2016: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Mar 3, 2016
  • 1 Martin Crowe Former New Zealand Cricket Captain Passed Away [ None ]

    Martin Crowe a former New Zealand cricket captain has passed away in Auckland, New Zealand after suffering from long time cancer of the immune system. He was one of the best ever batsman of New Zealand and had from the early 1980s to 1996 till his retirement.

    About Martin Crowe:

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  • 2 2015 Bihari Puraskar Will Be Honored to Poet Dr Bhagwati Lal Vyas [ None ]

    The 2015 Bihari Puraskar has been honored to Well-known poet Dr Bhagwati Lal Vyas for his anthology of Rajasthani poems ‘Katha Sun Awe Hai Sabad’ published in 2010. In his poetry he has shown the growing tendencies of commercialization and poverty of human values.

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  • 3 2016 Brain Prize Has Been Won by the Three British Scientists [ None ]

    A prestigious 2016 Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Prize has been won by three British Scientists for their vital insight innovation about how the human brain remembers learns and navigates.

    These scientists are:

    • Graham Collingridge: working as professor of neuroscien

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  • Mar 2, 2016
  • 1 1st All India Open Invitational Snooker Championship 2016 Has Been Won by Rahul Sachdev [ None ]

    The first All India Open Invitational Snooker Championship 2016 has been won by Rahul Sachdev at Aurangabad in Maharashtra. He has beaten Pushpender Singh of Indian Railways by 5 - 3 score. With this he had won first title of his career and this will considered as major innovatio

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  • 2 According to the France Researchers Zika Virus Can Cause Severe Neurological Disorder [ None ]

    According to the study of France researchers mosquito-borne Zika virus might cause a severe neurological disorder called Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS). GBS is unusual situation in which the body’s immune system attacks a part of the nervous system that controls muscle strength le

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  • 3 Three International Awards Has Been Won by Indira Gandhi International Airport [ Awards ]

    For 2015 year three international awards has been won by Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) from the Airports Council International (ACI). According to the ACI’s Airport Service Quality (ASQ) survey IGAI has scored 4.96 on a scale of 1 to 5.


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  • 4 Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain Has Take Over as New Chief of Staff of Eastern Naval Command [ None ]

    The new Chief of Staff of the Visakhapatnam headquartered Eastern Naval Command is Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain. He has replaced Vice Admiral Bimal Verma due to his transferred as Commander-in-Chief of Andaman & Nicobar Command at Port Blair.

    About Atul Kumar Jain:

    Vice Admiral

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  • 5 New President of Kosovo is Hashim Thaci [ None ]

    In the third round of Parliament of Kosovo Hashim Thaci has been elected as the President of the country. He will replace Atifete Jahjaga. From total 120 parliaments Members 81 members has participated in the third round and Hashim Thaci has secured 71 votes out of 81.

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  • Mar 1, 2016
  • 1 7th Edition of India-Seychelles Joint Military Training Lamitye is Completed [ None ]

    The 7th edition of India, Seychelles joint military exercise LAMITYE 2016 is started in Victoria, Mahe Island, Seychelles. It was fourteen day exercise from February 15 to 28, 2016. Key facts: The main objective behind this joint bilateral military exercise was to increase intero

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  • 2 First Chairman of Banks Board Bureau: Vinod Rai [ None ]

    Vinod Rai a Former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) becomes the first Chairman of Banks Board Bureau (BBB). The Department of Financial Services has suggested his name for the constitution of the BBB and Prime Minister has approved proposal and appointed him.

    He will serve

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  • 3 Alok Kumar Verma Appointed as Delhi Police Commissioner [ None ]

    Senior IPS Officer Alok Kumar Verma has appointed as new Police Commissioner of Delhi. He has succeeded B. S. Bassi. Union Home Ministry has cleared his position on February 17 and then Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has issue the appointment order.

    About Alok Kumar Verma:

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  • 4 Kerala Tourism’s Muziris Heritage Project Has Been Inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee [ None ]

    The first phase of Kerala Tourism’s Muziris Heritage Project (MHP) has been inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee at Trissur in Kerala to reinstate the historical and cultural significance Muziris.

    • This is first green Project of Kerala Government and largest heritage conserv

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  • 5 New Chairman of Iaaf Athletes’ Commission is Rozle Prezelj [ None ]

    New chairman of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Athletes’ Commission is Rozle Prezelj a Slovenian high-jumper. He will succeed Namibian Frank Fredericks due to the end of his term. Paula Radcliffe Britain’s marathon world record-holder was also nomin

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  • Feb 29, 2016
  • 1 Union Budget 2016-17 Highlights - Major Developments : Focus on Panchayat and Rural Development [ None ]

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget for 2016 - 17. And he has admit that CPI rise has come down to 5.4 % from 9 plus. Highlights of the Budget 2016 - 17 includes the following major breakthrough developments. Budget sees a slide in Share Market.


