2016: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Jan 8, 2016
  • 1 Former Chief Justice of India S. H. Kapadia passes away [ None ]

    Sarosh Homi Kapadia a former Chief Justice of India (CJI) passed away in Mumbai, Maharashtra at the age of 68. His At Tower of Silence at Kemps Corner, South Mumbai as per Parsi tradition his funeral was held.

    About SH Kapadia

    • He was born on 29 September 1947.
    • He had completed

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  • 2 After 27 years, India-Nepal friendship bus service resumes [ None ]

    After a gap of 27 years, A friendship bus service between India and Nepal was flagged off via Champawat district in Uttarakhand. The resumed bus service will be run between Kanchanpur in Nepal close to the Banbasa border in Champawat district and Anand Vihar in New Delhi regularl

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  • 3 On BCCI reforms, recommendations of Justice Lodha Committee [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    With reform suggestions in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Justice RM Lodha Committee has submitted its report to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has appointed this committee in 2014 to make recommendations to the BCCI in order in order to prevent frauds an

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  • 4 E-Vahan Bima Scheme has been launched by Telangana [ None ]

    In order to issue motor insurance policy in digital form, Telangana Government has launched e-Vahan Bima Scheme. By legally accepting motor vehicle insurance policy in digital form Telangana has become the first state in the country to do so.

    About e-Vahan Bima Scheme

    • The schem

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  • 5 4th January observed as World Braille Day [ Important Days ]

    To mark the birth anniversary of Louis Braille, inventor of Braille script or Braille code, 4 January is being observed as World Braille Day across the world every year. The main objective behind this Observance of the day is to spread the importance of Braille language and also

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  • 6 Abid Ali Neemuchwala: New CEO of Wipro [ None ]

    Abid Ali Z. Neemuchwala has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Member of the Board of the India’s third largest IT exporter Wipro Limited. He has replace T. K. Kurien who has been higher as the Executive Vice Chairman of the company.

    • Since April 2015, Ne

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  • 7 For monitoring Watershed Projects NABARD inks MoU with NRSC [ None ]

    For web-based monitoring of watershed projects National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hyderabad-based National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC).

    • And according to this MoU Web-based monitoring will be started f

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  • 8 Arunima Sinha an amputee mountaineer scales Mount Aconcagua in Argentina [ None ]

    Mount Aconcagua in Argentina has been successfully scaled by India’s star amputee mountaineer Arunima Sinha as part of her Mission 7 Summits. With this she has claimed her 5th successful summit of the Mission 7 Summits that she had climbed on December 25, 2016 after starting on D

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  • 9 2015 SAFF football championships has been won by India [ None ]

    For record seventh time India has won the 2015 South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) championship at the finales played at Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), India by biting Afghanistan with 2 - 1 goal score. Jeje Lalpekhlua at 72nd minute and Sunil Chhetri at 101th minute had scored

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  • Jan 8, 2016
  • 1 5 key bills has been approved by President Pranab Mukherjee [ None ]

    As per the provisions of Article 111 of the Constitution of India 5 key bills are approved by President Pranab Mukherjee. And these five bills are currently passed by both the houses of Parliament, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha in winter session of Parliament.

    These five bills are

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  • 2 Petronet LNG of India revised contract with RasGas of Qatar [ None ]

    Biggest state owned gas importer Petronet LNG of India has signed a revised contract with RasGas of Qatar to import gas at a significantly lower price than earlier. Under the new contract

    • From 1st January 2016, RasGas will supply Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to Petronet at 6 - 7 d

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  • 3 2015 eASIA award for trade facilitation has been won by DAVA Project [ Awards ]

    The Department of Commerce project the Drug Authentication and Verification Application (DAVA) has won the 2015 eASIA Award under Trade Facilitation category. Asia Pacific Council for Trade Facilitation (APCTF) and Tehran based (Iran) Electronic Business has announced this award.

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  • 4 To fund education of minorities, Union inks Financing Agreement with World Bank [ None ]

    For Nai Manzil Scheme- Education and Skills Training for Minorities, Union Government has signed a Financing Agreement of 50 million dollars with the World Bank. According to this agreement the credit will be facilitated by the International Development Association (IDA), World B

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  • 5 List of nuclear facilities has been exchanged by India and Pakistan [ None ]

    Under the Agreement on the Prohibition of Attack against Nuclear installations India and Pakistan have exchanged the list of their nuclear installations and facilities. This on every 1st of January this exchange is done between the two neighboring countries that bar them from att

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  • 6 Kamlesh Chandra Committee will study wage structure of Gramin Dak Sevaks [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The Union Government has constituted a Kamlesh Chandra’s committee to examine the wage structure, service conditions of the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) in the Department of Posts (DoP). It will be one member committee comprising of Retired Member of Postal Services Board Kamlesh Chan

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  • 7 AB Bardhan former CPI leader passed away [ None ]

    Former Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Ardhendu Bhushan Bardhan passed away in Mumbai, Maharashtra at the age of 92. In India, he was leading figure of the trade union movement and left politics and for maintaining the space for Communists in national politics he had played

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  • 8 DBT scheme for kerosene will be rolled out by Government from April 1, 2016 [ None ]

    From 1st April 2016, the Union Government is going to roll out LPG-like Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme for kerosene. At the initial phase scheme will be implemented in selected 26 districts of eight states which are Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, Mahara

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  • 9 Shyam Benegal will head Committee to revamp Central Board of Film Censors [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The noted film-maker Shyam Benegal has been constituted a committee head by the Union Ministry of Information & Broadcasting to look into revamp the film certification nuances by Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC).

