Uttar Pradesh: Point-Wise State Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2020 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

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  • Mar 16, 2017
  • 1 Committee Constituted to Set Rules for Implementation of Disabilities Act, 2016 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    A committee has been constituted by the Centre. It is to frame uniform rules for the states to avoid delay in proper implementation. Implementations are for Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act across country. It will submit its report within three months.

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  • 2 Padma Awards 2017 [ Awards ]

    This year the President of India has approved conferment of Padma Awards to 89 persons. The list comprises of 7 Padma Vibhushan, 7 Padma Bhushan and 75 Padma Shri Awardees. 19 of the awardees are women. The Padma Award ceremony will be held on the occasion of 68th Republic Day.

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  • 3 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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  • 4 India State Forest Report 2015 [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Forest Report is published by Forest Survey of India (FSI) on a biennial basis since 1987. Forest cover of country is mapped through indigenous RESOURCESAT -2 satellite data with a LISS III sensor. Report show increase of over 5,000 square kilometer in total forest cover of India

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  • Jan 12, 2017
  • 1 PR Sreejesh Becomes Member of FIH Athletes’ Committee [ Sports ]

    The Indian hockey team captain PR Sreejesh has become a member of International Hockey Federation Athletes’ Committee. The committee comprises a total of eight current and former hockey players. Sreejesh’s role will be to seek and provide feedback to the FIH on behalf of all athl

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  • Jan 9, 2017
  • 1 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 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 Trademar

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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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  • Dec 30, 2016
  • 1 Government Introduced IVRS Platform to Tackle Call Drops [ Science/Technology ]

    The Indian Government has launched a new platform called Integrated Voice Response System (IVRS). IVRS platforms at various locations including Delhi and Mumbai to get direct feedback from subscribers on call quality. The feedback which has taken by the customers will be then sha

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  • Dec 29, 2016
  • 1 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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  • Dec 24, 2016
  • 1 PM Launches National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) in Kanpur [ Policy/Governance ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently launched National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) during his recent visit to Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. The scheme aims to provide apprenticeship training to over 50 lakh youngsters in order to create more jobs. It has budgetary outlay of

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  • Dec 18, 2016
  • 1 PM Modi to Launch Skill Development Initiative Projects [ Science/Technology ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid foundation of the first-ever Indian Institute of Skills of the country at Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh. The event is witness joint partnerships with various industries that will train and employ nearly four lakh youths over the next 3 years.

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  • Nov 30, 2016
  • 1 32-Year-Old IAS Officer Won the Gold at Asian Para-Badminton Championship [ Sports ]

    District Magistrate of Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh, Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj scripted history by becoming the first ever-serving Indian bureaucrat to win a Gold medal at the highest level of any sporting event in the Asian Para-Badminton Championships that held in Beijing.

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  • 2 Uttar Pradesh to Inaugurate Asia’S First Cycle Highway [ Policy/Governance ]

    Asia’s first and longest cycle highway inaugurated in Uttar Pradesh. It is also India’s first cycle highway. A first-of-its-kind project, the 207-km-long cycle highway runs between Etawah, Agra, and declared open. A rally of 90 cyclists from five countries and across India follow

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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 China to Import Rice from 17 Mills in India [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    China has agreed to import rice, non-basmati and basmati varieties, from 17 registered mills in India ensuring market access for Indian products in that country. China is the world’s largest rice importer.

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  • Nov 20, 2016
  • 1 Integrated Emergency Services UP-100 Launched in UP [ Policy/Governance ]

    High-tech centralized emergency system in UP to ensure that police reach a caller in a maximum of twenty minutes in rural areas and within 15 minutes in urban areas. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav launched one of his dream projects - the UP-100 Police Emergency Management System.

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  • 2 Women in Service- Geeta Phogat Appointed DSP in Haryana Police [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Haryana Government appointed international woman wrestler Geeta Phogat as a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in Haryana Police. Geeta Phogat is a freestyle wrestler who won India’s first ever-gold medal in wrestling at the Commonwealth Games, in 2010.

