Chandigarh: Point-Wise State Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2019 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Dec 11, 2017
  • 1 What is National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO), NOTTO Programme? [ Health ]

    The Union government, as part of the national organ transplant programme plans to set up six biomaterial centers or tissue banks to cater to a growing demand for tissues in various medical procedures.

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  • Dec 1, 2017
  • 1 Indigenously Developed Light Weight Glide Bomb, SAAW Successfully Tested [ Defense ]

    AAW is a guided bomb released from the aircraft, which can be guided through precision navigation system, reaching targets at greater than 70 km range, with high accuracies. A glide bomb or standoff bomb is a standoff weapon with flight control surfaces to give it a flatter.

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    Image of Regular Glide Bombing

    Image of Regular Glide Bombing

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  • Nov 22, 2017
  • 1 📹 Yojana October 2017 Comprehensive Summary / Gist: New India [ Yojana ]

    New India by 2022: ODF India by 2019 (2 Oct) – 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Open defecation causes 1 lakh deaths every year due to diahhorea. 40 % stunted child due to lack of sanitation & cost 6 % of GDP. Under Swachh Bharat Mission – Sanitation cover increase fro

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  • Oct 6, 2017
  • 1 ‘SWACHHTA’ Ranking - 2017 of Higher Educational Institutions [ Education ]

    The ‘SWACHHTA’ rankings focus on water & electricity conservation, promoting cleanliness and managing waste for smart campus. Award ceremony based on ‘SWACHHTA’ Ranking 2017 of Higher Educational Institutions was held in New Delhi.

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    Image of ‘SWACHHTA’ Ranking - 2017

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  • Sep 27, 2017
  • 1 Father of Nephrology in India- Dr. Kirpal Chugh Passes at 85 [ Health ]

    Dr. Kirpal Singh Chugh, widely regarded as the “father of nephrology in India” and Padma Shri (2000), the country’s fourth highest civilian award, passed away at 85. He belonged to Patti in Tarn Taran.

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    Image of Father of Nephrology In India- Dr. Kirpal Chugh

    Image of Father of Nephrology In India- Dr. Kirpal Chugh

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  • Sep 9, 2017
  • 1 Preparatory Meeting of the First ‘BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017’ [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The two-day Preparatory Meeting of the First ‘BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017’ marks the first phase of the First ‘BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017’ organized by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). This Exercise will provide a platform to share the B

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  • 2 AGRI UDAAN- Food and Agribusiness Accelerator 2.0 [ Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    ICAR-NAARM Technology Business Incubator (TBI), a-IDEA and Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad’s (IIM-A) incubator Center for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) announced “AGRI UDAAN”- Food and Agribusiness Accelerator 2.0.

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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Real Estate Act: Govt Notifies Rules for 5 Union Territories (UTs)- Important [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Union Ministry of Housing has notified the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) (General) Rules, 2016, to be applicable to the five Union Territories. The Act regulates the housing sector to bring transparency and ensuring timely completion of projects in UTs.

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  • 2 🌟 📹 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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  • 3 🌟  Indian American Harmeet Kaur Dhillon Appointed as Important Republican Position [ None ]

    At the United States national level an Indian American Sikh woman Harmeet Kaur Dhillon (47) from California was elected to an important position in the Republican Party. And with this she elected as the most recent national committee woman, a key position of the Republican Nation

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  • Sep 4, 2017
  • 1 ISRO Developing Hyperspectral Imaging Earth Observation Satellite [ Science/Technology ]

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is launching a full-fledged Earth observation (EO) Hyperspectral Imaging Satellite (HySIS). ISRO’s HySIS satellite can observe 55 spectral or colour bands from 630 km above ground.

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    Image of Hyperspectral Imaging Technology

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  • Sep 1, 2017
  • 1 Measles-Rubella (MR) Campaign Reaches 2nd Phase [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India and 10 other WHO South East Asia Region countries resolved to eliminate measles and control rubella and congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) by 2020. Costs of Indian immunization program are shown above.

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    Measles-Rubella Campaign Reaches 2nd Phase

    Measles-Rubella Campaign Reaches 2nd Phase

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  • Aug 24, 2017
  • 1 Summary of Bills Passed in Monsoon Session 2017 [ Bills ]

    In monsoon session 2017, productivity of Lok Sabha was 77.94 % and that of Rajya Sabha 79.95%; 13 Bills passed by both Houses of Parliament during the Session. GST extended to Jammu & Kashmir, will lead to its Economic Integration with the rest of the Country.

