakh acres under Micro Irrigation scheme for 2016 - 17 and 2017 - 18.

    Telangana Govt Signs MoU with NABARD

    Telangana Govt Signs MoU with NABARD

    Telangana Govt Signs MoU with NABARD

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  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 Tripartite MoU to Help Scheduled Caste Artisans Signed [ Policy-Governance ]

    MoU signed among National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation (NSFDC), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) , Ministry of Textiles.

    Tripartite MoU to help Scheduled Caste artisans

    Tripartite MoU to Help Scheduled Caste Artisans

    Tripartite MoU to help Scheduled Caste artisans

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  • 2 GST Council Approves Law to Compensate States for Revenue Loss [ Policy-Governance ]

    A draft law for compensating states on losses incurred due to implementation of GST was cleared. Draft law was cleared in 10th GST Council meeting. It was headed by Union Finance Minister and attended by representatives from all states.

    Goods and Services Tax

    Goods and Services Tax

    Goods and Services Tax

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  • 3 Judge Altamas Kabir Passes Away [ Policy-Governance ]

    Judge Altamas Kabir was suffering from a kidney ailment and related complications, died at hospital in Kolkata. He was an eminent and progressive jurist known for his path-breaking judgements. Nation has lost a distinguished public figure.

    Altamas Kabir 39<sup>th</sup> Chief Justice of India passes away

    Altamas Kabir 39th Chief Justice of India passes away

    Altamas Kabir 39th Chief Justice of India passes away

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  • 4 Andaman & Nicobar Islands to Get First Railway Route [ Policy-Governance ]

    Ministry gave green signal to 240-kilometre broad-gauge railway line which will connect Diglipur in North Andaman Island with Port Blair, capital of Andamans located in South Andaman Island. Railway project will boost scope of tourism in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

    Andaman & Nicobar Islands to get first railway route soon

    Andaman & Nicobar Islands to Get First Railway Route Soon

    Andaman & Nicobar Islands to get first railway route soon

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  • 5 Highlights of Union Budget 2017-18 [ Policy-Governance ]

    The 2017 Union Budget, presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. It was broadly focused on 10 themes - farming sector, rural population, youth, poor and underprivileged health care, infrastructure, financial sector for stronger institutions, speedy accountability, public servic

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  • 6 Three-Day Long Brahmaputra Literary Festival Begins in Guwahati [ Policy-Governance ]

    The three-day long Brahmaputra Literary festival (BFL) held in Guwahati. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated first Brahmaputra Literary Festival. Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar was present at inaugration.

    UN minister HRD Prakash Javadekar Lighting Lamp

    UN Minister HRD Prakash Javadekar Lighting Lamp

    UN minister HRD Prakash Javadekar Lighting Lamp

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  • 7 IndiaPost Receive License to Start Payment Bank Operations [ Policy-Governance ]

    India Post has become third entity to receive a final license last week from Central Bank to start its payment bank operations. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley launched India Post Payments Bank branches. Communications Minister Manoj Sinha remotely launched Raipur and Ranchi India

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  • 8 AAI Launches New System to Manage Air Traffic [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Airports Authority of India (AAI) launched its ”central - air traffic flow management (C-ATFM) ” to cut flight delays. It is expected to enhance fuel savings to tune of Rs. 1680 crore per year. System will cover entire Indian airspace and major airports across the country.

    AAI launches system for air traffic control

    AAI Launches System for Air Traffic Control

    AAI launches system for air traffic control

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  • 9 Tamil Nadu Assembly Passes Jallikattu Bill [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Tamil Nadu Assembly on Monday unanimously passed an amendment bill. Bill allows Jallikattu to be conducted across the state. Bill to amend the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 was unanimously adopted by the House after members of all parties spoke welcoming legislat

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  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 Draft Steel Policy Anticipates Rs. 10 Lakh Crore Investments [ Policy-Governance ]

    The union steel ministry’s draft New Steel Policy 2017. It estimates Rs. 10 lakh crore of additional investment to create capacity. Capacity will meet anticipated crude steel demand of around 255 million tons (MT) by 2030 - 31. The policy recognizes shortage of metallurgical coal

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  • 2 West Bengal to Give Legal Protection to Hilsa Fish [ Policy-Governance ]

    The West Bengal Fisheries Department is planning to initiate a process that will introduce stiff penal provisions under CrPC and IPC and allow police to arrest anyone for catching, selling and buying Hilsa weighing less than 500 grams.

    Hilsa Fish, West Bengal to give legal protection

    Hilsa Fish, West Bengal to Give Legal Protection

    Hilsa Fish, West Bengal to give legal protection

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  • 3 Dharamsala Declared as Second Capital of Himachal Pradesh [ Policy-Governance ]

    Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh declared Dharamsala as second capital of Himachal Pradesh. Dharamsala is located at some 250 km from the state capital Shimla. It has its own significance and history to make it second capital of state.

    Himachal Pradesh Location in India

    Himachal Pradesh Location in India

    Himachal Pradesh Location in India

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  • Jan 12, 2017
  • 1 Union Government Inaugurates International Conference & Exhibition on Reinforced Plastics [ Policy-Governance ]

    ICERP 2017 is the 8th in the series being organized by FRP Institute since 2002. FRP Institute organizes International Conference and Exhibition on Reinforced Plastics (ICERP) event once in every two years. It is the second largest event in Asia.

     Image of ICERP 2017

    Image of ICERP 2017

    Image of ICERP 2017

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  • Jan 11, 2017
  • 1 21st National Youth Festival Will Be Held in Rohtak [ Policy-Governance ]

    The 21st National Youth Festival (NYF) will be organized from January 12 to 16 at Rohtak, Haryana. It is collaboration of the Centre and Haryana government on the theme ‘Youth for Digital India’. It is organized on every year on the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.

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