Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Point-Wise State Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2020 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

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  • Dec 10, 2019
  • 1 Mangroves of Sundarbans Wetland [ Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    The mangroves are considered as salt tolerant plants being adaptable to harsh conditions in climatic conditions in coastal regions. Mangroves can withstand higher temperature; higher humidity and can stand strong winds. It provides protection to the coastal communities.

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  • Aug 6, 2019
  • 1 A 500 Kg Class Inertial Guided Bomb Was Successfully Flight Tested [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    Defence Research and Defence Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested a 500 kg class Inertial Guided Bomb from Su-30 MKI Aircraft from the Pokhran test range in Rajasthan. A 500 kg class Inertial Guided Bomb was successfully Flight tested

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  • Mar 25, 2019
  • 1 INS Kohassa- Indian Naval Air Station Under the Joint-Services Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) [ Defense ]

    Naval Air Station (NAS) Shibpur was commissioned as INS Kohassa by Admiral, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Chairman COSC and Chief of the Naval Staff, on 24 Jan 19. INS Kohassa has been named after a White-Bellied Sea Eagle, which is a large bird of prey, endemic to Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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  • Mar 21, 2019
  • 1 Year End Review 2018: Ministry of Telecommunications [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Six-fold increase in Government spending on telecommunications infrastructure and services in the country – from Rs. 9,900 crores between 2009 - 14, to Rs. 60,000 crores (actual + planned) between 2014 - 19.

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  • Feb 21, 2019
  • 1 🌟 3 Islands of Andaman Renamed: Projects in Andaman & Nicobar Islands [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Geography ]

    PM renamed Ross Island as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island, Neil Island as Shaheed Dweep and Havelock Island as Swaraj Dweep. Inaugurate the ITI at Arong, and lay the foundation stone for some infrastructure projects

    Other Projects Announced in

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  • Jun 11, 2018
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions on Health and Defense 2018 (Part – 3) [ Health, Defense ]

    Indian Army finalises Rs. 15000 crore indigenous ammunition project - Indian Army has finalised Rs. 15,000-crore indigenous ammunition project. Range of ammunition for its critical weapons and tanks will be produced indigenously.

    • It aims to overcome long delays in imports and a

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  • Jun 10, 2018
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions on Health and Defense 2018 (Part – 2) [ Health, Defense ]

    Zero Hunger Programme to be launched in October - Zero Hunger Programme through interventions in farm sector in India will be launched on occasion of World Food Day (October 16). Focus on agriculture, nutrition and health in a symbiotic manner.

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  • May 30, 2018
  • 1 Andaman & Nicobar Command to Host Milan 2018 [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    Milan is a multilateral naval exercise hosted by the Indian Navy under the aegis of the Andaman and Nicobar Command. The biennial event is held in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and features professional exercises and seminars, social events and sporting fixtures between partic

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  • May 23, 2018
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions for Science Technology & Space 2018 - Part 2 (Set - 3) [ Science/Technology ]

    Chandrayaan-2 launch postponed to October - November 2018- ISRO postponed launch of India’s second lunar mission ‘Chandrayaan-2’ from April 2018 to October-November 2018, Launch was postponed for additional tests suggested by national level committee to review Chandrayaan-2.


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  • Apr 6, 2018
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions on Environment 2018 - IAS / NET (Part 2) - (Set - 3) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Government forms committee to probe illegal cultivation of HT Cotton - Department of Biotechnology in Ministry of Science and Technology constituted Field Inspection and Scientific Evaluation Committee (FISEC).

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  • Mar 8, 2018
  • 1 📹 Kurukshetra February 2018 Summary: Agriculture for Prosperity (Part - 2) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Preserving Soil Health for Sustainable Production - Increasing population and shrinking land resources increases pressure on soil beyond boundaries—soil sustains production depending on soil health.

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  • Mar 6, 2018
  • 1 Exponential Growth in Regional Air Connectivity (UDAN-2) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The ministry of civil aviation informed revisions in UDAN Scheme under 2nd Round of RCS-UDAN in areas of: priority areas, operational flexibility, helicopter operations. UDAN is a key component of the National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP) which was released by the Ministry on 15t

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  • Feb 8, 2018
  • 1 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol. 1, Ch.4: Reconciling Fiscal Federalism & Accountability [ Economy ]

    What is taxation? - Taxation is not just for raising state revenue but can be critically important for economic and political development. Taxation is the economic glue that binds citizens to the state in a necessary two-way relationship.