    • Infrast

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  • 2 New Chairperson of Ifad is Dinesh Sharma [ None ]

    Dinesh Sharma has been universally elected as the Chairperson of the Governing Council of International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) for period of two years in its 39th Session which was held in Rome, Italy. He was working as Additional Secretary of Department of Econo

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  • 3 2016 Dubai Atp Tennis Title Has Been Won by Stan Wawrinka [ None ]

    The 2016 Dubai ATP Tennis title has been won by Switzerland tennis player Stan Wawrinka in the men’s singles category. He has beaten Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus with 6 - 4, 7 - 6 (15/13) score in the final match played in the United Arab Emirates. With this he has get 9th straight

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  • 4 Position of Strength Campaign Has Been Launched by Twitter to Empower Women [ None ]

    To empower women for first time Twitter has launched Micro blogging site #Positionofstrength campaign in to raise voices against any form of discrimination. The main objective behind this campaign is to spread awareness to bridge the gender equality gap online in India and motiva

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  • 5 Oscar Awards: 88th Academy Awards [ Awards ]

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) presented 88th Academy Awards ceremony was held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. The Oscars (Academy Awards) were offered in twenty four Different and they are:

    • Best Picture: Spotlight.
    • Best Actor: Leona

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  • 6 Resul Pookutty: First Asian to Win Golden Reel Award [ Awards ]

    Resul Pookutty sound designer has won the prestigious American Motion Picture Sound Editors’ (MPSE) Golden Reel Award for best sound for documentary “India’s Daughter” directed by Leslee Udwin and is based on the Delhi gangrape incident of December 2012.

    He is the first Asian to

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  • 7 India’s First It Co-Operative Ul Cyber Park is Dedicated by President in Kozhikode [ None ]

    India’s first co-operative society in Information Technology (IT) sector UL Cyber Park has been dedicated by President Pranab Mukherjee in Kozhikode, Kerala. A labour cooperative society, Uralungal Labour Contract Cooperative Society (ULCCS) has jointly make effort to set up IT P

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  • 8 37 More Countries Has Been Included in E-Tourist Visa Scheme [ None ]

    37 more countries has been included in E-Tourist Visa Scheme: The e-Tourist Visa Scheme has been extend up to 37 more countries by the Union Government. With this permeation total e-Tourist Countries is reached at 150. The new included countries in e- Tourist Visa scheme are:

    • Au

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  • 9 13th Edition of World Spice Congress Instigated in Ahmedabad [ None ]

    The 13th edition three-day biennial event of World Spice Congress (WSC) is inaugurated at Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The theme is ‘Target 2020: Clean, Safe and Sustainable Supply Chain’. Key facts: The Spices Board, Cochin Hill Produce Merchants Association, and India Pepper and Spice T

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  • Feb 29, 2016
  • 1 Gianni Infantino Become New President of Fifa [ None ]

    New President of Federation International de Football Association (FIFA), a global governing body of football is Gianni Infantino (45) of Switzerland with 115 of the 207 eligible votes in the 2016 FIFA Extraordinary Congress held in Zurich, Switzerland. He has beaten Sheikh Salma

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  • 2 28th February is Observed as National Science Day in India [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    28th February is celebrated as the National Science Day i. e. Rashtriya Vigyan Diwas (राष्ट्रीय विज्ञान दिवस) annually in India. Significance of Day: The main objective behind this day is to convey scientific temper in the minds of people of all age groups.

    The theme for year 2

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  • 3 Ranji Trophy 2016 Has Been Won by Mumbai [ None ]

    The Ranji Trophy season 2015 - 16 has been won by Mumbai by beating Saurashtra by 21 runs at finals played at Gahunje Stadium of Maharashtra Cricket Association in Pune, Mumbai. Mumbai settled Ranji title for record 41st time after playing in record 45 finals with this victory.

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  • 4 Ex-Drdo Dg Dr Avinash Chander is Honored with Aryabhata Award [ Awards ]

    Dr Avinash Chander a former DRDO Director-General (DG) has been awarded with prestigious Aryabhata Award of Astronautically Society of India for his contribution to missile technology. Dr R Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Adviser to Union Government, and Dr A S Kiran Kumar, Cha

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  • 5 India’s First Gender Park Has Been Inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee at Kozhikode [ None ]

    India’s First ever Gender Park of India has been inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee at Kozhikode district of Kerala. It is also the first gender equality convergence centre in Asia. The Social Justice Department of the Kerala Government has developed this creative park to

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  • 6 Kerala Becomes First Digital State of India [ None ]

    Kerala has been declared as the country’s first digital state by President Pranab Mukherjee after launching a digital empowerment campaign of state at Kozhikode. The main aim behind this campaign is to connecting the digital gap by 2020.

    Kerala become digital due to the rapid di

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  • 7 Bk Garudachar One of the Oldest Cricketer of India is No More [ None ]

    Well-known pre-independence cricketer and skipper Bindiganavile Krishnaswamy Garudachar is passed away in Bengaluru, Karnataka at the age of 99 years. He was the oldest alive Indian first-class cricketer who had represented Mysore, United province and Bombay first class cricket m

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  • Feb 26, 2016
  • 1 Rajendra Singh a First Non- Navy Officer Appointed as Dg of Coast Guard [ None ]

    The new Director General (DG) of Indian Coast Guard (ICG), country’s coastal protection force is Rajendra Singh. His apartment is clear by Union Government. Since 1978, Rajendra Singh is the first DG of ICG from its own internal cadre.

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