2016: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

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Dec 23, 2016

GLOBAL INITIATIVE OF ACADEMIC NETWORKS (GIAN) 

The GIAN project aims to tap talent pool of scientists and entrepreneurs, internationally to encourage engagement with Higher Education Institutes and increase the footfalls of reputed international faculty in the Indian academic institutes.

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Education

Dec 22, 2016

DoNER Announced Rs 207 Crore for Development of Majuli Island 

The Union Government has announced ₹ 207 crore to undertake developmental works in Assam՚s Majuli Island. The sanctioned amount will be spent primarily for safeguarding the land the 80 km length of the bank line on the right bank of river Brahmaputra.

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Policies & Governance

Dec 21, 2016

First Chikungunya Vaccine Developed by Researchers 

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) in the US developed the first vaccine for chikungunya. This drug is safe and effective. It has been made using an insect-specific virus which is harmless to humans. It offers efficient, safe and affordable protection agai…

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Science & Technology

Dec 20, 2016

Scientists Develop Drone Like New Bird with Feathers 

EPFL built an energy-efficient winged drone capable of changing its wingspan, and flying at high speed. It equipped with feathers which is capable of changing its wingspan, flying at high speed and moving through tight spaces. Birds alter the configuration of their wings, when th…

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Science & Technology

Indian’S Will Be Able to Start Companies in 4 Flat Days Soon 

The government has identified areas requiring doing away with complex rules. It will simplify procedures to enable businesses to start in four days flat. It is Aiming to break into top 50 best countries to do business. With India ranked poorly at 130th among 190 nations on the Wo…

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Important Days

Dec 19, 2016

Throwing Garbage in Public Brings Fine of Rs 10,000: NGT 

Any person found disposing garbage in a public place will be fined ₹ 10,000 National Green Tribunal (NGT) . All authorities are under a statutory obligation to ensure that waste is collected, transported and disposed of in accordance with Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016.

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Policies & Governance

Dec 18, 2016

PM Modi to Launch Skill Development Initiative Projects 

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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Science & Technology

Pankaj Advani Won World Billiards Title in Bengaluru 

Ace Indian player Pankaj Advani won the 11th World Billiards Championships title. Advani began on a strong note by pocketing the first two games, 150 points against 33 and 150 against 95. Advani won his 16th world title overall.

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Sports

Dec 16, 2016

SC Bans Liquor Shops on National & State Highways Across India 

The Supreme Court has ordered a ban on all liquor shops on national as well as state highways. It is to reduce drink driving and road accidents. Accidents claim thousands of lives every year across the country. Authorities to stop granting licenses to highway liquor shops with im…

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Policies & Governance

Dec 15, 2016

Robotic Spacecraft to Refuel & Repair Satellites in Orbit, Building by NASA 

NASA has awarded a $ 127 million contract to the California-based satellite company Space Systems for giving shape to its robotic spacecraft equipped with the tools, technologies and techniques needed to service satellites currently in orbit.

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Science & Technology

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