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SMART NEWS FOR PRELIMS

I. POLITY, GOVERNANCE, EDUCATION, ECONOMY

 

06-12

1.Darwaza Band for open defecation 
2.INAM-Pro + launched 
3.
Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN) award to National Assessment and
Accreditation Council (NAAC)
 
4.
Hill Area Development Programme launched by Ministry for Development of
North-East Region
 
5.First Rural LED Street Lighting Project in Andhra Pradesh 
6.Assam Citizen Centric Service Delivery 
7.
First Developmental Flight of India’s GSLV Mk III Successfully launches
GSAT-19 Satellite
 
8.SATH program launched by NITI Aayog 
9.‘DigiYatra’- A New Digital Experience for Air Travellers 
10CPI and IIP data released 
11.Kashmir Super 30 
12.ILO Conventions No. on 138 and 182 on Child Labour ratified by India 
13.AUSINDEX-17 
14.Cabinet approves Interest Subvention scheme 
15.India to be Co-Partner Country in ANUGA 2017 
16.Index of mineral production 
17.Startup India Hub 
18.Energy Conservation Building Code 2017 
19.India and Portugal Sign an agreement on the Field of Archives 
20.India-Portugal International StartUp Hub (IPISH) 
21.Slum Yuva Daud and Adopt a Slum campaign 
22.India-Portugal International StartUp Hub (IPISH) 
23.PSLV-C38 Successfully Launched 
24.
Capacity Building for Six Waste Management Rules (2016) -
National Productivity Council
 
25.Uttarakhand and Haryana declared 4th and 5th ODF States in the country 
26.125th birth anniversary celebrations of Professor P.C. Mahalanobis 
27.City Liveability Index launched 
28.‘COMMIT’ programme launched 
 II. GEOGRAPHY AND DEFENCE13 - 17
1.Index of Eight Core Industries (Base: 2011-12=100) May, 2017 
2.India and Thailand sign MoU 
3.President of India’s message on the eve of National Day of Sweden 
4.20th anniversary of BIMSTEC 
5.MoU between India and Korea for export credit 
6.MoU between India and Cyprus on Merchant Shipping 
7.‘Vatsalya – Maatri Amrit Kosh’ inaugurated 
8.MOU between India and Armenia on cooperation on youth matters 
9.MoU between India and Palestine on agriculture cooperation 
10.Successful Flight Test of ATGM Nag 
11.‘National Mission on Cultural Mapping of India’ will be Implemented from Goverdhan Block, Mathura 
12.President of India’s message on the eve of National Day of Iceland 
13.President condoles the passing away of President of Vanuatu 
14.President of India’s message on the eve of National Day of Congo 
15.GSAT-17 Communication Satellite Launched Successfully 
16.Amendments in the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011 
17.
“Key Indicators of Unincorporated Non-Agricultural Enterprises (Excluding Construction) in India”
report released.
 
 III. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT17 - 22
1.NASA to fly Solar Probe Plus right into sun’s atmosphere in 2018 
2.India’s polar ship still a long way off 
3.LIGO strikes again, detects third binary black hole merger 
4.The lowdown on the Zika virus 
5.WHO revises antibiotics protocol 
6.A new cast of crabs in Western Ghats 
7.Only PSUs may be let to make Oxytocin 
8.Promising first step in producing blood cancer drug 
9.Rhododendrons of eastern Himalayas under threat 
10.Climate change may cause more rainfall in the tropics: NASA 
11.Three new sites recognised as biodiversity hotspots in Goa 
12.Ray of hope for Thar’s endangered wildlife 
13.Burrowing frogs add to diversity of Western Ghats 
14.Barely 10% deaths in India are registered: WHO report 
15.Uranus’ magnetic field flips on and off: study 
16.New satellite GSAT-17 to boost ISRO capacity 
17.PSLV will lock heavy weight Cartosat-2 into orbit on Friday 
 

SMART NEWS FOR MAINS

I. SMART SYNTHESIZED ARTICLES FOR MAINS

 

23 - 37

1.Addressing India’s high logistics costs 
2.Anti-profiteering under GST 
3.Clueless policies and Hapless farmers 
4.PM Visit to Israel: What to Expect 
5.Ganga as a ‘Living Person’: Will it help? 
6.Much needed reforms in Parliament 
7.Pragmatic Step 
8.New PM in Nepal : Road Ahead for India Nepal Relations 
9.Getting realistic about renewables 
10.Global Innovation Index report: A perspective 
11.Things you should know about Statutory liquidity ratios 
12.Why investing in human capital matters 
 II. SMART GIST OF YOJANA MAY 201738 - 48
1.Quality Education for Empowering Indian Youth 
2.Making a Nation of Job Creators 
3.Job creation: Challenges and Way Forward 
4.Goods and Service Tax (GST) – The Game Changer 
5.Bringing Youth to the Mainstream 
 III. SMART GIST OF KURUKSHETRA MAY 201749 - 59
1.Transforming agriculture for farmer’s prosperity 
2.Revamped crop insurance scheme: PMFBY helps farmers 
3.Quality Seeds and Planting Materials in Doubling Farmers’ Income: Role and Way Forward 
4.National Agricultural Market: New Horizon for Agri-Business 
5.Credit as a contributor to doubling of farmer’s income 
 IV. SMART GIST OF ALL INDIA RADIO DISCUSSIONS60 - 62
1.Impact of US exit on Paris Climate Change 
2.Government regulations on Aadhar 
3.All India Radio summaries: Impact of GST on real states. 
 V. SMART GIST OF RAYJASABHA TV DISCUSSIONS63 - 68
1.RSTV Summaries: Waiving of farm loans: Is it right thing to do? 
2.RSTV Summaries :Qatar crisis: An Indian Perspective 
3.RSTV Summaries : Will PM’s Disapproving Remarks on Lynching Stop Violence ? 
4.RSTV Summaries : India-China Stand-off at Sikkim Border 
5.RSTV Summaries : What led to the revival of Gorkhaland demand? What are the possible solutions? 
 VI. SMART NEWS FOR GENERAL CURRENT AFFAIRS69 - 76
1.Chairman and Committee of Constituent assembly 
2.Age limit for different constitutional posts 
3.Important amendments to constitutions 
4.
Common and scientific names of the chemicals of daily use
 
5.Geographical Indication – Part 3