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SMART NEWS FOR PRELIMS

I. POLITY, EDUCATION, HEALTH

7-12

1.India and ASEAN : Celebrating 25 years of partnership 
2.South Asia Sub regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Operational Plan 
3.
Cabinet approves signing of Agreement for CIRDAP establishment
Centre in Hyderabad
 
4.
Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138) and Worst Forms of Child
Labour Convention, 1999
 
5.Twin pit toilet technology: Swacch Bharat 
6.Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar Releases 'India Rankings 2017' 
7.PM Ujjwala Yojana beneficiaries crossing 2 crore in number 
8.Web portal "Bharat ke Veer" inaugurated 
9.
BHIM-Aadhar -a digital payment platform launched by the PM on
Ambedkar Jayanti in Nagpur
 
10.PM launches projects related to SAUNI Yojana at Botad 
11.'Delhi Declaration' signed to contain AMR (Anti-Microbial resistance) 
12.Civil Services Day, 2017 
13.
C-DOT develops CCSP (C-DOT Common Service Platform) to make
smart cities more efficient
 
14.Legal Aid and Empowerment initiatives launched 
15.Centre Takes Ten New Swachh Iconic Places under Swachh Bharat Mission 
16.PM Shri Narendra Modi will Flag-off First UDAN Flight under RCS Tomorrow 
17.
Inauguration of Multi-Sensor Aero-Geophysical Surveys over Obvious
Geological Potential
 
18.
"nakshe" Portal launched by Dr. Harsh Vardhan on 250th Anniversary of
Survey of India(SOI)
 
19.
FAQ about ECI - EVM (Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) of Election
Commission of India (ECI))
 
 II. ECONOMY12-19
1.Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT's) APA Program crosses the 150 Milestone 
2.Finance Ministry releases India's External Debt Statistics end-December 2016 
3.Index of Eight Core Industries (Base: 2004-05=100) February, 2017 
4.Cabinet allows unrestricted export of all certified organic agricultural products 
5.Union Textiles Minister launches PowerTex India 
6.Schemes for conservation of livestock 
7.Record Capacity Addition of Wind Power of 5400MW in Last Fiscal 
8.Geotagging of assets created under RKVY 
9.Establishment of Science Cities 
10.Integrated Voice Response System (IVRS) system to address call drops 
11.Tamil Nadu, MP, UP, AP, Chattisgarh lead in implementing urban poverty alleviation programs 
12.India and ADB Sign $175 Million Loan Agreement to help improve Solar Transmission System 
13.President of India to release India rankings 2017 report on April 10 
14.Travel and Tourism Competitive Index 
15.India and UK commit to strengthen engagement further in Renewable Energy, Climate Change 
16.CBDT issues PAN and TAN within 1 day to improve Ease of Doing Business 
17.Cabinet approves implementation of Target Plus Scheme (TPS) under Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) 
18.
Cabinet approves setting up of a Special Purpose Vehicle to be called Government e-Marketplace (GeM SPV)
 
19.Consumer Price Index Numbers on Base 2012=100 data released 
20.Quick Estimates of Index of Industrial Production index released 
21.Cabinet approves to increase oil palm area under National Mission on Oilseeds and Oil palm 
22.Cabinet approves listing of 11 CPSEs on stock exchanges 
23.Cabinet amends the Convention between India and Portugal for avoidance of Double Taxation 
24.Minister of Railways Dedicates New Freight Terminals Under Mission Hundred 
25."Quality Mark" Award Scheme for Dairy Cooperatives initiated by NDDB 
26.One Crore MGNREGA assets geotagged 
27.Government e marketplace(GeM): The most transparent public procurement portal 
28.Establishment of Spices Farmers Producer Companies (SFPCs) in Arunachal Pradesh 
 III. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY20 - 25
1.ISRO outsources job of satellite manufacturing to private firms 
2.Grassoline: Fuel made from grass may power jets in future 
3.BARC scientists develop cancer drugs from Rampatri 
4.Govt asks ISRO to share technology for manufacturing Lithium-ion batteries for vehicles 
5.Second 'Great Spot' found at Jupiter, cold and high up 
6.Saturn moon has necessary conditions to harbor life: NASA 
7.ISRO aims for rocket capable of launching heavier satellites 
8.China launches its 1st unmanned cargo spacecraft 
9.Japan officially recognises Bit coin as currency 
10.Fungus that eats plastic may help clean environment 
11.CSIR-NIO develops robotic platform to track oceanic processes 
12.BRABO: First 'Made in India' Industrial Robot 
13.PM's message on Earth Day 
14.Indian Warships Visit Toulon, France 
15.Indian Navy Joint Exercises 
16.Indian Air Force Joint Exercises 
17.Indian Army Joint Exercises 
 

