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

  • Aug 1, 2017
  • 1 Vijaya Bank Going to Digitalize 100 Villages [ Policy-Governance ]

    Vijaya Bank is planning to develop 100 digital villages in different States across the India under digital banking initiative in the rural population. Vijaya Bank is current leading public sector financial who is focusing on digital development of villages.

    Sri Attavara Balakrishna shetty

    Sri Attavara Balakrishna Shetty

    Sri Attavara Balakrishna shetty

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  • 2 Indian Army Offers Combat Role for Women Soon [ Policy-Governance ]

    In short time women’s will get appointed to the combat positions in Indian Army as announced by Army Chief Genral Bipin Rawat and the Indian Army has raised this issue with the government.

    Image of General Bipin Rawat

    Image of General Bipin Rawat

    Image of General Bipin Rawat

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    • Previousaly women

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  • 3 IARI Gogamukh Foundation Stone Lies by PM [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Foundation Stone of the third Indian Agricultural Research Institute is laid at Gogamukh in Dhemaji district, Assam by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Gogamukh is exactly located on the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border.

    Location of Gogamukh on India Map

    Location of Gogamukh on India Map

    Location of Gogamukh on India Map

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  • Jul 27, 2017
  • 1 Indian Power Sector- An Update [ Policy-Governance ]

    All India Statistics of Indian Power Sector released by Central Electricity Authority (CEA) showed that generation capacity addition target during the period 2012 - 17 from conventional sources was 99, 209.47 MW against a target of 88, 537 MW, over achieving the same by 112%. Con

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  • Jul 21, 2017
  • 1 NITI Aayog- Competitive Cooperative Federalism in States, GDP, Productivity & Income Redistribution [ Policy-Governance ]

    After cooperative federalism now ‘competitive cooperative federalism’ defines the relation between centre and states with onus on states to drive transformation in India. Top bureaucracy of states and union territories “to remain ever mindful of the credo of competitive cooperati

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  • 2 Shri Achal Kumar Joti takes over as new Chief Election Commissioner of India [ Policy-Governance ]

    Shri Achal Kumar Joti has assumed charge as the 21st Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India, succeeding Dr. Nasim Zaidi making it the clear his commitment to hold free, fair, inclusive and credible elections throughout the country and ensuring that “No Voter to be Left Behind

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  • 3 National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy 2016– Creative India; Innovative India [ Policy-Governance ]

    “Creative India; Innovative India: रचनात्मक भारत; अभिनव भारत. National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy lays future roadmap for intellectual property in India. It aims to create and exploit synergies between all forms of intellectual property (IP), concerned statutes, a

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  • Jul 9, 2017
  • 1 ADB Inks $220 Million Loan Agreement for Rajasthan State Highways Investment Program [ Policy-Governance ]

    Union Government and Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed $220 million loan agreement on State Highways of Rajasthan. Part of first part of the $500 million Rajasthan State Highways Investment Program, approved by ADB Board in May 201 7 to upgrade about 2, 000 kilometers of state

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  • Jul 7, 2017
  • 1 5th Slum Yuva Daud- Adopt Slum Campaign - Slums in India [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Slum Yuva Daud of the Adopt Slum Campaign initiated by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports and Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan involves groups like NSS, public schools, RWAs, NGOs and clubs etc. A total 11 Slum Yuva Runs have been planned of which 5 have happened.

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    Image of Not Reporting Slums

    Image of Not Reporting Slums

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  • 2 First Copy of Book “PRESIDENT Pranab Mukherjee – a Statesman” [ Policy-Governance ]

    “President Pranab Mukherjee – A Statesman” gifted from Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi to President. It is comprehensive photographic record of India’s 13th President. Covers Shri Mukherjee’s Presidency and documents his roles- humane first citizen, patron of educational insti

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  • 3 🌟 Amendments in the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011 (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Metrology, as defined by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM), is “the science of measurement, embracing both experimental and theoretical determinations at any level of uncertainty · Proper, accurate and standard weights and measures important for effective fu

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  • 4 FSSAI Introduce Draft Regulations for Organic Food Products [ Policy-Governance ]

    Draft regulations for organic food products has been introduced by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to ensure the authenticity of organic foods because of rising demand for organic food products.

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    • So from now organic foods will have to match pr

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  • Jul 4, 2017
  • 1 3rd Slum Yuva Daud [ Policy-Governance ]

    3rd Slum Yuva Daud was flagged of by Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel which was started from Cross River Mall, Karkardooma and ended at Yamuna Sports Complex under Slum Campaign initiated of Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports and Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan.

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  • 2 Fiscal Deficit of States Soars Reaches to Rs 4.93 Trillion in FY16 [ Policy-Governance ]

    The gross fiscal deficits of all the states have been reached to the Rs 4, 93, 360 crore in fiscal 2016 as per ’Handbook of Statistics on States 2016 - 17 a second edition of RBI’s statistical publication, which was Rs 18, 790 crore in FY1991.