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  • Nov 11, 2016
  • 1 New Pneumonia Vaccine Introduced in Five States [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Union Health Ministry has approved pneumonia vaccines in Himachal Pradesh along with four other states under the Universal Immunization Programme. The Health Ministry approved introduction of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) under Universal Immunization Programme in follo

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  • Nov 1, 2016
  • 1 2016 Agricultural Marketing and Farmer Friendly Reforms Index of NITI Aayog Topped by Maharashtra [ Policy/Governance ]

    Maharashtra has topped 2016 Agricultural Marketing and Farmer Friendly Reforms Index- the first-ever index comparing states on implementation of farm sector reforms developed by NITI Aayog.

    What is Agricultural Marketing and Farmer Friendly Reforms Index?

    • Based on seven farm s

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  • 2 Ease of Doing Business List Topped by- Andhra Pradesh and Telangana [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Ease of Doing Business Reforms Ranking 2015 - 16 was topped by Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Ranking is developed by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and the World Bank.

    • The Index is based on how states implemented DIPP-proposed 340-point Business Re

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  • Oct 22, 2016
  • 1 CYSVAX- World’S First Vaccine for Tapeworms in Pig Developed by IIL [ Science/Technology ]

    CYSVAX is world’s first ever vaccine to fight against Taenia solium Tapeworms found in pigs. It was developed by Indian Immunologicals Limited (IIL) a subsidiary of National Dairy Development Board (NDDB). It has significant potential to reduce the incidence of epilepsy in humans

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  • Oct 12, 2016
  • 1 Union Government Celebrates 100th Birth Anniversary of Nanaji Deshmukh [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Union Government decided to celebrate 100th birth anniversary of social activist and former RSS leader Nanaji Deshmukh from October 11,2016 to October 11,2017. Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma announced during inaugural programme.

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  • Oct 10, 2016
  • 1 Maharashtra: 17th State to Join UDAY Scheme [ Important Days ]

    Maharashtra agreed to join Central Government’s Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojna (UDAY) scheme. It became the 17th state to join UDAY. This will help Maharashtra recover Rs. 9,725 crore in low-cost funds, transmission losses, energy efficiency, and coal modifications.

    • In 2016 Mahar

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  • Sep 26, 2016
  • 1 Mission Parivar Vikas to Be Launched Soon [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Mission Parivar Vikas is going to be launched soon by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The aim is to bring awareness about and improve the family planning services in 145 high focus districts selected from 7 states.

    The missing would fast-track access to high qua

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  • Sep 22, 2016
  • 1 Digilocker – General Studies Mains [ Science/Technology ]

    Digital India is one of the most dramatic dreams of our Prime Minister till date. It actually resonates with our forward thinking nation. Digilocker is a digital locker service launched by the GOVERNMENT OF INDIA in February 2015.

  • 2 Swachh Bharat Abhiyan [ Policy/Governance ]

    For a country like India with huge population, cleanliness is one of the most important concerns. For this reason, our Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on 2nd October 2014 at Rajghat, New Delhi, on the 145 birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, officially launched the campaign known as Swachh

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  • 3 Smart City [ Policy/Governance ]

    A smart city is an urban development vision to integrate information and communication technology, in a secure fashion to manage a city’s assets. The city’s assets include schools, libraries, transportation systems, hospitals, power plants, water supply networks, waste management

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  • Sep 19, 2016
  • 1 2016 Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar Award Won by Dinesh Bharadia [ Awards ]

    The prestigious 2016 Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar has been won by the Dinesh Bharadia an Indian-born researcher for his outstanding contribution in the research of send and receives radio (wireless) signals, including mobile telephony and data on the same channel (wav

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  • Sep 13, 2016
  • 1 Rahul Bhatnagar: New Chief Secretary of UP [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    IAS officer Rahul Bhatnagar is appointed as new Chief Secretary of UP by the Chief Minister of UP Akhilesh Yadav. He has succeeded former Chief Secretary Deepak Singhal who has taken charge on 7th July 2016 by succeeding Alok Ranjan due to his retirement.

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