2016: Point-Wise CA and GS Articles

  • Mar 9, 2016
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    The Employee Provident Fund (EPF) withdrawals tax is removed as recently announced by Union Finance Ministry Arun Jaitley in the Lok Sabha clarifying NDA government’s stand on the issue. But yet tax National Pension Scheme (NPS) withdrawals have not changed… (155 more words) …

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    Prestigious 2016 Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Lifetime Achievement Award (the Krishi Shiromani Samman) has been honored to NDDB chief Dr. Amrita Patel. The Union Minister of Agriculture Radha Mohan Singh has honored her with the award for her contribution in… (189 more words) …

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    Gender equality still remains intangible in the workplace according to the recently released report of International Labour Organization (ILO) titled-Women at Work: Trends 2016.178 countries are examine in the report trends in 2016 and according to that millions of women… (148 more words) …

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    To implement the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Bullet Train project Indian Railways has formed a new Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV). And the entity has been named the National High Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRC) Limited.

    Key facts:

    • The high speed bullet rain… (132 more words) …
  • Mar 8, 2016
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    Capital Local Area Bank (CLAB) Limited of Jalandhar has becomes the first financial entity in India who get Small Financial Bank License by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). CLAB Ltd will be largest local bank in the country with… (208 more words) …

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    A new Four-colour Classification Scheme for industries based on their pollution potential has been launched by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC). The four-colour classification scheme of industrial sectors based on the Pollution Index (PI) and… (173 more words) …

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    For the first time Indian scientists have developed herbal medicine against mosquito borne dengue fever using traditional Indian medicine system Ayurveda. This is made using alcoholic extract of Cissampelos pariera Linn (Cipa extract) derived from velvetleaf, a species of flowering… (130 more words) …

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    The New online marketing platform Mahila E-HAAT has been launched by Union Government which will be providing facilities to businesswomen to sell their products to buyers. Maneka Gandhi a Union Women and Child Development Minister has launched this in New… (191 more words) …

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    Every year 8th March is observe as International Women’s Day. This year in 2016 Women’s day theme is “Planet 50 - 50 by 2013, Step it up for Gender Equality”. The Ministry of women and child development has… (155 more words) …

  • Mar 7, 2016
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    Melanophidium Khairei or Khaire’s Black Shieldtail an new species of burrowing snake has been discovered by the researchers in Northwestern Ghats. After 144 years gap it is identified correctly because earlier it was identified wrong as Melanophidium Punctatum or Pied-bellied… (152 more words) …

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    Kalabhavan Mani a well-known Malayalam actor has passed away at Kochi, Kerala due to liver and kidney failure at the age of 45 years. He had acted in over 200 films in Malayalam and other South Indian languages including Tamil,… (140 more words) …

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    Internet and e-mail inventor Raymond Tomlinson passed away in Washington, United States at the age of 74 years. Tomlinson designed direct electronic messages service between users on different machines on a certain network in 1971.

    Key pioneering inventions:

    email system:… (177 more words) …

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    The 2016 Asia Cup T20 trophy has been won by India for a record sixth time. India has beaten Bangladesh by 8 wickets in the final match played at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur. Due to spell of thundershowers the… (151 more words) …

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    The 3rd season of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) has been won by Patna Pirates. Patna Pirates has beaten U Mumbai by 31 - 28 score in the thrilling 40 minute play at the final match played at… (139 more words) …

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    Prominent Dogri poetess and writer Padma Sachdev has been awarded with the prestigious Krutitava Smagra Samman 2015 for her fabulous contribution in literature and great service to Dogri Language. West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi has presented this award to… (173 more words) …

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    The United States has decided to impose high fees L-1 and H-1B categories of temporary working visas so India has filed complaint against US in the World Trade Organization (WTO). US had forced fees on L-1 and H-1B categories of… (150 more words) …

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    In New York, United States most expensive train station across the world has been opened at the 9/11 site. It has been named World Trade Center Transportation Hub. It is built next to the site of the Twin Towers in… (125 more words) …

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    An independent Indian-American investor Sunil Sabharwal has taken charge as Alternate Executive Director at International Monetary Fund (IMF). The US Senate has confirmed his appointment had then he has taken charge and he was re-nominated to this key post at… (162 more words) …

  • Mar 7, 2016
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    Purno Agitok Sangma a Former Lok Sabha Speaker has passed away after suffering a heart attack in New Delhi at the age of 68 years. Sangma was a 9 time member of Lok Sabha. He has served as the Speaker… (144 more words) …

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    Setu Bharatam Project has been launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in order to make all national highways free of railway crossings up to 2019. The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways will be implementation body of this project.… (98 more words) …

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    Paramesh Krishnan Nair the India’s groundbreaking film archivist and film scholar has passed away in Pune, Maharashtra at the age of 82 years. He was famously known as ‘celluloid man’ for his lifelong dedication towards the acquisition and preservation of… (230 more words) …

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    The prestigious 47th Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2015 will be honored to the Expert Film Actor and Director Manoj Kumar. His selection was done by five member jury consisted of Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Salim Khan, Nitin… (239 more words) …

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    A flagship conference first edition Raisina-Dialogue 2016 on Geopolitics and Geo-economics has started at New Delhi. The Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and Observer Research Foundation (ORF), an independent think tank based in India have jointly organized it.

    Key… (139 more words) …

  • Mar 4, 2016
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    New managing director (MD) and chief executive officer (CEO) of Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) a country’s largest commodity exchange is Mrugank Paranjape. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has approved his appointment which is valid for three years.… (119 more words) …

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    The Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for 2016 will be honored to Expert playwright and director Ratan Thiyam at the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META). He is selected for his work in creating a new language in theatre and enriching… (203 more words) …

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    The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for a public health programme for school children has been launched by the Delhi. With this launch Delhi becomes India’s first state to do so. This vaccination programme is divided in two phases and completed… (154 more words) …

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    3rd March is being observed as World Wildlife Day (WWD) annually to revel and raise attentiveness of the world’s wild fauna and flora. The main aim behind celebration of this day is to take urgent steps to fight agented… (206 more words) …

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    Bill Gates Microsoft Co-founder has remains the world’s richest person the title for the 17th time in the Forbes’ 30th annual ranking of the world’s billionaires list (2016 edition) with net worth of $75 billion. Founder of Clothing… (280 more words) …

  • Mar 3, 2016
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    According to the recently released Global Energy Architecture Performance Index (GEAPI) by WEF India has been ranked at the 90th place among 126 countries for the ability of securing, affordable and sustainable energy.

    Key facts:

    Top 10 countries in… (201 more words) …

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    Aaron Phangiso a South Africa left-arm spinner has been suspended by International Cricket Council (ICC) from bowling in Domestic cricket for suspect bowling action. ICC’s Panel of Human Movement Specialists has suspended him because they founded that his bowling deliveries… (89 more words) …