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    Image of Fiscal Deficit of States Soars

    Image of Fiscal Deficit of States Soars

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  • Jun 24, 2017
  • 1 Energy Conservation Building Code 2017 Launched [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Energy Conservation Building Code 2017 (ECBC 2017) has been launched by Shri Piyush Goyal the Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines. Ministry of Power and Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has developed the ECBC 2017 which will prescribe t

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  • 2 CBDT Notifies Rule 10CB- Computation of Interest Income for Secondary Adjustments of IT Act, 1961 [ Policy-Governance ]

    Central Board of Direct Taxes has notified the Rule 10CB for operates the provisions of secondary. It decides interest rate which will apply for computing the income in case of failure to repatriate the excess money within the prescribed time limit for repatriation of excess mone

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  • 3 National Mission on Cultural Mapping of India Launched [ Policy-Governance ]

    ’’National Mission on Cultural Mapping of India” has been launched under the ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ by Culture & Tourism Minister Dr. Mahesh Sharma on the occation of birth centenary of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay at Goverdhan Block, Mathura District, Uttar Pradesh at the Bl

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  • 4 Narmada Control Authority Clears Final Raising of Sardar Sarovar Dam [ Policy-Governance ]

    The final raising of Sardar Sarovar Dam (SSD) has been cleared by Narmada Control Authority (NCA) by lowering of gates and impounding of water in the reservoir up to its Full Reservoir Level (FRL) of EL 138.68 mts in Gujarat.

    Location of Narmada Link on Gujarat map

    Location of Narmada Link on Gujarat Map

    Location of Narmada Link on Gujarat map

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  • 5 Aadhaar Made Mandatory by Government for Opening Bank Accounts [ Policy-Governance ]

    The government has made Aadhaar compulsory for opening bank accounts and for carrying out financial transactions above of Rs. 50, 000 along with new accounts, all the existing account holders also have to link Aadhaar number with the account till 31st December 2017.

    • If any accou

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  • 6 Subscription of Atal Pension Yojana (APY) Goes Digital [ Policy-Governance ]

    APY@eNPS” has been introduced by the PensionFund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) to digitalize enrolment process completely and this step will extend benefits of the Scheme to the Citizens of India.

    • For subscriber, candidates don’t have to submit physical applicati

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  • 7 Justice PN Bhagwati Passes Away [ Policy-Governance ]

    Prafullachandra Natwarlal Bhagwati the former Chief Justice of India is passed away at the age of 95 years. He is pioneer of Judicial Activism because he has introduced the concepts of Public Interest Litigation (PIL) and absolute liability to the Indian judicial system.

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    Image of Justice Bhagwati

    Image of Justice Bhagwati

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  • 8 New UN Office of Counter Terrorism Gets UN General Assembly Approval [ Policy-Governance ]

    New United Nations office of counter-terrorism gets approval of the United Nations General Assembly which will help the Member States to implement UN’s global counter-terrorism strategy.

    Key Facts

    • UN will transfer the relevant functions of the UN Department of Political Affair

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  • Jun 21, 2017
  • 1 📹 Highlight on Government Policies & Schemes Contemporary –Expected Question 2017 Part-2 [ Policy-Governance ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to Government Policies & Schemes Contemporary and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at YouTube@Examrace

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  • 2 📹 Highlight on Government Policies & Schemes Contemporary –Expected Question 2017 Part-1 [ Policy-Governance ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to Government Policies & Schemes Contemporary and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at YouTube@Examrace

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  • 3 SEBI Approved Options Trading in Commodity Futures [ Policy-Governance ]

    SEBI has given green signal to options trading on futures contract of commodities but the capital market regulator has initially permitted on futures of one commodity. For the commodity exchanges SEBI has given strict eligibility criteria for starting the trading in options contr

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  • Jun 18, 2017
  • 1 Differently Able Children Becomes Ambassadors of ‘Anuyatra’ [ Policy-Governance ]

    23 differently-abled children with different challenges, ranging from autism, cerebral palsy to depression and hyperactivity, who received special training in magic are becomes brand ambassadors of ‘Anuyatra’ an initiative of the Kerala government for person with special needs, l

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  • 2 Tele-Law Launched to Mainstream Legal Aid in Rural India [ Policy-Governance ]

    Tele-Law has been launched as joint initiative of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. It will provide legal help to the marginal communities and rural areas peoples by CSC. Primarily it will be started across 1000 Common Service Centres (CSC) in Uttar Pradesh

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  • 3 NITI Aayog Introduce SATH Program [ Policy-Governance ]

    SATH ‘Sustainable Action for Transforming Human capital’ has been launched jointly by NITI Aayog and the State Governments to promote the agenda of cooperative federalism. The main objective of SATH initiative is to identify and build three future ‘role model’ states for health s

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  • Jun 14, 2017
  • 1 Presidential Election of India to Be Held on 17th July 2017 [ Policy-Governance ]

    The next Presidential election of India will be held on 17th July 2017 as announce by Election Commission and in this regard the nomination process will starts from 14th June. 28th June will be last day for submitting the nominations and candidates can withdraw their nominations

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  • Jun 11, 2017
  • 1 Andhra Pradesh: First State to Implement First Rural LED Street Lighting Project in India [ Policy-Governance ]

    LED lights will be now lights up rural areas under Government’s Rural LED Street Lighting National Project (SLNP) by replacing 10 lakh conventional street lights with LED lights in Andhra Pradesh’s 7 district’s Gram Panchayat.

    • The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) will b

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