2016: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Feb 26, 2016
  • 1 Union Cabinet Has Approved Incentivize Cashless Transactions [ None ]

    For introduction of steps for promotion of cashless payments (transactions) through cards and digital means union cabinets has given its approval. Many short and medium term procedures have been approved by union government department Ministries and Organizations for implementati

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  • 2 New President and Ceo of Honda Cars India is Yoichiro Ueno [ None ]

    New President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Honda Cars India is Yoichiro Ueno. His appointment was approved by its parent Honda Motor Company. He will replace Katsushi Inoue who was serving as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the company for Regional Operations (Europe reg

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  • 3 Highlights of 2016-17 Railway Budget [ None ]

    On 25 February 2016 Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has presented the Railway Budget 2016 - 17 in the Parliament. This was the second railway budget for Suresh Prabhu and third rail budget of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government.

    Highlights of this Budget:

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  • Feb 25, 2016
  • 1 Bbmp Has Launched Etoilet Mobile App [ None ]

    Bharat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palika (BBMP) has launched new mobile app named eToilet. This app will useful to find nearest electronic toilet (e-toilet) location. About eToilet Application: This Application is enable any citizen to find nearest digital toilet quickly with map.

    • This

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  • 2 India, South Africa and Brazil Joint Naval Exercise Ibsamar 2016 Started in Goa [ None ]

    Brazil, India and South Africa fifth edition joint IBSAMAR 2016 trilateral naval exercise has been started in Goa. IBSAMAR is come from as India-Brazil-South Africa Maritime. For the first time this exercise is hold in India since it begins in 2006.

    Key facts:

    • The main aim of t

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  • 3 Ex-Cji Hl Dattu is Appointed as Chairman of Nhrc [ None ]

    Former Chief Justice of India (CJI) H L Dattu is appointed as new Chairman of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) by Union Government. He will replace Mr. K. G. Balakrishnan after his demitted office due to his five-year term ended in May 2015. And from May 2015 Justice C Jos

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  • 4 Anti-Rabies Drug World’s 1st Fast-Acting Will Be Launched in India [ None ]

    Rabies Human Monoclonal Antibody (RMAb) World’s first fast-acting anti-rabies drug will be launched in India soon. Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) and US-based Mass Biologics of the University of Massachusetts Medical School will jointly developed this drugs.

    About RMA

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  • 5 3rd Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation Will Be Host by India [ None ]

    Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation will be hosted by India. It will starts from 12 April 2016 to save tigers and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate it. 13 tiger range countries (TRCs) will participate in this conference and they are:

    • Bangladesh,
    • Bhutan,

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  • Feb 24, 2016
  • 1 New Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre is K N Vyas [ None ]

    New Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) is distinguished scientist KN Vyas. He is appointed for a term of three years. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced his appointment in New Delhi.

    • K N Vyas will re

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  • 2 2016 Nagjee International Club Football Tournament Has Been Won by Dnipro Fc [ Sports ]

    The 2016 Sait Nagjee International Club Football Tournament has been won by the Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk Football Club (FC) of Ukraine by beating Brazilian FC Atletico Paranaense with 3 - 0 goals at finales played at the EMS Corporation stadium at Kozhikode (Kerala).

    • Dnipro Dniprop

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  • 3 Pakistan Parliament Becomes First Fully Solar Based Power Parliament in the World [ None ]

    Pakistan’s Parliament is world’s first parliament who entirely runs on solar power. It is located at national capital Islamabad. Key facts: Pakistan’s close supporter and strategic partner China has support in this project.

    • This project was officially announced by Chinese Presid

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  • 4 Haryana Will Soon Become India’s First State to Complete Aquifer Mapping [ None ]

    Haryana is ready to become Indi’s first state to complete aquifer mapping for its groundwater resources up to May 2016. “Aquifer is an underground layer of water-bearing rock from which groundwater can be extracted. ”

    Key facts:

    Aquifer mapping: To assess the groundwater situati

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  • 5 India Maintains Position as World’s Largest Arms Importer [ None ]

    India has maintained the world’s largest arms importer position with 14 % secretarial of the global arms imports in the 2011 - 2015 timeframe. This news is clear after report on international arms transfers released by a global think-tank, Stockholm International Peace Research I

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  • Feb 23, 2016
  • 1 New Chief Justice of Orissa High Court is Justice Vineet Saran [ None ]

    Justice Vineet Saran has been appointed as the new Chief Justice (CJ) of Orissa High Court as per the provisions of Article 217 of Constitution by the President Pranab Mukherjee. After deceitful vacant ever since transfer of Justice D H Waghela as CJ of Bombay High Court his appo

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  • 2 New Full-Time Md and Ceo of Msei is Udai Kumar [ None ]

    New full-time Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Metropolitan Stock Exchange of India (MSEI) Ltd is Metropolitan Stock Exchange of India Udai Kumar. Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has agreed his appointment and comes after stringent shortli