    Direct Taxes and Indirect Taxes

    • Direct

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  • Jan 3, 2018
  • 1 What is Alien Invasive Animal Species? Why Do Alien Species Become Invasive? [ Geography ]

    Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) for the first time compiled a list of 157 alien invasive animal species excluding invasive microbe species. Alien species can arrive by human activity, either deliberate or accidental. Non-native species can have various effects on the local ecosy

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  • Dec 18, 2017
  • 1 India-Singapore Ink Bilateral Agreement for Navy Cooperation [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India and Singapore signed Bilateral Agreement for Navy Cooperation, which will allow Indian Navy ships logistical support, including refueling at Singapore’s Changi Naval Base located near disputed South China Sea (SCS).

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  • Dec 11, 2017
  • 1 What is the Strategic?Importance of Andaman and Nicobar Islands? Defence of Andaman & Nicobar [ Defense ]

    Defence of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Exercise (DANX) was conducted under Andaman & Nicobar Command as a five-day exercise from 20 Nov 2017 to 24 Nov 2017. Main objective was to practice & validate procedures and drills of all the Command forces for defending Andaman & Nicobar I

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  • Dec 10, 2017
  • 1 What are the Guidelines of NDMA? Mega Mock Tsunami Exercise 2017 near Andaman & Nicobar Islands [ Disaster Management ]

    The Ministry of Home Affairs, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), and the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) conducted multi-State mega mock exercise on tsunami preparedness to simulate preparedness along the vulnerable eastern coastline.

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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 📹 Western Zonal Council Meeting Held in Mumbai - Important [ Policy/Governance ]

    Western Zonal Council’s 22nd meeting was held at Mumbai, Maharashtra. This meeting was held under the leadership of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Chief Ministers, Ministers of States and Union Territories administrators as well as senior officers of Union and State Governmen

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  • 2 🌟 📹 Important Topis on Flora & Fauna (IUCN)- Expected Questions for 2017 [ Environment/Ecology ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to environment, biodiversity, ecosystem and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at Youtube@Examrace

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  • 3 🌟 Seabed Gold in Peninsular India (Important) [ Economy ]

    Geological Survey of India (GSI) discovered the millions of tons of precious metals deep under the ocean surrounding peninsular India. Prospect of finding previously untapped resources in barely-exploited territory hold tremendous potential.

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  • Aug 8, 2017
  • 1 Export of Marine Food Products [ Economy ]

    Gujarat is the top producer. Andhra Pradesh is the second largest producer in 2015 - 16. In addition, Goa is the third largest producer. Among the union territories, Andaman and Nicobar and Dam and Diu are also important producers.

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  • Apr 17, 2017
  • 1 📹 Focus on Vulnerable Mammals- Expected Questions for 2017 [ Environment/Ecology ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to environment, biodiversity, ecosystem and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at Youtube@Examrace

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  • Mar 27, 2017
  • 1 Focus on Biodiversity Flora and Fauna - Expected Questions for 2017 [ Environment/Ecology ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to environment, biodiversity, ecosystem and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at Youtube@Examrace

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  • Mar 16, 2017
  • 1 Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Verma Appointed as New CBI Director [ Appointments ]

    Alok Verma’s appointment was approved by PM Narendra Modi for period of 2 years as CBI chief. It was approved by three-member selection panel and was headed by PM. The post of CBI director was lying vacant for over one month after Anil Sinha’s retirement.

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  • 2 India Signs Financing Agreement with World Bank of USD 201.50 Million for TEQIP III [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    USD 201.50 million financing agreement has been signed between India and World Bank. It is to improve quality of technical education in India. Agreement is for ‘Third Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme′ (TEQIP III) in India.

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  • 3 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.

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  • 4 Barren Island: House of India’S Active Volcano, Active Once Again [ Environment/Ecology ]

    India’s has only one live volcano in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Volcano is spewing smoke and lava once again. It is located 140 km north east of Port Blair in Barren Islands. Scientists recovered coal-like black pyroclastic material from area.