    Summary of Bills Passed in Monsoon Session 2017

    Summary of Bills Passed in Monsoon Session 2017

    Summary of Bills Passed in Monsoon Session 2017

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  • Aug 12, 2017
  • 1 From June 16 Petrol and Diesel Prices to Be Changed Daily [ Policy/Governance ]

    From 16th June 2017 Prises of Petrol and Diesels will be change daily as announced by oil marketing companies (OMCs) so prise of petrol and diesel will be changed daily at State-run oil marketing companies including Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (H

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  • Jul 21, 2017
  • 1 First Gharib Nawaz Skill Development Centre in Hyderabad [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Gharib Nawaz Skill Development Centres will provide short term job oriented skill development course for youths belonging to minority communities. Besides providing various job-oriented skill development courses, Gharib Nawaz Skill Development Centres of Ministry of Minority Affa

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  • Jul 7, 2017
  • 1 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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  • Jun 26, 2017
  • 1 Uttarakhand and Haryana Becomes 4th and 5th ODF States [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    More two state of India have declared themselves as Open Defecation Free (ODF) States which are rural Uttarakhand and rural Haryana of India under the Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin (SBM-G) and become 4th and 5th state after Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala to be declared ODF.

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  • 2 First PM’S Yoga Award Won by Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute [ Important Days ]

    The first recipient of the is Pune based Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute has bagged first Prime Minister’s Yoga Award for their excellent contribution for development and promotion of Yoga, and the award was presented by PM Narendra Modi at International Day of Yoga cele

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  • Jun 18, 2017
  • 1 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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  • May 26, 2017
  • 1 Tejas Express Makes First Trip on May 22, 2017 [ Science/Technology ]

    The Tejas Express — India’s first semi-high speed full AC train — arrived in the city. Make its first trip from Mumbai to Goa. The luxury train is expected to complete the journey in less than nine hours

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    Image of the Tejas Express

    Image of the Tejas Express

    Facts on India’s New

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  • Apr 21, 2017
  • 1 Haryana Launches Operation Durga [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Post the launch of Anti-romeo squad in UP, the Haryana government has launched ‘Operation Durga’ to ensure women safety in the state. The teams made by the Chief Minister have visited places like places such as schools, colleges, bus stands and railway stations and caught persons

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  • Apr 9, 2017
  • 1 IISc Ranked India’S Top University in 2017 NIRF Survey [ Education ]

    The IISc Bengaluru was adjudged as the best Indian university in the first National Institutional Ranking Framework, rankings for higher educational institutions in India. NIRF Survey was the first of its kind of indigenous ranking framework for higher education institutions in t

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  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 Chandigarh to Host Destination North East 2017 [ Economy ]

    Chandigarh will be hosting a three-day long ‘Destination North East’ 2017, aimed at showcasing North East as a potential destination for investment. Being organized by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry in association with the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (Do

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  • Jan 6, 2017
  • 1 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 📹 Themes and Issues for Policy Consultation on Higher Education [ Education ]

    Some of the major themes and questions for policy consultation on higher education are mentioned below which mainly include governance, ranking of institutes, technology enabling of institutes and more.

    1. Governance reforms for quality

    • Quality is a multi-dimensional concept and s

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  • Dec 28, 2016
  • 1 📹 National Institutional Ranking Framework [ Education ]

    Overview: The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) was approved by the MHRD and launched by Honorable Minister of Human Resource Development on 29th September 2015.This framework outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country. The methodology draws from

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  • Dec 25, 2016
  • 1 Ministry of External Affairs Launches Twitter Seva [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has launched Twitter Seva. It is to directly engage with citizens in country and abroad, tourists and business travelers for speedy resolution of their visa and passport queries. Twitter Seva will enable the MEA, through its Twitter ha

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  • Dec 13, 2016
  • 1 Sushma Swaraj and Vineet Nayar in FP’S Global Thinkers 2016 List [ Policy/Governance ]

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and philanthropist couple Anupama and Vineet Nayar are among the Indians who have been named in the Global Thinkers of 2016 List compiled by the Foreign Policy magazine.

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    FP's Global Thinkers Logo

    FP's Global Thinkers Logo

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  • Nov 23, 2016
  • 1 India’S Longest Expressway Inaugurated in Uttar Pradesh [ Policy/Governance ]

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav at Bangarmau in Unnao district of UP Inaugurated India’s longest expressway connecting Agra and Lucknow. The Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) built it in a record time of 23 months.

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  • 2 📹 IAS GS Mains 2016: 87 Expected Questions [ Education ]

    With only 10 days to go, it is time to brush up the important topics for UPSC IAS Mains 2016. Here you will find the list of most important topics for upcoming Mains examination – We are focusing on General Studies – Major Environment and geographic issues, Art and Culture, Sport

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