    The work of committee is to suggest recommendations provide a

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  • Jan 8, 2016
  • 1 2015 Sangita Kalanidhi award will honored to Singer Sanjay Subrahmanyam [ Awards ]

    The prestigious 2015 Sangita Kalanidhi award will be honored to notable south Indian classical singer Sanjay Subrahmanyam. The renowned mathematician Manjul Bhargava will honor him with this awared at 89th annual conference of the Madras Music Academy in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

    Image of Sanjay Subhramanyam

    Image of Sanjay Subhramanyam

    2015 Sangita Kalanidhi award

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  • 2 2014-15 BCCI Annual Awards [ Awards ]

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is giving this BCCI Awards annually. These awards are honored for many different categories like the best Indian international and domestic cricketers of the year.

    The awards were started from 2006–07.

    2014 - 15 BCCI Awards are

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  • Jan 1, 2016
  • 1 Creator of Debian Linux Ian Murdock passed away [ None ]

    The founder one of the world’s best known Linux distributions Ian Murdock has passed away on 28 December 2015 in San Francisco at the age of 42 years. The reason behind his death is still misty. But his last message on tweeter is somehow declared an intention to commit suicide.

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  • 2 From INS Kolkata LRSAM successfully test-fired [ None ]

    The missile jointly developed by India and Israel “Long Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LRSAM) ” was successfully test-fired on 30 December 2015 on the Western Sea Board. The missile successfully intercepted an aerial target at extended ranges and was successfully test fired from I

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  • 3 Pavel Srnicek former Newcastle United goalkeeper passed away [ None ]

    Pavel Srnicek former Newcastle United goalkeeper passed away on 29 December 2015 at Ostrava, Czech Republic at the age of 47. After suffering cardiac arrest for the nine days Srnicek passed away. About Pavel Srnicek

    • From 1990 to 2007, Srnicek played as a goalkeeper mainly for New

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  • 4 New DG of National Centre for Good Governance is Dr. Gyanendra D Bandgaiyan [ None ]

    Dr. Gyanendra D Bandgaiyan appointment as the Director General of the National Centre for Good Governance are approved the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) on 30 December 2015. He will serve us for period of three years and it is extendable by another two years or up t

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  • 5 Queen Elizabeth II knighted Indian-origin cancer researcher Harpal Singh Kumar [ None ]

    Queen Elizabeth II Knighthood an Indian-origin cancer research expert Harpal Singh Kumar on 31 December 2015 for his influential work on prevention and treatment of cancer. In the annual New Year’s Honours list several other Indian-origin persons are included with Singh.

    • Samir D

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  • 6 Construction of 69 bridges on Trilateral Highway in Myanmar has been approved by Union Cabinet [ None ]

    The construction of 69 Bridges including Approach Roads on the Tamu-Kyigone-Kalewa (TKK) road section of the Trilateral Highway in Myanmar has been approved by the Union Cabinet. In New Delhi at Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi decision in this regard

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  • 7 National Biotechnology Development Strategy 2015-2020 has been announced by Union Government [ None ]

    National Biotechnology Development Strategy (NBDS) 2015 - 2020 to establish India as a world-class bio-manufacturing hub has been announced by Union Government. The Union Science and Technology Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan have revealed it in New Delhi.

    Key facts

    • The main aim of

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  • 8 Raptor MoU for conservation of migratory birds of prey has been approved by Union Cabinet [ None ]

    To sign Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia has been approved by the Union Cabinet. According to the Convention on Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) this MoU is also called as the ‘Raptor MoU’.

    India has bec

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  • 9 From INS Kolkata LRSAM Barak 8 Missile has been successfully tested [ None ]

    Long Range Surface to Air Missile (LRSAM) Barak 8 jointly developed by India and Israel was successfully test fired from INS Kolkata. The Indian Navy, Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) have jointly carried out the test firing of the LRSAM and Israel Aerospace I

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  • Jan 1, 2016
  • 1 Mangesh Padgaonkar well-known Marathi poet passed away [ None ]

    Mangesh Padgaonkar well-known Marathi poet passed away in Mumbai, Maharashtra on after a brief illness at the age of 86. He was best known for many poetry presentation programmes and for writing lyrics for many Marathi films.

    He was iconic Marathi poet.

    About Mangesh Padgaonkar

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