IV. GEOGRAPHY AND DEFENCE

25 - 30
1.President of India's message on the eve of Independence Day of Senegal 
2.Chenani - Nashri Tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir inaguarated 
3.
PM to Lay The Foundation Stone of a Multi-Modal Terminal on River Ganga at Sahibganj in Jharkhand Tomorrow
 
4.Kolkata- Khulna-Dhaka bus service flagged off from Kolkata today 
5.Cabinet approves MoU on cooperation in the field of justice between India and Tunisia 
6.
Cabinet apprised of MoU between India and Russia for cooperation in the field of Science and Technology
 
7.President of India Greets Queen of Denmark on her Birthday 
8.President of India's message on the eve of National Day of Syrian Arab Republic 
9.Indian Air Force Mountaineering Expedition to Mt Dhaulagiri (8167m)-2017 
10.Maiden Firing of BrahMos Land Attack Supersonic Cruise Missile 
11.World Bank Approves $ 375 Million Loan for Developing National Waterway-1 
12.President of India's Message on the eve of Union Day of Tanzania 
13.
President of India's message on the eve of National Day of Sierra Leone, Togo, South Africa, Netherlands.
 
14.Survey of India proposes to re-measure the height of Mount Everest 
 V. HISTORY 30 - 32
1.MOU For a Project on "Conservation, Development and Maintenance of Purana Qila 
2.President visits Vikramshila University Monuments and Museum today 
3.President of India condoles the passing away of Smt. Kishori Amonkar 
4.100 years of Champaran Satyagraha 
5.PM pays tributes to Mahatma Phule on his birth anniversary 
6.PM salutes the martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh massacre 
7.Nation Pays Homage to Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar on his 127th Birth Anniversary 
8.Recalling Khurki and Teenkathiya systems 
9.Government of India to issue Sovereign Gold Bonds 2017-18 - Series I 
 

SMART NEWS FOR MAINS

I. SMART SYNTHESIZED ARTICLES FOR MAINS 

 

33 - 46

1.Adolescence, Issues and prospects: A perspective 
2.Why is India getting hotter: A perspective on heat waves 
3.Lowdown on sharing of Teesta waters? 
4.Artificial intelligence, Robots and workplaces 
5.Pivot to the Indo-Pacific 
6.Aadhaar Pay: A perspective 
7.The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016 
8.The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2016 
9.HIV - AIDS Bill 2017 : A perspective 
10.Geotagging of assets created under RKVY 
11.Forest conservation and challenges : A perspective 
 II. SMART GIST OF KURUKSHETRA MARCH 2017 46 - 55
1.Challenges In Agriculture And Farmers' Welfare 
2.Higher Spending For Higher Employment And Growth 
3.Digitization And Posssibilties For Rural Development 
4.Digigaon: Connecting Rural India 
5.Social Security For Better Health 
 III. SMART GIST OF YOJANA APRIL 2017 56 - 63
1.Labour Landscape In India 
2.Informal Labour Market In India 
3.Ensuring Gender Justice In Labour 
4.Reforms In Child Labour Law 
5.Automation: Challenge To Workforce 
 IV. SMART GIST OF RAYJASABHA TV DISCUSSIONS 63 - 68
1.The Big Picture: Ramjas college issue and freedom of speech 
2.The Big Picture- Tourism vs terror... can stakeholders arrive at a new deal in Kashmir? 
3.The Big Picture: Attack on Nigerian students- How to deal with racial problems? 
4.The Big Picture - Can global trade survive protectionist onslaught in the Western world? 
5.The Big Picture - Niti Aayog's vision for New India will it transform the economy? 
 V. SMART GIST OF ALL INDIA RADIO DISCUSSIONS 68 - 73
1.AIR Summary - Importance of generic medicines 
2.AIR Summary - Inauguration of Ude Desh ka Aam Nargrik (UDAN) Scheme 
3.AIR Summary - Australian Prime minister visit to India 
4.AIR Summary - End of VIP culture 
 SMART NEWS FOR GENERAL CURRENT AFFAIRS73 - 78
1.Cattle's of India 
2.Disease caused by Bacteria, Virus and Fungi 
3.Geographical Indication Tags Part 1 
4.Indian States and their Tourism Taglines