UPSC 2017 Civil Services (IAS) Exam: January PIB Articles Summary and Analysis


PIB Articles for UPSC 2017


Committee set up by Ministry of Sports






Shri Anoop Kumar Srivastava has taken over the charge of Secretary in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs

Preeti Sudan assumed charge as Secretary, Department of Food and Public Distribution in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

IIP – Index of Eight Core Industries

Service Charges

104th Session of the Indian Science Congress is being held at Tirupati




Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

Swachchhata Pakhwada

Maternity Benefit Programme – a conditional cash transfer scheme

UDAY- App and Web Portal launched








Bunkar Mitra – helpline for weavers

Indian Skill Development Services (ISDS) notified

Cabinet approves Agreement between India and Uruguay


MoU between India and Portugal approved by cabinet

MoU between India and Kenya approved by cabinet

Shri Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar was sworn in as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India at a ceremony held today at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Committee set up by the government



Festive of India

India and Kazakhstan



National Book Trust will be celebrating its 60 years of foundation this year

SLNP (Street Lighting National Programme)



National Conference on e-Governance (NCeG)

India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians (IDF-OI)





Additional levy on use of cards at petrol bunks

Tax Collections (For the period of April to December 2016)

Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards

Jal Manthan-III

Income Tax Department wins an Award







India and Portugal to sign agreement

Usually such agreements will have following features

Silver Jubilee Expo at Handloom Haath

21st National Youth Festival

Regional Conference of Labour Ministers

Tamil Nadu signs Power for All and UDAY framework

Tourist Arrivals based on e-Tourist Visa





DEFCOM – 2017

Promoting cashless transactions

Agreement to boost cyber security

Consultative Committee meeting on Accessible India campaign held

38th meeting of CoC (Committee on Convention) held



Submarine ‘Khanderi’Launched

Project 75

Indian Olympic Association (IOA)






Expert Group on SECC submits report to MoRD

Inter-Session Meeting of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee of Ministry of Agriculture

Saksham – 2017



Khelo India National Competitions

SEZ India App



Adoption Regulations, 2017 to be effective from 16th January 2017

Saksham (Sanrakshan Kshamta Mahotsav) 2017






India & Mauritius Sign MoU for Cooperation in the field of Cooperatives

Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) Commissions Higher Resolution Weather Prediction Model

Nagaland Health Project

Draft National Steel Policy

Namami Gange-Swachhta Doots







Mission 3000 – PMBJK

Listing of Government owned General Insurance Companies at the stock exchanges

Repealing Obsolete laws

Exclusion of States from the investments of National Small Savings Fund (NSSF) from 1.4.2016

India’s Membership to IVI (International Vaccine Institution-South Korea)

Augmentation of the Corpus of Credit Guarantee Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises (CGTMSE)

ShaGun web portal




Eastern Bridge IV

MoU with IORA (Indian Ocean Rim Association) countries tomorrow

PDS reforms

India concludes MoU on MSME Cooperation with Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Member Countries






Corporate push to Namami Gange

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Deposit Scheme (PMGKDS), 2016 – Amendment

Government to support Tangaliya weavers in purchasing looms

CCI (Competition Commission of India)

Population based Prevention, Screening and Control for NCDs (Non-Communicable Diseases)




About NHM

About ASHA

About ANM

The committee on FRBM submits the report



About the Terms of Reference (TOR) given to the committee

National Plan of Action for Children, 2016









Cabinet approves a New Scheme for promotion of Rural Housing in the country

Rubber Soil Information System (RubSIS) for Rubber Growers

Government e-Marketplace (GeM)

CBDT issues Guiding Principles for determination of Place of Effective Management (POEM) of a Company


Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana (VBPY) – 2017

Cabinet approves ratification of the Second Commitment Period of Kyoto Protocol

Cabinet approves Indian Institute of Management Bill, 2017

CMs Committee on Digital Payments presents interim report to the Prime Minister




“ARUN” Mobile Application Launched

Extending Outreach of Passport Services through Network of Post Offices

TOP Scheme-Committee to be set up









GAAR provisions under IT Act 1961 – clarifications

National Entrepreneurship Awards 2016

About MoSDE

‘Bharat Parv’ – Inaugurated

UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India)

Aadhaar implementation in phases

National MSME Policy

Nirbhaya Fund (NF)






Mahila Police Volunteers (MPVs)

Schemes of the Ministry of Home Affairs under the NF

Schemes of the Railways Ministry under the NF

President launches countrywide Pulse Polio Programme for 2017

India Pharma & India Medical Device 2017

Film Condition Assessment Project under NFHM (National Film Heritage Mission) launched

Meghalaya’s first ever Apparel and Garment Centre




India Post Payments Bank (IPPB

Task Force for constituted for preparing Action Plan for Next three Olympic Games


Meghalaya’s first ever Apparel and Garment CentreThe first garment Making Centre in Meghalaya was inaugurated near Ampati in South West Garo...
Nirbhaya Fund (NF)Schemes of ministry of WCD under the NF One Stop Centre (OSC) or Sakhi Centre (SC) It is being implemented across the country...
TOP Scheme-Committee to be set upA committee to identify the prospective medal winners for Olympic 2020 and 2024 has been reconstitutedIt will be...
CMs Committee on Digital Payments presents interim report to the Prime MinisterThe committee was set up on November 30, 2016Was headed/convened...
National Plan of Action for Children, 2016The Action Plan has four key priority areasSurvival, health and nutritionEducation and...
The committee on FRBM submits the reportThe committee was set up by the government in May 2016It is headed by Shri N K Singh. The other members...
Population based Prevention, Screening and Control for NCDs (Non-Communicable Diseases) NCDs are cardio-vascular diseases such as heart attacks...
India concludes MoU on MSME Cooperation with Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Member CountriesThe MoU will take effect for each party upon...
ShaGun web portalIt’s a dedicated web portal for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) launched by ministry of HRDThe portal aims to capture and showcase...
Namami Gange-Swachhta DootsA program of grooming youth has been envisaged under Namami Gange ProjectThousands of youth will be groomed as...
SEZ India AppLaunched by ministry of commerce under e-governance initiativeThe App would help the SEZ Units and Developers to find information...
Saksham – 2017Is a month long awareness programme by Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Petroleum & Natural GasSaksham -Sanrakshan...
Saksham (Sanrakshan Kshamta Mahotsav) 2017Draft fuel efficiency norms for heavy duty vehicles to be released on 1st April, 2017BS IV fuel will be...
Indian Olympic Association (IOA)The central government has revoked the suspension on the IOAThe ban was revoked after IOA reversed its earlier...
38th meeting of CoC (Committee on Convention) heldWas held on 10th January 2017 in New DelhiThe CoC has a specific mandate of discussing the...
Tourist Arrivals based on e-Tourist VisaThe inflow of tourists on e-Tourist visas for the month of December has increased by 56.6% compared to...
Income Tax Department wins an AwardThe IT department has won silver award at National Awards on e-Governance 2016-17For the e-filing of Income...
India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians (IDF-OI)It’s a not for profit philanthropic trust set up by Indian governmentPromotes...
SLNP (Street Lighting National Programme) It is the largest street lighting programme in the worldThe SLNP programme is presently running in...
India and KazakhstanHave signed a protocol to amend the DTAC (Double Taxation Avoidance Convention)The earlier treaty was signed between both the...