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  • Dec 11, 2016
  • 1 Cyclone Vardah Intensifies in Chennai [ Economy ]

    The severe cyclonic storm ‘Vardah’, the most intense to have hit the Tamil Nadu capital in two decades has made a landfall near the city. NOTAM (notice to airmen) issued after strong cyclonic winds and poor visibility hit Chennai and other parts of the state.


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  • Nov 19, 2016
  • 1 Tamil Nadu Gets World’S First Salt-Tolerant Plant Garden [ Science/Technology ]

    The world’s first Genetic Garden of Halophytes (naturally occurring salt-tolerant plants) was inaugurated at the coastal town of Vedaranyam in Tamil Nadu. Mauritius President Ameenah Gurib Fakim through video-conferencing inaugurated the first of its kind garden in the world.

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  • Oct 5, 2016
  • 1 Tamil Nadu Ranked Top in Endemic Flowering Plants- BSI [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Botanical Survey of India (BSI) released list of state wise endemic flowering plants which was topped by Tamil Nadu. The publication titled Endemic Vascular Floras of India also revealed that almost one of each four species of flowering plants found in India are endemic to the co

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  • Sep 13, 2016
  • 1 3rd Phase of TEQIP Approved by Union Government [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has given green signal to the proposal for initiation of the Third Phase of Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP), and the project will be implemented as a Central Sector Scheme with total project outlay of 3600

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  • Aug 22, 2016
  • 1 New Manipur Governor: Najma Heptulla [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Former Union Minister Dr Najma Heptulla appointed as 18th Governor of Manipur by President Pranab Mukherjee after she resigned as a Union Minority Affairs Minister in the Union Cabinet of NDA Government in July 2016. She has succeeded Shanmuganathan because he was serving as Gove

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  • Jun 20, 2016
  • 1  10 Coastal Police Stations Notified by Union Home Ministry [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    For creating 10 coastal police stations across India’s coastline in 9 States and 4 UTs the Union Home Ministry has notified official gazette notification. With this polis station it will empower the register and investigate crimes committed within the country’s exclusive economic

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  • May 23, 2016
  • 1  Kiran Bedi Appointed as Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    BJP leader and former IPS officer Kiran Bedi as the Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Puducherry as per Article 239 of the Constitution by President Pranab Mukherjee. The post LG was empty for the past two years after the Union Government had discharged Virendra Kataria from the post i

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  • Apr 20, 2016
  • 1  Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme Protracted to More 61 Districts with Low Child Sex Ratio [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Union Government has protracted the Beti Bachao Beti Padho Scheme in supplementary 61 districts across 11 States and Union Territories with low Child Sex Ratio, the Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has announced it at New Delhi.

    About Beti Bachao, Beti Padh

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  • Jan 21, 2016
  • 1 NFHS 4: Sex ratio down, knowledge rate up in women [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    As per National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 4- first phase which is released recently the sex ratio in many states in India has significantly decreased and knowledge rate has increased in women’s. Mumbai based International Institute has started the conducted this first phase of

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  • 2 Himalayan Forest Thrush the new bird type is discovered in India [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    A new bird species named Himalayan Forest Thrush has been discover by Scientists in northeastern India and end-to-end parts of China. And they give it a scientific name “Zoothera salimalii” after ornithologist and naturalist Salim Ali for his significant contributions to ornithol

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  • Jul 24, 2015
  • 1 14 States, UTs achieve literacy rate of 80%: Government [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Government has declared that 14 States and Union Territories (UTs) have achieved or surpassed the literacy rate of 80 percent. These 14 States and UTs are Kerala, Lakshadweep, Mizoram, Goa, Tripura, Daman and Diu, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, NCR- Delhi, Chandigarh, Puduche

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  • Apr 6, 2015
  • 1 Gujarat leads in implementation of Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) during 2014-15 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Ministry of Urban Development’s assessment of Swachh Bharat Mission implementation released placed Gujarat as the top performing state/Union Territory (UT) for 2014 - 15 financial year.

    • Gujarat is the first sate which constructed 60 percent of the household toilets built i

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