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  • 3 Sixth State to Join Uday Scheme is Bihar [ Important Days ]

    The sixth state to join Union Government’s UDAY (Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana) Scheme is Bihar for financial rearrangement of debt of power distribution companies. Bihar government, State Power Distribution companies (DISCOMs) and Union Power ministry has signed three-way Memora

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  • 4 New Police Commissioner of Kuala Lumpur is Indian-Origin Amar Singh [ None ]

    The new Police Commissioner of Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur is Indian-origin Sikh Amar Singh by succeeds Tajuddin Mohamed after his transfer to federal headquarters as the Deputy Director of commercial CID. He is the first person of Indian origin (PIO) and first Malaysian Sikh

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  • 5 Swachh Paryatan Mobile App Has Been Launched by Union Government [ None ]

    With the aim to keep tourist places clean Union Government has launched “Swachh Parayatan” mobile application. Union Minister of State (MoS) for Tourism, Culture and Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma has launched this application in New Delhi.

    Key facts

    • The Union Ministry of Tourism

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  • 6 The 9th Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Kalikho Pul Has Taken Sworn [ None ]

    The 9th Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Kalikho Pul has taken sworn after Governor JP Rajkhowa used his discretionary powers to appoint him. The Governor in a simple function at Raj Bhawan in Itanagar was administered his oath to the office and secrecy.

    • He has support of 32

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  • 7 New Chairman of Gst Committee of State Fms is Amit Mitra [ Bills ]

    New Chairman of the Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers on Goods and Services Tax (GST) is West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra. This design was taken at the meeting of State Finance Ministers that was also attended by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

    • He has re

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  • 8 Harper Lee a Well-Known Us Writer is No More [ None ]

    Harper Lee a famous US has writer passed away in Monroeville, Alabama, US at the age of 89 years. A novel ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ has been penned by her which was released in 1960 and had become a classic of modern American literature.

    • More than 40 million copies has sold worldw

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  • 9 Imf Has Appointed Christine Lagarde as Md for a Second Term [ None ]

    The International Monetary Fund has appointed Christine Lagarde (60) from France has been appointed as the Managing Director (MD) for a second five-year term. She was only candidate who is nominated for the post and IMF’s Executive Board has decided to re-nominate her by consensu

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  • Feb 23, 2016
  • 1 New Five Hot Jupiter Planets Has Been Discovered [ None ]

    New five “hot Jupiter-like” planets have been discovered by the Scientists which have similar characteristics to our solar system’s biggest planet. And Scientists has designated them as: WASP-119 b, WASP-124 b, WASP-126 b, WASP-129 b and WASP-133 b.

    And they path very close to t

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  • 2 For Smart City Plans Implementation of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan Has Setup Spv [ None ]

    For the implementation of Smart City Plans Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan Government have set up Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV). SPVs have been set up for five cities: Jabalpur, Indore and Bhopal from Madhya Pradesh; Jaipur and Udaipur in Rajasthan.

    All these five cities are belon

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  • 3 Vibrant North East Event is Arranged in Guwahati This Year [ None ]

    The Vibrant North East a three-day event is arranged in Guwahati, Assam this year. Union Minister Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur has inaugurated this event on 18th February 2016. The Centre for Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD) and ASSOCHAM has jointly organized

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  • 4 Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan a Veteran Singer is No More [ None ]

    Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan a Veteran singer has passed away in Kolkata, West Bengal due to old-age related ailments at the age of 107 years. He was a most commended Hindustani classical singer of Gwalior Gharana.

    • He had created around 2, 000 compositions and also a prolific writer

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  • 5 By Composing 3524 Songs Sameer Anjaan Has Created New World Record [ None ]

    Sameer Anjaan a Bollywood lyricist has created new world record by composing around 3524 different songs in 650 Bollywood movies. And with this he recognized as the Most Prolific Bollywood Lyricist Ever by Guinness Book of World Records officially.

    He is the first Guinness Recor

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  • Feb 22, 2016
  • 1 New Md of Ncrtc is Vinay Kumar Singh [ None ]

    Vinay Kumar Singh an Indian Railway Officer has been appointed as Managing Director of National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC). He was working with Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL), a railway PSU involved in the study of high speed rail corridors before he is appoint

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  • 2 February 21 is Observed as International Mother Language Day [ Important Days ]

    21 February is observed as International Mother Language Day (Bhasha Divas) across the world. Importance of Day: The main objective behind observance of this day is to promote awareness of linguistic, multilingualism and cultural diversity.

    • And also to show importance of mother

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  • 3 Four Bengali Sweets Will Get Gi Tag Soon [ None ]

    For four traditional sweet delicacies of the state, West Bengal government is planning to get Geographical Indication (GI) tag. These four traditional sweet delicacies are: Moa of Jainagar, Sarpuria of Krishnagar, and Mihidana of burdwan and Sitabhog of Burdwan.

    Key facts:

    • The

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